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High Park Barn

(Ref. 14205)

Uffculme, Blackdown Hills, Devon Show on map

4.6

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely week spent in High Park Barn."

    Tom and Sarah were very helpful and welcoming. Very comfortable and well equipped, had everything we needed. secure garden / patio for dogs. Good location for visiting other areas. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "The property was exactly as described."

    Wonderful location, Ideally placed to explore Devon's South coast. If you don't fancy driving everywhere Tiverton Parkway railway station is a 12 minutes drive away; this gives access to Paignton, Plymouth etc. The hosts. Tom and Sarah, are very pleasant, approachable people. Shortly after arrival Tom explained that they would not be intrusive but should we need anything-just ask. Really enjoyable holiday, could only be improved with a non stick frying pan

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "Such a shame that this potentially lovely property feels so unloved."

    The location is good, it's warm, quiet and the bed is very comfortable but it needs a really deep clean especially in the bathroom which is full of black mould (shower, tiles, windows etc) and some investment in repairs and maintenance of the building and equipment. The window blinds are grubby and fraying, the pillows totally flat, the TV cable needs renewing from the booster box to the TV, the duvet stained, the sofa tired and faded, the light bulb in the fridge not working and many other minor issues need attention. Disappointing overall when all the items needing attention require so little time, cost and energy to put right.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback - it's really helpful and a score of 75/100 is OK although less than we normally get (average of 92 in the last 6 months). We do a deep clean every quarter which includes re-grouting the shower. We agree that the blinds need replacing and are actioning this. We are also looking for a replacement sofa. We live next door to the property and are always happy to try our best to rectify any issues if the holiday makers contact us during their stay. Thanks. Tom and Sara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard and Diana3.8Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the barn."

    Very relaxing with beautiful countryside in all directions. Hosts very helpful and welcoming. Clean and well equipped property with good outside space for our dog.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Apr 2024

  • "Lovely stay in good location, not far from M5 and within reach by road or rail to all Devon attractions and beyond Local walks were lovely and easy to navigate, welcome cuppa with a biscuit much appreciated."

    Host Sarah was on hand to greet us and answer any questions, we would definitely visit again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay in High Park Barn."

    It is cosy, comfortable and equipped with everything we could need. It is ideally situated for walking and visiting places of interest. We were made very welcome and would recommend it to other couples and their dog. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Mar 2024

  • "I had a most enjoyable week with my dog, the cottage was cosy and spotlessly clean, it had everything I needed and a good fenced patio area for my dog."

    The countryside is beautiful and we walked in lots of lovely places within easy distance. A big thank you!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was a return visit to High Park Barn."

    Ideal property for exploring local attractions. Clean & tidy - would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2023

  • "Would have given 5 stars but for small problem of tv reception, had to refit loose Ariel connection on booster box 3 or 4 times for adequate picture quality."

    Also no coffee table for cups, etc, when sitting on the settee. Not a problem for us as we had brought our own fold up coffee table after reading reviews. Top marks for our host Tom. Who had left milk in the fridge, chocolate biscuits, tea, coffee and sugar for our arrival. He recommended a lovely pub called Ash Hill Inn about 2 miles away. Great food and atmosphere. He also arranged for an electrician to call the next day to replace a faulty light switch which had failed, can’t fault the service. As far as we are concerned a very nice place and area. A definite near 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Aug 2023

  • "Location was wonderful ."

    We enjoyed views from the rural countryside especially seeing the various,birds, farm animals and nature around us. Neighbours and the hosts were very friendly . Lovely community spirit we felt walking around the village and the country side roads . Barn is adequate equipped for a couple to share with a dog especially.

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2023

  • "This was a lovely 'get away from it all' break."

    Tom came to welcome me and then left me to it, though I knew I could be in touch if there was a problem. I would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Felicity4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellent stay owners hospitality great will stay again sometime"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing weekend."

    Perfect for the 2 of us with the dog. Easy access to the south coast and good local walks from the door. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "Nice place, nice people, nice and quiet to relax, our little doggy was very content there."

    We slept well and everything was at hand

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    Warm and cosy. There is everything in the cottage that you need. We had a lovely week. Sarah,Tom and family are very friendly and welcoming. We are looking forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything required."

    Owners were very pleasant and allowed us a late check out on New year's day. Enclosed garden, ideal for dogs. Pleasant walks close by and a lovely local pub with good food within 10 minutes walk. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the High Park Barn."

    We received a warm welcome from Tom and we appreciated the extras. They are available if any issues arise but we did not have any problems. The Barn is comfortable, clean and has all amenities. We would definitely stay there again. Uffculme is a lovely village and a good location for walking as well as visiting other places of interest.

    Reviewed by Lavinia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellemt little cottage - ideal for two."

    Everything provided that could possibly be needed + some extras. Happy to recomend for a couple - would be happy to return in future.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "Ideal location for 2 plus a mad spaniel."

    It might be wee but it had everything that we needed. We could have a long or short dog walk from the door without having to walk on busy roads. We've already booked for next year

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a wonderful place, tucked away in beautiful and peaceful countryside."

    I would recommend anyone take a look at this place for a getaway. It has everything you could possibly want if you just want to get away from everything for a while. Thank you for everything!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really lovely little place - perfect for a complete getaway in beautiful countryside."

    Just what we needed! xxx

    Reviewed by Jax5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is small but comfortable."

    It is very quiet and there is good access to the owners garden and the surrounding countryside. One of the things we would have liked would be a coffee table in front of the settee although I appreciate that it would encroach on the space available. We had a very pleasant stay although we didn't make the most of the nearby attractions as we were visiting relatives in South Devon. We slept well !

    Reviewed by Rosie4.4Jul 2022

  • "What a wonderful peaceful cottage this is, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there."

    Both Jock, my dog, and I loved the enclosed courtyard. where you could sit and relax with a book or a glass of wine. The owners, Tom and Sara were very welcoming, The village of Uffculme is pretty and there are walks by the river or on the old railway track. If you are looking for a complete get away from it all holiday this is the cottage for you. Caroline & Jock

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a delightful place to stay."

    I was on my own with our dog as my partner couldn't come. There was everything there that I needed and very peaceful. Ideal spot for walking and Sara and Tom most obliging.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely country barn conversion ideal for a couple or single, peaceful ..."

    This is a lovely country barn conversion ideal for a couple or single, peaceful and a good terrace which is great for catching the sun, although set along narrow lanes it's well positioned to explore the area, I enjoyed my break but feel the property needs an improvement

    Reviewed by Keith3.1May 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable with good facilities and a nice welcoming by the owners ,the only thing we feel could be improved was that the settee was uncomfortable."

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Mar 2022

  • "Loved this place."

    I could quite happily live here. The host was very welcoming but non intrusive. The accomodation was small but very comfortable and perfect for me and my dog. A couple of lovely circular walks, one along the river was great for the morning/evening dog walk. Slept really well in the very comfortable bed. Cant fault it at all and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lance5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was as expected with some nice touches from the owner who was very considerate."

    The property had everything we required plus so was very happy with our stay. We did find it difficult to eat out in pubs as they had events running and although some said they were dog friendly really were not but this is not a reflection on the property or our stay.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property in quiet location."

    Very nice hosts.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "We mostly enjoyed our much needed break at the barn which was in a lovely, rural location."

    The owners were friendly and helpful and it was perfect for the 2 of us and our dog. Just a couple of niggles that need noting, we had to thoroughly clean the shower cubicle as there was a lot of black mould where the door track meets the shower tray and on the shower head and the plug in the basin only worked by pulling the bar at the back of the pedestal. Also, we did not use the microwave as, although we cleaned it out, the inside of the oven looked rusty and passed it's sell buy date.

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Nov 2021

  • "This is the second time I have stayed at High Park Barn and I shall certainly be visiting again."

    The welcome I received from the owners was excellent and they checked during the week to ensure that I was happy and had all that I needed. Uffculme is a delightful village with excellent walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "A small cottage, ideal for two people."

    Lovely walks along the lanes from the cottage including a lovely river walk (as long as you avoid the cow pats). A central location to head off in all directions for good days out.

    Reviewed by Royston5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic stay, would highly recommend."

    Will return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was in a beautiful setting."

    Owner made us feel very welcome. Nice gesture of cookies and milk left for us on arrival. Had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Aug 2021

  • "This was the second time we stayed here."

    I wish I could buy the cottage and move in! Very comfortable and cosy, surrounded by country lanes and yet near enough to civilisation to access everything we need. We will return one day!

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Aug 2021

  • "While the property was generally clean, I discovered, on stripping the bed a disgusting previously soiled pillow, which I would have disposed of had it been mine."

    The bed springs were uncomfortable. The sofa needed replacing, very uncomfortable, it dipped in the middle. The family next door were pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Kathy3.1Jul 2021

  • "Very quiet and peaceful with lots of walks straight out the front door."

    Enclosed courtyard was a brilliant size, great to have with a dog and not overlooked. Use of the field behind was also appreciated.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Jul 2021

  • "It is a great place for two people"

    Reviewed by Robert Nigel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Tom and Sara were very welcoming the cottage had everything needed for a weeks stay was comfortable and clean."

    Lots of things to do around this area and near to local shops.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "The owners were very kind to let us use their large rear garden to entertain our dog."

    Reviewed by R5.0May 2021

  • "Comfortable."

    Warm. Clean. Private patio area.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic holiday in High Park Barn."

    A super barn conversion which felt homely and gave us everything we needed. A lovely rural setting with plenty of shops and pubs nearby. Our little dog has a super holiday too and loved running around the field! We highly recommended this place and hope to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Aug 2020

  • "As others have said."

    ..a full size dishwasher is not needed in a cottage for 2 people. With Covid 19 and the need to wash face coverings and the British weather a washing machine would have been useful. Otherwise a lovely quiet retreat from the stresses of life at this moment. Owners pleasant and helpful but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Aug 2020

  • "Looking at the picture of barn we thought it was detached and a little more isolated."

    However owner was a lovely man and the barn was very clean. Bed had a firm mattress and I felt it was a little too firm however my partner who suffers from a bad back had lovely nights sleep. So this obviously varies on the individuals choice. As does my feeling that a washing machine may have been more beneficial than a family sized dishwasher for 2 people. I say this because there are some lovely walks down by the river and we had to wash trousers that were muddy in the sink on return back to the barn. Small fenced of courtyard was a bonus for the dog and secure. All in all lovely place and lovely owner.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jul 2020

  • "Really lovely place to relax in."

    Very well equipped cottage with a lovely enclosed garden. We will certainly be revisiting this cottage again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners were very welcoming and friendly."

    Kindly left us some provisions which was kind of them. The cottage is very small. Would probably chose something bigger next time. Only 1 small sofa and a rocking chair to sit on. Very dog friendly which our dog really enjoyed the break away also.

    Reviewed by P3.8Sep 2019

  • "The cottage could do with a bit of a deep clean and some refreshing of paint."

    The bathroom could do with a revamp as you couldnt be too big to get in the shower!

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Aug 2019

  • "Very good. The accommodation was clean as always with a little starter pack of essential food items."

    A short walk to visit the neighbours beautiful goats was rewarded with a friendly conversation with their owner. Duck eggs made available by the neighbour on the other side. Who could have wished for more.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2019

  • "Although there was a rear access and it was unavoidable, the front door head was lower than would be expected due to the buildings age, and if you are a tall person then great care should be taken entering this way ."

    Otherwise the barn was a great place to explore the area situated roughly equally between the north and south coasts

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jul 2019

  • "My husband and I were absolutely delighted with the Barn - it was truly like a home from home."

    The location was spot on - very rural but also on the outskirts of a charming village. We couldn’t fault it. We had our Jack Russell with us and he enjoyed his holiday as well. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything we needed was there."

    Most enjoyable. Lovely area.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jun 2019

  • "This Cottage was in an extremely quiet part of the devonshire countryside - No street lights only farms and horses."

    It was exactly what we wanted and where we wanted to be. I thought the listing showed a DVD player but there wasn't one but there was WIFI. The owners were very pleasant people and very friendly and helpful. They left us a few essentials which were very much appreciated. The bed was extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4May 2019

  • "You have everything you need in the barn, the bed was lovely and comfy and haveing a dishwasher made for easy tyding up."

    The added bonus was the sucure back yard for the dog to play in whilst we enjoyed a glass of wine in the sun trap. Plenty of nice lesurely walks in the area especially down by the river. We found the barn made for an exelent base when attending an event at Westpoint in Exeter, itself being less than 10min from the motorway and 30 min from the venue. I hope enyone else who goes on my recommendation enjoys it as much as we did.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2019

  • "We loved the barn and the facilities suited us perfectly."

    The owner was so professional and generous.

    Reviewed by Krystal5.0Mar 2019

  • "This pretty well converted cottage was a delight and very comfortable."

    A bonus was the field at the the rear where we were able to walk our dog Archie.. If we are in this area again would definitely book this cottage again. A word of caution for tall people mind the front door it is quite low

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday, the owners of the property were very friendly and we would have no hesitations in returning."

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday, it was great for our dog as there was a little garden area for us and him to sit and where i knew he was safe if we were inside, great parking, lovely walks, very friendly neighbors, we would be more then happy to stay there again and recommend to our family and friends."

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing time, the owners were really friendly, my husband was on a course with work for 2 days so it was near by to the course, I relaxed while he was working and even had a Sainsburys shopping delivered :) We visited Exmouth and Weymouth my husband did a boat dive and I did a shore dive."

    We would defiantly go back.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2018

  • "It was perfect."

    So quiet and at night the stars were amazing. Placed so both south and north coast near by. So much to see will need to return. Sara and Tom made us so welcome. Our dog Daisy loved the field and playing with Pipa . The field is a bonus to all those with dogs. Would highly recommend for those who require a total rest. Thank you so much. Loved it

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely owners."

    Barn was thoughtfully converted, a great space for two and we thoroughly enjoyed making the use of the private patio during our stay.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Jun 2018

  • "Very nice hosts , very helpful, lovely location of cottage , would recommend it to anyone as such a pleasurable experience."

    Reviewed by Dean3.8Jun 2018

  • "Welcome excellent,supplied with essentials."

    Were assured if we needed anything Sarah and Tom could be approached anytime.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely location and helpful host next door"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2018

  • "Made a good base for visiting friends and family."

    Property was a no frills place with easy access to M5 making it a good location. Only minor downside was the size of the shower. Too small for my husband who is not a big man.

    Reviewed by Tina4.2Nov 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Devon."

    Great little barn\cottage in a beautiful location. Locally there are some great walks around the Blackdown Hills and also good local facilities such as shops, pubs and restaurants. This location was an Ideal hub for getting around Devon and the surrounding areas (Exmoor, Dartmoor, Exeter and the Jurassic Coast)

    Reviewed by John4.6Aug 2017

  • "Please thank Tim and Sara for being SO welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.6Jun 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Rear courtyard garden with furniture
  • Use of owners' field with unfenced pond
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond at this property

The property

This cosy detached stone barn conversion is situated adjacent to the owners' farmhouse on the outskirts of Uffculme, a Devon village in the Blackdown Hills.

A perfect romantic retreat, this Uffculme cottage is all on the ground floor and has wooden floors throughout.

The open-plan living area is a characterful haven to relax, divided between a cosy lounge, a dining area, and a kitchen, all overlooked by exposed A-framed beams.

This same sense of country charm continues through to the double bedroom, dressed in neutral bedding, and thoughtfully accessorised.

A shower room ties this all together, comprising of a classic white suite, with lovely tiled floors.

Outside, this Devon cottage there is a courtyard garden from where guests are welcome to wander over to a wildlife pond.

The village of Uffculme has a shop, pub, splendid walks along the River Culm and Coldharbour Mill, which is the only surviving woollen mill in Devon and has a fascinating working museum.

Half an hour's drive from this Uffculme cottage will take you to the beautiful cathedral city of Exeter, which has a mix of culture, historic buildings, a cathedral, and a theatre.

Michelin Star Restaurants all lie a short distance away, and Devon boasts some of the finest food including the Darts Farm, Exeter Food Festival, and The Jack in the Green Inn.

Within easy reach of Exmoor and Dartmoor, and the likes of Wellington, High Park Barn is also a great base for exploring the Jurassic coast, and Lyme Regis, pleasing walkers with the Tiverton Canal, and the South West Coast Path.

A wonderful cottage in a memorable part of Devon.

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About the location

UFFCULME

Tiverton 7 miles; Exeter 18 miles; Taunton 18 miles.

Located in the lush green countryside to the east of Exeter, this small rural community provides a welcome change from the demands of modern living. Almost midway between Dartmoor and Exmoor, and just a 40-minute drive to Exmouth and the beautiful South Devon coast, it is a perfect base for touring the area’s many attractions. Footpaths, fields and abundant natural wildlife characterise the surrounding landscape, several National Trust stately homes and gardens are within easy reach, and the Cathedral city of Exeter is a mere 18 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas