Nestled within the heart of the glorious Devon countryside, The Milking Parlour is a delightful architect designed barn conversion using traditional materials and crafts. This beautifully converted, Grade II* listed, 16th-century thatched barn sits within the owner's medieval farmstead at Hole (Old English: meaning ‘Cut into a hillside'), where records date back to 1330 when it was owned by one ‘William de Hole'. The accommodation has been entirely designed with visitor comfort and convenience in mind, with a cosy wood burner and beautiful twin limestone basins.
Guests are welcome to explore the owners' 48-acres of organic, species-rich, conservation pasture, which has been recognised as a Devon County Wildlife Site because of the wide range of rare flora and fauna found here. From the top fields there are wonderful far-reaching views of Dartmoor looking south, and distant Exmoor in the other direction. In the lower fields there is also a pretty and secluded wildlife lake. As the farm has no near neighbours and faces Dartmoor, the night sky is jet black and stargazing is fantastic. The larger stars, planets and constellations can easily be spotted with the naked eye. Young and old can enjoy seeing the animals on the farm, which include chickens providing fresh daily eggs, ducks, geese, goats, cows and donkeys. The owners even have their own apiary (beehives) which provide delicious honey.
The Milking Parlour really is the perfect hideaway for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle and being equidistant between Dartmoor and the north Cornish coast. It is also an ideal base to explore both Devon and Cornwall. The pretty market towns of Hatherleigh and Holsworthy are under 15 minutes' drive away, Okehampton with its larger selection of shops is within 20 minutes, and Bude's superb sandy beaches with excellent surfing along with breathtaking coastal walking, is just 16 miles away, approximately 30 minutes' drive. South of Bude can be found the pretty Cornish coastal village of Boscastle, and adjacent is the historic village of Tintagel all within an easy drive. Further afield, The Eden Project can easily be reached. Dartmoor National Park is a must for nature lovers and there are many walks nearby including The Tarka Trail and The Granite Way, which are ideal for both walkers and cyclists. Other nearby attractions include the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, many National Trust properties including Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey, Cotehele, The Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge, English Heritage properties including Okehampton Castle, Launceston Castle, Tintagel Castle and not forgetting the world renowned Gnome Reserve at Bradworthy! There is a wide range of excellent local pubs and restaurants in the area for the drinkers and foodies, as well as farm shops and farmers markets selling wonderful local produce. Beach 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
10 steps to entrance.
Kitchen: With electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, beams and slate floor.
Conservatory/breakfast room: With slate floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and slate floor.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freeview TV, DVD player and slate floor.
Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs, books and games, beams, vaulted ceiling and oak floor.
Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Utility room with freezer and washing machine. Patio with garden furniture and gas barbecue. 48 acres of farmland (shared with owners). Bike store. Electric car charging point. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a lake, a fenced pond and ditches in the grounds, 10 yards away, and there are 10 steps in the garden. Fireworks are not allowed in the garden/grounds of this property due to thatch buildings and livestock.
A beautifully presented, two bed historic barn conversion situated on a small peaceful farm in the Devon countryside, close to North Cornwall's sandy beaches.