Great Lilly Cottage - steps up to kitchen and outside dining areaOpen plan lounge with cosy wood burner

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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About this listing

Great Lilly Cottage is an historic 2 bedroom barn conversion sleeping 4, recently renovated to a high standard and nestled in a peaceful and picturesque corner of North Devon. Close to famous surfing beaches and the rugged wilderness of Exmoor.

The space

Located on our farm on the outskirts of the village of Goodleigh, Great Lilly Cottage is a perfect rural retreat; only a 15 minute drive to the white sandy beaches of Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde, yet on the edge of Exmoor National Park. A perfect base to explore the whole of North Devon; whether you're into surfing or just scenery-spotting, coastal-hiking or horse-riding. Enjoy this peaceful rural setting that's only 5 minutes drive from the historic market town of Barnstaple, which has a wide range of amenities and tourist attractions. Great Lilly Cottage forms part of Great Lilly Farm where the owners, Kate & Ali live with their family and assorted menagerie including Pygmy Goats, Pigs and Chickens. The cottage is a 3 storey renovated barn with its own private parking and extensive & enclosed gardens - and being animal lovers, we happily accept well-behaved pets. Please note, although on 3 levels, the cottage is open plan with both bedrooms opening onto the central staircase.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 36
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

42 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
May 2017
We loved our weekend here! We met Ali when we arrived and he showed us around. Really friendly and welcoming hosts. Great location and not to far from the beach and local pubs and shops. The place was beautifully decorated and we loved our mornings having breakfast outside in the garden with a view of the countryside. We would totally recommend this place if you fancy a trip to North Devon! Thanks so much!
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
Hi Laura - glad you enjoyed your stay in North Devon. You were a pleasure to host. All the best, Kate & Ali
May 2017

Bronwen User Profile
May 2017
A wee treasure ! Made welcome with delicious cream tea , fresh flowers and six lovely eggs from the Great Lilly chooks. The views , peacefulness and friendliness of this lovely place make you want to come back for more.
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
Glad you all enjoyed your stay - come back soon!
May 2017

Ian User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely time here. It was like a home from home. Very cosy with the log fire and lovely little personal touches throughout. The scones were a lovely treat when we arrived. Our 6 month old slept in the top room which was nice as we got to have our own bedroom, but as there aren't any doors, we could still hear him if he woke up. Would recommend for anyone looking for a quiet countryside retreat, with or without a small family.
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
Thank you for the great feedback - come back soon! Best wishes, Kate & Ali
April 2017

Chris User Profile
April 2017
We really enjoyed our stay - the house and surrounding countryside is beautiful and the location the perfect balance of convenience (5 mins drive to Barnstaple) and seclusion (set in rolling hills and very tranquil and quiet). We felt very welcomed by our lovely helpful hosts who went out of their way to ensure we had a great holiday.
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
Hi Chris, thank you for the great feedback, it was a pleasure hosting you & your lovely family! All the best, Kate & Ali
April 2017

Rebecca User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic accommodation , comfortable bed , fab location , spotlessly clean , white fluffy towels , great outside space too for children . It ticked all our boxes and will be returning . We didn't want to come home x
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.
Response from Kate:
Thank you for the great feedback Rebecca!
April 2017

Alli User Profile
March 2017
From the moment we booked to the moment we left everything was smooth and easy. Kate and Ali make you feel so welcome. Scones, jam, clotted cream, flowers and new laid eggs are a lovely touch. The cottage is warm, cosy and in a fabulous location for visiting the best parts of north Devon. Everything you need is provided. Highly recommend this property.

Laura User Profile
February 2017
Stayed there whilst visiting family. The barn is beautiful and the location is amazing. So quiet relaxing and chilled. Everything we needed thank you

Barnstaple, United KingdomJoined in September 2013
Kate User ProfileKate is a superhost.

Hello, we are Kate & Ali. We live with our 2 children and growing menagerie of animals at Great Lilly Farm, adjacent to our newly renovated holiday barn - Great Lilly Cottage.

We've always loved this part of the country and moved down from Scotland a while back to find a more outdoor way of life. We have chickens, pygmy goats, pigs, dogs & cats and we're hoping to make our own honey this summer.

We love living here - where else would you find foxes, badgers and Buzzards all making their homes in your garden?!

If you love the countryside, long walks, beautiful sandy beaches and cosy country pubs - this is the place for your next holiday.

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