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The Roundhouse

(Ref. 976196)

Halwell, Devon Show on map


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  • 18 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "Couldn't ask for a better place to stay absolutely beautiful, there was about 20 ..."

    Couldn't ask for a better place to stay absolutely beautiful, there was about 20 of us who stayed at the roundhouse, loads of space, plenty to do around the area and amazing views, the owner is kind man and and leaves you to it just says to knock on his door if you need anything, honestly 5*

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful place to stay, very relaxing, spacious and peaceful."

    Great communication with owners, they were there to help with any issues big or small. Accommodation was fab! Communal areas were well equipped and spacious. Facilities were great, all loved the pool. Beautiful gardens and surrounding areas. Easy to get to all the surrounding seaside places, yet while at the farm it seemed like we were miles away from anywhere. A slice of heaven

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had such a fabulous stay at the roundhouse, as a group of 10 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs."

    Perfect size for us all to have our own space if needed, the pool and games room were well used by us all and we all enjoyed it so so much. Brian was very helpful and welcoming and we would all highly recommend! Great place :)

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2024

  • "Had the most amazing holiday, had booked a family holiday which included 10 adults and 8 children under 6 years of age, the house was very cleanand so spacious and well laid out that no-one was under anyone's feet, the pool was a great size and the children loved it and we made use of the playroom most nights."

    Brian the owner was on hand if needed.Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our family of 17 found the Roundhouse very comfortable indeed, plenty of space, good facilities and an excellent location for travelling out and about."

    The on-site swimming pool was a great hit with our family it was superb. We felt that the refuse arrangements could have been organised better,but we had a super stay here and would definitely return!

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "What a fabulous place to celebrate a "big" birthday with friends."

    We had such a good time. The location is perfect for the beaches at Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands, as well as visits to Dartmouth and Totnes. The house had everything we needed and the pool was brilliant. The games of water polo will live in my memeory for a long long time. Brian was super welcoming and so friendly. I would love to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Vince5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here, it had everything we needed and more!"

    Easily housed our whole party (17 adults + 4 infants) for the weekend, everyone was very impressed when the house and pool (we didn’t use the games room)! We met Brian (the owner) a few times and he was always very smiley and approachable! The only thing I would say is that some areas are looking quite ‘tired’ - loose coat hooks, scuffed paintwork, hanging wires etc but this wouldn’t stop us from returning again

    Reviewed by Michaela4.7Feb 2024

  • "Excellent as always."

    Even had a friend stay with us the black cat, which we all got attached too. Definitely will be going back.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    House was like a sauna on arrival. All facilities were excellent. Only improvement would be more fridge capacity for large groups and a cupboard for food. Loads of work surfaces in kitchen taken up by our food order for the week!

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Nov 2023

  • "Oct 30th -Nov6 6th Family of 16, grandparents,children and grandchildren,ages from 18-3 The Roundhouse was spacious, grandchildren had there own spaces from the snug for older ones to the mezanine for the younger ones who claimed it for there own private space."

    Plenty of room for the adults to relax on sofas or sit round kitchen table which we did most days. Games room and swimming pool was a big plus as the weather was shocking, it didn't stop us getting out and about p,entry to see and do. Plenty of room in bedrooms and ensuite great for so many of us, plus they were well spaced apart. Lovely experience everyone had a superb time. Will be back .

    Reviewed by Davina4.4Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    We stayed here 8 years ago and have since welcomed 4 more grandchildren into our family - so we were up to the maximum of 18 people. We enjoyed a Fri-Mon stay to celebrate our joint 70th birthdays with our lovely family. 8 double bedrooms with en-suites decorated to a high spec, the fabulous lounge and kitchen-diner with every home comfort you could wish for, ensured we had a marvellous stay. The swimming pool was a hit with the children and they would have stayed in there all day! The games room was also an added bonus and the pool table and table tennis table were used often. We all 100% agreed the accommodation was fabulous and contributed to making the weekend so memorable. (A small request though…. The lane leading to the back car park had some very big potholes.. our cars would be so happy to see some more gravel in them the next time!!) I would very happily recommend this property and hope to return with our family in the future.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Oct 2023

  • "Small kitchen knife would be useful."

