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Nutcombe Barn

Nutcombe Barn

Ref: 10667

Sleeps: 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Nutcombe Barn is our largest cottage and is the other half of a semi-detached Grade II listed barn conversion, next door to Cider house (to the right of the main picture). The perfect cottage for larger families sleeping up to six in three en-suite rooms, with stunning views across the valley.


Nutcombe Barn comprise of:

First Floor: Like Nutcombe Cottage and Cider house, Nutcombe Barn is a bank barn and therefore entry is from the rear of the property at ground level onto the first floor of the cottage. Here you will find an open plan living/kitchen/dining area with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, solid English oak flooring and original stonework with the added bonus of a Juliet balcony where you get stunning views out over the pond to the countryside beyond.

 The kitchen area is fitted with blue cupboards and solid granite work surfaces and is equipped with a built in fridge/freezer, ceramic hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle and plenty of crockery and cutlery for several days. With a dishwasher no one will need to wash up, but they may just want to with the view from the window by the sink!

The open plan lounge/dining area has a large flat screen Smart TV with Freesat box offering over 200 channels as well as a DVD player with a small selection of DVD's and family games. No need to fight over seating, as there are three large leather sofas positioned for socializing or just watching TV or admiring the view.  The furniture is solid oak to match the flooring and there is the added convenience of a small separate toilet with washbasin off the lounge area.

The dining area has a large oak dining table with six chairs. The table can be extended with the addition of inserts to create a much larger table which can seat up to 12 people, making it perfect for larger parties taking both Nutcombe Barn and Cider house (see below for details)

Upstairs bedroom Off the kitchen there is access to one of our king size en-suite bedrooms where you will find a wrought iron king size bed with oak bedside cabinets and wardrobe. There are views from the window out over the dog garden to the countryside beyond. The limestone, luxury en-suite shower room has a large walk in shower with rainfall shower head and massage jet system for the ultimate in luxury showering as well as a loo and washbasin.

The two further en-suite bedrooms are located on the lower floor where you will also find a washer/dryer and under stairs cupboard with ironing board, airer, hoover and table inserts. There are French doors from both the downstairs bedrooms onto the terrace at the rear of the cottage (see outdoor space)

The master bedroom offers plenty of space with wrought iron king size bed, solid oak bedside cabinets and added luxury of a large walk in wardrobe so plenty of space to store all your essentials. There is also a large limestone en-suite shower room with extra-large walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and massage jet system for the ultimate in luxury bathing.

The twin bedroom is a large room again with two full-size three-foot singles, oak bedside cabinets and large chest of drawers. There is an extra-large fitted wardrobe, so plenty of storage space. There is also a luxurious limestone bathroom with a full-size bath with overhead shower; so perfect for those who prefer to bathe rather than shower, or for families with children.

Large family gatherings To enable us to cater for larger parties, we have the capability of opening up between Nutcombe Barn and Cider House at first floor level to create one larger property that can sleep ten people in five en-suite rooms. This offers the perfect solution for large family gatherings like Christmas and New Year or just an extended family holiday. There is the option to have the furniture moved so that Nutcombe Barn becomes a social space and Cider House becomes a dining area. Please note This is not available during peak summer season.

Central Heating and WiFi All our cottages have full oil-fired central heating with unlimited free WiFi.

Linen All linen is provided including towels and T-towels. We ask that you bring your own beach towels and dog towels and that cottage supplies are not used for this purpose.

Outside Space Nutcombe Barn has its own south facing courtyard accessed from either of the two downstairs bedrooms which is equipped with dining furniture with parasol for alfresco dining, as well as two sun loungers. A perfect spot to sit and watch the swallows dipping on the pond across the courtyard and the views beyond.

At the rear of the property there is another seating area together with a BBQ for the perfect summer treat. 

Family Friendly We have available a full-size wooden cot together with a highchair for our younger visitors. There is also a stair gate at the top of the stairs for their safety.

Dog friendly We happily accept one medium/large or two small dogs in Nutcombe Barn. We ask that dogs be kept off the furniture but do provide throws for those who cannot resist. We also request they are kept upstairs in the living area and they are not to be left unattended in the cottage. Visitors with dogs at Nutcombe Barn are asked to use our dog garden which is about 10 feet from the door and use the dog bin provided to clear up after their pet. You also have use of our three-acre field to exercise your dogs or just to observe the abundance of wildlife including, rabbits, badgers, the occasional deer and plenty of birds and buzzards flying overhead. Please see Your Dogs Holiday at Nutcombe for our Dog House Rules.

Changeover Day Our changeover day for Nutcombe Barn is a Saturday from May Half Term to October Half Term Flexible changeover out of main season (see Short Breaks)

Short Breaks Flexible short breaks of a minimum of 3 nights are available from October Half Term to May Half Term


Take a look at our photos of Nutcombe Barn


Take a look below for availability in Nutcombe Barn. For availability in our properties please visit the individual Cottage pages.

Change over day: Flexible, Saturday



  • Prices are shown per week and are fully inclusive of all heating and electricity, linen, towels and T-Towels.
  • Short breaks are available from October Half Term to May Half Term (excluding school holidaysor at late notice if available. Minimum 3 night stay.

Short Break prices are as follows: 
3 Night Stays 75% of weekly winter rate
4 Night Stays 80% of weekly winter rate
5 Night Stays 85% of weekly winter rate
6 Night Stays 90% of weekly winter rate

  • Couples Discount We offer discounted low season breaks for couples in Nutcombe Barn. Please ask for prices. 
  • Please note that the rental period shall commence at 4.00pm on the first day of your holiday and finish at 10.00am on the day of departure.

Low season October Half Term- May Half Term (excluding School holidays). Change over day of choice with Short Breaks available (excluding school holidays).

Mid / High Season May Half Term  - End October Half Term - Bookings are for full weeks only unless very late availability. Changeover day is Saturday

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Rental rates are for the entire property.

From To Weekly Minimum Stay
17 Apr 21 29 May 21 £660 3 Nights
29 May 21 05 Jun 21 £875 7 Nights
05 Jun 21 26 Jun 21 £715 7 Nights
26 Jun 21 03 Jul 21 £805 7 Nights
03 Jul 21 10 Jul 21 £865 7 Nights
10 Jul 21 17 Jul 21 £905 7 Nights
17 Jul 21 04 Sep 21 £1235 7 Nights
04 Sep 21 25 Sep 21 £715 7 Nights
25 Sep 21 23 Oct 21 £615 3 Nights
23 Oct 21 30 Oct 21 £715 7 Nights
30 Oct 21 18 Dec 21 £540 3 Nights
18 Dec 21 08 Jan 22 £1035 4 Nights
08 Jan 22 12 Feb 22 £595 3 Nights
12 Feb 22 26 Feb 22 £665 3 Nights
26 Feb 22 02 Apr 22 £610 3 Nights
02 Apr 22 23 Apr 22 £810 7 Nights
23 Apr 22 28 May 22 £725 3 Nights
28 May 22 04 Jun 22 £960 7 Nights
04 Jun 22 25 Jun 22 £785 7 Nights
25 Jun 22 02 Jul 22 £885 7 Nights
02 Jul 22 09 Jul 22 £950 7 Nights
09 Jul 22 16 Jul 22 £995 7 Nights
16 Jul 22 03 Sep 22 £1360 7 Nights
03 Sep 22 01 Oct 22 £785 7 Nights
01 Oct 22 22 Oct 22 £675 7 Nights
22 Oct 22 29 Oct 22 £785 7 Nights
29 Oct 22 17 Dec 22 £595 3 Nights
17 Dec 22 07 Jan 23 £1135 4 Nights

For Best Prices Book direct with us. You can check availability and prices for each cottage on the individual cottage pages.

  1. To reserve the property of your choice,  please complete an Enquiry form or contact us by telephone on 01271 889379 or email

  2. We will contact you within 24 hours to confirm if the property of your choice is available and the price.

  3. Once your dates and cottage has been confirmed as available, you will be sent a link to our Booking Form to SUBMIT.

  4. We will hold the property for seven days while we await your completed Booking Form & 30% deposit (see below)

  5. To secure your booking we require a non-refundable deposit which is 30% of the total amount due (See our Terms & Conditions).

