5.0★ Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets Yes Features Hot tub Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Washing machine Dishwasher Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews barn (36) our (27) barry (27) sarah (27) lovely (25) butterdon (21) 58 Customer Reviews "Butterdon barn is an immaculate converted barn." Spacious, clean and modern, with twists of history. Sarah and Barry were brilliant hosts and all our wants and needs were met at all times. The location and setting are beautiful and we would recommend butterdon barn to anyone. We all thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub as well! 5* all day long! We will be back!! Reviewed by Michael5.0★Oct 2023 "Second visit to Butterdon Barn and hopefully not the last." Hosts are welcoming, friendly and nearby if needed but are not obtrusive. Cottage is well equipped and comfortable, in a good location for exploring Devon. Cottage is located along a very quiet but narrow country lane, a perfect setting for getting away from it all. WiFi not working on arrival but hosts were on the case and it was back working a few days later. Reviewed by Angela5.0★Sep 2023 "We received a warm welcome." The property was as described and the owners were very approachable. We thoroughly enjoyed the location and the abundance of wildlife. Reviewed by Carole5.0★Sep 2023 "What a wonderful barn, beautifully appointed, nestling in the privacy of the countryside." Sarah and husband most welcoming and gorgeous home-made jam and eggs awaiting us, such a lovely touch. Terrace with a view, lovely comfy loungers, weather heavenly, what more could you want. Cannot wait to return. Reviewed by Judi5.0★Sep 2023 "This was our 2nd time staying at butterdon barn and it delivered just as well as the first time!" We stayed for a week with our dog and our friends joined us for the bank holiday. The cottage is spacious and has everything you need. Lots of walks right from the doorstep which was perfect for us. Most of the walks are a little cross country but lots of fun and the scenery is just amazing! The lanes are fairly quiet and you can walk down to moretonhampstead. We were all exhausted each day after our long walks so a dip in the hot tub was well needed and appreciated. The grounds are very dog friendly and secure. We have just booked to stay for another week next year and can't wait to return. Thank you Sarah and Barry, see you next year! Reviewed by Laura5.0★Aug 2023 "Fantastic property with outsatnding views." Great hosts are are in adjacent propert but not over close, they provided fresh eggs, tomatoes and Homemade Jam which was superb. Hot tub was a great addition and we made much use of it. Highly reccommend this property. Reviewed by Greg4.7★Aug 2023 "Fantastic accommodation in beautiful surroundings." Very welcoming and friendly. Perfect home from home Reviewed by Phillip5.0★Aug 2023 "We had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Butterdon barn." Barry and Sarah very welcoming. It was a bonus to have such a big garden, weather for dogs or young children . It’s always quite exciting when you turn up at your holiday cottage, even tho you read the description, it’s always great to actually see it. And this did not disappoint at all, in fact was better than envisaged. Big thanks to Sykes ( as this was our 3rd year with yourselves, at 3 different locations ) and to Barry and Sarah for making our stay so memorable Reviewed by Colin5.0★Jul 2023 "Lovely accommodation." Friendly owners. Location is idyllic. Very enjoyable .stay. Our 4th visit. We’ll be back. Reviewed by Michael5.0★Jun 2023 "Fabulous barn conversion in beautiful quiet location with views towards Dartmoor." Great walking from the door along the bridle path, footpaths and quiet almost traffic free lanes. Sarah and Barry are wonderful hosts. Our 2nd visit and we are sure that we shall be back again. Reviewed by Graham5.0★May 2023 "A great week at a lovely quiet spot." Reviewed by Michael5.0★Mar 2023 "Fabulous stay, so relaxing, slept so well." did loads and chilled too. Reviewed by Susan5.0★Mar 2023 "This cottage has everything you needed ." Very cosy , beautiful setting . Lovely & clean . If you want to get away & totally chill out this is the place to recharge your batteries . The owners Barry & Sarah are at hand to help if you need anything . Both lovely friendly people . Highly recommend Butterdon Barn Reviewed by Sue5.0★Mar 2023 "Fabulous!! This is the best holiday accommodation we have visited and the only one we have returned to" . It’s perfect. Sarah and Barry are lovely, always available next door but not intrusive. The meat we ordered for on arrival from Barry was delicious, so tender and flavoursome. What more could you want? Lyn Marshall Reviewed by Kenny5.0★Jan 2023 "We had a great holiday and felt very welcome." The owners making sure we had every thing we needed. The Barn was first class and very well insulated and comfortable. Used the hot tub every day even in the snow, a great way to relax after a days walking. Great location