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Sleeps 12 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Pets 2 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Barnstaple
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Comfortable Holiday House, near Barnstaple (PRIORYMA)

Set in 3.5 acres with superb rural scenery The Property is an impressive modern holiday home with luxury and comfort in mind and one that makes the most of its outdoor living space for guests.

The Property sits only two miles from the principal market town of Barnstaple and just a short drive away from a choice of stunning North Devon beaches famous for their surf and golden sands. Access to J27 of the M5 is less than an hour away. As soon as you enter through the pillared wooden gates onto the private sweeping driveway, you will know you have arrived somewhere really special to relax and unwind. The spacious contemporary accommodation is light and bright throughout, with high quality furnishings, stylishly presented.

The wonderful centre piece of The Property is the triple aspect large open plan kitchen/dining/living room with separate sets of French doors opening both sides onto two terraces, which enjoy the sun at different times of day and provide access to all the outdoor facilities and features.

The attractive kitchen area boasts a central island with induction hob, sink and sociable breakfast bar. Whether it is coffee and croissants before a trip out onto Exmoor or preparing a small banquet for a special occasion, those wanting to indulge their culinary credentials will love the well-equipped kitchen. This includes a cold/sparking/hot/boiling tap and two dishwashers! A large dining table is located in the middle of the room and soft seating is arranged in front of the smart TV and log burner. The room and also the outside terrace benefit from a Sonos speaker system.

The generous number of welcoming reception rooms are a real bonus. After returning from a fun filled day at the beach you might choose to play a few competitive table football ‘friendlies’ in the games room, or perhaps a sing song round the piano. Join your friends for a chat in front of the log burner on a cooler evening in the main open plan room or perhaps relax in front of the TV in the separate living room.

There are six attractively furnished bedrooms on the first floor. A newly added master suite includes king size bed (zip 'n' link to twin on request), TV, Juliette balcony overlooking the water feature, separate dressing area and ensuite wet room. The second bedroom is large and features a Juliette balcony, walk in wardrobe and ensuite wetroom. There is also a single 2’ 6” z-bed available – suitable for children for alternative sleeping arrangements.

There are two further king rooms, bedroom 6 and also bedroom 3 which also has an ensuite wet room. Bedroom 5 offers twin single sleeping arrangements and bedroom 4 is a king (zip 'n' link to twin on request) with Juliette balcony. A fabulous family bathroom completes the upstairs accommodation.

Outdoor living is very much on the menu with some great features such as an outdoor fire place, pizza oven plus an outdoor kitchen area with Beef Eater gas barbecue, food preparation area and sink. A large slate table with benches sits on one of the terraces and is a great spot for family barbecues. The terrace on one side overlooks paddocks and woodland with wonderful views far into the distance. A shallow man made stream runs down the slope to a small pond which sits by the terrace. A path leads up away from the house towards the main lawn, criss-crossing the stream.

A decked area leads up to a separate building which houses a gym containing cardio machines, weights and yoga mats. The gym has wood flooring, mirrors and sweeping views of the valley. Please note: this facility is shared with guests staying at Priory Cottage.

In the grounds just across the gravelled car park there is the self-contained The Property Cottage that sleeps two with studio living/sleeping area, its own kitchen/diner and shower room. The cottage also has its own lawned garden area.

SPECIAL OFFER - If not already booked out to other guests, the cottage is available for visitors to The Property at a 50% discount on the advertised cottage price - please enquire when booking.

For larger family groups or for families holidaying together, The Property is just perfect for getting away from it all in spacious comfortable surroundings.

Accommodation: Ground floor Hall. Large kitchen/dining/living room. Kitchen area with electric double oven, microwave, Nespresso machine, large fridge, large freezer, two dishwashers, sink with hot/boiling/cold/sparkling water tap, breakfast bar island with second sink and induction hob. in the kitchen area. Dining area with dining table. Living area with comfy sofa seating, wood burner wall mounted SmartTV and Sonos speaker system. Separate living room with 40" TV with DVD player, iPod dock. Family games room with piano, TV, DVD, table football and digital radio. Utility room with sink unit, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloakroom with WC and basin.

First floor: Bedroom 1 with King (zip ‘n’ link option to 2'6" twin –please request at the time of booking), wall mounted TV, separate dressing area. Juliette balcony. Ensuite wet room with walk-in shower, twin basins, WC, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 with King (further 2’ 6” single z-bed available on request – suitable for children). Separate wardrobe room. Juliette balcony. Ensuite wet room with walk-in shower, twin basins, WC, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3 with King and ensuite wet room with walk-in shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4 with King (zip ‘n’ link option to 2'6" twin – please request at the time of booking), Juliette balcony.

Bedroom 5 with Twin.

Bedroom 6 with King.

Family bathroom with bath with shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

Facilities and Services: Linen and Towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 2 Pets welcome. Highchair and travel cot. Outdoor fireplace, pizza oven, gas barbecue and sink. Garden furniture. Slate table and benches. Separate building containing gym with spin bike, free weights, rowing machine and yoga mats, note: gym shared with guests staying at The Cottage. Store room for surf boards and bicycles. Ample parking. Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Welcome Basket
  • Luxury
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


The main town of North Devon and formerly a river port which played an important role in warfare and trade to the rest of the world. Much of the towns fascinating history can be learned from the guided heritage trails, the museum and library. The restored Lynton & Barnstaple railway is well worth a visit, the short journey has stunning views out across the valleys.

The Queens Theatre showcases a variety of drama, musicals, ballet and children’s events throughout the year. Tours of the former court rooms are available in the Guildhall along with other ceremonial chambers. Another feature of the town is the 16th century arch bridge across the River Taw and also the Queen Anne’s Walk. There are plenty of walking trails to choose from around the estate at Arlington Court, and the Carriage Museum on site has collections of historic dog carts, coaches and chariots.

The Broomhill sculpture gardens are great for a relaxing walk, and in case of a rainy day the Lets Go! Centre has a range of entertainment including a skating rink and ten pin bowling. For a great family day out visit Exmoor Zoo, with hundreds of exotic mammals, birds and insects. Through the day you can catch the many talks and feeds including the famous Exmoor Beast session.


From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon Nearest shop 4 miles Nearest pub 1.5 miles


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