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Kitchen Dining Area Living Room Shower Room Utility Terrace



Orchard Barn

(Ref. 976082)

St Giles On The Heath, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Orchard Barn is a lovely cottage, located on a working farm."

    The owners were welcoming and friendly, we loved watching the lambs each day, bouncing around in the fields. The cottage is warm, clean and very well equipped, it had everything we needed. We really appreciated the welcome gifts on arrival. It is well positioned for days out in both Devon and Cornwall. We would definitely recommend a stay at Orchard Barn.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2024

  • "An absolutely beautiful holiday property."

    Very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. We had a fantastic stay and would 100% return.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2024

  • "It’s the 2nd time we have rented this beautiful cottage and can’t wait to be able to return."

    Adrian and Vanessa are the most welcoming hosts. They go above and beyond to make Your stay welcoming and comfortable. You can pre order a grocery delivery and the welcome pack is most appreciated. The cottage itself is impeccably clean with all the essentials (even sharp knifes) with a cloak room that dries your wets and boots perfectly. Within the time of year visited (Late October) we were unable to enjoy the delightful garden but it’s beautiful nonetheless. The location is upon the boundary so you can explore Cornwall and Devon there is lots of advice on places to see in the folder within the cottage. We thank you for the hospitality & look forward to book on again. The Begg Family

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2023

  • "The barn is beautiful, very comfortable and equipped with everything we could have needed."

    The entire place was spotless and all the equipment appeared brand new. We really appreciated the welcome, with beautiful fresh flowers, scones, jam and cream, and milk and juice in the fridge. And finally a huge thanks to our hosts, Vanessa and Adrian, who were warm and friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage and hope to go back

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cozy cottage, perfect for an anniversary get away with the dog."

    Vanessa and Adrian were excellent hosts being attentive, but not intrusive. We were lucky with the weather being hot and sunny on October!

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great stay here."

    The cottage is in an excellent location for exploring the amazing Cornwall and Devon coastline, as well as the different scenery that Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor have to offer. The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable. The hosts were really friendly and approachable. We would definitely return here if we were visiting this part of the country again in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property very clean and has everything you could possibly need."

    It is in a peaceful location with the sounds of the sheep and cows. In a good position for visiting Devon and Cornwall and lovely people who own the cottage We had a lovely time here

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A superb, comfy and well-equipped cottage in a peaceful and idyllic location."

    We’ve stayed in nearly 30 cottages across Britain now and this is among the top two or three. Hosts were so considerate with all the little touches and treats. Lovely dog walks across the fields and within the farm’s own woodland. Good position for visiting both Devon and Cornwall, north and south coasts; one day in Bude, the next in Looe - would definitely come back as lots to do near by. Many thanks from the Allen family and Kasper the dog :) x

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Vanessa and Adrian were the perfect hosts."

    The barn was beautifully equipped and so comfortable and very quiet. We had the perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "Vanessa & Adrian were fantastic hosts."

    The property is lovely, warm and welcoming with plenty of hot water for 3 Adults and a pre teen boy. It is a home from home with all the kitchen utensils you need when making family meals as we did most evenings. There is a lovely little garden in the back which would be superb in better weather. Ideally situated for trips to both Devon and Cornwall. It is a working farm & our Grandson particularly enjoyed the tractor ride & the invite to help feed the lambs for which Vanessa kindly provided wellies. We were particularly grateful to Adrian for help with a flat tyre and all the family for the rescuing of the kite. I can highly recommend this cottage. Be aware the farm road is uneven in places if you are not a confident driver.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday at Orchard Barn."

    Lovely walks, comfortable place to enjoy the surrounding area. Hosts were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had another fabulous stay at Orchard Barn."

    It really is a very lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Vanessa and Adrian could not have been more welcoming and accommodating."

    The cottage had everything we needed and if there was anything, Vanessa and Adrian went out of their way to help. Cosy, comfortable and peaceful, we couldn't ask for more.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting, just what we love."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. We hope to stay there again in the future, in fact would love to live in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great holiday."

    Very clean and comfortable barn conversion that is very dog many places to visit nearby.lovely owners that made us very welcome.We are sure to return.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Orchard Barn is a lovely cottage, very comfortable and clean."

    We enjoyed our stay there and would recommend to anyone. Very well positioned for exploring Cornwall and Devon.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2022

  • "Orchard Barn is cosy, comfortable and very clean, and the owners are lovely and welcoming."

    It is such a quiet peaceful spot in an ideal location for visiting Dartmoor and Bodmin moor or the coastal delights of North and South Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cannot fault this property in any way, excellent location, peaceful & relaxing & ideally situated for exploring Devon & Cornwall!"

    It’s on a working farm, but it’s very quiet, just the distant sounds of the animals! Barn was immaculate & equipped with everything you could possibly need. The BBQ was a welcome added bonus given the lovely weather! The hosts were exceptional & were very welcoming & always on hand to give help or advice! Thanks again to Adrian & Vanessa for their hospitality.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2022

  • "An incredibly well presented and extremely clean property, with lovely and welcoming owners Vanessa and Adrian."

    Great to arrive to a cream tea after a long journey. Brilliant to enjoy peace and quiet, but also to be part of the farm and see the coming and goings, and see the animals. Exceptionally well kitted out, especially all the items in the kitchen that you forget to take with you. Our first holiday with Sykes and it won't be the last.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jul 2022

  • "An excellent holiday cottage."

    The presentation was of the highest standard and we would recommend to anyone. One of the best we have stayed in. Owners very helpful and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Orchard Barn

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2022

  • "A 50% height reduction of the garden hedge on the left hand side would provide a view over the fields and give more of a perception of space in the small garden."

    The actual accommodation was excellent with no faults whatsoever, a most enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely time, dog enjoyed the walks and the beaches were not far away, ideal for a quiet getaway."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely situation on a working farm with the cottage right on the farm yard."

    At this time of year , May, many eating places shut early part of the week so take your evening meals! The cottage was spotless and well equipped and the owner very friendly and welcomed us with flowers and scones, cream and home made jelly. Thank you Venessa.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, home from home -very comfortable- the owners couldn’t do enough for us."

    Cream tea on arrival very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, incredibly well equipped."

    Vanessa and Adrian were brilliant hosts making sure we had everything we needed. Would love to come again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our stay at Orchard Barn was fab."

    If you’re looking for a peaceful, clean, comfortable, spacious, modern barn then look no further and book this! Everything you could need is provided as well as some lovely extras( cream tea,milk,flowers etc) Surrounded by sheep and lovely countryside with plenty of walking locally or venture further afield by car this cottage comes highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, owner were brilliant."

    Really quiet and remote spot, perfect farm stay.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Dec 2021

  • "We spent a great Christmas in the Orchard Barn."

    Idilic place to rest and recharge batteries. Extremely clean and very confortable.

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thank you Vanessa and Adrian for a lovely stay."

    Orchard cottage is immaculate, considered and contains everything you need for your stay. We stayed with our young family and they were delighted to see the animals and explore the surrounding peaceful countryside- and a few of the owner’s grandchildren’s toys! We felt everything was thought about to make our stay superbly comfortable and then some - Vanessa’s homemade apple juice, jam and scones were much appreciated. Even arriving late at night the hosts still greeted us. If you are after a tranquil location with on hand hosts this is the place to stay. Not to mention the great things to explore nearby, a beautiful lake 5 minutes away, National trust properties, beaches and more. We could have spent 3 times the stay we had! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Make more aware that if there are power cuts you will also not get any water at ..."

    Make more aware that if there are power cuts you will also not get any water at all and if it comes back on it can be sometime to clear the muddy water, we had to cut short our holiday because of this

    We wish to apologise for the issue you experienced while you were away. The owners acted very quickly to deal with this issue to the best of their ability and it was solved within three and half hours. We are sorry you felt you had to vacate for this reason. The property has its own water supply, complete with electric pump and filtration system. The taps need to be run for 30 seconds after the system has been off to make sure the water is treated and safe to use. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2021

  • "There are a number of reasons why this was a perfect getaway ."

