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The Threshing Barn

  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bathroom


To our historic Grade II* Listed 16th century thatched, self-catering 1 bedroom barn conversion (sleeps up to 2) on our small Devon farm, peacefully located between Dartmoor & the north Cornwall coast. 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 space

The 1 bedroom accommodation is single storey (ground floor) and has been brand newly refurbished and furnished (2021) and entirely designed with visitor comfort and convenience in mind. Forming part of an ancient building, all modern comforts are provided and the barn is furnished in a contemporary style. Outside, The Threshing Barn at Hole has its own private paved patio with table and chairs, sun-chairs and a Weber 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 (hopefully!).

A step up from the patio leads into the open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with vaulted ceiling and beams and woodburning stove. Internet ready TV. 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 the washing machine and space for bicycles, muddy boots, wet jackets etc.

The bedroom with high vaulted ceiling includes a 6ft super king size bed, (actually twin zip and link beds for flexibility) and lastly there is a luxurious bathroom with a mozaic tiled floor, his and her basins, wc, shower and bath. The bedroom also has a 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 Threshing Barn at Hole, and pets are unfortunately not allowed as we have so many here to welcome you!

The Threshing Barn 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. The excellent off road cycle trail - The Tarka Trail - is close to hand. Lots of pubs and places to experience a Devon or Cornish cream tea!

The space
The Threshing Barn was architect designed and converted to self-catering holiday accommodation. It combines modern day comfort and facilities with ancient building fabric - stone and cob walls a metre thick, thatched roof, flagstone floors, huge beams, wood burning stove - and underfloor heating, digital TV, Wifi etc. We also have an electric car charging point. And a complimentary welcome pack of local Devon and Cornwall produce is provided.

The adjoinining property, The Milking Parlour at Hole, is also available for holiday letting and is a 2 bedroom property - sleeps up to 4. See listing. Are you looking to get away with family, but want your own space too? Perhaps both properties would suit? Do contact us.

We have a host of friendly animals - Entertainment managers are Hugo and Gabriel the donkeys, with George the goose and Raewald Welcome greeters. Alfred the pygmy goat prefers eating, and the Hens all called Hettie (ran out of names beginning with H) lay you the freshest and tastiest eggs you ever had! Last but not least, Florence our Dexter cow - munches the grass all day, as do the small flock of sheep. And not forgetting Blackie, the cat.

Guest access

Guests have a private car park and access to the EV car charger point. Private patio with table and chairs and gas BBQ. They have full access to the farm grounds - 48 acres 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 - if the hens feel like it!

Other things to note

This is a farm, with livestock, ponds, a lake, ditches, uneven surfaces, and a deep well. Please take care.

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet




Dining Area





Parking & facilities

Parking included , Private Garden


Smoking not allowed

Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen , Towel set

Heating & cooling

Fireplace , Heating available


TV (Cable)

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Kitchen & dining


Home Safety

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

House Rules

  • Smoking not allowed

Check-in: 12:00 AM (midnight)

Check-out: 12:00 AM (midnight)


Hole Farm, Highampton , Highampton, Beaworthy, United Kingdom


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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