Larch Barn has spectacular views from the west-facing terrace that runs the length of the barn. You may see deer and will hear buzzards, pheasants and owls call.
The open plan kitchen/dining/living space shares the beautiful view.
Larch Barn is detached with plenty of space for parking.
The stylish kitchen-area is spacious and very well-equipped.
Bedroom 2 has a super comfy 5ft king-size bed and French doors that open onto the south-facing terrace.
Larch Barn in the foreground with the owner's white Listed cottage in the background.
The East Devon Way is just a short walk from Larch Barn.
The open plan living/dining/sitting room has a cosy wood-burner for cooler evenings.
The open plan living area creates a delightful sociable space.
From the comfort of your sofa, you can admire the far reaching views across the valley.
One of many footpaths leading directly from the grounds of Larch Barn.
This grassed area beside the barn allows you to be surrounded by nature.
Bedroom 1 has a gorgeous 6ft 'zip and link' bed which can be split into two single 3ft beds and French doors leading onto the enclosed terrace.
The spacious en suite shower-room for bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 has a 5ft king-size bed and French doors onto the terrace.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 2.
This glass fronted corridor links the bedrooms to the open plan living space.
The barn opposite Larch Barn is used for storage.
The owner lives nearby in this Listed cottage, that you will drive past to reach Larch Barn.
Natural woodland extends beyond the garden.
Amazing views from Larch Barn all year round.
Jacob's Ladder at nearby Sidmouth, there is a great restaurant and tea shop to reward you at the top.
Regency Sidmouth is ideal for a relaxing stroll, or browse the independent shops and stop for refreshment.
The beach at Beer, when fish are still landed and sold there in the wet fish shop on the beach.
Lyme Regis has plenty to keep you busy all day; fossil and dinosaur museums, some great shops, fishing trips, good food or simply laze on the beach.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis.
Monmouth beach in Lyme bay, where this ammonite pavement is exposed at low tide.
Seaton Tramway runs from the tram station in Seaton beside the river Axe estuary, through wetlands teeming with life to the historic village of Colyton.
Seaton Jurassic, a great place for all ages to learn about this very special coastline.
Nearby Salcombe Regis has impressive cliffs.
The Donkey Sanctuary at nearby Salcombe Regis has free admission and is home to hundreds of rescued Donkeys and Mules.
The sandy beach at Exmouth, looking towards Dawlish Warren.
River Cottage HQ on the Devon/Dorset border.

Larch Barn


3.6 miles NE of Sidmouth / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £979

Larch Barn offers everything for a perfect holiday. Location, comfort, high standard of furnishings and the view from the decking area across the valley is perfection. One of the many highlights of our holiday was watching a beaver displaying it's lumberjacking skills in the nearby River Otter.

Excellently decorated and equipped cottage with fabulous views. If you want peace, except for birdsong, there can be few better places to be.

We had a lovely week at Larch Barn - it is decorated to a high standard, comfortable and well-equipped with spectacular views both from inside and from the generously sized raised deck. The only sounds were usually bird song or the wind in the nearby trees. Bliss. Definitely want to return.

We highly recommend this property. The best place we have stayed so far. Beautiful accommodation which is decorated to a high standard. Incredible location with amazing views.

Exceptional !!

This is a lovely cottage which is very well designed and with a fantastic range of facilities. It is perfectly placed for the coast and the countryside of East Devon. The location is private and secluded and there are wonderful views over the Sid valley. Kevin was a very helpful host. We visited in winter - but there was still plenty to do and lots of places to explore. We even managed lunch on the patio of a restaurant in Lyme Regis. Not bad for December. Well worth coming back to.

Very much enjoyed our stay at Larch Barn. The owner was the perfect host, accommodating and helpful without being intrusive. Great place in a stunning location away from the bustle of the towns and with gorgeous views. The wood burner was a luxury we very much enjoyed on the cold nights! If you want somewhere quiet to explore East Devon / West Dorset you’ll be hard pressed to find somewhere nicer than this.

Superb accommodation, one of the best we've stayed in.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Larch Barn. It is an exceptionally good and attractive barn conversion, well thought out, good quality. Ideal one level which was helpful for my husband who has mobility problems. Kevin was kind and helpful. The weather was not good! .. wild, windy and wet most of the time, but we were able to enjoy the fabulous view from the big picture windows across the valley to the fields and hills .. especially as the sky and clouds changed so often. One time we saw a double rainbow. The weather did not dampen our enjoyment. We would definitely return.

