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The Apple Barn

(Ref. 1014133)

Lyme Regis, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely visit in an idyllic spot."

    It was a perfect location to explore a number of seaside towns. The house was lovely. Warm and welcoming beach day after the stormy weathers of November. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a problem with first no water and then no drinking or cooking water for 5 ..."

    We had a problem with first no water and then no drinking or cooking water for 5 days the owner of the cottage was on holiday and made it clear they didn't care about customers or want their relaxing break disturbing and told us to purchase bottled water they had an appalling attitude

    It is important to us that issues (which with the best will in the world will arise) are dealt with swiftly and fairly. Atypically for a self-catering cottage, we do live on site, and as you correctly point out were on half term holiday with our family. On the odd occasion this occurs, we have help at hand, and so it was on this occasion. We are always contactable by telephone, and the agency through whom you booked were also at hand. We received no advice from you that there was a problem. Rather, guests in our other cottage text on the morning of the 4th day of your 7 day-stay to say that the water pressure was low. Our domestic and farm help were on site within an hour, at which point they advised that no guests were “home”. Through their actions, full water supply was restored the following (Tuesday) morning. The water engineer also attended on Tuesday. At that point, you had experienced a water outage for one evening of your stay. Post-resolution, the water would have been heavily discoloured and we advised you to run the water for a length of time necessary to clear the sediment. We appreciate that this may have taken quite some time and advised that you should drink bottled water meanwhile. We contacted you several times to keep you informed and advised that we would arrange for compensation (for both the inconvenience and the cost of the bottled water) once home. This has now been done and you accepted our offer, which we believe to be fair. We are of course sorry that this issue affected your stay. Our response to this incident could not have been any quicker and would not have been any different had we been at home. I spent considerable time in communication with our helpers and water engineer over the affected period from afar, and am struggling to see how you came to the conclusion that we didn’t care, didn’t want our break disturbing or had an “appalling attitude”. Our litmus test is that our other guests (to whom we have offered the same compensation, despite them asking for nothing) were understanding, appreciative and moderate in their reaction to both the incident and our response. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne2.5Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful week at the Apple Barn, as a party of 3 couples."

    The accommodation was perfect; the owners were very friendly and helpful; and the location was ideal for exploring East Devon and West Dorset. We can't recommend it too highly.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0May 2023

  • "The Apple Barn was excellent."

    A superb property in a great setting in the Devon countryside. The hosts were very helpful which helped make our stay most enjoyable. The accommodation was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "The Applebarn was ideal for us, a couple and two women, all related but wanting space to be together as well as some privacy."

    It was wonderful, superbly equipped, wonderfully situated and within easy distance of several sites of interest as well as the coast. The fabulous Miller's Farm Shop is only about three miles (their breakfasts are mouthwatering!)and the barn's owners are close , friendly and very helpful. Five stars all round. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "Barn was immaculate, clean and comfortable."

    Kitchen well equipped for self catering. Views were breathtaking and barn perfectly situated for coastal visits to Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast. Owners were welcoming and helpful but not at all intrusive. We will certainly be returning!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Apple Barn was extremely comfortable and well equipped, comfy beds and plenty of hot water."

    The lovely owners were very helpful and informative, with excellent directions to the property. Beautiful views and gorgeous sunsets from the seated outside terrace. Location was good with easy access to main roads east and west, for visiting coastal resorts, towns and Jurassic coast. Just a very minor point, we felt we could have done with more than one towel per person as they took a long time to dry after a shower but we had a wonderful stay and would thoroughly recommend the Apple Barn.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous house, very spacious for 2 adults and 4 (older) kids."

    Very comfortable beds and sofas. Fully equipped kitchen - didn’t need/want for anything. Kids particularly loved having their own en suite bathrooms ! Wonderful views, very peaceful setting. Good WiFi. Lovely outside seating/dining areas. Easy parking. Fantastic hosts.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion, if a little hatd to find."

    Sat Nav took us right past entrance. Would have been helpful to have the name Wyke Farm and cottages to the right of the gate so you could see it when coming up the road. Otherwise wonderful stay, wonderful hosts, thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Mary Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really super barn conversion with lovely country views."

    Good quality furniture and linens throughout. One really huge ground-floor double bedroom and two snug ones. The owners were present and friendly but not obtrusive. We had an excellent stay and I would recommend the Apple Barn to anyone wishing to visit that part of the country.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Helpful owners onsite.....but not overly obtrusive. Were there with help & advice when asked. Well presented, clean & cosy. Only one small point....a few more towels would be an advantage. One per person (x6) is not adequate, especially as the dryer cycle on washing machine didn't work well.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Apr 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time at the apple barn, it had everything you needed and felt like a home from home."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage that worked well for 5 adults."

    The only problem was that, like many places in Devon, access was via narrow lanes with few passing places.

    Reviewed by Bridget4.7Sep 2021

  • "The check in and check out times are a little tight, would be good for these to now be looked at, also only 1 towel per person, obviously not enough for a weeks stay, although we spoke to the owner and she was happy to provide us with another towel each, but would be good to have a number of towels provided per person for the weeks stay."

    Could not fault the accommodation or setting

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Sep 2021

  • "Although we understand the pressures of ‘turn around day’, we still felt that 9 am is just too early to expect guests to leave."

    To try to shower, pack, breakfast, strip the bed, clear the kitchen and rubbish (and we clean the bathroom and kitchen as well), and load the car, means you have to be up pre-dawn on what is essentially still a holiday day. Our lovely owner offered to change it to 10 am, which is reasonable, but by that time we had decided to leave the previous afternoon. A real shame. But we loved our stay at Apple Barn. We thought it is reasonable to take 2.5 hours to clean the cottage, and there is still plenty of airing time before next guests arrive, so surely out by 10, and next guests by 4 is more reasonable?

    Thank you for your feedback, we are really sorry to hear you were unhappy with the check out time for the property. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we have been allowing extra time for cleaners to carry out the change over. Hopefully we will be able to review this soon, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our family and dog really enjoyed our week at The Apple Barn."

    The owners were really friendly and approachable. The cottage was very comfortable and one of the nicest places we have stayed in. It was a heat wave so we were really appreciative of the fans provided. The location was wonderful, it was peaceful but within easy reach of busy Lyme Regis. If you like pulled pork baps, then I don't think you can find finer than from The Whole Hog. We also enjoyed take out lunch from Red Panda. There is not much light pollution where the property is situated so it's just about possible to see The Milky Way from the terrace. We highly recommend a visit to Sculpture by the Lakes (about an hour away in Dorchester, although no children under 14 or dogs allowed) and The Tunnel Tree Tops (about 15 minutes away in Charmouth). The cliff walk from Seaton Beach to Beer was also lovely. All in all, it was a wonderful and much appreciated break.

    Reviewed by Lai Mie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Booked the Apple Barn last year but due to lockdown could not go so transferred it to July this year."

    It was a fabulous base for our weeks walking holiday. Lots of room, spotlessly clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Lovely and quiet. We were met on our arrival by the owners who gave us lots of information about the area, recommended places to eat and good walking routes. A great week with a different walk every day. Would definitely go again and would recommend it to anyone who wants a quiet base that’s not too far from everything. Axminster about a mile and a half away and lovely Lyme Regis about five miles.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2021

  • "John and Kathryn were very friendly and welcoming hosts."

    The cottage was very clean and tidy, and the welcome pack on arrival exceeded expectations. We had a very enjoyable stay, and would recommend The Apple Barn for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Apple Barn was a fabulous place to stay."

    The standard of the property was top spec, and was very comfortable in every way. The owners were very helpful and very hospitable. My only constructive comment would be, it would be useful to have somewhere to wash your dog off outside, especially as it rained a lot when we were there. There was an outside tap, surrounded by pot plants, and would have been great if there has been a small hosepipe attachment on it. This would save carrying the dog inside to wash off, especially if your dog is a bit large, and all the carpets are cream!! I was just trying to avoid making a muddy mess! Thank you for a very long awaited enjoyable relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7May 2021

  • "The friendly yet unobtrusive owners were determined to make us feel at home."

