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Barley Meadow

(Ref. 932543)

Boasley Cross near Okehampton, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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95 Customer Reviews

  • "Extremely well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Bed was wonderfully comfortable and we slept very well. Owners were very helpful and friendly. Cottage was also full of little extras that were much appreciated eg lovely welcome hamper, tea, coffee, sugar and toiletries in the bathroom. Thank you very much we look forward to coming again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2024

  • "I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional experience I had during my stay at your cottage."

    Your consistent provision of an impeccably clean and welcoming retreat always surpasses expectations. The breathtaking countryside views, coupled with your exceptional hospitality, create a truly memorable getaway. We truly appreciate the thoughtful touches and the cozy ambiance. Our stay was perfect, and we are grateful for the cherished memories. Thank you for providing such an idyllic retreat. As always, we eagerly anticipate returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2024

  • "Another fabulous stay (think this was holiday number 5 at this cottage)."

    Peter & Jackie always go the extra mile and it’s really appreciated. It’s an old converted barn so don’t expect new build style, It’s rustic and quirky! The views are stunning (especially from the hot-tub!). See you again next year!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had an amazing time on holiday in this little cottage."

    It was so peaceful and Peter the owner and his wife were amazing they even looked after our dogs so we could go out for the day, and enjoy a nice meal. This cottage had everything you needed and also some amazing extras like the welcome pack with eggs and milk and bread and even a cream tea. Also the hot tub was amazing and we relaxed fully. The animals around the farm made it even more beautiful. We will certainly be back to this special place, the dogs loved the secure garden and the views from the hot tub were amazing

    Reviewed by Dionne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage in beautiful countryside ."

    Safe, enclosed peaceful garden with hot tub. Owners Jackie and Peter are friendly ,kind and helpful. Couldn't be better.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "I totally recommend this property."

    After a terrible journey there, Peter made us feel so welcome. The cottage was perfectly laid out and really comfortable. It really was one of the best cottages we stayed in for our dog. The enclosed garden was great for our dog with perfect views to the chickens, sheep and horses and when we were in the hot tub, we knew we were safe. It was great to also have the sand run or the back field to give her the morning and evening walks. The welcome pack we received was perfect and exactly what we needed. I would definitely recommend this wonderful cottage to anyone want to stay around Devon, it makes the most perfect location to relax or central point to explore Dartmoor. Peter and Jackie make the most perfect hosts, with so much knowledge of the surrounding area and want to help but at the same point, give you the space to relax.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just had a weeks stay with two friends."

    Wow. Ive stayed at quite a few holiday cottages, and they have all been great, but this has been the best yet. Peter, the owner was always on hand if needed and very welcoming. Fantastic welcome pack. Beautiful garden, and animal neighbours. Very peaceful. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing cottage, fantastic hosts, beautiful location."

    Would love to go back and highly recommend to all considering it.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at Barley Meadow."

    The property was ideal for our west highland terrier with a fully secure garden. We enjoyed the hot tub every night. The kitchen was well equipped and there was dvds and games in the living room. Had enjoyable days out walking on Dartmoor and the dog friendly beach at Sandy Mouth. Peter and Jackie were very welcoming and helpful in suggestions for things to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday had by us."

    Me, hubby, 12 year old son and Labrador. Pete and Jackie are fantastic hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. Very informative and very friendly. The property is just amazing. So much attention to detail making it feel like a real home from home. In fact better than home, because one very rare thing is usually when you go places, the mattresses are a little underwhelming. Not here. Those mattresses were absolute heaven. I am missing it already! Everything you could possibly need was in the cottage. Loads of towels, dressing gowns and toiletries. The welcome cream tea and also bread, milk, orange juice, eggs and fresh flowers was such a wonderful touch. That and the hot tub sure helped take away 13 hours of driving stress. All in all the only downside was we had to leave so soon!! I wish we had booked 2 weeks. Okehampton itself has plenty shops etc. if you get a chance, try Wongs for Chinese. Lovely man and yummy food. The New Inn at Sampford Courtenay is absolutely amazing (the chocolate fondant is out of this world) all in all a fabulous stay and we will be back

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic hosts ,amazing location and facilities."

    Peter extremely knowledgeable about the area ,nothing to much trouble really made to feel at home .Definitely booking next year !wished we could of stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful location, well appointed cottage, fantastic hosts; Barley Meadow is well situated for anyone wishing to explore the Moors, visit some beautiful beaches, or simply unwind in the relaxed atmosphere of the Devon countryside."

    The welcome from Jackie and Peter was outstanding and how refreshing to find the kitchen stocked with all the essentials, not to mention the lovely cream teas. The cottage is charming and full of character, comfortable too, we just felt like it was a home-from-home. The hosts are extremely generous and helpful, no question goes unanswered and nothing appears to be too much trouble; if in doubt, just ask. Would I recommend Barley Meadow? Certainly, without hesitation. We're really looking forward to returning in the future. What more can I say?

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable Easter break at Barley Meadow."

    Peter and Jackie were great hosts - very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We arrived to a lovely welcome cream tea (with the best homemade blackcurrant jam I’ve ever tasted!), - snacks, bread, eggs, milk, orange juice too. The cottage is lovely - very homely and cosy. The garden was great for our dogs to run around in as it is fully enclosed. We loved the hot tub, plenty of privacy and beautiful countryside views. We felt thoroughly relaxed and didn’t want to leave! Everything was provided for a very comfortable, enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend Barley Meadow. Peter and Jackie clearly put their hearts and souls into making it the perfect getaway. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just returned after our second visit celebrating our wedding anniversary at Barley Meadow."

    Staying in this property was my husband, myself and our 16 year old son plus our two dogs. If looking at staying here then look no further you will not be disappointed. You will greeted with a very warm welcome and a lovely welcome package from fresh eggs, milk, orange juice, dog biscuits, flowers to beautiful cream and jam scones. This property provides every accessory, comfort and utility you can think of. Torches, umbrella, dog bowls, dog towels, dish cloth, tea towel, well equipped kitchen, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, blankets (not that you need them as this property is lovely and cosy) and WiFi. You just need to bring your clothes and yourself. Every little detail has been thought out carefully with hotel touches and has a wonderful home from home feel with spectacular views. The beds are extremely comfy with spotlessly clean bedding to ensure a relaxing stay and towels and towling robes provided for the amazing hot tub ready to use on arrival. This property is extremely clean and well maintained. You can see all the hard work that goes into making your stay an amazing one. A large beautiful garden with amazing views that is safe for your furry friends to run around. Friendly horses and sheep that come up to the fence to say hello is just wonderful to see along with ducks and chicken roaming about the yard. Peter is on hand for any questions and recommendations of places to visit along with ideas in your welcome book. This is a must to read and carefully put together so we can say first hand the recommendations are spot on. This property sleeps 4 people and we loved it so much last year our family stayed in the Orchard this year next door which now sleeps 6. Another beautiful property and extremely quirky it’s hard to say which we prefer so both we would happily stay in. Though only next door you still have complete privacy from the adjoining property and would not know you had neighbors. Completely secluded with amazing views but only a drive away to shops and local villages, come rain or shine, you will not be disappointed staying here. It truly is a little peace of heaven. Thankyou Peter and Jackie for our anniversary bottle of bubbly and already looking forward to our next visit x Daryl, Elizabeth and Cameron not forgetting Archie and Eric xx

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2023

  • "Peter and Jackie are the ideal Hosts, very hospitable and caring."

    The cottage was decked out with a Christmas Tree and Christmas decorations giving the cottage the Christmas Festive Feeling. Peter and Jackie had also left us a Christmas Card and present, as well as a welcome pack of Devon Cream Teas, Shortbread, Tea Coffee, Milk and Sugar. The hot tub was on 24/7 a Bath Robe and towel was supplied for each guest, which was a godsend on the cold windy days. The Cottage has everything you could think of for a really comfortable Relaxing stay. It is in a lovely location over-looking the hills of Dartmoor The farm has a various selection of friendly animals including, Cats, Dogs, Ducks, Hens, Sheep and Horses. We would certainly recommend Barley Meadow to one and all for a nice quite comfortable stay, a definite 5 Star Accommodation.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful tranqil cottage."

    Superbly equipped and super cosy. Mr & Mrs Deacon were wonderful hosts and the welcome pack was most generous. A wonderful spot for a peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings. Would definitely 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is an attractive, well furnished, spotlessly clean cottage with everything you can want including a hot tub in a good sized enclosed garden with lovely views which was very much appreciated by Lillie the Poodle."

    Peter and Jackie are friendly and helpful hosts. Nothing is too much trouble and we always get a warm welcome. Barley Meadow rates 100% from us.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Despite the rain, we had an amazing week at Barley Meadow and couldn't ask for any more in a holiday property."

