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Updated: 05-Aug-2016
Barn/house near Slapton, Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Tranquil Valley Location In AONB Near Slapton, 5 Minutes From Beach At Start Bay

Strawberry Barn is a new high spec barn conversion nestling in the beautiful South Hams, this is a great spot for couples to spend a romantic week away or for a small family to enjoy a self catering holiday in the countryside. Situated a mile from Slapton Village which has two super pubs plus a village shop. A little further on is the vast expanse of Slapton Sands, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve and the beachside village of Torcross.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I moved here 9 years ago with my husband and 4 kids and we love it! My children all surf and sail and we can't keep them off the beach's. My only regret is that we should have moved here sooner! We have a couple of ponies in the nearby field and if any kids want to have a little ride my children would be happy to let them!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic Barn and location! The week went too quick with so much to do - Georgina, Jim & Kye from Nottinghamshire.

Thanks so much for a fantastic week in the gorgeous Strawberry Barn! We would love to book for next year - Ali, Jan, Dylan & Mya.

Grace said that she would marry me when I proposed here Thursday night! What a perfect spot to relax and celebrate. Will be taking lots of photo's in case I ever get the opportunity to renovate somewhere, its stunning - Tom and Grace - Birmingham.

We loved the Barn, stylish yet cosy and welcoming. Coast, walks and beaches. The deep peace here only broken by birdsong, we'll miss it - Chris and Brigit - Brighton.
Apr 2011
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Super barn in a lovely part of Devon

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (2 adults plus 2 children, aged 10 and 8) enjoyed a lovely week at Strawberry barn over May half term 2016. Though physically next to the main farmhouse, the layout, driveway and fenced in garden gives the barn a very secluded feel and the immediate environment is peaceful and tranquil.

The barn is wonderfully located, being within an easy drive of numerous beaches and the towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe. Dartmouth for crabbing, river & steam train excursions were a highlight as was the fabulous Bantham beach.

The barn garden is a good size and the swings were a bonus we hadn't realised would be there. Being fenced in, it's very safe for children as it's tricky for them to escape! We were lucky with the weather and so enjoyed BBQing on the Weber most evenings. There's plenty of space to kick a ball around or play some garden games.

The barn itself is appointed to a really high standard, with lots of lovely decorative touches, and I can't really fault anything about it. The upside down layout allows for a small elevated decking area outside the entrance, from where you can enjoy the view, a glass of wine and the peace and quiet (once the children are asleep!). The barn doesn't have a dishwasher but that was clear from the details on this website and wasn't an issue for us. It's not huge, the upstairs constituting one open plan area but was perfect for us for the week. The dining table in the kitchen part of the upstairs can comfortably accommodate 4. We didn't watch much TV so I can't really comment but there is a Sky box with free view channels. The wifi is OK but remember this is the Devon countryside so don't expect fibre optic broadband speeds.

Overall, I would recommend Strawberry Barn without a moments hesitation and suspect it is somewhere we will be visiting again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cosy hideaway in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable upside down barn conversion. Well equipped and tastefully decorated with a 'home from home' feel. The barn is set in its own grounds so you don't feel overlooked but owners onsite if you need help. Slapton village is a healthy walk away with its 2 pubs. Strawberry Barn is well placed to explore the South Hams area. would recommend this property and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always lovely to hear feedback from my guests - so glad you liked Strawberry Barn and its comfort! and not too far from 2 village pubs/beach 😀👍
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Strawberry Barn Forever

  • 5 of 5

We all had one of the best weeks stay in this lovely barn. The accommodation is first class and all the little touches make it home from home. The secluded garden was ideal for our dog and the many beaches near by were perfect not just for him but our 2 children too. We ate at the Cricketers Inn Beesands, and the Seabreeze cafe Torcross, both very friendly. Driving through all the wonderful lanes and villages are a pleasure to see. I will definitely recommend to all my family & friends. Thank you Strawberry Barn!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the beginning of July, whilst feeling blessed with the weather we had, we also felt blessed for choosing this lovely barn. Everything had been thought of, the kitchen had every utensil & piece of equipment we needed and everything was extremely comfortable. We very much appreciated having the SKY TV too! Everything felt very clean and well cared for and we would highly recommend this place for a "get away" break.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing & Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed a great week in Strawberry Barn, The cottage itself is very well equipped,lovely and modern and very private. It was great to explore some of the surrounding areas and we particularly liked Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcome. Hope Cove is a must it was just beautiful and we had fantastic food at the Hope and Anchor pub. We also ate at The Tradesman's Arms at Stokley and it was also delicious the best meal of the holiday. Another great pub for food was The Tower in Slapton. We had a fabulous time walking on the beaches and the cost paths with the dog and enjoying the stunning scenery. The café at Torcross was a great halfway point for refuelling! We found that all of the areas & pubs we visited were very dog friendly, a real positive for any dog owners! We will defiantly be back to explore some more.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday rental

  • 4 of 5

My children and I had a marvelous week at Strawberry Barn. It was extremely well designed (to a very high specification), laid out and provided for and allowed us to have a well deserved rest together. Sueann was very welcoming and helpful and there are lots of helpful written information in the Barn for the unprepared. We were out everyday but it was always great to go back to the warmth of the Barn.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Having 3 very young children in London we felt we should move out to the country and found a house in Kent and had another baby! Kent was too far from the sea for me and we always seemed to be in the car heading to Devon to visit our friends at every given chance. We loved seeing the kids on the beaches and in the sea and all the walks around the coast line made them so happy they did not want to go home! So we moved here and have never looked back. Getting away from all the built up buildings, crowds and traffic was so refreshing and waking up to the birds singing and the kids running up across the fields has made me very happy.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

There are many cooking courses nearby and so many activities available just email me with any desires and I will look into it for you. Great surf lessons and the latest paddle boarding lessons - all friendly staff and fun to have a go. Horse riding stables 5mins away. Great walks, pubs and villages nearby.


Approx 4/5 mins drive to the beach the famous Start Bay / Slapton Sands which is 3 miles of beach with cafe's, great fish and chips and a local pub. Dozens of beautiful Devon beaches/coves within 10 min drive for swimming, fishing, boating, eating or sunbathing!


Nearest airports are Plymouth and Exeter both approx 1 hour away by car. Nearest train station is Totnes 20 mins by car.


Dartmouth 6 miles, Salcombe 14 miles, Kingsbridge 8 miles, Plymouth 30 miles Exeter 38 miles, Totnes 8 miles. Dartmoor half an hour away.

Further Details:

Slapton is a coastal village with 2 pubs and a village store. Dartmouth is wonderful a vibrant town full of stylish boutiques, art galleries, tea shops, delis, pubs and some of the best restaurants in the South West incl The New Angel and the Seahorse. Salcombe is a beautiful harbour town full of shops and cafe's, walks and boats! For families the famous Woodlands Adventure Park (very close to us!) Paignton zoo, Pennywell Farm and the latest Indoor Wall Climbing Wall!


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    Please check availability then send me (Sueann Wilson) an email with your initial enquiry. 1/3 deposit required. Balance due 8 weeks prior to start of your holiday.

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover is on Fridays. Arrive 3pm and vacate by 10am if there is another booking for that day otherwise you don't have to rush!

    Notes on prices:
    Dates are Friday to Friday. Winter weeks (from 23rd Oct 2015) attract a £25 winter fuel supplement. Dogs are welcome and charged at a £30 supplement. Plus in the Winter we will do deals for long lazy weekend breaks or mid week - just email me!
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From the Owner

Strawberry Barn is a lovely new build set behind our Farmhouse. We have made it feel like a home away from home. You have your own drive way to it and your own private garden and you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, yet close to the beaches, walks, cafe's, villages, Towns and many attractions that this area has to offer. Do please email if you only want a few days or a long weekend as if its free then come and stay! Plus I have teenagers that are experienced babysitters should you need one!

Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with corner shower, washbasin with lit mirror above, heated towel rail and toilet. Separate storage area housing broom, mop, washing machine and other cleaning items.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 kingsize bed Bedroom 2 bunk beds


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Outside: Strawberry Barn is approached along a private drive, offers a private parking area and an enclosed lawned garden, with garden furniture, child's swing and barbeque. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, bath and tea towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Cleaned weekly. Other: A shallow flight of eight steps lead up from the parking area to a small deck and the front door which opens into the impressive living area with double height ceiling, exposed roof trusses and plenty of windows making this a lovely light room.

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