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Converted barn, area of outstanding natural beauty, 1 mile from surfing beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom barn conversion, in secluded valley, close to beaches and golf course

2 bedroom, 200 year old barn conversion, sleeping 4/5, 1 mike from Bantham beach, awarded best in UK and 6th best in Europe by Lonely Planet. Newly furnished throughout, with electric central heating and log burner. Ideal for families or couples. Newly fitted kitchen (from November 2014) / dining room, including washing

machine, tumble dryer, dish washer, microwave, fridge and separate freezer. Spacious living room. Master bedroom, second bedroom with twin beds, plus 'z bed' suitable for a child. Bathroom, with bath and shower. Small garden, set within larger communal grounds, adjacent to a stream and a farm with alpacas, sheep, horses. Barbecue, picnic table. Separate shed, useful for additional storage.


Owner
David and Mary Horne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About David and Mary Horne

My wife and I have recently retired. We live in a small village called Littlewick Green, near Maidenhead, in Berkshire. It is the archetypal English village, with a cricket pitch, a church and a pub. We have lived there for 23 years; prior to that, we lived in Ealing, in West London. We have two children, both in their twenties. We both enjoy walking, and exploring beautiful countryside.

David and Mary Horne purchased this barn in 2014

Why David and Mary Horne chose South Hams

I first discovered Bantham and Thurlestone during a golf trip to the South Hams some 20 years ago, and immediately fell in love with it. It is designated as an 'area of outstanding natural beauty', which means that there are extremely strict regulations regarding planning permission for development. Bantham village is part of a larger estate, which is privately owned by people who are determined to ensure that the beauty of the location is maintained.

When we retired, my wife and I decided that we would like to buy a holiday home in the area. We were particularly interested in converted barns, so were delighted when one came onto the market. We immediately fell in love with the Coach House, and the beautiful, secluded and peaceful valley in which it is situated, and have taken great pleasure in restoring the property since we bought it in June.

What makes this barn unique

We would like you to share in the pleasure we have enjoyed in visiting this beautiful area, together with the house and the beautiful valley it is situated in.

Amenities

Kingsbridge Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath, electric shower. No towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 5ft
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Child bed is Z bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is no mobile phone signal in the house, but a signal can be received at the top of the drive into Buckland Park

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

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Converted barn, area of outstanding natural beauty, 1 mile from surfing beach
average rating of 4.767857 based on 56 reviews
4

Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thought the cottage was excellent and very comfortable, with one exception. The double bed did not provide the same level of comfort as the rest of the furniture. It creaked a lot and one person moving or turning over inevitably disturbed the other.

Apart from that, we could not fault the cottage, or its equipment at all. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies for the problem with the double bed. We weren't aware of the problem and will either repair it, or replace it. David Horne
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4

Great barn conversion and spacious.

  • 4 of 5

Communication effective. Great location. Comfortable cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location & totally loved the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well equipped for all our needs. Very much home from home with all the contents which made a perfect stay very easy and enjoyable. Explored all the local area and experienced the very narrow roads but definitely worth it to visit the lovely beaches etc. Many thanks for the use of your lovely property and a very enjoyable holiday. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, cozy house.

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and perfect for our family holiday. The location was great, we had a fantastic time exploring the very beautiful local beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property in a lovely, peaceful location. Beautifully appointed with all mod cons.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in a lovely, peaceful location. Beautifully appointed with all mod cons.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Coach House is a very comfortable and tastley furnished barn conversion .

  • 5 of 5

We found that the property provided all that you needed to enjoy your holiday. The situation being an ideal base to explore the surrounding area, which is of out standing beauty. There are lovely beaches nearby,safe for swimming or other water pursuits. We had a very enjoyable time.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bantham
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Thurlestone
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Ivybridge
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
A38
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bantham
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Bantham
Car: necessary

Close to Bantham beach (awarded best in UK and 6th best in Europe by Lonely Planet), Burgh Island, nature reserve, links golf courses. Sailing at Salcombe and

Dartmouth nearby. Dartmoor within 30 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $263.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.