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Higher Hill Barn

(Ref. 995499)

Sherford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Would thoroughly recommend this beautiful property."

    In a stunning location with lovely views and everything we could possibly have wanted, including a welcome hamper and flowers. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2024

  • "Higher Hill Barn is a beautifully converted bar."

    Everything was decorated to a high standard. It had everything and more for you holiday needs. Having the 5 bathrooms was a bonus. The added extras were a welcome surprise (the food hamper, milk and flowers) Thank you

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2023

  • "We found the barn very welcoming and the quality of the finishing touches was excellent."

    We cooked several meals during our stay and the whole experience was fantastic. The views are unbelievable from the windows and we were also very lucky with the weather. We were overall very happy with our experience and would not hesitate recommending Higher Hill Barn to people.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2023

  • "An absolutely fabulous converted barn in the Devon countryside!"

    Definitely worth considering

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful barn, garden and and surrounding area."

    Perfect for our family group to stay for a wedding nearby. 6 adults and 3 teenagers. Shame we were only there for a long weekend. Spacious and clean. Comfortable beds. Home from home. Thoughtful touches, for example hamper, helpful instructions, and plenty of games. Would love to return. Water pressure a little low in our ensuite shower, but can adjust shower head which helps a bit. Found the upstairs bath with shower attachment much better for washing long hair. Really just an amazing, peaceful place to stay. Love the upstairs open plan layout and gorgeous views of the countryside.

    Thank you for your glowing comment. So pleased you enjoyed the Barn. We’l look into the water pressure issue as that hasn’t happened before Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kristen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything was extremely comfortable and an amazing space for a family or group of friends."

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful stay."

    A garden hose would be helpful to clean off sand. A blue tooth speaker would also be great.

    I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay. There is a hose pipe ban currently in Devon. I will leave a bucket for future use. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful place plenty of room."

    Great facilities 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, very homely feeling."


    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect location, nestled in a quiet village of Sherford."

    lovely walks around the area. The barn has everything that you will need to enjoy your holiday, we loved the bedrooms on the ground floor as this meant it was actually cooler in the hot days. beds are super comfortable and had the best nights sleep. We didnt have internet for a couple of days, this was due to an issue further down the line, this was sorted as quick as possible. The air source heat pump failed and there was no hot water, the property manager arranged for the plumber to come out that day and hot water was restored. none of these issues prevented us from enjoying the holiday and we are looking to return in 2024 or 2025. Bonus was seeing the glow worms in the garden at night and watching the owls land on the games room roof.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Oh my….what can we say , by far the best Sykes we’ve stayed in so far over the years !"

    A amazing home in a beautiful setting and stunning views . Everything we could possibly have needed and more was provided. The children had a safe garden to play in with so much space for a football area for one and a gymnastic area for another! The adults enjoyed relaxing inside and out with so much space for us to spread out . It was good to explore a bit more of this area having stayed in Loddiswell previously. Bridget was very helpful on the end of a text if needed too. We would certainly recommend to others and would love to return again in the future. Thankyou for an amazing family holiday .

    So pleased that you had a great stay. Bridget is a godsend! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "We have enjoyed  staying  in your beautiful barn."

    It's a clean, comfortable,  warm and well equipped holiday accommodation. We've enjoyed  looking for all the creatures dotted around upstairs. I've made a felted moth to add (if you wanted) to your collection. I'm going to give you 5* on my review  with sykescottages and will gladly recommend the barn to friends and family. 

    Would love to add your felted moth to our collection! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful holiday home."

    We had some very stormy days but our enjoyment was not affected at all as the barn is so comfortable and well equipped we were happy to remain inside watching the weather across the outstanding views. It was just a shame that the weather prevented the young children from being able to play in the lovely garden. Will come again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic barn conversion."

    Perfect for family holidays. Whilst located well to visit South Devon, you will need to use your car as a little isolated. However, would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Oct 2022

  • "The barn was perfect for our family of 3 generations, space inside the house and outside was clean and enjoyed by all."

    the barn had everything we could need and the space upstairs was well set out so that there was lots of room to move around and able to all sit around the table. the small snug was perfect for the little ones to have their toys and games away from adults. the beds were comfortable and lovely to have a bathroom for each bedroom. the small touches of around the house of art and insects hidden in the wood and the rafters. this is a beautiful property in a lovely part of the country with lots to see around the area. it took a while to get used to the Devon hedges but most attractions we visited were within a half hour drive

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful barn conversion, very well equipped and furnished well."

    Complimentary basket very useful and appreciated. Games room good facility, although could have done with the rules of pool and instructions on how to get the coloured balls back on to the table after the game finished. A wonderful holiday, exceptional accommodation and fantastic weather.

    Reviewed by L5.0Aug 2022

  • "A ‘wow’ property, beautiful spacious barn conversion in a lovely peaceful location."

    The only outside sounds we heard were birds singing, nearby cattle at feeding time and the bell ringing of the local church. Every little detail had been thought of to make our stay comfortable. All you could ever want in the fabulous kitchen, spacious comfortable lounge area and bedrooms, games room, plenty of hot water to service the 5 bathrooms with ample outside space. As parents with our older teens & grandparents too we all agreed a lovely base to our holiday, couldn’t of been better. If I had to mention anything I would say it maybe should be more clear that although ground floor bedrooms the other facilities are all first floor via fairly steep staircase.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jul 2022

  • "A superb property in a quiet location."

    We all thought it was probably the best equipped house we have ever stayed in after about 30 years of renting holiday houses. We really appreciated the generous welcome pack. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "An amazing barn!"

    Everything was perfect; the barn was spotless, comfortable and had everything we needed. A fabulous way to spend quality time with the family. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a lovely modern barn conversion which is ideal for an extended family gathering."

    It is very clean, warm and comfortable and ticks all the boxes for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent time at Higher hill barn, really good facilities at the Barn."

    Small problem when we arrived and was sorted very quickly by the owner. Will happily book again.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Sep 2021

  • "Just returned from a weeks holiday at Higher Hill Barn."

    It was a fantastic place, everything you needed and would highly recommend. The views were spectacular, much fun also had in the games room playing pool. The area itself was lovely and we were lucky to enjoy some excellent meals. We would like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "The care taken to meet the needs of a large group was comprehensive."

    . The quality of the accommodation was exceptional. The location was stunning.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2021

  • "It's the second time we have booked with you and both cottages have been amazing."

    This one in particular was faultless. There was everything in the house that you could ever need and more. The place was spotless and we felt very comfortable in the fact that it was all covid safe.

    Reviewed by Ebony5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great property."

    Exactly as described. Everything you could need was provided. Beautiful location. Amazing views.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing holiday let."

    We were particularly taken by the kitchen which is really well equipped. Beautiful views. We were happy to stay in over a very rainy weekend.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2021

  • "What a great place."

    Lots of room and real attention to detail in the way the house has been converted. Spotlessly clean and a kitchen far better equipped than our own. There's even a small games room above the garage with a pub pool table which was an unexpected winner with my eldest daughter (and me). The house is situated in working agricultural land so its not picture postcard leafy Devon valleys or rolling hills full of sheep but the house does a great deal to make up for that. The real test for us was that the weather was pretty awful while we were there and we still enjoyed our break primarily because of the great house.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Only thing missing was a storage area for mountain bikes etc."

    There is a large garage but access was declined. Other than that it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2020

  • "Higher Hill Barn is an amazing property."

    It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to lovely beaches like Beesands. The barn itself is superbly equipped and very comfortable. All of the en-suite bedrooms are spacious with good bathrooms. The kitchen has every utensil you could want and was a great place for us to enjoy cooking together as a family. We had to make the difficult decision to leave the barn and venture out each day, we could easily have spent a week relaxing inside!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2020

  • "Fabulous house and had everything you would need for a large group of people."

    Very modern and clean and enough room for 10 people easily. Lovely friendly owner - we had a great week away thank you.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Feb 2020

  • "The house was amazing."

    We had 6 adults and 2 children in our party. The house was beautiful and the location excellent. The kitchen was well stocked and we had a lovely hamper for when we arrived. We would recommend the house as a brilliant place to stay whilst staying in Devon.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2019

  • "We were very impressed with the quality of the renovations at Higher Hill Barn."

    The furniture and fittings made for a luxurious long weekend. The cooler autumn evenings meant we were unable to use the beautiful patio and barbecue area, perhaps we can return at an earlier time in the year. The setting is beautifully tranquil and we saw some lovely night skies. One small point to advise other future guests, we had a very lively 2 year old in our party, and the garden features some very enticing high level ledges, easily accessible and part of the garden design. The living accommodation is upstairs and the stairs are also not easily blocked off. Fortunately at 2 he was able to manage the stairs ok, as they are very well designed ,but it could be tricky with a slightly younger explorer. Apart from that the accommodation has a high chair and can provide a cot. The owner provides many thoughtful touches and obviously cares that his guests have an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2019

  • "We thoroughly recommend Higher Hill Barn."

    It is in a lovely location, very quiet and no need to worry about any noise we might have made. It is a beautifully presented property with everything we could have possibly needed. We stayed during sunny weather so were able to make good use of the outdoor space and the children were able to play safely.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful barn."

    Fittings and fixtures were of a very high standard. Well stocked with kitchen utensils. Lovely location.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cannot fault the property - absolutely stunning."

    When booking through Sykes we did ask about baby facilities to which they told us that a cot and high chair were not available despite these being listed as available on request. After a few more phonecalls one to Coast and Country (who were fantastic) and one to the owner we established that these were indeed available. It was frustrating to get the wrong information from Sykes as these things were essential for our stay with a 12 month year old baby and it spoiled the lead up to the holiday.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2019

  • "This barn is truly a delightful place."

    Our family of 6 adults and 4 children had a fabulous week enjoying meals around that magnificent table. Weather turned nasty and had a day in the barn, plenty of room for everyone. Standard of kitchen equipment was excellent and throughout furnishings are of a very tasteful. Very high standard of cleanliness. Only down side is the narrow road to the barn for about a mile but don't let that put you off. Highly recommend this lovely barn.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "Wow what an absolutely stunning place!"

    Higher Hill Barn is probably one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. Stunning location, and the property has been renovated to a very high standard. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2019

  • "Slightly confused check in arrangements."

    Gorgeous very comfortable barn with great views. Fully stocked kitchen. Use the immersion heater if more than 1 people wants a shower.

    Reviewed by Rosalyn4.7Mar 2019

  • "We absolutely loved staying in this wonderful home."

    There were three generations of family there, to celebrate a 70th birthday, and we were so impressed with the attention to detail in the property, which itself was simply stunning. The owners had thought of everything to ensure guests have a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay, and we really hope we can come back again one day!

    Reviewed by Lucie4.7Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful holiday home in a lovely area of Devon."

    Extremely well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Feb 2019

  • "A very good property, we had a great week there."

    Listing says SKY TV but I couldn't find it.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Dec 2018

  • "Higher Hill Barn was the best cottage we ever had."

    Beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, very clean : a superb barn. We did enjoy our stay in this part of devon. Thanks again to Coast&country cottages & to Christina who has been very helpful Kind regards. Marie-Claude Brouder

    Reviewed by Marie-Claude5.0Oct 2018

  • "Perfect rural location Wonderful finish on the property Kitchen is exceptional ..."

    Perfect rural location Wonderful finish on the property Kitchen is exceptional Owners were a delight to deal with Perfect holiday was enjoyed my all

    Mrs Julie BallAug 2018

  • "Beautiful property , well maintained ."

    Our 2 nd visit here and would go again . Top of our list . Perhaps a kiddies paddling pool would be a bonus

    Mr Michael EdgeworthJul 2018

  • "Very high quality barn conversion in a lovely location."

    The best holiday "cottage" we have ever stayed at.

    Mr A O'keeffeOct 2017

  • "I felt comfortable using C&CC"

    Mr Stephen SmithSep 2017

  • "Couldn't fault the barn."

    Everything was exceptional with every way. There was everything you wish for ! Off the beaten track, a truly magnificent place to stay with more than enough room for three generations of our family.

    Jun 2017

  • "Excellent"

    Sep 2016

  • "Stunning property, very spacious & well equipped."

    Fabulous views from inside and out, plenty of space, extremely comfortable beds with top quality bedding (which still felt fresh at the end of the week) and beautiful bathrooms. Large utility room and outside drying space really helps with wetsuits, towels and washing! The best large house we have stayed in. (4 adults and 5 children). This was our second year in this house and our 20th in the South Hams.

    Aug 2016

  • "Lovely house and immaculately presented in the midst of the countryside."

    Three generations of our family had foregathered to celebrate a 70th birthday and had a great time. The grandchildren loved the pond and investigating the wildlife in it. The adults enjoyed relaxing on the patio with a cold drink and the fully fitted kitchen was a boon to the duty chef! Another big plus was that four of the five bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. A highly recommended property for a relaxing time away from it all.

    John And JanJun 2016

  • "The Barn itself was excellent, fully equipped and some nice extra touches."

    It's set, as you would guess from the name within farmland and has lovely country views all around. All though the weather could have been kinder on our stay because of the comfort and facilities within the barn it didn't spoil our visit. The only downside to the location, If you can describe it as a downside was the narrow roads on the approach to the property. However anyone who has visited this pretty part of the country would expect it and for us was apart of the attraction to it's location. It is centred around many attractions and family beaches and is only a short drive away from many. Our 7 days at the Barn went far too fast and is a perfect place to relax.

    Sep 2015

  • "Fantastic facilities."

    The standard of the barn was brilliant it had everything we could have wanted. It's location was beautifully tucked away but easy to access everywhere we wanted to go. Hamper on arrival was a lovely treat! The games room was used a lot by the men. The en suites were lovely & the mattresses were so comfortable. Couldn't recommend it any more.

    Mrs S GodsmarkAug 2015

  • "Better equipped than our homes."

    All quality stuff even including a wine chiller although it wasn't working during our stay so we had to make do with the enormous fridge!

    Aug 2015

  • "We book a holiday let every year and our requirements change as the family grows."

    This year it was 7 adults and 3 children + toddler and we all agreed it was the best place yet. This fantastic property has everything, It would take too long to list all the likes but will say that it is a very high quality property fitted out beautifully in a great central area of the South Hams, the rooms are large and provide all you need, everything is spotlessly clean and the kitchen has every accessory required. Outside space matches the inside, fantastic. This would be a great place to stay any time of the year and we think great value for money, probably shouldn't say this but we think it could attract a higher rental than is currently charged. There were no dislikes on this property no matter how hard we tried to find one. Do not hesitate to book this property, you will love it.

    Mr STEPHEN ReidAug 2015

  • "A beautiful property in immaculate condition."

    Great views across the South Hams countryside. Great location close to beaches. We had a brilliant week at Higher Hill Barn

    Mr P WheelhouseJul 2015

  • "Stunning property and a lively welcome from the owners"

    Jul 2015

  • "It really is 5 star Gold."

    An amazing place with all the utensils you can think of. Beautiful grounds and surrounding villages. Superb. Wish it was ours, I could retire here very easily. It was all we needed for my extended Family.

    May 2015

  • "Excellent"

    Feb 2015

  • "Superbly presented and designed property, immaculately clean and super comfortable."

    Highly recommended.

    Feb 2015

  • "An amazing place, very welcoming and owners had thought of everything for that home from home feel."

    Sep 2014

  • "Wonderful accommodation"

    Sep 2014

  • "No issues"

    Jul 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Apr 2014

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Five bedrooms: 3 x King-size en suite
  • 1 x twin with en-suite
  • 1 x bunk room
  • Family bathroom
  • Open plan kitchen, living and dining room
  • Additional snug room.
  • Rangemaster cooker (with double oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and wine cooler
  • Living room has 48" Smart TV with DVD player and surround sound system, wood-burning stove and Juliet balcony
  • Additional Smart TV in snug
  • An air-sourced heat pump supplies hot water and under-floor heating
  • Wireless broadband internet and telephone (tba) available
  • All duvets, pillows, linen and towels are provided
  • Tenants will require beach and tea towels.Outdoor coal BBQ available for use
  • No pets
  • There is a high chair, cot and stair gate available at the property on request
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Higher Hill Barn is in a delightful country setting close to the village of Sherford, yet just 2-3 miles from the market town of Kingsbridge and around 10 miles from Salcombe.

The popular beach Blackpool Sands, near Dartmouth, is just a 15-20 minute drive away, whilst the many smaller coves along the Start Bay coastline are also easily accessible by car. This stunning barn conversion is furnished and presented to the very highest, contemporary standards whilst retaining many of its original features and charm.

The two-storey accommodation is mostly reverse level with four of the five bedrooms on the ground floor, and the living space above - it offers a superb base for extended families or up to five couples in an idyllic rural setting.

Three of the bedrooms on the ground floor are double rooms, each with an oak King-size bed.

There is also a twin bedroom with two oak framed single beds.

Each of these bedrooms has a fully-tiled en suite shower room.

On the first floor is a bunk bed room with adjacent family bathroom.

On the first floor is a superb open plan living area with high vaulted ceiling and original cross beams, incorporating a beautiful, modern kitchen.

The dining area has a large oak table seating ten guests, an ideal room for entertaining.

The very spacious living area has two very large sofas, two armchairs, a 48" Smart TV, a wood-burning stove and a Juliet balcony.

Tri folding doors lead out to the upper terrace, with a large dining table and chairs for al fresco dining.

Also on the first floor is a snug room, offering an additional sitting area with a Smart TV.

The barn is set within a beautifully maintained garden, including a two-tiered lawn and a pond.

Also outside is an outbuilding housing a playroom with pool table and table football, plus ample off-road parking on the private drive for 5-6 cars.

Bunk beds suitable for adults

Strictly no smoking or pets are allowed.

For reasons of safety and comfort children under 5 years of age must be supervised in the gardens.

Please note - should you be using any products which may stain our linen or towels please bring your own or you may be charged for replacements.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


The busy little town of Kingsbridge lies at the head of a marine estuary in the attractive South Hams area of south Devon. During the summer season there are river excursions to Salcombe to see the abundant wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which also forms part of the South Devon Heritage Coast. Visitors can take a walk along the Kingsbridge Quay, wander through the narrow alleys off Fore Street or visit the Shambles, an Elizabethan market arcade. Around the South Hams area there are picturesque ports, such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, together with sandy beaches at Blackpool Sands near Stoke Fleming and the two sandy beaches at Thurlestone. There are a host of small attractive villages in South Hams offering interesting pubs, local farm produce shops and pretty rows of cottages, plus further afield the waterfront city of Plymouth is a vibrant centre housing the National Marine Aquarium, historic Barbican Quay and plenty of nightlife, including theatres, restaurants and bars.

Strictly no smoking or pets are allowed.

For reasons of safety and comfort children under 5 years of age must be supervised in the gardens.

Please note - should you be using any products which may stain our linen or towels please bring your own or you may be charged for replacements.

Strictly No Smoking