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1 Caddaford Barns

(Ref. 1088565)

Buckfastleigh, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (13)
  • well (12)
  • kate (11)
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23 Customer Reviews

  • "The location was excellent, close to many interesting and vibrant towns and the coast, not a great road for the last half a mile with no passing places."

    The property was exceptionally well-equipped and all the items provided were in perfect condition. The sinks in the bedrooms were strange and not very functional and no chest of draws in Bedroom 2 and no wardrobe in either bedroom was an inconvenience. Overall it was to a very high standard and spotless.

    Reviewed by Laurence4.7May 2024

  • "A lovely relaxing, very warm and clean barn - perfect for winter breaks."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Caddaford Barns is comfortable and quiet, perfect place , There is nothing negative to say about the property and Kate is a wonderful host."

    It’s not far from Totnes which is a great town and is perfect for explorations to the River Dart and to the south Devon coast. Highly recommended and will use again in the future.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely barn conversion."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. Good location for visiting all areas of South Devon. Very peaceful position. Parking directly outside the property. Decorated to very high standard. Will definitely return.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay and great to hear you’d like to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in this cottage."

    Had everything we could possibly need. Warm and comfortable with great views. Kate the owner was lovely and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble . The area was lovely with lots to see and do.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, and very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation with everything we needed and very clean with a high standard of decor."

    It was a great location for us, near Totnes, Buckfastleigh and Ashburton. Kate the owner was very obliging we had a great week.

    Thank you for your kind words, your feedback is much appreciated. I was glad to hear you had a great week and enjoyed staying in the Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful staying at 1 Caddaford Barns."

    The house was so clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Highly recommend staying here!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it's much appreciated! So glad to know you enjoyed your stay. Please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gem5.0Aug 2023

  • "The place has been well renovated, and is very pleasant to be in."

    The living room/kitchen has good light and comfortable seating. We had some issues: bedroom 2 (twin) is far too small. there is nowhere to put a suitcase, you can barely get round both sides of the bed. this bedroom is not suitable for 2 adults the kitchen equipment is sufficient but not plentiful. 3 pans and a frying pan for the stove. More cutlery and cooking equipment, food containers (only 1!) and bowls would be good. no clingfilm or foil the windows only open a few inches and it was hot in the house, windows are difficult to open and close. there's an extra button to press to close them, and it's not clear how to get them to move. I think the handle has to be in a certain position. no through breeze in the main bedroom, with little air movement as only 1 window and can't open it more than a few inches. there are no safety bars in either bathroom. especially a problem in the 2nd bedroom as there's nothing to hang onto in the shower. also nowhere to be put your soap/shampoo the showerhead in the main bathroom is at an angle so the water goes towards the wall the smoke alarm went off due to a bit of grease on the bottom of a pan, and it was totally ear splitting, far too loud no hair dryer no clothes dryer towels in the 2nd bathroom are too small, like hand towels had to ask for cleaning sprays, a bin bag - why only 1 provided? welcome pack was some milk and packet of imported biscuits. Shame no local treats were provided as many places do. This is an organic farm? outside the barn is a large area of concrete with a small table and 2 chairs (why not four?). unwelcoming. the bench in the kitchen against the wall is uncomfortable, too narrow. we asked about using the garden at the back. the owner agreed but only at certain times. generally, there is nowhere nice outside you can relax. this is a major drawback the best thing about the property is the location. in general I think the property is overpriced. no garden, tiny 2nd bedroom, only 1 living space, we have stayed in places much more spacious for a much lower price.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very sorry to hear of the points you raise which are in stark contrast to many other positive reviews we’ve received for this property. As you’ll see to date, comments on the property have been complimentary so far and yours is the first which isn’t so. We’ve spoken to the owner who will certainly take some of the points you raise on board, a suitcase rack for the smaller bedroom is already on order! We have checked the description and pictures we provide for 1 Caddaford Barns and believe it describes and shows the property exceptionally well. The conversion of this barn has been creative, using the space available to the best of the owners ability especially the bedrooms, with a good sized master ensuite room and a 2nd smaller bedroom with zip linked beds providing flexibility for all who visit 1 Caddaford Barns. The windows have safety catches and can therefore open fully (we would have been more than happy to have shown you had you asked). The large sliding doors along with the French doors allow for a delightful through breeze. The smoke alarm is a standard fitted device to ensure the safety of all of our guests, we have no control of the volume of this! The property is clearly advertised with a patio and furniture with no mention of access to a lawned garden. The owner is working closely with a garden designer to create some container planting to make the outside area even more desirable with plans to also extend the seating area. The owner takes their letting of 1 Caddaford Barns very seriously and prides themselves on giving good holiday experiences – this is reflected in the feedback we have received and we have every confidence this will continue to be the case moving forward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Jun 2023

  • "An excellent barn."

    Very quiet and peaceful, and Kate the owner was very helpful. Watch out for the narrow Devon lanes.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a beautifully presented property, in a great location for exploring south Devon."

    Thank you for your kind words, hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2023

  • "The barn was well equipped."

    The hot water was extremely hot - perhaps the thermostat needs adjustment?? We found the duvets too hot and the pillows too thin. The owner was very pleasant and helpful.

    Thank you for your helpful comments, will investigate the hot water issue and make sure it is adjusted as necessary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4May 2023

  • "The property was extremely comfortable, well appointed and stylish."

    We had a thoroughly relaxing week's holiday and enjoyed the beautiful countryside in South Devon.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0May 2023

  • "This property is delightful."

    It is ideally located between Exeter, Plymouth, Totness, Ashburton and Dartmoor. The accommodation is very comfortable and well furnished. The kitchen is well equipped. Kate was always available to answer any questions. I highly recommend it.

    Thank you for your lovely review, hope to welcome you back another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    The Barn is beautiful and very comfortable. It really well located only a few minutes of the Devon expressway but in a lovely quiet spot. It was a great base for exploring South Devon. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again.

    Thanks for your great review, I look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic 4 week stay The location is an excellent base for exploring South Devon The property is a beautifully converted barn in a quiet area."

    Despite us being there in February we were very warm even without the log burner. The kitchen was well equipped, we had lots of hot water , the bed was very comfortable and we had loads of space. Kate the owner looked after us so we'll, always on hand when needed and responded quickly to any requests We d definitely recommend this place

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it was a pleasure having you as guests and almost neighbours! Thank you also for all the extra maps and guides you left behind for future guests, that was very thoughtful and will be much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful barn , inside our accommodation was spotlessly kept , fresh clean linen , comfy beds, all mod cons at hand, super warm ,triple glazing as well,plenty of room in the main living area ,underfloor heating was so effective we didnt need to light the woodburner but was nice if you like a fire effect for ambience,two bedrooms onsuite was an asset, the owner who lives next door was very helpful and we would like to say thankyou for the milk and chocolate biscuits ,tea coffee and sugar on arrival, and the nice toiletries for our use."

    Being so close to all Devon offers but just off the beaten track was perfect.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it means a lot to me to get such helpful and positive comments, especially in these early days of the barn being converted. It was great to meet you, I hope I can welcome you back another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your barn, very comfortable, very well thought out exceptionally clean everything we wanted really."

    Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a lovely time when we stayed at Caddaford Barn."

    We visited Buckfast Abbey and stayed here as we had booked The Polar Express. Perfect location for this. The barn is beautiful and Kate the owner was very welcoming and helpful. We had food in a lovely pub down the road. The barn was beautiful, very comfortable and warm. We had a great weekend and would definitely stay here again. Thank you.

    Happy New Year! it was lovely to meet you, and apologies for the belated response, just wanted to thank you for your kind review and so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Caddaford Barns and made the most of your visit to South Devon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2022

  • "A recently converted barn, completed to a high standard."

    We have stayed in lots of holiday cottages and this is one of the best in terms of cleanliness, appliances and comfort- also off a very quiet lane with the occasional passing tractor. The heating and woodburner kept us warm and the bed was very comfortable. Lovely to have a bath and a separate walk in shower. Everything you needed to self cater was there- except oven gloves-luckily brought own. Clear relevant information is provided by Kate the owner. It would be good to have a visitors comments book so that visitors can share ideas of places to visit etc. Easy parking outside the door.

    Thank you for your feedback Alison, your suggestions are very useful and I will follow up! Thank you for the little Dartmoor walks map and the extra logs/ firelights you left, very thoughtful, and for leaving everything so tidy, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "The barn exceeded our expectations - it was very well equipped and included helpful items we didn’t expect, such as food storage containers and kitchen foil."

    The decor was modern and elegant with many high-end features. The owner Kate (and her adorable dog, Nora) were very welcoming.

    Thank you for your positive feedback Catherine. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Caddaford Barns Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2022

  • "An absolutely stunning barn which is very well equipped and warm and cosy."

    The accommodation is very spacious and fitted with high quality furnishings throughout. The bathrooms are stunning and the water is hot and plentiful. The king size bed is very comfortable with luxury cotton bedding. Kate was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable of the area, which was really helpful. 1 Caddaford Barns is,by far, the best accommodation we have stayed in for a very very long time. Absolutely excellent and highly recommended.

    Thank you Kelly and Stephen for your kind words and brilliant review. I'm really delighted that you appreciated everything so much, it makes it all worthwhile! I hope I can welcome you here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Accommodation finished to a high standard."

    A great week in a clean and quiet location.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had the best stay at Caddaford Barn."

    The barn is brand new and beautifully done, and was well equipped with everything we needed, plus some lovely little touches. It is also a great base for exploring Devon. The owner Kate was super helpful and made us feel very welcome. We hope to return!

    Thank you Zoe for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for being my first guests! You left the barn spotless which was much appreciated and I look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Oct 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double (can be 2ft 6 twin beds on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External shared utility
  • Ground source heat pump (renewable energy), with under floor heating
  • Double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request when booking
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Shared laundry room has a 12kg washing machine
  • Note: EV charging is available at this property by arrangement with the owner: additional charges apply
  • Note: This property has a private water supply
  • Please note - Short breaks must be a minimum of 3 nights.