    Owners Peter and Jackie were both exceptionally lovely, as were all of the farm animals; it was a great week away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at barley meadow."

    Peter and Jackie couldn't have been more helpful. The property has everything we needed and the hot tub was glorious!!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    Tucked away in the secluded village of luddon. 15 mins drive from the nearest town. Horses, sheep and cows on the other side of the fenced garden. Divine hot tub. Great for the dogs. Close to Dartmoor for walks and horse riding. Had massage therapists come to the house and treat us all. Great for decompressing city life. Wish we had longer there. Thanks so much to the lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing place Peter and jacky were so friendly and helpful and always ..."

    Absolutely amazing place Peter and jacky were so friendly and helpful and always there when we needed them we couldn’t fault the views we woke up to the cottage was more than well equipped we would definitely book a return visit

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    Home from home. Everything catered for. Beds very comfortable. Cream tea on arrival. Peter and Jackie are the perfect hosts. Nice to have the animals there too. 2 horses, sheep, chickens and ducks. Hot tub an added bonus. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "We booked Barley Meadows to celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary, The welcome we had from Peter & Jackie was lovely."

    The cottage was spotless and very well equipped. Absolutely beautiful views from the garden. And the hot tub, which was very welcome after our days out. All in all the cottage was perfect. We will be going back.

    Reviewed by Nita5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Barley Meadow."

    The cottage was comfy, well equipped and clean. Super welcome pack, including items for the dog. The hosts were available but not at all over bearing, and gave great recommendations for places to visit and pubs for meals. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great property and very welcoming host"

    Reviewed by Philippe5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property and owners were amazing."

    Property was clean, comfortable and cosy. Beds were extremely comfortable and every attention to detail has been thought out carefully to make sure every need was met and it certainly was. This property is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, towels, blankets, dressing gowns, utensils, pots, pans, glasses, crockery, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dvds, games, the list is endless….just like home from home. Even a tasty cream tea along with eggs, bread, milk, biscuits, juice, cereal, jams….and not forgetting the luxury of a hot tub all ready to use on arrival with spectacular views. And the garden which is dog friendly ensuring they could not escape. The views and scenery were spectacular and this property is set in a rural but central location and worked perfectly as a base for us to explore surrounding areas and close enough to travel to Cornwall. Peter was on hand and extremely helpful with places to visit, things to do and just helped make our stay relaxing and stress free. Even down to looking after our doggies while we went out for an anniversary meal and providing us with a surprise bottle of bubbly for our anniversary. We will be returning next year….. sooner if we can….. and can not praise the property and Peter and Jackie enough x everything we hoped for and more

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2022

  • "We stayed at Barley Meadow for a week."

    I have nothing but good things to say about our break. As is mentioned in several of the reviews the owners went far beyond what they needed to do to ensure we had a great break. The property is secluded and has an excellent area to allow your dogs out. Is well maintained and stocked. It has an interesting array of animals and was such a pleasant place to be. Good location to see all that Devon has to offer and you can tell in the visitors book by the amount of return visits that you have found a gem. We would thoroughly recommend Barley Meadow and will return I am sure. On a personal note, Thank you to Pete and Jackie. It was a pleasure to meet you and we appreciate all your help during our stay and even after we got back home. No doubt we'll see you again soon. Your positive reputation is very well deserved.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Barley Meadow and we were not disappointed!"

    Christmas tree, decorations and lights added a lovely cosy seasonal touch. Facilities are very good and made to feel comfortable from the moment we arrived. We enjoyed seeing in the New Year in the hot tub and cannot think of a more relaxing break, thank you and we look forward to seeing you again in May 2022!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, the photos don't do it justice."

    Very well and thoughtfully equipped with everything you could need, and the owners are kind and welcoming. Christmas decorations, welcome pack and dog treat greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2021

  • "Loathe to leave a good review because I honestly want this place to be my forever home."

    Booked a week in the hope that I'd get to explore Devon, but work kept me locked in the cottage but I still woke up every day feeling happy and excited to be there. Hot tub was a wonderful sunset treat to mark the end of every day. Peter was a gem. And I already miss Fly and Belle (the ponies!)

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely weekend break cottage was wonderful with the added bonus of the hot tub ..."

    Lovely weekend break cottage was wonderful with the added bonus of the hot tub and wonderful hosts who were so welcoming and left us well stocked and the cream read were lovely thank you

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2021

  • "Such lovely friendly hosts, and they really go the extra mile or 2 to ensure their guests are well looked after."

    They have thought of everything in the cottages, and all the little extra thoughtful touches are really appreciated. The whole weekend went far too quick, and we really hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Nov 2021

  • "We always have a good time in Devon."

    The welcome you gave us was overwhelming, like seeing an old friend again. We hope to see you again very soon.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a very relaxing and peaceful holiday, the cottage is situated on a quiet rural lane, but in just a few minutes reach of main roads allowing easy travel to many places for trips out sight seeing."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped, with a safely fenced garden overlooking a paddock where the cottage owners sheep and ponies graze. The garden has plenty of seating and offers lovely views at sun rise, sunset and the stars at night. Both garden and cottage are dog and child friendly. Owners Jackie and Peter are fabulous hosts and manage to balance remaining available if needed yet completely unobtrusive otherwise. We and our dogs felt welcome and at home from the moment we arrived, a super location and booking choice.

    Reviewed by Tamara5.0Oct 2021

  • "Peter and Jackie were absolutely brilliant hosts and were there as much or as little we needed them."

    Great location, very relaxing and lovely views. Highly recommended (especially if you have a dog), a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage."

    It's well equipped, attractively furnished and very clean and well maintained. The safe, enclosed garden is surrounded by beautiful views and is very pet friendly. Hosts Peter and Jackie are friendly, welcoming and helpful. The help that Peter gave us with our punctured Tyre was very much appreciated! We would thoroughly recommend Barley Meadow as a perfect holiday home.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2021

  • "The was the first time tht we took a holiday in the UK due to the paramedic, and we were not disappointed."

    From the first minute we were welcomed by a lovely couple, who explained everything we needed to know. A nice little touch was the welcoming items left for us in the kitchen, especially the fresh flowers. The cottage rests in a little meadow which in the morning when you wake up with the sounds and smells of a fresh English countryside. I will be certainly coming to this place again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage and hot tub were amazing!"

    Lovely hosts. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely big cottage great facilities and wonderful hosts would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely and relaxing holiday."

    Hot tub was great. Accommodation was clean, spacious and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Sambath5.0Jul 2021

  • "The hosts Peter & Jackie was very friendly and exceeded expectations, the cottage was very nice and relaxing, you will be enjoy the hot tube, the views are fantastic, the area is great the dog loved the garden."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our second visit to Barley Meadow & won’t be our last"

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Jun 2021

  • "PeterAnd Jackie are the perfect hosts, lovely break in fantastic surroundings cream tea awaiting our arrival."

    This was out third stay with them and we are looking forward to booking again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely property in central location of Devon-wonderful hosts where you were made to feel welcome from the first second."

    Couldn’t recommend enough

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent host - very welcoming and nothing to much trouble."

    Excellent accommodation Excellent location

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing cottage with hosts that simply cannot do enough for you."

    A beautiful cottage in a rural location, perfect for relaxing but also close enough to explore some beautiful locations. Perfect garden which is enclosed which the dog loved, and you can’t beat waking up to the spectacular views, the sheep, horses and chickens. This is our second visit to this cottage and we have already booked again for next year. Perfect!!

    Reviewed by Petra5.0May 2021

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    Great views, tranquility, and friendly hosts on-site to help if needed. They provide all the little things that really make a holiday a stress-free experience. Would love to come back to this beautiful spot which has plenty of space and privacy. Fabulous:)

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2021

  • "From the first contact to the farewell chat the owners could not have been more welcoming."

    The best compliment we can give is that as soon as we walked into the cottage it felt like home with an amazing welcome pack left for us and a special bottle of fizz for the birthday girl. Such a lovely personal touch. The cottage was very clean and spacious with everything you need to be able to relax and enjoy the stay. The hot tub was easy to use and situated in a private space and despite the weather we still managed to spend some time chilling. This place is a little gem located on a lovely farm in the countryside but close enough to be able to explore the area and we found some lovely walks. Highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing quality break.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2020

  • "Great host and generous welcome."

    Superb spot.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Oct 2020

  • "Barley Meadow is a very attractive, comfortable well equipped cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    The pretty, enclosed garden is a lovely quiet spot to take in the surrounding views and was also appreciated by our puppy. Peter and Jackie are friendly, helpful hosts and make us feel very welcome and at home. This was our second visit to Barley Meadow and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "“I’m back” and so another fabulous holiday with the delightful Peter and Jackie."

