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Cream tea in the conservatory?

The Grain Barn on the North Devon coast sleeps 14 in five-star comfort, complete with original beams, bespoke lighting and underfloor heating amid 350 acres of rolling farm land. Play pool, table footie, table tennis and skittles in the play barn, eat around the barbecue/firepit in the covered dining area, enjoy a cream tea in the conservatory. Jam first, of course.

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Toys, treats and temptations

The Grain Barn is the holiday home that has it all, does it all, and gives it all away generously to families and friends looking for toys, treats and temptations on the North Devon/Cornwall border. Sleeping 14 in five-star comfort, it offers quality family time built in among the beams, bespoke lighting, custom-built staircase and underfloor heating.

Dropped into 350 acres of rolling farm land, The Grain Barn comes with big, sociable spaces, a light, bright conservatory and a games barn from which you might never emerge. Help yourself to pool, table football and a wooden-skittles alley. Spend your evening around the barbecue/firepit in the garden’s covered dining area.

Follow the private footpath down to the Tamar Lakes and come home to badminton and swings in the garden, drinks on the terrace and all manner of luxury indoors. This is a world of polished-concrete floors, vaulted ceilings and cream teas in the conservatory. Jam first, of course.

Cook on the electric range oven and hob, fill the American fridge/freezer with goodies from Country Kitchen deli and Hoof to Block Butcher’s, sleep in luxury en-suites with smart TVs. Get together for TV nights in front of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV and BT, or find a quiet corner of the conservatory to finish off that book.

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Gardens and grounds

Situated within 350 acres of rolling farmland, including a working farm, there’s plenty to explore, including a fully enclosed garden that’s a safe space for children. So dig out the outdoor games, including badminton, and watch the kids on the swings, while you sort out supper on the coal barbecue. Eat out under the covered dining area.

For a change of view, you’ve got a further terrace at the front of the barn, with steps that lead down to the big parking area. Follow the private footpath from the garden down to the lovely Tamar Lakes. Come back for the firepit beneath the dark, star-filled skies.

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Living spaces

Once dilapidated farm buildings. The Grain Barn is now alive with polished-concrete floors, vaulted ceilings, original beams, bespoke lighting and a custom-built staircase. The cows would approve. Dip in or drop out: choose from big spaces where everyone can get together, to nooks and crannies built for bookies.

First impressions are good: a grand and spacious entrance hall with contemporary floor, vaulted ceiling and custom lighting. Head into the spotlit lounge with its sizeable sofas and smart TV to scroll through Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and BT. Or bring your own movies for the DVD player.

Need to duck out a while? The conservatory’s light, bright and airy and lends itself to breaking out with books and music or just chitter-chatter among chums. For the ultimate in fun, head out to the games barn for the table football, table tennis, American pool and even a skittle alley.

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Cooking and dining

Stock up the American-style fridge/freezer with goodies from Hoof to Block and Country Kitchen in Holsworthy and prepare it like a pro on the three ovens and one warming oven with five-burner hob. Eat in the massive kitchen/diner then pop your Nespresso pods and slide into the light, bright conservatory for coffee.

Love a bit of al-fresco dining? Cook on the handmade firepit that converts to a barbecue and sit out in the covered dining area while the children disappear between bites for badminton or the swings. Or take it easy yourself and book in our professional chefs for a one-off celebration or fully catered break.

Check out takeaways at The Wayside or Wei’s for Chinese or The Farmer’s Arms for fish-and-chip suppers. Pop out to friendly pubs such as The Bush Inn in Morwenstow for three-bean chilli or ribeye steak. Or try The Bradworthy Inn, a traditional village inn with pretty beer garden and handy bar menu.

Enjoy hearty pub favourites at The Old Smithy Inn in Welcombe Hartland. Eat produce from the on-site 70-acre farm at The Farmer’s Arms in Woolfardisworthy (not pronounced how you think). Go gastro at The Rydon Inn on crispy duck or sticky BBQ pulled-pork burger. Or eat by Summerleaze Beach at the The Brendon Arms.

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Will you get the Juliet balcony? Move fast. Whichever gorgeously renovated bedroom you choose, you won’t be troubled by much, where the rolling hills of North Devon meet the crashing surf of the north coast.

On the ground floor, bedroom one comes with a super-kingsize zip-and-link that converts to twins on request, TV and en-suite shower room with WC. Along a glass-sided walkway and three steps up, bedroom two is kingsize with TV and en-suite wet room, and bedroom three offers four single beds, TV and en-suite bathroom.

Up on the first floor, bedroom four provides a superking with countryside views, TV and en-suite shower room. Bedroom five offers a kingsize with TV, Juliet balcony and en-suite shower room, and bedroom six is another superking with TV, huge ornate mirror and original beams. There’s a bathroom next door with bath, separate shower and WC.

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Children welcome

With space for 14, there’s no room for homesickness at The Grain Barn. Follow the high-hedged roads until the land almost runs out and find yourself on a working farm that offers the best of country and coast in a rural home with enough nooks and crannies for hide-and-seek to never end.

Beyond the fully enclosed garden, you’ve acres of rolling farmland to discover. Spend your days outdoors on the swings or playing badminton and other garden games on the lawn and stay out for supper on the barbecue in the covered dining area. When darkness drops, the skies light up here, so keep the night going around the firepit.

Your daytimes are sorted, thanks to the games barn in the garden. Will it be American pool, table football or wooden skittles? Hours will vanish. Come back in to share family suppers around the giant dining table, with cream teas in the conservatory, and retire to the lounge for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV and BT on the smart TV.

What people say

What people say

Wow! This beautiful well thought out barn accommodation is the perfect space for any family. Wonderful appointed kitchen & large farm house kitchen table. Living & entertainment space for all. Great fire pit/bbq. Very comfortable beds & bathrooms. And last but not least the views, stunning! The walk down to the lakes is a little bonus. We all loved our holiday. - Philipa
Absolute top-notch property. Would not hesitate to recommend this holiday home to anybody looking for a great base to spend time with friends and family! - Dee
Amazing place to visit with a wonderful view. The beach was a short drive away. Good walks through the beautiful countryside and down to the Lakes. The rooms were really comfortable and there was a lot to do. Highly recommend - James
A very spacious house which is ideal for a large family holiday, very peaceful and safe and the games room was an added attraction for all. - Susan
The Grain Barn offered a very comfortable and stylish stay in the heart of the countryside yet only a few miles from the beautiful Devon coastline. The walk down to the lake, the sunsets, the playback all added to our enjoyment. Although we were an all adult group we would recommend it for groups and families of all ages. - Liz
Barn is well equipped and a lot of thought has been given about guest's needs. The barn was superb for a larger family holiday with plenty of space - Lesley
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and having 3 families get together with the children. The cousins have had an excellent time together. We have loved it here and would love to return! The quality of all the interior and all the fine details has not gone unnoticed. Many thanks - Laura
Thank you for an amazing stay at your beautiful property, it has been a splendid holiday for us. We have enjoyed all the facilities and divine scenery. The barn has been built with such pride and detail catering for all our needs. We endeavour to return again very soon, we enjoyed our day trips to Devon and the surrounding areas. - Goia, Shah and Patel families
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your incredible barn. Our party ranged from 18 months to 88 years old and we all had an amazing time. We would definitely be back again. - Harris family
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Skies, sheep and segway

By night, tip your head back and stare at the dark skies. By day, pick from beautiful beaches including Sandymouth Bay and Crooklets Beach, and coasteer or kayak. Play stunning golf courses at Holsworthy and Ivyleaf. Climb the steps to King Arthur’s Castle. Overdose on cuddly and cute at The Big Sheep. Explore the coast with Segway Bude.