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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
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Woodpecker Barn is one of nine cottages that have been sympathetically converted from the existing buildings of a working farm. Enjoying peace and quiet, the holiday cottages are set amidst pasture land, and benefit from beautiful and unforgettable views of stunning countryside. With a heated 38ftx16ft indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities. Woodpecker Barn is one of two detached cottages with a large lounge with wood burning stove, well equipped kitchen/diner, downstairs cloak room, all bedrooms incl. flat screen TVs, Freeview and DVD players. Free Wi-Fi, heating, linen, towels etc. all included. Woodpecker Barn has the added advantage of its own private garden with 180 degree views of stunning countryside. Woodpecker Barn is part of a complex which benefits not onl...Woodpecker Barn is one of nine cottages that have been sympathetically converted from the existing buildings of a working farm. Enjoying peace and quiet, the holiday cottages are set amidst pasture land, and benefit from beautiful and unforgettable views of stunning countryside. With a heated 38ftx16ft indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities. Woodpecker Barn is one of two detached cottages with a large lounge with wood burning stove, well equipped kitchen/diner, downstairs cloak room, all bedrooms incl. flat screen TVs, Freeview and DVD players. Free Wi-Fi, heating, linen, towels etc. all included. Woodpecker Barn has the added advantage of its own private garden with 180 degree views of stunning countryside. Woodpecker Barn is part of a complex which benefits not only from the communal indoor swimming pool, but also a games room and external children's play area, picnic area & barbeque.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Louise B
Hosting since February 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (14)
Ian R
Ian R
1 contribution
Truly superb family break away to chill out and relax and see the sites of Devon from a fantastic location with top star accommodation. There was Everything to hand at Woodpecker Barn that a family of 5 could possibly need , warm and cosy rooms, fully kitted out kitchen and bathrooms, made it an easy and relaxed family January Vacation. The facilities of the well equipped games room and lovely warm swimming pool made it extra special for our 3 young children. Throughly would recommend.
Visited January 2022
Written February 1, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Louise B
Louise B
Thank you for booking your break at Woodpecker Barn. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
Written February 2, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacqueline W
Jacqueline W
1 contribution
Fabulous accommodation, definitely 5 star. Everything you could possibly need in the property, spotlessly clean, lovely and warm for our January visit. Bonus swimming pool and games room. Beautiful scenery, icing on the cake we saw two deers from the garden.
Visited January 2022
Written January 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Louise B
Louise B
Thank you for choosing to stay at Woodpecker Barn. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
Written February 2, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adam T
Adam T
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Woodpecker Barn is a wonderful spacious barn which comfortably housed my wife and I, our 3 children and my mother. THE BARN Having travelled to other holiday homes previously, the first thing that struck us was how clean the property was upon arrival. Having ironed sheets and what felt like new bedding - both memory foam pillows and traditional ones - was a real treat. Even the oven, grill pan and baking trays were clean. Sparkling clean bathrooms and lots of fresh towels - very welcoming. The barn has a really well-stocked modern kitchen. I didn't expect to have a quality garlic crusher or excellent peeler, but it seemed to have whatever we needed. Oven and grill, fridge freezer and dishwasher all felt new-ish and worked perfectly. Showers were good, easy to wash kids at the end of the day. Shaver socket and glass stand for toothbrush, minor things but very useful. The dining element of the kitchen was good and comfortably sat us all, with a baby seat available if needed. The lounge was comfy and leads nicely into a garden with outdoor table, chairs and parasol. Beyond your garden boundary is rolling countryside and fields of sheep. It's such a gorgeous view, very hard to leave. To the side is a hose and outdoor tap, which we used to hose down sandy items after the beach. Upstairs the rooms are spaced out and perfectly proportioned. 2x double rooms with king size beds and one large room with 3x single beds, ideal for our 3 kids. The kids room had low windows but they didn't open fully, so no worries for parents. 2x modern showers upstairs and a bath tub. 3x toilets in total, 2 upstairs and 1 downstairs. Smart TVs in all rooms, so useful for Netflix, Amazon, Disney etc. LOCATION This is a really remote spot, right in the middle of the Devonshire countryside. After leaving the A381, the 1 mile road to access Woodpecker Barn is very narrow, so it did take a bit of getting used to. That said, the Ocado delivery driver managed just fine. The site has (I believe) 9 properties in total, and Woodpecker Barn is right at the end of a 50/60 metre path, bordering open countryside. The amenities onsite are an outdoor children's playground, a decent sized swimmingly pool (almost 12m long, 1.25m depth and 30°C) and a games room with air hockey, table tennis, pool table, table football and kiddies playhouse. All onsite facilities are clearly well looked after. We were looking for sandy beaches for our kids and the nicest we found was Bantham Beach, which was 21 miles from Woodpecker Barn. OVERALL Spacious and clean property with a well-stocked kitchen, lovely location set in rolling countryside, good onsite facilities, only slightly let down by the really narrow access to and from the barn. We enjoyed it very much and our kids were still talking about their great holiday for months afterwards….. especially the daily chats with sheep 😊
Visited July 2021
Written October 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

secondhopper
secondhopper
117 contributions
Could not have had a better family stay at this delightful property which was spacious, clean and fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The on-site amenities - indoor heated pool, large playroom with young children play things, table tennis, pool table, etc. and a large community garden, provided hours of fun for everybody. Would definitely return when next wishing to holiday in the South West. Thanks, Louise!
Visited August 2019
Written August 24, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

naomihewitt
naomihewitt
Wisbech, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had a fantastic time at the cottage lots of room there was 6 of us , we had Tesco deliver whilst we stayed to keep us going for the week nice big fridge and freezer he found us no bother , directions to the property were spot on too , hosts were great , such a beautiful location , would defiantly come back when visiting family in Devon . Local pub was great lovely food only downside was don’t start serving till 630 pm , thanks Naomi and glenn
Visited February 2018
Written March 26, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Louise B
Louise B
Dear Naomi and Glenn, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best, Louise Baker
Written March 27, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

4marshallsonthego
4marshallsonthego
50 contributions
We stayed at Woodpecker Barn in July 2017, as a couple with our baby and toddler, my parents-in-law and our 9 year old niece. This place had everything. We walked in the door to a definite wow factor, the barn was spacious and immaculately clean, with every facility we could have needed. Beds were so comfortable, bathrooms modern and spotless, and most importantly smart tv so we could access all the CBeebies the kids wanted! :-) We didn't need to bring any toys or games, the barn had everything. We had several rainy days, despite the time of year, but the kids were kept entertained in the games room and had no complaints. They also used the play area outside every day. Most important was the swimming pool: the kids loved it as it was so warm in there and even had some pool toys! Although it's a shared pool and we used it at various times of the day we only ever had to share it once. It's so big that sharing wasn't a problem anyway. On our last night my husband and I could've cried with how little we wanted to leave, and especially the views. Photos could not do justice to the spectacular views. The sound of sheep in the nearby fields (and the kids loved having sheep in the field at the bottom of the garden!). I could ramble forever, it was just so perfect. We have already recommended Woodpecker Barn to everyone and we are certain we'll be back.
Visited July 2017
Written August 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Louise B
Louise B
Thank you for such a lovely review and glad to hear we are not the only ones who never want to leave when my family and I go down to stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Louise Baker
Written August 14, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frances H
Frances H
1 contribution
Woodpecker Barn was a fabulous place to stay. Set in lovely countryside and with everything you could need. We were a party of 6 mixed age adults and a two year old and found the accommodation spacious, well decorated with comfortable furnishings, well stocked kitchen, with dishwasher and washing machine and secure garden with lovely views across farm land. Great to have a downstairs toilet, a bedroom with ensuite plus a family bathroom. Swimming pool, play area and games room on site, so there never needs to be a dull moment, even if the weather is not great. It's obvious a lot of time and effort has gone in to ensuring every detail has been considered to make the holiday run smoothly. Great information pack and directions too. Lots to do in this lovely part of Devon, for all the family. Would love to go again.
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written September 8, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Louise B
Louise B
Thank you for such a lovely review. I look forward to hosting you again in the future. Louise
Written September 9, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EnricoPalazo
EnricoPalazo
Surrey, United Kingdom9 contributions
We visited Woodpecker Barn in mid-late June and had a wonderful time. Our group comprised of my wife and I, my mother-in-law and my 4yr old daughter and 2 yr old son. The property was presented beautifully and extremely spacious for 5 people. The location is idyllic with great views of the countryside from the back garden. The children loved the indoor swimming pool and the adjoining play area, which were once again immaculate. We found somewhere different to visit each day and always no more than 30 minutes away in the car. We would not hesitate to recommend Woodpecker Barn to friends and family and hope to visit again one day!
Visited June 2016
Written July 13, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Louise B
Louise B
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Louise
Written July 17, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Satisfield2016
Satisfield2016
Broxbourne, United Kingdom1 contribution
Our family stayed here for 5 days at the beginning of May and this included one 3 year old. The accommodation suited us perfectly and the barn is very well equipped from kitchen equipment to toys and dvds for children. The enclosed garden adjoining fields of sheep with their baby lambs was lovely as we were able to sit outside and the 3 year to play outside knowing that she was safe. The swimming pool was excellent as was the games/play room and the outside play equipment. The owner was most helpful and the barn was very well kept, decorated and very clean. Keith and Carol Reast
Visited May 2016 Travelled with family
Written May 10, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Louise B
Louise B
Thank you for such a lovely review. Louise
Written July 17, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debbie S
Debbie S
Essex, United Kingdom8 contributions
The barn set in a perfect location away from traffic noise with beautiful views from the lounge.The kitchen was spacious with complimentary tea/coffee/sugar/milk and biscuits for us when we arrived. There is plenty of crockery and utensils and you will find everything you need. The lounge has a vast variety of dvd's toys games and books and a lovely wood burner which we made good use of, with plenty of room for us 6 adults and our 20 month old granddaughter All the bedrooms had plenty of storage, the bedding and towels were immaculate and rooms were decorated lovely.The swimming pool are was kept clean as were the changing rooms and we made use of the playroom a couple of times too. We would not hesitate in returning to this lovely homely barn.
Visited March 2016 Travelled with family
Written March 29, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Louise B
Louise B
Debbie, thank you for such a wonderful review. We look forward having you again at Woodpecker Barn in the near future. Louise
Written March 30, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Pool Table
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Shared Indoor Pool
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Woodpecker Barn

Woodpecker Barn is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

Woodpecker Barn has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Woodpecker Barn has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.