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Threshing Barn Guest Reviews 

 
250+ reviews throughout the years from couples on holiday, anniversaries or honeymoons with and without babies; with and without a four legged friend. 
 
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Score from guest questionnaires completed at end of a holiday - out of a maximum 42; each question out of 6 covering: location, value, welcome, cleanliness, family friendly, quality of rooms and amenities. 

Threshing Barn our historical 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage 

 
Nov 19 
 
The Ellis Party 
 
We came for a relaxing break and got exactly that. Threshing Barn is a beautiful property. Rooms clean and tidy with comfortable beds and all the amenities we could want. Located in a very nice place – easy to travel around. We loved the Babbacombe Model Village and our trip to Dartmoor. Thank you once again, we really had a lovely time and are looking forward to coming back again in the future! 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - 
 
 
Oct 19 
 
Matt, Megan and the girls 
 
We have been a few times before and found it just as lovely, with a few nice new touches – oak dining table, settees and rocking lamb! As always very relaxing. We love visiting Paignton Zoo and this time also went to their sister place, Living Coasts with local Chinese takeaway and bakery always a must. Thank you as always. This place always creates nice memories. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend -  
 
 
Sept 19 
 
Tracey, Ian and the family 
 
Booked through owner’s direct – made very easy because of Martin; a lovely host. The barn was spotless on arrival. All the amenities we wanted. Cosy, warm, spacious and family friendly. We enjoyed eating at Rock Fish in Brixham as well as our round robin trip to Dartmouth – a perfect place with lots to see and do Happily come again and recommend to friends. A big thank you to Martin – met on our arrival. So helpful and friendly – always on hand if we needed advice or help. Couldn’t ask for any more. 
 
Guest score - 40.5/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
Sept 19 
 
The Moss Party 
 
The photos and write ups looked good, as did the location. We were certainly not disappointed as everything lived upto expectations. A very relaxing barn conversion with great amenities and family friendly. A perfect week! 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
Sept 19 
 
Purves and Richardson Families 
 
We choose Threshing Barn to come away as a family to celebrate our mum’s 60th. It was a lovely place for our family to enjoy. Very clean, tidy and accommodating for our baby with highchair and bouncers. Visits to ‘Rockfish’ and ‘On the rocks’ went down well, as well as ‘we do paddle boarding’, Paignton Zoo and our walk from Fishcombe Cove to Brixham. Thank you, Martin and Kim, for everything – we really enjoyed our stay 
 
Guest score - 36/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
Aug 19 
 
Dawn, Paul, Cameron, Louise, Bethany and ‘Ralph’ 
 
Threshing Barn provided a lovely family holiday with our 3 young adults before they go back to uni and for our beautiful old dog. A tasteful cottage where a lot of thought has gone into providing things guest may need. We’ve all had an amazing time with wonderful days out and homely nights in. Thank you for the lovely bottle of red wine and the biscuits AND Ralph says thanks for his treats. Lovely cottages and you are kind, helpful hosts. Shame we couldn’t stay longer! 
 
Guest score - 39/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July/Aug19 
 
Hans / Silk party 
 
We have had a great time here as two families visiting from Germany. Very friendly and welcoming with lovely, quality rooms and in great location to visit so much – Babbacombe and Paignton Beaches, Handbury’s Fish and Chips, Dartmouth and the dolphins and even the local shops. Thank you Martin and Kim for giving us a great time here! 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
July 19 
 
The Strongs 
 
Just love this place! Family times in the large living area with table tennis, uno and Netflix – paradise and the girls loved their rooms. Dog friendly in a great location for a very relaxing stay. We had a fantastic time going Kayaking at Ansteys Cove having read the very helpful guides made by Martin left in the barn. Splashdown was also great fun as was the Gurka House and Angels Tea Room! Thank you for patiently accommodating our many girls – they have had a great time. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
July 19 
 
The Prices 
 
Threshing Barn was a perfect place to visit for 8 with a dog in tow! The cottage is beautiful on the inside and out and my young daughters loved the spiral staircase. Perfectly clean on arrival. Spacious, very family friendly and in a great location – the scenery, Torquay beaches, the walks and the fact the main attractions are close by. Thank you Martin and Kim.. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
April 19 
 
The Evans 
 
Threshing Barn was a wonderful cottage – both family and pet friendly – for our annual family Easter holiday. Beautiful and cosy – the kids loved their bunk room. Very good amenities and a fantastic price in a lovely setting. Multiple places we enjoyed going out to eat from Beth’s Bistro, The Buccaneer Inn, Ghurka’s and of course the excellent local Chinese and Fish & Chips takeaways. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay in your beautiful barn. We’ve all had a fabulous stay. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
Feb19 
 
Jon, Becky, Josh, Charlotte and ‘Buster’ 
 