Such a lovely peaceful location, no noise pollution only birdsong. Beautiful views around the barn. Friendly, approachable owner.

We had a lovely week’s holiday at Larch Barn, accommodation and location perfect. Beautiful views. I would definitely recommend Larch Barn for a holiday.

Great place for a family holiday although slightly off the beaten track, down narrow lanes but easy to find. As a result, it is extremely quiet, it would not be advisable to walk anywhere (i.e. the local pub) from here, particularly if dark and a slog uphill. Watched a deer wander past the front door one morning. Very well decorated in modern, contemporary and tasteful décor. Lovely bathrooms. If you like "dark skies" for stargazing, you would love this place - bring your telescope. do try the alpaca treks up the hill! wifi plenty enough to do what we needed to do no problem. The deck and view is great but due to a lot of rain didn't get a lot of use :( Owner helped with one very minor oversight quickly, no issues during our stay.


Probably one of our favourite holiday places. Larch Barn is very well designed, constructed and appointed, in lovely surroundings. It's only a small point, but we found that the duvets were rather warm (10.5 tog) for the warm June weather, and we take our own non-feather pillows as we are allergic to feathers! Overall we were very comfortable and had a wonderful peaceful and restful break.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for reviewing Larch Barn and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your break. We'll pass on your comments about the duvets as hopefully this warm weather will be with us for a little longer! Tressa, Customer Support

Absolutely fantastic location and accommodation

Larch Barn has everything needed for a cottage holiday. Location tucked off the beaten track but not that far to the coast and other attractions. Very well equipped and comfortable. The countryside views and access to the East Devon Way were a bonus.

Location is very peaceful , fantastic views from the deck and to see all the wildlife in the garden , Including roe deer almost every day if your quiet , buzzards , owls , pheasants and a host of small birds .

It's a lovely place - so comfortable, cosy and peaceful with beautiful views. Classic were also very helpful with the multiple changes we had to make due to lockdown rules.

A fabulous property, beautifully furnished and in a quiet, stunning location with far reaching views. With lots of local walks from the doorstep it is the perfect place for a week away with the dog.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely review of Larch Barn. It sounds like you had a quiet week away (with lots of walks with the doggy!). We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

The barn was the best place we've ever stayed in, everything was just perfect! The furnishings were so so comfortable and top quality, we had absolutely everything we needed in all of the rooms and didn't want to leave! Kevin was so welcoming and helpful and we loved having little Lily on our first morning to relax with in the barn. The area was stunning and perfect for walks, runs, the hills, the sea and the nearby towns were all beautiful, we love Devon!

Reply from Classic Cottages

That is a wonderful commendation, and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Devon. We hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

This is a fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. The views from all rooms are stunning. It was a perfect spot to relax by the fire enjoying family time and views across the valley. The owner was very helpful and friendly. It is within easy reach of lovely coastal walks and beaches.

A truly relaxing week spent at Larch Barn. Enjoyed the welcome hamper including Prosecco and scrummy West Country Crunchy Ginger biscuits. Very comfortable beds. Good en suite facilities with walk in shower + bath and atmospheric log burner. Star gazing from expansive terrace a must. Sidmouth and all of East Devon easily accessible including Donkey Sanctuary, Seaton Tramway and River Cottage etc. Week passed too quickly - highly recommended.

This cottage is ideal for a lovely peaceful holiday with fantastic views, but also within easy reach of facilities and Sidmouth and all it has to offer.

The property is of an excellent standard and a lovely place to relax. The view from the veranda is spectacular.

This is a fabulous cottage in a beautiful location with some of the finest views of the surrounding countryside you could ask for.

peaceful , beautifully chosen decor Charming decor Friendly host Well equipped V comfy beds Lovely Spacious terrace

The property is absolutely stunning in it's design, layout, materials and furnishings used. It had a really spacious feel to it and was extremely comfortable. It felt like more than a home from home. I actually, probably like everyone else wish that I lived in it!

The owner was one of the most helpful, attentive owners we have had contact with, nothing was too much trouble and he contacted you on the first day and then made himself available if you needed anything, without contacting you unnecessarily

Wonderful accommodation, above and beyond. Loved sitting on the decking as the sun went down listening to the bird song... even though we were in our coats and hats!

My wife and I would most certainly like to use the cottage again in the future.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again sometime. Alison, Customer Support

Larch Barn provided an excellent venue for our winter break with friends. First rate accommodation & contents with great attention to detail. It is on our 'return to' list - there are not many on that! It would get 4.5 stars - if I could do half a star.

We really enjoyed our stay at Larch Barn, despite the poor weather the Barn was very warm and cosy and a great base for my wife, baby boy, dog and I to go and explore the surrounding area in the day and hunker down in the evenings.

The owner was amazing and very helpful with recommendations and assistance when we needed it.

We’d love to come back again!

This is a wonderful cottage with a friendly and hospitable owner, set in a beautiful location. Ideal for visitors of any age, an added bonus is the access to the owner’s fields and lovely walks from the door. The cottage is all on one level, with accessible shower, so well adapted to visitors who are not wheelchair users, but have limited mobility. We hope to visit again soon.

The location of this property is beautiful , with the view from the deck area into the valley giving spectacular views.

This property is exactly as it appears in the photographs. It is a beautiful, spacious Barn converted to an exceptionally high standard, very private, exceedingly well furnished and extremely comfortable. The view from the large deck is simply stunning, the tranquil Devon countryside and peaceful surroundings only gently interrupted by the sounds of nature. Kevin the owner is genuinely welcoming, and kindly provides a generous welcome hamper as well as many other thoughtful extras. We have returned from our holiday calm and rested, relaxed and restored, and would definitely love to return to Larch Barn again in the future.

For a quite and relaxing holiday this is the place to be. Beautiful barn with magnifisent view.

We had a lovely week in Larch Barn. Very comfortable and spacious. Lovely location, very quiet. Ease of visiting locations in area and a lovely pub, Hare and Hounds 10 minutes away, good food and very dog friendly. Our dog is elderly so found the paths around and in the grounds of property difficult, due to being on the side of a hill. Owner very knowledgeable of area and helpful. Thank you for the extra rugs for our dog who has difficulty with uncarpeted floors.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Larch Barn - it sounds like you had a wonderful holiday overall and enjoyed visiting lots of lovely places all over Devon. Larch Barn is situated on a hillside overlooking a beautiful valley with lots of paths and lovely walks dotted around the grounds of the owner's cottage. If you're looking for something more 'on the flat' in the future however to accommodate your four legged friend, then please don't hesitate to get in touch as we'd be delighted to help you find something suitable for all. Bryony, Customer Support

A stunning barn conversion in an equally stunning setting. It all looks beautiful in the advert and it more than lives up to expectations. Thank you

Larch Barn proved to be the perfect venue for our week exploring the beautiful East Devon countryside and coastline. We have stayed in some lovely places over the years but this has to be one of the best in every way and we would highly recommend Larch Barn for its superb position, excellent facilities and very high standard of accommodation

We absolutely adored this barn conversion. It has quality and comfort throughout whilst nestled in a fantastic rural location. Kevin the owner is very welcoming and has equipped the bedrooms, ensuites, lounge and balcony with everything that you could need for a very comfortable stay. The views from the balcony were breathtaking and perfect for watching the sunset and star gazing. Parking for 2 cars was easy and the location was perfect for visits to Sidmouth, the donkey sanctuary and many other attractions. We strongly recommend Larch Barn and hope to return soon. Thank you Kevin for a fantastic holiday.

Larch Barn has that delightful uncluttered feel of a holiday cottage yet still provides everything needed for a home from home experience. Kevin, the owner was present and helpful without being intrusive and he really made the holiday with some little extra touches. If you like a gentle stroll there is a great walk through the adjoining fields and back through the wood and for something more challenging there are paths and bridleways accessible directly from the cottage including the East Devon Way which passes through some beautiful bluebell woods - I would love to return at bluebell time. There is a lot of wildlife to see around the area including some Roe deer who visited the gardens most days during my visit. Sidmouth, Branscombe and Beer are really easily accessed and there are amazing coastal walks and lovely places to stop for afternoon tea. There really was nothing not to like about this holiday.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's great to hear that you had such a wonderful holiday in Larch Barn. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and tips for exploring the fabulous surrounding area. We'd love to see you again soon. Kari, Customer Support

Please feel free to publish as the barn is one of the best we have stayed in and excepting my two large dogs who behave, made us feel very welcome. We have a wonderful week, the Barn is so lovely warm, clean and beautifully decorated, making relaxing is so easy. The underfloor heating was excellant and shower brillant for my tall fussy husband. The short walk around the attached land with the views complemented the relaxing feel. The deer in the garden, seal on the beach and the high standard of food in local pubs, cafes and restaurants. Only a short drive to coastal points of interest and in February the crowds were missing, and we worked around the weather. Kevin the owner is on site and is very consensus that all our needs were met, which was easy as we had none.

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