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18th Century barn with garden in picturesque village. Close to the sea.

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


About the property

Barn in East Prawle, Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Secluded Village Location, 20 Mins Walk To The Beach And 5 Mins Walk To Shop And Award Winning Pub

Well equipped stone barn conversion that is full of character with several interesting features including exposed wooden beams and a galleried landing.There is a large family sitting room and smaller snug area both containing flat screen TVs . CD/radio also available. Night storage heaters offer efficient heating.

Located in a quiet part of the village and only a 5 minute walk from a popular pub serving food and hosting live music on a regular basis (can't be heard from the property). East Prawle is in the heart of the South Devon Area of Outstanding National Beauty. Designated in 1960 it covers an area of 60 miles of coastline, estuaries and countryside from Plymouth to Torbay.

A short walk from the property, Piglet Stores sells local produce, newspapers, gifts and beach gear (open Easter to October). The popular Grunter's Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as locally produced clotted cream ice-cream and is also known for its wonderful cream teas. A small public children's play area with netball/basketball hoop is also located nearby. There are enclosed gardens to the front and rear of the property and two well behaved dogs are welcome. The property is no smoking throughout.

There is a paved patio area which is ideal for eating al fresco.The local area offers many interesting walks through open countryside and along the coast. The South West coastal path is a short walk from the property. It is England's longest waymarked footpath stretching for 630 miles from Minehead to Poole. Ideal for family breaks or for adult groups interested in exploring the many walks and places of interest. The sailing centres of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth are all close by.

More Details

Linda France-Sargeant
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Linda France-Sargeant

Coolings Barn belongs to Linda France-Sargeant and her daughter, Vanessa Kay. We live in the Midlands and visit the barn regularly, enjoying holidays here with the family our two Labradors, Tess and Ribble.

We love the charm and comfort of the barn and we have tried to create a “home from home” feel which we would love to share with you . We have rented the property to visitors for fifteen years and have received many compliments about the barn and the village. Many of them return year after year and seem to love the place as much as we do!

Linda France-Sargeant purchased this barn in 1998

Why Linda France-Sargeant chose East Prawle

East Prawle is a friendly village which is off the beaten track and allows you to get away from it all. The quirky, award winning “Pig’s Nose” pub has lots of character as well as serving great food and cider. It is well know for its live music (don’t worry you can’t hear this from the barn!). Piglet Stores, the village shop is well equipped with local produce, newspapers and everything that you need for the beach. Its lovely café has a great menu offering breakfast, lunch, ice creams, cream teas and dinner from Easter to October.

The surrounding countryide, coastline and beaches are stunning and there is so much to do including including swimming, surfing, sailing, golf etc. It is also a great base to visit Slapton, Kingsbridge, Dartmoor, Dartmouth, and of course Salcombe.

What makes this barn unique

The barn is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Its secluded location in the village gives plenty of privacy. It is bright, spacious and colourfully decorated with lots of exposed wood, giving a warm, country feel. The gardens give lots of space for eating and sunbathing outdoors and all the amenities of the village are on the doorstep.

The property is well equipped and carefully maintained. Our cleaner is very particular and will ensure that everything is up to scratch before you arrive. We will do our utmost to provide everything that you need for an enjoyable holiday and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about the property or the surrounding area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Denise, Ombersley, Worcestershire. July 2012.

Thank you for this delightful barn conversion.Very happy time. Facilities great. Loved East Prawle.

Birt Family Gloucestershire, Aug 2012.

This house is perfect for a family holiday. We have been to this area many times before, but never have we stayed in a house that so feels like home straight away. The layout, the fixtures and decor, the quirky points and the private location all come together to give us the comfort and solitude we desire whilst away.

August 2013, Fiona Price and family, Cheshire.

We have really enjoyed our stay at the barn - we could live here! It is so homley. We love the village of East Prawle and the surrounding area.
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in East Prawle in Chivelstone

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath and hand held shower attachment, wc and sink. Downstairs "wet" room with shower, wc and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Set of bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe, chair and chest of drawers.Large bedroom 2 with twin single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside table Bedroom 3 downstairs with a pair of single bunkbeds, wardrobe, bedside table and chest of drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Night storage heaters are turned on Oct - end of April. Portable convection heater also available. No smoking. Two well behaved dogs welcome. Suitable for children. Telephone accepts incoming calls only. No outgoing calls except for 999 emergencies. Limited mobile 'phone signal in parts of the village (by village green). Full mobile signal available within 0.5 miles of the village. Outside: Enclosed gardens at front and back of property. Patio area with outdoor dining table and six chairs which is a perfect location for eating outdoors. A BBQ is provided which will be cleaned prior to your arrival. Please leave it in the same state ready for the next visitors. If you would prefer not to clean it that isn't a problem, but we will charge you £5 which will be taken out of your security deposit at the end of your stay. Utility Room: Cupboard understairs in the kitchen containing vacuum cleaner, cushions for garden patio furniture and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, bath towels, tea towels, oven glove and bath mats are included in the price. Please bring your own swimming towels. The property is cleaned to a high standard, so please leave it in similar state or we may have to charge for extra cleaning. Other: Cosy snug upstairs with TV, beanbags and well stocked bookcases offering a wide selection of holiday reading material. Perfect area for a children's den or for those wanting a quiet area for reading and getting away from the main sitting room.