Booked somewhere last minute that was dog and child friendly. We found a comfortable, well equipped barn with really friendly owners. The Drum Inn at Cockington was excellent and dog friendly, as well as the great local Chinese takeaway! Playing games, having a laugh and having family time were highlights for us. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and thanks for the wine and chocolate cake – much appreciated! 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
Xmas 18 
 
Carolyn, Barry, Radley and kids and dogs 
 
We came to spend Christmas together in a place that could accommodate us 8 plus dogs. Threshing Barn was spot on. Time together with plenty of space to laugh. Thank you for your kind hospitality and making our stay in Torquay so memorable. Lovely stay in a lovely historical barn with all we wanted in the area – the nearby shops an added bonus! 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
Oct 18 
 
Matt, Megan and the 3 girls 
 
Thank you as always for a lovely stay. Once again full marks and look forward to our return next year. Kids smiling again and Paignton Zoo and Buckfast Abbey were highlights. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
Sept 18 
 
Jane, Roy, Katie, Nathan, Claire, Nathan, Maddie & Myles 
 
Perfect home from home for our family with 3 grandchildren and 3 dogs. It was lovely to be able to relax in our lovely barn. Couldn’t fault anything and the stairs ideal for keeping dogs and kids at bay! Venturing out was great; especially loving the Smugglers Inn, Cove and near by walks. Thank you. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
Aug18 
 
Hayley, Ronnie, Jack, Charlie, Georgina, Taylor & George 
 
We saw the barn on the internet and loved it! Great size for all the family. Looks even better in real life! Really enjoyed the stay. Made to feel so welcome and there if you need them. A holiday me & the kids won’t forget. Wished we stayed longer than 1 week – still so much to do and see. Model Village at Babbacombe, Paignton Zoo and a great Chinese up the road! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aug18 
 
The Martins 
 
All of it was really amazing. Perfect, cosy place in a perfect location to come to talk after a day of activities! We loved the barn and had a great time and appreciated the bubbly, milk and biscuits too on arrival. We will always remember the fabulous holiday and we hope to stay again in the future. 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Jul/Aug18 
 
Davenport Party 
 
Attractions of the local area and coast brought us here – we have loved Threshing Barn and its character. Thank you for being so attentive to our needs so smiley and friendly and genuinely concerned to provide help & guidance on the local area and things to do / places to go. Local Chinese takeaway and fish & chip shop are excellent. Very good, quality accommodation. 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July18 
 
Frano, Reto, Brigitte, Rene, Una, Meryl & Leonie 
 
We were looking for a cute cottage to spend a week with the family. The cottage is beautiful and better than expected. We had a great time and we are grateful for your warm welcome. Thank you for all the kind tips on where to find good beaches and restaurants. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July18 
 
Ron, Carol, Pete & Sue 
 
A big thank you for making us feel at home and going out of your way to help with anything. A cosy and comfortable home from home. Such a pretty place surrounded by quaint villages, very close to the sea and amenities. 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Jun/Jul18 
 
Dave, Suzie, Scott, Helen, Ben & ‘Dexter’ 
 
Thank you for a lovely week. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Much appreciated the welcome gifts, especially ‘Dexter’! Threshing Barn is a lovely, period property with everything we needed in a great location and very quiet. Sunset boat ride in Torquay / Cockington / Brixham and The Buccaneer in Babbacombe – all recommended. 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
June18 
 
Gill, Kimber & Daniels family with ‘Boris’ 
 
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage and for all the helpful information. It was the perfect weekend getaway and somewhere also to bring the dog with us! 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May 18 
 
The Harts - grandparents, parents, kids and ‘pooch’ 
 
Beautiful house and garden, lovely welcoming family and the extra touch was the welcome pack with wine, fudge, milk and dog treats. A family holiday to relax and enjoy Devon. Takeaways and pub 2 seconds round the corner was very handy! 
 
Guest score - 41.5/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Apr18 
 
Gardener Family & ‘pooch’ 
 
We came because Threshing Barn was both dog friendly and family friendly. Thank you for all the extras for the baby and also your welcome packs. So nice and safe for the kids and dog to run around safely and thank you Martin for looking after the dog whilst we went out for a family meal! 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Apr18 
 
Brooke-Jones party 
 
We found Threshing Barn on the internet and loved it instantly. Perfect for a family get together. Thank you so much for being so lovely and welcoming. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Apr18 
 
Sarah, Jen, Ray, Harry, Thomas & Joe 
 
We decided to have our first family holiday together and had a lovely time. Very relaxing, comfortable and peaceful with everything we needed & more! Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts with Martin going the extra mile and driving us to Halfords to buy jump leads! 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Mar18 
 
The Hollys (grandparents parents, 10/3/9mth old) + 3 dogs 
 
Lovely property for our first holiday under one roof altogether. Lovely few days enjoyed by all including the pooches; safe and quiet. 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Xmas 
 
The Higgins Party 
 
Fantastic Xmas with all the family joined by my sister and her’s on Xmas. The location and the barn are brilliant. Many thanks for welcoming us – we felt like we were part of the family. Mum manged the stairs with two knee replacements! Quality fo the rooms was excellent and the barn spotless on arrival – thank you. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept17 
 
