Dining & Catering

Although The Big Barn has a well-equipped kitchen and a large dining area perfect for preparing your own meals, we completely understand that you don’t always want to cook when on holiday. Judy, a former chef, is now offering takeaway meals and can be contacted either via email: sdownjdown@btinternet.com or on 01769 560543.

There is also a variety of restaurants and inns in the nearby surrounding areas. We've listed some of the closer venues for your convenience.

The Bell, Chittlehampton

The Bell has been running since 1888 and was recently nominated as one of the best pubs in North Devon. Recently refurbished, it offers a traditional bar, dining conservatory, skittle alley, pool, darts, free wifi and a large garden with play area for children.

The Bell, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9QL.

The Rising Sun, Umberleigh

A warm and friendly country pub with good food from light dishes to fine steaks. A variety of real ales, good wines and farm cider are available. The relaxed, partly divided bar with woodburner, flagstones and fishing memorabilia provide real character.

The Rising Sun, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9DU.

Northcote Manor, Umberleigh

An elegantly understated Manor House provides the perfect setting for enjoying a relaxing meal, whatever the occasion. With a choice of two restaurants, The Manor House Restaurant and The Walled Garden Restaurant, there's something for everyone at a range of prices.

Northcote Manor Hotel, Burrington, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9LZ

The Portsmouth Arms, Umberleigh

A lovely rustic old Coaching Inn situated in the heart of the Taw Valley, on the A377. An open fire creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in winter and the views from the decked veranda are stunning in the summer months. Ample parking and good home cooked fresh food.

The Portsmouth Arms, Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9ND.

The Old George Inn, High Bickington

A very homely country pub with good ales that are constantly changing, and fabulous food at very reasonable prices. The staff and locals are very welcoming and a warm fire and comfortable sofa will let you relax and unwind.

The Old George Inn, High Bickington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9AZ.

The Exeter Inn, Chittlehamholt

This Exeter Inn offers two separate restaurants, a barn-style conservatory and a snug style restaurant with original period featues and an inviting warming open fireplace. The locally sourced, traditional dishes are a treat and you must try their local farm ice-cream.

The Exeter Inn, Chittlehamholt, North Devon, EX37 9NS.

Booking & Contact

Booking a holiday at The Big Barn is quick and easy with our online booking system. The calendar is easy to navigate, simply select your arrival day followed by the number of nights you wish to stay to be quoted a price. Alternatively, you can contact My Favourite Cottages, a small North Devon holiday cottage agency that helps manage our bookings and enquiries to assist you in setting up a booking or answer any questions you may have about the house or its location.

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