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Hilly Field Barn

(Ref. 1023968)

Yelverton, Devon Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was perfect for the two of us and two dogs."

    It is immaculately presented, has everything you need and is cosy and inviting. The local pub Drake Manor Inn does brilliant food, we visited a couple of times and is dog friendly too. The location of the house is down a country lane so is very quiet and peaceful. It is only a short drive away from Dartmoor and several villages to visit.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Hilly Field Barn is a perfect little gem set in the glorious Dartmoor National Park."

    A converted barn, it has lovely thick walls that provide excellent insulation. The views are glorious and the garden a perfect retreat - my Golden Retriever loved it, and it was completely secure, so I could leave the door open for her all day. Hazel, our hostess, was so kind and went over and above to make our stay so comfortable and stress-free. Apart from all the extra help (I have mobility issues), I was greeted with a delicious clotted cream and jam tea, including tea, coffee and milk - and a vase of fresh flowers. The Barn is very well equipped with everything needed for a properly self-catering holiday. It even has a slow cooker. Although there are lovely places to eat out, as long as relatively local take-aways, I was able to cook everything without leaving the property. (Who would want to leave?) Hazel and her family are perfect hosts - her daughter even helped rescue my dog when she got stuck between the car and a trough of plants. They never interfere, but are always on call if you need them. I cannot recommend Hilly Field Barn too highly. We're coming back - two stays booked and more to come. Thank you, Hazel and family!

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is an outstanding holiday cottage, set in a really nice quiet location, but still very handy to local services and towns."

    Both the cottage and gardens are clearly maintained to very high standards, and we would have no hesitation in booking this cottage again if we were to visit this area.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gorgeous comfortable stay in this lovely barn cottage."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very clean and well equiped."

    A cosy place. We would like to come back!

    Reviewed by Oliver4.7Jul 2023

  • "The owners were friendly & helpful."

    The barn was peaceful & secluded & provided all that we needed for our stay. Clean comfortable & fully equipped. Rooms were spacious & bed comfortable. The only suggestion we would make relates to the shower. Although the shower water pressure was good it was a bit difficult to control the temperature through the mixer tap as it needed to be set each time you used it. Also the shower curtain impinged on the light fitting. As the property is only really suitable for a couple maybe the bath could removed a replaced with a shower cubicle. .

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Jul 2023

  • "Property was great , generally of a good to high standard."

    Just a couple of niggles that the owner may want to know about. The shower is difficult to control and could do with a thermostatic shower being fitted and the top oven grill didn’t heat up. Otherwise loved it and in a great area. I would book again and recommend it

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation."

    Fab location, not too remote for local attractions on foot or by car (or local bus, if you are happy to walk a bit) but isolated enough to feel away from it all. Great surroundings and views with birdsong in the morning. Hosts on hand, helpful and accommodating but not intrusive. Completely charming. Beautiful place for my New Year stay.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Dec 2022

  • "A delightful cosy place to stay in a tucked away spot."

    Very clean and well equipped. We had a lovely time there and found plenty to do within 4 miles. There are some fantastic views within easy walking distance. We even saw an osprey when out one afternoon.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay in Hilly Field Barn."

    Everything was perfect. We would highly recommend this property, it is a little hidden jewel. Exceptionally clean and comfortable and perfectly stocked. We had a peaceful stay and only regretted not booking for longer. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were welcomed by Hazel and Mark, both they and Shirley were very friendly without being intrusive."

    The cottage was beautifully clean and spacious, the large kitchenette was well equipped. The bedroom was light and air with a comfortable bed and plenty of storage. The bathroom was clean and smelt very fresh. The fresh flowers and cream tea were very welcoming. We will be back

    Reviewed by Veronica Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed for a week and the property was as described."

    It was difficult to find if you don't know the area and if you don't approach from capstone you could easily miss it. The property was clean and provided most things needed for your stay. A couple of things I would change. The mattress and a bigger bed would have been nice although we knew it was a double, the mattress was quite hard and you rolled together slightly. I think the bathroom could really do with a refit and it smelt quite musty too. As a base for a holiday it was fine

    Reviewed by Wendy3.4Sep 2022

  • "Basically everything that we required for this self catering cottage was provided in the way of utensils catering equipment cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, large modern TV, nothing was left out."

    This made our holiday more enjoyable.Very pieceful location for a relaxing holiday. The owners and family were very friendly along with the evening bats.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Hilly Field Barn, and can’t wait to go back!"

