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The Barn

Southleigh, near Beer, Devon (Ref. 976019)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely family Christmas at the Barn."

    .. The space was brilliant for the 9 of us plus 2 dogs. We Couldn't fault the facilities and the gorgeous surroundings. The Christmas tree was appreciated and the welcome goodies made us feel at home as soon as we arrived.Would love to return in the Spring or Summer to really appreciate the farm and and local walks. Christine Alexander and family.

    Mrs AlexanderDec 2021

  • "Another wonderful weekend at the barn."

    Beautiful setting, beautiful home and very kind and accommodating owners.

    Mrs DaviesDec 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time at the barn."

    The photos do not do it justice on just how big the place is. With 6 rooms, all en suite, and with space for the dogs, we had the whole family there : grandparents, parents and grandkids. It was amazing. Hot tub and games room room was a hit with the kids. The place is very remote and quiet, with lovely view over the valley. I would recommend The Barn to anybody.

    Mr TimbyOct 2021

  • "I booked this house for my friends and I to celebrate my upcoming 40th."

    It had all the things we all enjoy - hot-tub, pool table, huge house, fabulous kitchen and plenty of space according to the listing. However upon arrival it turns out that the pictures simply did not do this property justice. The house is epic in proportions. The kitchen was the best stocked, well prepared place - the amount of cutlery became a bit of a standing joke! We truly could have managed banquets and catering for a wedding! Joanne the owner was lovely and easy to just pop a message to if needed and stopped by as we enjoyed wine on the terrace to check we were all happy. Do not hesitate to book this house, the space was wonderful. The Devonshire roads are quite an adventure, however I wouldn't think twice about coming back. The resident alpaca, goats and ostrich were charming companions to say hello to over the hedge too. The Barn, Southleigh... thank you for the best memories made.

    Mrs SchettinoOct 2021

  • "On arrival the house was spotless, every glass and piece of cutlery, the two fridges and six bathrooms all shone."

    The kitchen really does have everything, we reckoned you could easily cater a small wedding there plus make the cake! Yes, the location is remote and we cooked meals every night, but what a joy in the vast kitchen with both electric and aga cookers. We were very lucky with the weather so most of our downtime was spent outside on the terrace soaking up the incredible view and the sunshine, I could feel my shoulders dropping, it was so relaxing. Activity wise we made good use of the hot tub and pool table, walked for miles along the stunning coastal paths, visited Beer and Seaton and had a fun afternoon clay pigeon shooting at Ashcombe Adventure Centre. The lovely owners live in a cottage nextdoor and left us completely to our own devices, just saying to ask if we needed anything and waving to us on the terrace as they occasionally went past. As mentioned in other reviews the floorboards are a little creaky upstairs but we all went to bed at roughly the same time so it wasn't an issue. There is no enclosed 'garden' as such but the owners were happy for our puppy to wander around the forecourt area and grassy field while we supervised, in fact he made friends with their lovely Bluebell and had a great time! You can probably tell that we had a fantastic week and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Mr DeansSep 2021

  • "The house was lovely, large and open plan downstairs was great for the whole family."

    The games tables were fun too. The hot tub was lovely too. The play equipment outside were handy. House is very well equipped, kitchen has everything you need. Slight negatives: there’s no enclosed garden as the play equipment is on the drive so kids need watching. Due to the open plan design and wooden floors you can hear EVERYTHING and everyone around the house. The cockerel is awake very early every day!!!! But it’s a farm so we should have expected something like that! All in all a great stay for a large family, thank you.

    Mrs ParsonsAug 2021

  • "Very remote, but very picturesque."

    Floors creak so much they disturb anyone sleeping.

    CollisAug 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay in a lovely area."

    Lovely open plan ground floor and outside spaces, so it’s great for groups. Good size bedrooms. Lots of parking. Had a really great holiday. Thank you.

    Miss ShawJun 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week at The Barn with my Mum and my brother and family."