    After our previous holiday was cut short by the lockdown we were really looking forward to spending a week in Devon. Peter had obviously been busy during the lockdown with updates to the bathroom and the internet connectivity, and new furniture in the living room and bedroom. Scrupulously clean as always with a welcoming cream tea it was just what we needed to unwind and relax. The hot tub is a great plus point with glorious views over the valley. I can recommend sitting watch both sunrise and sunset from the tub. . Roll on next year when we will be back for another restful week.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had an amazing stay at Barley Meadow with our dog."

    The cottage was stunning and had everything we needed for a weeks stay. The hot tub is a lovey feature and a great way to unwind after a day out exploring the countryside! Peter and Jackie couldn’t have been more friendly and were excellent with their recommendations, especially for local pubs! This stay was our only holiday for this year which is a little different for us as we normally go abroad several times, however, this more than made up for it and we felt truly relaxed!

    Reviewed by Amy-lee5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely get away at barely meadow, the owners made us very welcome had a ..."

    Had a lovely get away at barely meadow, the owners made us very welcome had a cream tea and starter pack , cottage very clean and the hottub was lovely hoping to go again in feb Love Suzanne and kirsty xx

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "If you want an idyllic, rural setting then Barley Meadow ticks all the boxes."

    Excellent location in the middle of Devon which can be used as a base for exploring the whole county. Wonderful, spacious cottage with a hot tub providing excellent views. The best bit is that the owners are just two doors away and are on hand as much or as little as you require. They are so welcoming and genuinely want you to enjoy your stay. We spent two weeks there and we could easily have spent another two there!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was very good and spaciest and clean ."

    The welcome pack was the best we have had .Pete and Jackie are very friendly and made us feel welcome .We would recommend the cottage to anyone.We have booked for years with Sykes and this was the best yet.Gez and Kate and the boys

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing stay at Barley Meadow."

    Peter and Jackie were so welcoming and kept in touch with us during the stay so any requests were dealt with really quickly. The cottage is very well appointed and comfortable - truly a home-from-home. The hot tub was a real hit with the children (aged 13 and 10), the location is beautiful and very peaceful, ideally placed for exploring Dartmoor and the surrounding area. I can thoroughly recommend Barley Meadow and would like to return.

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Jul 2020

  • "The accommodation is very spacious with a homely feel about the place that allows you to relax in style immediately."

    Great location with easy access to Bude and Looe and Devon beaches. The view of the Valley from the Jacuzzi hot tub is just superb. The owners put us at ease straight away and the place was well stocked with provisions (bread, milk, eggs, and cream tea) for our arrival. I am certain we will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2020

  • "Just returned from an excellent birthday weekend with my dog and sister."

    I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. Everything was perfect, cream tea waiting for us on arrival, milk, full loaf of bread, butter, jams, cereals, biscuits, orange juice etc etc. Bed were extremely comfortable, with high quality bed linen and towels. Dog enjoyed the garden, we enjoyed the hot tub. Owners very friendly and welcoming. We will return for another holiday soon. Great location lots of walks and interesting places to visit. Very good wifi included in price. cannot fault a single thing!!

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful spacious barn conversion on the edge of Dartmoor."

    Comfortable, cozy and fully equipped for great home-from-home holiday, and great escape for a weekend break. Great communication and wonderful welcome from owners, Pete and Jackie, and the essential food supplies and cream tea waiting for us on arrival we’re appreciated. Highlight was the hot-tub outside, overlooking serene countryside, even in the wind and rain of February’s Storm Dennis. Thank you

    Reviewed by Valerie-anne5.0Feb 2020

  • "This is our second time staying at Barley Meadow."

    The cottage and hosts are superb.

    Reviewed by Sheridan5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic relaxing break as always."

    Feels more like home being here than an holiday let.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2019

  • "Everything about our holiday was great."

    Communication with Peter was a pleasure. The cream tea on arrival was most welcoming along with the milk, eggs, bread, cereal, tea, coffee, biscuits....... The beds were very comfortable, nice selection of DVDs to use and good range of games to play. We made great use of the full dining room when friends visited us. And of course the hot tub was the greatest luxury of our stay. Always ready to use and so relaxing after a day trip to sink into the hot bubbles in the peaceful countryside. I would recommend this cottage without hesitation and we will be back for a second visit for sure!

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Amazing cottage and amazing hosts."

    .... such a beautiful setting and nothing was too much trouble for Jackie and peter!! The goodies and cream tea were a lovely touch, as were the robes for the spa (including an extra one left out for our visitor). Already planning on booking another week next year!

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Oct 2019

  • "You really need to give us a three fold smile icon to :~))) to let me do justice to Barley Meadow."

    It was so much more than we ever expected and just like staying at a dear friends home.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2019

  • "This cottage was in a fabulous location for exploring the area."

    It is very well looked after and very clean. Everything we needed was supplied. Our dog absolutely loved the garden for playing in, while we had a relaxing soak in the hot tub taking in the beautiful scenery. Peter & Jackie are both very friendly and excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble. We enjoyed it that much we have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2019

  • "This cottage was perfect in every way - location, accommodation and the hosts."

    After being there for half an hour had already booked to return next year.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2019

  • "The serene, peaceful, beautiful location was spectacular."

    We could see ponies, sheep, rabbits, a weasel and birds, including a couple of Spotted Flycatchers from the hot tub, garden and kitchen window. Plenty of downstairs space, a downstairs loo, and comfortable sofas, spacious sitting room, separate dining room, kitchen table to eat at. All facilities one would want. Very welcoming hosts, including a welcome basket of comestibles and a cream tea on arrival! Within a hour of the coast and about 5 National Trust places, wildlife reserves, 15 mins from Okehampton and bit longer to Tavistock. Can see Dartmoor from the cottage too.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, very cosy and comfortable with very friendly owners who couldn’t do enough to make our stay perfect."

    Everything has been thought of including some basic necessities of food for your stay. We would highly recommend Barley Meadow and will be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "A truly wonderful place very warm welcome extremely well equipped and ..."

    A truly wonderful place very warm welcome extremely well equipped and comfortable cottage and very peaceful Looking forward to a return soon

    Reviewed by Falcon5.0Mar 2019

  • "We were in Devon for my son's bile race and needed a place to stay for the weekend."

    We chose this cottage based on price and location and really weren't expecting very much. The cottage was so much larger and comfortable than we expected, we really were blown away. An enormous lounge, separate dining room, very comfortable beds - all exceeded our expectations. All the little extras, such as toilet roll, washing up liquid, tea bags, shampoo - I could go on - are so much more than expected from a self catering cottage. and of course the hot-tub, scones on arrival. Room for improvement - the wardrobe in one of the single bedrooms wouldn't open because they hit the bed, and I dearly wanted deeper cereal bowls as they couldn't hold the amount of cereal my two active children eat. But these are minor details that didn't matter very much, and were clearly outweighed by all the positives. We have come home feeling we have been spoilt and I would definitely stay again if we come back to the Devon area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had such a lovey time at Barley Meadow."

    ...So relaxing and peaceful and away from it all, but close enough to visit areas of interest..Even though the weather was rubbish, we still went out everyday to find a new place to visit and our favourite was driving over Bodmin Moor.

    Reviewed by Teresa J5.0Mar 2019

  • "Such a lovely, relaxing little mini break."

    Owners were so friendly and welcoming. Fantastic location to explore, facilities all you need and more, cottage was absolutely fantastic it was like a home from home, clean and cosy. Cream Tea on arrival with milk and bread if needed was a lovely touch. Fab for our little dog too with a lovely garden for him run about. HOT TUB such an added bonus, lovely view to sit and relax. Highly recommend Barley Meadow Cottage 5 ***** stars and more. Thank you Barley Meadow , and thank you Sykes Holidays for making it so easy to book and a pleasure to use.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Nov 2018

  • "Everything you need and more."

    Very warm welcome, lovely owners. Relaxing and peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.4Nov 2018

  • "What a fantastic property with welcoming friendly hosts."

    We immediately felt at home and the welcome pack was extremely generous. Facilities are great and there was nothing we felt could be added. We felt so at home we went ahead and booked again for next year

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2018

  • "Beautifully furnished spacious cottage, very welcoming owners Peter and Jaquie who live next door."

    Comes with own garden which was perfect for our dogs but our dogs are very small and managed to escape under gate. The owners have really thought of everything here - including jam, ketchups, cooking oil, cling film, hand wash, toilet rolls etc. The kitchen is well stocked with every utensil you could need. The washing machine and separate dryer were a great help as was the dishwasher. The beds were soo comfortable- now want new beds at home as these were soo nice. The hot tub was lovely and hot and could be used at any time as it was at a constant 37 degrees and you did not have to wait for it to heat up. The views are truly beautiful and it is so quiet and a real get away from everything location. The owners horses and sheep/chickens are at bottom of garden which my children enjoyed feeding and petting. The welcome pack of milk, bread, orange juice, cream tea and cereals was a great help. The only negative is the location - this is a very rural setting. There are two narrow unlit windy roads to this property. The first road is narrow for one car with lots of passing places, the second lane again approx 2 miles plus ( seems longer) is steep, extremely narrow and ? Any passing places. We would have to leave our day out by 4 pm to get back before dark as it was too stressful driving down these lanes in pitch dark. There are no local shops or pubs you can walk too. There is a garage approx 7 miles away but that is all. I did ring Sykes prior to booking this cottage as previously stayed in Devon at another remote cottage as didn’t want to be in a remote setting with narrow unlit country lanes and was assured this property was short distance from main road. There is a main road a short drive from left of property but this was closed whilst we were staying here and you still have to go down the narrow lane to exit the property. The sat nav will only recognise and bring you in via the long unlit narrow country lanes. I would recommend this property for a romantic getaway weekend/week with hot tub but if you like to explore and like going out in evening and don’t like narrow unlit country lanes this is it the property for you.

    Reviewed by Annette4.4Oct 2018

  • "We had an excellent week at Barley Meadow."

    The location is very rural and peaceful but within easy reach of the places one is likely to visit. The owners are extremely charming and helpful. The cottage itself is very well appointed , warm and very comfortable, and the welcome pack that the owners left ready for our arrival was probably the best we have experienced. The WIFI facilities are excellent returning high speeds which was a welcome surprise considering the rural location and was very helpful in planning outings for the following day(s). My two granddaughters who accompanied us made ample use of the hot tub throughout the week and very quickly made friends with the owners horses and "fat fred" the cat. In summary I would have no hesitation is recommending this cottage to anyone who wants a very enjoyable week. We always have high expectations when we book a cottage and on this occasion our expectations were more than fulfilled. If you plan to visit this part of Devon, book this cottage.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely welcome, absolutely total relaxation!"

    Definitely going to book again!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great location to experience Dartmoor national park."

    Peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Zaheer5.0Sep 2018

  • "We were again made most welcome by Jackie and Peter and were sorry to be leaving after another enjoyable time at Barley Meadow."

    Even Fred the cat seemed to be pleased to see us and spending some time with Bella made our granddaughter extremely happy. A peaceful location and every comfort. THANKYOU

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Barley Meadows."

    Peter and Jackie provided us with absolutely everything we could possible need and more. The cottage was really spacious and immaculate. Dogs loved their own garden and great walks on nearby Dartmoor and also a few trips to beach at Bude. We will definitely be back again, it was the best cottage we have ever stayed at. Thanks so much Helen, Gill, Nix & Bobin

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2018

  • "I would like firstly like to thank Peter for his navigation knowledge we had got lost trying to find the cottage."

    This is the beauty of this cottages location the rest of the world can be left behind seating in the hot tub with that view that is the best wide screen television you wish you had as for the living room in the evening it's so comfy it's like being in your own favourite chair at home .

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was delightful with lovely views from the hot tub!"

    The doggies were well catered for with enclosed garden & even a treT each on arrival! We got cream tea which was delightful & our hosts were unentrusive but there if you needed anything! Just perfect

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fantastic location, wonderful hosts, we couldn’t have asked for anything more!"

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2018

  • "The hosts Peter and Jackie were warm and welcoming and they are there for you as much or as little as you need."

    The cottage has everything you need including a food hamper to get you going. The location makes you feel you have left the busy world behind you; which you have but shops, local pubs, historic sites and of course Dartmoor are a short drive away. After a day walking the Moor or Pony Riding across it you can come back to relax in the Jacuzzi which is always ready for you. Recommened if you want a comfortable quiet get away location close to beautiful Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Apr 2018

  • "This cottage is the nicest holiday cottage we've stayed in."

    It was presented in a spotless condition. The owner's provided a lovely welcome hamper, including a cream tea. The house was very warm and cosy when we arrived. The hot tub was a great addition. There is so much to do and see in the area. We will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by D5.0Feb 2018

  • "The owners, Peter and Jackie were very friendly and helpful."

    Peter gave us very precise directions to find the cottage with ease. We would definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2018

  • "My Mum and I have just returned from a week at Christmas there and we could not recommend it enough!"

    The cottage is absolutely stunning, the grounds beautiful and Mr & Mrs Deacon are fantastic hosts. The attention to details in the property, their warm friendly welcome and generous welcome hamper made the stay even more enjoyable. We will definitely be returning. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by J5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage with great hosts."

    Arrived to a warm welcome and a plate of mince pies and clotted cream. The hot tub is lovely and was well used during our stay! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Dec 2017

  • "Extremely generous and kind hosts."

    The cottage is warm and spacious, with every amenity on hand. Thank you so much for a most enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.6Oct 2017

  • "Owners very welcoming and helpful."

    Welcoming cream tea and use of hot tub big bonuses. Very happy two weeks with plenty of attractions within relatively easy reach of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.8Jun 2017

  • "Booking with Sykes was easy, really useful to receive email reminders about payment, holiday details."

    The cottage was as described and more, great hosts with lovely welcome, accommodation was beautiful and spacious, perfect for our family/dogs.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2017

  • "Lovely cottage which was very comfortable with extremely nice owners."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2017

  • "Barley Meadow is in a magnificent setting, picturesque and very quiet!"

    The owners did everything possible to make our stay perfect - they achieved it. The domesticated neighbours, chicken,sheep,horses,dogs,a cat and a turkey were well behaved and friendly! The wildlife made the stay even more enjoyable, we saw bats, owls, rabbits and a variety of garden birds.The place was spotlessly clean,had all we needed and was very comfortable. The views are spectacular and the 'welcome' of a Devon Cream tea was greatly appreciated. Book it!!!

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2016

  • "Cottages owners met us when we arrived very friendly, they had left milk, bread, butter, fruit juice and a delicious cream tea in the fridge."

    We really hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2016

  • "Barley Meadow was one of the best self catering properties we have been to and we have spent many years using them."

    The cottage was spacious, extremely well equipped with all the appliances clean and in good condition. The owners are pleasent nice people, unobtrusive but at hand if you want anything. There was a very nice welcome with a cream tea in the fridge and the heating on in case we felt cold. We would recommend Barley Cottage to anybody who likes everything there and quite a bit more on top.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, Ultra Fast Broadband WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Side lawned garden with hot tub, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome - £20 supplement per pet, per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Licensed day boarding kennelling available on site at an additional cost

The property

Okehampton 7 miles.

This traditional stone cottage with a hot tub is next door to the owners’ farmhouse on a non-working farm in a rural setting close to Dartmoor National Park, 7 miles from Okehampton.

Set within a quiet setting surrounded by meadows grazed by the owners’ ponies, this spacious cottage provides a countryside getaway for a family or group of friends who will enjoy horse riding, walking or cycling in this picturesque area in the heart of Devon.

With two reception rooms and a large kitchen with breakfast area, there is plenty of space for the family to spend time together and in the sitting room there is a large sofa bed, ideal for an extra couple who can utilise the ground floor cloakroom plus share the upstairs bathroom.

There is a double bedroom plus two single bedrooms, all sharing the family bathroom which has both a bath and a separate walk-in shower.

The large private garden at the side of the cottage is a perfect spot where dogs and children can play safely, and adults can enjoy the quiet peace of a rural garden whilst relaxing with a refreshing drink, unwinding in the hot tub or dining alfresco.

The local village of Bridestowe has a small shop, and there are numerous friendly pubs in this area whilst the market town of Okehampton has shops, a cinema, museum and heritage railway centre with train journeys to Meldon reservoir.

There is now a cycle route from Okehampton to Lydford following the disused length of railway and offering amazing views and pub stops en-route.

Dartmoor National Park provides fun-filled activities such as pony riding, tor bagging, letterboxing and exploring miles of rugged open space.

A fabulous, well-presented cottage in the heart of Devon where a warm welcome awaits.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 955362, together they sleep 8.

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

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About the location


Exeter 23 miles.

Okehampton is a busy market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and near the highest and most dramatic areas of the moor, where Yes Tor rises to a height above 2000 feet. To the north of Okehampton are some beautiful rolling Devon hills where small farming villages nestle amidst woods and fields with plenty of gently flowing rivers. The fabulous Roadford Reservoir offers a multitude of watersport activities and fishing opportunities. Okehampton has a prominent medieval castle overlooking a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor Life and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory: The Dartmoor Line now operates a service between Okehampton and Exeter every hour, 7 days a week. The town also has access to fabulous walks and Simmons Park where you’ll find a children’s adventure playground. This area of Devon has plenty of farm shops and country inns serving good food where visitors can spend time relaxing and unwinding amongst unspoilt countryside.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome - £20 supplement per pet, per stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute