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Little Cotton Barn

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 995343)


(13 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was tired."

    Had great difficulty locking the front door whenever we left the cottage. Outdoor space/funiture very uninviting. Weeds everywhere, no cushions. Due to no carpets very noisy when walking about . We would not stay again.

    Thank you for bringing the door to our attention, this has now been looked at. The outdoor furniture is about to be replaced, but hope you still enjoyed the beautiful views from there. The Barns wooden floors are ideal for families with children and dogs. I am sorry you feel you wouldn't visit again, as we have received some lovely comments this season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VivMay 2022

  • "Quirky place in quiet location, must be lovely on a summers evening to sit on the patio and watch the nights sky."

    Not far from the park and ride and Dartmouth. The Kitchen was very clean and well equipped. All the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and the bedding was fresh and spotless. We enjoyed our stay but a few things need to be sorted. The place does need a little tlc. The blinds in two of the bedrooms need replacing as they were broken. One of the TVs in the bedroom didn’t work. Some of the small rugs were very tired and need replacing.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the delights of the location! Thank you for letting us know about the blinds, they have now been fixed, along with the TV and some rugs replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2021

  • "Lovely roomy property in quiet surroundings."

    Glad you enjoyed The Barn and its surroundings. Hope you can visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "Lovely converted barn, ideal for large families."

    Large grounds for children to play.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the space that is offered for large groups, especially for the children! Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2021

  • "Re Little Cotton Barn Dartmouth Hi, I am emailing because I wanted to give you feedback on our stay."

    I will start with the positives. It's a very roomy cottage, with an excellent utility room. The South Hams area is beautiful, we enjoyed being close to Dartmouth. Unfortunately I do not feel that the cottage was up to a good standard at all. It was very old and not very clean. The windows were very dirty and have not been cleaned for a very long time. The back door has a very dodgy lock and we struggled to open it. We could not sit outside because there was a foul smell all the time. It really was very unpleasant. We had constant noise from the building site, we understand this will not be permanent. The kitchen really needs some extra room to store groceries, no bread bin, there were a couple of plates that are chipped. We had to call on the first day to report that the downstairs light had gone in the shower room and waited until weds for the guy to fix that, which meant we couldn't use the shower. This shower room was grim and damp. Other lights had gone and he was able to replace some bulbs but not the LED lights as they needed to be ordered! Upstairs, the en suite shower door does not close properly, also the shaver light does not work. Overall it was a very disappointing stay. We brought my elderly parents for a holiday in what was marketed as a 4 Star property but it really fell short. We paid a lot of money, around £1800 pounds for the week. We realise this price is enhanced post covid so your owners can cash in on the staycation boom, but many of the comments above were written in the visitor book since 2016. Visitors have written in the book that it needs TLC which is an understatement. Do you listen to/act on feedback? Finally, the co owner who lives nearby was very quick to accuse both ourselves and the people staying at the farmhouse of leaving dog poo on the grass. They didn't have a dog so he came back to see us, we respectfully pointed out that we had picked up our dog mess. I don't believe it deserves your 4 star rating. Regards Natalie Barker

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2021

  • "We rented Little Cotton Barn and Little Cotton Farmhouse as our party size was 12 (16 years - 75 years) and we wanted plenty of space."

    The properties are in a rural location making it very peaceful, but be aware of the very narrow (single-car width) Devon lanes you drive along to get to the properties! Easy walk to supermarket and bus stops - Blackpool Sands beach 15 mins away by bus or car. Shame there’s not a pub in walking distance, but plenty of choice in Dartmouth (make sure you book as everywhere super busy).

    Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the delights of Little Cotton and Dartmouth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay - lovely barn really enjoyed my stay thank you"

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2020

  • "We loved our stay"

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2020

  • "We stayed in Little Cotton Barn during a particularly wet and windy week, on the plus side: - The barn had good proportions - despite the weather conditions, we were kept warm indoors, with good heating and hot water - lovely shower in the en-suite - very comfortable beds However, we were disappointed with - - the utility room and the kitchen cupboard and contents all smelt very musty / mouldy."

    Even when plates and cups were washed and placed back in to the cupboards, the smell returned in no time - the general level of maintenance could be improved. Some of the rooms felt unfinished, bare pine not sealed / varnished, bathrooms with no skirting boards. The rugs and cushions around the house felt old and used and a little dirty. Some of the kitchen implements were past their use or not well maintained. None of which suggests the four stars it is listed as. - the grass outside hadn’t been cut in a long time which made playing there difficult and very wet - Although the internal space was generous, there was no noise insulation between the downstairs and the bedrooms due to single panel loose fitting doors. Once one person was up in the morning, it woke everyone else up. All in all we did enjoy our time at the Barn. Close to Dartmouth and with lots to do in the local area.

    Reviewed by SophieOct 2019

  • "Ideal family base, play area for children especially well equipped."

    Supermarket and Park and Ride within a mile, so useful.

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2019

  • "There is a recurring problem with the hot water supply according to previous guestbook comments."

    When the central heating is on, there is virtually no hot water. If you turn the central heating off you can manage with hot showers, but a bath is out of the question. There are several plug in heaters which kept the property nice and warm. Otherwise, the barn was spacious and quite well kitted out. It is in the middle of no-where and walks are only on the surrounding country lanes - but it does mean it's also nice and quiet. We did raise the hot water issue with Coast and Country and they were very helpful and hopefully will sort out the water problem for the next guests.

    We are very please to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Dartmouth. We would like to thank you for your feedback regarding the issue with the hot water and we can confirm that this has now all been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2019

  • "Little Cotton Barn is a little hard to find, it is better to use goggle earth to pinpoint it more accurately."

    When you get to a five barred gate which says to be kept closed at all times you have to go through it to access the Barn. Very suitable for us and our son, daughter in law and two girls aged 4 and 6. We didn't find all the internal steps a problem as did a previous review. All the equipment worked well the only big downside was the lack of hot water, we were not able to use the middle bathroom bath or the ensuite shower. Fortunately our granddaughters were only with us for the long weekend so we managed with the shower in the utility room which was an electric shower. Good value for the money we paid (£100 reduction) but would hesitate to use it if it were more. Having said all that there was loads of space and very comfortable beds. We would, price dependent, like to use it again and try to do a little bit more walking in this lovely area. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feed back we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Dartmouth. We are sorry that you had a issue with the water we have now looked in to this and resolved the issue, please now that if this was mentioned during your stay to the local office we would have done our best to solve this for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2019

  • "Little Cotton Barn was just perfect for our Christmas Break in South Devon."

    The barn was warm, cosy and very well equipped. Nice little touches like a welcome bottle of wine, Christmas decorations and small things like dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid were really appreciated. We would definitely stay here again if we needed accommodation in South Devon - it was just perfect, Thank you :)

    Mrs Lynne ParsonsJan 2018

  • "Attention to detail badly needed."

    Drains smelled awful in second and third bathrooms and there has obviously been a leak behind the downstairs loo. Windows filthy. Loo downstairs was flushing permanently so we gave it up. TV in master bedroom incomprehensible and we did mention this. Good kitchen equipment, so-called games room really scruffy. Terrace needed attention as chairs sticky all the time from overhanging trees. Toaster was replaced instantly when it tripped the fuse board. Master bedroom and bathroom very good. The situation was wonderful and we did have a really good holiday!

    Mrs J GriffinSep 2016

  • "Good size, very comfortable and plenty of space and nice and airy feel to an renovated property."

    Nice outdoor space for kids to play in but games room looked very tired and needed some money spent on it. Overall good value for money

    MIKE JONESSep 2016

  • "Excellent facilities but the heating and hot water could both have benefited from being hotter"

    Feb 2016

  • "Full marks for cleanliness, comfortable beds, wonderful towels and hot water, caretaker most friendly and helpful."

    Very well equipped, so much so that there was hardly any cupboard space left to store food, also utility room very hot so nowhere cool to store vegetables. Lots of steps and low doorway. Bare boards upstairs made it quite noisy. On arrival not clear where to go, needs a better sign for Little Cotton Barn. Surroundings not the prettiest but very convenient for Dartmouth and 8 minutes on footpath to big Sainsburys. Not quite excellent but would rate as very good.

    Sep 2015

  • "There were a few little things that let the property down, kettle leaks which is dangerous when pouring boiling water, trampoline net broken with big holes, 1/2 the toaster does not work!"

    Kitchen needs some food storage space but apart from that an amazing property which we would like to book next year!!

    Oct 2014

  • "Layout not ideal for young children but very comfortable and well equipped"

    Jun 2014

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Three bedrooms: 1x king-size bed with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request), 1x twin
  • Family bathroom with free standing bath, hand held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with large electric shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Range cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave
  • TV with Freeview and DVD player
  • The utility room houses a washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, fridge/freezer and glass fronted chiller unit
  • Baby friendly facilities, unlimited broadband
  • TV, BT vision, Panasonic music system, selection of DVDs, books and games
  • All bed linen and bath/hand towels are supplied
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: You will need to bring your own tea towels beach towels and oven gloves, these will not be provided
  • Note: The outside area is a shared space with the pet friendly holiday let next door
  • Note: Please note that there is a £25 charge per pet.

The property

Little Cotton Barn has been sympathetically renovated, retaining many traditional, quirky features and original characteristics, just a five-minute drive from Dartmouth and a short drive from the stunning Start Bay coastline.

Set within three acres of land, the property is an ideal retreat for families, who can make use of its large grassed play area.

When entering The Barn, there is a light corridor...

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

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About the location


Totnes 12 miles.

Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon. It offers a stunning waterfront, ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus many local events such as the annual Dart Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, along with the Dartmouth Food Festival held every October. There are many interesting cycling and walking routes around Dartmouth, including the South West Coast Path, the Dart Valley Trail and plenty of quiet country lanes. A trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway through picturesque countryside to Paignton is a must, and so is a boat trip across to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty little harbour town. For those seeking some beach activities, there is a wide choice in the South Hams area such as Blue Flag Award winner Blackpool Sands, and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular and just a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.

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Region Information

The outside area is a shared space with the pet friendly holiday let next door.
Please note that there is a £25 charge per pet
Please be aware the play barn and children play equipment is no longer available.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas