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Meavy Barn

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 725.00 to 1733.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Joanne & Peter D

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
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BFB's Overview

Meavy Barn is one of eight stylish and luxurious character cottages within the exclusive Gitcombe Country Cottages Estate near Dartmouth. Recently listed in The Times' 50 Best Cottages for Summer feature, Gitcombe's cottages each boast tasteful Scandinavian Country-chic influenced interiors and luxurious touches granite topped kitchens plus a scenic and tranquil setting nestling in their own private valley in the heart of Devon's sought-after South Hams region.

As well as a stunningly scenic setting, a short drive from Dartmouth and Conde Nast Traveller award-wining Blackpool Sands, the cottages with a private health club with large indoor heated pool, Klafs sauna and steam rooms, plus a kids soft play area and a sun deck with outdoor whirlpool offering truly beautiful inspiring views over the rolling hills, woodland and meadows of valley setting . There's also an outdoor pool (open in summer), all-weather tennis courts and beautifully hand carved wooden play area. All in all, Gitcombe is just as enchanting for kids as it is for adults - who could fail to have fun playing spot the moo cow across the valley whilst splashing about in the outdoor hot tub!

Meavy Barn sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms one double and one small twin, it's a stylish mid terrace barn with reverse level accommodation, light and airy vaulted ceilings and pale wood floors and underfloor heating. Open plan living, dining area, with cosy log burner and Juliet style balcony with stunning views over grounds and surrounding countryside. For quiet nights in there is a TV with freeview box, a DVD player and a CD player. There is also a Sleek, well equipped sleek kitchen area with granite work tops, stainless steel American style fridge/freezer, Miele dishwater, Miele washer-drier, microwave and Fisher Paykel oven and hob. Mezzanine area above, perfect as a grown ups’ or children’s den. Compact, stylish shower room, no bath in this property, but portable baby bath available. Patio accessed from double bedroom, with picnic table and bench and charcoal BBQ. Help yourself log and kindling wood store. Sleeps 4+ infant (2 if 1 x twin bed is unused)

PLEASE NOTE: In Meavy Barn, when a child is sharing a room with an infant, it is necessary to remove the mattress and slats from the second single bed and place the cot within the bed frame, due to space restrictions.

Location Information

Gitcombe lies in Devon’s exclusive South Hams, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with beautiful coastline to the south and the wild landscape of Dartmoor National Park to the north. Blackpool Sand, voted Best Family Beach in Britain by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine is just a few minutes drive away and boasts a special toddler’s sandpit, paddling pool area and an award winning café/take away serving organic childrens meals.

Further afield are the glorious sandy beaches and coves of Salcombe, Hope Cove, Bigbury, with shallow shelving waters, ideal for paddling and little swimmers. May be take a ride on the sea tractor to Burgh Island with it’s unique Art Deco hotel (non residents not actively encouraged in the hotel). The nearby pretty waterside village of Dittisham on the River Dart, offers unbeatable crabbing opportunities, the perfect low cost activity to while away hours for little ones and parents alike. Then stop at the ever popular Anchorstone Café for a glass of wine and some local mussels whilst you watch the boats sail past. Also within a short drive is Pennywell Farm with its brilliant hands-on attractions. Don’t miss their adorable miniature pigs.

Venture up on to Dartmoor and see ponies and their adorable foals wandering freely and then head to the Miniature Pony Centre at Mortonhampstead, they have miniature donkeys too. There are two steam railways in the area to spoil the boys, one chuffs along the coast over at Kingswear and the other winds up river to Buckfastleigh. Woodlands leisure park has a vast indoor play zone for little one and more to amuse older children outside.

Nearby Dartmouth is a stylish little town, set on the River Dart, with a long waterfront and lots of boats and waterside activity to enjoy, not to mention chic art galleries, boutiques and fabulous eating places. For relaxed fine dining try Angelique restaurant now run by the Michelin star group 10 in 8 who run several restaurants across the country including L'ortolan in Reading. Also worth noting is the new Rockfish Grill owned by Mitch Tonks' group the owner of the fabulously popular Seahorse restaurant, Rockfish Grill offers equally popular more family orientated dining. For traditional fish and chips why not try Rockfish takeaway in Bayards cove ( Dartmouth), perfect enjoyed quayside in the summer whilst watching the boats float by. For a gourmet treat they also offer takeaway lobster.

A little further afield, lies Salcombe, another chic waterside town. Riverford Field Kitchen, part of the Riverford group(who can deliver fresh organic food boxes to Gitcombe cottages), offers farm tours, sometimes tractor tours, to see how their organic vegetables are grown and then lunch in it’s fab Field Kitchen, with great food and canteen style tables and benches. The menu caters for meat eaters too. And for lovers of wine and cheese, don’t miss Sharpham Vineyard, at the forefront of wine making in the UK. Visit its winery for some great award winning white wines and the farm shop for divine Sharpham cheeses made at its own creamery. Then head for the Vineyard Café for more excellent food.

