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The Barn

Honiton, Devon (Ref. 1002846)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful barn conversion in a lovely village."

    Very comfortable with a beautiful garden full of wildlife. Kitchen was very well equipped, the only thing we were missing at the house was cling film/kitchen foil and coffee. Usually they are left in houses when we stay. Everything else was perfect. We did have to check with the owner where the freezer was and we couldn't find it, but it's located in the Laundry room and accessed from the garden. There are lovely walks around the village and the otter pub was fabulous. We hope to return.

    We are glad that you enjoyed the Barn and location however please can you explain what was missing in the accuracy of our listing so we can update this. I think a score of 50% is a little unjust without explanation. I also think your comments ware a little unfair on the lack of coffee You were provided with a Devon cream tea on arrival but it is self catering so we do expect guests to bring their own provisions and coffee is very personal in taste/brand. We also emailed you a welcome guide well in advance and provided a printed version on arrival that clearly states "The utility room (out through the back door and to your left) houses a fridge / freezer" so we did say where to look for the extra freezer space. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2022

  • "What an amazing holiday cottage!"

    Looked beautiful in the photos online but even more amazing in real life. A stunning tranquil place to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Could not fault a thing! A perfect place for a family catch up for all generations with plenty of space for everyone to eat together. The inside is very spacious too if the weather is less kind. Lots of interesting artefacts, books and games etc. I have never stayed anywhere that had a kitchen with everything you could ever need too. Could not recommend The Barn enough and did not want to leave!

    Reviewed by SerenaApr 2022

  • "Brilliant property, thanks very much!"

    Reviewed by VanessaDec 2021

  • "Wow!! Where to start"

    ! We stayed here over Christmas 21…we needed downstairs accommodation plus lots of room & this place delivers! It’s beautiful and cosy in a fabulous location..little touches like mince pies,cream tea & fizz on arrival make you feel very special! We would stay here again in a heartbeat! 10/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by GayDec 2021

  • "Lovely and warm, very comfortable stay."

    Owners very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location and very comfortable."

    While located in the countryside it is very convenient for some of the excellent beaches around the area, so offers the best of both worlds.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "Really comfortable home that easily accommodated 9 of us."

    The scones on arrival were appreciated! Beautiful coastal walks a short drive away.

    Reviewed by CandiceJul 2021

  • "The Barn was an excellent venue for our holiday."

    Loads of space and character - with helpful owners and lots of things to see & do locally.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "This is the most beautiful, welcoming, spacious and well positioned cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The barn and gardens were stunning. The owners were delightful and left us a wonderful welcome of scones, jam and cream. We picked rhubarb for a crumble and can't wait to go back x

    Reviewed by VictoriaJun 2021

  • "Wow, where do I start?"

    We were a family of 8, the eldest 72 and the youngest 3 years. There is plenty of room inside and outside that you're not under each others toes. The Barn had everything we needed, the only thing missing, if you're taking toddlers, the bath is big, but there is no slip mat in the bath, so possibly take one with you, but that is the only thing I can think of that wasn't available, however, this had absolutely no impact on our break. We sat on a few evenings watching the bats emerge from the roof space above bedroom 4. They are amazing little creatures. We used the fire pit to toast marshmallows on a evening. We also used both the bbq and pizza oven. I like to run in the morning's and living in a very flat area, this made it slightly more difficult, being hilly, but well worth it with stunning views. The Otter Inn is very close by which we used and also Heron Farm. They have a lovely play area and the food in their cafe is so delicious. We all felt so relaxed and slept so well. The only downside is we didn't book long enough, we all wanted to stay on for another week.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "Lovely property with lots of character."

    The garden was well kept & haven for wildlife. Our grandchildren loved making pizzas & cooking them in the pizza oven . They also had a great time toasting marshmallows on the firepit. Lots to do in the area. Would highly recommend Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth. Within 5 mins walk of the property would recommend Heron Farm vineyard ( great restaurant ) & The Otter Inn. We visited many of the beaches on Jurassic coast all within 30 mins drive. Jonathan, the owner, provided us with lots of very useful information on the area. We had a great holiday & would recommend a stay at The Barn.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Very pleasant and helpful owners."

    Leaving goodies for us like scones, cream, jam and eggs was lovely. Plenty of space. Super-comfortable mattress.

    Reviewed by GillSep 2020

  • "Excellent facilities and quirky but well designed accommodation suited everyone"

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2020

  • "The place was amazing."

    space was beautiful. shame we had to leave early because of the troubled times. would definitely book again

    Reviewed by LaraMar 2020

  • "The barn provided excellent spacious accommodation for a week long family get together, this included 7 adults and two dogs."

