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Summer fun! The pool is a stone's throw from the barn.
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Summer fun! The pool is a stone's throw from the barn.
Massive 100 sq.m living space creating a sense of freedom with windows looking into the woods. Blackdown Barn, with pool in foreground.
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Summer fun! The pool is a stone's throw from the barn.
Massive 100 sq.m living space creating a sense of freedom with windows looking into the woods.
Blackdown Barn, with pool in foreground.
Our gorgeous chunk of solid elm provides a wonderful dining area seating 12.
Watch TV,  movies or play games in our 55' LG Smart TV lounge area with Blueray Home Theatre sy
Relax, retro style, with a great selection of traditional board games to enjoy.
Enjoy reading? Relax with a book or work on your laptop in our library zone. Wifi.
Master Bedroom/Family Room with french doors facing swimming pool.
French day bed in the Master/Family Bedroom. Suitable for adult or child.
Twin room with extra wide French single beds - suit adults or children. Can join to Master Bed.
Double bedroom with door leading to en suite shower room.
Family Bathroom.
40 sq.m galleried mezzanine games room with 7ft pool table - great relaxation area.
Need to work off some of those pub lunches? Our spacious mezzanine gym is just the trick.
Fully equipped kitchen with 2 hobs/ovens, microwave, washer dryer, fridge freezer and more.
Our funky much loved Smeg fridge freezer!
Fantastic 55' smart TV to enjoy with Blueray Home Cinema system.
Hand chosen unique pieces of furniture & original artwork are found throughout this property.
Secluded gardens available for use.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Devon, England

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jkbulldog
Kent
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful barn, everything you need included, highly recommended.”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Wonderful barn for our large family gathering to celebrate a special occasion. Everything you can think of was included plus a generous welcoming hamper and essentials on our arrival such as milk and butter! More than home from home with luxury items such as duvets, towels, black out curtains, a large Smeg fridge, slow cooker, even separate towels for the swimming pool all included. Lovely grounds to use which we made the most of playing football and cricket, owners didn't even mind us setting off a few fireworks. It was so nice and the weather was on our side, we rarely went out but if you do, we recommend Broadhembury with delightful thatched roofs and Powerderham Castle (about 30 mins away). Local Tesco up the road so no need to leave this place once you get there. The family want to go back again.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PK85
Portsmouth, England
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60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT! Don't waste time looking further, Blackdown Barn has it all!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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I stayed at Blackdown Barn for a week with five friends – the intention being a short break away from work life and our significant others, enjoy each other’s company and generally ‘chill out’.

The previous glowing reviews already speak for Blackdown Barn, and the photos certainly do the place justice - sure enough we were not disappointed. The barn itself was fantastic – the layout is superb, very spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable (specifically the beds and the ample seating options), excellent facilities (the pool table and gym on the separate mezzanine levels) and a great TV set up (brilliant for watching the World Cup!).

If the barn itself wasn’t enough, there was the added bonus of the heated swimming pool and bbq area and also the large garden (or rather, small field) that was less than a stone’s throw from the barn itself, which gave plenty of room to kick a football around and play Frisbee. We spent a lot of time in these two areas, taking advantage of the weather.

All in all, a really great set up, and having searched for similar ‘venues’ across England, I’m convinced they don’t come much better than this given the budget and amenities.

The barn was spotless upon arrival and the owners very kindly provided a welcome basket of various goodies, which were very well received! Thank you Michaela and your family for the opportunity to stay at your wonderful barn - I would not hesitate to recommend it to others, and definitely hope to return again!

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Liked best: Everything.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Friends
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Ann W
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“The perfect place for a fun holiday”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This was just the perfect place for all of us to stay for my son's wedding in Cullompton, excellent facilities with space for entertaining so many people, indoors and out, the pool is great to add to the fun.

Everything has been thought of to make your stay so memorable, the indoor games and gym facilities were a huge success. All ages in our party loved it, the creature comforts too, the beds were 'like sleeping on clouds!!'

Staying at Blackdown Barn added so much to the delight of the wedding surrounded by family and friends, we had a wedding and a fabulous holiday too!

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Liked best: Everything from the swimming pool to the divine beds!
Liked least: The rain, nothing else!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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sandjsyke...
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Amazing.....”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A group of 8 of us stayed at Blackdown Barn for my sisters hen weekend. We knew by the pictures that it was going to be beautiful, but to be honest, the pictures don't even do it the justice it deserves.

The barn was truly amazing. Beautifully presented and every aspect had been thought about. Even the little things, the bed linen and towels smelt beautiful, sachets of shampoo and conditioner a little hamper full of someof the basics and of course scones, jam and clotted cream. Absolutely perfect.

The countryside surrounding the property and the views are amazing. The property is secluded and has access to a beautiful garden, almost meadow like, which is hidden behind a row of trees. It was very peaceful. perfect for a picnic or a morning cup of coffee in your Pj's and wellies. The pool is heated and was used by some of our group. It is a stones throw away from the barn.

All in all, we had a perfect weekend at Blackdown Barn and all came home with some wonderful memories and at some point we will be back, probably with husband's and kids in tow this time round.

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Maya D
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfy, clean, contemporary - highly recommend!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

A gorgeous barn, so warm and homely and comfortable. Seated 15 of us during film times, playing games and general chill out comfortably. The huge medieval style dining table suited our dinner parties well. Beds were the most comfortable i've ever slept on and the few extra heads that came managed to sleep in the barn alcoves. Soft, fragrant linen, bedding, towels all provided. Spent New Years Eve here and it was the best New Years ever!

Traveling group: Large Group
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James O
Hue, Vietnam
1 review
“This place is AMAZING!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

I could not recommend this place enough, it's absolutely perfect for a big group of friends! The owners are extremely helpful from the off and made our stay 100% perfect. We arrived late Friday evening and were swiftly shown around the Barn and all it's fantastic bits n pieces, then left to our own devices. No expenses have been spared on the Barn's interior and furniture, it's extremely comfy. Also, for such a large open area the insulation is fantastic and you'll feel extremely snug and cosy! Although there are only three rooms, the sofa beds in the main room provide additional beds. Plenty of bedding is also provided and some of us actually slept up on one of the mezzanines, very warm and no problem whatsoever.We'll be back for sure!!

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Keeks83
1 review
“Are you sure we can't stay forever?”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

If you're considering staying here stop thinking and just book it. I promise you will not be disappointed. A fantastic welcome from the owners - in spite of us turning up late. A georgeous location with excellent links for exploring the south west. I cannot rate Blackdown Barn highly enough, from the little details like what complementary supplies can the owners provide for your arrival; choices on bread, milk, cereal and a lovely welcome basket complete with Devon cream tea. To 5 star hotel fluffy towels and a bed I wish I could take home. Thank you so much for making my special birthdays celebrations ever better.

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