  6. Preferred method of payment is via bank transfer, although we do accept cheques. We do not accept card payments.

  7. There  is an addition charge of £25 for one dog or £40 for two dogs.

  8. Following receipt of the booking form and deposit, we will email a confirmation receipt to you. This is a formal acceptance of your booking.

  9. The final payment will be due six weeks prior to your visit. 

Please read our Terms & ConditionsPrivacy PolicyAccess Statement and Your Dogs Holiday Day at Nutcombe before making a booking. 


Take a look at some lovely comments received from previous guests who have enjoyed their stay in Nutcombe Barn. For comments for guests in our other cottages, please see the individual cottage pages.

  • After a long winter in lockdown, we escaped to the perfect retreat. The standards in this property are very high, and everything was kept immaculately clean with extra focus on hygiene due to the pandemic. The three spacious bedrooms, all have luxury ensuites, and very comfortable beds. The scenery and views from the property are incredible, especially at this time of year, as we could watch the newborn lambs jumping around. We thoroughly enjoyed the cream tea; the homemade scones and jam were delicious. This is a beautiful part of the country, with so much to see and do. No drive seems too far away when you have such beautiful scenery to admire as you go. We were very lucky with the weather during our stay, and had beautiful blue skies every day, so enjoyed visiting Woolacombe and Croyde beaches. We would love to return in the not too distant future.

    — Nicky & Family, 19 Apr 2021
  • Had a lovely stay at Nutcombe Barn despite the mixed weather. The accommodation was superb and beautifully decorated and furnished and the location was both picturesque and peaceful - ideal for a relaxing break.
    Jackie and David were very good hosts - helpful and friendly whilst also being discreet.
    Lots to see and do in the area and some lovely walks with stunning scenery.
    We would have no hesitation in returning again in the future

    — Graham and Angie, 21 Oct 2020
  • Wonderful holiday at Nutcombe cottages with the family. We stayed in Nutcombe Barn which was perfectly clean and well stocked with everything we needed for us and the dogs. We enjoyed gorgeous views from the balcony and we loved walking the dogs around the field in the evenings, where we heard and saw owls and a horse shoe bats! The cottages are in a prefect location, so close to illfracombe and woolacombe. We will definitely be back again soon. Thank you for a great stay Jackie.

    — Gemma , 24 Aug 2020
  • Absolutely gorgeous Nutcombe Barn and cider house, ideal for larger families.
    It was immaculate and the views are just stunning :) we will be back next year! We really made the most of our time visiting the local beaches and chip shops of course.its in a lovely peaceful location and we all loved it so much,
    Thank you Jackie for making us feel so at home and answering any questions we had :)

    — Louise Oxborrow, 16 Aug 2020
  • We've had a fantastic holiday here despite the rain! The views are beautiful and the cottage is brilliant and has everything needed for a relaxing holiday. We'd love to come back again soon :)

    — Ashley, Phil & Family, 30 Sep 2019
  • We've had a really lovely stay in spite of a few days of rain & mizzle! The accommodation is lovely and spacious and very well equipped. The views are amazing, like a painting. Saunton & Woolacombe beaches are amazing and great for families and dogs with miles of soft sand. Lots to do for young families too. Great hosts. We will definitely be back!

    — Penny & Quinn & Family, 14 Sep 2019
  • Magical place! Really clean and comfortable. Everything we needed for a restful break. Weather kind, a bonus. Lots of wildlife and lovely walks for Dexter the dog. We would love to return.

    — Gill & Sharon, 31 Aug 2019
  • What an amzing week. Beautiful place to stay with everything needed for a family of 8 plus dog. Places we visited and would recommend- Woolacombe for it's beach, Ilfracombe for crazy golf, harbour and Verity, Hunters Inn, Valley of the Rocks & Lynton & Lynmouth, we followed the coast path, it's an experience :), Hele Bay is beautiful too. We've had an amazing week and will be returning soon.

    — Heenans, 06 Jul 2019
  • Weather could have been better at the beginning of the week. Loved the cottage Very well equipped- everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Recommended to us by a family member who stayed in Nutcombe Cottage last year. Over many years we have stayed in self-catering establishments in North Devon and this is one of the best. Hope to come back.

