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The Milk Shed

(Ref. 976038)

Plymtree, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property with great outside space."

    Unfortunately for us the weather wasn’t ideal for sitting outside but the main courtyard is a lovely sun trap and perfect for that morning coffee. The master bedroom is a great size, the bathroom and shower lovely and the kitchen/dining/living area is compact but had plenty of space for the pair of us and our two Springer spaniels. The kitchen area is well laid out if you want to cook, with plenty of pans and crockery (although lacking a knife block). Whilst not critical in such a peaceful location, a bigger tv would help those with children or those of us whose eyesight isn’t as great as it once was…! The location is terrific, with plenty of woodland walks, beaches nearby and a plethora of pubs to choose from. Jayne is a wonderful and welcoming host, and we thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at the Milk Shed.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Jul 2023

  • "5 stars are not enough."

    The milkshed was wonderful but made so much better by Jayne and Andy who could not do enough to make our holiday special. Thank you so much best stay ever xx

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very welcoming and helpful owner who provided useful local information."

    We were able to go a day earlier than planned which meant an earlier check in and we were able to avoid Glastonbury traffic going home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay and were made to feel very welcome."

    We had everything we needed and nothing was too much trouble. Really hope to come back. A fantastic place to get away from it all!

    Reviewed by Karin4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Milk Shed."

    Jayne and Andy were so welcoming and helpful and the property was clean and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the facilities and space at the property, and the great weather

    Reviewed by Sacha5.0May 2023

  • "The milk shed was very good ."

    But the outside of propertynot so good uneven concrete several potential trip areas .Also enclosed garden not mentioned has not near home found it very hard to walk on broken concrete. I asked owner of possible to walk my dog in private garden which she agreed to which I was the luck for

    Reviewed by Maureen4.1May 2023

  • "We have the absolute best stay & would love to return."

    The separate use of the outside space was great for our 2 dogs. The beds were super comfy. There was a lovely welcome basket of things which was much appreciated. Also, just little touches of board games, DVDs and a basket full of leaflets & information were all great things to have. We would definitely be interested in returning at some point & it seems very popular for returning guests. I did leave a few recommendations but they were only very very minor things. That didn’t impact our stay but were more of a ‘nice to have’ sort of thing. Jayne, was massively accommodating & so friendly. Would fully recommend this to all. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Lexi5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well equipped well maintained lovely property very comfortable beds all you need when away from home"

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you Jayne and Andy for a wonderful stay in your beautiful Milk Shed."

    Your accommodation was cosy, clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and we really felt at home. The special touch of the homemade bread and cake was very much appreciated and very delicious too! It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward to staying again when we're back in Devon visiting our family. Thank you once again for a lovely break away from home.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay and would recommend the milk shed for a family stay to anyone !"

    Or for a nice weekend stay for peace and quiet get away. Very nice and very helpful owners . Would love to stay again...

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay and great company and attention ."

    We could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2023

  • "Extremely welcoming and helpful hosts A comfortable, well equipped and characterful property Would definitely stay again!"

    Reviewed by Timothy4.1Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the countryside at the Milk Shed."

    Jayne and Andy are very welcoming. The property is very clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Della5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a fabulous rental !"

    :-) Jayne happened to be at the gate when we arrived and could not have been more welcoming. The Milkshed was spotless and had everything we needed, with a great variety of utensils, dinnerware and pots and pans along with a great powerful large shower (which is often lacking in rentals). Thank you for the bread, cream tea and ciders. Set in a great location with easy access to the M5 which easily allowed us to go to different places every day. When we returned from our days out we had a secure area for us and our 2 whippets immediately outside the Milkshed plus a wonderful garden area to sit and enjoy the evening rays. It was the perfect setting for a much needed break for myself, sister and niece and both Andy and Jayne were so friendly to us all, suggesting places to go for shade (we were there in the hottest week of the year and so we were seeking out woods etc to go with the dogs) and recommending other great places such as Darts Farm shop (amazing place) and the surrounding area. We can honestly say that the Milkshed along with Jayne and Andy gave us a holiday break to remember - thank you so much. Hopefully I'll be back, perhaps just me and the whippets, but would love to come again

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay at the Milk Shed, Jayne and Andy made us feel very welcome and so did the weather - only wished we'd stayed longer!"

    Will definitely be back :-)

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Milk Shed was a delightful and peaceful place to stay."

    The hosts, Andy and Jayne are incredibly welcoming and friendly. We had a wonderful week in June relaxing and exploring the lovely area after enjoying our son's wedding. Would highly recommend The Milk Shed for a comfy, enchanting chill out break. Thanks so much Andy & Jayne for a great week. Sally & Nick Carthew

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent property, well equipped and with friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "A great property to spend a family holiday."

    It was really well equipped, clean and very comfortable. A beautiful setting with courtyard, field and surrounding countryside with plenty of places to visit within a few miles of this location. The owners are lovely - they made us so welcome throughout our stay - local ciders in the fridge. They even arranged for our young daughter to cuddle new born lambs! Thoroughly enjoyable stay - we hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Milk Shed thank you Jayne and Andy."

    The cottage was well equipped, very clean, nice and warm and beds comfortable. Quiet and private with enclosed gated area for our little dog. Nice friendly pub within walking distance serving great food. We can highly recommend and would return.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay."

    Had contact from the owners before my stay & from the caretakers when I arrived. All amenities one could need. And safe spaces for the dogs to play.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely short stay really welcoming, and nice touches with Christmas decor, to put us in Christmas mood for visit to our grandson."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2021

  • "My mum and I had a lovely holiday , Jane and Andy are really lovely , The place ..."

    My mum and I had a lovely holiday , Jane and Andy are really lovely , The place was clean and tidy everything you need comfortable and quirky , thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Nov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the milk shed."

    We booked last minute but all was ready for us, Jayne called the day before to confirm arrival and directions, and reminded us to fetch towels (we knew this from the confirmation) the gate to the farm was closed when we arrived but Jayne saw us and helped us in as the milk shed is hidden in the “farm yard” you won’t find it if your looking for it. We were lucky enough to meet & cuddle the latest guide dog puppy and we’re welcomed daily by the sheep. The kitchen is well stocked & a great hot shower. Plenty of clothes storage and a great base to explore Devon and Dorset.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have just come back from a lovely week spent at The Milk Shed."

    The cottage is lovely and has everything there that you would need. We will definitely be returning for another visit Jayne and Andy are very welcoming and close by for any advise or help you may need. It is a very peaceful setting and our Dog Elsa loved it there too. There is a secure garden area where she could run around we felt very comfortable. Thank you again Jayne and Andy and hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely star at the Milk Shed and were made to feel very welcome by Jane and Andy."

    Fabulous rural location but easy access to Cullompton. Our puppy had a wonderful time in the secure garden and loved meeting everyone and the sheep. It was my birthday while we were there and they put a lovely happy birthday banner up which was a lovely touch. Would definitely stay again. Thank you very much Jane and Andy for making us feel so “at home”.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners made our stay even better."

    Lovely property in a peaceful setting. Comfy beds and great power shower.Loved the resident sheep and chickens!

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well presented."

    We enjoyed our stay and Jane and Andy were very welcoming. The area has a lot to offer and the pub at Broadhembury offers excellent food. Would heartily recommend the Milk Shed to anyone else.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a very nice week at The Milk Shed."

    The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and the location provided a good base for exploring both along the coast and in land. The accommodation was fitted out to a high standard and provided a comfortable base for a weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2021

  • "Andy and Jane were lovely - friendly and helpful."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2021

  • "Highly recommend the Milk shed, for its fantastic owners Andy & Jayne who go out their way to ensure your stay is excellent and offering advice and tips for the surrounding area."

    The accommodation is clean, well kept and has all the amenities set in a lovely location in the countryside, though only some 20 minutes away from the coast. It is worth visiting the Blacksmiths Arms for good honest pub food in a friendly atmosphere, which is also welcomes dogs and only 5 minutes from the Milk Shed. Also, The Five Bells Inn is excellent for its bistro style food and only 9 minutes from the Milk Shed to. Things to do: Sidmouth beach (Stoney) and town. If you wish to see more of the Town do a Treasure trail, order before you go at If you like to walk Killerton (National Trust) is a nice place set in the Countryside. Seaton Tramway in Seaton Donkey sanctuary is free entry and carpark and one for the kids for an hour. Darts Farm free carpark and 19-minute walk into Topsham village Budleigh beach Quad bikes Village of Beer We look forward to re visiting in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2021

  • "The welcome and overwhelming kindness of Jayne and Andy made our stay at the Milk Shed a fabulous experience."

    We could not fault anything, the outside space solely for our use was great .a really relaxing base to return to after days out exploring the Devon countryside and coastline.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful rural setting, very private."

    Made very welcome by hosts Andy and Jayne and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Milk Shed and the hosts were very welcoming and helpful."

    The house was cosy, clean and comfortable and had all the amenities you'd want. It was lovely and warm, especially as we'd come from a house with a broken boiler in a cold snap! It was lovely seeing the sheep and bunnies in the field next to the property. We were slightly disappointed that the garden area wasn't immediately attached to the house, and the WiFi was iffy at times (but we did overload it with various devices and it wasn't entirely unexpected in a rural area!). The hosts went out of their way to help as much as they could. This was a lovely property in a great area, and perfect for a bit of peace

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, the owners take this very seriously. Following your comments, the owners have invested in a significant upgrade to the broadband at The Milk Shed, with much improved results. We're pleased to hear you had a lovely stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tania4.7Apr 2021

  • "The hosts were lovely, really concerned that we had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with wonderful hosts, brilliantly located to enjoy exploring a lovely part of the world."

    Would definitely recommend. We didn’t want to come home and though we don’t like to stay in the same place twice, we might very well visit again!

    Reviewed by Thea5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owners were lovely, couldn’t do enough to make our stay comfortable"

    Reviewed by Olivia3.8Oct 2020

  • "Had a really nice stay in The Milk Shed."

    The accommodation is very spacious, cosy and well equipped. There's also a garden area especially for guests complete with BBQ facilities - again, really spacious. Hosts were lovely and very accommodating of our pup (place is very dog friendly btw!) Ideally located not too far from coastal attractions and there are some great places to eat nearby (The Five Bells was our favourite meal of the holiday by far!) Would definitely visit again, and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday, well equipped cottage, very comfortable and homely."

    Lovely owners who went out their way to make our holiday more special. Great location, 10 minutes from motorway but cottage located in countryside, very quiet and peaceful. Cottage was very clean and we felt everything had been taken care of. Would not hesitate to recommend the Milk Shed to anyone.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had the most amazing time at the Milk shed."

    The cottage was lovely and clean and very comfortable with all the facilities you could need . It was a great base to explore the local area with beaches of Exmouth , Sidmouth and Dawlish all within easy reach off the M5 . The village was only half an hour walk where there was a lovely pub called the Blacksmith Arms that served delicious food . The best thing about our experience were the hosts Andy and Jayne . They couldn’t do enough for us and really made our stay . I would definitely return and would recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had the most wonderful week at the Milk Shed."

    We were made to feel very welcome by Jayne & Andy right from the start, lovely little touches like fresh bread, cake and eggs on arrival. The Milk Shed has everything we needed and more! Perfect location for exploring East Devon and the Jurassic Coast. The children loved the games barn and feeding the sheep was a real highlight for them. We couldn't recommend this highly enough, we would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Oct 2019

  • "Jane & Andy were excellent hosts and we would love to go back"

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2019

  • "An ideal place for a quiet, peaceful holiday."

    The owners were lovely - helpful & friendly. We plan to return in the future

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owners are wonderful We are carers for a young man with special needs and they let him feed the sheep each morning and night and fill the water troughs up."

    He loved it and so did we.The house had everything we needed.Yes it is off the beaten track and we needed the car but it all added to the charm.The local shopping centre wasn’t far away.And the village shop two mins up the road.It was a long drive as we live in Yorkshire but worth it..

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "We had a great week staying at the Milk Shed."

    The house and garden are lovely - we especially enjoyed feeding the lambs. It’s also ideal for dog owners. Jayne and Andy made us really welcome. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by K5.0Apr 2019

  • "To stay at The Milk Shed is charming."

    The fresh coffee, bread, eggs and slices of cake were a lovely addition to the warm welcome we received from the owners on our arrival. The Milk Shed is ideally situated for exploring the East Devon countryside and the coast. If you are looking for a "get away from it all" relaxing holiday then this is the place; we would not hesitate in recommending this delightful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by K5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had an amazing holiday at the milk shed, the owners are so hospitable."

    We were made tea and coffee on arrival and supplied with fresh home made bread, scones and jam and also freshly laid eggs from the chickens. The milk shed is extremely comfortable and has all the items needed for home from home. The outside space for children is brilliant and keeps them entertained. The sheep and the chickens are an added bonus and we were fortunate to be able to look after them. I absolutely totally recommend a holiday at this magnificent place.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2018

  • "Loved the milk shed nice & cosy, but quite remote if like facilities, ok for us though ,our sat nab took us the wrong way ,all round houses on all the single track roads to get there, the local community shop is handy & well stocked, Jayne &hubby helpful & friendly."

    Also the sheep said hello every time we came drove in. Would reccomend again. Linda & Brian.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was equipped to very high standards, and was very comfortable."

    Very nice owners to deal with.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Sep 2018

  • "Just returned from the most wonderful stay at The Milk Shed."

    Jayne and Andy made us feel so very welcome from the moment we arrived with a hot drink, home made cake and even ice creams for our children. The accommodation was spotless and very well equipped and in our opinion perfectly located to explore many attractions for a super holiday. We loved it and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and very kind and helpful hosts."

    Drinks and home made cake on arrival, home made bread (which was delicious!) And their own free range eggs too. All just perfect.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2018

  • "There very welcoming people in spite of being a very busy couple,and we would love to go back there in the future!"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely little milk shed which was spotless and very nicely presented with comfy beds and all kitchen requirements, laundry in the main house."

    The owners were away and Christine a friend was left in charge. She was delightful and extremely helpful with suggestions of where to eat in the evening etc.Fresh eggs, milk ,bread and scones a lovely bonus. We were however disappointed with the description of dog walks from the property. This consisted of any one of four fairly busy lanes with high hedgerows keeping the dog on a short lead. Or a short walk up to a farmers field which was ready for harvesting. We would also have preferred to have the garden adjacent to the rental accommodation. But am I being too fussy?? Overall we really enjoyed our short break and would recommend a stay here. Anne F

    Reviewed by Anne Jane4.7Jun 2018

  • "Very helpful and welcoming hosts and a lovely property to stay in."

    Reviewed by Prue4.7May 2018

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  • One level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen
  • Boot/utility room
  • Outdoor games barn
  • Underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV with DVD, WiFi, 4G Broadband. Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent, please bring your own towels
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • One well behaved dog welcome, £25.00 pet charge
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Sorry no smoking
  • There is a welcoming basket of goodies on arrival

The property

Behind the owner's farmhouse a mile from Plymtree is this single storey cottage converted from an old dairy.

Comfortable and cosy, it is friendly accommodation for small families or couples.

Head up the five little ramped steps into your open plan living space with snug seating area with TV, dining area and well equipped kitchen for preparing meals.

The two bedrooms are both welcoming spaces to relax after walking the surrounding footpaths or visiting the coast.

As well as a pretty shared courtyard, you have your own enclosed garden with a picnic table and barbecue for alfresco meals whilst soaking up the countryside views, as well as a fun summer house for children to play in, equipped with games and books, and an open sided games barn with table tennis and table football.

Dogs kept strictly on leads on the grounds of the property due to livestock.

There is good village pub to settle down in at the end of the day.

With the M5 within easy reach, there is good access for touring Devon, especially around the old towns of Honiton and Cullompton.

Exeter is a fine cathedral city to explore and the coast around Sidmouth and Lyme Regis is lovely.

The Milk Shed is a charming base for discovering the delights of Devon.

The owner lives nearby and runs a B&B in her house which is open year-round.

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

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About the location


Honiton 8 miles; Tiverton 11 miles; Sidmouth 13 miles.

Plymtree is a delightful village in East Devon with plenty to offer it’s visitors. Lying in the valley of the River Culm the village is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and scattered farming villages. Plymtree is home to a local pub, The Blacksmith Arms, along with additional village pubs within two miles serving good food. Also of interest is the community shop, run by volunteers and the historic parish church of St John the Baptist. The church itself dates back to the 14th century and of great interest is the 15th century addition, the painted rood screen. In the churchyard gaze at the ancient Yew Tree, thought to be over 1100 years old and the inspiration for the village’s name. Plymtree is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have plenty to occupy their visitors. An easy drive from Plymtree is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and many fabulous restaurants. Plymtree is also close to the rugged and unspoilt expanse of Exmoor National Park as well as the tranquil and beautiful Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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