Olde Barn Gardens Dawlish Holiday Cottage

Self catering holiday accommodation in South Devon, UK. 3 double bedrooms, 2 receptions, conservatory, fitted kitchen, Jacuzzi, deck, BBQ, patio garden, off road parking. Child and baby friendly. Close to sea and beaches and all amenities.

Olde Barn Gardens


Olde Barn Gardens Dawlish Holiday Cottage is conveniently located between Dawlish & Starcross and is celebrated for it spring, summer and autumn displays of flowers and hanging baskets.

Accommodation comprises of a separate Lounge, Dining Room and Kitchen opening out on to a large Conservatory overlooking the garden. Additionally on the ground floor is a WC and utility room. Upstairs there is a family Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and three bedrooms. The Master Bedroom is en-suite with a modern walk-in shower. The very large Master Bedroom is fitted out in solid oak with bespoke wardrobes, TV, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, and its own balcony with magnificent views of the countryside and stairs leading to the garden. The Second Bedroom has a double bed, fitted wardrobes, TV, mini-fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities. The Third Bedroom has 2 single beds (which can be moved together if desired).

Facilities: Wifi and broadband, dish washer, central heating, automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron, fridge, freezer, kettle, microwave, electric cooker, 4 TV's with FreeSat (in the Lounge, Conservatory, Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom), child-proof gates at top and bottom of the stairs, baby high chair, cot, all bed linen, tableware, cutlery, pots/pans etc. are provided (but not towels). In the garden there is a covered eating area with table and chairs for 6, BBQ and chimenea, sun beds, and flower beds. Off-road private car parking for 3 cars. A welcome pack of milk, coffee, tea, homemade biscuits and cake, a bowl of fresh fruit, and a bottle of bubbly is provided upon arrival.

We are pleased to announce we are members of Britian's Finest.

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The view into the Lounge The view from the Lounge into the Kitchen The Dining Room The Kitchen
The Conservatory The Main Bedroom The Main Bedroom The Main Bedroom
The Ensuite Bathroom The Second Bedroom The Third Bedroom The Family Bathroom
View from the main bedroom The View from the Balcony The View from the Balcony The BBQ
The View down the garden path The Love Shack Close up of The Love Shack The Mansion on the Hill
Coming up the stairs In the spring time Front of the cottage View from the road

Directions & Map

Olde Barn Gardens is ideally situated on the A379 between Starcross and Dawlish, just a 2 minute drive from the beach of Dawlish Warren , where there is a Wild Bird Sanctuary bordering the long stretches of golden sands at the mouth of the river Exe Estuary. The pretty seaside town of Dawlish where the famous black swans hold court is just 5 minutes away. A further 5 minutes along the coast are the lovely beaches of Teignmouth and Shaldon. Teignmouth has a wonderful beach / playground for young families.

The English Riviera (Torquay, Paignton, Brixham) is also within a 30 minute drive. For the more energetic, Dawlish is gifted with a riverside cycle path which passes through the scenic Powderham Castle, along the estuary in Exeter where an interesting days shopping is guaranteed. Or perhaps a short Ferry trip to Exmouth beckons. The stunning views of Dartmoor are also just 40 minutes away. There is a Sainsbury's supermarket within 1 mile.

You may view a map of our location and get your driving instructions from this link to Google Maps . For your SatNav, our post code is EX7 0NZ. Safe driving!

Terms & Conditions

Our Terms and Conditions are available HERE. By booking you have agreed to be bound by them. We strongly advise you to take out independent travel and cancellation insurance.
We regret that we can not take pets and the property is strictly no smoking.

Availability & Prices

We operate on a weekly cycle - Saturday to Saturday each week. Arrival after 17.00pm on Saturday and depart promptly by 10.00am on Saturday. We may be able to accommodate alternative changeover dates out of the main season - please telephone us on +44(0)1626 891503 to enquire about this option. Our current rates are shown below. If you are a party of 2 - 4 people we offer special rates out of the main season. We will accommodate short breaks (of 2-4 days) out of the main season and, as we run a 3 tier tariff, the price quoted will be 2/3rds of the weekly rate.  There will be a surcharge of £60 per cot per week for parties over our maximum occupancy of 6 guests. You can check our current availability and confirm your booking in our calander below.

2024 Prices Per Week

From 22 June 20 July 24 Aug 31 Aug 28 Sept
To 20 July 24 Aug 31 Aug 28 Sept 28 Dec
Price for 5-6+ people £990 £1275 £1275 £860 £720
Price for 3-4 people £920 £1275 £850 £700 £620
Price for 1-2 people £795 £1275 £730 £590 £515

2025 Prices Per Week (Please email me for 2026 prices to avoid disappointment!)

From 4 Jan '25 29 March 24 May 21 June 19 July 23 Aug 30 Aug 27 Sept
To 29 March 24 May 21 June 19 July 23 Aug 30 Aug 27 Sept 27 Dec
Price for 5-6+ people £665 £720 £950 £990 £1275 £1275 £860 £720
Price for 3-4 people £550 £655 £880 £920 £1275 £850 £700 £620
Price for 1-2 people £500 £555 £730 £795 £1275 £730 £590 £515

Book Now

We have three methods to book your holiday. The booking form is available as both a adobe.pdf and a word.doc document.

Option 1. Cheque

Step 1.  Check availability and prices by clicking  here.

Step 2.  Download, print, complete and sign this booking form.  If you would like us to post you a printed booking form, please contact us.

Step 3.  Secure your booking by posting a cheque of £100 as a deposit to Peaches Barn, Olde Barn Nurseries, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NZ, United Kingdom. Please make cheques payable to M.J. and L.P. Disney.

Step 4.  We will the post you confirmation of your booking. Please bring this with you.

Step 5.  The balance of the rent is due six weeks before before your holiday starts. If you have booked your holiday after this date, the full balance is due now. Please make cheques payable to M.J. and L.P. Disney and post to:

Peaches Barn, Olde Barn Nurseries, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NZ, United Kingdom. Please make cheques payable to M.J. and L.P. Disney.

Option 2. Bank Transfer (Preferred)

Step 1.  Check availability and prices by clicking  here.

Step 2.  Download, print, complete and sign this  booking form

Step 3.  Secure your booking by posting a cheque of £100 as a deposit to Peaches Barn, Olde Barn Nurseries, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NZ, United Kingdom. Please make cheques payable to M.J. and L.P. Disney. Make a note that you want to pay by Bank Transfer.

Step 4.  We will the post you confirmation of your booking togther with our Bank details. Please bring this with you.

Step 5.  The balance of the rent is due six weeks before before your holiday starts. Please remember to make a Bank Transfer at that time. If you have booked your holiday after this date, the full balance is due now. Please make cheques payable to M.J. and L.P. Disney and post to:

Peaches Barn, Olde Barn Nurseries, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NZ, United Kingdom. Please make cheques payable to M.J. and L.P. Disney.

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Step 1.  Check availability and prices by clicking  here.

Step 2.  Use the PayPal button below to send us your £100 deposit (per week) to secure your booking.

Step 3.  Download, complete and email this  booking form  to oldebarnnurseries@sky.com

Step 4.  We will the email you a confirmation of your booking. Please bring this with you.

Step 5.  The balance of the rent is due six weeks before before your holiday starts. If you have booked your holiday after this date, the full balance is due now. Please make cheques payable to M.J. and L.P. Disney and post to:

Peaches Barn, Olde Barn Nurseries, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NZ, United Kingdom. Please make cheques payable to M.J. and L.P. Disney.

If you prefer, you may pay the remaining balance via the "Send Money" function in your Paypal account.  Send your remaining balance to  oldebarnnurseries@sky.com.

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In the unlikely event of a problem with your booking we will contact you as soon as we possibly can and will refund any monies in full if we cannot accommodate your needs. Only our confirmation of booking is your guarantee that you have secured your holiday. Please do not make any further travel arrangements until you have received this confirmation. If there are any problems please telephone us on +44(0)1626 891503. If you think you are going to arrive later than your expected arrival time, please telephone us to let us know.


Here are a selection of remarks from our Comment Book.


Having self-catered holidays for some 40 years in the UK, Europe and the USA, this is amonst the very best. From the very warm welcome, the gorgous home baking, the garden, to the incredible attention to detail - just perfect. Your laying on the best weather of the year to date was an added bonus!! Many thanks Michael and Linda - We will certainly recommend your lovely home to friends.

Anne and Richard, West Midlands. 1st July 2024.

What a lovely warm welcome from Micheal and Linda. Olde Barn Gardens has it all.  A warm and welcoming cottage with everything you could need. Marvellous views whih we have enjoyed from the garden and balcony above and very freidly hosts. Thank you for an exceptional weeks. PS Linda, your baking is the cherry on the top!!

Chris and Janice, Bucks. 18th May 2024.

Thanks for everything! Loved staying here and all the extras were greatly appreicated, eaten, and enjoyed. Will be recommending to all I know. Hope to return!

Joy, Julie and Laura, Kent. 30th April 2024.

At the risk of repeating ourselves, thank you both so much for your wonderful hospitality. Coffee and walnut cake and biscuits, delicious as always.  This cottage is the best we've ever stayed in, a real home from home. Looking forwrad to coming back in April and hoping the weather is a little kinder to us.

Pete and Julie, Poole, Dorest, 23rd Sept 2023.

Our fifth stay and everything as usual is just perfect. Thanks to Linda and Micheal for the amzing hospitality, such amazing hosts. Nothing is too much trouble, simply the best! Looking forward to coming back next year.  XX

Karen and Steve, Chobham, 18th Sept 2023.

Many many holidays spent in accomondation in England, Wales and on the continent. This is the finest. So many special little touches: fruit bowl, home made cookies and a gorgeous cake.  Would love to visit here again PLEASE. Thank you Michael and Linda. Simply the best! 10/10.

Joy, Kent, 8th Sept 2023.

Thank you Linda for your wonderful coffee and walnut cake.  Thank you Mike for getting my Mike back in the green house, your flowers are the best - how people look when passing. Wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage, a real comfy home from home. Delightful hosts making us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived - with afternoon tea and lemon cake and biscuits.  Thank you Linda for the receipes. Micheal, your tomatoes are the best we have tasted for years, so big and full of that beautiful home grown aroma. Fruit bowl, very welcome after all the pasties too :-) Lots of lovely walks and places to visit. We hope to return in the future!

Kay, Paul, Val, and Mike, Leicester, 22nd July 2023.

Oyez, oyez, oyez, - 'You are simply the best, better then all the rest!'.  First the fabulous floral display wows us. Then the fantastic view from the balcony. After combining your trip with the Chard Town Crier Competition, on the way down, we were very relaxed and enjoyed the good weather too. Your hospitality, especially the coffee cake and strawberries was much appreicated. We would particularly recommned a trip to the very special Blackpool Sands, about an hour away, combined with a trip to Dartmouth just another 3 miles away. Had my first sea swim for 6 years - crystal clear water and great support facilities adjecent to the beach with a wonderfu wooded cliff backdrop.  Dawlish Warren beach also enjoyed and trip to the Ferry Inn in Teignmouth, the Crab Shank Resturent in Dawlish with its black swans, storm defences and views to Exmouth is also wonderful.  Hope to come back again and will recommned to my daughter Felicity and family.

David (Town Crier of Helmsley) and Ann, Yorkshire, 25th June 2023.

The care and attention to detail that you have put inot this wonderful accomondation, combined with your wonderful hospitality, kindness, and generosity has made our stay with you so special and memoriable. For this we thank you very much and hope that we will be able to return again and again.

Leszok and Maria, Nottingham, 24th June 2023.

Thank you for the lovely welcome. The cake and biscuits were delicious.  We have really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage, it had everything we needed. The weather has been fantastic. The ice cream from Gays in Dawlish was beautiful.  We are all sad to leave.

Debbie, Alex, Stephen, Tracy, and Josh, Birmingham, 3rd June 2023.

Thank you for the lovely, enjoyable stay.  We really enjoyed the cake and biscuits etc., we were so spolied. We can fully understand why people keep coming back.  The weather was very kind, allowing us to meet up with our freinds to celebrate their birthday.

Dave, Margaret, Roger, and Ann, Kent, 22nd April 2023.

Thank you for the fantastic hospitality. Loved the cottage, warm, comfortable and relaxing.  The standard of everything is excellent. Fab views and all the comforts we needed along woth so many thoughtful extras. Delicious chocolate cake and cookies.  Although the weather was not kind to us, we have throughly enjoyed our stay! Wonderful cottage with great hosts. Thank you for providing a peaceful, tranquil place.  A truly hidden gem, a credit to Michael and Linda!

Louise, Dean, Alex, and Georgia, Midlands, 8th April 2023.

Thank you for the lovely stay in your cottage and for the deliciuos cake and biscuits.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our break, especially as the weather has been so good.  Many thanks.

Roger and Barbara, 2022.

We had an amazing holiday and can't wait to come back next year.  We loved your delicious chocolate cake!

Eleanor, Ardan, Carol and Sian, 2022.

Thank you for making our holiday here extra special.  Nothing is too much trouble.  We have really enjoyed staying in your beautiful cottage, see you in October. 

Annette and Jon, 2022.

Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality.  You are a very special couple. Cake and biscuts were better than Bake Off!! Praying you will have good health and happiness. XX

Peter and Agnes, Sept 2022

Thanks for letting us use your beautiful cottage.  Your hospitality was wonderful and the cake and bscuits were very much appreciated.  The floral displays are amazing and we are sad to think that we'll be leaving such a lovely garden.  Many thanks again.

Janice, Graham, Ian, Kathryn and Phil, 2022.

Our fourth visit and it wont be the last.  Such a special place and Linda and Micheal are prefect hosts. Another great holiday and did not use the car once!  Walked to Teignmouth, Turf Lock, Powderham Farm Shop, Tirp to Dartmouth and Ferry to Exmouth.  Every afternoon came back and sat in the beautiful garden.  Thank you Linda and Michael for making our holiday so special.  See you next year!

Karen and Steve, Mobham, 10th Sept 2022.

Thank you for your hospitiality and the delicious lemon drizzle cake and cookies.  We enjoyed our stay in your cottage.

Peter, Diane, Margaret and David, Midlands, 3rd Sept 2022.

Thank you for your hospitiality.  This is a very special cottage and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The Sinclair family, Windsor, 27th Aug 2022.

Always a lovely experience at Olde Barn, hospitiality as always with Michael and Linda superb! See you in October - COVID permitting?

Alan, Syliva and family, Coventry, 23rd July 2022.

Wonderful establisihment and superb location for a lovely holiday. We were particularly lucky - our stay included a heatwave. Excellent lemon drizzle cake - Martin's favoriate.  Aleardy booked for next year. Lovely hosts, thank you Linda and Michael.

Atkinson family, Haydock, Lancs, 16th July 2022.

We really enjoyed our first holiday since Covid.  The cottage is wonderful, and so well equiped; nothing you need is missing, a real home from home. We've enjoyed (in a week of mixed weather) trips to Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Teignmouth, the model village at Babbacombe - which was fun looking at the the scenes - and proving how rusty we are at crazy golf.  We had a really lovely day at Powderham Castle and grounds; we would recommend the guided tour, and then finished off with a visit to the farm shop.  We had a day in Exeter travelling in by bus, and visiting the museum, cathedral, and best of all, lots of time relaxing in cottage, making the most of those wonderful views. A big thank you Linda and Michael.  We hope to be one of your returning visitiors!!!

Anita, Pete and family, New Malden Surrey, 2022.

Thank you so much for the very warm welcome, and the delicious cake & biscuits. We have been blessed with lovely weather, and got out every day.   Last night we had a great meal in the Castle Inn in Holcombe. The begonias in the cottage garden were fantastic!!!! WOW.  We will recommned the cottage to our friends.

Lisa and Roger, Upton, Chester, 2022.

Many thanks to you both once again for a lovely weekend in the special place. The coffee cake and biscuits were delicious as always. We were so lucky with the weather and can't wait to be back again in October.

Pete and Julie from Poole, Dorset, 2022.

A special fortnight for us all, thank you Linda and Michael.  Our first holiday in about 3 years and your hospitality is second to none. Thank you for the cake and friut - a lovely touch as usual.  Even the weather played ball this year with our first week pretty much sunshine all day.  Our second week less warm but dry all week, so we were lucky.  Keep doing what you do, both of you.  It is clear from your guest book comments your are "kicking hospitaility out of the park" as it were. We are very much looking forward to our next stay at your wonderful cottage.  Take care and stay safe and best wishes for the future.

Alan, Sylvia, Emily and Dean, 4th Sept 2021.

Thank you fso much for a great week at the Olde Barn Garden.  We both agree this is the best accomondation we have stopped in by far and we have done many others. The cottage and grounds are fantastic and the views are amazing.  The cottage had everything you would need and a lot, lot more. You made us feel so welcome and your kindness and friendship was warming. We will certainly be recommending you to all our family and friends.  We will be doing a review, and it will be 10 out of 10. Thanks again.

Steve and Yvonne, 26 June 2021.

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cake, biscuits and fruit were very welcome! The cottage is gorgeous, everything we could possibily think of was provided and to a very high standard as well. We had a great time and loved the area. We were throughly spoilt. We would definitely recommend you to anyone who asks.

Kim and Trevor, 19 June 2021.

Thank you so for such a warm welcome! The contact we had before the holiday was spot-on, but on arrival, what a beautiful surprise :-). The cottage is amazing, the views stuning, cakes and biscuit were delicious and your hospitality was very much appreciated!! We will look forward to visiting again for a wonderful week relaxing on the balcony (amazing)!!

Karry and Andrew, 22 May 2021.

Thank you Micheal and Linda for another wonderful stay at your lovely cottage.  The cake and biscuits were much appreciated. Whatever the weather you can still have a lovely holiday without the car.  We have walked so much, we are going home for a rest! We just love it here so much we are coming back in September. We have stayed in many holiday cottages, but this is the best!

Karen and Steve, 14 May 2021.

There is very little we can say that we have not said before. Wonderful hosts and fabulous cottage, beautiful views and of course delicious cakes and biscuits. Looking forward to doing it all again in September!

Julie and Pete, 24 April 2021.

We are so glad to return after postponing our holidaydue to the dreadfull corona virus and lockdown! It is like a home from home. Thank you for the warm welcome and the comfortable stay. The weather has been better than what we are used to coming at different time fo the year, but it hasn't tainted our enjoyment.

The Howard Family, 03 October 2020.

Thank you Linda and Michael! Definitely the best cottage we have ever stayed in. You have thought of everything and all of the extras such as cake and biscuits were much appreciated. We didn’t need to drive all week. Great bus and train service. 15 minutes walk to Cockwood via Crofton Holiday Park (they have a shop, chippy and restaurant). Anchor Inn in Cockwood, great food but may need to book as they get very busy. Walk another 15 minutes to Starcross for ferry to Exmouth or the other direction to Dawlish Warren (1/2 hour) then onto Dawlish. Can’t wait to revisit next year! Thank you again! Xx

Karen and Steve 04 May 2019.

What a lovely week we have had. We made the most of the fine weather. Use the bus – a great way to see the area and no parking fees. Teignmouth on the No. 2 is a nice trip, then take the little ferry to Sheldon for Lunch @ The London Inn. If you visit Dawlish, the food at Gay’s by the Green is wonderful. Finally, a very warm thank you to Linda and Michael for their hospitality, and welcome cake and biscuits. You know when you get something right – all the cards and comments speak for themselves. Can you and sort out my garden Michael!! x

Jen and Tony, 24 May 2019.

5 Stars! What else could you say? From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right choice. A fantastic welcome, a cottage with views to die for, spotlessly clean and who could forget the cream tea cake! How spoilt we have been.  We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends and family and very much hope to visit again ourselves in the future. Once again, a big thank you from us all!

The Groves/Lloyd Smith family, 27 July 2019.

Thank you Linda + Michael for your incredible hospitality. We cannot thank you enough for your help and understanding during an eventful holiday. We have all loved staying here. The cottage has been perfect… Everything we could have wished for.  It’s been a great location to explore all the places we wanted to see. Look forward to staying again! X

Ruth and Paul, Reuben, Tokiah (+Dad), 23 August 2019.

A real home from home of a high standard. Immaculately clean and well equipped. Beautiful garden – a riot of colour and what always place to sit, as is the balcony. Thank you for the lemon drizzle cake and chocolate chip cookies. The cake was so light, it’s a wonder it didn’t float away!!! Thank you also for your warm welcome. After over 40 years of self-catering holidays, your cottage comes in the top 5 of all we have stayed in and wanted to stay in a second time. We have had a lovely stay and lovely weather too. Thank you!

Alec and Annette, 21 Sept 2019.

A Three Generation-Family Holiday, it is what memories are made of. And this was just the perfect place to do it! From our warm welcome when we arrived, tired and weary, tasty cream cake and a pot of hot tea was just what we needed. A homely place to relax and unwind, a beautiful garden to share meals and laughter. We all thank you for such a lovely place to spend quality time. Look forward to seeing you next year!

Linda, Norman, Paul, Sonja and Olivia, 10 August 2019.

Thank you again very much for our lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. And thank you for the lovely cake and biscuits yum yum as normal. And the weather was a bit better than it was in March. The cottage was beautiful and clean as always. Just love it here so very much. Thank you both again for everything. P.S. Please have a drink on us, when you find the time that is! x 

Michael, Rachael, Beverley, 04 October 2019.

What a wonderful cottage! We received such a warm welcome from Linda & Michael complete with cake and cookies.   The cottage is immaculately clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need.  The master bedroom is outstanding with its beautiful views and the balcony is the perfect place to sit and watch the sun come up in the morning and set in the evening. The garden is stunning and the undercover eating area is the perfect place to sit and relax and have a bbq.

Angie, Steve & family 11/8/2018.

Wow what a find! I thought from the Internet advertisement and pictures that we had dropped on and when we actually arrived we weren't disappointed. We recieved a lovely welcome from the owners Michael and Linda and we're shown around what is a beautiful cottage. There was a homebaked cake with cupcakes and cookies for the children which were a very welcome treat. Also they provided fresh fruit and milk. The cottage itself is stunning both outside and in. Space is in abundance and the cottage is spotless. The master bedroom is amazing with the most wonderful views to wake up to. Everything is thought of and the whole place is extremely child friendly. The garden is gorgeous with flowers everywhere and a lovely under cover eating area perfect for a bbq on a summers evening. All in all a fantastic base from which you can explore the many things Devon has to offer that is professionally managed by people who go the extra mile, if in the area we wouldn't look at anywhere else.

 Debbie H 22/8/2017.

Best in the West. From the moment you arrive and meet your hosts Michael and Linda you feel at home. What a wonderfully welcoming couple who go out of their way to make your stay so enjoyable, the cake and biscuits were delicious as always. The views from the bedroom and balcony are amazing, we spent many a happy hour watching the deer with her baby and the swallows who were nesting in the eves feeding their young. We were so lucky to have had the best weather of the year so far and ate outside in the "Love Shack" at the bottom of the garden every evening. This is the most well equipped clean and comfortable cottage we have ever stayed in. The attention to detail is second to none and we haven't even mentioned the beautiful flowers that make this cottage so very attractive. The fresh strawberries from Mike and Linda's garden were an extra treat and very much appreciated. We are already looking forward to returning in April, unfortunately for us they were already booked for this September or we would have been back sooner to this very special place.

Anonymous  17/6/2017.

Had another brilliant holiday in this beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Beautiful views to wake up to in the morning, beautiful gardens, barbeque area, seating out area, and a balcony to sit at night and watch the sun go down or sun rise in the morning, so quiet and peaceful. Michael and Linda so helpful if you need anything a mind full of information if you need to know anything of the area and homemade baking all done by Linda would highly recommend this cottage for a brilliant holiday, will be back at some point in the near future.

 ShivleHips 10/6/2017.

The cottage was immaculate, the cleanest place I've ever stayed in and the interiors finished to an extremely high standard; modern fitted fully equipped kitchen with spotless utensils, luxury en suite master bedroom with full landscape views of the countryside, stunning sunsets and relaxing birdsong, a jacuzzi bath, comfortable lounge and bright conservatory, very clean upholstery and carpets, beautiful beds and an extremely comfortable nights sleep. Easy to locate and minutes from amenities yet still a peaceful place, we felt like we were away from it all. Linda and Michael, who live in the next detached property, are very amenable and welcoming, providing home made cake and fruit on arrival. They kindly provided a lovely cot and high chair for our 8 month old baby and we found the extra utility laundry space to be perfect for us. With everything we needed and more, quite simply the best self-catering cottage we've ever enjoyed. Would love to visit again! 

Rachel and family 6/5/2017.

A little bit of heaven! We found a little bit of heaven tucked in the beautiful countryside near Dawlish. Arrived to a beautiful cottage where laid out in the dining room was a high tea. Fresh homemade cake, special little buns for the children, and homemade biscuits! A bowl of fresh fruit in the gorgeous conservatory, where we spent a lot of time chilling! Upstairs there was a fight for the main bedroom, my husband telling his Mum that it was being claimed his. He felt guilty the next morning awakening to the stunning views from the balcony, then stepped into the ensuite shower and declared, this is heaven!!! A pummelling jet shower to awaken you, then relaxing in the armchairs in the bedroom watching the sunrise. Yes, it was heaven.  It's the little things that matter on holiday, the spotlessly clean cottage, a slow cooker, ideal for leaving gammon cooking, enough pots and pans to roast a Sunday lunch, complete with Yorkshire pudding tin! Decent sharp knives, not any previous holidays have I ever found this.  Linda and Michael go above and beyond, were fantastic in welcoming the children, providing cots sides for the beds, a nightlight, high chair, melamine children's sets. We were made to feel so very welcome after a long and stressful journey there complete with hospital stay.  I'm so glad we found you and hope we can stay again, though book well in advance as our little bit of heaven has been found by others! Thank you both for such a wonderful week.  

Chris, Julie, Gordon, Elaine, Leyla and Craig 22/10/2016.

Best Holiday Cottage. Just back from a brilliant week in this lovely cottage what can I say, beautiful gardens, quiet ,peaceful excellent views ,spotlessy clean, comfortable bed and master bedroom with a magnificent view best thing to look out at it in the morning ,this cottage is well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday, and now we have the owners Michael and Linda a lovely couple nothing a bother to them very helpful, mindful of information on this lovely part of the world , Linda also leaves you beautiful home baking cake and biscuits and fresh fruit, milk, tea and coffee to get you started , loved it so much going back next year really looking forward to it.

Mary & William.  15/10/2016.

We had a lovely holiday in your beautiful cottage. Thank you for the lovely homemade cake and biscuits. We would recommend Powderham Castle, and The Round Robin Steam train to Dartmouth for a good day out. We had a nice meal at The Smugglers Inn, and the walk to the Ship Inn and Anchor Inn for a drink at night was great. We hope to come back again soon.

The Deakin family, 6/8/2016.

Well what can we say the previous comments say it all. We only stayed a few days but we didn’t want to leave. Linda, Dad and I loved the cake and cookies you left for us (in fact we took the last piece home it was so good.) The whole cottage was amazing, so well equipped, everything had been thought of. The master bedroom with the wonderful views was absolutely wonderful and we managed to see the deer one morning. We would highly recommend this cottage to friends and family, and we will certainly return. Nothing was too much trouble if there was anything we wanted to know. Thank you again. Cheryl, Andy and Rex, (the old fella he loved it.)

From Cheryl, Andy and Rex. 16/3/2016

 Thank you Linda and Michael, for letting us staying  your lovely cottage. We felt instantly at home and enjoyed the many luxuries the cottage has,  the jacuzzie bath, the fabulous shower, and best of all the master bedroom, to open the curtains and look out onto that view was a real treat. Steve enjoyed the Lemon drizzle cake, you made an ole man very happy. I managed to get one slice, and the homemade cookies were lovely. Just goes to show how much you care . We had a great relaxing holiday and we will be back.  

Debbie and Steve 13/2/2016.

Stunning, Spactacular and Impressive. If there is anywhere better in this area I have been unable to find it and I have been visiting Dawlish for more than 35 years. This cottage is superb in every respect, with every home comfort you could ask for, in fact I'd wager it has more than most peoples own homes. Your hosts Michael & Linda are nothing short of sublime in that nothing is to much to ask and they offer the kind of customer service you could be forgiven for thinking had long since disappeared. Michael & Linda think of things that just make you say quietly to yourself WOW! Think the London Savoy or even the Ritz it's as good as that. The cottage is sensational inside and out. Others have spoken about biscuits & cakes on arrival etcetera so we'll leave that alone and simply say to you: If you can stay at this cottage then do, you will NOT regret doing so. Our first visit will definitely not be our last. Thank you Michael & Linda for your welcome, generosity of spirit, and genuine ability to make guests feel as if they have known you for many years. Oh! for those who need to know: There are numerous very good eateries within close reach, many places to visit and things to do, or the cottage serves as a blinding place to simply relax and recharge the batteries. We look forward to staying with you again.

Alan, Sylvia and Emily, 6/11/2015.  

 Lovely cottage, we felt really at home. A really warm welcome, the cakes and cookies were much appreciated. We visit the area yearly, and this is the best place we have stayed.

Alan, Rachel, Bethany, Paige,and Hayden, 24/10/2015.

Comfortable beds, a great shower and a cake on arrival!!!! All made for a promising start to a great holiday. We have ventured down the coast as far as Brixham, taken the steam railway to Kingswear and Dartmouth, followed by a harbour cruise, we climbed 2 Dartmoor Tors, all with blue skies and dry sunny days. Great for October. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week, made all the more so by returning each evening to this very comfortable cottage. Many thanks to you both.

Helen and Alex, 17/10/2015.  

Thanks for a great holiday, and the wedding cake you left for Michael and Sarah, God bless and see you next year.

Pete, Dot, Michael and Sarah, 19/9/2015.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and we are all very grateful for the kind welcome last week. Thanks again for the wonderful cakes and biscuits!!!! The house is spectacular and nothing seems to be out of place. We love the views and most of all we loved the homely feel of the cottage. Thank you.

Philip, Susan, Anthony and Rebekah. Ilkley Yorkshire, 14/8/2015.

I dont think I have met such lovely and gracious hosts. Cakes, biscuits, cottage were an unbeleivable extra. We had a wonderful week and felt really at home staying with you. We hope to come back.

Mary, Edna and Sylvia, Bedford, 11/7/2015.

Thanks very much to both of you for a truely lovely time in this beautiful cottage. We had a great week visiting some lovely places in Devon and relived some memeries of times past. Some towns have not really changed that much. The weather in general has been really good too which always helps. As is having such a lovely place to come back to. You made use feel so welcome from the minute we arrived.  This cottage is a credit to you both. The views here are so stunning, a great place to relax. We hope to come back here in the near future, so thanks again for helping us have a lovely holiday in Devon. Looking for forward to the next time.

Debbie and family, Chelmsford, 27/6/2015.

Lovely cottage, felt very comfortable, and relaxed, especially the cake and biscuits - very nice touch, just what was needed after a 7 + hour journey. Would recommend to family and friends. All the little extras make this place very special.

Lesley and Bob, Doncaster, 16/5/2015.

 Michael & Linda, a big thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage, the cakes and biscuits were to die for, and a lovely bowl of fruit, what more could anyone want. The cottage is outstanding, home from home with every comfort you could wish for, and to be able to take home some plants as well makes it very special. We are all looking forward to returning next year.

Julie, Pete, Yvonne and John, 25/04/2015.

 Thank you so much to Michael and Linda for letting us share this wonderful cottage. You have thought of everything, and with such a lovely friendly welcome. We enjoyed the cake and cookies very much and also the basket of fruit. We had a wonderful week of beautiful sunshine, and relaxation on the terrace. Already looking forward to a return visit at the end of the year. Also a big thank you for all your hard work it must take to keep such a spectacularly beautiful garden, which was much enjoyed.

Paul and Mary, Oxford, 18/4/2015.

Thank you Michael and Linda for the warm welcome on arrival. the cake, biscuits, and fruit were lovely. Your cottage is so lovely, warm and comfortable. We had a lovely weeks stay. Thank you again. We hope to be back soon.

Ann and Graham, Chepstow, 11/4/2015.

 A warm, comfortable stay with extra little luxuries. Fantastic shower, jacuzzi bath, tasty cake and cookies! Thank you so much.

 Sarah, Jenny, Matt, Esther, Troy and Seth, Bradford on Avon, 6/4/2015.

Thank you for the use of your cottage, as a home for a lovely week. Everything we needed was to hand, you really thought of everything! Hope to see you again, and return to this lovely cottage.

 Ali, Jo, Lynn and Ewan, Southampton, 27/3/2015.

Thank you for the wonderful welcome and lovely cakes. We have had a great holiday at your cottage. Everything was just prefect, and we look forward to returning, the gardens are beautiful as are the views. Once again Thank you.

Gillian, Marjorie, Eddie and family, Co Durham, 26-7-2014.

  We have just come back after our first wonderful holiday here. It goes without saying (but I will) the effort Linda and Michael go to in making this a holiday to remember. They are both so welcoming, cakes and biscuits too. We never had this anywhere before.

David Lynn and Michael, Sheffield, 19-07-2014.

Thank you for letting Jayne and myself stay in your wonderful cottage and making us feel so welcome The cakes and biscuits you made where delightful and added a real personal touch. Dawlish is a very special place for me having lived here when I was younger and staying here these last few days has been more special. We hope to be back very soon. Once again Thank you.

Steve and Jayne, Upton The Wirral, 05-07-2014.

 What a wonderful cottage. This cottage has everything. Really enjoyed every minute of this holiday. Thank you Linda and Michael, for making us so welcome, and we look forward to September. Thank you for the delicious cakes and biscuits and for the lovely flowers for everyone's enjoyment. You cannot beat this. Thank you once again.

Glyn and Yvonne, Huddersfield, 31-05-2014.

 Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We felt so relaxed as soon as we arrived, we received such a warm welcome along with the wonderful cakes, biscuits, and fruit, which we enjoyed all week. This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in, it has everything you could ever want or need. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family.

Bob and Rosemarie, Poole, Dorset, 17-05-2014.

 Our third visit. Early summer weather has been good. Managed the Jurassic coast cruise from Exmouth, great. Cottage as comfortable and clean as usual, and the cakes and biscuits where better than the Great British Bakeoff !!! Good to see the spring garden is as good as the summer display. Thank you Michael and Linda for letting us stay, the friendly chats and laughs. Hope to see next year.

Derek and Maureen, West Midlands, 03-05-2014.

 Thank you both for the very warm welcome, fantastic cakes and biscuits Linda. Such a homely feel, amazing views and everything we could ever need. God Bless.

Moira and Dave, Plymouth, 19-04-2014.

A beautifully decorated cottage with gorgeous views of the countryside The fruit, cakes and biscuits were lovely and when we arrived the welcome was second to none. We sat outside for meals many times and the garden was well maintained and pretty. This was the best cottage we have ever stayed in Thank you Linda and Michael.

Ian and Sue, Norfolk, 05-04-2014.

 Stayed in many cottages around the country, this is definitely at the top of the list. Great views and facilities. Cakes, biscuits, and fruit made for a very warm welcome, nothing was to much trouble for Michael and Linda. We enjoyed the bird watching from the bedroom. We will definitely come again and we will recommend it to our friends and bird watching friends. You couldn’t want for anything more from a cottage and Linda and Michael certainly know how to look after their guests and go that extra mile.

Eve & David, Northwich Cheshire, 15-02-2014.


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M.J. and L.P. Disney, Peaches Barn, Olde Barn Nurseries, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NZ, United Kingdom.

Telephone and Fax:  +44(0)1626 891503. Mobile: +44(0)7563 508536. Email:  oldebarnnurseries@sky.com

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