    The barn was immaculate and secluded with peace and quiet , sounds of farm animals in the morning to relax de-stress you The host,s were there if you needed them but not intrusive . Nothing was a bother Very dog friendly Location was perfect for exploring the delight's of Cornwall The weather was fantastic and the beach's of carbis bay were better than abroad . Thanks

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2021

  • "One of the best rentals we’ve had from Sykes."

    The barn was very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. Adrian and Vanessa are very friendly and the flowers and cream tea were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing stay there."

    The owners couldn’t be more helpful. Let us use one of there Fields so we could take dog on there. Views are amazing and the house is everything you need. Would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Tyler5.0May 2021

  • "What a lovely place to stay, Vanessa and Adrian both extremely friendly and welcoming and gave us a tour of the farm to see lambs and calves."

    It was so peaceful, incredibly clean and comfortable. The only negative, if being very picky, was the size of the bath towels which were a bit small but it really didn’t matter to us. Would absolutely 100% recommend staying here if you want to get away from everything!

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and spotless, had everything we wanted and was in such a peaceful area."

    The owners were lovely and showed us around the farm, which we really enjoyed. We will definitely recommend this holiday cottage and hope to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Apr 2021

  • "A perfect retreat!"

    The cottage was very clean, comfortable and warm and there was a lovely cream tea waiting for us when we arrived. It had everything we needed, (well almost, we could have done with a grater!) We had a couple of days sunshine when we ventured out and about, (suitably masked!) but we also had some rainy days when we just stayed in, nice and cosy, and did a jigsaw puzzle.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2020

  • "A super place to stay with every thing you need ."

    The owners Adrian and Vanessa are so friendly and nothing is to much trouble. Will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage in a great location with very friendly owners."

    We were made to feel very safe and welcome and the facilities were superb. We would not hesitate to book to come here again when possible.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was very clean and well equipped, really lovely home, and a great base for touring both North and South Devon/ Cornwall coasts."

    Owners lived next door and were very friendly, making sure our stay was perfect. Some nice quiet walks direct from the farm if required.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautiful location and very warm welcome."

    Spotlessly clean and everything you need for a complete home from home holiday.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2020

  • "We’ve been booking with helpful holidays for a long time now and have never been disappointed with the service or the properties."

    This was our first time at orchard barn and we loved it. Very well situated for exploring Devon and Cornwall. Just 15 minutes from Launceston and an extensive garden centre offering very good food and a surprising variety of other products. The farm shop is very well stocked. Lovely to come back to a very comfortable cottage, but most of all, peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2019

  • "Just a big thank you to Adrian and Vanessa for making our week in their cottage so enjoyable and always finding time to chat, so despite the inclement weather again thank you, we had a lovely week."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely with a very nice welcome pack upon arrival."

    The area is lovely being in the countryside. - very quiet with no road noise.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean and well equipped."

    Comfortable beds and lovely fresh smelling linen. It is worth noting that the towels were also lovely and fresh and good quality (I am always unsure whether to take my own as have experienced poor bedding and towels at some other properties, but this time it was a pleasure to use what the owner provided). Myself, my husband and two children aged 7 and 9 had a great time watching the lambs in the fields and were warmly welcomed by the owners. Lots to see and do in the area within an hours drive, or just stay at the beautiful cottage and relax. The cottage is on a working farm so don’t expect complete silence with the odd tractor and the animals chatting to each other- but this added to a great holiday experience for us and our children. The garden is very well kept but much smaller than the photo seemed to show, which was not a problem but a new more representative photo may be helpful, especially for those with young children expecting space for them to run around (there isnt much)- nonetheless our girls managed to do a few cartwheels and it certainly didn’t let the cottage down.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2019

  • "Orchard Barn and the hosts were just the best, everything we needed and more."

    Just perfect for a quiet peaceful holiday. Fantastic location to travel to the north & south coasts. Lovely cream tea and fresh flowers to greet us on arrival. Even Jake the dog could not be more friendly.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

  • "I must say that I have stated in many many places and without a doubt this is one of the very best accommodations that I have stayed in."