    — Connie, Trevor, Liz and john, 22 Jun 2019
  • What a wonderful week. Weather very kind to us and so managed to walk 100K in 6 days!! Lovely place to stay, very comfortable and everything provided to a very high standard. Fabulous views from the house and such peace and tranquility. Thank you. We would love to return to this wonderful place you have here.

    — Sandy, Rob and Family, 25 May 2019
  • it is rare to find such an immaculately kept holiday cottage which also welcomes dogs. And fascinating to watch the yearly transformation of David's garden. I hope to see the final result one day!

    — Gay & Family, 20 Apr 2019
  • We met to celebrate the life of a loved one who had recently passed. We were an extended family and this space made a very good venue to come together again. Wonderful views and peaceful setting. Thank you.

    — Saunders Family, 17 Mar 2019
  • What a lovely relaxing week! Very lucky to have nice weather this week. We have been to some great beaches and some good local walks too. The cottage is fantastic. Really well equipped too. We are already looking forward to our return visit later this year

    — Theresa, Clair & Family & Dougal the dog, 23 Feb 2019
  • We’ve enjoyed a lovely return visit to Nutcombe Cottage having previously enjoyed The Cottage and this time had a great time staying in the Barn. Everything we could wish for; like a home from home. We’ve been rock-pooling in Combe Martin, wandering in Ilfracombe, rambling around Baggy Point (would recommend if pregnant as if not after anything too challenging) and eaten ice cream in mid- January in Lynton and Lynmouth. Thank you as always for such a lovely little break. See you soon 😊

    — Josh, Amber & Margot, 15 Jan 2019
  • A fantastic few days away as an extended family over the New Year. We enjoyed visiting several local beaches including Combe martin which were all wonderful. An exciting coastal walk in the fog and rain was one to remember! The three cottages were excellent with plenty of room for all. Very well equipped and safe for the kiddies of all ages, making the break most relaxing and enjoyable. The dog garden worked very well for us. Thank you for your kind hospitality, until next time

    — The Roberts Family, 04 Jan 2019
  • We had a lovely week at the Barn despite the weather. It has been a comfortable cottage with all we could need. We enjoyed some excellent meals at the Black Venus in Challacombe. If you get a change, try the Duck in Port jus- superb! We also had a lovely walk on Woolacombe beach, Kofi loved chasing after his ball and all the interesting smells. The Beachcomber café was extremely dog friendly and we had a lovely lunch and they gave Kofu a sausage for his! Thank you Jackie and David for the cream tea and lovely cottage. We will return

    — Chris, Jackie & Kofi the dog, 08 Nov 2018
  • Sadly, only half our party were able to come, so we Skyped them to let them enjoy the beautiful view and the excellent accommodation here at Nutcombe Farm. We have enjoyed a beautiful place to stay, resting from our hectic lives, eaten far too many cakes and cream teas, but hey, that’s what Devon is about. We had a lovely welcome in the most well-appointed place to stay. Nothing was needed as everything was provided. Exmoor is a beautiful yet under-rated destination. We leave happy and rested. Thank you

    — The Ratcliffs, 15 Sep 2018
  • Lovely peaceful cottage with beautiful surroundings. Lucky to have had nice weather. Visited lots of seaside location. We especially liked being scared at the haunted Chambercombe Manor. The tour was informative both historically and paranormally’

    — The Shropshire Clan, 01 Sep 2018
  • A fantastic stay here thank you! We have enjoyed staying here for a week despite the slightly wet weather and have made many memories. Great central location meant trips to Woolacombe, Croyde, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple. Having 6 children with us has been quite full on but there is plenty to entertain. Thank you again for a lovely stay 😊

    — William & Family, 25 Aug 2018
  • Another lovely stay, this time in Nutcombe Barn. Having been here at Easter in Cider House, we know we’d have a fab and comfortable stay. Visited our usual haunts: Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Braunton (Squires for the BEST fish and chips), Lynton & Lynmouth, Barnstaple Pannier Market, Croyde and Bideford for craft supplies (wonderful haberdashery shops!) Thanks for a great stay. We will be Back 😊

