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Butterwell Barn

Dartmouth, Devon (Ref. 995294)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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41 Customer Reviews

  • "The barn exceeded our expectations."

    The standard is very high throughout. It was lovely to meet Gail on arrival and the cream tea and welcome pack was delightful. The kitchen is fabulous, the quality of all utensils and equipment is excellent making meal preparation a joy. We were 6 adults plus a 2 year old and 5 month old baby, we all had a lovely relaxing stay in this peaceful location and look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2021

  • "It was a pleasure to spend a week in this beautiful, spacious and comfortable home away from home situated just outside of Dartmouth."

    Butterwell Barn is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, of the highest standard and spotlessly clean with thoughtful touches of fresh flowers in each room and a lovely ‘afternoon tea’ welcome basket. We were met on arrival by our friendly host, Gail, who even helped to put our shopping away which was being delivered just as we got there. We will certainly book to go back.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Fabulous barn with top quality furnishings and fittings ..."

    Fabulous barn with top quality furnishings and fittings Need your car to go everywhere, no walks directly from the barn Gale and her husband extremely helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "We have just returned from Butterwell Barn having had lovely weather and were totally amazed at the quality & cleanliness of the Barn."

    Gail & Phil were lovely hosts & made us feel very welcome. A lovely welcome pack was left, Scones excellent & flowers in all bedrooms & lounge. Would most definitely return. A very big thank you. Bev & Derek Coombs.

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2021

  • "Butterwell Barn exceeded our expectations, it’s the nicest, most well equipped holiday home we’ve stayed in as a family."

    The set up is well thought out, and the homely touches were just so thoughtful. From the delicious cake and cream tea provided to the flowers. Everything was just perfect & Gail was a wonderful & attentive host. Can’t recommend highly enough :)

    Reviewed by JessicaSep 2021

  • "A great family place to stay, our age range was 70 to 3 years plus a 12 week old puppy, and we all enjoyed staying at the barn."

    It had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "Had an absolutely lovely stay in Butterwell Barn."

    Lovely surroundings, lots of space, comfort and superb facilities. Everything was provided and of good quality. We felt extremely safe and comfortable seeing how beautifully clean the barn was, especially at this time. Very friendly owners, too. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by PatAug 2021

  • "This was our third visit to Butterwell Barn and we have booked again for next year."

    The location is ideal for our family as we like to spend time in Dartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes and Torcross. Gail and Phil are fantastic hosts and put great effort into making our stay enjoyable, comfortable and stress free.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Butterwell Barn is a great property beautifully appointed and equipped to a high standard in a beautiful and peaceful location close to many fun things to do and see, set in excellent walking country."

    Nothing was too much trouble for Gail and Phil our hosts who gave us lots of useful recommendations. We have had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by GeraldJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was amazing and Gail and family were wonderful."

    Every detail was carefully thought through from the initial welcome to our departure. Everything was perfect, making a first class holiday experience. We have rebooked for next year and can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Had a brilliant stay at Butterwell Barn again, we have become regular visitors here, the Barn itself both inside and outside is fabulous and cannot be faulted, the hosts Gail, Phil, Laura and Briony are all welcoming and cannot do enough for you, again a brilliant week (we’re back again in October) see you soon guys."

    Reviewed by DennisMay 2021

  • "Butterwell Barn was perfect for our break to Devon."

    Exceptionally clean and comfortable, the owners had thought of everything you would want in a stay. Gorgeous views over the fields so we could see the neighbours.. (the sheep) Arrived to the most delicious Victoria Sponge. Would be back in a flash. 10/10

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2021

  • "Butterwell Barn is an absolutely fabulous holiday rental - spacious, modern, clean, very well equipped and a great location."

    We’ll most certainly be returning at some point. Recommend this to anyone. Five Stars!

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2021

  • "WOW! Absolutely stunning property best we have ever stayed in."

    The level of specification provided an incredibly comfortable and clean place to stay Communication with the owner was excellent who had thought of everything I simply cannot stress enough how gorgeous this place was. We stayed as a large family with a 2.5 year old and a 2 year dog all having different tastes and expectations but it suited us all

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful feedback. We are thrilled that you loved the property. We hope you will visit again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "Fabulous barn conversion run by exceptional owners who go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need."

    Very well equipped and immaculate throughout. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "Gail and Phil have really thought of everything, making our stay at Butterwell above and beyond what was expected (and we expected great things from the listing :D)."

