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Mill Barn

(Ref. 976163)

Woolston, near Salcombe, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "What a fabulous, place to stay."

    ... Perfect for our large 3 generation family and dogs. So well lequipped.. Had everything you could ever need. Lovely linen and towels, really well presented too. Quite probably the best place we have ever stayed. Really amazing property. Glad we have booked for another year too.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely property which a family of three generations enjoyed ."

    The games barn was fantastic especially when the weather conditions were poor. Beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and everywhere was spotlessly clean. We had an issue with one of the dishwashers during our stay which was dealt with promptly by the owners.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at mill barn, there was 8 adults and 6 children and plenty of room for all of us."

    The children had lots of things to do to keep them happy, they loved the games barn. The bedrooms were spacious clean and comfortable and the kitchens had everything you needed. It's in a lovely peaceful location with lots of places to visit which are not to far away and 2 big supermarkets within an 8 minute drive. I would highly recommend staying at mill barn.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2023

  • "Excellent facilities in a well maintained property."

    The children particularly enjoyed the air hockey machine and the additional games room in the orchard is a hidden bonus. The kitchen is very well kitted out and the two separate dishwashers were very useful for our large group. Would definitely recommend Mill Barn.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at this wonderful cottage."

    Lots of space, well equipped and very comfortable. The orchard is a truly special place.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a perfect place for a multi-generational family holiday."

    Mill Barn had everything we needed and is in a great location for visiting some lovely beaches and for coastal walks.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great holiday home and exceptionally equipped."

    We were celebrating a 70th birthday as a family and everyone had such fun. Spotlessly clean and probably the best property we have ever stayed in. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.7Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay in Mill barn."

    Such a perfect venue for our family get together.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful converted barn, plenty big enough for 11 of us."

    Owners friendly. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a one-week extended family holiday in the barn and it was everything we could have hoped for."

    Fantastically well equipped. The very pleasant owners couldn't have been more helpful. It all resulted a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Frank B5.0May 2023

  • "Very well equipped and a wonderful place to stay we come for my 70th birthday"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "We all had a fantastic time and felt that the barn was well equipped and very spacious and would highly recommend this to family and friends."

    Reviewed by Julian5.0May 2023

  • "We all had a fantastic stay at Mill Barn, the accommodation is huge and there is so much space."

    The location is great for the local towns/beaches. The Barn is very well equipped and very comfortable. This was our 2nd time here and I would definitely stay again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Mill Barn was absolutely perfect for our big family gathering."

    The owners were extremely accommodating and helpful. The barn is equipped to an excellent standard and felt really spacious even though there was 12 of us. All of the bathrooms were to a high standard and it was brilliant to have so many so them. The weather was lovely and we went out a lot but the only small thing to note for the listing was that the TV has basic Sky but did not have other streaming services and had we known, we would have bought our own fire stick. We are back at Mill Barn later in the year!

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome and we are delighted to hear that you will be returning next year. I am sorry that you had no seen before you came that the property offers Sky only. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marianne4.7Mar 2023

  • "A fantastic property for our family group of 13 ."

    The accommodation was spacious, very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed . The kitchen was well equipped The barn was lovely and warm when we arrived ( we also used the wood burner ) We all enjoyed the games barn. The barn is located in a beautiful area and I would certainly stay again and recommend for large family groups.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2023

  • "We booked accommodation for Xmas week and it met our expectations."

    There was plenty of room in a spacious lounge and kitchen area. The bedrooms were comfortable and some had en suite faculities. Perhaps the provision of a "Welcome Pack" of basic provisions would have been helpful, as the supermarkets are a little distance away. The games room is well equipped, but a short walk outside of the property. Overall, this is a lovely place for a large family group.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a lovely location."

    Superbly equipped and very comfortable. We were a 3 generation family of 12 and this suited everyone - the young ones games of hide-and-seek lasted ages and the play barn was a very useful addition for all.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful anniversary family get together at Mill Barn."

    It was everything we hoped it would be and more. A tastefully decorated property in a lovely setting in a beautiful part of the world. All ages were thoughtfully catered for and the accommodation and facilities were first class. Very spacious rooms and a lovely safe garden. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. We were really sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Mill Barn was beautiful & fully equipped, they had thought of everything."

    Owners were very friendly and it was nice to know they were available if there were any problems. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Mill Bank is an outstanding property."

    Lovely and clean, full to the brim with cooking utensils etc. A real home from home. It is a huge property and served our family well. Close to beaches and other small towns and amenities. We had a wonderful relaxing week away. The owners are very accommodating if you need them.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "An absolutely fantastic property for family gatherings."

    We appreciated the quick response to our queries. Outstanding kitchen facilities with two sinks, two bins and two dishwashers which made life so much easier plus an additional kitchen facility downstairs enabling our furry friends to be catered for separately. The only disappointment was poor Wi-Fi coverage, especially the downstairs bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "We could not of been more impressed with this property."

    The owners were there if needed but not invasive at all. The area is beautiful and everything seemed 10 minutes away! The games room is an added bonus. All the bedrooms were spacious. Absolutely everything you need was in the property and fully stocked with crockery, utensils etc. Would highly recommend ocean view restaurant, and a trip to south Milton sands, a dog off lead friendly beach and then a visit to the beach shack at the top of the beach for lunch. All in all nothing could have been improved apart from maybe the weather at times!!

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay we all found the property amazing, every thing you could possibly need was provided."

    The location was quiet and peaceful yet still close enough to Salcombe. The accommodation was spacious, clean and tidy and has everything you need and the games room was used everyday. The owners were all very friendly and helpful couldn't ask for more in a holiday property. Would definitely recommend and welcome the opportunity to stay again.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2022

  • "Mill Barn at Woolston was perfect for our party of 12."

    The house is very well equipped and had everything we required. It is light and spacious, warm and with plenty of hot water. The rooms were comfortable, clean and had plenty of towels. The owners were charming, welcoming and very helpful and very kindly rigged a double bed in the Games Room in lieu of the bunk beds (not suitable for our age group). Mill Barn is well situated for the towns of Kingsbridge and Salcombe, and there are masses of walks to choose from within a short drive. Altogether, Mill Barn is a lovely property and we would strongly recommend it. We will come back again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Mill Barn was beautiful!"

    The layout was perfect with lots of options to suit families or just adults. The kitchen had everything you need and more. The owners were nearby and very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend and hopefully return one day.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fabulous holiday in."

    A wonderful property. The barn provided everything we needed for a family of 14.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great place for a family gathering, cleanliness was brilliant, baby stair gate, cot available."

    Pet friendly in most of the barn but not allowed in bedrooms, we ended up not taking pets which was the best idea. No tv signal in the bedrooms which the other adults and children moaned about. We did have large tv in lounge which had sky tv. The barn play room was a great addition, ideal that we had brilliant weather to walk to it. A few extra bits like a few toiletries and some coffee pods for the machine would have been welcomed. The hoover smelt quite bad from dog. Such a lovely peaceful place to stay we really enjoyed the space and us all being able to get together as we are quite a large family. We did get an hour later to check out as 9am is very early to get 5 children ready and out the door. Would definitely book again.

    Thank you for the feedback. We have asked our changeover team to ensure that hoover bags/filters are checked each changeover and changed as necessary to prevent odours. The TV signal issue in the bedrooms has been fixed – apologies for this. The outgoing guests had reported the issue, which we were grateful for, however, unfortunately the engineer couldn’t attend until the Monday, so after your weekend break. We’re pleased that you would definitely book Mill Barn again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karoline4.7Mar 2022

  • "I would definitely recommend a stay at Mill Barn!"

    The premise is very clean and well maintained, there was a small problem with the hot water but the owner quickly responded and resolved it. Luxury all the way at this beautiful home, large kitchen with everything you could ask for. Underfloor heating, large comfortable bedrooms, I had an en-suite with a lovely deep bath and large shower cubicle. The grandchildren really enjoyed the games room and park (A short walk of 50 meters) in the beautiful orchard area.(Darts, skittles, table tennis, pool table) Ideally located for the Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Hope Cove areas.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

  • "It was a lovely place and was very well stocked with kitchen equipment."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "A party of 12 for a special birthday."

    Beautiful barn in a lovely setting. Everything you could ask for and close to Salcombe, Kingsbridge & many stunning beaches. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a super holiday!"

    We are a family group of 10 and Mill Barn was perfect, everything we wanted! The owners of Mill Barn live close by , very friendly, and helpful and have thought of everything to make the holiday experience very enjoyable!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Mill barn was excellent, it had everything we needed and was close to all the places we wanted to visit."

    We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "We stayed here as a big family and really enjoyed our stay there was plenty of room for everyone the beds were comfortable, great facilities available we loved it its such a lovely house my only one request would be a little table and chairs on the balcony to enjoy a coffee on in the morning."

    We would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "We booked Mill Barn to celebrate my dads 80th birthday."

    It is a fantastic property. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. There were 11 of us and plenty of room. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Mill Barn is wonderful."

    Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, and such a fabulous space for a large party. The orchard was an added bonus for the dogs, and the kids loved the play barn. The Rossiter family were also very pleasant and welcoming. Without a doubt, we would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Mill Barn."

    Absolutely stunning property with everything you would need. Great location and perfect in every way. Would highly recommend this house to anyone.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2021

  • "Mill barn was amazing, only down side is you have to drive, there is no shops or pub within 2 miles."

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2020

  • "The barn was fantastic !"

    The family were lovely ! Beautiful building ! Games doom not as expected but overall a wonderful stay !! The booking team however extremely disappointed! Lots of mistakes when booking, rude staff ! Took a number of phone calls over a number of months to sort out problems ! With no call backs as promised ! Very stressful experience!! Would not book through skyescottages again !!

    Reviewed by Troy4.7Nov 2019

  • "The host was a lovely lady who you felt was there if you needed anything plus we had Sykes cottages as back up."

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Excellent Barn, comfortable and large beds."

    The shed with table-tennis, pool, darts and table foot ball was great too. Only down side is that you can't easily walk to a pub.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday home that's accurately described and imaged on website."

    Exceptionally clean and furnished to a high standard. Kitchen is very well stocked with ample crockery, utensils and appliances - a real home from home. Owner was welcoming and helpful without ever being intrusive. The area is typical for Devon and Cornwall with many very narrow lanes and roads so not for the faint hearted driver at times! Fully recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Mill Barn was both very comfortable and well equipped."

    The beaches were close at hand and we particularly enjoyed North Sands and Bigbury on Sea. We were a family party of 12 (3 generations) and the 6 children loved the house with plenty of places to play ‘Hide and Seek’. The games barn was a success for both the children and their parents and the enclosed garden was a good place for the dog to sit in the sun. We can confidently recommend this excellent holiday accommodation for a large group.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "A top notch holiday destination for a large group."

    Brilliantly laid out and equipped. The additional "Games Barn" a brilliant asset. Owner/Manager very helpful and offering advice on where to go and what to see. A great experience all round. Very very strongly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2019

  • "Extremely spacious and well appointed large property."

    2 dishwashers upstairs in large kitchen an 1 on ground floor in small kitchen, ideal for when we had a barbecue in garden or large meal upstairs.very well equipped in terms of kitchen equipment. Lovely and clean, made us of private play barn and orchard that was just for our use. Plenty of parking. Beautiful location would recommend visiting hope cove and the beach and north sands and east portlemouth ( accessed by short ferry ride) almost had beaches to ourselves. Enjoyed the walks to Gara Rock and bolt head. So many lovely places to eat. If large group of you are going would recommend a Tesco or Waitrose delivery of all your essentials on first day of holiday. Would love to return at next milestone birthday or anniversary in family. We were 11 people age ranging from 18 months to 80yrs and 2 dogs.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2019

  • "A beautifully presented holiday home, in a superb area, which was just as described."

    It was great to have bedrooms which were all of a similarly high standard and spaced well to ensure the privacy of the separate groups. It was particularly good to have the games barn, which we used on several occasions.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2019

  • "What you see is what you get re this property."

    The photos are true. An excellent place to stay. Our experience: Follow the instructions to the property that are sent to you with the booking as it will avoid you taking some very narrow lanes. Great parking at the property. Loading and unloading outside the property is easy. The property is immaculate and the owners are on hand to help and advise should you need it. The family are very friendly and live next door. The provision of kitchenware and ovenware is first class. It's so easy to cook indoors and host guests, also the barn layout upstairs works really well for big groups. Three dishwashers and 2 kitchens in the property work well; all the bathrooms are first class. It is warm in the property even without the log burner. Bedrooms downstairs are quiet to sleep in. We didn't get much use out of the games room as it's across the road, but I imagine with small children playing in the field across the road and dogs if you have them, it would be a good place to go particularly in summer. To be honest we couldn't fault this property. Pre book taxis if you need them and restaurants too. Read the information book in the property for ideas of places to go. Take good supplies of food and drink with you and you will have a great time. Date of Stay: February 2019

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2019

  • "This property although a little isolated is wonderful."

    Fully equipped , clean and warm. Plenty of HOT water. As Family of 11 with ages ranging from 18 months up to almost 80 nothing was overlooked. Thank you Sykes and also the owner of Mill Far.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2018

  • "We booked Mill Barn for our annual Christmas weekend with our friends."

    It really exceeded everyone's expectations and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The main kitchen and living room area was absolutely amazing and the bedrooms were beautiful. We couldn't have asked for anywhere better really - and on top of that the owner Emily was really helpful, accommodating and even welcomed us with a bottle of Prosecco. 5 Star property!

    Reviewed by Katja5.0Nov 2018

  • "The accommodation and facilities were excellent."

    Comfortably accommodated 14 people. The games room and barn for the children were particularly helpful in keeping kids occupied and happy, whilst the large TV, stereo sound and Sky Sports entertained the adults. The underfloor heating was very effective in keeping the spacious main living area warm. Well fitted out to a high standard. Everyone commented on how comfortable the mattresses/bedding were. Great location in the countryside, yet close to Salcombe, with some lovely walks along the nearby beaches and coastline. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Alastair4.4Oct 2018

  • "This is the best large holiday home I have stayed in, and I have stayed in quite a few."

    The barn itself is clean, spacious and extremely well equipped with good quality kitchen equipment to make the self catering just like cooking at home. 8 adults plus a toddler and 2 dogs stayed and there was plenty of space to share times together as well as separate areas to relax. The bedrooms were all large and plenty of toilets so no arguing. Owners were really friendly. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2018

  • "Location is excellent."

    The family are very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2018

  • "Accommodation was superb, Mill barn had everything we needed and was well placed for visiting surrounding beaches and villages."

    Highly recommend and excellent value for money. We found Helpful Holidays well organised and informative and would definitely use again for our annual family holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "Mill Barn was the best accommodation we have ever stayed at, so spacious, a wonderful place for a family & friends to stay, entertain & party."

    Set in the beautiful Devon countryside & only a few miles from Salcombe & many other beaches close by. The owners who live in the farm house next door were such lovely people & very helpful throughout our week stay, we shall definitely return.

    Reviewed by Conor5.0Apr 2018

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  • 2 x first floor double bedrooms, one with super king size bed and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, the other with king size bed and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x bunk room, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double), 1 x family room with four singles (two can convert to super king double)
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin
  • Ground floor hall
  • Playroom
  • Utility area
  • Kitchen
  • First floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen
  • First floor WC with basin.
  • Underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky sports, Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for five cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: No stag or hen parties

The property

Mill Barn is a fabulous house converted from the largest part of a barn complex on the edge of Woolston hamlet opposite a farmhouse.

Private and beautifully designed, it is outstanding accommodation for family gatherings or groups of friends to enjoy.

When you enter the massive open plan living space you will be struck by the lofty beams, huge window and oak floors, making a very smart and modern area for socialising.

The seating area has a cosy wood burning stove to gather around, the dining area offers a big table for leisurely suppers and the kitchen is exceptionally well equipped.

At this level, you have a choice of two en suite double bedrooms, both with a TV.

Take the stairs down to four more comfy bedrooms and a playroom where the children will love playing air hockey, table tennis and on the Wii.

Thoughtfully provided on this level is a handy second kitchen, a real asset for big groups to all find their own space.

Outside is your safely enclosed courtyard at the side of the house, where you can eat out or stretch out on the grass.

A rear courtyard has a useful outdoor shower, wash-down area and a garage/drying room for bikes, beach gear and wet dogs.

Over the little used lane in an orchard are more treats for the children: an unheated games barn for playing skittles, pool or table tennis and a play area with climbing frame and slide.

You can watch the children have fun whilst you cook fresh seafood on the barbecue.

This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so bring your walking boots and be prepared for some stunning countryside or head on to the South West Coast Path for cliff top views out to sea or take a trip to the Dartmoor National Park for heather hills and massive tors to climb.

The beauty of this area of South Devon is of course the choice of spectacular beaches where you can surf and enjoy family fun on the sand.

Salcombe and Kingsbridge are the go-to towns for thoroughly satisfying retail therapy in interesting little shops, or a feast in a great restaurant.

Mill Barn is a very special place for gathering with those you love, whatever the weather brings.

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

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About the location


Marlborough 1.5 miles; Salcombe 3 miles; Kingsbridge 3 miles; Dartmoor 28 miles.

A tiny farming hamlet in lanes in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Well located for a choice of lovely beaches and the Coast Path.

Note: No stag or hen parties

This property offers the following short breaks:

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