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Luxury Barn In Rural East Devon With Hot Tub, 4 Miles From The Jurassic Coast

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in Venn Ottery, Nr. Sidmouth, Devon - Peaceful, Tranquil, Complimentary Golf & Country Club Membership

Burrows is a detached barn conversion sleeping six. Quality in Tourism 5 Star rated. It is accessed via its own driveway and with its own secluded and private garden. The property is in a very peaceful and rural location in the Otter Valley, with views of the surrounding countryside. Venn Ottery is only 4 miles from the elegant Georgian seaside resort and beaches of Sidmouth and easily accessible with both the A30 and M5 within a 10 minute drive. The nearest pub is 1 mile away serving local fresh produce and good beer. The River Otter and numerous countryside walks are on the doorstep. The cottage has an abundance of original features including beams and vaulted ceiling. A real home from home it provides all the facilities you will need for your holiday including oil fired central heating, electric range cooker and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, TV/DVD Player, radio/CD player, gas barbecue and various garden furniture. It has off street parking for three cars.

Sarah Kinver
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Sarah Kinver

My husband and I bought the farm with 15 acres, some 11years ago. We always loved the house, and often drove past it... never dreamed of ever living here. Now we live here with our three children. It has been a huge amount of work, a labour of love.

We are both involved in our other businesses, but from the start we knew we had to develop the barns, to enable us to share them with others. Both buildings are Grade 11 listed and the first to be developed was Apple Mill. This is where the cider was made and apples stored for the farm. Burrows followed two years later and was originally used as a potato store.

Our plan has always been to create a home from home.

We monitor everything to enable each new guest to have as enjoyable and comfortable a holiday as possible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful, clean, luxurious accommodation. Thank you for an exceptionally lovely stay at The Burrows.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Sidmouth in Newton Poppleford and Harpford

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have their own en-suites, with heated towel rails and slate floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) all en-suite Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size bed, with large en-suite roll top bath and loo. Bedroom 2 - King size bed, with large en-suite shower and loo. Bedroom 3 - Twin beds with en-suite shower and loo. The property is ground floor accommodation,small step to both kings
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Children and babies are welcome but we cannot, unfortunately, accept pets. This is a non-smoking property and request that you smoke outside only. There is off-raod parking for three cars. Two bicycles are available for guest use. Outside: There is a secluded outdoor garden area with sun-trap terrace and pretty views of the surrounding countryside. There is a Six seater Hot Tub, for your use, great sun downers. Guests have full use of the gas - barbecue and a range of garden furniture. Guests also have complimentary membership to local woodbury park golf and country club, with its heated pool, spa, 18 hole championship golf course, driving range, 9 hole course, tennis courts, squash court, gym, beauty therapists and leisure facilities. There is 2 restaurants for you use. Green fees and court fees not included. Utility Room: Tumble dryer, Iron and ironing board. Clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean linen and towels are provided and changed weekly unless otherwise requested. Each guest will find a bath and hand towel, soap and shower gel/shampoo. Bathrooms have cotton wool and toilet tissue. Bedding 100% cotton & feather duvets & pillows. Other: Open plan kitchen/diner with large wooden farmhouse table. Outside there is a south-west facing sun-trap terrace complete with garden furniture and gas barbecue. Additional field available for ball games, etc.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 13 reviews

Luxurious Barn in beautiful, peaceful countryside

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the door and saw our wonderful welcome hamper we knew we had made the right choice for our holiday accommodation.

The Burrows was spotlessly clean and spacious but still had a lovely homely feel. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could need. A cot and highchair had been provided as requested and there was a fireguard for the winter months as well as various board games and DVDs if needed.

The information pack provided everything you could wish to know about the local area and recommendations for pubs and restaurants if required.

The hot tub and bbq were a real treat and added to our enjoyment of the lovely secluded garden.

The ability to be able to use Woodbury Park Golf Club was a real bonus and we used the pool and gym several times during our stay.

We had glorious weather and enjoyed days out at Seaton, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis in addition to visits to the Donkey Sanctuary and Crealy Park, both of which we'd highly recommended.

We'd definitely love to stay again as we still had lots to explore!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for those very kind words. We try and give our guests a real home from home feel with lots of treats. Thank you for being 5 star guests. Do hope you now feel relaxed and recharged. Please join us on Facebook, Pebblebed Cottages. Looking forward to welcoming back to Burrows. Kind regards Sarah
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Fabulous tranquil hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with a wonderful welcome pack, with loads of local produce.

The barn is very spacious, luxuriously appointed and very clean. Everything you could possibly need has been thought of. If in the very unlikely event of needing something else, the very helpful owners are on site.

There is plenty to do locally, and the barn has the most comprehensive information pack we had ever seen. We really enjoyed Seaton, Beer, Branscombe and Budleigh Salterton. Great food at the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster and the Golden Lion in Tipton St John.

