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May Blossom Barn

(Ref. 1024548)

Lustleigh, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the second time we've stayed at May Blossom Barn this year!"

    We loved it so much after the first visit! Please check back on my previous review as there's no point in repeating what I wrote there. We just love this cottage - light and airy with lovely views across the valley. It's also warm in cooler months - and the Rayburn is very simple to use (I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get the hang of it, but it's easier to use than a conventional oven & hob). Everything you need is supplied - all top-quality: towels, crockery, cutlery, etc. Plus, the barn is beautifully, carefully and thoughtfully decorated and furnished. Look for the hare symbols - even the hook on the back of the shower room door is a small iron hare's head with the ears acting as a hook. The barn is also equipped with locally-made items such as the glass coasters in the bedrooms and other glass ornaments. Having stayed in another cottage this summer which comprised cheap chain-store furnishings and equipment throughout (not through Helpful Holidays or Sykes, I hasten to add, but another cottage company), May Blossom Barn with its superior fixtures, fittings and equipment is an absolute dream and a delight to arrive at after a long drive. We will definitely be returning - hopefully this will become our bolt-hole for future Devon & Dartmoor holidays.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage to a high standard and extremely well equipped."

    In a perfect location to access Dartmoor with Mortenhamstead 15 minutes away.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Sep 2023

  • "May Blossom Barn was amazing- we were expecting it to be lovely from the photos but was even better in reality- high end finish and beautiful."

    Really comfy beds and a great night sleep. The Rayburn was a new experience for cooking and there was a combination oven/microwave to use as well. The views from the window seats over Dartmoor are stunning and we were all a little sad to leave. Well positioned to enjoy the area- to be honest we ran out of days to do all we wanted- visited Salcombe, Babbacombe, Totnes, swam in the open air pool at Chagford, hired bikes at Dawlish Warren for cycling along River Exe, canoeing and a fantastic day out at the local Lustleigh show. Complimentary milk, tea, coffee and biscuits and a bottle of fizz in the fridge were much appreciated. We all loved it so much and would definalty book again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just enjoyed 7 wonderful nights in May Blossom Barn."

    What an absolutely beautiful property it is. Set in a stunning location with every comfort of home. Immaculately clean on arrival, and we throughly enjoyed the complimentary wine and biscuits! Sadly the weather wasn't good but the cottage is equipped with lots of games, which we enjoyed playing with our 2 grand children. It's also ideally located for all the local attractions, such as Byegones, Paignton Zoo, South Devon Railway and Kents Caverns - all recommended for a day out. I can not recommend this property highly enough! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at May Blossom Barn and it felt like a real home from home."

    The kitchen area was amazing and the facilities throughout the property were perfect for our week’s stay. Any queries we had were dealt with promptly and efficiently by Louise. This property is perfect for exploring Dartmoor and the surrounding area. We would definitely recommend our family and friends to stay here. If we’re ever visiting the area again we would happily return to May Blossom Barn. Thank You.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "We arrived to a bottle of bubbles in the fridge and a beautiful presented property."

    The property was extremely well equipped for those that want to cook and the cooker was a joy to use. Communication with the hosts was excellent. Great location and as we were out all day we were not bothered by the road. All in all, I can't recommend this property highly enough, would definatly go back.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a fabulous property, beautifully & tastefully decorated and really well equipped, especially the large kitchen which has everything you could ever need on holiday."

    Don't be put off by the Rayburn (there's no conventional hob / oven, but there is a combi-microwave) - my adult son mastered it in minutes and cooked some amazing meals for us on it during our stay. The beds were super-comfy and the bathroom & the shower room were stunning. Some people have commented on the garden being rather small - actually we thought it was perfect, and the fact the property has other properties around it (another barn next door and a couple more barns at the back plus the white B&B house opposite on the driveway) wasn't an issue at all. We didn't see another soul during our stay! Other people have mentioned the road noise. Yes, it is directly on the A road from Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead, but the traffic was very light, especially during the day. Even sleeping with the windows open, we weren't bothered by any road noise, or when we were in the garden. The bonus, of course, is that there's no lengthy farm track to negotiate before you're on a proper road, so getting around the area was fast and easy. Other people have commented on the entrance being tricky to drive into because the property is on a blind bend, but we didn't find this to be a problem at all. Turning left out of the driveway is fine as any traffic (and there wasn't much traffic, really) tends to be slower due to the bend being where the road narrows to single-track). To avoid the worry of turning right out of the drive on a blind bend, we simply turned left, then turned round in the B&B driveway literally seconds down the road. Problem sorted! Driving TO the property from the Bovey end is really easy - after the B&B sign, just look for the big white house which is where you turn into the driveway. Parking for one car wasn't a problem at all - very easy. Driving TO the property from the Moreton end wasn't a problem, despite the bend, we just indicated early, then turned into the driveway. Again, very straightforward. The views from the property across the valley are simply incredible and it's very close to Lustleigh village with its pub, tearoom, post office / farm shop / dairy (lovely local produce!) and an intriguing gallery where you can buy prints and greetings cards (not always open). The only issue we had was with the recycling as the recycling boxes hadn't been sorted properly by previous guests. I emailed Louise, the owner (I don't think they live locally), who responded immediately and was really friendly and helpful. We'd definitely come back to this property in the future - a very pleasant stay with everything we needed at hand.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jun 2023

