The Hay BarnDistance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 3.7 miles
A spacious and welcoming barn conversion nestled in the countryside, 5 miles east of Kingsbridge, and a stone’s throw from Slapton Sands and many other spectacular beaches.
The Hay Barn offers generous accommodation and living space over three floors for up to eight guests, with a layout that gives two families or groups of friends sharing privacy when needed. With four airy bedrooms (super king, double and twin beds), two family bathrooms (plus an extra cloakroom), open plan living space plus a separate snug, there’s plenty of space to spread out. Up to two dogs are welcome too!
The Hay Barn underwent a loving facelift in 2021, so you can expect a bright and fresh feel. Our beds are beautifully made up with new pocket-sprung mattresses, 400-thread count Egyptian cotton bedding, and hypoallergenic pillows and duvets. Hand towels and bath sheets are thick and soft, and a hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. A utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and drying rack means you can do your own laundry should you need it.
We are well equipped for babies and toddlers, with a travel cot (please bring your own bedding), stair gates, high chair, potties and steps in the bathrooms.
Outside there are two acres of gardens, with picnic tables, a children’s climbing frame, a wild wooded area and a very large grassed area which is perfect for exercise and family games. You will find plenty of play equipment in our roomy garage, including a table tennis table (play under cover on rainy days!), football goals, a badminton set and archery kit. And here you can store your own bikes, boats, surf boards, etc.
We have plenty of parking space (but no charging point yet for electric cars) and very good wifi.
A short stroll down a quiet lane will bring you into the bustling village of Chillington. Here you’ll find a very well-stocked village shop selling just about everything you might need, plus a post office. You will also find the award-winning pub, The Bear and Blacksmith, serving local ales and delicious food. Tucked away next to the village hall is a lovely playground, with slides, climbing frames, a zip line and football pitch.
A longer walk will take you to Stokenham, with its own pub and fabulous farm shop. From there, you can continue to the coast at Torcross (a 5-minute drive from the Hay Barn) and onto the South West Coast Path. Beautiful Beesands, Hallsands and Start Point are all within easy reach.
In a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoy discovering the breathtaking South Devon coastline, rolling hills, picturesque villages and nearby seaside towns of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth. A haven for water sports lovers, walkers and cyclists, as well as those looking for a more tranquil break.
Minimum 7 night bookings in peak times, 3-night stays available off peak