Ms Smith November 2023
Willows rest is the most beautiful property we have had the pleasure of staying in. The restoration has been done so well, the interior design is inspiring. The lighting is innovative and the welcome basket was above and beyond. We will definitely be back!
Miss Dale November 2023
Willows Rest is just stunning and we had the most wonderful stay. While the weather wasn’t very good it meant we really got to enjoy the house and its amazing facilities. A very comfortable luxurious house and would highly recommend
Mrs Teague September 2023
Family friendly with a touch of luxury. Great grounds, lovely pool for family fun and thoughtfully located hot tub for grown up escapes. A real find with welcoming and accommodating hosts. Beautifully designed living space and relaxing bedrooms. We didn’t want to leave and hope to return again.
Mrs Pringle August 2023
Willows Rest is perfect for a multi generational family holiday. The large living, cooking, dining space was very good for us all to be in the same room but able to do various different activities: cooking, reading, board games, jigsaw making, drawing, chatting etc. The separate TV room meant the children could watch something whilst the adults cooked and chatted without the television being intrusive. The barn was warm. Everyone enjoyed the swimming pool. It was heated and warm. The children had swims everyday and loved the pool. We also enjoyed the fire pit after a hot tub dip and s'mores on the fire in the evening. The owner left a welcoming hamper with brownies and coffee and tea and milk which was appreciated too. We had a Sainsbury's delivery no problem even though the property is down narrow country lanes which is typical of the area. I would definitely recommend Willows Rest.
Mr Buck April 2023
Beautiful property and grounds, luxuriously finished from furnishings to toiletries, great extra touches for young families. Amazing holiday celebrating several birthdays, thank you so much Raymond! Will certainly be back if in the area again.
Reply from Classic Cottages
What a fabulous location for your joint celebrations - we hope you had a wonderful time. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs. James March 2023
Excellent property with superb facilities. Friendly owners who were brilliant at communicating with us. The pool was fabulous and lots of places in short driving distance. Throughly recommend this property.
Mrs Abson December 2022
We had a lovely time at Willow's Rest with our extended family. We were a group of 2 families plus grandparents and the space was spacious and comfortable. The area is quiet and picturesque yet close to towns and coastlines. We would happily come again to visit.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased Willows Rest suited you so well for a multi generational family get together. We hope you enjoyed exploring this wonderful part of Devon and would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support
Miss Johnson November 2022
Simply put Willows Rest has to be the nicest property we have stayed at. The conversion from a barn to a holiday let is superb, from the finish of the building to the soft furnishings and the style, it is simply beautiful and was a real pleasure to stay in. The thoughtful welcome hamper containing a good selection of treats set the scene of what was a perfect holiday. The open plan living area upstairs was a pleasure to sit in for all 9 of us each evening, some going into the snug to watch TV. Due to the open plan style of the kitchen it was possible for all 9 of us to help prepare meals and tidy up. The beds are so comfortable too, which is hard to achieve in a holiday let, but they did not disappoint. The supplied toiletries in all the bathrooms were luxurious and smelt amazing. The owner welcomed us on arrival and was on hand to help if we needed anything but he made us feel that the property was ours for the week and made us feel extremely comfortable having him nearby. The views from the hot tub were amazing and some, who tried the pool, said it was lovely. I am sure there is more but I can't think. I would very highly recommend this property.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for your amazing review and your recommendations! It's great to read that you had such a lovely time and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Carl July 2022
Amazing cottage and friendly owners who were always around to answer any questions and make recommendations!
Mr Durnford June 2022
This is an idyllic setting. Barn and location were perfect for us to have a chilled time away and because of it’s size catching up with family (mum’s 80th). The layout and garden areas never make you fill overcrowded. The owners are as helpful or as distant as you require, which is ideal. The owners directions got us to this isolated spot without issue. We as a family had such a brilliant time we are definitely returning. Although we were all adults, we could see aspects of the barn and outside areas set up nicely for children, with water toys and floats in the pool, places for stair gates and toy boxes in the pantry, so good for a child or two. Although my 20 something nieces did enjoy the floats and would have look through the toy boxes if found! Willows Rest was better than we expected and the quality of fixture and fittings make it feel you are somewhere special.
