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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)

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Threshing Barn (Sleeps upto 8 + infants, 4 Bedrooms, 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.

About the property

Pilgrims Rest Cottages E996

Pilgrims Rest Cottages feature 3 beautiful, award winning unique barns brimming with history yet combined with modern day luxuries and some stand out extras from the norm situated on England’s ‘English Riviera’, Torquay, Devon.

5 time finalists for the Top Self-Catering Establishment and Dog Friendly Business on the gorgeous English Riviera & South Devon (2012-2017), we welcome guests year round and offer flexibility to cater for all types of party from the individual to couple, families and extended family or friends together.

King-size and super king size beds, slipper baths, oak beams, lovely furnishings, fully fitted kitchens, dining rooms and lounges are offered to our guests for their enjoyment as well as some stand out extras that give the icing on the cake such as a “Personal Service” to access gems in the area covering walks / beaches / restaurants / man-made and natural attractions or “Onsite extras” including pampering treatments, baby-sitting, dog-sitting, baby / toddler packages or even maid service.

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

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.

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 2018 holiday or break with us.

Your hosts Martin & Kim

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Martin Brook
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Torquay in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please contact direct for our actual, flexible, fair cancellation policy we have used since opening in 2009.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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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The Threshing Barn (Sleeps upto 8 + infants, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms)
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Gr8 characterful property.

  • 5 of 5

Gr8 relaxing time helped by smiley Martin. When he told us the property was 500 yrs old and linked to the Spanish Armada,I was a little nervous thinking 1 or 2 of them might want to make our acquaintance. But not a buenos Noches in sight. Slept fantastic in extremely comfy matresses. A fantastic fortnights weather,couldn't have timed it better! We as a family of 3 stayed the first week and our parents followed the second week. All enjoyed the stay enjoying a variety of pursuits. Playing cards in the garden around the large table in the barmy evenings drinking a glass of wine was a nice end to the day. Keep up the good work.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Glenn, It was a pleasure to have you and your family visit all the way from bonny Scotland and glad you really enjoyed the barn, gardens and all the area has to offer. With the micro climate down here, we are indeed spoilt with the weather with most sunshine hours on main land GB. The Armada crew left years ago to make way for our guests! Thank you for taking the time to write and thank you also for your kind words. We'll certain keep the good work up and hope to see you all again soon. Martin and Kim
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A lovely haven of peace, well equipped and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Found the Threshing Barn perfect for our needs, accommodating the whole family and the dogs. Spiral staircase could be challenging for those with mobility issues.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely area

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a very urban setting but is ideally located being a short drive from several excellent beaches.

There is a nice shared garden which gets the evening sun and Martin was very helpful sorting out the bbq and some charcoal for us to use.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely lovely with everything we needed and more. We loved it so much that we didn’t feel we needed to go out in the evening; instead we stayed in and sat together while the children played in the large living area. The 3 bathrooms were a dream as there was 6 of us - we felt very spoilt. The bedrooms were very nicely decorated and we were even left our own towels, just like a hotel room. The kitchen was great with its own dishwasher which was so convenient with such a lot of washing up!

Overall, we had a really lovely time - thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we designed Threshing Barn, we wanted to provide a high level of comfort, which, in our opinion, meant more than the usual 1 bathroom and enclosed areas downstairs - with extended families coming to stay with us, or at times 2 families together, 2 upstairs bathrooms and a handy downstairs shower room, we felt fitted the bill as well as large, open plan downstairs where no one fells left out and there is plenty of room to play or relax and sit and eat in - so we are very pleased you had a lovely stay with us and found all you wanted in and out. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and look forward to having you all come and stay next time you visit the English Riviera. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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The barn is homely yet spacious. Cleanliness eas of an excellent standard

  • 5 of 5

It is spacious and homely well positioned for local amenities and attractions yet feels very rural, best of both worlds. The host Martin is very friendly and helpful, but not intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Exactly how we found the area when coming on holiday and staying - the best of both worlds. What a few days though Liz. Hit with red alert weather warning - with snow settling and staying for only the second time in 20 years on The English Riviera! Glad we managed to get a 4x4 to come and get you, stranded and bring you to Threshing Barn. As soon as it came, it has gone. So pleased you found the barn warm and cosy; most needed I think - and thank you for taking the time to write this review. See you soon. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Beautiful cottage , welcoming hosts , fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Martin was a very friendly host ,made us very welcome including a lovely bottle of red wine and cake on arrival and even treats for the dog ! Beautiful cottage with everything you might need . Had a completely relaxing stay especially enjoying bubbles in the gorgeous roll top Bath !

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you all come and stay. After a journey to get here always nice to have a few goodies, even for the dog - no one wants to go straight out shopping! The roll top bath has certainly been a hit over the years and it has always been our aim to provide a relaxing, luxurious place to stay with all a guest may need. Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts and look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Prince of Orange
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


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!


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.


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!