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Property :The Pillar Barn, near Seaton, Devon
Occupancy :7
Bedrooms :4
Pets :Pets allowed



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Deposit – 25% of total cost of holiday
Balance – Due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday
Bookings made less than six weeks in advance of your holiday full payment is required.

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The Pillar Barn 83%  4 stars (75%-86%)  FreeWiFi Available    

Stunning detached barn, Grade II listed barn conversion, dating back to the 17th century, in the pretty village of Colyford. In the village there are two local inns, a restaurant, PO/stores/butchers and a local Nature Reserve.

Under a 5-minute drive to the popular small seaside town of Seaton with spectacular mile long beach, shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.

The picturesque fishing village of Beer is under a 10-minutes drive, with sheltered beach with fishing trips, sailing, rock pooling, small family run beach cafes, deckchairs and local fish for sale. All to hand are the local shops, art galleries, inns and selection of cafes, a wide variety of good restaurants, the historic Quarry Caves and Pecorama model railway.

Stunning coastal walks along the Jurassic Coast to Beer, Branscombe and to the regency town of Sidmouth. The coastal town of Lyme Regis, with its famous harbour, known as the Cobb, of the French Lieutenant fame, interesting individual specialist shops and cinema is under a 15 minute drive. A little further onto Charmouth with the Heritage coast Centre offering fossil hunting walks, rock pool rambles and special marine events.

The market town of Axminster with interesting shops and TV chef Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and indoor swimming pool is also only a 15-minute drive.

An ideal property to enjoy the nearby coastal resorts and explore all the beautiful and interesting surrounding countryside.


Accommodation:  Superbly converted. Completely refurbished and fitted to an excellent standard. Light bright and spacious. Beautifully presented throughout. Plenty of character and charm. Solid oak fittings throughout, doors, staircase, flooring and windows.

Entrance into Hall.  Cloakroom with toilet, basin and washing machine.  The Den with easy seating.  Spacious carpeted Lounge overlooks the pretty courtyard, with wood burner, chaise-longe and stunning vaulted ceiling,  Children's games.  BBQ.  TV.  Blue ray player.

Two steps lead down to dining area, tiled flooring, table and chairs, French doors lead out to pretty rear enclosed patio.  Two further steps down from dining area to extremely well-fitted and equipped Kitchen area, tiled flooring,  Electric Rangemaster cooker.  Microwave.  Dishwasher.  American style Fridge/freezer.  Delonghi coffee making machine. Washing machine.  Tumble dryer.  Iron.  Ironing board.  Stable doors lead out to front patio area. 

Solid oak staircase from dining area to first floor:

Bedroom 1: King, en-suite Shower room: Basin, WC.  Second solid oak staircase from Lounge leads to first floor with superb galleried landing with study table and chair, overlooking the courtyard.  Bedroom 2: Double, en-suite Shower room: Basin, WC.  Bedroom 3: Twin.  Bedroom 4: Single.  Bedrooms: 2, 3 & 4 have oak fitted wardrobes.  Family Bathroom: Bath, over-bath shower, basin, WC.

Facilities:  Bed linen inclusive.  Please bring your own towels or hire £8 per set (one bath + one hand towel)..  Electricity/underfloor central heating inclusive.

Outdoor Facilities: Private, enclosed rear terrace with garden table and chairs.  Communal courtyard area at the front.

Parking:  Garage + allocated private parking space next to barn.

Additional information:  Well behaved small pets welcome, £25 pw or part week.  *Pet security deposit, first pet included in the standard property £100 returnable good housekeeping deposit, further pets an additional £100 returnable good housekeeping deposit each.  Please adhere to the 'Pet Rules' as stated on our website.  *For all bookings a £100 returnable good housekeeping deposit payable with the balance 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.  No smoking in property.  Arrival from 3 pm.  Departure by 10 am.

Short Breaks:  These are accepted October to March excluding school and bank holidays.

Customer reviews: 

27th October 2017   Beautiful place in Seaton, love to come again. Altogether a spectacular visit and comfy beds too.  The Wilkinsons and Lightfoots

12 -19 August 2017  What a lovely house. Really well stocked with everything we could need. Great location- spent nearly every day at Lyme Regis. Very lucky with the weather.  The Cox and Walker family.  Hertfordshire/ Wiltshire


29 July – 5 August 2017  Beautiful well-presented barn. Enjoyed by all the family. Situated in a great spot for visiting the surrounding area. Hope to be back in another year.  The Berrys and Frogetts from Coventry


24 June – 1st July 2017  Lovely property in excellent location. Enjoyed walks and Golden Cap. The Harbour at Axmouth and Wheelwright in the village very good to excellent.  Overall an excellent week despite mixed weather.  Rossall and Smith families from The Wirral and Hertford


27.5.17  Pillar Barn is a lovely, large property. We found it very clean and tidy on our arrival. Finding it was a little bit of a problem as our satnav took us anywhere but in the right area, but we got there eventually. Almost immediately opposite the junction of Harepath Road and Harepath Hill is a group of buildings bordering on to a lay-by, with a driveway coming on to the lay-by; that is the driveway you need to take. It is very quiet but close to the main road for easy access to all local towns and attractions, about a 5 min from Seaton. Although basically on the A3052 there was no noise from the traffic.

There was everything in the Barn that we needed - integral dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer (in the garage) parasol (again, found in the garage). There was also a lovely new bbq but, although we had ideal weather, we didn't like to use it.

The beds were extremely comfortable and the showers worked a treat. The little enclosed garden, a little sun trap, was ideal for our dog and she was safe outside. On a negative side, there is no view from the Barn. Had it had a view it would have been fantastic for us with our evening glass of wine, but hey ho, you can't have everything!!!

Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth and Branscombe are absolutely beautiful villages; very picturesque. But in our opinion Seaton was horrible. The town had the appearance of a has-been seaside town. Dogs were not allowed on the main beach nor even on the promenade. We had to walk along the roadside, behind the sea wall, meaning we had no sea view. The beach is pebbles, and very steeply shelving, as are most of the beaches in local towns. Beware of straying into dog ban areas as the wardens are very prolific. The best thing about Seaton was the tramway and the large Tesco store but we didn't go in the Seaton Jurassic, so perhaps that was interesting. Locals told us of 2 lovely dog walks not too far from the Barn, with stunning scenery where dogs can go off the lead, and we left a notice within the Barn for anyone interested. It's not our custom to return to somewhere, preferring to try different areas each year, but had we been ones to return to an area we would have no problem in returning to Pillar Barn.  S Schwarz - Germany

13-27 MAY 2017  Lovely house and great weathers. Had a good time too bad we had to go home.  The Blacky family from South Germany


Stayed with our friends from Germany and the house is beautiful. Very clean for our arrival. The only thing lacking was a view so we could sit out with our evening glass of wine and admire the countryside. The surrounding area is beautifulChris and Ken Sharp – North Wales


10 April 2017  Very enjoyable stay in Pillar Barn. Everything was very clean and presentable. Very easy to get to all the coastal towns. I am sure we will come again.  The Hartin family


April, 2017  Many thanks and we loved the property, our stay was really relaxing and weather very kind. Will recommend the property and yourselves as agents.  D Hartin


February 2017  Generous and comfortable family accommodation

'We have had a lovely cosy and comfortable family stay for half term in this beautiful spacious property. It is situated inland but is well positioned to go to either Seaton or Beer and Lyme Regis which we preferred. There is a friendly little village shop with all you could need and The Wheelwright Inn was also very friendly and did us proud one evening. You could walk to both but it's along a bit of a busy road.
We would be happy to come again and would recommend it to friends.' 
The Wells Family.


August 2016:  "Lovely accommodation, very spacious, good layout.  Barn had everything we needed, good accommodation for two families".

May 2016  "... on our arrival felt at home straightaway in Pillar Barn. The house was furnished with everything we needed and more ... Thank you for this making this a lovely house to stay in, we hope to come back and would definitely recommend to friends and family."


28th December 2015.  Thank you for a lovely Christmas at The Pillar Barn.  Great house, enabled us to have a fantastic family Christmas.  Thank for the lovely tree!!  Will be looking to visit again.    The Lewis Family - Hampshire.


19th September 2015  Thank you for a lovely stay at The Pillar Barn, our last minute booking turned out to be a wonderful accommodation in a perfect situation, close to some great places to visit.  We would recommend a visit to Beer, Donkey Sanctuary ( pet friendly), Sidmouth, Lyme Regis – try the bakery for lunch and the biggest croissants.  Our first visit to this part of Devon/ Dorset and would definitely come backThe Schofield family and dog Laika – Derbyshire


29th August 2015  Thank you for a lovely stay at The Pillar Barn. The accommodation is fantastic and nice and central for all the main attractions. The local butchers and convenience store is worth a visit- friendly and helpful staff with great local produce.  Places to visit:  Beer, Bicton Botanical Gardens, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth.  The Glynns, Dixons and Wyss Family’s – London and Poole


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