Pickwell Barton Farm Holidays

North Devon award winning Cottages


A friendly Devon welcome awaits you at this stunning location. Nestled majestically above the beaches of Putsborough and Woolacombe, in North Devon. Within a stone’s throw of Croyde, this is truly the perfect holiday destination for family holidays, short breaks and adventures. Walking, surfing, cycling or simply exploring a very special part of England, this beautiful area has it all.

11 time staying here, it’s like home from home.  Jane is the best host and the children love staying here, helping Jane, Andrew and Annie. We feel like we are staying with family can’t wait to come next time. - 2019

Pickwell Court

Pickwell Court Lounge



luxury cottages


The natural environment enables us to connect with ourselves and each other.

Pickwell Barton covers 6oo acres of farmland overlooking the beautiful coastal beaches of Putsborough and Woolacombe, steeped in history and located within the UNESCO Biosphere that stretches from the highlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor, down the river valleys to the sea and beyond Lundy, and is at the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Pickwell Barton’s stunning location has been in the Cook family for almost 100 years.  

A very special place, our working farm run by the family, perched on the edge of Woolacombe, North Devon, we think it’s the most beautiful place in the world. You can come and stay in one of our beautiful cottages, really absorb the uniqueness of this special place by booking a weekly holiday or short break, our cottages sit majestically above the beach in their own private courtyards and grounds. Book your stay      

From hiking along the dramatic coastal path, walk in our ancient meadows with a stream meandering through, take in the breath taking panoramic coastal views, there’s plenty of places to explore. Reconnect with nature, discover community and fall in love with Pickwell Barton.

Your pERfect FARM STAY...

Jane and Andrew’s family have farmed here for nearly 100 years, bring a very personal touch to any visit. This has been recognised by the AA and Visit England when they were awarded the prestigious “Gold” award for service. Only awarded to the top 5% of businesses that truly go the extra mile for their guests.

This working farm is centrally located between Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks. Pickwell Barton lies in the heart of one of the World’s oldest U.N.E.S.C.O Biosphere and is also designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. With every outdoor activity at your fingertips it is the perfect location to explore, relax and simply enjoy life as it should be lived.  

Clovelly Harbour

This 14th century fishing village set of a 400 foot steep cliff is steeped in History. It remains a fully working village with over 200 families living and working on site. Many parts have also been used as locations for films and tv documentaries. There are museums, shopping and even escorted tours. The village is open to the public all year and whilst some of the shops close during the winter months there is plenty to see and do.
RHS Rosemoor

There are so many wonderful gardens to visit under 30 minutes from us. Most of these have not only the most amazing floral displays but also grow volumes of fresh foods for local shops and restaurants. This helps promote one of this region’s hidden gems, namely our diverse food and drink industry. From fresh asparagus straight from the farm, sustainably caught lobster and crab sold from the quay to weekly Farmers markets. Award winning café’s to cosy pubs and then a huge array of 2 and 3 rosettes, Michelin restaurants. We even boast the “World’s Best Marmalade” maker! there is plenty to choose from for all palettes. Download the app during your visit or browse over 250 venues

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Pickwell Barton is ideally situated to enjoy all that North Devon has to offer. Our holiday cottages offer a springboard to some of the best beaches in the country, one three mile stretch is a short walk from your cottage, as well as a relaxed pace of life, quaint villages, unparalleled
scenery, exciting water sports, good nightlife, excellent food and a friendly and welcoming environment. If this sounds like your type of holiday then North Devon is the place for you.