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Woodpecker Barn

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28 reviews
Welcome to Woodpecker Barn
Devon slate house sign
Lounge area with doors to patio
Dining area and kitchen
Kitchen area
Main bedroom with double bed
Second bedroom with king size bed and a single bed
Double doors lead on to private patio
Teak table and chairs for 'al fresco' dining
The courtyard garden which is shared by our three cottages
Summer rambling roses outside Woodpecker Barn
Children's playground in our field just opposite the cottage
The alpacas in our field are as Interested in our guests...as they are in the alpacas
Our chickens who lay your fresh eggs
Local walk along the River Avon Valley
Bantham beach - great for families
Bantham estuary - fantastic walks
Reflections of Burgh Island
Walk along the estuary near Aveton Gifford
Dartmouth harbour - a beautiful town to visit - and maybe take a boat trip
Stormy seas and rainbow over South Milton Sands
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Kingsbridge, Devon, England
Our cottage is a superb stone converted barn in the picturesque 200 year old farmstead of Higher Hendham Barns which has eight cottages. We live in Pillar Barn which is the largest cottage, and have three of the other barns to rent out for holiday lets - see details of Swallow Barn and Kingfisher Barn below. All three cottages are adjacent and with the use of a large shared courtyard, they are perfect for several families or large groups staying together. Woodpecker Barn has been furnished and equipped to provide the highest quality self catering accommodation.

All our cottages overlook our two acre field where we have a large children's playground with a large climbing frame, swings, slide, climbing ropes, trampoline, see-saw, children's picnic table with built in sand play unit, football goal and badminton net. We also have num...
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Listing #HL1306031
About the Owner
Mike and Judy L
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

 experience: We stayed for four nights over half term. Clean, very pleasant and fantastically well equipped property. Mike and Judy were very welcoming and we enjoyed the welcome pack of eggs and scones. Out in the countryside, and well placed for visiting Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and...More

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Management response:Responded 27 February 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the barn and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday at woodpecker barn. The barn has everything you need to make it a home from home. Mike and Judy are very friendly people who will accommodate your very need during your stay. The welcome pack was a very nice...More

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Management response:Responded 3 September 2017

We were so pleased you enjoyed such good weather and made the most of your stay. Thank you for your kind comments

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

We enjoyed very much our time in this cottage. Just wished that we spent more time in it instead of driving around trying to take in the Devon countryside. My niece loved the playground, especially the trampoline. The llamas were a very exciting addition for...More

Thank jerrieng
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

Thank you Jerrie - we were so pleased you all enjoyed your time here and managed to do some exploring as well.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 Full
    1 Queen
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  • Damage Deposit: $195 / stay - Deposit
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Our rental prices include all electricity, heating (oil fired boiler), duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels.
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About the neighbourhood
We are just 15 minutes drive from Kingsbridge and if you love the ambiance of a traditional English market town, you'll love Kingsbridge. Situated at the top of the Salcombe estuary, it is surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside, making it perennially popular for walking and boating holidays. The town attracts a lot of tourism yet manages to keep a tranquil charm and friendly atmosphere. It has a great selection of local shops including a fishmonger, butchers, bakers, and fresh vegetables as well as two reasonably sized supermarkets - Tescos and Morrissons. In the summer it is decked out with flowers and has won awards from Britain in Bloom for many years.


The town takes its name from an ancient bridge built to link two royal estates – Alvington and Chillington, and by...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 65.0 km
Railway: Totnes: 14.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 40.0 km
Travelling by car to South Devon is easy on motorways or fast main roads from London and South East, the Midlands or further north.

Take the M5 to Exeter and it is then about an hours drive on the A38 Devon Expressway (all dual carriageway) to the turn off to Loddiswell. From here you are about 8 miles on Devon country lanes to Higher Hendham.

We will send you details of the best route to find us a couple of weeks before your date of arrival.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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