- Property code: HINORB
- Changeover day: Friday
- Designated parking
- Short Breaks available
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
The Barn is set in the grounds of Higher Norton Farm which is located in the stunning South Hams countryside yet still only 4 miles from the famous beach and nature reserve at Slapton Sands. The 12 acres of grounds provide plentiful entertainment for adults, kids and dogs alike. For days you wish to leave the peaceful retreat, the beautiful towns of Kingsbridge and Dartmouth are both within 15 minutes drive, with Salcombe and Totnes just a little further. The property is perfectly suited for couples and small families especially those with lots of dogs or who enjoy exploring the countryside or going on walks. The very friendly and helpful owners on site also provide a welcome pack including a bottle of wine and a selection of goodies. For larger families/groups The Annexe at Higher Norton Farm can also be booked, availability permitting, and provides accommodation for an additional 4 people.
Please note: This property is best suited to a couple or a small family.
Up steps to first floor entrance leading to open plan living, kitchen and dining room. Living areawith 3 seater sofa, armchair, TV, DVD, dining table to seat 4. Kitchen area with ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. From living room stairs down to ground floor leading to bedroom 1 with 4ft 6 double bed and adjoining shower, rear entrance door. Bedroom 2 (only suitable for children) with two single beds (Please note one single bed is 3ft x 6ft 3 and the other single bed is 2ft 6 x 5ft 9), rear entrance. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC.
Enclosed private garden with garden furniture. There are also large shared grounds (with ponds) perfect for dog walking, including small woodland with picnic area.
Private parking for 3 cars.
- Included: Bed linen (not towels), electricity, oil central heating. Cot and high chair available on request.
- Telephone: No telephone. Mobile signal good. Wi-Fi.
- Pets: Pets welcome. Pet charge £25.00 per pet per week.
- Local facilities: Beach – Slapton Sands 4 miles. Shop and Pub in East Allington 2 miles. Kingsbridge with all facilities including two supermarkets 4 miles.
Really enjoyed our stay, most comfortable accommodation and very doggy friendly. Made to feel most welcome. Nothing too much trouble.
Toad Hall have always provided top class personal service, and great value and choice. Many thanks, as it's a delight to do business with you. Our property was ideal, and we very much enjoyed a memorable holiday.
Lovely stay, great hosts.....really welcoming to people and relaxed about dogs....perfect! Nice to have a welcome pack too!
We had a peaceful and restful week. Breeze (the farm dog) played well with our dog!
We will definitely use you again as we need to look around Devon for a place of our own to retire to. As we have a dog whom we can't leave behind, your cottages provide for all our needs.
Thank you for a very enjoyable week. The Barn was lovely, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped. Good location. The dogs enjoyed the little garden and walks.
What a tranquil spot, just what we were looking for. Lovely Barn.
What a wonderful place to relax! All good nothing bad. A home from home. The owners were extremely helpful and kind. We will be returning very soon.
The cottage was in a quiet location and excellently prepared for people with dogs - covers on the furniture, fluffy throws provided, small enclosed garden etc.
The Fortescue Arms
The Fortescue Arms is a popular meeting place for locals, and visitors are always given a warm welcome. The beamed ceilings, candlelit restaurant and open fires create a cosy atmosphere in the winter and the quiet, comfortable garden makes for the perfect place to dine al fresco in the summer.
The Fortescue Arms East Allington TQ9 7RA (T: 01548 521215)
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Lovely pub with great food, in a wonderful village with some fantastic walks through the countryside
We had Sunday lunch here on Easter Sunday, it was delicious! My party of 7 eat out a lot, and are picky - I can thoroughly recommend this pub.
Friendly atmosphere and food very good.
The menu is a bit limited. There seemed to be a lot of varieties of pie and chips. As it happened the pie I chose was top notch. Just a shame that it didn't go with mash instead. I didn't ask if I could have that to be fair. Having a separate vegetarian menu was great.
