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Converted Barn On Thatched Devon Longhouse Grounds At The Foot Of Rolling Hills.



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Situated in Fluxton, near Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth, East Devon, England - Fluxton is a hamlet In the valley of the river Otter, close to market towns and 4 Miles from the sea

The Little Barn is situated in a yard in front of Lower Court, a medieval Devon Longhouse. The Barn was converted some time ago, but has recently been updated. A number of period features have been retained. The barn has a tiled floor downstairs and has a pine floor upstairs with an oak balcony. There are chairs and a table on the balcony. The Little Barn has gas central heating, digital TV and a washing machine. Wi-fi is available. There is a table with chairs in the garden, as well as comfortable loungers. Nearby activities include walking, fishing, golfing, swimming, riding, tennis, sailing and much more. Situated in the heart of East Devon with the Jurassic Coast and Ottery St Mary on your doorstep, it is a haven for walkers. Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are not too far for a visit and Torbay is a similar distance. You will be spoilt for choice when deciding how to spend each day.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

I retired this year and live with family members and a labrador.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following are just a few of the entries written in the visitors' book in the Little Barn:

'A beautiful few days at the Barn is just what we needed. Home away from home and we really didn't want to leave..' May 2014. Couple from Middlesex.

'We have loved staying in this lovely characterful comfortable and well equipped barn.' June 2014. Couple from Worcs.

'We have had a very memorable week at the Little Barn and we will most certainly be booking to stay here again next year if available - very stunning location and the Barn is full of rustic charm.' July 2014. Couple and dog from Kent.
Jul 2013
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From the Owner

We have lived here since 1980 and it is perfect for a rural lifestyle with varied walks such as along the nearby river Otter, over the cliffs on the Jurassic coast just 5 miles away and further afield areas such as Exmoor and Dartmoor. It is, however, not completely isolated, with lovely towns not too far away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 4 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Golden Lion at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 60 Miles Nearest Golf : Sidmouth at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Feniton at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Golden Lion Tipton St John at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Sidmouth at 4 Miles

Special interest holidays:

There is free fly fishing on a section of the River Otter, otherwise a number of good reservoirs for fly fishing. There are some very good tennis courts in Sidmouth, a lovely regency seaside town four miles away and it's only £2.50 an hour to hire a court.

There are numerous courses in the vicinity and if anyone has a particular interest, please do contact me.

There are plenty of sea trips and again I would be happy to obtain details.


Four miles to Sidmouth and the Jurassic coat with amazing cliff top walks. The beach at Sidmouth is pebble, but also has plenty of sand. There are very private beaches which require a bit of a walk through beautiful fields, woodland and combes in order to access them, but well worth it. Branscombe and most of the beaches are pebble but Exmouth is all sand but a bit more crowded.

The River Otter is just over the road and provides miles of wonderful walking and wild life interest.


Exeter Airport is the nearest airport, about 5 miles away. We are an hour from the ferry port of Plymouth. Use of a car is essential unless you are cyclists, which is ideal for the area, albeit a bit hilly for me!


Ottery St Mary is the nearest market town, two and a half miles away and the birth place of Samuel Coleridge, with a beautiful church which is a replica of Exeter Cathedral. Exeter is the county city and is twelve miles away. Lyme Regis is about 17 miles away, just in Dorset and is famous for its cob and fossils. Sidmouth is a quintessentially English regency seaside town and is about 4 miles away. The coast path, with its amazing scenery and breathtaking views is easily accessible.

Further Details:

There is a new Sainsbury's in the middle of Ottery St Mary, two and a half miles away. There is a Waitrose near Sidmouth, four miles away and Tesco in Honiton, a lovely market town famous for its lacemaking and a must for those interested in antiques and suchlike. Honiton is 8 miles away and also has very good coffee houses. There are plenty of banks in Ottery and Sidmouth and info on the many great pubs and eateries in the area are provided by the owner. The nearest pub to the Little Barn is in the village of Tipton St John, just half a mile away an easy 15 minute walk away via an old railway line.

There is a swimming pool in sidmouth.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £50 is required at the time of booking and the remainder payable three weeks prior to arrival. The changeover day is Friday, arrival 3.00 pm and departure by 10.00 am. Prices for a full week start at £200 in the winter months, rising to £415 at the height of the season. It may be possible to rent the property for part week/weekend.

If anyone is interested in a longer winter let, the price would be reduced accordingly and would start from £560 a month, depending on the length of the let - I would be happy to discuss this possibility.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Friday, arrival from 3.00 pm and departure by 10.00 am. It may be possible to book for part of a week/weekend.

Notes on prices:
For a short break or winter longer let, please contact owner Elaine re pricing.

£50 deposit at time of booking and balance to be paid 3 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Being able to access good walks over the road to the river Otter and up behind the property is great for dog walkers. The Little Barn is in the curtelage of a 16th century thatched Devon Long House with a yard in front and three other very small converted barns. The Little Barn has the advantage of a large garden and gets the morning sun on the balcony. It overlooks open fields.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is one spacious shower room on the ground floor with shower, basin and loo.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The first floor comprises a bedroom/sitting room with french doors, which open onto a balcony facing East and the morning sun. There are chairs and a table on the balcony. The bed is a double bed and there is room for a travel cot, which can be provided.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Wi-fi is available. Unfortunately there isn't really room for children, apart from a wee baby and a travel cot can be provided. Although the Little Barn is small, I am happy for more than one dog to be accommodated, as long as well-behaved! Outside: There is a large garden, which the owner will generally only go in to, to weed when tenants are out! A serious escape artist of a dog could find a way out, but this is being remedied hopefully! There is a patio accessed through french windows and situated under the balcony, with a table and two chairs. There are also comfortable loungers and various games such as croquet and boules. To the side of the lawn and property are open fields and at the bottom of the garden are steps to another little lawn and pond. There are a couple of chickens but no noisy cockerals! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, hand towels and bed linen are included and the property is cleaned once a week, when the towels and linen are changed.

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