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Lane Barton Leisure Barn

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From the far end looking toward the kitchen/big screen and front entrance
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8 bedrooms
12 bathrooms
32 guests
2 nights minimum
Barn
Five geodesic sleeping pods with 4 single beds / pod. Ensuite Shower & WC with 2 extra WCs in The Barn for convenience. Communal dining area for 32 people and a large galley kitchen to support a large group.With 2 ovens 4 hobs 2 fridges an under counter deep freeze and all your general kitchen requirements including microwave, toasters, kettles bread box china & cutlery.. Large astroturf games area. Can also be used as a party dance area or lying back on one of the many bean bags to watch a movie on the big screen. Surround sound system can link with most devices to play your favourite music and fill The Barn with your own vibes. A great base for groups of friends, extended family reunions & celebrations. Just a short drive from the Atlantic Highway and many of North Devon's attractions, ...Five geodesic sleeping pods with 4 single beds / pod. Ensuite Shower & WC with 2 extra WCs in The Barn for convenience. Communal dining area for 32 people and a large galley kitchen to support a large group.With 2 ovens 4 hobs 2 fridges an under counter deep freeze and all your general kitchen requirements including microwave, toasters, kettles bread box china & cutlery.. Large astroturf games area. Can also be used as a party dance area or lying back on one of the many bean bags to watch a movie on the big screen. Surround sound system can link with most devices to play your favourite music and fill The Barn with your own vibes. A great base for groups of friends, extended family reunions & celebrations. Just a short drive from the Atlantic Highway and many of North Devon's attractions, 12 miles and your in Cornwall and some of it's famous surfing beaches. Lots of activities in the area Watersports, Horse Riding, Paintballing, Coasteering, Fishing (sea & freshwater ). Not to mention the miles of coastal paths, cycle trails and the list goes on.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is permitted outside but not inside the premises
Bathrooms
5 Half baths, 5 Attached (ensuite), 2 Showers
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Meet the host
Derek L
Hosting since July 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 89%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI like to be around to introduce you to The Leisure Barn and show you how things work. I'm always close at hand and will help were ever possible but I go out of my way not to be intrusive. I want you to feel the space is yours during your stay. I will hopefully be able to suggest places to visit while you're here depending on your interests.
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Reviews (34)
revillug
revillug
13 contributions
Beautiful cottages, too!
We just returned after a wonderfully relaxing couple of days at a Lane Barton cottage. Yes, they have beautiful cottages for rent. What an amazing experience! The cottage is extremely well equipped and the hosts, Derek and Angie, are the most gracious and welcoming people that I’ve met. We didn’t know what to visit in the area, so they pointed out all the highlights and we had one of the best vacations ever - great recommendations for restaurants and local sites. I will definitely return for a longer stay.
Visited June 2022
Written June 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lucy R
Lucy R
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution
New Year at the barn
A group of 30 of us stayed adults and children, we had the best time! The barn is well equipped it has everything you need. The children loved the space and enjoyed every minute they kept themselves entertained. We played games, sang karaoke until early hours and got in the hot tub. Derek is very welcoming and will help with anything. As a big group we had a Asda delivery to the barn. The pods are lovely and warm. We had a excellent new year! This was our 2nd visit and will definitely book again.
Visited December 2021
Written January 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dramjane
dramjane
Essex, United Kingdom9 contributions
Perfect, Peaceful location
I was one of a group of 12 adults with one 9 month old and stayed for 3 nights. Totally enjoyed the experience. The place had everything we needed. The kitchen was very well equipped, the pods were very comfortable. The space inside the shed was impressive, played a few games of badminton and table tennis in the evenings. We were free to make the place our own for the few days we were there. Derek was a font of knowledge and recommended a number of places to visit. Would strongly recommend this place.