    Found lighting in lounge poor for reading and craft work. External paving very slippery when wet.

    Reviewed by Rowland3.4Oct 2023

  • "The overall house was clean and well equipped."

    We were disappointed when we arrived as we were surprised to find multiple properties on the site that had access to the pool and games room. The website indicates that only the pool is shared with the owner and their friends. Other people staying at the other properties felt exactly the same. The pictures on the website are also many years old and don't show the wear and tear around the property and garden. The pool was disgusting. It had a layer of scum/saliva across the top. There was no net available to clear some of it away. A couple of people in our party who went in the pool have been poorly since. The driveway to the Roundhouse needs levelling up. There are huge ruts where we scraped the bottom of our cars as it is so uneven. The most upsetting thing was our encounter with the maintenance man onsite. He swore and shouted at my daughter in law and 5 year old granddaughter because he assumed they left the door open to the flooded games room (they did not). When my son approached the owner and maintenance man they were met with more anger and rudeness from the maintenance man, the owner apologised. For the price paid for the weekend we were left disappointed with our stay and would never want to return.

    Reviewed by Nicholas2.5Oct 2023

  • "We had a wild weather week but were very happy at The Roundhouse The owner was very helpful and the swimming pool was a real asset."

    Loads of room and spacious living area and well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2023

  • "The place was lovely and huge for our party of 17 family members."

    The games room with snooker cues need updating as cues broken and balls missing which was a shame.. but the house and facility was amazing we loved it and will be booking for next year.. very homely, warm and we had the best time.. thank you so much

    Reviewed by Larry Mcgrane4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property was as advertised, very spacious and had everything that 15 guests needed."

    However it could do with a little care and attention in places. Everyone commented to us about quality of beds (mattresses) and that they needed attention. We spoke to the owner and reported the broken drawer in fridge on our arrival. There was an infestation of wasps in the utility area towards the end of our stay, and on investigation there appeared to be a wasps nest in the eaves. The black cat was a constant visitor and not loved by all guests, who had to close their windows in the end to keep him out. The children enjoyed the pool and games room. We didn’t have opportunity to use outside area much as we were out and about and the weather was very mixed.

    Reviewed by Angela3.1Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property for a large family gathering"

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a great week in the Roundhouse."

    The house was larger than expected, spacious, with good sized rooms. There were plenty of plates and cutlery for cooking and the oven was impressive to cover the large group. We were lucky enough to eat outside evenings on the patio. The garden was a bit steep in places, which was ok for our group but not suitsble for some people. The games room was used daily and so was the pool. Only small complaint was the wooden floorboards were old and creaky. Expected to sleep less with a mixed age group between 2 and 86 years; young adults up late, children and great grandmother awake early but you could really hear every sound. Not a complaint but a warning - A black cat appeared to live there. One of the family has allergies, but no amount of removal stopped him coming into the house. It drove the dog mad at times.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jun 2023

  • "The house, grounds, amenities and location are quite fantastic, and I'm hard to please."

    We had great weather, but in bad weather the Pool would be a godsend, which is better than many public pools. The facilities, such as washer, dryer, cooker, main TV, as well as living and dining furniture, are all excellent and high-end. Also worth mentioning there are baby gates on all stairs, which was a great benefit for us. We would absolutely stay there again, however it's fair to mention the negatives: The mattresses are typical holiday quality and probably old (to be fair I am fussy) but they are below par compared with the overall quality. Whilst the place was clean enough some of the quiet corners could do with a dust. And then there is the cat. If you don't like a cat living with you and sleeping on your bed, then look elsewhere. It's cute enough, but unless you like it hot and stuffy it will find an open window.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jun 2023

  • "We all had the most amazing holiday."

    The house was very comfortable and easily accommodated 14 of us plus a baby. The kitchen was very well equipped and all the bedrooms were spacious. The swimming poole was amazing. The setting was beautiful, so relaxing would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "What a lovely spacious property!"

    We were a party of 17 from 5 families with children aged 2-7 years and had plenty of room. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and crockery with a large dinner table for everyone. Rooms were spacious with comfort beds and all were en-suite so no shortage of bathrooms. The swimming pool and games room on-site was an added bonus on rainy days. The owners, Brian and Amanda have thought of everything and was on hand to help if needed. Their son Josh invited us to see the sheep get fed which the kids enjoyed. This was a great getaway to spend quality time together! I would highly recommend! Thank you to the owners for providing such a fantastic setting.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Mar 2023

  • "Brilliant holiday let for a family gathering with lots to do, particularly the pool and games room."

    The owner was delightful and made sure that we were happy with everything. There is a nice walk of about a mile to the local pub which was also excellent. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2023

  • "14 of us stayed at the Roundhouse in March 2023."

    It was fabulous. We did a murder mystery evening on one of the evenings. It’s good that every bedroom has a en suite. The kitchen has everything you would need. The pool was fantastic too. Totnes is a lovely nearby town. We had dinner at the local pub the old inn which again was lovely. I would Totally recommend this beautiful barn x

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2023

  • "The roundhouse is a beautiful property with plenty of kitchen utensils and cooking facilities for a large group."

    The swimming pool is a great addition for winter stays and the children enjoyed the play area in the garden. The description of the property could highlight the fact that the garden is not enclosed and is shared with other holiday makers just in case people have dogs who need to be in an enclosed space. We understand this is an old building but if you are planning to stay with a large group who go to bed at different times the sound proofing is nonexistent! The pool area could do with a deep clean particularly the changing areas. Some attention to the tv and dvd in the den is required as neither of these worked. More cupboard space for food would be beneficial, rearranging some of the things in the cupboards would make this possible, do not do a large shop with frozen food as there is only one small freezer. We had a lovely time together and I hope this feedback is constructive as we had a great time.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the property and the onsite facilities. If a garden is enclosed then this will be mentioned on the website. We would ask that if it is important for you to have an enclosed garden, that this is checked at the time of making your booking. The pool and changing areas are cleaned weekly and also pressure washed at regular intervals. We weren't aware that the TV and DVD in the den weren't working, had you made us aware of this during your stay, we would have done our best to have sorted this for you at the time. Both the TV and DVD will be checked during the next changeover. There is an American fridge freezer in the property, so not a small freezer and there is also a second under counter fridge for chilled items. We are glad that you all had a lovely time and hope to welcome you back sometime in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna2.8Feb 2023

  • "The Roundhouse is in a great location."

    The house is spacious and comfortable and served us well for our family holiday. We were warm and comfortable and the kitchen in particular was very well equipped when catering for 8 adults and 5 children. The use of the pool was enjoyed on several occasions. We had a wonderful holiday. In spite of this however, and when considering how much we paid to stay here, there were a few details which we feel let the property down. When we arrived we noted that there were several wine delivery boxes under the outside steps which previous people had left behind. This rubbish really should have been removed before our arrival and not just discarded under the steps. We ended up taking the boxes away with our own rubbish at the end of our stay. We could not use the TV in the snug area as previously someone had clearly drawn in crayon all across the screen. This was a shame as the children enjoyed this space. It would seem a sound system had been removed from the property even though the remote controls and I think one of the speakers for a system were still in the property. Luckily we had brought with us a small portable speaker which enabled us to play our music and listen to the radio. The shower towels really were very tiny and access to just two tea towels is not really enough for a week! It was also mentioned by members of the family that the showers could do with the option of some anti-slip mats as they were worried they might fall whilst taking a shower. The shower trays and baths were slippery. It might be the choice of shower/bath cleaner that is causing a potential slip hazard. There was no Information or Welcome book/folder in evidence to advise about the house This would be useful to know about rubbish removal and arrangements on last day etc or furthermore ideas or recommendations in the local area. The two drawers in the fridge were broken and so troublesome to use. There were also trays missing from the fridge door presumably also broken and taken away. Importantly it was our experience that the outside area was dangerously slippery when wet. All the tiled areas, the paths and the patio became treacherous under foot. This needs some attention. One of our children fell to the ground as his foot went from under him and two adults in our party had a near miss! The property had been designed to a high standard. It is a well thought through holiday home and you can see that there has been much consideration to the content of the home for an enjoyable stay. It did however feel that the maintenance and upkeep of the property was lacking.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Feb 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at the Roundhouse."