    The location is stunning, the house itself is beautifully done and has plenty of space for a large family staying. The fact that dogs are also catered for is the cherry on top. We will absolutely be returning and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2020

  • "Butterwell Barn provided everything we needed to ensure we experienced a lovely family holiday."

    It was surrounded by glorious countryside and located close to Darmouth with other nice places to visit fairly near by. The entrance to the property which is on a busy winding road needed to be more distinguishable as we passed it on several occasions when returning to it. On arrival, it was easier to spot the entrance as the owners kindly placed two red children's windmills locating the entrance and when they were removed, it was harder to judge ahead. This recommendation has been passed on to the owners. Must add, the actual property is set back down a lane so is very private and no concerns regarding any traffic. Due to not being able to get into the property until 5.00 p.m., we basically lost a good part of the day in the property, but appreciate COVID19 has an impact on cleaning the property. The owners did allow us to drop off our luggage which was greatly appreciated, but when you have perishable foods and travelling a good distance, it was a concern. I would therefore suggest a day 'down time' between bookings to enable families to arrive much earlier in the day to settle in and start their family holiday especially when you have very young children. We really appreciated the welcome basket which had fresh scones, eggs, jam, clotted cream and fruit juice and the owners were thoughtful enough to recognise a special birthday by leaving a card and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This was a lovely thoughtful touch! We would definitely recommend visiting this property as overall, it ticked all our boxes. When the weather is sunny and warm, it is even nicer! Thank you!

    Reviewed by AvrilAug 2020

  • "Just returned from a fabulous week at Butterwell Barn."

    We are a family of 7 and 2 dogs and this was our 3rd year holidaying in Devon. Butterwell Barn has been our best find yet and we have already booked for next year! The location was perfect, as were the views. The barn is spotlessly clean, well equipped and furnished to an extremely high standard. Would thoroughly recommend and looking forward to returning next summer.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "The barn was absolutely amazing, all the facilities you could wish for and the dogs were made welcome and with the fencing, completely safe."

    Gail was absolutely lovely and would highly recommend the barn to any family wishing for a comfortable and safe place to stay with pets too.

    Reviewed by DarrenFeb 2020

  • "We thought that Butterwell Barn was an exceptional property, we have stayed in many nice properties but this exceeded all our expectations."

    It looks good in the photos, but it’s even better in reality.. Gail was a very welcoming host, ready to explain every thing that we needed to know. The welcome cake and cream scones were a delicious surprise. The little extra’s such as flowers in every bedroom, also a beautiful bouquet in the main living area, to the ready supply of towels for the dog, all go to show what good hosts they are. We can’t recommend it highly enough, thanks for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by SueJan 2020

  • "Wow! We are a group of four couples who frequently book a holiday home together and Butterwell Barn is by far the best we have ever stayed in."

    The accommodation is spacious, very comfortable and the attention to detail shows how much the owners care. We like to cook and Gail and Phil provide everything you are likely to need in the kitchen, more than enough crockery, cutlery and glasses and plenty of space in which to work. The others could comfortably relax at the other end of the barn, chatting or watching TV. The bedrooms downstairs were very comfortable and with ample storage. The outside space looked great and in the warmer weather would be a big plus. Gail and Phil were great hosts and provided a welcome hamper which included a delicious homemade cake. They were extremely helpful and got the balance between leaving us to enjoy ourselves and being available just right. We thoroughly recommend booking Butterwell Barn and thank Gail and Phil for a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2019

  • "This property was outstanding, it was exceptionally clean and so fantastically maintained, we felt we were the first to stay here."

    There were so many little extras which made us feel welcome , for example the dog towels provided the shoe holders to dry out wet shoes, heated towel rails that worked and so many more. Gail gave us a splendid tour of the property showing us all the useful tips to make our stay more relaxing. The Dogs loved the big dog sofa and relaxing in front of the fire was amazing after a wet walk. Not to mention the complementary homemade cake and scones,jam and cream being a very welcome treat and a change from Turkey leftovers. Having a visit from the owners to check we were ok and offers of extra plates or cooking pans etc for the Christmas meal was a lovely idea, although we wanted for nothing the kitchen was very well equipped and the addition of the warming ovens was a god send. We had a fantastic time at this property and would go as far to say that it is the best out of the 6 we have stayed in over the last 6 Christmas breaks away as a larger group. Very impressed with the recycling system and very eco friendly.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2019

  • "Butterwell Barn has to be the best holiday cottage we’ve ever stayed in."

    The owners seem to have thought of everything and even left fresh scones, jam, cream and cake for us. We had a keen cook in our party of friends who absolutely loved the kitchen! The bedrooms and en suites are beautifully kitted out and extremely comfortable. We just couldn’t find fault with anything. Our only gripe was that we tried to book a return visit before we left and it’s already very booked up for next year!

    Reviewed by ShelleyNov 2019

  • "We were 7 adults with a combined age of 470 years and we had a brilliant week."

    It’s an ideal location and property of a high standard to spend a week, lovely social living area, also well appointed en suites to each bedroom.

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2019

  • "Butterwell Barn is without a doubt the best property we have visited in Devon, the property was spotless and fully equiped to a very high standard with everything we could of needed."

    Gail and Phil were the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful. Highley recommended. A definite revisit.

    Reviewed by NigelNov 2019

  • "Property more than lived up to hopes/expectations Owner v attentive and helpful but not intrusive"

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "Butterwell Barn is amazing."

    It combines luxury with comfort and is a perfect home from home. Gail and the gang make you feel so welcome you’ll never want to leave!

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in Butterwell Barn."

    We were met with a warm welcome by the owners who were easily contacted if we needed anything throughout our stay. Situated in a convenient and easily accessible area just outside of Dartmouth it was a great base to tour local attractions and places of interest This is a genuine 5* rating. The spacious accommodation is of an exceptionally high standard and provided a real home from home for us. The owner’s attention to detail when designing, furnishing and equipping the barn was second to none and we look forward to returning. We recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2019

  • "Butterwell Barn was amazing."

    The location was ideal for us, as it gave us easy access to the places we wanted to visit. Gail & Phil were very welcoming hosts. On arrival we were greeted with homemade cakes and a cream tea, which after a 7 hour journey was much appreciated. The place was spotless and the space was much bigger than the photographs suggested. Everything about it was top notch. Gail and Phil had thought of everything you could possibly need but still wanted to know if things could be improved. For us it catered for all our needs. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2019

  • "We had a great time at Butterwell Barn."

    This property is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. It is a luxury property and everything within it is of high quality. Plus - great location for this impressive Devon coastline.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2019

  • "Our second consecutive visit to Butterwell Barn & it was as immaculate as ever."

    Gail is the perfect hostess ensuring our Sainsburys delivery is put away before our arrival as well as leaving a lovely welcome hamper full of delicious Devon produce. There has been no expense spared with regards to the fixtures & fittings of the barn. The location is perfect for getting quickly to the beaches, Dartmouth & other nearby villages. We have chosen to book Butterwell Barn again next year with our family & friends as having holidayed in numerous other high end rentals within the Dartmouth area and the barn remains our firm favourite. We feel very lucky to have found such a fabulous place to stay.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2019

  • "Wow, what a superb place to stay with family."

    Everything is thought of and the quality of everything is so high. I would say it’s the perfect place to chill, all of our group said how relaxed they felt at Butterwell Barn. Such a warm welcome from the owners and the cream tea was enjoyed by all. . It’s a handy place for places like Salcombe and the Dartmouth park and ride is a short drive down the road which is handy. There are a couple of supermarkets nearby. . I would definitely recommend Butterwell Barn and we hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "Amazing holiday barn."

    Great hosts. Responded very promptly. Barn was well stocked and spotless. The location is perfect for exploring Dartmouth and other nearby villages and towns. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2019

  • "Everything you expect to be in a holiday home and much much more."

    From furniture to china to bath towels, it was all top quality. There was everything you would ever need in the kitchen, plus extras such as eco friendly laundry liquid, dishwasher tablets, coffee, tea bags, milk, oil and if that wasn’t enough, fresh flowers, scones jam and cream and cake! Great outside space and garden area. All fully enclosed and secure for dogs/children. Gail and Phil Bond the owners, were around, very friendly and helpful. Sainsbury’s deliver there too which is convenient. All round excellent accommodation, just wish I could pick up the barn and bring it home as I could easily live there! Many thanks

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2019

  • "A really special place with everything provided."

    A wonderful week for all of us with an extremely helpful hostess/owner.

    Reviewed by B. H.Apr 2019

  • "The Barn is exceptionally well equipped."

    Kitchen is great to cook for large groups. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and will certainly return. Watching the lambs gambol in the fields was idyllic.

    Reviewed by VickyApr 2019

  • "This property is just perfect for a group of friends to escape for a relaxing break."

    The welcome pack on arrival was really thoughtful and the scones were delicious. The quality of the furnishings and all other equipment is top notch. The overall attention to detail from the owners is second to none, they have thought of everything, even down to supplying doggie towels and a special bed for our four legged friend.

    Reviewed by ValMar 2019

  • "Gail and Phil Bond have made Butterwell Barn a wonderful holiday let."

    The internal space is lovely; well thought out with fixtures and fittings of a high standard. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas, the welcome hamper was full of tasty treats and the owners couldn't have been more helpful!

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2018

  • "Never stayed in a cleaner house!"

    Just lovely!

    Mrs Cecilie WillardSep 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Gail catered for our every need (and more!).

    Mr Nick SwainAug 2018

  • "Superb, Gail and her husband have produced a winner in Butterwell."

    Enjoyed my 65th with friends everybody talking about the place and how well it was laid out, you want for nothing Gail's thought of every thing even down to towels for the dog's if you have one. Definitely will be back again. Stephen and friends.

    Mr Stephen DavisApr 2018

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.

The property

Butterwell Barn is a superbly presented and very well-equipped dog-friendly holiday home.

Situated in a peaceful rural location, just a 10 minute-drive from Dartmouth’s waterfront, boutique shops and restaurants, as well as the stunning Start Bay coastline and beaches, the barn offers spacious and very comfortable, reverse-level accommodation for up to eight guests. This 19th Century Victorian barn retains much of its original character including high vaulted ceilings, beautiful oak beams and stonework.

The first floor living/dining/kitchen area is particular huge, offering a fabulous space for entertaining and relaxing with friends or family.

The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, with a Rangemaster cooker, and fabulous marble worktops, whilst the comfortable living area has three double settees and a wall-mounted TV with Sky Q.

The accommodation offers flexibility to family groups or parties of up to eight guests.

There are four en suite bedrooms in total, all on the ground floor.

The rooms are light and tastefully furnished, with delightful mosaic tiled flooring and high quality bath/shower rooms.

At either end of the barn is a spacious ‘master’ room with super-King size bed – each en suite features a bath with rainhead shower (over).

Two further bedrooms each have ‘zip-and-link’ super-King size beds that can be split on request to create 3' single beds.

The en suite shower rooms to these rooms each have a large walk-in shower. Outside there is plenty of parking for up to four cars plus a substantial stone terrace with garden table, sun loungers and large firepit/barbecue!

This fabulous property is perfect for extended family parties, two families holidaying together or up to four couples looking for a special break in delightful surroundings.


  • Four bedrooms all en suite: 2 x super King-size with a bath with rainhead shower (over) plus hand-held shower, wash-hand basin, cabinet, w.c, and heated towel rail
  • 2 x super King-size (can be made into twins on request) with en suite shower rooms with a large walk-in shower, wash-hand basin, cabinet, w.c
  • and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen with adjacent utility/cloakroom with w.c
  • and basin
  • Dining/sitting room
  • Fully enclosed area of stone terrace with garden picnic table and bench seating
  • There are also 4 sun loungers, 4 deck chairs and a corner sofa set
  • Inset gel fire (electric), wall-mounted TV with Sky Q, Bluray player and a bluetooth speaker
  • Nexus Rangemaster cooker, integrated dishwasher, American fridge/freezer (with water and ice dispenser), and larder
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and small sink
  • There is parking for up to four cars (three in front of the barn and one in a designated space to the rear). Fully enclosed area of stone terrace with garden picnic table and bench seating
  • There are also 4 sun loungers, 4 deck chairs and a corner sofa set
  • Large fire pit that can be adapted for use as either a barbecue or pizza oven. All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels excluding beach towels are supplied.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Totnes 12 miles.

Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon. It offers a stunning waterfront, ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus many local events such as the annual Dart Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, along with the Dartmouth Food Festival held every October. There are many interesting cycling and walking routes around Dartmouth, including the South West Coast Path, the Dart Valley Trail and plenty of quiet country lanes. A trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway through picturesque countryside to Paignton is a must, and so is a boat trip across to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty little harbour town. For those seeking some beach activities, there is a wide choice in the South Hams area such as Blue Flag Award winner Blackpool Sands, and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular and just a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.

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Region Information

Up to two well behaved dogs are accepted, but must be kept in the spacious first floor living area and are not permitted in bedrooms.

Limited mobile signal however wifi is available.

Starter pack of logs provided for fire pit - additional logs available at cost.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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