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“Cosy, comfortable toddler-friendly cottage”
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28 reviews
The Barn @ Southcombe Farm
The lovely lounge in The Barn
The lovely lounge complete with log burner
The master bedroom complete with lovely king size double
The spacious twin bedroom suitable for children and adults
The twin bedroom
The downstairs hallway
The kitchen with everything you would expect from a five star property
The bathroom is fully tiled
Free tractor ride for families with children
In the wildlife hide
The tyre swing
River Walking
Spot wildlife
Great beaches and surf nearby
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Barn -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Holsworthy, Torridge, Devon, England

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murr836
Ascot, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy, comfortable toddler-friendly cottage”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

The weather was miserable, but the welcome from Farmer Paul and his family was incredibly warm. Our toddler loved going out to feed the animals, explore the farm, and ride on the tractor. He's still talking about Farmer Paul and the animals a week on - high praise indeed from a two year old! The barn itself was great - it had everything we needed for a week away, and was active-toddler proof. The bed was fab, with a really warm, puffy duvet. Lots to do in the area, the Tamar Otter centre was great fun, and Hartland Quay was good for walking.

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Liked best: Feeding the animals. The bed
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you again, Farmer Paul ;-)
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SmJ19
Petersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy, clean and comfortable”
Reviewed April 29, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Cosy, clean and comfortable - just how we like it! Looking forward to being here again soon. Thank you for a lovely break.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
May 1, 2013
Really glad you had a great break and thank you for taking the time to review us :-)
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Anne L
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic half term break”
Reviewed February 26, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We had a lovely half term break the cottage was lovely and cosy even though the mercury dopped below freezing at night, it was just what we needed. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived , the owners had a great deal of local knowledge, nothing seemed too much trouble. I loved seeing the ducks each morning just outside the windows and feeding the new lambs. It s a place I hope to return to in the near future.

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Liked best: Very clean and comfortable
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 4, 2013
Really glad you had a great stay, and thank you for taking the time to review us :-)
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Karen0602...
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fantasic accomodation, warm welcome, lovely views !!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 for a stay in May 2012

we have stayed at the Barn for the last 4 years and at the end of every stay we cannot wait to return.
the accomodation is worthy of 5 stars, cosy, comfortable, and cleaned to a high standard.
you are welcomed on your arrival with a lovely fruit cake handmade by eileen and tea/coffee/milk.
the free wifi in this day and age is a bonus with 2 teenagers !
nothing is too much trouble, you can help feed the animals, go on farm walks, tractor rides
or just relax by the Barn(weather permitting) or inside on the cosy sofas.
would highly recommend this Barn to stay in and explore the west country .

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Liked best: that you are made to feel welcome on the farm
Liked least: nothing ! we keep going back each year !
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2013
Thank you for reviewing us :-)
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bigredbuc...
Hertford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Away From It All”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 for a stay in July 2012

The cottage is clean, well-equipped and tidy rather than luxurious. The living area is upstairs and makes the best of the lovely views. My children were 11 and 13 at the time of travel and enjoyed feeding the charming ducks. They also loved roaming over the estate and visiting the tyre swing. Farm holidays do seem to entertain younger children especially well.
You really do feel away from the city life and there's lots of wildlife around if that interests you.

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Liked best: Glorious countryside and peaceful location.
Liked least: Found the bedrooms less appealing than the living areas.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2013
Thank you for your review it is greatly appreciated :-).
I just wanted to let you know that since your stay all the mattresses have been replaced with top quality pocket sprung models. In addition the master bedroom now has a king size double rather than a standard.
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chris f
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place!!”
Reviewed January 15, 2013 for a stay in August 2012

Thank you so much for the fantastic barn in such a beautiful setting. We have had a lovely time here, so sad to leave. Definitely want to return soon! Great for kids and grown ups alike...

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Liked best: Extremely welcoming and permitted to roam freely around the grounds
Liked least: Going home!!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 31, 2013
Thank you for reviewing us :-)
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Flyingboy...
Ipswich
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent super place”
Reviewed January 15, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

Thank you Paul, Eileen and Jim.
We've had a wonderful half term holiday despite the bad weather. The barn is beautiful and you have all made us feel very welcome. The kids loved helping out on the farm and building dams in the stream. Thanks Eileen for showing us the best spot for dam building and the reed boat master class.
The fruit cake was yummy, just what was needed after a long drive

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Liked best: Super friendly and very quiet
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • 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?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 31, 2013
Thank you for reviewing us :-)
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