The Sambrooks (grandparent, parents and children plus ‘Jodie’ the dog) 
 
We would like to thank you for a lovely barn and gardens for our little dog, Jodie, to enjoy and thank you for being so understanding about us leaving her home alone for short periods while we were able to go out and enjoy. Threshing Barn is a great place for your beloved pets; safe outside as well as gates inside. This was our first family holiday with both our grand daughetrs and it has given us a lot of memories to treasure for years to come. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept17 
 
Rogerson and Kensley families 
 
We spotted Threshing Barn on the internet and the accommodation was perfect to a family group needs. The photos were lovely and we have been more than happy with the real thing. Laughing, happy family diners around the super dining table, skimming pebbles at Watcombe beach, Toray harbour in the sun with a glass of wine, Paignton to Dartmouth steam train and Babbacombe Beach with another glass of wine – fabulous! Thank you so much for having us – we all had a really enjoyable stay and have made many great memories. 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept17 
 
Sandersons (Parents and 2 18 year olds) 
 
Came for a family wedding and Martin welcomed us with cake and Cava! What a wonderful way to start our weekend! Lovely stay, friendly welcome, characterful accommodation, fabulous location, excellent value, great amenities and very nice quality rooms. Cockington is a lovely place to visit and we took on the Park run at the Velopark. A big thank you! 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept17 
 
Bex (Grandparents, Parents, infant and ‘Honey’) 
 
We choose Threshing Barn as it was perfect for our family and we were not disappointed. The welcome gifts were thoughtful and no one was missed out! A tip to future guests would be to book a longer visit! The large living area meant we could play, chill and have fun all together and great local amenities. Thank you so much for all your help and advice prior to our visit. The extra touches for Maddie, our baby, especially meant a lot and we would definitely recommend you and your barns to friends and family and hope to return in the future and ‘Honey’ felt really secure and had a great time as well. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aug17 
 
The Coulsons (Gradparents, Parents, 4 children 14, 11, 10 & 3 plus Pooch) 
 
We found Threshing Barn to be excellent accommodation; great for children and dogs in an excellent location. Excellent nearby takeaways, whether chines, indian or fish & chips. Really enjoyed the crabbing and luch down at Stoke Gabriel and the steam train visit to Dartmouth. Thank you for looking after us so well and providing everything we needed to make a fantastic holiday. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aug17 
 
Eve Jones’ Family (Grandparents, parents and 2 youngsters) 
 
Absolutely perfect holiday. Very warm welcome from Martin who explained everything on arrival with great information folders as well as complimentary wine, choc cake and milk! Everything you needed and great comfy beds. Our two little girls fell in love with the cottage and asked if we could live here. The cottage was close to all amenities, in a great location for exploring and very peaceful. We particularly enjoyed Preston Sands, the Round Robin ‘steam, bat and bus’ trip, Babbacombe Model Village and Downs, Goodrington Beach and nearby Pirate Golf. The scenery was amazing and some lovely food when out and about – cream teas yummy. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aug17 
 
The Whitley, Adshead & Severs Families (3 couples, 2 children of 5 and 3 plus 2 babies) 
 
Martin and Kim have made a lovely place for a lovely holiday! It has been the best time ever and we don’t want to leave. Brilliant location both to local shops and attractions. All their help and information enabled us to really enjoy the area from the coves such as Anstey and Watcombe to the beaches like Broadsands. We went Kayaking, took a ride on a steam train, ate cream teas and fish & chips and laughed and chatted. All the children related bits for the babies in the barn were really great and thoughtful and much appreciated. We loved the open plan downstairs and all the little extras such as tea, coffee, washing up liquid, washing clothes etc a massive plus. 
 
Guest score - 38.5/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July/Aug17 (2 weeks) 
 
Schonenberg & Norz families (4 adults & 4 children) 
 
Thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality throughout the duration of our stay. We enjoyed chatting with you and your family and getting some good hints for the surrounding area. We strongly recommend future guests to try out the Thatched Tavern, the food is excellent. Thanks again, we have really enjoyed our family holiday. 
 
Guest score - 39/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July17 
 
Sherrards & Riddells 
 
We were looking for a spacious and dog friendly cottage, we were not disappointed! Threshing Barn had everything we needed and more, we were very happy. In addition, the surrounding area also has lots to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our trips to both Goodrington and Paignton Sands; great for children. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, we will be back in the future I’m sure! 
 
Guest score - 39/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
 
 
July17 
 
Caitlin & Pauline (grandparents, parents & children) 
 
We have had a great time staying in Threshing Barn and exploring the surrounding area. We definitely recommend that future guests take a trip to Paignton zoo; it’s fantastic with a huge supermarket next to it! Thank you so much Martin, we have really enjoyed our time here. 
 