near to Moretonhampstead and easy to walk back in time down the old lanes which are now footpaths. Good pubs within walking distance and no need to use the car. Our dog loved the big garden . Reviewed by Andrew5.0★Jan 2023 "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here." Beautiful cottage, in fantastic peaceful surroundings. Excellent walks right from your door. Lovely owners, who made our stay over Christmas extra special with decorations and treats for us and our dogs. Sad to leave and definitely going back! Reviewed by Jayce5.0★Dec 2022 "This was our second visit to Butterdon Barn this year and it never fails to please." The barn is superbly presented, well equipped and the lovely touches on arrival were most welcome.The garden is completely secure for dogs. ( Even more so now that Sarah and Barry have installed a side gate so you don’t need to close the front gates.) The weather wasn’t particularly good to us this time so we didn’t use the hot tub but with several walks straight from the door we managed not only to walk locally but to get out onto the moors every day. Finally, Sarah and Barry are wonderful hosts but not at all intrusive.I can thoroughly recommend Butterdon Barn. Thank you Sarah and Barry. Reviewed by Heather5.0★Nov 2022 "A beautiful property in a great location." The accommodation was everything we wanted and more. The owners were extremely helpful but kept their distance unless we needed them. We will definitely return. Reviewed by Claire5.0★Oct 2022 "Excellent barn far exceeded our expectations, spacious, clean and well maintained." Gardens were exceptional as were Sarah and Barry, the nicest people you could wish to meet. The location was perfect for us , rural but not isolated, walking distance to the town , as long as you enjoy hill walks, wonderful views and so much to see and do in the area, perfectly located to visit beaches, the moors, and everything in between. The best holiday rental we have ever had. Thank you both for the extra little touches which made a holiday let feel like home for the week, we certainly didn’t want to leave and are already thinking about next year. Reviewed by Corrina5.0★Jul 2022 "We had a fantastic time at Butterdon,very spacious and well equipped and clean, Beds where very comfortable,the gardens where well kept and spacious our two dogs loved the freedom to run ,the hot tub was a bonus!" ! After a day of walking in the beautiful countryside. The owners Sarah and Barry where very Nice and always there for you if you needed them, they left jam, homemade shortbread and flapjacks and treats for the dogs.just one thing about it wish we could have stayed longer, we would highly recommend Butterdon if you love a peaceful setting this is a peaceful place to be. Reviewed by Wendy5.0★Jun 2022 "This is perfect in every way" Reviewed by Andrew5.0★Jun 2022 "A beautiful and very well equipped barn conversion with lots of indoor and outside space and wonderful views and such peace and quiet." Off road walking from the door including to the Fingle Bridge Inn. We arrived Friday afternoon and on Sunday booked the same week for 2023. Just wished we had discovered Butterdon Barn before! Sarah and Barry are great hosts. Reviewed by Graham5.0★May 2022 "All fabulous." Wifi didn't work but the owner is aware and is doing battle with BT so I am sure will get it sorted. The barn has been beautifully converted and is a peaceful haven with wonderful hot tub. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Debbie4.7★Apr 2022 "What a wonderful place Butterdon Barn is!" We brought our 20 month lively Labrador (Cuinn) with us and he was in his element with walks on the moors straight from the door and watching the Guinea Fowl from the windows. The barn is absolutely beautiful and we used the hot tub more than we thought we would. Sarah and Barry were perfect hosts supplying us with a whole range of goodies on arrival including some biscuits for Cuinn and we bought some fabulous meat from Barry. Would we be back? Definitely yes but we are now looking to move permanently to Dartmoor. If only Butterdon Barn were for sale…. Reviewed by Heather5.0★Apr 2022 "Sarah and Barry are fantastic hosts!" We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle. Reviewed by Henu5.0★Dec 2021 "Absolutely perfect We couldn’t have faulted this break at all and it was just what we needed to escape Thank you" Reviewed by Natalie5.0★Dec 2021 "We thorough enjoyed our stay at Butterdon Barn despite very changeable weather." Sarah, the owner had put up and decorated a Christmas tree, and there was a lovely tray of home-made goodies. She had lit the woodburner which was very welcoming. The Barn was of an exceptionally high standard and was immaculate. We loved the peace and quiet, and the fact that we could walk up onto the moor straight from the barn. We would love to return. Reviewed by Valerie5.0★Dec 2021 "A jewel in the Crown of Devon." Really lovely hosts. We will be back Reviewed by Nicholas5.0★Nov 2021 "Having just spent a week in the Barn we are back home fully re charged after such a relaxing week of being out and about in the Devon fresh air." The barn is in such a peaceful spot surrounded by open land ideal for walking our dog. We were met on arrival by Sarah and Barry who straight away showed us how to operate the hot tub, inside Sarah had left eggs, tea and coffee facilities , jam , cake and biscuits all very mush appreciated. The barn was spotlessly clean and comfortable, outside is a very large secure garden which is surrounded by fields with wildlife all around . After a days walking it is nice to get into the hot tub and relax looking up at the stars which are so bright and visible due to the complete darkness which surrounds the barn when the sun goes down. Every evening we could sit outside on the patio area listening to the owl calls and other wildlife. Would we return or recommend to others YES to both . Both Barry and Sarah are on hand nearby if needed. Barry supplied us with a fresh chicken for tea one evening and it was the best chicken we have had. We had ordered all our required meat for xmas from barry which he delivered the day of departure, lamb, goose,beef , chops, ribeye and a couple of pheasants thrown in to. Now home again to noisy town living but fully recharged, a massive thank you to both Sarah and Barry for making our stay go so smoothly. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by Chris4.7★Nov 2021 "We just had the most relaxing stay at Butterdon Barn." On arrival, we had a wonderful welcome by Sarah and Barry with their tray of tea, jam, flapjacks, farm eggs and milk. Our two kids and very active puppy found the garden perfect for playing in - safe and securely enclosed. We loved the location in the heart of Dartmoor National Park and really enjoyed the fact that Sarah and Barry's farm surrounded us from all sides. Cows, sheep, horses, chickens, cats, dogs, foxes, many rabbits and lots of birdlife were a real treat. Apparently, there's a resident grass snake who lives somewhere near the hot tub but we didn't meet her! The barn itself is so well equipped and everything has been carefully thought out. If you want to cook a roast or bake some cakes, the utensils are all there in the kitchen cupboards. No need to bring anything from home. If you are looking for a place to work on your laptop as you rest on the farm, then this is not for you! There is no Wifi BUT we loved that! It was so lovely to switch off from the internet for a week. The kids had no screen time, which was so refreshing and being together as a family over a game of cards on the patio was perfect! The only improvement we would comment on is the water situation in the showers. It can change suddenly from hot to freezing cold but that is not a deal-breaker by any means. This place is great not only for a family of four but also two couples or four friends, as both double beds can be made into twins and both bedrooms are ensuite. We will do our very best to return here again one day! Thank you Sarah and Barry :+) Reviewed by Calum5.0★Aug 2021 "We had a lovely stay at Butterdon Barn, our second visit to the property." Sarah and Barry were very welcoming and the provisions (jam, biscuits, milk etc) and flowers on the table were much appreciated. The property is in super condition and everything was just as it should be. The only thing we had forgotten was the lack of WiFi (we knew we’d get almost no phone signal). Whilst this can be a blessing, we did need to stay in touch with the outside world, so lots of trips to the top right hand corner of the garden were required. A really beautiful, quiet property in a stunning Dartmoor location. Reviewed by Ian4.7★Jul 2021 "The photos of the barn really don't do it justice." So spacious too, more space than we have ever had on holiday, both in the house and in the garden. I don't think that we have ever been anywhere so peaceful either - when we got home our street sounded so noisy - it took us a few days to adjust! Thank you for taking such good care of us whilst we were at Butterdon Barn, and also for sending us back the many items we somehow managed to leave behind. I had been looking for my book mark, and received it in the post before I even realised it was actually missing :) Reviewed by Anita5.0★Jun 2021 "A fantastic barn, very well equipped, clean and comfortable." It’s in a quiet spot in beautiful countryside, great for walking. We will definitely go back and recommend it to friends. Reviewed by Jessica5.0★Apr 2021 "Amazing barn in a top location!" We had a wonderful stay here with everything we needed for cosy evenings in, fun walks on the doorstep, wildlife aplenty, hot tub under the stars.... the list goes on! Literally a fantastic little bolt hole. Lovely touches from Barry and Sarah which make it extra special. Thanks again, Dan, Clare, Dot, Rufus X Reviewed by Daniel5.0★Dec 2020 "We had a wonderful holiday at butterdon barn it was very cosy and peaceful the ..." We had a wonderful holiday at butterdon barn it was very cosy and peaceful the garden was perfect for our 2 doggies they loved it and we felt