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“LOVED every second of our stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Barbaryball, Lifton PL16 0AU, England   |  
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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“LOVED every second of our stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My partner and I stayed in the Apple House for a week at the beginning of October and we absolutely fell in love with the house and its surroundings. Unfortunately we never had the chance to meet Ute, however Richard was the most accommodating host and gave us a very warm welcome. We were made to feel at home from the second we arrived, absolutely everything had been thought of to make your stay magical. The hot tub and patio were really fantastic with the most spectacular views. We loved our stay and would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for wonderful accommodation in the Devon/Cornwall area. Thank you Richard and Ute we would definitely visit again. Stephen and Debbie.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We booked the Apple House for half term week and had a fabulous holiday. It was our first holiday with our new puppy and I can't tell you how pleased we were when we realised that we didn't need to compromise on luxury in order to have our new family member with us!

The owners Richard and Ute gave us a warm welcome and their barn conversions are truly stunning. Although the location is remote, the views across the valley are beautiful and you can get to a variety of lovely places within half an hour (we'd recommend Lydford Gorge, Crackington Haven and Tavistock as great places to visit).

Our sons (13 & 11) really enjoyed their morning routine of going to see the chickens, ducks and geese and then walking down across the fields to the river. They also thought the hot tub on the patio at the Apple House was wonderful - my husband and I would agree!

We definitely hope to return to Devon Country Barns in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Amazing place, Orchard Barn was just brilliant, clean and tidy, everything you need is there. Hot tub was amazing, Views are supberb. I would reccomend this to anyone, and look forward to going back next year. I don't have any complaints at all about Devon Country Barns.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I have always been a great fan of England: of the countryside, the greens and meadows, of the food, the beer and the people. However, having just returned from a fantastic week at the Devon Country Barns, I am madly loving it. For us (Martin, my husband, and Lili, our Vizsla) it simply was the best of Britain we could get: lovely and wonderfully equipped Orchard Barn, loads of things to do and amazing hosts. We felt so welcome and at home that it was really difficult to leave! Compliments Ute & Richard - you are doing a wonderful job, and we will be back. Definitely!
See you then and thanks again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

A great week with friends and our Labrador in Tractor Barn. The barns are finished to a very high standard and are well equipped.......a great place to relax after long days out and about. As a base to explore Dartmoor or both the north and south Devon/Cornwall coast the location is perfect. The owners Richard and Ute were very friendly and helpful and the home baked cake on arrival a lovely touch. Definitely coming back........

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Wateringen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

With a family of three and a befriend couple we truly enjoyed our stay at the Apple House. It feels much bigger than the allround picture would implicate. The furniture and available equipment/machinery are of high quality and the decorations and used materials give the cottage a homely feeling. The hot tub on the patio was an absolute bonus that we enjoyed on a near daily basis even during the high season. At night during clear skies the absence of background light will give you a wonderful view of the sky with loads of stars and even the milky way.

Every day we could enjoy fresh chicken- and duck eggs and enjoy the peaceful nature around the premises.

Most of all we'd like to give a big credit to the owning couple Richard and Ute who were friendly, helpful and above all truely interrested in their guests. All in all they give a warm welcome to everyone and try to make you feel at home.

Positioned quite strategically between various tourist attractions with Dunster Castle at about 1,5 hours to the north and Land's End at almost 2 hours to the south and everything in between it's a great base of operations for a longer stay from where to undertake short day trips.

Cornwall and Devon still have many secrets for us so we will definately return to explore them and no doubt we will book our cottage at Devon Country Barns. Keep up the good work Richard and Ute!

Ivo with family and friends, The Netherlands

p.s. I wrote this in English to accomodate foreign readers :) Het is echt de moeite waard om er heen te gaan.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We returned to Devon Country Barns for the second time this summer and were welcomed back with a welcome second to none. Honestly, this location and setting cannot adequately be put into words.... Seeing is believing how perfect it actually is.
We stayed in Apple Barn on this occasion, having stayed in Cow Barn previously.... The standard of both cottages is impeccable.... Style, class and comfort all rolled into one package.
I have stayed in a number of properties in and around Devon for a number of years since taking my dogs with me is an essential component of "a holiday"........ There is no place that compares to Devon Country Barns.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Barbaryball, Lifton PL16 0AU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Lifton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Lifton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Devon Country Barns 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five luxury Self-catering cottages based in the beautiful Thrushell Valley two minutes from Lifton andcconveniently located between Devon's coast and moors. Each cottage has been converted to the highest standards and are all rated either 4*Gold or 5*Gold by the UK's official tourist agency, Visit Britain. ... more   less 
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Devon Country Barns Lifton

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