The Great Barn


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.

Sleeps 6
4 Bedrooms
Dog Friendly
7 nights from £865
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Historic property set in tranquil countryside with spectacular views and walks.
The Great Barn is located above the historic village of Branscombe n 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 etached, south-facing cottage ncluding 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 lare, 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 overloking 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 flors, 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.


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


Linen and Towels provided. All modern conveniences including washer/dryer. Internet and television.


No smoking. No barbeques on the upper decked balcony.

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Arrival date

Cost of stay:

7 nights

Current Tariff

2019 - Friday Change over

Dates between 7 night price
31 May - 14 Jun £1015
21 Jun - 5 Jul £1015
12 Jul - £1410
19 Jul - 23 Aug £1595
30 Aug - 6 Sep £1410
13 Sep - 20 Sep £915
27 Sep - 11 Oct £865
18 Oct - 25 Oct Half Term £1235
1 Nov - 13 Dec £865
20 Dec - £1670
27 Dec - New Year £1670

Customer Reviews

Submitted 23rd July 2019

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.

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