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As you approach the side of Ladybird Barn you cannot fail to notice the ancient old Devon walls bursting with ancient ferns, crocosmia and foxgloves and in their shadow, are clumps of yellow flowered wild Iris.  As you look further up the hill, you'll see dozens of Devon Longhair sheep staring at you and welcoming you to your holiday home.

Go through the large double glazed oak doors into the lounge/diner and you'll find a superb contemporary converted barn, furnished to very high standard with oak floors throughout downstairs, and dressed with luxurious heavy curtains.  An array of comfortable sofas, squashy cushions  and a truly wonderful log burning fire, with a silver flue that juts up and through the ceiling above. There's a pine dining table that can comfortably sit six and bookcase bulging with an assortment of local books, boxes of jigsaws, games, and an assortment of family DVDs with flat screen TV.


Leading off the Lounge is a modern style kitchen with integrated fitted kitchen appliances and every modern convenience you could require.  On the ground floor there is also a shower room and wc. To the other side of the Lounge is a full width ground floor bed room, with a pair of wonderful sturdy bunk beds, and a sofa bed.

Upstairs there are a further 2 bedrooms in the eaves of the barn. (A double and a twin bedroom).  The bedrooms have skylights which on a clear night you can take advantage of Exmoor’s designation as Europe’s first “Dark Sky Reserve” where the stars shine brighter making star gazing very special indeed.  Bed linen, towels and beach towels are provided, as well as tea towels, bath mats and environmentally friendly cleaning products. 

Ladybird Barn is centrally heated out of season with an endless supply of free logs for the log burner (help yourself to logs) for a cosy night in, whatever the weather.  There is a private patio area and seating, and to the front of the farmhouse is a large lawn and seating area.  We also have a large acre flat field where great football matches take place, just ask Lewis or Frazer to show you where.  To the side of the barn is a log store and a small herb garden.  We also have an organic allotment, where guests are welcome to pick and eat seasonal vegetables.

We put a scrummy seasonal welcome pack in the barn for your arrival, normally a home cooked cake, pasties, tea, coffee and sugar, organic milk, some local Scrumpy Cider and seasonal vegetables pulled that morning from our vegetable garden.  Eggs are always available, collect your own and just visit the Hen House.

Why not take advantage and have a supermarket deliver groceries in advance of your arrival and we will put them away in the kitchen or you. We also have a number of Farm Shops close by, a village store and numerous Farmers Markets throughout the week. Park your car next to Ladybird Barn, Ideal!

Please Note:  Due to the sheep, we do not allow dogs on the farm.   

         3 Bedroom Barn  (1 double, 1 twin and 1 Bunk bed  room)

         Communal Games Room

         Bread maker on request

         Washing Machine, Drier and airing lines

         Microwave, Dishwasher  and Washing Machine

         Large fridge freezer

         Wireless internet access (Free of charge)


         Wood burning Stove (logs provided)



The fascinating nature, the lovely house ladybird barn and the friendly atmosphere from Adrian and Amanda brought us very fine holidays.

From there we started many trips to Woolacombe beach, Tarr steps, Exmoor Park, Bath .... It was great but too short time!

Trip Advisor Comment

from Sabine and family, Germany

Free-range child heaven
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We're just back from a fantastic week at Ladybird Barn at Love North Devon. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and their cats from the minute we arrived. The barn was beautiful, clean and well equipped - with homemade scones and cream waiting for us in the fridge. We travelled with two children under 5 who were thrilled to discover boxes of toys waiting for them - a very welcome and thoughtful touch. Both of them loved being in charge of the chickens for the week and we enjoyed exploring the 53 acres around the barn. There was so much to do in the local area, beautiful beaches, quirky shops and all within a not too far drive. We didn't manage to do everything we wanted to, and hope to be back next year!

North Devon Self Catering in Devon

Owners Adrian and Amanda and their two boys, Lewis and Frazer look forward to welcoming you to Down Farm and Love North Devon.

Love North Devon

Down Farm,
 Little Bray, Brayford, Exmoor, North Devon, England, UK

  tel. 01598 711888

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