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Converted barn in beautiful location, South Devon

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite), sleeps 6

Iris is a converted barn located in beautiful grounds in the secluded hamlet of Stancombe. It comprises high quality self-catering accommodation with all the modern utilities including wifi, washing machine, dish washer, microwave etc.

Stancombe includes superb leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool (6m x 13m), recently renovated outdoor tennis court, snooker room with full sized table, games room with table tennis, billiards & darts & an outdoor children’s play area — or you could just wander around the beautiful grounds. Stancombe offers a delightful holiday, in all seasons.

Iris is a “topsy turvy” cottage comprising 3 bedrooms — 1 double ensuite on the ground floor and two twins with a shared bath/shower room on the lower ground floor. Living accommodation includes lounge / diner / kitchen on the ground floor.

There is a private courtyard at the back of the property whilst the front provides a wonderful view of South Devon countryside.

More Details

Property Manager
Julian Baust
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Julian Baust

We are a family of four who have enjoyed many happy holidays in the area. We currently live and work in Bedfordshire but plan to spend as much time as we can at Iris cottage

Julian Baust purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Julian Baust chose South Hams

We bought Iris to give us a home within the area that we have known and loved for over 50 years. The beauty of the South Hams is plain to all who visit, with it's rolling hills and fabulous coastline. Great for walks and for those who enjoy water sports and a range of other activities.

What makes this cottage unique

Stancombe is a wonderfully secluded, peaceful and calming place- but with lots of amenities and close to lots of wonderful countryside, beaches and eateries.


Harleston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The upstairs bathroom is ensuite. The downstairs shower room is shared by the two twin bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The double bedroom is on the ground floor of Iris and boasts an en-suite bathroom. The two twin rooms are downstairs (lower ground) and share a shower room. Both the twin rooms have patio doors to the cottage's private rear courtyard. All linen is provided and, with a modern central heating system, the cottage is warm and cosy at all times of the year. There is a portable TV in one of the twin rooms and all rooms have TV aerial socket. We also now have wifi in the cottage.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Stancombe manor boasts excellent leisure facilities. As well as the heated indoor pool there is a large games room with pool and table tennis and a separate snooker room with full sized table. The sauna is available to Iris guests & is coin operated. The cottage is based in a secluded valley and users can roam freely round the beautiful 21 acre grounds which include established cider orchards. From Stancombe there are numerous fabulous walks - the local lanes, the world famous South West Coast Path and breathtaking Dartmoor. Nearby are excellent water sports facilities, golf, horse riding etc. Dartmouth, Salcombe and Totnes all offer excellent shopping. There a many excellent eateries nearby - from seaside and country pubs offering great lunches & suppers to the famous restaurant at Buckland Toussaints Hotel (just 2 miles from Stancombe). The nearby town of Kingsbridge has a range of shops offering great local produce.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Converted barn in beautiful location, South Devon
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic New Year Break

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic few days over New Year in this very clean and well equipped cottage. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful and it's not far from the coast and it's beautiful beaches. We made use of the swimming pool and would liked to have used the tennis court and pitch and putt but the weather was too cold or wet. Would definitely recoomend staying here and would like to come again Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will come back soon when the weather is better!
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Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back from spending Easter weekend at the cottage. The grounds are pretty and well kept. Pool is wonderful. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. I would certainly recommend this property to our friends. Look forward to going again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Iris Cottage in the near future.
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Peaceful, pleasant and great facilities

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully located and presented cottage, within lovely, well tended gardens. Tastefully decorated with a well equipped kitchen.

Good quality furnishings with extremely comfortable beds.

Excellent indoor swimming pool, games room and all weather tennis court. Great WIFI connection too!

This property makes an excellent base for exploring all the wonderful beaches in the area as well as the very pretty local villages.

We would definitely recommend this cottage for a fun family holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I arrived at Stancombe, Iris on a sunny saturday in october. We were in the cottage and unpacked within the same hour. The amazing facilities on site are a bonus along the side classic devon cottage. We had plenty of use out of both the tennis court and the swimming pool, we also enjoyed the golf course and snooker room. The amazing coastal walks were beautiful and we did many throughout our stay. I can safely say that my stay at Iris cottage was one of the most lovely, yet simple, holidays i've have experienced in an awfully long time. I hope to return in the future and I have recommended it to all of my friends and family as the perfect get away and a great holiday. I'd like to thank the owner, Alison for being so helpful and informative prior and following the stay.

I hope to be back in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Iris Cottage the first week of November 2011. The cottage provides very comfortable, warm and homely accommodation with everything you need. The kitchen is well stocked, all the bedrooms are a good size and it's a bonus having two bathrooms. Stancombe itself is such a quiet, peaceful place, yet it offers great facilities such as pool, tennis court, snooker room which are in great condition. We went for some beautiful coastal walks, discovered lovely beaches and had some fantastic pub lunches. It was great to finish the day with a swim in the pool at Stancombe. Naturally it was very quiet when we were there in November but I can imagine it would offer an equally quiet and peaceful holiday in peak season as there is so much open space. Overall it was the perfect escape from every day life. I would definitely recommend Iris cottage to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Stancombe several times, but this was our first visit to Iris. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The cottage was very comfortable. We didn't experience any damp problems in any of the bedrooms, but I understand the owners have put in a new ventilation system which appears to be working! Hoping to return for another visit next winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Globe Inn, Frogmore
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Thurlestone or Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Slapton Sands
Car: necessary

South Hams, in the south of Devon is famous for its beautiful unspoiled coastline and has the mildest year-round climate on mainland Britain. From Stancombe you are within easy reach of the dramatic granite slopes of Dartmoor, breath-taking countryside and spectacular coastline and beaches. Salcombe (10 miles) has many interesting shops and restaurants and is a designated area of natural beauty and the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve (3 miles) is the largest freshwater lake in South West England.

The naval town of Dartmouth (10 miles), famous for its castle and bustling harbour provides a wide range of independent shops and restaurants. The market towns of Kingsbridge (3 miles) and Totnes also provide excellent shops, restaurants and pubs.

For those interested in sports there is sailing, fishing,clay pigeon shooting,tennis,golf,swimming,sports/fitness center,horse riding,beaches and coastal paths to run. There are numerous activities for children including a woodland park and the famous zoo in Paignton


Rates & Availability

Harleston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Apr 23 2017 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 2
May 21 2017 - Jun 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Oct 22 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.34
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

Short breaks are available out of season - just email to inquire. Pets are welcome by agreement on booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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