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Holnest Barn

Colyton, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty retreat set in a tranquil Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning countryside views from each aspect
  • Moments away from Branscombe beach and the lovely Victorian seaside town of Sidmouth
  • Let your dog explore the fields behind the house or relax in the enclosed garden which has a lawn and outdoor furniture
Property code: 89924

This delightful barn set in the owner's large farm offers a great base from which to explore the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Providing creature comforts, this accommodation provides a fabulous all-year-round retreat. Perfectly situated between two popular destinations, you’ll be 8 miles away from the seaside town of Sidmouth, known for its beautiful beaches that nestle beneath the majestic red cliffs. Lyme Regis is 15 miles away and well known for its fishing port on the world-famous harbour, known as the Cobb. Seaton and Branscombe are just a few miles through the lanes and the South West Coast Paths are nearby ready to wander all year round.

Enter the barn to kick off your shoes and to your left is the downstairs double bedroom, followed by the family bathroom directly opposite the hallway. Further along the hallway is the well-equipped kitchen, and completing the downstairs is the open-plan lounge/diner with a beautiful wood burner, Smart TV and cosy seating; it’s the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring the beautiful area. Moving upstairs, you will find the second bedroom: a king-size bed, with gorgeous, exposed beams, and a Smart TV, plus a separate single bed suitable for a child. A separate WC is situated on this floor, as is a small sitting area that is perfect for enjoying your morning brew or some quiet time with a good book.

Outside is a beautiful, enclosed countryside garden, with fully stocked borders, a lawn and a patio area with an outdoor BBQ and seating. Unwind with the glorious views and enjoy the blissful silence.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 king-size with separate child's single bed
  • 1 shower room with double shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, and microwave
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge and king-size bedroom
  • High chair available
  • Enclosed garden with patio area, garden seating and charcoal BBQ
  • Private parking for 2 vehicles
  • Beach 6.5 miles, shop 4.5 miles
  • Please note this property is beamed and, in some places, the head height is restricted
  • Sleeps 4+1 (single bed suitable for a child in king-size bedroom)
  • Please note minimum stay is 3 nights at this property
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Helen Gardner

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Helen.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jeremy, 15th March 2024

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Beautiful cottage in the countryside off the beaten track. Very well equipped with quality items Wood burner was great for cosy evenings Melanie the owner is lovely Saw and heard lots of birds and the stars shone bright at night

Reviewed by Marguerite, 11th March 2024

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A perfect peaceful retreat. Lovely cottage with everything you could need. Very comfortable and quiet, with a lovely host who is available if you need anything, whilst at the same time leaving you to enjoy the tranquility. There is plenty to do in this area of East Devon, only a short drive away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would love tRead moreo come back. Hide

Reviewed by Amy, 8th March 2024

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Fantastic cottage, beautiful views. Really lovely stay could not fault it. Melanie was great, very friendly and the welcome bits in the fridge was a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Fiona, 1st March 2024

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The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. There was a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the owner. The enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs and this is why we chose this particular accommodation. It was extremely quiet being off the beaten track. It was a perfect break away.

Reviewed by Tracy, 16th February 2024

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Lovely and clean. We went for a relaxing weekend and it certainly lived up to expectations. Plenty of walks in the area and Melanie, our host, was really helpful.

Reviewed by Trevor, 5th February 2024

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Reviewed by Neil, 27th December 2023

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The cottage was wonderful. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Melanie, our host, was very welcoming and responded to any requests very quickly. We had a great break over the New Year and would highly recommend Holnest Barn.

Reviewed by Mike, 13th October 2023

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Extremely welcoming and helpful owner. Ideally situated for those who seek a peaceful and attractive rural location to relax and unwind for a while.

Reviewed by Kevin, 4th October 2023

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Wow what a lovely place and a great time my wife and I had for the 5 days we spent at Holnest Barn Colyton, Devon in October 2023. Our host Melanie is a star and we became friends immediately. This is easily the best holiday home we have stayed at this year. This is the 5th time we have been away this year in a holiday home and Holnest Barn is easiRead morely the best ever. Everything you will ever need is supplied by your host and nothing is too much trouble. The shower was great, two thumbs up, fab ace Hide

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 25th September 2023

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Great location to unwind. Loved all the small touches like supplying dogs towels was great. Would definitely recommend if you like peace and quiet. Great barn and absolutely well equipped. Will go back next year. Many thanks Melanie for the use of your property.

Reviewed by Christine, 15th September 2023

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This cottage is very comfortable and dog-friendly. My dog loves the secure garden and the walk in the fields.

Reviewed by Colin, 8th September 2023

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We had a wonderful week at Holnest Barn with our two canine friends and a tortoise! Melanie was a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage has all the modern appliances you would need for a quiet and relaxing holiday. A lovely enclosed private garden for the dogs, as well as the fields for them to explore. Thoroughly recommendedRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Mel, 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Denise, 19th August 2023

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Reviewed by Hilary, 15th August 2023

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Beautiful location. Lovely accommodation. Everything we expected and more ...

Reviewed by Wendy, 4th August 2023

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Lovely, light, modern and well equipped holiday cottage/barn conversion. It is in a peaceful location with views over fields and the countryside. Melanie was extremely hospitable and provided very welcome extras like a wonderful bowl of fruit and essential items. It is in a great location for exploring the Jurassic coast and seaside towns like SidmRead moreouth. We really enjoyed our holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Lizzy, 31st July 2023

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Beautiful quiet location - lovely cottage - would thoroughly recommend

Reviewed by Lilian, 25th July 2023

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Lovely tranquil location. The cottage was pristine, well equipped and tastefully furnished. It is dog friendly. Melanie was lovely and welcoming. The printed map was helpful - great idea. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Lynn, 23rd June 2023

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We have just returned from a 2 week stay in Holnest Barn. The location is idyllic and the only sounds you hear are from birds. Swallow watching was a pleasure. Melanie made us feel welcome, and was very keen to make sure we weren't disturbed. The accommodation is immaculate, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The outside seating was an added Read morebonus. We loved the holiday, will return and recommend it highly. Thank you. A visit to the Sidmouth donkey sanctuary's a must. We visited 4 times! Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 16th June 2023

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My husband, dog and I had a wonderful week at the barn and we were made very welcome. It couldnt have been better.

Reviewed by Norma, 26th May 2023

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This is a really lovely property in a very quiet, beautiful location, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Very well equipped, extremely comfortable and pet friendly. Melanie, the owner, was so helpful and friendly, she made sure we had absolutely everything we could possibly need. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Frank, 12th May 2023

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Fantastic accommodation amazing quiet location with beautiful views. The owner Melanie could not have been more helpful or accommodating, I cannot recommend this property more highly

Reviewed by Penny, 7th April 2023

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Holnest Barn was a perfect weekend getaway! The accommodation was very comfortable and clean, we had everything there we needed. The log burner made the evenings warm and cosy. The views surrounding the barn are breathtaking. Being in the middle of the countryside gave us the chance to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The owner Melanie, was amaRead morezing!! She made us feel so welcome and was helpful with local places for us to visit. She offered lots of toys/games for our children to play with. Hide

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