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Butterwell Barn

(Ref. 995294)

Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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79 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at Butterwell Barn despite the weather and would definitely consider returning here."

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wow, probably the best holiday rental we have stayed in ( and we have stayed in a lot !"

    !!) A beautifully renovated barn, spotlessly clean, well equipped and exceptionally well maintained. The owner Gail goes above and beyond to ensure guests are made welcome and comfortable even providing a “tasty “ welcome pack on arrival. We would totally recommend this holiday home from home

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is one of the best, if not the best, cottages we have stayed in."

    Very comfortable with excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great property."

    Had everything you could possibly want. All high quality, best equipped house we have stayed. Bedrooms all spacious and comfortable. Gail couldn't be more helpful and welcoming. We had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2023

  • "What an incredible property."

    Butterwell Barn is beautifully decorated, all furniture and fittings are of the highest standard, and it is also so well stocked I can honestly say there is not one thing you could possibly need that has not been thought of and provided. Comfy beds with quality linen, immaculate bathrooms, light and airy living area which transforms into a cosy haven at night. We fully recommend this property for the most wonderful holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Could not fault the property and the hosts on any way."

    A warm welcome and more the. comfortable stay in a beautiful place. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2023

  • "Butterwell Barn is simply stunning, from its beautiful design to the super comfy beds."

    The house was immaculately clean on our arrival and Gail, our host, had left us a welcome basket including some delicious homemade scones and cake. Gail is a perfect host, checking by text that we had everything we needed but never intrusive. We certainly did have all we could wish for as Butterwell is equipped with everything! Thank you Gail for helping to make our multigenerational holiday a joy. Heather

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "We are just home from two lovely weeks in Devon."

    Butterwell Barn is simply the best property we have ever rented. Every aspect was perfect, The barn is beautifully decorated, the furniture relaxing and comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped for eight people. Gail went out of her way to help us with local information and made sure we had everything we needed. Her welcome hamper, plus home baked cakes and scone teas will remain legend! John & Margaret Waller

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Butterwell Barn is incredible."

    It is maintained to the highest standard, very comfortable, spacious and superbly well equipped. It's situated in a beautiful spot and very convenient for visiting different places in the area. Gail, the owner, was so helpful, friendly and always available if needed. All in all a most enjoyable and happy experience. Would most definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Butterwell Barn and highly recommend this property."

    The Barn is beautifully furnished and immaculately clean. Comfy bed, quality bed linen, powerful showers and the list goes on!! Gail the owner met us and showed us around. She made us extremely welcome and left us with a welcome hamper and homemade cake and scones. The barn is so well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. We had a couple of questions during our stay and Gail offered to pop around to help us. The property is extremely peaceful with country fields around you. A short drive and you are in Dartmouth. Book with confidence that you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2023

  • "How to describe our stay in one word ?"

    FAB-U-LOUS? Butterwell Barn was simply amazing , from the very start receiving an extremely warm welcome from Gail ( and delicious baked goodies ) to a heartfelt goodbye from Gail, Phil and their little doggie. We took advantage of everything this luxury Barn had to offer, family meals made together in the most wonderful kitchen with every gadget and gizmo you would expect to find in a professional kitchen, BBQs on the terrace , late night sun downers around the outdoor table and fire pit , gin cocktails mixed with the amazing selection of herbs in the garden was a delight ! The bedrooms ( all en-suite) were spotless , the beds very comfortable and the linen and towels top notch hotel grade. We booked Butterwell to spend time with our busy family and the open plan living made this a dream , movie nights , quiz nights , etc , quality time was made easy . Gail has left no stone unturned at Butterwell , this place has it all . If you expect high standards then this is a must for you and the family. Well done Gail & Phil !

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "Was really happy with the property loved every moment there, it was tidy the ..."

    Was really happy with the property loved every moment there, it was tidy the scenery was beautiful and the owner was lovely and very helpful would definitely stop again

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful barn conversion."

    Owner very helpful. Just a tip if you are visiting :- In hot weather the upper storey gets very warm including at night. Might be worth packing a fan or two - particularly if you are taking a dog.

    Thanks Phillip, in response to your feedback we have bought two fans for the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jun 2023

  • "A truly 5 star holiday property in a beautiful location."

    Decorated and furnished to a really high standard. Everything you could ever need in a very well equipped kitchen. Top quality homeware, bed linen and towels. Excellent outside seating areas. Even our family dog was well catered for! Our host, Gail, could not have made us more welcome. Extremely friendly. Easily contactable and close by if ever needed. Loved the homemade cake, scones and the welcome hamper. Beautiful fresh flowers too. Would we return to Butterwell Barn? It's a definite "yes" from the Dolman family. More than happy to recommend this property to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic 5 star stay at this beautiful barn."

    It was brilliantly equipped, spotlessly clean and very very comfortable for our family stay. The little touches including fresh flowers in our bedrooms were lovely, the views were amazing.. gorgeous kitchen equipped with everything we could need. Would definitely love to return and would recommend to anyone. You won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2023

  • "Butterwell is a first class holiday accommodation which previous reviews if anything understate the excellence of this property."

    Would we stay here again ? Absolutely!

    Reviewed by Aj5.0Apr 2023

  • "Butterwell Barn is a fabulous place to stay."

    It is equipped with everything anyone could possibly need and is spotlessly clean and well presented. Gail, our host, was charming and very accommodating to every request, even providing a brand new barbeque once she was aware that we had one planned. The barn is in a great area with plenty to explore whatever the weather; be sure to make use of the Dartmouth park and ride which is a very short drive away and makes visiting the town really easy and fun. Don't hesitate - just book - we are sure you won't regret it.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "5* for everything."

    We were a group of 8 adults and 2 dogs and we all had a great time staying in Butterwell Barn. Gail the host was great and let us arrive and depart at any time to suit us. The afternoon tea which was there to great us was lovely and went down a treat. The facilities are excellent and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The en-suite bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The barn is nestled in a dip which is surrounded by hills with sheep and lambs grazing which was a beautiful sight to enjoy in the morning whilst sitting outside with a cup of coffee. Definitely dog friendly with their own bed, towels and water bowl. Wound highly recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "We’ve just had our third trip to Butterwell Barn and it was as comfortable and welcoming as ever."

    Gail and Phil have equipped Butterwell to such a high standard, from the furnishings, to the bed linen and towels, to the spec of the kitchen, that it’s become our first choice for our trips away. The Barn is always immaculate on arrival, and the cake and scones are always very much appreciated! It’s warm and cosy too. We loved watching hares in the field and the sheep with their lambs. It’s an easy trip into Dartmouth, and a taxi for six of us for an evening meal was a very reasonable cost. I’m sure we’ll be back again!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Barn was stunning, it had everything you could possibly need for a stay away from home."

    It was comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. The scones, cake and wine on arrival were delicious and Gail was incredible helpful. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2023

  • "From the moment we booked this fabulous barn Gail was the absolutely perfect hostess."

    The day of our arrival we were told that we could get there earlier as no one had been the night before which was generous. Talking of generous the welcome goodie box was simply incredible and delicious. The barn itself, magnificent and every single detail was perfection, every single implement known to man and all sparkling and spotless. We will recommend 100% and sorry Gail, we’ll be back. Thanks again for a wonderful time, Merry Xmas and a magnificent New Year. Very best, Kev.xx

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Booked to celebrate a big birthday, a stunning barn conversion with high quality fittings throughout."

    affording Farmland views, 10 minute drive into Dartmouth, very near to Dartmouth Golf Club, A perfect venue to celebrate with family or friends.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "A first class property & facilities with very helpful owners Gail & Philip on hand if required."

    Handily placed for Park & Ride to Dartmouth & touring around Devon.A lovely welcome hamper provided containing home baked goodies -we would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2022

  • "The location and barn were perfect ."

    We have stayed in holiday cottages in the past and this was the cleanest and best equipped. .. Gail was very welcoming and helpful and we arrived to treats . Lots of wonderful places to visit in the vicinity . Dartmouth is very close and we were lucky enough to go during the start of Regatta week when it was a party town ….

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was excellent, but equally important was the host Gail, who went above and beyond to ensure our stay was pleasant."

    Great knowledge of the local area and pro-actively reached out incase we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Nilesh5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our fourth consecutive visit to the barn."

    It has everything we need. The peace and quiet of the location is a pleasure and the short drive to Dartmouth gives you the option to enjoy a livelier venue.Gail is a great host and we would highly recommended it.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Butterwell Barn is a beautiful place to stay."

    The Barn itself is astonishing, also amazingly well presented, and by far and away the best equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in. There was even provision for our dog with her own sofa! Dartmouth (and all its facilities) are barely 10 minutes away, as are a whole range of places to go and see. It makes a perfect place to use as a base to ‘do tourist’, but equally if you just want to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The owners were very kind and attentive, helpful with advice and suggestions, but did not intrude on our privacy. We would wholeheartedly recommend Butterwell Barn as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "The best ever place that we have ever stayed for a holiday The quality of all fixtures and fittings was exceptional"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Gail and Phil very friendly and helpful with advice for local area."

    Butterwell Barn is absolutely beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone who fancied a holiday in Devon. Stunning location and perfectly placed for Dartmouth and beautiful local beaches.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Butterwell Barn."

    A big Thank you to Gail and Phil who were the perfect hosts - so welcoming and helpful. The property is also perfectly located for visiting Dartmouth and many South Devon delights! We would all definitely recommend this 'stand out' property.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2022

  • "Butterwell barn was perfect for our family spotless, home from home, everything you could think of was there."

    Fantastic location, Gail Is a great host cooked us some lovely goodies. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Gail and Phil are the most welcoming hosts we have met!"

    The property is beautiful and so calm and quiet it is a delight to stay here. Great attention to detail of property presentation (fresh flowers and pretty prints and photos) and ‘finishing touches’ eg home made scones on arrival (with clotted cream and quality jam) Great recommendations for local food shopping and beaches: spacious rooms and a great choice of kitchen equipment so we could do a proper dinner. Everything comfortable indoors and out, and stair gates to keep the dog and the toddler safe and contained. This is a great rental for a lovely Devon holiday and Dartmouth is a nice place to potter about, shop and eat. This was our second visit and we are likely to return.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 2022

  • "Butterwell Barn is 5 star in every way !"

    Gail and Phil have put a lot of thought into making this barn wonderful. All you need. Secluded in the country side, yet only ten minutes from Dartmouth by car. We have stayed in some excellent places over the years. This one comes out tops !! Perfect in every way for a large family or family occasions. Would highly recommend !!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Butterwell Barn exceeded our expectations."

    We were a family group of 6 adults, 1 toddler and a dog. The Barn is beautifully furnished and all needs catered for, even the smallest details have been thought of. Kitchen extremely well equipped, bedrooms spacious and beds very comfortable, showers amazing. The setting is peaceful and tranquil Perfect sunny outside dining terrace areas and a small grassed off area for the dog. It is well situated to get to Dartmouth 10 mins drive, we used the Park and ride a couple of times which worked well. Would very much recommend this accommodation. Hosts Gail and Phil very helpful too.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "As a holiday property it is one of the best we have been in."

    Attention to detail was first class. The standard of fixtures and fittings could not be bettered. Our thanks to Gail, who was an extremely welcoming and attentive host. We thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were highly impressed with everything about this accommodation."

    The warm welcome from Gail and Philip, the quality of equipment and fittings, the high level of comfort in both lounge and bedrooms and the outside space which was totally dog friendly. We very much look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our fourth holiday at Butterwell Barn."

    It provides the perfect space for our family and dogs to unwind and enjoy quality time together. Gail and Phil are perfect hosts. The barn is beautiful and caters for our every need. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Have just returned from a wonderful week with some of my family at Butterwell Barn."

    It’s difficult to believe that this was once a barn because the whole building has been rebuilt to grand designs. All the furnishings and fittings are of top quality. Hamper and fresh flowers on arrival was very welcomed. Gail and Phil have thought of everything to make your stay perfect and it’s no wonder that they have received top awards. Even during a busy lambing period we were invited to their farm to see the lambing which we all, especially my 2 granddaughters really enjoyed. Because of storm Eunice, Gail was very concerned about us leaving on the Friday so allowed us to stay an extra night which was very much appreciated. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2022

  • "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 Nicola5.0Oct 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 Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous barn with top quality furnishings and fittings Need your car to go ..."

    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 John4.7Sep 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 Derek5.0Sep 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 Jessica5.0Sep 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 Christopher3.8Aug 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 Pat5.0Aug 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 Andrew5.0Jul 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 Gerald5.0Jun 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 Carol5.0Jun 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 Dennis5.0May 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 Emma5.0Apr 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 Chris5.0Apr 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 Sharon5.0Oct 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 Chris5.0Sep 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 Laura5.0Sep 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 Avril5.0Aug 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 Lisa5.0Aug 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 Darren5.0Feb 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 Sue5.0Jan 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 Linda5.0Dec 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 Chris5.0Dec 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 Shelley5.0Nov 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 William5.0Nov 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 Lucy5.0Nov 2019

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

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 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 Rebecca5.0Sep 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 Alison5.0Aug 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 Andrew5.0Jul 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 Kevin5.0Jul 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 Amanda5.0Jul 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 John5.0May 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 Andrea5.0May 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 Catherine5.0May 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.5.0Apr 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 Vicky5.0Apr 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 Val5.0Mar 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 Susan5.0Dec 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • All duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels excluding beach towels are supplied
  • There is parking for up to four cars (three in front of the barn and one in a designated space to the rear), and two EV chargers. 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 charcoal barbecue or pizza oven
  • Strictly No Smoking

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.

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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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.

Strictly No Smoking