Guest score - 38/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
June/July17 
 
Glenn & Amanda Orchard 
 
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Pilgrims Rest Cottages; Threshing Barn was exceptionally clean and comfortable. We also had fabulous weather which meant we could really enjoy the surrounding area; the Dartmouth River and Cruise was great as well as a trip to Paignton Zoo which was a full day making happy memories. Thank you for being so very friendly and helpful. It made our holiday very special for all of us, young and old! 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
June17 
 
Jan, Chris, Oliver, Amy, Lee, Carina and baby teddy (+ 2 dogs) 
 
We wanted quality accommodation for our family to spend time together; threshing barn was perfect. We strongly advise future guests to have a meal out at the thatched tavern in Maidencombe; the food is great and they are very friendly. We would also recommend a trip to the Otter and Butterfly Sanctuary at feeding time! Thank you so much Martin, we have had a lovely time. 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May 2017 
 
Alex (and group!) 
 
Threshing Barn is a cosy cottage with excellent facilities which comfortably catered for everyone. We have had an amazing time and particularly enjoyed our trip to Watcombe cove. Thank you so much for an enjoyable stay and thoughtful touches, including the cake and bubbly! 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May17 
 
Laura Butler 
 
We came to celebrate a 60th birthday. As a group of 7 we were delighted to find four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Thank you for such a warm welcome and for the great tips about the surrounding area. We loved our stay! Your cottages are stunning – a perfect retreat! 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May17 
 
Sharree & friends 
 
We came for a 30th and found a lovely, relaxing place to stay. We strongly recommend future guests try the Wok’s Cookin Chinese, it is delicious. Thank you for your kind welcome. 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May17 
 
Sam, Cath, Chloe, Emily, David, Karen, James & Sarah 
 
Thank you for the warm welcome when we arrived early and for all the help and advice you have given during our stay. We have had a lovely family holiday, thank you. 
 
Guest score - 39/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May17 
 
Kimberley Party (4 adults, 2 children, 1 dog) 
 
Many thanks for your warm welcome and excellent hospitality throughout out stay. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. 
 
Guest score - 37/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aprl17 
 
Sarah, Daniel, Jane, Steve, Lilia & Eva 
 
Threshing Barn is the perfect tranquil place to create lasting memories with the family. We have had the most memorable time celebrating my 30th and exploring the area. We particularly enjoyed our days out to Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts; both are complete for families. Thank you for a lovely warm welcome and for all your help throughout our stay. Your cottages are just perfect and we wish you every success with them in the future. We hope to visit you again soon. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aprl17 
 
Russ & Sandy Jones 
 
We were delighted to find a comfy apartment with everything we needed to accommodate a party of 7!!! We will long remember the kind greeting from Martin and his excellent advice which allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the holiday. Thank you! 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Apr17 
 
Austins and Barkers (4 adults and 4 children) 
 
Had visited before and loved it. A brilliant location for everything and a clean & welcoming place to stay. Once again a lovely welcome. We have been made to feel so comfortable and will happily look at booking again next year. For future guests, if you come with a young family 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Apr17 
 
The Parkers (4 adults and 2 infants) 
 
A special thank you for Martin and Kim for making us so welcome and for contributing so much to helping make our holiday so perfect. Threshing Barn turned out to be a wonderful surprise; so friendly and comfortable. Found to be ideal for ages 2 ¾ to 74! According to Archie your spiral stairs are lighthouse stairs and Blake thinks he’s climbing a beanstalk each time! The location proved to be well centred for everything we needed for a good holiday. Future guests should try out Babbacombe Model Village, Kents Carvern, Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Cliff Railway, the steam train and ferry and NT at Coleton Fishacre – all thoroughly enjoyed by whole family. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Apr17 
 
Browning Party (6 adults, 1 child and 1 baby plus Pooch) 
 
Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for being ‘genuinely ‘dog friendly’ and ‘child friendly’. So much provided for dogs, children and babies. It was really thoughtful and useful. Future guests should look out for Hanbury’s Fish & Chips, Gemelli’s Pizza, The Thatched Tavern eateries as well as Maidencombe and Watcombe beaches. Overall a very relaxed holiday. Thanks. 
 
Guest score - 39.5/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
March17 
 
The Shahs (6 friends together) 
 
As advice to future guests – book in advance and stay longer! We’ve all had a lovely stay in Threshing Barn. Very kind hosts with nice welcome and hospitality. 
 
Guest score - 39/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
March17 
 
The Cartmells (GP, Parents, kids of 8, 5 and 0) 
 
Coming for an extended family holiday with young grandchildren we were warmly welcomed by Martin with flowers, cake, cookies and wine – all a lovely gesture. The Barn has great comfort, space and very family friendly found in an excellent location. We won’t forget the pretty spring plants outside the door, Martin’s helpfulness, the long walks, great food and atmosphere in restaurants and the daffodils in bloom everywhere. We would recommend future guests go to Babbacombe downs, Cockington Village, Watcombe Beach and great walks at Meadfoot. Sincere thanks to Martin for great stay. 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Feb17 
 
The Sherman Party (Grandparents, parents, and 2 kids of 5 & 2) 
 
We came for a family break during half term on the recommendation of friends whom stayed last year and are returning this year. We have had a lovely stay and will definitely return. Everything we needed was provided. The rooms were spacious, well equipped, with bathrooms good size too and we loved the open plan downstairs. The local shops are a 5-minute walk away and have everything you could need. Martin’s information files are very useful and we particularly enjoyed beautiful walks, Paignton zoo, bygones, kents cavern, living coasts and ‘angels’ tearooms! Thank you for your welcome and welcome gifts and for a really enjoyable stay. 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Feb17 
 
The Ayers Party (2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids) 
 
Fantastic cottage. Lovely, comfortable beds. VERY welcoming for families. The location was excellent with all we needed where we didn’t travel more than 20 minutes a day. We loved Paignton Zoo, Cary Arms, Model Village, Living Coast and Torquay Harbour. Useful local shops also close. Great value. We had a lovely time and wanted to stay longer but you had another booking. Thank you for your hospitality. 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Feb17 
 
The Young-Tidiman Party (8 adults + 2 dogs) 
 
We’ve had a wonderful stay in Threshing Barn, this making another return visit. Quiet, well placed cottage with lovely furniture and fittings and glasses to fill with wine and bubbly. Martin provides great help both direct as well as with his information folders on places to eat in or takeaway, walk, visit etc. full marks all round. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Feb17 
 
The Walls (couple + 3 dogs) 
 
We have had a very relaxing stay. Extremely warm and cosy and quiet with local, handy amenities close by. Going home with batteries fully recharged! Thank you for trusting us to leave the dogs ‘home alone’ – so rare in holiday rentals. Whilst we would love to make some recommendations to future guests, we didn’t venture too far as want to ‘chill out’ and the sofas way too comfy! 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Jan17 
 
The Bakers (6 adults, 2 children of 7 & 5 plus baby) 
 
We came to celebrate a 60th and 30th. Threshing Barn was excellent as was the welcome. Perfect place, big enough for all of us together with everything provided for every age group from 7 months to 60!! Lots to do, lots to see, lovely location and wonderful barn. We would recommend future guests go to the Babbacombe Model Village, On The Rocks in Torquay for a bit to eat or have a drive and visit Paignton or Brixham for a couple of days out. Thank you for a wonderful stay and your excellent information and guidance. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
New Year 
 
The Alexander Party (2 families with toddlers of 2 and 3) 
 
We came to celebrate New Year in comfort and luxury and weren’t disappointed. Everything was perfect. Arriving to a lovely warm barn with the lovely added touches of the Christmas Tree, wine and cookies was memorable. We really enjoyed a day out in Brixham and Simply Fish was amazing; highly recommended to future guest. Thank you for being so welcoming and the barn is so perfect. We will definitely be returning. 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Christmas 
 
The Fox Party (6 adults plus 2 from The Linny) 
 
Threshing Barn was perfect for us; a 70th birthday and Christmas celebration for 6 with 2 extras from The Linny! Plenty of space and very comfortable. Our hosts were very helpful and friendly with their information packs and Christmas decorations excellent. The Thatched Tavern, its nearby beach and the walks along the coast were highly recommendable and The Orange Tree fabulous. We would highly recommend the delightful cottage. 
 
Guest score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Nov16 
 
The Williams gang of 7 ladies 
 
Holding our biannual gathering of seven friends, we all had a very enjoyable weekend here. Very pleasant welcome from our host with chocolates and fizz! Such great space for us all! Las Inguanos was a good evening out and excellent recommended taxi firm ‘price first’! Thank you very much. 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Oct16 half term 
 
The Cassidy’s (3 generations including 3 children of 7, 5 and 8mths) 
 
We’ve had a lovely, relaxing week with the grandchildren (7, 5 and 8mths). Threshing is a very cosy barn; very family friendly, excellent quality and value. Would certainly come again and recommend to friends. 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Oct16 
 
The Pinkneys (3 generations including young child) 
 
We simply relaxed in Threshing Barn. A great week in a wonderful home. So cosy and comfortable with everything at hand. Perfect amenities, excellent value and great family accommodation. Thank you Martin and Kim. You are such welcoming people. Your welcome gifts were so kind with nothing too much bother. We would love to come back, Sue x 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Oct16 
 
The Jeff Party (3 generations including infant) 
 
Threshing Barn was a lovely spacious barn, equipped with everything you need. Very clean and comfortable, where we had a great family holiday and get together. The information folders gave us plenty to do. We loved Brixham. Had an excellent fish meal at Lucy’s by the harbour in Torquay and Ephesus Restaurant was just excellent and friendly. A big thank you to Martin and family. We will be back. 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept16 (2 weeks) 
 
The Fergusons (3 generations including infant) 
 
We found a lovely period property, child friendly, with lots of space and very friendly owners. Threshing Barn was a great base and space for a family time giving us a very relaxing holiday. We loved visiting The beach and playpark at Preston Sands, Decoy Park and, Paignton Zoo, with The Ness / Thatched Tavern and Boathouse great for drinks and food. 
 
