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Outstanding barn conversion close to sea



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
4 bedroom house, sleeping 8, with garden and games room

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 weekend.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

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warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfekt für einen traumhaften Familienurlaub

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Barn holiday

  • 5 of 5

High Barn is perfectly situated near several places of interest, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages.

The barn itself is well equipped for young families (we were two families with four children below the age of 3), spacious, clean and comfortable. On a sunny day the garden is a lovely place to rest, catching the sun throughout the day, and the table tennis table is a welcome addition on those not-so-good days.

The owners, Tim and Sally Begg, were extremely helpful. In addition to a folder of recommendations of local restaurants and attractions, they emailed unprompted to recommend a local walk to find the bluebells.

All in all a great place to stay and we hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Barn holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pre Christmas Friends and Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 25 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Bigbury at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Plymouth at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5/A38 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Oyster Shack at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Wonwell at 1 Miles Car: necessary

The Beach - vast and excellent for swimming, paddling, boating, sand-castles. Walking - very near the coastal path, spectacular walks in both directions. Tennis - visitors welcome at Devon Tennis Centre, Ivybridge. Leisure Centre, with indoor swimming pool, at Ivybridge.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Weekly rental is from Friday at 3.00pm to following Friday at 10am. Weekend or weekday breaks - at reduced rates - are often possible off-season.

Prices include the supply of bed-linen. Take £50 off the weekly price if you prefer to bring your own bed-linen.

One pet is welcome by prior arrangement at a charge of £20 per week or shorter.

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Updated: 19-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed


  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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