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Prixford Barton , Barnstaple

This delightful stone built Grade II Listed farmhouse is set within three acres of lovely grounds with lawns, gardens and ponds and surrounded by idyllic countryside. With the addition of a spacious indoor pool, Prixford Barton makes the most ideal holiday retreat. The small village of Prixford lies less than half an hour's drive from the wonderful North Devon Coastline and a choice of superb beaches. The surrounding countryside with rolling hills and wooded valleys offers miles of paths for walking, riding or cycling and there is a good choice of golf courses nearby. Fabulous Marwood Hill Gardens is within a ten minute walk, and if you visit on a Sunday be sure to try the delicious cream tea in Marwood Church Hall.

Part of the farmhouse dates back to 1684 and it has been sympathetically extended and restored to feature flagstone floors, exposed stone walls and beams, natural wood doors and oak flooring. The huge family kitchen/breakfast room is light and bright with fitted units, slate worktops and an attractive decorative stone fireplace, a really special place to gather the family for leisurely breakfasts while planning the day ahead. A separate utility room and rear hall has lots of space for storing any amount of boots, coats, and beach equipment or even pushchairs. Along the central hallway you will find a spacious and comfortable family sitting room, dual aspect and with oak beams and lovely stone fireplace with log burning stove for those cosy cooler evenings. Doors lead through to a garden room with French doors out onto one of the terraces,offering wonderful country views and an internal door into the indoor heated swimming pool. This is a real bonus with a twenty six foot pool and separate sunken Jacuzzi,come rain or shine it will be hard to tear yourself away. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a separate formal dining room and a second sitting room ideal for children with games, books and TV/DVD. Stairs lead from the central hallway to the first floor where the master bedroom with ensuite shower room boasts a four poster bed and French doors out onto a balcony enjoying the same magnificent view over rolling countryside. A triple room, twin room and bunk room are served by a stylish family bathroom with ball and claw feet freestanding bath. A second attractive double bedroom has its own ensuite shower room. A secondary staircase leads from the first floor to a door into the kitchen, for easy access to your morning cup of tea!

The extensive outdoor space incudes lawns, an area given over to meadow, sheltered walled garden and a large covered brick and stone patio area, ideal for al fresco dining. An amazing array of flowers, shrubs, climbing honeysuckle, clematis and wisteria line the borders and running along the far boundary of the land there are three interlinked ponds which are fed by a stream.This area is completely fenced but great care must be taken with small children. A gate can be unlocked to allow access.Throughout the grounds there are many nooks and crannies to enjoy peaceful moments. For families or groups of friends looking for a memorable holiday in really special surroundings, Prixford Barton offers everything you could wish for.

Accommodation:Ground floor: Entrance Hall. Living room with wood burning stove, TV with satellite plus package and DVD. Garden Room. Swimming Pool complex with Jacuzzi. Dining room. Second sitting room with TV with satellite plus package and DVD. Cloakroom with WC and basin. Kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired Rayburn, electric oven and 2 ring hob, microwave, larder fridge and dishwasher. Utility room with butler sink, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Rear hallway. First floor: Bedroom 1 with King four poster bed and ensuite shower room with WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with 3 Singles. Bedroom 3 with Twin. Bedroom 4 with Bunks. Bedroom 5 with King and ensuite shower room with WC and basin. Bathroom with Ball & Claw feet bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Oil CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 3 pets welcome. Highchair. Swimming pool (heated 24hrs) Jacuzzi ( heated between 1-10pm ) Garden furniture. Selection of childrens books & games. Ample private parking. Free parking for one car provided in Croyde Beach Car Park (up until end February 2017) Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday

A good-sized shower room with a heated towel rail.The spacious master bedroom with a four poster bed, rugs on wooden floors and double French doors out onto the balcony.Fully equipped kitchen with an oil fired rayburn and plenty of slate floor and work tops make this a great place to prepare those specila family meals.Stylish family bathroom with a Ball & Claw feet free standing roll top bath.A spacious master bedroom with a four poster bed, leading onto ensuite bathroomMasses of space and storage in the kitchen/breakfast room.Simply furnished yet comfortable and welcoming master bedroom.
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Swimming Pool
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


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Pets Welcome

A maximum of 3 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 5 miles Nearest pub 4.5 miles


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