Little Bank Barn

Kingsbridge, Devon
+44 (0)7780 511408
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£100 - £135
per night
£700 - £980
per week

A beautifully-restored Devon bank barn at the end of a quiet lane in the glorious South Hams, just right for a couple or small family


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£100 - £135 per night

£700 - £980 per week

The Experience

Rambling roses and flower-filled borders lead you to traditional external stone steps and the front door. Walk straight in to a light and spacious living area with gorgeous views, a wood-burner for chilly evenings, comfy chaise sofa and fresh flowers. The cook’s kitchen is at the other end: proper sharp knives, Nespresso machine – even pastry cutters for baking. A loaf of Pete’s homemade sourdough is waiting along with eggs from their hens and some fudge – you’re welcome to pick peas and beans from the garden in season.

Downstairs are two fresh and pretty bedrooms and a shower room with Bramley hand wash and lotion. Start the day outside the front door with a morning cuppa overlooking the fields, say hello to the cows. Evenings can be spent on the terrace at the back with teak table for al fresco suppers or a barbecue.

Open a bottle of wine and listen to birdsong – children will love the play area with swings and trampoline.

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We think you'll love

  • Gazing at the long views, enjoying the peace and tranquillity
  • Lighting the barbecue, letting the children go safely free range
  • Exploring beautiful beaches - a different one for every day of the week
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You should know

  • Sorry, no dogs
  • The play area is shared with the owners' children
  • It's not ideal for those who have trouble with steps


  • 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 £100
Weekly price
from £700
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 3 nights. During the school holidays bookings are 7 nights, Friday-Friday.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


We had a wonderful weekend at Little Bank Barn. The house is perfect. Hidden away in beautiful countryside with quick access to some of the most stunning beaches in Devon. Our first trip away with our new baby - LBB is incredibly well-equipped and considered; Harriet & Pete have thought of everything and are the kindest hosts. Wish we could have stayed longer! We are already thinking about our next stay.

Sarah, Bruton

What a really fabulous place! The shower is sublime, the mattress on our bed together with the fabulous duvet and pillows were so luxurious and sleep-inducing, and the decor and finishing touches are just stunning. It's the perfect size to use as a base and explore some really amazing beaches and serene countryside. Harriet is the perfect host, and our kids made good use of the fishing nets, buckets and spades she'd left for them to use. We will definitely be back and for longer next time! One of the best places we've stayed as a family. Highly recommend.

Hannah, Milton Keynes

We've had a really lovely week at Little Bank Barn. The barn is located in a quiet, rural environment and is very well equipped. Central heating works very well, there is even a wood burner. Very comfortable bed and powerful hot shower. We very much appreciated the welcome package with a great sourdough, marmalade, eggs, milk, and compostable coffee capsules for the coffee machine (there's a french press as well). Many beaches, towns and villages to explore nearby. A lot of useful information about where to go, what to do, where to eat, etc. is provided in the barn.

Stephan, Germany

Little Bank Barn is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location with amazing views. The cottage is well equipped, beautifully decorated and warm! We had looked forward to lighting the log burner but hardly needed to!

Barbara, Coventry

What an amazing place! Ideally located to explore this beautiful area, and so peaceful. The attention to detail at Little Bank Barn is impressive and Harriet is the perfect host. The cottage has been really thoughtfully converted and equipped, with many luxurious touches. We loved the delicious welcome goodies which were homemade or locally sourced, and the log burner made for a very cosy stay. Absolutely faultless; we'll be back!

Helen, Stratford upon Avon

We have just had the most glorious few days at LBB…The barn is so cosy and homely, beautiful decorated, and has everything you need. The lovely thoughtful touches like fresh bread, milk, eggs and home made marmalade were delicious! And little vases of beautiful fresh flowers! The pretty little courtyard garden is a lovely space to relax. Harriet is so welcoming and cheerful, making you feel instantly at home and has some really good tips of where to go, things to do, places to eat… beautiful location. This was a real find and we will definitely be back!

Clare, Chepstow

We’ve just returned from a wonderful stay at Little Bank Barn. The barn is in an excellent location for exploring nearby beaches, towns and Dartmoor. Harriet was an excellent host, ensuring we had absolutely everything we needed for our baby. She even brought over some washing liquid so we could utilise the washing machine. LBB is decorated and furnished to a high standard and I’d imagine would be very cosy for a winter stay too. The welcome gift of fresh sourdough, marmalade, eggs and Rave coffee is also a really nice touch. We will be sure to visit again and highly recommend.

Jennifer, Bath

We had the most glorious few days at Little Bank Barn. It’s the most beautiful setting and Harriet has made the barn incredibly homely and cosy. Our boys loved staying in the bunk beds! We will definitely be booking again. Thank you

Charlotte, Kent

Little Bank Barn is a perfect place to stay! The house is incredibly comfy and homey, the location is very practical, and Harriet is a super communicative and friendly host. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back again :)

Ali, Göttingen

The most wonderful week at Little Bank Barn. We have stayed before and it is so comfy and well appointed for families. Our kids loved their bunk room and everything is thought of including gorgeous bedding to keep the little ones happy. Harriet and Pete are always so welcoming and were so helpful giving us ideas before we arrived and looking after us whilst we were there. Wouldn’t hesitate to book again and recommend to friends

Annabel, LONDON

What an absolutely stunning find this was, a real home from home with every detail thought of and covered brilliantly. The layout of the barn works very well, the beds and bedding are so comfortable, it is very tastefully decorated and clean and Harriet was on hand, helpful and friendly at all times. As you can see, I couldn’t recommend more highly :)

Anna, Winchester

We enjoyed a week at this beautifully furnished, very peaceful and cosy cottage. There are lots of lovely beaches and loads of National Trust places to visit as well as gardens all within an hour's drive. Harriet & Pete were very helpful hosts and there is lots of useful info in the house about where to go, walks etc. The bed was super comfy and there was a great shower. There was pretty much everything you need for cooking, and we enjoyed the bread, milk, eggs, fudge and coffee left for us. We used the log burner and stayed warm and cosy in a very wet week. Loved the cows at the window!

Mary, Billericay

My friend and I enjoyed a glorious break at Little Barn. We were welcomed with lots of local goodies including homemade bread which kept us going through the week for our breakfast alongside lovely eggs. The barn has been beautifully renovated and thought through very carefully with the best bedding and furnishings. This made for a very comfortable stay and after we had walked every afternoon we were more happy to get back to the barn and cosy Woodburner. I hope to go back and have already recommended to friends and family. Thank you very much Harriet

Angela, Abbotsbury

Little Bank Barn is a peaceful oasis set amidst wildflower meadows and grazing cows, down a long private lane. Pretty stone steps lead from the garden to the front door. It has been beautifully converted and has everything needed for a perfect stay: white crisp linen, comfy beds, fluffy towels, a great power shower and a well-equipped kitchen. Children will love the swings and trampoline.

Sheila, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The market town of Modbury (ten minutes by car) has a good butcher and interesting shops and cafés. The nearest beach is a 10-minute drive away; Kingsbridge is 20 minutes and has everything - including smart restaurants. More beaches at Bigbury, Burgh Island, Bantham, South Milton or Hope Cove are within a 20-minute drive for swimming, picnics, rock pooling and paddle boarding. Dartmoor is 15 to 20 minutes for bracing hiking, climbing and ponies.

Local points of interest from Harriet Franklin

  • Burgh Island (the setting for Agatha Christie's Poirot) is a short drive. Take the sea tractor over at high tide or stroll across the golden sand causeway at low tide. Stop for a pint at the atmospheric 14th century pub on the island and admire the views.
  • Walking on the stunning SW coast path, find hidden coves for a dip and admire the incredible views whatever the season.
  • Lovely Salcombe is a 20 minutes drive, a great spot to stroll, potter round the shops, grab an ice cream and watch the boats.
  • The Erme estuary and its beautiful undeveloped beaches, great for building sandcastles, reading a book in the sun picnicking and exploring on foot at low tide.
  • Visit our favourite cosy 13th century pub, The Journeys End, for delicious food (Sunday lunch is amazing!) in a pretty village just of the SW coast path. Walk down to beautiful Aymer Cove to work up an appetite.
  • World famous Dartmoor National Park is about 15 minutes drive away - fantastic opportunities for walking, mountain biking and climbing.


Harriet Franklin

Harriet, Pete and their family live in the cottage opposite. Harriet used to manage events, holiday cottages and glamping at a nearby country estate but always wanted to have her own place to let. They came across this cluster of buildings in 2018 and jumped at the chance to renovate. Harriet is warm, welcoming and smiley - there if you need her but will otherwise leave you to enjoy your holiday.