The Great Barn

Branscombe, Devon

You can book this property from:

  • £941 per week
  • £134 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • Family friendly

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views
  • No mobile signal


  • Enclosed garden
  • Balcony
  • Private parking
  • Rural location


  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


This is one of the most beautiful valleys in Devon or indeed in the South of England. The house is well equipped, comfortable and spacious; quiet yet not remote. The surrounding community is steeped in history and there are delightful walks to be taken to the sea, across the valley, along the cliffs or inland along magical valleys, one of England's few Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a place to relax and enjoy the English coast and countryside at its very best. Not to be missed.



Historic property set in tranquil countryside with spectacular views and walks.
The Great Barn is located above the historic village of Branscombe in a wooded, pastoral valley with walks through fields and past flowing streams, leading to the village below and spectacular coastal cliff paths.

Part of the Edge Barton Manor Estate in the beautiful village of Branscombe situated in a wooded valley with lovely walks through fields or flowing streams or along coastal cliff paths. Close to the sea and nearby towns. The Barn is part of the Edgebarton Manor estate home of Dorothy Wadham when she founded Wadham College Oxford in 1614.  The property is a detached, south-facing cottage including accommodation for six and all modern conveniences for a comfortable stay.  The house is filled with light and has breath-taking views down a valley of exceptional beauty with a glimpse of the sea.  The decor throughout has been done tastefully, with coordinated fittings and furniture.  On the walls are paintings of the surroundng area by local artists.


The entrance leads along a hallway to the kitchen/dining room which is large, light and airy.  It has a glass door to the spacious decked balcony where you can watch wildlife in the valley below and the woods beyond.  The kitchen has an island space to prepare food, cupboards aplenty and a sink overlooking the valley and the view towards the sea.  At the back of the room is an electric oven and hob, a Belfast sink and cupboards.  The area is equipped with a microwave, toaster, kettle and other essential conveniences.  The adjacent dining area has a large table and chairs and views.  There is also a separate utility room with a washing machine and sink with a door leading out to a covered porch, an ideal place to leave muddy boots, walking sticks etc.  The entrance lobby has space to put your shoes and coats.

The sitting room has beautiful polished wooden floors, comfortable sofas and a chair, TV with Freeview, tables and a log burner for cold nights.  Large patio doors lead onto the balcony, which is spacious and has a wooden table, parasol and seating.  It is a perfect place to sip a cocktail on a warm summer night.



Downstairs are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms including an en-suite to the master bedroom.  All bedrooms overlook the valley, and beds face windows allowing views.  The master bedroom has a king size bed with bedside tables, chest of drawers and wall to wall wardrobes.  The en-suite has a bath with over-bath shower unit, wash basin and toilet.  Bedroom 2 has a double bed with wardrobe, dressing table and bedside tables.  Bedroom 3 has a single bed, wardrobe with shelves, bedside table.  Bedroom 4 has a single bed with chest of drawers and hanging space.  Family bathroom with bath, over bath shower, wash basin and WC.


Outside: Parking for 2/3 cars. Large lower patio, well stocked flower beds, luxuriant garden. A bucolic idyll.

Facilities: Linen and Towels provided. Washer/dryer.

Restrictions: No barbeques on the upper decked balcony.


Guest Reviews

We have a wonderful 2 weeks at the Great Barn and enjoyed wonderful hospitality from the Robinson family - as well as Adrian who looked after our day to day needs. The home is amazingly well equipped - the best we have stayed in over 20+ years. Every need has been thought about. The local history guides and the detailed information on what's around was second to none. There were plenty of board games, books etc for those inevitable wet days too. We did some great walks from the doorstep - to Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis along the stunning coastal paths - as well as shorter ones to the Fountain Head Inn for great local beer. Most of all though we just enjoyed sitting on the deck, which gets the sun from morning til evening, looking out across the valley to the sea, watching the light change and listening the red kites and other wildlife. It is a fabulous place to relax and unwind. Thank you David and Silvan for sharing your amazing house in such a beautiful part of the world.

Past Customer,

If you are after peace and quiet in a stunning setting in 5 star accommodation, this is the place for you! The photos do not do it justice - it is an exceptional space and is really well kitted out with everything you could need. The beds and sofas are super comfy too! We got a lovely welcome from Adrian who was on hand for any enquiries we had during our stay. Also the generous welcome's pack was a lovely touch as were the fresh flowers. We would love to return and have no hesitation in recommending this unique home from home!

Past Customer,

Perfection !!! Gorgeous views, peaceful and beautiful. Would definitely go again.

Past Customer,

This property is set in spectacular surroundings. Perfect for a peaceful get away and relaxing stay. It was a superbly stocked home with all we required to make our stay a success. Wonderful beaches, days out and shops are all in close driving distance. Our children loved exploring the countryside fields and woods on the doorstep. The communication was excellent with the property manager .

Past Customer,

Adrian was really friendly and greeted us personally and gave us some great tips of local sights. The house is seriously awesome with loads of space and communal spaces. Everything was super clean and they even left us eggs, bread and some essentials. Life saver as the house is a little off the beaten track. Stay here!

Past Customer,

What an amazing place. Peaceful. Beautiful. And such wonderful hospitality. We’ll always remember breakfast on the deck in glorious sunshine. And we will be back!

Past Customer,

What an incredible spot. One of the real gems of England. The view from the Great Barn balcony is absolutely breathtaking. As we went through the weekend we encountered a mix bag of weather that shifted the look of the landscape. Quite simply epic. Silvan the owner, David his son and Adrian the estate manager were fantastic hosts offering a plethora of local knowledge including splendid walks to the beach and award winning watering holes. My dad, dog, two children and I are chomping at the bit to go back. If you’re looking for a peaceful, idyllic place to stay where you can explore local nature, eat well and put the world to rights of an evening, this is the place for you. Superb.

Past Customer,