What a spectacular sight Willows Rest is!
The open plan arrangement offers a wonderful space for holidaying and celebrating as a family.
The indoor heated pool is brand new and fully equipped with a shower-room, changing-area and WC.
Bedroom 5 has a wonderful courtyard-area. Perfect for enjoying a glass of something tasty whilst enjoying a good book.
This fabulous area is the perfect setting for the bubbling hot tub and secluded fire-pit area. The wildflowers set the scene perfectly for this beautiful and tranquil spot.
What a beautiful view! This special view complements your time within the bubbling hot tub.
Feasting together in this glorious environment is a real treat whatever the occasion.
Looking down towards the seating-area and second living-area from the kitchen. What a glorious space!
The fully equipped kitchen has everything you will need to whip up a feast.
Snuggling up in front of the glowing wood-burner is a must.
The sitting-room is a great space for watching a movie or just chilling out.
Plenty of room to stretch out and relax on this fabulous sofa.
The staircase which links both floors is fully equipped with spot lighting to ensure safe travels.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor offers oodles of space and this super-king size bed.
This super inviting super-king bed makes you want to dive right in.
Bedroom 2 is beautifully decorated.
The en-suite for bedroom 2 is quite splendid.
Bedroom 3 is so attractive. This super-king size bed can also be split into two 3 foot single beds on request.
The family bathroom nestles in-between Bedrooms 3 and 4 and is fully equipped with this glorious roll-top bath and huge walk-in shower.
Every angle of this stunning barn has been finished to the highest of standards.
Bedroom 4 is so inviting. These 3 foot single beds can be configured together to transform into a super-king size double.
Beautiful detail can be found in every room.
Bedroom 5 not only has a delightful private courtyard; this king-size bedroom also offers an exceptionally attractive en suite.
En suite to bedroom 5.
The en suite to Bedroom 5 is equipped with a large shower cubicle with tasteful design throughout.
The annexe offering extra accommodation for two lucky guests is situated to the left of the picture with Willows Rest barn to the right. Offering the perfect escape for two members of your party.
Step into this compact and well-equipped kitchen. Perfect for whipping up breakfast for two.
The kitchen and living area links nicely, creating a  lovely open space to relax in.
The annexe sitting and dining area is so charming and designed with every last detail in mind.
The annexe bedroom (bedroom 6) is super welcoming and attractive.
Bedroom 6 in the annexe.
The annexe bathroom is both charming and elegant.
The pool-room is nestled neatly and privately behind Willows Rest and is accessed via your own private path.
The short walk to the pool is certainly worth it.
The pool area also offers a changing area and shower-room with WC.
Should your swim still leave the little ones with energy to burn, take the short stroll through to the garden area where a lovely adventure swing set awaits.
The wooden play set and lawn area is a real hit with the younger members of your party. This great space also offers ample room for a game football to take place for those with endless energy supplies
The fire-pit area is a magical place to sit and enjoy the night skies.
Willows Rest is a truly stunning property nestled in such a special location.
Dining al-fresco is a real pleasure in this tranquil and private spot.
Enjoy a spot of dining al-fresco whilst the younger more energetic members of the group burn off a little steam on this lovely front lawn.
The parking and grounds at Willows Rest is plentiful and once the gates are closed, the grounds become fully enclosed. There is even a charging point for your electric car.

Willows Rest


4.8 miles SW of Totnes / Sleeps 12 + 2 cots

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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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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What a fabulous location for your joint celebrations - we hope you had a wonderful time. Tanya, Customer Support

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.

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.

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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

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.

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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

Amazing cottage and friendly owners who were always around to answer any questions and make recommendations!

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.

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

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.

It surpassed our expectations. Loved the spaciousness of the house, the grounds with a wonderful play area but above all the swimming pool.

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.

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.

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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

Perfect holiday home for our family group. Would definitely stay there again.

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.

Beautiful cottage in a quiet village with excellent communication from the owner

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

Cottage and location was perfect.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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!

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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

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!

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

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!

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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