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Hot tub, Woodland, Orchard, Beach, Tennis Court, Games Room - Kingfisher Barn

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Kingfisher Barn

Kingfisher Barn is an attractive stone converted barn which provides superior accommodation for 4-8 people staying at Lower Marsh Farm. Set over two floors, the top floor boasts a large open plan lofty beamed ceiling kitchen / living area (approx 5m x 10m) with oak flooring, dining table and a fitted kitchen (new in 2015) with all modern conveniences. Outside there’s a private garden area including a table and chairs for al-fresco dining and a private hot tub, a tree perfect for kids to climb on and herbs for adding to your dinner.

There are so many things to do here and out and about, but for any rainy days, the barn comes complete with a 49″ wall mounted satellite television, Blu-Ray/DVD player and 5.1 surround sound. You can even connect your iPod / iPhone wirelessly to the sound system to play your favourite tunes whilst you cook or eat. There are books and DVDs in the the property for your use.

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About the property

Lower Marsh Farm, River Tamar

In the words of a recent guest:

"better in real life than you could imagine! The farm was just stunning, the comfort & interior were exquisite & the hot tub was the cherry on top. Couldn’t recommend enough. Absolutely stunning, dreamy, beautiful!"

Lower Marsh Farm, Landulph, is set within an Area of Outstanding National Beauty on the River Tamar. A former Duchy of Cornwall renowned daffodil farm, Lower Marsh Farm is on the outskirts of the pretty village of Landulph benefiting from the secluded feel of being a million miles from City life but with the convenience of being striking distance of modern amenities. On the farm there are Highland Cattle, chickens, ducks, geese and lots of wildlife (including deer in the woods). So normally plenty of zero food mile eggs are available!

Guests have access to all of our on-site amenities – including tennis court, private hot tub, games room (with table tennis table), orchard with a hammock for relaxing and admiring the view, picnic area, basketball hoop, private woodland and shingle beach. We have our own Salt Marsh Nature Reserve that borders Lake Kingsmill on the River Tamar. Also we are Cornwall Wildlife Trust Members which gives our guests access to their wildlife education sessions for children which include mini-beast safaris, rock pooling events and bird box making. We can also offer our guests discounted tickets for the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project.

Children and babies are welcome and we have a cot, high chair and stair-gate available by prior arrangement (plus can provide baby bath, kitchen cupboard door locks etc). We have ample parking and storage areas for bikes, surf boards. You are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog by prior arrangement.

After a day of exploring the Farm and nearby areas, relax with a drink in front of a roaring log burner – you are welcome to use wood from our wood store.

This is a NO SMOKING property with FREE Wi-Fi, luxury Egyptian Cotton bed linen, white fluffy cotton towels, complementary toiletries and heating are included.

The magical Nature Reserve is rare salt marsh habitat and boasts an interesting array of flora and fauna. With herons, buzzards, egrets, kingfishers, pheasants, owls and bats galore, Lower Marsh Farms offers the nature lover around 42 acres of opportunities for rambling, bird watching, or just enjoying the peace and quiet of the Cornish countryside.

In easy reach are beaches, fantastic gardens, and lots of activities for all ages.

There are plenty of sailing opportunities in the nearby safe waters of the Tamar estuary and there is a yacht club approximately 1 mile away in Cargreen. For Golfers, a few miles away is the St Mellion International Resort and for non-golfers there are luxurious spa facilities.

We are a member of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and as our guests, you have access to the Trust’s wildlife education sessions for children.

We are located a short walk from the village where much of the filming took place for the popular TV programme 'The Coroner'!

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Owner
Olivia Stewart
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Olivia Stewart

Ed & Olivia live here with their young children and growing menagerie of animals. We enjoy the space and peace at the property while desperately trying to stay on top of weeding the large vegetable garden!

Olivia Stewart purchased this barn in 2015

Why Olivia Stewart chose West Devon

In the words of a recent guest:

"better in real life than you could imagine! The farm was just stunning, the comfort & interior were exquisite & the hot tub was the cherry on top. Couldn’t recommend enough. Absolutely stunning, dreamy, beautiful!"

The views of the River Tamar when resting in the hammock and the waterside access are what brought us to this property. It has the feeling of remoteness while having easy access to facilities.

The salt marsh and woodland give this place beauty and provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife and rare birds and plants.

What makes this barn unique

Access to private woodland, rare salt marsh habitat (great for bird watching) and private waterfront with a shingle beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just got back from a week at Orchard Cottage with our 9 month old son, we had a lovely time. Hosts were extremely accommodating and nothing was too much trouble, we felt felt very at home. The farm was beautiful with chickens, ducks and cows, our son also loved the owners friendly dog. The farm is set in stunning surroundings which we enjoyed exploring, we would recommend the cottage to anyone that wants a break away, its the first time we've felt truly relaxed since our son arrived, sitting in the hot tub with a glass on wine as the sun went down was definitely a highlight.
May 2016
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Notes

Booking Notes:
Book online at www.lowermarshfarm.com, 30% deposit required and full payment 6 weeks prior to start of booking. Payments can be made by BACS or paypal.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day, arriving after 3pm and departing by 10am.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Yelverton in West Devon District

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This property is suitable for family groups and friend groups over 30 years old. It is not suitable for hen / stag groups or parties
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower over, WC. Separate cloakroom with WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk-beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 - 8 people in 4 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 2 twins (1 has bunk beds) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin rooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside: Private garden with hot tub, picnic table & chairs. Access to tennis court, orchard with picnic area, woodland, shingle beach. Utility Room: Laundry rack, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included. Property cleaned and towels / linen changed weekly.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Kingfisher Barn
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 15 reviews
4

Lovely, spacious, well thought out property. Only one bathroom between 8 sometimes an issue.

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous hamper on arrival, excellent communication from Olivia, who responded to questions/requests promptly, both before arrival and during the week. House was lovely, although the single bathroom between 8 was sometimes tricky. There are 2 toilets, though, which was very useful! The mattress on our bed felt quite old and lumpy, but everyone else seemed to be fine. Use of games room, tennis court, hot tub and barbecue was fantastic. Overall a fabulous week in a beautiful place in a lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracey, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I will email you separately to find out which mattress you found uncomfortable so that I can replace it. I hope you won the table tennis championships :-)
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5

Lovely barn conversion with plenty of space for all the family!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay! Used the games room, tennis court and hot tub! Our weekend flew by! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves.
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Comfortable quiet house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, great outdoors, great yacuzi

  • 4 of 5

We loved the isolated location, the open air yacuzi and the environment. We also appreciated the welcome gifts

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing cottage, perfect for two families on holiday and brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Owners are fantastic, extremely helpful and friendly. Cottage is amazing, very comfy for two families with children. On arrival you are provided with emergency supplies such as milk and pasta to allow you to have a drink and make a meal. The living area is upstairs and open plan, perfect for the group to always be able to watch the kids whilst preparing tea. There is a games room which the kids loved, and tennis courts. It is only a short walk down to the beach area which is stony but we found lots of baby crabs and a swing so the kids throughly enjoyed it. Plymouth is only a short drive away and many attractions are within 30 to 60 minutes drive. Highly recommend this property and would definately visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good holiday and hope to see you again soon :-)
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5

Great games room!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay from 23rd from 30th July. The accommodation was all you could ask for, particularly upstairs with a really well equipped and seemingly new kitchen. It was a great base to explore the countryside with lovely walks on the doorstep. When it rained we had some fab table tennis tournaments in the games room.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Salt marsh SSSI area with plenty for bird watchers to enjoy.

Coast/Beach:

Walk to our private shingle beach in 5 minutes.

Lots of great sandy beaches on the south coast within 30 - 40 minutes drive.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Exeter and then Bristol.

Plymouth is 20 minutes away with its ferry port.

A car is needed to getting to / from the property, and for getting around during your holiday.

Distances:

Saltash is approx 10 minutes away with a great Waitrose supermarket and a good high street with pharmacies, doctors, etc.

Tavistock is approx 30 minutes and is a pretty riverside town with good shops and restaurants - well worth a visit.

Dartmoor is great for walking, spotting the wild ponies, has lots of beautiful places to visit and good activities for children. Plus there is a selection of great National Trust properties and other lovely gardens with easy reach.

Further Details:

Closest shops, restaurants, banks, supermarkets are in Saltash which is 10 - 15 minutes away. With big city attractions in Plymouth about 20 minutes away.

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