Set in 3.5 acres with superb rural scenery Priory House is an impressive modern holiday home with luxury and comfort in mind and one that makes the most of its outdoor living space for guests.
Priory House sits only two miles from the principal market town of Barnstaple and just a short drive away from a choice of stunning North Devon beaches famous for their surf and golden sands. Access to J27 of the M5 is less than an hour away. As soon as you enter through the pillared wooden gates onto the private sweeping driveway, you will know you have arrived somewhere really special to relax and unwind. The spacious contemporary accommodation is light and bright throughout, with high quality furnishings, stylishly presented.
The wonderful centre piece of Priory House is the triple aspect large open plan kitchen/dining/living room with separate sets of French doors opening both sides onto two terraces, which enjoy the sun at different times of day and provide access to all the outdoor facilities and features.
The attractive kitchen area boasts a central island with induction hob, sink and sociable breakfast bar. Whether it is coffee and croissants before a trip out onto Exmoor or preparing a small banquet for a special occasion, those wanting to indulge their culinary credentials will love the well-equipped kitchen. This includes a cold/sparking/hot/boiling tap and two dishwashers! A large dining table is located in the middle of the room and soft seating is arranged in front of the smart TV and log burner. The room and also the outside terrace benefit from a Sonos speaker system.
The generous number of welcoming reception rooms are a real bonus. After returning from a fun filled day at the beach you might choose to play a few competitive table football ‘friendlies’ in the games room, or perhaps a sing song round the piano. Join your friends for a chat in front of the log burner on a cooler evening in the main open plan room or perhaps relax in front of the TV in the separate living room.
There are six attractively furnished bedrooms on the first floor. A newly added master suite includes king size bed (zip 'n' link to twin on request), TV, Juliette balcony overlooking the water feature, separate dressing area and ensuite wet room. The second bedroom is large and features a Juliette balcony, walk in wardrobe and ensuite wetroom. There is also a single 2’ 6” z-bed available – suitable for children for alternative sleeping arrangements.
There are two further king rooms, bedroom 6 and also bedroom 3 which also has an ensuite wet room. Bedroom 5 offers twin single sleeping arrangements and bedroom 4 is a king (zip 'n' link to twin on request) with Juliette balcony. A fabulous family bathroom completes the upstairs accommodation.
Outdoor living is very much on the menu with some great features such as an outdoor fire place, pizza oven plus an outdoor kitchen area with Beef Eater gas barbecue, food preparation area and sink. A large slate table with benches sits on one of the terraces and is a great spot for family barbecues. The terrace on one side overlooks paddocks and woodland with wonderful views far into the distance. A shallow man made stream runs down the slope to a small pond which sits by the terrace. A path leads up away from the house towards the main lawn, criss-crossing the stream.
A decked area leads up to a separate building which houses a gym containing cardio machines, weights and yoga mats. The gym has wood flooring, mirrors and sweeping views of the valley. Please note: this facility is shared with guests staying at Priory Cottage.
An elevated tree house (young children will need to be supervised) will provide amusement for the younger guests and a small orchard is being established in a further corner of the garden.
In the grounds just across the gravelled car park there is the self-contained Priory House Cottage that sleeps two with studio living/sleeping area, its own kitchen/diner and shower room. The cottage also has its own lawned garden area.
SPECIAL OFFER - If not already booked out to other guests, the cottage is available for visitors to Priory House at a 50% discount on the advertised cottage price - please enquire when booking.
For larger family groups or for families holidaying together, Priory House is just perfect for getting away from it all in spacious comfortable surroundings.
Accommodation: Ground floor Hall. Large kitchen/dining/living room. Kitchen area with electric double oven, microwave, Nespresso machine, large fridge, large freezer, two dishwashers, sink with hot/boiling/cold/sparkling water tap, breakfast bar island with second sink and induction hob. in the kitchen area. Dining area with dining table. Living area with comfy sofa seating, wood burner wall mounted SmartTV and Sonos speaker system. Separate living room with 40" TV with DVD player, iPod dock. Family games room with piano, TV, DVD, table football and digital radio. Utility room with sink unit, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloakroom with WC and basin.
First floor: Bedroom 1 with King (zip ‘n’ link option to 2'6" twin –please request at the time of booking), wall mounted TV, separate dressing area. Juliette balcony. Ensuite wet room with walk-in shower, twin basins, WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 with King (further 2’ 6” single z-bed available on request – suitable for children). Separate wardrobe room. Juliette balcony. Ensuite wet room with walk-in shower, twin basins, WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 with King and ensuite wet room with walk-in shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4 with King (zip ‘n’ link option to 2'6" twin – please request at the time of booking), Juliette balcony.
Bedroom 5 with Twin.
Bedroom 6 with King.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
Facilities and Services: Linen and Towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 2 Pets welcome. Highchair and travel cot. Outdoor fireplace, pizza oven, gas barbecue and sink. Garden furniture. Slate table and benches. Separate building containing gym with spin bike, free weights, rowing machine and yoga mats, note: gym shared with guests staying at The Cottage. Store room for surf boards and bicycles. Ample parking. Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.
- Sleeps 12
- 6 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Friday changeover
- 4 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1.5 miles to a pub
- Countryside Views
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- 10.5 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Outdoor storage space
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
Priory House was spotless and all rooms at the property exceeded our expectations. All outside areas were fantastic, some real attention to detail to make this a luxurious place to stay. The favourite area for all our party was the kitchen/diner - which in our opinion was a simply gorgeous place to spend time together!Mrs Emma Bridges - 11th March 2019
Cannot compliment the owners enough for letting such a wonderful property that is set in peaceful and beautiful surroundings and is superbly equipped with everything you need for the perfect holiday. Last but not least I cannot praise the housekeepers enough for such high standards, the house is an absolute credit to them. We are so impressed that we made enquiries to book for next Easter before we left Priory House, cannot thank everyone enough Mrs B A Randall - 30th April 2017
Lovely large house more than enough room for large gatherings. 10/10 for cleanliness, Comfy beds, excellent furnishings, lovely dÃ©cor. Had a great time, would def go back again and recommend Marsdens.Mr N Patel - 6th September 2016
Very spacious family accommodation , with great attention to detail given for visitors comfort. Housekeeping excellent. Ideal location.Mrs P Mitchell - 7th August 2016
Wonderful holiday house for us and our friends- we will hopefully be back and will recommend to others!Mrs R Lynn - 5th May 2016
Our family from around the world came to stay for my son's wedding. It was marvellous for us all to sit round the dining table, just like old times. Beautiful House.Mr G Ballard - 2nd August 2013
Really nice location, very nice house and views. Thanks for a great stay! Dr S Waring - 26th October 2012
We have had a wonderful family weekend, our dogs enjoyed it too. Thank you so much, the house is lovely, everything you could ever wish for and the wild life was exceptional!Mrs Janet Chapman - 8th October 2012
We were a party of 12 who came to visit Devon. The accommodation offered excellent and comfortable factilities. We will look back with a lot of fond memories and definitely hope to return one day. Clovelly and Lynton are a must see. Many thanks again from all of us xxxMrs Randeva - 25th August 2012
Terrific house, so well equipped and furnished with good taste, all set in great surroundings. We have all had a really good time, thank you.Mrs C Oswald - 10th August 2012
Thank you, this holiday home is superb, the best we have ever stayed in! So well equipped, the children love the games room and toys! We had a wonderful time. Many thanks again x Wood & Bosley Family - 3rd August 2012
Thank you for hosting us. The place has exceeded our expectations and we were very impressed. We would love to return. Stunning place - spacious, cosy and comfortable. Preneshan Ramaloo - 5th June 2012
Thank you so much for the privilege of staying in such a lovely family home. Spacious, light and airy, in such a fantastic location. Amazing to see all the wildlife. So many wonderful local beauty spots. I certainly hope I will return in the future. Linda Christian - 31st May 2012
The Priory was the perfect spot for a holiday with our extended family. We all loved the tranquillity and stunning countryside. The kids thrived in having their own space inside to relax as well as outdoor space to explore.Danni Hoper - 5th May 2012
We stayed at the Priory catching up with old friends. It is a beautiful property, well furnished and lots of space to relax and enjoy the stunning views!Mr & Mrs Thompson - 5th April 2012
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