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The Cider Barn at Home Farm

(Ref. 976244)

Down Thomas, near Plymouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "A stunning spacious property, furnished to the highest standard and fully equipped with everything that was needed for a perfect family holiday."

    The pretty garden was enclosed and safe for our dog to run around and there was plenty of space in the house for our family of 5 (including the dog). The location was rural/peaceful (with the occasional tractor going by as this is situated on a working farm), excellent for exploring South Devon and crossing over to Cornwall. A wonderful stay at Cider Barn.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2024

  • "Thank you and what a truly wonderful Barn."

    We loved our stay despite the weather. The barn was so spacious and beautifully presented. The towels were luxurious and all those thoughtfyl little extra essentials provided, which we were not expecting, like salt and pepper mills, the amazing fruit bowl, milk in the fridge and some fizz too. We were truly spoilt. The view was fabulous and walks with the dog wonderful. We will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2024

  • "An exceptional property which we loved staying in."

    Beautiful and very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms with very comfortable beds with high quality linen. Spacious and lovely living area and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Situated on a farm and close to some great pub restaurants and within easy access to picturesque places like Dartmouth,Salcombe and Looe. Deirdre is a lovely host who made us feel very welcome. I have stayed in a lot of holiday homes and this was the best I’ve ever stayed in. I’d like to return in Summer time and enjoy the properties lovely garden. Thank you Deirdre for allowing us to use your beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Cider Barn was the most amazing place that we have ever stayed, it was spotlessly clean, lovely and warm, beautiful fluffy white towels super comfy beds, loads of hot water all day long and every usable thing you could ever imagine needing for one weeks self catering holiday."

    Deirdre is such a lovely lady and nothing was too much trouble. when we arrived there was wine/milk in the fridge and on the table a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit. even though our week of weather was pretty awful we had a fabulous stay and would like to thank Deirdre for letting us share her AMAZING BARN with us. Thank you Deirdre. Marina & Family.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful relaxing stay in a lovely home."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Hi all Just had a fab week at the cider barn from when we arrived and was meet ..."

    Hi all Just had a fab week at the cider barn from when we arrived and was meet buy the owner deirdre who showed us around the barn and also left us a massive bowl of fruit and and a bottle of prosecco The pictures don't do it justice Good quality fixtures and fittings its massive from the rooms and kitchen to the extra large bedrooms everything we needed was on there for us to use To say its on farm it was very quiet loved it will be going back 5***** THANKYOU

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "We received a lovely welcome from Deirdre."

    A huge fruit bowl and a bottle of Prosecco was on the kitchen table. The house was warm and spotlessly clean, lovely and spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. All cutlery, china, utensils etc were clean. Bathrooms were beautifully presented and had fluffy white towels. So many bathrooms are a little grubby on inspection but the 3 en-suites were super. The underfloor heating was great. Always had hot water for the shower. Beds were so comfortable and had lovely warm duvets and looked new. The conservatory was lovely to sit in and enjoy the sunshine. Warm on cooler days. The barn is obviously very well looked after. It makes a change to find somewhere that really is clean and well presented. We heard owls and saw pheasants and enjoyed watching the calves in the field behind. It was lovely to be in such a lovely quiet rural area where it is also dark at night. Walks from the barn to the beach were enjoyed. A lovely relaxing break for our family.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We stayed at The Cider Barn 24th August to 1st September."

    We are a family of six plus a small dog and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was lovely and the pictures online very accurate. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and very well equipped. The views and walks were fantastic. Dierdrie the owner very welcoming and hospitable. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely outstanding property, we've loved every minute of our stay, there is an iron and ironing board available, the listing doesn't state this."

    It's in close proximity to the centre of Plymouth. The owner is amazing, we had a slight problem with the bath but she had it fixed immediately. Can't fault anything, I hope too be back someday

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Since my partner Caroline got her Guide Dog Jack we have taken to staying in this country for holidays and have stayed in quite a few different properties via Sykes and Airbnb, and I can easily say this is the best one."

    It is so quiet and peaceful with loads of space for 3 couples and dogs. No expense has been spared on the decor and facilities, if it’s not in this barn you don’t need it. The owner Deidre is one of the nicest and friendliest person you could meet. Thanks Deidre for everything Kind Regards Wayne

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the best holiday barn/cottage we have ever rented, and we have rented many."

