The Stables at Coombe Farm Goodleigh

Barnstaple, Devon
Self-catering
+44 (0)1271 324919


An imaginatively restored old stable building next to the owners' Devon long house, with a private terrace and two acres of gardens to roam

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Walk straight in to a big, light living space with an open-plan kitchen, lovely views from an L-shaped sofa, interesting art on the walls and wide doors to the terrace – on warmer days you’ll eat out here, or maybe have a barbecue, with views over the garden to open countryside. There’s a little stream you can walk down to for paddling, a lawn for games and an enclosed swimming pool you may use.

Lisa, who runs a B&B from the farmhouse with Matt, is a serious cook so you’ll find everything from a salad spinner to a rolling pin and a pestle and mortar. She also leaves you homemade jam and chutney, all the basics for cooking and fresh flowers from the garden; when the B&B is quiet, you may also be treated to eggs from their hens. On cooler days, help yourself to logs for the wood-burner – the first basket is free.

A 15-minute walk will take you to a good pub and you can stock up in Barnstaple which has an excellent butcher and deli.

The Stables at Coombe Farm Goodleigh - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being so near Exmoor for energetic, view-filled walking
  • Packing up a picnic and finding any number of quiet rocky coves and wide sandy beaches
  • The absolutely fabulous interiors, especially the kitchen
The Stables at Coombe Farm Goodleigh - Gallery

You should know

  • You cross a cattle grid to get here. Not for precious car owners
  • There's a short walk from the car park to the front door but you can drop your stuff off

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pubs 3 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £520
1 Cottage for 4
From £792 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Bring your bikes, surfboards, buckets and spades and binoculars - you're halfway between Exmoor and the coast for wonderful days out rockpooling or birdwatching and hiking or having a picnic on a wide sandy beach. Return to beautiful, generous interiors and a serious cooks kitchen.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

You're between Exmoor and the coast for the best of both worlds. National cycle route 3 runs past the driveway and a footpath crosses the farm for walks into the surrounding countryside or to Goodleigh and the pub. Saunton sands is a 20-minute drive for a sandy beach but you can also drive a further ten minutes for tiny rocky coves you'll have all to yourselves. Surfers can easily reach Croyde.

Local points of interest from Lisa Eckford

  • Just a short stroll through the woods along the public footpath that runs through our farm you will find the New Inn at Goodleigh. The food is fantastic and Justin and Julia are wonderful hosts. Wellies can be provided.
  • A few miles up the road and you will be at the edge of Exmoor National park where there are wonderful moorland and coastal walking opportunities and plenty of lovely pubs. We have an intimate knowledge of the area and can provide advice and OS maps.
  • Along the North Devon coast there are many spectacular beaches including Croyde, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Putsborough. Great for walking or surfing. As a keen surfer Matt can offer you some advice should you need it.
  • Right from the farm gate there are endless cycling opportunities. Climbing onto Exmoor or onto the Tarka Trail which is the longest dedicated cycle way in the country. The Tarka trail runs to Braunton or Torrington and is easy cycling free from traffic.
  • The Royal Horticultural Society garden Rosemoor is at Torrington, about 30 minutes drive away. There are also other open gardens nearby - Marwood Hill, Tapeley Park and Docton Mill among them.
  • The National Trust has numerous sites and properties nearby including Arlington court, Knightshayes, Killerton and Watersmeet among them.

Introducing

Lisa Eckford

Lisa and Matt were both investment bankers in London - although Lisa should definitely have been an interior designer. They realised they were spending all their time escaping London and heading for the countryside as they both love running, cycling, swimming and generally being outdoors. So they moved down here, and are very happy running a B&B and The Stables and farming on a small scale.