    — Gemma & Family , 18 Aug 2018
  • A delightful stay in Nutcombe Barn. Spectacular views, a great base and blessed with a week of glorious sunshine. Lovely gesture of a cream tea on arrival, thank you. Places we visited and recommend include: Lynton & Lynmouth, Woolacombe beach, Croyde, Saunton Sands, Westwood Ho and Clovelly. Delightful walks up to Watersmeet in Lynmouth, Torrs coastal walk and many more left to explore on a return visit in the near future. The Barn offers luxury accommodation, so peaceful and relaxing

    — Helen & Steven, 23 Jun 2018
  • Had a wonderful week at Nutcombe Barn. Everything has been excellent! Our two Jack Russells have had the best time as well; chasing rabbits. We enjoyed Lynmouth and lunch on the way home at Hunters Inn. The weather has been fantastic so we have enjoyed sitting and taking in the beautiful views. A truly relaxing holiday. Thank you!

    — Ian, Rachael & Sheila, 09 Jun 2018
  • We love this place! Have visited North Devon every year since 1978 and stayed in many places, but this ticks all the boxes; beauty, peace, quality, conveniently located, comfortable and stylish with character and cosiness! We heard the owl every night across the valley at dusk and the beautiful song-thrush throughout the day. Saw a kingfisher at Marwood Gardens (lovely cream teas & food) and if you don’t want to venture onto the beach, you can sit on a bench on the green overlooking it all and wait for the sunset. The stream at Woolacombe beach keeps kids entertained all day. Paradise found!!! Thank you David & Jackie for sharing! We will be back 😊

    — Cheryl & rob, 09 May 2018
  • Thank you for another wonderful stay at Nutcombe. We love the barn for its peace and tranquillity, plus the ease at which we could get to so many beautiful places. The dogs in particular loved Putsborough beach and Saunton sands. Although this was our second visit, there are still places we’d love to come back to see. We visited Heddons Mouth and Valley of the Rocks; both stunning! Croyde was so pretty and we had a wonderfully delicious cream tea at Sandleigh tearooms and then walked to Baggy point. The local chippie in Combe Martin was very tasty! We will definitely be back next year. Thank you both for a lovely stay.

    — Jane & Geoff with Charlie & Harry the dogs, 28 Apr 2018
  • Loved the barn. Sensational views across the valley. Cosy and warm despite the sub-zero temperatures. Very comfy beds and well-equipped kitchen. Had some great walks; Watersmeet, Morte Point with the seals plus others. It snowed heavily midweek locking us in completely but had great fun helping to clear the snow drift at the front gate, which was no trivial task! Our hosts couldn’t have been more helpful. All in all, a very pleasant stay and we will return, when the weather is a little more clement.

    — Paul & Kay, 03 Mar 2018
  • We loved the view and enjoyed our stay despite the weather. We saw stars that we cannot see at home!

    — Claudia & David, 17 Feb 2018
  • We really loved the Barn. Best accommodation we have stayed in. Fabulous shower in the master bedroom suite. Considering the weather which caused flooding all around the area and rain every day, we had a great holiday. A great base is really important when the weather is bad’

    — Rob & Yvette, 27 Jan 2018

Getting Here

Directions to Nutcombe Cottages are as follows:

If using Sat Nav our postcode is EX34 0PQ


From the M5 take the A361 at Tiverton towards Barnstaple.

At South Molton take a right turn onto the A399 signposted to Combe Martin.

Continue on this road towards Blackmoor Gate (junction with the A39) and continue on towards Combe Martin.

You will pass through a pinch point in the road by a house and shortly afterwards you will see a turning to Trentishoe and Hunters Inn.

Turn right here and continue until you come to a junction marked by a signpost in the middle of the road called 'Stoney Corner'

Turn left here and immediately left again before the 'Combe Martin' sign.

Proceed down the hill (take care it is steep) and Nutcombe Cottages are the first property on the left hand side.


If you have any questions or would like to enquire about a booking for Nutcombe Barn or any of our other properties, please complete the form below.

Jackie Penny

01271 889379

Nutcombe Farm, Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 0PQ. United Kingdom