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The Milking Parlour

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom


To our historic Grade II* Listed 16th century thatched, self-catering 2 bedroom barn conversion (sleeps up to 4) on our small Devon farm, peacefully located between Dartmoor & the north Cornwall coast.   Its a real 'get away from it all' type of place,  but ideally located and a great base to explore the West Country. Only 30 mins approx from North Cornwall coast & Dartmoor. Beams, wood burning stove, flagstone floors. Starry skies. Sorry, no pets, no smoking. 3 nights min stay (7 nights in peak season).  Electric Car Charging point.

The accommodation has been entirely designed with visitor comfort and convenience in mind. Though an ancient building, all modern comforts are provided and the barn is furnished in a contemporary style. Outside, The Milking Parlour at Hole has its own private paved patio with table and chairs, sun-chairs and a gas bbq, and guests are very welcome to explore the 48 acre farm which has stunning views over towards Dartmoor. Donkeys, goat, cow, sheep, chickens, duck and George the goose all ready to greet you. Lovely freshly laid eggs every morning!  


Steps lead up to the entrance/dining conservatory, which is a lovely bright daylit room, popular with those just wishing to relax or simply read a good book. The conservatory leads into the open plan fully-fitted kitchen, which also has lots of space for storing your holiday paraphernalia. The kitchen includes a large range of storage units, which are made from English Oak, with granite worktops, a butler's sink, an Electrolux double electric oven with induction hob, and a Bosch dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment.The farm's laundry room/boot room is housed in one of our ancient cruck-framed cart sheds just a short distance away, and there you will find your own washing machine and space for bicycles, muddy boots, wet jackets etc.

Also on the ground floor are the 2 bedrooms: – one with a 5ft king size bed, the other with twin beds and lastly there is a luxurious shower/wet room with a mozaic tiled floor and his and her limestone basins, wc, and shower.  Both bedrooms have their own tv/dvd player.

A hand-made solid oak staircase leads upstairs to the galleried sitting room, which has a vaulted ceiling with old, exposed timbers. The central point of the room is a wood burning stove with fully openable doors to become an 'open fire', alongside an internet-ready TV and dvd player and Apple TV.

There is underfloor heating throughout with individual digital room controls. This gives warmth without the hot and cold spots from classic radiator central heating, and is understood to be healthier for the occupants. The whole building has a structured cabling system providing voice and data with wireless internet access - (please see our internet usage Terms & Conditions).

All linen and towels are provided, as are an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and logs for the wood burning stove.

All heating and electricity is included in the price.

Visitors are please requested not to smoke in The Milking Parlour at Hole, and pets are unfortunately not allowed as we have so many here to welcome you! 

The accommodation may not be ideally suited for unsupervised toddling children as the solid oak staircase has open treads(with no stair/baby gate), hard slate flagstone floors and fittings with square corners.


The Milking Parlour is situated on our small medieval farmstead in the North Devon countryside. Total peace and quiet. Dark starry skies. But only 30 mins approx from Bude and the North Cornwall coast to the West and Dartmoor to the South. It is an ideal base to explore the lovely Devon and Cornwall countryside and coast. Bude provides wonderful sandy beaches and famous for its surfing and body boarding! There are plenty of places to visit within easy reach. eg The RHS gardens at Rosemoor in Great Torrington, Dartington Glass; National Trust properties - Castle Drogo, The Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge, Cotehele, Buckland Abbey, Arlington Court; English Heritage castles - Tintagel (legendary home of King Arthur), Okehampton, Launceston. The gorgeous village of Clovelly, the Hartland peninsular with Hartland Abbey and the stunning SW Coast path and the lovely cornish coastal villages of Boscastle, Crackington Haven, Tintagel are within easy driving from Bude. A fun half day at Dragon Archery. And the spectacular scenery for walking and horseriding on Dartmoor. Lots of pubs and places to experience a Devon or Cornish cream tea! 

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Milking Parlour

Woodburning stove

The patio

Sitting room

Sitting room



Parking & facilities

Parking available, Parking included , Private Garden


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed , Unsuitable for elderly or infirm


Deck chairs, DVD-Player , TV (Antenna)

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Kitchenette, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator , Toaster

Bathroom & laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Washbasin , Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Fireplace , Underfloor Heating

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets not allowed

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Check-in: 06:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM


Hole Farm, Highampton , Highampton, beaworthy, United Kingdom

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Policy and notes


December 2023


About host


Penny Mills

I'm a great lover of the countryside - our precious natural landscapes and seascapes - and am passionate about enhancing and improving them. Also, I'm an animal lover, and have numerous here ready to greet you. I very much enjoy welcoming visitors to the farm and being able to give advice on places to visit. 

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