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Abbey Cross Barn

Dunkeswell Abbey, near Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976028)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just returned from our first break since 2019."

    Having used Helpful Holidays previously we were confident that we were in safe hands. The pre and during holiday reminders of what to take and what to do before leaving were very much appreciated. Thank you

    Mrs DonaldOct 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    The barn and outbuilding are very well equipped and everywhere was clean and tidy upon arrival. Only a couple of observations; The comfort of the beds was not to our taste The single track road is not for the feint hearted in bad weather

    Mr OsborneSep 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in very rural part and quiet part of Devon."

    Little country roads to get to property but they were very quiet most of the time. Saw deer most days in the field opposite which was lovely. Carole the caretaker was very welcoming.

    Mrs StandfastJul 2021

  • "Overall the accommodation was good, except for the height restriction in the upper level."

    This needs to be highlighted as even though my wife and I are not particularly tall, around 5' 8" to 5' 10" we both found moving around upstairs challenging. We also had problems with the signal for the TV. This would randomly glitch out making the programme we were viewing unwatchable and then some time later it would settle down. There was a message that came up about retuning the TV but as we didn't want to do any harm and not knowing the system in use we left well alone. We did just after arrival report the issue and while we were offered the use of the TV in the Owners/Cleaners home we declined. Luckily the issue abated that evening but ocurred again each evening following. When we reported the issue I was told nothing could be done as the person I was talking to didn't know how it worked. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay and found the facilities good and in good order.

    Mr GrantJul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage tucked away off the beaten track in a small hamlet."

    Good local walks, and well placed to explore east Devon and Dorset. Would recommend if you want to get away from it all.

    Mr TebbuttOct 2020

  • "Very relaxing, perfect for a peaceful getaway break"

    Miss NorrisSep 2020

  • "Great location; great for dogs; all facilities excellent."

    Would thoroughly recommend. On a personal note, the water from the well wasn’t to our taste but that’s a very minor point and probably particular to us.

    Mrs WigginsAug 2020

  • "We booked this cottage for a week just after the lockdown had relaxed and had a great time."

    Just what we needed. The cottage itself feels really comfortable and we felt at home from the minute we arrived. The garden is lovely, very natural and great for eating outside. There are 2 sunbeds for you to use and a bbq. We saw a woodpecker and had a deer come really close while sitting outside quite a few times. The downstairs is so spacious and light with large french doors and a lot of windows Kitchen has everything you need. Upstairs is nice and cosy with another toilet. Parking is great- behind the gate. There are sea sides (40 min) and towns (20 mins) to visit nearby. Our favourite beach was Jacob's Ladder at Sidmouth. We would recommend this beautiful cottage for a peaceful, relaxing , romantic holiday.

    Mr WardJul 2020

  • "We arrived on July 4th the first day you could travel after lockdown and Abbey Cross Barn was the perfect holiday getaway destination !"

    We felt safe and secure away from other people and the barn had everything we needed for a 2 week staycation, even sun beds ! Our dog loved the garden and we all loved the space. If you need to recharge after this awful time, book Abbey Cross Barn and you will have a quiet and restful time

    Mr ShepherdJul 2020

  • "The Barn is lovely,it is very well equipped and has everything you need for your stay."

    Mr AlexanderOct 2019

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The property

On the edge of the tranquil hamlet of Dunkeswell Abbey, in a quiet country lane is Abbey Cross Barn.

This former barn has been converted to an interesting, rustic-looking, wood-clad cottage.

You enter through a little glass-panelled lobby to a pine-floored, L-shaped sitting room with dining area and French windows to the terrace and garden.

There's also a well-equipped modern kitchen.

Stairs lead to the first floor and a small landing (5'6" headroom), off which are two bedrooms under the eaves, both overlooking the garden - a double with low sloping ceilings and a twin (5'8" lintel, sloping ceiling).

Outside is good-sized garden with a table, chairs and barbecue overlooking the owner's apple orchard and vegetable garden.

If you're looking to explore this lovely part of Devon, then you're in a good spot.

Nearby is the market town Honiton, famed for its lace making history, with lots of shops and a good leisure centre.

For fun days at the seaside the regency towns Sidmouth, Seaton and Beer are all within a short drive as is the Jurassic Coast for fossil hunting and iconic Lyme Regis.

Abbey Cross Barn is a beautiful, peaceful place in which to relax at the end of a day's exploring.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Living Room Bathroom


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Sitting room with dining area and French windows to terrace and garden
  • Kitchen and external utility room
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Night storage heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, 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 two cars
  • Barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

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

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About the location


Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages.

Region Information

Note: This property has low head height on the landing (5’6" headroom) and sloping ceilings in the bedrooms. Spring water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
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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