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Lovely 3 Bed/3 Bath Converted Barn With Use Of Indoor Pool, Sauna, Tennis Court,

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The Grain Store, Stancombe Manor, Nr. Kingsbridge, South Devon - Rural Location, part of a country estate, 4 miles from Kingsbridge, and close to numerous beaches

The Grain Store is a comfortable, light and airy converted stone barn situated on a lovely 21 acre country estate. Close to award winning beaches, stunning coastal walks and a wide array of activities including numerous water-sports all within 15-20 mins drive. It makes an ideal setting for family holidays or special gatherings.

The Grain Store offers families and groups a high standard of accommodation across 3 large bedrooms (1 ground floor), all with en-suite bathrooms (2 of which upgraded in Spring 2016), and a further separate cloakroom. White Company bedlinen is provided and a well behaved pet is welcome subject to prior discussion with the owner. White Company Towels are provided for stays of 5 nights and more - for shorter lets there is a supplement of £5pp.

The property benefits from a large, open plan kitchen, lovely dining, living space with double height ceilings and solid wood flooring.

The kitchen was installed new in Spring 2016 and benefits from new appliances throughout including dishwasher, Neff gas hob and oven and microwave oven, full height fridge freezer and Nespresso coffee machine. There is also a washing machine located in the downstairs cupboard. The sitting room has large flat screen T.V with freesat, DVD player and iPod compatible sound system.

There is private parking for 2 cars at the front of the property and an outside space with dining table, chairs and Weber BBQ which captures the afternoon and evening sun, ideal for alfresco dining and bbq's.

The popular estuary towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth are close by and offer excellent water-sport facilities and an array of interesting shops, delis and restaurants including 2 supermarkets. The neighbouring village of Frogmore has an excellent bakery/village shop/post office and pub, whilst Chillington village which is only a little further away has a health centre, pub and a few more shops.

More Details

Tom and Roz Tipper
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Tom and Roz Tipper

We live in a small village in Buckinghamshire with our two young children having moved out from London in 2010.

We offer a warm welcome to all of our guests and hope you enjoy spending time at the house and in the beautiful South Hams.

Tom and Roz Tipper purchased this barn in 2014

Why Tom and Roz Tipper chose South Hams

We bought The Grain Store just before Christmas in 2014 as a place to spend some quality family time and share with guests, friends and family all the benefits that Stancombe and the South Hams bring.

The facilities on the Stancombe estate mean it has something to offer all year round and its location means you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside on the estate but be only a short drive from the water, beaches and nearby towns.


Harleston Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • All 3 bedrooms have en suite bath and shower. In addition there is a ground floor cloak room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6+2+2 (across 3 Bedrooms) and cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - kingsize bed and 2 single chairs beds on ground floor, with ensuite. Bedroom 2 - kingsize bed, with ensuite. Bedroom 3 - twin beds and day bed with 2 separate mattresses, with ensuite. Travel cot also available.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Outside: Outdoor table with seating for 6 with large Weber barbeque. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White Company towels and bed linen provided (please bring pool/beach towels). For rentals of more than one week, a weekly cleaning service is provided. Other: Fully equipped for families and young children with travel cot, high chair, childrens' cutlery and crockery and an assortment of toys, books and games.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lovely 3 Bed/3 Bath Converted Barn With Use Of Indoor Pool, Sauna, Tennis Court,
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Glorious cottage in a divine setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fantastic time at The Grain Store. The cottage was spacious, clean and new, with comfortable beds, great showers, and attention to detail that we loved - the appliances were top-end, there were blackout blinds over the sky lights, there was a Nespresso machine. The pool was great and kept the kids busy, as did the tennis court. It was dog-friendly which was a real bonus for us. The grounds are immaculate and the area itself was just so pretty. We had a wonderful stay and we would definitely love to return. I would recommend The Grain Store to anyone who loves a relaxing holiday in a glorious area.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well equipped, spacious and FUN cottage!

  • 4 of 5

A fantastic little bolthole in rural Devon. The Grain Store is a self contained three bedroom cottage with a beautiful open plan kitchen-diner-living room. The kitchen looked brand new and is fabulously equipped - had everything we needed. Two of the bedrooms are up an lovely wooden staircase, both ensuite, with the third bedroom downstairs also ensuite. There is a separate downstairs cloakroom too.

The unexpected thing was the "secret" staircase from two of the rooms down to the games room for the farm (13 self contained apartments), which included toys, books, pool table, table tennis and table football (all free to use). Also on site is a fantastic 10m swimming pool which was always warm and a sauna too. Ian, the caretaker, was around most days for a friendly chat.

The only negative thing I would say is that there is no broadband, and the mobile phone signal isn't strong enough to use mobile internet. It was quite nice to be "disconnected", but made it difficult to look up opening times (and days out of season) of local attractions - need to plan ahead!

The estate is on a quiet rural road so no traffic to disturb anyone. The local roads are all very narrow - lots of passing places for the frequent tractors around - but the locals all seemed very happy to pull to one side when passing. Kingsbridge is the nearest town with a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

All in all - a fantastic little cottage with exceptional amenities.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Grain Store over New Year with another family, and had a fantastic time. The facilities on site went down really well with our 3 children (ages 10 to 13) and the secret stairwell to the Games Room was an absolute Godsend, giving them their own independence while still within our earshot.

The house is beautifully furnished and extremely practical. Wooden floors downstairs meant we could relax about dogs not getting mud or hairs everywhere, although I think they were non too pleased about getting an icy hosing down after their walks, with the convenient hosepipe just outside the door.

The bedroom space was huge, and it was great that they were all ensuite, the kids thought they were so grown up getting their own bathrooms!

The house was extremely well equipped with everything we needed, right down the the CD player so that we could play our Murder Mystery Game on New Years eve.

The owners sent us such a detailed welcome pack after we booked, giving us so much detail about the house and the surrounding area, and we managed to get a Grocery delivery scheduled for just after we'd arrived, which made things much easier for us.

What a perfect place, making it a perfect New Year. We've already recommended this to several friends and I'm sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

During our stay at The Grain Store our party of 8 used all the excellent facilities that were available to us e.g. swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, games and snooker rooms.

The accommodation was well equipped with plenty of room for our large group with two parking spaces right outside the accommodation.

Kingsbridge was only about 15 minutes drive away with lots of shops and supermarkets.

We would definitely recommend this accommodation and really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay Most impressed with the Grain Store

  • 5 of 5

Only 3 of for this stay. David, Sarajane and Soraya (aged 9). The Grain Store was ideal for us. Parking was straight outside the Main Door. Great Water pressure meant Super Showers in the mornings. The weather was mixed so we used the Tennis court, Swimming Pool and games room on the duller days and then the Sandy beach at Mill cove and Shingle Beach at Blackpool sands on the hot days. Dartmouth was a delight with a trip on the boat to Greenway (Agatha Christies summer retreat) and good food at Kingsbridge (La Ranchera - Mexican and Crabshells by the waterfront) we would certainly recommend the Grainstore for any Family. Just one upgrade would make it even better - some wifi - we noticed telephone lines into the building with a BT socket by the back door. So a little extra on the broadband would make it a 6 Star Holiday

Well done Tom and Roz and we look forward to Stancombe Manor in the future!

Dave and Sarajane

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. In relation to the wifi, unfortunately the property is not currently able to be connected as there is insufficient capacity on the existing local wired circuit for a line into the property. If this changes then we will certainly install wifi, however at present this is not possible. There is excellent wifi at the Crabshell Inn at Kingsbridge a short drive away where you can sit in their pleasant lounge for the cost of a coffee. Thank you, Tom & Roz
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Beautiful large barn, great location, pool access.

  • 5 of 5

The Grain Store is part of Stancombe Manor which is made up of lovely old converted farm buildings with an indoor pool, tennis court, games room and ample room for kids to play safely outdoors surrounded by wheat fields only 5 miles from the town of Kingsbridge which has 2 supermarkets, nice park and other nice shops. The property has been decorated to a high standard, brand new kitchen connected to open plan living /dining space with 3 large airy bedrooms- 2 upstairs and 1 downstairs. At one point we had 6 adults and 4 kids staying and we all had plenty of room. The owners were very helpful and responsive. Lots of family friendly beaches nearby we recommend Bantham, Thurlestone Slapton sands and Blackpool Sands. Great fish and chips at Start Bay Inn, Torcross. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Torcross and Slapton are the nearest beaches on the A381 about 10 mins by car and Blackpool sands about 20 mins. They are shingle beaches, whilst the sandy beaches of East Portlemouth, (opposite Salcombe) North and South Sands, Hope Cove, Thurlestone, Bantham and Bigbury are about 30 mins by car.


The nearest airports are located in Exeter and Plymouth. Totnes is the nearest railway station.


10 minute drive to Kingsbridge, 20 minute drive to Salcombe and Dartmouth.

Further Details:

Excellent Bakery in Frogmore (5 mins away) and an additional very well provisioned local shop in East Allington (7 mins away)

Large Tescos and Morrisons in Kingsbridge (10 mins away) which also has excellent restaurants, bars, delis and numerous independent shops and banks to be explored. There is also a great cinema.


Rates & Availability

Harleston Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 18 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Half Term
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 3
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
October Half Term 1
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
October Half Term 2
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $57.53
Refundable damage deposit $255.67

Additional beds (chair and daybeds) are subject to a £25.00 surcharge to cover bed-linen and assembly costs from the Housekeeper.

Towels are provided for all stays of 5 nights and above - for shorter lets there is a supplement of £5pp.

Changeover Day: this is Saturday in peak season with check out at 10 am and arrivals from 4pm. In off peak this can be varied with prior arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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