Really welcoming pub that fitted us in for Sunday lunch even though they were fully booked and it was a great lunch!
The George Inn
A classic South Hams pub: home-cooked wholesome meals, a selection of Cask Marque accredited ales, wood burner fires for the colder months and a south facing decked terrace, outdoor bar and children’s play area for the summer. Dog and family friendly.
The George Inn Blackawton, Totnes TQ9 7BG (T: 01803 712342)
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Perfect for good food. Take away full menue.
The Tower Inn
Tucked away beside the 14th century tower that gives it its name, this is a family run pub serving excellent food in a beautiful setting. Sit outside in the sunny courtyard or let the kids run around in the rear garden in summer, or on cooler days enjoy the cosy panelled bar and restaurant. There is a wide selection of meat, poultry and fish options on the menu, all locally sourced, as well as veggie options, kids menu and popular Sunday roasts.
The Tower Inn Slapton, Kingsbridge TQ7 2PN (T: 01548 580216)
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I very much adore the outdoor space with many interesting objects, such as chickens and incredible plants like magnolias and so on. The food is also rather good, and always makes the walk around the Ley worthwhile
Nice food, friendly staff - definately worth a visit!
old and atmospheric but not impressed by food or prices
Great pub. Atmospheric and nice staff.
Loved this place. Fantastic ambience and food. Helpful friendly staff and locals.
Less than average food and I fail to see how the children can play in the courtyard - it's tiny and the front leads onto the road. Impossible to pay the bill with the contactless system - you literally have to walk to a tiny area and hope the wifi picks it up.
We had a wonderful meal here. The place was lovely and staff were very friendly and were very accommodating with our dog. Would come again.
A lovely pub that accommodated us at short notice for my daughters birthday and the food was superb.
Menu was a little odd with some items coming with accompliments and some not. Also the bar bites on the main restaurant menu (not sure where they actually fit in along with small plates and also a bar chalk board) making the menu a bit disjointed. When phoned to book, we were asked had we dined there before, when we said we hadn't, we were told only the side room was available. Side room was fine but no cutlery or side plates on table (unlike the other rooms) and a bucket arrived to set our own! No other people in the side room and there was also tables free in the main rooms so didn't feel particularly welcome.
Fantastic meal !
The Queens Arms
A thriving free house in the heart of the village offering good value home cooked meals, a wine list to suit most tastes and real ales from local South West breweries. Benefits from its own car park in a village where parking is limited.
The Queens Arms Slapton, Kingsbridge TQ7 2PN (T: 01548 580800)
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Great food and nice friendly staff! Would recommend.
Lovely food. Great atmosphere. Dog friendly
Lovely pub - excellent food
returned again and as usual everything from staff to food excellent. Will be back next year Thoroughly recommended
Very lovely and friendly staff, however, disappointed with the food. My fish and chips were virtually inedible due to the fish being so overcooked and the frozen chips of a very poor quality. Sadly, we visited on our first night and therefore didn't eat there again. The garden however, was very beautiful so we did return there to sit in the garden and have a couple of drinks with our dogs.
We booked a table at The Queens Arms, the menu looked good and varied. It is a charming place, set in the attractive village of Slapton. However, the service leaves something to be desired ! We arrived at 6.50pm and the food did not arrive until an a hour later, without apology! The food was good, but the service, badly let this pub down, and we did not eat there again for the remainder of the holiday, and we would have done if the service had been better!. The saving grace was the food and the lovely barman, he was charming, shame about the rest.!
A lovely pub with with wonderful hosts and a great menu, we visited several times whilst on holiday
This pub was fantastic. The meals were basic but very tasty and hot. The land lady was very friendly and approachable. overall highly recommended.
A very busy pub in Slapton serving great food - go early if you can to avoid a wait.
Great village pub,dog friendly and good food.
A lovely, welcoming pub, extremely friendly towards both people and dogs! The food was excellent and very reasonably priced and there were no less than FIVE local ciders available. Highly recommended.
We go here every time we are in Devon even if we have to drive an hour to get here. We ate here 4 times this year and we are always delighted we the atmosphere, the staff always remember us and they are so dog friendly, one evening there were 9 dogs in. The food is delicious and huge portions, good selection of beers, ales and ciders too. Do not drive past here and make sure you ring an book a table, you do not want to miss out this absolute gem of a pub !! Can't wait till next year
The Bear and Blacksmith
Lovely food and great service. Ate here several times during our holiday and would happily recommend.
Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre
(Less than a mile)
Simply Soulful runs yoga and SUP yoga classes in Salcombe & Kingsbridge. Having worked in the holistic and well-being field for almost 15 years, Donna McCheyne is a qualified Yoga Teacher (FRYOG), SUP instructor and Holistic Therapist. She offers treatments, yoga and SUP yoga classes, as well as SUP training and SUP Safaris in Salcombe and Kingsbridge. Donna's main focus within her private practice "Simply Soulful" is to help her clients feel empowered and to 'Smile on the Inside'.
Woodlands Family Theme Park
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I like Woodlands because it is entertaining whatever the weather
Brilliant day out for all ages.
No matter what the weather is you'll have a day of fun. Only downside is that if your 7 year old is a bit tall for their age they will be charged an adult ticket price
Don't expect Alton Towers- but if you want a great place to spend the day and keep the kids entertained, then this is the best there is in South Devon. I'd say better for 7-13s than anything over....
My daughter and granddaughter really enjoyed this park and was amazed how big it was and how many attractions it had.
Fast Rabbit Farm Garden
In 42 acres of secluded Strawberry Valley, Fast Rabbit Farm Garden has something to offer visitors through every season, and provides a range of habitats for a vast family of wildlife and plant life. A beautiful sight, showcasing the intricacies of the South Devon climate and the magic it creates, visiting here is about a peaceful wander and experiencing the quieter side of Devon. They have a self-serve refreshment facility and picnic tables to take advantage of, and in the summer they offer a few ‘Clothing Optional’ days if that strikes a chord.
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Harbour House Art Gallery
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A decent enough café, with reasonable coffee and a pleasant ambience, alongside a local art gallery with (when we visited) an eclectic mix of art and artifacts. And if you're into yoga, my guess is that any type of yoga you can imagine is available here. If the weather's nice, the rear courtyard garden is quite pleasant, too.
Between Dartmouth and Slapton, Blackpool Sands is a beautiful shingle bay on the South West Coast Path, surrounded by evergreens and pine trees. It really is a treasure of a beach to visit while you’re in the area. Award-winning, the privately owned, blue flag beach boasts a sense of being in the Mediterranean on a good day in the summer, although a good jumper never goes amiss in this part of the world! You will no doubt not be surprised to hear that it is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, however it also boasts ample facilities and things to do. There are showers, toilets and disabled facilities, as well as paddle board, kayak and wetsuit hire available for those wishing to earn their visit to The Venus Beach Café, where light bites and refreshments are served. The Venus Shop also sells all the bits and pieces you might want for fun and games on the beach if you have forgotten them or are in need of extra buckets and spades. The water at Blackpool Sands is known for being clean and clear and tested by the Environment Agency, and lifeguards are on hand in the summer (July to September) so there’s every reason to pop in for a dip. However, dogs are not allowed on the beach in the high season (12th March to 30th October) so keep the walking for the cooler months. There is parking available at the beach with seasonal charges, and you can find out more information on those from the Blackpool Sands information line on 01803 771800. This beach is easy to get to and quite literally fun and games for the whole family, as well as a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year to take in the view!
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Stunning beach, and you can get takeaway cream tea from the cafe to have on the beach!!
Our family 's favourite beach
The cost of the parking steep
Perfect venue for a sunny day! Secluded beach which is clean and tidy, with a cafe, snack bar and shop, beach equipment hire too
Beautiful location but shame it a shingle beach and not sandy. Also very disappointed with the £8 fee to park the car .
Beautiful clean beach with excellent facilities.Clean toilets lovely cafe and shop.Lifeguard on the beach.No dogs allowed.Plenty of parking.We enjoyed rock pooling at the far end of the beach.The owner does a great job.You can also visit Blackpool Sands garden but we did not have time.Also a juggler was there on the day we went great fun for everyone.
A long stretch of beach with spectacular views of the sea stretching into the distance, Slapton Sands is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and for good reason. Adjacent to Slapton Ley, a freshwater lake that’s home to an abundance of wildlife and one of the many reasons people come to visit the area, the beach has a history of welcoming families in the summer for long days in the sunshine, building sandcastles, surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. It’s amazing to believe that this peaceful corner of South Devon has its place in military history as in 1943 the beach was taken over by allied forces to use as a rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. However, live ammunition and poor visibility ended in the deaths of more than 700 servicemen, so today there is a stone monument in place for Operation Tiger, as it was called, as well as a Sherman Tank at nearby Torcross. On a more current note, there is a beachside café at Slapton Sands for teas, coffees and other light bites, and there are also toilets nearby. The beach has disabled access, and also allows dogs throughout the year, so it really is fun for everyone and very easy to get to. There is parking nearby and in the summer months from May to September there is lifeguard cover. Last, but not least, a small collection of pubs reside in Torcross for those who are feeling peckish after a long day in the fresh air, or if you have been for a nice walk along the sand!
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Great place for a walk along the beach and had some great events for children at Easter. Great fish and chips in the pub at the end on Torcross
Clapton Sands is beautiful. The rocks are the most beautiful colours, wild flowers abound on the beach, the views in either direction are stunning and it is rarely over crowded.One of the most wonderful areas in the U.K.
Beautiful stretch of shingle beach - dogs allowed all year. Not many facilities - we went to the Strete end of the beach as there is a great little coffee hut there - great coffee and friendly staff.
Wonderful nature reserve with well signposted walks.
Beautiful beach right across from our Cottage
Really interesting area and good walks along the coast and by the Ley. Generous provision of toilets and parking and a number of places to eat. Would particularly recommend The Start Bay Inn, The Boathouse and Seabreeze Cafe at Torcross. Also very handy that there is a bus should you want to walk one way and get a bus back. Very beautiful and peaceful.
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Britannia Fish - Great fish - always fresh and lovely family run business. A must for anyone who likes eating good fish!
Ideal for quiet and peaceful holiday with two good restaurants both of which are dog friendly.
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Gorgeous beach, but be careful if you have a dog that likes to run as our Border Collie got very sore paws on the pebbles.
Accessed either by boat, via a 10-minute walk through the woods from parking at Mill Bay, or a stroll from the Salcombe to East Portlemouth Ferry, Sunny Cove is a sandy beach which, as you might expect, catches the sun throughout the day, weather pending. It’s on the East Portlemouth side of the Salcombe Estuary opposite North Sands beach and Fort Charles, the ruined fortification that was originally constructed during the reign of Henry VIII to defend the Kingsbridge Estuary against French and Spanish Pirates. It’s a relatively gentle spot for swimming and ideal for picnics, lazy summer afternoons, and reaching on kayaks and paddle boards from other nearby beaches as well as being the perfect spot for building sandcastles. That said, the tide can come in quite quickly so make sure you don’t get caught out and be careful of the swell when bringing boats into the beach. Head there for the day in the summer or as a stop off en route to the café at Gara Rock or a longer walk along the coast path towards Prawle Point. Dogs are welcome all year round but keep in mind that there aren’t any facilities in the immediate vicinity (it would be a 10-15-minute walk along wooded footpaths) so take your sandwiches with you!