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Stylish kitchen/diner
Wood burner for those cooler evenings
Spacious lounge area
Warm as toast with underfloor heating too
Your four legged friends are welcome too
Super-king-size zip-and-link bed
Ample room for a travel cot
Immaculate bathroom with shower over bath
View towards the cottage
Enjoy al fresco dining
The enclosed rear garden with lovely views
Beautiful views from the cottage
The perfect Devon getaway
The idilic surrounding area
the Burrows are 2 minutes walk from the barn
Perfect for those long walks...
Relax beside the sea with stunning views just 2 minutes from the barn
Perfect local walks for your four legged friends
....a sandy paradise for walkers, surfers, and sandcastle makers.
Take the coastal path to Appledore....
To Sandymere in 20 minutes....
A few minutes walk to the pubs and restaurants
...and Westward Ho! beach...
1 / 23  Stylish kitchen/diner
2 / 23  Wood burner for those cooler evenings
3 / 23  Spacious lounge area
4 / 23  Warm as toast with underfloor heating too
5 / 23  Your four legged friends are welcome too
6 / 23  Super-king-size zip-and-link bed
7 / 23  Ample room for a travel cot
8 / 23  Immaculate bathroom with shower over bath
9 / 23  View towards the cottage
10 / 23  Enjoy al fresco dining
11 / 23  The enclosed rear garden with lovely views
12 / 23  Beautiful views from the cottage
13 / 23  The perfect Devon getaway
14 / 23  The idilic surrounding area
15 / 23  the Burrows are 2 minutes walk from the barn
16 / 23  Perfect for those long walks...
17 / 23  Relax beside the sea with stunning views just 2 minutes from the barn
18 / 23  Perfect local walks for your four legged friends
19 / 23  ....a sandy paradise for walkers, surfers, and sandcastle makers.
20 / 23  Take the coastal path to Appledore....
21 / 23  To Sandymere in 20 minutes....
22 / 23  A few minutes walk to the pubs and restaurants
23 / 23  ...and Westward Ho! beach...

Burrows Barn Watertown

Appledore, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming yet stylish detached barn set in the grounds of the owner’s home with cosy wood burner, parking and glimpses of the estuary from the patio area
  • Hidden away from the hustle and bustle yet within walking distance of both Appledore and Westward Ho! with sandy beaches, quaint shops, gastro pubs and restaurants on offer
  • Perfectly located to explore all North Devon has to offer, why not roam the South West Coastal Path? Wonder the Northam Burrows with your pup from your doorstep? Build sand castles at Instow beach? Or even venture the wilds of Exmoor National Park?
Property code: 62964

Sitting right on the Northam Burrows with beautiful walks to either Appledore or Westward Ho!  A great base from which to explore the area and has a large outdoor patio area and ample parking. 

This contemporary single-storey barn conversion sits in the grounds of the owner’s home, yet privacy is assured, occupying a fabulous spot between Appledore and the seaside town of Westward Ho! Appledore, famed for its shipbuilding heritage, has a wealth of pubs, shops, and art galleries. In summer, it is possible to take the ferry across the estuary to the village of Instow, with its sandy beach and yacht club. Beach lovers will love Westward Ho! with its two-mile stretch of golden sands, perfect for swimming, surfing or just relaxing and building sandcastles. The property enjoys a unique location, right on the Northam Burrows with beautiful walks to both Westward Ho! or Appledore and extensive walks ideal for dog walking. 

Guests enter the property via the enclosed courtyard area and are greeted by an impressive open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner which is stylish in décor as well as design. The lounge area is well-equipped with comfortable seating, as well as a Smart TV, perfect for relaxing after a long day. The kitchen is equally well fitted with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, perfect for preparing a family meal. When you're ready for a good night's sleep head to one of the two bedrooms, including a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) and one twin room. These sit either side of the stylish and contemporary bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Outside the property, there is a good-sized, enclosed patio which is accessed via the lounge and enjoys far-reaching views across the country park towards the estuary and sea beyond. A secure storage shed is on one side which can store bikes, surfboards or golf clubs. The patio area also has ample seating and is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or a sundowner in the evenings.  There is allocated off-road parking for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome (more by prior arrangement)
  • Beach, shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Secure outside bicycle storage
  • Charcoal BBQ available

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephanie 28th February 2020

The cottage is very dog friendly and the courtyard very safe and enclosed. However, if you have dogs that like some grass to pee on (as ours do), there is none, so you will need to take them out of the immediate area. However, it is located really near by to great walks and the beach. Everyone really friendly, esp the owners but veyr much leave youRead more alone unless you need somthing. Appledore and Instow very dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 21st February 2020

Beautiful little barn, close to lots of beaches. Property is incredibly well kept and well appointed., it didnt disappoint.

