Architect: Feilden Fowles
The Cob, Devon, UK
Sleeps 9 (+cots)
Designed by award-winning architects Feilden Fowles and finished in 2012, The Cob is a superior barn conversion offering luxurious yet family friendly accommodation in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
The Cob is situated on a seven-acre farm which is also home to its sister holiday property, The Red Barn (which sleeps four plus cot), nestled between two nature reserves.
The Cob has a very large, light-filled, open-plan reception room, plus a kitchen-diner equipped with all mod cons. The roomy dining table will comfortably seat ten and there is a large central range cooker, so cooking can be a sociable occasion. The bifold doors open onto the east terrace from the dining room so you are able to extend outside. The reception room has two large comfy sofas with an additional armchair, a flatscreen TV and a Bose sound system. Along with the kitchen and reception, downstairs there is also a double bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room, and a separate guest WC.
Upstairs the barn overlooks open countryside and encourages wildlife watching. Here, there is a large family bathroom with complimentary REN toiletries provided, plus three additional bedrooms: a double with king-size bed, a twin/double (can be arranged as either with zip-and-link beds), and a fun bunk room, which also has a truckle bed so sleeps three comfortably. There is underfloor heating throughout and also a large wood burning stove.
The Cob has two private terraces and a large grassy garden, perfect for football, al fresco breakfasts or evening drinks. The bifold doors to the eastern terrace bring the outside in, and allow children to roam freely while in safe sight of parents. There are also wooded areas with dens for children, large grassy areas, a vegetable plot and formal gardens.
The Cob is located four miles from Bude, a town with some of the country’s best beaches, including Northcott Mouth, Summerleaze, Widemouth Bay and Crackington Haven. The beaches are perfect for rock-pooling and surfing, and the coastal path is particularly stunning for walkers.
There are extensive opportunities for sailing, rowing and golf, and of course the Tate Gallery in St Ives. Eateries in the area include Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in Watergate Bay.
The nearest train station is Exeter St David’s, from where buses can be taken to Bude. The nearest airport is Exeter, from which Bude is 63 miles.
1 Jan-30 Mar £1,250 per week
31 Mar-20 Apr £1,750 per week
21 Apr-25 May £1,600 per week
26 May-1 Jun £2,300 per week
2 Jun-6 Jul £1,750 per week
7 Jul-31 Aug £2,595 per week
1 Sep-5 Oct £1,750 per week
6 Oct-26 Oct £1,600 per week
27 Oct-21 Dec £1,250 per week
Short breaks available outside of peak weeks
Please note that changeover day is Friday
Guests can arrive any time after 3pm
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