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Oak Barn @ The Rookery

(Ref. 1050039)

Buckland-tout-Saints near Kingsbridge, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • peaceful (6)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Need a couple of smaller pans."

    Shower needs a little tlc. Ideally need a chest of drawers in main bedroom. Bbq would be good despite close locality of trees. Would have liked a view, photos don't show limited view of a hedge. Having said all that we did enjoy our stay!

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely location in quite surroundings Everything you need you had We would stay again"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable spacious cottage Very quiet and out off the way a few narrow lanes which didn't put us off we had a visitor early one morning a deer came up to window in the nice little private garden to the cottage there is a lovely little church a small walk up the road to open fields gret centre point to visit dartmouth Plymouth Brixham Salcombe if visiting dartmouth I would idvise the park and ride which is really easy to find and only cost £5 all day or £3 after 3pm as dartmouth is very hard to find parking especially if you do the boat and steam train."

    Only thing I could say about the cottage is more saucepans and the shower had a slight leak apart from that highly recommended cottage for peace and quite

    Reviewed by Adrian3.8Jul 2023

  • "We spent 2 weeks at Oak Barn and we loved the space in the property."

    It is very quiet here and good for walking in the area around the property. Our host Helen was very helpful and showed us around the grounds. The property is about 3 miles from Kingsbridge, which is a lovely and interesting town, with Supermarkets and restaurants available.

    Reviewed by Michael J5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed for 6 nights and loved the cottage, it's in a great location."

    The cottage itself is amazing and had everything we could ask for.

    May 2023

  • "Fantastic stay from beginning to end."

    A beautiful barn, so well planned and homely. Everything worked well and we felt so comfortable. Although in the middle of nowhere, we loved the quietness and back to nature feel of the place. We look forward to a return visit!

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of our party was a wheelchair user, with limited walking ability, which for this property would be essential."

    Although the listing does not mention disabled suitability the property on the whole was very suitable. We did speak to the owner, and made some suggestions on how the property could be further improved for disabled people, which was taken on board.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Sep 2022

  • "Thank you for being so accommodating and advice on where to go, Oak Barn it is a lovely setting, inside and out."

    Peaceful and relaxing. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Nona5.0Aug 2022

  • "Not that clean; broken toilet seat suggesting it was not properly cleaned; lots of cobwebs and hair on floor round table leg in living area."

    Sofas were horribly uncomfortable and marked and one was quite grubby. The property is nice and away from it all but it fely very closed in as there is a small grassy area completely enclosed by high hedging. There was no openness or view other than hedge. When we booked there was no mention of no BBQ allowed. I rang about this when we were there to check and to ask this gets added to the website, which it now has been. All in all quite disappointing.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are pleased you liked the property. We can only apologise that the toilet seat was broken on your arrival ; please know that this had not been reported by previous occupants or by housekeeping who visited before you arrived. We immediately offered to come and replace it, but you were happy for us to do this at the end of your stay. Unfortunately BBQs are not permitted because the property is a barn constructed in oak in a peaceful woodland setting.This was stated on the website at the time and also advised when you asked whether , despite this, one could be used. We recognise that there are personal preferences regarding sofas and their comfort and the owner had regard to this when furnishing the property. Thank you for the other points you have mentioned. Oak Barn was redecorated throughout this year and as cleanliness remains paramount your comments have been fed back to the cleaner concerned. We do hope you had a lovely holiday despite the matters you raised and enjoyed all the beautiful area has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne1.9Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Oak barn."

    We were a family of 4 with 2 kids, 8 and 12. The property was extremely spacious and comfortable. Fixtures and fittings were of a high quality. Comfy sofa and beds, excellent TV and sound system, etc. Location was very peaceful and rural but close enough to everywhere we wanted to visit. We especially liked Salcombe, Polperro, Torquay and Dartmouth We enjoyed evening walks up to the old church and the excellent panoramic views of the rolling countryside from there. Enjoyed listening to the birds whilst breakfasting outside in the morning. We would highly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2022

  • "We loved our time at Oak Barn."

    It is very comfortable, even luxurious, and exactly as it looks in the photos. It is very well appointed and equipped. It is very quiet and peaceful. Downsides? No view and not much space outside. But these didn't detract from our enjoyment of the property. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely secluded property set in a private estate with very little road noise, the sound of the birds singing and the breeze rustling through the trees was very peaceful."

    Some might find the narrow lanes challenging but we had no difficulty.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely stay thanks."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "The barn was beautiful, it is so well designed and laid out."

    We were there during some storms and we felt cosy and secure inside, we didn’t even need the heating on! The layout feels spacious and light with lovely windows and high ceilings. We had everything we needed and it was spotless. Good beds and nice shower! The owners were friendly when we saw them but were not intrusive; when we had a small problem they sorted it immediately. There were lovely beaches and places to visit but the roads in this part of Devon are quite challenging-very narrow with high sides and not many passing places. But that’s Devon!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2021

  • "General cleanliness was poor on arrival including not only cobwebs but also hairs and staining on the shower tray."

