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The Old Farm Barns

Child friendly farm, Devon

Holiday summary

Number of units 3
Units sleep 2 – 5
Bedrooms 1 – 3
Maximum group size 14
Prices £280 - £400 per weekend
Short breaks
Pet friendly
Mobility friendly

About The Old Farm Barns

Beautiful cottages, rolling countryside, big skies and fantastic views all await you at The Old Farm Barns. Set on a working farm in North Devon, the four cottages are stylish, comfortable and incredibly well thought out for family and group stays. All have stunning interiors with reclaimed and upcycled furniture, metal work designed and created onsite, crisp linens and quirky little touches throughout.

Each cottage has its own private outdoor space for sitting out and making the most of the Devon country air, and for your furry friends to explore - up to two dogs are allowed per cottage. There are fab countryside walks straight from your doorstep, farm animals on-site and stacks of moorland and woodland at your disposal.

The Cottages

The Old Farm Barns have been converted into modern and stylish cottages, whilst still retaining their individual character. All 4 are fabulously furnished and well equipped, with unique interior design elements that make use of original materials from the farm, peppered with hand crafted elements. The hand-built kitchens are equipped with dishwashers, microwaves, fridge freezers and coffee makers, and laundry facilities.  Comfortable sitting areas are perfect for some family games, or just chilling out. If you’re taking your four-legged family members remember to pack your own throws/blankets if you want a snuggle with them on the sofas. Private outdoor spaces with seating areas and BBQs are perfect for making the most of the Devon sunshine.

Houdini (sleeps 4) is perfect for families, as is The Parlour (sleeps 5) which has a large kitchen area and lots of space outside. Root House is a gorgeous 1 bedroomed cottage for 3 plus cot, and The Dairy is a beautiful bolthole for 2. If all 4 cottages are rented together a total of 14 guests (plus cots) can be accommodated. The Parlour provides space for all guests to eat and gather together. 


The owners open up parts of their 70 acre farm every year for guests to wander and explore. There are also some lovely circular walks on country lanes straight from the farm. The large paddock area is a great place to let furry friends run around, whilst you sit on one of the benches and take in the fabulous views of the valley. It’s also the perfect spot for family games.

Each cottage has its own supply of books, games, puzzles and toys to keep you entertained, plus bluetooth speakers and wifi, and all but the Dairy have Smart TVs with access to Netflix and YouTube - perfect for the teens and tweens in your family.

North Devon has so many options for days out. Just 30 minutes away is RHS Rosemoor - one of the most beautiful English Gardens, or try Eggesford Forest  which has lots of different trails and paths that link woodland to the Tarka rail line. Saunton Sands is about a 50 minute drive, with parking directly at the beach, good shops and restaurant facilities.

Quince Honey Farm is definitely worth a visit especially if you have kids, as there is a great soft play area for those rainy days and a super Bee World exhibiting honey bees, hives and interactive information. Exmoor Zoo has fab zoo trails to see animals in their habitats, plus lots of hands on activities.

Food and Drink

Breakfast boxes and cream teas, full of delicious local produce can be pre-ordered and in-cottage catering can be arranged for a minimum of 6 guests- perfect if you’re a group staying in 2 or more of the cottages.

Kids and Parents

Toys, books and games are available on-site, and cots can be provided in all cottages apart from The Dairy.  Make use of the shared covered area for storing dirty coats, wellies, fishing rods and bikes.

The Owners

Steve and Nikki

“Imagine big skies, lashings of country air and the opportunity to step away from the demands of daily life for a short break or week-long family holiday, and that is what we can offer.”

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