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The Old Haybarn

(Ref. 1035311)

Ipplepen, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The Old Haybarn was immaculately presented."

    It is a lovely, very well appointed and comfortable space. David, it was great to meet you, to understand the history and passion you have put into renovating the barn. we loved it and wont hesitate in coming again when the weather is better.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "A very comfortable stay over New Year in a spacious and exceptionally well equipped cottage."

    Heating was good, and the log fire a great bonus in the evenings. Owner David was very attentive. Situated in a country lane but not isolated, and only a mile from the Totnes to Newton Abbot Road. Plenty of off-road parking in the property grounds.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful accommodation, perfect for our needs with everything you could possibly need."

    Hosts are lovely Thank you

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    It was wonderfully and tastefully presented, the beds, sofa's etc all comfortable. All the appliances are modern and easy to use and we really enjoyed that the garden area was safe for our children to play in (they're aged 6-10). It was great to meet the owner on the first night and reassuring to know they were close by. The ceiling fan in the lounge was a blessing to help keep the room cool and although it was too warm when we visited to use it, the log burner is such a wonderful feature. It was great to have items such as an iron, outside washing line etc. The only minor points we'd like to feed back on is that the smaller bathroom could do with a handle on the inside, to help close it. Two out of our three children couldn't close the door because there is nothing suitable to grip on to. Everyone else was fine though and it was brilliant to have a second WC, as a family of 5. The only other very small point is that it would be great to have a heat-proof microwave suitable jug or similar, for heating things up in the microwave. All the china bowls and melamine bowls were microwave safe, but they of course get very hot and so it was tricky to use these for things like heating up beans, soup, making porridge in the microwave - I'm so sorry if there was one, but I missed it. We very much enjoyed the stay and wouldn't hesitate to return :)

    Thank you for your comments we have responded to the suggestions you have made. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at The Old Hay Barn."

    The barn was so well equipped with everything we could possibly need and more. Set in such a peaceful and beautiful village. This provided is with a well earned rest whilst being so close to Torquay, Paignton and so many more places to explore. Thank you to Dave and Pat for all their help and for such a warm welcome. We had such a good time and hopefully will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cannot fault it."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "An excellent holiday property."

    Very high standard of conversion from an old barn. Very quiet situation. Having stayed at many barn, cowshed, stable conversions with Sykes and others the Old Haybarn is amongst the best. Be prepared for narrow lanes but all part of the a delightful Devon.

    Reviewed by Will5.0May 2023

  • "As all visitors have said this is a lovely conversion, well designed , spotless and comfortable, especially as it is all on one floor."

    The extra wc was a thoughtful and sensible idea. Extremely quiet position and lovely garden. I would add only that this cottage is not actually in Ipplepen village itself (we never went there!) but is in Combe Fishacre which is necessary to know if you find the access, driving on narrow lanes with blind bends nerve wracking. This may also be important for those arriving in a larger than average vehicle.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Apr 2023

  • "It's a shame the only thing that let it down was there were a lot of cobwebs and a bit chilley so log burner had to be lit."

    But otherwise it was okay

    We cannot understand this feedback. We always introduce ourselves to our guests on the day they arrive and encourage them to knock on our nearby door if there are any problems at all in the barn.The thermostatically controlled heating has not been altered since the middle of winter when guests reported the barn was warm. With regards to cobwebs I am sure that if you look hard you would find one or two, but we do clean very thoroughly at every changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion2.5Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Haybarn."

    It was spotlessly clean and very well equiped with added extras (fresh milk, flowers, tea & coffee).  It is in a peaceful and quiet location but easy to get to the main road.  The garden is a lovely setting to have morning coffee. Couple of minor things to note if you are travelling with small children.  The internet is a little slow for streaming, best to pre-download TV shows for the kids. The cottage gets a little chilly at night (early april) so we had to light the fire, a fire guard was provided but we were a bit silly and didn't find it under the bed.  In summary I highly recommend the cottage for anyone visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Gabriela4.7Apr 2023

  • "If booked during the colder months you have to be willing to light the woodburner each day as property can get cold."

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Mar 2023

  • "Very well equipped and welcoming, clean and lovely location."

    I would have no hesitation in recommending.

    Thank you for your kind comment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this lovely barn conversion."

    Spacious, well equipped, spotlessly clean. Situated down a Devon Lane, (but not far from the main road) it was very peaceful and we enjoyed the garden with fine views and bird life. A good location for exploring Totnes, Dartmouth, Dartington, and all surrounding villages. Alan and Gill.

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Haybarn, it's situated in a quiet village, but very near lots of activities and it was a good place to stay with kids too, as there were a number of boardgames ready for them to play."

    We were also visited by a pheasant in the back garden, which the children were fascinated by. Many thanks to our hosts for the 5 days.

    Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Old Haybarn, was perfect in everyway possible."

    Although it was a very very cold week, 14th ----20th January we had a lovely time. Barn was warm and cosy with a lovely woodburner. Will look forward to returning. Jenny

    Thank you for your kind comments. Very glad that you are warm and cosy and have a great stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2023

  • "Better than the photos!"

    Beautiful location. Beautiful building. Kitchen a joy to cook in. Well stocked with all the items you need! Had a great Christmas there!

    For the feedback. Glad you had a great Christmas break Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jody5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful barn conversion, done to a very high standard."

    Equipped with everything you could need. Peaceful countryside setting, away from it all.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Oct 2022

  • "The second time we have stayed at this great cottage."

    Everything is of a high standard. Will definitely be back. Only tiny negative is that the internet connection is very slow. But nothing the owner can do except hope that the infrastructure improves in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "It would have been great to have some comfortable outdoor furniture to sit on"

    Reviewed by Melanie4.1Jul 2022

  • "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 Robert4.7Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 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 Martin5.0Mar 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 Natalie5.0Feb 2022

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

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jan 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 Adele5.0Oct 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 Trudi5.0Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely property in a quiet location."

    Very peaceful

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 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 Matthew4.4Apr 2021

  • "Car is essential"

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7Apr 2021

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

    I would most certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Dec 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 Pamela5.0Oct 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 Adele5.0Sep 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 Clive5.0Sep 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 Michelle4.7Aug 2020

  • "Excellent property and very peaceful surroundings."

    Owner very friendly

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 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 Michael4.4Jul 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 Ann5.0Jul 2020

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 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.