Myself and three others stayed at Cotmore Barn for four nights before Christmas and we loved everything about it.
Piers welcomed us on our arrival and explained everything we needed to know, but also advised us to look in the handbook in the house, which we found very informative and helpful. He and Sue live nearby and are there if you need assistance or advice, but were never intrusive. We appreciated the welcome basket with brown bread, coffee and other treats. Lovely touch! As was the delightful Christmas tree!
The barn itself is very warm. That log burner really gives off some heat and brings a rustic feel to this modern abode. The heated floor downstairs where the bedrooms are added to the warm atmosphere.
I cannot fault anything about our stay. I recommend the homemade sausages you can buy from Piers -so tasty! It's very relaxing to be in such a quiet, cosy environment inside whilst you can visit the farmyard animals when you go outside.
We wished we could have stayed longer as it was utterly relaxing and there is much to discover in the nearby area such as taking a long walk by the lighthouse in Beesands. Our pup loved his stay there too! We will definitely be back!
It is rare for me to give 5 stars but this is one occasion when it was truly deserved.
As a family we decided, very late, to have a "get away from it all" Christmas. We noticed The Fabulous Barn Conversion and booked from Christmas Eve through to 27 December. What an absolute joy from the ease of booking through to arrival and then sadly departure.
Piers and Sue (considering the time of year) could not have been more accommodating. From extensive arrival notes and local knowledge to wonderful walks and of course local culinary suggestions.
Upon arrival we were greeted by a beautifully dressed Christmas tree together with an extensive welcome pack. A fabulous surprise.
The barn internally, externally and the surroundings are all fabulous.
We would have loved to have stayed for longer and shall return to hopefully enjoy a less blustery experience.
Thank you Piers & Sue
Nigel, Jayne, Isabella & Ruby (the posh poodle)
The Barn was everything we were hoping for as a relaxing holiday getaway. Piers and Sue were very welcoming and the Barn was beautiful, clean and tidy and well equipped for our week long stay. We took our 3yr old terrier Tank with us and the enclosed garden by the barn and the orchard behind were ideal for her to stretch her legs. The farm is located in the very beautiful rolling countryside of South Devon and is close to a number stunning coastal walks and lovely towns which are well worth exploring. The Café Ode at Gara Rock do a nice lunch and the Trademan's Arms at Stokenham a hearty dinner and both are dog-friendly. After returning from our adventures for the day it was great to come back to the Barn and relax in front of the roaring log burner.
We had a really great holiday and would highly recommend the Barn and Cotmore Farm. We hope to return soon.
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On arrival the property had not been cleaned since the last occupants. For example, the shower and toilet were dirty, the kitchen floor was filthy, food remains were stuck to plates, bowls and kitchen table, hairs on the dish cloth, dirty food caddy, etc. On complaining, the owner's representative cleaned the shower and toilet but we were left to clean the kitchen before we could cook dinner. This was not a great way to spend the first evening after a long drive. Some cleaning issues were left unresolved.
There were several other problems with this property but we felt that we could not complain further. We were offered a small refund after the event but felt this did not cover the inconvenience and unpleasantness we experienced in this property. We have been renting holiday properties both in the UK and abroad for the last 25 years and this is definitely the worst experience we have had.
We really enjoyed our stay in Cotmore barn. We have had three other rental properties in this area - each with its own pro and cons - but this was our favourite. It is on a lovely quiet farm and slightly off the beaten track. We have a 9 yr old and 8 yr old and they really enjoyed roving around the farm feeding the pigs with Piers and looking at the horses with Sue. They also enjoyed picking the eggs for our breakfast! The barn was just what we wanted - nice old exterior, modern interior, very well equipped and with a brilliant wood burner which we lit every night. All the facilities were spot on. Really nice welcome basket. We know the area well so the beauty didnt surprise us, but if you are new to the area then you will love it. If we come back to South Devon (highly likely) we will come back to Cotmore Farm!