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Great Torr Barn

(Ref. 995466)

Kingston, Devon Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The hot tap in the kitchen didn't work, requires repair."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2023

  • "The barn was clean, spacious and well equipped."

    The grandchildren especially liked playing in the large garden and in the indoor pool. The nearby Wonwell beach was an attractive bonus. We had a great stay and would definitely consider returning.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful property."

    Narrow lanes, but that’s to be expected in Devon. The pool was enjoyed by all of us. Great layout with plenty of room . However considering the late check in we were expecting it to be cleaner. I really don’t mind stripping beds, this seems to be the norm since Covid, but to find grubby and stain mattress protectors was a shock. I do hope these were changed or replaced for the guests after us. We did find we could not recycle at shop suggested as they refused it.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday home with everything you require Comfy lounge, great table ..."

    Fantastic holiday home with everything you require Comfy lounge, great table to sit around with all the family for games etc Beautiful pool, although gets deep very quickly so beware with little ones Well maintained large garden Shower cubicle could be slightly bigger as compact for adults Many cobwebs in downstairs bedrooms The garden is crying out for a BBQ All in all highly recommended and would love to return in future years

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    Be aware of the lanes, lots of single track lanes with Barrow passing places. Beautiful part of the country though. 10am check out and 5pm check in feels a little extreme. But if they are my only criticisms, then what a fabulous find! Loved it!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Great Torr Barn."

    Amazing house comfortable and very well equipped. It was really good for the three generations of our family It was a great weeks holiday. The garden is lovely and the swimming pool a real bonus. Thank you

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Apr 2023

  • "The home was amazing, for our party."

    We had a wonderful stay and would love to return. So much thought and attention to detail. Just two niggles that need mentioning. 1) when trying to watch tv in the evening, sky kept crashing, making it impossible to enjoy a movie. Also someone set up a security code? But we could not find it anywhere, so a lot of programmes were unobtainable. We also had to put our own details for netflix and prime in. It would be better if those were set up under guest already. 2) If too many people have a bath or shower, at the same time, the water runs out. Not sure why, but it was irritating.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great Torr Barn was everything we hoped it would be."

    The layout allowed us to socialise as a family in comfort and style, we enjoyed meals around the large dining table. Each room was beautifully furnished and a great deal of thought had been put into the smallest details. The whole barn was extremely well equipped and the kitchen was the best equipped we have ever had in a holiday property. The garden was delightful and the swimming pool was excellent. We would love to return to Great Torr Barn in the future.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time, place was great with loads of room."

    Good size kitchen, nice big dining table, plenty of seating. All rooms we're good sizes and comfy and an amazing swimming pool. The only few things I would say is the master bedroom down stairs smelt damp and some of the drawer and wardrobes in the rooms smelt really musty and old

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Sep 2022

  • "We loved staying at the Great Torr Barn for a 60th birthday celebration weekend, the property and facilities, including the pool were fantastic!"

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of the best holidays we have had in a long time!"

    We would love to go back again, we will be thinking of coming back in the future, the only downside was that we had to hoover the beams and the ceiling due to the amount of cob webs as spiders were coming down in every room, which was a problem with the kids, apart from that everybody thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2022

  • "This was by far the best holiday property we have stayed in for 10 years, desperate to re-book as soon as it has availability!"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very safe, comfortable and well equipped environment for our family."

    We loved the space, the grounds, the pool and being so close to the beach. Having had a barn ourselves we thought it was very well kept and the cleaners do a great job in the time they have at changeover.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Jul 2022

  • "Shame there was a time limit on the use of the pool."

    We like early morning swim before the children are up and sometimes they like a swim before we go out for the day.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jul 2022

  • "A great property for a large family holiday."

    Facilities are great and the swimming pool is a bonus.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous family holiday at this very comfortable property."

    It is well furnished and the pool is a definite draw its a good size and very clean. We would definitely return for a future stay. We have a couple of comments just for your information....The pool was quite cold! The lighting was not working and we had to wait until the last few days of the holiday before this was repaired. The cot should be listed as a travel cot with no proper mattress. We had to make up a mattress using throws as the base is far too hard. The high chair was really good and we were pleased to find a stair gate though we had to add security to the latch as its not toddler safe! Despite these few issues we would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7May 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and very comfortable."

    The only issue we had was that when we came back late one evening there wasn’t a lot of light to see our way down the steps and into the house. Otherwise no complaints at all. We tried to book again for August next year but it was already booked up so it is clearly very popular. Will almost certainly return again sometime

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Great Torr Barn was beautiful and we all had a great time."

    The ponol was lovely and the children had a great time. The property was very well equipped just fabulous. If there is one thing I would suggest is that any problems with the property be recorded somewhere for the new tenants to see. Check in was quite late 5pm and when we got in the property there was a huge stain on the carpet which we felt you should be aware of at once as we didn’t want to be held responsible. As you can imagine food to sort out, cases to unpack and amid this we had to contact yourselves, it was a bit stressful. The next day we discovered the overflow in the upstairs bathroom was out and on the side of the bath which we felt again had to be reported. It would be helpful if there was a list of faults so we could dismiss them and get on with enjoying our holiday. Regards Jean Daffin

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2022

  • "Bloody brilliant Great place well equipped perfect"

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Feb 2022

  • "When we originally looked on the web site then phoned to book, it wasn’t obvious that the pool was only open seasonally and as such we had to pay extra."

    I have noticed this has now changed. When we arrived after 5pm (as instructed) in the dark, there were no lights on outside. This is dangerous as there are steps (especially with excited children).Perhaps leaving the outside lights on would be a good idea! The shower door in the upstairs bedroom was off and only propped in place. We refitted it but it needs to be checked. The overflow/ plug release in the bath was also broken when we arrived so the bath was unusable, and still is. Regardless of the few things mentioned we had a fantastic time, the pool and other facilities were brilliant and would definitely hire this property again for a family gathering.

    Reviewed by Antony4.1Dec 2021

  • "Thank you very much for a fabulous and cosy stay at Great Torr Barn, the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and the heated pool was marvelous, well done!"

    We nearly cancelled as half the family had Covid19 and could not make it, we are glad we still went ahead and had a really good break.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything about our stay at Great Torr Barn was amazing."

    The Barn itself is beautifully cosy yet has plenty of space. Very well equipped and very comfortable. The village pub is a short walk away, locals all extremely welcoming and friendly. The Sunday roast us a must. The beach is a short drive away but beware of the large potholes. Thank you to Sykes and the property owners for accommodating our requests and for swift communication.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great barn to relax with the family,pool was a nice size for the grand children to enjoy plus the rest of us."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Even better tan described."

    Everything you need , loads of space, fantastic pool. Perfect family holiday

    Reviewed by C5.0Aug 2021

  • "The barn was beautiful and the swimming pool a lovely bonus ."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday . My criticisms would be the fact that some of the furniture is damaged and should be made clear that this is known and will not be blamed on the people renting at the time . I would book again to go somewhere different but was shocked that prices have risen so much for next year !

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Aug 2021

  • "Loved the swimming pool!"

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    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, the pictures really didn’t do it justice."

    Extremely well stocked for all occasions. Beautiful tranquil gardens. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Bekki4.7May 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant will definitely be using again"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "The whole experience was fantastic."

    Booking was very easy, your team were professional, friendly and extremely helpful. The Barn was absolutely stunning, in excellent condition, well equipped and spotless throughout. We would definitely recommend this venue to others.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a brilliant stay and very good weather which made the barn even more enjoyable."

    We have been before and have enjoyed both stays. Everything we could have ever needed. The fridge in the kitchen was not getting cold but there was another fridge in the utility room we used, so this was not a problem. Cleanliness was overall very good but many many many cobwebs and a little dust in places. Would recommend and will return in due course for another happy stay

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Sep 2020

  • "At the time of booking I was assured that the pool would be available for our use."

    After making full payment I was informed that the pool was shut in accordance with government guidelines. I emailed customer services expressing my disappointment, particularly when I had been assured that it would be open at the time of booking, and never received a response. I also tried to call and held for over an hour to no avail. Customer services was abysmal!!

    Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. The pool at this property was opened on the 25th July and has remained open since this date. An email communication was sent to you prior to your arrival to inform you so I'm so sorry if you felt that you were unable to use the pool. We hope that you enjoyed your stay and that we can welcome you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2020

  • "The swimming pool was an added bonus and sitting in the well maintained gardens was very enjoyable, the whole house was well equipped for all of our needs - although of course helped by beautiful weather!"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2019

  • "This was our 2nd visit - we had fairly good weather again so were able to visit the beaches & the village fun day - the swimming pool was a great hit with the children going in up to 3 times a day !"

    ! We have been hiring holiday cottages for nearly 40 years & this is the best by a long way - the Thursday change over is great as it means we dont get caught up in the awful summer weekend traffic

    Reviewed by Maryann5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great vacation - great location - great property - easy booking - all very good - will be booking again"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a wonderful place to have had the privilege to stay with my family."

    We did not want for anything, even had the weather and the pool was so very welcome. Can I point out that the pool does need some attention as my son in law cut his tow quite badly in the deep end of the pool and the shower obviously did not work and we were told by the pool attendant that it had been condemned!! But other than that we had a fantastic stay, comfortable, roomy, beautifully furnished with everything we could have ever needed. anyone wishing to stay here is in for a treat. the Arrowsmith family xx

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2019

  • "We believe the swimming pool chlorine levels were too high."

    Two of my grandsons had severe skin rashes after swimming, the nine year olds face was red and very sore at bedtime. My other grandson developed flu- like symptoms with fever, headache and abdominal discomfort. We treated all boys with paracetamol and antihistamine which eased symptoms to a degree but sadly we had to bar them from the pool on Sunday and they were unfit to enjoy any other physical activities. Two boys returned to school today with coughs and very red itchy eyes. The adults in our party are suffering from extremely dry skin and dry irritating coughs. I intended to swim on Sunday but didn't do so after the children's symptoms so I have avoided illness. We chose this location for our family break especially because of the pool and the children's love of swimming. Ironically, this has been the cause of our holiday being ruined and many of us still suffering the consequences. I would not go to The Great Torr Barn again or anywhere with a private pool without guaranteed proof that the water was properly and regularly treated. As I type this my husband continues to cough and we look forward to another disturbed night!

    Many thanks for your feedback regarding the pool. We are sorry you felt the chlorine levels were high. A fully qualified pool maintenance company checks the pool and the chlorine levels once a week which was done before your arrival and the chlorine level was accurate. During your stay, as you know the reputable company came again to check the chlorine and found it was at a safe level. We apologise that the chlorine levels impacted on your stay, however we are required to seek professional guidance from an external pool company, who advised that the chlorine levels should not be lowered. The swimming pool at Great Torr Barn is one of the fantastic features that our guests have previously always enjoyed, so we are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea3.4May 2019

  • "Very impressed with the instant response from the team on our one or two minor enquiries."

    Receiving follow up calls to make sure everything was now ok. The property itself more than met expectations, it's a location that we want to keep quiet about - a true gem.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is amazing place !"

    We have a perfect New Year Party ! House have all what you need for perfect holidays! Really recommend it! Perfect view and mysterious tiny roads.

    Reviewed by Petar5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday barn, outstanding facilities, they catered for everything you could possibly wish for."

    We loved the added touch of the Welcome chocolate cake and various teas and coffee pods and organic fudge :-) plus a bottle of milk in the large American style fridge - after a long journey it was just what we needed to start our holiday off on the right note. We settled into Barn life extremely well, the extra large sofas and plenty of cushions were extremely comfortable. All mod cons were appreciated Sky Q and fast Wi-fi was a bonus, especially for the children. Lots of books to choose from all around the barn and an abundance of board games also. Then there was the indoor swimming pool, although we had good weather in late October and managed to do a lot of sightseeing both locally in Devon with Burgh Island just around the corner, and further afield in Looe & Polperro in Cornwall, we would still gravitate towards the pool for a swim at the end of the day! Fabulous ‘party’ home and we thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday with family and friends - we will definitely be back again for a return visit - a hidden gem for sure!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2018

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 3 x King-size (two with en-suite)
  • 2 x twin
  • Family bathroom on the ground floor
  • Spacious entrance hallway
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility room
  • Good-sized kitchen
  • Open plan dining/sitting room
  • Private heated swimming pool (9m x 4m) in separate building (Open Easter - End of October for an additional £350 charge)
  • Gas central heating and hot water
  • In Utility - Fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • In Kitchen - five ring gas hob, electric oven and grill, American fridge/freezer dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, krupps coffee machine
  • Wifi available
  • Smart TV, DVD/BluRay player, Sky Q
  • Substantial gardens with lawn, terraced area and garden furniture
  • Parking for up to 4 cars on private driveway
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Great Torr Barn is located in the peaceful and pretty South Hams village of Kingston, Devon, less than a mile from the unspoilt sandy beach of Wonwell.

A large, detached property, boasting a private swimming pool (at an additional cost) and substantial gardens, it’s the perfect bolthole for both relaxation, and exploring the South Devon coast and countryside.

The double-fronted oak doors lead into a spacious entrance hallway, which lead to the cloakroom and adjacent utility room.

On the ground floor, you will find four of the five double bedrooms.

The master en suite is spacious, with French doors leading out to the garden.

The second bedroom is also a double, whilst the third and fourth are large twin rooms.

In addition, there is a family bathroom on the ground floor.

The fifth en suite bedroom is on the first floor, enjoying a King-size bed.

The fully fitted first floor kitchen is well equipped, with an open archway leading through to the dining area.

The open-plan dining/living area is full of character, with a dividing central stone chimney breast (with gas stove) separating the sitting area, which is comfortably furnished, with three large sofas, wingback chairs and bean bags.

Outside, there is a substantial area of mature, well maintained gardens with large lawn area and garden furniture.

The property also boasts a private swimming pool which can be hired at an additional £350 per week, set in a separate stone building, accessed via the garden. Parking is available for up to four cars on the private driveway.

Wireless broadband is available.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

Kingston

Kingston is a very pretty Devon village, well off the beaten track in an AONB, one mile from the River Erme’s beautiful wooded estuary and sandy Wonwell beach.

Water tank located in loft space above first floor bedroom - can cause noise disturbance.

Swimming pool available Easter to end of October, at an additional charge of £350 per week, this needs to be booked when you make your booking (if you are arriving within 7 days we cannot guarantee we can get the pool ready)
Children to be supervised at all times in swimming pool.

No pets permitted.

Strictly No Smoking