    The open plan living/kitchen area was ideal. The barn had a great log burner and central heating making it cosy on wet cold days.. The bedrooms were spacious and bathrooms were great with ample hot water. The barn was dog friendly with tiled and wooden floors. Barn packed with amenities and nice touches plus an invaluable utility room. Welcome pack a really nice gesture. The owners were on hand to help if needed but no way intrusive, I needed their assistance to be directed to a reliable honest repair garage. Local pub two minutes walk, great local beers and nice food with excellent 2 for 1 offers. The local farm shop was brilliant with a great coffee shop. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by HughFeb 2020

  • "We really enjoyed the Barn - it was the perfect location for a very special Christmas."

    Very comfortably furnished and to a high spec. Some nice personal touches like the paintings and old photos made it much more homely than the average holiday let. Jonathon and his wife were on hand next door for questions too. Beautiful local walks and an excellent local pub for a Christmas drink completed the picture.

    Reviewed by JoannaDec 2019

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor single, 1 x first-floor double with basin, 1 x first-floor double, 1 x first-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Mezzanine snug.
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, a selection of books, games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking and lockable shed for cycles etc
  • Extensive gardens and patio area with furniture and pizza oven
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome but allowed downstairs only (any additional upstairs related cleaning will be deducted from your bond)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 1.1 miles and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Though the property allows pets, the owners ask you to be aware that the neighbours own chickens which roam free, so care must be taken
  • Note: Please be aware that the outside paths, parking area and garden are uneven and could present a trip hazard in places and the gardens contain a water feature with varying depths during the seasons
  • Note: There are a number of steps in the property between areas
  • Note: There is 24/7 50Kw DC rapid charging for electric vehicles less than a minutes' drive away

The property

Nestling in the Otter Valley between the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs close to the market town of Honiton, is this delightful detached barn conversion with a large & mature garden with an abundance of wildlife and boasting period features such as exposed beams, low ceilings, and wonderful rustic furnishings. Benefiting from contemporary decor set within this ancient cob and stone barn, it is a perfect base for large groups, whether it’s a family gathering or a reunion with friends.

Featuring a large open-plan living space you will immediately spot the unique mezzanine balcony which houses a snug space to enjoy some quiet time, overlooking the rest of the living area.

Down below, the sitting area has enough soft furnishings for all, with a woodburning stove to light up on a crisp winter evening, while a beautiful fitted kitchen sits at the back of the room under the timber mezzanine, which has a good range of appliances for cooking up delicious meals.

Gather around the dining table with glasses of wine while dinner cooks, and catch up on old times, or plan the activities for the week ahead in this amazing rural location.

With five well-presented bedrooms resting across two floors, which are set up as 3 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single, there should be an arrangement to accommodate most parties.

Supporting the bedrooms, a shower room and sparkling bathroom, which features a walk-in shower area and separate large corner bath, perfect for enjoying a luxury soak after a day of exploring to soothe those aches and pains.

From one of the bedrooms you can throw open the patio doors and step out into the beautiful mature garden hosting some amazing wildlife including regular visits from Roe deer, badgers, fox and other creatures.

The Barn is home to a summer breeding colony of Soprano Pipistrelle bats in the eaves; these beautiful protected creatures are absolutely harmless but can occasionally be heard moving around and chattering at dusk and dawn, giving the dwelling an extra unique touch.

The patio area boasts ample seating and pizza oven, so you can dine outside on a warm summer day for a special occasion.

The house is a short walk away from the local pub with a large river frontage garden, and local farm shop and cafe, while Honiton itself is a brisk 20 mins walk.

Here you will find many unique shops, a fine museum, cafes, pubs and restaurants to explore.

You are a short drive from the beautiful Jurassic Coast where you can visit the fine beaches and seaside towns and villages for which the area is famous.

Try fossil hunting at Lyme Regis, walking the coastal path, or explore on foot, cycle or horse many of the beautiful heritage sites in the area.

The Blackdown Hills & East Devon AONB are rich with county trails and historic sites.

Further afield but within easy driving distance are the Cathedral city of Exeter, Dartmoor & Exmoor National Parks and many other interesting towns and locations to explore.

All these and many more make The Barn the perfect central setting for a rural break in East Devon with your family and friends.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

HONITON

Ottery St Mary 6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.5 miles; Exeter 22 miles.

Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.

Region Information

PLEASE NOTE: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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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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