Barn in Kentisbeare, Nr. Cullompton, Exeter, Devon, England - Perfectly Suited For Group Parties & Get-Togethers And A Fantastic Property For Family Getaways
About Michaela Montgomery-Swan
We are a family with four children aged between 12 and 24. We have lived here in the Blackdown Hills since 1998 and love this area. Devon is a wonderful region to bring up children with its rolling countryside, wonderful woodland and fantastic beachs and coastal towns. We have built Blackdown Barn with families and large groups in mind, and we are sure you will love it! The pool is great and we have a lovely large lawn for summer ball games, or badminton, or just chilling.
Michaela Montgomery-Swan purchased this Barn in 1998
Why Michaela Montgomery-Swan chose Cullompton
We love Devon! We enjoy all aspects of the countryside, we have little Jack Russell terrier who is great fun and my youngest daughter's best friend. We also have a family horse, who is loved by all and even ridden by our youngest. She is even known to give rides to visitors! This location is perfect for enjoying the countryside, with wonderful woodland walks very close by, there's a walk to a gliding club on the top of our hill, where you can watch gliders taking off and landing. They sometimes have open days where you can even have a go! We love boating, and enjoy cruising out of the lovely coastal towns of Dartmouth & Salcombe. We often make a quick dash to Sidmouth just half an hour away on a summers evening after work for a quick swim and barbeque on the beach!
What makes this Barn unique
Blackdown Barn offers a luxurious amount of space, with a massive 100 sq.m living area & open timber roof. It creates a real sense of freedom, with lots of windows looking out into it's own adjacent woodland copse. Located just 5 mins from the M5 and yet settled into a quiet rural area. The local town is just 5 mins away with a Tesco superstore & local shops. Two farm shops are nearby with local meats & produce, and a farmer's market on Sat mornings. The property features a variety of recreation areas, whether its lounging in front of the mega 55" HD 3D Smart TV with Blueray Home Cinema, or a workout in the gym, or a pool tournament in the games room. So even if the weather's poor, you'll still have fun! In the summer, hop across to the outdoor pool for a swim or BBQ, or chill-out.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely peaceful place for a family holiday, it had something for everyone from 2 1/2 year upwards, and lots to do just a short drive away. Kitchen could do with a serious upgrade to be able to do some finer cooking or to cater properly for larger groups.
Fantastic barn, fantastic location & wonderful people!!
We had a wonderful time at black down barn for a stag doo, the pool was excellent and weloved the pub down rd!! Highly recommended and would certainly stay there again!!
50th Birthday Family Get Together
Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at this beautiful Barn set in amongst really beautiful scenery,
The Barn has everything you could possibly need to suit all needs,their is nothing left out,
The beds are so comfortable and their are very comfortable settees and easy chairs even in the gallery's which consists of a pool/table tennis table and also a gym in the opposite gallery.
Eleven of us stayed, and everyone of us enjoyed our time spent there, also the walks are very scenic.
A very enjoyable and fantastic stay in this wonderful Barn and we are all looking forward to another family return soon.
Also a very big thank you to Michaela Montgomery-Swan for the beautiful complimentary hamper which was such a surprise,and for making our stay at Blackdown Barn so memorable for us all
Most Sincerely From Marjorie Marsh and all the Marsh Family
Good space for a relaxed stay with a large group.
We were a group of 12, eight adults, five small children. Large, clean, attractive and flexible space, with plenty of bedding. Super hamper to welcome us! Would benefit from a further bedroom, rather than sofa surfing for any groups over x7, and a shower in main bathroom (only one available in an en suite). Pool table area great. Gym rather superfluous (given above comment re bedrooms). However, quiet, convenient, and clean.
Amazing holiday experience
We had a great time at Blackdown Barn over the holidays. We had 3 families staying there over Christmas, it was perfect and ample space for everyone. Hugo was really amazing, he was available when we had questions and spared some milk while we were out on our last day there.
Overall a fantastic experience and highly recommend for families or gatherings. The pool table and gym was a nice addition to keep the kids and adults entertained.
Thanks for the memories and great stay!
Lovely place. For my family of 11 it had more than enough space in a beautiful setting!!!
Relaxing and homely!
The nearest beach is just under 30 minutes by car, at Sidmouth. A very attractive Victorian town with seaside promenade and safe bathing. There are several other beaches within easy driving distances.
Nearest airport - Exeter - only 20 minutes drive.
Nearest train - Tiverton Parkway - only 10 minutes drive, and Honiton, only 15 minutes drive. Nearest port - Weymouth - one hour drive.
Nearest village: Kentisbeare - 1 mile - village stores and pub.
Nearest pub: 10 minutes walk, or one minute car drive!
Various activities listed on our website.
The local town, Cullompton, has a Tesco superstore and local shops, bank etc. Two local farm shops are close by for farm meat and produce. There are many local pubs in lovely villages nearby. The nearest pub is within easy walking distance.