Top quality accommodation, The Dairy is conveniently situated in a central location within easy reach of nearby coastal towns. Just a few minutes drive to the mile long beach at Seaton and the mouth of the river Axe, also the harbour and scenic walks along the South West coast path. The cottage sleeps four + travel cot, with free WiFi, oil fired central heating and a welcome pack on arrival included. There is ample parking at the property and use of the garage, which can also be used for storing bicycles, canoes, fishing equipment etc.
Barn in Colyford, Nr. Seaton,Devon, England. Awarded 4 Star Gold & 100% Cleanliness by Visit England - Set In A Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty And Within Easy Reach Of Seaton, Lyme Regis And Sidmouth
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 20, 2019
About Andrea Bond
I moved to Devon from Hertfordshire fourteen years ago with my husband and two sons. After coming to this part of Devon on holiday for years we loved it so much we made the move. Being so close to the coast, we have enjoyed sailing and water sports. The beauty of this area is that it has everything from quiet beaches and woodland walks to bustling market towns and when the sun shines, there's no place better!
Andrea Bond purchased this Barn in 2013
What makes this Barn unique
The Dairy is the ideal base for rambling, birdwatching, fishing, sailing or just plain old relaxing.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely relaxing homely stay
We spent 3 nights with our kids doing fossils hunts and other outdoorsy things, and it felt great to get back each evening. We arrived to a lovely loaf of bread, scones, jam and c.cream + tea, milk etc which is perfect after a long drive down. The house itself is excellent with everything you might need in the kitchen, and although its on a main road, its made of thick stone walls and its very quite and cosy inside. Our boys had loads of fun with the big box of Lego, top trumps and even some of the books!
The location is good for getting out and about by car and there's a Co-op 2 minutes down the road opposite.
We are happy to recommend the Dairy. We felt immediately at home and at ease and would love to stay again when we next visit the area.
very comfortable cottage in an excellent location.furnished with good taste and had all the extras t
the cottage is in an excellent location to visit some very lovely villages with walks in the country and by the sea.
Perfect cottage, a wonderful find!
We have just returned from our stay at the Dairy and would highly recommend it as a perfect place to stay. The accommodation is luxurious with a lovely homely feel, with many thoughtful additions that make it a real home from home. We enjoyed walking and cycling and exploring the beaches and local villages, as well as days out in Torquay and Weymouth (both are an hour's drive away). The outside space is lovely for relaxing with a glass of wine and for dining or a barbecue. The rooms are all a good size which you don't always get in a cottage so would suit families as well as couples like us who like a building with character and of a good standard. We loved this place and you will too!
Outstanding Accommodations for your Holiday Vacation...5 Stars all day long.
It's with great pleasure that we recommend "The Dairy" in Colyford in Devon just outside the seaside township of Seaton. We recently spent a week exploring the Jurassic Coast and found this beautiful two story refurbished stone dairy to be the perfect jumping off point. The property was absolutely immaculate...with every attention to detail covered, including wonderful welcome treats and fresh flowers for our stay. Communication with Andrea was excellent in all regards. The dairy is situated in a courtyard surrounded by other refurbished period buildings...all done with a high standard of professional craftsmanship. Clean and well kept with everything, I mean everything you need to set up home for the stay. We really appreciated the care given to every detail from the shower products to the fresh towels and kitchen supplies. The dairies back faces a main thoroughfare but road noise and distractions never really caused us any grief...not worth going elsewhere and the price was extremely reasonable for the quality of the experience. The town of Colyton is minutes away and lovely for a bite or shopping needs. The whole experience was great. My wife and I put high marks on cleanliness...we are somewhat funny that way...the Dairy was a pleasant surprise! For Americans, there was no tumble dryer, so be prepared to line dry your clothing...but never fear, Andrea has provided for that too. Wonderful old time bit of history in the area...we would recommend the experience to anyone...thanks you Andrea...🙋🏼♂️🙋🏼
David and Teresa, Sequim Washington...USA.
We had a lovely time staying in your beautiful Dairy. A lovely welcome pack and everything thought of, down to the dvds, games and snuggle blankets in the lounge. A lovely location to explore the East Devon coast. Seaton was lovely and beach so close by.
I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves staying at The Dairy and I wanted to thank you for leaving The Dairy immaculately clean & tidy. Hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.
The perfect holiday home
Waiting for us... A delicious welcome pack...goodies, wine and all the essentials we needed to avoid a supermarket shop . The barn was immaculate( and I am very fussy), it smelt fresh( Andrea welcome dogs, but I would never have known) ,comfy beds,beautiful white company bed linen and furnished so tastefully and so many thoughtful touches, I've since been in touch with Andrea as I will copy the bedding she provided and of course she was as helpful as she has been from the first communication .
The weather was just turning chilly so we welcomed the heating...very cosy, I would happily go mid winter. The barn is situated around a courtyard of a few similar converted barns, very private and we found the people there( whom we seldom saw) very friendly.
This is by far the best cottage / barn we have ever stayed in, ( here or abroad) hence the review.
We will return !!
For an excellent nearby meal, we recommend The Ship Inn at nearby Axmouth village, but book in advance!!
For walking go to Beer ( village)....short walks, long walks , all scenic.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review, we appreciate your time. Thank you too for leaving The Dairy so immaculately clean & tidy, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Special interest holidays:
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls River Cottage HQ cookery school, Trinity Hill, Axminster
River Cottage Canteen, Axminster
Colyford Common and Nature Reserve
Seaton Tramway, open topped trams travel alongside the River Axe estuary
Pecorama - Gardens, Games and trains, Beer
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
Explore the Jurassic Coast on the Coastline X53 two hourly bus
Unique scenic walks along the South West Coast Path
Putting green, bowling, tennis, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing.
Childrens playground. Gardens and Heritage Museum
Fishing, boat hire, fishing trips and pleasure boat hire.
Beer Regatta, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Colyton Goose Fair, Seaton's Illuminated Carnival Procession.
Fossil hunting in Lyme Regis and Charmouth
One of Britains most popular running events! - The Grizzly run March 9th 2014
Lyme Bay Auction House - Auction 1st week of the month (walkable distance)
The historic fishing village of Beer and the 2 mile long beach at Branscombe are both within 10 minutes driving distance. Seaton's spectacular mile long beach is 6 minutes drive away. Lyme Regis, just 11 minutes away by car, is a classic seaside town with narrow winding streets and immense character. It has a newly replenished sandy beach which is perfect for families. Sidmouth, 16 minutes in the opposite direction with its regency history, clean beaches and an abundance of friendly shops.
Axminster Railway Station 5.8 miles (13 mins approx)
Exeter Airport 17.4 miles (29 mins approx.)
Plymouth Ferry Terminal 64 miles (1.21 hrs approx.)
Poole Ferry Terminal 55.6 miles (1.23 hrs approx.)
Seaton and Beer 6 minutes.
Lyme Regis 11 minutes.
Axminster 13 minutes
Sidmouth 16 minutes
Colyford village has two local Inns, a restaurant, Post Office/Stores/Butchers and a Nature Reserve for wildlife enthusiasts. The open topped tram travels by the beautiful River Axe Valley from Seaton to Colyton.
The small seaside town of Seaton, has banks, supermarkets, shops including local fishmongers and butchers, superb bakers, cafes and restaurants. Lots of activities including a putting green, tennis, fishing, sailing, children's playground, gardens and the Heritage Museum. Scenic walks along the South West Coast Path to Lyme Regis by the famous Landslip and over the cliffs to Beer. The picturesque village of Axmouth has two inns, both serving good food.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A deposit of a £100 is required on booking, and the outstanding balance due 30 days before arrival. Bookings made 30 days or less in advance require payment in full. An additional charge for dogs will be made, £20 per week per dog. Changeover Day: Normal changeover day is Saturday, arriving from 15.00. We request that guests depart by 10.00. We are happy to discuss alternatives where possible. Notes on prices: Weekend and mid week breaks are available out of season. Please contact us for details.