5.0★ Sykes rating 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets No Features Off road parking Ground floor accommodation Ground floor bedroom Open fire Garden / Patio Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews owners (34) barn (31) cottage (27) lovely (26) friendly (23) perfect (20) 73 Customer Reviews "Mandy, the owner, was extremely helpful in sourcing a DVD player for our disabled daughter who loves opera!" The cottage was spotless and very comfortable and well equipped. A lovely setting. Reviewed by MargaretSep 2023 "This is a lovely cottage, beautifully presented with friendly owners." It is a real home from home . Reviewed by GillianJun 2023 "This is a beautiful cottage maintained to a very high standard." From the design detail to the little extra's of milk, biscuits and fresh flowers, made this a true 'home from home'. The friendly host Mandy has thought of everything. No faults whatsoever and we'll certainly be back. Reviewed by RobertJun 2023 "Brightly Mill Barn is by far the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in." It is beautifully decorated with great attention to detail in terms of taste and customer comfort. The attractive gardens lead down to a pretty stream and because of the lovely weather we were able to make the most of it. Mandy and Nick were the perfect hosts, very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be staying again in the not too distant future. Pam and Derek Reviewed by DerekMay 2023 "We were given a very warm welcome by the owners, and we were well pleased with the quality of the furniture and fittings, there was a good TV and a lovely library of books to read." The gardens were very peaceful, and the patio was very pleasant to relax on with the sound of the stream nearby. Reviewed by BarryMay 2023 "We had a wonderful stay cleanliness and comfort to a very high standard would ..." We had a wonderful stay cleanliness and comfort to a very high standard would definitely recommend to other holiday makers, Reviewed by MartinApr 2023 "We had a fantastic stay, top class accommodation and location." Reviewed by RobertApr 2023 "Close to Oakhampton & Dartmoor, a top quality barn conversion,that was a pleasure to relax in." Fully equipped kitchen & luxurious bathroom. Private patio with garden furniture & riverside walk. Welcoming friendly owners…what more can be said, Brightley Mill barn was a great holiday stay. Reviewed by RobertOct 2022 "Excellent accommodation with lovely views." Spotlessly clean and the owners, Mandy & Nick, are close at hand and very friendly but not intrusive. The gardens are beautiful with a lovely walk through the woods leading to a weir. Would highly recommend this property. Reviewed by MikeSep 2022 "The cottage was magnificent so clean and tasteful and as builder my whole life I was so impressed by the quality of the materials used so so tasteful." We will definitely return. Reviewed by RobertAug 2022 "Brightly Mill Barn is a fabulous place for a holiday." Everything was to the highest standard and spotlessly clean. It is clear the owners work very hard in maintaining their high standards. We had a super week there and would have no hesitation in staying again. Reviewed by BrianJun 2022 "Brightley Mill barn was the best we have stayed in." Absolutely amazing place. Wonderful barn conversion, the garden is exceptional and Mandy & Nick were the perfect hosts. Highly recommend and we will definitely stay again Reviewed by LeslieMay 2022 "A huge thank you to Nick & Mandy for the best possible holiday in your lovely ..." A huge thank you to Nick & Mandy for the best possible holiday in your lovely barn, everything was perfect, we can’t wait to return, Lorraine & Trevor Reviewed by LorraineApr 2022 "We had a very enjoyable week, the barn was bright comfortable and clean." It was easy to find and the hosts were friendly and approachable. We would definitely recommend and hope to return. Reviewed by LornaApr 2022 "We had a wonderful stay at Brightley Mill Barn and have booked to return next year." The barn was spotlessly clean, well provisioned and very comfortable. The bathroom was a highlight of our stay as was the large and airy living space, filled with lovely tulips for our Spring stay. Great thought has gone into the conversion and it is tastefully decorated and warm throughout.The kitchen has quality equipment and the fridge, though small did have a freezer section in it which was very adequate for our needs.The parking was large and easy. The grounds leading to the weir are superb and the seating area outside is perfect.The owners are charming and made us feel very welcome. All in all this cottage is a winner! Reviewed by SarahMar 2022 "My Dad and I visited Brightly Barn for a relaxing escape and that’s exactly what we got." The barn is beautifully designed, with the most wonderful bathroom, and perfect for a restful getaway. We loved exploring the local woods and walking by the river, and had a great time at Meldon Reservoir. Thank you for a great stay, we really appreciate it. Reviewed by TamsinMar 2022 "First class cottage, perfect location everything as advertised will definitely fully recommend to everyone." Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2022 "Lovely property & area to stay in just outside Okehampton." The bathroom definitely had the wow factor! The owners Mandy & Nick were very friendly & helpful. Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022 "Perfect accommodation,perfect location and made very welcome from Mandy and Nick." Reviewed by NigelOct 2021 "Brightley Mill Barn is fantastic!" Mandy, Nick and family made us feel very welcome. The accommodation was exceptional with everything we needed. Very clean and well looked after and convenient for visiting the local area. We look forward to returning very soon. Reviewed by NickyOct 2021 "Really enjoyed our stay at Brightley Mill Barn." Wonderful accommodation, wonderful location and wonderful hosts. Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021 "The accommodation was exceptional." It was spotlessly clean and finished to a really high standard. It was warm, comfortable and contained everything that we needed. There were a couple of extra bonuses, fresh eggs, milk and freshly cut flowers. The owners were attentive but not intrusive. The location was also very convenient. Finally, the private walk down to the ruined mill was the cherry on the cake! We would definitely return again. Reviewed by DSep 2021 "We had such a fabulous holiday in this superb cottage." The owners Phil and Mandy were so welcoming and it was lovely to chat to them. The eggs which were left for us from the brightly hens were delicious. We would definitely recommend the cottage. Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2021 "Amazing barn conversion, bright and airy, nicely decorated had everything you needed for that home from home feeling." The welcome pack was much appreciated and the fresh flowers on the table was a real treat. Mandy & Nick the owners were friendly & helpful nothing was too much trouble, will certainly visit this Barn with the wow factor again. Reviewed by VickiJul 2021 "Brightly Mill Barn is a delightful property, lts owners are friendly and very helpful." Welcome pack was nice touch, especially after a long journey. Enjoyed ower week very much. Hope to return one soon. Reviewed by DerickJun 2021 "Brilliant place to say, highly recommend it." Reviewed by DeborahMay 2021 "Owners very friendly and helpful." Reviewed by GrahamApr 2021 "Beautiful cottage, not far from Okehampton but far enough to be rural." Landscaped grounds next to a river. Interior was warm, very well appointed and tastefully decorated with a gorgeous bathroom. Reviewed by DarrenDec 2020 "The barn conversion was amazing and the facilities were 5* would highly recommend this cottage to anyone." The cottage was in the perfect place to do stuff all over devon and even venture into cornwall. The couple who own the property are super lovely and were super supportive if we needed anything, also tbe barn was stocked with laundry powder and dishwasher tablets and all the essentials you could need was super good. 100% luxury stay in a lovely house. Reviewed by AlexanderDec 2020 "We have stayed in a number of Sykes cottages and this one was of a very high standard." The overall decor was exceptional and the interior design was extremely good. It was a pleasure to have this cottage as our base and to travel to different parts of Devon. The area around the cottage was extremely quiet apart from the owls hooting at night. The owners were lovely and I cannot wait to visit again. 5 stars.... Reviewed by MartinOct 2020 "Wonderful quiet setting with a stunning woodland behind the barn." Great access to Dartmoor and it’s amazing walks. Highly recommended. Reviewed by RichardOct 2020 "Excellent property in a rural setting about 2 miles from Okehampton." The oroperty is fitted out to a remarkable degree and is both spacious and extremely comfortable. The owners are more than helpful in every respect and are there if needed. I would thoroughly recommend this property. We had a great week despite the terrible weather. The barn is a warm and homely place to return to in the evening. Reviewed by KevinOct 2020 "We had a wonderful week at Brightley Mill Barn, it made a great base to explore Devon & Cornwall." The property is stunning, spotlessly clean and finished to a very high standard. Very friendly owners, we can't wait to return. Reviewed by SimonSep 2020 "This cottage was beautiful, it was a perfect place for us as a family." The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. The cottage was located for easy access to destinations like Tintagel, Looe, Plymouth. The cottage is finished to a high spec, with fabulous furnishings and lovely finishing touches like fresh flowers from the owners garden. Reviewed by KatieAug 2020 "When our trip to France was cancelled, we thought our chance of a holiday this year was over- we were wrong!" It was so great to get away. We had such an amazing time and the weather was incredible. The cottage is