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18th Century barn with garden in picturesque village. Close to the sea.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews

Cosy comfortable and welcoming,

  • 5 of 5

Located in the centre of this lovely village, the cottage provided a base for the amazing costal walks that we love, a stroll to the quirky and lively Pigs Nose pub and cafe and the peace and quiet of it's rural location.

The cottage has all that you need for a comfortable stay and it was a bonus for our family that the owners allow dogs and we felt very relaxed there.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage and area. Cottage well equipped and warm. With great pub near by.

  • 4 of 5

Dry but very cold weather. Much walking and visiting the Pigs Nose.

I know the area well so revisiting old haunts. Shame to see Kingsbridge high street with so many empty shops.

A great break. Hope to be back soon

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynette Great news that you found the barn nice and cosy during the cold weather, and that you had everything that you needed for your stay. It sounds like you had a good time at the Pig's Nose and it was good that you had fine weather for your walking. Kingsbridge does tend to have a turnover of shops in the winter but I imagine that newcomers will be arriving for the Spring and Summer season. Do visit again! Regards, Vanessa and Linda
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Spacious peaceful perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property ... so roomy, so peaceful and charming. Perfect place for walkers and lovers of the traditional pub and friendly locals.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paula What lovely comments - thank you! We are so pleased that you liked the barn and East Prawle. Do come back again! Regards Linda and Vanessa
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Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location. Lovely cottage much bigger than it looks on the outside. Very spacious for s large family and very well equipped. Beds were comfortable. Wifi was extremely good. Garden was brilliant very safe for kids and dog. Would defiantly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in this beautiful part of south devon

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lyn Many thanks for your kind words. We are so delighted that you had a great time and liked the barn and the garden. Yes, it is a lovely part of Devon and we hope that you come back soon! Regards Linda and Vanessa.
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Spacious, comfortable barn, warm even without the heating! Much bigger than I thought, recommended

  • 4 of 5

Very rustic, comfortable and well equipped, one shop and one pub, pub is fabulous, full of friendly characters and very good food. Much bigger than it looks, there were only two of us the barn really is family size. Good sized bedrooms and sitting room. We arrived at 530 and shop was shut so we had no milk, luckily next door neighbour gave us a bottle. Bit of advice to renters, take your essentials as the shop may be shut and it's 5 miles up winding roads to the garage. The beauty of this place is that you are away from it all and it's lovely and quiet with loads of walks - our dog loved it. Will definitely return we had a brilliant few days

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beryl, So glad you had a good time and liked Coolings Barn. You are right, the village shop does close promptly but I am pleased that out lovely neighbour was able to help you out! Tesco do deliver to East Prawle which may be useful for other visitors to know. Do visit again. Vanessa and Linda.
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Roomy & homely cottage in the middle of a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great week in the cottage which was really roomy and easily accommodated our family of 4 adults. The furnishings were very tasteful, the bedrooms a good size and all in all there was a real homely feel about the property. The kitchen was well equipped, and the wifi worked pretty well - although there is no mobile signal in the property or in the immediate surrounding lanes. However, the lack of mobile phone, texts, tweets etc actually added to our relaxed time! Parking is available on the road by the property but it was quite tight for space during our stay & we ended up parking partly on a grassy verge. Local pub was great and food very tasty with generous portions - a throwback to a time when pubs did good beer and food, offered live music but no TVs and slot machines. There is a cafe and small shop on the village green that covers most of the basics - the nearest supermarkets are 7 miles away in Kingsbridge (a lovely estuary town). There are several coastal / country walks that can be made from East Prawle & it is a great base to explore the beautiful & stunning local scenery. There are also many other great locations to visit within 30 to 40 mins drive offering beaches, coves, cliff walks, boat trips and fab local food - although many of the roads are narrow & may test a nervous driver. The communications with Linda were excellent & the directions / property instructions sheet provided was comprehensive & easy to follow. I highly recommend this property - especially if you want a relaxed holiday in a truly beautiful area, away from the crowd but not miles from larger amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Neal, thank you so much for your comments about Coolings Barn which are not only helpful to future holiday makers, but also to Vanessa and I as owners. I am particularly pleased that you and your family found the barn homely as that's how we feel about it, obviously, and whatever time of year we visit, we are always sad to leave. Best regards. Linda
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Pig's Nose Inn
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
East Portlemouth to Salcombe
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Horsley Sands
Car: recommended


The closest beach is 20 mins walk down a well trodden footpath. It is a pebbly beach which is popular for swimming and is great for rock pooling and for collecting shells. Within a 10 mins drive are large sandy beaches at Rickham Sands, Sunny Cove, Mill Bay and East Portlemouth (opposite Salcombe). Pebbly beaches at Beesands and Torcross are perfect for fishing for mackerel and sea Bass directly off the beach. Popular Blackpool Sands is 9 mls. Dogs are allowed on some beaches all year round.


Nearest airport is Exeter and is 52 miles away.

Poole is the nearest ferry port for France and is 126 miles away.

Nearest train station is at Totnes which is 22 miles away.

Use of a car is essential to get around the local area and so car hire is recommended for anyone flying in to Exeter.


Frogmore (bakery and post office), 5 mls

Kingsbridge, 8 mls

Salcombe, 3 mls (via foot ferry)

Dartmouth, 14 mls

Plymouth, 28 mls

Totnes, 22 mls

Further Details:


Kingsbridge, a friendly market town offers a large Tesco, Morrisons and a wide range of independent shops. You will also find most of the major banks here. Tescos deliver internet orders to East Prawle. Ashby's Easy Stores at West Charleton which is 5 miles away, offers a huge range of food, newspapers, magazines and everything you would expect to find in a supermarket. There is also a petrol station and a shop selling beach and walking/hiking equipment etc.

Places of interest:

There is a huge array of activities and places of interest in the local area to suit every taste. Here are just a few:

Start Bay Lighthouse, 4 mls

Woodlands Theme Park, 14 mls

Plymouth Aquarium, 28 mls

Greenways (Agatha Christie's home), 20 mls

Burgh Island, 17 mls

Boat trips from Kingsbridge to Salcombe, 8 mls

Crabbing by the bridge near Kingsbridge, 7 mls

Dartmoor National Park, 35 mls


Pig's Nose Inn, East Prawle, 3 min walk

Winking Prawn, Salcombe, 4 mls (via foot ferry)

Millbrook Inn, South Pool, 3 mls

Church House Inn, Churchstow,10 mls

Cricket Inn, Beesands,4 mls

Start Bay Inn, Torcross, 10 mls

The Crab Pot, Riverside, Kingsbridge 8 mls

What's On in 2016:


5 Mar - Delicious Dart Trail

8 - 12 Mar - Dartmouth Comedy Festival


29 Apr - 1 May BMAD Motorbike Festival (Paignton)

30 Apr - 1 May Brixham Pirate Festival


1 May - Salcombe Crabfest

13 - 16 May - Dart Music Festival

19 - 21 May - Devon County Show

28 May - Brixham Heritage Regatta

28 May - 1 Jun - BrixFest 2016 (Brixham)


3 - 5 Jun - Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival

18 Jun - Brixham Trawler Race

25 Jun - Ermington Summer Fair

25 Jun - Torbay Armed Forces Day

26 Jun - Torbay Half Marathon

26 Jun - Dartmoor Classic


8 - 18 Jul Telegraph Ways With Words Festival (Dartington)

17 Jul - Totnes Rotary Longbow Canoe Festival

23 - 31 Jul - Paignton Festival

30 Jul - 6 Aug - Salcombe Town Regatta

31 Jul - Totnes & District Agricultural Show


5 - 7 Aug - Torbay Steam Fair

6 - 14 Aug Paignton Regatta

9 - 13 Aug - Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

16 - 17 Aug - British Firework Championships (Plymouth)

25 - 28 Aug - Dartmouth Regatta


3 Sep - Kingsbridge Show

10 Sep - Fishstock

14 - 18 - International Agatha Christie Festival (Torquay)

17 Sep - Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day


23 Oct - Dartmouth Food Festival


27 - 28 Nov - Candlelit Dartmouth


13 Dec - Dartmouth Fatstock Show


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in East Prawle, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 2
30 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 3
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 4
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 5
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 6
31 Aug 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 7
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 8
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Bookings taken via email or 'phone. A deposit of one third of the rental price is required plus a security deposit of £100. This is refundable, less any charges for breakages, damages or extra cleaning at the end of the holiday. If you have to cancel we will try and re-book the property and if successful we will refund your deposit. If we are unable to do so then we reserve the right to retain your deposit.

The balance is required 8 weeks before the holiday but if the booking is made 8 weeks or less before the holiday, then the full rental price is due at the point of booking.

Keys posted out to you 2 weeks prior to holiday. Prompt return afterwards is requested.

Changeover Day:
Arrival Not before 2 pm
Departure by 10.00 am
There would be flexibility in low season. Please telephone to enquire.
You are responsible for organising your own travel insurance.

Notes on prices:
Dogs welcome at £20 each per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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