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Bartridge Cottage with Private Indoor Pool, Hot Tub spectacular views sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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About the property

Single Farm Cottage sleeps 5 with exclusive use of indoor Pool and hot tub. In the Taw Valley of North Devon with spectacular views.

Bartridge Cottage is Probably the only luxury 2 bedroom cottage in the UK with its own exclusive private heated indoor pool, hot tub and spectacular views! Free Wifi and excellent mobile phone reception on all networks.

New from Easter 2016, totally redecorated and new carpets throughout. Brand new state of the art fitted kitchen with integrated top quality appliances and granite worktops.

The calendar is updated automatically hourly from our master booking system so visit our website or contact us to book if you see dates that you want! Remember that Owners Direct charge a guest booking fee. This gives you certain guarantees. If however you wish to book through our own website you will find the rental rates cheaper and you can also pay by credit card giving you even better protection! For peace of mind we have been operating the cottage for 26 years! Read the trip advisor reviews!

Remember the hot tub, garden and indoor pool are for your exclusive use. They are not used by other people and there is no other holiday accommodation on the site.

The cottage is in a farm location on the side of the Taw Valley with magnificent views of the valley and Exmoor. It is situated exactly half way between Exmoor and Darmoor with the coast and beaches just a 25 minutes drive away.

The outside patio area with sun loungers and table is the ideal place to relax while the grassed play area with swings at the rear is suitable for all ages. A walk through the 2 acre paddock takes you on to a footpath for a 10 minute walk into the local village of Atherington with shop, post office and church. There is also an isolated farm shop just a couple of fields away selling all local produce. The views from the fields are some of the most spectacular in Devon.

The warm indoor pool (normally kept between 31 and 32 degrees C) is fed from spring water and is for your exclusive use. An outdoor hot tub is on a raised patio area outside the pool patio doors and is again for your exclusive use. There is only one holiday cottage on the farm. You can pay by credit/debit card with live availability on our own website.

The cottage sleeps 5 in two bedrooms. It is also possible to have a cot which is provided and can be located in either bedroom. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets and smoking is not allowed inside the pool area or cottage.

The cottage is normally 100% booked every year with the majority of guests being return visitors or on recommendation. It is possible to stay for a weekend or midweek break as well as full weeks. The changeover day are Monday's and Fridays.

Bedroom 1

1 King size bed with new pocket sprung superior mattress plus single bed, built in wardrobe, drawers and radio alarm clock and hair dryer. A cot can be placed in here if required. The views from the bedroom reach across the valley to Exmoor.

Bedroom 2

Full size bunk beds with built in wardrobe, drawers etc. This is a smaller room ideal for two youngsters or one large adult! It can also fit a cot if required.


The cot is a full size wooden one with mattress. It fits in either bedroom. Please let us know which room you require it in.


Fireplace, sofa, armchair, rocking chair, 32" flatscreen HD TV with Freesat, Humax pause and play receiver, HD DVD player and radio. DVD film collection.


Tumble dryer, washing maching and extra fridge with freezer compartment in the utility room. Available in the cottage: fridge, hob, built in microwave, oven with grill, iron, night lights, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, torch. Full signal strength for all mobile phone networks (including 3G network on most) Free wifi also available currently providing over 8mbs, which is excellent considering the remote location.


Dining area, seating for 5 (high chair also available).


Bath, electric power shower, sink and toilet. There is also another shower and toilet in the pool area.

Swimming Pool

30ft x 12 ft tiled pool heated to at least 31 degrees C.

The pool is enhanced by coloured underwater lights and a poolside shower room. A sound system including radio with connection for your Ipod allows music to be played while you swim!

The depth of the pool varies from 1 meter to 1.5 meters. There is a separate toilet adjoining the pool. There are stunning views from the pool of the Taw valley below. Swimming lessons can be arranged. The pool is available between 8.30am and 11:00pm daily (and outside these hours by arrangement with the cleaner!). The hot tub is available all the time. A cot is even provided in the pool area along with a baby alarm if necessary! There is full air heating and dehumidification for winter time and a sliding door giving fantastic views while you swim and access to the terrace with barbecue and spa bath.. Spring water is used in the pool and very low levels of pool chemicals electronically monitored ensure a very comfortable environment.

The pool, patio and hot tub are totally private and there is only one holiday cottage on site. There is also a blind for pulling down over the main pool window if total privacy from the birds flying past is required!


Full oil fired central heating is provided via thermostatically controlled radiators in every room plus a super log burner in the lounge. The central heating boiler is situated outside the property but guests have full control over the heating. Complimentary logs are provided and all heating including the pool is included in the price.

Other Facilities

Fully carpeted throughout. Games, jigsaws and book. Linen is provided. (towels are not provided).

More Details

Bartridge Farm Cottage
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Bartridge Farm Cottage

Veronica and Robert have lived in the Farmhouse for nearly 30 years and converted the 17th century barns into a cottage and indoor pool over 26 years ago. "We enjoy travelling and visiting new places and have tried to have the cottage as we would like to find on our travels.' The photo is of our family.

Bartridge Farm Cottage purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Bartridge Farm Cottage chose North Devon

We have lived in our current house in Umberleigh for nearly 30 years. When we moved here we thought that we were on holiday all the time because of the superb location and fantastic views, so we converted the holiday cottage and built an indoor pool so that others could enjoy the views and surroundings. It has been let out for 26 years and every season it is full or nearly full, the majority with repeat bookings. Some regulars book up 2 years in advance!

The house and cottage are set a third of a mile from the main Barnstaple to Exeter road so it is totally peaceful with spectacular views. However once on the nearby A road it is easy to reach many places quickly without encountering any traffic!

What makes this cottage unique

We have guests coming back to the cottage year after year because of the tranquility and spectacular views. Its an unspoilt area which is not affected by tourists, with the roads quiet even in the midst of summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All these comments can be seen in our visitors book and are recent

'Perfect setting, marvellous pool and spa, will be back'

'Everything great, wonderful cottage, see you again!'

'Our tenth visit and another succesful holiday, see you next year!'

'Great location, excellent well equipped cottage'

'Back for our 3rd visit and ready to book our 4th!'

'We had a lovely stay and got engaged!'
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Umberleigh, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - shower enclosure , There is a totally enclosed shower in the pool area.
    Toilet 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Next to the pool
  • Bath, electric shower, sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Full size bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot , King size bed, large single and cot.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size bed and single bed, built in wardrobe, drawers etc. The cot is a full size wooden one with mattress. It fits in either bedroom. Bedroom 2 full size bunk beds with built in wardrobe, drawers etc. This is a smaller room ideal for kids.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The pool is accessed through a locked door so is secure. It is only available to the guests in the one cottage so you have exclusive use. It is available from 8.30am to 11pm daily and until 9.15 am on the day of departure. The hot tub is available for the same times but may not be available for one day due to emptying and cleaning. We usually require a few minutes access to the pool and tub for cleaning and chemical checking purposes but this is done in consultation with guests. Outside: To the front there is a raised decking sunbathing area with access to the indoor pool. In front of this is a gas barbecue. A small stone barn close by can store bicycles if you bring them, more outdoor chairs and is home to several swallows nests in the Summer and hibernating hedgehogs in the winter! The hot tub is outside in the raised decking area. The play area to the rear of the cottage has wonderful views and has swings, bench and fixed whirly clothes dryer. Through the gate there is a two acre paddock with a tree house. The fields around have cattle and sheep in them. Free range chickens provide eggs most of the year. In 2014 extensive works taking 6 months were undertaken renovating and upgrading the outside area to the cottage. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and tea towels are included as are toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and washing powder. A cleaner carries out a comprehensive clean before guests arrive. On holidays of more than 7 days a change of linen is offered. Other: The 30' x 12' swimming pool is kept between 31c and 32c ensuring enjoyment for even the youngest, in crystal clear water, whatever the weather. The pool is enhanced by underwater lights, sound system and poolside shower room.


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Bartridge Cottage with Private Indoor Pool, Hot Tub spectacular views sleeps 5
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Bartridge Farmhouse, Umberleigh

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views, great location and a fantastically well equipped holiday cottage which also come with good quality appliances. Extremely well maintained. Lovely warm indoor pool and an hot tub where you can really appreciate the star lit sky at night! We will be booking to stay again next year. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The word 'Lovely' pretty much sums up our break at Bartridge Farm Cottage. Set in a beautiful location, the views are amazing across the valley from the suntrap front courtyard. It was a pleasure to watch the House Martins flying to and from their nests under the eaves, where the young chicks chirped in anticipation of their next meal. In the evenings we were lucky to see tiny bats flitting overhead. The Hosts were very approachable and easy to talk to. They struck the right balance of being friendly and helpful, making us feel at home whilst allowing us our privacy. The Cottage itself is spacious yet cosy, and well equipped. The bed was extremely comfortable, that combined with the dark skies and quiet countryside made for the perfect night's sleep. Having the pool to ourselves was a real pleasure and the hot tub felt like luxury. I would and will recommend Bartridge to all. A really enjoyable stay. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about the place was better than as described in the details.

Spotlessly clean throughout.

Robert and Veronica were really, really nice people with excellent knowledge of the area.

A few friends have been asking for details of the cottage, which were loathed to share, but I made sure I got my next booking sorted before releasing the details.

Plenty to do within half hour of cottage.

Enjoyed a self powered boat trip on Tiverton Canal, Instow dunes were enjoyable for kids, Ilfracombe was a great village and rocky beach which tired us all out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant stay. Very well equipped/clean cottage; well-maintained pool etc. Owners very friendly but not intrusive with wealth of local knowledge to help plan trips eating etc. We will certainly remember the beautiful views from the cottage patio, the best of any cottage we have stayed in. Recommended; would gladly stay again.

We recommend the Bell Inn in Chittlehampton.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments! Glad you enjoyed your stay particularly visiting The Bell which is a real favourite with guests. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future. It was a pleasure meeting you.
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Charming cottage with the most uplifting outlook

  • 5 of 5

Since discovering this cottage by chance 10 years ago we have visited it once a year, unable to resist the truly unique combination it offers by it's location, swimming pool, comfort and friendly hosts Rob and Veronica. This is England at it's best; easy access to the coast, moors, green fields and Devon lanes.The local pubs are friendly and the food delicious.We have cycled, walked and swum our way to many really delightful holidays here and I cannot recommend it highly enough. In the dark days of winter the thought of a week at Bartridge really lifts my spirits- which reminds me I must book for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With over 80% of guests visiting more than once it's really lovely to be able to welcome them back time and time again. We have seen family's grow up and many have learnt to swim in the pool. Thank you for your comments!
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A total gem!

  • 5 of 5

This truly is such a beautiful place to stay the best family holiday we've had.surrounded by rolling fields and fantastic views this place is a gem! So much so we've booked to return again. Rob and Veronica made the stay a***** to :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to have such lovely guests. There has been a really positive response to the major refurbishments and upgrades that have been carried out over the past couple of years particularly to the front decking, patio and hot tub area. We look forward to welcoming more guests who will appreciate what the cottage and area has to offer.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Exeter and Bristol
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rising Sun Inn
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Libbaton, High Bullen, Portmore, Saunton
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
M5 Junction 27
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rising Sun Inn
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

The cottage is located in the centre of farmland and it is possible to walk over the fields by public footpath to the neighboring village of Atherington in under 15 minutes. Views are spectacular.


Because of the central location of the cottage a very wide variety of beaches and coastline can all be reached in under thirty minutes drive. Insow - 20 minutes, Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton - 30 minutes. You can chose between rocky, sandy, surfing, rock pooly, secluded, commercial beaches to suit your need.

There are 7, 18 hole and 2, 9 hole golf courses within 30 minutes drive including championship courses at Saunton and Westward Ho! 2 courses are less than ten minutes away.


Approx 40 mins drive from junction 27 on M5. 12 mins drive from Barnstaple, South Molton and Torrington. Car is really important here and although the Tarka Cycle Track is not far away it is not ideal cycling very close to the farm due to the steepness of the roads and winding main road.


15 mins to RHS Rosemoor. 35 mins to Exmoor or Dartmoor.

Eden Project can be visited in a day or why not take the train from the local station (1 mile away) into Exeter (1 hour) or Barnstaple (8 mins).

Further Details:

Luxury amongst tranquility! In the heart of unspoilt Tarka country, (from Henry Williamson's 'Tarka the Otter') Bartridge Cottage is ideally situated to explore the rolling landscape of Exmoor, the deep wooded valleys, rugged coastline, sandy beaches, pretty villages or bustling seaside towns. The cottage is set in its own tranquil location next to the farmhouse amongst farmland on the side of the Taw Valley. Approached along a private lane that winds its way up from the River Taw below to its commanding viewpoint on the side of the valley, it provides spectacular views for many miles around. Buzzards, deer, badgers, rabbits, foxes, owls, bats and kingfishers are amongst a number of animals that are local inhabitants.

Special interest holidays:

Our friend & neighbour is the artist Colin Allbrook. He undertakes private courses in his studio or at the cottage. One of the most respected and renowned painters in the South-West of England he works in both oils and watercolours and through the use of light and colour, Colin depicts the life & activity of the area. He is is regularly selected for prestigious exhibitions such as the Sunday Times Watercolour competition and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils. He is an elected member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI), the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA).

He has received many awards for his work, including, in 2009, both the Turner Watercolour Award and the Rowland Hilder Award for landscape painting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition. He has also twice won the 'Terence Cuneo' medal at the SEA and the 'Excellence in Watercolour' prize at the Royal West of England Academy four times.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Umberleigh, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
rate 1
17 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 3
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 4
24 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Whit 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 5
5 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 6
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 7
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 8
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct half 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 8
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
jan 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Fill in a booking form via our own website One third deposit is required with the balance due 6 weeks before the holiday. Book direct via our website and it's cheaper!

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 2pm and departure before 10am. We try to offer 7 or 14 day commencing on fridays but offer weekend breaks commencing on a fridays or midweek breaks commencing on mondays. School holidays we offer min 7 nights.

Notes on prices:
Discounts are given for couples, two week holidays and previous guests. A deposit of one third is required to secure the booking and the balance is due six weeks before the holiday. There are no extras for heating, compulsory insurance, pool, washing machine or any of that nonsense!
Payment can be by credit/debit card or direct bank transfer via our secure website..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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