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The Pillar Barn, stunning detached barn situated between Lyme Regis & Sidmouth

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms - Sleeps 7 Close to beach.

VisitEngland 4 stars awarded.

Stunning detached barn, Grade II listed barn conversion, dating back to the 17th century, in the pretty village of Colyford. In the village there are two local inns, a restaurant, PO/Stores/butchers and a local Nature Reserve.

Under a 5 minute drive to the popular small seaside town of Seaton with spectacular mile long beach, shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.

The picturesque fishing village of Beer is under 10 minutes drive, with sheltered beach with fishing trips, sailing, rock pooling, small family run beach cafes, deckchairs and local fish for sale. All to hand are the local shops, art galleries, inns, selection of cafes, a wide variety of good restaurants, the historic Quarry Caves and Pecorama model railway.

Stunning coastal walks along the Jurassic Coast to Beer, Branscombe and to the regency town of Sidmouth. The coastal town of Lyme Regis, with its famous harbour, known as the Cobb, of the French Lieutenant fame, interesting individual specialist shops and cinema is under a 15 minute drive. A little further onto Charmouth with the Heritage coast Centre offering fossil hunting walks, rock pool rambles and special marine events.

The market town of Axminster with interesting shops and TV chef Hugh Fearnely-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and indoor swimming pool is also only a 15 minute drive.

An ideal property to enjoy the nearby coastal resorts and explore all the beautiful and interesting surrounding countryside.


Superbly converted. Completely refurbished and fitted to an excellent standard. Light bright and spacious. Beautifully presented throughout. Plenty of character and charm. Solid oak fittings throughout, doors, staircase, flooring and windows.

Entrance into Hall.

Cloakroom with toilet, basin and washing machine.

The Den / second sitting room with easy seating.

Spacious Lounge with wood burner ( Winter use only) stunning vaulted ceiling, carpeted, overlooks the pretty courtyard.

Two steps lead down to dining area, tiled flooring, table and benches, French doors lead out to pretty rear enclosed patio.

Two further steps down from dining area to extremely well-fitted and equipped Kitchen area, tiled flooring, stable doors lead out to front patio area.

Solid oak staircase from dining area to Bedroom 1: Double, en-suite Shower room: Basin, WC.

Second solid oak staircase from Lounge leads to first floor with superb galleried landing with study table and chair, overlooking the courtyard.

Bedroom 2: Double, en-suite Shower room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 3: Twin.

Bedroom 4: Single.

Bedrooms: 2, 3 & 4 have oak fitted wardrobes.

Family Bathroom: Bath, over-bath shower, basin, WC.


Bed linen inclusive.

Please bring your own towels or hire £10 per set (one bath + one hand towel).

Electricity/underfloor central heating inclusive.

Electric Rangemaster cooker.



American style Fridge/freezer.

Delonghi coffee making machine

Washing machine.

Tumble dryer.



Ironing board.

Children's games.


Blue ray player.

Free Wi-fi.

Outdoor Facilities:

Garage + allocated private parking space next to barn.

Additional parking in the layby at the front of the property immediately off Harepath Hill

Private, enclosed rear terrace with garden table and chairs.

Communal courtyard area at the front.

Additonal information:

Saturday changeover.

Well behaved small pets welcome, £25 pw or part week.

No smoking in property.

Arrival from 3 pm

Departure by 10 am.

More Details

Property Manager
Louise Hayman - Milkbere Cottage Holidays
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Seaton in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom : Bath, over-bath shower, basin, WC.
    Separate Toilet - Toilet , Ground floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room.
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Pillar Barn, stunning detached barn situated between Lyme Regis & Sidmouth
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely Accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property in a lovely setting.. Had everything you would need for a holiday. large enough for groups without being on top of each other. Pretty central for travelling around. I would be happy to return again. It was great value for money.

I fully standby the above comments but feel that there are a couple of issues which I would like to bring to the attention of the managing agent.

The recycling bins were completely full when we arrived and were not taken out to the collecting point as described in the holiday info resulting on our whole weeks waste having to be put in bags on top of the full bins.

We used the washing machine on two occasions and the Washing cycle took over 3 hours to complete . The wife's in the party reckon that the cycle dial is sticking.

There was two occasions when we had to contact the agent and I was very impressed with the speed and efficiency to attend to the problems.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Pilar Barn is a lovely, large property. We found it very clean and tidy on our arrival.

Finding it was a little bit of a problem as our satnav took us anywhere but in the right area, but we got there eventually. Almost immediately opposite the junction of Harepath Road and Harepath Hill is a group of buildings bordering on to a lay-by, with a driveway coming on to the lay-by; that is the driveway you need to take.

It is very quiet but close to the main road for easy access to all local towns and attractions, about a 5 min from Seaton. Although basically on the A3052 there was no noise from the traffic.

There was everything in the Barn that we needed - integral dishwasher, american style fride/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer (in the garage) parasol (again, found in the garage). There was also a lovely new bbq but, although we had ideal weather, we didn't like to use it. The beds were extremely comfortable and the showers worked a treat. The little enclosed garden, a little sun trap, was ideal for our dog and she was safe outside.

On a negative side, there is no view from the Barn. Had it had a view it would have been fantastic for us with our evening glass of wine, but hey ho, you can't have everything!!!

Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth and Branscombe are absolutely beautiful villages; very picturesque. But in our opinion Seaton was horrible. The town had the appearance of a has-been seaside town. Dogs were not allowed on the main beach nor even on the promenade. We had to walk along the roadside, behind the sea wall, meaning we had no sea view. The beach is pebbles, and very steeply shelving, as are most of the beaches in local towns. Beware of straying into dog ban areas as the wardens are very prolific.

The best thing about Seaton was the tramway and the large Tesco store but we didn't go in the Seaton Jurassic, so perhaps that was interesting.

Locals told us of 2 lovely dog walks not too far from the Barn, with stunning scenery where dogs can go off the lead, and we left a notice within the Barn for anyone interested.

It's not our custom to return to somewhere, preferring to try different areas each year, but had we been ones to return to an area we would have no problem in returning to Pilar Barn.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susanne for the great review for Pillar Barn and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with your friends. You feedback for the surrounding area is helpful and we hope you do return to the area in the future.
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Generous and comfortable family accommodation

  • 4 of 5

We have had a lovely cosy and comfortable family stay for half term in this beautiful spacious property. It is situated inland but is well positioned to go to either Seaton or Beer and Lyme Regis which we preferred. There is a friendly little village shop with all you could need and The Wheelwright Inn was also very friendly and did us proud one evening. You could walk to both but it's along a bit of a busy road.

We would be happy to come again and would recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frankie Thank you for the feedback for Pillar Barn. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay and the local area. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Milkbere Holidays
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Seaton, Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June / July
9 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
w/c 25th August
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
w/c 22nd September
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas / New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Please note in the main letting season holidays are for either 7, 14, 21 or 28 nights starting on the set changeover day.
Short breaks are available October - March excluding school holidays. Please request a quote.
Pets are charged at £25 pw or part week per pet.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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