This attractive Grade II Listed detached barn conversion with fully enclosed garden, is just a short distance inland from the stunning east Devon Jurassic Coast at Budleigh Salterton, and is within walking distance of the beautiful open space of Woodbury Common. Sandy Cross Barn accommodates five guests in three bedrooms, with the bonus of a fourth bedroom serving as a separate cot-room. Sandy Cross Barn comes with a complimentary one-day guest membership to the fabulous Cranford Sports Club in Exmouth. Enjoy free use of the 25 metre heated pool (situated in a glass-domed building in the club grounds and available all year round), access to a choice of fitness classes, badminton and tennis courts - children are also welcome. (Due to Covid 19, this facility may not be available and therefore is something out of our control).
If you prefer to explore, you will not be disappointed; you are surrounded by rolling green Devon countryside, fabulous beaches, scenic walks and some great visitor attractions that children will remember long after their holiday.
Situated in the hamlet of Yettington, close to the picturesque village of East Budleigh and only a short drive to the beach at Budleigh Salterton, Sandy Cross Barn is an exceptional high quality home-from-home cottage; extremely well-equipped and comfortable inside, with the added bonus of a sunny patio, a fully enclosed, very private garden and a gated driveway for ample off road parking.
The ground floor is bright and cheerful and has the flexibility of a kitchen/breakfast-room, and an open plan living/dining-room overlooking the garden. Out-of-season, the living-room has a cosy wood-burner for extra warmth and atmosphere (a fire guard is provided). A separate utility-room and a downstairs shower-room are convenient additional facilities in this great holiday home.
Upstairs there are three beautifully presented bedrooms and the cot-room; the master bedroom is wonderful and spacious with wall to wall cupboards offering a fantastic amount of storage space, as well has having an en suite shower. There is a lovely sized twin bedroom at the opposite end of the landing and between the two, a single bedroom with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden, a lovely cot-room with extra storage space if required, and a family bathroom.
If you can tear yourselves away from this most relaxing of holiday homes, a short drive will take you to the unspoilt pebble beach at Budleigh Salterton - a real family favourite that is never too crowded. Between Yettington and Woodbury lies the wide open space of Woodbury Common - acres of heath and woodland to explore on foot or on mountain bikes if you bring them. The views from here are amazing and stretch from the top of the Exe Valley along the Jurassic Coast to the east. Exploring along the coast offers you wide sandy beaches at Exmouth, the Regency town of Sidmouth and the historic fishing villages of Branscombe and Beer. Beyond that but a very easy drive away is Lyme Regis with its famous harbour wall - The Cobb.
Head towards the Roman City of Exeter and you will find the delightful riverside town of Topsham with gorgeous shops, cafes and restaurants - as well as a ferry across the Exe to the lovely walks alongside the Exeter Canal - ending at the much loved Turf Hotel for a lunch with a view! On the way back to Sandy Cross Barn you will have to call in at Darts Farm - voted the UK's best farm shop and packed with treats to take home for a real feast to celebrate your holiday.
Sitting/Dining-room with satellite TV, DVD/CD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with double electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Although there are enough beds for six, this property only accommodates five guests and one baby.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone coin-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
This beautifully converted barn is in a peaceful setting on the edge of the little village of Yettington. The garden is fully enclosed so is ideal for families with small children.
The dual-aspect sitting/dining-room has doors out to the garden and a wonderful wood-burner for cosy evenings in. There are two sofas to snuggle up on.
The dining-area has French doors that open onto the patio and fully enclosed garden. The solid oak table and chairs comfortably seat up to six guests.
The sitting-room has comfy sofas, ideal for relaxing after a day of exploring.
The back of the cottage is a real sun-trap even in the spring and autumn. The garden is fully enclosed so is ideal for families with small children.
The well-equipped kitchen has a welcoming farmhouse-style table where on arrival you will find a hamper full of delicious local produce.
The delightful kitchen leads into the dining-area.
The south-facing garden is perfect for al fresco dining.
The Cottage is in the hamlet of Yettington. The next vilage, East Budleigh, is a very traditional village - with a great community-run village shop, selling many locally-sourced products.
The exceptionally spacious master bedroom with king-sized bed.
The master bedroom has its own en suite shower-room and plenty of built-in storage space.
The en suite shower-room for the master bedroom (bedroom 1).
The twin room, bedroom 3, is just as spacious.
This is the charming single bedroom. The bed is 3ft and so can be used by an adult as well as for a child.
The pretty single bedroom - a Velux window brightens the room.
There is a dedicated cot room with a standard cot sized travel cot and plenty of storage space. For afternoon naps the velux window has a blackout blind.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
This photo gives you a sense of what a spacious family holiday home this is.
This very useful shower-room is on the ground floor.
There is plentiful gated off-road parking.
Pretty planting ensures that this property looks lovely whatever the time of year you stay.
Beautiful Budleigh Salterton is one of those rare unspoilt seaside towns, with a pretty high street as well as the fantastic beach.
The dramatic 54 steps of Jacobs Ladder on the seafront at Sidmouth. There is a great cafe at the top as your reward!
Pretty touches in the ground floor shower-room.
A real home-from-home.
The 25 metre heated pool at nearby Cranford Sports Club in Exmouth. Enjoy a complimentary one-day guest membership, which includes use of the pool, badminton, tennis courts and sauna.
A view across the Exe Estuary from Topsham. A lovely historic riverside town to visit.
A view from the cliffs above East Budleigh with Budleigh Salterton in the distance. This is the start of the famous Jurassic Coast.
Exmouth is the closest sandy beach - miles and miles of sand and views far along the south Devon coast to the west.
Lovely photos add to the homeliness of this cottage.
The beautiful River Otter at Budleigh Salterton, you can park in Otterton and follow it all the way to the coast.