Guest score - 36/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aug16 
 
The Ellis Family (3 generations including 2 children and a baby) 
 
Martin and Kim made us feel very welcome and at home in their lovely barn. The welcome hamper was a nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are sad to leave but have made good memories. We wanted a relaxing break with the baby arriving with comfort and Threshing Barn got A*. Lovely and clean on arrival with an excellently equipped kitchen, the garden area is very secure for the children to play and you are in a superb location, close and central to explore. Babbacombe at night, Simply Fish in Brixham, and great beaches to name but a few. Threshing Barn was well worth the money. Thank you! 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
July 16 
 
Michelle, Kevin, Tracy, John and Jasmine (15) 
 
We have never been to Devon before and wanted to try a barn conversion. We’ve had a great time at your lovely property with some peace and quiet and relaxing surroundings and some lovely people. Special note and recommendations would be The Cary Arms and picturesque Thatched Tavern as charming pubs and the local taxi service was great! 
 
Guest score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Guest score - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July16 
 
O'Connor Party (2 families with 4 chilren under 10) 
 
'After seeing Threshing Barn on the internet we decided to book, upon arrival we were delighted to see that everything was as pictured; spacious, comfortable and clean with everything we could possibly need. We thoroughly enjoyed our day out to Woodlands Theme Park (indoor and outdoor activities) as well as taking the Steam Train to Dartmouth, future guests should try both! We will always remember going to Huntington Sands beach; it is fabulous! Thank you for being so welcoming and friendly. Threshing Barn is a lovely place to stay and highly recommended!' 
 
Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Come Again - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July16 
 
Michelle, Kevin, Tracy, John and Jasmine (15) 
 
'We have never been to Devon before and wanted to try a barn conversion. We’ve had a great time at your lovely property with some peace and quiet and relaxing surroundings and some lovely people. Special note and recommendations would be The Cary Arms and picturesque Thatched Tavern as charming pubs and the local taxi service was great!' 
 
Guest Score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Come Again - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July16 
 
Lucy, Lily, Esther, Remi, Peter & Isak 
 
'Thank you very much not only fo letting us stay in your beautiful property but also for being so friendly, welcoming and helpful! Threshing Barn is lovely and the local area beautiful with plenty of things to see and do. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay' and would happily come again and recommend to our friends'. 
 
Guest Score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Come Again - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July16 
 
Paul, Kerin, Craig, Hanna, Eva (baby), Dave, Rebecca and Izzy (infant) 
 
'We came for a family holiday to a beautiful barn and surroundings, owned and run by a lovely family whose hospitality was memorable. Everything was easy to get to and we especially enjoyed gorgeous Cockington and the brilliant zoo. Totally laid back and relaxed. We have all had a fabulous week xx' 
 
Guest Score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Come Again - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
June16 
 
Judith, Steve & family 
 
'Being a large family, Threshing Barn was perfect; it’s peaceful, lovely and all in all a very special place to stay. We have truly made the most of our stay and strong advise future guests to check out the following: Cockington (it was our favourite), Anstey’s cove, Babbacombe and Brixham – all are worth a visit! Thank you very much for accommodating our large family!' 
 
Guest Score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Come Again - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May16 
 
The Butlets & the Swaines 
 
'We came to sample Southern Devon and loved it! Threshing Barn provided for a holiday home great for 8 people holidaying together. Thank you!' 
 
Guest Score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Come Again - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
April16 
 
Jason, Helen, Anthony, Janine, Lora & Kate 
 
'Threshing Barn was perfect for a bank holiday family get together, it is beautiful. Thank you for your help and welcome treats, we would love to come again. EXCELLENT.' 
 
Guest Score - 40/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Come Again - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
March16 
 
Louisa & friends 
 
'We came to Threshing Barn to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends, it has been very special. Threshing Barn provided such a lovely setting for celebrating! Thank you for your hospitality and the great suggestions for places to visit. 
 
