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The Barn at Cotmore Farm Barn

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Barn / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

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

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

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, lambs, and rare-breed piglets to visit in their homes. In short, 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

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, lambs, and rare-breed piglets to visit in their homes. In short, 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 cleverly convert to a luxurious super-kingsize. A third bed can be made available in this room, giving multiple configuration options, and 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-long 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, Shetland sheep, 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 – a visiting ornithologist recently identified over 50 species in and around the farm. 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.

The Barn is one of three imaginatively converted farm buildings at Cotmore Farm. The others are Rose Cottage, a former stable block offering luxurious single-storey accommodation for two, and Appletree Cottage, which accommodates 4/5 in two bedrooms, with a fabulous open-plan living space above, opening onto a private terrace carved out of a green Devon bank.

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

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

Location description from owner

The England 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.

Cotmore

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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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed Single Bed
  • 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Smoking
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About the owner

Piers S
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
17 Jul 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian


This Barn has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 May 2010. Located in Kingsbridge, it has 87 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £1050.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jul 2016.

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“Super barn, high spec, ideal for relaxing and getting away from it all.”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2016

Great place, we enjoyed our stay at the barn, it had a very calm feel, which made us slow down and enjoy the quiet. Lovely coastal walks a couple of miles away, plenty of good pubs also. Would be happy to recommend it.

“Fabulous log burner. Warm welcome.”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2016

Travelled as a family with a 5 year old, pre-teen and teenager. Had a lovely stay. Piers gave us a warm welcome. Cottage contained everything we needed. Log burner was fantastic. Enjoyed lots of walks on the coastal paths. Our 5 year old enjoyed collecting eggs from the chickens. Would highly recommend.

“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2014

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.

“Lovely family holiday in peaceful setting”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2013

Piers and Sue made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived. Excellent accomodation with all you could wish for. A real home from home. Our children loved collecting the eggs each morning and 'helping' (?) Sue with the horses. We loved it so much that we are going back next year.

“Fantastic place & people”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2013

I stayed here with my husband & 3 year old daughter, and we all loved staying at cotmore farm. Great accommodation, really lovely and very helpful owners Piers & Sue, not forgetting the beautiful horses/pigs/chickens & my daughters (and all of ours) favourite Jack the Dog! The welcome basket was a smashing touch and very much enjoyed! If you can tear yourself away from the barn, then we recommend popping to Beasands for some fresh air and lovely food!

“Ideal accommodation in this perfect part of Devon”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2013

This was the 2nd holiday we had at Cotmore Barn and we didn't think it would be possible to enjoy it more than before, but we did. The barn is spacious, comfortable and well appointed so that you have everything you could need for a self-catering stay. The patio is well placed for sunny meals, from breakfast to dinner, with a parasol if shade is required. We ate here every day, enjoying the tranquil surroundings and bird activity. This is a truly lovely part of Devon. The coast line is dramatic, with delightful blue coves for swimming and sandy beaches for exploring. Whether walking the coastal path or taking a more relaxed approach, the scenery is wonderful. Cotmore is situated so you feel far enough away from it all but within easy reach of nearby towns and picturesque villages. Local ferries provide access to Agatha Christie's home and the Dart estuary; both are beautiful. There is plenty to see, lost villages, lighthouses, maps of shipwrecks, etc, etc. For a 'Famous Five' style holiday, nowhere could be better and Cotmore Barn is the perfect place to be located where Piers and Sue Spence will ensure a warm welcome and a generous sharing of their lovely surroundings.

“couldn't be better”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2013

We have a wonderful week at The Barn at Cotmore Farm. Beautifully renovated 2-level, 2 bd-rm cottage with private garden terrace. It is just a short drive to the spectacular Devon coast -- with choices of sandy or stony beaches, and as much of the 630-odd miles of the South West Coast track as you wish to walk. About 1.5 hours drive to experience the bleakness of Dartmoor - so a good location for any time of the year. Our hosts were interesting, helpful and discrete - from booking to farewell, they were totally professional.

“Idyllic, we wanted to stay forever”

Reviewed 3 Jul 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at the Barn in May 2013 a week before the school holidays, enjoyed everything about the place and would have no hesitation in recommending it to any of our friends. The accommodation: it’s impossible to think of anything that was not provided in the property. The kitchen is very well equipped for those that like cooking, it’s not a token kitchen like some holiday lets and has every utensil, pot and pan you could imagine. The upstairs is one big room and has plenty of space to eat and relax, and a selection of DVDs for the rainy days. Neither of the bedrooms are massive, but this is a cottage after all, the twin room is probably best suited for children (or smaller people) as I’m pretty tall and didn’t quite fit in one bed. The double has a good size ensuite and there is another separate bathroom on the lower floor. There is also a very useful utility room, we didn’t do any washing, but the space was great for storing cases, shoes, coats etc. Outside: the Barn is built on a hill, with the farm on the lower side and access to the property from the upper level (there is a door downstairs on to the Farm) which makes the property feel more private as you don’t need to go through the farm to get in. Outside is a patio area with BBQ, (which is a bit of a sun trap) and surrounded by a small gated area of grass, which was great for keeping the smaller ones in. Beyond the fence is a big field which the kids can run around in, and has a massive trampoline, which my daughter was never off. She was also very excited every morning to go and collect eggs from the chickens, she didn’t like the pigs as much because they were smelly, she’s only 3. Location: You will need some transport if you stay here, it’s a great base to visit the whole of south Devon, but everywhere is a slow drive due to the narrow roads. The resorts of Paignton and Torquay took more than 45 mins, Salcombe and Dartmouth were about 30mins, but there a plenty beaches much closer (times based on low season). Stokenham is about a mile or so from the Barn, it’s walkable (but the roads are very narrow and dark) and has two pubs, the Tradesman’s Arms is a very nice restaurant, the food was excellent, but it’s not really a pub. The Church House is more of a family friendly pub, but again the food was very good, both made us feel very welcome. Finally a big thank you to Piers for making us feel very welcome on the Farm, he was available when we needed him, but just let us get on with enjoying the Farm. The welcome basket is a nice touch and I can recommend trying the sausage and bacon.

“Welcoming hosts and excellent accommodation”

Reviewed 13 May 2013

We stayed for a week in May with our toddler, who absolutely loved roaming the farm and seeing the horses, pigs and chickens. Our hosts were really accommodating and the welcoming basket was gratefully received! The location of the farm is excellent, we enjoyed trips to various beaches, the South Devon Railway and Paignton Zoo. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting a peaceful location, but with amenities not too far away!

“Wonderful stay”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2013

Based on all the other 5 star reviews we had very high expectations. We were not disappointed. The Barn is absolutely gorgeous. It is actually a lot more spacious than it looks in photos. Would highly recommend and hope to return again.

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