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Houndbeare Barn

Teign Valley, Devon (Ref. 904616)


(31 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Hot tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic holiday home in an amazing location What a wonderful week we had at Houndbeare, such a beautiful property in a tranquil place."

    Sarah was there to greet us and show us round. A beautiful homemade cheesecake and bottle of wine in the fridge on our arrival which was a lovely gesture. Sarah is so helpful giving advice to us on places to visit etc. nothing was too much trouble for her. The accommodation was well equipped and spotlessly clean. We all loved the hot tub especially our 2 year old grandson who is still talking about his ‘holiday home’. The views from the garden made our BBQ so memorable. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We hope to return

    Reviewed by BeverleyJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The barn was beautiful no complaints at all. Sarah is a perfect host very welcoming and friendly making us feel very special with her fantastic homemade cakes. We will definitely be returning soon

    Reviewed by PetinaJun 2022

  • "Well what a fab week we had."

    Everything was ready for us and Sarah was there to greet us and show us round. A lovely homemade cheesecake and bottle of wine in the fridge which was a lovely touch. Can’t fault the accommodation or the friendly owners who were always on hand to give advise on some lovely walks and places to visit. Would definitely look at returning in the future.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2022

  • "This place is special."

    Lovely spot. Great cottage. Loads of things to do in easy reach (children age 6 and 10). But most of all the owners are fab :) Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "Spent 1 week here with my partner, baby, dog and parents, lovely well kept and clean accommodation pool table and hot tub was great."

    The garden has a great view with a bbq to use and some lovely dog walks near by. Sarah was a very welcoming host also providing a Cheesecake and scones which was very much enjoyed. Would happily stay here again, thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, the property is stunning inside and out."

    The garden area is beautiful with fantastic views. The location is peaceful. The host was very welcoming, she made an extra bed up last minute which we appreciated and one day bought us cream scones. The property is very spacious inside, perfect for our family stay. We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday staying at Houndbeare Barn."

    Owner Sarah was waiting for us as we arrived. Informative and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The barn was extemely well maintained and clean. We all loved the pool table and the hot-tub. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want or need for a self-catering holiday. We were lucky enough to also benefit from Sarah's cheesecake, warm scones (cream& jam) and a bottle of wine. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would not hesitate to recommend this property. We hope to visit again!

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2022

  • "On arrival to the property the owner was there to greet us and show us around ..."

    On arrival to the property the owner was there to greet us and show us around the property and all the amenities she had also made us a beautiful cheese cake and left us a bottle of wine which we really appreciated the cottage itself was immaculate and had everything we needed the hot tub was lovely to come back to after a full day of walking

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "What an amazing place everything you need is there, the enclosed garden is great for dogs as they can't get out ."

    I had the best nights sleep the bed upstairs is so comfy. They snooker table and hottub is a perfect end to the day... The owners are just amazing ..Thank you Sarah and Nigel for making our stay with you so special hope to see you again x

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay in a spotlessly clean Houndbeare Barn."

    Sarah the owner was very friendly and even offered us homebaked scones on arrival. The pool table and hot tub were fun. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped. We enjoyed the sound system and smart tv which allowed us to watch movies in the evening. Walks from the door ending at the Cridford Arms were enjoyed by all. We enjoyed day trips to Paignton Zoo and Teignmouth. We would love to stay again in the future. The wifi works very well, it does drop out every now and again but is good enough to use for work if needed or to watch Netflix /amazon if you have subscriptions to them. The property is warm and feels very private.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at houndbeare bare."

    Sarah the owner was there to meet us and show us round, what a lovely lady. Homemade cake was waiting for us with a bottle of wine what a nice touch, especially after a long journey. The barn was spotlessly clean and had everything you would need. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks Sarah for a lovely stay at your beautiful home.

    Reviewed by SandraJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay, loved the cottage and really appreciated Sarah’s hospitality."

    Can not fault the accommodation and all the extra touches sincerely appreciated. Can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by AlisonJan 2022

  • "We have just returned from a week away at Houndbeare Barn and what a lovely week it has been."

    On arrival we were greeted and showed around both the property and grounds by Sarah. The barn was festively decorated for the Christmas season and the home baked goodies were a very welcoming touch. Sarah was absolutely lovely and always on hand to offer advice on things to do and places to visit, She made us feel like nothing was too much trouble and made us feel like part of the family. The barn is very bright, specious and beautifully decorated/furnished. The kitchen is well equipped and it is always great to have wifi when you have children. The only improvement we would suggest would be for the master bedroom to have a king size bed. Gary being 6ft 2 struggled to sleep in the bed upstairs and ended up sleeping in one of the bedrooms downstairs by himself. Thank you Sarah & Nigel for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2021

  • "Had such a lovely stay at Houndbeare, Sarah was so helpful and kind made us feel really welcome."

    Thank you so much for a great week

    Reviewed by ErinNov 2021

  • "The property was much better than expected Perfect location for peaceful holiday ,the house and grounds were stunning , The 2 downstairs bedrooms were in lovely decor and shower/toilet, the balcony bedroom with shower/toilet was beautiful and looked down to the open planned kitchen diner and lounge all perfectly fitted out ."

    Side garden had hot tub and garden table and chairs and wooden fencing all round .Front garden has room for two cars and a beautiful grassed sloping garden to walk up to with 4 seating areas

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "Houndbearne Cottage was absolutely beautiful and suits every type of holidaymaker."

    Sarah has thought of every element when it comes to what may be needed during the holiday and I have never stayed somewhere so well equipped even down to the children friendly cutlery. Myself and my friends thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful break, the village pub is also highly recommended as are the local walks and the cottage grounds are no doubt beautiful in the summer (as well as during autumn) We will definitely be booking here again whether that with my friends or with my own children, we loved it and thank you.

    Reviewed by TaraNov 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful break in this beautifully decorated, immaculately clean barn conversion."

    It's location gave us the perfect balance of relaxation and being able to explore. The pool table and jacuzzi were a great addition for the evenings. The owners we're so lovely and helpful but not at all intrusive. We were given a tour of the property on arrival and Sarah very kindly delivered home made cream teas mid week! We had a fantastic time. Thank you x

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "Hosts are really friendly and approachable and very knowledgeable about the area"

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "What a wonderful place to stay."

    We have been made to feel so welcome and at home by the owners. This place easily accommodates 8 plus people. It has a beautiful mezzanine floor bedroom which has a large king bedroom, with an ensuite and also a pull out sofa bed if required, plus two further double rooms downstairs with another shower room, huge TV corner sofa and a fire for the cooler evenings. I stayed here with my two boys, a 10yr old and a 20month old. They provided a travel cot, high chair and baby bath for our convenience which was amazing. The kitchen has everything you need and the dining table turns into a pool table!! Fantastic!! The hot tub was wonderful and the outside seating was huge and comfortable. There is a garden to use with a tree swing with amazing views and a seated area with a BBQ if you need it, plus a chiminea for when you want to stay out and take in the views into the late evening. There is a wonderful brook behind the barn which is a 10 minute wander down the hill and through a small boys loved throwing stones into the stream. This place was a perfect peaceful base out of the hussle and bustle of the town, but also within quick reach so so many tourist attractions. There is a play park a maximum 5 minute walk at the end of the road. Shop is 10 minute drive maximum. Pub is a 7 minute walk. You have to stay here!!! I can't fault it!!

    Reviewed by Terrie-marieAug 2021

  • "The barn is amazing."

    In a lovely village with amazing views. Sarah and partner have thought of everything and amazing cakes on arrival are to die for!! Both can not do enough for you. The barn itself is finished to a very high standard. The only fault was we had to leave.

    Reviewed by EricAug 2021

  • "We stayed at Houndbeare as a group of 6 adults for a 21st birthday celebration."

    There really is nothing you can fault. A very warm welcome awaited us from Sarah, who had also made some gorgeous cakes for our arrival. The accommodation has been renovated to an exceptional standard and is ideally located to explore the local area. The hot tub was brilliant after a days activities too. Sarah gave us valuable local insight of places to visit it you wanted to see the more quaint Devon. Absolutely loved our stay.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday accommodation."

    Spacious open plan area with well equipped kitchen. The table that converts into a pool/snooker table was a real bonus. The outside areas were great too with a lovely garden with fantastic views and the hot tub was a great feature.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "Houndbeare Barn is a jewel of a holiday property."

    We had such a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful time. There are plenty of facilities on site, to keep you entertained no matter what the weather. The owners, Sarah and Nigel were very helpful and friendly, and provided a lot of useful information. Sarah provided plenty of home made cakes and scones which were delicious. There are lots of walks direct from the property. Ideal for exercising our dog. The village pub The Cridford Inn serves excellent food and fine ales. We highly recommend Houndbeare Barn and would definitely stay there again. The Kendall's

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Wonderful home & location!"

    Was heaven for the dogs having the freedom to run around the vast garden. The views were stunning & the house very well equipped. Hot tub was great too! Sarah, the owner made us so welcome. Home made cakes & wine awaited our arrival. Hot from the oven scones, clotted cream & jam were delivered one afternoon. Delicious! Grandparents, Parents, Children & Dogs all had a wonderful week. Thank you Sarah

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2021

  • "Sarah & Nigel are fantastic hosts."

    We & our dogs were made very welcome. The dogs had the run of the large garden. The kitchen had everything you need. There are loads of walks from the house. Most places - towns & beaches - are not much more than a 20 minute drive away. The hot tub is a lovely end of day chill out. The house was lovely & clean with plenty of towels. The massive tv is great. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "Houndbeare was a rural treasure, clean, tidy and everything you could want in a holiday home."

    What made it exceptional was the host Sarah with her homeade cakes and scones and her local knowledge. Absolutely perfect

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "The accommodation is immaculate, finished to an extremely high standard and located in such a peaceful setting."

    Sarah is a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble. The cakes and wine that we received on arrival was a lovely touch, and the cakes were gorgeous. The garden with it's views are awesome and if you love walking this is great base with a great pub in the village. We have stayed in a lot of properties recently and can safely say this property and hostess top the lot. Will most certainly be booking again in the near future

    Reviewed by TinaJun 2021

  • "Houndbeare was a really lovely holiday home, clean and very comfortable."

    Great to come back to relax after a day out. Sit in hot tub or visit the garden with views whilst cooking a bbq! Will definitely return in the future! Thanks Sarah for your great hosting and delicious cakes!

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2021

  • "Sarah is an amazing host."

    From the moment we arrived to the end of our fabulous stay she was most helpful, beautiful homemade cakes to welcome us after a long drive, offering information on where to go and ensuring that we had everything we needed and that all was fine for us. The barn is amazing, very clean and well equipped. The hot tub is a godsend at the end of a days walking, of which there are plenty to choose from. So many places to see nearby, but you can also enjoy the peace and quiet in the village if you so wish. A perfect holiday! Thank you!

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at Houndbeare barn and would thoroughly recommend it!"

    From start to finish Sarah made us and our two little dogs very welcome. We were treated to homemade cakes on arrival and Sarah’s local knowledge was invaluable especially as we did have a couple of wet days. Houndbeare Barn is sparklingly clean, spacious and everything you could possibly need is catered for. we especially enjoyed the hot tub and the garden area with its stunning views, such a beautiful, peaceful location. Can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2021

  • "Where do we start, Sarah & Nigel are absolutely amazing hosts, with their knowledge and recommendations and sharing their stunning home with us."

    Property furnished to high specification and very comfortable, home from home, everything you need. Very dog-friendly. Always available if required. So much to do right on your doorstep, a little slice of heaven! And the welcome cake is to die for, can't wait to go back! Bex, Tracy, Ady, Poppy & Ralphie xx April 2021

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin with TV, 1 x double with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor family shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, cinema projector, pool/snooker table and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front patio and gravelled area with furniture
  • Enclosed side patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Private lawn with views in shared garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Edge of Dartmoor: Chudleigh 2.8 miles, Bovey Tracey 5.7 miles, Exeter city centre 9.1 miles.

Resting in the idyllic village of Trusham, on the edge of Dartmoor and in easy reach of all of Chudleigh's amenities, you will find this charming property, Houndbeare Barn.

Found in the grounds of the owner's home, in a pretty courtyard setting, with remarkable views of Dartmoor across the valley, there's no better choice for a scenic escape to Devon with friends or family.

Park up right outside the property before entering in to discover a beautiful open-plan living space, offering contemporary decor and furnishings, this characterful cottage offers a fantastic social element for your week-long stay.

Snuggle up into the plush cream leather corner sofa before the television, with a cinema projector for a family film night, or gather at the dining table with a good bottle of wine as you create a fun-filled itinerary for your trip, the table also magically converting into a pool/snooker table, perfect for providing entertainment when you're not out exploring.

The kitchen offers all the essentials for a self-catered stay, with an electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and a dishwasher, with plenty of preparation space for the whole group to assist in preparing a hearty meal too.

Dine alfresco out on the front patio, or spend a special moment with your loved one in the hot tub as you gaze at the twinkling stars in the dark skies up ahead.

Alternatively, explore the garden where you will find your own private lawn under an ancient oak tree complete with a swing and exceptional views across the valley.

The ground floor hosts two bright and stylish bedrooms, one double and one twin with its own television, ideal for the children.

Alternatively the twin beds can be zip-linked for adults, and being on the ground floor are also suitable for those less able - The family shower room is also on the ground floor, adjacent to the bedrooms.

Up on the first floor lies the third and final double bedroom resting beneath the eaves of the roof, the beautiful skylights letting in an abundance of natural light making a lovely reading spot, complete with a sparkling en-suite shower room - This room is open plan and galleried to the double height living room but screened from view.

The property is ideally located for a rural retreat, with a good host of amenities in easy reach; the village church can be found less than 50 metres away, while a short stroll down a green lane just outside of the property will bring you to the inviting village pub, The Cridford Inn, where you can enjoy a traditional 'pie and a pint' after a busy day exploring.

There are numerous local walks of varying length which start from directly outside the property, through superb Devon countryside and Dartmoor is of course a walker’s paradise.

Houndbeare Barn and Trusham are just two miles from the A38 devon expressway and whilst feeling totally rural you are ideally situated to explore Dartmoor and South Devon.

Chudleigh lies within easy reach, an ancient wool town boasting rich history as well as a variety of pubs, cafes, restaurants and convenience stores to choose from.

Venture into the Dartmoor National Park to find nearby attractions such as the beautiful Canonteign Falls and Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, with plenty of walking and cycling routes for all abilities, or choose to explore the coastal resorts of the English Riveria; Torquay, Paignton and Brixham which are just 16 miles away.

Haldon Forest and Go Ape are less than 4 miles.

The Teign Valley Golf Club less than 3 miles.

The Roman City of Exeter less than 10 miles away with many attractions including the Cathedral, the Quay and museums as well as excellent shopping including individual artisan and designer shops.

You may also choose to enjoy a day at the races at either Newton Abbot or Devon and Exeter Racecourses, both of which are within easy reach or a traditional day at the seaside towns of Dawlish and Teignmouth, just 12 miles away and with plenty of family-friendly attractions to keep all ages entertained.

Houndbeare Barn makes a wonderful choice for a family escape to Devon, ideally situated in easy reach of many coastal and countryside delights.

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About the location


Chudleigh 2.8 miles; Newton Abbot 7.6 miles; Exeter 10.9 miles; Torquay 14.4 miles

The Teign Valley is a dramatically steep wooded valley to the Eastern flank of Dartmoor National Park between the villages of Dunsford in the North and Chudleigh to the South. The local villages are peaceful locations for holidays with beautiful scenery all around with hills, fields, rivers and stunning thatched cottages. The entire area in and around the Teign Valley is a walker's paradise with magnificent views to be admired. If you’re feeling a little more energetic then you could try your hand at rock climbing, go kayaking on the nearby River Teign, mountain biking or trekking around the location and beyond. Spend a day in the traditional seaside town of Dawlish, perfect for relaxing beach days with a variety of family-friendly attractions and amusements, while The Lawn and Brook is where you can find the famed majestic black swans. Spend a day in the ancient town of Exeter, with its wonderful City Walls encompassing its centre as well as the wonders of its Gothic cathedral, Exeter Castle, and many more landmarks waiting to be discovered. With easy access into the Dartmoor National Park, and within easy reach of all of the excitement of Newton Abbot, Torquay and Paignton, there's no better choice than a trip to the Teign Valley to explore the coast and countryside of Devon.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas