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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,377 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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.


Ipplepen Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1377 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    En-Suite - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 20 reviews

Family Christmas 2017 - Ideal location and facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Family Christmas. Plenty of space, very clean. Kitchen/Dining area perfect size. Kitchen equipment (top class) you can actually use (unlike other places!). Clean, great views, close to pool, park. Children loved the Table Tennis, table football and the Swimming pool (Heated) was used every day. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Excellent quality lovely complex

  • 5 of 5

Woodpecker Barn is a lovely property. It has everything you need, in excellent decorative order. It was clean, warm and welcoming. The site is equally as well maintained. The pool and playbarn were both great, suitable for all ages. All the equipment/toys are in good order and well maintained. Ideal for wet and dry days. There is also an outside play area with swings , slides and a large grass area for ball games.

Woodpecker Barn has its own private outside space, save and secure. Lovely patio table and chairs are available with lovely views over open countryside.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very impressed. Lovely property with everything you could need for a great family break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a few nights in early Sept and had a great time. The cottage is so well equipped, we have two toddlers and they had everything we needed. My children really enjoyed the swimming pool (the changing rooms looked brand new), park and play room and that's before we mention all the toys, books and dvds. Everything for the children has been thought of.

The cottage itself is extremely clean, well decorated and all the little extras like washing up liquid, cleaning cloths and even cling firm and kitchen foil make it very easy to settle in. It's bedrooms are well sized and the bathrooms have good showers. Always important, we think. Thanks for a great stay, we would really recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Very nice and extremely well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodation with everything that you need already thought of. Good value as well, highly recommended a visit here. Be warned though, the roads are not good. My Audi TT got a battering.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Recently spent a week at Woodpecker Barn with 4 generations of our family aged between 3 and 73.

  • 5 of 5

I speak on behalf of all my family when I say this is one of the best accommodations we have ever stayed in. The owners have literally thought of everything. Each and every one of us loved the peace and quiet, fresh air, pool and house itself. We will definitely be returning. The house is situated down narrow country lanes so be prepared to come face to face with a tractor or two on your travels.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Louise Baker
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Ipplepen

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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Car: necessary

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $278.98

Please note, this property is not wheelchair accessible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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