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Jacobs Barn

Chillaton, Devon (Ref. 967293)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Well located and an excellent base to travel to the north or south coast."

    Easy to find with clear and concise instructions. The accommodation was excellent with great facilities both inside and out, particularly liked the land attached to the property which made it a great place for pets. The hosts were attentive when they were there but not overbearing and we would recommend Jacob’s Barn to other holidaymakers.

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Jacobs Barn."

    Our host and hostess were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed playing croquet on the lawn! The location of the property was within easy reach of both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Shopping was close by at Tavistock. We can highly recommend this property for a Devon and Cornwall holiday.

    Reviewed by AvrilMay 2022

  • "Everything was exceptional Chris and Helen were very welcoming and there was everything you could possibly need for a great holiday."

    Definately will be back. First class. Karen and Andy Lamb

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "Excellent property set in beautiful surroundings everything needed was there ..."

    Excellent property set in beautiful surroundings everything needed was there very friendly and helpful owner Perfect holiday home except if we’re being honest for us for the bed mattresses far too soft also room large enough to take a king size and maybe a queen size bed in other bedroom would be good

    Reviewed by MarilynMay 2022

  • "Great property, peaceful location with friendly and helpful hosts."

    Facilities were brilliant, everything we needed and the dogs loved the garden!

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "Amazing! We arrived on the day of the storm hit the south of England to no electricity."

    The owners couldn't have done more, Fire was lit, oil lamps provided, boiling water in flasks for drinks, cooking on their own aga, updates when they got them. The holiday could have been a nightmare but instead they changed it into an entertaining adventure. There are not enough words to be able to recommend this property and the owners highly enough.

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable barn conversation."

    Lots of space. Well equipped kitchen. Nothing we needed that wasn’t there. Good Wi-Fi. No mobile signal but can use landline and pay for calls or use Wi-Fi calls. Teenagers liked table tennis room but not the time of year or weather to use outdoor facilities. We have booked to come again when hopefully better weather!

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with very friendly owners, the cottage had everything we needed and we had a wonderful week thank you."

    Reviewed by TrevorDec 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    One of the cleanest properties in which we have stayed. Nothing too much trouble for the friendly owners who live on site. No hesitation in recommending the property.

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time, host’s extremely friendly and helpful."

    Great location, beautiful accommodation.

    Reviewed by EricOct 2021

  • "Our second time at Jacob's Barn and an equally fabulous time at this very pretty cottage."

    Lovely hosts, peaceful location, and plenty of space. Convenient 10 minute drive into the nearest town of Tavistock. Gorgeous countryside all around. We love it here.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We would highly recommend. Nice and clean, we can’t fault the place.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2021

  • "Friendly greeting from Helen when we arrived, lovely welcome pack - we settled in quickly!"

    Great to find a place where the dogs can run free safely! Very tranquil setting, but wish the pub was still open in the village! We will hopefully return next year!

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "We had a super stay at Jacobs Barn, everything was just as expected, everything you need is there for you!"

    We will definitely be back! Thank you

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "Exceptional."

    Well stocked cottage, beautiful grounds, superb extras.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "Wonderful place, all aspects of comfort has been considered and covered."

    The house / grounds where amazing for our three young boys (And us adults) to enjoy, completely safe and just a pleasurable place to stay and visit. We would certainly recommend and come back to this cottage, the location was brilliant as not in the heart of the tourists but close enough to everything you should wish for. One negative is the sunshine does shine quite easily through the windows with blinds and obviously those without.

    Reviewed by AronMay 2021

  • "Beautiful property with everything you may need."

    Lovely devon cream provided on arrival Friendly owners and excellent location for touring both in Devon and Cornwall

    Reviewed by HazelMay 2021

  • "Great location, fabulous accommodation, friendly hosts."

    Couldn't ask for more

    Reviewed by JoMay 2021

  • "Jacobs Barn is a warm and friendly holiday cottage which caters for all of your needs."

    We are a family with two young children and the girls just loved exploring the grounds. From watching the tadpoles in the little frog pond, to sitting and watching the water wheel turn and exploring the fields and stream there was lots to keep them entertained. We even spotted hedgehogs and pheasants out of the windows! The black out blinds helped dull the sunlight which meant we even got a little lie in! Dartmoor and all it's wonders was only a stones throw away and there were lots of local walks from the property. The accomodation had everything we could possibly need - the kitchen was incredibly well equiped so we could even do a little cake making with the girls! Chris and Helen are incredibly kind and immediately made us feel at ease as our first get away in the latest post-lockdown times.

    Reviewed by FelicityApr 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage it’s in a beautiful location and everything you could possibly need has been thought of."

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by KayOct 2020

  • "How far did we go in exceeding your expectations?"

    Exceeded Expectations (3 out of 3) Would you like to tell us anything else about this holiday? We booked Jacobs Barn to celebrate my wife’s 30th birthday. After we made our booking we spoke to Helen - the owner of Jacobs Barn, who was an absolute delight to talk to. She was so helpful and patient with all our questions, provided us with various amenities in the cottage to ensure my wife and I, my brother in law, sister in law and their 10 month old were very comfortable. She provided us with a cot, highchair and baby security gates to help make our stay even more convenient. She also reassured us about the safety measures in place with respect to COVID at the cottage. Prior to our trip, she kept in touch with us and gave us recommendations for shops, restaurants nearby a detailed information pack. She asked us to contact her or her husband if we needed anything at all. When we arrived at Jacobs Barn, we were greeted with a very cozy and clean cottage. Helen and her husband Chris had left a lovely card and gift for my wife for her birthday. She also left us some delicious scones, clotted cream and jam. The cottage was spacious and had lots of room for a crawling 10 month old baby as well 4 adults. We felt right at home for the four days we spent at Jacobs Barn and will definitely be coming back soon!

    Reviewed by JayeshOct 2020

  • "We were met and made most welcome - cream tea awaited us."

    All aspects of property were clearly explained. Owners could not have been more helpful Great position right on edge of Dartmoor Fields attached to property also available for short dog walks and garden fully enclosed and safe. Spacious property with everything you needed for a great holiday

    Reviewed by JoOct 2020

  • "The house was fantastic never mind the outside area for our two dogs who usual like to go to the beach for a run and a swim they didn't bother about that loved the field they had it was more than enough for them, the owners couldn't be more helpful, the property was comfortable, very clean, the best we have ever stayed at as was so well equipped will be going again."

    The owner even kindly contacted us on our return re the dogs dishes we left behind. Can't speak highly enough of this property.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2020

  • "My second visit to Jacobs Barn."

    Beautiful house in very good location for visits to popular places and very close to Dartmoor. The owners are so welcoming, we had a Devonshire tea waiting for us in the fridge and milk and tea, just what we needed after a long journey . The gardens are beautiful and our little boy and dogs had great fun. I would definitely return again as i can honestly say it is the best holiday home i have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2020

  • "Location is great, convenient for visiting Dartmoor, Tamar valley and both coasts."

    Outdoor facilities and space the best we have experienced with any holiday cottage we have rented. Owners on site, very lovely and very helpful. Cottage is well equipped, lounge/sitting room has great views over garden and a great, large TV and a superb fan for cooling on a hot day and a log burner for cold ones. Games room with table tennis table for friendly competitions.

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2020

  • "Lovely hosts."

    Very welcoming. The cottage was gorgeous. Far enough in the country to feel well out of town/city life but close enough to make the short drive into town for coffee, restaurants and other typical tourist-type things. The cottage had all the domestic appliances you could need on holiday. The garden was large and impressive with a gorgeous terrace behind a brick barn which was within earshot of the calming influence of the nearby stream. We adored the cottage and will be going back next year.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "I would certainly recommended Jacob's Barn, we had such a lovely holiday."

    As a family with 3 children it is quite stressful to ensure our holiday accomodation meets our needs but I needn't have worried as this Barn was fantastic with plenty of room inside and out for the children to have their own space. The owners were really friendly and although we had no issues at all I was reassured if we needed anything they would be straight on it. We even had a incident were a special teddy (recently purchased at paignton zoo!) Was left behind on our return home and it was kindly posted to be reunited with children. I could not recommend this barn more, so family friendly! We would love to return and hopefully have glorious sunshine to enjoy the outside space more instead of the rain!

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2020

  • "A lovely property in a great location, it was everything we wanted."

    Helen and Chris, the owners, were so welcoming and made us feel right at home. To be greeted with a homemade cake, chocolates and a bottle of prosecco to celebrate the new year and treats for the dogs were very unexpected but a wonderful gesture. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying at Jacobs Barn."

    Everything met our expectations and nothing was too much trouble . Helen, the owner, said anything that we needed we just had to ask. We were greeted with a lovely homemade cake and chocolates which was gratefully received! There were even doggy treats for the dog. Cannot fault anything.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "Staying at Jacob's Barn was a very positive experience and I can see why people return multiple times."

    The owners were friendly, welcoming and very helpful (and someone is very good at cake). The accommodation is spacious, stylish, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The setting is delightful (loved the dragon) and beautifully maintained (wish my lawn looked like that) and my teenagers loved the table tennis and swing ball. It is a very quiet location within easy reach of both the more rugged northern coastline and the busier, beachier, southern coastline as well as being handy for Dartmoor. We explored in all directions and wished we could have stayed longer. It is one of very few holiday homes I have visited where you could easily imagine yourself living. Definitely the top spot in my holiday homes ranking table!

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2019

  • "What a great location for exploring the moors and very dog friendly too."

    The owners were very helpful and Jacobs barn had plenty to offer a small family especially with the outdoor play equipment and space.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "A perfect place to stay."

    We were absolutely spoilt at Jacobs Barn. We were welcomed by the lovely owners who had even baked us a cake, and could not have been nicer. The barn was clean, and thoughtfully decorated to feel like a home from home, with little helpful guidance notes dotted around. The kitchen was well equipped, with everything "shop bought" clean. They had even left us dishwasher and washing machine tablets, and a new washing up sponge! On the side was wine and squash, and a polite note to ask that we replace whatever we open. The lounge had a fireplace with a basket of wood and kindling provided (which we chose not to use in July). They had even thought to include a long HDMI cable attached to the TV, so we could plug in the kids game console we brought with - which we seldom used as the kids were kept entertained with the indoor table tennis table, along with the Tennis cout, croquet lawn and various other games available in the immaculately kept gardens. 10 out of 10 in every respect, this cottage was faultless, and we cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "Lovely place, the barn was well equipped with everything we needed for our stay and the garden was brilliant for dogs, we only wished we had better weather so we could have used it more!"

    The hosts were lovely and welcoming and the extra touches (homemade cake, dog treats and chocates) were a nice surprise :) overall we had a great holiday here and would highly recommend it! :)

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2019

  • "Great holiday and value for money!"

    Easy to work with Sykes Cottages and would use again and recommend.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2019

  • "This property was up to the high standards I always get when using Sykes Cottages."

    The location was exceptional, the welcome first class and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jacobs Barn to friends or family.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "It was our 10th visit, need we say more!"


    Reviewed by SandieMay 2019

  • "Great place glad we went!"

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2019

  • "This was the best cottage in all ways that we have encountered, particularly in terms of comfort and equipment."

    A truly wonderful base for touring. Helen and Chris were welcoming hosts who made us feel special. Nothing was too much trouble. Had the weather been better we would certainly have made use of the outdoor facilities (tennis court/croquet court). Enjoyed the table tennis table. Lovely walks from the door. What more could you want.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2019

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Jacobs Barn, in over 20 years of holiday cottages the first time we have revisited, the welcome we received was as good as the first time, the owners, Helen and Chris Snow are lovely people, very helpful should you need anything and a wonderful home made cake was waiting for us plus a treat for our dog, we strongly recommend this cottage and promise you will not be disappointed with this well equipped beautiful holiday home."

    Reviewed by DaphneFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was spacious and homely in a countryside location."

    Reviewed by LizDec 2018

  • "A lovely bolt-hole, as good as any hotel with all the convenience of your own space."

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2018

  • "This was the 9th time we have visited Jacob's Barn, going back in May."

    That should say a lot.

    Reviewed by SandieSep 2018

  • "Jacobs barn is an amazing place to stay."

    The owners are second to none. There is nothing you need the barn is so well equipped. It is very spacious. We were a party of 4 adults and didn't get in an anyone's way amazing holiday thank you.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2018

  • "Great stay in lovely comfortable accommodation and grounds."

    Owners very helpful and friendly and welcoming. Grounds and games room perfect for teens and our Jack Russell who could roam freely without worry. Very well equipped kitchen. Many thanks

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2018

  • "Jacobs Barn is a really delightful and spacious, well equipped and clean cottage."

    We were made to feel really welcome. On arrival we were greeted by the owner who explained where lots of local attractions etc. were and the history of the barn conversion. The lovely cake and box of chocolates that were provided for us on arrival were a lovely addition. Thank you for your hospitality. Helen and Mick Shawcroft. and Steve and Sue Cutler

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "Helen and Chris were excellent hosts and it has to be said, have thought of absolutely everything here."

    Jacob's Barn is a wonderful place to stay, quiet and peaceful and very secure for our two dogs. Whether you're looking for a complete break away from society or a base to visit some of the places Devon and Cornwall have to offer, Jacob's Barn is a real home from home. As has been mentioned previously on other reviews, it is very much out of the way, the closest town being Tavistock which is around 5 miles away so if you're looking to wander out for a drink or to pick up something from the local shop then that's not going to happen. Prepare properly and it's not an issue. There's plenty to do, tennis court, croquet, ample board games and table tennis, and two outdoor seating areas to enjoy a glass of wine or dinner. We felt very comfortable here and the dogs loved it too. The delicious home made cake, the chocolates and the biscuits for the dogs were a lovely personal touch. The pictures and description represent the property very well.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2018

  • "The cottage is in a good situation for sightseeing and in a quiet location, with extensive beautiful grounds, very well kept and safely enclosed and so extremely suitable for our dogs."

    Two lovely outdoor seating areas with super views. Everything was excellent, and our hosts could not have been more helpful, giving us a warm welcome with a generous selection of goodies, (for us and the dogs!) Only 2 very minor criticisms that didn’t really detract from our stay:- One of the bed mattresses (in the single room) is a little uncomfortable, and because (in the bedrooms) there are blinds rather than curtains, one of our party found the room too light in the mornings, especially when trying to catch up on some lie-ins! Nevertheless, we look forward to a return visit soon.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2018

  • "This barn conversion is excellent in every respect."

    Spacious, well looked after, wonderful facilities, light and airy, lovely welcome gifts, perfect hosts and in a great position for visiting both coasts, Boscastle on the North coast and Looe on the Southern coast both within an hours drive. I will definitely visit Jacobs Barn when I next travel to the West Country. I am so pleased I chose this cottage.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2018

  • "A fantastic spacious holiday accommodation."

    Friendly, helpful hosts. Converted barn clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Ideal base for families or couples. Lots of outside space for use solely by those renting barn - two different sitting/eating areas, tennis court, croquet laid out plus swing ball , boules and even a couple of large water super soaker shooters that my grandchildren had fun with on couple of hot days. Lots of fun on table tennis table for all too. Take food/drink supplies with you as no village shop or village pub. We topped up supplies in Tavistock which was small market town around fifteen:twenty mins away. Highly recommend. Safe for children to run around outside. Safe for dog too!

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2018

  • "Holiday was easy to book and the cottage was just what we wanted for a short last minute getaway."

    Reviewed by AlexanderDec 2017

  • "The barn was lovely and the owners were so helpful leaving flowers, yummy cake and chocolates on our arrival."

    Being able to take our dog was great and we were able to take him for a walk around the land was superb. If we were going back to the area again we would definitely Re-book and recommend it to family & friends.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2017

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  • Ground Floor: Lounge
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Games Room
  • Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
  • First Floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin
  • Bedroom 2 with twin beds
  • Bedroom 3 with single bed
  • Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
  • Night storage heating with open fire
  • Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Large, lawned garden with table, chairs and BBQ shared with owners and private patio
  • Up to two pets accepted
  • No smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, Pub 4 miles.

The property

Jacob's Barn is a beautifully converted former barn, built in the early 18th century.

Today it a stylish modern home which retains many original period features such as beamed ceilings and the original mill stone which now forms the centrepiece of the fountain outside.

Here, you can explore the fields and streams of...

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About the location


Launceston 5 miles.

Lifton is a small village in the upper Tamar Valley, close to Launceston and the passing A30 road into Cornwall. This pretty community, once sitting astride the old A30 London to Penzance trunk road, is blessed with a village shop and post office, a superb pub and 3 top quality restaurants. At the far end of the village is an award winning farm shop/pick-your-own complex with a good bakery and on-site restaurant. Well placed for visiting anywhere in the South West, Dartmoor is 20 minutes away by car, Bodmin Moor is also 30 minutes and all of the major beaches and Cornish holiday attractions can be reached in under 45 minutes.

Region Information

Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £30 will be added to the cost of your holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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