A big hit with guests in the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm which is right on Gitcombes doorstep and offers plenty of opportunity for stroking, patting and cuddling the animals.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Rates

29 Sep - 12 Oct 2017 : £750 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2017 : £885 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : £995 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : £885 /week3 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : £725 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : £1395 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : £995 /week13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018 : £785 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2018 : £785 /week4 May - 10 May 2018 : £895 /week11 May - 17 May 2018 : £785 /week18 May - 24 May 2018 : £810 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : £1415 /week1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018 : £995 /week15 Jun - 5 Jul 2018 : £1095 /week6 Jul - 19 Jul 2018 : £1628 /week20 Jul - 6 Sep 2018 : £1733 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018 : £1350 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018 : £965 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : £795 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : £750 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018 : £885 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : £965 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 : £1045 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2018 : £725 /week21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 : £1465 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2017 : €835.35 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2017 : €985.713 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : €1108.231 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : €985.713 /week3 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : €807.505 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : €1553.751 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : €1108.231 /week13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018 : €874.333 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2018 : €874.333 /week4 May - 10 May 2018 : €996.8511 /week11 May - 17 May 2018 : €874.333 /week18 May - 24 May 2018 : €902.178 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : €1576.027 /week1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018 : €1108.231 /week15 Jun - 5 Jul 2018 : €1219.611 /week6 Jul - 19 Jul 2018 : €1813.266 /week20 Jul - 6 Sep 2018 : €1930.215 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018 : €1503.63 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018 : €1074.817 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : €885.4711 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : €835.35 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018 : €985.713 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : €1074.817 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 : €1163.921 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2018 : €807.505 /week21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 : €1631.717 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4 + Infant in 1 x double, 1 x twin & 1 x single sofa bed. If planning to use the sofa bed please indicate in the notes section and we will provide linen. (No extra cost).

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Beautiful Blackpool Sands beach 20 minutes away, privately owned with mother and baby facilities, and the award winning child friendly Venus Café serving organic food

Any Pool

Gitcombe has both indoor and outdoor (May - Mid Sept) swimming pools. The indoor pool has Roman style wide steps steps - ideal for sitting and splashing. There's aslo a heated outdoor whirlpool that little ones can use with supervision.

Indoor Play Area

The pool house also features soft play room with ball pool, and pool table for older children

Private Chef

Private chef services available by pre-arrangement

Babysitting

List of trusted baby sitters available. CRB baby sitters also available.

Nursery Gear (additional)

travel cots, high chairs, children’s cutlery & plastic crockery provided, socket covers, staurgates and bed guard/rail available on request.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Selection of traditional children’s board games in each cottage. Tennis racquets, tennis balls, buckets, spades, crabbing nets and lines available to use on help yourself basis in wooden shed.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Delicious ready meals available for delivery to your cottage. Two waterside pubs within a 10 minute drive, or 45 minute walk (each way).

Outdoor Toys

brilliant hand carved wooden playground includes a train, pirate ship and infant, child & garden chair swing, tennis court, basket ball post and net

Visiting Spa Therapist

Treatments via a visiting beauty and massage therapist can be pre-booked.

Stairgates / no stairs

integral stair gates at top of stair flights. Moveable stair gate at foot of stairs to mezzanine floor.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private terrace accessed from the double bedroom, with wooden picnic bench and views over the grounds. Weber BBQ available from store opposite Meavy Barn

Friendly Animals

cows and sheep in surrounding fields and lots of natural wildlife. Resident pooch Tango enjoys playing with children and fetching balls and sticks

Tennis Court(s)

All weather tennis courts. Also basketball post.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to two

Reviews

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  • Tasteful decor. Beautiful location. Good equipment. Great, sturdy stair gates. Good to have microwavable plastic plates, beakers etc. On arrival discovered Highchair had broken strap and travel cot was so old the thin mattress folds created 1inch ridges under child's back. Found owner and got them replaced no problem. Woodburner - can't use if staying with kids as no guard around it. Heating seemed warm enough tho (although it was a freak end of Sept heat wave when we stayed). Lack of signage was a pain when arrive but understand don't want place to look garish. Statues and sculptures around grounds look good. Flowers on arrival a nice touch, would have preferred a pint if milk / welcome pack.  Nice and clean on arrival, except a few cobwebs (its the country!). Headboards of bed dusty round edges, need a Hoover. Few bottles of Ren products dotted around. Lovely natural luxury products. Wifi, great to have but slow in evening. G ...Review dated 25/12/2011

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  • Lovely barns , well furbished and decorated, lovely gardens and swimming pool etc. Barns are noisy at night as the bedrooms are underneath and wooden floors so if your child doesn't sleep well I wouldn't recommend it plus the fridge / freezer buzzed above our heads.Review dated 19/10/2011

  • Most disappointing. Property was dirty on arrival, we even had mice! Photos are misleading, the barn is not spacious and the site is far more steep-sided than it appears - a nightmare for toddlers. Hospitality and customer care sorely lacking.Review dated 17/08/2011

  • We had a fabulous time at Gitcombe. It is great to be somewhere that is 'home from home'; so many places are old fashioned, pokey and down at heel - not at Gitcombe! The pool complex is magnificent which is so vital with children and the temperamental British climate.Review dated 07/03/2011

  • 1. Amazing facilities. Great for toddlers, swimming facilities amazing. Couldn’t get enough of pools, hot tub and play area. 2. Great location to visit, lots of beautiful places. Fav’ hotspots included beach…. short walk from Start Point, train from Totnes and amazing, very tasty BBQ at the Maltsters’ Arms. We will definitely return. Will be even better when kids are older. Thank you Gitcombe for your hospitality and friendly welcome. To finish, I must quote my husband….”If I could do a groundhog week, this would be it! Review dated 04/09/2010

  • A relaxing, child-friendly haven! Very quiet and peaceful with some lovely places to visit should you wish to wander. Overall Rating: Outstanding!Review dated 29/06/2010

  • We are not ready to go home, in fact, my daughter wants to live here! You have thought of everything and with real style... Perfect combination of facilities for us and the baby monitor works from the tennis courts!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Great weather at Blackpool Sands, Crabbing for England at Dartmouth and Brixham. All huge fun and even relaxing in the gorgeous pool complex, a great bonus in the evenings. Evie left off her arm bands for the first time. A red letter visit!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Thank you very much! Warm welcome, great location, accommodation and facilities. We look forward to seeing more of this part of the world very soon!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Excellent accommodation in stunning surroundings. A great base for exploring South Devon. 5 star rating!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We have stayed at Gitcombe on two occasions, and both times we have found it a lovely place to stay. Comfortable beds and a truly stunning location, and the afternoon session in the indoor pool ensured our son was out like a light every night!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Considering the remote nature of this destination, a welcome pack would be much appreciated - this was a comment that was made time and time again in their visitors book.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The pictures don't do it justice. The accomodation at Gitcombe has a very high standard of finish and the owners have put a great deal of thought into making sure you have everything you need.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Amazing location and the facilities were just greatReview dated 03/11/2009

  • We have had a lovely relaxing week. We have made full use of the facilities – which are fantastic. Yve & Mike have been very helpful so that you for your warm welcome. The area is gorgeous, excellent days out at Blackpool Sands, Paignton Zoo, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes…. We shall be back!Review dated 03/11/2009

Tasteful decor. Beautiful location. Good equipment. Great, sturdy stair gates. Good to have microwavable plastic plates, beakers etc. On arrival discovered Highchair had broken strap and travel cot was so old the thin mattress folds created 1inch ridges under child's back. Found owner and got them replaced no problem. Woodburner - can't use if staying with kids as no guard around it. Heating seemed warm enough tho (although it was a freak end of Sept heat wave when we stayed). Lack of signage was a pain when arrive but understand don't want place to look garish. Statues and sculptures around grounds look good. Flowers on arrival a nice touch, would have preferred a pint if milk / welcome pack.  Nice and clean on arrival, except a few cobwebs (its the country!). Headboards of bed dusty round edges, need a Hoover. Few bottles of Ren products dotted around. Lovely natural luxury products. Wifi, great to have but slow in evening. Good quality appliances include tv and audio equipment Dimable lights and standard lamps create great atmosphere. Encourages you to hang about and enjoy the place - instead of driving 10-15 min to pub down single track lanes. Mezzanine would be great for older kids to chill out away from parents. Board games and very comfy sofa. Pool and play areas great for toddlers and children. Low quality travel cot and high chair mean not as expected for 1 year old.  Soft play area great and pool very nice. Warm poolside so nice when get out. Only one private shower/changing room at pool but not busy at end of Sepy so not a problem.  Could not get jacuzzi to work and sauna and steam rooms not on during the limited times advertised in the welcome book. Shame as considered that to be a justification of the higher weekly rate compared to other places in the area. Steep slippery painted wood stairs. Great stair gates. Bedrooms small but adequate. Spare room is cramped and was deeply disappointed to have to assemble travel cot ourselves - this involved stripping a bed, lifting off mattress and storing it on top of other spare bed, roll back bed slats and put travelcot inside bed frame. Not good after a long drive with kids in car! Had to use spare duvets to prevent a repeat of daughter hitting head when she sat up in cot. Also had to put blanket over bed slats for same reason. Really must be addressed. Not good enough. Will not recommend to anyone with kids under 5 for this reason. Overall beautiful location and well furnished but cannot say it is a baby bolt hole due to lack of proper cot and having to assemble the travel cot yourself in very cramped almost dangerous conditions. Fantastic once kids can sleep in own bed and tackle steep hilly walks as play spaces mean you can relax and enjoy the grounds.

Lovely barns , well furbished and decorated, lovely gardens and swimming pool etc. Barns are noisy at night as the bedrooms are underneath and wooden floors so if your child doesn't sleep well I wouldn't recommend it plus the fridge / freezer buzzed above our heads.

Most disappointing. Property was dirty on arrival, we even had mice! Photos are misleading, the barn is not spacious and the site is far more steep-sided than it appears - a nightmare for toddlers. Hospitality and customer care sorely lacking.

We had a fabulous time at Gitcombe. It is great to be somewhere that is 'home from home'; so many places are old fashioned, pokey and down at heel - not at Gitcombe! The pool complex is magnificent which is so vital with children and the temperamental British climate.

1. Amazing facilities. Great for toddlers, swimming facilities amazing. Couldn’t get enough of pools, hot tub and play area. 2. Great location to visit, lots of beautiful places. Fav’ hotspots included beach…. short walk from Start Point, train from Totnes and amazing, very tasty BBQ at the Maltsters’ Arms. We will definitely return. Will be even better when kids are older. Thank you Gitcombe for your hospitality and friendly welcome. To finish, I must quote my husband….”If I could do a groundhog week, this would be it!

A relaxing, child-friendly haven! Very quiet and peaceful with some lovely places to visit should you wish to wander. Overall Rating: Outstanding!

We are not ready to go home, in fact, my daughter wants to live here! You have thought of everything and with real style... Perfect combination of facilities for us and the baby monitor works from the tennis courts!

Great weather at Blackpool Sands, Crabbing for England at Dartmouth and Brixham. All huge fun and even relaxing in the gorgeous pool complex, a great bonus in the evenings. Evie left off her arm bands for the first time. A red letter visit!

Thank you very much! Warm welcome, great location, accommodation and facilities. We look forward to seeing more of this part of the world very soon!

Excellent accommodation in stunning surroundings. A great base for exploring South Devon. 5 star rating!

We have stayed at Gitcombe on two occasions, and both times we have found it a lovely place to stay. Comfortable beds and a truly stunning location, and the afternoon session in the indoor pool ensured our son was out like a light every night!

Considering the remote nature of this destination, a welcome pack would be much appreciated - this was a comment that was made time and time again in their visitors book.

The pictures don't do it justice. The accomodation at Gitcombe has a very high standard of finish and the owners have put a great deal of thought into making sure you have everything you need.

Amazing location and the facilities were just great

We have had a lovely relaxing week. We have made full use of the facilities – which are fantastic. Yve & Mike have been very helpful so that you for your warm welcome. The area is gorgeous, excellent days out at Blackpool Sands, Paignton Zoo, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes…. We shall be back!

Parent Rated*

5/5
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  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 7 guests.



Rates

20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : £995 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : £885 /week3 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : £725 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : £1395 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : £995 /week13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018 : £785 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2018 : £785 /week4 May - 10 May 2018 : £895 /week11 May - 17 May 2018 : £785 /week18 May - 24 May 2018 : £810 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : £1415 /week1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018 : £995 /week15 Jun - 5 Jul 2018 : £1095 /week6 Jul - 19 Jul 2018 : £1628 /week20 Jul - 6 Sep 2018 : £1733 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018 : £1350 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018 : £965 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : £795 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : £750 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018 : £885 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : £965 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 : £1045 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2018 : £725 /week21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 : £1465 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : €1117.086 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : €993.5895 /week3 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : €813.9575 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : €1566.167 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : €1117.086 /week13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018 : €881.3195 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2018 : €881.3195 /week4 May - 10 May 2018 : €1004.816 /week11 May - 17 May 2018 : €881.3195 /week18 May - 24 May 2018 : €909.387 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : €1588.62 /week1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018 : €1117.086 /week15 Jun - 5 Jul 2018 : €1229.356 /week6 Jul - 19 Jul 2018 : €1827.756 /week20 Jul - 6 Sep 2018 : €1945.639 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018 : €1515.645 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018 : €1083.406 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : €892.5465 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : €842.025 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018 : €993.5895 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : €1083.406 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 : €1173.221 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2018 : €813.9575 /week21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 : €1644.755 /week

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