What our guests say

  • What a phenomenal place ! Perfect setting for a September week away from it all - the surroundings are beautiful and our little one loved exploring ..Pool was great and would definitely recommend...expecting to be back next year !"
    B.B.& A. Warwickshire
  • "There is something magical about a destination at the end of a road. Your destination is truly magical ! I cannot think of anywhere more quintessentially Devon, England, rural,welcoming,reviving,calming,unique. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with those of us passing through who wish to return"
    Th M-J's London
  • ‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Top Barn 0 thank you, you have included so many thoughtful touches which make a real difference. We don’t want to leave.”
    A & P – London
  • ‘We had a wonderful escape from London to Celebrate D’s birthday – the Top Barn is the perfect base with all the amenities to travel and explore the coastal villages and sample the delicious seafood ….Our hosts Kevin & Lorraine are excellent hosts and are available without being intrusive – providing a home from home”
    The H’s from London
  • ‘Our fourth stay at this special place, made even more special with the addition of the swimming pool – we have certainly made use of it !... when we could drag ourselves away we visited our favourite beaches…thank you for another lovely holiday!’
    The W’s from Surrey
  • ‘The is such a magical place ! We love the house, views and pool (amazing!) and the way that everything is so beautifully don. Thank you for a wonderful stay’.
    The P’s from Oundle
  • 'What a place ! Could have stayed for the rest of the summer ! Can't wait to come back !'
    The H's from Bristol...
  • A truly wonderful place to stay in a tranquil & beautiful setting
    J & I, Southampton
  • Beautifully restored accommodation! better than the photo's if thats possible ! A place you want to keep as a secret to yourselves but just cannot ! Too wonderful not to share! Thank you for a wonderful time - really looking forward to bringing the children back at Easter.
    Darren & Sara
  • The peaceful location and high quality of Top Barn draw us back time and time again. ...many thanks once again Kevin - We'll be back
    Jackie & Bob Berkshire
  • Thanks very much Kevin for letting us have this wonderful place to stay. Such a cozy great venue for a special occasion- we are sure we will be back in the future.
    D & S, London
  • The friends we brought here understand completely why we have returned so often, and are equally besotted ! You bring something extra to what is already a lovely holiday. Thank you Kevin.
    Muriel and Mark Cheshire

Apple Cottage is a luxurious Victorian stone cottage…

….suitable for up to 4 people, in a Victorian stone barn, near the market town of Kingsbridge.

Recently refurbished Apple Cottage is available from Easter until September, in a courtyard location attached to the main house , surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural countryside in South Devon. This idyllic location, together with supremely comfortable accommodation, makes the Apple Cottage the perfect place to enjoy your holiday.

The luxurious Apple Cottage offers a stunning mix of contemporary style and country antique furnishings. An antique pine  kitchen area conceals every appliance necessary to make your life easy, with very large comfy sofas, woodburning stove, Smart TV and limestone shower room and bathroom pamper to your need for luxury.

Whilst staying at Apple Cottage, you will find many thoughtful details, from books, DVDs,  to a superb welcome hamper including a Locally baked scones, clotted cream, preserve, local weekly newspaper, coffee beans, organic milk, butter,  freshly baked bread and shortbread ,a bottle of wine  and a bottle  of our scrumptious Grimpstonleigh vintage ‘Pigs Snout’  Cider.

Booking and Availability

Our luxurious self catering Apple Cottage includes:

  • Full central heating
  • Smart wall mounted  television , DVD player in the living room
  • Fully equipped bespoke oak kitchen with electric AGA cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and Dualit kitchenware.
  • Logs supplied for Woodburner
  • Free Wireless Broadband connection
  • Ample car/boat/bike parking
  • King bed with all seasons duvet from the Duvet and Pillow Company and wall mounted flat screen television in main bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Handmade soaps by www.oddsandsuds.com
  • Rattan Garden Furniture
  • Travel cot, stairgate and high chair provided.
  • Twin beds in second bedroom with all seasons duvets from the Duvet and Pillow Company,plus television, and own shower room
  • All quality linen (except beach towels and cot bedding) provided
  • Lower Grimpstonleigh Fluffy Robes and Slippers for Adults and Children.
  • A Kayak is available to borrow (at own risk) also bring a roof rack!
  • www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk coloured wellingtons (in differnt sizes)
  • Country Antique pine furniture ( supplied and restored by Finepine at www.devonantiquepine.co.uk)
  • Kayaks and short surf body boards are available

A few miles north of Kingsbridge mid way between Salcombe and Dartmouth, Grimpstonleigh is the ideal location for exploring both Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon coastline, with its spectacular scenery and unspoilt sandy beaches. Surrounded by meadows and woodland, Grimpstonleigh is a paradise for adults and children at any time of the year.