    The owners were brilliant, everything was lovely and clean, and the cream tea went down a treat thank you

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved it here, it was very clean,quiet and peaceful stay."

    Lots of wildlife about some cracking walks close by for us and the dog. just down the lane to the mill and river or up the lane to the orchard and out to the moors.. The cottage is based within the family farm the owners are very friendly and are a very helpful lovely family but are happy to give you your own space too. What a stunning part of the world with some beautiful places to visit nearby.. Thanks for making it possible for us to have a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very warm, complete and comfortable cottage."

    And very clean!! Excellent location. With a lovely cream tea to welcome you. If in the future any holiday wil take us to Devon I know where we'll be staying!! Hilly Field Barn!

    Reviewed by Jolanda4.4Jun 2022

  • "Our reaction as we opened the door on arrival…Wow."

    It was immaculate…the fixtures and fittings are of high quality and the cleanliness….the attention to detail and very well presented and maintained. Oh I nearly forgot….a welcome ..cream tea awaits us…a life saver after an 8 hour journey. We soon settled in and we’re relaxed in excellent surroundings. I see some comments regarding difficulty in following the directions. We approached from Plymouth via A386 to Tavistock (we live in Norfolk). We entered the post code of the property and it took us straight to the door…so this may help others. Mobile phone reception is non existent at the Barn but a short way along the road it soon improves..a minor distraction I feel. All I all an excellent stay …Hazel and Mark are most welcoming…but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Good reception and had everything you needed."

    The only thing they cannot deliver is a good mobile phone reception but a short walk up the lane corrects this.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Hilly Field Barn Cottage is excellent in every respect."

    It is well situated for direct access to Dartmoor with its superb walking and sightseeing opportunities. The cottage is extremely comfortable, clean and well appointed. The cream tea on arrival was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing week at hilly field barn a very warm welcome with cream teas the owners were very helpful, the place itself had everything we needed and very cosy, clean and we felt very relaxed after our wonderful week away highly recommended."


    Reviewed by Bettina5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cottage is lovely."

    Comfortable and well-equipped. We had a week in December so spent a good amount of time inside reading as well as going on short trips - we had everything we needed. Owners are friendly and helpful as well. We'd definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hilly Field Barn."

    Mark and Hazel were very friendly and helpful, always available if needed, but were not intrusive in any way at all. A cosy and very well equipped converted barn with a clotted cream tea, flowers and milk on arrival. It is very rural, which we loved, but be prepared for very narrow lanes ! The surrounding rural views and sound of the river running by were very restful. Would recommend clearer directions for the last mile. There is so much to do in the area and Tavistock is a really nice town to browse. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Susanna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great week, throughly enjoyed it."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Hilly Field Barn is in a beautifully quiet location with easy access to Dartmoor ..."

    Hilly Field Barn is in a beautifully quiet location with easy access to Dartmoor & Plymouth, perfect for a relaxing break

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a beautiful little cottage perched on the side of the valley over the river Tavy."

    Stunning walks from the door and everything that you could possibly want in a cottage when you return. Really helpful, friendly owners who are on hand if you need them but not obtrusive in any way. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was a very relaxing and quiet little hideaway."

    The garden was safe for 2 dogs, and we were very well received by the hosts.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful stay in this delightful cottage , everything catered for ."

    A complete break from everything , picturesque walks on the doorstep , a local pub within walking distance best of all the peace & quiet , thank you Hazel & Mark

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "We stayed in this fabulous barn conversion in June 2021 and couldn’t have been more impressed!"

    A very welcome cream tea awaited our arrival and we were so pleased with how clean and well appointed the property was. The owners Hazel and Mark were very welcoming and helpful, yet gave us our own space to enjoy our holiday. Wonderful location to explore the Dartmoor area, shops within 10-minute drive and recommend a stroll to the village pub, The Drake Manor Inn for lunch. A walk to Double Waters from the front door (thank you Hazel’s mum!) is a must. Mobile phone signal not good (excellent!) WiFi is available. A beautiful spot to get away from it all. Oh and our cocker spaniel also had the time of his life! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly helpful hosts."

    Lovely cottage with peace and quiet which was well equipped

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great little cottage in a nice part of Devon, close to Dartmoor and some worthwhile sights nearby like Buckland Abbey and The Garden House (booking may be needed with pandemic restrictions)."

    We had everything we needed for our stay in the cottage. Hazel and Mark were also a great help, including organising the cot and high chair for our little one.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0May 2021

  • "The local people, as well as the owners, are very friendly."

    The garden is well maintained and is not just grassed but contains flowering plants and shrubs, and a washing line located in a secluded area. Attractive hanging baskets either side of the front door, situated out of harm's way.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent stay but the TV could be more modern (Smart TV) and larger."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculately kept, and situated in a beautiful secluded location."

    Perfect for a couple!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2020

  • "Our hosts Mark and Hazel were lovely and despite the weather we had a lovely time."

    As always our "Bolt Hole" was very clean and comfortable and everything was catered for including the welcome pack. It was our 16th time at Hilly Field Barn and if we get any form of normality back we will be making it the 17th. PK

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "This holiday let is beyond anything one could imagine and the setting takes it again to another level."

    However you need to find it first!Unfortunately the directions for the last part of the journey are inaccurate and take you to quite a different place, albeit in the same general area. As the lane on which the holiday let is unnamed and unmarked, and a satnav takes you to a different place again, it is impossible for any other than a local person to find it except by chance. Can I suggest that there are some revised directions both for those coming from the north (via Tavistock), and for those coming from the south (via Plymouth). We were coming from the south so the directions were no use at all. Hazel, the owner of the property was able to direct us when we phoned her but you can't depend on that with phone signals being erratic in the Devon countryside. Having said all that, I can wholeheartedly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2020

  • "Would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a very comfortable peaceful out of the way location, the owners were very accommodating and could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable."

    Local pub and restaurant only a mile walk into village. Very beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2020

  • "We wanted to be away from crowds at this time."

    This was perfect for that; out of the way on the edge of a village on the edge of Dartmoor, with places of interest on the south western part of the moor. Excellent location for us, with pub nearby.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic place ."

    Clean tidy all mod cons little walk straight on to moors purfect pack a pinic warm jacket of ya go Will the dog enjoyed it to

    Reviewed by Jacky4.7Mar 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Freesat TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Beach 17 miles

The property

This lovely cottage is located on the edge of the rural village of Buckland Monachorum, 3 miles from Yelverton and 5.7 miles from the World Heritage site of Tavistock.

Positioned in a peaceful spot opposite the owner’s home with views over the valley and towards the village, it is situated within an AONB and is just a short walk away from the Dartmoor National Park.

Ideally suited for couples who enjoy walking and cycling in the countryside, it provides a cosy retreat and is also perfect for those looking for some quiet time away from it all, or a wonderful romantic escape.

Enter into the open plan living area and discover the modern kitchen with all the necessary appliances, along with a cosy sitting area with TV and a dining table for mealtimes.

The double bedroom features oak furniture to store your personal belongings and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, providing a nice place to get ready ahead of a busy day.

Relax in the garden amongst the idyllic scenery, perfect for some alfresco dining on a warm evening or sit out with a glass of wine and enjoy this tranquil space.

The village of Buckland Monachorum is just a stroll away and boasts an award winning inn, The Drake Manor, serving delicious pub grub.

Head into the village of Yelverton and explore a range of independent shops or dine at one of the fabulous restaurants, or for the more active, join the 21 mile-long cycle and walking route, Drakes Trail, which links to nearby Tavistock and Plymouth, sweeping through wooded valleys and open moorland.

Plan a day out to the South Devon coast, exploring the pretty towns of Salcombe and Newton Ferrers, packed with charm and character.

For a peaceful getaway any time of year, consider Hilly Field Barn.

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

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About the location


  • Tavistock 5.7 miles
  • Plymouth 9.5 miles
  • Salcombe 21.9 miles

The pretty village of Yelverton makes a perfect base for exploring Dartmoor with excellent walking and cycling routes in the area. The 21 mile-long cycling and walking route Drakes trail, runs through the village and links nearby Tavistock and Plymouth passing through wooded valleys and open moorland. It is also possible to hire bikes in the village. There are several eating places around Yelverton including The Drake Manor Inn and The Royal Oak which provide a warm welcome and superb locally sourced food. Nearby attractions include Buckland Abbey, The Garden House and Burrator Reservoir. The South Devon coast is within easy reach for day trips to Salcombe and the pretty riverside village of Newton Ferrers. The Naval port of Plymouth can also be easily reached, famous for its maritime heritage and the historic Barbican district its narrow, cobbled streets lined with a fine selection of restaurants and bars.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas