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The Stables

Devon, United Kingdom

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The Owner / Manager

Tracey Wilson

Member since Oct 2009
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BFB's Overview

Previously listed as number 2 in the Guardian's 'Best UK Farm Stays', North Bradbury combines a fantastic 'Old MacDonald' real life farm experience for little ones with a a touch of luxury rural retreat for parents. Just two cottages enjoy the outstanding range of facilities at this special spot which is just a short drive from the M5 and the North Devon coast but seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Here, road-weary little ones burst into life as they explore the farm which, along with a host of four-legged friends, also boasts a endless opportunities for fresh air, exploration and play from the heated outdoor pool, ride-ons lawn, mini 'Farm Shop', trampoline, adventure play area, mud kitchen and stream-side camp fire corner.

Owners Chris and Tracey Wilson have skilfully converted the stables and the cider barn on their pretty farm into interconnecting 2 & 1 bedroom cottages, adding the kind of touches that make a family holiday really comfortable. The upside down design of the barns along with their airy and stylish interiors maximise the stunning views, whilst parents will also appreciate the little luxuries in the form of dishwashers, CD/DVDplayers, underfloor heating and romantic log burners. Delicious home-made meals and farm produce are available as ‘take-aways’ from the farm store,and often cooked up at impromptu camp fire nights.

Accommodation Overview - The Stables

The Stables is the largest of the two adjoining cottages at North Bradbury. It sleeps four to six (plus cots) in a two bedrooms, plus a comfortable lounge sofa-bed. Upstairs is a spacious open-plan living area with kitchen (laundry facilities are available in an adjoining outbuilding), diner, WC, and double leather sofabed in the lounge area, which also has a TV with Freeview (Cbeebies!), CD player, DVD player and a selection of books and games. The first floor also has an additional WC and access to a veranda with BBQ and enclosed garden. Downstairs is a double and a twin bedroom with space for a cot or additional bed for a toddler. The bathroom has a bath and shower over. The interiors are a skillful combination of original features with contemporary furnishings. The vaulted ceiling in the upstairs lounge area gives it a very light and spacious feel.

Location Information

Situated just 10-minutes from the North Devon link road, the barns are within easy reach of Exmoor and the North Devon Coast. Particularly recommended for young families are Diggerland, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way. The farm is also surrounded by a selection of good local pubs amongst the most child-friendly are The Bell, The Grove Inn and The Stag’s Head.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

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Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

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Fast Facts

sleeps 4-6 including infants in a cot in a double and a twin bedroom + lounge sofabed

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Many lovely sandy veaches within 20-30mins drive

Any Pool

New heated outdoor swimming pool added for Spring 2010!

Babysitting

Baby-sitting is also available by arrangement.

Nursery Gear (additional)

A host of nursery equipment is supplied including baby carrypacks, cots, high chairs, baby baths, stairgates, plug covers, bedguards and changing mats.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Lots of toys suitable for little ones are available in the cottages including bricks and a train set. Plus communal DVD library with over 100 films

Meal Delivery / Room Service

The farm store adjoining the cottages has fridge and freezer full of home-made ready meals, local cheeses, yoghurts, ice creams and butter, plus a range of speciality chutneys, preserves, vegetables, free range eggs from the farm�s hens. Tesco Direct home-delivery is available.

Outdoor Toys

The lawn facing the cottages is filled with outdoor play equipment ideal for toddlers and babies from swings, slides and climbing frames to wendy houses, trikes and tractors. Plus wooden climbing centre , picnic table , zip wire , adventure island complete with bridge over the stream for fishing and paddling

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates provided

Friendly Animals

Farmer Chris leads daily feeding and egg collecting rounds visiting chickens, ducks, horses, sheep and pigs. There's also the opportunity to ride Pudding the pony. Younger, or more nervous mini-guests can have a ride in the horse-drawn cart.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Several cots and highchairs available on request

Reviews

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  • What a wonderful farm to stay with the children (9y and 23 months) The animal feeding with farmer Chris is the best we ever had. Farmer Chris took all the time for the children and waited patiently for our little one to get all the food for the animals. Farmer Chris treated our children so nice and they needed to really help out with feeding not just follow the farmer and see.. We where very lucky to see 2 lambs being born and 5 more during the night. The children are still excited about holding the new born lambs. The cottage (stables) is very nicely set up. Enough space for the children to play or read a book. Kitchen fully equipped and Tracey left enough information in the info book for you if you like to visit beaches or do some sightseeing. Also where the restaurant are etc. The shower is very nice with enough warm water flow power. Very convenient to have the washing machine in the shed, as our little one got carsick on our way ...Review dated 10/03/2015

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  • North Bradbury Farm is the sort of place I wish I had gone on holiday as a kid. Space to run around, great play facilities and hands-on fun with farm animals. Our 3 year old became firm chums with Farmer Chris, and very much enjoyed helping out. The accommodation is very comfortable for adult and child alike - we were there when is was very cold outside, and everyone was perfectly cozy and warm. And for mum & dad, Farmer Tracey's well stocked farm 'shop' meant fantastic dinners and a welcome glass of cider was available after a full-on day. Finally, it was our first time to North Devon, and we discovered lots of beautiful places to visit during the days including some amazing beaches and very pretty towns.Review dated 25/03/2013

  • Most importantly - I think it's a truly excellent place, with incredible hosts, and I had the best family holiday I have ever had... but the one thing that would put me off booking again is the double bed mattress which is really creakyReview dated 27/09/2012

  • What a wonderful stay, faultless! Tracey and Chris were second to none when it came to looking after us. Something for everyone: Animal feeding, swimming pool and toys for the kids to name but a few and wonderful dinners for mum and dad. Farm shop was a God send i.e. not having to worry about cooking while on holiday. We would love to come back.Review dated 06/07/2012

  • We had a fantastic stay with Tracey and Chris at North Bradbury. The weather happened to be great, but even if it hadn't been, we know the stay would still have been great. They really have thought of everything and are so welcoming and accommodating. It was the first time away for our one-year-old twins, and they had a great time. We appreciated how Chris adapted the animal feeding so they could participate; they even let him hold them to show them the piglets. As for the dinner ... it was absolutely exquisite: lovely dining room, really great food, and very warm hospitality. Being able to enjoy a quiet, grown-up while still being able to hear the babies as they slept was very relaxing. Highly recommended! Taylor FamilyReview dated 16/12/2011

  • What an amazing holiday, the cottages are fantastic with everything and more that you could need for a self catering holiday, Tracey and Chris's years of experience truly shine through they really have thought of everything. Our 3 kids aged 5 yrs, 3 yrs & 5 months all had a wonderful time their highlight was definately the pony ride. Mine was probably Tracey's incredible cooking!Review dated 09/08/2011

  • We had an excellent holiday in The Farmhouse at Clydey. The Farmhouse is great, so spacious and has everything you need. Clydey Cottages is such a great concept - relaxing for adults and so much fun for the children. We couldn't fault it and will continue to highly recommend it.Review dated 18/04/2011

  • We have just had our best ever family holiday at North Bradbury Farm. The kids (1 and 3 year olds) and adults all had a fantastic time with the highlight for the kids being animal feeding time with Chris and Tracey. The adults really enjoyed Tracey's fabulous cakes and home cooking too. We are already planning a return visit next year.Review dated 08/04/2011

  • Farmer Chris and Tracy have thought of everything to keep the children entertained and parents happy. Feeding time was enjoyed so much (by all of us) that we even braved torrential rain to go. A week of welly heaven.Review dated 25/07/2010

  • Such a lovely experience for the whole family. It really shouldn't be missed as a must for all small children. Its a holiday that ours will be talking alout for a long time to come.Review dated 02/06/2010

  • Farmer Chris and Tracy have thought of everything to keep the children entertained and parents happy. Feeding time was enjoyed so much (by all of us) that we even braved torrential rain to go. A week of welly heaven. Overall Rating: Outstanding!Review dated 03/08/2010

  • Such a lovely experience for the whole family. It really shouldn't be missed as a must for all small children. Its a holiday that ours will be talking about for a long time to come. Overall Experience: OutstandingReview dated 02/06/2010

  • The four days we spent here were fantastic! It rained almost constantly, but we all had a really good break. The cottages are excellent, toys and facilities on the farm brilliant and as for the dinner in the farmhouse dining room - best meal I've had in a long time! I'd highly recommend this to anyone, Chris and Tracey were really lovely, and I'm fairly sure we'll be going back, if not next year, then soon.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We have just returned from a short stay at North Bradbury and loved the place. The hosts are the nicest people and we are so pleased that you recommended the accommodationReview dated 03/11/2009

  • well well what can we say ! pure brilliant! the farm was great, the barns were comfy and well presented. The animals were great and Charlie loves Balti the goat! Chris and Tracey were excellent and we went away making new friends! highly recommended and we will be going back next year! PS great farm food check out the Lamb Curry! yummeee....Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Despite a week of terrible weather, we had a brilliant time at North Bradbury. The accommodation was great and Chris & Tracey are wonderful hosts. My husband & I particularly appreciated all the lovely food we bought from the farm shop, which gave us a break from cooking, and our little boy was kept entertained by all the animals and particularly the big red tractor! I hope we can go back soon!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • I can't express in words just how perfect this holiday is. The accomodation is spotless and modern throughout including all the thoughtful touches such as stairgates and baby crockery, booster seats and cots, freeview tv etc. My two year old went for a ride on Pudding the Pony (which she loved). My husband went clay pigeon shooting and I enjoyed regular long soaks in the bath. The farm is 3 quarters of an hours drive away from many beautiful beaches including ilfracome, saunton, woolacombe, westward ho etc. And lets not forget Tracey and Chris Wilson who ensured that we all had a great time. A fabulous holiday destination.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a wonderful week. It was all great but particular highlights were Tracey and Chris's encyclopaedic knowledge of the area which allowed us to go on many child-friendly trips out (avoiding those which wouldn't have been suitable) and the daily "farming" which turned our city-son into a real country boy. The facilities couldn't be faulted - you genuinely need to take very little to cater for your children's every whim. We intend to go back !Review dated 03/11/2009

  • What Chris and Tracey have achieved is second to none. The accomodation is full of rustic charm with all the mod cons you could wish for, not to mention all the baby equipment that's provided to free up valuable space in your car! Its setting is beautiful and we loved taking part in all the feeding sessions. The location is also perfect for exploring Exmoor and the beautiful north devon coast. We took advantage of Tracey's gorgeous homecooked frozen meals and the fresh eggs and even had a couple of great evenings in the Farmhouse restaurant. We can highly recommend North Bradbury Farm and will definitely be returning... Review dated 03/11/2009

  • North Bradbury Farm is the perfect farm holiday, and reminded us of farm holidays from our childhood. The barn is really well equipped for babies, including toys and DVDs. The best bit was the welcome from Tracey and Chris who are fantastic, and know everything about the area. We had some wonderful days out, thanks to their advice. The food is amazing, both that served in the farmhouse and the frozen dinners. We can't fault it, we'll be back next year! Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a wonderful week staying at Tracey and Farmer Chris' farm. It is so perfect for young children and you really don't need to take anything with you- it's all there. It's great to just hang out on the farm as there is so much to do but also there are loads of attractions for all ages nearby. You must eat in the Farm dining room as Tracey's food is amazing. A great holiday we would really recommend.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We have just come back from a fabulous week at North Bradbury Farm, the minute we arrived I relaxed because the place is so lovely and really has got everything for keeping little ones happy, safe and busy. We have a two year old and a 6 month old and I can't recommend it highly enough. We will be back!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a wonderful week at the farm and can't recommend it enough. Tracey and Chris have thought of everything to make your stay as child-friendly, fun and relaxing as possible. It was ideal for children of all ages and adults. We are already planning our next trip back and it will be even better once the outdoor swimming pool is completed - it looks stunning.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The best holiday we have had with our two year old, and that's despite a four month old baby waking frequently overnight. The cottages are fully equipped for toddlers and babies, loads of indoor and outdoor toys, even items like a Bumbo! You can buy food from the farm so you don't have to cook.Tracey and Chris are fantastic with children. My usually clingy toddler went off happily to feed the animals with them.We enjoyed it so much that we booked our return visit before leaving. My only hesitation to recommend it would be that other people may fill up the weeks and prevent my return! Review dated 03/11/2009

What a wonderful farm to stay with the children (9y and 23 months) The animal feeding with farmer Chris is the best we ever had. Farmer Chris took all the time for the children and waited patiently for our little one to get all the food for the animals. Farmer Chris treated our children so nice and they needed to really help out with feeding not just follow the farmer and see.. We where very lucky to see 2 lambs being born and 5 more during the night. The children are still excited about holding the new born lambs. The cottage (stables) is very nicely set up. Enough space for the children to play or read a book. Kitchen fully equipped and Tracey left enough information in the info book for you if you like to visit beaches or do some sightseeing. Also where the restaurant are etc. The shower is very nice with enough warm water flow power. Very convenient to have the washing machine in the shed, as our little one got carsick on our way to the farm. Enough indoor and outdoor toys and games. 2 play grounds with enough swings etc. The farm shop sells great bacon and super yammie sausages. Also loads of other food items for sale. Best farm stay we had so far, so we will definitely come back this year and stay a longer than the 2 nights we did now. Thank you Tracey and Chris for the great time we all had. You have a lovely farm and are both very easy going and keep up the great work at the farm.

North Bradbury Farm is the sort of place I wish I had gone on holiday as a kid. Space to run around, great play facilities and hands-on fun with farm animals. Our 3 year old became firm chums with Farmer Chris, and very much enjoyed helping out. The accommodation is very comfortable for adult and child alike - we were there when is was very cold outside, and everyone was perfectly cozy and warm. And for mum & dad, Farmer Tracey's well stocked farm 'shop' meant fantastic dinners and a welcome glass of cider was available after a full-on day. Finally, it was our first time to North Devon, and we discovered lots of beautiful places to visit during the days including some amazing beaches and very pretty towns.

Most importantly - I think it's a truly excellent place, with incredible hosts, and I had the best family holiday I have ever had... but the one thing that would put me off booking again is the double bed mattress which is really creaky

What a wonderful stay, faultless! Tracey and Chris were second to none when it came to looking after us. Something for everyone: Animal feeding, swimming pool and toys for the kids to name but a few and wonderful dinners for mum and dad. Farm shop was a God send i.e. not having to worry about cooking while on holiday. We would love to come back.

We had a fantastic stay with Tracey and Chris at North Bradbury. The weather happened to be great, but even if it hadn't been, we know the stay would still have been great. They really have thought of everything and are so welcoming and accommodating. It was the first time away for our one-year-old twins, and they had a great time. We appreciated how Chris adapted the animal feeding so they could participate; they even let him hold them to show them the piglets. As for the dinner ... it was absolutely exquisite: lovely dining room, really great food, and very warm hospitality. Being able to enjoy a quiet, grown-up while still being able to hear the babies as they slept was very relaxing. Highly recommended! Taylor Family

What an amazing holiday, the cottages are fantastic with everything and more that you could need for a self catering holiday, Tracey and Chris's years of experience truly shine through they really have thought of everything. Our 3 kids aged 5 yrs, 3 yrs & 5 months all had a wonderful time their highlight was definately the pony ride. Mine was probably Tracey's incredible cooking!

We had an excellent holiday in The Farmhouse at Clydey. The Farmhouse is great, so spacious and has everything you need. Clydey Cottages is such a great concept - relaxing for adults and so much fun for the children. We couldn't fault it and will continue to highly recommend it.

We have just had our best ever family holiday at North Bradbury Farm. The kids (1 and 3 year olds) and adults all had a fantastic time with the highlight for the kids being animal feeding time with Chris and Tracey. The adults really enjoyed Tracey's fabulous cakes and home cooking too. We are already planning a return visit next year.

Farmer Chris and Tracy have thought of everything to keep the children entertained and parents happy. Feeding time was enjoyed so much (by all of us) that we even braved torrential rain to go. A week of welly heaven.

Such a lovely experience for the whole family. It really shouldn't be missed as a must for all small children. Its a holiday that ours will be talking alout for a long time to come.

Farmer Chris and Tracy have thought of everything to keep the children entertained and parents happy. Feeding time was enjoyed so much (by all of us) that we even braved torrential rain to go. A week of welly heaven. Overall Rating: Outstanding!

