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Jacobs Barn

(Ref. 967293)

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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79 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay at Jacob's Barn was utterly perfect."

    I've never stayed at a place where I've felt more at home and looked after. Helen has thought of everything down to the smallest detail. We can't wait to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Another wonderful holiday at Jacobs Barn, on our third visit there."

    Really lovely property with everything you need. Helen and Chris fantastic hosts as ever, with very lovely welcome gifts. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to stay in and around the Dartmoor area of Devon.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2023

  • "Helen and Chris are the perfect hosts, both friendly, helpful and discreet."

    Jacobs Barn already feels like our home from home and we hope to go again. A great find.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our 3rd visit here in 3 years."

    Lovely place well situated to visit Devon and Cornwall. The owner cannot do enough for you and is friendly and accommodating.. The property is immaculately clean and is fully equipped with everything you may need whilst on holiday. Fantastic welcome package, thank you Helen and of course Chris.We will certainly be booking again

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful place, wonderful host"

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Jacobs Barn was an amazing place to spend a holiday, it was so clean and fresh and had eveything that you need."

    Helen and Chris are such lovely people and made us feel at home from day one. the tennis court was used every day by all of us and the meadows were perfect for Farley the dog. we will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week staying in Jacobs Barn and it was a perfect location for exploring all the area has to offer."

    The large garden and fields were amazing and our dog loved having so much freedom to roam and run around. We were made to feel so welcome by the owners and will definitely be looking to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2023

  • "The hosts very welcoming and helpful but we hardly saw them which was good as they were so close by."

    We had rain most of the week and still did some local walks. It was a good base for exploring the area. Tavostock was quaint.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2023

  • "Everything you require and more, all equipment top quality."

    Set in a beautiful valley so relaxing for young and old. Hellen and Chris Snow extremely pleasant and nothing is to much. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "A good size attractive cottage in a lovely rural location with access to good size gardens and fields."

    The accommodation was well furnished and the kitchen/dining room was fully equipped. The accommodation included a table tennis room and grass tennis court. The owners who live next door were very helpful and were not intrusive. We would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay, home from home, and quite easy to visit most places."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Outstanding cottage our 2nd stay there Helen and Chris are the most amazing hosts weather beautiful thanks again"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Words alone are not enough."

    What a fantastic experience a week at Jacobs Barn was. From the moment we drove through the gate we could see we had made a good decision in choosing Jacobs Barn for our holiday break. The stunning beauty of the gardens and the warm welcome we received on arrival was only a small preview of what was in store. Both Helen and Chris are the perfect hosts although we now class them as friends rather than hosts. They were there to greet us and around if we wanted anything but never intrusive. Jacobs Barn is perfect for a full on family holiday or that quiet secluded break when you just need to get away from it all. All the rooms are all well furnished and the most comfortable beds I have ever experienced in a holiday rental. You will find lots of thoughtful hidden extras from the Jam fresh cream and scones on arrival to the dishwasher and washing machine tablets supplied. There is even a lead ready to plug your laptop in to the large smart TV on the wall in the lounge. There is plenty to keep all ages occupied from tennis and badminton outside to indoor table tennis and board games for the odd rainy day. The walks through the grounds are breath-taking. I could go on forever about the things Jacobs Barn has to offer but will leave you to enjoy the surprise of all the hidden extras for yourself as I know you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful setting, very comfortable and well equipped, everything thought of."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Helen and Chris made us feel so welcome with kind words and a beautiful Cream tea."

    Nothing had been overlooked and the house was warm and comfortable. Definitely our best cottage stay to date, we will be returning and recommend It to friends. Thank you both for a wonderful experience. From Jan, Anna, Marcos and Pili

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was lovely as were the owners, we had a lovely traditional welcome pack which included scones and a tub of Cornish clotted cream, what a lovely way to start our holiday with both our grandchildren, the property was nice and roomy and the table tennis room was a godsend in view of our changeable weather, the pet secure grounds were perfect for our standard poodle who loved to eun in the large fields, would certainly recommend to friends especially if your taking your dog on holiday."

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had the most enjoyable stay."

    Have recommended to family and friends, beautiful setting. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2022

  • "Jacobs Barn is just perfect for a family holiday."

    Everything was in place for a home from home. Helen and Chris made us feel so welcome. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another great stay at Jacob’s Barn, which we cannot recommend highly enough."

    The barn is comfortable, well-equipped, always spotless, and we enjoy the tasty welcome gifts. Nothing is too much trouble. The gardens and surrounding fields are perfect for quick dog walks, and there are plenty of outdoor areas to enjoy the sun with a book or a glass of wine! We also enjoy all the visiting birds and wildlife. We find that the barn is perfectly situated, only a few minutes drive from Dartmoor and Tavistock, equi-distant between the stunning scenery of North and South coasts, plenty of NT properties to visit, and an easy journey to Plymouth or Exeter. We stay here at least once or twice a year, when our batteries need recharging!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2022

  • "Helen and Chris made us feel very welcome when we arrived."

    The barn is very comfortable and spacious. It's position allowed us to visit the wild country side of Dartmoor and the raw nature of Lydford Gorge as well as the national trust properties and coast to the south. The wonderful weather we had made for a memorable week.

    Reviewed by Christopher James5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit to this beautiful property and we have booked again for next year."

    The barn is very well equipped and benefits from a washing machine and a tumble dryer which is extremely useful if weather is poor. Luckily we were blessed with sunny weather for most of our stay .The grounds are lovely and peaceful and outside furniture is wonderful to sit and relax and enjoy the tranquility.The hosts Helen and Chris are lovely folk and very accommodating. They make guests feel very welcome but ensure that guests have their own privacy.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2022

  • "We love Jacobs Barn."

    It is a beautiful cottage set within a small village near to Dartmoor. It is in a stunning area with green fields all around. The cottage is spotlessly clean and has all the facilities you could want on a holiday. The market town of Tavistock is a 15 minute drive away. One thing you can't guarantee with areas near to Dartmoor is the weather but we were lucky to have had sunshine and blue skies every day, and this had the added advantage of being able to see the stars at night. A fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "The barn and grounds are both lovely, we were very pleased we chose Jacobs barn and will definitely return."

    We had a dog and two teenagers with us and everyone particularly enjoyed the outdoor space and games provided, especially during heatwave days. The barn is well equipped with extra touches from the owners to ensure a comfortable stay. The owners are super people, very friendly relaxed and helpful, and they made sure we felt like it was only us there. We very highly recommend Jacobs Barn.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Owners very welcoming. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Jacob’s Barn the owners were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome, they went above and beyond by providing everything that one needs such as hand soap etc."

    , and all other items that one would have in one’s own home. The cottage/barn was excellent and we all felt very comfortable there.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Jacobs Barn and we had another wonderful stay."

    The facilities are great and the barn has everything you need. We especially liked the ‘Poop Deck’ to sit out and take in the countryside air and the Tennis court is a great bonus. Helen & Chris are great hosts and happy to help whilst still giving plenty of privacy. Would certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just back from a delightful week in Devon."

    Amazing, well equipped property and gorgeous grounds. Helen and Chris are fabulous hosts and we felt at home straight away. This is a great location to explore both Devon and Cornwall, we loved it here.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Steve5.0Jun 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 Karen5.0May 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 Avril5.0May 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 Marilyn5.0May 2022

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

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

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 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 Samantha5.0Feb 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 Christine5.0Dec 2021

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

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Dec 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 Roger5.0Oct 2021

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

    Great location, beautiful accommodation.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 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 Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2021

  • "Exceptional."

    Well stocked cottage, beautiful grounds, superb extras.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 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 Elaine5.0Jul 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 Kate5.0Jul 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 Aron4.1May 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 Hazel5.0May 2021

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

    Couldn't ask for more

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 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 Felicity5.0Apr 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 Kay5.0Oct 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 Jayesh5.0Oct 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 Jo5.0Oct 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 Graham5.0Sep 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 Valerie5.0Sep 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 Mark5.0Aug 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 Deborah5.0Aug 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 Adrian4.4Aug 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 Chris5.0Dec 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 Andrew5.0Sep 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 Fiona5.0Aug 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 Michael5.0Jul 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 Paul5.0Jul 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 Rebecca5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great holiday and value for money!"

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

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 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 John5.0May 2019

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


    Reviewed by Sandie5.0May 2019

  • "Great place glad we went!"

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 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 Anne5.0Apr 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 Daphne5.0Feb 2019

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

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2018

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

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2018

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

    That should say a lot.

    Reviewed by Sandie5.0Sep 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 Karen5.0Sep 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 Helen4.7Aug 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 Simon5.0Aug 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 Kathryn4.7Aug 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 Jane5.0Jul 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 Colin5.0May 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 Lynne5.0May 2018

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

    Reviewed by Alexander4.8Dec 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 Julie5.0Oct 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 a patio area for your private use
  • 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 the six-acre farm estate and you are welcome to use the grass tennis court or simply enjoy the tranquil location from the decked seating area.

Inside, the farmhouse kitchen is well equipped, and the large, comfortable lounge, off which is a games room with a table tennis, has an open fire.

Upstairs, the three pretty bedrooms are full of character, with ancient exposed beams and have lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

A haven for walkers, the western edge of Dartmoor is home to the National Trust's Lydford Gorge, and Brentor.

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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.

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