Bartridge Farm Cottage - Devon, Sleeps 5
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Bartridge Farm Cottage - Umberleigh, Nr Barnstaple, Devon, England - Sleeps 5

Bartridge Farm Cottage

Bartridge Farm Cottage sleeps up to five guests in two bedrooms and is one of the few 'smaller' holiday homes in the country that offers guests the luxury of their very own indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub.

Nestling in a farm location amongst rolling North Devon countryside, Bartridge Farm Cottage sits in the depths of Tarka country and provides a welcoming beautifully presented retreat for families, friends and couples at any time of the year. There is plenty of space outside to relax and admire the beautiful views with lawn for sunbathing, spa bath for bubbling, picnic table for leisurely lunches (Gas BBQ provided) and plenty of room for the little ones to let off steam in the play area and paddock (including tree house!). For when its is more chilly, cosy nights can be enjoyed in front of the fire and the luxurious indoor pool which is heated to thirty one degrees (and enhanced by a sound system for listening to music, underwater lighting and a shower room with WC by the side of the pool) brightens up the dreariest of days. For those who need to keep in touch with the outside world, there is very good mobile phone reception and Wi-Fi internet access.

Amazing views can be enjoyed whilst swimming and the pool area is completely private and fully heated with dehumidifier to keep the atmosphere pleasant in the winter months. It is thirty foot by twelve foot with a depth of up to one and a half meters in places and available daily between 08:15 and 22:00. Sliding doors let the outside in and provide access onto the terrace with raised area for sun bathing, hot tub and BBQ.

Made famous by Henry Williamson (the author of Tarka the Otter) Tarka Country is a scenic tranquil oasis that is ideally placed for exploring Devon's many attractions including Exmoor National Park and the dramatic coastline with its pretty seaside villages, bustling towns and glorious sandy beaches.

Sitting in a peaceful position amongst rolling farmland, the cottage is located next to the owner's farmhouse on the slopes of the Taw Valley, a beautiful area which has been recognised as an 'area of great landscape value' with one of the country's few wild woodlands on the doorstep. The cottage is accessed via a scenic private lane that takes you alongside the River Taw where you can marvel at the panoramic views that span far and wide. A haven for wildlife, you will have the opportunity to see rabbits, badgers, foxes, bats and even notoriously shy kingfishers and deer if you are lucky, along with buzzards soaring up above.

For those who can tear themselves away from this tranquil oasis, the beaches on the north Devon coastline and the vast outdoor playground of Exmoor are only twenty minutes away by car providing great days out and plenty of attractions and activities.

Cleverly restored, this 17th Century barn conversion offers the perfect blend of original features mixed with modern day comforts and luxurious facilities to provide a welcoming retreat at any time of the year and a great base for exploring the areas many attractions.

Short breaks: Available Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday (but not in the peak weeks).

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  • The cottage with indoor pool next to it, Hot tub raised decking and patio area
  • The warm spring fed indoor pool with underwater lights.
  • The dining area seen from the lounge
  • A view from behind the cottage looking down the Taw valley.
  • The welcoming lounge with log burner and of course full central heating.
  • The dining area gives great views at every meal!
  • The main bedroom has a king size bed and a single bed as well as room for a cot.
  • The second bedroom is small but has full size bunk beds in it.
  • The modern bathroom with bath and electric shower.
  • The cottage and farm nestling on the side of the valley.
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  • Bartridge Farm Cottage
  • Bartridge Farm Cottage
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  • Bartridge Farm Cottage
  • The patiop with hot tub and dining area
  • The spectacular view from the front door!
  • A complimemntary cream tea with home made scones and local clotted cream
  • The newly upgraded kitchen with integrated appliances and granite worktops
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  • Internet Access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • iPod Docking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Kingsize Bed
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/Livery Onsite

Bartridge Farm Cottage Continued

The owners have been welcoming guests to Bartridge Farm Cottage for more than twenty years now with many returning time and time again.

Accommodation comprises

Ground floor

  • Living room with comfy seating, flatscreen television (LCD with Freeview), DVD player and impressive fireplace housing a wood burning stove - the perfect place to retire after dinner where you can relax in front of the fire.
  • Well equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge, double oven and plenty of cupboard space.
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Dining area with table and chairs seating five (plus high chair).

First floor

  • King-size bedroom with additional single bed sleeping a fifth person if required. Built-in wardrobe and drawers provide plenty of storage.
  • Second bedroom with bunk beds (full size to accommodate adults), wardrobe and drawers.
  • Family bathroom with shower, bath, WC and wash basin.

Additional information: A cot is available by arrangement (it fits in both rooms). Unfortunately no pets and no smoking. Mobile phone signal is very good and Wi-Fi internet access is included in the price. High chair available. The cottage is fully central heated (included in the price). Bed linen provided but please bring your own towels (including pool towels). The pool is cleaned and refilled each week so may not be available for one day a week.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £795
Mid Season from £895
High Season from £995
Peak Season £1450

Key details:
Pets: No
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Friday
Payment options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms (1 King with extra single & 1 Bunk bedroom)

Owner's details:
Owner: Veronica Crabb, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Bartridge Farm Cottage joined Independent Cottages in July 2015

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Calendar last updated: 22nd September 2017

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