Such a lovely experience for the whole family. It really shouldn't be missed as a must for all small children. Its a holiday that ours will be talking about for a long time to come. Overall Experience: Outstanding

The four days we spent here were fantastic! It rained almost constantly, but we all had a really good break. The cottages are excellent, toys and facilities on the farm brilliant and as for the dinner in the farmhouse dining room - best meal I've had in a long time! I'd highly recommend this to anyone, Chris and Tracey were really lovely, and I'm fairly sure we'll be going back, if not next year, then soon.

We have just returned from a short stay at North Bradbury and loved the place. The hosts are the nicest people and we are so pleased that you recommended the accommodation

well well what can we say ! pure brilliant! the farm was great, the barns were comfy and well presented. The animals were great and Charlie loves Balti the goat! Chris and Tracey were excellent and we went away making new friends! highly recommended and we will be going back next year! PS great farm food check out the Lamb Curry! yummeee....

Despite a week of terrible weather, we had a brilliant time at North Bradbury. The accommodation was great and Chris & Tracey are wonderful hosts. My husband & I particularly appreciated all the lovely food we bought from the farm shop, which gave us a break from cooking, and our little boy was kept entertained by all the animals and particularly the big red tractor! I hope we can go back soon!

I can't express in words just how perfect this holiday is. The accomodation is spotless and modern throughout including all the thoughtful touches such as stairgates and baby crockery, booster seats and cots, freeview tv etc. My two year old went for a ride on Pudding the Pony (which she loved). My husband went clay pigeon shooting and I enjoyed regular long soaks in the bath. The farm is 3 quarters of an hours drive away from many beautiful beaches including ilfracome, saunton, woolacombe, westward ho etc. And lets not forget Tracey and Chris Wilson who ensured that we all had a great time. A fabulous holiday destination.

We had a wonderful week. It was all great but particular highlights were Tracey and Chris's encyclopaedic knowledge of the area which allowed us to go on many child-friendly trips out (avoiding those which wouldn't have been suitable) and the daily "farming" which turned our city-son into a real country boy. The facilities couldn't be faulted - you genuinely need to take very little to cater for your children's every whim. We intend to go back !

What Chris and Tracey have achieved is second to none. The accomodation is full of rustic charm with all the mod cons you could wish for, not to mention all the baby equipment that's provided to free up valuable space in your car! Its setting is beautiful and we loved taking part in all the feeding sessions. The location is also perfect for exploring Exmoor and the beautiful north devon coast. We took advantage of Tracey's gorgeous homecooked frozen meals and the fresh eggs and even had a couple of great evenings in the Farmhouse restaurant. We can highly recommend North Bradbury Farm and will definitely be returning...

North Bradbury Farm is the perfect farm holiday, and reminded us of farm holidays from our childhood. The barn is really well equipped for babies, including toys and DVDs. The best bit was the welcome from Tracey and Chris who are fantastic, and know everything about the area. We had some wonderful days out, thanks to their advice. The food is amazing, both that served in the farmhouse and the frozen dinners. We can't fault it, we'll be back next year!

We had a wonderful week staying at Tracey and Farmer Chris' farm. It is so perfect for young children and you really don't need to take anything with you- it's all there. It's great to just hang out on the farm as there is so much to do but also there are loads of attractions for all ages nearby. You must eat in the Farm dining room as Tracey's food is amazing. A great holiday we would really recommend.

We have just come back from a fabulous week at North Bradbury Farm, the minute we arrived I relaxed because the place is so lovely and really has got everything for keeping little ones happy, safe and busy. We have a two year old and a 6 month old and I can't recommend it highly enough. We will be back!

We had a wonderful week at the farm and can't recommend it enough. Tracey and Chris have thought of everything to make your stay as child-friendly, fun and relaxing as possible. It was ideal for children of all ages and adults. We are already planning our next trip back and it will be even better once the outdoor swimming pool is completed - it looks stunning.

The best holiday we have had with our two year old, and that's despite a four month old baby waking frequently overnight. The cottages are fully equipped for toddlers and babies, loads of indoor and outdoor toys, even items like a Bumbo! You can buy food from the farm so you don't have to cook.Tracey and Chris are fantastic with children. My usually clingy toddler went off happily to feed the animals with them.We enjoyed it so much that we booked our return visit before leaving. My only hesitation to recommend it would be that other people may fill up the weeks and prevent my return!

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  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 12 guests.



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