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Sleeps 12 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 2 Pets 2 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Barnstaple

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Priory House, Barnstaple


In a superb secluded location, set in 3.5 acres of unspoilt countryside, Priory House really does offer the best of both worlds. This impressive detached home is surrounded by stunning rural scenery yet 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. 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. A superbly equipped kitchen/dining room is at the heart of the house, where the whole family can gather for leisurely breakfasts or catch up on the days adventures over dinner. This dual aspect room has French doors opening onto a choice of two terraces, which enjoy the sun at different times of day. Two separate living rooms ensure plenty of space for everyone to relax or play and both have doors which open directly onto one of the terraces which surround the property on all sides for easy access to superb views. There are five attractively furnished bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom features a pretty Juliette balcony, ensuite bathroom and huge walk in wardrobe. A second king room also benefits from an ensuite shower room. The third bedroom is a double aspect room with sleeping options for a family offering great flexibility by way of two zip and link king size beds that can be converted to four singles on request. A fourth bedroom offers twin single sleeping arrangements and the fifth bedroom is a more compact double. A fabulous family bathroom completes the upstairs accommodation.

The grounds which immediately surround the house are mostly lawned, overlooking paddocks and woodland with wonderful views far into the distance. An elevated tree house (young children will need to be supervised) will provide amusement for the younger guests and a small orchard is being established in a further corner of the expansive gardens.

In the grounds just across the gravelled car park there is a delightful self contained 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 the cottage is available for visitors to Priory House at a 50% discount on the advertised cottage price - please enquire when booking.

For larger family groups or for two families holidaying together, Priory House is just perfect for getting away from it all in spacious comfortable surroundings. The golden sandy surfing beaches of Saunton and Croyde are approximately twenty five minutes drive away and the fringes of beautiful Exmoor National Park even closer.

Accommodation: Ground floor Hall. Cloakroom with WC & basin. Living room with 40" TV with DVD player, iPod dock and electric fire. Family room with piano, TV, DVD and table football. Kitchen/dining room with gas hob, electric double oven, microwave, Nespresso machine, large American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and breakfast bar. Dining area with TV/DVD, Digital radio, dining space that comfortably seats 12. Utility room with sink unit, washing machine and tumble dryer. First floor Bedroom 1 with King and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with King and ensuite shower room with WC and basin. Bedroom 3 large family room with 1 King zip n link to 2'6 twin on request and 2'6" twin zip 'n' link to King on request. Bedroom 4 with 3' Twin. Bedroom 5 with King. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services:Linen and Towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 2 Pets welcome. Highchair. Garden furniture. Chimenea. Barbecue. Store room for surf boards and bicycles. Ample parking. £250 refundable security deposit. Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.

Priory House a stunning detached property in 3.5 acres of unspoilt countryside.Tree house set in the groundsTriple aspect sitting room with plenty of comfortable leather sofas round a feature fireplace with electric fire.There is so much room in this high quality kitchen that you will just want to spend time in there!A games area, ideal for the children big and small.Master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.Spacious well equipped kitchen with all that you will need and more.Ideal family room for those with smaller children, a king size double and twin beds.Family bathroom with double ended bath and a shower cubicle.Oodles of room in the gardens,  the children will have so much funElegant dining table for 10 for those formal gatherings or over a leisurely breakfast while planning your day ahead.Simply decorated yet comfortable and welcoming double bedroom.A cosy and welcoming king size double bedroom.A great kitchen bar for quick breakfasts.Views over the garden and beyond from the Juliette balcony.French doors onto the patio from the kitchen/dining room.A great space for the children to enjoy their own space.Priory House a stunning detached property in 3.5 acres of unspoilt countryside.View  from the garden of Priory CottageView towards Priory House from the garden of the cottageLarge twin bedroom with good quality solid wood furniture.Sit and read, play board games or cheer them on as they play table football.Ensuite shower room for the master bedroom.Pillared gates at the entrance to Priory House.
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Gold Star, Visit England
  • 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 or ask your local agent.

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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