    The quality of the accommodation is first class, extremely spacious downstairs, with effectively three lounge areas, and three beautiful bedrooms with en suites to rival the best hotels. The kitchen is very large and fitted with top quality appliances, as is the utility room. It is co located with a farm, which has very little activity, so it doesn't disturb your stay, and it's down a lane, so its about as peaceful as you can get, with stunning views across the countryside. The owner Deidre lives alongside the barn, and made us very welcome. There was a huge bowl of fresh fruit and a bottle of Prosecco waiting on the kitchen table. You could not better this accommodation, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Our stay at the Cider Barn was an absolute delight."

    The accommodation, space and comfort were first class. Two lounges, two television sets, DVD player, radio, wi-fi, plenty of USB ports, huge induction oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and more than enough crockery, cutlery and glasses. Immaculate bathrooms along with extremely comfortable bedrooms. Bottle of fizz and wonderful bowl of fruit to welcome us. Immersed in the country with easy access to Dartmoor, Plymouth and the South Devon coast. Extremely considerate host who deserves a five star rating( or even more). Thank you for helping to make our week so memorable.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property exceeded our expectations."

    It was perfect. Well equipped, spotless, beautifully appointed, really a home from home. Plenty of living space so you could curl up with a book in one room and family could play board games in another. Great walks locally & nearby and on rainy days plenty of entertainment options in Plymouth, we enjoyed indoor golf, escape rooms….. There are two very nice pubs nearby, staff lovely and food very good. No disturbance from the farm on our stay, we enjoyed seeing the cows being fed and the local wildlife, hedgehogs and pheasants, also lucky to see Peregrine Falcons on Sustrans 27 cycle route. Memorable stay in a beautiful home, in a lovely location. Thankful to the owner who was a delightful lady, for creating this lovely holiday let.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have had many cottage holidays, but must say this one was amazing and of such high quality and very quiet."

    Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful well maintained barn conversion situated in a quiet location on Home Farm."

    Cosy and warm even if the weather isn't kind. Deidre gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful during our stay. Wembury beach and Heybrook Bay close by, coastal path and Erm-Plym trail are easily accessible for those who enjoy their walks. There are 2 good pubs nearby. We would love to return and thoroughly recommend The Cider Barn.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week at the Cider Barn."

    The property really felt homely as soon as we arrived with absolutely everything you could possibly need ...there was even a welcome fruit basket & bottle of Prosecco! Beautiful views, horses in the fields opposite and lots of pheasants. The beach wasn't too far to walk too and there were some lovely walks along the coast. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Cider Barn provided an excellent holiday retreat for us Essex ladies - we could not have wished for more!"

    You have thought of everything Deirdre & this reflected in the comfort warmth & cleanliness throughout this stunning property - indeed better than home-from-home in some ways! We would happily return in Spring Summer Autumn or even Winter so we hope to see you again! Well done & such a credit to you

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2022

  • "Highly reccomend this property!"

    Great location, lovely host. Everything you might need is provided to a very high standard. Hard floors were excellent for fluff emitting labradors. Definitely going to return!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2022

  • "An absolutely stunning property, well equipped and with beautiful views of the countryside."

    Deidre, the owner, was very welcoming. Thank you for the fruit and wine which was a lovely touch. We can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Cider Barn which is a stunning property with everything you need for your stay."

    We've been booking with Sykes for a number of years and this is by far the best property we've stayed in. Deidre was very welcoming and the bowl of fruit and Prosecco were a lovely touch. The property is so spacious and the finishing touches are of such high quality. Spending the evenings with a glass of wine looking out at the ample garden where our dog and the kids could play was the perfect end to every day. Can't recommend this property highly enough!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "We all had a wonderful stay, the accommodation was first rate."

    It was in a beautiful setting and would recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful bit of luxury in a lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location with great views across the fields."

    Easy walking distance to numerous beaches and coastal walks. Also not far to 2 pubs with good food.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at the cider Barn recently."

    .each room is spacious & comfortable..Deidre the owner has made the barn homely & inviting. We especially liked the "Garden Room" upstairs overlooking the lovely garden with trees,shrubs,flowers & birds. Swift's to the front quite amusing..saw a woodpecker clinging to the old barn ☺️ a couple of pheasants seem to be resident there Ha! We highly recommend this lovely holiday home in Beautiful Devon..looking forward to next year. Kind Regards from us all. Chris & Marion & Catherine

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful spacious house , which was very well equipped with everything you need ."

    Lovely walks round the grounds and close to several coastal walks . The owners was very friendly and provided a lovely fruit selection and Prosecco. Really enjoyed it and would definitely love to go back , highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Anna5.0May 2022

  • "If there was a 10plus for scoring this most certainly would have been scored higher than the 10 This has to be the best quality holiday rental we have ever had."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location, its peaceful and restful with lots of space if you need time alone to relax. We (six of us) had a lovely week away in this cottage and never got under each others feet. The quality of furniture and beds are amazing and we all slept really well, the two lounges and snug had very comfortable sofas. The kitchen was so well equipped and had a great seating area made lovely family meal times, lovely inclosed garden which was so peaceful. There are some beautiful walks around the area as well as the beach, your in a great location to get anywhere. We would have expected to pay much more for this property, as like I said its a 10plus on the scores. The owner is so nice and welcoming which made the holiday extra special, I would recommend this cottage to anyone. We hope to be back next year

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "Charming and comfortable property which is very well equipped, exceptionally clean and has everything you need and more."

    The garden is gorgeous and private and our toddler grandson enjoyed seeing the cows and the tractor pass every day. The views are amazing. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed exploring the area and there is a lot to do including some very nice pubs within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was in a stunning area and extremely clean throughout."

    The furnishings were of a very good standard as was the general inventory of items. Beds very comfortable. Lovely and quiet, plenty of bird life, and it was a pleasure to see so many stars at night and see a bat flying around. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful property finished to a high standard with great attention to detail."

    Everything we needed was there. We were made to feel very welcome from the minute we arrived. The safe enclosed garden a real bonus with a lively springer spaniel.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2022

  • "This property is simply stunning."

    Spotlessly clean, it’s huge, so warm and comfortable. Don’t think I have ever stayed in such wonderful holiday accommodation. The owner is such a lovely lady, who makes you feel very welcome , if you book this house you will be delighted with your choice

    Reviewed by R5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a stunning property in a beautiful setting."

    The Cider Barn is warm, comfortable, equipped to a very high standard with very comfy beds, good quality bedding and superb HUGE fluffy towels. The furnishings are all comfortable and practically new. Tasteful decor, well thought out design, spotlessly clean....we didn’t want to leave! Even little touches like tissues and hand wash provided made such a difference. Deirdre is so welcoming and helpful too. Ideally placed to explore Devon and Cornwall - we covered Dartmouth and Dartmoor area plus both the South and North Cornish coasts and Bodmin Moor. Polzeath is only 1.5 hrs away. I can not recommend this place highly enough and believe it is greatly underpriced for the standard of accommodation offered. Well done Deirdre you have created a gem!

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Dec 2021

  • "A Great property with lots of space, very comfortable and quiet we really enjoyed our stay and we would go back again."

    The owner was lovely and helpful and very approachable and respected our privacy.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Nov 2021

  • "Wow what a fantastic property."

    Large, spacious, ultra clean and fresh. All modern amenities in an old historic barn. Lovely welcome hamper with excellent wine too, thank you. Situated on the quietest working farm known to man in Devon's lovely rolling countryside. A shortish, 1 mile, walk to the local beach and coastal walks down a steep country lane, very invigorating early morning. Local pubs offer excellent ales and fantastic foods and amazing staff. This cottage has to be sampled to be truly appreciated. Thank you Deidre for a fantastic week in your lovely Cider Barn and your lovely Devon County. Definitely Highly Recommended.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Cider Barn is a beautiful property."

    The rooms are spacious and furnished to a standard that goes far beyond the average holiday home. The attention to detail is astonishing. Arriving at the property was a jaw-dropping experience and it quickly became a place you looked forward to getting back to after a day out. The beds have oh-so-comfy mattresses and the bed linen is cool and crisp. Towels are fluffy and generous. With each bedroom having its own bathroom, you feel just as though you are having a country house hotel break. The kitchen has a huge table where everyone can gather for meals or simply sit talking, drinking, playing games. A lot of thought has been put into providing all of the equipment you could possibly need to whip up a tasty meal for your guests. And then there are two separate living rooms, both with TVs, so there’s no need for squabbling about what to watch. Our favourite was the delightful room with the log burner- complete with a basket of logs. We all enjoyed relaxing there. I could go on and on about this property. It delivers on every count. And I haven’t even mentioned the surprise space at the top of the stairs which has yet more sofas and a view of the enclosed garden. This was my favourite go-to with a mug of coffee and a good book. We had a fabulous week in this lovely environment, walking to the beach, visiting local hostelries and exploring Plymouth. A huge thank you to the owners for a wonderful stay. You are sharing something very special with all of your guests. Julia S, October 2021

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully kept property in a lovely location."

    Host Deidre made you feel very welcome and provided a lovely welcome basket of fruit, wine and coffee. The Cider Barn is warm, comfortable and very quiet with stunning views despite being a working farm. You are spoilt for choice as to which room to sit and relax in but whichever room you choose you can guarantee you will be comfortable. There is absolutely everything you need to self cater with, a true home from home. Loved the Barn, just wish we could have stayed longer so will be making a return visit at some point.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful property."

    Very spacious and well equipped with stunning views from every window and a very well kept generous garden. It was really interesting to learn about the history of the barn and nice that they’d turned the well into a feature. An extremely comfortable property with everything you need. The under floor heating was definitely a luxury that everyone enjoyed (including the dog).

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "An absolutely stunning and spacious property, in the most beautiful and peaceful location."

    The Cider Barn was very well equipped, immaculately clean and very tastefully decorated. Some lovely beaches nearby, a nice pub in Down Thomas serving great food and also close enough to visit parts of Cornwall too. Deirdre is a very kind and helpful host and we enjoyed learning some of the history of the property and local area, our daughter loved her daily walk to visit the farm animals too! One of the best properties we have ever stayed at and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing week away in an amazing barn!"

    Full review on tripadvisor.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely property."

    It has been done to a high standard, is lovely and spacious and in a great spot. The view out over the fields as the sun rises is absolutely gorgeous. Very peaceful and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, made to feel very welcome and would definitely recommend anyone looking for a peaceful break."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Cider Barn was the best house we've ever stayed in, it was a credit to the owner Deidre."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "Probably one of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed in."

    Exceptional quality and comfort. Deidre was so welcoming & the fruit bowl & bottles of wine were a lovely and welcome gesture. Lovely walks straight out of the door down to the beach and fortunately we were blessed with lovely weather. A fantastic place to escape the madness of the world we’re living in at the moment. Would highly recommend The Cider Barn.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2021

  • "We loved the Barn."

    Extremely high quality and attention to detail. Loved it and would return again

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful location, excellent accomodation, a very relaxing break only one gripe, wifi was very poor, weve had a great much needed break THANKYOU."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very quite,excellent condition loved it"

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2020

  • "This is our second visit to the Cider Barn and was as good as the first visit."

    Such a beautiful Barn with everything you could possibly need. Spotlessly clean. We had a wonderful time and plenty of restaurants to visit which served amazing food. Hope to visit again in the future. The owner Deirdre is so welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful house and garden, excellent facilities."

    Lovely countryside walks from the door. For the more energetic beaches can be reached within a couple of miles but be prepared for the hills. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a wonderful barn, we all had a fantastic time."

    The barn was spotlessly clean and every measure had been taken to ensure it was Covid safe - thank you. It has a lovely enclosed garden which is perfect for chilling in and a fab garden room to watch the world pass by. There are loads of walks straight from the door. On Thursday evening there is a local show a short walk away, lovely cakes and homemade burgers etc... everyone is so friendly. A special mention to Deidre who is just lovely and helpful. The brochure doesn’t do this accommodation justice- it’s just perfect.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely converted barn"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2020

  • "Wonderful time last minute placement mid-week and we would love to visit again beautiful setting gorgeous barn"

    Reviewed by Garreth4.7Feb 2020

  • "The location was quiet and peaceful surrounded by beautiful countryside ,but two beaches only a few miles away."

    At the local pub the food was really good and well priced.The house is amazing.So clean and perfect we thought it had just been built.We have been to a lot of properties but this surpassed anything we have ever been to.The two bottles of wine were a pleasant surprise.Deirdre the owner is lovely and was very friendly and showed us around and then let us get on with our holiday.We will return in the summer , for longer next time thou.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cider barn was wonderful, fantastic luxury."

    we miss it already, thankyou for a truly lovely stay,

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Jan 2020

  • "A wonderfully appointed place to stay with everything that you might need."

    Comfortable, clean, well appointed and a helpful owner. Well located for seeing the sights of Plymouth and Dartmoor. A beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Cider Barn provides an extremely spacious luxurious sanctuary in the midst of rolling Devon countryside."

