Umber is a stunning two bedroom barn conversion with underfloor heating and woodburner, stylish wetroom, contemporary decor and fully equipped kitchen. Contemporary open-plan accommodation set in one and a half acres of the owners' grounds in a beautiful rural environment with stunning Devon countryside views. Check price and availability before you book.

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Umber is a stunning two bedroom barn conversion with underfloor heating and woodburner, stylish wetroom, contemporary decor and fully equipped kitchen. Contemporary open-plan accommodation set in one and a half acres of the owners' grounds in a beautiful rural environment with stunning Devon countryside views.

There is an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with French doors to outside, and the cosy sofa sits in front of a Smart TV and a wood burner. For those wishing to cook, the kitchen is well-equipped and offers an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The rest of the property comprises of two spacious bedrooms, a master double bedroom and a twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a super-king-size on request). These are serviced by a fabulously contemporary bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC in a wet room with increased accessibility.

Heading outside, the property benefits from a small private patio area with garden furniture and BBQ to the rear of the property, and further to this access to a shared lawn area and shared plunge pool with patio and garden furniture. Private off-road parking for two cars is provided.

Art lessons available with regular watercolour painting workshops for those wanting a creative holiday. Our on-site art gallery will re-open in the spring.

If you are interested in staying in Umber Cottage and would like to get a quick-view of the availability and cost of your holiday please go to the Book Now box on this page and put in your preferred dates this will then show you how much your holiday will be. Blanked out dates means they are unavailable. You can change your preferred dates at any time prior to clicking the Book Now button. Weeks in High Season are from Saturday to Saturday, out of season Short Breaks are available from any day. Our full rates and availability tables are listed in the tabs.


  • Quiet and peaceful
  • Devon and Cornwall border
  • Dog friendly
  • Disabled friendly
  • Private enclosed garden/patio
  • Shared heated plunge pool
  • Rural Devon views
  • Smart Freeview TV
  • Free wi-fi
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wet room with bath and walk-in shower
  • Underfloor heating and woodburner
  • Art gallery and painting workshops


Views of Gallery Cottages in North Devon. Three luxury holiday cottages set in an acre and a half of grounds with stunning views and plunge pool close to the Devon and Cornwall border.




Saturday to Saturday, 7 nights with arrival after 4.00pm and departure before 10.00am. 

Weekend Short Breaks

Thursday/Friday to Monday/Tuesday, 3 nights or 4 nights, arrival after 4.00pm and departure before 10.00am. No short breaks during school holidays - 7 night minimum

Midweek Short Breaks

Monday to Friday, 4 nights, arrival after 3.00pm and departure before 10.00am. No short breaks during school holidays - 7 night minimum


Towels included. Travel cot and high chair included. First basket of logs included.

Refer to Painting Workshops page for additional rates for workshops.

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Rental rates are for the entire property.