    The hosts were exceptionally hospitable, I and the family were made to feel comfortable and part of the family without exception. They entertained my grandson with a tour around the premises to look at the Animals which he loved . Would not hesitate to stay again at anytime and would highly recommend. Beautiful people adorable property.

    Reviewed by Errol5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owners were very welcoming & the cottage is beautifully kept with all the creature comforts."

    Plus the owners had kindly supplied a welcome note & cream tea on our arrival which was gratefully received.

    Reviewed by Lemanie5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have booked for 2020!"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2019

  • "It is such a relaxing place and the owners are so friendly and helpful."

    The cottage has everything you need with excellent WiFi. But true as described by them in cottage information prior to booking, none or very little phone signal unless you walk up the lane. You can however make contact through WhatsApp. Overall a fabulous, most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely location, superbly furnished and kitted out, very comfy and cosy, and very friendly and welcoming hosts!"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Modern, bright, clean, well equipped and with a great layout perfect for a family. It's on a working farm too so our girls loved waking up to baby lambs every day! Vanessa and Adrian are very welcoming. We appreciated the cream tea left out for us on the first day! Vanessa also took us around the farm on a little tour which the girls loved. Would highly recommend this cottage as a base for exploring both Devon and Cornwall. Hope to go back one day soon!

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Feb 2019

  • "Wonderful location, a beautiful rural farm with very lovely warm and generous owners."

    We could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by A5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Barn was excellent, spotlessly clean, nicely furnished and had all equipment one could expect to need."

    The hosts were welcoming, responsive and very helpful.. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage is truly fantastic."

    It is spacious well equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners are very friendly.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2018

  • "I would be happy to recommend this property as the hospitality of the owners was excellent and they were extremely friendly."

    One criticism would be how the garden is portrayed on your website. It looks a lot bigger in the literature than it really is and this can be very disappointing for prospective clients - a clearer picture of the garden would be helpful. With the deposit of £100, we are still awaiting this and wondered if you have any news. An email would be useful. Many Thanks

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jul 2018

  • "Orchard Barn was beautiful!"

    Vanessa and Adrian were really lovely people. They had prepared us a lovely cream tea on our arrival. The place was spotless and extremely well kept. We had the most relaxing stay. We will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2018

  • "Wonderful week - owners were so lovely and friendly, cottage was beautifully clean, really well equipped and comfortable - would definitely recommend!"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with king size bed), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin
  • Ground floor hall
  • Sitting room with stable doors to garden
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (£25 pet charge), Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Drive is rough and steep in places
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note:This property has a metered outside plug for charging electric cars any units used to be paid direct to owner on departure.

The property

Around a working farmyard at the end of a farm drive 1½ miles from St Giles on the Heath is this detached cottage.

Beautifully converted from a barn, the accommodation combines modern style with country features such as natural wood and slate and beams, making a great traditional base for families or friends.

The hall with practical slate floor leads to the sitting room with stable doors to throw open on the garden.

The kitchen is smartly equipped with a comfortable dining area.

Head on upstairs to your three comfortable bedrooms sharing a family bathroom.

The garden behind the cottage is safely enclosed with a sunny terrace with outdoor furniture, and you are welcome to wander the extensive pretty woodland at the end of the farm drive.

Enjoy walking this spectacular rolling countryside or head to Roadford Lake for more walks, cycle rides and a great range of water sports.

With the location on the border between Devon and Cornwall, this is an excellent location for exploring the area, including Dartmoor and beaches on the North Cornwall coast.

Orchard Barn is a smashing base for experiencing traditional farm life and getting out and about.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

St Giles on the Heath

St Giles-on-the-Heath is a thriving rural village in west Devon, near the boundary with Cornwall. It is an ideal destination for those wanting to explore both counties, to unwind in beautiful unspoilt countryside and to explore the many hidden treasures along the Tamar Valley

Note: Drive is rough and steep in places. Stairs have low beams, 5'11" lintel at bottom of stairs. Spring water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas