Top Barn

Kingsbridge, Devon
+44 (0)1548 521667
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£115 - £250
per night
£850 - £1750
per week

A very family-friendly place with heated pool, playground, green space for charging about and beaches nearby - book Cider Barn too


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£115 - £250 per night

£850 - £1750 per week

The Experience

Light from the glassed-in south wall fills the sitting/dining room, tall French windows open onto a large terrace with table and barbecue – in summer you’ll be mainly outdoors. Children will love charging about the half acre of lawn with a stream running through it, the climbing frame, apple trees and meadows. A small galley-style kitchen has an espresso machine and you’ll find a hamper with wine, scones, sourdough and jam, as well as eggs from the chickens.

Upstairs bedrooms are light and airy with beams, vaulted ceilings and muslin curtains, and bathrooms have Bramley shower lotions; from the comfort of your king-size bed, gaze down the sweep of the valley, cup of tea in hand, and plan the day’s adventures. It’s incredibly quiet down here, like a secret part of Devon, but you’re just a short hop to Kingsbridge or Salcombe for shops, restaurants and to stock up with supplies.

Back home you can jump in the pool, towels and robes provided, or head to the beach with surf boards and crabbing lines – it’s a generous and thoughtful place to stay.

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We think you'll love

  • Discovering the beautiful South Hams on foot or by car
  • Packing up all you need for a day and heading for the beach
  • Having a drink on the terrace on a summer evening while the children play safely
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You should know

  • There are other guests on site but you'll always have private use of the pool - either in the morning or the afternoon
  • You're a bit off the beaten track so you can't walk to anything


  • 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 £115
Weekly price
from £850
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per week.
1 Barn for 4
From £1153 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. 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.


Top Barn is well renovated and comfortable, with everything we needed, and a good shower. The views are beautiful. So peaceful after London. The supply of beach towels was much appreciated and we had a great day on Bantham Beach.

Mary, London

Wonderful accommodation in the most idyllic setting. We recently returned having visited some years ago to find it even better than we remembered. The barns are luxurious, comprehensively equipped for families with children of all ages and ideally located to explore all the South Hams has to offer. We will definitely be returning soon.

Lucy, London

Fantastic stay at Top Barn, which is in a very relaxing setting. Brilliant for children to roam around and the pool was brilliant. Will definitely be back.

Lorna, London

We have been coming to Lower Grimpston Leigh as a family almost annually for the last 10 years and it never disappoints. Great location, lovely cosy accommodation, excellent hosts and not forgetting the fabulous swimming pool. We will be back again soon!

James, Chepstow

We have just returned from our second visit but this time we booked both barns. The three grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the pool which was a massive bonus to our break. We were nine plus a baby and we were all able to eat together in Cider Barn which was great. We received a lovely welcome pack and Milly was a lovely host. I hope we will return again in the future. Thank you Angela and family x

Angela, Abbotsbury Dorset

We had a fantastic stay last week. The location is excellent. We felt very peaceful and private, either when eating dinner in the little garden hut, or sunning ourselves on the patio, sitting by the beautiful stream running through the garden or pottering around the nearby lanes. Despite the feeling of being away from it all, it still wasn’t far to drive to our pick of several beaches and supermarket. The pool is such a bonus and we really appreciated all the extras at our disposal like pool toys, beach towels, buckets and spades, even wellies and wetsuits! Amazing holiday, thank you.

Bryony, Bicester

Top Barn is a beautiful cottage set in the most stunning location. The cottage has everything you need from comfy beds to fluffy white towels and a lovely welcome basket of fresh eggs, local cider and scones with clotted cream. The indoor pool is also a big hit ! You couldn’t ask for more helpful or kind hosts than Milly and James. Lots of good pubs and gorgeous beaches a short drive away .

Clare, Stony Stratford

We had such a relaxing stay in Topbarn cottage. The owners, Milly and James, were so kind and accomadating. The views from the bedroom are amazing. The stream trickling through the meadow to the heated indoor pool, felt idyllic. Our girls enjoyed the play area and local beaches. I would highly recommend!

Poppy, Oxford

This place was really lovely to stay at. The location was good for surrounding beaches and places to visit, but also in your own tranquility when returning at the end of the day. The barn had everything you needed and the setting and location was amazing! The hosts were also amazing too and nothing was ever too much trouble. This was the holiday we really needed and Top Barn did not disappoint.

Mike, Hampton

A lovely barn in the most beautiful setting. We come here a lot to unwind. The kids love the swimming pool and there are lots of great beaches and family attractions nearby.

Rebekah, Birmingham

Staying here for the second time (first time with these new hosts) and it was just as lovely as we remembered. Sweet, cosy cottage, lovely peaceful location and heavenly pool for relaxing and playing after a day of sightseeing.

Vicky, London

Lovely hosts. A beautiful place to stay. Family booked all of the 3 accomodations for the week. Great BBQs were had on the provided apparatus. Beware that no phone signal is provided in this area (perfect for those wishing to switch off for remote working!) My also dog had a lovely time there in the dog freindly Cidder barn and is sad to be home.

Chris, Ashford

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The neighbourhood

This does feel very rural and there are lovely walks from the door. Bustling Kingsbridge is only four miles, Dartmouth and Salcombe, both great spots for sailing, are a 15-minute drive. Serious walkers can be on Dartmoor in 30 minutes, and superb beaches are nearby - Bantham is lovely and you can walk over to Burgh Island at low tide for a pint at The Pilchard Inn.

Local points of interest from James & Milly Dack

  • Idyllic setting within 6 acres of gardens woodland orchards and fields to explore....just 15 minutes from the nearest beaches and famous Beach House on South Milton Beach...
  • Lower Grimpstonleigh is mentioned in the Doomsday Book...
  • Dine at The Seahorse in Dartmouth or lunch at The Beach House or Winking Prawn on the beach...
  • Play Area for your little ones with Monkey Puzzle play equipment...
  • Chill Out in your barn and then stroll round to the Indoor heated swimming pool and take in the view on your lounger on the deck....
  • Cozy Woodburner and all logs supplied....


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.