The Byre Monkleigh

Located in Great Torrington, Devon

The Byre, in Monkleigh near Great Torrington, can sleep two in one bedroom.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


The living areas in this single-storey, romantic cottage include an open-plan living area with a kitchen containing an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, washing machine and slimline dishwasher, a dining area for two, and a sitting area with a Smart TV, as well as a mezzanine snug with a selection of books. There is one king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room. Outside, there is a front garden with furniture, extensive, shared grounds with fields and streams, and off-road parking for one car. Within 2.6 miles, there is a shop, and within 1 mile, a pub. Please note that pets and smoking are not permitted. WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. There are steps, exposed beams and sloped ceilings throughout the interior of the cottage, please take care. This cottage is located on the owner’s property. Whisk your other half away for a rural retreat at The Byre.

Property Details

Nestled in the village of Monkleigh near Great Torrington is this semi-detached, romantic cottage in Devon, The Byre. Surrounded by rolling countryside, with easy access to the coast, and a beautifully refurbished interior, this cottage is brimming with character and welcomes two guests to explore a fabulous region of Devon. Find off-road parking on arrival to step out and take in your tranquil staycation, before making yourself right at home.

Be welcomed by the high, vaulted ceiling of the open-plan living space with exposed wooden beams and homely touches, such as artwork, lamps and antique furnishings. Pairing tradition with contemporary, you'll find excellent amenities for preparing your other half a home-cooked meal, including an electric oven and hob, while the washing machine and slimline dishwasher ensure fuss-free cleanups. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the breakfast bar for two as you plan your adventures. When you return, a pleasant sitting area awaits with cushioned sofas, an armchair, and Smart TV to snuggle up with your favourite film.

Why not climb the stairs and choose from the selection of books in the mezzanine snug?It's a lovingly thought-out space to hunker down with the potted plants and a chair to take a moment's peace. Outside, guests can enjoy the tranquil surroundings in their exclusive lawned seating area.Why not kick back with a cold glass of wine in hand, as the sun sets over the rolling fields? When it's time to retire, locate the bedroom with its sumptuous king-size bed, homely decor, and rustic wooden latch doors showing the cottage's rich history. The en-suite shower room offers a spacious walk-in shower, heated towel rail, a large vanity mirror, and storage space; a bright and airy space to get ready for the day ahead!

Take a break from the kitchen and head to the nearby Bell Inn, a traditional pub serving classic fare, while the small market town of Great Torrington is a short journey away; stock up at the local supermarket, dine at the Torridge Inn, or pack your clubs for a game at Great Torrington Common Golf Course. RHS Garden Rosemoor is a must-visit in the area, especially during the summer months when the flowers are in full bloom, complete with a restaurant and tearoom.

Further along lies the Halsdon Nature Reserve for romantic strolls through unspoilt countryside and woodland along the River Torridge, but if you're seeking a livelier day out, take a short drive to Bideford. Chudleigh Fort, The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum, and The BIG Sheep family amusement park are just some of the attractions on offer! A little further sits Westward Ho! for beachcombers looking for a spacious, sandy beach, along with Northam Burrows Country Park, and picturesque coastal paths leading to Abbotsham Cliffs overlooking the sparkling sea.

There's so much to see along the Hartland Devon Heritage Coast, such as the iconic Blackchurch Rock and The Clovelly Waterfall, where just nearby the ancient fishing village of Clovelly is well worth a stop off for lunch.

Secure your next romantic getaway to Devon at this unique, characterful cottage, The Byre.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front garden with lawn, gravelled area, and furniture
  • Access to nearby fields via a footpath and two field gates
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop just over 2½ miles, pub 1 miles
  • Note: There are steps, exposed beams and sloped ceilings throughout the interior of the cottage, please take care
  • Note: This cottage is located on the owner's property
  • Note: This tranquil property is ideal for a couple but is not suitable for children and babies


Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Great View
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Rural Location
Washing machine




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Area Details

Great Torrington

Great Torrington or Torrington as it is often called, is a pretty, small market town, full of character, above the River Torridge. The town has a variety of convenience and local independent shops as well as cafes, a Victorian Pannier Market and several pubs. The town is linked to many of the walking and cycling routes that run through the town including the Tarkka Trail. With the town of Barnstaple 25 minutes away and Bideford just 15 Clovelly just a little further, this makes Torrington a great base for links to the coast. RHS Rosemoor is a beautiful garden in Great Torrington and is also magical after dark with the trees being lit up by coloured lights. There is even a play area for the children. Dartington crystal is situated here too, take a tour and see the glass being blown and moulded and then relax in the cafe before visiting their gift shop.

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