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Barn Conversion With Far Reaching Views Across The South Hams

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Barn close to Bantham Beach, Near Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Positioned Down A Quite Drive, And Only A Mile From Bantham Beach

Set in the stunning South Devonshire countryside and only a mile from Bantham beach, Avondale is a beautiful family holiday home which has just been refurbished to a high standard. The sleeping accommodation is arranged with a double and twin room on the bottom and top floors and is separated by the living area on the middle floor making the property ideal for 2 families sharing or giving ample accommodation for a large family. There is a large garden and patio for alfresco dinning and for children to run free. This is tastefully lit for evening use. The property is equipped with unlimited WiFi, 3 smart TV's, a music streamer and Xbox as well as a number of books and family games, so there is plenty to keep the family occupied. The living area floor has been newly tiled so the property is clean and fresh. Heating is provided by an air source heat pump giving clean reliable heat and hot water all year round. The beds have been chosen for comfort so that you can be sure of a good nights sleep.

Lettings Plus
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Lettings Plus

I live in Hertfordshire with my husband and two children. I work as a Music Teacher and my husband owns and runs a property management business.

Lettings Plus purchased this barn in 2014

Why Lettings Plus chose South Hams

We have enjoyed many family holidays in Devon and particularly like the South Hams for its mild climate and outstanding natural beauty. We found this property in it's peaceful location so close to Bantham beach and fell in love with it.

What makes this barn unique

The property has been completely renovated in 2014. The living floor area is tiled throughout for cleanliness and the bedrooms are all a good size. The garden is large and offers spectacular views. The property is particularly suited to families who wish to share a holiday home as the sleeping layout is split with 2 bedrooms on each floor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house with wonderful views and wildlife. Salcombe great place for dining and the Church House Inn, Churchstow which is the best carvery in Devon. Had a great holiday and would definitely stay here again.
Jun 2015
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Kingsbridge Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • The upper sleeping floor has a modern bathroom situated between the 2 rooms with a shower over the bath. The lower sleeping floor has a newly fitted wet room with dual headed walk in shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , There is a daybed with truckle providing 2 full sized beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small double sofabed, instead of daybed. Request on booking.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Top floor has a twin bedroom + a large master bedroom with 5' king-size bed and a daybed + truckle under bed providing sleeping for 2 children. Lower ground floor has 5' king-size double bedroom plus twin bedroom with sofa bed smart TV + Xbox 360.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The property is accessed via a private gated drive. There is ample parking for 2+ cars on a gravel driveway. There is a large patio with table and chairs and this is lit with a variety of outdoor lighting. The garden is large and mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by a post and wire fence. The garden can be accessed from the front and back doors, and the kitchen patio doors, and enjoys spectacular views across the Devon countryside. Utility Room: The utility room also has a washing machine and tumble dryer, laundry equipment (iron, ironing board, wash basket, indoor airer) and vacuum cleaner. From the Utility room you can access the Courtyard and the garden where there is a rotary washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and the property is cleaned weekly. Please confirm sleeping configuration when booking.


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Barn Conversion With Far Reaching Views Across The South Hams
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The holiday house (as the grandchildren called it) was excellent as was this corner of Devon which we had not visited before, the beach at Bantham was amazing and we spent a couple of evenings until late down there, at other times the games room was well used by adults and children alike, this was a fantastic house for a real family (ten of us) to get together as we like to do once a year and we are aged from six months to oldies, the only down side for us was the ten hour journey it took from Hull on a bank holiday weekend but if we can find an alternative, maybe travel the night before we will definitely be back. Thank you to the owners for allowing us the use of their beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. We love the beach too! I can imagine that the journey was long and tiring. We find that setting off very early in the morning is a good idea. We hope that you will want to visit again.
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Wonderful property. Amazing views and great indoor and outdoor space.

  • 5 of 5

We have just had an amazing family holiday at the cottage. We are a family of 5 and really appreciated the wonderful indoor and outdoor space, which enabled us to accommodate the grandparents for a long weekend, during our stay. Everything about the cottage was as we expected and communication between us and the host was excellent. The location was excellent and we enjoyed exploring the South Hams area (Hope Cove, Salcombe, Dartmoor etc) with ease. We will definitely be back for another holiday in future years.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A spacious property close to the coast and with good privacy when relaxing out of doors.

  • 4 of 5

We chose the house for its situation particularly its proximity to the coast. We were three couples and a single who holiday once a year to spend time on the local shores investigating local marine life. The accommodation worked well although there was a gulf between the grandeur of the master bedroom and the other bedrooms, particularly those on the basement floor. When we arrived there was a noticeable smell of damp in the basement. During the course of the week this was remedied by the use of the dehumidifier provided.

Avondale is well-appointed with particularly good provision of fridge and freezer space. The kitchen was generally well-equipped although we felt we would have appreciated more bowls for mixing, serving bowls. The utility room in the basement was fit for purpose and ideal for storing all those items you don't want to be falling over during the course of your stay. One thing we thought would have been helpful would be hooks on the backs of bedroom doors for robes etc, and somewhere to air our damp towels in our bedrooms. The other thing we found a bit of a trial is the slow internet connection. When we were all using our various devices, which was several times a day, getting connected was painfully slow and some websites were evidently too large to open at all.

We found the games room to be a useful amenity. The views from the large lawn are superb. Parking space was adequate, with care we parked four cars on the drive. There is a deep rut which is not clearly seen until you drive over it, at the beginning of the grass drive which takes you to the gate.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing family holiday !!!

  • 5 of 5

We are 10 months to 65 years and thoroughly enjoyed our stay ! Comfortable, excellent facilities, quiet with breathtaking views! The games room saw family tournaments, while others flew kites, played games on the lawn or drank bubbly waiting for the bbq to be cooked! Lots to do in the area - Woodlands for the kids, numerous beaches (avoid Salcombe itself at peak periods), chile farm to name but a few. We thoroughly recommend !

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a wonderful time. We look forward to welcoming you all back another year.
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Beautiful cottage and very comfortable. Huge garden wore the kids out every day!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will want to return at some time.
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This is a lovely holiday house with very good facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Very well designed property, with everything that you need included. Loads of extras such as TVs in several rooms, games room, DVDs & board games and internet facilities, though the latter was rather slow. Everything was very clean and well presented and when we had a query it was answered immediately. There is plenty to do within a 20 mile radius suitable for sunny or rainy days, there was plenty of brochures in the lounge to help us decide. We went to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Kent Caverns & Waves Leisure Pool in Torquay, Dartmouth & Berry Pomeroy Castles, Woodlands Family Theme Park as well as the beautiful beaches that were 5 minutes away. My 4 year old grandson cried when we left, he didn't want to leave he loved the house so much.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope that you will bring your grandson back soon.
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"A fabulous sandy beach with great surf. The Gastrobus provides daytime snacks and drinks and..."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Sloop
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Sloop
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


The distance to the nearest beach is approximately 1 mile. There is ample parking in a car park which is mainly short grass surrounded by sand dunes - ideal for picnicking. Bantham beach is said to be one of the best surfing beaches on the south Devon coast. It has golden sand and shallow waters making it ideal for families. It is dominated by the view of Burgh Island with it's Art Deco hotel.


The nearest airport is Exeter

The nearest channel port is Plymouth

A car is strongly recommended


Distance to Bantham villiage with shop and beach approx 1 mile. Kingsbridge 3 Miles. Salcombe is approximately 9 miles.

Further Details:

Bantham has a small village shop providing essentials and a friendly pub called the Sloop Inn serving good quality food. Kingsbridge has a Tesco and Morrisons as well as a pretty high street with a variety of local shops and restaurants. As well as the splendid beaches and coastal and country walks there are many attractions in the South Hams area including animal parks, historic buildings, Museums and Fun parks. There is a large amount of literature at the property with details of many attractions in the area.


Rates & Availability

Kingsbridge Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late September
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
October (ex half-term)
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October Half-Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Xmas & New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193

Booking Notes:
Bookings should be made via Lettings Plus, a 25% deposit will be required with the balance being due 8 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday.
You can view further details from the Lettings Plus website.

Changeover Day:
Saturday - vacating the property by 10 am. Arrival time is from 15:00

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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