The Straws



The Children

‘The Straws’ had been dreaming of moving to Devon for many years, in the summer of 2014 we decided to pack up and make it become a reality.  We relocated from Hook Norton in Oxfordshie, to North Devon in July 2014.  I was under strict instructions not to leave ‘Hooky’ until the annual Beer Festival had taken place, so the following day we eventually said a sad farewell to all our lovely friends, and we shoe horned ourselves into the car, with everything including the kitchen sink, onward and forward with our adventure.

For the first two months we lived a fairly nomadic lifestyle, living in our faithful old bell tent, travelling around Devon, Cornwall, Wales and France. We had a fantastic summer visiting friends and exploring new places.  However, with the school term looming it was time to find a home and start the new chapter of our lives.  We rented for the first six months in Braunton, then found  West Stowford Barton and best of both worlds, a crazy old house in a wonderful rural location and close to the sea. That was the start of Strawfields.

From then on in, it has been all the wonderful people we have met along the way that has begun to shape the next part of our lives. A huge heartfelt thank you to all the lovely guests that have already experienced a holiday in one of the cottages at Strawfields.  We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and hope you will return again soon. Also, a big thank you for all the lovely reviews you gave us, we really do appreciate all the comments you have left us.

New for summer 2016 is the Strawfields campsite. Our best holidays have been camping with family and friends, this inspired us to set up a small rustic campsite at Strawfields. Our concept is to provide you with the back to nature style of camping, open fires, large pitches, lots of space, fields and streams to explore, all within small and private site. Strawfields is set in a beautiful rural location, yet only minutes from the sea.

The Animals


Billie & Maggie

The Chickens

Maebelle & Buckbeak