very safe the hot tob was great after a day out walking Joanne and Barry were lovely and were there for us if we needed anything we will definitely be returning one day Reviewed by Simon5.0★Aug 2020 "We had the most amazing time at butterdon barn." The property is beautiful and is in the most amazing location. We really wanted a complete get away this year and this delivered! We have come home truly relaxed and refreshed ! Thankyou so much to Sarah and Barry for having us and making us feel so welcome. We would go back in a heartbeat! Reviewed by Jenny5.0★Jul 2020 "Lovely converted barn 1/2 hour walk to Moretonhampstead." Lovely walks in Teign valley. No WiFi and limited mobile reception that was great! Barry and Sandra the owners live nearby and very helpful. Reviewed by Andrew5.0★Feb 2020 "We needed some quality time together and some r&r which is exactly what we had." Loved the location, the comfort, the size of the barn, the garden, the privacy. We didn’t have very kind weather so didn’t use the hot tub but it was great it was there. Barry and Sarah close by if we needed them but not at all intrusive. Loved the welcome tray on arrival. Wood burner was great and very easy to light. Reviewed by Andrea4.7★Oct 2019 "The Barn is Beautiful!" The owners Sarah and Barry are very nice and extremely helpful and friendly. The Barn is situated in a remote spot in the Dartmoor National Park on the edge of a lovely village. The views from the Barn are beautiful and scenic. This really is a fantastic place to stay!! Reviewed by Gordon5.0★Oct 2019 "A great barn conversion, with loads of space, in a lovely part of the country." Reviewed by Peter5.0★Sep 2019 "Cottage is a converted barn and in a good location for exploring south Devon and Dartmoor national park as well as further afield." It’s a half hour walk from Mortonhampstead where there are at least three great pubs for evening meals - all of which are dog friendly. The cottage is set in a completely enclosed paddock so we didn’t worry about the dog wandering off at all. At night the view of the stars is amazing and we saw a wide variety of wildlife while we were there as well. The lack of Wi-Fi and mobile phone connection only served to make a relaxing week Sven more restful. The cottage is tastefully decorated and the welcome drinks tray with delicious shortbread and homemade jam and freshly laid eggs was a lovely touch. Each bedroom has its own en-suite and the kitchen is well stocked with enough utensils to help you cater for your holiday if you need it. And the hot tub made a lovely holiday a luxurious break! Thank you for making our holiday peaceful, interesting and a total joy. Reviewed by Clare5.0★Jul 2019 "Our third visit to Butterdon Barn, we love the place and will definitely return." Reviewed by Michael5.0★May 2019 "Barry and Sarah made our stay perfect with lovely touches of homemade shortbread and jam." The fresh eggs were lovely too. Our dogs loved the freedom of the massive garden and we loved the hot tub. We will definitely make a return visit as it was the best cottage that we've rented. Reviewed by Lynn5.0★May 2019 "The location was perfect for us as we like to be fairly remote when we go away in the UK." The cottage was lovely and had everything we wanted and with the garden being secure it was perfect for the dog. There was also loads of information about walks in the area which was very helpful. Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Apr 2019 "The whole holiday from start to finish was perfect, lovely welcome as always from Sarah and Barry the hosts." The eggs, jam and home made shortbread were lovely touches as was the milk in the fridge. The barn was very clean and lovely to stay in. Will definitely be back next year. And would strongly recommend helpfully holidays/ Sykes holidays. Reviewed by Emma5.0★Mar 2019 "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location." Sarah and Barry couldn't be more helpful. Definatley recommend Butterdon Barn. Reviewed by Tim5.0★Jan 2019 "Very well appointed and comfortable property in a lovely location." Owners very friendly and welcoming. A special thank you for the beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Reviewed by Sharon5.0★Dec 2018 "The views were amazing at butterdon cottage." We would recommend to anyone that wants to visit Dartmoor. Reviewed by Jake4.7★Nov 2018 "We thought this was a fantastic cottage, one of the best we have stayed in." The parking area, size of the garden, the position, the cottage itself and things like the hot tub and ensuites were super. Only one small negative is the road from Moretonhampstead to the cottage, not for the inexperienced driver or faint hearted! A challenge each time we used it. Great owners who were very friendly but also allowed us our privacy. Reviewed by Brian5.0★Oct 2018 "Quiet, peaceful holiday , with caring hosts who look after everything you need" Reviewed by William5.0★Sep 2018 "This was our third visit to this lovely Barn it is always a delight to stay here." The tranquillity and location make it an