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Church Barn

(Ref. 1072656)

North Tawton, Devon Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, very quiet and peaceful."

    Well equipped and comfortable

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2024

  • "Stunning property."

    Very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Large private and peaceful garden, where rabbits and squirrels came to visit twice a day, much to the delight of our 10 month old Sheltie puppy. We really enjoyed our stay at Church Barn and would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation."

    There is everything there you could want. Best equipped property we’ve stayed in. Beds were very comfortable. Down a small lane, quiet, peaceful and in lovely surroundings. Lots of birds. Blissful. Location was an hour away from all coastal places. We’d certainly stay again.

    Thank you for such lovely comments. Great to hear you had such a good time! Looking forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Church Barn Owners were very helpful and quick to respond"

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you come back again soon! Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great property in a quiet and tranquil rural location."

    Easy enough access to both north and south Devon, as well as Dartmoor. The welcome basket was a thoughtful touch too; thank you. A really minor point, and I mean minor, although there were only two of us staying it would have been nice to have a bath mat in both the ensuite and main bathrooms. Overall an excellent property.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and I will ensure bath mats are are available for future guests. Do hope you visit Church Barn again in the future. Kind regards Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stunning! Peaceful secluded setting."

    Plenty of space for our party of 7 and 2 dogs. Very well equipped. Bath towels are small a bath sheet would be better especially for the bedroom that doesn’t have an en-suite. Beds comfortable, fan in each bedroom to keep you cool at night. Large garden for children to play in, sadly not totally enclosed for dogs as they can get through to the graveyard/church next door, so did not let my dogs play in the garden, I kept them on leads. However this did not take away our enjoyment of the property or holiday. Would highly recommend to friends for a peaceful, comfortable and relaxing break. Thank you to all concerned at Church Barn. It was perfect.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your week and do hope you will visit again. Kind regards Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property. Very good and all facilities too."

    Just a couple of issues, Settees too low for comfort for most people and bath towels inadequate. Apparently not all visitors empty refuse bins as requested and we found is unpleasant to take other peoples rubbish to end of road in addition to our own,

    Thank you for taking the time to review Church Barn, we will take on board your comments. Kind regards Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Jul 2023

  • "Recycling calendar needs updating."

    Round door knobs difficult to turn. Well equipped. Lovely garden. Beds comfortable Would recommend the Church Barn.

    Hi Trudy, Thank you for your useful comments. We will make sure the recycling calendar is updated. Hope you visit again soon. Kind regards Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house and welcoming note and flowers."

    Met Bill and the plumber. Food was left in freezer from previous tennants which we cleaned out. Not ideal. Maybe talk to cleaners? Sofas were v low. It was a great deal of effort to get up from them. The gold cushion covers/cushions in lounge smelt doggy. These need an immediate clean. Bedrooms v comfortable. Fans in each room would be helpfuI. I feel leaving sheets on floor on the day of departure cheeky. The rental should include sufficient monies to incorporate this for the cleaning company. Also asking us to empty dishwasher on day of departure unhelpful. We had to wait around to clear breakfast things. Aside that, we had a lovely stay. Left toilet rolls for next guests as one bathroom didnt have any when we arrived.

    I'm really sorry to hear about your experience at Church Barn. I have talked to our cleaners, who usually do a first class job and I think not emptying the fridge was an oversight for which I can only apologise. I have taken all of your other comments on board; cushions have been cleaned, extra fans arriving tomorrow and requests for sheets to be left on the floor and dishwasher emptied, removed from our Welcome Book. The sofas are only two years old, but I will bear in mind your comments when it comes to replacing them. There should be two toilet rolls per bathroom and again, my apologies that some were missing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2023

  • "Our annual siblings get together was perfect at Church Barn."

    The house was spotless with everything you needed. Comfortable beds, well appointed bathrooms and plenty of seating for the six of us with lovely furniture. Great walks and little villages to explore. One minor thing is the gravel from the house to the garden posed a problem for the dog and her feet, perhaps a couple of sunken stepping stones could be laid. Very quiet with only the birds to wake you in the mornings to watch the rabbits playing on the lawn. The welcome basket was a nice surprise too. We would definitely recommend Church Barn.

