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“Absolute perfection, can't fault it”
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Woodpecker Barn
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10 reviews
Woodpecker Barn
Lounge
Lounge
Dining Room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
En-suite
En-suite shower
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Main Bathroom
Private garden and patio
Woodpecker Barn
Swimming Pool
Female changing room
Male Changing room
Outside showing part of the play area and meadow
Outside play area and barbeque area
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Games Room
Games Room
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon, England

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2marshall...
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Absolute perfection, can't fault it”
Reviewed August 12, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at Woodpecker Barn in July 2017, as a couple with our baby and toddler, my parents-in-law and our 9 year old niece. This place had everything.
We walked in the door to a definite wow factor, the barn was spacious and immaculately clean, with every facility we could have needed. Beds were so comfortable, bathrooms modern and spotless, and most importantly smart tv so we could access all the CBeebies the kids wanted! :-)
We didn't need to bring any toys or games, the barn had everything.
We had several rainy days, despite the time of year, but the kids were kept entertained in the games room and had no complaints. They also used the play area outside every day. Most important was the swimming pool: the kids loved it as it was so warm in there and even had some pool toys! Although it's a shared pool and we used it at various times of the day we only ever had to share it once. It's so big that sharing wasn't a problem anyway.

On our last night my husband and I could've cried with how little we wanted to leave, and especially the views. Photos could not do justice to the spectacular views. The sound of sheep in the nearby fields (and the kids loved having sheep in the field at the bottom of the garden!).

I could ramble forever, it was just so perfect. We have already recommended Woodpecker Barn to everyone and we are certain we'll be back.

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Management Response
Aug 14, 2017
Thank you for such a lovely review and glad to hear we are not the only ones who never want to leave when my family and I go down to stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Louise Baker
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Climber53...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous place to stay for all the family”
Reviewed September 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Woodpecker Barn was a fabulous place to stay. Set in lovely countryside and with everything you could need. We were a party of 6 mixed age adults and a two year old and found the accommodation spacious, well decorated with comfortable furnishings, well stocked kitchen, with dishwasher and washing machine and secure garden with lovely views across farm land. Great to have a downstairs toilet, a bedroom with ensuite plus a family bathroom. Swimming pool, play area and games room on site, so there never needs to be a dull moment, even if the weather is not great. It's obvious a lot of time and effort has gone in to ensuring every detail has been considered to make the holiday run smoothly. Great information pack and directions too. Lots to do in this lovely part of Devon, for all the family.
Would love to go again.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 9, 2016
Thank you for such a lovely review. I look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Louise
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EnricoPal...
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely, relaxing week at Woodpecker Barn”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We visited Woodpecker Barn in mid-late June and had a wonderful time. Our group comprised of my wife and I, my mother-in-law and my 4yr old daughter and 2 yr old son. The property was presented beautifully and extremely spacious for 5 people. The location is idyllic with great views of the countryside from the back garden. The children loved the indoor swimming pool and the adjoining play area, which were once again immaculate. We found somewhere different to visit each day and always no more than 30 minutes away in the car. We would not hesitate to recommend Woodpecker Barn to friends and family and hope to visit again one day!

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Louise
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Satisfiel...
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ideal Family Holiday Accommodation”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Our family stayed here for 5 days at the beginning of May and this included one 3 year old. The accommodation suited us perfectly and the barn is very well equipped from kitchen equipment to toys and dvds for children. The enclosed garden adjoining fields of sheep with their baby lambs was lovely as we were able to sit outside and the 3 year to play outside knowing that she was safe. The swimming pool was excellent as was the games/play room and the outside play equipment.
The owner was most helpful and the barn was very well kept, decorated and very clean.
Keith and Carol Reast

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: Only drawback was the walk from car park to barn carrying out luggage but it meant that our 3 year old was well out of the way of cars.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
Thank you for such a lovely review. Louise
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Debbie S
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect getawaya”
Reviewed March 29, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
2
people found this review helpful

The barn set in a perfect location away from traffic noise with beautiful views from the lounge.The kitchen was spacious with complimentary tea/coffee/sugar/milk and biscuits for us when we arrived. There is plenty of crockery and utensils and you will find everything you need. The lounge has a vast variety of dvd's toys games and books and a lovely wood burner which we made good use of, with plenty of room for us 6 adults and our 20 month old granddaughter All the bedrooms had plenty of storage, the bedding and towels were immaculate and rooms were decorated lovely.The swimming pool are was kept clean as were the changing rooms and we made use of the playroom a couple of times too. We would not hesitate in returning to this lovely homely barn.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 30, 2016
Debbie, thank you for such a wonderful review. We look forward having you again at Woodpecker Barn in the near future. Louise
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Risa1234
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great family weekend”
Reviewed March 28, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed here with my husband, 21month old daughter and both sets of our parents and we were extremely satisfied with everything woodpecker barn had to offer. The kitchen is huge and the living room is cosy. The wood burner was great as it was quite cold. Facilities were outstanding and the added extras were much appreciated from kids toys, DVDs, games, travel cot, stair gates. Owners were very quick to respond and friendly. Would absolutely stay again!

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Liked best: Home from home
Liked least: Not enough natural light in kitchen and middle bedroom
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Mar 29, 2016
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We look forward to hosting your return visit in the near future. Louise
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kenb621
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Above and Beyond”
Reviewed July 31, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
4
people found this review helpful

We had a problem with our original booking for the barn which was sorted out by the owner Louise in exemplary fashion. The barn is tastefully finished and equipped to a very high standard and lacks for nothing. We bought toys and games with us but need not have bothered. I have no hesitation in recommending Woodpecker Barn as a perfect place to stay to enjoy the peace of the Devon countryside with facilities that also cater for the needs of energetic children. I must also add that as the site is small and secluded they can be left to explore in safety.
Thank you Louise for a wonderful holiday.

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Liked best: Customer service and friendliness
Liked least: Devon lanes but they are to be expected in rural Devon
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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