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Character barn conversion near Dartmoor

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Acorn Cottage is a self-contained semi-detached character granite barn and makes up part of a complex of converted former farm buildings.The property has been adapted for use by disabled guests, with the ground floor having wider doorways and being tiled throughout for ease of access by wheelchair. Downstairs, there is an entrance hall, a double bedroom (with direct access to the parking space) with TV/DVD, wet room fully equipped with shower seat and safety rails, kitchen with lowered work surfaces and hob, plus oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. A short flight of stairs leads up to a lounge, which includes a sofa-bed, additional seating,TV and DVD player, and a second bedroom which is twin-bedded. Please note that the upstairs rooms have partially restricted height due to sloping ceilings. Outside, there is a small lawned area, and patio furniture and a BBQ are provided. A travel cot and highchair are available. Wi-Fi is available free of charge.

A maximum of two dogs are permitted (there is an additional charge of £25 per week or part thereof, which covers both dogs). As there is livestock in nearby fields, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside the cottage.

Although only minutes from the A30, the location is very peaceful and lies approximately 1.5 miles outside Dartmoor National Park, close to the villages of Sticklepath and Belstone. The nearby town of Okehampton has a range of shops and supermarkets, a museum, cinema, sports centre with swimming pool, and a golf course. Dartmoor is unsurpassed for walking, cycling and riding, and there are numerous National Trust properties in the area, including Finch Foundry, Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Okehampton in Sampford Courtenay

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please keep dogs on a lead when outside cottage at all times due to livestock in nearby fields and resident cats.
  • Please keep dogs off furniture and do not leave unattended in property unless crated, and then not for long periods of time.
  • Strictly no fireworks, Chinese lanterns, drones or similar on the premises.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , A fully tiled wet-room, no bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Character barn conversion near Dartmoor
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Lovely farm cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully presented farm cottage. It has everything provided that you could possibly need, (including a cream tea waiting for you on arrival). It has been thoughtfully planned to offer accommodation for someone with mobility issues. I would have no hesitation in recommending the property and hope to make a return visit

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in my cottage. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
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ACORN COTTAGE. by M. T and Tilly.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage from Sept 9th- 16th and had the most wonderful time. Upon arrival there was a cream tea waiting for us and a welcome pack for our dog courtesy of Alison. The cottage itself was beautifully clean and spacious. Alison also left us fresh milk, eggs from her own hens and apple juice. She is a truly lovely lady and host and nothing was too much trouble for her, that said, she did not intrude during our stay. She even left printed ideas of things to do and what was going on in the area. The sitting area was comfortable with a large tv and selection of dvd;s. The wet room was ideal and the kitchen provided for all your needs. Sadly. the weather was cloudy and wet but it did not stop our fun, we visited Brixham, Torquay, Dawlish, Oakhampton and the famous Widdecombe Fair which we thoughly enjoyed. The best thing at the end of the day was a lovely comfortable bed, so cosy !

The cottage has wifi but is slower than at home, we couldn't get a mobile signal. The tv was fine, no problems. Our Labrador enjoyed herself as well, the cottage is quite rural but some great walks and easy to find. There is a local pub which serves good food and drink if you fancy a break. The only downside was that we did not want to go home and cannot wait until we return next year. Alison is really the perfect host, so very friendly, what more can you ask for, it is worth a stay to experience some great days out or in, absolute perfection and a great time to be had by all.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a fantastic review! It was a pleasure having you to stay and I'm glad to hear that you had a great week despite the awful weather. Unfortunately, mobile reception is pretty patchy here - one of the downsides of rural living! I'm looking forward to seeing you all again next year.
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A very comfortable, yet small cottage.

  • 5 of 5

On our arrival we found a welcome pack from the owner, milk, eggs, scones, jam and clotted cream amongst other things. A Devon cream tea was enjoyed by all after our long journey.

The cottage is located on a farm some distance from any main road, quiet and peaceful. On the edge of Dartmoor with some fantastic scenery and beautiful walks on the doorstep.

The cottage is well equipped, all we needed was there, even to support the creative activities of our eight year old with a little container of "treasures" in a kitchen drawer. Cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid were all provided and best of all a small barbecue and charcoal. We all enjoyed a wonderful week exploring the Devon and Cornish countryside.

Two local hostelries we would recommend, The Tors Inn in Belstone and the Taw River Inn in Sticklepath, both an easy drive or pleasant walk from the cottage. A little further away is the Rugglestone Inn in Widdecombe on the Moor, simply beautiful setting and a great hostelry.

Although we do prefer to visit new places, we would not hesitate to return to this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments - I'm glad to hear that the barbecue was popular (and that the weather was good enough for you to use it!).
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Acorn Barn, Near Okehampton, Devon

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during July 2017 and found the barn conversion to be very clean and comfortable. On arrival, we enjoyed a Devon cream tea supplied by Alison which was a lovely surprise and well received. The cottage is set in a lovely and peaceful location, but within quick and easy access of the Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton and the A30. The barn has obviously been converted to a high standard and had everything we needed for our week-long stay. The barn should be of interest to anyone with a disability as the downstairs wet-room and kitchen has obviously been designed with this in mind. The local village of Belstone and it's pub (The Tors) is also recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review - I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. I agree with you about Belstone and the pub!
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very well maintained and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay and Alison is very helpful and approachable

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Totally satisfactory.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and well equipped property with an exceedingly pleasant owner. In the middle of some beautiful Devon countryside. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.