    Wi-Fi information poor and not known by your staff on initial phone call nor on 2nd call to office. After 3 phone calls to your office it was arranged for a cleaner to visit who on arrival was very pleasant and did an excellent job including being able to advise correct code for wi-fi! Previous advice was to check router but no router visible! Vacuum cleaner was full of previous occupant(s) dust and debris whilst the washing machine was mouldy where drum attached to casing. Uncomfortable sofa and mattress of king size could do with upgrade. It is a shame that we found the above negatives as the property is located in a lovely and peaceful part of the coutryside.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and liked the location of Oak Barn. Thank you for the time taken to leave your feedback. We have now included additional instructions for the Wi-Fi and the office has these instructions. As you will appreciate, we work very hard with our housekeepers to ensure high standards of cleanliness are maintained and the housekeeper visited at your request to ensure the property was presented to your satisfaction.The weekly deep clean will be checked as a matter of course. We are surprised to read your comments regarding the washing machine drum, sofa and king-size mattress as these were all new at the start of the season and are of good quality. Nevertheless we do recognise there are personal preferences regarding mattresses and sofas and we will endeavour to ensure they are not too firm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike2.8Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful, comfortable stay in South Devon."

    Our cottage was well appointed and the owners have gone to great lengths to create a family oriented holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Aug 2021

  • "Oak Barn was stunning: light, airy and very peaceful."

    Well situated for lovely day trips out to a variety of beaches, activities and attractions.

    Reviewed by Kyene4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing stay."

    Excellent place to stay. All very helpful and friendly. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jul 2021

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with Juliet balcony
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and lounge and reading nook on the galleried landing.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with patio featuring bistro table and chairs, and a lawned area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.9 miles Please note there are no facilities for babies/young children

The property

Kingsbridge 2.6 miles.

Tucked away on the edge of farmland within the rural village of Buckland-tout-Saints, is this picture postcard oak framed property.

Just a pleasant drive away from Dartmoor National Park and the South West coast, Oak Barn offers the very best of the coast and countryside, whether travelling as a small family of four or on romantic retreat for two.

Enter into this homely dwelling and be greeted by a fabulous open-plan living space, adorned with a vaulted ceiling and characterful oak beams.

Show off your culinary talents as you take to the kitchen to prepare a hearty home-cooked meal, and uncover a plethora of handy appliances needed to help you along the way.

Serve up at the sociable dining table, before cracking open a chilled bottle of bubbly and raising a toast to precious time with loved ones.

Retire to one of the plush sofas and cosy up with loved ones as you watch movies on the Smart TV, or escape the excitement and get stuck into reading a novel of the galleried landing.

Settle down for the evening in the darling king-size bedroom, or climb the spiral staircase up to the first floor and discover a twin bedroom decorated with calming neutral hues.

Kick-start your mornings with a warm cup of coffee out in the garden, taking in the fresh countryside air as you look forward to the day's adventure.

Avid walkers will relish in a fun-filled day exploring the rugged terrains of Dartmoor National Park or hiking along the imposing clifftops of the South West Coast Path, whilst keen historians can step back in time at landmarks and attractions such as Dartmouth Castle.

Tuck into a delicious portion of fish and chips whilst wandering the shores of Salcombe North Sands, before admiring beautiful flowers and exotic plants in the National Trust owned Overbeck's.

Take in the views from Bolt Tail in Devon, or bask in the sunshine on South Milton Sands, now owned by the National Trust.

See exotic wildlife and ride thrilling rollercoaster at Woodlands Family Theme Park, or experience an incredible day out with the South Hams SUP WALK Adventures.

Grab dinner and drinks in the town of Kingsbridge, or pick up some tasty treats from the supermarket before returning to the warm and welcoming embrace of this home-away-from-home.

Live unforgettable moments with your loved ones on an escape to Oak Barn @ The Rookery.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1092412, together they sleep six guests.

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About the location


Salcombe 5 miles; Bantham 5 miles; Dartmouth 12 miles; Totnes 13 miles; Plymouth 20 miles.

The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of South Devon. Kingsbridge is home to a range of lovely independent shops and coffee shops, as well as a 3-screen cinema and an award-winning pub. During the summer season there are estuary excursions by ferry to Salcombe which lies on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary, making it one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. Salcombe is famous for its outstanding coastal views, rolling countryside, and is a watersports paradise for kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding and powerboating. It is packed with boutique shops, high street brands and independent producers, restaurants serving freshly caught seafood, and Salcombe Gin and Ice cream! Kingsbridge is perfectly located as a base to enjoy the abundant wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which also forms part of the South Devon Heritage Coast. Visitors can take a walk along the Kingsbridge Quay, wander through the narrow alleys off Fore Street or visit the Shambles in Totnes, an Elizabethan market arcade. Around the South Hams area there are picturesque ports, such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, together with sandy beaches at Blackpool Sands near Stoke Fleming and the two sandy beaches at Thurlestone. There are a host of small attractive villages in South Hams offering interesting pubs, local farm produce shops and pretty rows of cottages, plus further afield the waterfront city of Plymouth is a vibrant centre, housing the National Marine Aquarium, historic Barbican Quay and plenty of night life, including theatres, restaurants and bars. Kingsbridge can be easily reached by train to Totnes and then a local bus service which will take you to Kingsbridge town centre.

Please note that the property is located on a small estate and gardeners might be present during your stay but they will not enter the garden of Oak Barn whilst you are at the property.

Please note that due to this being a timber barn set in natural woodlands, for safety reasons BBQs are not permitted.