Mrs Cunningham June 2022
Lovely house and swimming pool,but we resented having to clean the outside play area when we first arrived and the collection of bedding & towels and glass and recycling at the end of our holiday ,COVID is not an excuse for having to do the cleaners work.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that we didn't hear from you at the time as we would have spoken to the owner to investigate the play area. We are sorry that the waste collection caused upset, never hesitate to reach out to us as we will always see what we can do to help. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Bridge June 2022
Lovely place to stay. Everything you need for a perfect getaway. Not to far away from attractions. Raymond was very helpful. Pure luxury. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Would return in a heartbeat.
Mrs Rosenberg June 2022
It surpassed our expectations. Loved the spaciousness of the house, the grounds with a wonderful play area but above all the swimming pool.
Miss Mckinnon May 2022
Amazing location, stunning house, beautiful decor amd furnishings, fab showers! Lively sized pool. Everything you could possibly need was provided and the hosts were lovely :)
We didn't take children on this visit but I do have 3 and noticed there was everything you could possibly need for kids also! Bath seats, toilet seats, highchairs, toys.
Completely amazing place.
Mr Maunsell February 2022
The barn is down a narrow road but is both comfortable and spacious as well as being well equipped. We used both the swimming pool and hot-tub which added to our enjoyment. Raymond as host was quick to answer any queries we had.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased that Willows Rest allowed you just that; a relaxing and enjoyable stay further benefitted by the pool and hot-tub. It's wonderful that you found the host to be so hospitable and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Alsworth November 2021
Perfect holiday home for our family group. Would definitely stay there again.
Mrs Thompson November 2021
Willows Rest is beautifully light and roomy for a group to spend time together. It is well equipped and comfortable. Our family group of ten adults had the most relaxing and wonderful time there.
Mrs Johnston October 2021
Beautiful cottage in a quiet village with excellent communication from the owner
Mrs King September 2021
A beautiful place to stay. Accommodation and surrounding are idyllic. There were breathtaking views from the hot tub and the hosts were super friendly and left us some delicious chocolate brownies to scoff on arrival. All the guests had so much fun and were able to really relax in this amazing property
Mrs Burton September 2021
Cottage and location was perfect.
Mr Brazier August 2021
The property was well designed and the furniture and fittings are of very good quality. The pool and pool house, hot tub are plus points.
Mrs Mellor July 2021
Beautiful home, lots of extra touches that made our holiday amazing. Raymond was very helpful when I contacted him about having a cake made before our arrival. Can’t wait to return.
Miss McConnell June 2021
Stunning property - so many extras and finishing touches that make the place feel so special. Raymond is super helpful and responsive. Couldn’t recommend a stay here highly enough!
Mr Parsons June 2021
A beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings, everything we could possibly have wished for and more. Great value for money, friendly hosts, swimming pool, hot tub and fire pit were all a real bonus.
Mrs Eves October 2020
This property definitely has the wow factor. Beautifully designed and finished to a very high standard, it is sure to meet the demands of the most discerning guests. We loved the space and furnishings. Great attention to detail throughput. Thanks too for the welcome hamper and home made brownies! The pool is small but has enough space for a little swim up and down. The hot tub was great and we made good use of it. We visited the New Inn for dinner one evening which is around 3/4 mile away. The food was quite tasty but the menu was very basic/old fashioned (prawn cocktail, mushrooms on toast, scampi and chips etc). There are some gorgeous villages and towns nearby but be prepared to navigate very narrow lanes to reach some of them! Totnes is great for a mooch around, with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. Would definitely return to the area and to Willows Rest.
