Scissor Beam Barn


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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: HALWBA
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Short breaks available
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Scissor Beam Barn is a fabulously well appointed lofty barn conversion  surrounded by picturesque and peaceful South Devon countryside, and is conveniently based for exploring the superb selection of South Hams beaches together with the coastline at Noss Mayo and also Wembury which is only 3 miles away.  In addition, the location is an ideal gateway to the delights of Dartmoor National Park.  This chic reverse level property offers luxurious and flexible accommodation for the discerning family.  The property has been tastefully transformed and the interior belies a superb balance of modernisation combined with charm and original character reflected in its vaulted ceiling and exposed scissor beams.  Indeed, the handful of properties located along the leafy lanes at Spriddlestone are mentioned in the historic Doomsday Book for their Holy Waters.  The barn is an extended wing of the owner’s home who have carefully designed the property to provide maximum privacy to their guests.

Boasting a rural location but a short drive to the beaches and rugged South Devon coastline, guests will enjoy the convenience in accessing the many attractions of this popular holiday area including a plethora of coastal or countryside walks at Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, the popular surfing beach at Wembury, a wide selection of water sport opportunities at Mount Batten Centre, nearby golfing facilities or enjoy day trips to the maritime city of Plymouth and Cornwall beyond.

Front door opens into spacious lobby hallway.  Contemporary wooden floating staircase leads to a large open plan vaulted living space.  Lounge area with 2 large sofas and wall mounted flat screen TV with DVD.  Large extending dining table to comfortably accommodate 8.  Superb modern gloss kitchen with wooden work top, ceramic hob, built-in double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and I-pod dock.  Spacious master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, 5ft king bed, TV, walk-in wardrobe and modern en suite shower room, hand basin and WC.  Ground floor, dual aspect double bedroom with Antique 4ft 6in double bed, TV, built in wardrobe.  Twin / double bedroom with two 3ft zip and link single beds (can be joined to create a 6ft king bed), TV and built-in wardrobe.  Double bedroom / snug with quality double sofabed.  Contemporary family bathroom with bath, thermostatic shower over, hand basin and WC. Utility cupboard with washing machine.

Large level grassed gardens to the side and rear of the property which enjoy surrounding countryside vistas with garden furniture and barbecue.  Paved area to the front of the property with maturing beech hedge separating the gated driveway.  Guests are welcome to explore the private acreage that surrounds the property which provides plentiful picnicking spots.

Ample parking upon driveway.

  • Included: Bed linen and towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels) WiFi, high chair, travel cot, electricity and central heating.
  • Dogs: Up to 2 medium well behaved dogs welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week 
  • Telephone : Mobile reception fair. WiFi signal can be slow at times due to rural location.
  • Local Facilities: Coastline and beaches at Wembury and Bovisand: 3.5 miles as well as Mothecombe, Bantham and Bigbury all within 25 minute drive.   Several local good food pubs in nearby villages.  Village shop and take away in Elburton village 800 meters: 5 minute drive / 20 minute walk.  Excellent Riverford Farm shop: 2 miles.  National Trust Saltram House : 5 minutes drive. Golf at Staddon Heights: 3 miles.  Mount Batten Centre: 10 minutes.  Plymouth: 7 miles.

September 2018

The barn was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay. The garden was perfect for our 4 little dogs. There were 2 things we were not happy about. The access road was single track and overgrown on each side so the bramble scrapped along our car. Luckily we did not meet another car as they is no passing place. The other is the quality of the beds. They are all very uncomfortable and noisy, old and cheap or both.

Many thanks for your feedback which we have passed on to the owner. The hedgerows are only cut (by the local farmer whose land this falls within) when the nesting season is finished. This is the law and the very reason there is so much wildlife around the barn. One of the bed frames is old. It is in fact over one hundred years old (an antique). All of the other mattresses are modern and of good quality. Beds can be a subjective issue and it is sometimes difficult to meet the needs of all preferences. We are pleased however that you enjoyed your stay and that your four little dogs did too. From the Toad Hall Team

- The Toad Hall Team

August 2018

Very enjoyable stay. Lovely cottage, very friendly and helpful owners.

April 2018

The welcome was lovely with hot cross buns, Easter decorations and drinks waiting for us it was the best property we have stayed in around the area and we holiday in this area twice a year and have done for some years now. Really loved the garden and the house it was so peaceful.

January 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the property. It was great for the 3 dogs we had with us to be able to run around the fields attached to the barn. It was very nice to have the Christmas tree and the other decorations, very tasteful and stylish.

July 2017

The bottle of bubbly and the scones and jam were a very nice surprise.

June 2017

We had a wonderful stay. The location was good for exploring Devon and Cornwall. Kerry was very welcoming and on hand if we needed anything at all. The surroundings and gardens are lovely with shops/pubs and bakery's around a mile down the round.

April 2017

Scissor Beam is a fabulous holiday barn, everything you need is there we just got back a couple of days ago. We were a family of adults staying in the location due to a family wedding being held at Wembury Church and the barn was within easy distance from this and the hotel were the reception was held. It is set in a rural area and a little off the beaten path, but if you want plenty of space and a great comfortable place to stay this is for you. It is about 10 mins away from the the nearest beach which is in Wembury and great for children who want to just be left to play, with rock pooling etc. We were a little unfortunate with the weather, but it didn't deter us going for cliff top walks and travelling a little further a field to Totnes which is a lovely town, offering a Castle and an Old Court house Guild Hall ith great history, lots of lovely tea rooms, plenty of things to do there. If you have a family with young children they will love Scissor Beam, as there is lots of outdoor space for them to play in, also lots of family board games should the weather turn inclement or for a nice cosy night it. The local town of Elburton, has a Co op shop, a Chinese Takeaway an Indian Takeaway, a small pub, Post Office so you are not too out on a limb, the Indian Takeaway was great. The taxi firms are prompt and efficient, We ate ate the Foxhound in Brixton about 8 mins away if that which was superb ample size portions and delicious. A little further a field was the Ship Inn in Noss Mayo which looks over the estuary Can't recommend this Barn enough the owners are just next door and very welcoming and willing to help. Try it you won't be disappointed.

February 2016

would just like to thank kerry for such a warm welcome and wonderful scones and jam ,clotted cream etc may we take this opportunity to say what a wonderful cottage you have it was spotless we had a wonderful time we hope to see you again evans family

June 2015

Scissor Beam barn provides a tranquil and relaxing setting in the Devon countryside whilst being close to all the amenities that you need for your stay. The owners were very welcoming.

July 2014

Fantastic cottage in a lovely location, would definitely go back. The owners were really lovely and helpful and advised us on lots of local information. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

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