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“Great family getaway”
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28 reviews
The Barn @ Southcombe Farm
The lovely lounge in The Barn
The lovely lounge complete with log burner
The master bedroom complete with lovely king size double
The spacious twin bedroom suitable for children and adults
The twin bedroom
The downstairs hallway
The kitchen with everything you would expect from a five star property
The bathroom is fully tiled
Free tractor ride for families with children
In the wildlife hide
The tyre swing
River Walking
Spot wildlife
Great beaches and surf nearby
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Barn -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Holsworthy, Torridge, Devon, England

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Abdullah...
1 review
“Great family getaway”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A beautiful barn conversion very clean and fully equipped with all necessities for a comfortable break. Very friendly and helpful owners. Our little boy enjoyed feeding the animals every morning and roaming freely in the farm. Plenty to see and do around the area.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
10 Jun 2014
Thank you for reviewing The Barn @ Southcombe Farm. It is much appreciated. We are really glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the farm and surrounding area. As for animal feeding, we love having helpers! Thank you again and hope to see you again :-)
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Jenny Y
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“2nd visit Exceeds Expectations”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This was our 2nd visit to Southcombe farm but 1st stay in The Barn. Yet again the Barn didn't fail to deliver. Lovely warm welcome when we arrived, home made cake,Easter eggs waiting in the fridge & exceptionally well equipped accommodation.The beds felt like you were sleeping on clouds. Despite being quite poorly for the 1st 4 days I can't think of anywhere better to be to feel ill. Hubby & children (8 &10yrs) remained farm bound however were never lost for things to do. Nature trail, tyre swing, damn building, snakes, dear, buzzards to name but a few wildlife spots but also the tractor ride & feeding of the farm animals were brilliant highlights & not to mention free! 1/2 an hour drive & you reach some lovely beaches, cliff walks & all on the dramatic back drop of the beautiful Devon & Cornwall coast. Paul, Rosie,Jim & Eileen really do go the extra mile & nothing is too much trouble for them. They set very high standards & this is clearly shown with the fabulous self catering accommodation they have to offer . We will definitely be returning & recommend highly to all, especially those that have children from toddlers upwards.I could go on for ever with praise as this is such a relaxing & wonderful place for young & old & puts other similar priced holiday lets to shame. Very reasonably priced when considering all of the hidden free extras on the doorstep & I fail to see how anyone could fault this place & trust, I am very picky : )

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Liked best: Every aspect faultless, shame the rating is capped at good, outstanding more like
Liked least: Honestly, can not fault the accommodation,beautiful surroundings or owners.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
6 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and for being so complementary. Really pleased that you liked the Barn and enjoyed being on the farm for a second time despite being a bit under the weather. Thank you for staying with us again and we hope to see you in the future.
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alan b
Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
“a perfect holiday retreat for everyone”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

don't forget your wellington boots, nature trail in February!! talk to all the resident family they have lots of interesting subjects and stories to tell .' lovely people. The barn conversions are warm well equipped and very comfortable. this part of devon /cornwall has good weather records .Well I've always been lucky!! the farm is situatedin very rural surroundings but you can be in Holsworthy within afew minutes if you have forgotten the wine. you will enjoy your holiday guaranteed.

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Liked best: the ability to do just what you wanted when youwanted
Liked least: there was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Mar 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you had a great stay and you had good weather again! Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again.
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MiaR0
Truro, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
“Such a lovely place!”
Reviewed 23 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We arrived to a warm welcome, the barn was spotless and had comfy sofas! We arrived in the dark so waking up to bird song and looking out of the living room window to see horses and sheep was a nice surprise! The perfect getaway for peace and quiet. We loved the nature walk and saw deer and a fox and other wildlife, it was brilliant. Bude is a sweet town as well, lovely beaches and walks to go on. If you're looking for some where to relax I defiantly recommend this place!

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Liked best: The nature walk!
Liked least: Missing the foal! (it was born the night we left! Such a shame)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Mar 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and got to see some of the wildlife which is always a treat. Thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you again.
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curlylowe
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A first class holiday accomadation .”
Reviewed 28 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

My wife and I had a very enjoyable holiday in this great barn conversion.WE had a nice welcome and inside we found milk,free range eggs and delicious home made cake.It was very warm and everything you could wish for was included.We hope to return again soon.THanks to all at Southcombe Sandra and John.

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Liked best: The peace and quite
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Jan 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review The Barn @ Southcombe Farm. Really glad you found everything just right for your holiday :-) Thank you again and it would be great to see you for another holiday in the future.
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Jane J
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Immaculately clean, well provisioned cottage on a lovely family farm”
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The cottage was very convenient for our family (2 adults, 2 kids 5&6), good size comfortable bedrooms and nice open plan kitchen and lounge upstairs. The upside down layout was an extra novelty and the lovely wood burning stove meant it was nice and warm. Our hosts were very friendly taking time to show the kids the animals every day and the rope swing and playhouses were a definite hit. There's lots to do in the local area for all ages including lovely beaches

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Liked best: Lovely cosy place
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Nov 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review The Barn @ Southcombe Farm. Really glad you liked the Barn, the farm, the animals and the surrounding area. All the children seem to love the tyre swing! Thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you again one day :-)
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Claire T
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Warm, welcoming, comfortable home away from home with fabulous hosts.”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The Barn is really well situated for exploring Devon and Cornwall. We had a fabulous time here despite the slightly dreary weather (nothing that Paul, Jim and Eileen could do about that but if they could have changed it they would!!), the Barn is warm, comfortable and has just about everything you could ever need during your stay. Paul, Jim and Eileen are wonderful hosts and Eileen bakes a delicious fruit cake! The canoe tour with Paul on the Bude Canal was wonderful, so much so that we will do a full day tour next time we are there! Holsworthy is small but has everything you need so no worries about that and Bude is only a 15 min drive. A big thank you goes out to Jim aswell for allowing me time with his precious charges. I'm really looking forward to hearing news of a safe delivery of precious cargo in late Jan. So, to sum up, great hosts, great accommodation, great location - you could wish for nothing more. Can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: Nothing to report!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
7 Oct 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. Really glad you enjoyed your holiday in the Barn, your time with the horses and of course the canoe trip! Thank you again for staying with us and hope to see you again :-)
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