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The Barn

Southleigh, near Beer, Devon (Ref. 976019)

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Alderson

    “We had a fantastic weekend, so much more to this barn than we thought, would definitely come back”


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

About a mile from Southleigh, a large house beautifully converted from a barn (G191), a large farmhouse (G190) and two detached cottages (G192, G193), all high on a hillside above a picturesque valley, with almost 180 degree views of amazing rolling countryside.

They are surrounded by around 200 acres of fields and bluebell woods which you are welcome to wander and enjoy deer and badger watching, the stream, lake (fishing), duck pond (carp fishing) and the gorgeous views.

An exciting range of activities are available by arrangement, extra, week days only, including clay pigeon shooting, amphibious vehicles and archery - tailor-made packages can be arranged.

Peacocks strut the grounds, together with roaming chickens and ducks (eggs to collect), and the friendly owners are happy to show you the unusual pets (alpacas, ostrich, goats).

Caterers can be recommended.

The Barn is a smashing property, detached, south-facing, comfortable and well-equipped.

At the front, brilliantly positioned to enjoy the immense views, a large suntrap terrace (picnic benches, gas barbecue) and raised deck with private 8-person hot tub (covered) and further seating, plus childrens play area with trampoline, swing, slide.

Beyond this, your own enclosed grassed paddock area with plenty of room for cricket or to kick a ball around.

Inside, smart, stylish and hugely spacious.

At the front, a private paved patio area (table/chairs).

Porch (for coats/boots); enormous open-plan living area with big sofas (TV/DVD, Wii, woodburner) through to smart slate/oak-floored kitchen/dining area with central island (TV, dishwasher, washing machine, combi-microwave, fridge-freezer, larder fridge, freezer, smart red electric Aga, electric companion hob/oven) with big oak dining table; full-sized pool table and football table; downstairs loo; drying room.

Off the main living area, but also with its own ramped entrance and suitable for guests with limited mobility, a double bedroom (TV/DVD) with large en suite shower-room (suite) and little kitchenette/sitting area (larder fridge, microwave, TV/DVD) with sofa, table/chairs.Oak stairs (stairgates) from living area to first floor landing (quiet reading area with rocking chairs) and five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (suites, showers over baths) and TVs/DVDs, all well designed to make the most of the roof space (some sloping ceilings/Velux windows): the large master double, another neat double, and a twin, all looking over fields behind; at the front, with rolling valley views, another smart twin and a long, narrow room with four singles (truckles, sloping ceiling, best for maximum of 2 adults/2 children or 4 children).Arrival after 4pm.

Damages Deposit £250.

Best for maximum of 12 adults.

Lots to see and do nearby and plenty of on-site options for fun activities or total relaxation. Southleigh: an unspoilt and off-the-beaten-track village (church, annual August show) in a valley 3 miles from Colyton (shops, pubs).

Honiton (mainline railway station), 7½ miles; Exeter airport, 20; the beaches/sea at Branscombe and Beer, 4; Sidmouth (seaside town), 8; and pretty Lyme Regis, 9.


1st FloorGround Floor

Hall Hall WC Kitchenette Kitchen Living Room Games Area Drying Room Sitting Area Conservatory Double BedroomPD EnsuitePD


Five upstairs bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin, 1 x family room with four single beds, all with TV and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Landing reading area. Ground floor double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and kitchenette/seating area and external ramped access. Downstairs open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen. Ground floor WC with basin. Drying room.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for six cars
  • Childrens play area, barbecue, hot tub
  • An exciting range of activities are available by arrangement, extra, week days only, including clay pigeon shooting, amphibious vehicles and archery - tailor-made packages can be arranged
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, first dog included, extra dogs at £35 pet dog, per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults
  • No Hen/Stag groups are accepted

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Beer is a small picturesque fishing village on the south Devon coast between Seaton and Branscombe. The shingle beach is very sheltered, backed by limestone cliffs and was once fertile smuggling territory, plus contraband was hidden in nearby caves, which are now a popular tourist attraction. Beer is situated on the stretch of Devon coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site, and the village offers sloping streets lined with picturesque stone houses and cottages built on many different levels of the steep valley sides. There are a good range of shops, friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs in Beer, plus just outside the village is the popular Pecorama Gardens, which are perched on the hill overlooking Lyme Bay. Pecorama boasts the Beer Heights Light Railway and indoor model railway exhibition, along with a children's' play area. Beer is a unique Devon fishing village and a great place to stay.

Note: This property is best for a maximum of 12 adults. Note: No stag/hen parties accepted

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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