About Us


Hi, thanks for taking the time to look at our site and welcome to RyePark House our home and little piece of paradise.

We are Steve and Maria McCarthy and we moved here in late August, 2015, with our two teenage children Luke and Ellie and our dog Pastie.  We left Tonbridge in Kent to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the South East and found RyePark House purely by chance – so glad that we did – it is the most wonderful place to live, we are so very lucky.  The House and Barn are set in 11 acres which means that we can now do all those things that we had dreamt about – growing our own vegetables and having our own animals and living a much more sustainable life.  Our family has expanded to include and extra dog, 2 cats, 8 sheep and 3 chickens and will be adding more as time goes on.

However,  the peace and beauty of RyePark House is just too good not to share.  Our aim is to provide a romantic escape to the country for couples in this tucked away setting to let others experience what we have been so lucky to find.   I think you will agree that having converted the old Shippon (single story cow shed) into a wonderful, well equipped, one-bedroom self-catering holiday accommodation, with the luxury of a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton bedding and your own private Hot Tub, that we have achieved our aim.  More  importantly all available at a reasonable price.   The Barn has been available since June 2016 it is proving to be very popular, have a read of some of our reviews.

We are hoping that we will have the same reaction to our new rental, Keepers Watch, a spacious bright shepherds hut with all en suite facilitates and a fully functioning kitchen.  It has the most amazing views of the ancient woodland and river valley and is set apart from the house and Barn tucked away in the bank at the top of the hill.  It has all the luxury of the Barn with a double bed, Egyptian cotton bedding, fluffy towels, 100% soft British wool rugs, a fire pit with BBQ and luxurious woollen duvet and pillows.  Here you can really connect with nature and the wildlife that surrounds us.    As with the Barn all at a reasonable price.

As well as providing a little bit of luxury holiday cottages are all about the location and my do we have the best location!  We are surrounded by beauty, ancient woodland, a babbling river, untouched land left for and full of wildlife, pasture and farmland but despite all of that we are right in the middle of everything located just off Exmoor and its stunning coastline,  close to the beaches of the golden coast and the market towns and villages of the area,  what more could you ask for.

So go on treat yourself and book a break away and escape the norm with us.

We look forward to welcome you to RyePark House soon and we hope you enjoy browsing our site.

RyePark House

We are situated just off of exmoor national park and boast beautiful views and a convenient location, we currently have a one-bedroom self-catering holiday cottage available to rent throughout the year for short breaks – it even has a private hot tub! And new for 2017 our Shepherds Hut so you can escape the norm.

We are also beginning to start our own small holding, currently we have sheep and chickens, with plans to get more animals in the near future.

The Barn

The Barn is our luxury one bedroom self-catering holiday accommodation, to view rates, availability and more information please visit “The Barn” page.

Keepers Watch

Keepers Watch is our new Shepherds Hut with en-suite shower room and a kitchen area with oven and fridge.  It has a double bed and the most amazing views to wake up to.  Take a look at “Keepers Watch” page for more information and photos.