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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 128 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom (one en-suite), private garden with 180 degree view, log fire

Sleeps 7 - 3 bedrooms, one en-suite in peaceful rural location Nr Totnes.

Woodpecker Barn is one of nine cottages that have been sympathetically converted from the existing buildings of a working farm. Enjoying peace and quiet, the holiday cottages are set amidst pasture land, and benefit from beautiful and unforgettable views of stunning countryside. With a heated 38ftx16ft indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities. Woodpecker Barn is one of two detached cottages with a large lounge with wood burning stove, well equipped kitchen/diner, downstairs cloak room, all bedrooms incl. flat screen TVs, Freeview and DVD players. Free Wi-Fi, heating, linen, towels etc. all included. Woodpecker Barn has the added advantage of its own private garden with 180 degree views of stunning countryside. Woodpecker Barn is part of a complex which benefits not only from the communal indoor swimming pool, but also a games room and external children's play area, picnic area & barbeque.

Louise Baker
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Louise Baker

Woodpecker Barn is part of a complex of nine converted cottages that were built on a working farm in 2004. The current owners are siblings Louise Baker and James Mathews, who purchased Woodpecker Barn in October 2014, made aware of it's availability from a family friend.

Louise was sports mad as a child and has carried that through her adult years, albeit conceding that motherhood is twice as challenging as any netball or athletics competition. A keen angler, James would spend everyday by the waters edge if circumstances would allow and does so even when they don't.

Louise Baker purchased this barn in 2014

Why Louise Baker chose Ipplepen

Lovers of the outdoor life and restricted by the ever increasing concrete jungle that is the South East of England, they were looking for the perfect country getaway for their family and friends. No doubt you will enjoy your own 'Escape to the Country' as much as they do.

What makes this barn unique

This property is on a complex which provides an indoor swimming pool, games room (pool table, table tennis, table football and other toys) and external children's play area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed here with my husband, 21month old daughter and both sets of our parents and we were extremely satisfied with everything woodpecker barn had to offer. The kitchen is huge and the living room is cosy. The wood burner was great as it was quite cold. Facilities were outstanding and the added extras were much appreciated from kids toys, DVDs, games, travel cot, stair gates. Owners were very quick to respond and friendly. Would absolutely stay again!
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Ipplepen, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 128 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    En-Suite - toilet , shower enclosure
    Downstairs Cloakroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 21 reviews

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a perfect holiday. Lovely accommodation. The barn was a bit far to walk when unpacking the car and repacking and also we didn’t use the bbq as was in a bit of a mess. Apart from that everything was great

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Christmas 2017 - Ideal location and facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Family Christmas. Plenty of space, very clean. Kitchen/Dining area perfect size. Kitchen equipment (top class) you can actually use (unlike other places!). Clean, great views, close to pool, park. Children loved the Table Tennis, table football and the Swimming pool (Heated) was used every day. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent quality lovely complex

  • 5 of 5

Woodpecker Barn is a lovely property. It has everything you need, in excellent decorative order. It was clean, warm and welcoming. The site is equally as well maintained. The pool and playbarn were both great, suitable for all ages. All the equipment/toys are in good order and well maintained. Ideal for wet and dry days. There is also an outside play area with swings , slides and a large grass area for ball games.

Woodpecker Barn has its own private outside space, save and secure. Lovely patio table and chairs are available with lovely views over open countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very impressed. Lovely property with everything you could need for a great family break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a few nights in early Sept and had a great time. The cottage is so well equipped, we have two toddlers and they had everything we needed. My children really enjoyed the swimming pool (the changing rooms looked brand new), park and play room and that's before we mention all the toys, books and dvds. Everything for the children has been thought of.

The cottage itself is extremely clean, well decorated and all the little extras like washing up liquid, cleaning cloths and even cling firm and kitchen foil make it very easy to settle in. It's bedrooms are well sized and the bathrooms have good showers. Always important, we think. Thanks for a great stay, we would really recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and extremely well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodation with everything that you need already thought of. Good value as well, highly recommended a visit here. Be warned though, the roads are not good. My Audi TT got a battering.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Recently spent a week at Woodpecker Barn with 4 generations of our family aged between 3 and 73.

  • 5 of 5

I speak on behalf of all my family when I say this is one of the best accommodations we have ever stayed in. The owners have literally thought of everything. Each and every one of us loved the peace and quiet, fresh air, pool and house itself. We will definitely be returning. The house is situated down narrow country lanes so be prepared to come face to face with a tractor or two on your travels.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Woodpecker Barn is ideal for holidays at any time of the year. It is cosily heated throughout & all facilities, including the indoor heated swimming pool, children's play area and games room which are open all the year round. This makes Woodpecker Barn perfect for weekly holidays & short breaks whatever the season. It is perfect for family holidays or if you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town/city life. Woodpecker Barn has a large living room benefiting from a wood burning stove and separate well equipped kitchen/diner. Woodpecker Barn has 3 bedrooms (one with an en-suite) and sleeps 7 and 2 travel cots. Woodpecker Barn is four star rated from the English Tourist Board for self catering. No pets are allowed.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Ipplepen, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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From 2 Jun to 22 Jun 21018
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
From 23 Jun to 29 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
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From 30 Jun to 13 Jul 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
From 14 Jul to 20 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
From 21 Jul to 10 Aug 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
From 11 Aug to 24 Aug 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
From 25 Aug to 31 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
From 1 Sep to 7 Sep 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
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8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
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15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
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22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
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29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
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6 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
October Half Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
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27 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
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15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
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22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$356.99

Please note, this property is not wheelchair accessible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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