A green oak-frame stone barn set in a beautiful wooded valley and only 800 metres from the Atlantic Ocean in the Hartland Peninsula of North Devon.
A unique, secluded and private place to stay and relax completely. The barn is the only self-catering cottage on the property. You will not have to share your experience with anyone else.
The Barn: A stone, green oak-frame building with individual character. Having a stylish interior that sleeps two. If you have a baby we can provide a roomy travel cot. A well behaved dog by prior arrangement.
The cosy barn is self-contained, and has its own entrance through a large private garden.
The Barn comprises a sitting/dining room that is lime-washed with a green oak frame and contains a wood burner; a separate double bedroom; a well-equipped galley style kitchen; and a shower room with a large power shower.
Guides of local walks and OS maps of the coastal path and brochures of all local attractions and places to eat are provided.
If you wish to cook and eat in the garden a bbq and a bag of charcoal are easily to hand.
We are delighted to provide you with an organic welcome hamper on arrival and a basket of logs.
There is a separate parking area for visitors. There is also free Wi-Fi and a booster connection.
The Location: Sea, shore, woodland and countryside. The barn is hidden away in a wooded valley of outstanding natural beauty most of which is managed by the National Trust.
The valley leads down to the sea and the beach at Welcombe Mouth. The dramatic stretches of the south-west coastal path going North to Hartland Point and South to Morwenstow and Bude are truly spectacular.
The whole of the Hartland Peninsula is unspoilt countryside of green lanes, ancient hedgerows, bluebell woods, wild flowers, birds and rare butterflies,
small hamlets and farms, and the ever present, constantly changing influence of the Atlantic.
A walk from the garden to the beach where you can swim, surf and picnic takes about 20 minutes. Welcombe has a fine parish church, good pub, a community-run shop, a lovely pottery and artists Open Studios on bank holidays.
The Garden: One of the special features of staying in the Barn. Completely private, spacious, tranquil and delightful.
As well as garden seats, tables and chairs in the garden, you will be able to relax in deckchairs and picnic on the grass.
The garden is filled with box, roses, trees and shrubs in a luxuriant mix of formal and wild and scented planting.
There is an ancient hay meadow, private bluebell woods to walk in an orchard, the vegetable garden and a field of special scientific interest down by the river which is one of the borders to the property. All of which is managed organically.
Come and explore this magical environment as part of your living experience of the valley.
Places to Eat and Drink
Traditional country pubs are the obvious first choice and we have some very good ones near by.
In the village itself there is The Old Smithy Inn, a 17th century thatched pub with friendliness written all over it. Very popular and with good reason. Within walking distance of The Coastal Barn.
Morwenstow has the Bush Inn, a 13th century pub situated virtually on the coastal path with a large restaurant and bar food.
The food at the Hart Inn in Hartland we can also recommend. A bit further afield is the Bradworthy Inn which is well known for its carvery and Sunday lunch menus.
These places source ingredients from the local farms, butchers and producers of North Devon and North Cornwall.
Shopping Locally to Cook for Yourself in the Barn
There is a community shop in the village and they offer a ‘holiday grocery box’ ordering service. Your order can be in the Barn ready for your arrival. Visit www.welcombeshop.co.uk to find out more.
We have exceptional producers of good food and drink in the area. Meat, fish, cheeses, vegetables, ice creams, charcuterie, bread, eggs are produced to artisan standards and available from the farms, villages, and small towns around. You can buy seasonal, organically grown vegetables and fruit directly from the grower in the case of Clovelly Court Gardens.
Award winning wines and ales from micro breweries, handmade chocolates and fudges, Cornish sea salt and teas are also available in Bude.
A farmers market in Hartland is held on the first Sunday of the month. Information is in the Barn for you and you can take your pick.
Interaction with Guests
The Barn is an annexe to Cranham House and we are always available to help guests as little or as much as they desire. We value our own privacy and peace, that's why we live here.
If, like us, you appreciate peace and quiet and the joys of natural beauty then this is the place for you. The landscape is glorious. The sea is magnificent. And, the welcome is always warm.