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Fabulous luxury barn conversion on the fringes of Start Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Every home comfort just a mile from the sea

The Barn at Cotmore Farm is your home-from-home just a mile from the sea on Devon's glorious south coast. Surrounded by 13 acres of pasture, woodland and orchards, it offers all the comforts of a stylish country dwelling, with the added bonus of farm animals to visit and pet, and all this within 10 minutes' drive of some of the best beaches in the country. Two flexibly configurable bedrooms with heated slate floors, each with its own luxurious bathroom; a huge, open-plan living space with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, a fully equipped kitchen at one end and comfy leather sofas at the other; and a secluded private sun-trap of a garden with dining facilities and barbecue; all this and more awaits you in The Barn. Located at the heart of the farm, where days unroll to the rhythm of the seasons, you’ll find it impossible not to relax and fall into step: collect your own eggs for breakfast, pick herbs for a lunchtime salad from the cottage garden, help yourselves to apples from the orchard. Finally, after another exhausting day at the beach or on the moors, walking, cycling, or just pottering around, when evening draws in and absolute tranquility descends on the farmyard, broken only by the sounds of the animals putting themselves to bed, snuggle up in front of a woodburning fire with a book from our library.

Piers Spence
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Piers Spence

Cotmore is a 17th century house surrounded by 13 acres of land that was already a farm more than a thousand years ago. It is a welcoming place that is home to Piers, Sue, three teenagers aged 15-19, some cats, and a small, very friendly, very bouncy dog. We moved here from south-east England in 2011, with the aim of establishing an environment where others could enjoy the kind of holiday we remember from our own childhoods in Ireland and Cornwall. We have converted barns and outbuildings that provide stylish and luxurious self-catering accommodation at the heart of the farm. We keep horses, Large Black and Berkshire pigs, Shetland sheep, and free-range chickens, from which we have a plentiful supply of eggs, sausages, bacon, and hams. And living just a mile from the spectacular south Devon coast, we take full advantage of our fabulous seaside location to walk, swim, surf and kayak.

Piers Spence purchased this barn in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week stay in the Barn at Cotmore Farm. The Hosts Piers and Sue were very friendly, approachable and made us feel very welcome (thank you for our welcome basket full of yummy treats). The barn itself is beautifully furnished and well equipped (2 bathrooms, laundry room, dishwasher, lots of pots, pans and cooking equipment) and the perfect space for me, my wife and our 2 young children (3yrs and 11months). The outside space is wonderful too, there is a large trampoline in the outside shared garden area which our kids (and us!) enjoyed very much and a lovely shaded outdoor sitting area for you to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. We loved visiting the friendly farm animals (pigs, chickens, horses and sheep) and although we weren't lucky enough to find any fresh eggs in the hen house, we purchased some from Piers which along with his homemade bacon (the maple glaze bacon is delicious!) made for a lovely breakfast. The local beach Beesands (pebble beach) is very close by and good for the kids as its not too crowded and there is a good pub opposite which serves food and has toilet facilities). A few meters along is also a small restaurant called Britannia which serves delicious fresh seafood and you can also pick up takeaway fish and chips. We also visited some of the nearby towns, Salcombe, Totnes, Kingsbridge, etc. which were all lovely. All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and we found the barn to be perfect! We definitely look forward to staying here again :)
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Kingsbridge in Stokenham

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(14 traveller reviews)

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Fabulous luxury barn conversion on the fringes of Start Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at the Barn at Cotmore Farm with our two children, aged 3 and 1. The Barn is exactly as it looks in the photos and is clean and spacious, with all mod cons and a large fully equipped kitchen. There is a lovely private garden with table, chairs and barbecue which is a nice little sun trap, and the orchard just next door with a big trampoline for jumping on (couldn't get our daughter off of it!). The farm is a great place for children and our daughter really enjoyed visiting the pigs, sheep and horses, collecting the eggs from the chickens and playing with Jack the dog. Piers and Sue were always on hand to help if needed but were not at all intrusive - great hosts.

The roads around the farm are quite narrow but we got used to them fairly quickly. The farm is a great base for exploring - we had never been to Devon before but had great trips out to Salcombe, Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands and Totnes. We also visited Woodlands Leisure Park and Pennywell Farm which were both lots of fun. Kingsbridge itself is a nice place with plenty of little shops and nice restaurants (we loved the Crabshell Inn, and the Tradesmans Arms in the nearby village) and proximity to some really nice beaches.

There is lots to do and see in the area - I'm sure that we will be back and would definitely stay at the Barn again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage in beautifull Devon

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at the apple tree cottage, the cottage was very beautifull and well equiped. We have seen very nice places in the nabour, the sea was also very beautifull. We enjoyed our stay at the Cotmore Farm.

Kind regards Angela & Erik

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for two people, modern well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, good bathroom, wood burning stove and enclosed garden.

We have a dog who also was delighted with the place, especially the garden + fields. The bacon + sausages we bought from the hosts were delicious (home reared pigs) and free range eggs from the hens. What's not to like?

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location, great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We arranged a last minute short break for ourselves and our three children to The Barn and were very pleased we did. It's a very well renovated accommodation in an ideal quiet location, within an easy drive of Dartmouth and Salcombe. We received a very warm welcome from the owner and felt relaxed and comfortable throughout our stay. The log burner made for very cosy evenings.

The children loved the easy access to the farm and animals, especially collecting the fresh eggs for breakfast.

We wish we could have stayed longer, but will return. We would highly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Mike and his family to stay. We look forward to having them back, perhaps in warmer weather!
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Relaxing stay in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Cotmore Farm Barn with our American friends in late September. The farm is in a peaceful location in the middle of beautiful countryside, not far from Beesands on the coast. We visited local beauty spots, Dartmouth, the Dart river, Totnes and Burgh Island. Food in the local pubs was excellent. The Barn awss extremely well equipped with everything we needed. Piers and Sue were very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and delightful barn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Barn with our son and daughter in law and lovely baby grandson for a marvellous week in September. We enjoyed a fantastic welcome pack provided by the owners Piers and Sue. What lovely hosts, allowing us the freedom to look around their farm, collecting eggs and meeting the horses and pigs. The Barn is in a great location for exploring the local beaches and towns. We went on some amazing coastal path walks and we would certainly like to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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