Varley Lodge

Located in Barnstaple, Devon

This detached cottage rests in Prixford near Barnstaple, Devon and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Varley Lodge is a detached cottage resting in Prixford near Barnstaple in Devon. Hosting three bedrooms; a super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), a king-size with en-suite shower room, and a twin, along with a bathroom and cloakroom, this property can sleep up to six guests. There is a kitchen/diner, a utility, a sitting room with a woodburning stove and a first-floor snug. To the outside, there is an enclosed garden with hot tub, patio, a large lawned area, barbecue and seating, while off-road parking is available for three cars. Varley Lodge is a fantastic and contemporary property for a group of six to delight in a rural setting of Devon.

Property Details

Resting among surrounding views of the North Devon countryside and the far-reaching Taw Estuary is Varley Lodge, a renovated eco-friendly barn conversion offering the perfect base for a group of six to explore Devon's coast and country.

This detached property is tucked away in the tranquil village of Prixford, sitting on a working farm and utilising eco-friendly techniques such as the ground source heat recovery system for the underfloor heating and rainwater collection. Find the characterful interior to your delight, keeping to original features and decorated with contemporary fixtures. The stylish kitchen/diner is equipped with granite worktops, oak panelling, a range cooker, gas hob, dishwasher, coffee maker, and of course the essential amenities needed for self-catered cooking. The family dining table is perfect for sociable dinners over a bottle of wine, or a place to enjoy a fun-filled game night. Spend an evening in the welcoming sitting room, letting the wood-burning stove create a cosy atmosphere as you snuggle on the sofa and flick through the Smart TV. The ground floor also hosts a handy utility room with a washing machine and a neat cloakroom for your convenience.

A summer afternoon can be spent in your own idyllic haven in the large enclosed rear garden, adjoining lush fields and accessed via the kitchen or sitting room patio doors. Choose to dine alfresco with food from the barbecue in this idyllic setting or take the opportunity to unwind or gaze at the stars whilst relaxing in the hot tub. Two staircases lead you up to separate corners of the first floor, head up one towards the beautiful mezzanine snug room, choosing to relax in a moment of peace with a cup of tea and a good book, or to catch up on your favourite TV show!

Find the second staircase which takes you over to three stunning bedrooms offering pretty décor, ample storage and views to far-reaching landscapes. Bedrooms comprising a super-king-size which can be changed to a twin if needed, a master king-size with a luxury en-suite shower, and a twin room. Resting next to the bedrooms is a delightful family bathroom, fitted with chic features including a calming bathtub with its own handheld shower, as well as a lovely separate walk-in shower!

Varley Lodge sits within a short drive of Devon's famous golden coast – the sandy beaches at Croyde, Woolacombe, Putsborough and Saunton Sands to name a few, with the Jurassic coastline in easy reach. These glorious beaches are a paradise for surfers of all ability levels, with boards, wetsuits and expert tuition available at most locations. Explore the peaceful surroundings and take a stroll among the encompassing verdant fields and farmland before heading over to Barnstaple town centre where you'll find an abundance of shopping facilities to stock up on goods, as well as local pubs and restaurants for when you fancy an evening out of the kitchen or enjoy a romantic walk next to the River Taw. Nearer to home, the villages of Braunton, Muddiford, West Down have a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops, whilst the Marwood Gardens and Tea Rooms are less than 1 mile away.

Choose a day of adventure along the exciting Tarka Trail, which runs through Braunton, reaching over 180 miles across North Devon and Exmoor; take your pick between foot or pedal, viewing unspoilt areas of Devonshire landscapes, quiet countryside, a striking coastline and rugged woodland. Find attractions all within easy reach of the property including Barnstaple's popular Pannier Market, meander around town to view various award-winning flower displays, or learn all about the town's history at the Museum of Barnstaple. More fun can be had at the amazing Exmoor National Park, visit wonderful wildlife such as ponies and deer, spend a lazy Sunday driving around rare beauty, or delighting a family-friendly day out at Exmoor Zoo! There is so much to do in this area, Varley Lodge is the perfect base to discover the wonder of Devon.


  • Underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, Sky TV, TV with DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Stairgates, travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, seating and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2½ miles, pub just under 2 miles
  • Note: First-floor ceilings can be low in places, please take care


Cot Available
High Chair
Hot Tub
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Barnstaple is the largest town of North Devon, set on the River Taw, and dating back more than a thousand years. Steeped in history, you can still see parts of the original Norman castle and the 13th-century bridge and discover more in the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. Today it is an important market town with a huge, enclosed Pannier Market that is open daily except Sundays with everything from fresh local produce to local artists work. So much to see and do in and around Barnstaple. Broomhill Sculpture Garden has 10 acres of wonderful grounds in which to discover over 300 sculptures by over 60 artists. Arlington Court is a Georgian mansion run by the National Trust with almost all rooms open to the public. Visit Saunton Sands with its huge beach or take a trip on the Tarka Line and see beautiful scenery all the way to Exeter on the Great Western Railway.

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