Reviewed by Elaine 7th February 2020

Burrows Barn is warm and comfortable and ideally situated for exploring the north Devon countryside.

Reviewed by Peter 31st January 2020

The cottage was absolutely perfect in terms of location, information provided by Simon and Mercy, and equipment. Warm, loads of hot water, comfortable beds, and the log burner was the perfect finishing touch. We hope to return.

Reviewed by John 24th January 2020

Attractive, comfortable, and beautifully warm even on a winter break. All you need for a great stay. Conveniently located .

Reviewed by James 8th November 2019

Exceptional accommodation in a fantastic location. The perfect place to relax and enjoy long walks with our retriever. All the amenities you need are close by. Our hosts were very welcoming offering any info if required. Already planning a return visit.

Reviewed by Katie 25th October 2019

We stayed at Burrows Barn during half term with our two children and our dog. The barn is spotlessly clean and really welcoming. The owners were very welcoming but not intrusive. It was a five minute walk to the country park which our dog loved and a 15-20 minute walk into Appledore. As the weather was quite wet whilst we were there, we spent more Read moretime at the barn than we planned. It was comfortable and the log burner was a welcome addition, especially after being out in the rain. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 11th October 2019

Place very well thought out, my only concern would need a bigger freezer as very tiny, with taking raw dog food with us that needed to be put in freezer, but very tiny.

Reviewed by Michelle 4th October 2019

Beautiful clean Barn had everything we needed for a stay with our 2 dogs. Lovely beaches nearby. Friendly owners live next door and are there if you need anything from directions to recommendations. Would highly recommend this property and definitely return

Reviewed by wendy 22nd September 2019

Out second visit but definitely not our on last. The Barn was a cosy retreat from the rain and Appledore and the surrounding area a joy to explore when the sun came out.

Reviewed by Susan 6th September 2019

We enjoyed our stay at Burrows Barn it is very comfortable and in a good position for a lot of places to visit and good walks and dog friendly beaches.

Reviewed by Liz 30th August 2019

The cottage is very relaxing, comfortable and clean. The location is superb. The walk to Westward Ho! along the beach is a real treat. Appledore is a 20 minute walk away to a very friendly group of people. Simon and Mercy, the owners are really nice people. We are so impressed we have booked agian for next year!!

Reviewed by Ross 9th August 2019

Fantastic location and a lovely Barn conversion.

Reviewed by Julie 5th July 2019

Beautiful barn, brilliantly helpful owners, great for dogs - highly recommended!

Reviewed by Douglas 21st June 2019

A lovely cottage and a good location - Appledore and Instow especially. Good for walking the dog with 2 nice pubs less than 1 mile along the coastal path. Bideford is not far and has all essential amenities (fuel/shopping/banks). The owners Mercy and Simon were very helpful and made us feel welcome as did many of the local people. We thoroughly enjRead moreoyed our stay and wish it could have been longer. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 14th June 2019

We had a lovely stay at Burrows Barn - it is beautifully decorated with everything you need & some extra special touches that make you feel very welcome. The fabulous open plan living/dining/kitchen area is a great feature. We enjoyed spending our time in Burrows Barn & our children & dog loved it too! It is ideally located near many of Devons attrRead moreactions. The owners next door are friendly & helpful. Would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Craig 7th June 2019

Great location for exploring the north Devon coast. Ideal cottage for dog owners. The owners were extremely helpful and able to help with any questions about the local area.

Reviewed by Sheila 31st May 2019

Great location. Very comfortable, modern, clean, everything worked, nice touches, soap in bathroom, kitchen - we always forget! Great water pressure, hot water when needed. Oven worked well as did microwave, TV etc. Very comfortable bed all made up ready. Easy short walk down to the Burrows, lots of great beaches and more to visit not too far away.Read more We were able to take 2 dogs which was a bonus. 5 mins into Westward Ho' is a small Tesco which stocked everything we needed. Great Place! Hide

Reviewed by Marie 24th May 2019

Simon and Merci have made this barn a beautiful place to stay. Every detail has been thought about, the barn is well equipped and stylish. We had 2 dogs and 2 teenagers with us and found it roomy and practical. The enclosed patio is a plus, the Amazon firestick proved popular on wet days and the coastal paths were a few minutes stroll for walks. WoRead moreuld recommend this property to friends and family looking for a peaceful and beautiful location. Hide

Reviewed by Bex 17th May 2019

Lovely cottage in the perfect spot to walk into the small town and eat or browse, and return to enjoy an evening with the doors wide open and the breeze coming in off the coast! Family who own the cottage were lovely, there if needed and not if they weren't. Will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Tracey 19th April 2019

An immaculately presented property, perfect for our family of four and the dog. I thought it might feel a bit small but it didn't at all and it was great to be able to spend so much time out on the patio enjoying the BBQ. The owners, Mercy and Simon, were very friendly and welcoming. We felt at home straight away, it was just a shame that our stay Read morewas only for Easter weekend. Hide

Reviewed by W D 29th March 2019

A very beautiful cottage to stay in and so well stocked, it was home from home! The walks were wonderful with our dogs allowed on the beaches and also allowed in the pubs. Couldn't ask for anymore!

Reviewed by Lydia 15th March 2019

Burrows Barn has a little bit of magic to it, its beautifully decorated and you feel welcome immeadiately. The Burrows park and fantastic sandy beach at westward Ho! are on the doorstep for great walks. Appledore is only a short walk, is really pretty and has lovely places for a drink or a meal. The location is also fantastic for exploring the nearRead moreby walks of the South West Coast Path or pretty Clovelly. We loved it here, I cant recommend it highly enough! Hide

Reviewed by Lyn 1st February 2019

Beautiful cottage - so clean and welcoming - hosts were lovely and made us feel very at home - amazing location and even in February we were warm and cosy - well thought out accommodation - suited our requirements perfectly

Reviewed by Roman 23rd December 2018

All was perfect. Impressed by the quality of the cottage. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Neil 7th December 2018

Firstly, the owners (who live next door) are extremely helpful and friendly, without being intrusive in the slightest. The cottage is lovely, clean, warm, fully equipped, tastefully decorated and furnished, very comfortable beds, good sized TV, underfloor heating, log burner....everything you could wish for. The location of the cottage is ideal forRead more Appledore, Instow, Westward Ho!, Barnstaple and Devon as a whole. Perfect in everyway, especially if you have dogs! Hide

Reviewed by John 26th October 2018

We had a lovely stay in Burrows Barn. Spotlessly clean and very cosy. Everything was of a high quality. Well thought out and full of nice little touches. The barn was super warm and although it has a log burner we didn't need to use it as the underfloor heating was extremely effective. Lovely owners who would always be on hand if needed. We will deRead morefinitely return and happily recommend. Hide

Reviewed by David 7th October 2018

A fantastic cottage, in a lovely location. Lovely coastal walks to Appledore, with dog friendly pubs and fantastic food. Within easy reach of fantastic beaches, such as Saunton,and Croyde, and other major attractions.

Reviewed by craig 3rd October 2018

Great location , great host , fantastic property all boxes ticked!! thank you

Reviewed by wendy 22nd September 2018

From the moment we arrived to the sad time we had to leave , Burroughs Barn was a delight to stay in. There were lovely little touches such as aromatherapy soaps, tea and coffee left for us and the Barn was sparkly clean. Our Dog Poppy loved the walks in the Burrows country park just up the road.. The owners have put a lot of thought into convertinRead moreg the property and it is finished to a very high standard with everything you need including a cosy wood burner. Hide

Reviewed by John 15th September 2018

It's rare these places measure up to photos or description. This little place surpassed it. Everything needed for a relaxing stay was there. It was a welcoming, cheerful little house with all the comforts you could wish for. All this is due to Simon and Mercy putting in extreme thought into everything, down to being incredibly friendly neighbours! Read moreWe're reluctant to recommend this let to anyone as we want it for ourselves, but we'll be fair and tell everyone we know about it. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 8th September 2018

Amazing barn conversion to 5* standard. Fully equipped kitchen and comfortable bed and sofa. Ideal location with beautiful leisurely walks to Westward Ho! and Appledore with amazing dog friendly beaches, coral coasts and cliff tops. Extremely friendly owners live next door and made sure our stay was perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone lookingRead more for a relaxing beach holiday with their dogs. Hide

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Stylish kitchen/diner
Wood burner for those cooler evenings
Spacious lounge area
Warm as toast with underfloor heating too
Your four legged friends are welcome too
Super-king-size zip-and-link bed
Ample room for a travel cot
Immaculate bathroom with shower over bath
View towards the cottage
Enjoy al fresco dining
The enclosed rear garden with lovely views
Show 11 moreBeautiful views from the cottage


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