Dr Hull July 2021
a perfect quiet retreat in an ideal location to explore Devon / east Cornwall
Ms Welsh July 2021
We loved the little village of Germansweek. It was so quiet and surrounded by beautiful countryside. perfect place for exploring Roadford Lake and the North Devon and Cornwall coast. Lavender Cottage provided all that was needed for a comfortable stay.
Mrs Miller July 2021
This is our 2nd year staying at Lavendar Barn, and it never disappoints! It's in the perfect location to visit my family, the area is tranquil, with plenty of walks to do. Roadford Lake isn't far for your watersports... A little off the beaten track, but not that far from the A30, we went to lots of different places in Devon and Cornwall. There is a dairy up the road for your fresh milk and eggs, and shops a short drive away.
We will be back, to this little spacious cottage, in a place of peace and tranquillity
Ms Westwood June 2021
On the whole, the cottage on arrival was lovely. It smelt beautifully fresh and clean and was very neat and tidy. We felt very at home and pretty much most things needed were there. We liked the personal touch on arrival of the the homemade scones and rolls. Excellent stay.
Mr Shakespeare May 2021
The cottage was perfect for me and the two kids, it had everything that you need, the kitchen was modern and updated, the cottage was cozy peaceful and great value.
The location was perfect for what we needed, we spent a lot of time at Widemouth beach, waves fantastic and we did a lot of body boarding, about 35mins from the cottage.
look forward to returning very soon.
Mr Starr May 2021
A comfortable property in a very quiet location. Approximately 5mile drive, along country lanes, from A30. Unfortunately the inclement weather prevented us from making use of the garden facilities. Would recommend The Junction Inn at Halwill Junction for food.
Mrs Green April 2021
As the owners of a holiday home in Cyprus we appreciate how important presentation and comfort is. The instructions to find the cottage were very precise and clear. The welcome food/milk pack was very thoughtful. Information regarding the cottage equipment and also the local area were very comprehensive. The cottage is situated in a gorgeous village in peaceful surroundings. We just wish that we had a longer stay!
Mrs Thompson October 2020
Lovely welcome scones etc on arrival, nice standard of accommodation, would recommend.
Ms West October 2020
To paraphrase Mary Poppins, this cottage is “perfect in every way”. Lavender Barn is set amongst the stunning Devon countryside ideally situated for visiting the wonders that Devon and Cornwall have to offer. We are not novices at renting cottages and Lavender Barn was far and away the best cottage we have stayed in. We could not think of anything missing from the cottage that would have made our stay more enjoyable or comfortable. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack which was indeed very welcome after a long journey.
Mrs Miller September 2020
The cottage exceeded all expectations! There was everything you needed.. even down to dishwasher tablets and tea towels.. we had an arrival pack of fruit, rolls, cheese, milk, butter and hot cross buns! Joan the owner is lovely and takes a lot of pride in her cottage! I would highly recommend booking this cottage. We will be back
Mrs Divers September 2020
A really lovely cottage. We will definitely go away with classic cottages again
Mr King July 2020
Very quiet and peaceful. We will be back again.
Mrs Thompson July 2020
A delightful property. very clean and well equipped.
Miss Anderson October 2019
Our stay at Lavender Barn will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. The boiler leaked oil all over the floor prior to our arrival. The boiler was fixed on the third day of our stay, but the smell of oil lingered, and we were without heating and hot water for two days.
These things happen, and the owner did everything she could to rectify the situation.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're very sorry again for the issues you experienced with the boiler during your stay at Lavender Barn. Situations such as this are thankfully uncommon, but can occur unexpectedly and we can only apologise that this coincided with your holiday. The issue was just a small drip following the annual service, but thank you for your understanding that the owner did everything that she could, including providing portable heaters and arranging the engineer to return as quickly as possible. We were pleased to agree on a compensation figure, but we really are sorry that this impacted on your stay. Emma - Customer Support
Mr Lowe September 2019
An excellent and comfortable cottage up to the usual Classic Cottage Standards. Although rural it was only 10 minutes away from the A30. Although there are narrow lanes in part on the approach to the cottage there are plenty of passing places. A short but nonetheless enjoyable stay
Mr Hughes August 2019
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.
Mr Reeve June 2018
A lovely well equipped and comfortable cottage in a quiet location and good surroundings and a nice garden to sit in. Once off the Devon country Lanes to the main roads (about 5miles), many places in both Devon and Cornwall are easily accessible.
Mr Motion May 2018
We had an excellent break away from the normal routine, and enjoy the Devon countryside in springtime.
Mrs Buddell September 2017
Our second stay at the cottage this year and just as lovely as the first time. The cottage is a real 'home from home' and the owner has provided everything needed. Loved the 'welcome pack' of goodies that is provided. We will be booking again for 2018.
Dr Butenschön August 2017
Say a few words about the name "Germansweek". As Germans, it sounds to us like having a connection to Germany, however, later we learned that the name goes back to a Saint St Germanus...
Mrs Henseleit July 2017
Great Cottage! The cottage is furnished with loving attention to detail. Everything was just as described! I can highly recommend the cottage.
Mrs Tippkemper April 2017
A beautiful and really comfy, cozy and relaxing place. Absolutely nothing to complain about.
Mrs Buddell April 2017
A lovely place to just 'be and relax'. Everything about the cottage is well thought out making it a welcoming place to be with a great 'feel good ' feeling!
Mr Arnold August 2016
Wonderful accommodation for a comfortable and relaxing break. Highly recommended.
Mr Kinning August 2016
This is a very comfortable and very well equipped cottage which is in a great location in Devon, giving accessibility to both the north and south coastlines and convenient to explore Cornwall being just a few miles from the Cornish border. The cottage was like 'home from home' having everything you would want; Wi Fi, comfortable sofa, big TV, outside table, chairs and parasol for breakfast and lunch on the patio. Situated in a lovely quiet village, with a good parking this cottage was an excellent choice.
Mr Barnes May 2016
We couldn't speak more highly about the beautiful cottage and surroundings , it had every thing you could possibly need and all very high quality . We were met by the owners on arrival and they went out of there way to make us welcome , and left plenty of goodies for us to enjoy. We will defiantly be using the cottage again and will recommend you to family and friends
Mr Marsden February 2016
Peple who met us at the cottage were very friendly and very accomodating
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