The charming Thrushell valley is home to Barbaryball’s five exceptional luxury self-catering holiday cottages. Awarded with a four and five star Gold quality rating by the national tourism agency, Visit Britain, the barns are tucked away in 12 acres of vibrant green pasture and the luxurious self-catering accommodation enjoys unspoilt views across the river Thrushell. Access to this rural peace is simple by road, rail or air and the barns are open all year round.
360 Degree Virtual Tour of Devon Country Barns
Having just returned from a few days away in Devon and specifically at Devon Country Barns, I can honestly say how happy the stay has made us. After a difficult few months, time away from home was so welcomed and to do it in such a setting was truly wonderful. We stayed in Apple House which is beautiful, perfectly placed to overlook the lovely countryside all around the Barns especially from the comfort of the hot tub! We were incredibly lucky to experience the best weather of 2018 so far and we took full advantage to both explore the magnificent surroundings and also enjoy the cottage to the full. Both Ute and Richard are as welcoming hosts as you can get and their hospitality is second to none. We can’t wait for our next visit!
There is never anything other than positives to say about this gorgeous place. We holiday here three or four times each year and our stay is always delightful. All of the barns are stunning and the hospitality is second to none. We will be back again in the Autumn!
Just come back from 4 fabulous nights in Meadow Barn, with our two Flatcoats. We never go anywhere twice: there’s too much of the world to see! But we returned after our first visit last year and will go again next. It’s that good. The quality of the barns, of the furnishings, and the care and attention to detail that Richard and Ute put into their property is first class. And when you add the beautiful countryside, including the steam at the bottom of the meadow, you have a perfect getaway for you and your dogs.
We stayed in Meadow barn for four nights as a mini-moon and had a wonderful stay. Meadow barn was excellent value and presents as a superb, well equipped and exceptionally clean barn conversion for two. We brought our greyhound Tom who loved having so many walks so close by! Excellent place for dog owners as there are even kennels on site and lots of space for dogs to walk and run. The hot tub was also spotlessly clean and well maintained, perfect for relaxing under the stars and a lovely outdoor snug with seating and heater is perfect to make the most of the lovely meadow views. We had a lovely stay and will definitely be recommending to friends and family!
We hired 3 of the cottages for my daughters 40th birthday with 6 dogs, 3 children under 5 and 8 adults, it worked so well. Plenty of room to get together in the tractor barn. The cottages themselves are amazing, so clean and of a very high standard. The welcome by the owners second to none, perfect, friendly and very accommodating. We will return. Thank you.
I’ve stayed here three times with my family and each time has been wonderful. We always get a warm welcome and the barn is always clean and well-kept. We stayed in the Tractor Barn each time and I’m extremely fond of it. The rooms and beds are really comfy and the wood fire upstairs is especially nice on a cold autumnal night. It isn’t far from places of interest and it has a really nice hot tub. Dogs are also welcome (our dog loves it).
Choice of 5 Luxury Cottages
All five luxury Barns are furnished to an exceptional standard with many quirky individual touches that will help make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. They have been converted using traditional building materials such as lime plaster, oak lintels and slate floor tiles but at the same time provide exceptional levels of comfort with underfloor heating throughout, woodburners in each barn, kitchens equipped with the most modern appliances and wall mounted flatscreen home cinema systems. All of our barns now have their own private hot tubs.
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