The garden is a great suntrap, secluded and private. We really enjoyed lounging in the hot tub, a real treat!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a real delight to have you staying at Burrows, you are 5 star guests. Always welcome. We love it when guests return!
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Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of golfers comprising 3 couples. We stayed in the barn for 1 week and found it very comfortable and well equipped. It is slightly isolated so we had to drive everywhere but we knew that when we booked! The owners live next door and were very helpful. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend in a stunning cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in the beautiful Devon countryside. There was a cream tea waiting for us on arrival as well as a lovely hamper. Comfy beds and lovely bathrooms with a spacious open plan kitchen dining room and living area. We are planning to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. Girls were a delight, good to escape sometime, you are always welcome!!! Hope to see you next year.
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A luxurious and beautiful oasis of calm

  • 5 of 5

I arrived at The Burrows totally exhausted after months of stress in manic London. This beautiful barn was everything I wanted it to be: tranquil and serene, luxurious, well-equipped and with two lovely owners who really can't do enough to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. You awake to calm birdsong, can enjoy a cup of coffee in the beautiful garden, (saying hello to the cows in the field opposite if you like!) and enjoy one of the many walks in surrounding countryside. Bikes are provided to borrow, so if you fancy a bit more socialising, Tipton St John is just a few minutes away, with a great pub and restaurant. Evenings can be spent in the hot tub or around the log burner in the lounge, playing board games, reading or spending quality time with friends or loved ones. Yes, of course I'll be back. It's a truly special and wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another glorious stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another glorious stay at The Burrows. On arrival we received another delicious hamper of goodies and as ever the table was graced with a vase of delightful flowers - it may sound like a small thing but it's this attention to detail that marks The Burrows out as a truly, genuinely luxurious experience. The property was immaculate and we had everything we could possibly need, even a couple of bikes to go for a lovely ride across the countryside or down to the outstanding village pub. At The Burrows you can spend your days listening to bird song and your evenings in the hot tub gazing at the stars. It really is a little taste of heaven. If you are in need of getting away from it all! The Burrows is the place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delightful to see you both again. Trust you had a fabulous escape! Thank you both for looking after Burrows. The cows are missing you, hope you have enjoyed feeding them? Such kind word in your review, thank you. Hope welcome you back to Burrows soon.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Pub, Golden Lion, Tipton St John
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodbury Park
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Honiton - London Waterloo
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles


From the fossils to be found at Charmouth and Lyme Regis, via the red cliffs of Beer down to the glorious white sands of Exmouth there are an abundance of wonderful beaches along this famous Jurassic coast line, all within a short drive of this property. Beer beach is a pretty pebble fishing cove around a twenty min drive. The bustling regency town of Sidmouth is only four miles away. Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth with it white sands and watersports are within a 15 minute drive.


The property is within a 10 minute drive of both the M5 and A30, with Exeter Airport only five miles away. A car is required in order to visit most local attractions including the local coast. There are regular bus services from nearby Ottery St Mary and Honiton. The nearest train stations can be found at the villages of Feniton and Whimple within a twenty minute drive, with regular services into Exeter and surrounding towns.


Many idyllic villages and towns cut through this part of East Devon. Search for antiques in Honiton and visit Topsham on the Exe estuary for wonderful gifts. Sidmouth is four miles away and has many interesting shops and restaurants. Lyme Regis is a 25 min drive and well worth a visit for its pretty town, wonderful seafood restaurants and famous harbour cobb. Beer and Branscombe are also nearby as is Exeter City centre with its stunning Cathedral. Kids will enjoy Bicton Park and Escot woods.

Further Details:

Within the cottage there is an extensive home produced manual covering all the best places to visit and eat out. There are also details of the inhouse catering service available.

Useful local facilities include - Local village shop and garage in Tipton (1m). Waitrose in Sidmouth (4m). Tesco in Honiton (5m). Local butchers, bakers, banks, hairdressers, doctor, pharmacy & drop in hospital in Ottery St Mary (2m). Organic farm shop, gifts and restaurant at Joshuas Harvest Store, and Otter Nurseries garden centre - both Ottery St Mary. Darts farm for everything wonderful at nearby Topsham.

Good food - there are an abundance of good eateries in the surrounding area serving locally sourced produce. Many have extensive fish menus serving freshly caught stock.

Kids can be kept entertained with a number of adventure centres within a short drive, including Bicton gardens, Escot gardens and woodland adventure, plus Crealy for fun-rides. Watersports can be undertaken at 'The Edge' at Exmouth and canoes and bikes can be hired at 'The Quay' in Exeter. Take the oldfashioned tram from nearby Colyton to the beach at Seaton for fish and chips. The famous Donkey Sanctuary is nearby as is The Miniature Pony Centre. Horse riding, fishing, cycling and sailing are all within easy reach of this holiday accommodation. Throughout the summer there are sailing regattas, beer and music festivals, farmers markets and village fetes - something for the whole family. A welcome hamper will be provided upon arrival. Should guests wish to pre-order food for their stay, then they can do so via Waitrose in Sidmouth.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make comfirmned booking you will to contact Sarah by email or phone, then required to pay a 40% deposit, paid by bank transfer, cheque or Debt card. The remaining holiday balance will the be due two months before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day during the Summer mouths, June to September, Monday and Friday for the rest of the year. Arrival is from 4pm onwards. Departures is by 10am. Just ask the question if you wish to changeover another day, depending on time of year.

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks are calculated at: 3 nights is 60% of the weekly tariff, 4 nights is 70% of the weekly tariff, 5 nights is 80% of the weekly tariff and 6 nights is 90% of the weekly tariff. We offer 3 nights minimum all year round with the exception of June, July and August where 7 nights is the minimum.
Make that enquiry today, if I can help, I sure will. Payment by debit card, bank transfer or cheque.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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