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Holiday Let: Beautiful Barn, Walking Distance To Beaches + National Trust Cliffs

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
barn
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Barn in Salcombe, South Devon, Devon, England - Peaceful Location Less Than A Mile From The Beach

The newly renovated Barn is situated just a short walk away down a picturesque valley to the pretty beach of South Sands, which lies at the mouth of the Salcombe Estuary. The headland is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The Salcombe Estuary offers a wealth of activities for young and old; beaches, sailing, fishing, shopping, restaurants and bars are all nearby. Most of the coastline belongs to the National Trust and offers spectacular walks. The Farm itself is situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is close to many public footpaths.

The Barn is on the property of a working Farm where a small herd of South Devon cows as well as sheep and a variety of other animals are kept.

We regret that we cannot allow dogs in this property. Smoking is also not permitted.

Notes on accommodation: Our change over days are Saturday and rental is per week. We can offer shorter periods during the low season only.

The location offers a stunning climate which is unique in the UK. The very mild winters allow many sub-tropical plants to survive in the region including palm trees.

Salcombe is a small picturesque town in the South Hams district of Devon, South-West England. The town is close to the mouth of the Estuary and lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The town's extensive waterfront and the naturally sheltered harbour formed by the estuary gave rise to its success as a boat- and shipbuilding and sailing port and, in modern times, tourism especially in the form of pleasure sailing and yachting. Apart from tourism, crab fishing still plays an important role.

Recommended Outings:

The Cliffs, for the most part, belong to the National Trust and provide spectacular shelter for plants and animals alike. The sea views are breathtaking. Especially the public footpath along the top of the cliff from Sharpitor Museum towards Bolt Head early in the morning when the sun rises over the estuary with masts popping out over a thin layer of fog. Sunsets are especially beautiful when viewed from Bolberry or Hope Cove. The Coastal Footpath has many interesting streches, both on the Salcombe side (starting at South Sands) and on the East-Portlemouth side. Highlights include Bolt Head and Soar Mill Cove. Both of these are close to the farm and many Public Footpaths join the coastal path to South Sands valley. It sounds further than it is; but the sea is never much more that 1 km away whether go you East, West or South. Along this stretch of Coastal Footpath you may even see deer along the more remote parts of the path early in the morning or at dawn.

The Sharpitor Museum is definitely worth the visit with its sub-tropical gardens. There are numerous other National Trust properties nearby to visit: Historic Homes, Gardens Coast- and Countryside.

East-Portlemouth lies on the Western side of the estuary and can be reached by ferry from Salcombe. It is home to some great beaches, a pleasant beach-cafe (Venus Cafe). You should also try the walk to the sea from here along the coastal footpath to Prawl Point. Along the way you will pass some secluded beaches, which, if you are lucky, you may have to yourself.

The Estuary is best seen from a boat and there are several options open to you. Either you take the Estuary Trip with the Salcombe to Kingsbridge Ferry (High Tide only) or you rent a boat either at Whitestrand or along Island Street. There are many things to see without travelling to far.

However if you have the time there are many other destinations worth visiting. Only a short distance away is Bigbury Island with its famous Hotel; inspirational to Agatha Christie and many other famous visitors. This is also a good spot to learn to surf. To the other side of Kingsbridge is Torcross and Slapton Sands; a huge shingle beach where preparations for the D-Day landings took place. Slapton Village itself is home to the excellent Tower Inn. Parking is difficult but the food is worth it. Not far from here is the small village of Beesands and the ruins of Hallsands; a village that was swept away in a storm. Other places to visit are Totnes; lots of cafes, bookshops and extremely laid back. From here a steam train runs to Buckfastleigh along the river Dart. Whilst you are there, go and see the Abbey. From Totnes it is also only a short distance to Dartmouth, home to the Royal Naval Acadamy and a very attractive little town, from here you can head back along the coastal road to Kingsbridge and Salcome.

The Dartmoor National Park lies just the other side of the A38 (ie. near Buckfastleigh) , see the wild ponies and climb a Tor or two! On the way back, try to visit Ashburton.

FACILITIES: The Barn contains two bedrooms: One with a kingsize bed and another with two singles. Additionally there is a sofa bed for two available in the main living space. (To one side, not impacting the seating area) . We normally rent to groups of 4; the sofabed upstairs is for occasional use only.(If guests have a visitor for a limited period or with agreement from the owner) The downstairs timberclad and travertine-floored hallway leads to the two bedrooms as well as a small utility space, a separate WC and the Bathroom. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a separate bath. Upstairs is a large open-plan living space with folding doors on the south-facing side of the building open up to a decked balcony.

The upstairs space consists of a kitchen/dining area, a seating area centred around a woodburner and finally one end with a sofa(-bed) and comfortable chair for those who like to enjoy some peace and quiet or read a book.

The renovation was done with the environment in mind; the property Solar Thermal Panels, under-floor heating and an automated heat recovery system. Facilities:

Kitchen: Fully equipped with: Hob, Oven, Dishwasher and Microwave Knives, Forks, Glasses, Cups and Crockery Teapot, Kettle and Toaster etc.

Bedrooms: One bedroom with two single beds One bedroom with a kingsize bed A sofabed for two in the main living space (separate from main seating area) Linen, Duvets and Pillows provided.

Bathroom: Towels (not for beach) are provided Hot water and heating included

Entertainment & Communications: Flat screen Satellite Television and DVD player WiFi Please note there is only limited Mobile coverage in the valley

Other inside: Separate WC Washing machine

OUTSIDE: Outside is a small decked seating area with a table and chairs to enjoy the calm and beauty of the valley. BBQs are permitted (not on Balcony) provided rubbish disposed of safely.

There is parking available for one car. Additional Parking (including boats) possible upon request.

For those with children, please discuss with owner.

FURTHER DETAILS: Payment conditions are: 25% deposit payable upon booking with the remainder due 4 weeks before stay. Additionally a cautionary deposit of GBP 200 is payable, which is refundable within 4 weeks of your stay provided there were no significant or unreasonable damages . As the main living space is upstairs, this property is not very suitable for those with restricted mobility. For the same reasons extra care must taken for those with very small children. (ie. there is no provision to close access to the stairs).

Children are accepted provided parents ensure their safety and they take care of the property.

As the property is on a working farm, it is crucial that access past the property is not impeded at any time.

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Owner
Jaap Meijer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Jaap Meijer

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We speak English, Dutch, German and French
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Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Holiday Let: Beautiful Barn, Walking Distance To Beaches + National Trust Cliffs
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
5

Amazing barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

A stunning barn conversion in a great location for walking and sightseeing the area. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! Best Wishes, Jaap
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5

Great location and lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The barn is in a quiet location, tucked away but with great access to lovely beaches and harbours. The barn is furnished to a good standard and well equipped well. We love the spaciousness and feel of the property and as soon as we arrive we relax into holiday mode. We will be returning again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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5

Peaceful, well laid out and secluded home

  • 5 of 5

It's a lovely home - very private and well laid out - and finished to a high standard. We had the bifold doors open every evening and really appreciated the walk in shower and the relaxing bath. It was clean and the owner was welcoming and very accommodating of all our needs, particularly in terms of our visitors to the property throughout the week. He gave us tips on where to visit and had two body boards which we were able to use. We found that the walk to South Sands took us 25 mins rather than the 15 mins suggested on the website, but it is a pretty walk! We would recommend staying here...

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 1 week in June. The house was beautiful! Spotless inside,well equipped couldn't really fault!

Balcony and outside garden furniture could have done with a little spruce up as looked very tired and the balcony furniture had rotten, both needed a good sweep and tidy as there was a mountain of leaves.

Brilliant customer service from the mum next door! Very lovely lady :-)

Salcombe itself was beautiful!

Overall a really lovely holiday and beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. Apologies for the state of the balcony chairs. We have now replaced these with new ones. We hope to welcome you again in the future!
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5

Great holiday home in exceptionally quiet, calm lo

  • 5 of 5

From before we even started out holiday we felt welcomed to plympton barn by the owner, who very thoughtfully e mailed lots of information for us about the surrounding area ( stunning!) and answered all our questions. The barn, having the living area upstairs was so light and airy it was a joy to come home to and is a lovely relaxing place to while away an evening with a glass of wine!

We didn't think it possible for the lane outside to be any narrower than our village ones at home but how wrong we were- we didn't feel comfortable taking our 3 year old and a pram walking down to the beach this way but it wasn't a problem finding parking in south sands.

The gardens of the nearby Overbecks absolutely blew us away along with the stunning views of the estuary from the top of the garden- an absolute must!

We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words! We hope to welcome you again soon!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

The Salcombe Estuary provides a haven for Water Sports enthusiasts, beach lovers and Nature Enthusiasts alike.

There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the immediate area.

Travel:

By car: From outside the South West take the A303 or M4 then M5. Near Exeter this becomes the A38 dual carriage way. Turn off at exit Totnes, head for Kingsbridge then Malborough. Then road makes a left turn towards Salcombe. Exit right in this turn (at the petrol station) into Collaton Road. Follow road and exit village. After about half a mile from the village, turn right . Go down a steep hill into South Sands. at the bottom pass the farm on your right and enter just before "Plympton Cottage"

Distances:

Please see our website for further details

Further Details:

Salcombe is a small picturesque town in the South Hams district of Devon, South-West England. The town is close to the mouth of the Estuary and lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The town's extensive waterfront and the naturally sheltered harbour formed by the estuary gave rise to its success as a boat- and shipbuilding and sailing port and, in modern times, tourism especially in the form of pleasure sailing and yachting. Apart from tourism, crab fishing still plays an important role.

Recommended Outings:

The Cliffs, for the most part, belong to the National Trust and provide spectacular shelter for plants and animals alike. The sea views are breathtaking. Especially the public footpath along the top of the cliff from Sharpitor Museum towards Bolt Head early in the morning when the sun rises over the estuary with masts popping out over a thin layer of fog. Sunsets are especially beautiful when viewed from Bolberry or Hope Cove.

The Coastal Footpath has many interesting streches, both on the Salcombe side (starting at South Sands) and on the East-Portlemouth side. Highlights include Bolt Head and Soar Mill Cove. Both of these are close to the farm and many Public Footpaths join the coastal path to South Sands valley. It sounds further than it is; but the sea is never much more that 1 km away whether go you East, West or South. Along this stretch of Coastal Footpath you may even see deer along the more remote parts of the path early in the morning or at dawn.

The Sharpitor Museum is definitely worth the visit with its sub-tropical gardens. There are numerous other National Trust properties nearby to visit: Historic Homes, Gardens Coast- and Countryside.

The Estuary is best seen from a boat and there are several options open to you. Either you take the Estuary Trip with the Salcombe to Kingsbridge Ferry (High Tide only) or you rent a boat either at Whitestrand or along Island Street.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $247

Booking Notes:
Please note that Change over day is Saturday (exceptions - please ocntact owner)
Please send us an enquiry and have a look at our website for further details and booking conditions.
We will then ask you to send us a booking form

Provisional bookings become firm upon acceptance, the return of the booking form and receipt of 25% deposit.

The Balance Payment is due 8 weeks prior to the arrival date. Non payment by the due date will be treated as cancellation.Damage Deposit of £200 is payable at the same time.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Please see our website for further details

to make booking a 25% deposit is required. The remainder and the Security deposit are due 6 weeks prior to staying.
For any bookings made within 8 weeks of the stay, the full amount is due upon booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Kingsbridge Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The downstairs timberclad and travertine-floored hallway leads to the two bedrooms as well as a small utility space, a separate WC and the Bathroom with Bath and large walk-in shower. There is underfloor heating.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One with a kingsize bed and another with two singles. Additionally there is a sofa bed available in the main living space. (To one side, not impacting the seating area) . We normally rent to groups of 4; the sofabed upstairs w/ agreement from Owner only.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Our change over days are Saturday and rental is per week. We can offer shorter periods during the low season only. Outside: There is a private small decked area available with table and chairs under beautiful tree. There rest of the property is not accessible (as it is a working farm), but it is only a short walk to the beach. There are also plenty of footpaths to discovery hidden coves and the beautiful coastline. Please see our website for more information about the area. Utility Room: there is a washing machine at the property. please see our site for more details about the property, surroundings and facilities. http://barn.plymptonfarm.com/ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before each let, towels, duvets and linen are provided. Please remove all rubbish from the property (in bins provided outside or glass in the recycling bin near village hall). Please leave the property as you found it.

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