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7 Nights See prices

  • £560  to  £700

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Short Breaks From

  • £87 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Cyder Barn

The Cyder Barn is a charming country cottage on a working farm in East Anstey on the edge of Exmoor National Park. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is as welcoming to families (including those with well behaved dogs) as it is for couples and friends. The rural location is perfect for holidaymakers who enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. Exmoor has more than 600 miles of public rights of way for walking, mountain biking and horse riding. Guests who are simply looking for a peaceful place to rest and relax can enjoy sitting in the sunny garden and listening to the birds, or snoozing comfortably on the sofa in front of the log burner.

East Anstey is just over the southern border of Exmoor, 11 miles from Tiverton. It's a quiet village with a school and a church, but its biggest appeal to holidaymakers is its proximity to the national park and the scope for exploration. Local routes to discover include East Anstey Common and the Spire Cross Tarr Steps. You're only within a few miles of the Grand Western Canal and Bickleigh Mill. Tiverton has all of the shops and amenities you'll need for a self-catering holiday, including a major supermarket and places to eat and drink if you don't feel like cooking. Walk around the Norman castle or beside the canal, go on a horse drawn barge trip, or hire a paddleboard, canoe or kayak. Attractions local to  The Cyder Barn include  National Trust Knighthayes Court,  Killerton National Trust gardens and house and Quince Honey Farm.

Go north from the cottage and you'll soon find yourself in Exmoor. Follow designated footpaths around Dulverton, Wimbleball lake, Haddon Hill, Dunkery Beacon and the pretty villages of Withypool and Winsford. Sightsee in places like Dunster, Lynton, Lynmouth, Porlock and Porlock Weir. Go fishing, play golf, or book a guided trek through local stables. The spectacular north Devon beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe are all close enough for a day by the sea whilst the popular Tarka Trail near Barnstable is perfect for cyclists and walkers of all ages.

The owners of The Cyder Barn are happy to show guests both the farm and the ongoing and current conservation measures they have in place. The farm also has hard core tracks making it ideal for dog walking. Exmoor has everything you could wish for in a holiday destination. Staying at The Cyder Barn allows you to surround yourself with beauty in all seasons.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Heather Gibson joined Independent Cottages in January 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Eco / Green

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Cyder Barn is a semi-detached property and part of a traditional Devon longhouse. Period features include a rustic stone fireplace and solid oak beams. It's on a family-run working farm with footpaths from the door.


  • Hardwood floors are a stylish feature of the ground floor, and practical for visitors with dogs. The living room has a stone inglenook fireplace with a log burner (wood provided free of charge), leather sofas, and glass doors that slide open into a courtyard .
  • Country charm continues in the kitchen/diner where there is ample space for storing food and preparing meals. Cupboards are well-equipped with utensils and equipment, with appliances including a dishwasher. The solid pine dining table seats four people.
  • Sunny mornings can be spent lingering over breakfast in the conservatory or on the patio which overlooks a courtyard garden.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed, bedside tables and reading lights. The age of the cottage is evident in the exposed beams and the deep windowsill from which you can appreciate the lovely views.
  • Twin bedroom with two single pine beds separated by bedside tables with reading lights. This room also has exposed oak beams and a charming window from which you can see the stars while in bed.
  • Shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a private garden with outdoor seating, parking and a BBQ. The owners live next door and are on hand to welcome guests and answer questions about the local area. There are paths around the farm and through woodlands and pasture.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, wood for the log burner, bed linen and bath towels are provided. One well-behaved dog (or two small ones) are welcome by arrangement - please be aware that the cottage is on a working farm where the owner raises cattle. Smoking is not permitted on site.

The Cyder Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 20th Apr 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £385

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Mon, 1st Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £385

7 Nights

3 Nights

Tue, 2nd Jul 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £315 | 4 nights: £400

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Sun, 1st Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
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)1398 341348 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Heather Gibson
Member Since January 2022

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