idyllic getaway. Sarah and Barry always make us feel very welcome. Reviewed by Julia5.0★Sep 2018 "Wonderful holiday beautiful location, we all thourghly enjoyed our stay at this barn property, the hot tub was a bonus ." The only thing we didn’t like was manovering the country lanes . Would definitely recommend it . Our dogs loved certainly enjoyed themselves. Reviewed by Yvonne5.0★Jul 2018 "Brilliant holiday at Butterdon again, everything is perfect!" Reviewed by Naomi5.0★Jun 2018 "Wonderful peaceful location and property almost met the expectations." One minor issue was one of the bedrooms had no wardrobes to hang clothes however; there were coat hangers on the back of the door so we used the clothes airer that was downstairs to hang other clothes on, maybe a thought to consider putting a wardrobe in for future use. Everything else you would need was available and a nice touch was to have milk, eggs and flowers upon arrival. The owner was very helpful and said at the start if we needed anything to contact her. No signal on phones until you reached the bottom of the road and did not like the single lane road again however, if you wanted a complete rest and peaceful week this is definitely the place to stay, plenty of space inside as well as outside, would recommend this property and enjoyed our stay there. Reviewed by Alison4.4★Jun 2018 "Easy and convenient booking service." Lovely accommodation in a fantastic setting. Proprietors very friendly and helpful. We love this Barn and will definitely be back for another holiday there. Reviewed by Michael5.0★May 2018 "Had a really lovely week and the weather was beautiful." Barry and Sarah were extremely nice people and their sausages and bacon were the best we have ever tasted ! We will certainly recommend Butterdon Barn to our friends and hope to return there in the future. Reviewed by Rita5.0★May 2018 "As always Butterdon Barn is a wonderful place to stay and Sarah and Barry are perfect hosts." However, we are very disappointed that Sykes have taken over Helpful Holidays as we feel we always got personal service with Helpful, from people who know the area, the owners and the properties. We do not feel this will be the case with Sykes. This is no detriment to Butterdon, which is a wonderful place to stay, it just means for other holidays in the future we will be looking at smaller companies with good property/area knowledge, who are happy to answer questions before booking. Very sad as we have been using Helpful Holidays for many years now. Reviewed by William5.0★Apr 2018 "Really enjoyed our stay will definitely return." We have a wonderful 2 days exploring the moors. Relaxing in the hot tub, the barn was so cosy and the beds so comfortable. The biscuits on arrival were a nice touch. Reviewed by Lucy5.0★Apr 2018 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more This property is part of the Helpful Holidays collection. Let Helpful Holidays be in your plans for your next Holiday Summary Two bedrooms: 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double) with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin Downstairs open plan area with seating space with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen. Central heating with wood burning stove Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Travel cot available Off road parking for four cars Enclosed garden with barbecue, hot tub Two well-behaved for welcome charge for second dog, Sorry no smoking Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly. The property This detached cottage is situated in beautiful Devon countryside and you can enjoy the views to Dartmoor from the comfort of the cottage. Converted from an ancient barn, it comes complete with private hot tub where you can relax and listen to the birdsong. Inside, the cottage is smart and comfy with an open plan living space with cosy wood burning stove, well equipped kitchen and dining area. Snugly situated upstairs under the eaves are the two bedrooms with generous sized beds and the added luxury of both having an en suite bathroom or shower room. Outside is a relaxing south-west facing patio and enclosed, private lawn garden with picnic table and barbecue. This is a wonderful base for walking surrounding footpaths, chilling out in the hot tub, gazing at the view or visiting the local town of Moretonhampstead, the gateway to Dartmoor with its shops, pubs, and outdoor pool, leading onto one of the most beautiful areas of Dartmoor. For city amenities, the cathedral city of Exeter is just 13 miles away. Butterdon Barn is a fabulous place for enjoying Devon and recharging your batteries. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100. View on map About the location MORETONHAMPSTEAD Chagford 5 miles; Tavistock 20 miles; Exeter 27 miles. A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Moretonhampstead is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure, an art gallery and a motor museum. The Miniature Pony Centre is also only a short drive away and is perfect for a day out. Note: Spring water.