    The main living area is huge, with loads of room for everyone - ample sofa seating, a huge dining table, and the pool table was popular with us all. The hot tub is excellent and the children enjoyed the play areas. The kitchen was well-equipped - I hate going away with a crowd and finding there are no big dishes to bake a lasagne or similar! No problem here a there is plenty of everything, including huge dishes. We loved using the Aga to cook on, but there is also an electric oven. We fed all our scraps to the chickens and the kids enjoyed gathering the eggs, which we enjoyed plenty of. There is a Rhea (like an Ostrich), an Alpaca and some Goats in the field opposite the house. I can't fault the house as it was great. Just be aware of a couple of things which are covid related so unavoidable I suppose. There is currently no BBQ, which was a small disappointment as we'd purchased food for a BBQ. Instead there is an outdoor electric grill, which we didn't use as it's a bit awkward to have a trailing cable, and just a bit of an unknown! Also, there were no games/puzzles. I know not every house has such things anyway, but we love a board game in the evening and didn't take our own as we were tight on space. Finally, there currently isn't anywhere shady to sit. We were blessed with hot weather but could have done with a parasol or two to set up on the patio. Loads of sun loungers though, which were lovely. Overall, a fantastic place and would definitely consider returning.

    Mrs GaleMay 2021

  • "One of our criteria for selecting a property for our holiday this year was that it had a pool or a hot tub."

    We selected this property on this basis. To arrive and find that the hot tub was not working was disappointing. To have it out of action all week, was really annoying and to then find that previous renters earlier in the month had had problems with the hot tub too made us really cross - as it appears that the problem might have been fixed but hadn’t been. We’d also tend to agree with previous comments left that the bedrooms are spacious enough to have bigger than standard double beds and that the mattresses are a bit soft, making for not the best nights’ sleep. The barn itself was lovely and the kitchen had good facilities - a decent coffee maker would have been a nice addition though.

    Mr DayAug 2020

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The property

The Barn is a huge and comfortable, detached house on the farm.

The open plan living area is vast, with big comfy sofas in the seating area, pool table and table football and a well equipped kitchen with dining area and central island.

Accessed from here, to the front, is a private outside patio with table and chairs.

On the ground level is a double bedroom with en suite shower room, little kitchenette/seating area and ramped entrance suitable for people with limited mobility.

On the first floor are five bedrooms, all with en suite bathroom and TV.

Outside is a big suntrap terrace with picnic benches and outdoor electric grill, a raised deck with 8-person hot tub, a children's play area and an enclosed paddock for games.

This is a splendid house for fun gatherings of friends or family to relax or enjoy the outdoors.

Note: This property is on the same farmstead as Lower Wadden Farmhouse and Annexe and Hiscox Cottage.


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Hall Hall WC Kitchenette Kitchen Living Room Games Area Drying Room Sitting Area Conservatory Double BedroomPD EnsuitePD


  • Five upstairs bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin, 1 x family room with four single beds, all with TV and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Landing reading area
  • Ground floor double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and kitchenette/seating area and external ramped access
  • Downstairs open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen
  • Ground floor WC with basin
  • Drying room
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for six cars
  • Children's play area, outdoor electric grill, hot tub
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, first dog included, extra dogs at £35 pet dog, per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults
  • No Hen/Stag groups are accepted.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Beer is a small picturesque fishing village on the south Devon coast between Seaton and Branscombe. The shingle beach is very sheltered, backed by limestone cliffs and was once fertile smuggling territory, plus contraband was hidden in nearby caves, which are now a popular tourist attraction. Beer is situated on the stretch of Devon coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site, and the village offers sloping streets lined with picturesque stone houses and cottages built on many different levels of the steep valley sides. There are a good range of shops, friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs in Beer, plus just outside the village is the popular Pecorama Gardens, which are perched on the hill overlooking Lyme Bay. Pecorama boasts the Beer Heights Light Railway and indoor model railway exhibition, along with a children's' play area. Beer is a unique Devon fishing village and a great place to stay.

Region Information

Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults
Note: No stag/hen parties accepted

This property offers the following short breaks:

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

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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