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High Barn is an outstanding barn conversion using large beams from 18th century ships. A second barn is used as a large games room with table tennis.
Situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon, it is just one mile from the spectacularly beautiful and unspoilt Erme estuary. Wonwell beach on the estuary offers vast expanses of sand and is perfect for swimming, paddling and fishing nets at low tide and windsurfing at high tide. Nearby there are more beaches and coves as well as fine cliff top walks. The National Trust path runs along the coast line and crosses the estuary, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with fascinating birdlife. High Barn sleeps up to 8 adults/children and is privately owned. During the summer it is let on a weekly basis, Friday to Friday. In winter, it is available either for a full week, or for a long weekend. Rates vary from £480 for a three-day winter weekend to £1450 for a week in high summer.
Warm and comfortable
By Miranda M on 09-Nov-2015
High Barn is a beautifully converted stone barn, comfortably appointed and with all the right traditional country atmosphere. The play barn is a very useful annex, and whilst the property has no view, the immediate location is pleasant, with lovely and peaceful surroundings. The nearby beach and villages are absolutely stunning. Fantastic autumn break.
Great location, very comfortable
By Frances G on 19-Oct-2015
We wish we had discovered High Barn years ago as we know the area well and this is a lovely place to stay. Spacious and comfortable, everything you need provided and lovely and warm with the Aga on. We were very fortunate with the weather and had warm autumn sunshine every day so could take advantage of the 'sun trap' garden. The play barn with table tennis is a good bonus particularly if the weather is bad. Tim and Sally answered e-mails quickly and made sure everything was OK for us. Some lovely walks around the Erme Estuary when the tide is out. Would thoroughly recommend High Barn.
Perfect fur einen traumhaften Familienurlaub
By Anonymous on 07-Jun-2015
Wir sind eine Familie mit 3 Kindern und einem Hund. Wir waren für eine Woche in High Barn und konnten wunderbar relaxen, die wunderschöne Landschaft geniessen, lange Wanderungen an der Küste, am Strand und auch im Dartmoor unternehmen. Es gibt auch viele National Trust Schätze und sehenswerte landsitze und Gärten in der Gegend, die sehr sehenswert sind. Die Abwicklung mit den Eigentümern war super unkompliziert und einfach. Wir genossen die Ruhe, die freundliche Atmosphäre der Gegend und das gute Essen im Dolphin Pub um die Ecke. Wir nutzten die Tischtennisplatte jeden Tag und die Kinder hatten wunderbar Platz zu spielen. Auch für unseren Dalmatiner war es der perfekte Urlaub. Es war alles sauber und schön hergerichtet. Danke!!!
High Barn holiday
By Tatyana E on 12-May-2015
High Barn is perfectly situated. It is near many places of interest, such as Agatha Christie's holiday home 'Greenway', beautiful beaches, and picturesque villages. High Barn is well equipped for young families (we had four children with us below the age of 3), comfortable, and spacious. On a fine day the garden is a great place to relax, catching the sun through the day. If the weather is not so good the barn is well stocked for indoor activities. The owners, Tim and Sally Begg, are extremely helpful, even to the point of emailing to suggest a local walk to find the bluebells. All in all, a great place to stay. We are definitely hoping to visit again soon.
Pre-Christmas Friends & Family Fun
By Jaqueline G on 01-Feb-2015
We, The Kili Katering Krew + Hon Kompanions, (a group of old codgers who had first met in May 2014, to climb Ben Nevis for charity - Changarawe Project) had an absolutely wonderful stay in your gorgeous home. We enjoyed lots of laughter, convivial conversations, excellent cooking and good wine, all facilitated by the comfortable ambience of this lovely old barn. The rabbits, sausages and bacon we bought at Gribbels in Ivybridge were declared the best ever! Being early winter, the setting felt hidden and secluded, but in fact is a short walk from the cosy village pub with its open fires and friendly locals, and the estuary and coastal path for energising walks. We stayed for the first half of our week then handed over to our sons and friends (+ one baby) whose experience mirrored ours. The listing description was accurate in every way, especially the very detailed instructions for finding High Barn, which we managed after dark. We had taken the train to Plymouth and hired a car to take the seven of us. High Barn is clean and well looked after; the owner was very helpful and provided a few back-up telephone contacts, local to the house. We would love to stay here again and highly recommend High Barn to others.
I want to return!
By Susan C on 29-Aug-2014
What a truly lovely place! High Barn is so homely and welcoming it was as though we were staying in the charming and spacious house of good friends (who happened to be away!) rather than in a holiday let. We had absolutely everything we could possibly need for a comfortable stay - right down to a surprise drawer of children's books, which kept the 4 and 3 year old very happy for a blessedly long time! The table tennis barn is an enormous asset - as are the extra fridge and freezer. As for the area - it is beautiful. Gorgeous beaches, Dartmoor (the Miniature Pony Centre is a wonderful place for small children), National Trust properties, Salcombe to Kingsbridge cruises - all easily accessible. There is also a Sea World and a mega adventure swimming pool on the easy side of Plymouth - which we used on our only really rainy morning. We stayed for two weeks and experienced High Barn in two ways: the first half was a child centred time; the second week was adults only. Both halves of the holiday were wonderful - the house and the area cater for all. I hope to return one day. Meanwhile, thank you to Tim and Sally Begg - the nicest holiday landlords with whom you could hope to do business
Charming Cottage, in a beautiful part of devon
By Eileen H on 12-Aug-2014
High Barn is a most attractive 'cottage', with a pretty garden, ideal for barbeques, and has a real 'home from home' feel. It is comfortable, spacious, clean, and very well equipped, and an ideal place for a relaxed family holiday or for a group of friends. An added bonus is the barn, used as a playroom, with table tennis and other games, as well as an extra fridge and freezer. We made good use of all these facilities. It is in a beautiful part of South Devon, close to sandy beaches, cliff paths and other country walks, has a local, charming pub, and is not far from Dartmoor nor Plymouth. The only downside is the one rather weak shower, in the ensuite rather than the main bathroom. Otherwise, I would rate it as 5 stars, but as it is, would like to give 4 1/2 stars We were three generations there, and had a most enjoyable holiday. I would certainly recommend it to friends
Lovely house and setting
By Mary N on 24-Apr-2014
The converted barn was a lovely place to stay, beautiful indoors and out. We especially enjoyed the comfortable beds, generous space, the log burner, the table tennis and games room, and all the family crockery and object d'art. A few downsides were that neither bathroom has a modern, self-heating shower, so it was baths all round. Occasionally the hot water ran out. Tricky if you are a group of seven, as we were. The second double was quite small for the two very tall adults who were using it. The kitchen is not very well lit, though it has lots and lots of good sized serving dishes and cooking equipment, which was a good compensation. We didn't light the Aga, but enjoyed it's presence nevertheless. The roof window which provides light for the smallest (children's room) would benefit from a more effective blackout blind. Roads are narrow, so do follow owners' instructions and avoid following Satnav, as shortest (?) routes can be a bit hairy even if you don't meet traffic coming the other way. The coastal path is utterly delightful and there were more and more wild flowers opening in all the verges every day in the warm spring sunshine.
Superb base for a family holiday
By Anonymous on 17-Apr-2014
My family found High Barn a most attractive house to stay in for a get together. It was spacious, clean and well maintained and well equipped. The games barn on the other side of the garden was much enjoyed, our table tennis skills improving by the day. The beach could be reached easily, a pleasant walk through woods carpeted with primroses and bluebells. The local Dolphin pub was thriving and served a good pint. I would recommend this house for a holiday.
High Barn, Devon
By Anonymous on 06-Nov-2013
We had a lovely stay at High Barn during the summer and would love to go back in the winter to enjoy the wood burner and comfortable sitting room. The house was lovely – loads of room and fully equipped. Outside was great with ample tables and chairs – we were able to easily seat 12 people for a meal in the garden one evening. We all enjoyed the table tennis in the barn and the extra fridge and freezer came in handy. Great location for exploring this part of Devon and couldn’t be nearer our favourite beach at Wonwell. One of the best houses we have stayed in, we couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
By Meg H on 28-Oct-2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at High Barn. it is clean, comfortable, well maintained, characterful, and homely in the best possible sense. It is close to the sea yet in the countryside near a small village with an excellent pub (The Dolphin) with food, within an easy walk. There were good footpaths reached from the Barn, along the coast or inland. We swam (all of us!!!!) at the local small beach and at Bigbury. We enjoyed the table tennis in the barn at the end of the garden, and barbecued beside here enjoying the lovely private enclosed garden with roses trailing over the property. The house was well supplied with everything we might want. It seemed generous that the owners shared their own good quality personal possessions with those visiting the house, so we felt as if it was our own home. I would thoroughly recommend this property
By Julie G on 05-Oct-2013
Home-from-home. Welcoming, great location, quiet, private. Owners are attentive, honest, flexible and fair. Thank you Tim and Sally, hope to see you soon.
By Sue D on 22-Jan-2011
Have stayed at High Barn a couple of times over the last few years and recommended to many friends who have also been back again. Quiet tranquility and beautiful surroundings. Erme Estuary is a great place to visit. Sally and her husband have always been most helpful. Cannot recommend highly enough.
If you want to relax go to High Barn
By Anonymous on 24-Apr-2010
We stayed here in February 2010. We had a fantastic time, the cottage is beautiful and surrounding countryside breathtaking. Although the weather was cold, the cottage soon warmed up and was very cosy. Beautifully decorated and with very comfy beds. Sally the owner was very helpful and went out of her way to make sure we had a great stay. I cannot recommend this cottage enough. I am sure we will be returning in the future.