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Sweetcombe Barn

Sidmouth (4mls N), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spot the local wildlife from your private decked terrace with breath taking views
  • Peaceful rural location with several lovely walks from the barn and only a mile from the village of Sidbury
  • Plenty of space in the large enclosed garden for couples, families and pets to enjoy
  • Popular local beaches include Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth
Property code: SWCOM

Occupying a hillside setting in private grounds, this property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, through which many footpaths can be taken, making it an ideal location for families and dogs alike. A few miles away, the village of Sidbury was one of the earliest settlements in Devon and boasts an iron age fort, popular pub and shop. Take to the nearby Jurassic Coast, which spans 95 miles of the Dorset coastline, encompassing popular beaches including Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth and offering wonderful walks. Other local attractions include the nearby cathedral city of Exeter, the caves at Beer, Bicton Gardens and the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth.

Inside, this charming property has been beautifully finished to retain a host of original features including exposed beams and stonework and high vaulted ceilings. The downstairs accommodation is open plan; a step up to the large kitchen to the rear of the property featuring oak floorboards, exposed beams overhead and a long dining table is ideal for entertaining. In the kitchen, you will find a gas oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, feature original Belfast sink and dishwasher, while a shared utility room in an external outbuilding houses the washing machine and shared freezer space. Once you have finished your meal, settle down for the evening to enjoy the Smart TV  in the lounge area, where a wood burner sits against a feature exposed brick wall and French doors open out to the magnificent views. At the end of a long day, step upstairs to the cosy mezzanine floor where there is one super king-size and two single beds, ideal for couples or families. This room is accessed via a steep staircase and features a reduced height ceiling lined with charming oak beams. The wet room with WC is located on the ground floor.

French doors open from the lounge area to an elevated decked terrace with seating and spectacular views over the valley and woodland below. While adults relax with a drink and take in the scenery, younger guests and dogs can take the steps down to the grassed area below to make the most of the enclosed lawn below

  • 1 bedroom accessed via steep stairs with 1 super king-size and 2 single beds
  • 1 wet room with WC on ground floor
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, Belfast sink and dishwasher
  • Shared utility room in external outbuilding with washing machine and shared freezer space
  • Large Smart TV
  • Wood burner - 1st basket of logs included
  • Starlink Superfast Wi-Fi throughout the barn
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with seating
  • Enclosed lawn area for dogs
  • Regret no babes in arms
  • Upstairs is accessed via a steep staircase and features a reduced height ceiling lined with charming oak beams
  • 3 well-behaved dogs welcome - please bring own towels
  • Beach 5 miles, shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Helen Gardner

This property is personally managed by Helen.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alexandra 25th May 2024

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A really peaceful location with stunning views from the enclosed terrace.We saw lots of bird life and it was a wonderful place to eat lunch! Our dogs were very happy too in the enclosed garden! The Barn was very comfortable with all the amenities you could ask for and an amazing bed!We had a really lovely week!

Reviewed by David 4th May 2024

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A very comfortable, spacious barn with lovely verandah and garden. Ideal for dogs - and keeping an eye on them in the garden from the verandah with a drink in hand. Lovely walks in the woods next door. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Jane 13th April 2024

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Very much enjoyed our stay at Sweetcombe Barn. The property was very warm and comfortable - although you need to be fit to cope with the stairs, which were steep. The location couldn't be bettered, and it was only the poor weather which prevented us from taking full advantage of the terrace, with wonderful views, outside the patio doors. Highly recRead moreommend for a peaceful, comfortable break in a beautiful part of Devon, oh, and the dogs loved it too! Hide

Reviewed by Marcus 14th October 2023

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Fantastic cottage. Great range of equipment. Means you can cook anything. Great location for dogs. We have a very elderly dog who struggled with the garden steps. Other two were fine with them. The location is lovely with local wildlife in abundance. Place was very clean and fresh.

Reviewed by Graham 30th September 2023

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The perfect hideaway from busy lives. Nestled on a beautiful hillside with woodland to walk in, The Barn is clean, comfortable and cosy. You are 10-15 mins drive from Branscombe, Beer and Seaton which are all pretty seaside villages/towns. The owners have made your visit as comfortable as they can with plenty of local info in their file, a log burnRead moreer if you get cold, comfy sofas, your own private garden with fruit trees in, and a secluded setting. Definitely a holiday let we will return to! Hide

Reviewed by Freda 23rd September 2023

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A beautiful cottage in a tranquil location. Lovely garden for our border collie and a beautiful deck to relax on. Loads to see and lots of walks in the area.

Reviewed by Richard 8th July 2023

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A delightful cottage in a lovely setting. It is very comfortable with all you need. However take care on the steep stairs The enclosed garden is great for dogs, but one end has a wire fence adjoining a field which does have cattle in it at times. Honiton is close for supermarkets but if you want to eat out the Hare and Hounds at Putts Corner can beRead more thoroughly recommended. The cottage is nicely situated for Sidmouth, Beer and Seaton but Exeter and South Devon arent that far away either. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 1st July 2023

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A nice property in a lovely location. Local wildlife is a must-see!. The surrounding countryside is unbelievably quiet.

Reviewed by Mark 24th June 2023

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A lovely place with great views. Nice walks in the area

Reviewed by Kevin 17th June 2023

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Great cottage. Great views and really peaceful

Reviewed by Tracy 20th May 2023

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Absolutely wonderful time and weather was encountered while visiting this cottage. Dogs absolutely loved the garden. Beware the stairs to the mezzanine are very steep and narrow so maybe not suitable for people with mobility issues. You get to see cows wandering past the garden looking for greener pastures. No smart TV so limited tv channels to watRead morech in the evening. Visit Lyme Regis beach, it is gorgeous. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 6th May 2023

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Definitely a lovely place to stay. Very welcoming and we'll appointed.

Reviewed by Janet 29th April 2023

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This is a truly lovely spot. The barn was great. Lovely and roomy. Well stocked with pots and pans and the like. There was even a bowl of water waiting for the dogs. The views are lovely whether on the upper deck or in the garden. If you are up early enough, you may well see the deer coming to call whilst in the garden with your first cuppa. This iRead mores a lovely peaceful place and some super walks on hand. Plenty of thing to see and do in the area and some lovely pubs for food. Owners lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 22nd April 2023

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Absolutely beautiful barn, everything I could hope for. Clean ,comfortable with a beautiful view from the terrace. The garden was perfect for the dogs. The night skies on a clear night were amazing as was the sounds of the birds in the morning. Loved every moment.

Reviewed by Alison 15th April 2023

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Fabulous place, so much to see and do in surrounding area.

Reviewed by Amanda 19th November 2022

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Lovely accommodation , warm and comfortable . Large wet room , warm and comfortable . Lovely large living area and large kitchen are all open plan . Large garden secure for dogs and children . Veranda and the most wonderful view over looking surrounding woodland . Steps up to bedroom area would not Suit anyone who has mobility problems , quite steeRead morep . Bedroom lovely , large kingsize bed and two singles open plan . Drive up to accommodation quite bumpy , fine if you take it slowly . Peaceful Hide

Reviewed by Jane 12th November 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Kathryn 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by David 17th September 2022

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If you are looking for a comfortable stay in a remote location with total peace and quiet this property is for you, located at the end of a farm track and surrounded by fields and woodland the only noise you hear is birds during the day and owls at night. Large secure garden for dogs with woodland walks just to the rear of the property. Well locateRead mored for trips to coastal towns and the nearby Donkey Sanctuary is free entry and welcome dogs. You will be well refreshed at the end of your holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 27th August 2022

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A fabulous cottage, well equipped with very dog friendly enclosed garden and lovely terrace area to sit out and enjoy the views, it felt like we were in the tree canopy. Beautifully quiet and relaxing location and although rural it is within very easy driving access of local towns, villages and beaches. Very helpful hosts. We shall definitely returRead moren when the weather is a little cooler to enjoy some of the coastal walks. Hide

Reviewed by Sam 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Gary 6th August 2022

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This place has the most stunning view! Very tranquil and ideal if you are looking for a perfect chill out. The location is remote so needed to use the car daily but that wasn't a problem at all. Highly recommend sitting on the balcony at night to watch the stars appear and the moon rise. Absolutely beautiful. I would definately recommend as a holidRead moreay choice. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 9th July 2022

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Thank you for the warm welcome we received and the information pack which was very helpful. The location is simply wonderful and the dogs loved the garden. The delight for us city folk seeing the cows wandering by daily was enchanting. To be in the midst of peace and tranquillity simply listening to the sounds in the forest on your own balcony was Read moresimply precious. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 25th June 2022

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Lovely quiet location. Perfect for exploring the East Devon Coast. Own terrace a plus with great views. Accomodation comfortable, bed especially so! Good walks from doorstep as well as further afield by car.

Reviewed by Steve 18th June 2022

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Great barn conversion, very comfortable with plenty of space inside and outside. The location was great, very quiet, yet handy for lots of locations along the coast. Had a great meal at the Hare& Hounds, with the dogs being made most welcome.

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