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Mead Barn Holiday Cottages

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We have had an amazing Easter break. Martin and Joanna are wonderful hosts and can't do enough for you. We came, 2 adults, 2 children and our dog. We did horseriding with Jane (around the corner). What a fantastic experience. We visited the pub to eat (recommend to book). This is a 15 minute walk through the fields, great fun...

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

15 -22 July. We spent a lovely week at mead barn holiday cottages, Tythe Barn had everything we could have wished for, a real home from home, fully equipped kitchen a bonus when self catering. On arrival a very welcoming home made cake, milk, tea and coffee supplied, just what is needed after a long journey. Kids loved the tennis...

Thank Melissa G
Martin C, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, Thank you very much for making the effort to write such a great review of Mead Barn Cottages! We very much enjoyed having you and your gang around for the week. Our best regards, Martin & Joanna

Reviewed 27 July 2016

We've recently returned from a fantastic holiday at Mead Barn Cottages and can highly recommend it for those looking for a tranquil break with the family. Martin and Joanna were warm and welcoming hosts and were knowledgeable about the local area. The cottages are well equipped and finished to a high standard. The facilities for the children went beyond our...

Thank Greg C
Martin C, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Greg, I just wanted to thank you and acknowledge the positive review you have kindly left us after your holiday at Mead Barn Cottages. We're very pleased you had a fantastic time and that you enjoyed the cottage and our local area. Do come again and visit! Oh and thank you also for the terrific photos you have posted...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had a fantastic stay in Red Cottage during the first week of July. We were met with a very warm welcome by the owners Joanna and Martin. The cottage was beautiful, well equiped and very well presented. The sandwich cake, fresh flowers and a bottle of fizz were really nice touches. Our rescue dog Izzy settled straight in and...

Thank Dave B
Martin C, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the tip-top review Dave. Very decent of you to take the time to post one. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mead Barn Cottages and we very much enjoyed having you here. Hope to see you again perhaps next summer. Our best regards, Martin & Joanna.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Well, what a great place to stay. We went at the beginning of June and had a brilliant week of weather too which was more luck than judgement! Anyway for a dog friendly holiday you can't beat Mead Barn Holiday Cottages as a base to stay if you want to be off the beaten track. We stayed in Red Cottage...

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Martin C, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time and making the effort to review our property. We're delighted you had a good holiday and that the weather here was quite splendid for you during your stay. We're also naturally very pleased at receiving such a positive review! Hopefully the information you have shared about Mead Barn Cottages and the local...

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2016

From the moment we arrived at Red Cottage it felt like home. Perfectly peaceful, perfectly furnished and a great "Welcome" from owners Joanna and Mark. Even our new rescue dog settled in straight away, and throughly enjoyed her first exploration of nearby beach 10 minute walk from Red Cottage. Time flew and all too soon we had to return to...

Thank janesymner
Martin C, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your positive review and for taking the time to share your experience, it is much appreciated. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hopefully seeing all three of you again here in the future. Best regards.

Reviewed 10 November 2015

Just spent a fantastic week in Red Cottage. Steve and Caroline were lovely hosts even providing our big dogs with an outhouse with doggy bed to sleep in. Sadly there are moving on to a new venture,we met the new owners Jo and Martin and I am sure it will carry on with fantastic reviews. The Old Smithy pub serves...

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Caroline F, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay in Red Cottage - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay here and loved the area as well. Always a pleasure to be able to cater for your dogs' needs as well as yours and thankyou for your good wishes both for our new venture and for the new owners of...

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The accommodation was brilliant, the only downside would be that the ground floor wet room needs a shower curtain to prevent the water spraying over the toilet but other than than the accommodation had everything we needed and was like home from home! We had a lovely welcome pack and a lovely welcome from Steve and Caroline. Steve and Caroline...

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Caroline F, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Mead Barns and for such lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and managed to get to see the wonderful area around here. We've noted your comment regarding the wet-room and will look at the options ref a shower curtain. Many thanks once again.

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Stayed here in May 2015. A family of 15 (mixture of adults & children) in Great Tythe & Rye Barns. The accommodation is first class as are the owners. I couldn't think of a single negative thing to say. We all had the most wonderful holiday here. Steve & Caroline are such lovely people who make you very welcome but...

Thank Nicky S
Caroline F, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Mead Barns, we're delighted that you all enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you all and we would love the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future.

Gloucester, England
Reviewed 30 April 2015

These barns are exceptional value for money, set in beautiful rolling countryside a few minutes from the coast path. The owners, Caroline and Steve, could not be more welcoming and helpful, even offering to clean our dirty barbecue grill! Stayed here twice, four of us in Barley in March, seventeen of us in Great Tithe, Rye and Wheat in April....

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Caroline F, Owner at Mead Barn Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our barns. We're so pleased that you enjoyed both visits to us and were able to take advantage of the fabulous country and coast that we have on our doorstep - and also our lovely local pubs! We would love to see you all again and hope you choose us for another...

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AA4* Mead Barn Cottages are set in an AONB close to the North Devon coastline near the Cornish border. Within minutes you can be on the dramatic beach at Welcombe Mouth, popular with surfers, or walk along the South West Coast Path.At Mead Barns there are four cottages, converted from an old barn, sleeping from 4 to 8 people. On site we have a games room with pool table and table tennis, children's play area and tennis court. There is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryers.Dogs are welcome in all of our cottages and we are perfect for family seaside holidays, walking, exploring or just rewinding and relaxing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mead Barn Holiday Cottages

Address: Welcombe,, Welcombe EX39 6HQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Welcombe
Number of rooms: 11
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