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5 STAR BARN CONVERSION COTTAGE IN SOUTH DEVON

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Shared heated indoor pool, en suite bedrooms and log fires - Devon at its best!

Beautiful stone cottage in traffic free location offering high quality self catering accommodation for eight and benefiting from excellent amenities including use of shared, heated indoor swimming pool and WI-FI.

Barn Owl, rated as 5 star by English Country Cottages, is equipped with dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and washing machine and two en suite bedrooms (one located on ground floor ideal for those travelling with elderly relatives). Two further spacious twin bedrooms complete the excellent accommodation.

All bedrooms have flat screen televisions/DVD players. The property enjoys a private, courtyard garden with patio furniture and barbecue. There are a wealth of excellent restaurants and pubs in the locality catering for all tastes. A brochure giving details of places to visit, beaches and places to eat is available upon request.

All linen is provided (except for towels for use after swimming)

More Details

Owner
Jonathan/Lesley Mannings
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Jonathan/Lesley Mannings

We are a discerning family who travel widely and enjoy high quality finishes and interiors. We have decorated Barn Owl with care and taste in the hope that all will enjoy the property and find it a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy time with family and friends.

Jonathan/Lesley Mannings purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jonathan/Lesley Mannings chose Teignbridge

Barn Owl, rated by English Country Cottages as 5 star, has been finished to a very high standard with a newly fitted kitchen and three newly fitted bathrooms. For those who enjoy the finer things in life this is the ideal option.

What makes this cottage unique

Barn Owl offers guests a relaxing place to stay ideally located for easy access to the beautiful coastline of the South Hams as well as the rugged beauty of Dartmoor. With interesting towns such as Dartmouth and Totnes closeby and a wealth of attractions including the Dart Valley Steam Railway, Darlington Hall and a number of National Trust properties all within a short drive, this is the ideal place to stay whatever the season. There are also a great selection of local pubs and restaurants serving food to cater for all tastes and budgets and some of the closest even offer a home delivery service.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a week stay at Barn Owl - the accommodation is fantastic with newly fitted kitchen and bathrooms. The weather was very kind and our kids took full advantage of the pool and games rooms. Well located too for beaches and places to visit. We will return!
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Ipplepen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 is located on the first floor and has two single beds, wardrobe, chests of drawers and flat screen TV with digital TV. Two cots are available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WI-FI is available at Barn Owl cottage.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5 STAR BARN CONVERSION COTTAGE IN SOUTH DEVON
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews
5

Great Property in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the cottage with a family of 5 plus Granny in the ground floor room with en suite. On site facilities were great with a lovely warm pool for the kids and plenty of room to run around. Would recommend as a perfect base for a family holiday within an easy drive of all that Devon has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim We are delighted you had a great time at Barn Owl and thank you for your excellent review. I hope we will be able to welcome you and your family back on another occasion. With best regards Jonathan
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Barn Owl Cottage August 17

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was exactly like the photos on the web site. The cottage was clean and well equipped. The shared pool and play room was really useful because we had 4 children under 6 years of age. Often we had the pool to ourselves. The adventure playground was also popular. Ipplepen is well placed to get around South Devon, and we had plenty of day trips to beautiful beaches and harbours. Pennywell Farm was a delight, as was the steam train trip and butterfly farm.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal

  • 5 of 5

A modern reasonably well equipped holiday home. We had a wonderful stay despite the weather being atrocious. One dry day out of seven. A tumble drier would have been welcomed addition due to the weather. Unfortunately the pool was taken out of the equation, maintenance, which didn't go down well, especially with the grandchildren.

The hedges along approach roads to the property could do with being trimmed back, anything larger than a standard saloon car gets a 'lashing' and can damage paintwork.

The maintenance staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding areas.

A good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest we are delighted you had an enjoyable stay - just sorry we couldn't have done anything about the weather! Just addressing the issues you raised:- a) There is in fact a large capacity tumble dryer in the entrance to the swimming pool - sorry you didn't find that either. b) With regards the swimming pool it was unfortunate that essential maintenance was required and this meant that the pool was out of action for two days of your stay. c) Devon lanes at this time of year are always looking a bit shaggy, particularly after heavy rain. However, they are unlikely to cause any damage to car paintwork - most of the over hanging plants are just grass and a weeds. Sadly they are not owned by us and we are beholden to the local farmers to keep them trimmed. I am delighted our maintenance staff were so obliging and that overall you rated your stay as 5 star and "ideal". I hope we can welcome you back to the cottage again.
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Cosy, compact rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 7 adults, 2 babies and 1 dog spent a lovely (if rainy!) Christmas at Barn Owl Cottage. The owner was really pleasant to do deal with and provided quick and useful communication. This compact rental sits within a mini complex of other holiday homes with a central courtyard between the terraces. Despite this, it doesn't feel overlooked and was very quiet during our stay. It sits atop a hill so we certainly got the brunt of the bad weather, but there are lovely views of surrounding fields when it's sunny. It's worth noting you can't use any of the nearby fields to walk your dog and will have to go further afield. Travelling to Totnes and local villages was easy and quick, and we found a lovely, welcoming church for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Totnes is a quirky, quaint town that we really enjoyed visiting and is perfect for gift shopping with afternoon tea & cake!

The furnishings are great for a busy family as they are hard-wearing, if not particularly luxurious. The wood-burner in the living room was easy to use and kept us all really warm, although we didn't really need it with the heating on. The communal games building with toy room and swimming pool was ideal for our party of mixed ages, as we could entertain the small children easily despite the rain. The pool was very clean and had modern changing facilities. There was enough room for two families to enjoy it at the same time, although we rarely encountered this scenario.

The internet/Wifi was pretty slow, but in fairness this is a country hideaway and so this probably isn't your top priority if you stay here! There were a few little niggles with the property that were highlighted through us having babies with us, but the owner was really good about taking steps to improve this. All in all we felt this place represented good value for money during the holiday season and we are really grateful for such accommodating owners. We probably pushed the limit of how many people could comfortably stay here, but with a few less people or more day trips out and about I think it makes an ideal Devon retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Super cottage, well equipped and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a mixed party of 6 mature adults and 2 youthful ones and Reilly the dog! It is very well equipped and very comfortable, the wood burner is a great attraction. It is very rural, tucked away up a typical Devon lane, but no-one had any difficulty finding it with the instructions given. We enjoyed a good walk on Dartmoor (Haytor) and a superb family dinner at The Old Church House at Torbryan. I would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal for holiday with my elderley parents

  • 5 of 5

My parents both find stairs a bit of a challenge these days so this cottage with its ground floor ensuite bedroom was a real find. The fact that there was also a smooth path from the car-park made it easy for my mum with her walking frame to get to the cottage. The place was beautifully furnished and was well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Our two boys loved the pool. We visited the aquarium at Plymouth and enjoyed a day at Brixham as well as a visit to the nearby National Trust properties, Saltram House, Castle Drogo and Coleton Fishacre. Some good pubs nearby including the Church House Inn at Torbryan and Turtley Corn Mill at South Brent. We will definitely come back to this cottage.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our cottage - we are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay at this beautiful property. We would be happy to offer you our "returning guest" discount on your next visit.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ipplepen
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ipplepen
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Newton Abbot
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ipplepen
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Torbay
Car: recommended

Only four miles from bustling Totnes with its popular market and interesting cobbled streets and easily accessible from the motorway network via the Devon Expressway which is approx 4 miles distant. The beaches of Bigbury, Salcombe, Blackpool sands are all easily accessible as are the beautiful towns of Dartmouth, Chagford and Tavistock. Whether you are looking for walking on the moors, walking on the beaches, or more active pursuits like sailing, water skiing, quad biking or horse riding, this is the ideal location. For culture buffs there are theatres at Exeter, Plymouth and even closer, Dartington Hall offer a rich and varied mix of musical and theatrical events. During the Summer months there is also a varied program of outdoor concerts and events to enjoy. Children will love the nearby Pennywell Park, House of Marbles and Living Coasts as well as Paignton Zoo and the Dart Valley Steam Railway.

Other Activities: Cooking school, quad biking,

Golf: There are two superb golf courses in very close proximity - Dainton is just 5 minutes by car and Dartmouth only 20 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.23
Damage Deposit $193.4

Please note;

1. All the above dates are for 7 days commencing/ending on Saturday (changeover day)
2. A refundable security deposit of 10% of the total cost of the holiday is required up to a maximum of £250.
3. Reservations will only be confirmed on receipt of a deposit and all balances must be received at least 8 weeks prior to your departure
3. Call for short stay rates and special deals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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