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The Old Haybarn

Ipplepen, Devon (Ref. 1035311)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, it felt you were very much in the countryside but only a mile from the main road."

    It was a lovely peaceful setting for this converted barn. The accommodation was well equipped for a very comfortable stay. Welcome by the owner was friendly and the scones and milk were greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "Very comfortable and had everything needed for a holiday home."

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion in a quiet rural location."

    Perfect for a relaxing “get away from it all” break. We enjoyed our week there very much indeed and would definitely book again

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful and was equipped with everything we needed."

    There was an issue with the power going off due to a storm. Thankfully we hadn’t set off due to the bad weather so we delayed and the owner sorted it out quickly. The support from Sykes, when we thought the cottage would not be usable, was not adequate but thankfully the owner was great and it all worked out so we were able to check in a day later. We had a great week and would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by NatalieFeb 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful gentle and relaxing stay in your beautiful barn and recommended it to our family and friends"

    Reviewed by DawnJan 2022

  • "Beautiful converted been,wonderful location quiet and peaceful but not far from pubs/supermarkets etc."

    Our second visit here so that says it all!!

    Reviewed by AdeleOct 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage!"

    Very quiet location, beautiful interior and very comfortable. Had a lot more kitchen equipment than expected. Scones, cream and jam on arrival was a very nice touch from the owners! Would definitely recommend and come again.

    Reviewed by TrudiJul 2021

  • "What a great cottage, very peaceful and relaxing."

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Lovely property in a quiet location."

    Very peaceful

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2021

  • "Car is essential"

    Reviewed by JeremyApr 2021

  • "Beautiful place and accurately described, we'd love to live there!"

    Very welcoming hosts with extra treats. The only thing I would recommend is a few more options/investment with kitchen equipment, for example kitchen knives (very blunt), pots and pans etc, but this is minor! We felt that Sykes holiday insurance was very misleading when booking the holiday. With the Covid situation we felt compelled to purchase insurance at an additional £38 to cover cancellation if one us became ill before the holiday otherwise we wouldn't receive a refund. The way the insurance was laid out meant it was unclear whether you needed insurance or not to cover this. I felt Sykes could have been more transparent and supportive in the current situation.

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2021

  • "A lovely break away in a cosy cottage away from all the busy city life."

    I would most certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by WayneDec 2020

  • "Top class accommodation in every way with amazing attention to detail and comfort."

    Well positioned to visit attractive towns of South Devon and Dartmoor walks Very good value for money for our October visit

    Reviewed by PamelaOct 2020

  • "Wonderful barn conversion,clean and perfect for exploring Devon."

    The setting is wonderfully secluded and the garden and patio areas add to the beauty of this place. The owners are welcoming but unobtrusive and the little extras,cream tea,flowers etc are a wonderful addition to a perfect holiday. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked for next spring! !

    Reviewed by AdeleSep 2020

  • "We normally Holiday in our Motorhome but thought, because of the Corona restrictions on the campsites and the lack of availability on our preferred sites for the end of summer we would try and book a Holiday cottage."

    The Haybarn suited us perfectly and as it turned out was an ideal choice for a week of peace and quiet, lots of peace as it turned out. Its a major event when a car comes past in the lane. The facilities were A1 standard and the place was outstanding in lots of ways. We would, and probably will, stay there again next year. The garden is well tended by the owners who live about 100 yards away tucked away in their cottage and they are by no means intrusive, but are there if needed, for help and advice. There is more than enough parking on a large gravel drive for two cars if needed and the cottage is finished to a very high standard. We stayed for a week and had lovely weather with lots of bird song with the peace on one day only disturbed by sheep in an adjoining field whilst a combine worked the next field. If you stay here listen for the owls at night, also the lack of light pollution shows a sky in all its glory with the stars putting on a wonderful show. In short, enjoy.

    Reviewed by CorinaSep 2020

  • "The Old Haybarn is beautifully converted, very well equipped and comfortable and in a fantastic location for exploring South Devon."

    We cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2020

  • "Excellent property and very peaceful surroundings."

    Owner very friendly

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2020

  • "The moment we arrived at The Old Haybarn we were super impressed by the property and the welcome we received."