    We were a group of 8 adults and 8 children for a family 80th and the house and facilities were perfect. The house is really well equipped with everything we needed. It was very warm, comfortable and had lots of bedrooms and bathrooms so there was room for everyone. The pool is fantastic; a good temperature and the children loved it. Having sofas there was a really nice touch for those watching. The games room also kept our children entertained for hours. It's a lovely relaxed place to stay and itfelt like the owners had put in lots of nice touches, like the children's play area, to make it enjoyable for everyone. We can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Nov 2022

  • "House was beautiful."

    Though there was a leaking tap in one of the bathrooms that had leaked into a downstairs bedroom. Also there was a black cat always present in spite of putting it out several times.( also several of our party did not like cats and one had an allergy). The games room was a little less workable than the pictures showed and needed some updating. Pool was fabulous though.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.8Nov 2022

  • "We would highly recommend staying at The Roundhouse."

    We are a large family so loved the space that this house provides. Plenty of kitchen equipment, communal seating and chill out space with loads of outdoor areas including a fantastic play area. The swimming pool and games room was a huge hit too. Thank you for a fabulous stay!

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday staying at the The Round House at Bickleigh Farm We ..."

    We had a wonderful holiday staying at the The Round House at Bickleigh Farm We had 17 adults and 1 toddler in our party and the house was so spacious, providing everything we needed Great Pool and games room We were all sad to leave but hope to return again

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at the Roundhouse."

    8 adults and 7 children ( aged between 1 and 7) Huge barn convertion gave us plenty of space. The children enjoyed the playground and we struggled to get them out of the swimming pool. Wonderful location set in the heart of rural Devon, near to some fantastic beaches. The owner was very helpful and always friendly. I would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Steven4.1May 2022

  • "Beautiful comfortable property in a stunning location."

    There was thirteen in our party and plenty of space for us all. Kitchen was well equipped with ample crockery, utensils, pots and pans and a very useful utility room. My only request, and this is being picky, would have been for a bigger fridge with less freezer space, although there was a second fridge in the utility room we could have done with a bit more fridge room given the size of the party but not a real problem and I appreciate every group is different and you can’t cater for everyone all of the time. Perhaps also another bin to make recycling easier. Bedrooms had plenty of storage and beds were really comfortable, en-suite always had immediate hot water. Catered well for children, they had a large play area and they loved the beautiful indoor swimming pool which was accessible all day. Location within easy reach of many tourist locations. Would definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time, just a shame that the Roundhouse could do with some TLC ..."

    We had a fabulous time, just a shame that the Roundhouse could do with some TLC , it is very tired in places which is a great shame when it could be amazing

    Reviewed by Rex3.8Mar 2022

  • "An amazing place to stay for our group of 14."

    Couldn’t fault a thing and very well equipped. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great place for get together, fantastic barn conversion."

    On down side the 4 downstairs bedrooms are really noisy need ear plugs, as can hear every footstep or if anything gets dropped in kitchen. false ceilings would help. The use of pool games room and outside space is great for family get together. Enjoyed our holiday thank you

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a Great location with brilliant facilities."

    The only negative comment would be that some of the interior items are beginning to look tired, from general wear. The ideal property for large families,

    Reviewed by Ginny4.1Jan 2022

  • "The Roundhouse is a beautiful house."

    The owner was lovely on arrival, making sure we were all ok and asked if we needed anything. The swimming pool was warm and inviting. The house had amazing under floor heating so we were constantly warm, sometimes too warm but we couldn’t resist lighting the fire! We would absolutely recommend The Roundhouse to others and really hope to visit again one day. Thank you B.Davies

    Reviewed by Bonnie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Hi, Can you please let the owners of the Roundhouse in Bickleigh know that were all starting to go down with Covid since using the cottage at the weekend."

    Kind of inevitable based on the fact such a large group got together, but may be worth asking them to clean more thoroughly as there was still poo stuck to the loo in our room, so I’m not sure it’s the level of cleanliness it should be.

    We are sorry to hear that your large party is showing signs of covid symptons, We hope you start to feel better soon. We have passed your comments onto the property owner who will ensure (as always) that a thorough covid clean is carried out before the next guests arrive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura3.4Nov 2021

  • "Thank you Brian for a wonderful stay at The Roundhouse."

    It’s a beautiful property in an idyllic setting with plenty of room for our huge family. The beds were so comfortable and it had everything we needed. The grandchildren especially enjoyed the swimming pool and games room.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Nov 2021

  • "It was an amazing property and the owner was very friendly."

    It worked as accommodation for 18 although a bit tired. The seating in the main area was very uncomfortable but we understand that practical furniture is needed. The kids loved the swimming pool and the various dens in the property. The biggest let down was that on arrival you were greeted by a pile of rubbish alongside the property. There is ample space to put the recycling/rubbish away. Also there were no instructions in the property and/or floor plans but I suspect that this might be because of covid. So overall good and we would come back, but there are a few things that need attention, thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. The local authority have been having trouble with the rubbish collection, it must have been missed that day. The instructions were removed but are in the process of being updated and reinstated. We have never had any comments about the furniture before and we are surprised to hear this, we think this is likely due to personal preference. Glad to hear of your positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther3.4Oct 2021

  • "The peaceful private place and the great family experience enjoyed by all ..."

    The peaceful private place and the great family experience enjoyed by all ages A big thank you to Brian the Owner & his family

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Roundhouse was a great place for our large group of friends to get together."

    All en-suite rooms, plenty of seating, huge dining table, well equipped kitchen. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Oct 2021

  • "Our stay at the Roundhouse with our extended family was very enjoyable!"

    It is a beautiful property, though we did experience some maintenance issues i.e broken bed base, and broken dishwasher, which wasn’t ideal when there are 13 people staying there! Unfortunately, these issues weren’t fixed during our stay, but we understand that these things happen, and can’t always be readily rectified. I can’t understand why the broken bed base wasn’t noticed before though. I think for the size of the property, then 2 dishwashers would be ideal. There were also other minor maintenance issues, i.e loose handles etc, so I think when time allows, the property does need to have a maintenance overhaul. The place was generally very clean, though I think the floors indoors and patio outside could do with a deep clean. The patio in particular was quite mucky. The area is lovely, and it’s the perfect house for a large gathering.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your visit to The Roundhouse. We are pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed the property and the facilities it offers. We are however sorry to hear of the issues you encountered during your stay. I cannot see that you contacted us to report the broken bed base and dishwasher? We can now confirm that these issues have been rectified. Following an extremely busy season the owner of this property intends to carry out a full maintenance overhaul and deep clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Aug 2021

  • "The place was filthy We found cigarettes in drawers , tissues, broken glass ind sofas, plastic water bottles under bed."

    There were broken tiles on kitchen bathrooms. Some of the kitchen cutlery abs bowls were flaking off paint from the knives. It needs refurbishment and an update to match the cost expectations.

    Thank you for your feedback which we have passed to the property owner for his action. We are very sorry to hear of the cleanliness issues you encountered, you will see from previous reviews this is very unusual. Had you notified us on your arrival we would have been more than happy to arrange for the housekeeper to return to the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard2.8Jul 2021

  • "A lovely place with great surroundings and facilities."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Hosts were brilliant, helped with questions before our arrival too."

    Would love to revisit we had children age 4 to 17 and all enjoyed the stay because of the games room and swimming. Also, we really liked the covid rules of only one cottage in the pool so it was like a private pool which was fantastic. Felt like a home from home, lovely rural setting but not to far to drive to get to Torquay or Salcombe. added bonus of the new play area , very enjoyable relaxing break

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, great hosts, definitely recommend this cottage."

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Dec 2020

  • "The Roundhouse is a fantastic place to stay."

    The accommodation is in a great location. The barn is huge, we were only a small family but this barn could easily accommodate several families. The seating area in the lounge and kitchen were superb. The bedrooms comfortable. Due to Covid the shared swimming pool was allocated on a two hour slot each day to every cottage/barn. This worked so well and think this would be a preferred option to most as it felt more like a private pool. Overall an enjoyable week away in a lovely place and would definitely stay here again. Thank you Brian and Amanda.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a lovely farm house."

    Rooms were very clean and tidy, the layout was perfect for our three families. Set swimming times was a very good idea and the surrounding area was stunning. Would definitely be going back next year, for longer, if it wasn’t already booked out. Our family really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location- kids loved all the space to play with their new friends."

    Pool was excellent and house was a great space for us all

    Reviewed by Linda Marie4.7Aug 2020

  • "Unfortunately for a property of that size we would have expected to have an extra cooker and extra fridge space."

    There was no cupboard space for food storage. In the past in similar size properties we have had two dishwashers.

    Reviewed by Pauline1.6Dec 2019

  • "Great property with tons of space."

    The location was perfect for so many different activities. We would definitely re visit.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2019

  • "Brian the owner has been absolutely amazing from start to finish, nothing was too much hassle."

    The house and grounds are just amazing and has so many nice little touches to make sure our stay was the best. Clean, accomodating, comfy and plenty of space for people not to feel like they are top of eachother. Everyone of our party have said they would return. A weekend was just not long enough to get the most out of what the house could offer us. A snippet of info for those staying that want to order taxis, make sure you preorder before you get there if you have large numbers (no Uber in the area) and weekends are very busy. All in all it has been the best place us girls have stayed in England and will be coming back.

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic property in a lovely location."

    There were 14 of us ranging from 7 to 89 and there was plenty of room for us all to either be together or to be able to have some quiet time away from all the others. Everyone had a fantastic holiday. It wasn't the cleanest property we have stayed in (and I have to say after reading other reviews we were a little concerned before arriving). However, the bits that mattered to us (beds, bathrooms and kitchen) were clean and a bit of dust on the wooden beams or under a chest of drawers didn't matter. The kids loved the pool and games room, and spent a lot of time on the piano and on the swinging chairs (not sure the adults enjoyed the piano quite as much!!!). Would thoroughly recommend and if we were to all get together for a mass family holiday again, would definitely consider returning.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Aug 2019

  • "We found the house as described but it was very grubby , the swimming pool was very poor, patched in places with cement but there was a hole in the floor of the pool that you could put your whole foot in and the baby pool was so sharp in lots of repaired places we had to get jelly shoes for the babies as they had cut feet."

    The door to the pool area was open all the time as it was warped and split that was mentioned in visitors book and a review back in dec 2018 and it was no different now to then . The house was lovely once but now sadly neglected and upkeep was minimal. Childrens stair gates were non functioning and with 3 under 3 years old it was a worry the gardens were beautiful once but again no care taken for years as the footpaths, entry at the front were totally overgrown, the back entrance up steps had a rose overgrown to such a level we had to cut it back with a knife as we were attacked by it everytime we used that door We asked for a ragged rug to be taken away as we tripped over it when we arrived and underneath it had not been cleaned for months with the amount of dust underneath it . The bbq was completely full of ash and the grill was still covered in dried on food which we tried to clean but we would not use it . There were no loungers to have sat out in the garden in the sun and the washing line was a make piece of line slung from the balcony rails We did have a tumble dryer but that is not sufficient for 18 people It was beautifully equipped at one time but it is now unkempt and tired which sadly needs a much bigger cleaning team in between lets than is currently being used We had to look beneath the dust, cobwebs and filthy plates etc and a disgusting dishwasher to the reason we chose the round house. It gave us all bedrooms and ensuites and plenty of room for the children to play .that we needed and we had a great family holiday when we had cleaned it up a bit

    We are delighted that you enjoyed a great family holiday, and pleased to confirm that a new door for the pool house has been ordered, a new rug laid down, and new stairgates installed in the Roundhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.1Jul 2019

  • "We were a family party of 20 with children’s ages ranging from 3 weeks to Ten years."

    It was perfect. The shared leisure facilities were excellent for the children also nice patio for big bbq and the barn conversion was a high standard, spacious and really unique. We were made welcome on the farm and the owners very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely location, very spacious and well laid out, as a group of 17 we always had ..."

    Lovely location, very spacious and well laid out, as a group of 17 we always had our own space to relax, highly recommend this place

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2019

  • "There is a great swimming pool, indoor and heated."

    Not all rooms have showers, only have baths that can be a problem for older guests and those that just do not have baths. There are showers in the swimming pool changing rooms that are available from 08:00 to 20:00 a quick walk across the private road.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2019

  • "This was a family holiday to celebrate a big birthday."

    The accommodation was great big enough to house the whole family. The outside space was great for the younger members of our group to run off steam and the pool was the icing on the cake. Brian the owner was very helpful before we arrived and on check in.

    Reviewed by R5.0Apr 2019

  • "To celebrate my husbands 70th birthday I knew that all he would want was to have all our family together under one roof, a total of 17 of us."

    Not an easy task finding somewhere that big and keeping it a surprise. Having searched the internet I found the Roundhouse and kept coming back to it. Not far from where we live, all bedrooms en-suite, added bonus of a swimming pool and a games room. It turned out to be everything that I had hoped for and went ahead and booked it. Our two daughters and I managed to get my husband to the property and he had no idea that we had arranged a surprise weekend away with the family. We then had another 6 friends arrived on the Sunday when the family had gone to stay for a couple of days, again he didn't realise. When they left it was a couple of days to ourselves. We had an amazing week and Bryan was so helpful in all aspects of our stay. Would definitely recommend and would go back again. Brilliant for us.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Mar 2019

  • "The hosts provided lovely essentials tea, coffee, milk, cake & dishwasher tablets."

    Building its was great plenty of room for 17 adults & loved that each room had an en-suite.

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Feb 2019

  • "Stayed here for a 60th birthday celebration with family."

    There was 18 of us staying in this beautiful barn, it was well equipped with everything you need, the beds were comfortable the underfloor heating warmed the barn lovely even though it was snowing and cold when we arrived, the patio runs the whole length of the barn with steps up to the garden. Brian was very helpful with nothing too much trouble. We would love to come again for the next family celebration!! Thanks Brian and Amanda X

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jan 2019

  • "Great place worked well as not the place we booked originally."

    There were 13 adults staying and generally worked well. Place is a little tired and could do with some overhauls especially where lights not working and doors not locking well are concerned. Cobwebs were everywhere but up high and being a barn conversion not unexpected. Pool was great for us although the pool door did not lock which could be a concern with people with children. Cooking facilities were good although not lacking in baking trays not many fitted in the oven. House was lovely and warm often too warm but all rooms had thermostats so could be adjusted. The only problems we had was no quiet place to watch tv if everyone was talking in the kitchen/dining area and there are a lot of steps which were not all that easy if some of your party are older. We had a great week though and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Nov 2018

  • "Had an amazing time at the Roundhouse."

    Very comfortable for our large family. Children loved the pool and games room. It was fantastic to sit all 15 of us round the huge table in the kitchen for meals. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Mandy4.1Nov 2018

  • "The pool facility is invaluable, especially when our grandchildren,s ages range from 14 months to nearly 18 years!"

    Brian is very approachable and we enjoyed a very happy time at the Roundhouse. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2018

  • "The pictures don’t do this place justice."

    The Roundhouse is a big yet sociable house perfect for big groups. All bedrooms have en-suites. Plenty of kitchen equipment and crockery too. Great facilities in shared swimming pool and games room. Fabulous location for visiting Dartmouth, Salcombe, Bigbury on Sea, Hope Cove, Totnes and Dartington

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2018

  • "The house and grounds are really special but are spoiled by poor maintenance and hit and miss cleaning."

    I think the premises should be inspected prior to arrival of new occupants to avoid disappointment, clearly the Roundhouse was not. Some examples - 12 lamps with spent bulbs, TV controls no batteries, no tea towels or dish cloths, no oven glove, no instructions for cooker, washing machine etc., to hand, dirty saucepan, serving dishes had water in them, oven filthy, we purchased new oven tins for our own use. Some windows appear to have not been cleaned for many months, ornamental planters full of dead weeds, small trees and bushes obstructing some paths. In various places we found two pairs of men's under pants, a dummy and child's socks. All this may sound petty to some people I am sure but having spent £3.000.0 for a week I think we deserved better. ***Owner Response*** Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. We’re pleased to hear how much you liked the house and facilities but sorry to learn your stay was spoilt by the issues you highlighted. We’ve spoken with the owners who have agreed to their regret that things weren’t perfect and they had hoped the positive actions they took during your stay had helped to resolve the majority of these for you. The owners have reassured us that following a busy summer season they will be working hard to ensure the property is presented as expected and that future guests won’t experience problems. We do hope that overall you enjoyed your holiday and we hope we’ll get another chance to welcome you back soon.

    Reviewed by Wallace3.8Aug 2018

  • "We had an amazing week at The Roundhouse - the space is amazing and we particularly loved the ‘den’ space with the hanging chairs - the kids thought this was heaven!"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2018

  • "Perfect setting."

    Loved the pool and the kids play area. Plenty of room for a big family. Cleanliness was excellent. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2018

  • "The house was so spacious allowing people to enjoy time together in the huge lounge and kitchen We celebrated a Diamond Wedding Anniversary, enjoyed the World Cup footie, Royal Ascot, star gazed at midnight and enjoyed beautiful beaches and stunning Dartmouth."

    The garden was beautifully landscaped and a pleasure to sit in, so many birds. The much bigger than expected pool and children's play area kept the younger of our party busy and amused. 4 generations plus their dogs will be recommending the Round House to friends and family

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic house, easy access to various places."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "A fantastic place for family/friends to stay!"

    Bedrooms and ensuites beautifully presented. Plenty of crockery, cutlery, pots n pans but no provision for storing our food other than the fridges! Annoyingly we had to dismantle the dishwasher to de-clog and rinse out the jets as it was not cleaning properly.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2018

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  • Three levels
  • Seven bedrooms
  • On the first floor: 2 x king size doubles with en suite bathrooms with baths, showers over, WCs, basins
  • On the ground floor: 2 x super king doubles (can convert to twin) with TV and en suite bathrooms with baths (one with shower over), WCs and basins, 2 x twin with en suite shower rooms with showers, WCs and basins, 1 x king size double with TV, en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and French windows to terrace
  • In the annexe: 1 x family room with king size double, two singles, TV and en suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin
  • Second floor mezzanine seating area
  • First floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen
  • Ground floor hall
  • Den with TV
  • WC with basin.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, 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 six cars
  • Shared Children's play area, barbecue, indoor pool
  • Three well behaved dogs welcome
  • There is a £20 per pet supplement for the second and third pet
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: Note: Swimming pool is 39' x 19' x 3' to 4'6" deep, available from 8am to 8pm; occasionally the pool is also used by owners' family and friends
  • Please note: The indoor pool, play area and games room are all shared.

The property

The Roundhouse is a huge and splendid house converted from a barn.

With seven en suite bedrooms and a private little annexe, it makes sociable and flexible accommodation for a wonderful gathering of friends or family.

The grandeur begins as soon as you step into the main hall - the height of the house with vast rafters, the impressive open plan living space stretches the width of the house.

Cook in the well equipped kitchen area, then eat all together around the long oak and stone table below designer lighting.

Afterwards, snuggle up together below the big lofty oak beams around the wood burning stove and watch a family movie on the home cinema system.

On the same level are two of the comfortable bedrooms at either end of the house.

For enjoying a quiet book or the countryside views, climb up the vertical ladder to another comfy seating area on the mezzanine.

Children can gather in their own den on the ground floor with a TV and fun piano.

You will find five more bedrooms on this floor, all good sized and with French windows off the master double.

The annexe is ideal for anyone who loves a little peace and privacy, with exterior entrance and comprising a big en suite family bedroom with comfortable chairs, TV and drinks making facilities.

Outside is all the activity you could wish for, with a shared splendid indoor pool, play area and games room, as well as the farm walks to enjoy.

The Roundhouse also has its own big private sunny terrace at the back with furniture and barbecues and steps up to a lawn and a pretty meadow area to the side for running and chilling out.

The Roundhouse is a very special and thoughtfully designed house to welcome everyone.

Note: The Roundhouse is situated on the same Bickleigh Farm as Oak Tree 976220, East Bickleigh 976183, The Hay Barn 976197 and Swallows Reach 976144.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Halwell is a small village in wooded farmland equidistant from the busy little town of Kingsbridge and popular Totnes.

Note: Swimming pool is available from 8am to 8pm, and is closed Tuesdays from 2pm to 3.15pm and Wednesdays from 9.15am to 10.30am in term time; occasionally it is also used by owners' family and friends.

Note: The indoor pool, play area and games room are all shared.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas