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Character Barn With Sun Terrace Near Village Of Colyford, Devon

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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.

Andrea Bond
Member since: 2013
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Had a thoroughly enjoyable time. A fabulous cottage with all the little extras that make the difference and close to everywhere. Thank you.' Ms. W (Leicestershire)

'The Dairy is really lovely with outstanding decor..... we would love to live here. Very close to everything, and thank you for a good few days.' Mr & Mrs J (Bristol)

'....I will be spreading the word about your little gem of a cottage and hope to return before long.' Mrs B (North Dorset)
Nov 2013
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Seaton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The family bathroom is white antique style with bath and shower over, pedestal hand basin and low level WC En-suite shower to bedroom 1 with hand basin. Downstairs cloakroom with WC and hand basin Complementary toiletries are provided on arrival.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs, the main bedroom has a king size bed, dual aspect, fitted wardrobes, and en-suite shower and bedroom two, also dual aspect has twin divans 3'6", which can be placed together for a Super king size bed. Both bedrooms have a hairdryer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property has oil fired central heating. No smoking allowed in the property. Well behaved pets are welcome, but the private terrace is not fenced so dogs should be kept on a lead. An additional charge of £20 per week is made for pets Please do ask to see our Access Statement if required Outside: Private sun terrace with teak garden furniture, parasol and Weber BBQ for alfresco dining. Utility Room: Tea towels and essential cleaning equipment provided. Dishwasher tablets and washing machine pods are provided to start your holiday off without the need to shop straight away. Tea, coffee and a welcome basket are provided on arrival. All bed linen and towels are included and are changed weekly. All linen is Egyptian cotton. Beach towels are not included, but are available, for a small fee, on request. The property is cleaned to a very high standard between lets. Other: Downstairs cloakroom has a WC, hand basin. A washing machine. Coat hooks. Entrance hall with plenty of space for boots, with under stairs cupboard with iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner etc.


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Character Barn With Sun Terrace Near Village Of Colyford, Devon
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

very comfortable cottage in an excellent location.furnished with good taste and had all the extras t

  • 5 of 5

the cottage is in an excellent location to visit some very lovely villages with walks in the country and by the sea.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage, a wonderful find!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Accommodations for your Holiday Vacation...5 Stars all day long.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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The perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Fantastic holiday barn

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all other reviews and could not fault anything.

The owner kept in touch with us before our arrival and also when we arrived so if there was anything that we needed just to call her. No shortage of games, DVDs, and books and have never found any other property to provide these. All information regarding every appliance in the cottage was there and a big plus from me. The property was spotless and the ease for getting out and about the area was great. I would recommend this holiday barn a must and you would not be disappointed. I would give more than 5 stars if I could and have not done this for quite sometime.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a wonderful review, I hope to welcome you back to The Dairy in the not too distant future.
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Car: recommended

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

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.89

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.