High on a hillside, overlooking the beautiful Mole Valley on the very edge of the tiny village of Mariansleigh, is Widehay Barn. Bright and spacious this lovely holiday home has been converted from a former barn. The living area is open plan, ideal for cooking and eating together. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a family bathroom with luxurious claw foot tub. On the first floor are two further bedrooms; the large master with a 5ft double bed and a pretty twin bedded room, each with their own en-suite shower room. Surrounding the barn is an acre of enclosed lawned garden giving plenty of space for children to play whilst the grown-ups relax and enjoy the outstanding and uninterrupted views to Exmoor and beyond. About four and a half miles away, the market town of South Molton, offers a wider range of shopping and recreational activities and the fabulous beaches on the North Devon coast are just under an hour's drive.
Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner. Utility Room. Bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin. First Floor: Bedroom 2 with 5ft double bed and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin.
South Molton is 'The Gateway to Exmoor' and is in North Devon, boasting shops, amenities and a weekly market. Not far from coastal and inland spots it will suit all visitors. Close by are forests, moors, rivers and coast, with churches and other historical buildings. There is walking on the South West Coast Path and there is the North Devon beaches. Visit the National Trust's Watersmeet Gorge, Valley of the Rocks and the cliff railway. On Exmoor, there are walks as well as Tarr Steps, Lanacre Bridge and the village of Withypool. Further afield, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin are worth a visit, and for the best beaches in the country, visit Woolacombe and Saunton and Croyde.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!