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Cowslip Barn

(Ref. 928817)

Cornworthy near Dittisham, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay, lovely well equipped accommodation ."

    Thank you for the lovely welcome pack. Beds are very comfy, ourselves and our doggies loved the garden.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, Penny, I’m so pleased you all enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Cowslip Barn."

    There's everything there that you could wish for. It's a beautiful property, well presented and very comfortable.

    I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay at Cowslip Barn and very much appreciate your kind review. Thanks so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic property I recommend highly"

    Thanks for your lovely feedback Lindsey, I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you return one day. Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0May 2024

  • "Amazing spot in a lovely quiet and tranquil village of Cornworthy."

    We got hit by the storms so managed to purchase some firewood in Totnes which is about 20 minutes drive away. The local pub is just a few minutes walk, doesnt have an expansive menu but worth popping in for a pint. We had a family lunch at the Watermans Arms which I highly recommend and is a short drive. If you have dogs, opposite the house is an incredible selection of walks with views to match, and the locals you bump into are very friendly. I highly recommend booking this property through Sykes and the house is very well maintained by the proactive owners. 10/10 :-)

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful property in an idyllic location - just lovely!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you :-)

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Oct 2023

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three lower-ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Lower-ground-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, nespresso machine with 10 vertuo capsules available to use
  • Smart TV, TV, DVD player, WiFi, a selection of books, DVDs, and games
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Private driveway
  • Rear, sloped garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, though may accept 3 if discussed with the Owner prior
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles, River Dart 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the interior and exterior of the home; please take care

The property

Dittisham 2.6 miles.

Resting rurally in Cornworthy, a chocolate box village near Dittisham in Devon is Cowslip Barn, a characterful, 18th-century barn conversion.

Sympathetically-restored throughout, featuring exposed, A-framed beams and stonework, Cowslip Barn offers a countryside setting for a family of six and a furry companion, well-positioned near the coast and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Travel down the country lane and through the private driveway, reaching your new, stone-fronted abode.

Step indoors to be wowed by the open-plan living space, complete with a fully-equipped, country-style kitchen with breakfast bar, a lofty dining table for formal affairs, and plush, leather sofas to lounge upon with the woodburning stove in the backdrop.

Use this space as your social hub before heading outdoors to bask in your surroundings, where you'll find a private, lawned garden with patio and furniture.

As day turns into night, head down to the lower-ground-floor to locate three well-appointed bedrooms; select between a king-size with TV and en-suite, a further king-size, and a twin, serviced by a sleek bathroom.

Enjoy a fresh morning coffee before preparing to explore the area, where find three great pubs within walking distance of your lodgings: The Hunters Lodge Inn in Cornworthy, a short walk from your new home; The Maltsters Arms in Tuckenhay; and the The Waterman's Arms located slightly further along the Harbourne River.

Head to Dittisham for your local amenities, before reaching Dartmouth and its lovely, riverfront position; here you can tour Dartmouth Museum, hike towards Dartmouth Castle, traverse the National Trust nature reserve of Little Dartmouth, or enjoy a beach day at Blackpool Sands, where you can also join the South West Coast Path.

Travel inland to Totnes, with the chance to trek up to Totnes Castle and tour its remains, or visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, a family favourite, before dining out at the Waterside Bistro in Devon, serving delicious local produce and tapas.

Further attractions to add to your itinerary include visits to Woodlands Theme Park, perfect for younger family members; Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, strolls along Paignton Pier with a bag of fish and chips in hand, or hikes across Cockington Country Park, before reaching the imposing, Tudor mansion of Berry Pomeroy Castle, enveloped by woodland walks.

A day trip spent sampling some award-winning vintages from Sharpham's Vineyard in nearby Stoke Gabriel after a few hours traversing the beautiful landscapes of the River Dart Country Park is a must whilst you're in the region.

Escape to rural Devon at Cowslip Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Dartmouth 3.5 miles; Totnes 7 miles.

Dittisham is a picturesque village surrounded by rolling countryside, located on the banks of the River Dart in the South Hams. Wander along the quiet streets lined with quaint, stone cottages and lush gardens, until you reach the waterfront. Dittisham’s quayside is often regarded as the hub of village activity. Stop at the Anchorstone Café for a spot of lunch while taking in the fantastic river views. Try your hand at some crabbing with the kids on the dinghy pontoon. Visit the iconic pink Ferry Boat Inn (or FBI as it is known locally). Ring the bell for the ferry and head across the Dart to Greenway, the once holiday home of the renowned Agatha
Christie. For outdoor activities, there are sailing schools and boat hire also paddle board and canoe hire, as well as plenty of
scenic walks. The harbour town of Dartmouth is just a short drive away or ferry away, and offers an array of shops, a cinema, plenty of restaurants and even a castle. Further afield, you will find plenty of fantastic beaches such as Blackpool and Slapton Sands, as well as key destinations such as Salcombe, Totnes, and Brixham to explore.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas