South Barn - a Hidden Gem

South Barn is consistently reviewed highly by guests.

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In 2016 guests said -

"We thoroughly enjoyed this house, which has plenty of room for 12 without getting under each others feet."

In 2015 guests said -

"Lovely holiday enjoyed by all. House fantastic. We all enjoyed Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands, Bigbury on Sea, especially when tide came in! Hallsands worth walk to viewing point and Start Point Lighthouse. Kingsbridge swimming pool great on a wet day! Thank you for use of the house." Oct 2015

August 2015 -

"Wonderful location and holiday base."

"We had a great family holiday here and have lots of happy memories to take back home. Great place."

"Smashing holiday home with suburb scenery and surroundings, wonderful coastline and bays."

"Fabulous holiday with loved ones. awesome scenery and lanes! Memories which will last forever."

In 2014 guests said -

"We had an amazing time here at South Barn for Christmas.  Everyone loved the barn and it was the perfect size for our party. (Many thanks for the chocolates, crackers and dog treats!"
Christmas 2014

"This is the best holiday I have had and everyone else thinks so too."
"Beautiful part of the world unspoilt and perfect for family holidays
Oct 2014

"Excellent place for a family holiday. Beautiful places to see. Only wish we had longer to travel around the area. House is roomy. Log fire is a must, makes everything cosy. Lovely place. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did."
Aug 2014

Lovely house very homely. Children loved the gardens, very clean. Lovely! Thank-you very much."
Aug 2014

"All 12 of us had a brilliant week. The barn spacious enough for everyone to do their own thing. Area gorgeous, we loved the rural location with so much to explore. a very memorable family gathering."
July 2014

"Lovely holiday. Very spacious accommodation. Cake on arrival was a nice touch. We had a wonderful break."

"We all loved the Barn at Huccombe, 6 children ranging from 15 to 5 made good use of facilities and explored the surroundings with early and late (night) walks. We loved the area and made good use of the very good folder at the Barn on local information, beaches, pubs, water sports etc.. It proved an ideal location/ base for a rare family gathering as 5 live in Australia."

"A fantastic, well-equipped house, and great location near Beesands. We will definitely be back!"

"A fantastic week! We had a lovely time at South Barn - the kids enjoyed playing hide and seek and dressing up - and sleeping in the bunk beds. We've loved South Devon and all it's had to offer - Beesands and all it's charms, steam train, the lighthouse, and splashing in muddy puddles (always good for a couple of 2 year olds). Great well- equipped house, lovely comfy sofas, great fire and lots of magazines, games and DVDs. We definitely hope to be back again soon. Thank you."

"Lovely house, very homely. Children loved the gardens. Very clean. Lovely! Thank you very much."

"A lovely barn for a perfect family holiday in the beautiful Devon countryside. Enjoyed by all. Thank-you."

"Lovely place. Thank you."

"A very spacious barn well equipped and perfect for a family gathering - in our case aged from 81 years to under two - everyone had a great time. The gardens and two acre field were ideally suitable for young children to play and for adults to admire the beautiful rhododendrons that were out in bloom at this time of the year."

Pre-2014 reviews include -

"Lovely house very homely. Children loved the gardens, very clean. Lovely! Thank-you very much."
Aug 2013

"We turned a family wedding into a relaxing break. This house did us fine, warm and friendly in all respects."

"This is a wonderful house - spacious, well equipped ( you have thought of everything) in beautiful surroundings. It has been the perfect place to enjoy yet another holiday in our favourite part of the country."

"Great stay, lovely comfortable place the chocolate cake was fab."

"I thought our stay in this house was wonderfully good and I would definitely come again."

"My sincere thanks for a relaxed and tranquil visit. Quiet enough to enjoy the sea and seascapes  but within easy distance of market towns. This has truly and without a hint of insincerity been a pleasure to stay at."

"We all liked staying here. The chilldren loved the open spaces and the house didn't seem full even though it was. Lovely time in Devon was had by all."

"This house was a hit within two minutes of arriving when our granddaughters found the play box and became holiday princess with their fairy dresses and tiaras. A lovely week in the house. Full of everything you would need for a great holiday. Thank you very much."

"This is a great place.  It has been perfect for us. You should be congratulated on having and maintaining such a great place. We have travelled the UK one the last 20 years staying in such places and you are up with the best of them."

"What a brilliant house! Six adults, three chidden, a toddler and a baby did not seem to fill it up! Lots of Easter egg hunts in the field and visits to many beaches. We gave up cooking in favour of the bbq with very warm and sunny weather all week. Ate lots, drank lots, should have slept lots! Thank-you very much."

"South Barn is a Devon delight! We could see from the website that the home would be special and it really lived up to our expectations and beyond. From the Guest Book left in the house we could see that our experience had been mirrored by all the previous renters no matter the time of year. South Barn has everything, a great location for privacy and peace and yet within close driving distance of so many wonderful places to visit. Just bring yourself because the home has everything you will need even if your stay is part of a large family gathering. This was our second time in Devon and we loved how easy it was to get around from South Barn. In under 30 minutes there are at least a dozen completely different villages to visit all with something special to offer.
There are a couple of great boat trips, steam train journeys, delightful farmers markets all within the vicinity. Of course if you make a longer journey then there is the English Riviera, Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley... I could go on an on - just pick an information leaflet from the basket at breakfast time and go - you will not be disappointed and may like us end up with a basket full of wonderful memories."

Eleonore New Port Richey, Florida, USA
August 2010

"Large and spacious with two superb lounges and dining area. Plenty of room for all the family. We had ages 86 down to 6 years old in our family group and it was perfect for everyone. What also impressed us was how well equipped the barn was and also the lovely outside garden areas. We would definitely recommend this accommodation to other people especially those wanting a large family holiday. There was also plenty of local information about the area, attractions and restaurants provided in the barn and by the owner prior to our visit which was all very helpful. We would definitely stay there again when we are next in Devon."

Family Holiday August 2010
The family Hertfordshire

"Immaculate holiday cottage in a quiet beautiful location in South Devon. The property is clean, well equipped with anything even the largest party may require from kitchen utensils, cutlery to childrens' indoor and outdoor toys, TV, DVDs etc., all of excellent quality. We found all the local attractions easily accessible from the house and the most beautiful beaches are only a short drive away. The owners organised all aspects of our arrival and departure smoothly and provided relevant and abundant information about local attractions. Just looking at the photo when writing this review makes me want to return."

Superb Family Holiday at South Barn
Ildie Manchester
July 2010

"This lovely property really covered all our needs: more than large enough for two families, everything provided for, very clean well equipped and 3 magnificent gardens in a perfect setting to enjoy nature."
DenTai Belgium, Brugge
July 2010

"A wonderfully warm and welcoming home with oodles of space for the 10 of us over Christmas time. It was completely equipped for every possible need, a real boon for all the christmas fare that was prepared. The position was fantastic within walking distance of the beach but not too far to go into Kingsbridge. Also many wonderful walking routes in the countryside. We would imagine it would be lovely in the summertime as well with the field and lovely garden. A good time was had by all. Excellent facilities and beautiful countryside for walking. We had a wonderful Christmas Day starting with bucks fizz and games on Beesands beach. The weather was a bonus. Thank-you."

Christmas 2009

Thank-you so much for the spacious and contained environment which allowed us to explore and experience rain, storms, sunshine and peace."

Christmas 2009

"We had a wonderful week, the weather has been fine and house has catered for all our needs."
October 2009

All enjoyed our stay at South Barn and exploring the local area. Even the rain didn't dampen our spirits! We will be sad not to witness the five baby swallows in the porch take their first flight but it has been a privilege to observe them so closely."

August 2009

"Had a great stay at South Barn, so well equipped and an ideal location to explore South Devon." J
July 2009

"Fantastic views, beautiful house. We saw foxes and their cubs, swallows, buzzards and lots of cockchafs (flying beetles)."

May 2009

"We thought the barn was excellent - the best group holiday we have had - so well equipped and both the bedrooms and upstairs living space were so lovely, cosy and clean - the crisp white bed linen was much appreciated!  None of us wanted to leave."

October 2008

"It was a wonderful weekend in a wonderful setting and my parents were made to feel very special (golden wedding anniversary) which was the reason for the trip. Everybody loved the Barn."
September 2008

"We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously, the weather of course was the icing on the cake. The barn was certainly all that we were expecting and more and the boys both had a great time."
June 2008

"We felt instantly at home upon arriving at the South Barn.  The living area is extremely spacious with an attractive wood burning stove which separates the living area into two usable spaces, and which was great on a couple of cold nights.  The kitchen has all the mod con's you'd expect to find, and leads to an open plan dining area that has more than ample seating for our family.  The rooms are tastefully furnished and our en suite bathroom was much appreciated.  The bed was extremely comfortable.  The real beauty of South Barn, however is the location - with plenty of opportunities to walk in rolling countryside, as well as being a pleasant walk or quick drive to the local beach.  The shops and facilities in the area are great for artisan food and produce, we made a tasty risotto one night from locally caught fish purchased from an amazing local fishmonger.   All in all a great place for idyllic family holidays or a quiet retreat from your hectic everyday life. "
April 2008

"We had a wonderful time at South Barn – it offers the perfect combination of rural peace and comfort. The surroundings are idyllic - from the beautifully landscaped field at the back to the rolling hills all around, with only the sound of birds and sheep to interrupt the silence. The barn itself is spacious and tastefully decorated, with all the home comforts a family needs – from TV and board games, to a log-burning stove and a well-equipped kitchen. The spectacular views are an added bonus. It’s ideally situated to enjoy the local area – we went on cliff walks, beach picnics and visits to the pretty nearby villages, as well as a delicious meal in a cosy country pub. I can recommend South Barn wholeheartedly and intend to come back at the first opportunity."

Easter 2008