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The Cider Barn at Home Farm

Down Thomas, near Plymouth, Devon (Ref. 976244)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Mr BowlerOct 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

    Mrs SandyOct 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.

    Mr PoleOct 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).

    Miss SmithOct 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!

    Ms WalkerAug 2021

  • "Amazing week away in an amazing barn!"

    Full review on tripadvisor.

    Mr CuffleyJul 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.

    Mr DownesJul 2021

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

    Mrs ChapmanJun 2021

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

    Mr JayMay 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.

    Mrs BeckettApr 2021

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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.

And at the end of the day, you have a bar and restaurant at the country house hotel just a 350 yard stroll from the cottage.

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


  • 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.

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

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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.

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