  • "May Blossom Barn is an immaculate, luxurious cottage and very comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners were very quick to respond when we had a question about the Wifi upon arrival. The cottage is in a very good location for those wishing to walk and cycle. We went on some lovely walks around the nearby reservoirs, around Castle Drogo and on Dartmoor. It is close to a cycle route but our favourites were the Granite Way and Exemouth estuary routes. The nearby village of Lustleigh is outstandingly beautiful with lots of thatched cottages. We enjoyed The Cleave pub and the tea rooms and the staff in both were particularly friendly.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed every moment of our 4 night stay at May Blossom Cottage."

    Lustleigh is a beautiful village on the south side of Dartmoor. The property was finished to a very high standard in every respect and although the front garden was small and the A road alongside was busy during early morning and late afternoon it didn't detract from the relaxing atmosphere and comfort of the property. We were able to visit the pub in the village for lunch on our first day. This was excellent as were the Primrose Tea Rooms who packed up our lunch on the last day as we drove on to Tintagel and Padstow for a further week of hot sunshine. We explored Haytor and another Tor. I hadn't realised there were so many and took the ferry from Dartmouth to explore Greenaway and Coloton Fishacre, both stunning and fascinating NT properties. We enjoyed relaxing back at May Blossom Barn in the late afternoon and early evening and watching Wimbledon. We hope to be able to return as it was such a beautiful part of Devon to explore.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at May Blossom Barn The cottage looks exactly as it appears on the website, absolutely charming and the inside doesn't disappoint."

    Everything that you require for you holiday stay has been thought of by the owners. The champagne in the fridge,tea coffee biscuits etc were a lovely touch. Will definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Just back from a relaxing week at this lovely property."

    It was immaculate and finished to a very high standard. We will definitely be returning at some point I am sure. The situation was perfect for us with easy access to Dartmoor and the South Devon coastline as well as lots of lovely towns and villages nearby. I can highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our second stay in the property and it was just as enjoyable as the first time."

    It's a lovely property with everything you could possible need and perfectly located for the surrounding area. We have also found the owners to be extremely helpful and accommodating, particulary when we had a slight issue with getting the heating to work (apparently Aga's are a little tempermental). The owners called us immediately and it was all sorted very quickly. We shall definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Feb 2022

  • "This Barn conversion is a true delight!"

    The location on the edge of Dartmoor was perfect for exploring the local area. The accommodation was of an excellent standard. Perfectly clean and fitted out to a very high standard. Rooms are all spacious and fitted out perfectly. The area was very peaceful with beautiful views. The front garden was lovely and attracted local wildlife. Couldn’t fault anything and would recommend it to others quite happily!

    Reviewed by Lian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautifully furnished and well presented property."

    The property was very clean with everything you could possibly need and the additional treats upon arrival were very welcome! Also well positioned for exploring the surrounding area with lots of walks and cosy pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Oct 2021

  • "May Blossom Barn is exceedingly well presented with everything provided that you could possibly require for your stay."

    The view across the countryside is lovely. Many parts of Dartmoor is only a short drive away and likewise the coastal towns are easily accessible from the property. The local store in Lustleigh is an amazing little shop that sells a variety of provisions. Thank you Louise and Neil, all four of us had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had updated Sykes with a fourth person prior to holiday commencing."

    This person was staying two nights, one either end of our confirmed one week stay. This also told to Sykes. The property owner was just finishing preparing beds when we arrived about 15:45. Entry was from 16:00. When he left he telephoned Sykes to inform them we had a young child with us and suspected there were five people staying (4 person property). Not pleasant to be assumed dishonest. Young child was my early twenties grandaughter who had been put on the list as the fourth person. Sykes called with accusary tone and questioning which felt very unnecessary. Owner could have asked us himself at the time of our introducing ourselves prior to him leaving. Owner assumed grandaughter younger (because of her looks/dress?) and two people yet to arrive regardless of our telling him fourth person was still travelling from south east to join us. Sykes key pad number was not updated on their information supplied to us and had difficulty entering the property. Had to trouble the owner (wife) who gave correct key code. Property situated on bend of main road, not good for walking but excellent for exploring area by car. Required extra vigilance when entering/leaving driveway especially for right hand turn. Two car parking next to sloping area with bins. Very tight and fought with hedging to get around car to enter/exit gate. We had one medium and one small car. Property was nicely done, clean, comfortable with everything well thought through. Personally we found ticking clocks irritating when trying to relax although others may find it quaint.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have discussed your comments with the owner and we wish to inform you that we are carrying out thorough cleaning throughout all our properties due to COVID-19. We hope you can understand the importance of this. The property was made available to you at the scheduled time of 4pm. We are sorry if the key code information was missed, the key code is sent out both by us and in this instance, by the owner too. Unfortunately, there is little we can do about the bends of the road and this is the nature and charm of Devon. It is a pity that you were unable to explore the area around the cottage, as there are some great walks directly from the doorstep. We have had several guests stay at the property with two cars who have comfortably parked. We are glad to hear of your positive comments and hope the negatives did not impact your stay too much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.8Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely area, I would thoroughly recommend it as a place to stay"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating on first floor
  • Combi microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky and Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with patio, lawn and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry no children under 10 years
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Resting approximately 1.5 miles from the charming village of Lustleigh in Dartmoor, is this idyllic two-storey house, May Blossom Barn.

Enjoying an enclosed front garden with exceptional views of the Wray Valley, May Blossom Barn is the perfect family countryside escape.

Arriving at the property, you will find two off-road parking spaces, before following the gravel path to the property.

Be welcomed into the homely living room, with its beautiful exposed beams and woodburning stove inset into a granite fireplace, it is the ideal place to put your feet up and enjoy your favourite film on the TV as you relax.

Prepare delicious home-cooked meals for your guests in the stunning kitchen/diner, before settling down around the dining table to tuck in and toast to a wonderful holiday.

As the night draws to a close, you can climb the stairs where you will discover two bedrooms with glorious views of the Wray Valley, the first being a light and airy double with en-suite shower room and the second, a twin with zip/link, ensuring flexible sleeping arrangements for all parties.

After a long day of exploring the magnificent countryside, why not treat yourself to a soothing soak in the free-standing bath along with your favourite book for company.

Serve morning coffee in the garden and soak up the gorgeous views as you plan the day ahead.

Venture into the picturesque local village, where you will find traditional thatched cottages, vibrant green woodlands and narrow lanes and a pretty church.

If you don’t fancy cooking one evening, why not treat your guests to an evening meal at The Cleave Pub, serving delicious meals and local ales, or visit the delightful Primrose Tea Rooms for tasty homemade cakes and a pot of tea after hiking through the countryside.

Just a short walk out of the village centre is a steep hill, Cleave, which offers magnificent views over Lustleigh and Dartmoor at its top.

If you can tear yourself away from ‘the prettiest village in Dartmoor’, the nearby town of Moretonhampstead with plenty of activities to keep you busy, visit the Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool in the warmer months where kids and adults can swim in the 25m outdoor heated pool, visit The Miniature Pony Centre where children can meet a variety of sweet animals.

Make a stop at Bovey Tracey, where you can take a leisurely stroll through the National Trust owned Parke Estate, sample the delights at the Dartmoor Whiskey Distillery, or indulge in a game of golf at the Bovey Tracey Golf Course.

May Blossom Barn makes a wonderful getaway for an adventure with the whole family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Bovey Tracey 4.0 miles
  • Moretonhampstead 4.2 miles
  • Newton Abbott 9.7 miles

Nestled in the lush Wray Valley and set on the deep wooded slopes of eastern Dartmoor, within Dartmoor National Park, is the charming postcard village of Lustleigh. Take a stroll through the idyllic village, where you will find traditional thatched cottages; lush green woodlands; a pretty church; the delightful Primrose Tea Rooms, where you can enjoy delicious homemade cakes and a pot of tea after a long hike; The Cleave Pub, known as one of the best pubs in Dartmoor National Park; and the Orchard, where annual events are held. If you can tear yourself away from the village, just a short walk away is Cleave, a steep hill that offers incredible views over Lustleigh and the surrounding Dartmoor landscape. Visitors will revel in the opportunity to explore ‘the prettiest village in Dartmoor’.

Note: There is a step down into the sitting room, please take care.

Note: There is a step down into the double bedroom, please take care.

Note: There is a step up into the bathroom, please take care.

Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

Note: Sorry no children under 10 years.