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Merry Barn

Honiton (4mls E), Devon
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish and contemporary detached converted barn with its own games garage and private hot tub
  • Conveniently located approximately 1 mile to the picturesque village centre with its own fabulous pub and well stocked community run local shop
  • Keen adventurers can enjoy the Blackdown Hills and visit National Trust Killerton House, the world-famous Jurassic Coast or the Cathedral city of Exeter
  • There's plenty to do for the children at Wildwood Escot and Crealy Adventure Park, only a few miles away
Property code: 83267

This delightful and spacious rural barn nestles in a peaceful spot with enclosed garden and wooded area where you can relax in hammocks. Set on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a stylish base from which to explore the local area.

Book a group stay at this eye-catching, contemporary barn near Lower Cheriton, 5 miles from Honiton, and discover the beauty of East Devon. Up to eight guests can stay at the four-bedroom property, which nestles near woodland and takes in glorious views out across the countryside. Enjoy the enclosed garden and savour all the space you have inside. Head down to the coast and plan day trips out into Exeter.

Open the door, leave your outerwear in the hall and make your way through into the splendid lounge/kitchen/diner, which is filled with natural light and has a vaulted ceiling. Settle on the sofas to watch TV or take in the leafy views from the table. Prepare meals for your party in the modern kitchen area then dine together. Members of your party might also like to play table tennis or air hockey in the games room. Find a utility room close by. Bedrooms at the barn include two super-king-sizes, with zip-and-link beds that can be arranged as twins in advance, plus a bunk bedroom and a king-size, with en-suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom and an additional separate WC. Spill out into the garden on sunny days to light the BBQ, relax in the hot tub or doze off in a hammock. Find room to store cycles and other outdoor equipment in the games room and parking for three cars at the barn.

Lace up your walking boots or hop on your bikes and head straight out from home to explore the Blackdown Hills or the East Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Drive 11 miles down to the coast at Sidmouth to spend the day playing on the sand and splashing in the sea. Venture 17 miles into the city of Exeter to see its historic sites, to shop and to dine out.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into twins on request) and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Smart TV in the lounge and 3 bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included however due to rural location, speed and connectivity may be intermittent
  • Enclosed garden and patio area with garden furniture and gas BBQ
  • Private hot tub
  • Games room with table tennis table, air hockey and pool table
  • Private off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Beach 11 miles, pub and village shop approximately 1 mile away
  • Whole property benefits from mechanical heat recovery ventilation
  • Please note changeover days are Fridays and Mondays. 3 nights minimum stay at Merry Barn
  • Please note, group bookings may be checked to ensure the purpose of the stay is for a holiday, and where relevant, a security deposit may be requested
  • Please be respectful of our neighbours and we ask for no loud noise/music outside after 1030pm.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. 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 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alexander 24th March 2024

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We enjoyed a fabulous stay, as a family of four, at Merry Barn. The place is amazing, very spacious, with 4 bedrooms and perfectly positioned in quiet countryside. We loved the hot tub, the property is very well equipped and is immaculate throughout. Communication with the owners was excellent. We enjoyed jumping in the car and exploring beaches onRead more the South coast, with the likes of Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth all a short drive away. Highly recommend, will definitely return!! Hide

Reviewed by Suzy 1st February 2024

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We stayed here with my granddaughter who is neuro diverse. Both inside and out were just so Peaceful and calm. Warm and comfy beds and bedrooms. So well equipped, everything thought of. She loved the games room it was a winner with the pool table .. The hot tub was so relaxing. So quiet sitting in it. Could hear the birds singing idyllic country seRead moretting but only 10 mins from Honiton. Cant wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Toni 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Geoff 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Jill 25th August 2023

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What a great holiday we all had ! Accommodation was perfect in every way .The games room was much enjoyed by us all especially by my 13 year old Grandson . The hot tub was brilliant too . It was a perfect week and we were all sorry to have to leave !

Reviewed by Simon 11th August 2023

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Had a brilliant time. House was as advertised and Dave and Sue made us feel really welcome. Kids have asked if we can go again next year

Reviewed by Mark 21st July 2023

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What a lovely property ­ Very spacious with everything you needed and more I recommend this to anyone as its in a lovely location and quality all round The hosts were fantastic and couldnt be more helpful and friendly with good communication. 5 ­

Reviewed by Simon 14th July 2023

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Merry Barn is a well maintained and relaxing property- a well stocked kitchen with everything you will need the layout is great and flows very well on all ground level. All the beds a very comfy and the hot tub is an excellent addition to add to the relaxation element of the property ,if you are looking for a relaxing holiday with all the creature Read morecomforts of home and more look no further than Merry Barn. The Games room was excellent - and Dave also supplies meat boxes for the BBQ -thanks S&K Hide

Reviewed by Mark 3rd June 2023

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A beautiful holiday destination which is well presented by two lovely welcoming hosts. I would recommend this holiday to my closest friends and family.

Reviewed by Jessica 12th May 2023

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Owners were warm and welcoming, the property was absoloutly beautiful and had everything we needed. We had a very relaxing few days spent at Merry Barn and can't wait to book to come back. I have also recommended to a few people who have asked where we stayed.

Reviewed by Carla 28th April 2023

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We had a family weekend away at Merry barn and had a really lovely, relaxing break. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well equipped and ideal for 6 adults and 2 toddlers. The garden area is lovely and the hot tub and games room are a great addition. Dave was a great host, we would highly recommended this location and accommodation!

Reviewed by Britta 7th April 2023

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I highly recommend this property. The barn is even more stunning than on the photos and the owners are lovely. The property if very private, but the next village (with a lovely local shop) is only 5 to 10 minutes drive away. Fabulous beaches, hiking spots and restaurants are all within 20 to 30 minutes drive. There are many exciting activities to dRead moreo in East Devon and it is less crowded compared to Cornwall. We will be back for sure. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 31st March 2023

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Excellent facilities with fabulous country views. The grandchildren loved the games room Would recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Helen 10th February 2023

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Perfect for a chilled out holiday. We all loved it. Could also see would be great for a family as well. Wouldnt change a thing. Thankyou Dave

Reviewed by Sue 13th January 2023

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What a lovely place! The last part of our journey there was along a single track road in beautiful Devonshire countryside. Our hosts greeted us & showed us around. The accommodation was roomy & comfortable. The kitchen had all that we needed to cook up good meals and there was plenty of room for our supplies. We enjoyed the hot tub, even in a cool Read more& wet January! Games were available for our evenings as well as a well equipped games room. Our stay was short but memorable! Hide

Reviewed by Kate 28th October 2022

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We had a great time here- family gathering -kitchen well equipped, hot tub and Games room were great - Owners welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by Rebekah 21st October 2022

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Such a lovely stay away. Dave greeted us with a pot of tea and scones, which was needed after a long drive, due to traffic. Property flowed perfectly with good areas for the kids to play as well as adult to have a hub to relax too Location was beautiful. Sunrise across the fields, and far enough out of the way from others, but close to towns, shopRead mores and restaurants. We visited a few local pubs and all owners and the food had good reviews by all in our party. Thanks Dave for a lovely break. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 7th October 2022

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Beautiful part of the country and beautiful place to stay. Lovely welcome from the owner and we really appreciated the cream tea left for us too. Lovely place for a family group to stay. Games room and basketball hoop especially good for teenagers in the party. Hot tub was a lovely treat too. Outside area was lovely. Decorated beautifully, warm ,spRead moreacious and spotlessly clean with everything you need. Hide

Reviewed by Beth 30th September 2022

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Beautiful property in a lovely location. It was perfect for what we needed and the owners were helpful and friendly!

Reviewed by Suzanne 16th September 2022

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We were a party of 6 adults and two toddlers. Merry Barn was perfect in size and layout. It had something for everyone to relax and enjoy the holiday. We were especially thankful for the safe, enclosed grounds which allowed our toddlers to roam as they wanted. This was also the best equipped cottage we've ever had, with plenty of crockery and utensRead moreils. Absolutely loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Robert 2nd September 2022

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Would not change a thing everything just perfect

Reviewed by Alison 26th August 2022

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Wow .. what a find! Exceeded all our expectations. This barn conversion is amazing. Peaceful and calm and relaxing.... just what we all needed. The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend. Will be back again and hopefully soon. Thank you Dave and Sarah !

Reviewed by Alan 19th August 2022

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We had a brilliant week at Merry Barn. My three grandchildren didn't want to come home. They were either in the garage (games room), the hot tub or in a hammock. Clean, comfortable, very well equipped and very, very peaceful. Owners were very welcoming and amenable. I must admit I could have managed a few more days.

Reviewed by Robert 12th August 2022

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We enjoyed our stay so much that we never wanted to go home, it was brilliant, we felt so much at ease by Dave and Sarahs welcome and they were there for us if we needed anything, the location is perfect for a family with children, you have got major supermarkets only 10 minutes away and a bustling high street with some lovely pubs, closer to home Read moreis a lovely little village with a traditional country pub which served top quality food, 30-45 mins away are several beaches, we absolutely loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Allan 15th July 2022

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This is an ideal property to get away from the usual day to day noises and distractions. The facilities and games provided are really good and is a real home from home. Its really worth taking up the offer of barbeque meat from Dave as its very tasty and great quality. Access to the barn is easy and you soon get used to single track roads. Its wortRead moreh a trip to Dave's farm as well. All in all, a great location and would book again. Hide

Reviewed by Mohammed Omar 24th June 2022

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Exceptional cottage with highly respectful owners who helped us to every step of the way and even gave us a lift to the shops and the station. 8 teenage boys and no sense of any misinterpreted assumptions were sensed. The place itself is incredibly clean and homely and the jacuzzi accompanied by an unbelievable view is the cherry on top. Every bit Read moreof cutlery you can think of is there, showers are prefect, beds are comfy, games room is great. tumble dryer/washing machine top notch. STAY HERE! Hide

Reviewed by Jeanette 17th June 2022

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We had a truly wonderful week at Merry Barn. A relaxing but central location for visiting the local coastal villages and some great walks straight from the doorstep. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Rebecca 6th May 2022

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Merry Barn is probably the best holiday accommodation I have ever stayed in. The house is very well designed with the bedrooms (with very comfy beds) away from the noise of the living space and loads of room for everyone. Outside is stunning and so tranquil without any traffic noise at all and hammocks strung between trees to enjoy the beautiful coRead moreuntryside views from. The attention to detail was noted with flowers on the table and a cream tea provided for us. We could have stayed forever! Hide

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