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Lovely 3 Bed/3 Bath Converted Barn With Use Of Indoor Pool, Sauna, Tennis Court,

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Updated: 21-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

The Grain Store, Stancombe Manor, Nr. Kingsbridge, South Devon - Rural Location, part of a country estate, 4 miles from Kingsbridge, and close to numerous beaches

The Grain Store is a comfortable, light and airy converted stone barn situated on a lovely 21 acre country estate. Close to award winning beaches, stunning coastal walks and a wide array of activities including numerous water-sports all within 15-20 mins drive. It makes an ideal setting for family holidays or special gatherings.

The Grain Store offers families and groups a high standard of accommodation across 3 large bedrooms (1 ground floor), all with en-suite bathrooms (2 of which upgraded in Spring 2016), and a further separate cloakroom. White Company bedlinen is provided and a well behaved pet is welcome subject to prior discussion with the owner. White Company Towels are provided for stays of 5 nights and more - for shorter lets there is a supplement of £5pp.

The property benefits from a large, open plan kitchen, lovely dining, living space with double height ceilings and solid wood flooring.

The kitchen was installed new in Spring 2016 and benefits from new appliances throughout including dishwasher, Neff gas hob and oven and microwave oven, full height fridge freezer and Nespresso coffee machine. There is also a washing machine located in the downstairs cupboard. The sitting room has large flat screen T.V with freesat, DVD player and iPod compatible sound system.

There is private parking for 2 cars at the front of the property and an outside space with dining table, chairs and Weber BBQ which captures the afternoon and evening sun, ideal for alfresco dining and bbq's.

The popular estuary towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth are close by and offer excellent water-sport facilities and an array of interesting shops, delis and restaurants including 2 supermarkets. The neighbouring village of Frogmore has an excellent bakery/village shop/post office and pub, whilst Chillington village which is only a little further away has a health centre, pub and a few more shops.

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About the Owner

Tom and Roz Tipper
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

About Tom and Roz Tipper

We live in a small village in Buckinghamshire with our two young children having moved out from London in 2010.

We offer a warm welcome to all of our guests and hope you enjoy spending time at the house and in the beautiful South Hams.

Tom and Roz Tipper purchased this barn in 2014

Why Tom and Roz Tipper chose South Hams

We bought The Grain Store just before Christmas in 2014 as a place to spend some quality family time and share with guests, friends and family all the benefits that Stancombe and the South Hams bring.

The facilities on the Stancombe estate mean it has something to offer all year round and its location means you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside on the estate but be only a short drive from the water, beaches and nearby towns.

19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)


Beautiful, well equipped, spacious and FUN cottage!

  • 4 of 5

A fantastic little bolthole in rural Devon. The Grain Store is a self contained three bedroom cottage with a beautiful open plan kitchen-diner-living room. The kitchen looked brand new and is fabulously equipped - had everything we needed. Two of the bedrooms are up an lovely wooden staircase, both ensuite, with the third bedroom downstairs also ensuite. There is a separate downstairs cloakroom too.

The unexpected thing was the "secret" staircase from two of the rooms down to the games room for the farm (13 self contained apartments), which included toys, books, pool table, table tennis and table football (all free to use). Also on site is a fantastic 10m swimming pool which was always warm and a sauna too. Ian, the caretaker, was around most days for a friendly chat.

The only negative thing I would say is that there is no broadband, and the mobile phone signal isn't strong enough to use mobile internet. It was quite nice to be "disconnected", but made it difficult to look up opening times (and days out of season) of local attractions - need to plan ahead!

The estate is on a quiet rural road so no traffic to disturb anyone. The local roads are all very narrow - lots of passing places for the frequent tractors around - but the locals all seemed very happy to pull to one side when passing. Kingsbridge is the nearest town with a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

All in all - a fantastic little cottage with exceptional amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Grain Store over New Year with another family, and had a fantastic time. The facilities on site went down really well with our 3 children (ages 10 to 13) and the secret stairwell to the Games Room was an absolute Godsend, giving them their own independence while still within our earshot.

The house is beautifully furnished and extremely practical. Wooden floors downstairs meant we could relax about dogs not getting mud or hairs everywhere, although I think they were non too pleased about getting an icy hosing down after their walks, with the convenient hosepipe just outside the door.

The bedroom space was huge, and it was great that they were all ensuite, the kids thought they were so grown up getting their own bathrooms!

The house was extremely well equipped with everything we needed, right down the the CD player so that we could play our Murder Mystery Game on New Years eve.

The owners sent us such a detailed welcome pack after we booked, giving us so much detail about the house and the surrounding area, and we managed to get a Grocery delivery scheduled for just after we'd arrived, which made things much easier for us.

What a perfect place, making it a perfect New Year. We've already recommended this to several friends and I'm sure we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

During our stay at The Grain Store our party of 8 used all the excellent facilities that were available to us e.g. swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, games and snooker rooms.

The accommodation was well equipped with plenty of room for our large group with two parking spaces right outside the accommodation.

Kingsbridge was only about 15 minutes drive away with lots of shops and supermarkets.

We would definitely recommend this accommodation and really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay Most impressed with the Grain Store

  • 5 of 5

Only 3 of for this stay. David, Sarajane and Soraya (aged 9). The Grain Store was ideal for us. Parking was straight outside the Main Door. Great Water pressure meant Super Showers in the mornings. The weather was mixed so we used the Tennis court, Swimming Pool and games room on the duller days and then the Sandy beach at Mill cove and Shingle Beach at Blackpool sands on the hot days. Dartmouth was a delight with a trip on the boat to Greenway (Agatha Christies summer retreat) and good food at Kingsbridge (La Ranchera - Mexican and Crabshells by the waterfront) we would certainly recommend the Grainstore for any Family. Just one upgrade would make it even better - some wifi - we noticed telephone lines into the building with a BT socket by the back door. So a little extra on the broadband would make it a 6 Star Holiday

Well done Tom and Roz and we look forward to Stancombe Manor in the future!

Dave and Sarajane

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. In relation to the wifi, unfortunately the property is not currently able to be connected as there is insufficient capacity on the existing local wired circuit for a line into the property. If this changes then we will certainly install wifi, however at present this is not possible. There is excellent wifi at the Crabshell Inn at Kingsbridge a short drive away where you can sit in their pleasant lounge for the cost of a coffee. Thank you, Tom & Roz
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Beautiful large barn, great location, pool access.

  • 5 of 5

The Grain Store is part of Stancombe Manor which is made up of lovely old converted farm buildings with an indoor pool, tennis court, games room and ample room for kids to play safely outdoors surrounded by wheat fields only 5 miles from the town of Kingsbridge which has 2 supermarkets, nice park and other nice shops. The property has been decorated to a high standard, brand new kitchen connected to open plan living /dining space with 3 large airy bedrooms- 2 upstairs and 1 downstairs. At one point we had 6 adults and 4 kids staying and we all had plenty of room. The owners were very helpful and responsive. Lots of family friendly beaches nearby we recommend Bantham, Thurlestone Slapton sands and Blackpool Sands. Great fish and chips at Start Bay Inn, Torcross. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family home in a peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

I visited this property with my friend, and both my three children and her teenage daughter. My cousin and husband also joined us, along with their dog. The house cannot be faulted, every tiny detailed had been catered for. There was everything I could need for my two year old from highchair, travel cot, safety bar on bed to toddler cutlery and built in stair gates top and bottom. The house was spacious and extremely clean, the linen and towels were fresh and excellent in quality. The bbq was used and was a bonus.

All of us enjoyed using the tennis court, sauna and indoor swimming pool. The games room was fantastic.... We were lucky with the weather, but had we not been this would have been a god send!

We drove to all the beaches, however most were close. There were an abundance of beautiful beaches and areas to visit and several delicious restaurants to suit a variety of taste.

We had a fantastic week away and will definitely be visiting again! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought The Grain Store just before Christmas in 2014 as a place to spend some quality family time and share with guests, friends and family all the benefits that Stancombe and the South Hams bring. The facilities on the Stancombe estate mean it has something to offer all year round and its location means you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside on the estate but be only a short drive from the water, beaches and nearby towns.

Activity and Interests


Torcross and Slapton are the nearest beaches on the A381 about 10 mins by car and Blackpool sands about 20 mins. They are shingle beaches, whilst the sandy beaches of East Portlemouth, (opposite Salcombe) North and South Sands, Hope Cove, Thurlestone, Bantham and Bigbury are about 30 mins by car.


The nearest airports are located in Exeter and Plymouth. Totnes is the nearest railway station.


10 minute drive to Kingsbridge, 20 minute drive to Salcombe and Dartmouth.

Further Details:

Excellent Bakery in Frogmore (5 mins away) and an additional very well provisioned local shop in East Allington (7 mins away)

Large Tescos and Morrisons in Kingsbridge (10 mins away) which also has excellent restaurants, bars, delis and numerous independent shops and banks to be explored. There is also a great cinema.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
18 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Half Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 1
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 3
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term 1
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October Half Term 2
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Additional beds (chair and daybeds) are subject to a £25.00 surcharge to cover bed-linen and assembly costs from the Housekeeper.

Towels are provided for all stays of 5 nights and above - for shorter lets there is a supplement of £5pp.

Changeover Day: this is Saturday in peak season with check out at 10 am and arrivals from 4pm. In off peak this can be varied with prior arrangement.

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Updated: 21-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • barn


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • All 3 bedrooms have en suite bath and shower. In addition there is a ground floor cloak room.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6+2+2 (across 3 Bedrooms) and cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - kingsize bed and 2 single chairs beds on ground floor, with ensuite. Bedroom 2 - kingsize bed, with ensuite. Bedroom 3 - twin beds and day bed with 2 separate mattresses, with ensuite. Travel cot also available.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Outdoor table with seating for 6 with large Weber barbeque. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White Company towels and bed linen provided (please bring pool/beach towels). For rentals of more than one week, a weekly cleaning service is provided. Other: Fully equipped for families and young children with travel cot, high chair, childrens' cutlery and crockery and an assortment of toys, books and games.

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