£275 / night help
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Blackdown Barn – Home 306064 Barn

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 11 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Barn / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 11

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


The magnificent Nordic interior styled 'Blackdown Barn' lies at the foot of the Blackdown Hills – officially recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty thanks to its breath-taking mix of ancient heath and native woodland. Located within the 13th Century parish of Broadhembury and nestled within the soft, East Devon countryside, from the grounds of the property you can see not only the Torrs of Dartmoor but also the coastline of Lyme Bay, whilst benefiting from being just half an hour from the beautiful beaches of Devon's Jurassic Coast, the rugged beauty of the Exmoor National Park and by way of contrast; the theatres, restaurants and high class shopping of Exeter – the shire's very own Cathedral City.

Blackdown Barn is a self-contained detached building in it's own privately fenced grounds, and offers guests a fabulous degree of space on a luxurious scale. A massive 100sq metres of galleried living space beneath a high, open-beamed timber ceiling, providing an unparalleled sense of freedom and refreshment the moment you walk through the Barn's double doors. The Barn brings you face to face with nature too, thanks to all its six west facing windows which look straight into the tall sycamore trees of the property's very own woodland copse – the home of Tawny owls, Tree-creepers, Woodpeckers and other woodland birds.

With its gym, pool table room, surround-sound home cinema system with 55" Smart TV' lounge area, cosy library and family indoor games zones, magnificent 12 seater dining area, Blackdown Barn's multiple features offer relaxation and entertainment for everyone no matter what the weather holds! In the summer, there is the shared outdoor heated swimming pool (May to Sept) with family barbeque & outdoor dining for 12, along with large secluded gardens for summer games [please note the pool and gardens are only shared with us as owners so that our children have a chance to use the pool in the summer too!, but we are very aware of guests privacy]. [A hot tub may be available from October to April, as an extra]. The property provides a fantastic location for large or extended families, or groups of friends, with the convenience of our local pub within a very short walking distance. Well behaved Stag and Hen parties are welcome!

Accommodation comprises: Massive 100sq.m central living area, 1 x 40 sq.m mezzanine galleried gym room; 1 x 40 sq.m mezzanine galleried games room with 7ft pool table (also with oak top for further table top games); 3 bedrooms: 1 master/family bedroom with kingsize bed and additional full single size French day bed; 1 twin room with two extra wide single beds; 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room. Additional family bathroom with freestanding bath, and one further cloakroom (this cloakroom has a loo only, not shower room as in the summary below). Fully equipped kitchen with our popular lime green Smeg larder fridge, complete with 2 electric cookers and hobs, microwave cooking facilities, and 8kg washer/dryer. Boot room providing ample space for footwear, luggage or buggy storage. Two large double sofa beds providing flexible extra sleeping for an additional 4 people if required, allowing maximum sleeping for 11. Cot & high chair also available. (Some additional fold down chair beds are also provided for groups who don't wish to share double beds.)

All bed linen and towels supplied, along with swimming/beach towels, and double size sleeping bags and blankets for the sofa beds. Well behaved dogs/pets are welcome - please discuss with owners your requirements. Plenty of hot water and centrally heated with a direct oil boiler, the property is warm and welcoming.

The property is owned by a family with 4 children, and much thought has been given to the requirements of families or large groups. We hope very much you consider staying with us!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

We don’t allow groups of teenagers without adult supervision.
No loud music or loud noise after midnight.


About the owner

Michaela M.
Average reply time:
3 hours 37 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
07 Nov 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 11. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Jan 2013. Located in Devon, it has 38 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1275 to £1850.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 07 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 38 reviews Excellent
38 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 6 Apr 2018

Very spacious and well presented barn. Tastefull interior design and scones with clotted cream and jam and othwer welcome treats presented by owner make us feel special. All of us enjoyed space and our stay! Would highly recommend and will come back if owners will have us back :)


Reviewed 20 Aug 2017

We stayed at the barn for a week. The barn is lovely very large space that can accommodate groups of families or friends. The pool is a fab addition and as it was heated we could use it even if the weather wasn't too great. We had a person with us who does need a wheelchair at times so my only criticism would be the gravel leading to the barn it's not great for wheelchair but we managed. Just off the motorway although you wouldn't know it but that allows access to visit all they places which we did from paignton to torquay. We had a fab time thank you.

“What an amazing place”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2016

Wow, what can I say about this place. Stayed for 4 nights in June, the owner Michaela couldn't of been more helpful with any of my requests. And all 9 people in our party had a fantastic time. Before we arrived I did send a few emails to Michaela with a few requests, one of which was to ask if it was possible to arrive before the 16.00 check in time. Michaela promptly responded with "is 12.00 ok". 12.00 was perfect, and there was no extra cost. I asked if there was a blender. She said that there wasn't. Which was fair enough. A day later I had an email saying that she was going to purchase a blender for the barn, and it would be there for our arrival. Amazing! The day before arrival I had an email from Michaela asking for preferences for things like bread, milk, cereal etc. On arrival all those thing were there, as well as a welcome hamper with fresh scones, clotted cream, jam, tea, coffee, nibbles, some nice ales. Even some charcoal in the pool house if we wanted a BBQ. Amazing! We had a quick tour and then were left to our own devices, with the assurance that she would always be at the end of the phone if needed. The owners do live at a property on the grounds but they are very un-intrusive. Actually I didn't see them once. Dogs are welcome. We brought along our cocker spaniel Gary and my brothers collie, Indy. There is a huge grass area adjacent to the barn was perfect for them to stretch their legs. And we found some really good circular walks straight from the front gate, with a quick google search. The pool is heated and very warm, (even though it did rain quite a lot while we were there), that didn't stop us getting in it, and it didn't ever feel cold. There are also lots of pool inflatables, the inflatable volly ball net got a lot of use. There is also a big BBQ in the pool area and an outside table and chair set big enough for at least 10 people. Now, the barn. Such a really nice open space. With lots of little areas within it giving the feel of almost being in different rooms. You can quite easily be watching TV and people can be playing a board game and you barely notice each other. Up on the mezzanine on one side there is a gym and on the other there is a pool table. All the bedrooms are a really good size. Are very clean. All linen and towels are provided. The only ever so slight down side is that the kitchen seems a bit small in proportion to the rest of the place. We coped cooking for 9 people but there are not a lot of surfaces to work on. Its very well stocked and there are enough cups, glasses, plates etc, to be able to throw a pretty decent party and still not run out. There are loads of boardgames. The smart TV and surround sound are very good. There is a decent collection of 3D blu-rays with enough 3D glasses for all of us and more. What more can I say. It was such an amazing place to celebrate my parents 25th anniversary. I spent a few month researching places in Devon and Cornwall that had a pool that could accommodate all of us, and this one won hands down, at a very good price I think. I would definitely go back again and would recommend to my friends. Hope I've not waffled on too long and a few people find this review useful.

“Warm welcome, amazing location, wonderful barn”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2016

We were a group of 7 with 3 teenagers, first time our two families had been away together. All correspondence with Michaela was clear and concise, directions were spot on. The barn itself is a wonderful space, with everything a large group needs. Plenty to keep all individuals entertained and the pool was wonderfully warm. The welcome pack was full of goodies, more than we expected. We all had brilliant time, thoroughly enjoyed our few days. Michaela & Hugo made us feel really welcome and were very amenable. We will certainly be booking again and would recommend to our friends & family.


Reviewed 4 Nov 2015

Our family which comprised of 8 adults 2 children and 1 new-born stayed here for a week in late October and have to say it was the best UK holidays we have ever had! The barn was beautiful and had everything we could possible require. On arrival Michaela greeted us with a vase of fresh flowers and in the kitchen was a beautiful hamper which included biscuits, chocolates, wine and in the fridge there were scones with jam and cream! We had planned to have many days out over the week but with such a large living area with pool table and a variety of games and due to the weather we spent many a day inside enjoying each others company and playing games watching movies on the large 3D TV, however we did venture out to Sidmouth which was a lovely pebble beach and town along with a few walks around the local villages! Tesco is just a 5 minute drive away. There is a great field in which we were able to pick apples and make a scrumptious apple crumble and horses for the children to look at. Unfortunately the pool was closed as it was a cold time of the year (which we knew at time of booking) but the pool area looked lovely and we plan on returning in a warmer time of the year to make use of these facilities. Many thanks to Hugo and Michaela for making our stay memorable.


Reviewed 27 Jan 2015

The barn provided everything we wanted for a extended family Christmas holiday. The very large open plan living/dining area was great! The children had heaps of space to run around and play with their new toys (whilst the adults played pool!) The location is superb. Secluded and quiet, with a good pub just down the road. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner, she was lovely, and helpful. In summary, a superb barn in a great location at the right price. Highly recommended!

“Luxurious fab break for my siver wedding anniversary”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2014

Fab place, fab owners, luxurious, food hamper and all the little extras were amazing, bed linen and towels provided were luxurious, owners went out of their way to accommodate my party, swimming pool was exceptionally warm which was good as we didn't have the best of the weather but was stil able to have a swim, bbq was a brilliant size, i could go on, but to sum it up amazing luxury

“Wonderful, fabulous, amazing!”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2013

We booked Blackdown Barn for a hen weekend after reading the reviews and seeing the pictures - which didn't do the property justice. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home, there is so much room and the house is very well equipped with comfy furniture, wonderful beds and soft fluffy towels. The furniture and furnishings are amazing and the dining table is great to sit and chat round. We were so lucky with the weather, using both the pool and barbeque which was great for relaxing round with a glass of Pimms before an evening of fun! The owners couldn't have been more helpful - and the complimentary groceries were to die for! We are already planning a return visit for a girlie weekend next year!

“If you're looking for a place in Devon, and never want to come back!”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2013

I went to Blackdown Barn with my family, we were a party of ten and a very mixed crowd. There were three generations of the family staying together. There was something for everyone, whether people wanted to play games together, have some quiet downtime or get out and see Devon, The barn is ideally located and anywhere in Devon is barely little more than an hours commute away. The owners were very welcoming, and gave us a charming welcome pack along with a comprehensive tour and were very accomodating and helpful. The property itself is lovely, well furnished, very comfortable and we didnt want to leave! For those booking in the summer there is even a pool to relax in which we werent able to try but is definitely an added extra. It was ideal for a large family like mine and I'm sure others will feel the same.

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