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Plympton Barn

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 25 reviews

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Salcombe Estuary

Barn / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Barn / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The newly renovated Barn is situated just a short walk away down a picturesque valley to the pretty beach of South Sands, which lies at the mouth of the Salcombe Estuary. The headland is surrounded by the sea on three sides.

The Salcombe Estuary offers a wealth of acivities for young and old; beaches, sailing, fishing, shopping, restaurants and bars are all nearby. Most of the coastline belongs to the National Trust and offers spectacular walks.

The Farm itself is situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is close to many public footpaths. The Barn is on the property of a working Farm where a small herd of South Devon cows as well as sheep and a variaty of other animals are kept.

We regret that we cannot allow dogs in this property. Smoking is also not permitted.

PLEASE see our WEBSITE for more DETAILS and any current OFFERS. (LINK at the bottom Right of this page in the "Contact Owner Section" "Visit the advertiser's website" - on the HolidayLettings website) or GOOGLE "Plympton Barn Salcombe"

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach South Sands 1.5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Plymouth 35 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

PLEASE see our WEBSITE for more DETAILS and any current OFFERS. (LINK at the bottom Right of this page in the "Contact Owner Section" "Visit the advertiser's website" - on the HolidayLettings website) or GOOGLE "Plympton Barn Salcombe"

The Barn contains two bedrooms:

One with a kingsize bed and another with two singles. Additionally there is a sofa bed for two available in the main living space. (To one side, not impacting the seating area) . We normally rent to groups of 4; the sofabed upstairs is for occasional use only.(If guests have a visitor for a limited period or with agreement from the owner)

The downstairs timberclad and travertine-floored hallway leads to the two bedrooms as well as a small utility space, a separate WC and the Bathroom.

The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a separate bath.

Upstairs is a large open-plan living space with folding doors on the south-facing side of the building open up to a decked balcony.

The upstairs space consists of a kitchen/dining area, a seating area centered around a woodburner and finally one end with a sofa(-bed) and comfortable chair for those who like to enjoy some peace and quiet or read a book.

The renovation was done with the environment in mind; the property Solar Thermal Panels, under-floor heating and an automated heat recovery system.



Fully equiped with:

Hob, Oven, Dishwasher and Microwave

Knives, Forks, Glasses, Cups and Crockery

Teapot, Kettle and Toaster etc.


One bedroom with two single beds

One bedroom with a kingsize bed

A sofabed for two in the main living space (separate from main seating area)

Linen, Duvets and Pilows provided


Towels (not for beach) are provided

Hot water and heating included

Entertainment & Communications:

Flat screen Satellite Television and DVD player


Telefone (local calls)

Please note there is only limited Mobile coverage in the valley

Other inside:

Separate WC

Washing maschine

Further details outdoors

Outside is a small decked seating area with a table and chairs to enjoy the calm and beauty of the valley.

BBQs are permitted (not on Balcony) provided rubbish disposed of safely.

There is parking available for one car. Additional Parking (including boats) possible upon request.

For those with chidlren, please discuss with owner.

PLEASE see our WEBSITE for more DETAILS and any current OFFERS. (LINK at the bottom Right of this page in the "Contact Owner Section" "Visit the advertiser's website" - on the HolidayLettings website) or GOOGLE "Plympton Barn Salcombe"

Further details

Payment conditions are: 25% deposit payable upon booking with the remainder due 8 weeks before stay.

Additionally a cautionary deposit of GBP 200 is payable, which is refundable within 4 weeks of your stay provided there were no significant or unreasonable damages .

As the main living space is upstairs, this property is not very suitable for those with restricted mobility. For the same reasons extra care must taken for those with very small children. (ie. there is no provision to close access to the stairs).

Children are accepted provided parents ensure their safety and they take care of property.

As the property is on a working farm, it is crucial that access past the property is not impeded at any time.

PLEASE see our WEBSITE for more DETAILS and any current OFFERS. (LINK at the bottom Right of this page in the "Contact Owner Section" "Visit the advertiser's website" - on the HolidayLettings website) or GOOGLE "Plympton Barn Salcombe"

About this location

The Devon region

The location offers a stunning climate which is unique to the UK. The very mild winters allow many sub-tropical plants to survive in the region including palm trees.

Salcombe is a small picturesque town in the South Hams district of Devon, South-West England. The town is close to the mouth of the Estuary and lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The town's extensive waterfront and the naturally sheltered harbour formed by the estuary gave rise to its success as a boat- and shipbuilding and sailing port and, in modern times, tourism especially in the form of pleasure sailing and yachting. Apart from tourism, crab fishing still plays an important role.

Recommended Outings:

The Cliffs, for the most part, belong to the National Trust and provide spectacular shelter for plants and animals alike. The sea views are breathtaking. Especially the public footpath along the top of the cliff from Sharpitor Museum towards Bolt Head early in the morning when the sun rises over the estuary with masts popping out over a thin layer of fog. Sunsets are especially beautiful when viewed from Bolberry or Hope Cove.

The Coastal Footpath has many interesting streches, both on the Salcombe side (starting at South Sands) and on the East-Portlemouth side. Highlights include Bolt Head and Soar Mill Cove. Both of these are close to the farm and many Public Footpaths join the coastal path to South Sands valley. It sounds further than it is; but the sea is never much more that 1 km away whether go you East, West or South. Along this strech of Coastal Footpath you may even see deer along the more remote parts of the path early in the morning or at dawn.

The Sharpitor Museum is definitely worth the visit with its sub-tropical gardens. There are numerous other National Trust properties nearby to vist: Historic Homes, Gardens Coast- and Countryside. Please check their webside for details.

East-Portlemouth lies on the Western side of the estuary and can be reached by ferry from Salcombe. It is home to some great beaches, a pleasant beach-cafe (Venus Cafe). You should also try the walk to the sea from here along the coastal footpath to Prawl Point. Along the way you will pass some secluded beaches, which, if you are lucky, you may have to yourself.

The Estuary is best seen from a boat and there are several options open to you. Either you take the Estuary Trip with the Salcombe to Kingsbridge Ferry (High Tide only) or you rent a boat either at Whitestrand or along Island Street.

There are many things to see without travelling to far. However if you have the time there are many other destinations worth visiting.

Only a short distance away is Bigbury Island with its famous Hotel; inspirational to Agatha Christie and many other famous visitors.

This is also a good spot to learn to surf.

To the other side of Kingsbridge is Torcross and Slapton Sands; a huge shingle beach where preparations for the D-Day landings took place.

Slapton Village itself is home to the excellent Tower Inn. Parking is difficult but the food is worth it.

Not far from here is the small village of Beesands and the ruins of Hallsands; a village that was swept away in a storm.

Other places to visit are Totnes; lots of cafes, bookshops and extremely laid back. From here a steam train runs to Buckfastleigh along the river Dart. Whilst you are there, go and see the Abbey. From Totnes it is also only a short distance to Dartmouth, home to the Royal Naval Acadamy and a very attractive little town, from here you can head back allong the coastal road to Kingsbridge and Salcome.

The Dartmoor National Park lies just the other side of the A38 (ie. near Buckfastleigh) , see the wild ponies and climb a Tor or two! On the way back, try to visit Ashburton.

PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS. (LINK at the bottom Right of this page in the "Contact Owner Section" "Visit the advertiser's website") or google "Plympton Barn Salcombe" )


Sailing & Watersports:

Schools, Hire & Trips:

Watersports School and hire at South Sands.

The ICC operates a large school from the Egremont, an old Mersey ferry moored in the Bag. Regular Launches leave Whitestrand to the Ferry (with Bar). They offer short, long and even residential courses. Information can be found in Island Street. (Most providers are based here) Fishing Trips can also be booked here.


Salcombe: Excellent butcher and small Grocery Store, Lots of Clothing

Kingsbridge: Morrisons and Tesco

Lots of smaller shops in Forestreet

Beesands: by fish from "The shack"

Totnes: Bookshops and "alternative"shops. Lots of great cafes.

Plymouth and Exeter: the usual high street shops. (Exeter worth a trip)

Food and Drink:

South Sands Beachside Hotel and Restaurant

North Sands: The Winking Prawn - Great Food and atmosphere also famous BBQ outside

Salcombe: a range of bars and Restaurants. Recommended: The Victoria Inn

Malborough: The Old Inn and the Royal Oak

Slapton: The Tower Inn: parking difficult, but excellent food and great atmosphere.


South Sands Beach: Beautiful sandy beach. a 10-15 minutes walk down of the valley. Has a ferry service to Salcombe. Watersports, Swimming, Food and Drinks. Short distance to cliffwalks with views of Salcombe, the Bar and the Sea.

North Sands Beach: 5-10 minute walk from South Sands in the direction of Salcombe. Beautiful Sandy Beach (small at high tide). Snacks at the Winking Prawn.

Other excellent beaches on the East Portlemouth side of the Estuary are reached by small ferry. (leave from Salcombe near the "Ferry Inn". Great Snacks from the Venus Café near the ferry steps in East Portlemouth


There are a great number of recommended Walks in the area. Several maps are available at the local bookshop in Salcombe or at the Tourist Information.

Around Snapes Point - excellent views up and down the Estuary. Start from Batson.

Around Bolt Head - Start from South Sands and head South following the signs for Sharpitor. Follow the Public Footpath from there allong the Clifftop. Cross the valley at the end to Bolt Head (and find the old Coastguard lookout) and the return via the lower path past Starehole Bay.

PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS. (LINK at the bottom Right of this page in the "Contact Owner Section" "Visit the advertiser's website"-) or google "Plympton Barn Salcombe" )

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13 Oct 2014


"Lovely Barn"

Great barn, nicely done out, very tasteful. Fantastic location - quiet and beautiful, 20mins walk from South Sands. Great places to eat (Winking Prawn) and fab coastal walks direct from the Barn. Our hosts were also very amenable too!
Highly recommended.

Thank you for your kind review! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again!

11 Aug 2014


"Comfortable barn conversion which was a great base to explore South Devon"

We were a bit unsure on arrival at the barn partly because of the narrow road it was on and struggling to get a sense of location relative to everything else. However an evenings exploration around the local vicinity and acclimatising to the narrow roads ( which we now realise are par for the course in south Devon) made us feel much more settled. The accommodation itself is great and our kids (14 and 9) loved the fact that the living area was upstairs and bedrooms/bathroom on the ground-floor. The bathroom/wetroom was great with underfloor heating and the the kitchen was really well equipped. The living space was comfortable with a lovely log burner which we didn't need to use as we got a great week's weather.

The barn is about a mile from South Sands beach by road and a little longer to North Sands via road and pathway through the woods. Walking on the narrow road was fine as road users didn't drive fast and it was easy to hear traffic coming - everyone gets used to coming across walkers and other traffic and initial concerns quickly subsided. Salcombe is easily accessed by car either via the coast route or via Malborough. During our week we spent time at North Sands beach, walked to Bolt head (from the barn), Bigbury on Sea (great beach), Dartmoor (cycling the Granite way), Salcombe, Paignton and Dartmouth, returning every evening to relax in the tranquillity of the Barn.

The owners are welcoming and helpful without being intrusive and provided lots of useful information before arrival.

3 Aug 2014


"A little place of Heaven on Earth"

We stayed at Plympton Barn last week and we had a fantastic week. The barn is lovely and very well equipped and newly decorated to a high quality! The barn has a lovely view out at the fields and you can see the cows and horses from the balcony.
The area around Southsand is beautiful... You can hang out on the beach for a day and watch the tide, eat lunch at the hotel, rent a paddle board or take the boat to Salcombe.
It's perfect for relaxing and checking out from busy life (especially as there is near to no mobile coverage in the area, so get a web based app like smart talk before you go)
If you are into yoga and want a fun experience i can recommend the SUP (stand up paddle board) Yoga session at 9am - fun, challenging and very calming.
Lots to do if you want to venture out, Dartmoor national park, Burgh Island etc. Plympton Barn's website has some good suggestions as well.

13 Jul 2014


"A wonderful barn conversion in a beautiful setting"

Have been visiting the area for more than 30 years, on and off, and this is by far the best self-catering accommodation we have had. The barn, set in a beautiful valley, has been converted to the high… More

2 Jul 2014


"Beautiful barn tucked away in Devon."

My family stayed at Plympton Barn in April 2014. We were delighted with the location and the barn itself exceeded our expectations. It is beautifully furnished with all the home comforts - we particularly enjoyed the underfloor heating! Glorious!

We are definitely planning another visit!

4 Nov 2013


"A beautifully appointed farm property away from the crowds"

This is a lovely barn conversion, well equipped with everything you need for one or two weeks. Booking was easy and the owner provides a lot of information in advance. Everything works well, very clever light sensors, good parking. Access is down narrow lanes typical of Devon. It is located in a quiet rural location away from the crowds. It is maybe 2 or 3 miles from the coast so you need car to get good access to local beach and to other areas of interest. It is a great venue for a log stove, glass of wine, good walk and good book type of break.

Thank you so much for your review, really glad you enjoyed your stay!
Just for info to future guests: the distance to the closed beach 1.1 miles or slightly closer by foot.

21 Oct 2013


"A wonderful cosy and modern barn conversion for a quiet rural holiday"

We had a lovely quiet and restful holiday at Plympton Barn. It is a perfect setting for beautiful coastal walks from the door. The modern and cosy barn conversion is welcoming at the end of a walk and the underfloor heating a treat for tired feet!

12 Sep 2013


"Relaxing and luxurious accommodation"

The barn was everything we hoped for. We had a fabulous stay here and would recommend it. We had a warm welcome from Michelle, the owners son who was more than happy to answer any questions. The wood burner, underfloor heating and fabulous bathroom made our stay extremely comfortable. There is only one bathroom so this is definitely accommodation for family rather than sharing with friends. The barn is slightly too far to walk to the nearest beach but generally its a great location for restaurants and the ferry to salcombe. There is no wardrobe as such to hang clothes and no sign of an iron. The king bed mattress was not as comfortable as the twin beds and make sure you bring your own milk and tea/coffee before you arrive for that first drink after a long journey. Overall we had a great time here and would definitely recommend to friends.

20 Aug 2013


"away from madding crowds of Salcombe yet near enough to enjoy."

we have recently returned from a wonderful two week stay at Plympton Barn.
The barn is very simply furnished and is ideal for a relaxing break .
we enjoyed walking down the lane via the baked today stall at combe where we could purchase goodies for our picnics on the beach.
A 20 minute walk via beautiful Devon banks and a quiet lane to the ferry at South Sands.

10 Aug 2013


"fantastic barn conversion in a classic area of devon"

This barn conversion has been completed to an excellent standard, with an open plan first floor containing the living and cooking area, and the bedrooms, toilet and wet-room on the ground floor. It is… More

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