Excellent location with easy access to Honiton. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with great hacking for our horse and wonderful walks for us.
The stable and paddock were good and Bandit, our horse, was very happy albeit bemused by the sheep in the next field!
The living accommodation was excellent with well equipped kitchen. The house was cosy warm and comfortable and ample space for 5 adults.
We enjoyed our Christmas very much and would thoroughly recommend Orchard Barn to family and friends and most certainly go back again.
We needed to stay close to the Blackdown Hills Gliding club as our son was in a competition. Orchard Barn was perfect for our base with the added attraction that our border collie was not only allowed but was welcomed by the owners when we arrived. There was a lovely welcome pack of a bloomer loaf of bread, butter, preserve, tea and coffee and fresh cut flowers from the owners garden.
Orchard Barn is homely and provides everything a family may need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen equipment serves all purposes to cooking a roast or baking a cake. It is a nice room for a family to sit and talk whilst preparing a meal as it has a large table and chairs, and a sofa and two cushioned chairs and a small wall mounted TV. The washing machine is behind a closed door in the wall which is a nice touch.
The beds are comfortable and there is clothes storage in each bedroom. The two bathrooms are nice, the water is gravity fed so the power in the showers, whilst perfectly adequate, is not strong. The third floor TV lounge is very comfortable and a lovely room to just relax and watch a film. The owners also provide a few toys, games and books for family use.
If we need to go to this area again we will certainly try and stay at Orchard Barn.
A great place as a holiday home. II did all it said it would on the tin. The accommodation details were accurate and any issue with kitchen equipment was swiftly dealt with by the proprietors.
The kitchen/dining area was spacious with enough room for 6/8 to sit for communal meals. The bedrooms were spacious and despite having an infant there was space to spare in the master bedroom for him as well. The upstairs living room was in the eaves but there was plenty of space for the evenings and a large ish TV to watch the Olympics using the Freeview box! The property was spotless on arrival. The parking spaces for the property are a short walk but drop off of bags at the entrance was no problem. There is a lovely BBQ area in the orchard for Orchard Barn use (about 40 metres from the front door) overlooking the valley. Plenty of walks up Dumpdon Hill and a good spot to tour to the coast. We would recommend the Seaton Tramway and Lyme Regis for visits.
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The accommodation is clean and in very good condition. The barn is beautiful but not as beautiful as the surroundings. You are able to roam around the fields, some with sheep and cows in. The owners of the barn own all of the surrounding fields, there really are some fantastic walks around including up to the iron age fort where you may see some wild deer. The barbecue area is set some 30 metres from the barn with a stunning view of the surrounding fields.
I really cannot enthuse about this place enough, I live in a barn conversion as well, but this one is better. The owners are very nice and helpful, its worth chatting to them to get the most out of your trip. In the house there are lots of helpful things such as guides on where to go. Other additional things are baby toys which I assume have been left over the years (but clean), books, towels, washing machine etc. I went with my extended family with a 7 and 10 year old, both loved the freedom and the surroundings.
The entire experience from booking to arrival, using the property and the information that was provided was easy, practical and straightforward. Very nice people to deal with who put a lot of effort into making us feel welcome and looked after.