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Ladybird Barn

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7 Nights  

  • £550  to  £2200

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  • £ Enquire
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Swimming Pool

About Ladybird Barn

Love North Devon is the home of two delightful holiday cottages and is an idyllic fifty three acre organic farm nestling in a tranquil position in the heart of a picturesque valley, on the outskirts of Exmoor's beautiful National Park in North Devon. With a gorgeous fresh water swimming lake where you can sit and soak up the tranquility, try your hand at fishing and boating or even wild swimming, Down Farm offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday.

Copper Kettle Cottage sleeps five guests and Ladybird Barn (featured in this advert) sleeps six. Each holiday home has three bedrooms and can be rented individually and also together for larger parties of up to eleven, making them ideal for two families who want to holiday together whilst enjoying the personal space and privacy of their own property.

Available for weekly holidays and midweek/weekend breaks, the holiday homes provide an ideal self-catering retreat at any time of the year. Whether you are a couple seeking the tranquillity of the countryside or a family wanting to enjoy a taste of country life, Love North Devon is bound to provide a memorable holiday retreat.

Down Farm (home to Love North Devon) sits in an enviable peaceful position totally encapsulated by unspoilt rolling Devonshire countryside that has changed little over the years. Whilst offering a quiet haven away from the crowds, Down Farm is conveniently placed with the rugged North Devon Coastline, majestic Exmoor and the fantastic sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands, all within easy reach and a fifteen mile radius.

The organic farm sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is lightly worked with a flock of Devonshire Long Wool Sheep that can be seen grazing in the fields surrounding the cottages. Beautiful ancient woodland provides a haven for wildlife with owls, foxes, squirrels, buzzards and even red deer coming to the stream of a morning.

The beautiful valley is on the fringe of Exmoor National Park - a vast outdoor playground with a diverse landscape spanning nearly three hundred miles. With moorland, woodland, farmland and valleys to explore, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Proud to be 'Europe's first international dark sky reserve', Exmoor is the perfect place for star gazing and the ideal place to escape the pressures of modern living.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Amanda Budd joined Independent Cottages in May 2015

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Piano
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Devon)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor (with oak floors)

  • Large double glazed oak doors lead into...
  • Lounge/dining area with comfy sofas, fantastic log burner, pine dining table comfortably seating six, bookcase full of local books, flat screen television and DVD player. Off the living room is...
  • Modern well-equipped kitchen with integrated appliances that include a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and large fridge/freezer.
  • Shower room with wash basin and WC.
  • Bedroom with a pair of adult size bunk beds, plus additional sofa bed.


  • Double bedroom.
  • Twin bedroom - both room have skylights so you can gaze at the stars on a clear night.

Outside: There is a patio area with garden furniture which is nice and private and a big lawn area where you can sit out and relax at the front of the farmhouse. There is a store for logs as the front as well as a small herb garden. The owner's also have an organic allotment and when vegetables are in season, guests are welcome to help themselves. For the children, there is a huge acre flat field for playing games. Sitting in the heart of the owner's land, guests are surrounded by rolling countryside with lots of surprises to find including ancient woods with a tree house accessed by a linked rope bridge and a lake (stocked with trout and carp) with secret lake house (small rowing boat and fishing rods available) - a wonderful peaceful haven for wildlife and also the resident pigs and geese! There is also a communal games room for guest enjoyment.

Additional information: Bed linen, towels (even towels for the beach), along with tea towels, bath mats and cleaning products are provided. Unfortunately due to sheep, dogs cannot be accepted on the farm. Free wireless internet access available. Central heating throughout and as many logs as you need. No Smoking. Welcome pack is provided upon arrival which usually includes a delicious homemade cake, pasties, organic milk, tea/coffee, local Scrumpy Cider to sample and freshly picked seasonal vegetables from the vegetable garden when available. There are always freshly laid eggs available (children will love collecting them for breakfast!). Supermarket deliveries can be made prior to arrival by arrangement with the owner who can also pick up local produce from the farm shops, village store or farmers markets. Bread maker available on request.

Ladybird Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin & 1 Bunkbed room)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £550
To £2200
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Ladybird Barn sleeps 6 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 11 guests.
Dining capacity - Please enquire with owner.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1598 711 888 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Amanda Budd
Member Since May 2015

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Ladybird Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th July 2022