    Great to hear you enjoyed your week. We really appreciate your kind comments and hope you all come back soon! Regards, Carole and Nigel, Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "Overall a stunning property to stay in, plenty of space for all six of us and the dog."

    It got rather warm at times and turning the controls down didn't seem to effect it, but better warm than cold. Everything supplied to make it a home from home. If there was a couple of things to improve it would be bath sheets instead of bath towels and a rubber mat for the showers. We highly recommend church barn. A great base to explore Devon and the welcome gift was a great touch

    Thank you for your useful feedback. We will purchase some bath sheets and rubber shower mats for guests’ future use. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again. Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Mar 2023

  • "We have just spent our second holiday at Church Barn and again were delighted with the accommodation."

    As a three generation family (with dog), we were able to spend quality time together and the spaciousness of the house meant we were not on top of each other. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was a lovely space in which to prepare meals. The location is very peaceful and feels safe. We'd thoroughly recommend church Barn to other families.

    Thank you for your lovely review of Church Barn. We were very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn4.1Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property, clean, comfortable,well appointed and very warm."

    We found it easier to just turn the heating off when we got too hot! Plenty of room for our family of 6 and 1 dog and everyone enjoyed their stay here. We would definitely stay here again.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review. Carole and Nigel Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Church Barn, the property was really clean and tidy and very quiet which is exactly what we wanted."

    The location was excellent for walking and exploring. Only 2 small niggles were that the beds were extremely hard and uncomfortable to the point where we had bruises on our hips from lying in them. New mattresses are required! And secondly the garden was not secure with lots of rabbits! The dogs could get into the grave yard next to the garden very easily so we had to keep one of them on lead when in the garden which was a pain! Overall we would come back and recommend the cottage.

    Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We were sorry to hear you found the beds hard and felt they needed replacing. Three of the four bedrooms actually have beds which were all purchased new, one year ago. The two king size beds have ‘medium’ gel mattresses which other guests have remarked on how comfortable they are. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Dec 2022

  • "Church Barn is a very comfortable property with plenty of room, and the welcome pack was the best we'd ever had."

    We were very happy with the facilities and the beds were extremely comfy. The only downside for us was the torrential rain, but I suppose at this time of year you have to take potluck.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you found Church Barn comfortable and sorry you were unlucky with the weather. Hope you will visit again and enjoy better weather next time. Carole and Nigel Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property with everything you need."

    A lovely welcome pack was very much appreciated. Plenty of room for our family of 6 adults, 2 children and Doug the pug. We enjoyed lovely days out but looked forward to returning to the property for relaxing time together.

    Glad you all had such as nice time, do hope Doug the pug enjoyed the Devon countryside! Nigel and Carole Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was a very comfortable house."

    Plenty of room for our family. Lots of storagespace. The beds were very comfortable. We only had difficulties with managing de temperature of the underfloorheating. We could not lower the temperature very well. But overall we had a very nice time in Bondleigh.

    Thank you for such a lovely review and great to hear you enjoyed your stay. So sorry you struggled with the heating, it is very efficient! I will make sure there are some instructions in future. Really hope you come and stay again soon. Carole and Nigel Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dick5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was lovely very spacious and very clean lovely big garden for our small dog to run around in beautiful setting rural location."

    Absolutely first class property the photos are lovely of the property but is so much better when you arrive there to see how exceptional and lovely the property actually is..... You won't be disappointed just blown away!!!! Would defo go back.

    Thank you for such a lovely review! As owners, we are always delighted to hear guests have enjoyed their stay at Church Barn. We do hope you will visit again soon. Best wishes, Carole and Nigel (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property for family or group stays."

    Quiet (apart from occasional Moo!) situation deep in the country. Large lawned garden. Well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "A perfect holiday retreat in the heart of the Devon countryside."

    Equipped to an excellent standard giving everything you could ever want as a home away from home with super comfy beds and furniture. Definitely one to come back to

    Thank you so much for giving Church Barn such a fantastic review! Glad you had a good week and hope you visit again soon. Carole and Nigel (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic house"

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful home in a quiet central location to access both Devon and Cornish coast."

