Cider Barn

Kingsbridge, Devon
+44 (0)1548 521667
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£111 - £242
per night
£775 - £1695
per week

Family-friendly barn in glorious grounds with a heated pool - close to Salcombe and the South Hams. Book Top Barn too and come with friends


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£111 - £242 per night

£775 - £1695 per week

The Experience

In a quiet green valley between moor and coast, find this medieval barn conversion (mentioned in the Domesday book) in 13 acres of shared orchards, woodland and fields. A Devon cream tea hamper will be waiting for you with the full works (scones, cream, jam) plus wine and cider.

This is a place for active families. Tramp through the woods (wellies provided), dam the streams, make dens. You can sit on your own gazebo with a glass of wine and keep an eye on the dedicated play area. The highlight is the stunning indoor pool, looking out over a terrace to rolling countryside through plate glass.

Hike straight from the door, borrow a kayak or bodyboard and get to the beach in 15 minutes, explore this charmed corner of South Devon. Return with something local to sizzle on the barbecue as the stars come out.

Champagne and strawberries in the garden at Cider Barn

We think you'll love

  • Barbecuing at the summer house as the sun sets over the valley
  • The woods and swimming pool for all-weather child diversions
  • The generous welcome hamper
Twin bedroom with en suite

You should know

  • You need to drive to beaches and pubs
  • There are other guests on site but you'll always have private use of the pool - either in the morning or the afternoon


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £111
Weekly price
from £775
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per week.
1 Barn for 4
From £1114 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
Check out
Other details
Short breaks available. Use of the pool is on a rota - you have it during the morning one day, and the afternoon the next.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Storm Agnes hit South Devon during our stay, so the pool and warm pool house proved a wonderful retreat. The Cider Barn is cosy yet has plenty of space, and the location is superb for exploring South Hams. There is plenty of outdoor space too. Milly and James want their guests to be comfortable and we certainly were!

Sandra, Cirencester

We had a great holiday in the Cider Barn. It is a great location for getting around the South Devon sights and many great beaches. The pool is great, though, the pool itself was quite cold. The accommodation was lovely and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it

Mark, Manchester

Our home away from home. Lower Grimpstonleigh is an amazing place run by fabulous people. We should probably keep this to ourselves, but Milly and James really deserve a good review (; 10 out of 10. See you again, all the best from the Netherlands, Renske.

Renske, Hoevelaken

Had a lovely time in Lower Grimptonleigh, - Milly and James are very helpful and relaxed, the old barns are refurbished with skill and taste and a feeling for what you need, with the stunning pool next door. A wonderful place to get away from it all, the nearest town is a ten minute drive away.

Joachim, Bad Krozingen

We had a wonderfully relaxing Easter week staying in both barns Cider and Top with our daughters and their families. All the children 6 -14 loved the pool as did we 'grown ups'. The gardens full of the most amazing primroses, as are all the banks, in surrounding lanes. Beautiful location so quiet just bird song and very happy children. We didn't get to meet both Milly & James as they were on their own holiday but they couldn't have been more helpful beforehand.

Gillian, Hitchin

We have just returned from staying in the Cider Barn and have had a wonderful, relaxing break. Such a great location, so peaceful and beautiful. The new owners are lovely and very welcoming. This was not our first stay and won’t be our last. We love the barns, the pool, the area.

Annabel, Taunton

We had a great week at Cider barn. Millie and James couldn't have been more accommodating, great hosts and dog friendly. The pool barn right next door is such a bonus! This is a fabulous location for exploring the South Devon area with some fantastic beaches and towns all within a 30 minute drive. We would definitely recommend it, in fact my friend loved it so much she has booked to return at Christmas /New Year with her family.

Jan, Stow on the Wold

Lovely peaceful location, great facilities and welcoming hosts!

Tamsin, Cardiff

A delightful, peaceful place. Milly and James were dedicated to providing a service we were not disappointed in.

Angela, Berkhamsted

We had a lovely time staying at The Cider Barn. There is everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a welcome hamper on arrival which is very generous. Our children ages 5 and 9 had a lot of fun in the swimming pool and visiting local beaches.

D, Bourne End

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The neighbourhood

The peaceful hamlet of Grimpstonleigh lies half a mile down a lane off the Totnes to Kingsbridge Road. Although rural and secluded, you’re well placed for a choice of bustling local towns – the traditional market town of Kingsbridge is four miles, Dartmouth and Salcombe, both famous for sailing, are under ten. There’s a delectable range of beaches within 15 minutes’ drive, while Dartmoor can be reached in 30.

Local points of interest from James & Milly Dack

  • Idyllic Setting within 6 acres of orchards gardens woodland and fields for you to enjoy and just 15 minutes drive to nearest beaches and the famous Beach House on South Milton Beach..
  • Lower Grimpstonleigh is mentioned in the Doomsday Book...
  • Wake up to Songbirds and stunning views...
  • Dine out at The Seahorse in Dartmouth and lunch at The Beach House or Winking Prawn on the sands overlooking the beach...
  • Chill out in your barn overlooking the garden and orchards and then stroll round to the heated indoor pool for a relaxing swim and admire the view from the loungers on the deck..
  • Play area for your little ones with Monkey Puzzle play enquipment...


James & Milly Dack

James (in IT) and Milly (an ex nurse) moved here as a lifestyle change from London having fell in love with Lower Grimpstonleigh. They have a passion for the countryside and the sea. With two children of their own, they know exactly what families need when it comes to a holiday - they hope to give you a truly relaxing break with a splash of luxury thrown in.