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Multi Award Winning on the beautiful English Riviera - luxury with surprises - The Threshing Barn (Sleeps upto 8 + infants, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
4* Platinum Barns in Torquay, Devon, England - Well Situated To Local Shops, Walks, Beaches, Restaurants, Attractions, Local Knowledge Given

Three time finalists (2013, 2014, 2016) for Top Self Catering Establishment on the English Riviera and South Devon (winner, runner up, winner), Pilgrims Rest Cottages feature 4 beautiful, individually unique barns brimming with history yet combined with modern day luxuries and some stand out surprises for our guests.

King-size and super king size beds; slipper baths; oak beams; lovely furnishings; fully fitted kitchens, dining rooms and lounges with the essential super-fast Wi-Fi, TV/DVDs and gardens.

Welcoming guests year round they offer extras outside the norm for self-catering such as a “Personal Service” to access gems in the area covering walks / beaches / restaurants / man-made and natural attractions and “Onsite extras” such pampering treatments, baby-sitting, dog-sitting, baby / toddler packages or even maid service.

Found in one of the villages of Torquay called Barton on The English Riviera, past guests have found them in an ideal location (average score 5.7 out 6) with ease of access to local shops within a stroll, countryside within 500 yards, beaches and coast walks within 1-2 miles and a multitude of restaurants, country inns, man-made and natural attractions within a 1- 5 mile radius.

Whilst we have the great outdoors on our door step, the cottages also come with secure court yard, orchard garden, and main garden including giant trampoline, sun loungers, BBQs etc just in case you feel like staying home, whilst inside TV/DVD, BT super-fast Wifi, access to Netflix, comfy settees and cosy, warm rooms.

Whether you are looking to come away as a couple, family, extended family or families, friends together for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, summer holiday or simple get away do come and enjoy your 2016/7 holiday or break with us.

Your hosts Martin & Kim

More Details

Details for holiday cottage The Threshing Barn (Sleeps upto 8 + infants, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms), 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

Brimming with quality “cosy, spacious, well-equipped, peaceful, delighted, spot-on or great location” are just some adjectives used by guests for Threshing Barn; whether couples or smaller parties taking advantage of low season partial occupancy deals or extended families or friends together on their holiday or wedding.

Upstairs are 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms accessed via a spiral staircase. Each bedroom has beautiful furnishings with oak beams, "comfortable quality beds", lovely duvets and sheets, plus separate bedside lights. The bunk bed room is simply lovely being a favourite of one of the owner’s teenage boys, so kids won’t be disappointed if they find themselves in there. One bathroom even has a slipper bath. Downstairs features a beautifully furnished dining area, living room with triple settees, fully fitted kitchen, plus very useful toilet & shower room. Extras like information folders, BT infinity, pampering treatments, child or even pet sitting simply add to the experience.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Sample for Honeysuckle and Sweet Rose with 200+ on main website



Honeysuckle was perfect; great location, well equipped cottage as well as being fantastic for children and pets! We enjoyed so many great days out including Paignton Zoo, Dartmouth, Cockington Village and Goodrington Beach all of which we strongly recommend to future guests. Thank you so much for the warm welcome and brilliant hospitality.



Sweet Rose was perfect, so relaxing and peaceful. It was exactly what we wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed out days out to; Dartmouth, Totnes, Brixham as well as indulging in a cream tea in China Blue (Babbacombe). We will never forget your beautiful bath and comfy bed in Sweet Rose. It was the perfect place to spend some quality time together. We would like to say a huge thank you for making us feeling so welcome. We have absolutely loved staying in Sweet Rose and would love to visit again. The chocolate cake, wine and milk are a great touch. Thanks again!
Feb 2009
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17 Reviews

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based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Family week in Torquay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely barn conversion and very comfortable throughout. There was everything provided that we could possibly need.

As we were out most of the day we didn't put the TV on much. It had freeview and there were some DVDs to watch. The settees were so comfortable and cosy. The dining table seated 8 but we had 9 and a high chair. It was plenty big enough for us. The kitchen was clean and had everything we needed. The washer came in handy. There were 2 fridges , a freezer and plenty of cupboard space. We did a large Asda shop when we arrived and ate in every evening. We took a picnic with us during the daytime, having the freezer meant we had ice sheets to keep it fresh all day.

There was a toilet and shower downstairs and upstairs 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms. The beds were comfy and the linen clean and fresh. Towels were provided.

Martin our host was very friendly and provided endless information on walks beaches and places to eat. We had a Chinese takeaway on Martins recommendation for our last evening meal and it was the best I've tasted. A wonderful holiday location and plenty of room for a large family or friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie You were a wonderful family; full of friendly smiles and laughter. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It helps many people get a full picture of what we aim to offer here at Pilgrims Rest Cottages - a special place to stay with some added extras to make a wonderful holiday. All the best and hope to see you again sometime, Martin & Kim
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Totally laid back and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

We came for a family holiday with two infants in tow to a beautiful barn and surroundings, owned and run by a lovely family whose hospitality was memorable. Cockington is gorgeous and the zoo brilliant. Totally laid back and relaxed, we have all had a fabulous week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a wonderful time. It was a real pleasure having you all stay and enjoying both the barn and our area. Next time the babes will be walking! All the best, Martin and Kim
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A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

It has been such a lovely place to stay. Comfortable, spacious rooms, very well equipped kitchen and a home away from home. Such a beautiful town full of friendly people with lots to do at the harbour. We recommend taking a visit to Brixham, a beautiful little town where we travelled to by boat which was very cheap and bought some fantastic fish and chips! If you are looking for a home from home then this is the place to relax and unwind and take in your surroundings. Thank you for your warm welcome, bottle on wine and cake, it was a lovelt touch. Summer (2 ½ years old) loved it and called it “heaven” and wants to come back! Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurel Always fun to see laughing children and Summer was no exception making some great friends here! Thank you for your lovely comments about Threshing Barn; success indeed for the Wyngards. Kind regards Martin and Kim
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5

Nice accommodation and nice welcome

  • 5 of 5

The barn looked lovely on the internet and was; nice accommodation and nice welcome. Martin was very approachable and would do anything for you. There were plenty of places to find and what we enjoyed the most was Goodrington beach, which had water slides and places to go for food and drink. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mandy Thank you for your kind words about Threshing Barn and me. We certainly managed for the 9 of you with the 5 children in tow! You know I have 5 as well and fortunate to live in an area with so much to do. All the best, Martin.
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Thank you for everything!

  • 5 of 5

We had good time with good weather and found some very nice beaches. Future families should definitely take a trip to: Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe and the Riviera International Swimming Centre. Thank you for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Houghton and Wiseman families! Thank you for taking the time to do a review. So glad you all enjoyed your summer school holiday with us here in Threshing Barn and The English Riviera. Kind regards Martin and Kim
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Quality family time in a lovely environment

  • 5 of 5

Thank you! We had a lovely week. We needed somewhere that could accommodate all of us, nearish to Exeter. You were great hosts and very helpful. The wine, cake and milk on arrival were a nice touch. Our lasting memories will be spending quality family time in a lovely environment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Clare, Thank you for your kind review. Glad we were of help and that you had some great time together as a family. No problem with the goodies - I know what it can be like after a long journey; last thing you want is to go out and shop straight away. All the best, Martin
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Prince of Orange at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 35 Miles Nearest Golf : Torquay at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Torquay at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Watcombe at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Within a 5 mile radius you can access over 10 beaches from secluded coves to long stretches of sand (nearest within 1mile)! Guest folder has details. Nearby Maidencombe (16th Century Thatched Tavern); Watcombe Cove; Oddicombe with historic tram and chef pub of the year (Cary Arms); Meadfoot with woodland behind; Ness Beach (via smugglers cove); Torre Abbey (awarded best sand for sand castles in UK); Preston (with beach huts), Paignton (Pier), Goodrington (waterpark) and Broadsands. Wonderful!

Travel:

By air - The nearest airports are Exeter (22 miles), Plymouth (38 miles), Bristol (100 miles).

By sea - Cherbourg , Santander and St. Malo reached by sea ferry crossings to and from Plymouth. A transfer by coach, bus, train or taxi will be necessary.

By train - Trains to Newton Abbott or Torquay from all over the country with a short taxi ride.

By car - Torquay is 100 miles from Bristol, 184 miles from Birmingham and 217 miles from London.

Owner can help with taxis. Car hire not necessary.

Distances:

Local shops within 100yds: off-licence, Tesco, Coop, post office, cash points, bakers, fish and chips, Chinese, and pharmacy. Numerous shops, restaurants, attractions within 0-10 minutes by car. Exeter is 20 minutes drive. Totnes and Dartmoor are within 30 minutes. There is a good local bus service (50yds to nearest stop). Two train stations within 10 minute drive.

Further Details:

If travelling with children, one doesn't want to travel too far to entertain them! Two local beaches are within a few minutes; cinema, ten pin bowling, under ground caves, coastal zoo, in door play zones, golf, squash, tennis, in door wave pool are within 10 minutes; and if you go up to 30 minutes you find water park, adventure parks, another zoo and Dartmoor. Whether sun, rain or shine, something to entertain, never mind your relaxing base!

Thinking about the parents, or adults travelling without children, the surrounding area is also literally packed with shops, restaurants, sports activities, countryside, historic houses and beautiful gardens all within a 20 minutes drive. English, French, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Indian and Nepalese Restaurants within minutes of the property; similarly Golf, Gyms, Sailing, Boating, Saunas. On top there are theatres and a museum, also within Torquay.

With such a choice, we can provide local knowledge to help you choose the right place to eat or visit, saving you time, money and frustration - as a family we hate finding that great place right at the end of a holiday, so we will try not to let that happen for you! We have even negotiated some discount rates for our guests at various places!

Prices and Availability

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29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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29 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
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5 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
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12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
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23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
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14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Threshing Barn has discounts for partial occupancy out of high seasons to attract parties of 2-6; 4 bed priced at near to 3 or 2 bed rates! Honeysuckle caters for couples at discounts in similar times. Similarly for The Old Manor Farmhouse. The changeover times are 4pm on arrival and 10am on departure. To make a secure booking, a 25% deposit is necessary. The remaining balance is then due 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturdays during summer season and flexible throughout the rest of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds 3' each
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Ensuite with Jack and Gill bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Ensuite with access to Jack & Gill bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Can be made into twin with zip and link super king bed

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Old Manor Farmhouse was built in the 15th Century. It included a "Linny" attached were animals were held in the winter and also three traditional barns. Maid service, baby and/ or pet sitting and on site pampering available on request. All are both child and pet friendly, with, for children stair gates at top and bottom of the spiral staircases plus high chairs and cots available on request. There are organised folders on local information, which is so important when coming to an area for the first time covering: eating out / in (30+); walks (20+); sports (you name it); beaches (22); man made and natural attractions (50+) - the combined total cater for all and helping guests find those gems. All heating, towels and bedlinen provided with the barns having easily controlled central heating and plenty of hot water. Smoking inside is not permitted. The owners now live in the Linny, so are easily available to give help and advice. Outside: Secluded garden and courtyard with sun loungers, tables, companion seats and barbecue for the barns. Separate garden for The Old Manor Farmhouse to the front next to lane. Access to further garden for all.

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