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Butterdon Barn

Moretonhampstead, Devon (Ref. 975806)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DebbieApr 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 HeatherApr 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 HenuDec 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 ValerieDec 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 NatalieDec 2021

  • "A jewel in the Crown of Devon."

    Really lovely hosts. We will be back

    Reviewed by NicholasNov 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 ChrisNov 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 CalumAug 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 IanJul 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 AnitaJun 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 JessicaApr 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 DanielDec 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 SimonAug 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 JennyJul 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 AndrewFeb 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 AndreaOct 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 GordonOct 2019

  • "A great barn conversion, with loads of space, in a lovely part of the country."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 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 ClareJul 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 LynnMay 2019

  • "Our third visit to Butterdon Barn, we love the place and will definitely return."

    Reviewed by MikeMay 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 JackieApr 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 EmmaMar 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Sarah and Barry couldn't be more helpful. Definatley recommend Butterdon Barn.

    Reviewed by TimJan 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 SharonDec 2018

  • "The views were amazing at butterdon cottage."

    We would recommend to anyone that wants to visit Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by JakeNov 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 BrianOct 2018

  • "Quiet, peaceful holiday , with caring hosts who look after everything you need"

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 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 JuliaSep 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 YvonneJul 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday at Butterdon again, everything is perfect!"

    Reviewed by NaomiJun 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 AlisonJun 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 MikeMay 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 RitaMay 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 WilliamApr 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 LucyApr 2018

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  • 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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Cloakroom Lounge Area Dining Area

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

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About the location


Chagford 5 miles; Tavistock 20 miles; Exeter 27miles;

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.

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Note: Spring water.

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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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