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Rates from:
850.00 GBP

1478606912:1480454916

  • The Red Barn exterior.  Upstairs opens onto a large terrace and a huge garden beyond
    The Red Barn exterior. Upstairs opens onto a large terrace and a huge garden beyond
  • The huge garden, with friendly free range chickens
    The huge garden, with friendly free range chickens
  • The private garden
    The private garden
  • The open plan living/dining area
    The open plan living/dining area
  • The living area
    The living area
  • The open plan living area opens out onto the sunny terrace
    The open plan living area opens out onto the sunny terrace
  • Books and DVD's to borrow
    Books and DVD's to borrow
  • Cosy living area
    Cosy living area
  • A woodburner for cosy nights in
    A woodburner for cosy nights in
  • Comfy sofas
    Comfy sofas
  • The open plan kitchen/diner
    The open plan kitchen/diner
  • The stunning coastline
    The stunning coastline
  • The double bedroom
    The double bedroom
  • The twin bedroom
    The twin bedroom
  • The twin bedroom
    The twin bedroom
  • The evening sun
    The evening sun
  • We accept short breaks out of season
    We accept short breaks out of season
  • Our wildflower meadow
    Our wildflower meadow
  • Great surf beaches
    Great surf beaches
  • Some of the best surf in the country
    Some of the best surf in the country
  • Close to some of the best beaches in Cornwall
    Close to some of the best beaches in Cornwall
  • Great coastal walks
    Great coastal walks
  • Close to SW Coastal path
    Close to SW Coastal path

Red Barn

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 850.00 to 1550.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Conrad Allen

Member since May 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:71.43%
  • Avg. Response Time:10 minutes
  • Availability Updated:10 days 19 hours

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BFB's Overview

This stunning contemporary yet family-friendly conversion of a former barn is picture-perfect both inside and out. Its setting is idyllic, being on seven acre small holding just a few miles from the the coast at Bude and nestled between two nature reserves with abundant wildlife - Bambi spotting anyone? Its interior could grace the pages of a glossy magazine with charming features such as oak frame ceilings and romantic log burner, mixed with funky prints and colourful accent walls, along with vintage and contemporary furnishings. Best of all, being under an hour from the Exeter turn-off of the M5, its far more accessible that the average Cornish getaway.

Owners Conrad and Karen Allen, live just across the courtyard, although not overlooking, so they and their two young sons are always on hand for tips and advice, or as playmates for younger guests. Their experience with their own brood has encouraged them to equip the barn with families in mind and it boasts a useful list of baby gear and toys (see grey box left). Best of all, they keep a large organic vegetable garden and chickens, and often invite guests to help themselves to fresh produce and eggs to get the most from this country idyll, complete with private woodland.

Accommodation Overview:

The 2-bedroom barn has an 30ft open plan yet cosy living area opening out onto a large decked area and its own private garden, which is perfect for football, al fresco breakfasts (with eggs from the free range organic hens of course!) or evening sundowners.


Back inside, the open plan lounge, kitchen, diner is loved by new toddlers and crawlers as they can roam freely (a stairgate blocks the stairs) whilst always being in sight of parents. the kitchen is equipped with all mod cons including family life savers such as a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. There's two highchairs to go with the four-seater dining table and two comfy sofas in front of the log burner and flat screen TV with DVD player.

Downstairs, the barn has both a twin and a double bedroom, both decked out with Egyptian cotton bedding and ample storage. The large bathroom has a bath, shower, a heated towel rail and lots of shelving for storage.


Inspired to protect the environment by the barn's beautiful surrounding, there's underfloor heating throughout powered by renewable energy from a Ground Source Heat Pump. This also provides all of the hot water supply... green and stylish! There is also the wood burning stove with complimentary basket of logs is supplied from the estate's own woodlands.


PLEASE NOTE: If Red Barn is booked on your dates, try sister property 'The Cob'

Location Information

Just a short drive away is Bude- a reasonably quaint Cornish seaside town with a few half decent restaurants, some good local produce suppliers (inc organic) and three well stocked major supermarkets. The ‘Life’s a Beach’ Café bar overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude comes highly recommended for its beach-side location, stunning views and rare combination of good food, a drinks licence and a kids menu – even if it is fish fingers and chips etc.! The lido beneath it is ideal for safe splashing around and is patrolled by life guards in the main season.

If less than perfect weather forces you indoors, the nearby Trethorne leisure park, Milky Way and Big Sheep are good distractions. Each of them has special zones for babies and toddlers with ball pools, soft play and ride on tractors

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Red Barn sleep 4 plus infants in 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Many beaches within a few miles

Amenities within Walking Distance

The nearest shop/ pub is a couple of miles away so a car is recommended.

Nursery Gear (additional)

steriliser, bed guards, baby bath, cots, highchairs and a microwave

Indoor Toys / Games Room

There is a selection of toys, books and children's DVDs.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Arrival night meal available from £10 per adults. Generous Breakfast Hamper provided to all guests includes local susages, bacon , eggs , milk, bread. Waitrose delivers to the cottage for those wishing to pre-order groceries, read-meals, toiletries, nappies etc.

Outdoor Toys

Trampoline

Stairgates / no stairs

stairgate on top of stairs

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is generous grassy space for little ones to run around in plus a decked terrace.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi is available at the barn.

Friendly Animals

mini guests are welcome to help feed chickens and collect eggs

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Two cots and highchairs available on request. Cot is travel type but with extra thick mattress

Reviews

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  • The owners are incredibly welcoming and friendly. We ended up staying in the cob which is beautiful. Everything was clean and the beds are seriously comfortable! The area is really lovely with loads to do for all ages.Review dated 09/10/2014

  • Lovely setting, fantastic hosts, great house.Review dated 15/09/2014

  • Fantastic barn conversion, with excellent interior and real sense of cosiness and privacy. Highly Recommended!Review dated 07/11/2012

  • We had such a great holiday , and it was all thanks to Conrad , his hospitality and the fabulous Red Barn. The garden was so spacious and being able to collect eggs every day from the chickens , was a delight for the kids.Review dated 16/08/2012

  • Beautiful property, stunning toddler-friendly gardens, chickens, a trampoline, great beaches nearby... what more could you ask for?Review dated 27/07/2011

  • We enjoyed our stay in The Dairy, very baby/toddler friendly and our grandchildren age 2yrs and 4yrs had a wonderful time with lots of fun to be had around the farm. Lovely warm welcome from the owners on our arrival and would not hesitate to recommend to friends. A lovely family break.Review dated 29/06/2011

  • We had a fantastic week. Karen,Conrad & the boys were lovely. The little extra touchs like suggested places to visit & lcoal aminities show on a map was really appriciated. We would certainly recommend red barn.Review dated 02/06/2011

  • We just had the best possible time at the Red Barn. It is a magical place and the welcome could not be warmer. We felt like we had a week straight from the pages of Country Living and loved doing everything in their local guide. So relaxing and a perfect location for exploring.Review dated 03/05/2011

  • Beautiful barn conversion. Before I stayed there I thought baby friendly and boutique accommodation were two ideas that could never be combined - but how wrong I was! Karen and Conrad were really friendly and helpful and the area is really lovely and again, so child friendly with heaps of things to do. We all left with smiles of on our faces and are returning for a second week in May this year!Review dated 19/01/2011

The owners are incredibly welcoming and friendly. We ended up staying in the cob which is beautiful. Everything was clean and the beds are seriously comfortable! The area is really lovely with loads to do for all ages.

Lovely setting, fantastic hosts, great house.

Fantastic barn conversion, with excellent interior and real sense of cosiness and privacy. Highly Recommended!

We had such a great holiday , and it was all thanks to Conrad , his hospitality and the fabulous Red Barn. The garden was so spacious and being able to collect eggs every day from the chickens , was a delight for the kids.

Beautiful property, stunning toddler-friendly gardens, chickens, a trampoline, great beaches nearby... what more could you ask for?

We enjoyed our stay in The Dairy, very baby/toddler friendly and our grandchildren age 2yrs and 4yrs had a wonderful time with lots of fun to be had around the farm. Lovely warm welcome from the owners on our arrival and would not hesitate to recommend to friends. A lovely family break.

We had a fantastic week. Karen,Conrad & the boys were lovely. The little extra touchs like suggested places to visit & lcoal aminities show on a map was really appriciated. We would certainly recommend red barn.

We just had the best possible time at the Red Barn. It is a magical place and the welcome could not be warmer. We felt like we had a week straight from the pages of Country Living and loved doing everything in their local guide. So relaxing and a perfect location for exploring.

Beautiful barn conversion. Before I stayed there I thought baby friendly and boutique accommodation were two ideas that could never be combined - but how wrong I was! Karen and Conrad were really friendly and helpful and the area is really lovely and again, so child friendly with heaps of things to do. We all left with smiles of on our faces and are returning for a second week in May this year!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 13 guests.



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