Little Barton

Bideford, Devon
+44 (0)1237 441259

Light, nature and tranquillity in AONB countryside by the Hartland Peninsula coastal path - for families, groups and green celebrations


2 places


Sleeping from 6 – 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Swallows swoop over wild flowers and sheep pasture; clouds play chase above the surf-beaten Hartland Peninsula; on clear nights, wide skies are afire. The old farm, set in open countryside where walks traverse wild beaches and views stretch to Lundy Island, has two self-catering houses: a large, traditional 1902 farmhouse and smaller converted shippon. In the Farmhouse find big old armchairs, handmade beds, a piano by the fire, books to read, a splendid boxed-in loo (with a view). Cook with local ingredients, dine at a 16-seater table – it’s great for groups. The Cottage bears similar retro charm with original beams, wood-burner, a farmhouse kitchen with walk-in larder and doors opening straight into the garden. Lungfuls of Atlantic air whoosh into gardens facing south to the sea; there’s ping-pong in the barn. Friendly Alex welcomes guests with organic wine, maybe brownies. An inspiration for writers, artists, birdwatchers, beach-walkers, for green weddings, family parties and all who value peace and eco principles.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
10am weekdays, 6pm weekends, 12pm long weekends
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £350
Damage deposit
Cottage £150, Farmhouse £250
1 Cottage for 6
From £906 beds3 bedrooms
1 House for 10
From £20010 beds6 bedrooms



We had an amazing stay in the cottage at Little Barton. It's a beautiful and relaxing place, and had everything we needed for our stay. Lots of walking and swimming to be had nearby. Such a great stay that we will be back.

Matthew, London

We had a lovely stay at Little Barton. The house and surroundings are very relaxing, with great views to the coast. There is lots of space to spread out on, even with a large group, many nooks and crannies to hide away in with a book, and wonderful walking and beaches close by. The ping pong in the barn is a bonus, of course! Two thumbs up from our young children, and 5* from the grownups.

Alastair, Leamington Spa

Seconds after arriving (after a marathon Friday pm drive from London) our city stresses disappeared. Little Barton is a wonderful, characterful place to stay. We had the house + cottage (8 adults and 7 boys - under 7!) and it felt super spacious, plenty of room to eat, to play, to roam. The boys ran barefoot throughout the houses and gardens, playing hide and seek, flying kites in the gardens... the grown ups took any quiet opportunities to enjoy coffee on the terrace or wine on the bench looking out to sea. The rooms were are spacious, and unique. Amazing coast. Well equipped. Wonderful!

Amy, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alex Wilkinson

  • Wild high tide deep sea swimming at Hartland Quay (7mins by car or 45 mins walk).Excellent surfing/body boarding locally and further afield. Fishing trips available from Clovelly. Trips to Lundy on the Oldenburg ferry.
  • Fantastic walks over wild beaches and through wooded valleys. Lots of opportunities for extreme sports such as mountain boarding, cliff climbing, abseiling, high ropes etc. Cycle hire in Bideford for the Tarka Trail.
  • Houses run on ecological principals: wild flower meadow for bees and insects, small wood much loved by birds. Ecover products are supplied; bathrooms and kitchens are steam cleaned. There is a private water supply and an eco sewage system.
  • Clovelly walled gdn/veg only 10 mins away. Well raised meat, venison, veg, eggs, cheese etc: Hartland Farmers' Mkt on the 1st Sun of the month. Bude Farmers' Mkt every Sat. Click/collect Marshford's Organics Northam (inc gt froz fish boxes) 30mins drive.
  • Hartland Abbey Garden and Docton Mill garden both within walking distance. Lots of art, pottery and handmade furniture in Hartland. 30 mins walk, partly through the woods to the newly opened 'Resurgence' centre which will berunning eco talks and courses.
  • You can buy pottery on-site, some of which is made from our own clay, on site. Courses in tailoring, eco wooden surf board building, yoga, pottery planned. 45ft yoga/workshop barn with sprung floor for use by arrangement