Mr Russell October 2020
The barn was definitely as good as it looked in the pictures. All the rooms were comfortable and stylish. The main kitchen and living area was stunning and perfect for having our family meals and for reading books. The TV room was comfortable for everyone to pile into and watch a film. The gardens are lovely. Although we didn't use the hot tub, we made good use of the pool, which was a good temperature, easy to take off and put on the cover and had a nice changing area and shower. The owner, Raymond, met us and gave us a welcome, and also included a nice welcome basket and also very useful guides on local trips, walks, pubs, restaurants and takeaways. We tried two takeaways during our week, a local Chinese in Totnes who managed to deliver right to the driveway despite being relatively secluded, and an Indian from Kingsbridge which we only have to drive to a nearby petrol station to meet and pick up. It is also ideally placed in the middle of lots of places like Paignton, Brixham, Salcombe, the nearby Sharpham vineyard, and Buckfast Abbey. Thanks for an excellent stay!
Mrs Von Schmidt July 2020
The house of beautifully and tastefully decorated as well as being comfortable. Beds great, kitchen well appointed. Pool and hot tub a bonus!
Location is rural but not far from either Dartmouth or Totnes for shopping and all the amenities of the South Hams
Was great for our two families
Mr Rouse July 2020
Willow's rest is a rustic, beautiful property that ensures you escape from the world. All you could ever need or want, whether its a restful nights sleep after one of the many walks into the Devon countryside, or a days surfing at Bigbury, or maybe some s'mores around the camp fire followed by the hot tub with stars blinkering...magical place ! Raymond was also an excellent host ensuring every last detail was catered for ! Thanks...
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for reviewing Willows Rest - it's fantastic to hear you had such an amazing time overall. It really is a very special property in such a tranquil location - star gazing from the hot tub is an absolute must! Bryony, Customer Support
Ms Knight January 2020
Our stay at willows rest was perfect. Not only is the barn absolutely beautiful, the hosts were on hand whenever we needed them (and live next door in an equally gorgeous house). The swimming pool was a great addition and the hot tub was ideal! The hamper on arrive was lush and the kitchen cupboards are stocked to make sure you can cook for lots of people. We will recommend it to our friends and hopefully be back soon!
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're really pleased to hear that you so obviously enjoyed your stay at Willows Rest. It really is a fantastic family holiday retreat. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back again soon! Alison, Customer Support
Mr Harmston December 2019
A warm, welcome, beautiful and luxurious property, the space lends itself excellently to large groups and the location is beautiful - easily able to access country walks, pubs and gorgeous nearby villages such as Salcombe and Totnes. We had a wonderful Christmas there thanks to the lovely hosts who went the extra mile with a welcome basket and gorgeous Christmas decorations. Couldn't recommend a stay here more highly!
Mr Brock December 2019
Ray was an excellent host , information was passed to allows us to enjoy the Experience of the property and surroundings , the facilities are excellent You will not be disappointed
Mr Wyatt November 2019
Fantastic property in every way. Level of decoration and furnishings way above the standard set by other holiday rentals. Hot tub was fantastic and the pool lovely to have on site. We will be back!
Ms Fisher November 2019
We had a lovely long weekend at Willows Rest. Celebrating a Special birthday the venue was perfect. We were all blown away at the quality and standard of the barn and the facilities all first class. While there I had an holistic massage with Emily who made me feel at ease with her caring and professional manner. Would definitely recommend and would not hesitate to make a return visit. Wonderful.
Mr & Mrs Smith September 2019
Willow’s Rest offers the perfect accommodation and setting for a family or group holiday. Luxurious but practical, beautiful but comfortable and the pool really was an added bonus! Set in a quiet rural setting, Willow’s Rest offers peace and tranquility but is within easy reach of a number of local resorts and tourist attractions. Many thanks for a happy and memorable stay!
Mrs Mowbray September 2019
Excellent accommodation, owners on hand with friendly advice on local area, would recommended having a massage and/or reflexology, great place for a family holiday
Mr Venn August 2019
We had a great family holiday, almost home from home. Even when the weather was not so good the grandchildren were happy to spend the day in the swimming pool, hot tub, or playing indoors.
The owner was also extremely helpful in sorting out any problems.
Mr Buck August 2019
A large, very comfortable and tastefully decorated property which was extremely well equipped. The snug with the television was a great place for the kids to stay entertained while the adults relaxed in the living area. We used the pool everyday and made good use of the hot tub and firepit in the evenings, a great way to unwind after exploring the local area. We were also surprised by the size of the garden which was bigger than shown in the pictures and the children were able to let of steam playing outdoor games. A superb place to stay!We liked everything about Willows rest, a week wasn't really long enough to take full advantage of the property or location. There are lots of things to do with Totnes being a short hop and other attractions like the South Devon Chilli Farm and the variety of beaches a short drive away. It's also reassuring to see such a commitment to recycling and the environment being taken in South Devon and the owners were able top explain clearly what we needed to do to comply with this.
Mrs Oversby-Powell August 2019
We had a wonderful family holiday at Willows Rest. The cottage is equipped and decorated to a very high standard and had everything you could possibly want from a holiday home. From the hot tub you can enjoy views across the countryside and the indoor swimming pool was great for younger children learning to swim and lovely and warm. We definitely hope to return again soon! The Oversby-Powell family.
Mr Vickery August 2019
Our family has just returned from a wonderful week at Willows Rest. It comfortably housed 10 of us (we did not need the annexe) and is in a lovely location, with beaches and things to do readily accessible. The cottage itself is very homely with a stunning interior and is extremely well equipped with lovely touches such as a welcome hamper. The layout upstairs worked extremely well especially when preparing meals etc as it meant the adults could all relax together whilst the children played in the adjacent room. The swimming pool was superb and our 4 grandchildren loved it. The adults thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the hot tub under the stars in the evening and we all had great fun toasting marshmallows around the fire pit. The owners were lovely and very helpful on the odd occasion that we needed them. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Willows Rest and hope to one day return ourselves!
Mr Wall July 2019
The pool and hot tub were excellent for the children. Nice garden for games with the kids. The location was good for beaches and I’d recommend going to Salcombe and catching the ferry across the estuary for lovely sandy beaches and great views. I’d also recommend going to Dartmouth, going on the park & ride into the town and getting the ferry to the castle, bus rides, boat trips and a castle for the kids.
Mrs Keating June 2019
Willow's Rest is a fabulous place to spend a holiday. It is beautifully furnished and superbly equipped. The pool and hot tub were wonderful. The owners, who could not have been more helpful before and during our stay, have created a very special holiday home in a beautiful part of Devon. Consequently, we had a very special family holiday there that will long remain in our memories.
Mrs Gilbert April 2019
We had a wonderful time at Willows Rest. We could not fault it. Children enjoyed the pool and we all enjoyed the hot tub under the stars.
Mrs Kemp April 2019
We loved this stunning barn. It sits in a very peaceful location but just a short drive from beaches, a theme park and a conservation zoo which my grandchildren enjoyed. Best of all though, following our days out, was to return to Willows Rest and swim in the heated pool followed by hot-tub time over looking the rolling Devon hills. We loved the massive upstairs room. Happy times preparing meals in the beautifully equipped kitchen and relaxing in front of the log burner. So much room for everybody. Plenty of board games to play and a huge TV with Netflix in a separate lounge.
The owners are really lovely and thank you for all the goodies on arrival - great brownies! Also for the Easter eggs for my grandchildren - how kind and thoughtful. Without a shadow of a doubt the owners have created a dream of a holiday home and one that we have no hesitation in recommending. Thank you.
Mrs Moody April 2019
The barn is beautiful and has a beautiful setting. The facilities are first class. The owners made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The welcome basket left for us on arrival including home cooked brownies was a lovely touch. The swimming pool and hot tub were excellent. It's location put us close to some of Devons most beautiful locations. My daughter and her family even drove to the Eden Project for a day trip with ease. Thank you for making our family holiday extra special.
Mr Bold March 2019
Willows Rest is a superb property. It had everything we needed for a party of 5 couples. Furnished to a very high standard and the equipment was all very high spec too. Use of the pool and hot tub was very welcome too. The property owner was contactable easily and very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend and we will be back
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