Visited September 2021
Written September 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stu G
Stu G
5 contributions
Great place for the money
Just got back from a cracking weekend at the Leisure Barn and can’t wait to return. Derek was really helpful all throughout the build up and was available on site whenever we needed him during our stay Our party included 6 families and it was ideal. There was plenty to keep the kids busy and off electronics for 48 hours which made it very easy for parents to relax Derek let me borrow his lawn mower to cut a football pitch into the top field. There’s a bbq and big table outside the barn which was a nice sun trap during the day and we lit a fire pit there during the evening, there’s loads of room inside for everything else The pods are a lot bigger than they look so comfortably fit a family of 4. A few of the electrical bits were a bit temperamental so worth bringing a Bluetooth speaker with you...Or it’s a great excuse to drag out a few old CD’s down from the loft Activities included table tennis, football, rugby, badminton, squash, head tennis, hot tub, frisbee, bowls, darts, pool, golf It’s really well equipped, perhaps a little rough around the edges in places? But this only adds to its charm. And to get all this for under £200 per family for the weekend is amazing value for money. I wholeheartedly recommend the place and will look to book again next year
Visited July 2020
Written July 20, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christine B
Christine B
4 contributions
Great place for large get together
Due to extreme heavy rainfall unfortunately we had a few puddles in the main barn, however Derek spent all day with a powerful water extractor getting it all dry in no time. The host Derek was extremely helpful but did not interfere with our stay he provided Halloween decorations for the children. The barn is fully equipped and the children were safe to play in a large space and the lounge was great as a games room and movie room. Will definitely visit again and recommend.
Visited November 2019
Written November 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AbiJoe
AbiJoe
Halesowen, United Kingdom19 contributions
Fab fab fab!!!! Can’t wait to come back.
A party of 8 girls came away to celebrate my 40th birthday. Well I’m not sure where to start. We all had the best weekend ever. The barn was fantastic, so much space, lovely comfy cosy beds, everywhere was clean and having the en-suite was brilliant. We set up a bar and enjoyed the amazing sound system and partied the night away. We watched movies, cooked great meals in the full equipped kitchen and relaxed in the hot tub. We didn’t sleep much but when we did get to bed the silence of being in the countryside was lovely and so dark. The outside space is really good, with bbq and seating area and lovely views. Derek and his Wife were fab from start to finish. My sister had organised a surprise cake that Derek and his wife had helped with. We had a few hiccups getting DVD’s on but Derek was always on hand to help us. We will definitely be back in the future and highly recommend to groups, hens, stags or large families. Thank you!!!!!
Visited July 2019
Written September 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Derek L
Derek L
OMG, Abi Thanks so much for the glowing revue. I just love feedback like this, it gives me a real buzz to keep doing what we're doing......THANK YOU
Written September 13, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sioux67
Sioux67
Northampton, United Kingdom29 contributions
Summer family holiday
2nd year stay for our family group of 14 & again a great venue for a large group- although a little chilly Derek the host kindly provided extra heaters for us. On a wet day the place comes into its own for children & adults to play &/or use hot tub - pods are great - providing personal privacy when needed. The Clean freshly laundered bedding is great & much appreciated!! A unique place & I would recommend.
Visited August 2019
Written August 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bucky1984
Bucky1984
Basingstoke, United Kingdom1 contribution
Perfect Venue for a stag
This was a perfect venue for a stag or a large group holiday. The barn is huge with loads of room to play games and burn off some energy. We had 20 of us and there was more room than we needed. There is all the facilities you need from loads of games equipment, large kitchen, dining room and lounge that could all accommodate the 20 of us. There was so much room we didn’t leave the barn for the two nights out because we had everything we needed there. The rooms finish is basic but perfectly comfortable and the fact you have a separate toilet and shower per room proved very useful. Derek is really accommodating and the remote location is both beautiful and quiet so you don’t feel guilty making noise. Derek doesn’t mention much about the outside space, which he should as there is a great patio, lawn area and bbq with beautiful views over the fields. So basically I couldn’t recommend it enough for an active holiday or stag/hen event.
Visited July 2019
Written July 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Derek L
Derek L
Thanks so much for the great review. No need to mention everything as a few surprises always helps.
Written August 12, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah B
Sarah B
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom8 contributions
Great place for large family get together
Really unique place it is exactly what it says on the tin a farm yard barn with great holiday facilities inside. In many ways it still feels very much the cow shed it originally was and the look when you first walk in is quite basic with wood chip walls, corigated metal panels, concrete slabs and big sliding barn door at the end. However once you get past that this is an awesome place. The pods inside are brilliantly done the pictures online don't do them justice, they are bigger than they look fit 4 fairly comfortably and feel like proper onsuite bedrooms with adjustable colour lighting that really adds to the feel of them. There are three bedrooms and a little lounge with a sofabed in upstairs as well, these are up a quite a steep set of stairs and again these look very basic with wood chip walls and are definitely not as nice as the pods, however the beds were really comfortable and they had wall heaters that kept them nice and warm, they are internal so have no windows but actually this meant that we all, especially the kids slept really well in them! There are 2 showers and toilets upstairs and the showers are powerful and there is plenty of hot water. Downstairs you have the kitchen which is really well equipped and has everything you will need including two large carreteias. There is also a large dinning area with lots of tables and seating for every one this is a little dark but a good size and has a to with free sat. The kitchen and the dinning room are both open on to the barn so do get cold in evening and morning. There is. Also a really good sized lounge area with comfy sofas for at least 18 people and great size coffee table, which was great for board games. It also has a to which acts as a second screen for the one in the dinning room which is nice but you do have to go back to the dinning room every time you want to change channel! We took our Xbox with us though so we hooked this up in the lounge for the kids which worked really well. The lounge has a wall heater and we put one on the portable blow heater in too so it stayed really toasty. There is also a utilit room with 2washing machines. The main draw though is the main barn which is huge and we had lots on fun in it, playing badminton, pool and ping pong,the kids and dogs loved charging around the space and we all loved using the hot tub, we also watched movies on the big screen in the evening although it does need to be dark to see the screen properly, the comfy beanbags and blankets are great for this. We also used the BBQ outside several times. Location is great really rural and peaceful but can drive to a big range of amenities, attractions and beaches with in about 30mins. Overall this place was perfect for what we wanted, a large space for family get together so that everyone could have a good time with out getting in each other way.
Visited April 2019
Written April 15, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Doh72
Doh72
Exeter, United Kingdom11 contributions
Excellent and a generous donation!
Derek very kindly donated a mid week 2 night stay for 10 people to a Charity auction. I was the lucky winner at £700 for a great cause, Derek also allowed us to change this to a weekend and add extra people. We had an amazing time, lots of fun and made many memories. The Barn is very well equipped with activity/games and the hot tub was fab. The kitchen has plenty of space and with 3 fridges we were able to fill one with alcohol! Thank you again Derek, we had a lovely weekend and we will be sure to return.
Visited February 2019
Written March 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Derek L
Derek L
Thanks for the 5 bubbles and look forward to seeing tri hards again!
Written March 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Game Room
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Yard
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Just 1 mile from the village of Woolfardisworthy, renown for it's pub, The Farmers Arms, and also boasting a great shop & chippy.The Leisure Barn sits just a couple of miles inland from the Atlantic Highway giving you access to many of North Devon's sandy beaches and fishing harbours. Great walking along the coastal path that can be picked up at any point and never too far from moorland sites too as both Exmoor and Dartmoor are just a 45 minute drive away.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Best practice is to travel into Woolsery village before letting the Saty Nav take over completely!! Otherwise the journey to Lane Barton will be via very narrow country lanes. The Sat Nav will get you to the bottom of the farm lane. Drive up the lane to the Blue Council sign saying 'unsuitable for motor vehicles' Congratulations you've arrived!!
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lane Barton Leisure Barn

Lane Barton Leisure Barn is able to accommodate up to 32 guests. See all property details.

Lane Barton Leisure Barn has 12 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Lane Barton Leisure Barn has 8 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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