What a fantastic holiday me and my family have just had. I cannot recommend The Stone Barn more highly, there was everything there to ensure that we had a great time. Plenty of room, comfy beds, excellent facilities and lots of advice on local walks and wildlife. A brilliant place to spend quality time with the family. Thank you Elaine and Dick, we will definitely return.
We stayed here as a group of 10 adults, 1 child and 1 baby for a week. For such a big group there was plenty of space, enough seats for everyone around the dinner table and in the lounge and the whole property is very well equipped. Everything you need from a home from home! Lots of helpful information and recommendations of local places to visit, eat etc from the owners too. The barn has been beautifully converted and is very tastefully decorated throughout. There are lots of lovely touches too, like the lovely hand painted signs on the bin stores and 2 lovely milk churns both hand painted outside the barn and wildlife centre. Kindly provided highchair, stairgates and travel cot as requested too.
The barn is carbon neutral and uses no fossil fuels, with its own rain water for the toilets and solar panels, which is very impressive particularly for such a large property! There is also a wildlife centre which gives information about their conservation work, which animals you can expect to see, and photos of the barn before, during and after the work they did to convert it to the beautiful holiday home it is now. There is also a selection of games in the wildlife centre and a variety of wildlife walks on the property so plenty to do.
As for the area, Clawton is lovely and amenities are all close by. Lots of things to do locally and not too far from the A30 so easy to go a bit further afield also.
All in all the property is lovely and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking to explore the area, particularly if you are eco-conscious. Great place, would love to stay again! Well done to the owners who are obviously very passionate about conservation.
I cant recommend this Rental high enough - 5 stars doesn't give it justice!
The barn its self is maintained to such a high level i don't believe the pictures on the website do it justice - We didn't want to leave! The Barn its self is stocked with an essentials starter pack upon arrival, this include things such as washing up liquid, toilet rolls and tea bags etc. This was such a bonus for me, many times with rentals these items are not supplied and after a long drive the last thing you want to do is head to the shops as soon as you get in!
Elaine was available for help and information though out the whole holiday, via text or phone call, she even helped us source the best local sausages for our BBQ! (Definitely worth asking about)
The Barn has its own shelter for dogs outside, and also its own BBQ as well as a free supply of two tucks full of logs for the double-breasted log burner. My niece was overwhelmed by the children and family board games inside the kitchen and many an evening was spent playing with them!
I would highly recommend this Holiday Rental to everyone, but please note before booking - The barn is not in walking distance to a local town, restaurant or shop. If you don't intend to do much driving, but want to visit Cornwall and places in Devon this may not be the rental for you.
This is our second stay, the first was three years ago and the memory of the previous visit didn't disappoint. The area is lovely and the property is beautifully set out, tastefully decorated and well equipped for a family of mixed ages.
The standard of cleanliness is very high and the little touches like a bottle of fizz cooling in the fridge along with fresh milk and cup cakes ready for us after a long day travelling were very much appreciated.
Elaine and Dick, the proud owners, take the time to ensure you're needs are met both prior to booking and during your stay.
The toys provided and use of the wildlife room was utilised fully by the younger members of our party.
The only downside - a week isn't long enough to enjoy everything the property can offer!
We holiday in this beautiful part of the North Devon/ Cornish coastline annually and have used the Stone Barn many times for both small breaks to large family get togethers.
It is a fabulous property which caters for all of our needs and is consistently presented to a very high standard on all aspects and a Credit to the owners and hosts.
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Booked Stone Barn for a 60th birthday celebration. Incredibly spacious, very well furnished and equipped. Great layout. Lovely welcome as well with biscuits and milk. Really peaceful area and a great enclosed garden for young children. Would highly recommend and if ever we are doing another family celebration in this area would definitely stay here again.