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DETACHED BARN CONVERSION. FAMILY FRIENDLY WITH INDOOR POOL, GAMES RM & PLAY AREA

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom (one en-suite), private garden with 180 degree view, log fire

Sleeps 7 - 3 bedrooms, one en-suite in peaceful rural location Nr Totnes.

Woodpecker Barn is one of nine cottages that have been sympathetically converted from the existing buildings of a working farm. Enjoying peace and quiet, the holiday cottages are set amidst pasture land, and benefit from beautiful and unforgettable views of stunning countryside. With a heated 38ftx16ft indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities. Woodpecker Barn is one of two detached cottages with a large lounge with wood burning stove, well equipped kitchen/diner, downstairs cloak room, all bedrooms incl. flat screen TVs, Freeview and DVD players. Free Wi-Fi, heating, linen, towels etc. all included. Woodpecker Barn has the added advantage of its own private garden with 180 degree views of stunning countryside. Woodpecker Barn is part of a complex which benefits not only from the communal indoor swimming pool, but also a games room and external children's play area, picnic area & barbeque.


Owner
Louise Baker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Louise Baker

Woodpecker Barn is part of a complex of nine converted cottages that were built on a working farm in 2004. The current owners are siblings Louise Baker and James Mathews, who purchased Woodpecker Barn in October 2014, made aware of it's availability from a family friend.

Louise was sports mad as a child and has carried that through her adult years, albeit conceding that motherhood is twice as challenging as any netball or athletics competition. A keen angler, James would spend everyday by the waters edge if circumstances would allow and does so even when they don't.

Louise Baker purchased this barn in 2014

Why Louise Baker chose Teignbridge

Lovers of the outdoor life and restricted by the ever increasing concrete jungle that is the South East of England, they were looking for the perfect country getaway for their family and friends. No doubt you will enjoy your own 'Escape to the Country' as much as they do.

What makes this barn unique

This property is on a complex which provides an indoor swimming pool, games room (pool table, table tennis, table football and other toys) and external children's play area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed here with my husband, 21month old daughter and both sets of our parents and we were extremely satisfied with everything woodpecker barn had to offer. The kitchen is huge and the living room is cosy. The wood burner was great as it was quite cold. Facilities were outstanding and the added extras were much appreciated from kids toys, DVDs, games, travel cot, stair gates. Owners were very quick to respond and friendly. Would absolutely stay again!
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Ipplepen Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 128 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    En-Suite - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

DETACHED BARN CONVERSION. FAMILY FRIENDLY WITH INDOOR POOL, GAMES RM & PLAY AREA
average rating of 4.9 based on 15 reviews
5

If you want peace and quiet, we would recommend this location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Woodpecker Barn, it was perfect for both parents and the children of 5 and 2 years old. The location is suitable for days out, as well as staying on the former farm, with full use of the playground, swimming pool and games room to keep everyone occupied.

The barn itself is very spacious and clean and equipped with everything you would ever need including all the safety equipment for babies and toddlers if required.

If you want a relaxing break with the family, this is the place to go, boil the kettle and enjoy a nice cuppa in the garden whilst listening to the sheep chewing the grass!! Bliss.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Really well equipped and finished to a high standard. Great location, quiet but not too remote. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb barn, amazing setting and an oasis of tranquility!

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as the pictures portrayed, excellently presented, clean and set within beautiful countryside. This was by far the best equipped accommodation we have ever stayed in - the owners had thought of everything! (slow cooker/sandwich maker/extensive DVD collection and excellent Wi-Fi to name but a few). The welcome bottle of wine and goodies were very well received! We used all the facilities and especially loved the warm swimming pool and enjoyed games of pool and table tennis in the games room.

The setting is very tranquil, though be prepared for a very narrow lane leading up to the property and note that there is a railway line nearby - although you can hear it, it is not intrusive by any means.

The location of the property is very central to a variety of nearby attractions and we especially enjoyed boulder climbing at Becky Falls and Dartmoor Adventure Park, with its high ropes, kayaking and beautiful scenery.

The layout of the property was excellent as it allowed the children to have 'their' space in their bedroom, complete with television and DVD player, and the lounge and kitchen are separated by the entrance hall, with the children's bedroom above the kitchen.

We will definitely be considering returning next year, as the barn was perfect for us!

Thank you Linda and James

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review and glad you were able to make full use of the facilities. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Louise
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5

FAMILY FRIENDLY , HIGH QUALITY PROPERTY IN DEVON

  • 5 of 5

THE WEBSITE IS TOTALLY ACCURATE IN ITS DESCRIPTION OF THIS CLEAN, QUALITY PROPERTY IN DEVON.COULDN'T FAULT IT.

OUR FAMILY OF 7 COULD EASILY HAVE RELAXED AND CHILLED OUT HERE OR AS WE DID , TOURED AROUND THE AREA DUE TO

THE CENTRAL LOCATION.

BOOKING VERY SIMPLE , OWNER LOUISE ALWAYS AVAILABLE WITH ANY QUERIES / QUESTIONS WE HAD.

MANY THANKS FOR A LOVELY HOLIDAY, WE WOULD RECOMMEMEND TO ALL..

LEWIS FAMILY - STEVENAGE

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Louise
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5

A beautifully presented barn in idyllic countryside

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Woodpecker Barn during a beautiful sunny week in May on a family holiday. We can't fault it at all - clean and tidy on arrival and incredibly well kitted out it felt like a home away from home! The kids loved the indoor pool and games room which were both well maintained. Excellent customer service from the owners throughout - would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and spacious barn, great stay despite cleaners oversight

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend at the beginning of April.

To get the major negative point out of the way first, when we arrived the property hadn't been cleaned, so no linen, towels etc. No logs for the wood burner so we had to buy some for the first evening, This was obviously down to a lack of communication somewhere down the line, but did take the initial gloss off the stay and having a 6 month old baby meant we were slightly uneasy as to where we could put her. Also having a 5 year old who wasn't able to go to bed before the new linen, towels etc had arrived, and we'd made the beds ourselves! The owners were very apologetic though and were constantly in touch to keep us informed with the progress of tracking down their cleaner, who did turn up the following day and did a very thorough job in tidying up. And the owners also refunded us a discount.

The Barn itself is finished to a very high standard and really well equipped with TV's in all bedrooms plus kitchen and Sitting Room. The bedrooms are also a good size and the "family" bedroom had more than enough room for 2 adults and 2 children including a cot. The property is a little off the beaten track, but as we were after a more remote country experience, we can have no complaints and the view from the master bedroom is superb. It would have been nice to have a double oven as cooking a roast for 7 in a single oven is a bit of a mission, but in general terms there is everything you could possibly need, plus a dishwasher as well. We did find that we were continually turning the boiler on as there was a regular lack of hot water, but I think if we had been staying longer would have looked into the timing a bit more

A real bonus was the pool, and as the weather over the weekend wasn't too good, gave us something to fill the time, plus there is also a games room with Table Tennis, Pool, and other activities provided.so plenty to do. The Barn is also very well equipped with a huge DVD collection, and there is a good range of choices to suit all tastes and ages

We would definitely consider returning as this was the best accommodation we have stayed in for some time, despite the initial disappointment of the lack of the cleanliness. The owners have clearly gone to great lengths to create a really lovely and well equipped holiday venue,

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ipplepen Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
From 18th February
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$854
 
 
Easter Hols - From 1 April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$292
$1,586
 
 
From 15th April
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$292
$1,343
 
 
From 22nd April
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,138
 
 
From 13th May
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
$1,411
 
 
May Half Term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,604
 
 
From 3rd June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
$1,411
 
 
From 24th June
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$342
$1,463
 
 
From 1st July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
$1,821
 
 
From 15th July
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$429
$2,008
 
 
From 22 July
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,208
 
 
From 12 August
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,166
 
 
From 26th August
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,646
 
 
From 2nd September
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$271
$1,162
 
 
From 9th September
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$253
$1,082
 
 
From 16th September
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$234
$1,002
 
 
From 23 September
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
$983
 
 
From 30th September
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$193
$828
 
 
October half term - 21 Oct
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,292
 
 
From 28th October
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$208
$893
 
 
From 16th December
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$271
$1,162
 
 
Christmas & New a Year 2017/18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$429
$1,840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $250

Please note, this property is not wheelchair accessible.

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Woodpecker Barn is ideal for holidays at any time of the year. It is cosily heated throughout & all facilities, including the indoor heated swimming pool, children's play area and games room which are open all the year round. This makes Woodpecker Barn perfect for weekly holidays & short breaks whatever the season. It is perfect for family holidays or if you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town/city life. Woodpecker Barn has a large living room benefiting from a wood burning stove and separate well equipped kitchen/diner. Woodpecker Barn has 3 bedrooms (one with an en-suite) and sleeps 7 and 2 travel cots. Woodpecker Barn is four star rated from the English Tourist Board for self catering. No pets are allowed.

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