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The Barn

(Ref. 1002846)

Honiton, Devon Show on map


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  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely barn in a good location."

    Very spacious and had everything we needed for a family holiday.Walking distance to a good pub.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "An extremely welcoming host with a stunning spring garden."

    This venue was the perfect place to celebrate my mothers 100th birthday. We look forward to visiting again, maybe for her 101st celebration!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great stay, no notes!"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "We really loved our week stay here."

    We thought the barn was beautiful, comfortable and warm. Loved the wood burner in the evenings with use of logs in the log store. The barn was well equipped including books, games and jigsaws, etc. just one point… the saucepans are very big so a smaller pan would be useful in the kitchen and the downstairs loo doesn’t lock. Wasn’t a problem but thought I’d mention. We had a very memorable time in the barn celebrating my 60th birthday and Christmas with the family. Definitely planning to stay again one day.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Dec 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Barn and the owners have done a great job creating a wonderful holiday experience."

    We tried the wood fired pizza oven in the garden and loved the result. There was also plenty of seasoned firewood for the wood burner which kept us snug in the evening and our 3 year old grandson loved the back garden for a game of hide and seek. For those who love some books to browse there are plenty on several book shelves on all sorts of topics, and you are well located for the Jurassic Coast and an easy short walk to the excellent Heron cafe and local pub. Overall you will love The Barn if you are looking for a unique and individual retreat.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay, made use of the pizza oven, fire pit and bbq."

    Location is good with supermarkets only a 5 minute drive away. Owners left a lovely complimentary pack and also left us fresh eggs on the doorstep mid week. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Would also recommend a trip to canonteign falls!!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful barn with welcoming hosts."

    It was everything we would want for a multi-generational family holiday. The gardens are beautiful and we made use of the pizza oven (on two occasions), the bbq and the fire pit (the younger generation toasted marshmallows). Jonathan introduced us to the chickens, not forgetting the rooster, and we made friends with Hebe, the spaniel. A lovely welcome pack on arrival as well as fresh eggs during the week. Thank you both for making our stay so memorable.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at The Barn, which offered everything we needed to come together under 1 roof as a family."

    There was plenty of cooking equipment, as some of us are keen cooks. The owners were really lovely and welcoming. There were fresh scone, cream and jam waiting for us on our arrival. The only grumble we had, is that the double beds were too hard! Everything else was better than you can see in the pictures. Highly recommend this place!

    Many thanks for your feedback and positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry you found some of the beds too hard for your liking, it's a bit of a subjective one and as they say, you can't please everyone all the time although we try our best. Regards. Jonathan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a really lovely time at the Barn."

    The facilities were as described and the hosts were available for any issues we had - and delivered us some lovely home grown greens from their vegetable garden which we very much enjoyed! We were an extended family group and the spacious nature of the place made it work great for us, we all had plenty of space to enjoy our time. The outdoor space was beautiful and we made full use of the pizza oven and fire pit. I would highly recommend the Barn to anyone heading over to Devon, it was also well located for us to explore the coast and other local towns.

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Barn is an excellent holiday facility, we used it over christmas for a family gathering, everything was provided, i would highley recomend this property, withits large garden it would be delightful in the summer."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Barn."

    It was a great location and we loved the garden! There was plenty of room for all of us and it had everything we needed. We’d definitely stay there again!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property full of character and charm."

    The garden was great with barbecue pizza oven and fire pit. It was perfect for our family get together.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property and location."

    Ideal for larger gatherings. Our first family holiday was brilliant and we couldn't have asked for more. Supermarkets nearby, eateries and everything you need. The scones on arrival were delicious and a lovely touch. Hope to come again!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2022

  • "On the whole we were not disappointed with this property."

    It's a lovely characterful barn conversion and the gardens were absolutely beautiful. The delicious welcome tray of scones, jam and clotted cream left by the owners was very much appreciated after a long journey. There were 6 adults and one 3-year-old in our party, and there was more than enough seating for everyone and plenty of cutlery and crockery, etc in the kitchen. The property overall, was well equipped, however, the ground floor bedroom had no dressing table and, even more mystifying, no mirror! In my opinion somewhat of a necessity - and something I expect from a 4-star rated property. I don't think I've ever come across this before - and I've stayed in a lot of holiday cottages! The huge wall which could have easily accommodated it was covered in a massive shelving unit filled with books and two redundant chairs across the other half of the room. Also, the main light switch to this room is outside in the corridor - so remember to switch it off before you get into bed! The property seemed to be quite clean - however, quite early on in our stay something was spilled on the main downstairs floor and as we mopped it up with kitchen towel, we were shocked at the amount of dirt that come up on the towels. I appreciate we are in the countryside and dirt will get walked in, but the floor seemed like it hadn't been mopped/cleaned properly in a while. That said, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay (the general consensus with our party was that the beds were a little too firm - but that's personal preference). We had fun using the pizza oven (but were unable to find a pizza cutter – maybe we just didn't look hard enough). We also lit the fire pit and toasted marshmallows while watching the bats fly around in the evening and had great fun playing hide and seek with our three-year-old grandson in the beautiful quirky garden. There are lovely walks nearby and Sunday Lunch at the Otter Inn was delicious, as was lunch at the Heron Farm Shop, just along the road. The property was well situated for visiting Lyme Regis, Charmouth and surrounding area and was a relaxing place to come back to after a day exploring. One last thing - mind your head if you're tall (which all the men in our party were) there are some very low door frames, and we had several banged heads!!

    Hi Cindy. Many thanks for your feedback. I think what you experienced as dirt from the terracotta floor was actually you lifting off a layer of the hard wax coating. The tiles are wax sealed and washed with s recommended wax impregnated tiled floor cleaners each week and I expect this is what you were seeing as it contains a red/brown colouration. Any cleaning solvents or wet rubbing will tend to remove part of this treatment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cindy4.1Jun 2022

  • "We arrived at the Barn to a little welcome pack of scones and all the trimmings, the property was clean and everything that we needed to know was on hand e."

    G wifi password, instructions on how to light the fire etc. The kitchen had everything that we needed, the rooms were nicely set out, the garden is amazing. We will look to book again .

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2022

  • "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.

    . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola3.4Apr 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 Serena5.0Apr 2022

  • "Brilliant property, thanks very much!"

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Dec 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 Gay5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely and warm, very comfortable stay."

    Owners very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Oct 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 Robert5.0Sep 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 Candice5.0Jul 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 Paul5.0Jul 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 Victoria5.0Jun 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 Shannon5.0Jun 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 David4.7May 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 Gill5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jul 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 Lara5.0Mar 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 Hugh4.7Feb 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 Joanna5.0Dec 2019

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  • 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
  • Check in time 5pm

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


Ottery St Mary 5.6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.2 miles; Exeter 16.7 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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

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