please see what our previous guests thought about the byre

Sally & Ray

"Lovely Cottage. Very Homely. Had a wonderful few days with excellent weather. We will be back"

The Pollards, Teddington, Middlesex

"Lovely cottage and setting. So nice to have milk, wine, cake, tea etc on arrival. Also body boards, wind-break and buckets/spades. New Inn pub in the village very friendly for family and dog and good food. The owners very friendly and helpful. Overall one of our best cottage stays despite the weather."

Morris-Cook Family, Tree-Tops Northampton

"Thanks for a lovely stay. The accommodation is fab, very welcoming and cosy. We really enjoyed ourselves. Many thanks for the wine and cake. We would highly recommend. Thanks again."

Alton & Turton family, Leeds, West Yorkshire

"A lovely place to stay with everything we needed and a nice homely place to come back to after a day at the beach. Will recommend this to others"

The Cook Family, Witney, Oxon

"The Byre has been a fantastic place to saty for Malcome and myself. Our family joined us over the Easter weekend, everyone loved the "cowshed". It is even better than the internet pictures show, it's much bigger! Everything you could want from a holiday home, very comfortable, clean, and tidy and very peaceful. So glad I chose the Byre."

The Best Family

"This house was amazing! Thank you so much for letting us stay here. The beds were really comfy! I especially loved the skylight – you can know what the weather is without even leaving the room! The beaches are here were amazing and the cinema was a small delight!! This was an amazing holiday, especially because I got to spend quality time with the family! This place is really pretty too and the peace and quiet was so relaxing. Many thanks!!"

The Garside Family

"A lovely cottage in a smashing location. Very dog friendly area with great beaches at Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe, the children loved the rockpools. The New Inn has great food and a very warm welcome from everyone. A relaxing week in a great location. Thank You!"

Paula & David

"Your ‘Byre’ is lovely! Comfy beds! Quiet location! Great pub! Went to the Eden Project. Sounds a long way, two and a half hours, but was an easy drive and so worth it. Had the best weather, what a treat after the awful April we have all had. Thank you for a great week."

Ian & Molly

"A fantastic barn conversion in a lovely location. Harry (and Bart the dog) were very welcoming upon our arrival and the wine, flowers and cake were a lovely touch. We’ve had a really nice week here, a great first holiday with our little girl who particularly enjoyed looking out of the windows at the trees. The barn is very well equipped and comfortable. A wonderful place for family and friends. Thank you! P.S. The food and hospitality at the local pub was superb."
15-6 2012

The Newby Family

"Very lovely accommodation – much appreciated as weather was not its best, so it was great to walk in from the grey, wet weather and be warm and cosy. The ‘New Inn’ landlord, Justin made us feel very welcome and the food was not to be missed. Very pretty part of Devon – Arlington Court carriage museum is very interesting and worth a visit. Great stay!"


"It was a pleasure to stay because it was so homely and I especially like how comfy the beds and sofas were. Also, the shower was nice and powerful! I would love to come again and visit. The beaches are also beautiful. Thank you (Ella, 12)"

The Moore Family

"Lovely accommodation! Very welcoming and worth every penny. Thanks for doing it on such short notice, we will definitely be coming back to stay at this beautiful place."

The Yeats Family

"First class accommodation – lovely to have plenty of coat hangers!! This has been a really relaxing break and our accommodation provided us with everything we needed. Won’t hesitate to recommend you, and would look forward to a return visit. Happy New Year!"

The Pike Family

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at The Byre. What a beautiful place! Everything we could have possibly needed and more. Thank you for the warm welcome Harry. We will not hesitate in recommending your accommodation to friends and family."

The Kenny Family

"We have had a very relaxing stay at the Byre, lovely welcome with cake and wine. Beautiful area to explore around, beaches and lovely long walks, our dogs loved it. We found everything we needed in the cottage, beds lovely and comfy we all slept like logs, including the dogs. Thank you! We would love to return, we have family nearby and enjoyed every minute! So relaxed!"

The Sparks

"Beautiful barn conversion, very well equipped and comfortable. Lovely to have a decent shower too. We stayed a week and ate five nights in the New Inn, it was so good! Very welcoming and great fun – a proper pub with excellent food. Despite some dodgy weather, we had one fabulous day surfing at Saunton Sands – the body boards are a nice touch – we had such fun with them. Also loved Clovelly and cycling the Tarka Trail, Fremington Café is very good! Many thanks!"

The Wards

"We have had a great time at the Byre! We were so lucky to be here for the hottest week of the year and were at the beach every day. I would highly recommend Saunton Sands especially if you are looking for a dog friendly beach. The New Inn was fabulous but I believe that the Williams Arms was definitely our favourite pub. It had an amazing cavery as well as a set menu. Thank you! We had a lovely time."

Kes &Sue Allen

"A lovely family holiday fortnight – we saw all the grandchildren and their parents (obviously) during the 14 nights. The beaches are beautiful, Ilfracombe and Clovelly interesting. The Braunton Arms and the New Inn are great eating places and the ‘Byre’ was just right."

The Patels

"Lovely, comfortable barn. Great location to explore North Devon. Particularly liked Putsborough Beach – accessibly from the car park, good waves for body boarding. Great to visit Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Lynmouth and Watersmeet with the children. Thank you for your kind touches with the wine and cake."


"We had a wonderful week here, great place for a family reunion. We loved the beach at Croyde and will definitely come back to explore more. Golf at Saunton Sands is also recommended. Thank you for taking Chrissie and me to hospital!"


"Smashing North Devon holiday cottage. We have really enjoyed our time here, we visited the Big Sheep 3 times! The cottage was very clean and cosy, exactly what we required. Good location just outside Barnstaple. An excellent holiday home!"

Steve, Jenny and Holly

"We've had a wonderful week and are sad to be going home.Big Sheep was a hit for us all even on wet days. The beaches at Puttsburough and Westward Ho!were a delight and Clovelly was as lovely as we remembered. All in all a great week in a beautiful cottage."


"Smashing holiday cottage.The owners here have been very welcoming and helpful. We have really enjoyed our stay here, we highly recommend the New Inn down the road Food lovely and very child friendly. Had some great days out and particularly enjoyed, The Big Sheep, Dartington Crystal, Rosemoor, Dinosaur & Wildlife Park and Woolacombe beach."


"We really enjoyed our visit to Devon and look forward to returning... both to the area and the barn. We recommend visiting the beach at Croyde, Lynton Bay and the Broomhill Sculpture Gardens."

Chris, Claire, Bradley, David and Jesse S. Africa

"We had a wonderful week here, great place for a family reunion. We loved the beach at Croyde and will definitely come back to explore more. Golf at Saunton Sands is also recommended. Thank you for taking Chrissie and me to hospital!"

Rachel & Phil

"Fantasic Place - Great location. Perfect for a weekend away to relax. We will be booking to stay again"

Carter Family

"Brilliant... What more can we say. The location , the barn even the weather. We will be recommending it to all our friends. thanks"

Glaves Family

"Fantastic cottage! We were delighted with it and you have thought of everything. We would recommend it to anyone! Will def. return. Thanks"