From To Weekly 3 nights
25 Jun 22 02 Jul 22 £860 £688
02 Jul 22 09 Jul 22 £940 £752
09 Jul 22 16 Jul 22 £1020 £816
16 Jul 22 23 Jul 22 £1100 £550
23 Jul 22 30 Jul 22 £1396 £1116
30 Jul 22 06 Aug 22 £1396 £1116
06 Aug 22 13 Aug 22 £1396 £1116
13 Aug 22 20 Aug 22 £1396 £1116
20 Aug 22 27 Aug 22 £1396 £1116
27 Aug 22 03 Sep 22 £1110 £888
03 Sep 22 10 Sep 22 £950 £760
10 Sep 22 17 Sep 22 £940 £752
17 Sep 22 24 Sep 22 £727 £581
24 Sep 22 01 Oct 22 £667 £533
01 Oct 22 08 Oct 22 £660 £528
08 Oct 22 15 Oct 22 £660 £528
15 Oct 22 22 Oct 22 £750 £600
22 Oct 22 29 Oct 22 £780 £624
29 Oct 22 05 Nov 22 £610 £488
05 Nov 22 12 Nov 22 £610 £488
12 Nov 22 19 Nov 22 £610 £488
19 Nov 22 26 Nov 22 £610 £488
26 Nov 22 03 Dec 22 £610 £488
03 Dec 22 10 Dec 22 £610 £488
10 Dec 22 17 Dec 22 £610 £488
22 Dec 22 29 Dec 22 £1060 £848
29 Dec 22 05 Jan 23 £1060 £848
07 Jan 23 14 Jan 23 £610 £488
14 Jan 23 21 Jan 23 £610 £488
21 Jan 23 28 Jan 23 £610 £488
28 Jan 23 04 Feb 23 £627 £501
04 Feb 23 11 Feb 23 £627 £501
04 Feb 23 04 Feb 23 £627 £501
11 Feb 23 18 Feb 23 £627 £501
18 Feb 23 25 Feb 23 £627 £501
25 Feb 23 04 Mar 23 £627 £501
04 Mar 23 11 Mar 23 £627 £501
11 Mar 23 18 Mar 23 £627 £501
18 Mar 23 25 Mar 23 £627 £501
25 Mar 23 01 Apr 23 £627 £501
01 Apr 23 08 Apr 23 £884 £707
08 Apr 23 15 Apr 23 £884 £707
15 Apr 23 22 Apr 23 £657 £525
22 Apr 23 29 Apr 23 £657 £525
29 Apr 23 06 May 23 £678 £542
06 May 23 13 May 23 £678 £542
13 May 23 20 May 23 £688 £550
20 May 23 27 May 23 £688 £550
27 May 23 03 Jun 23 £1121 £896
03 Jun 23 10 Jun 23 £1121 £896
10 Jun 23 17 Jun 23 £860 £688
17 Jun 23 24 Jun 23 £874 £699
24 Jun 23 01 Jul 23 £884 £707
01 Jul 23 08 Jul 23 £1039 £831
08 Jul 23 15 Jul 23 £1039 £831
15 Jul 23 22 Jul 23 £1204 £963
22 Jul 23 29 Jul 23 £1430 £1144
29 Jul 23 05 Aug 23 £1430 £1144
05 Aug 23 12 Aug 23 £1430 £1144
12 Aug 23 19 Aug 23 £1430 £1144
19 Aug 23 26 Aug 23 £1430 £1144
26 Aug 23 02 Sep 23 £1142 £913

We don't charge extra for cleaning or insurance. We would, however, recommend you take out your own insurance in case of cancellation or damage. All payments are stripe and we charge an immediate deposit of 33% with the balance payable 4 weeks before the start of your holiday. Any questions or special requirements please let us know and we'll try to sort things out for you. We want you to have a lovely stay and will do our best to accommodate your requirements. 

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Change over day: Saturday



Wonderful relaxing and peaceful place with easy access to so many places in Devon and Cornwall. Third visit and we have finally sorted the satnav so that we can mostly avoid the narrow lanes. First visit involved a lot of backing up. Beaches are stunning. Walks amazing. Every year we have gone to completely different places. Our last day ventured in to the pool. Favourite place to read a book. We will be back.

Phil & Frances Marsh, 

Thank you for a comfortable stay it was nice to be welcomed and made feel happy that we came here. Given helpful advise about local area and where the local shops were. The only thing we all agreed that it would have been nice to be able to have a welcoming pack of general things like coffee, tea, milk, sugar, bread, eggs, bacon, etc for next morning even a evening meal package could be offered at extra cost as it is quite a ride after you have already been driving for a few hours. Also the accommodation which we stayed in is not really child friendly as had to watch out for our little girl the glass on the table. She knocked herself on it also we very constantly have to worry the glass was going to come off also the iron dining room chairs were not comfortable to sit on but apart from that very clean. We had everything we need to a nice stay. Would come back, just need a mop and bucket and maybe a swing and slide for young children to play on.
[Thank you for your feedback. We are self-catering accommodation, most of our guests prefer to do an online shop and have it delivered on arrival or pop into the local supermarket before they check in. With the increasing number of allergies, food intolerance and to reduce wastage we believe it is inadvisable to supply the food items that you listed. R&B]


Another fabulous stay in Umber. So comfortable and beautifully equipped. Rob and Belinda are fantastic hosts and Holly loves her doggy treats. I did a watercolour workshop which was fun and Rob has great patience. A great place to base yourself to visit both Devon and Cornwall. I have booked to come back later in the year.

Jane - 28 May 2022

Jane shemeld, 

Lovely comfortable cottage, very homely. Super patio and pool area. Spotlessly clean. Super bathroom. Comfy beds. Fluffy towels. Watercolour workshop - fun and instructive. Rob survived us very well. We would thoroughly recommend.

Nikki Vincent and Lori North, 

Umber Cottage was an amazing experience with their lovely pool and sunny days. We all slept very well on their deluxe beds with nice firm pillows. The shower/wet room had the perfect temperature to suit our needs. The overall rating of Umber is a solid 10/10!

The Haworths, 

Lovely place to stay with everything you can think of. Love all the design and decoration. Great taste! Rob's artwork is wonderful. Perhaps the only thing we did miss was a coffee machine! Thank you for such a comfortable stay.

Francis and Louise Leary, 

Had a wonderful week at Umber and Gallery Cottages. The cottage was lovely and comfortable with all needs catered for. The pool and grounds were an added bonus. Lovely hosts with lots of local info, there if we needed you but not over the top. Will def stay again.

Sarah and Ed Lines, 

Thank you Belinda, Rob and Holly for a wonderful stay. A beautiful spot, lovely cottages and a great welcome. Umber cottage was very comfortable and accessible, log burner made it cosy on a rainy cold night. Location of the cottages is great, peace and quiet away from town but close by car to great beaches, lakes and sea. We had a tricky moment but you were so kind. We will be back. Thanks.

Mr & Mrs Spillett, 

Everything was fantastic, we really hope we can come back soon. Hosts were fabulous!

Dianne Holden, 

Loved it! Thanks for a lovely stay! Pool definitely loved by the kids and accommodation extremely comfortable! Maybe just some fly plugs as there were a lot in the kitchen, this is minor though. Thank you!

Amy Chester , 

Really enjoyed our second visit to your beautiful cottages. We had a wonderful time despite the classic British weather! Thank you for a lovely stay.

Terry and Annette Alleyne , 

Beautiful cottage, great facilities and fantastic hosts! Only thing we missed was a dining table, couldn't get on with the stools for long periods.

Rachel Rogers, 

I cannot fault anything about Umber Cottage. Spotlessly clean, modern and so well thought out with additional touches like scones and cream on arrival (wonderful!). I cannot recommend Umber enough and I don't want to leave. Didn't get to use the pool as we were too busy but it was warm and in a peaceful setting. So will 100% give it a try next time. If you want a stunning cottage with easy access to beaches in the area then this is just perfect. I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful time at Gallery Cottages. I can honestly say this has been one of the best holidays we have had and the boys LOVED it! You have a beautiful piece of paradise here and we can't wait to return. The attention to detail has blown me away and you really have thought of everything. My brother and his wife are visiting in October and already told them they are in for a treat. Hope to see you very soon. Thank you for such a great stay.

Morwenna Lindsay , 

We have had such a lovely stay, thank you both so much. Very welcoming and accommodating. Scones and biscuits on arrival/leaving, such a lovely touch and much appreciated. Can't fault a thing! We will be back!!
Couple of suggestions we thought might be useful/attractive for parents with young babies/children. Maybe a swing or small outdoor play frame? Also a package to include a child step, add on toilet seat, non-slip bath mat, bottle warmer, etc... just to save people bringing these items with them. Access to a dryer.

Holly Ewen, 

Absolutely terrific week in Umber. Belinda, Rob and Holly are marvellous hosts, full of great advice and tips, and nothing too much trouble. Cottage, grounds and facilities are faultless and so thoughtfully appointed. Already can't wait to return next year, thank you so much!

Amy Henderson , 

This is the second time we have been welcomed to Gallery Cottages and we have enjoyed an excellent stay both times. The cottages are very clean and well equipped and we love the quiet location. The hosts Belinda and Rob (and Holly!) Are lovely and friendly and provide plenty of information in the cottage to help you with your stay - whether it be deciding where to visit or working the washing machine! Best regards.

Denise Baines and Cecilia Bentley, 

We felt very comfortable and welcome here. Great amenities and everything felt well thought of. The only thing we missed was a more traditional dining chair. We ate in most days and the stools are a little hard to sit on and eat in comfort. (Also, for older guests this would be a real struggle). We really hope to return for another stay and hope for sun and a chance to use the pool next time. Thank you for a lovely holiday. We will recommend to friends and family to come and stay.

Simone and Steve Sagi, 

Lovely hosts. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. Very modern cottage in pleasant rural surroundings. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable bedroom and well presented bathroom. Loved the pool garden and the pool itself - lovely. Would recommend to friends and family.

Sue and Vernon Salmon, 

We have had the very best stay. This place is absolutely perfect in every way, from the location (so peaceful but close to many great places to see and do) to the way it's been built, to the fact that you guys have thought of everything. Thank you so much, we will be back! A gem of a place!
p.s. Thomas will miss seeing Holly every day!

Clare McGroarty, 

What a find Gallery Cottages has been. After an 11 hour journey from North Yorkshire all we wanted was a relaxing stay. Belinda, Rob and Holly, you have absolutely smashed it, there were no negatives at all. Myself, Wendy, Mary, Millie, Bramble and Maggie have loved your hospitality. The standard of your cottages is far more than you charge. We will be taking up your offer for sure. Take care and we wish you all the success you deserve.

Wayne & Wendy Boyes, 

Excellent rural location, fabulous barn conversion, glorious pool and garden, amazing hosts - thank you both. We visited loads of places, ate out, drank cider and had a BBQ. Luxurious bath, quality shower. Bed a little too firm for me (Anne). Art session... WOW... I'm in the right direction now Rob!

Anne and Neil Law, 

Rob and Belinda and Holly-dog are fabulous hosts and Umber is a beautiful cottage which has everything you could wish for including the log burner which I made good use of in the evenings. The peace and tranquility is wonderful and the starry night skies are just fantastic. I could lie in bed at night and look up through the velux window and see everything. The cottage is perfectly situated for the beaches and lots of walks. I enjoyed it so much I booked a further week in September.
Jane Shemeld - 17 April to 1 May 2021

Jane shemeld, 

We've had a lovely week, lovely cottage and really well equipped - if we had only one thing to mention it would be great to have a broom to sweep the floor - probably only because of the dog! Oh, and the seal on the bath plug is a bit loose so it drains while you're in it. But, thanks for a great week. We love the cottage.
[Oops! Should have been a broom, our mistake. Bath seal now replaced. R&B]

Sarah Clark, 

Just returned today from. 2 week stay in Umber. This was my third attempt after 2 lockdown cancellations last year and it did not disappoint. Umber is a wonderful cottage and beautifully furnished and equipped. The courtyard garden was a real sun trap and for the cool evenings the log burner was great. The gardens and pool area are great and it is a lovely place to sit and read amongst the peace and quiet. Rob and Belinda are the perfect hosts and Holly their labrador is such a cutie and a big sister to my own lab. Umber is ideally situated with easy access to the north Devon and Cornwall coast not far away . There is no light pollution so the night skies when clear are amazing. The pink moon earlier this week was stunning. I enjoyed it so much I am going again for another week later this year.
1st May 2021

Jane Shemeld, 

We really enjoyed our stay in Umber. The cottage is spacious and beautifully designed and the grounds are also beautiful and tranquil. The hosts were amazing - we could not have asked for anything more. The welcome and leaving gifts were very thoughtful and the information guides provided were very useful when planning days out. We, and our dog, have really enjoyed staying at Umber and felt very settled - and so we would definitely come back next time we visit Devon!

Anita Cartlidge, 

Thank-you. We have had a fabulous time! The location of the cottages is perfect, as are the facilities. The cottage itself has everything that we have needed and more, and was easy with the dogs. The watercolour workshop was an added bonus and very enjoyable.

Sara & Richard, 


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Gallery Cottages, Glebe Farm Barn, West Putford, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 7XE. 

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Getting Here

Gallery Cottages, Glebe Farm Barn, West Putford, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 7XE - Telephone 01409 241989

From the M5 southbound exit the motorway at Junction 27 and head west on the A361 (North Devon Link Road) to Barnstaple. At the Barnstaple roundabout turn left on to the A39 (Atlantic Highway) to Bideford. Go over the Torridge Bridge and in a few hundred yards at the roundabout take a left turn into Bideford on to the A386. Follow the A386 through Bideford towards Great Torrington. In about a mile turn right signposted Bradworthy and the Gnome Reserve. Follow this road for approximately 11 miles and take a left turning signposted Gnome Reserve and Milton Damerel. After 200 yards the entrance to Gallery Cottages will be seen on the right hand side.

Following these directions is the quickest and easiest way. Do not rely on your SatNav unless you enjoy driving down single track roads with hairpin bends!