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The Barn

Chudleigh, Devon (Ref. 975890)


(42 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "A very well equipped cottage with everything you need."

    In fact we took some kitchen stuff with us which we could have left at home. The Barn bathroom needs were fully provided for, with hand soaps, bubble bath and shower gel and lovely big fluffy towels. The bed was really comfy as well. So all in all we have a very nice stay at the barn.

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2022

  • "A beautiful property, a real home from home."

    Vanessa and her family were perfect hosts

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2022

  • "We had an wonderful time."

    The Barn is amazing and the views are beautiful. Vanessa is very friendly as are her daughters. We even received a welcome Hamper when we arrived which we didn't expect. The upside down layout works perfectly in order to enjoy the views and the rooms are very spacious. There is a local pub 10 to 15mins walk and a 20 to 30min walk into Chudleigh. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JessicaJun 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at the Barn - would definitely recommend for a beautiful stay in the Devon countryside."

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at The Barn - the owners are really friendly and helpful, the location is stunning, and the accommodation is clean, spacious and very well equipped."

    The Barn is in a very quiet countryside spot but is also well situated for easy access to attractions across Devon. We would love to visit again!

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "The Barn is a lovely and the best equipped cottage we have ever stay in."

    The owners, who live on site in the old Farm House are very friendly and very helpful! You will need however, a satnav, or a very good large scale map to negotiate the single track lanes (with no signposts) to get from The Barn to the main A380 to visit the Torbay area and beyond, before you get familiar with the route out! Otherwise the location is a great base to view the sights of Devon and Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Great property in a superb setting."

    Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, very well set out and spacious."

    Every thing that we needed was provided and the location was excellent for visiting South Devon and Dartmoor. Vanessa was really helpful and made is feel very welcome. I'm sure we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "Great cottage and location."

    Fast electric charger only in village which was useful.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    Very comfortable and spacious. Owners very friendly and helpful, providing many tips re places to go. Lovely places to visit. Vanessa even noticed our granddaughter 's named fork had been left behind and posted it back. A very good week.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "This is our second visit to The Barn as it is an ideal base for us to visit family and friends in the area as well as visit attractions and go walking on Dartmoor."

    The hamper is a lovely idea and most welcome after a long journey. The Barn is well equipped, spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, great views and very peaceful. We will certainly book again

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "A very comfortable and well appointed property with attentive owners nearby but never intrusive."

    Well placed to explore the many and varied attractions in the area, but also set in a beautiful peacefull valley with a variety of quiet safe walks from the door.

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2021

  • "This is the 3rd visit to the Barn."

    It was always a warm, welcoming environment. This was our 1st holiday since Covid struck. But the lengths to which Vanessa went to ensure the Barn was clean and prepared was excellent. We felt very safe.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Well equipped property with wonderful views and peaceful surroundings."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by MarilynAug 2021

  • "The house we stayed in was excellent."

    It was very well equipped and in a peaceful setting. The owner was very friendly and helpful and she had left us a welcome hamper, as well as some flowers. The location was good for exploring different areas of Devon. We would recommend it.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Lovely barn, very spacious."

    Comfy beds and good bed linen.Great welcome pack with the most delicious cake!! Vanessa the owner was very friendly and helpful.Good location to get around Devon as very near to Devon expressway.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Vanessa, the host was very welcoming."

    The hamper was a nice surprise and so was the delicious homemade cake! The Barn was very well equipped and very roomy. The beds were extremely comfortable. It is down several narrow country lanes and if you are walking there are several fairly steep hills around. This is fine if you are young and fit but a bit hard if you are that bit older! Over all a lovely place to stay for a short break.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful surroundings."

    Vanessa was very helpful and left a lovely hamper of goodies for us, and the blueberry cake was particularly good.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Excellent facilities and hospitality from the owners. Service from Sykes in trying to rebook initially, dreadful. I will not use them again.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2020

  • "A real joy to stay at this property everything we needed and more ..."

    A real joy to stay at this property everything we needed and more very comfortable and very large lovely area our host vanessa could not be more helpful a lovely woman we will be back one more point the corona virus was taken very serius and was cared for in a very good manor keep up the good work and we will see you again soon

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "The Barn is superbly located for a holiday of moorland and seaside activity with local shops ,pubs and restaurants ."

    Set in rolling Devon countryside with far tracing views, high quality decor and a wood burner it fulfilled all our needs . The owners are lovely and even left a welcome gift of a hamper full of goodies !! Great place , amazing holiday xx

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2020

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Just perfect. Lounge and kitchen absolutely amazing, stunning views, so comfy, stylish and the welcome pack and flowers such lovely touches,

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2020

  • "We have spent a fabulous week in the Barn."

    The owners did everything they could to make sure we warm and cosy. The views over the valley to the to the moors outstanding. The sunsets were spectacular. The barn had everything we needed for a family catch up.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2019

  • "The Barn was well situated for visiting the Torbay area, also Totnes and Newton Abbott."

    The Barn was very spacious and extremely well equipped with great views from the living area and kitchen upstairs.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2019

  • "This was the second time that we had rented the same property through Sykes, so ..."

    This was the second time that we had rented the same property through Sykes, so we knew what to expect and our expectations were met

    Reviewed by JeremySep 2019

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful setting."

    Lovely friendly owners. Lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2019

  • "There is a single track road to the property which may not suit some drivers and perhaps this should be advised."

    Reviewed by CherinaJun 2019

  • "An excellent house in a lovely location."

    Vanessa was very helpful and the "welcome" pack was a real treat.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The Barn is very well equiped."

    The hostess has made a clear document with all kind of good suggestions of walking routes, bars, pubs, restaurants, city trips, interesting places. We will definitely book the Barn again if we might visit Devon in the future. Thanks a lot

    Reviewed by HugoJun 2019

  • "What a lovely barn in a beautiful setting!"

    We were made to feel very welcome by the owner Vanessa when we arrived and really appreciated the hamper of goodies we found in the kitchen (wine, crisps, cake, coffee and tea) and the large vase of fresh flowers. There was also milk in the fridge so we could have a cuppa after our journey. The Barn was very spacious, clean and comfortable and our 5 year old couldn't get over the 'upside down' layout with the kitchen and lounge upstairs! This totally makes sense when you see the views from the front of the house! There was everything you could need in The Barn with a well equipped kitchen (including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier), books/DVDs for adults and children, some toys for toddler ager kids and shower gel/soap in each bathroom. There are a number of lovely walks directly from the property and you are so close great areas to explore in Devon, coastal and in the Moor. We had a lovely time at The Barn which was topped off with an Easter egg for our little boy!! A highly recommended place to stay.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2019

  • "The Barn is in a beautiful setting with lovely views."

    It is equipped with everything you could need in every room. The bed was very comfortable meaning a great nghts sleep. The Barn is situated close to Dartmoor, Exeter and Plymouth. Good places to eat nearby. We had a great time, very relaxing and will definitely return. The welcome hamper on our arrival was an unexpected treat.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2019

  • "This was a lovely holiday."

    Having booked cottages through Helpful Holidays before, we expected everything to go smoothly and without any problems and as usual it all went like clockwork. The Cottage was beautiful, really comfortable and cosy, proving to be the perfect base for a great holiday. Vanessa and Malcolm were the perfect hosts, with the welcome hamper, especially the blueberry cake, proving very welcome. And yes, we wouldn't hesitate to go back to the Barn, or to book a holiday through Helpful Holidays again. Thank you for a wonderful mid winter break.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2019

  • "We were at the barn for Christmas with our two girls and their aunt and uncle."

