Welcome to Lower Barn.
The cosy sitting-room.
Enjoy a feast after a day of adventures.
Bedroom 1 has a sumptuous king-size bed.
The shared outside seating-area is a lovely spot for enjoying the sunshine.
The well-equipped kitchen.
Cook up a feast.
Lower Barn is all on one level and a lovely, light space.
Unwind after a day exploring east Devon.
Bedroom 1 is a lovely room.
The stylish en suite to Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 is a cheerful room with twin beds.
Bedroom 2 has a lovely en suite Bathroom.
Enjoy a soak in the bath tub.
The shared outside space opposite Lower Barn.
Lower Barn has a cute private seating-area too.
The shared games-room.
You're sure to be entertained for hours here!
While away a couple of hours enjoying the games-room.
Enjoy a morning of fishing at the beautiful lake.
The tranquil lake.
The wonderful surrounding countryside.
Say hello to your friendly neighbours.
Beer is a pretty fishing village nearby.
Lyme Regis is close by and well worth a visit.
Seaton has a pretty harbour.
The lovely beach at Budleigh Salterton.
Cobb beach in Lyme Regis is a charming spot.

Lower Barn

4983

1.6 miles NW of Colyton / Sleeps 4 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Kingfisher (1 ½ miles)

The Kingfisher is a traditional Devon pub situated in the heart of Colyton. There's outside seating for warmer months and a real fire to keep you warm in winter. Children are welcome and the pub is open for lunch and dinner.

Nearest beach

Seaton Beach Devon (4 miles)

With stunning views across Lyme Bay, this shingle beach stretches for about a mile. Take your swimmers, this is a good swimming beach and ideal for kayaking. If you'd rather not walk on the pebbles there's a flat esplanade which is much easier going.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Beer

The walk from Seaton to Beer is well worth the effort. Either using the coastal path or footpath from the end of Seaton beach to Beer makes a good walk to be rewarded by the prettiest of bays.

Nearest walk

Colyton Round Walk (1 ½ miles)

Start from the Colcombe Castle Pub in the centre of Colyton and follow this five mile walk around the valleys and rolling hills. Check the devon.gov.uk website for further details and other local walks.

Nearest town

Colyton (1 ½ miles)

Although easy to access, this little town is unspoilt and displays historic charm alongside riverside walks with dog friendly pubs and a tram station, all within three miles of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Gateway at Seaton. Have a day out to the National Trust's Shute Barton, nearby, or head out to the Blackdown Hills. You're also near enough to Beer, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and the Cathedral City of Exeter.

Also nearby

Burrow Farm Gardens (2 ¼ miles)

A truly beautiful 10 acre garden with unusual plants and stunning views. You will also find a tearoom, gift shop and nursery here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Burrow Farm Gardens

An unusual family designed garden in a stunning setting. The tea room served excellent food and was good value. Nursery had a good selection of well tended plants.
Staff were friendly and helpful making it a perfect place to visit


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Lovely garden

Pretty garden for an afternoon meander. Good tearoom and plant nursery.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2012

A gardeners paradise

A 10 acre garden which has been lovingly created by the family of an ex-dairy farmer. The garden has lots of interest, including the Millenium garden styled around a beautiful trickling stream and a large woodland garden including some of the biggest giant rhubarb we've ever seen. There is a great little tea room serving hard earned tea and cake after you've explored the gardens. There is a nursery selling plants reared at the gardens and other garden essentials. Everything we've bought from them has thrived, so they clearly take great care in what they produce. There is a large landscaping business run by their son attached to the gardens, with further stocks of shrubs and trees to explore.

The River Cottage Store and Canteen (4 ½ miles)

Local, ethical produce is the ethos at the River Cottage Local Produce Store. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, of Channel 4's River Cottage, and team, source the best local produce from South West producers for the store, where regular tasting evenings and events are held.
With a different menu every day, reflecting what's in season, The Canteen also showcases the best of the South West, with mouthwatering meals and a wicked selection of cakes and cream teas. Reservations recommended for evenings and Sunday lunch.

River Cottage HQ Cookery School
Nearby, on the Devon Dorset border is the famous River Cottage HQ where you can dig deeper into the River Cottage philosophy and learn how to recreate some of those fabulous dishes. Hugh and the team run a wide range of events and day courses including bread baking, chicken rearing and meat curing at Park Farm between Axminster and Lyme Regis.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Mrs Sadowyj

Great food using fresh ingredients in interesting combinations.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2013

Stopped off for breakfast and a coffee, nice down to earth cafe, if you ignore all the self promotional books everywhere! I was expecting rip off prices due to the celebratory name but it was a very fair price for a lovely breakfast.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Great place to go and enjoy some of the best food and drink that Devon has to offer. No fuss and bother with linen tablecloths and the like, so you can focus on the food. Not the cheapest option in town, but the experience is well worth it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2010

New for July 2010: 'Cabaret Kitchen'

From the end of July Head Chef Tim and his team will be producing typically River Cottage fare using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in front of your very eyes.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

Exciting and unassuming

I have always been a big fan of the River Cottage brand so as soon as I was in the area I arranged to have lunch with a friend here. We were both travelling from opposite sides of the country to meet there, by which time it was about one thirty. You cannot book so we were concerned we might not get in, but we only had to wait a couple of minutes before being seated at a very rustic (possibly recycled/reused) wooden table in what felt like a barn/outhouse. It definately wasn't posh, but it was light and airy and very 'countrified'. The menu each day is written on a big chalk board and by the time we got there the choice was somewhat limited as lots of things had run out. However, what we chose was tasty, not too overpriced, and a twist on a classic. We very much enjoyed our lunch there and had a good mooch around the deli/shop afterwards (which you walk through to get to the restaurant), having a good friendly chat with the staff who treated you like an old friend (and ran to get you a glass of water after sampling one of the chilli jams!) I would definately choose it as top of my list for lunch when visiting the area in future, although perhaps not go out of my way to visit it on purpose.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A wide range of day courses and evening events are run, providing an insight into the humane and local production of food, and its preparation and cooking.
- H Minter


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A sunday lunch to die for!

We go to the River Cottage Canteen whenever we are visiting Devon. The restaurent (as the name suggests) does not stand on ceremony, but it is homely and welcoming and you can turn up in walking boots! We've taken family and friends and it is suitable for an impromptu lunch or big family celebration. However what makes it particularly special is the quality of the food, which, thanks to the rearing of the meat by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team, and the cooking of the chefs in the canteen, makes for a truly delicious meal. It won't be the cheapest food you've ever eaten, but you can relax in the knowledge that all the food is truly organic and responsibly farmed and that all the ingredients taste just like they should. Highly recommended!

Seaton Tramway (4 miles)

Scenic tram rides between Seaton and Coylford following the old railway beside the Axe estuary. The route goes through two nature reserves, giving you great views of the birdlife.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2022

Great fun for the whole family

Great fun for the whole family. Make sure you wrap up warm if your sitting on the top deck. Some new stops due to open summer 2022 that look great for bird watching and picnics


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Seaton Tramway

A great trip for the family, our 4 year old son loved it. If you get there early, it is possible to have unlimited trips for the day for only £1 extra. It takes 25mins each way from Seaton to Colyton. It is probably worthwhile factoring in some time to walk around both Seaton and Colyton.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2012

Seaton Tramway

It was great fun. Do take it from Colyton to Seaton - and back - the parking is free at that end. Allow at least a couple of hours at Seaton - even more if the weather is really good.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2010

Scenic tram rides

Short but sweet - especially when you stop for refeshment at the flower bedecked platform at the Colyton end of the line. A good opportunity to birdwatch. Open air upper deck good fun for the kids - they don't feel the cold!

The Masons Arms (4 ¾ miles)

Excellent food and great pub atmosphere with plenty of outside seating for balmy summer evenings and a roaring open fire for cooler weather. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2016

You have to visit here !

The Masons Arms, from the outside it looks stunning, charming thatch, honey stone, you expect so much from this first impression, well we were not disappointed, inside the atmosphere is spot on, and the food, local beers and especially the service from the ever attentive staff was brilliant. Welcomes dogs too, a truly British pub experience.
Glad we are not locals, we'd be in here every day !


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Great crab ploughman's!

Get there early at lunch time for a table outside in the summer. The famous crab ploughman's makes a wonderful lunch - washed down with the local Branscombe Bitter. For me the beer of the week!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Chocclate box pub in a chocolate box village

The Mason Arms is a very popular pub in the heart of Branscombe village. It has lots of nooks and crannies and plenty of eating space, although it can get extremely busy in the summer months and at bank holidays - make sure you book ahead for a table. The food is fresh, great quality and very well cooked - a surefire winner!

The Holt Bar and Restaurant (5 ¼ miles)

You will find a lovely relaxed area downstairs with comfy sofas and upstairs a light and airy dining area. Food is prepared in an open kitchen which adds to the vibrant and lively atmosphere!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2020

Great food and atmosphere

Coping well with Covid restrictions, had great atmosphere .
A short menu, included the most delicious fish sharing platter to start, and amazing sea bream main course.
Hope they can open up again soon....


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely pub

Although we didn't eat, the food looked excellent, the beer was good and the general ambience wonderful. Would highly recommend


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2017

Birthday celebration!

Ten of us enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal (the smoked chicken starter was particularly good) with fantastic wines at The Holt. There were plenty of waiting staff who made us feel very welcome.

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