    Despite a week of stormy weather we were able to enjoy the near by coastline and small towns as well as walk and explore the immediate area. A bonus was the secure field where our dog could free-run.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2021

  • "The Apple barn offers fantastic family accommodation situated in a peaceful setting."

    The Apple barn is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, a cosy home from home. It is ideally situated for a drive out to the seaside towns. We are a family of 6 with two dogs and the Apple barn was spacious and facilities were great. The dogs even had a allocated field where they could run freely off lead. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Apple Barn and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Just returned home from an amazing week’s stay at The Apple Barn."

    I can honestly say that this was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in. The accommodation was exceptional and the hospitality of the owners was equally as good. The position of the accommodation gave us access to great beaches and countryside and fantastic views of the sunset. We would highly recommend this spacious, well appointed holiday destination/accommodation and have returned home relaxed and refreshed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely barn, great hosts beautiful views, a great base with lots to do."

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2020

  • "The quiet` the friendly host, ` the views` close to amenities ."

    Only the internet let it down, very sporadic, but for everything else 300%

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday."

    The owner of the property was lovely and very helpful. The property itself was gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage has been nicely refurbished and was very comfortable."

    Clean on arrival. The kitchen had everything we needed. Lovely surroundings and yet close to town. The owner was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2020

  • "Nice peaceful location."

    Stunning scenery. Friendly atmosphere

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Jul 2020

  • "Katherine and John went out of their way to make us all feel welcome at their lovely cottage, they also brought a bigger BBQ to allow our party of 6 to cook outdoors a few times."

    Reviewed by Doug4.4Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • 1 x twin (zip/link bed, can be super-king on request) with en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • 1 x double with en-suite shower room basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting space with wood burner
  • Central heating, wood burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV in sitting room and in ground floor bedroom with Freeview and DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • (Starter pack only for fire provided)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Dogs must remain under control at all times due to livestock and all mess must be cleared up.

The property

With far reaching views that span across fields and countryside of the Axe Valley, Apple Barn is beautiful barn conversion situated within the owner's 17th century, grade II listed farmstead.

Bordering Devon, Dorset and Somerset with Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast just 5 miles away, this is a perfect base for exploring.

Step up to the decking and through patio doors into the beautiful open plan living room, with solid oak floors and an elegant sweeping open tread staircase.

The room is divided into a comfortable relaxing space with two sofas arranged around a wood burning stove (Starter pack only for fire provided), a dining space centrally positioned with a country kitchen at the far end, equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay.

A step leads down to a spacious, ground floor king-size bedroom with large patio doors, a TV and en-suite shower room.

On the first floor there are two beautifully dressed en-suite bedrooms, a zip link, twin room that can be joined together as a super-king bed and a double room.

Outside, a large decked patio looks out across the Axe Valley and is equipped with tables and chairs.

There is a charcoal BBQ available (charcoal not provided) and plenty of parking.

A dog is welcome and there are plenty of countryside walks right on the doorstep, however your pet must be kept under control at all times due to livestock.

The town of Axminster is just 2 miles away, which hosts a weekly market and offers a number of supermarkets and the popular River Cottage Canteen.

River Cottage HQ is just outside the town.

For days at the beach Lyme Regis and Charmouth offer a fine variety of good restaurants, pubs and shops and an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery from the South West Coastal Path.

Challenge yourself for a walk to the top of the famous Golden Cap, Dorset's heights point.

For little ones, the Axe Valley Nature Reserve can be found just outside of Axminster, and the famous Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth is a must visit for any age.

Apple Barn is your Jurassic Coast rural getaway at any time of year.

Note: Dogs must remain under control at all times due to livestock and all mess must be cleared up.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Charmouth 3 miles; Axminster 6 miles; Bridport 10 miles; Sidmouth 16 miles.

The delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer its visitors, boasting a maze of narrow streets filled with craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. Take a stroll along the world-famous Cobb causeway overlooking the ancient harbour, where fishing trips can be enjoyed, or try your hand at fossil hunting in the area. The scenic coastal path offers excellent walking opportunities and spectacular views of the stunning Jurassic coast, whilst the gently shelving sands and sparkling waters of Lyme Bay provide the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. A holiday destination to savour!

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