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Bydown Barn

Swimbridge (0.5ml S), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A gorgeous barn conversion offering enclosed decked area with private hot tub (photos coming soon)
  • Exceptional style with many vintage features including rustic wooden surfaces at every turn and an elegant copper bath tub
  • The perfect hideaway for a romantic couples escape just a few miles away from the seaside

 

Property code: 87728

Nestled in the tranquil rolling hills of Devon, our uniquely stylish holiday home is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. Upon entering this elegant, detached barn conversion, you cannot help but be bowled over by the attention to detail and design, as well as the ingenious use of space.

Escape to this truly magical couple’s retreat for a heavenly stay in rural Devon. It’s a charming property made from high-quality wood with a dreamy, stilted balcony above the entrance and greenery all around. You’ll be half a mile from the village of Swimbridge where you can enjoy a quiet pint too.

The inside of this quaint property will impress as soon as you enter, with its light-coloured decor and an iron spiral staircase leading up to the bedroom. In this open-plan space, there’s a comfy two-seater sofa plus a TV sitting atop a tripod – ideal for cosy film nights with your loved one. A generous amount of light streams in through the windows and French doors. The impressive hand-built kitchen units are made from natural wood for a truly unique look, and there’s a matching island with stools where you can sit and eat meals. Upstairs you’ll find a king-size bedroom, a bathroom with a sink made from a repurposed worktable, complete with its original vice. In the evenings, indulge in a long soak in the roll-top copper bathtub. The upstairs decking has a nestling spot for lounging plus plenty of space for some yoga in the trees (mats provided).

When it’s time to drag yourself away from your idyllic bolthole, you’ll find plenty of walks nearby, including in the Exmoor National Park (11 miles) where you can explore a stunning landscape of moorland, woodland, coast and rivers. Westward Ho! and Croyde (both 14 miles) are popular seaside towns you can wander around with your partner; and if you’re feeling energetic you can try out some water sports like surfing and paddleboarding.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath with handheld shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed and private decked area with garden furniture
  • Hot Tub on the deck from 13th February 2023
  • Allocated off-road parking for two cars
  • Accessed via a shared driveway
  • Beach 14 miles, shop 2.5 miles, and pub 0.5 mile
  • Please note this property does not accept infants
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog 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.

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Matt 8th December 2023

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Reviewed by Alastair 11th November 2023

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Fantastic place to stay to relax and unwind

Reviewed by Anna 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Tracy 29th October 2023

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Had a lovely stay but would not say dog friendly. We always take our dog when we go for weekends away but this was the least dog friendly place we have stayed and I wouldnt recommend to my friends with dogs Owners live on site and were very friendly on arrival but be aware their house is very close so if you are looking for privacy this is probablyRead more not the right place We had a lovely stay and the accommodation is nice but for the price not the high end we expected Hide

Reviewed by Eleanor 8th October 2023

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We had a wonderful stay in this charming characterful cottage. The surrounding fields and scenic view were peaceful and pure bliss. The cottage was a great place to relax and unwind. Me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed our stay. However it was not at all mentioned anywhere that we would be staying on the hosts family residence. Nick, Jen and the cRead morehildren gave us a very warm welcome and made sure we were comfortable/well connected to the surrounding areas. All in all a wonderful trip away. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 23rd September 2023

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Really lovely barn. Jen and Nick were very friendly and gave us plenty of ideas and places to visit. The location of the Barn was perfect too, nothing was to far away for days out. We would definitely recommend Bydown Barn. Thank you Jen & Nick for making our holiday perfect. Tracey & Gary Glover.

Reviewed by David 15th September 2023

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Beautiful building in a beautiful location. Silent at night, just the hoot of an owl to be heard. Spent lovely dark, starry nights in a secluded bubbly hot tub. The hosts are a lovely family & there for us if we needed anything. The barn seems basic at first but for us, had everything we needed. Had some lovely walks & drives around the county. We Read morewould certainly stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 25th August 2023

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We was unlucky with the weather but not unlucky with this holiday. Really lovely hosts, we made the most of the hot tub, one of the nicest ones weve been in. Location is close to many different places as long as you dont mind the country roads. Really lovely place to stay, bed was comfortable and considering it was dog friendly my allergies where nRead moreot triggered which is a credit to the hosts cleanliness I think. Ill second what someone else said about the lack of privacy with the toilet. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 21st July 2023

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Had a 2 night stay at the end of July We wish it was longer as we had a wonderful stay The property was comfortable and full of character Nick and Jen were great hosts and went out of there way to make our stay comfortable They gave us great tips on places to visit in the area If your looking for a unique place to stay in wonderful surroundings I cRead moreouldn't recommend this more highly Hide

Reviewed by Emma 11th July 2023

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We loved our stay at Bydown Barn. It had everything we needed and the hot tub was an added bonus! The owners were helpful, kind and accommodating. It was lovely to be able to take the dog with us as well. The barn is in a beautiful rural setting and it was lovely to hear the cows and sheep in the morning! We would definitely come back again to stayRead more. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Storm 3rd July 2023

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Fantastic little slice of country side paradise! Remote, but not too isolated. Spacious, quiet and comfy. Amazing hot tub. Brilliant hosts and very dog friendly. 10/10 would visit again.

Reviewed by Julie 5th June 2023

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If you want a relaxing environment, rest and a piece of paradise with fantastic views. This is the place to be. The barn is stunning and extremely comfortable

Reviewed by Cheuk man 28th May 2023

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The stay was amazing, we were warmly greeted by Nick and Jenny as we came into the barn. The Barn itself is very spacious, modern and clean. Very nice area and very convenient as it was ~30 minutes drive to bideford and westward ho beach and ~15 minutes to supermarkets. The hosts, Nick and Jenny (and their dog Dexter) was very friendly and accommodRead moreating making sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Highly recommend this stay and will come again if the chance pops up! Hide

Reviewed by Shaun 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Joseph 20th January 2023

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Fabulous place to stay, loved everything. Great location, recommended!

Reviewed by Lee-Ellen 25th November 2022

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Absolutely gorgeous stunning little country escape. I adored my time there, you could stay at the cabin and not leave the whole stay. If you wanted too. Take a supplies with you, a great kitchen, strong efficient oven! You have everything you might need to cook. The design is just fab a super comfy bed. The perfect setting for unwinding and distresRead moresing. Hide

Reviewed by Steven Jay 3rd November 2022

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Fabulous place to stay but for couples you need to be comfortable with each other as there isn't much privacy for toilet times apart from that I wouldn't change a thing

Reviewed by Martin 21st October 2022

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Fantastic location and owners were lovely and very helpful

Reviewed by Georgina 11th October 2022

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Bydown barn was such a lovely place to stay. The owners Nick&Jen were so attentive and kind. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Molly 30th September 2022

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Lovely little place for a getaway - very quiet and tranquil. Hosts were very helpful with suggestions of places to visit. Hopefully, will be returning!

Reviewed by Graham 21st September 2022

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Great place, comfortable, peaceful didnt need for anything. Nick & Jan really friendly and helpful great recommendations on where to visit and eat. And I mustnt forget Dexter the dog who is happy to come and say hello and have a belly rub. And a biscuit x Thanks Guys, we had a great time.

Reviewed by Linda 9th September 2022

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The owners gave us a warm welcome and live close by. We loved the cottage's quirky rustic style. The Victorian spiral staircase was a beautiful feature for example. Some luxuries were also included such as an enameled slipper bath, a very comfortable bed with quality linen duvet cover and pillowcases. The lounge-settee and flooring were also high eRead morend luxury items. Set in the rolling hilly meadows of rural Devon but only a short drive from coastal areas and lively towns/villages with loads to do Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 26th August 2022

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The hosts were amazing. Beautiful property and location, once you get used to the roads in Devon. The bed in the property is great, best sleep we have had in a long time, helped by the lack of noise and no street lights A great pub in walking distance. We travelled all over the north of Devon and into Cornwall. Travelled to Lynton and Lynmouth, IlfRead moreracombe, Clovelly, Tintagel Castle, Sandiford vineyards, all within 1 hours drive. Would recommend the curry on the beach in Woolacombe. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 5th August 2022

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A fantastic barn conversion in an idyllic spot. Nick and Jen were wonderful hosts who went out of their way to ensure everything was OK. Will hopefully revisit soon.

Reviewed by Lesley 29th July 2022

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Cottage was so nice and we had a relaxing stay. Owners were lovely and helpful, nothing too much trouble. We found lots of things to do within a fairly short distance of where we were staying. Would definitely recommend x

Reviewed by shawn 15th July 2022

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Beautiful setting, lovely property and helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Jules 9th July 2022

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Hosts Jenny and Nick were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was extremely comfortable.

Reviewed by David 21st June 2022

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Really great place to stay, not too far from the coast and other places to go, clean, comfy and the hosts were very nice and welcoming.

Reviewed by Caroline 17th June 2022

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Lovely barn conversion very tasfully done felt like no expense spared ,. A shame the barn isnt facing the fields and the sun doesnt reach balcony so evening when we hoped to sit in golden hour it was shaded and chilly , a broom for deck would be great to sweep leaves away so you can walk on decking with out bringing back in half a tree .if we were Read moreto stay again we would request the lodge which is more isolated south facing and has a hot tub ,barn not suitable for hot tub as no sun on balcony Hide

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