Guestbook

Testimonials from previous guests who have enjoyed a holiday at Barnfield Cottage.



We have had a really lovely family break at Barnfield. Great location to get to places, great weather and some lovely days on Saunton Beach and also fab trips to Lynton & Lynmouth and nearby Watersmeet.

The cottage is very welcoming and we really appreciated the welcome pack with the yummy cake!

Cottage layout was excellent for us and such comprehensive amenities – home-from-home and more! So glad to be able to have a secure garden for the dogs. Barnfield Cottage has provided us with all we had wanted for our holiday. We definitely recommend it and hope to return. Thank you

Jan Tullett & Family, Eastbourne, 

We had a wonderful time exploring the area from our comfortable base. We all slept so well and had such a relaxing stay. Our favourite days out for the children included Watermouth Castle and Putsborough Beach. The Dinosaur Park is also worth a visit. We had an enjoyable meal at The Black Venus in nearby Challacombe and amazing local steaks from Beshill Farm around the corner. Friday night fish and chips from the village van were also delicious. Thank you very much for providing such a well-equipped holiday home. The children were so happy to discover the toys and buckets & spades for the beach.

Richard Bowen, 

We have had a lovely week at Barnfield Cottage. The welcome hamper and fresh flowers were much appreciated as were all the baby items which were so helpful. We really have felt very at home here. The cottage is beautiful, extremely clean, comfortable beds and in such a peaceful village. Our eldest daughter especially enjoyed the doll’s house and books provided. Thank you! We very much enjoyed lovely outings to Lee Bay, Croyde, Clovelly, Arlington Court and Saunton Sands and really hope to return one day

The Osmond Family, Brill, Buckinghamshire, 

3 families of 4 had a thoroughly fantastic New Year's holiday in this brilliant cottage. We found Barnfield to be a true home-from-home. Everything you need is here. the beds are comfortable and the showers are superb. Hope to return one day!

The Rogers, Chacksfields and Burroughs families, Dartmouth, 

Lovely cottage, well-equipped and in a great area for exploring. Games Room was a bonus and well used by all. Thank you for the arrival hamper and fresh flowers which were very welcome.

Kurt, Emily, Heidi, Lesley, Larry, Jessica, Rebecca, Henry and Wo., 

Thank you for a lovely stay at Barnfield Cottage. The cottage has a perfect layout for 2+ families. Great location, central to all the attractions we wanted to visit. We were very grateful for all the children's items - cot basket of useful items, toys, changing mate and books. Thank you for the delicious cake, crisps, biscuits and wine! A lovely surprise! Hope to visit again soon! Love from us all.

The Smillis Family, Leicester, 

A lovely retreat for a family holiday. We were made to feel very welcome. The cottage is ideal, with plenty of space and its location is excellent for everything including early morning walks with my dog. Thank you!

The Greens and the Platts, Hampshire, 

6 adults, 5 kids and 2 dogs: we all settled in nicely with plenty of room in a comfortable home in North Devon. Beautiful area and we enjoyed a week's exploring in excellent weather. Going home after a lovely break.

The Wilkinson's, Lindsey's and Baxter's - Leicester, 


We had a fantastic time at Barnfield. My husband and myself were lucky enough to have the downstairs bedroom and I loved the mornings whilst getting ready with the doors wide open. Apart from one day, we were very lucky with the weather although I've heard you have a heat wave coming!

Donna Long. July 2017

Donna Long, 

We had a lovely two weeks at Barnfield. Both my sister and I and our parents have found this beautiful cottage very comfortable and relaxing. It really feels like a home, not a holiday home. The beds were very comfortable - so important - and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. We had beautiful weather but would be just as happy in a winter break with the lovely wood burner. Enjoyed meals at The Black Venus pub and can also highly recommend the New Inn in nearby Goodleigh.

The Preece's, Neath, South Wales, 

It's been a lovely week. Beautiful cottage, great neighbours and a nice dog-walking village. Hunters Inn at Heddon's Mouth and The Rock in Georgham are good pubs. Glorious North Devon is well-maned!

The Brown's, Amberley in Surrey, 

We have loved staying at this extremely well-equipped cottage. From the Tesco delivery on arrival the weekend ran smoothly and great fun was had by all, walking and visiting the North Devon coast. We would not hesitate to return to Barnfield Cottage again. Thank you.

The Ross Family, Bristol, 

What a fantastic cottage! Beautiful rooms, lovely homely feel to the place and everything we needed. Bratton Fleming is a very friendly village judging by the people we met on our dog walks locally. Can recommend the Black Venus pub in Challacombe who made us and our two dogs welcome on a Saturday night no less! Walks around Whistpoundland Reservoir - a real hidden gem!

The Bruno's, Bristol, 

What a fantastic cottage. Beautiful rooms. Lovely homely feel to the place and everything we needed!

Very friendly village - met many nice people on our dog walks locally and can recommend The Black Venus Pub who made us and our two small dogs very welcome on a Saturday night no less! Also, Whistlandpound Reservoir is a real HIDDEN GEM.

The Bruno's (Bristol), 

This house is amazing. Beautiful rooms and splendid views - a Fantastic weekend. Love the homely feeling and look forward to coming back.

The Apps, Shakespeare and Parkhouise Families from Devon, 

This house is amazing! Beautiful rooms and splendid views. A fantastic weekend. Loved the homely feeling. Look forward to coming back.

The Apps, Shakespeare and Parkhouse family, 

Many thanks for our stay in your fabulous cottage. The Boys really enjoyed the Games Room. We all had great nights in front of the woodburning stove. Beautiful countryside also a pleasure. We did one of the circular walks from the leaflet in the Welcome Book.

Helen Harding, Weymouth, 

Many thanks for our stay in your fabulous cottage. Boys really enjoyed many games in the games room and we all had a great night in front of the woodburning stove playing parlour games. A real 'home from home'. The beautiful countryside was a pleasure. We did one of the circular walks from the leaflet in the welcome pack.

RUTH & PAUL TAYLOR, DORCHESTER, 

We had a very enjoyable stay. Felt at home, comfortable and relaxed, finding everything we could possibly need - and more! We made the most of the weather, enjoying lovely circular walks around Lynton and the Valley of The Rocks, over Cointisbuty Hill to the lighthouse at Foreland Point and from The Hunter's Inn to Heddon's Mouth where we had a lovely Sunday lunch. Quite a fantastic weekend in fantastic accommodation and a helpful, friendly host.

Helen, Tony, Robyn (15) and Ollie (11), Dorchester, 

We had a very enjoyable stay, felt very at home and relaxed with everything we could possibly need – and more! We made the most of the dry weather– a circular walk around Lynton and Valley of the Rocks, a walk over Countisbury Headland to the Lighthouse and down to Heddon’s Mouth. Lovely meal at the Black Venus in Challacombe. Overall a fantastic weekend. Fantastic accommodation and a helpful, friendly host. Thanks for having us!

Jacqui Warrender, Exeter, 

Thank you so much for providing such a well-kept cottage which certainly felt like home. Lovely village and great access to the coastal walks. What a great place to be to send off 2016! January 2017

Dr. C Demarchi, London, 

★★★★★
"We had a truly wonderful stay at Barnfield Cottage. The cottage itself is located in a quiet but easily accessible part of North Devon, the setting is idyllic and a perfect place to explore villages and towns nearby. We were very impressed when we arrived on a cold Friday night to find the cottage cosy and welcoming with everything we could have wished for. All the little details had been thought of we were delighted with our choice. We were a party of three families all with children, my husband and I with our beautiful 16 month old daughter.

The owners had provided us with a number of little extras just in case we had forgotten to pack some of the essentials for her, the thought was very much appreciated. The only consideration if you have a little one, just walking, is that there are quite a few steps located in the cottage which is something just to be mindful of, this wasn't too much of a problem we just had to be extra vigilant.

We would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone looking to stay in a beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. Thank you!"

Julia Tomlinson, Cowbridge, Wales, 

Had a lovely time - the whole family enjoyed our stay. The cottage location and hosts were great. Thank you Rick and Charlie

Tony and Ann, Swanage, 

Wonderful week for a family get together in North Devon. So comfortable with everything we needed. Great walks through the Bratton Fleming woods locally as well as trips to Dunster, Lynmouth and Arlington Court. Fantastic! Thank you. May have to return for another lesson in flying an Aga!

The Marsh Clan, London and Cardiff, 

Had a lovely time in North Devon. The whole family enjoyed our stay. Barnfield's location and hosts were great. Thank you!

Tony & Ann, Swanage, Dorset, 

★★★★★
We loved this quirky cottage, where the owners have generously stocked the house with childrens' toys, beach essentials, sports equipment , utensils and we have had a wonderful time here. Situated close to Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay and Combe Martin beacheds it is also well positioned to enjoy the beautiful countryside. We would come back her like a shot!

Sheila Dowty, 

★★★★★
The cottage is just such a beautiful place to stay. You have made us very welcome and comfortable. The children have had the most amazing time here. We look forward to coming back. Thank you.

Sara, 

★★★★★
Our first impression was "Wow!" and that's exactly what we were looking for when booking a week away. Not disappointed! Lovely village and great choice and location for days out.

Sara Bidder, 

★★★★★
Have had a super holiday! Loved the cottage. Very roomy and comfortable. Highly recommended. Games room a real hit with the goods. Thank you for scones on our arrival - lovely!

Nina Jenkins, 

★★★★★
A wonderful family holiday in a very beautiful location. So much to see and do. The house so comfortable, a real country cottage. Thank you so much!

B Lytton, 

Great cottage for a summer break with the family
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The cottage is a lovely base for exploring North Devon. All the rooms are lovingly presented, we especially enjoyed the comfortable lounge; the well resourced kitchen with large family kitchen table. The games room was a superb place for my teenage daughters to hang out. A great base to visit the beach at Woolacombe; the shopping at Barnstaple; and the cycling at Fremington Quay. Lovely owners too. Would highly recommend.

L Haigherty, Colchester, 

★★★★★
The most beautiful, quintessentially English, "chocolate box" cottage - the perfect place to escape at any time of the year.

S. Lyons, 

★★★★★
I've been staying at Barnfield Cottage for a number of years - and I feel my shoulders drop as soon as I turn into the driveway. It is everything a cottage should be - beautiful thatched roof, wood burning fire for the evenings, handbuilt kitchen and the most gorgeous stove. I can't recommend Barnfield enough.

Anna Taylor, Derby, 
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