    The house and facilities were perfect and enjoyed by all the family. The kitchen had lots of cupboard space and a huge fridge freezer to accommodate food for the large group of people. The recycling bins in the utility were great Unfortunately on departure we couldn’t find the boxes in garage as stated in the welcome folder to dispose of the recycling. Apart from that we have had a fabulous stay at Church Barn and would highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. We were really pleased to hear you had enjoyed your stay. So sorry the recycling bins weren’t in the garage as per the welcome pack, we will make sure that is sorted out next week. Kind regards, Nigel and Carole (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jun 2022

  • "An amazing comfortable property with the added bonus of pure quietness to relax & unwind - plus the much appreciated welcome pack."

    Lots to explore in the area with traditional pub lunches plus plenty of scenic walking. Would most definitely return back to Church Barn.

    Thank you for this lovely review. It is always great to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay at Church Barn and found it comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Carole & Nigel Rhodes (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2022

  • "We had an amazing holiday here at Church Barn, it’s peaceful location was ideally suited for us, the barn had a relaxed atmosphere we all felt comfortable and all of us where sad to leave it."

    The property itself was stunning inside and out, truly beautiful. We would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again. Best wishes Carole and Nigel (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our week here, its an amazing place to stay."

    Glad you had a good week, hope you will come back again sometime. Best wishes Carole and Nigel (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kev4.7Apr 2022

  • "We have had a delightful stay at Church Barn, the weather was perfect, it was a great help to have a completely enclosed garden for the dogs and a warm laundry room with a gate for the dogs to go when drying out."

    It would be helpful for guests with poor sight, to have the edges of the steps painted with white. I couldn't fault the barn at all it was spacious and everything was spotless and perfect for our family, the welcome pack also included Prosecco, it gave the Barn that special touch . The little hamlet of a few houses and a church was beautiful and so quiet, the church was always open, my daughter used it every day to practice her singing late afternoons (she's an opera singer) we felt a great welcome within the hamlet. The endless good walks without a car was a bonus, where you hardly see anyone. We've had a great holiday with total peace and quiet. We are planning to return.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you had a relaxing stay and do hope you will visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Freda4.7Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Church Barn and the surrounding area, it was lovely and quiet which is what we like."

    A couple of pointers for the owners, we found the bed in the master bedroom (super king size) very hard and we did indeed buy a duvet to sleep on, I do suffer from RA and do require a softer bed to cut down on the pain, so it might be ok for healthier people. The underfloor heating was very effective downstairs to the point where we had to turn it down a lot which affected the radiators upstairs as they use the same thermostat, our bathroom was quite chilly, but maybe I'm being picky. Having said all of that I wouldn't hesitate in returning at some point or recommending it to my friends or family.

    Thank you for your useful feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay. The super king bed is a firm orthopaedic mattress, I’m sorry you found it a bit on the hard side. The other two king size beds have gel mattresses which are softer to sleep on. The heating system has a separate portable thermostat for the upstairs. Hope you are able to visit Church Barn again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely house."

    Would have been perfect if there was a proper shower in the main bathroom. The handheld one over the bath is not very convenient.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. We hope you had an enjoyable time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Mar 2022

  • "This house is fabulous and was perfect for a 50th birthday celebration."

    Despite its magnificent size it was warm and cozy and had everything needed for a really comfortable stay - even a warm boot room which was perfect for drying coats and wet shoes. And although in a fairly remote location it forced all of us to really relax and make the most of being away from the ‘rat race’ for a week. There are plenty of lovely walks and we were made to feel very welcome by the neighbours and local residents. I really hope we get to go back again one day. Thank you!

    Thanks for such a lovely review! Glad you all got to relax. We really are lucky there, we do have the nicest neighbours. Hope you can come again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Mar 2022

  • "Good all round , nice break ."

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful & well equipped home from home!"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful house, everything we needed for a very comfortable stay."

    We would definitely consider booking again if in the area.

    Thank you for your feedback, so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Church Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had the best time ever."

    I need to buy this house. Perfect.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, hope you can come back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Church Barn."

    Everything you could need for a relaxing stay. We know Devon very well, but had not been to that area before. Very quiet & peaceful. All you could hear were the birds singing which was lovely. Thanks for opening up Church Barn for visitors to stay. We definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We always love hearing how much visitors have enjoyed their stay at Church Barn and do hope you will come back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Treena5.0Nov 2021

  • "A wonderful property."

    Very comfortable. Ideal for getting away from it all. Very peaceful and quiet

    Thank you for your lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a beautiful property."

    It had everything we needed including the sunshine. Thank you for sharing your home with guests like us. I really hope everyone who stays there appreciates it’s beauty & takes care of it for you in your absence. Kind regards Lesley Simmonds & friends

    As owners it's always great to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay. Thank you for your very kind comments, we hope you will be able to come back to Church Barn again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Thank you for your feedback."

    Church Barn is situated in the heart of the countryside, so unfortunately there are flies in warm weather. We will make sure there is fly spray available in future. The Wifi can be affected by rain or fog as it employs a line of sight Airband system (no fibre in the countryside), but it generally works very well. We will check the other items and address them. This is a dog-friendly property that is cleaned every week to a high standard.

    Thank you for your feedback. Church Barn is situated in the heart of the countryside, so unfortunately there are flies in warm weather. We will make sure there is fly spray available in future. The Wifi can be affected by rain or fog as it employs a line of sight Airband system (no fibre in the countryside), but it generally works very well. We will check the other items and address them. This is a dog-friendly property that is cleaned every week to a high standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill3.1Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful property which was very comfortable."

    Nice touches with prosecco and chocolates etc on arrival. It would have been nice to have a BBQ but otherwise really well kitted out. Very quiet and peaceful location.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we hope that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the BBQ but unfortunately our insurance doesn't permit us to supply one, however guests are free to use their own portable BBQs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Sep 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size (one with en-suite), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating on the ground-floor
  • Gas double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Electric and gas inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden with dining area, lawn swing seat
  • Two cots and highchairs available on request
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, sorry no cats
  • Dogs need to be supervised in the garden as it is not fully enclosed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs
  • Note: Church Barn is set within a quiet courtyard with three other residential cottages, please be mindful of neighbours
  • No stags/hens or similar parties

The property

North Tawton 2.4 miles.

Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Bondleigh near North Tawton in Devon, is this fantastic detached cottage, Church Barn.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to eight guests, Church Barn makes for a relaxing family getaway with up to two dogs, enjoying traditional wooden beams and high ceilings and easy access to Dartmoor and the historic Okehampton.

With a large carport with two covered parking spaces and off-road parking for two further cars.

Look forward to cooking up a storm in the open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and seating area, where you can whip up delicious treats as your guests uncork a bottle of wine and relax on the sofa.

Gather around the dining table to tuck-in to a delicious meal and toast to the wonderful days ahead.

Retreat to the generous sitting room, where you can curl up on the plush sofa in front of your favourite film on the TV with DVD player, as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Completing the ground-floor is a cloakroom, perfect for a quick freshen up before heading out, and a handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

As the evening draws to a close, climb the stairs where you will discover four beautifully decorated bedrooms - One super-king-size with en-suite shower room, two king-size bedrooms, one with an en suite, and a twin room, ensuring ample sleeping arrangements for all parties.

Just a short drive away is Winkleigh, where you can find a pub, grocery shops and a local butcher․ Just a little further is the historic town of Okehampton, where there is a good selection of larger supermarkets and shops, it is also home to the impressive ruins of the once remarkable Okehampton Castle.

Learn more about the local town with a stop at the Museum of Dartmoor Life, which is housed in a 19th-century mill and showcases local history exhibits and a gift shop for picking up a souvenir.

For those who have brought their clubs, a visit to the excellent Okehampton Golf Club is a must, boasting fantastic views and located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

However you spend your time in Devon, be sure to choose Church Barn as your home-away-from-home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

NORTH TAWTON

Winkleigh 3 miles; Okehampton 7.5 miles.

The charming country town of North Tawton quietly rests amidst lush green fields, high hedgerows and winding lanes, just eight miles north of historic Okehampton. Nestling between the high, rugged tors of Dartmoor and the wide sandy beaches and rolling surf of the North Devon coast, this delightful town boasts picturesque thatched cottages and quaint pubs. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and cycling, with many pretty little villages dotted throughout the area, and several excellent coarse fishing lakes and rivers, quality golf courses, and a number of National Trust properties within easy reach. There are few better spots from which to experience the joys of beautiful Devon.

Church Barn is set within a quiet courtyard with three other cottage, please be mindful of neighbours

Please be aware there will be a cooker service on 2nd September 2024 at 9am

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas