Delightful gardens to enjoy and explore
Beautiful grounds on the property
One of the 7 well stocked fishing lakes
Relax in your surroundings
Explore the beauty of Devon
Take a day trip to Dartmoor National Park
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Courtyard Barn

Exmouth (6.5mls N), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Amazing gardens and 7 fishing lakes for stunning relaxed afternoons
  • South West Coastal path and West country walks within easy reach
  • The treasures of South Devon are only a short drive from the barn
  • Visit Exmoor and Dartmoor both of which are easily accessible by car
  • Within walking distance of a fabulous farm shop 


Property code: COBAR

This beautifully converted barn retains its original charm and character is surrounded by beautiful gardens and 7 fishing lakes within the grounds. Perfect for those wishing to get away and relax with great walks and scenery.

Offering a peaceful haven, this lovely property is just a short drive from Exeter, Exmouth and Sidmouth. You can enjoy a host of beautiful beaches and coves along the glorious south coast or visit some of the many local attractions including Escot Park, Bicton Park, Crealy Adventure Park, Quad World and Westpoint. You could head to the Jurassic Coast for a spot of fossil hunting. Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are both within a short driving distance and offer miles of natural beauty, rugged grandeur, high moorlands and sheltered valleys. There is also a wealth of National Trust properties and gardens in the area including Branscombe, Killerton and Compton Castle.

On entering this cottage, you will find yourself in the cosy and inviting lounge. This is a relaxing space with exposed beams, traditional wood burner (logs included) and TV/DVD. There’s a charming dining area, and the elegant kitchen is equipped with everything you may need including electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave. There is also a wet room on the ground floor, complete with shower and WC. Please note that that the stairs to the first floor are very steep and that this floor includes a number of low beams with one directly at the top of the stairs. On the first floor you will find two comfortable traditional bedrooms, both with exposed beams. There’s a comfy twin and a cosy double with TV and en-suite bathroom complete with hand-held shower and WC.  Located in a separate utility room, adjoining the property you will find the washing machine and tumble dryer.

Stepping outside, you can relax in the garden area with patio, lawn and BBQ. The beautiful grounds are a paradise for birds, wildlife and humans alike and are a joy to walk around. In the grounds you will find seven well-stocked fishing lakes providing superb carp and tench fishing for anglers of all ages. (Fishing is included but equipment is not provided) The ponds are located on a gentle sloping valley surrounded by farmland and the beautiful Devon countryside.

Parking is available for two cars directly outside the property.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 twin, 1 double 1 en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • TV/DVD
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Use of owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer in adjoining utility room
  • Large garden area with patio, lawn, BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars directly outside the property
  • Access to seven well-stocked fishing lakes providing carp and tench fishing available free of charge to clients (please note that tuition and equipment are not provided)
  • Wi-Fi, Electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note that the stairs to the first floor are very steep and that there is restricted headroom on this floor as it includes a number of low beams with one directly at the top of the stairs
  • Beach 7 miles, shop 0.5 miles and pub walking distance

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jeremy 10th January 2020

WOW what a great place, owners are so lovely, we will be back

Reviewed by Helena 30th December 2019

We had another very enjoyable stay at Courtyard Barn. Jane & James, the owners, are amazing hosts and go out of their way to meet any needs during your stay. This time around we just wanted to chill after a busy Christmas, and the accommodation & setting allowed us to achieve our goal! We enjoyed lunches at Greendale Farm Shop and walks on Exmouth Read morebeach and around Topsham. We look forward to our next stay later in the year. Hide

Reviewed by Sidney 23rd December 2019

A lovely well equipped cottage with a great welcome from Jane & James. The wood burner in the lounge was a real treat and our grandchildren who visited we enthralled. The only down side is the limited headroom in the main bedroom which took a little getting used too. All in all a lovely cottage with great hosts on site.

Reviewed by Patrick 6th December 2019

We visited my brother in Woodbury and stayed in the cottage just 10 minutes away so the location was perfect. It's also is perfect for Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, The Donkey Sanctuary, Exeter etc. The "appointment" of the Cottage is well up there too. We stuck Postits on the beams and, touch wood, no bumped heads. The hostess is wonderful.

Reviewed by Hazel 25th October 2019

Great home from home, cosy, comfortable and welcoming. Everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Close to the sea, the city and a great farm shop just down the road. We got a great welcoming from the owner with an offer of cake and coffee on arrival. I really do recommend this property.

Reviewed by Shelley 11th October 2019

Wonderful cottage. Everything you could possibly need is provided. On arrival we were met by the owners James and Jane on our arrival with coffee and cake. Lovely gesture. Beautiful grounds, friendly dogs and good fishing lakes. The location is perfect for getting to so many places. Wonderful farm shop/restaurant/animal centre just 10 minutes down Read morethe road. Hopefully we will return. Hide

Reviewed by Helena 30th August 2019

We had another two very enjoyable stays at Courtyard Barn this summer, it's such a home from home. Jane & James, the owners, are extremely welcoming, as are their pets, which add to the experience. The property is very well located to reach places of interest - we went to Lyme Regis & Charmouth, made a few visits also to Topsham & Exmouth, and enjoRead moreyed our first adventures to Exmoor. We look forward to staying here again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by James 19th July 2019

An excellent cottage with fantastic fishing lakes for those who enjoy fishing or just a walk round from the house. The owners are very friendly and welcoming.

Reviewed by Gerry 12th July 2019

An outstanding, lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. James and Jane make you feel very welcome, as do the dogs ! And some great carp fishing just a quick stroll away.

Reviewed by Hilary 28th June 2019

Beautiful cottage in amazing grounds with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. The owners are very welcoming and are very helpful. It is just the place if you are looking for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Sandra 21st June 2019

The cottage is situated in the most glorious location and the owners made us so welcome leaving us homemade cakes enjoyed by us on our arrival. The cottage is very well equipped and so comfortable very easy to relax with lovely walks ideal family vacation.

Reviewed by Felicity 6th May 2019

Jane and James could not have been more welcoming. The property is set in lovely grounds and is ideally located for exploring East Devon and Dorset. It is very comfortable and well equipped. We coped with the low beams upstairs for 5 nights but would have found it difficult for two weeks, but then one of us was in their 80s! If you don't have a proRead moreblem bending this is a fabulous property with so much to offer. Hide

Reviewed by Bridget 7th April 2019

Great location close to Exeter and Exmouth and the coast. Very friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Jane 22nd March 2019

We had a lovely stay at Courtyard Barn. After a warm welcome from Jane and James, we were given tea and cake to help us settle in. The property was well-presented and equipped with lots of information of places to go in the area. An added bonus was a chance to walk round the fish pools, and watching birds on the feeder from the cottage. A very relaRead morexing stay! Hide

Reviewed by Helena 30th December 2018

We had another amazing stay at Courtyard Barn, it is a real home from home with Jane & James being fabulous hosts. The accommodation's location is so central and we enjoyed visits to Exmouth, Charmouth and the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.

Reviewed by Roberta 21st September 2018

Really lovely owners. Welcoming and helpful. Felt at home immediately.

Reviewed by Helena 10th August 2018

We've had 2 stays at Courtyard Barn this summer, & have thoroughly enjoyed our time here again. The owners, James & Jane, are so welcoming & put every effort into making you feel at home. Their pets, 2 dogs & a cat, are just as friendly & we look forward to when they pop in to see us! It definitely feels like a home from home. The location is so ceRead morentral to so many places of interest - we discovered Exmouth beach this time around, & again visited Lyme Regis, Charmouth & the Donkey Sanctuary. Hide

Reviewed by Hans 3rd August 2018

It was a very nice place to be. Everything was there, it was clean and tidy, very pleasant. And an ideal location for discovering beautiful Devon!

Reviewed by James 20th July 2018

This is a holiday cottage where the friendly owners have paid attention to detail, where everything has been chosen as they would wish to be themselves. No effort has been spared and I can highly recommend it. As a converted barn it should be noted however that the stairs are steep and the headroom upstairs, due to the beams is limited.

Reviewed by Leslie 29th June 2018

The cottage is in a perfect location, between the coast and the moors. The rural setting makes for a relaxing, peaceful base to come back to after a day's activities. The owners who live adjacent to the cottage are welcoming, friendly and helpful; we could not have chosen better!

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