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Barnsley House

(Ref. 1058165)

Teignmouth, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 13 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house and lovely location, very well equipped especially the kitchen, with beautiful bathrooms."

    Lovely large bedrooms and plenty of space in every room. Would definitely recommend staying here with a large family or friends get together.

    Reviewed by Emily3.8Dec 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time - the house is wonderful for a big family."

    The decor is smart and easy to live with. Beds super comfy Good location for beach walks Just loved it!!

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "My family and I had a lovely relaxing holiday in this beautiful house."

    All the bedrooms and bathrooms are of a high standard and beautifully clean . The kitchen/breakfast room is great for all the family to get together, large light and has plenty of equipment for every type of cooking. The hall/sitting room is unusual and had just enough sofas for us all to sit together just . The garden was warm and secluded and great fun for the children to play in with the swimming pool fenced off. The pool was a little cold for me but the children loved it . The walk to the town is only about 15 minutes so you can carry your buckets and spades to the beach easily. Great position. The owners were very helpful with any information needed . We would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful spacious house full of character."

    Kitchen is well equipped for all your needs. Stunning views. Very clean, comfortable beds. Bonus swimming pool. Short distance from the town and the sea. I would recommend this house to our friends.

    Reviewed by Galina5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views and loads of space ."

    Grandchildren loved the swimming pool and the inflatables provided. Great for a combined family holiday. Everything we needed was available. Owners have just the right combination of helpful and unobtrusive. Hopefully be back one day

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Mega holiday home with everything we needed we wanted for nothing whilst staying ..."

    Mega holiday home with everything we needed we wanted for nothing whilst staying here lovely swimming pool And sea views from the onsuit bedroom was amazing couldn’t of asked for a better week away I highly recommend

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property, close to excellent amenities and beach."

    Pool was clean and the children loved it, although a little cold.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property that was genuinely relaxing."

    Close enough to town for anything that you might need or want, but far enough away to be quiet and contained. Generously proportioned rooms gave a real sense of space that allowed nine of us to sit and chill or join the throng as the mood took them. A wonderful pool, suitable for all was the icing on the cake. Overall a wonderful holiday in a highly recommended property.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house most certainly has the wow factor especially upstairs which has been modernised but retains it's Georgian elegance."

    The home is very well equipped and guests comfort must have been the owners priority as the beds and sofas were so comfortable.Everywhere was clean and smelt fresh too. Sitting in the garden was like being in the Mediterranean,it is so beautiful and well cared for.One of the added bonuses to the holiday home was the luxury of a swimming pool.Not as warm as expected,but the family loved it and it cooled them down.The other bonus is the owner Sam.Such a kind, approachable and caring lady.I have so much to thank her for.We had a very treasured family holiday .

    Reviewed by B5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had the most amazing time at Barnsley House, a beautiful property & garden, our Grandchildren loved the pool, as did the grown ups."

    Would definitely stay there again & recommend to others. We didnt want to leave.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic house."

    Upstairs rooms were excellent. Downstairs garden space was excellent. We loved the pool. Lounge and dining area were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and did its job. There was mention of a downstairs refurb and this would take the house from 4* to 5*. The weather for our week was perfect and we really enjoyed the area. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful spacious house with delightful quirky bits and very elegant decor in bedrooms."

    Smart modern bathrooms and a large garden. Well equipped kitchen .We are a family of 5 adults 3 children under 5 and dog. Good location for getting around the coastline Great to have pool in the garden also very clean and safe. Complimentary wine, strawberries and cream on arrival. Lovely. Everything was lovely. Felt secure and wanted to know more about the grand old place.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great holiday location beautiful house we were blessed with the weather so swimming pool and beautiful garden was perfect."

    Sam the owner was always on hand to help, many thanks our family hadn't been away all together so fantastic cheers

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Barnsley House."

    It is outstandingly equipped. Very comfortable beds, great bathrooms. Owner responded very swiftly and accurately to our questions. Only a small stroll into town or to the supermarket.

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed and comfortable house."

    Felt very homely.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay and the house and garden are wonderful."

    The only things we could say would improve would have been use of the tumble dryer as having little ones there was a couple of accidents and to have clothing drying around was ok but not ideal. Also the quality of the bedding for such a lovely house could have been better and was slightly disappointing. But we had a lovely stay and the location and space of the property were perfect.

    I'm very happy you had a fabulous stay, it was lovely to meet you all be it briefly. If I may respond to your thoughtful comments. The house has a large Minky Sure Grip indoor airer, which works very well in the conservatory an ideal place for towels from the beach (or pool) to dry. In the day this space is very warm and sunny, an ideal space out of the way to dry all items. The bed linen has been thoughtfully chosen to suit the decor of each beautiful bedroom, I'm so sorry if you felt slightly disappointed in any way, I'm very grateful for your feedback, I will review the bed linen provided in each bedroom, possibly we fell short in some way. Thank you for staying at Barnsley House and for taking the time to write this lovely review, my very best wishes to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house with all the amenities available."

    Large enough to not feel crowded with our large group, we catered in and enjoyed the long dining table. The staircase stood out as we entered, with modern bathrooms and period features, we felt at home during our stay. Host was very accessible and helpful.

    Reviewed by Umesh5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful old house which has lovely refurbished bedrooms and bathrooms, large rooms great for group gatherings."

    Lovely garden and pool for a bracing dip. Walking to local facilities and sea front. Good and prompt communication with owner.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a great week at Barnsley House."

    The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the top floor, which has obviously been recently renovated, was beautifully appointed - some of the bedrooms have stunning sea views. The pool and garden were a real treat - it felt incredibly secluded and private. Cooking facilities not bad for a holiday cottage, though we were surprised there was no coffee maker - not even a cafetière! Although the downstairs decor could do with some updating, this is a wonderfully characterful house with all the activities of Teignmouth and the beach just a few minutes away. It was very well suited to our big family group - the kids spent all their time either round the pool or playing tennis on the (free) courts on the sea front. Great place to holiday and would heartily recommend.

    Reviewed by Amelia4.7Aug 2021

  • "My wife and I arrived first closely followed by the rest of the family."

    Everyone expressed a "Wow!" on entry into the building; that entrance is quite something. We loved the cream tea, the fresh flowers and the quirky nature of the house and gardens which added a homely, welcoming feeling. Your listings say: "Those with limited mobility will be pleased with the restful ground-floor double bedroom". However, the downstairs bathroom, while not a problem for us, would not have been at all easy to access if we had a mobility issue. So, I do take you to task on that point. Would we book again - Yes.

    Reviewed by Tony & Anne4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house, beautiful garden, very helpful owner."

    We had a great time and would consider going back.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jun 2021

  • "Truly lovely house, full of period features."

    The grounds are beautiful. Just a minor point either an extension lead or longer leads on the hairdryers so they reach the mirrors(for the ladies).

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

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  • Enter the wide entrance hall through double doors to the ground floor where there is a large kitchen-dining room and a spacious main lounge; both of these rooms are south facing with access to the garden
  • There is also a ground floor bedroom with a double bed, a separate downstairs bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin
  • As you ascend the wide sweeping staircase look up to view a uniquely beautiful roof lantern. On the first floor there are 4 main bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms and a large family bathroom
  • The first bedroom has a super king bed and a single bed, this room enjoys stunning views of the sea and Devon coastline
  • The second bedroom is the large sunny master bedroom with a four-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom, including a freestanding bath and double shower, a double vanity basin and toilet
  • This room has a small sofa area and enjoys stunning sea and Teign estuary views
  • The third bedroom has a king sized bed with double aspect windows over looking trees at the front and side of the house with its own en-suite bathroom
  • The fourth bedroom is a family bedroom with a queen double bed and bunk beds, with access to the family bathroom
  • There is a large landing space to access these first floor bedrooms and bathroom. Head to the heart of the home and enjoy home cooked meals in our beautifully appointed kitchen-dining room
  • Sitting around the main kitchen island with its ceramic hob, enjoying time together whilst cooking, chatting and discussing plans for your holiday
  • The spacious outdoor patio and seating area is perfect for summertime alfresco lunch
  • Please mind the few small steps from the kitchen to outside
  • Alternatively serving up suppers at the large dining table couldn’t be easier in this bright sunny kitchen-dining room
  • The main lounge with its tall elegant ceilings and beautiful marble fireplace is furnished with 3 large sofas, a big coffee table for playing games, or simply relax while reading a book or flick on the TV.
  • Gas central heating
  • Ceramic hob and electric oven, combi-microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and bath towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with terrace, views over the large mature garden, a solar powered heated outdoor swimming pool
  • One well-behaved dog
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Internal steps on the ground floor, please take caution
  • Note: Garden is split across multiple levels, please take caution
  • Lower parts of the garden are not accessible and fenced off
  • Note: This property sleeps 11 adults and 2 children, 13 in total
  • Note: The swimming pool is solar-heated and is open from May 20-September 9
  • This property only accepts weekly bookings between April and the end of August
  • Selected weekend stays are available in the winter months.

The property

The large and luxurious dwelling of Barnsley House lies in an ideal position very close to the centre of Teignmouth, overlooking the vast Devon coastline.

It is situated within easy walking distance to Teignmouth mainline train station. Dating back to the 19th century, this attractive Georgian home exudes character and charm together creating the ultimate base for any family holiday or group celebration.

Boasting 5 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, two en-suite and two family bathrooms. Garden and Pool: The south facing sun terrace enjoys beautiful views over mature trees towards the sea.

These is a large out door dining table with benches and chairs with an over table sun-parasol, perfect for alfresco dining.

This wide open yet very private sun terrace is surrounded by mature shrubs, with a selection of outdoor sofas, chairs and coffee tables, all very stylish and very relaxing. Head to the solar heated outdoor pool with a mixture of sun loungers and chairs; kids get ready to splash and have lots of fun swimming.

You must follow the pool safety rules in the guest welcome folder. Please note lower parts of the garden are not accessible and fenced off. Spend your days down by the bustling Grand Pier, before wandering the sandy shores of Teignmouth Beach and continuing along to the historical landmark of Teignmouth Lighthouse.

Cross the river by boat taxi from the ‘Back Beach’ to the pretty seaside village of Shaldon where you can visit cafés and pubs or walk around the old village square. A ten-minute walk from Shaldon to the scenic Ness Cove Beach, adventure down an old smugglers’ tunnel with some steep steps down to this dog friendly beach.

At low tide there are some very interesting rock pools ideal for beach combing.

Alternatively embark on a breath-taking hike along the South West Coast Path and uncover the imposing cliff top of Lovers’ Ledge.

There are many local beaches to visit, Watcombe Beach, others a little further away and highly recommended are Elbury Cove, Fishcombe Cove, Blackpool Sands and Slapton sands.

A little over an hour’s drive and a full day out, head to the South Hams and visit the beautiful Mothecombe Bay. Over in Torquay, the Torre Abbey Museum and Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves offer fun for the whole family, whilst avid historians should be sure to stop by the Victorian Market Street in Bygones and the Torquay Museum.

Teignmouth train station is 6 minutes walk from the house with trains to many local towns such as Totnes 15 mins, Exeter 25 mins, Newton Abbot 6 mins.

Travel further inland to the Dartmoor National Park, home to an abundance of awe-inspiring hiking trails such as River Dart Country Park and Wistman's Wood, as well as many enchanting landmarks, such as Haytor all waiting to be explored. If it's an unforgettable escape you seek, Barnsley House is the perfect choice for your next self-catering holiday to Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £175.

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About the location


Dartmoor National Park 12 miles; Torbay 13 miles; Exeter 15 miles.

The historic, seaside town of Teignmouth is situated in South Devon on the mouth of the Teign estuary and boasts a working harbour, sandy beach, Victorian pier, sailing club, diving centre and sea activity centre. The seaward side of the town is known as ‘the Den’ and has elegant Georgian buildings, a large public area with lawns, play areas, tennis courts, a bowling green, and a miniature lighthouse. On the opposite side of Teignmouth are fishing boats and beach huts, plus views of the village of Shaldon and the hills of Dartmoor can be seen. Teignmouth also hosts folk and jazz festivals each year, whilst both the town and Shaldon hold annual carnivals and water regattas. If you decide to venture further afield, there is plenty to see and do close to Teignmouth including; the stunning Dartmoor National Park, the city of Exeter, plus the nearby harbour towns are well worth exploring.

Note: Internal steps on the ground floor, please take caution.
Note: Garden is split across multiple levels, please take caution.
Note: This property sleeps 11 adults and 2 children in total.
Note: The swimming pool is solar-heated and is open from May 20-September 9
Note: This property only accepts weekly bookings between June and the end of August.
Note: If you are looking to have visitors over to the property at any point during your stay, prior approval must be sought from the property owner - please give Sykes a call if you would like to make this request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas