Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Pretty Farmhouse And Converted Cider Barn in Stunning River Valley, South Devon - The Cider House Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)

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



The Cider House Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)

The Cider House has an enclosed walled garden with barbecue and a wisteria clad pergola over a large outside dining table. Steps from garden up to balcony with entrance up to a huge welcoming open plan living/dining/kitchen area with beams, large fireplace with ancient oak lintel and wood burner and refectory table seating 8. Well appointed handcrafted kitchen, original wide-boarded cherry wood floor, wooden shutters and 32" flat screen tv, dvd with free sat. Four bedrooms consisting of two doubles and two twins. Upstairs one double en-suite (bath plus hand shower), stairs (stair gate) from living area down to second double, smallish with handbasin and door to courtyard. Two twin bedrooms both en-suite, one with bath and hand shower, one with shower, with both having doors to the courtyard. Another separate shower room with loo and washbasin. In courtyard a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and large fridge freezer. C H, logs, linen and towels included in both properties

About the property


We are a working Organic Farm in a stunning location deep in the Avon Valley near Kingsbridge. There are lovely walks through the valley and there is the River Avon to enjoy a barbecue by our little beach, paddle, or watch the trout rise. The houses are set comfortably apart, and are set in 80 acres of lush unspoilt pasture and ancient woodland, with 1/2 mile of the river Avon running through it. A key feature of our location is that you can stay at home in the rural idyll described above, or use it as a base for you to explore the beautiful beaches, scenery and picturesque towns of the South Hams. For those wanting benefits of city life, Exeter and Plymouth are both within 45 minutes easy drive. The wilds of Dartmoor are a mere twenty minutes by car.

Steve and Shirley Bradley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Steve and Shirley Bradley

We have been very privileged to have lived in this beautiful Devon river valley for about 25 years. We have managed to raise 5 daughters in this time without contemplating serious self harm- which we consider quite an achievement! Crannacombe is the home of a long established herd of South Devon cows and their calves. We also established Heron Valley organic Cider and Apple Juices on the farm to utilize the apple orchards here. We are lucky that all our girls share our love of this area- so much so that they have remained either in this valley or very close by. We love this location, we are within easy reach of myriad stunning and unspoiled beaches, beautiful country and coastal walks and interesting towns and pretty villages, e.g. Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes and Hope Cove.

Steve and Shirley Bradley purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Steve and Shirley Bradley chose Kingsbridge

We stumbled across this farm, in a hidden valley, on a hot summers day while delivering cider to customers in Salcombe. It was empty for two years having been part of a country estate which seemed from another era. We wandered down through the meadows and sat on the river bank watching the fish jump in the dappled sunlight and thought what a beautiful and unspoiled place to live. Years later it is still the same but we have now appreciated that we also have a perfect peaceful base for enjoying the area but also on a rainy day in winter when the beach doesn't beckon we are 35-40 minutes drive of civilization in Exeter, Plymouth or Torquay or our local towns of Kingsbridge Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Great places to eat out, an abundance of local food producers, a foodie heaven!

What makes this cottage unique

Staying at Crannacombe gives you an ideal base for exploring all the lovely river valleys, beaches and the stunning unspoilt landscape of the beautiful South Hams. But you can also remain here, lazing by the river, wandering round the farmland or visiting the cider company and the South Devon Chilli Farm that are in our little lane. There are footpaths by which you can stroll down the valley through ancient woodlands. If you want to go further afield we are a modest drive from the lovely South Devon Coastal Path, also from the wild landscape of Dartmoor. You can learn to surf at Bantham, sail at Salcombe or take one of the many sea fishing trips offered locally.There are some beautiful National Trust gardens and houses which are within 30 minutes drive, eg; Overbecks & Collaton Fishacre.

Available Rentals

Enter dates for accurate pricing


Saturday change over day but can be flexible in low and min season please email the owner! please note, We will take 3 day or longer bookings out of the high season weeks Please email us for a quote.
Please note,there is a minimum rate of £393 we do not let this property below in 2016,rising to £429 through 2017, 2018
Payment terms are 25% on booking and balance of 75% which is due 55days before holiday starts
.Nonrefundable deposit unless we can relet your cancelled period. Any cancellation within the 55 day period before holiday commences is nonrefundable .Travel cancellation insurance is recommended to be taken out on booking your holiday..

Booking Notes:
Minimum price of £429 for short breaks
Provisional booking held for 3 days. Deposit of 25% of cost of holiday on booking unless less than 6 weeks before holiday commencement in which case full payment is required on booking. Generally balance payment is due at least 55 days before commencement of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, unless by prior agreement. Arrivals not before 3pm, departures by 10am. Short breaks in low season may be more flexible with regards to changeover days and times.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks and possible reductions for significantly reduced occupancy will be considered out of high season. Contact the owners.
Central Heating, electric, wifi logs, bed linen and towels (except beach towels) are included in the rental price.


Accommodation and facilities for The Cider House Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)in Kingsbridge in Loddiswell

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • up to 2 wellbehaved dogs accepted charge of £25 each dog. Not to be let in bedrooms, let on sofas or left alone in the property while owner goes out.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs ensuite to twin room Bath with shower handset
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs ensuite double bedroom bath with shower handset
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs small ensuite to twin bedded room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In hallway adjacent double bedroom small shower/toilet room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes on accommodation: The B&B accommodation consists of a ground floor, comfortable, double bedroom with private bathroom, just outside the door of the room. With stunning views of the valley, and direct access to a covered deck. Comfortably and contemporary decorated with antique furniture and a flat screen TV with Sky. You can breakfast in your room if you wish, or if the weather is fine we have a lovely terrace with stupendous views where you can eat outside. Breakfast can be farmhouse style using our own eggs,our own Heron Valley fruit juices, local bacon, sausages etc.. Or you can choose a Mediterranean style breakfast if you prefer. Further bedrooms occasionally available, all with private bathrooms, TV and great views. WIFI available in both self catering properties also in B&B accommodation. Only Cider Barn has landline for incoming calls only. Outside: Both self catering properties have private enclosed gardens/courtyards to the front and back, provided with barbecues, dining furniture and the farmhouse has a small summerhouse and paddock. B&B accommodation has use of the owners deck and garden, and all properties have access to 80 acres of farmland and river.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

76% Complete
11% Complete
11% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
The Cider House Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We (7 people aged from 23-96) stayed in the Cider Barn the week before Christmas and couldn't really find fault with anything. The characterful, spacious, open plan lounge/dining/living area was warm and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, open fire, reliable Wi-Fi, great view over the fields, and new born lambs in the shed next door - what's not to like? All the bedrooms were comfortable with good hot water in the accompanying bathrooms. You will want for nothing here unless, that is, wide roads are your thing. Not too many of those around. Walks on Dartmoor and the Coastal path are in easy reach, as is a handy Tescos in Kingsbridge. The Aune Valley Farm Shop is also a good place for quality meat and other farmy food (cranberry and turkey pies). There is also a handy chilli farm at the top of the lane which is handy The Cider Barn owners, Shirley and Steve, were lovely hospitable hosts whom we didn't need to bother at all because nothing went wrong. If you are at all interested, however, Steve is a fount of wisdom regarding the lambing habits of Dorset Sheep (twice a year; unusual!) and other farming tales. All in all I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the Cider Barn for anyone who wants a great stay in the country. Fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review and we are so pleased your family ,as you say being of such a wide age range, all really enjoyed their stay and we hope to see you again one day.!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Lovely converted barn positioned by the fields of a working farm.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning converted barn, warm and cozy, clean and spacious for 6 of us. The owner Shirley, was there to greet us on our arrival and couldn’t have been more welcoming and husband Steve was always giving us a friendly wave from his tractor. A perfect spot for us to explore the local area and beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great accomodation.

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you were very happy with your accomodation and wish you a very happy and prosperous 2018!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful barn surrounded by countryside. Fantastic owners. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Rented the property for my family. Relaxing setting, catered for all needs. The outside seating area is beautiful and perfect for morning coffee and outside dining. The owners Steve and Shirley were incredibly welcoming and extremely helpful. Would book again and would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a lovely time and found the Cider Barn had everything you needed for a great holiday. We would love to see you all again if you come back to South Devon for another holiday in the future.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Busy, but exciting fortnight

  • 5 of 5

The Cider Barn at Crannacombe Farm was an ideal base for our daughter's wedding at nearby Shilstone House.

The accommodation was spacious and it's rural setting and charm was perfect for the photographs. It's secluded location did prove to be a little challenging for some of our visitors.

Shirley and Steve were incredibly helpful and made us feel very welcome. The first week was spent preparing for the wedding and the second week allowed us to relax and unwind after the event. It was great to walk down to the River Avon from the property and enjoy a family barbecue and games. It was also a convenient location from which to explore some of the Devonshire beaches and countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, even though wedding arrangements could be quite stressful , it is gratifying that after all your hard work all went well! We were so pleased to be part of your family special time and it is pleasing for us that the accomodation fitted your needs, and that you all found some time to relax by our stretch of the lovely river Avon. We would love to welcome you both again one day and we send our best wishes to you both and the newly weds!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cider barn. It had a beautiful view, very peaceful. The walk to the river was nice. Plenty of room in the house for all 7 of us. For once we had no bathroom queues, 4 bathrooms worked really well. Barn has lots of character. Fully equipped with everything we needed. We appreciated the tea tray and apple juice that they produce, which greated us on arrival, a lovely touch. Shirley and Steve were very helpful and friendly.

It was a good base to explore South Devon. It is quite central to lots of places. Blackpool Sands, Brantham beach, Paignton and the steam railway recommended. We were surprised how quickly you can get to places like Torquay and Plymouth.

We really enjoyed our week, even a bit of rain didn't stop us doing anything.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and found the property so convienient for so many different attractions, and really enjoyed yourselves despite less than perfect weather during your stay!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Bigbury, Bantham and Thurlestone are within 9 mile radius with the beaches of Salcombe within 11 miles. Our property is approx. 5miles from the sea at Kingsbridge and Bantham.


The nearest airport is Exeter 25 miles away or Bristol airport approx. 100 miles away. Car hire is essential to enjoy the area here as public transport is limited.


Loddiswell is 2 miles from here, Kingsbridge 5, Salcombe 11 miles and Dartmouth 9 miles.

Further Details:

Banks, restaurants, supermarkets etc in Kingsbridge 5 miles away, approx. 10 minutes drive. Many beautiful gardens, some subtropical, and National Trust houses to visit. Sharpham Vineyard in the Dark Valley, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Woodlands Leisure Park and Pennywell Farm for the children. Riverford Farm Shop and Farm restaurant for organic food and farm visit.