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Starre Barn

Starre Barn, Beer, Devon
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £269.00 - 717.00

This semi-detached cottage in the Devon seaside village of Beer and it sleeps two people.

Starre Barn is a single-storey cottage, attached to a 16th century manor house in the village of Beer in south Devon. This cottage sleeps two people in a double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. The cottage also has a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area. Outside there is off road parking for one car and a patio with furniture and barbecue. Starre Barn is an ideal romantic base for exploring this part of Devon.


Not Fit for Purpose
This tiny cottage was a huge disappointment and simply was not fit for its advertised purpose. The main issues were the lack of cleanliness, the lack of storage and the lack of security. The sofa in the living room was dirty, including having hair on it; not something that you want to sit on. There was no wardrobe or chest of drawers for our clothes. There was a hanging rail in the passage way with a grubby canvas shoe holder. There was a door in the bedroom that led out to a store/junk room full of very dirty objects, garden tools and old paint tins. The outer door was unlocked with just a bolt with which to lock it. The lock on the bedroom door was just a bathroom lock, i.e. could easily be opened from the outside. Finally, the kitchen was very dirty and not fit for preparing food. This cottage cost ?630 for the week but was not in a useable condition and we had no option but to leave. The owner of the cottage had nothing to say when we contacted him. Sykes Cottages have shown no empathy and have simply been defensive. Sykes Cottages have given us appalling customer service and I would never use them again or recommend them. I am sure that most of their holiday lets are good and you would expect such a large, successful company to provide good customer service when a problem arises. Sadly, this has not been our experience and they are now ignoring our correspondence since we turned down their offer of ?50. They should be ashamed of themselves.

A Star is born
Choosing Starre Barn for Mr M's birthday treat was a brilliant thing to do. We loved just about everything to do with the barn. It was warm and inviting when we arrived - and we arrived on what is probably going to be one of the worst days of the year. The wind was howling the rain was coming down in stair-rods. None of that mattered when we had a cuppa and were sitting in the lovely sitting room all snug and warm. The shower room is lovely, the kitchen is huge - well huge compared to mine, and if I had to find something to complain about it would be the step up into each room from the hall. Mr M has worn out knees and he found the step up and down a bit painful. The bed was sooo comfortable. The only downside for this internet junky was the difficulty with the wifi. When I first tried to connect there were five, yes that's right five different options and nowhere in the instructions on the shelf did it specifically say which BT thingy was the one to try and connect to. I gave up and decided to ring the number provided to get help but had to wait until the next day because it was so late in the evening. Of course I forgot the next day until it was once again to late to ring and so it went on through the week. So could they write down the exact name of the provider that will be shown on the screen when you try for wifi

A lovely, well equipped and comfortable cottage set in a seaside village. An ideal place to stay if you like seafood of the best quality. Would recommend it.
Mrs Ward

Lovely little place to stay. Great for being right in the centre of Beer. Great access to the beach and the coastal walks. Fantastic for the dog as well. Thank you!
Ms Stone

Good spacious and clean accommodation including modern laundry facilities. It was a pleasure to come back to after being out all day. The village was just what we wanted with a great atmosphere; friendly locals and excellent facilities. Well positioned for exploring the coast and countryside either by foot or in the car.
Mr Seager

Services / Facilities:

Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Beach 5 mins walk.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Beer Quarry Caves - 0.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Branscombe - 1.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Axmouth, St Michael's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Branscombe, St Winifred's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Southleigh, St Lawrence Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Blackbury Camp - 3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Colyton, St Andrew's Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Musbury, St Michael's Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Northleigh, St Giles Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Salcombe Regis, St Mary & St Peter's Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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