Gooseham Barton Cottages and Riding Stables , Cornwall

Gooseham Barton Cottages and Riding Stables
Gooseham Barton
EX23 9PG
Tel : 01288 331204
Website :

Accreditations : Independent
Sleeps :

Specialist breaks : Horse Riding, Pet Friendly, Farm Holiday

Rate low season : £290 pw

Rate high season : £1,110 pw

Credit cards accepted ? : Y
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About Gooseham Barton Cottages and Riding Stables - Self Catering Cottage Holidays

Gooseham Barton is a 50 acre holding and riding stables situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Devon/Cornwall Coast. There are 4 cottages sleeping from 4 to 10 people making it the ideal location for families, couples or groups of friends. All cottages are very well equipped and cosy, with traditional inglenook fireplace and wood burning stoves. Horse riding is available at our own B.H.S. approved stables.

THE FARMHOUSE - sleeps 8 + 2 on a double sofa bed
It has beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and creaky floors makes this something a little different and special. Brought up to modern standards over the years its character and traditional old world charm have been well preserved. Being spacious and very well equipped makes it ideal for larger parties. The accommodation comprises:

The main lounge which is cosy and comfy with a inglenook fireplace, TV, DVD and Video player.

The second lounge has the extra double sofa bed.

The kitchen and dining area is well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble drier. It is the only cottage with dishwasher. There is a CD player in the dining area. The farmhouse table seats up to 10 people and the rayburn operates the central heating as well as heats the water. There is an immersion heater as backup, or if the Rayburn is not in use.

Family room - double and single bed.
Double bedroom - double bed, vanity unit and SKY TV.
Children's room - full size bunks and single bed.

Bathroom - has electric shower over the bath. Fan heater and heated towel rail.

There is a second toilet and lobby downstairs.

NEW BARN - sleeps 4
This is a spacious single storey barn conversion having an open plan kitchen / living area making it ideal for couples or small families. The accommodation comprises:

The lounge / dining area has a TV and DVD player, table and chairs for 4 people. There is a woodburning stove make it the perfect place on for a cosy winter evening.

The kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, microwave and fridge.

The utility/entrance lobby has a large extra sink, washing machine and storage heater.

Double bedroom - has double bed, storage heater.
Second bedroom - has 2'6" twin beds, electric wall heater.

Bathroom - spacious, with electric shower over the bath, storage heater and electric fan heater.

NORMAN COTTAGE - sleeps 5 + sofa bed
Originally a stone barn attached to William Cottage, Norman Cottage has been thoughtfully converted into a comfortable family holiday accommodation. It is equally suitable for couples. The accommodation comprises:

The lounge and dining area has TV and DVD player, double sofa bed, table and chairs for 6 people (stool for extra child), and two storage heaters.

The kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.

The family room has a double and a full size single bed, electric wall heater.

Children's room has 2'6" bunk beds, electric wall heater.

The bathroom has an electric fan heater and heated towel rail.

For larger parties there is an adjoining door to William Cottage which can be unlocked.

WILLIAM COTTAGE- sleeps 4 + double sofa bed
The inviting, cosy interior of this cottage has an oak beamed living room featuring a stone built inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove. The cottage is ideal for a small family or a romantic break. The accommodation comprises:

The lounge and dining area has combination TV and DVD player, double sofa bed, table and chairs for 6 and storage heater. The woodburner will be made up ready for you to light or already lit prior to your arrival. A bag of logs and bucket of coal are supplied.

Kitchen is well equipped, has electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine/tumble drier.

Double bedroom has double bed, electric wall heater.

Second bedroom has twin 2' 6" beds, electric wall heater.

Bathroom is spacious with a fan heater, heated towel rail.

For larger parties there is an adjoining door to Norman Cottage which can be unlocked.

Gooseham Barton Cottages and Riding Stables Facilities

Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Games Room
Open Fire / Log Burner
Electricity included
Ensuite facilities
Sky TV
Towels provided
Bed linen provided
Disabled access
Ground floor bedrooms
Children welcome
High Chair
Baby Cot
Pets welcome
Swimming pool
Sauna / hot tub
Tennis court
Beaches nearby
Pub nearby

Places To Visit

Riding at the Stables
Around 30 horses and ponies are kept on the farm, most are used for riding, others being mainly much loved old faithfuls enjoying their retirement.
The horses and ponies range in size from approximately 10hh to 17hh. We cater for everyone from the complete beginner, (including children form the age of 4 years) to the experienced rider. Mounts are allocated to suit size and riding ability. All rides are escorted by our experienced and friendly staff, through beautiful countryside.
Please see out website for more information.

Gooseham Barton Riding Stables is central to: Hartland, Bideford, Kilkhampton, Bude and Holsworthy.

The surrounding area is a fine example of English coastal woodlands and valleys. There are many miles of excellent walking and riding to be had over the cliffs and through the woods along this stretch of coast. There are some of the highest cliffs in the South West just a mile from the stables with stunning views of the sea all year round. The numerous bridle paths in the area offer good views of the surrounding North Cornwall / North Devon border region. From here on a clear day you can see down the coast past Newquay into Cornwall as well as views of Bodmin moor and Exmoor. To ride through this area on a nice sunny day is a wonder and a privilege, at any time of year.

Sandy Beaches; Widemouth, Sandymouth, Bude and many more within easy reach.
Rocky Coves; Marsland Mouth (within walking distance), Crackington Haven.

The following activities and attractions are nearby:
Milky Way Devon's largest under-cover attraction.
The Big Sheep All Weather Attraction. Sheep racing etc.
Trethorne Leisure Farm. Near Launceston. Open all year Monday to Saturday.
Crealy Adventure Park. Just off the A39 near Wadebridge.
Open from Good Friday to late October.
Dobwalls Adventure Park Just of the A38 at Dobwalls near Liskeard. Open early April to late October.
World in Miniature Goonhavern, Truro. Open 1st April to 27th October.
Bens Play World St Austell. For the younger child. Only 2 miles from the Eden Project.
Poldark Mine Wendon, near Helston.
Flambards Village Near Helston.
Holywell Bay Fun Park Near Newquay.
Laser Sport. Laser clay pigeon shooting. Fun for all ages, safe, competitive and a GREEN alternative to the traditional sport.
Tamar Shooting Ground. Clay pigeon shooting. For the novice or experienced shooter.
Cornwall Web. A useful links based site for info on many activities to be found in Cornwall.
Cornwall Information. A new tourist guide web site offering information on were to go and what to do in Cornwall. A good site for world-wide outdoor pursuits information. If you can do it outdoors it is probably on here!
Classic Guide. Guide to activities and attractions in South West England.