    We loved the house and location - with practical distances to Exeter, Plymouth and Dartmoor as well as Chudleigh conveniences. Our hosts unexpectedly decorated the house with tree and tasteful festive decorations and made every effort to ensure we enjoyed our stay without intruding. On Christmas Eve our 4 year old turned to her three year old sister and said “isn’t life magical?”, “yes it is magic” she replied. Would recommend the barn and helpful holidays to anyone.

    Reviewed by LutherDec 2018

  • "Lovely host, lovely views, lovely holiday!"

    Reviewed by YasminOct 2018

  • "It was our second stay at The Barn, so we knew what we were in for."

    however, the owners exceeded our expectations by leaving a lovely humper for us which was not expected at all. we love this house so much we have already booked our next stay at The Barn!! The kids are in love with the house, the place, the countryside and what it has to offer, and so are we adults. thank you!!

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

  • "The Barn was lovely."

    As was Vanessa. A very friendly and welcoming host. The grocery basket was very much appreciated. The lads especially enjoyed the blueberry cake.......... :-)

    Reviewed by JackyAug 2018

  • "Amazing accommodation in an amazing location what more could you want."

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2018

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the Barn and it is great to return to a cottage where quality has been maintained ."

    The family are lovely - the right mixture of begin available and leaving us to ourselves. The welcome hamper and the super cake were much appreciated. Thanks for a great base for our holiday. We shall be back.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "The Barn was of a very high standard and had everything we needed for an enjoyable family holiday."

    We would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by EllenMay 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, a home from home with everything you would ever need."

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2018

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, kids loved it."

    Will be staying there again

    Reviewed by LloydApr 2018

  • "This home has everything you would need on a holiday."

    Fantastic views. Spacious room. Even toys for the kids.

    Reviewed by ElineApr 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en suite bathroom, 1x family room with king-size double and twin beds, en suite bathroom and glazed doors to courtyard
  • First floor living area, sitting room with big sofas and wood burning stove, kitchen with dining area and glazed door to rear garden.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property provides beach towels.

The property

1½ miles from Chudleigh, in the tiny hamlet of Kerswell is The Barn, a smart and spacious cottage.

The ‘upside down’ layout here makes the most of superb long views over miles of beautiful rolling countryside.

Inside is equally impressive, a stylish contemporary decor with limestone-tiled floors and beams to the apex help to create a very special place to stay.

On the first floor, the living area with a wood burning stove is huge, big comfy sofas are positioned to take full advantage of those far-reaching views.

A bright kitchen and dining area is the perfect place to sit and plan or recount your days' adventures.

On the ground floor are two generous bedrooms, a king-size double with an en suite bathroom, and a family room with a king-size double and twin beds, en suite bathroom and glazed doors to front courtyard.

At the front, a big gravelled courtyard has a table and chairs and is occasionally used by the owner to access their adjoining home.

You have your own enclosed outdoor space with tables/chairs and barbecue to the rear.

The little town of Chudleigh has a friendly atmosphere, and is well placed for exploring moor or sea with good sandy beaches at Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth.

The historic, cathedral city of Exeter is an easy drive away, here you'll find plenty of shops, good places to eat and lots to see and do.

The Barn is a beautiful home in a peaceful, rural spot, yet with excellent access to city, coast and moors.

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

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About the location


Newton Abbot 7.6 miles; Exeter 10.9 miles; Torquay 14.4 miles

The Teign Valley is a dramatically steep wooded valley to the Eastern flank of Dartmoor National Park between the villages of Dunsford in the North and Chudleigh to the South. The villages of Christow, Lower and Higher Ashton, Dunsford and Hennock are peaceful locations for holidays with beautiful scenery all around with hills, fields, rivers and stunning thatched cottages. The entire area in and around Chudleigh is a walker's paradise with magnificent views to be admired. If you’re feeling a little more energetic then you could try your hand at rock climbing, go kayaking on the nearby River Teign, mountain biking or trekking around the location and beyond.

Region Information

Note: Beach towels provided. Spring water.
Note : £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas