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Character Barn With Sun Terrace Near Village Of Colyford, Devon



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Barn in Colyford, Nr. Seaton,Devon, England. Awarded 4 Star Gold & 100% Cleanliness by Visit England - Set In A Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty And Within Easy Reach Of Seaton, Lyme Regis And Sidmouth

Top quality accommodation, The Dairy is conveniently situated in a central location within easy reach of nearby coastal towns. Just a few minutes drive to the mile long beach at Seaton and the mouth of the river Axe, also the harbour and scenic walks along the South West coast path. The cottage sleeps four + travel cot, with free WiFi, oil fired central heating and a welcome pack on arrival included. There is ample parking at the property and use of the garage, which can also be used for storing bicycles, canoes, fishing equipment etc.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I moved to Devon from Hertfordshire fourteen years ago with my husband and two sons. After coming to this part of Devon on holiday for years we loved it so much we made the move. Being so close to the coast, we have enjoyed sailing and water sports. The beauty of this area is that it has everything from quiet beaches and woodland walks to bustling market towns and when the sun shines, there's no place better!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Had a thoroughly enjoyable time. A fabulous cottage with all the little extras that make the difference and close to everywhere. Thank you.' Ms. W (Leicestershire)

'The Dairy is really lovely with outstanding decor..... we would love to live here. Very close to everything, and thank you for a good few days.' Mr & Mrs J (Bristol)

'....I will be spreading the word about your little gem of a cottage and hope to return before long.' Mrs B (North Dorset)
Nov 2013
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


The perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Waiting for us... A delicious welcome pack...goodies, wine and all the essentials we needed to avoid a supermarket shop . The barn was immaculate( and I am very fussy), it smelt fresh( Andrea welcome dogs, but I would never have known) ,comfy beds,beautiful white company bed linen and furnished so tastefully and so many thoughtful touches, I've since been in touch with Andrea as I will copy the bedding she provided and of course she was as helpful as she has been from the first communication .

The weather was just turning chilly so we welcomed the heating...very cosy, I would happily go mid winter. The barn is situated around a courtyard of a few similar converted barns, very private and we found the people there( whom we seldom saw) very friendly.

This is by far the best cottage / barn we have ever stayed in, ( here or abroad) hence the review.

We will return !!

For an excellent nearby meal, we recommend The Ship Inn at nearby Axmouth village, but book in advance!!

For walking go to Beer ( village)....short walks, long walks , all scenic.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review, we appreciate your time. Thank you too for leaving The Dairy so immaculately clean & tidy, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Fantastic holiday barn

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all other reviews and could not fault anything.

The owner kept in touch with us before our arrival and also when we arrived so if there was anything that we needed just to call her. No shortage of games, DVDs, and books and have never found any other property to provide these. All information regarding every appliance in the cottage was there and a big plus from me. The property was spotless and the ease for getting out and about the area was great. I would recommend this holiday barn a must and you would not be disappointed. I would give more than 5 stars if I could and have not done this for quite sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a wonderful review, I hope to welcome you back to The Dairy in the not too distant future.
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Wonderful week in beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week at The Dairy. Holidays with a 6 month old can be hard work but Andrea made it super easy. The highchair, stair gates and travel cot were all set up and ready to use when we arrived. There is room to use the cot in both bedrooms and the beds are super comfy. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and is cosy and warm for evenings spent indoors. Lounge has plenty of room for a crawling baby!! The sun terrace would have been perfect to use once he was in bed if the weather had been a bit warmer!! The cottage is in a perfect location for exploring; there are lots of lovely towns nearby and lots of pushchair friendly strolls along the seafront. We noticed lots of places for older children so we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Dairy, we really appreciate your comments. So glad that you all had a good holiday, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Fabulous cottage in the perfect position!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, the service we received from Andrea, owner of this fabulous property, was exemplary. The booking process and arrival/departure arrangements worked like a dream! We were met at The Dairy by Andrea, who showed us around the cottage and gave us information about local eateries, places of interest and suitable beaches for our excited 4 and 5 year olds! There was a fantastic welcome pack awaiting us, which included beautiful home made scones, jam, clotted cream, milk, eggs, fresh bread and a bottle of wine. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the attention to detail was second to none; it was extremely well equipped and everything had been thought of and provided for. The cottage was beautifully decorated and the furnishings and fixtures and fittings were of a very high quality. The beds were very comfortable; we all slept extremely well, which is usually a rarity on holidays! There was an abundance of wardrobe and storage space in the bedrooms, which was fantastic! There were toys and games provided for the children and their beds had been dressed with gorgeously appropriate bedlinen, which they adored. The Dairy was superbly positioned for us to explore much of the coastline and beautiful villages, towns and places of interest. Its courtyard setting was great; it was lovely and peaceful and safe for the children. We absolutely adored this cottage and can't wait to return; it was perfect! Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review The Dairy. It is much appreciated. I am so glad you all enjoyed your holiday in this part of Devon. You left The Dairy so clean and tidy, it was a pleasure to come into and made it a breeze of a changeover, hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future. Thank you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Cannot really add to reviews already here.

