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The Barn at Cotmore Farm

Certificate of Excellence 2014


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Excellent 5/5 45 reviews

Safe, award-winning beaches and clear blue water - the perfect family holiday by the sea

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Barn at Cotmore Farm is a newly built, reverse-level conversion situated in a small farm courtyard surrounded by 13 acres of pasture, orchards, woodland and gardens. It boasts stunning, airy interiors to the highest specifications: heated slate floors downstairs and solid oak boards upstairs, luxury bathrooms, ultramodern Scandinavian woodburner, original contemporary art on the walls, comfortable leather sofas, flatscreen HD TV with DVD/CD player and free wifi. Outside there's a private terrace garden with barbecue, an orchard with giant trampoline, space for ball games, and horses, chickens and rare-breed piglets to visit in their homes. As previous guests have remarked, The Barn at Cotmore Farm provides all the comforts of home in an idyllic countryside setting.

The front door opens to an elegant hallway. On the left, a large bookcase filled with paperback and hardback fiction, reference books and local history, and an excellent selection of children's picture books, will tempt you to browse and borrow. To the right, the master bedroom with en-suite is furnished with a kingsize bed. Next door a private laundry room has washing, drying and ironing facilities. The spacious second bedroom offers twin beds that will comfortably accommodate adults or children. A cot is available if required at no extra charge.

A glass balustraded staircase leads to the first floor, a lovely, light-filled space, with high ceilings, exposed beams and roof lights, offering expansive, open-plan living. At one end of this 35-foot room is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, with views to the garden and farm courtyard. At the other, two comfortable leather sofas, a widescreen satellite TV, and a high-end Scandinavian woodburner offer a congenial space to relax of an evening. Double French doors give onto a sunny private terraced garden, with outdoor dining facilities and barbecue. From the terrace, a path leads to a sheltered apple orchard with a trampoline and a grassy area perfect for a game of football, badminton or croquet.

Horses, cats, chickens, and rare breed piglets provide feeding opportunities for animal-loving children (and adults!), while birdwatchers will delight in the abundance of visitors to our many tables and feeders. And since we're barely a mile from the South West Coast Path, walkers (and their dogs) will not want for new routes to explore.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Beesands 1.5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 70 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors

* Large and airy open-plan layout

* Well equipped kitchen featuring drinks cooler

* Scandinavian logburner for snug Autumn and Winter evenings

* Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer

* Large shower bath in en-suite, luxury power shower in family bathroom

* Flatscreen HD TV via satellite

* Free wi-fi

Further details outdoors

* Private sunny terrace and garden leading to a sheltered orchard field for guests' use

*13 acres of farmland to explore, complete with animals!

* Ample parking for cars and boats

Further details

* Gourmet welcome pack provided on arrival

* Home grocery delivery service available from Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury's

* Owners on site

* English, French, German and Italian spoken

The West Country region

The South Hams, bordered by Plymouth to the West, Dartmoor to the North, and Torbay to the East, boasts some of the most unspoilt coastline on the south English coast: 60 miles of bays and coves, including the promontories of Start Point and Bolt Head. The entire coast, along with the lower Avon and Dart valleys, forms most of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area benefits from a very mild climate - winters are warm and wet, while spring and autumn are often glorious - making it a year-round destination. Summertime is when things get very exciting in South Devon: the TQ7 postcode in particular is renowned among installers of solar pv as one of the sunniest places in the UK, and in most years between June and September, every day is beach day. For those seeking more cerebral pleasures, the great Elizabethan maritime city of Plymouth, and the ancient Roman walled city of Exeter provide contrasting attractions: each has its complement of historic sites, stately homes, grand gardens and museums to visit. They also offer excellent shopping, elegant dining, a range of nightlife and award winning theatre at the Theatre Royal and the Northcott respectively.


Many miles of safe, award-winning beaches offer swimming, rockpooling, and sunbathing opportunities, while watersports - particularly surfing, windsurfing, sailing, waterskiing and parasailing - are popular and widely available. There are facilities for golf, sailing, horseriding, tennis, and river- and sea fishing all within 30 minutes' drive of the property.

Walkers and their dogs will appreciate the attractions of miles of quiet lanes, footpaths, bridleways, and the renowned South Devon Coast Path, while stargazers will glory in the complete absence of artificial light, which makes the Milky Way regularly visible with the naked eye. The area is hugely popular with birdwatchers: Start Point is on a major migration route, Slapton Ley is an overwintering spot for rare overseas visitors, and the Cirl Bunting can be spotted at one or two favoured locations.

South Devon is at the cutting edge of the Good Food revolution in the UK and there are superb eateries to be found in every town and village, with pub fare that would put many restaurants to shame. Fish and seafood are a speciality in the many fishing villages along the coast, and there are a number of establishments where you can pick your choice from the slab or tank and have it prepared, cooked and served to your table while you wait.

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Review 1-10 of 45

4 Jul 2014


"Beautiful & relaxing!"

A beautiful well equipped home-from-home that meant we could come on holiday with our dog and enjoy the amazing scenery and walks in the area. I would definitely come back again and would recommend to… More

29 Jun 2014


"Great cottage in a great location"

The barn is a fantastic place if you are planning to visit this area, and even better if you have young kids. Our girls loved the horses, pigs & piglets, chickens and of course Jake the dog! We collec… More

1 May 2014



We stayed for a week 19th April - 26th April. Wow! what a place! The Barn itself is simply stunning, you have your own private garden which atrracts butterlfies and is perfect for your pooch to have a… More

26 Apr 2014


"We loved it!"

A lovely spacious dog friendly abode-just right for us three as we took to the coastal paths each day-glorious.A well equipped kitchen for those prolonged evening meals.A roaring fire for slumping in … More

23 Apr 2014


"Fabulous place in Devon"

Lovely property, great spec. Feels fresh, new and beautifully clean. The Barn is really well laid out for a young family and is very well appointed. The kitchen has all the things you need. Kids re… More

25 Jan 2014


"Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation"

We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on site, but not intrusive in any way, instead very friendly with the children and helpful for advice and info.

The accommodation was fantastic. As the cook of the house, I loved the kitchen and open plan living space.

Out top tip would be the children's 'pony days' at a local equestrian centre - our girls said that was the highlight of the week. And we enjoyed a day off and lunch in salcombe!

Would highly recommend and hope to return.

12 Jan 2014



This was our first journey to Devon and, despite the terrible weather, my wife and I had a fantastic experience staying in the Barn at Cotmore Farm. Within minutes we felt perfectly at home - large, c… More

2 Jan 2014


"Great relaxing accommodation"

We stayed in the barn over New Year 2014. The accommodation was first class in every way, Piers and Sue had put great attention to detail into all aspects of our stay and the accommodation, beginning … More

24 Dec 2013


"Very family friendly and fun"

I stayed for a week in August with my parents, toddler and 5 month old baby. It was perfect for everyone, and we were blessed with the most fantastic weather. Sue and Piers were faultlessly helpful, a… More

6 Nov 2013


"Relaxation and tranquility"

Set in beautiful country side the Barn was everything we wanted a charming, peaceful and fully equipped cottage. Piers and Sue made sure everything was perfect from the welcome hamper to ensuring wher… More

Review 1-10 of 45

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:27 Aug 2014

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