Sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms            Hot tub for 6              1 Dog welcome

Whinchat Barns sleeps 11 people in 5 bedrooms, spread out over two separate barns that sit side by side on Stonehayes Farm. This is the perfect self-catering accommodation for two families with young children as it gives you your own space and yet there’s the capacity to get together and dine at the same table. It works equally well for an extended family who want to get away to celebrate something special, say an anniversary or a significant birthday.

Whinchat Barns is made up of Dippers Rest and Wagtail Corner, centuries old barns that were once used for storing hay and housing livestock. Dippers Rest sleeps 6 and has a big open plan living space on the ground floor; step in and in front of you is the dining area with French doors beyond that give a fantastic outlook over the valley. To the right, the kitchen is bright and airy and very well equipped; there’s an electric oven and hob, a tall fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, wine cooler and washer-dryer. In the spacious living room you can curl up on the leather sofas and admire the views over the gorgeous countryside, or pop the telly on, put your feet up and watch a film. If it’s chilly, light the wood-burner to make it seriously cosy. Bedroom 1 is upstairs; it’s got a kingsize bed, room for a cot, and there’s an en suite bathroom that has a P bath with overhead shower. Bedroom 2 is back downstairs, beyond the kitchen; it’s got zip and link beds so you can have them arranged as a superking or two singles, and right next to it is a wet room. Bedroom 3 is also on the ground floor, at the other end of the cottage and again, has zip and link beds  that can be a superking or twins.

Wagtail Corner is right next to Dippers Rest; it sleeps 5 people and also has a big open plan living space with a trendy kitchen to one end where you’ll find an electric oven and hob, a fridge, wine cooler, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer. To the other end of the room is the living area with comfy sofas to sink into, somewhere to put your feet up, maybe watch a bit of TV, and if it’s that time of year, light the wood-burner and get yourselves settled with a tray of tea and toast. There’s already a hand-crafted dining table here but what’s great is that if you want to all dine together just let us know and we can bring in a bigger table that will easily seat all 11 of you with room to spare. The bedrooms are both upstairs; Bedroom 1 sleeps 2 in a kingsize bed and has an en suite shower room, Bedroom 2 sleeps 3 people in either a superking and a single bed, or in three singles, with room for a cot as well. Just out on the landing is the bathroom, with a P bath and overhead shower.  

Both cottages are furnished in an uncluttered modern style that works well with the rustic character of the cottages – thick stone walls, quirky original window openings, and wooden beans that are yonks old.

Both cottages have their own area of private garden (not fenced) with outdoor furniture and a bbq (Apr-Oct); Dippers Rest has its own hot tub seating 6, and there’s unrestricted use of the shared grounds, games room and play area. Bring it on.


  • Sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms
  • Hot Tub
  • 2 dogs (1 per cottage) welcome at a £50 charge per pet
  • Spacious open plan living space x 2
  • Shared use of games room with table tennis, table football and pool table
  • Shared use of grounds with play area
  • Wood-burner (logs supplied Oct-Apr) x 2
  • Private Garden (unfenced) x 2
  • Smart TV and DVD player x 2
  • Barbecue (April to Oct) x 2
  • Rural wifi
  • Short breaks available
  • Walks from the doorstep
  • Rural location with stunning views
  • Short drive to country pubs
  • Beaches within easy reach
  • Accessibility
    • Car Required
    • Child Friendly
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Hen Parties Accepted
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Elderly / Infirm
    Child / Baby Facilities
    • Cot Available
    • High Chair
    • Stair Gate
    • Toys & Games
    Eco Features
    • Recycling Available
    Entertainment Facilities
    • Board Games
    • Books
    • DVD Player
    • Pool Table
    • Table Football
    • Table Tennis
    • TV
    • WiFi
    General Facilities
    • Alarm Clock
    • Central Heating
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Grill
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Linen Provided
    • Local Maps
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Shower
    • Toaster
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Woodburner
    Leisure Facilities
    • Hot Tub
    Local Activities
    • Canoeing
    • Climbing
    • Cycling
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Indoor Fun
    • Outdoor Sports
    • Paintball
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    • Water Sports
    Local Amenities
    • ATM
    • Bank
    • Beach (short drive)
    • Beach (walking)
    • Bike Hire
    • Bus
    • Cafe
    • Farm Shop
    • Firewood
    • Gallery
    • Museum
    • Pharmacy
    • Pub
    • Railway
    • Restaurant
    • Shops
    • Taxi
    • Theatre
    Outdoor Facilities
    • Barbecue
    • Climbing Frame
    • Courtyard
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Lighting
    • Parking for several vehicles
    • Parking Off Street
    • Patio Furniture
    • Trampoline
    Type of Location
    • Beach
    • Peaceful
    • Rural
    • Scenic
    • Town
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Location: Stonehayes Farm, Combe Raleigh, DEVON, EX14 4UG