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The Cider Barn

(Ref. 981775)

Loddiswell, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We were welcomed by the own of cottage who was so nice & talked us through cottage & walks around area."

    Felt so relaxed on our first day & the hole of our stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our time at The Cider Barn loved the layout and the hosts were welcoming."

    It is an ideal place to relax. It is down a narrow long lane which was ok for me but noticed made others anxious. Loved the fig tree, walk to the river and buying produce from local farm shops. Hearing and seeing buzzards and owls. A book with information about cottage and local amenities would be helpful. Little things that could be quickly remedied, a chipped glass and mug, rust on chrome fittings(shower room downstairs). Musty smelly in the far end twin room and bathroom in master bedroom. There was cleaning equipment left in a bag in the living room. So a timely check pre arrival would have sorted this. With those things checked it would have been 5 ⭐️ for us.

    Reviewed by Bridgette3.8Sep 2023

  • "What an amazing stay we had!"

    The hosts Shirley and Steve were lovely and helpful The photos do not do the property justice, it’s better in real life. Location was great Facilities and comfort were excellent Would definitely rebook 8 of us in total with older children/ teens/ young adults and they all enjoyed the stay at the cider barn

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Very comfortable for a larger group with all bedrooms being ensuite. Thoroughly enjoyed local walks and wonderful views.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous accommodation, lovely friendly couple who own the Cider Barn & family holiday."

    The post code stops short of the property so keep going down the very narrow but quite Lane.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay Thank you"

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1Sep 2022

  • "Thank you Steven and Shirley for letting us stay in the beautiful cider barn it was my husbands 70th while we were there and what a special day it was spending it in lovely surroundings."

    Everything so clean and very comfortable too, hopefully will be back one day

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We all enjoyed our Holiday and the Cider Barn provided an excellent base for the surrounding area."

    The owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay thank you"

    Reviewed by Stacey4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely converted barn on a working farm with spectacular views."

    Shirley and Steve are super welcoming and friendly. We had a glorious week & would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Cider Barn."

    The owners couldn’t have been more friendly & welcoming & the property & grounds are just beautiful. The perfect tranquil spot for a family holiday, surrounded by all that South Devon has to offer.

    Reviewed by Alicia4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay!"

    The property is great with well-equipped kitchen and oven (perhaps the best oven we’ve used in a holiday rental!). Beds were comfy and lots of room to lounge around. Outside space was well-established and beautifully peaceful, a proper paradise. My only regret was that the figs weren’t ripe when we were there! We certainly felt in the holiday spirit whilst at the property. The stream at the bottom of the field is an absolute treat, highly encouraged to visit with a picnic and spend the day there, our dog loved it, as did we. It’s certainly worth taking a cooling dip! We had a family emergency whilst at the property at the owners could not have been more supportive. So very kind and always there when we needed them. This is certainly a place I would return. Location is rural and has a few great places to visit within the local area; Garden Centre, Shop and Cafe Weaver Green with AMAZING sustainable rugs and blankets etc. and a gorgeous outside space to sit and have coffee and cake, and distance to a good supermarket is not far at all. I would definitely return to this property, I felt very happy here

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cider Barn is a quirky holiday home in a very quiet location."

    Lovely furnishings make it very homely. The main bedroom was comfortable but sadly the twin room beds are very small and very uncomfortable. The showers are very small, but there was plenty of hot water. The kitchen equipment is desperately in need of updating - scratched saucepans, old chopping boards etc. random glasses! With a little investment this could be an outstanding property.

    We are pleased you generally liked the property. We are disappointed and somewhat puzzled with the remarks re the single beds as they all have memory foam toppers and are normal 3 ft single bed size! Unfortunately different guests perception of mattresses and beds comfort is a very subjective thing as can be seen by the review the end of March 2022. Its so difficult to suit every guests preference for mattress softness or firmness! The kitchen is , we thought from previous reviews, generally equipped quite well, (I refer to the feedback of 26 th March ) although of course, after your review, we will check the chopping boards and glasses and replace or replenish if necessary. It was pleasing you obviously appreciated the furnishings which we have made a big effort to keep looking fresh and comfortable and up to date.( Ie, new carpets laid 2021 winter, new throws, cushions, etc , every season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill2.5May 2022

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful."

    Lots of interesting and pretty walks from the property. The beds were very comfortable. Lovely and warm, even though we had some cold weather while we were there. Plenty of hot water for all of our group to shower/ bath. Well equipped kitchen with plentiful pots, pans and crockery. We all left refreshed after our stay.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Mar 2022

  • "Farmer Steve and his wife were very welcoming."

    Being near the farm animals was nice for our children. We was able to see the newborn calfs in the field. Parking was awkward at times due to the parking area being used by other vehicles. The picnic area wasn't maintained, therefore unusable. The lain leading to the farm is long and narrow, it would have been helpful knowing this before booking. I wouldn't recommend this property for elderly or those with mobility requirements as access is tricky and the interior is uneven in places. Overall, our stay in the property was good.

    We are glad you generally enjoyed the holiday at our Cider Barn and that the children enjoyed seeing the new born calves born that week. Unfortunately our no through lane is typical of most of the lanes off the main roads in the South Hams, but there are numerous passing places in our particular lane and being a way down it means the location is very peaceful. We presume the picnic area referred to is the area fenced off by the river and this time of the year is prone to occasional flooding which means the tables, chairs ,etc cannot be left out by the river and it is too wet to get a mower down there to cut the grass as we do for the Late Spring and Summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday off the beaten track."

    Our hosts were a special couple, their family made us very welcome. Lots of walks for us and our dog. Fantastic.

    Reviewed by Kelvin4.7Jul 2021

  • "We stayed at the barn with 2 older teenagers, grandparents and the family dog and it worked really well."

    The gardens are split with courtyard style gardens both at the front and rear of the property that were dog proof. The gardens have mature plants and are very pretty but you do not have a view from the gardens. The view from the main living room upstairs did make up for this and had a wonderful view of the Avon valley. The facilities were great and importantly the wifi worked which is essential with teenagers in tow. The river area is about a 10 minute walk down the fields to the bottom of the valley and is really lovely. The barn is pretty rural which is what we were looking for but might not suit everyone

    Reviewed by William4.7Jul 2021

  • "Exceptional accommodation ,easy parking ,unloading ."

    Fantastic area with lovely walks from the cottage .

    Reviewed by Jan4.4Jun 2021

  • "The barn was well furnished and comfortable."

    It had everything we needed. The picnic area by the river was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2020

  • "Please note that the dishwasher is missing wheels on the right hand side of the lower rack."

    This would be a simple fix and would make it much easier to fill and unload. Also I would recommend that some smaller frying pans are provided as you are unable to fit more than one on the hob. Apart from this, a really lovely place to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you had a slight issue with the dishwasher. Our repair man had trouble getting hold of the part recently due to Covid but is has now been replaced. We have not had any comments on the size of the pans before but will look into getting some more. Thanks again and we are so pleased you had a lovely stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Aug 2020

  • "All brilliant, thank you."

    We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Cider Barn was beautifully remote, surrounded by peaceful countryside but very accessible to places of interest."

    Shirley , Steve and family were most welcoming and knowledgable regarding the area. The Barn itself was very clean , comfortable and exceptionally well equipped with outstanding country views from the living area. Everything exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous location, beautiful surroundings and views."

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners, Steve and Shirley were very welcoming and friendly,the accommodation was beautiful exactly as in the brochure, very peaceful and quiet, lovely walk across the fields to the river all in all a very nice place."

    Reviewed by Phyllis5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Cider barn is lovley."

    The BBQ area by the stream is further away than the pictures lead you to believe. But apart from that it's fantastic.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we do actually describe in the property details that there is a stroll down through the fields to the river where you could have a BBQ. The pictures show the courtyard area which is by the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2019

  • "It was a unique holiday barn/cottage which we all loved."

    We were able to visit many local beaches and attractions. The cottage was in a beautiful setting with a river walk and surrounded by fields. It was very suitable for our dog.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Oct 2018

  • "This is a lovely holiday home, very spacious and clean."

    The location is great for exploring the beautiful Devon coastline and attractions. The owners were very friendly and helpful, dealing with any issues promptly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2018

  • "Would recommend as lovely barn and beautiful & quiet surroundings, with lots of great beaches near by"

    Reviewed by Carolyne5.0Jul 2018

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  • Over ground and lower ground floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor double, 1 x lower ground floor twin with en-suite shower and WC with separate basin, 1 x lower ground floor twin with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Ground floor open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and fixed stairgate available
  • Landline phone available for incoming and emergency calls only
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Patio with bench, lower ground floor courtyard with furniture
  • One small to medium sized, well-behaved dog welcome with supplement of £40 per dog
  • Sorry, no puppies, and dogs must be supervised at all times and not left alone in the property
  • Requests for a second dog to attend must be confirmed via Sykes Cottages to the owner before arrival
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Property adjacent to owner's working farm, not heavy duty
  • Note: fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer are in the external utility
  • Note: Due to location, mobile reception maybe patchy
  • Please note: This property may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility
  • Please be mindful of neighbours as this property is in a very quiet, peaceful valley
  • No stag or hen parties or similar.Note: Please do not charge your electric vehicles at this property.

The property

The Cider Barn has been fabulously converted to provide homely accommodation for eight guests as it rests peacefully in the Avon Valley of Devon, near Loddiswell.

With a wonderfully warming interior and much to see and do within a close proximity, bring your friends and family together to escape in luscious countryside.

Benefiting from thoughtful reverse-level accommodation across the ground and lower ground floors, the open-plan living area on the upper level takes full advantage of the breath-taking scenery on offer.

This homely layout is dominated by a stunning stone fireplace housing a woodburner while also enhanced by rustic wooden floorboards, here you can put your feet up on the snug sofas or rustle up a delicious meal to be enjoyed at the dining table set for eight.

This floor also plays host to an immaculate king-size bedroom which provides a stunning en-suite with attractive period tiles and a bath with hand-held shower.

Step down towards the lower ground floor where you will find three further delightful bedrooms, two of which also sport en-suite facilities whilst the double room has adjacent access to a lovely shower room.

From here you can easily wander out onto the enclosed courtyard which has been beautifully kept so you can sit and relax in the summer months, a further patio from the open-plan living area makes for the perfect spot to enjoy an alfresco meal with your loved ones.

Keen walkers and cyclists can find superb countryside to enjoy right from your doorstep, throughout the Avon Valley.

A 5 minute stroll through the fields takes you to the the River Avon where you can enjoy a BBQ by the little beach.

This is sheltered and has seating to relax whilst the kids enjoy a paddie or a play on the beach itself.

The charming village of Loddiswell is home to a choice of shops and traditional inns which make this a fabulous holiday base.

The surrounding area offers much to do for all tastes, the market town of Kingsbridge is well worth a walk around, while slightly further afield is the ever-popular and glorious seaside resort of Salcombe.

Explore the wondrous region of Devon from this heart-warming former cider barn.

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

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About the location


  • Kingsbridge 3 miles
  • Salcombe 9 miles
  • Totnes 12 miles

The village of Loddiswell lies at the heart of the South Hams, deep in rich farmlands, amidst unspoilt rolling countryside, and is within easy reach of the beautiful coastline, beaches and estuaries of the South Hams. Loddiswell is a popular village with a thriving community located within easy reach of the A38 Devon Expressway and just over 3 miles from the market town of Kingsbridge. The village has a range of local shops, village inns and a restored former mill on the river Avon which now houses a fabulous garden centre, restaurant and deli. The South Hams is an ideal holiday destination for those seeking pursuits on or by the sea including surfing, canoeing, sailing, swimming and walking the coastal path. Whether it’s peace and quiet, water sports or family fun that you’re after, the South Hams offers a choice of different sorts of beaches including Bantham, Hope Cove, Mothecombe and Milton Sands. Loddiswell is the ideal location from which to explore the beaches of your choice.

Please note: This property may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility.
Please be mindful of neighbours as this property is in a very quiet, peaceful valley. No stag or hen parties or similar.
The property can only accept week long stays during the peak season.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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