The Old Dairy

east allington

From £400

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3 bedrooms

Up to 5 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: OLDD
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 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


The Old Dairy boasts a most convenient location in the heart of the glistening South Hams, ideal for spending lazy days at one of the local beaches or exploring the surrounding rolling countryside.  This home from home, reverse level barn conversion stands amongst a small group of restored former farm buildings with the picturesque Dartmoor hills in the distance.  The property welcomes one small to medium well-behaved  dog and boasts a secluded private garden with lovely views, perfect for al fresco dining, whilst the ground-floor bedrooms overlook a pleasant garden courtyard.  The characterful scissor-beamed lounge and spacious dining kitchen are extremely well equipped to suit any cook’s delight, and French doors open from the kitchen onto a shady terrace.

Perfect for couples, friends and families, the location offers endless opportunities for exploration with the waterside market town of Kingsbridge just 5 miles away and the bohemian town of Totnes as well as the sailing centre of Dartmouth both 8 miles away.  For lovers of the outdoors there is so much virtually on the doorstep with numerous stretches of sandy beaches and craggy coastal walks to explore, and the vast wild expanse of Dartmoor within each reach by car.  The Old Dairy offers a welcoming home and a fantastic base for a holiday at any time of year.

Front door into hallway.  Stairs rise to the first floor to the airy beamed lounge with two sofas, occasional chair, music centre with CD, TV and DVD.  Spacious dining kitchen with central dining table to comfortably seat six and large doors open onto a picnic patio and gardens beyond.  The farmhouse-style kitchen is well equipped with a dual-fuel range cooker with 7 gas ring hobs, grill and double oven functions, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.Shower room with shower, wash basin and WC.  Ground floor with three bedrooms each with pleasant outlooks over a communal grassed courtyard area.  Sizeable bedroom 1 with 5ft king bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.  Bedroom 2 with 3ft single bed and secondary 3ft truckle bed to create a twin room upon request, wardrobe and desk.  Bedroom 3 with 3ft single bed, open hanging and chest of drawers.  Family bathroom with bath with hand shower, wash basin and WC. 

Terraced sunny enclosed garden with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.  A paved patio outside the kitchen doors is equipped with a large wooden picnic bench.  Steps lead up to level grassed garden area and decking with loungers.  A path bordered with grass and mature flower beds leads down to the parking area. 

For two cars.  One designated parking space beside the property and  an additional space in a communal parking area up the slope past the house.

  • Included:  Bed linen, towels (please provide your own beach towels), travel cot, WiFi, electricity, central heating (gas).
  • Pets: 1 small to medium well-trained dog welcome (please note: must not be left unattended in the property at any time).  Pet Charge: £30.00 per week.
  • Telephone:  Landline at property with honesty box system in place.  Mobile reception generally good.
  • Local Facilities:  Numerous beaches within 15-20 minute drive.  Pub, 2 miles. Village shop, 2 miles. Kingsbridge with a wider selection of amenities, 5 miles.  Dartmouth, 8 miles. Totnes, 8 miles.  Salcombe, 10 miles.

June 2019

It's hard to leave! We've had a wonderful week here in The Old Dairy and the sun has smiled on us too. We appreciated the comfort of it; the art on the walls; the books; the sunny spots in the mornings and evenings; having sunny breakfasts or suppers outside. We wanted for nothing here and it was lovely to get home to in the evenings.

June 2019

Stayed in May 2019 - A wonderfully restorative time in a beautiful house in a beautiful area of the country.

June 2019

Stayed in May 2019 - Fabulous barn; everything we needed, beautiful weather - we were very lucky. Thanks so much!

May 2019

We had a great weekend , thank you!

August 2018

Loved our stay, a great weeks holiday.

September 2017

Everything was great. Weather could have been better ????. Mrs Farrar the owner was unbelievably helpful and I will always be grateful to her.

July 2017

We had a wonderful stay at The Old Dairy. The property is spotless and exceptionally well equipped. Having the bedrooms downstairs has an advantage that they tend to stay cool in the hot days we experienced. Superb kitchen and access from there to peaceful gardens. The Dairy itself is set in a very peaceful location - we really enjoyed the tranquility. However it is perfectly located as a base to explore all of the South Hams. We had Kingsbridge and Salcombe a few miles south, Dartmouth a few miles west, Totnes a few miles north and Bantham beach and Bigbury on sea a few miles east. Really could not be in a better location. An extra bonus was a great selection of books to help pass away the time, totally recommend this property. (July 2017)

August 2016

This has been our 4th stay at Chilli Barns and it never disappoints! It is so easy to relax and enjoy the property, garden and surrounding countryside. It is very well situated with easy access to Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Burgh Island and many more lovely places. We will be back!

August 2016

We had a wonderful stay in East Allington. The Old Dairy is beautifully renovated, very clean and tastefully decorated, providing comfortable accommodation in a peaceful and charming rural setting. The living area is airy and spacious, the kitchen is extremely well equipped and the beds are comfy. We had a superb break and I would definitely go again.

July 2016

A delightful stay in comfortable and tranquil surroundings. The top floor of the Old Dairy offers ample space for socialising and relaxing, with its high ceilings, beautifully furnished lounge area (full of books, maps, local information and even a piano!) and well-appointed kitchen, which in turn opens onto a multi-level garden with terrace, picnic bench and herb plot. We spent several hours here watching the sun set over the fields that stretch away from the property in all directions. The bathrooms are spotless and the bedrooms comfortable, with plenty of nooks for storage; the master bedroom, with its handsome wall furnishings, is particularly characterful. I slept more deeply at the Old Dairy than I have for some time, and would hugely welcome the opportunity to visit again.

July 2016

I took a couple of my friends, my daughter and her friend (both 14) down to stay at this delightful property on 8 July. The Old Daiy is superbly well equipped and feels like a (somewhat nicer and quieter) home from home. It's very comfortable with two bathrooms and a lovely big kitchen/dining room as well as a large and pretty living room on the upper level. The garden is really big and well tended, and one can even pick fresh herbs! I haven't slept so well in ages because it's just so quiet, and have come home feeling very relaxed and rested. There is plenty to do for all ages in this part of Devon, even if the weather isn't great. During our week it wasn't quite beach weather, although we did have a lot of sun between the clouds, so we spent time in Kingsbridge and Totnes (the Barn is between the two) as well as Dartington and Salcombe - all within a short drive and all delightful places to mooch around the independent shops as well as enjoy nice meals. I particularly recommend The Crab Shell in Kingsbridge - very broad choice on the menu and lovely location as well as staff. There is also a paddle boarding school just outside the restaurant so parents can sit on the terrace with a glass of something pleasant while the little darlings learn a cool new skill! We all loved our time at The Old Dairy and I won't hesitate to go again. I wholeheartedly recommend the place.

July 2016

Nestling in the heart of the countryside, yet only a short drive away from bustling towns and beautiful coastal locations, The Old Dairy is ideally situated for a busy, yet peaceful holiday. The converted barn is very tastefully decorated with three comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs, while upstairs is a large, very well equipped kitchen, a shower room and a spacious lounge, just great for relaxing after a day out and about. There is even a piano for those who want to sit down and play a tune or two. There is such a lot to see and do in this part of Devon, and there are some great pubs and restaurants too. My friends and I loved it here and would not hesitate to return.

May 2016

I was very happy with the services provided by Toad Hall, the staff I spoke to over the phone were very helpful.

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