an ideal location to travel around and explore Devon. We have made such special memories on our first holiday as a 3! Mandy and Nick are fantastic hosts too, thank you Reviewed by AnnabelAug 2020 "Was greeted by tango (cat) on arrival and she was lovely as was Mandy the owner who popped in to see if all was ok." Barn was amazing luxurious and very well presented with everything you need. Reviewed by BrettNov 2019 "Brightly Mill barn is delightful, comfortable, warm and cosy, super clean and well equipped." The owners made us feel very welcome and we truly relaxed and enjoyed our stay. Reviewed by Christopher & ChristineNov 2019 "The holiday was just what we wanted!" A quiet relaxing week away! This was the right place to have a relaxing time! Reviewed by SteveOct 2019 "Road to property is anarrow lane with with very fast local traffic ok if your careful" Reviewed by JohnSep 2019 "Beautiful barn, friendly hosts and spotless." Lovely walks near by and flowers, milk, cookies and fresh eggs from Brightley Mill hens was a nice surprise. Very tasty! Look forward to returning one day. Reviewed by CatrionaAug 2019 "Lovely for families or couples and great location, And such lovely and friendly people always there to help on where to go and eat." And great walks we loved our stay. Reviewed by PaulineAug 2019 "Brightley Mill Barn is an exceptional property and the owners, Mandy and Nick, were really friendly and very helpful." I travel around the UK and the rest of the World extensively for work and leisure and I can honestly say this is one of the best places I have stayed. For a family holiday it was perfect. Key collection is really convenient via a key safe system that the owners tell you the combination for on the day. There is parking 2 meters from the front door so really convenient for getting all that food shopping into the property (there is a Waitrose, Coop and Lidl all nearby). The barn conversion is brilliant - very well appointed to a high standard and we immediately felt comfortable, relaxed and at home. The cleanliness of the Barn on our arrival was simply impeccable. I am very fussy about these things and it felt like we were the first to stay. There is underfloor heating throughout and a woodburner in the living room. The kitchen is really well fitted with oven, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. Granite work surfaces and a large butler sink - couldn't ask for more. The main living space has very comfortable clean furniture and a large flatscreen TV. The bathroom has a large roll top bath and large walk-in shower/wet room. Bedrooms are really comfortable. I can't recommend this property enough, my family and I will definitely be returning. It was a chance discovery by us, booked last minute and what a find. Reviewed by DominicAug 2019 "A beautiful cottage and garden in an excellent, central location." Perfect for visiting the surrounding countryside and coast. The hosts were friendly and helpful, giving us good advice and tips on the cycle routes we went to do. We would definitely use it again if we were in the area. Best holiday cottage we have been in so far. Reviewed by CaroleJul 2019 "Brightley Mill Barn is immaculate, lovely gardens with a delightful patio area." The owners Mandy & Nick are perfect hosts, friendly, attentive but not intrusive. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Lots of places of interest in the area. Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2019 "Lovely property owner takes great pride in keeping this in pristine condition." Five minutes from Oakhampton which has three supermarkets, Restaurants and shops. Reviewed by KevinJun 2019 "A lovely property, full of character and modern facilities set in perfect surroundings." Owners were easy to contact and were very helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a cottage in the county. Reviewed by StevenMay 2019 "When I booked I informed the gentleman that I would like to book for the Friday arrival for one week but may not be able to arrive until the Sunday which would reduce my stay to five nights." There was no change to the price so financially no loss for Sykes or the property owner but out of courtesy could he check with the owner that this was ok. I was placed on hold for a while, the operator came back and confirmed this was fine. However when I spoke to the property owner she had not been made aware that we may only stay for five nights from the Sunday so I was disappointed with this. Reviewed by AstraMay 2019 "We had a wonderful stay, extremely clean and well furnished." Loved the bathroom. Owners of the cottage were really welcoming and lovely. We would definitely go back again. Perfect gateway <3 Reviewed by LuthfaApr 2019 "What a beautiful stylish, well appointed and homely cottage." We had an amazing week here where we couldn't fault anything. Everywhere was spotless and we were given a very warm welcome by Mandy and Nick. We can highly recommend. ....definitely five star accommodation. .. Reviewed by AnnApr 2019 "This is the perfect holiday retreat." Exceptional standard accommodation. The loveliest homeowners, welcoming and caring of our needs and comfort. They went above and beyond our expectations. I could not recommend this any higher. OUTSTANDING. Reviewed by LizFeb 2019 "We got engaged at the beautiful Brightley Mill Barn!" Such a stunning barn, everything about it was perfect. Will always remain a special place for us and we will be back! Reviewed by MarcusDec 2018 "Well appointed accomodation in a secluded location, perfect for a 'get away from it all' weekend." Reviewed by PeterNov 2018 "A beautiful holiday cottage in a great location." The barn has been so tastefully converted. We loved the upside down configuration. Reviewed by JaneNov 2018 "Wonderful hosts & spotlessly clean & comfortable." Can't praise it enough. Reviewed by ElaineSep 2018 "A fantastic holiday in an amazing barn, owners were lovely and provided excellent facilities and such a warm welcome." Also, Sykes have been really good, always ready to help with any queries and keeping in touch in the lead up to our holiday. We would fully recommend them and will use them in the future. Thank you Reviewed by LynAug 2018 "A beautiful barn conversion." Just outside Okehampton, so near to amenities. Plenty to do in the area or just chill around the barn and its surrounding land. Everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage. The property owners are really lovely and helpful. The barn is very homely and is furnished fabulously. The milk and biscuits were much appreciated on arrival ready for a much needed coffee. Will definately return in the future. Reviewed by JoanneJul 2018 "Fantastic little cottage, the decor was neutral and modern, the level of finish was very high and the bathroom was wonderful." Being of an ‘upside’ down arrangement made the bedrooms much cooler, which was lovely in the middle of a heat wave. The garden was brilliant for our son, who played football in the field, played on the rope swing and waded through the river, which he loved doing. Although. the owners were away on holiday themselves, Mandy text several times to make sure everything was okay. Overall a fantastic relaxing break. Reviewed by KirstyJul 2018 "The layout of the cottage was well thought out, we were staying in the cottage when the weather was very hot, because the bedrooms were on the ground floor it was very comfortable for sleeping plus it was a very comfy bed." We can't praise it enough,good kitchen and lovely bathroom. I just wish I could of left a message in their visitor comment book but I'm just getting over a broken wrist and still unable the write. Okehampton is a lovely town and everyone was so friendly, we would love to go back. Chris and Adrian Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018 "Wow,fantastic accommodation and in a wonderful location." The owners Nick and Mandy went out of their way to make us feel welcome .A real home from home.We would happily recommend to family and friends and will return . Reviewed by SusanJun 2018 "As a photo guide book (In barn itself) tells you this accommodation was a barn conversion." As such it was designed from the start to be a holiday let. This shows in the quality and layout of the barn, I couldn't fault it.Well done to owners and builder...... My wife and I both agree its the best holiday stay we've had. Owners were very approachable and are there to assist if needed. Ask them about the small walk at back of property along river. Barn was very conveniently placed for walks on Dartmoor. We did a lot of walking and didn't have travel more than 45 mins to furthest side of Dartmoor itself. We will definitely be going back..... Reviewed by KevinJun 2018 "A very beautiful cottage equipped to a very high standard." Would highly recommend. ( stayed in lots of cottages and this is the best!) The owners were very helpful and nice. Loved our visits from Tango the cat! Reviewed by JaneMay 2018 "The location was peaceful and within a good distance from shops and restaurants." The cottage was clean and tidy and very cosy. Reviewed by ZoeMar 2018 "This property exceeded our expectations." The owners were very helpful and friendly. Everything that you would need was there . 5 star accommodation. Will definitely go back. Reviewed by PattMar 2018 "The cottage is as described but beyond expectations, the owners were very welcoming and standards very high in the decoration and comfort in the cottage." Reviewed by TrevorFeb 2018 "Fantastic property in outstanding condition." Superb contemporary décor. Impossible to find fault with anything - even all the light bulbs were working! Friendly owners who made us very welcome. Good location for accessing Dartmoor and other parts of Devon. Thoroughly recommended. Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018 "Literally the whole cottage and its facilities were perfect in every way." Seriously loved every minute of staying there and the shower is awesome! Will definitely be recommending to others and can't wait to go back. Hosts are very accommodating and friendly so an absolute winner! Reviewed by StefanDec 2017 "The barn was an amazing, incredible property." There wasn’t one thing I could fault in there. It was very relaxing and just what we needed. Would 100% recommend this barn. Thank you for making it so perfect. Reviewed by JessicaNov 2017 "Luxury barn conversion with all the facilities you could wish for." Surpassed all of our expectations, the pictures did not do this amazing barn justice. Easy location to get to with parking available. Would highly recommend and will definitely rebook if visiting the area again. Reviewed by MuhammadNov 2017 "A most beautiful barn conversion, what a luxury!" The owners gave us a lovely welcome. The location is nice and central for exploring Devon and Cornwall. A wonderfully cozy and romantic cottage which exceeded expectations! Reviewed by MarianneSep 2017 "Beautiful barn conversion in lovely surroundings and extremely friendly owners ..." Beautiful barn conversion in lovely surroundings and extremely friendly owners with plenty of places to visit in Devon and Cornwall Reviewed by AndrewSep 2017 "Barn conversion to a very high standard, well equipped and comfortable beds." Owners friendly and helpful. Lovely patio area. Barn is next to a road but not much traffic on it. Reviewed by JaneAug 2017 "This beautiful '5 star' cottage is amazing." It oozes warmth and comfort. The cottage is stunning, containing all the facilities you could wish for, for a relaxing and luxurious holiday. Attention to detail and support from the owners family surpassed expectation. Reviewed by RobertJun 2017 "Owners bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed and are very welcoming." The site is perfect for its tranquility and ideal for us as we cycled the Coast to Coast route, in sections, and wanted a central base halfway along the route. The owners provided us with secure storage for our bikes and even provided early learning books/toys for our baby granddaughter who visited for a few days. My wife and I are seasoned travellers and can honestly say this was one of the best rentals we have ever made. Congratulations to the owners for getting everything spot on. Reviewed by AndrewMay 2017 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Oil underfloor heating downstairs with woodburning stove Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Shared off road parking for 6 cars Electric Vehicle 7Kw Type 2 Charging Point - availability and cost by arrangement with the owners Secure bike storage Front paved area and patio garden with furniture and BBQ Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles Note: Limited headroom in single bedroom Note: Stairs open direct into open plan living area Note: Children over 12 years only Please note: booking must start and end on any day between a Friday to Friday Owner requires 7 days notice of booking The property Okehampton 2 miles. This superb detached newly renovated barn, is situated in the hamlet of Brightley close to both the market town of Okehampton and the wonderful Dartmoor National Park. This delightful upside down barn is ideal for a couple or small family with plenty of places to visit as well as a number of walking routes that can be enjoyed in the area. After parking your car you enter this property into a slate floored hallway and immediately feel the warmth from the underfloor heating. The underfloor heating is in each room downstairs so you and your loved ones can easily keep warm on cooler evenings. On the ground floor of this charming barn are the bedrooms; a master king-size double with exposed beam and a single, along with a bathroom with a luxury roll-top bath and double separate shower. Up on the first floor is the open plan living area with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, as well as a lovely woodburning stove and modern furnishings. Each room in this lovely property exudes quality and style. Outside there is a paved area with seat, a perfect place for that early morning cup of tea. Just a step away is an attractive small garden with a traditional flower border and views of the stream and paddock running up into the woods where guests are welcome to walk. There is also a BBQ for summer evenings and seating. Brightley is a pretty hamlet near the river Okement and adjacent to Abbeyford woods with ample opportunities for country pursuits. The market town of Okehampton has a medieval castle, a museum and a train station, as well as a selection of shops and pubs. Walks and cycling are a must within the Dartmoor National Park, where you may wish to venture to the Yes Tor which rises to above 2000 feet. With the north and south coasts of Devon to explore and charming villages and towns to visit makes Brightley Mill Barn an excellent place to stay. View on map About the location OKEHAMPTON 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. Note: Children over 12 years only.Please note: booking must start and end on any day between a Friday to Friday.Please Note: Type 2 Charging Point - availability and cost byarrangement with the owners.