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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

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.


We have just returned from this property. This is beyond doubt the dirtiest holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. There was food on the dining room table. Thick dust and dirt on the radiators, doors and floor. The chairs in the lounge were covered with dust and hairs. We couldn't sit on them. When it rained water was coming in through the bathroom plastic roof and dripping into the light. The bath towels smelt damp. We went out and bought ourselves some new ones. Beer is a beautiful place with some lovely restaurants and really friendly local people so please dont let this accommodation put you off.

Do not be deceived by the pictures.
Simply put this holiday cottage is not fit for purpose which is a shame as it has great potential. We counted five missing or broken light bulbs and the security of the place was shocking. The general feel of the place was shoddy with an extremely poor finish to it. The lounge area was filthy with an armchair that felt greasy to the touch. The sofa was tiny,uncomfortable and dirty. We had to wash the blanket covering it as it was smelly and covered in hairs. None of the furniture matched and some of it in a poor state of repair. The kitchen area was revolting with food and coffee debris covering one work surface and food had been left by previous guests in both the fridge and freezer. A broken pedal bin sat in the corner and was full to the brim with rubbish. Needless to say we didn't use this room once for preparing food and chose to eat out instead. The bedroom and bathroom were no better and both felt grubby and needed us to clean them before use. All in all an extremely disappointing stay.
Nicholas H

Was disappointed with starre barn the lack of cleanliness the bedroom wasn't too bad the kitchen wasn't very clean the microwave wobbles it is not on the stand properly and could be dangerous the door in the bedroom goes into a store room you are told in the information from the owners that it is only to be used in case of fire well the outside door was locked from the outside with a big bolt so you had no chance of getting out and it was full of paint pots and other junk the bath room leaked from the toilet and water was coming up from the tiles the settee and chair wasn't very clean and the rug was turned over to the back when we had a look it was dirty and stained the rug at the front door was falling to bits too washed the bedding and all the pots before we used them and bleached the work tops

Not as it should be
Stare Barn,lovely position,could be an excellent let but lacks cleanliness. Bathroom,leaking toilet,not clean,good shower. Bedroom ok but has an outside door into the room.Kitchen,nothing to light the gas cooker with,only two small saucepans ,freezer drawers wouldn't open,frozen shut. States garden but the garden is for the house,barn has patio.very small TV not comfortable dining,settee low and a thin large rug on the floor,dangerous . No instructions for any of the appliances.

A cosy tranquil cottage
Our favourite spot in Devon a lovely tranquil cottage holiday, very comfortable equipped with all you need in this cosy Starre barn. We bring our dog Archie and it's ideal for him to sleep in the long heated hallway. The internet connection has been improved and was good enough to enable me to dial in to my London office via laptop To do some essential work. We cooked some local fish and enjoyed our walks into Branscombe and also Seaton. We have booked again for later in the year.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds


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 included in rent
Bed linen and towels included 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

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Approximate Location

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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

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