The Byre kitchen
The Byre master bedroom
The Byre kitchen 2
The Byre dining area
The Byre twin bedroom
The Byre bunk bedroom
The Byre table and flowers
The Byre ensuite bathroom
The Byre living area
The Byre dining table and living area

Welcome to The Byre

North Devon self-catered dog friendly holiday cottage sleeping 6

Unwind at The Byre - the most welcoming of holiday cottages in North Devon. This contempory country holiday cottage near Barnstaple has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people. It is the perfect getaway for family or friends, ideal for weekend breaks, nestling amidst peaceful Exmoor foothills on the edge of the charming village of Goodleigh. You will be 5 minutes from Barnstaple, North Devons principle (and historic) town and and just 20 minutes from the North Devon coast with its sandy surfing beaches and 20 minutes for the wilds of Exmoor.

An introduction

Take the essence of a traditional country holiday home blessed with a touch of continental style and you begin to get a feeling for the Byre at Cross Farm – a modern and well-equipped holiday cottage full of character and charm in quiet surroundings.

Discover North Devon's Secrets

Squirrel yourself away in Devon’s deep, green countryside, perhaps glimpsing stags upon the wilds of Exmoor or discovering fabulous bluebell-strewn wooded valleys in spring – all perfect for walking (with our without a dog).  Head for the stunning sandy beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton and Putsborough on North Devon’s coast for some of the best surfing (and sandcastle building) in the world.


The Byre is a well equipped holiday cottage near Barnstaple in a friendly village with 3 bedrooms that can sleep up to 6 people comfortably and is dog friendly.

Beautiful Scenery

North Devon is host to some of the world's most beautiful sandy beaches, Saunton Sands with 6 miles of stunning beach; Putsburough, to the west side of Woolacombe bay is the most beautiful beach you will ever see, plus the famous beach at Croyde, all of this is only 20 minutes drive away, ideal for family holiday or the perfect getaway. The area is also famous for some of the best surfing in the world and also hosts a stunning nature reserve for birds at Braunton Burrows. For ramblers there are miles of glorious coastal walks and all are well marked.

Fantastic Walks

The Byre, offers everything you need for a family holiday in North Devon. It's location just outside Barnstaple means you can enjoy the delights of this ancient country town as well as being 20 minutes from sandy beaches or the wilds of Exmoor, great for long, bracing walks with the dogs at any time of year. Whether it's heather, bluebells, deer or Exmoor ponies each season has its beauty.