    To come home from a long day to the comfortable sofas and warmth of the log burner soothed the senses. Underfloor heating throughout ensured the large rooms remained comfortably warm, whilst the underfloor heating and large towel radiators in the bathroom provided a delicious extra warmth. There are many spaces to have ‘time-out’ from other guests if need be where you can relax undisturbed, such as the upstairs sofa room with glorious floor to ceiling glass allowing you to become immersed in the garden and watch the rabbits. As well as the main sitting room with the log burner there is a sofa room between the kitchen and the sitting room which provides a good space for children to play and watch tv, the generous sofa engulfed the four of us in various horizontal positions - 3 of whom are well over 6 feet tall. The kitchen is large with a two oven Rangemaster with 5 ring induction hob which coped well with two large family reunion dinners. This is complemented by a large dining table which we managed to comfortably sit 12 around by commandeering the bathroom stools. There is an ample selection of blue and white crockery, mats and knives and forks. Fridge freezer is half and half. The two double bed bedrooms are breathtaking in size and comfort. The master, with it’s walk in wardrobe and bath with shower over ensuite added to the feel of luxury and spaciousness. The twin room is equally comfortable with ensuite. The conversion has been thoughtfully and tastefully completed, with touches true attention to detail brings. All fixtures and fittings are top quality, no expense has been spared. There was always ample hot water. The flat access, and ability to get the car close to the front door make it very accessible for elderly and infirm visiting guests. Equally, the main living area being on the flat ground floor made it safe for very young children and easy for the elderly to manoeuvre around and use the downstairs bathroom . The bedrooms are upstairs. A mile further down the road is a very pretty beach with a car park. The working farm is unobtrusive, the occasional tractor or truck went past the kitchen windows but as all windows have movable blinds or shutters this did mot infringe on our privacy. The Cider Barn rose to the challenges we presented it with and across the generations many happy memories were made.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Oct 2019

  • "The accommodation was stunning."

    Tastefully decorated and very spacious. If you are looking for a holiday where you can relax and unwind, with no hustle and bustle then this is the perfect location. Situated on a working farm, the surroundings are beautiful and not too far from the nearest beach. We had a wonderful holiday. Would recommend 100%.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Aug 2019

  • "A fantastic week at Cider Barn in Down Thomas."

    Deirdre was a wonderful host and the accommodation was second to none.

    Reviewed by D5.0Aug 2019

  • "5 star rating in every way."

    Our host was the best we could have imagined. A beautiful setting and house. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Cash5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is definitely one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in, it certainly deserves its 5 star rating."

    Deirdre, the owner, is so welcoming and took time to show us around on arrival. A lovely touch were the bottles of wine and huge bowl of fruit! The barn has been refurbished to a very high standard with everything you could need but at the same time has a lovely home from home feel to it. It feels relaxing from the minute you arrive. The location is wonderful with stunning views across the fields to the front but a beautiful secluded private garden at the back with access from both levels. We didn't want to leave! Brilliantly located for easy access to the south west coastal path, no need to drive somewhere to walk which was great but also good road access so the best of both worlds. We definitely hope to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Cider Barn truly is a memorable place to stay."

    We have used Sykes for many years and this has to be the best we have found. Nicely situated for the hustle and bustle of Plymouth and the tranquility of Dartmoor with its wonderful wildlife and panoramic views and the stunning coastline very nearby - everything you could need or want a very short drive away. The rooms are amazingly bigger than they appear in photos, the setting is lovely and quiet with a tranquil, enclosed garden. Dierdre was very welcoming and helpful without intruding. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "The Cider Barn is a beautifully presented property in a very pretty rural location."

    It is not too far from the coast and there are lovely countryside walks from the door. The owner Deidre made us feel very welcome and we felt at home straightaway. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "The Cider Barn is a fantastic property in a beautiful peaceful location with an abundance of bird and bat life visiting the garden."

    It's also within short distances of many lovely places to explore. Deirdre made us feel so welcome and it was great the dogs had the run of a good sized garden. We hope to return to the cider barn in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2019

  • "The property, location and owner were lovely."

    We couldn't have asked for anything more.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Apr 2019

  • "A lovely house to stay in."

    Extremely comfortable and spacious. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jan 2019

  • "We stayed at the Cider Barn to enable a family reunion as my son lives in nearby Wembury."

    The Cider Barn is very well equipped - all needs have been anticipated. We had a lovely time. Comfortable Beds and quiet at night so we slept like logs.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2019

  • "The Cider Barn has been renovated to an incredibly high standard by the talented and inspiring owner Deirdre Giles."

    The fixtures, fittings and furnishings have been chosen with such care and attention to detail and were all of top quality making this spacious, comfortable, immaculate accommodation a truly amazing place to stay with everything that was needed. The location is so peaceful with beautiful views across the garden and fields it is also within walking distance to Wembury beach and other coastal footpaths although transport to reach the shops is necessary. As a family of 6 we stayed for a week over the Xmas period and arrived to find that Deirdre had thoughtfully put up a beautifully fresh Xmas tree and other decorations she also left us wine and a huge bowl of fruit. Deirdre lives in the adjoining farmhouse, she was so welcoming, helpful and kind yet never intrusive, it was really a pleasure to meet her. We had our Plymouth friends visit us during our stay and they were all in agreement with us that Cider Barn is without a doubt quite exceptional, it certainly has the WOW factor and worthy of the highest review and recommendation. Our sincere thanks to Deirdre for everything , we didn’t want to ever leave but we have taken so many wonderful memories with us of our Xmas at Cider Barn .

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Dec 2018

  • "Diedre was an amazing host, very welcoming, even took my arm when I was carrying the baby to take me around to the property, checked on us before leaving to make sure all was ok too."

    I would love to go back to visit. A beautiful and immaculate property that exceeded my expectations, I booked it for my partner and daughters birthdays and it was the perfect base for us.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Cider Barn provided an excellent stay and place to explore South Devon."

    The owner made us very welcome and the Barn was extremely clean and well appointed. It is very spacious and thoughtfully decorated. Would highly recommend and we will hopefully return in the spring.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2018

  • "Simply the best sykes cottage we have stayed in."

    what a wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2018

  • "The thought and care that had gone into providing for every need to make a happy and comfortable stay."


    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2018

  • "Dierdre was very welcoming and helpful, the barn was beautifully decorated, Spotlessly clean and had everything you could need."

    There were lovely walks for the dog (and us), a really good location and we look forward to revisiting. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sukhwant5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Cider Barn was a fantastic property which far exceeded our expectations."

    It was larger than we expected and fitted out to a very high standard. All new fittings and appliances and very clean. The owner Deirdre lives in farmhouse next door and was most helpful. Would definitely rate 5* and recommend.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2018

  • "The barn is a wonderful conversion and probably the best accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    Deirdre is lovely and one hand if needed for any information etc. Good location for days out and a pub within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Cider Barn exceeded all expectations , in forty years of high quality cottage/barn UK holidays, this was the best."

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2018

  • "A beautiful converted barn, very comfortable beds all en-suite, fantastic kitchen with everything you could possibly need, very peaceful and quiet garden with sun-trap - the only sounds we could hear were the pheasants and sheep!"

    Lovely walks for the dog. Small working-farm with delightful owner next door who went out of her way to meet our needs. Highly recommend - we would return.

    Reviewed by Guyon5.0Apr 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king size doubles (one with dressing room and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, the other with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin), 1 x twin with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Hall
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Snug/TV room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Utility room.
  • Electric fires, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with 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
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

This smart cottage converted from an attached barn is situated down a private drive on a small working Devon farm a mile from Down Thomas.

Designed with thought and care, this is comfortable and stylish accommodation for families or anyone looking to holiday in a beautiful area.

Head down the steps to your front door into the hall and then step down again to the spacious kitchen, a lovely room in which to cook and eat with its fascinating glass-topped well and big wood table to gather around.

Double doors open to a dear little snug with TV and then head through a massive door into the spacious, comfy sitting room with wood burning stove.

For quiet time with a good book, armchairs have been thoughtfully provided on the landing, beside the beautiful lofty en suite bedrooms which look over the surrounding fields with grazing cows.

On a sunny day, sit out in the pretty enclosed garden behind the cottage where you can eat alfresco around the table.

You are only five miles from Plymouth city centre here, with its wide choice of restaurants and shops to browse.

There is plenty going on, with a big theatre, cinemas, the historic Hoe to explore and the National Marine Aquarium.

For outdoor activities, you are spoiled for choice.

Bovisand Bay has a sandy beach, as does Wembury with its rock pools to explore, bathing waters and marine conservation centre.

There is golf nearby, or head to Mount Batten for all sorts of water sports at the activity centre beside the marina.

The Cider Barn at Home Farm is a smashing place for discovering stunning coast, countryside and city.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

Down Thomas

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Dartmoor, the glorious countryside of the South Hams and the vibrant scenery of the South Devon coast, Plymouth offers the perfect mixture of maritime heritage and natural beauty in a vibrant city environment.

Please Note: Electric car charging is not permitted at this property.