Sealock Barn, Vale Cottage, 7 Annery Kiln, Weare Giffard, Bideford, EX39 5JE.

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Self catering hostel accommodation near Bideford

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Situated alongside a restored section of the heritage Rolle Canal in rural Devon, 2 miles from the market town of Bideford, this converted carpenter's workshop provides comfortable accommodation for up to 10 across 3 rooms. Individuals, couples, families and larger groups are all welcome. Book by the bed, the room or take over the whole barn. Extra guests can camp in the grounds. The accommodation consists of an open plan kitchen/dining/living area with a solid fuel Rayburn which powers the central heating (wood and coal provided). There is one ground floor bedroom and two separate WC/shower rooms. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms. Sealock Barn has direct access to the Tarka Trail which makes it perfect for individuals, families or groups wanting to cycle or walk. Guests also have direct access to the tidal River Torridge for canoeing and fishing. Set in an idyllic spot surrounded by a county wildlife site and salt marshes there is an abundance of wildlife, which in the absence of WiFi or TV provides wonderful entertainment for you after a busy day. Local attractions include: The Big Sheep Amusement Farm Park & The Ultimate Adventure Centre (5 miles), Westwood Ho! popular family and surfing beach (6 miles). BYO sleeping bags. There is no vehicular access to the barn, please park at Vale Cottage and walk across a field track.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    10: 1x4, 2x3 + camping
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    £10pp midweek, £12 pp weekend. Enquire for whole barn
  • Booking:

    Please phone or e mail to book. Deposit required
  • Directions:

    From the A368 take the turning signed to Weare Giffard and Annery Kiln (low bridge with sharp turn). About 200yds at red phone box turn L into Lime Kiln Yard and follow driveway between cottage no 5 and the lime kiln until you reach a parking/turning area. You pass cottage no 6 on your L and the river Torridge is on your R. The front door is in the gable end of the long pink building.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest train station Barnstaple. Local buses stop at Annery Lime Kiln
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks South West Coast Path Hostels on the Tarka Trail
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Close to a Pub Individuals welcome Camping Small Hostels


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Great news for Kayakers & canoeists. Low cost hostel accommodation in North Devon with access to the River Torridge.

November 27th 2019

Opening in Spring 2020 Sealock Barn has space for up to 10 guests. With prices from just £10 per person per night (£12 at weekends) and with direct access to the tidal River Torridge it is sure to be a firm favourite with Kayakers and Canoeists.

Not only does Sealock Barn have access to the river it is also directly on the Tarka Trail.  The Tarka Trail is a pedestrian and cycle way in the North Devon Biosphere Reserve.  It runs in a 163 mile figure-of-eight through landscapes little changed from those described by Henry Williamson in his classic 1927 novel Tarka the Otter.

Sealock Barn access to the River Torridge
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