OTTER POOL BARN, is a large, spectacularly converted barn, with a hydrotherapy/spa pool and hot tub. It is surrounded by farmland, with a private five acre field and lake for fishing, and other water activities, set between Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and West Down in the Devonshire countryside, with Exmoor less than 10 miles to the East. Otter Pool Barn is a few miles from beautiful golden beaches and within easy reach of the market town of Barnstaple.
The conversion of this centuries old, former threshing barn is dramatic, with a triple height majestic fireplace, hand crafted exposed ceiling beams, gargoyles and a Minstrel’s Gallery. The grand staircase has been relocated from an 18th century grand house and the wood panelling and stained glass are also reclamation treasures. It is extremely well equipped, featuring everything you might expect in a luxury holiday home. Indoors there is the Great Hall, a snug lounge, a huge kitchen/diner, six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Outdoors there is a sheltered, south facing, courtyard with barbecue and seating. The garden has children’s play equipment and a swim spa/hot tub, as well as the large field and lake. Otter Pool Barn is fully accessible throughout, with the installation of a wheelchair lift to the upstairs. Outside areas, the pool and into the adjacent land towards the lake are also accessible. Full details are available at in a separate section at the end of this review. The discrete inclusion of accessibility features into the barn has enabled it to retain the atmosphere of a luxury family home, whilst being suitable for a holiday with anyone you want to include in your party.