Holiday home Hazel Barn is a delightful wing of the owners' Grade II listed farmhouse, forming part of a group of properties positioned around a traditional cobbled courtyard. There are five bedrooms, including a king-size double with an en-suite shower room, along with a double bedroom with an en-suite and a first floor bathroom. The living accommodation includes a kitchen with a feature AGA, a double-oven and a dining area, along with a separate sitting room with a woodburner. Outside, there is a shared utility room, a shared games room with table tennis, a pool table, table football and air hockey. Also outside you'll find a private, enclosed garden, plus six acres of shared grounds including a play area with bouncy castle (weather permitting), a trampoline, swings and slides. Hazel Barn is the perfect cottage for all the family!
Region Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric double oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, Xbox with games, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent Oct-March; at other times of year fuel for stove can be purchased locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent; hot tub towels are not provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. 3 parking spaces in shared off-road car park situated approximately 30 metres from the property. Private 6-person hot tub overlooking the valley. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and barbecue. Shared use of 6-acre site. Shared external games room with table tennis, pool table, table football and TV with PS2 and games. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: One of the double bedrooms and both twins have sloping ceilings. Note: The property is over three floors, with 8 steps from ground floor to first floor level and then a further 8 steps to second floor level. Note: This property is in a rural location, accessed by country lanes that are single track in some places. Whilst all parties are welcome at the property, guests should be made aware of the quiet, rural nature of the location and consideration should be given to the other guests and properties on-site.
This was a great cottage for our family of 8 to meet up from various parts of the country.. We had three under fours in our party and the cottage has stair gates in place to prevent any accidents.
The location is beautiful, quiet and easy to get out and about from.
The cottage easily accommodated us all and the large kitchen made a great focal point.
Whilst we didn’t make use of the games room as the children were too little, they loved the outside play area with the trampoline, slide and swings.
The hot tub was a hit and it was checked every other day by the owners to ensure the water quality was as it should be.
Cathy, Simon and Paul who own the cottage were lovely and extremely helpful.
We would recommend Hazel Barn to anyone that wants a family gathering.
Cathy and Paul have the most beautiful cottage in a stunning location.. They were super hosts and couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The cottage exceeded our expectations as a mixed age party of 11.
The welcome pack and homemade cakes were a really lovely touch. We will most definitely be back.
Only stayed a couple of days as we were there for a funeral.. Lovely place, lovely scenery.
The house and amenities did not disappoint. We had everything we could wish for and more. Every room was spacious and nicely decorated. The hot tub was very relaxing day and night. The children and adults loved the games room.
Lots of space to play games and explore around the house.
There was 8 adults 2 kids and 2 dogs with us and we did not feel overcrowded at all.
It is a very remote location so not suitable for people without a car, also not ideal for disabled due to steps.
Will be coming back
Lovely comfortable property good size for a large family.. Could benefit from having someone around more often to supply extra black bin bags or for more bags to be left in a cupboard and answer queries.
Exit door from kitchen there is a gap in floor which would be ideal for a fitted core mat which would prevent people from twisting their ankle every time they approach the bin which is fitted to the side.
Would be also helpful if we had been shown where the laundry room was situated to enable us to recycle our waste.
Thank you for your feedback Mrs Fraser.
Regarding the minor issues you had; we do live on-site and, whilst we do go out to work, we were available during your stay to answer your queries had you knocked on our door.
Although the property is a self-catering cottage, we do supply a substantial Welcome Pack, free of charge, including black bin liners, just to get you started.
Detailed information regarding all aspects of the cottage (and local area), including the location of our recycling and refuse bins can be found in the Guest Information folder in the cottage. They are located in a large area right next to the car park (not in the Laundry Room), however, we will ensure that this area is signposted for the 2019 season.
Thank-you for your comments regarding the slight step down by the back door. We have now fitted coir matting in this area.
We are keen to ensure that even minor issues are improved upon so appreciate your feedback and hope that you would consider visiting us again in the future.
This converted barn is in a beautiful setting.. It is spacious and great for a large group to stay.
The owners were very welcoming on arrival.
Very narrow lanes to get to the property but idyllic setting.
The hot tub was enjoyed every day by all the family.
We had a lovely holiday at hazel barn and Sykes were very helpful in giving us information.. The owners were approachable and very helpful. The cottage was beautiful and very well equipped. The children loved the hot tub and made good use of the games room. Beds were comfortable and the house was cosy; bed linen and towels all excellent quality We even managed to squeeze 11 round the kitchen table which surprised us. We loved the remote location though felt it was a little misleading to say it was in South Moulton. We know what you mean but some may have found the remote location a challenge - we loved it!
Owner very helpful and nothing was too much for them! Thank you very much for a lovely week!
Only negative on a personal note on bathrooms upstairs and with poor mobility this was quite difficult for me! However this did not stop me having a great time!
Hazel Barn was absolutely beautiful, clean and spacious.. It contain everything you could possibly want for a relaxing break away. The owner's were extremely friendly and welcoming, we would 100% stay here again.
We had a fabulous week in hazel barn.. Very comfortable, great for a large family holiday. Hot tub well maintained and games room great fun.
Only one criticism that is it could be listed that you have to take your own cleaning products. Being the cottage is quite rural it’s a little trek to the shops. Apart from that I’d recommend the cottage to my friends.
A warm welcome.. Clear information given on arrival.
The group appreciated the way in which the owners were on site if required.
Great fun had by whole party (6 - 72 years) including using the hot tub at the end of the day!
N B the only negative - older members of the party found the lighting limited for reading in the lounge area e.g. for looking at maps etc..
Just would have liked another fridge.. As the cottage sleeps at least 11 one normal domestic fridge was a struggle, it meant having to meal plan and shop daily instead of perhaps a couple of meals at a time. Mention of access via single track roads would also have been a help. PS: two of the door trays were only suitable for light goods as they had been broken previously and the mend was coming apart.
The cottage was more than big enough for our party of 10 plus 2 dogs.. It really felt like a home from home. In a very remote location but didn’t bother us as we drive. One thing we weren’t aware of was the steps from the living room to the kitchen (we had a disabled person with us) however this did not tar the holiday and we had a wonderful time
Had a fantastic week.. The cottage was beautiful. The hot tub was regularly checked and cleaned. Hosts were lovely, genuine people. Highly recommend.
Really enjoyed our weekend away.. Situated in a beautiful location. The cottage was lovely had everything you could possibly need. Would definitely recommend
Hazel Barn is a great location and a great property.. We usually choose cottages which are detached and isolated. We were hesitant about being on a site with other rental properties and the owners own house but this was actually not an issue at all. We barely saw anyone else and the hosts were friendly and helpful on arrival but then left us in peace. We had a small problem with one of the showers but it was resolved very quickly so it was handy having the owners nearby for emergencies.
Sykes cottages were very helpful with our unusual pet request and got back to us very quickly.
The house was well equipped, beautifully decorated for Christmas and very comfortable and clean.
The only small criticism is that the broadband/WIFI is shared with the other properties and the connections were intermittent and poor quality.
When on holiday, it's nice to escape from the daily grind but we always look for properties with WIFI because we need connection to our business for emergencies. In this case, the connection was simply not good enough for us to maintain the communications that we needed.
For a property of this size, it is focused at large families who are naturally going to want to connect multiple phones and tablets.
The owners, who live on site, were especially good to us as holiday makers.. Nothing was too much for them. They were very pleasant, kind and helpful. Thank you!
Friendly and helpful
We have stayed in a number of Sykes cottages over the years and have always been satisfied with our experience. This venue surpassed all our expectations, Hazel Barn is outstanding, the accommodation, the setting and the access to beaches and other places of interest provided us
with most memorable family holiday for a long time.
Very peaceful and beautiful surroundings at Hazel Barn. Owner is very helpful and friendly. Catered for the rainy days with a well equipped indoor games room. Also an outdoor play area came in handy to keep the children occupied. Lovely to be able to have a log fire in the lounge.
Mrs Marshall Jane
The tranquillity of the area and the relaxing atmosphere of the property was a delight. Each room was furnished uniquely and fashionably and made us feel comfortable and at home. The owners of the property met all of our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you.
We have just spent Christmas at this wonderful cottage which was really lovely. The cottage is beautifully decorated and so lovely and homely, we all wanted to stay forever. We were a party of 10 and there was plenty of room for everyone. The snug was an added bonus and much bigger than expected and the games room was a hit with the men in the group. Had a very well equipped kitchen, lots of towels and the beds were all lovely and comfortable. It was all just lovely, a big thank you to the owners, 10 out of 10!
We had a fun relaxed weekend with the girls. It was a beautiful location which enabled us to be in the property all weekend. There was plenty of room for people to have their own space at times but also the lounge was big enough when we were all in together. We stayed in but there was plenty of information to help with things to do and places to visit.
The cottage was a great size, very clean and well looked after. Location was fabulous, in the quiet countryside with shops a 5-10 minute drive away.
A lovely large property that was perfect for our extended group, yet still felt nice and cosy.
This is a beautiful cottage, the owners were friendly and helpful. Perfect break away!
We are a family of eleven who got together for one week and had a fantastic time. We received a warm welcome on arrival and nothing was too much trouble. There was nothing we would have changed. Thank you for a wonderful week. Will definitely visit again.
Amazing cottage, hosts and location.
The small finishing touches were well thought out and every need was met. A lovely, homely, warm spacious cottage.
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