Bartridge Farm Holiday Cottage, North Devon

Self-catering accommodation for up to 4 people

In the heart of unspoilt Tarka country, (from Henry Williamson's "Tarka the Otter") Bartridge Farm Holiday Cottage is ideally situated to explore the rolling landscape of Exmoor, the deep wooded valleys, rugged coastline, sandy beaches, pretty villages or bustling seaside towns.

The cottage is set in its own tranquil location next to the farmhouse amongst farmland on the side of the Taw valley. Approached along a private lane that winds its way up from the River Taw below to its commanding viewpoint on the side of the valley, it provides spectacular views for many miles around. Buzzards, deer, badgers, rabbits, foxes, owls, bats and kingfishers are amongst a number of animals that are local inhabitants.

The accommodation and pool were imaginatively restored in 1992 from 17th century stone barns, retaining original features such as oak beams but with the benefit of modern comforts.

Cottage lounge

Looking through to dining area from lounge

Original features

Original features


Exmoor and the famous north devon beaches are from just 25 minutes drive away. Dartmoor is an easy 30 minute drive away. The area all around the cottage is designated by the local authority as an official area of great landscape value and just 400 metres away is one of only a few designated wild woodlands in the county. The warm indoor pool is fed from spring water and treated by a state of the art salt chlorination system.The HOT TUB is located outside the swimming pool set into the raised sunny decking area. This is a cottage very well equipped for all your self catering needs. There is ample parking next to the cottage.

We do not allow smoking in the cottage.

The cottage has been open for nearly 30 years (with the same owners) and the majority of bookings are from repeat business or on recommendation. The cottage is well maintained and major refurbishments are undertaken every few years. For 2021 we are reducing the number of guests allowed in the cottage from 5 to 4. This is to allow us to put a panoramic window in the man bedroom allowing incredible views over the valley below from the king size bed.

You can book online on this website using credit, debit cards or direct bank transfer.


Patio and hot tub

View of the River Taw

The River Taw


Bedroom 1

1 King size bed with new pocket sprung superior mattress, built in wardrobe, drawers and radio alarm clock and hair dryer

Bedroom 2

Full size bunk beds with built in wardrobe, drawers etc. This is a very small room ideal for youngsters or one adult.


We provide two travel cots, one in the pool area and one for placing in either bedroom. 


Fireplace, leather sofa and armchair, rocking chair, internet access point (up to 6 meg), 32" flatscreen LCD TV with Freesat, video player. DVD player. There is a wide selection of books and DVDs in the cottage. Linen is provided along with tea towels but swimming and beach towels are not provided.

Cottage bedroom


Family bathroom

Family bathroom



Tumble dryer, washing maching and freezer in the utility room.

The kitchen was completed refurbished in March 2016 with quality (Neff and Bosch ) built in appliances such as fridge, microwave, oven and dishwasher. The ceramic hob is inset into a high quality granite work surface. A Belfast sink adds a stylish and practical touch.

Full signal strength for all mobile phone networks. Free high speed wifi also available.


Dining area, seating for 4 (a high chair is also available).


Bath, shower, sink and toilet. There is also another shower and toilet available in the pool area.

Swimming Pool

More about the indoor pool.


Full oil fired central heating in every room plus a super log burner in the lounge. The central heating boiler is situated outside the property but guests have full control over the heating.

Other Facilities

Fully carpeted throughout. Games, jigsaws and book. Linen is provided (towels not provided).

View from the cottage

View from the cottage

Wildflowers behind the cottage

Wildflowers behind the cottage


Guest commentsGuest Comments

quotes l My husband took me here for a birthday treat and it turned out to be the absolute icing on the cake! We were not expecting the cottage to be so exceptional. It catered for an entire family and there was nothing missing for a perfect stay. The cottage and indoor pool were well heated and we found our stay so cosy that we failed to explore the beautiful scenery. However, we had the perfect view from the window. We found some great eating places in Barnstaple which wasn't too far. And finally we had the most beautiful experience watching the stars in the night... that truly was magical!quotes r

quotes l Just coming to the end of a truely relaxing holiday here at Bartridge Cottage. Waking up to the magnificent view over the Devon countryside is something we could definitely do for much longer!!! An excellent location for so many great things to do, especially for us with young children.quotes r