The Byre @ Cross Farm
The Byre, a stunning converted barn for up to 6 people and a dog, is a great place to stay and visit the beautiful North Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor. The cottage is light, bright and spacious and very relaxing but also benefits from being 3 miles from Barnstaple and 8 miles from the coast.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 2
Unwind at The Byre, the most welcoming of cottages for up to six people and a dog. It's the perfect getaway for family or friends.
Nestling amidst peaceful Exmoor foothills on the edge of the charming village of Goodleigh, you will be 5 minutes from Barnstaple, North Devon's principle (and historic) town and just 20 minutes from the North Devon coast with its sandy surfing beaches at Saunton Sands and Croyde or further along the coast at Putsborough and Woolacombe.
The village of Goodleigh has a very popular pub, the New Inn which does great food and has a lively, welcoming atmosphere all the time, it also welcomes children and dogs. Barnstaple is only 3 miles away and has great pubs and restaurants as well as a multi-screen cinema and indoor tennis courts at The Tarka Centre.
If you like cycling you can pick up the Tarka Trail from Barnstaple train station and cycle along the Estuary to Braunton in one direction or Instow and Torrington in the other.
There are great restaurants and places to visit within easy reach of the cottage,The Broomhill arts Hotel has a lovely restaurant and it's sculpture gardens are a must. For the children, the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and The Big Sheep are great for a fun day out.
Take the essence of a traditional country holiday home blessed with a touch of continental style and you begin to get a feeling for the Byre at Cross Farm a modern and well-equipped holiday cottage full of character and charm in quiet surroundings. Dogs (2 max) are accepted and there are plenty of walks from the cottage.
The Byre is a charming 3 bed barn conversion, the master bedroom has an oak king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath with shower attachment and sink and wc. There is a bunk bedroom with 2 adult single beds and chest of draws, finally there is a twin bedroom with 2 pine single beds and a fitted wardrobe. Outside the twin bedroom is a family bathroom with electric power shower, wc and sink.
The kitchen, dining room, and lounge are all open plan and separated by 2 small steps. The kitchen is very well equipped, with an electric cooker and hob, a large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and loads of kitchen utensils ideal for family entertaining. The dining area has a large pine refectory table covered with farmhouse table cloth and 6 chairs, there is also a book shelf with books, games and CD's and a music system. Down 2 more small steps is the lounge with two 3 seater sofas and a slate coffee table and flat-screen TV and DVD.
Outside the cottage has a lawned garden which can be accessed through patio doors, there is a wooden table and bench for alfresco dining. In the bottom left hand corner is a small, fenced garden with another table and benches plus a brick BBQ. In the other corner is a pretty pond with ornamental fish this is fenced in so secure for children.
A Charming Retreat by Elaine on September 13th 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful holiday based at the Byre - it is an extremely comfortable, characterful cottage and we were made most welcome. The Byre's location is peaceful, yet it is well placed for beautiful local beaches and other attractions. We plan to return.
Chic simplicity by Debbie and John Miller on August 27th 2013
A lovely cottage - clean, contemporary and uncluttered with a genuine sense of country style. Comfortable too! The village pub does great food and is very family friendly.
Well equiped, comfortable and the dogs loved it! by Lia & family on March 23rd 2016
Had a lovely 4 day stay, house well equiped and comfortable, our 2 dogs loved it here, they looked very sad to leave. Our favourite beach was Woolacombe as it is dog friendly and not over crowded. Great stay. Thank you.
Great Summer Family Bolt Hole by Kes &Sue Allen on October 9th 2013
A lovely family holiday fortnight – we saw all the grandchildren and their parents (obviously) during the 14 nights. The beaches are beautiful, Ilfracombe and Clovelly interesting. The Braunton Arms and the New Inn are great eating places and the "Byre" was just right.
Lovely welcome, great cottage! by The Kenny Family on October 9th 2013
We have had a very relaxing stay at the Byre, lovely welcome with cake and wine. Beautiful area to explore around, beaches and lovely long walks, our dogs loved it. We found everything we needed in the cottage, beds lovely and comfy we all slept like logs, including the dogs. Thank you! We would love to return, we have family nearby and enjoyed every minute! So relaxed!