The property

Tucked away in a hamlet just outside Buckfastleigh, Devon, is this wonderful two-bedroom barn conversion, 1 Caddaford Barns.

Enjoying a wonderful setting next to the owner’s farmhouse, adjacent to an organic working farm, and settled within sight of the stunning Dartmoor National Park, 1 Caddaford Barns is a fantastic choice for couples or a family of four.

The property benefits from two off-road parking spaces and a communal front courtyard with table and chairs, perfect for a glass of wine.

Be welcomed into the light and airy open-plan living space where you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen for whipping up your favourite dishes, ready to savour at the locally crafted ash dining table over a bottle of wine.

After dinner, kick-back and relax on the plush corner sofa in front of the crackling woodburning stove, as your favourite show plays out on the Smart TV.

Continue through to find two beautifully-decorated bedrooms, a king-size and a 5 ft double (which can be 2ft 6 twin beds on request) complete with their own en-suites where you can freshen up after an adventure-filled day.

All this and more awaits at No 1 Caddaford Barns.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1120737 together sleeping up to 12 guests.

Caddaford Barns

Caddaford Barns are a superb pair of countryside barn conversions perched outside of Buckfastleigh, a quaint town in Devon. Tastefully-decorated and preserving their original features such as exposed stone walls, trusses and oak ceiling beams, these barn conversions ensure a stylish and enjoyable stay. Each with the added luxury of underfloor heating, and the convenience of a dishwasher, as well as being well-designed, contemporary holiday accommodation, Caddaford Barns are ideal for families and friends seeking to explore the countryside of Devon. If you don’t fancy cooking, visit Furzeleigh Mill, Dartbridge Inn, Birdie’s Kitchen at the South Devon Railway, and the popular Riverford Field Kitchen, all worth a visit for some yummy food. Located in between Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams, these properties are ideal for those seeking the best of both a rural retreat and beachside getaway. Explore the town of Buckfastleigh and tour the South Devon Railway, spend a day at the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, or soak up the glorious surroundings of the National Trust – Hembury and Holne Woods. In the charming town of Ashburton, the Southern Gateway to Dartmoor, you'll find a collection of antique shops where you can pick up a few trinkets and souvenirs, head to The Old Library Restaurant/cafe for some delectable British cuisine and don't forget to stop by Creamo's, known for making the best artisanal ice cream in the region. Take a day trip in the picturesque village of Staverton where you'll be spoilt for choice of scenic walks and riverside strolls. Head to South Devon Railway - Staverton Station, for a vintage riverside steam train ride, The Sea Trout Inn for some pub grub, and a short drive will take you to the medieval Dartington Hall with its 26-acres of stunning gardens to explore and a wealth of other activities. A stone's throw away is the lovely market town of Totnes where shopaholics will enjoy a stroll down the high street to find a handful of local boutiques or the famous Totnes Market with everything from handmade jewellery to local delicacies to vintage clothing. For a taste of history, climb up to the stunning ruins of Totnes Castle and marvel at sweeping views of the town. Tuck into a delicious meal at Steam Packet Inn pub, offering a beer garden for those warmer months with views of the River Dart. Further afield is Paignton, a seaside town with a wealth of attractions and amenities including Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, for animal lovers, Pirates Bay Adventure Golf, for those with kids, or adventure to Fairy Cove, a tucked away beach. Caddaford Barns make a rural retreat enjoyed at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Totnes 6.7 miles; Newton Abbot 10.7 miles; Paignton 12.8 miles

A diverse town resting within South Devon, Buckfastleigh provides a memorable experience for all of its visitors. With a vibrant and bustling atmosphere, accompanied by a good range of amenities and attractions varying from ancient times to modern day, you'll find plenty to explore in this picturesque part of England. The main attraction of the town is the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey, presenting guests with tranquil lavender gardens alongside a community of Benedictine monks living self-sufficiently, it's a true marvel to be seen. Taste the famous Buckfast tonic wine whilst indulging in a romantic meal for two, or enjoy a family day out at the Pennywell Farm. Other attractions within the town include the Valiant Soldier Museum, Victoria Park Adventure Play Area, an Open Air Pool & Skatepark, a climbing centre and a butterfly farm, providing adventure for all tastes. Roam along the River Dart and soak in your scenery, before ending your exploration at the South Devon Railway; boasting history and running along the valley of the river, there's so much excitement in the local area. Settled on the border of the Dartmoor National Park, you can find nature on your doorstep in the form a birdlife, stunning scenery and ample walking routes, ideal for all abilities looking for an experience like no other. Nearby you can find Totnes, home to its own historic museum as well as the Totnes Fashion & Textiles Museum, it makes a great day trip with even more walking routes and eateries in the form of restaurants, cafés, pubs and wine bars. Head to Newton Abbot for a day out full of rich history or a day at the races, or simply head to the coast of Torquay or Paignton to find many waterfront attractions suitable for all ages. In the perfect place for exploring South Devon, Buckfastleigh offers something for every one of its visitors.

Note: EV charging is available at this property by arrangement with the Owner. Additional charges apply

Note: This property has a private water supply

Please note - Short breaks must be a minimum of 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas