- Sleeps 24
- Beach Nearby
- Dogs Allowed
- Games Room
- Hen Parties
- Stag Party
Berry is an elegant Georgian house situated remotely in open farmland close to the cliffs of the rugged and dramatic North Devon coast. This a designated ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ and the house has superb views out to sea (in a Westerly direction – affording great sunsets) as well as inland across a wooded valley to the tall mediaeval tower of St Nectan’s church in the nearby hamlet of Stoke. This large house to rent is available for big parties, holidays and corporate events
Its origins date back to mediaeval times, but the house was enlarged and completely remodeled in the 1760s to provide the home for the land agent of the neighbouring Hartland Abbey Estate. Workmanship was to exceptionally high standards for the time, including fine paneling to many of the rooms. The house remained remarkably untouched until acquired relatively recently by the present owners who have undertaken its painstaking and sympathetic restoration in 2006/7. Great care has been taken to retain the historic character of the building whilst discreetly incorporating the best modern services and to provide a great sense of contemporary style without the feeling of being ‘too new’!
Entrance hall with main staircase opening to formal panelled drawing room and dining room, with open fire and wood burning stove respectively. Cellars include an original wine cellar and laundry facilities. The rear hall leads to a large flag-stoned kitchen with sunny breakfast room beyond. French windows open from the breakfast room to the walled terrace for outside dining. There is a boot / utility room, cloakroom and at the rear 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a secondary staircase.
There are 5 large and luxurious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, three of which are ensuite.
There are 3 attic rooms and two bathrooms 1 of which is ensuite.
Bedrooms range in style from the grand panelled Georgian rooms to the simple almost rustic and the attic, which has the feel of a good modern barn conversion. All have been carefully designed and are equipped with sumptuous beds. Bathrooms are all newly fitted with top quality German fittings throughout.
In total there are 10 bedrooms (all 6ft doubles or 3ft twins), four of which have an additional single ‘daybed’. There are 8 bathrooms (5 bath / 3 shower), four of which are en-suite.
Games Barn Games Room
The Games Barn is a great indoor space providing table tennis, basketball and 5-a-side footie. It also has an assortment of toddler play equipment, large screen TV and sound system.
The Games Room is on the first floor with petit-football and pool table and a computer set-up providing wi-fi internet and links to all local attractions and information. Beyond is the reading room facing West out to sea with comfortable sofas on which to curl up with a good book or watch the large screen TV with video/DVD.
During your stay
There’s something for everyone on the rugged north Devon coast. Get the family moving with a cycle ride along the wonderfully flat and scenic Tarka Trail, walk along the South West coastal path, surf at Westward Ho! or Croyde Bay. Visit the picturesque villages of Appledore and Clovelly or amuse the kids with a day trip to The Big Sheep. The fascinating island of Lundy can be easily reached from Bideford where you may be lucky enough to see puffins, seals, dolphins and basking sharks.
See our Activities list for clay shooting, riding and a host of other exciting things to do.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
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- Table Football
- Pool Table
- BBQ area
- Large Games Barn with:
- Table Tennis
- Five a side Football
- Large screen TV
- Sound system