    The property is situated on a quiet country lane in a small hamlet but within easy reach of all the main attractions in South Devon and Dartmoor. The owners of the property were welcoming and informative but not intrusive ( we loved the Devon cream tea they had left for us on arrival just perfect after a long drive). The property was well equipped , the kitchen provided everything you needed to make simple snacks to a three course family meal. The decoy was beautiful the wooden beams and wood burner perfectly complemented the type of building, there was plenty of natural light through out and every room felt spacious. We enjoyed being able to sit outside around the garden table enjoying a meal together , the garden had beautifully kept flower borders around a small lawned area . We very much look forward to returning to The Old Haybarn again in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a cottage in south Devon

    Reviewed by Karen AnnJul 2020

  • "Lovely newly refurbished barn, in a quiet location but with easy access to all major places that we wanted to visit."

    The owner came and met us just after we arrived and there was the lovely surprise of cream tea waiting for us. We didn’t know what to bring but the owners had also supplied cleaning equipment, including washing liquid (clothes and dishes), tea bags, sugar, milk and basic condiments. This was a welcome after a long journey down. Netflix available (with your own subscription) and log burner well stocked. Beautifully located and we and our three daughters had a great time.Thank you

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in an idyllic location, perfect for exploring South Devon."

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x family room double with single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel starter pack for for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking 2-3 cars
  • Enclosed gravelled area with furniture and raised lawned area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 1.4 miles
  • Please note: Further stock for the woodburning stove can be sourced in local shops
  • No stag, hen or similar
  • Property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

Ipplepen 1.5 miles.

Situated in a quiet hamlet, less than two miles from the bustling village of Ipplepen, is this charming detached stone barn conversion, The Old Haybarn.

This heart-warming retreat is an idyllic base for friends or families seeking to visit the towns of Newton Abbot and Totnes, as well as the beautiful Devonshire coast and Dartmoor National Park.

Look forward to relaxing in the open-plan living space which has been individually styled with a range of contemporary furnishings and neutral colours making this a homely base.

Featuring a large leather sofa to add to the contemporary feel, you can spend your evenings curled up on the sofas whilst the roaring woodburning stove sits centre stage for extra warmth.

The large modern kitchen comes with all the essential appliances for those looking to cook up some delicious meals with plenty of preparation space on the breakfast bar.

Gather at the large dining table for a sit-down meal with a refreshing drink in hand.

Choose from two ground-floor bedrooms, set up as a king-size and a family room with a double and a single bed.

Each bedroom comes with a range of furnishings for storing your personal belongings and a family bathroom with the choice of a bath or shower over.

For your convenience, there is also an additional cloakroom with basin and WC.

While you're in the area, be sure to visit the market town of Totnes or venture towards the bustling market town of Newton Abbot where you can visit its selection of restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés if you don't fancy cooking one evening.

Also available are indoor and outdoor markets and high streets full of independent shops where you can grab some souvenirs to take back home.

Keen walkers and cyclists will delight in joining the 18-mile Templer Way which runs near Dartmoor National Park and to explore the beautiful coastline.

Nearby is the seaside area of Torbay, home to a range of popular tourist attractions such as Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves, Babbacombe Model Village where you can discover the miniature scenes.

Paignton Zoo and the Living Coast with its sea life aquarium, is something animal lovers will delight in exploring.

Let's not forget the abundance of lovely sandy beaches within reach perfect for sunbathing, swimming or taking the opportunity to learn how to surf!

The Old Haybarn is a wonderful choice for a rural break to South Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Newton Abbot 4 miles; Totnes 5 miles; Torquay 7.5 miles.

Ipplepen is a quiet, rural village located close to Totnes in south Devon, twenty minutes’ drive from the beautiful beaches of the English Riviera. With a local pub, shop and Post Office and a peaceful pace of life present throughout the village, Ipplepen provides a great base for a cottage holiday, and is ideally situated for exploring Devon and the South West. Totnes, only five miles from the village, sits beside the picturesque River Dart, and is steeped in history with its many original Elizabethan buildings. A few excursions from Totnes not to be missed include the breathtakingly beautiful river trip to Dartmouth and the steam train journey along the Primrose Line to Buckfastleigh. Dartington Hall, with its beautiful grounds, is nearby, hosting many music festivals each year. Dartmoor National Park can be reached within 30 minutes' drive of Ipplepen, offering 365 square miles of rugged moorland peppered with isolated villages. Ideal for getting away from it all, walking and simply gazing at the incredible views of South Devon, Ipplepen provides the perfect base for your next escape.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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