Delightful barn conversion  | Wheelwrights, Chaffcutters - Friars Cottages, Kentisbury Ford, near Barnstaple
Attractive holiday home with gravelled patio | Chaffcutters - Friars Cottages, Kentisbury Ford, near Barnstaple
  • Cottage
  • Kentisbury Ford, near Barnstaple
  • UKC1406

Friars Cottages - Chaffcutters


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

This delightful barn conversion is ideal for a family holiday, within easy reach of the dramatic, north Devon coast.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to courtyard.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric central heating. Highchair. Please note: There is a fenced stream in the grounds, 10 yards away.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

Ideally located for exploring the delights of North Devon and Exmoor, Chaffcutters (ref. UKC1406), Wheelwrights (ref. UKC1407) and Chapel Cottage (ref. HOOM) are the perfect base for your holiday.
Chaffcutters (ref. UKC1406) and Wheelwrights (ref. UKC1407) were converted from an old stone barn, the properties still have a couple of clues to their past life. The well-appointed cottages, with their enclosed courtyard gardens are located in the hamlet of Kentisbury Ford.
Chapel Cottage (ref. HOOM) is a single storey, detached holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful North Devon countryside. The cottage has been thoughtfully converted, and the enclosed patio is an ideal suntrap from which to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
From here, you are never very far from the attractions that make north Devon a great holiday destination. Whether you are a couple with a dog or a young family, there is much to see and do in the local area. The stunning, sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are a must during your stay where you can learn to surf or hopefully, top up your tan. There are many other coves and bays at Combe Martin, Lee Bay and Hele Bay which are ideal for rock pooling. Towards Lynton and Lynmouth there is dramatic scenery as Exmoor meets the coast, from the plunging cliffs at Countisbury Head to the beauty of the Valley of the Rocks. There is the Victoria Cliff Railway connecting Lynton to Lynmouth and also access to the Southwest Coast Path. At Ilfracombe, there is bustling harbourside and the Tunnels Beaches. The regional town of Barnstaple has a good range of shops and amenities including the must-see historic Pannier market. For some real holiday excitement, a trip to Watermouth Castle, Combe Martin Wildlife Park or the Big Sheep will certainly make somebodies holiday. There are National Trust properties at Arlington, Knightshayes and Castle Drogo and the RHS gardens at Rosemoor are certainly worth the journey. There is cycling on the Tarka Trail, golf, horse riding and fishing all available locally. Shop 500 yards, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 750 yards.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests.


Coastal within 5 miles

Cot Available - Cot


Enclosed garden / patio

Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio


Horse Riding nearby

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Open Plan

Parking-designated on site


Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 13 reviews


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Value for money




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Overall rating




  • Couple


out of 10

very nice cottage in a lovely quiet area,perfect for touring the local area and exmoor, everything you could want in a holiday home,a lovely place to stay,we had a great holiday and would book again,met the hosts who were very nice,friendly and helpful.

26 Jun 2022


  • Buckinghamshire

  • Couple


out of 10

Nice cosy cottage and had a lovely welcome from the owner.

7 Oct 2021


  • Gloucester

  • Couple


out of 10

Lovely quaint cottage with a real rustic feel, set within a beautiful scenic area, with a little stream by the front. No need for any frills, it is a rural country cottage and everything you need is provided, in a relaxing environment. The master bed was extremely comfortable. Other than mainly farm traffic, and the morning cockerel in the background, it's a very quiet setting. Located in the middle of nowhere, but a great base as in the middle of getting to most of North Devon's popular destinations. We didn't get to meet the hosts, but they were extremely accommodating in providing local farm shop information (definitely recommend Besshill Farm shop) and updates to allow for early arrival, as well as providing tea, coffee, milk etc on arrival. Would definitely use again.

4 Oct 2021

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