Pure Luxury, would recommend to all and would stay again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. And also a big thank you for leaving the cottage immaculate and informing me on about the clean unused linen and towels, a great help. Look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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  • 5 of 5

We have to say as soon as we arrived at the cottage it felt like home, Andrea had made it so welcoming even down to a welcome basket on arrival. The cottage decor is to a very high standard with everything and I mean everything you would ever need and more, toys and board games for the kids, a large selection of DVD's for those movie evenings and even down to a large selection of books to suit everyone Andrea has thought of everything. This is the first cottage where we all had a great nights sleep as the beds were so comfortable.

The location is perfectly central for exploring the surrounding beaches, attractions and sights, the cottage is set on a main road please do not be put of by this you do not hear the traffic and there is a courtyard at the back of the cottage if you wished your children to play safely.

We have stayed in quite a few cottages in the past but I have to say this tops them all, the attention to detail, high standard, warm welcoming and just the fact that we were able to relax as soon as we arrived as Andrea had thought of everything.

Thank you Andrea, myself, Michael and Chloe felt completely refreshed from having such a wonderful time, we will be recommending to all our friends and family and will be definitely booking with you again. X

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review, I am so glad you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.
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River Cottage HQ
South West Coast Path
The Ship Inn
The Anchor Inn
Lyme Regis
Millers Farm Shop
Colyford Butchers
The Wheelwright Inn
Beer Head Bistro

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls River Cottage HQ cookery school, Trinity Hill, Axminster

River Cottage Canteen, Axminster

Colyford Common and Nature Reserve

Seaton Tramway, open topped trams travel alongside the River Axe estuary

Pecorama - Gardens, Games and trains, Beer

The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

Explore the Jurassic Coast on the Coastline X53 two hourly bus

Unique scenic walks along the South West Coast Path

Putting green, bowling, tennis, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing.

Childrens playground. Gardens and Heritage Museum

Fishing, boat hire, fishing trips and pleasure boat hire.

Beer Regatta, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Colyton Goose Fair, Seaton's Illuminated Carnival Procession.

Fossil hunting in Lyme Regis and Charmouth

One of Britains most popular running events! - The Grizzly run March 9th 2014

Lyme Bay Auction House - Auction 1st week of the month (walkable distance)


The historic fishing village of Beer and the 2 mile long beach at Branscombe are both within 10 minutes driving distance. Seaton's spectacular mile long beach is 6 minutes drive away. Lyme Regis, just 11 minutes away by car, is a classic seaside town with narrow winding streets and immense character. It has a newly replenished sandy beach which is perfect for families. Sidmouth, 16 minutes in the opposite direction with its regency history, clean beaches and an abundance of friendly shops.


Axminster Railway Station 5.8 miles (13 mins approx)

Exeter Airport 17.4 miles (29 mins approx.)

Plymouth Ferry Terminal 64 miles (1.21 hrs approx.)

Poole Ferry Terminal 55.6 miles (1.23 hrs approx.)


Seaton and Beer 6 minutes.

Lyme Regis 11 minutes.

Axminster 13 minutes

Sidmouth 16 minutes

Further Details:

Colyford village has two local Inns, a restaurant, Post Office/Stores/Butchers and a Nature Reserve for wildlife enthusiasts. The open topped tram travels by the beautiful River Axe Valley from Seaton to Colyton.

The small seaside town of Seaton, has banks, supermarkets, shops including local fishmongers and butchers, superb bakers, cafes and restaurants. Lots of activities including a putting green, tennis, fishing, sailing, children's playground, gardens and the Heritage Museum. Scenic walks along the South West Coast Path to Lyme Regis by the famous Landslip and over the cliffs to Beer. The picturesque village of Axmouth has two inns, both serving good food.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2 Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12 Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
A deposit of a £100 is required on booking, and the outstanding balance due 30 days before arrival.
Bookings made 30 days or less in advance require payment in full.
An additional charge for dogs will be made, £20 per week per dog.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday, arriving from 15.00. We request that guests depart by 10.00. We are happy to discuss alternatives where possible.

Notes on prices:
Weekend and mid week breaks are available out of season. Please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The Dairy is the ideal base for rambling, birdwatching, fishing, sailing or just plain old relaxing.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The family bathroom is white antique style with bath and shower over, pedestal hand basin and low level WC En-suite shower to bedroom 1 with hand basin. Downstairs cloakroom with WC and hand basin Complementary toiletries are provided on arrival.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs, the main bedroom has a king size bed, dual aspect, fitted wardrobes, and en-suite shower and bedroom two, also dual aspect has twin divans 3'6", which can be placed together for a Super king size bed. Both bedrooms have a hairdryer.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has oil fired central heating. No smoking allowed in the property. Well behaved pets are welcome, but the private terrace is not fenced so dogs should be kept on a lead. An additional charge of £20 per week is made for pets Please do ask to see our Access Statement if required Outside: Private sun terrace with teak garden furniture, parasol and Weber BBQ for alfresco dining. Utility Room: Tea towels and essential cleaning equipment provided. Dishwasher tablets and washing machine pods are provided to start your holiday off without the need to shop straight away. Tea, coffee and a welcome basket are provided on arrival. All bed linen and towels are included and are changed weekly. All linen is Egyptian cotton. Beach towels are not included, but are available, for a small fee, on request. The property is cleaned to a very high standard between lets. Other: Downstairs cloakroom has a WC, hand basin. A washing machine. Coat hooks. Entrance hall with plenty of space for boots, with under stairs cupboard with iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner etc.

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