Guest Score - 41/42 (overall 5*) 
 
Come Again - Yes 
 
Recommend a Friend - Yes 
 
 
 
March16 
 
Alistin & Barker families 
 
'We needed somewhere that could accommodate 2 families, Threshing Barn was perfect. Thank you for a lovely welcome; the cake and wine was a very nice touch. You have been most accommodating and we will definitely recommend you to our family and friends xxx' 
 
s - 40 - CA - Yes - RF - Yes 
 
 
 
Feb16 
 
Tina Peasons & Co 
 
'We came for my mum’s birthday! It was perfect! The kids greatly enjoyed going to Living Coasts and Dinosaur World, future families should definitely try them out. We will always remember my mum’s birthday meal at the Cary Arms; looking over the sea with my lovely family. Thank you for your hospitality, we have really really enjoyed our stay x' 
 
s - 42 - CA - Yes - RF - Yes 
 
 
 
Feb16 
 
Nicky Tulbrook 
 
'We came to stay at Pilgrims Rest Cottages for my husband’s 50th birthday! It has been the most super holiday. A huge thank you to Martin for his help on researching activities and ensuring that we had a memorable holiday.' 
 
s - 42 - CA - Yes - RF - Yes 
 
 
 
Feb16 
 
The Croft-Wang family 
 
'We came to Threshing Barn for a Chinese New Year family gathering – we have had the most wonderful time. We strongly advise future guests to dine at both the Linny Inn and the Church House Inn, both are lovely. We will always remember driving down to Meadfoot beach – the high winds made for spectacular waves! We are very glad to have found such a delightful place to stay and have our family get-together!' 
 
s - 42 - CA - Yes - RF - Yes 
 
 
 
Jan16 
 
The Sammons 
 
'Threshing barn was perfect for a family holiday! For future guests with older children, Kents Cavern is a great day out! Thank you for the wine & cake on arrival; the children very much enjoyed the cake whilst the adults enjoyed the red wine!' 
 
s - 40 CA - Yes - RF - Yes 
 
Jan 16 
 
‘New year’ 
 
Helen, Mike, Hannah, Miranda & Chloe 
 
We came to Threshing Barn to see our families! Thank you very much for having us, we hugely enjoyed our stay. We hope you have a good new year and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Helen, Mike, Hannah, Miranda & Chloe. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 15 
 
‘Xmas’ 
 
Sally, Keith, Kate, James & Gemma 
 
We came to celebrate Christmas all together! Threshing barn was in the perfect location to celebrate Christmas; it was warm, comfortable and welcoming, thank you. 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Not available in November 
 
 
 
Oct15 
 
Young family (4 adults + 2 ‘pooches’) 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest 6 years ago and once again the welcome was fantastic and the barn is just as we first saw it-just lovely! We really enjoyed the comfort of threshing barn and the welcome of the cake, bottle of wine and milk. We had such great weather for October which was just fantastic and enjoyed some great food over the area. For future guests we suggest going to totnes-excellent market! Yet again thank you for an excellent time. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Oct15 
 
Cooper (6 adults + infant) 
 
We came to Devon for a family holiday and threshing barn was ideal for its size and location and what a beautiful place! We will remember all of our holiday memories spending times with all three generations (grandparents, parents and our first grandchild!). We recommend visiting Cockington, the steam train to Dartmouth and Meadfoot beach. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay x 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sep15 
 
David, Helen, Leanne, Kelly & Steve (7 adults + infant) 
 
We came to Devon for a family wedding so we needed a place for all 7 of us. It looked great on the internet and was just perfect for all of us. Our highlight of the stay was celebrating the family wedding in such a nice and relaxed lovely home. We would definitely recommend the Chinese just up the road and the local ships nearby which were very handy! Thanks for a lovely clean house and for being so friendly and helpful. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sep15 
 
Wyngards, Murtagh & Euans (4 adults + 1 child-2 year old) 
 
It has been such a lovely place to stay. Comfortable, spacious rooms, very well equipped kitchen and a home away from home. Such a beautiful town full of friendly people with lots to do at the harbour. We recommend taking a visit to Brixham, a beautiful little town where we travelled to by boat which was very cheap and bought some fantastic fish and chips! If you are looking for a home from home then this is the place to relax and unwind and take in your surroundings. Thank you for your warm welcome, bottle on wine and cake, it was a lovely touch. Summer (2 ½ years old) loved it and called it “heaven” and wants to come back! Thank you again. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sep15 
 
Poole family 
 
High quality accommodation to house extended family in a central location for the Torbay area. We had a lovely time with our extended family afternoon tea in the garden area and thoroughly enjoyed Goodrington beach and Paignton Zoo. Thank you for the lovely accommodation and for being such friendly and helpful hosts. 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sep15 
 
Nelly, Anna, Marie, Tamar, Charlotte, Johannes & Aaron (8 adults) 
 
We came to spend our annual family vacation and we chose England. We spent some hours at the seaside and at the moors and had a brilliant time walking the south west coast path from Shaldon to Maidencombe, enjoying the many views of the sea. For future guests we recommend visiting the beach in Strete and also visiting Dartmoor where you can go for a long walk across the stark and windy hills. We arrived at 5am due to a flight delay and this was no problem. Martin was always ready to give advice and the garden was well taken care of which makes a great impression. We will be sure to recommend this place to family and friend in Germany. Thank you! 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
August15 
 
The Houghtons & Wisemans (3 year old) 
 
We had good time with good weather and found some very nice beaches. Future families should definitely take a trip to: Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe and the Riviera International Swimming Centre. Thank you for everything! 
 
Score - 38/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
August15 
 
Chris Thornber ( 5 adults, 1 teen, 4 children plus 2 infants) 
 
Threshing barn was just spot on. The weather wasn’t great but when the sun was out it was just lovely. Our advice for future guests would be to look at the information folders as they were very helpful and to pay a visit to Oddicombe beach! Thank you for your help, welcome and warmth. 
 
Score - 41/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
August15 
 
Dan, Jake, Tasha, Sam, Lauren, Adam & Siobhan 
 
Thank you for a lovely stay. We felt it was in an excellent location and warm environment; would definitely recommend this place! We enjoyed Watcombe beach, Torquay town centre and Paington Zoo and our lasting memory would be having a great time eating Chinese around the table playing cards and having a good laugh! Thank you again. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July15 
 
Spencer Party (4 adults + 5 children) 
 
The barn looked lovely on the internet, nice accommodation and nice welcome. Martin was very approachable and would do anything for you. There were plenty of places to find and what we enjoyed the most was Goodrington beach, which had water slides and places to go for food and drink. 
 
Score - 37/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July15 
 
Zaghir Party (5 children from 4-14) 
 
Thank you! We had a lovely week. We needed somewhere that could accommodate all of us, nearish to Exeter. You were great hosts and very helpful. The wine, cake and milk on arrival were a nice touch. Our lasting memories will be spending quality family time in a lovely environment. 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
July 15 
 
Carol, David, Zara, Garath & Kim 
 
We haven’t visited Devon for years but Threshing Barn was perfect and in a really central location. There is so much to do!!!! Future guests should definitely visit: Paignton Zoo, Teignmouth, Brixham, Dartmouth and Model Village! Thank you so much, you are genuinely lovely people! We hugely appreciate the warm welcome, gift packs and all your help throughout. Thank for a perfect stay, we don’t want to leave!!!!!!! xxx 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
June 15 
 
Cherfinson Family 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest for a comfortable and private vacation, Threshing Barn fulfilled both of these! The steam train to Dartmouth was beautiful as well as Brixham Harbour! Many thank from the whole family! 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
June 15 
 
The Rault Party (6 adults & 2 children under 5) 
 
When looking for a holiday, we wanted a good base with plenty of space for the family to be together, this is exactly what we got! We made the absolute most of our time here and recommend future guests do the same. Future families should most definitely take a trip to: Becky Falls, Salcombe and lastly, a river trip to Dartmouth! Thank you so much for a lovely week in such comfortable accommodation! 
 
Score - 41/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
June 15 
 
Jacqueline Roper 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest Cottages for a family holiday; the peace and quiet was wonderful and the location was fantastic! We most enjoyed our trip to Paignton and a boat trip to Dartmouth! Thank you for a wonderful holiday, the wine and cake on arrival was most welcome! 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May 15 
 
Garrett and West family (2 children aged 7 and 5) 
 
Threshing Barn was a super find for a super family holiday! The Chinese take away up the road is delicious and we also recommend future families go to Paignton Zoo, it’s excellent! Thank you for a lovely holiday in your beautiful accommodation. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May 15 
 
Keith, Geri, Philip. Katie, Rob, Brandon (4) & Freya (20 months) 
 
Excellent accommodation in a perfect location! We strongly recommend future guests with children try out Woodlands Adventure park as well as the big wheel on the seafront, the kids had a great time! Thank you for providing us with such an informative welcome pack as well as the cake, wine and milk on arrival! 
 
Score - 41/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
May 15 
 
The Medleys & Scotts 
 
Threshing Barn is so lovely and cosy, containing everything you need! Although it is a peaceful area, the nightlife is great; Parklane in particular. Thank you very much for being such great hosts, we would not hesitate to stay again! 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
April 15 
 
Susan Goody Party 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest to celebrate a birthday and anniversary. The weather was beautiful and the location was perfect! Future guests should definitely take a trip to Agatha Christies as it is lovely with great views along the coast. Thank you for your hospitality, we have very much enjoyed our stay in your accommodation! 
 
Score - 39/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
April 15 
 
The Holdstecks family (3 generations) 
 
Absolutely fantastic!!!! Martin and Kim (owners) have created the perfect base for a family holiday in Torbay. The personal touches made all the difference to our stay as we felt immediately welcome which in turn made us relax. We could not have chosen better accommodation and feel so lucky to have found you! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again next year. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
March 15 
 
The Dellers and Osbornes 
 
We came to have a lovely holiday with the family, this is exactly what we got from Pilgrims Rest Cottages. Future guests should definitely make the most of their stay here and embrace everything the Bay has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our trips to both Cockington Village and Dartmouth as the scenery was just beautiful. Thank you for having us, we will be recommending you to friends! 
 
Score - 41/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
March 15 
 
Cripps and Mack families 
 
We came to stay in threshing barn as it was open plan which enabled us to spend time as a family in spacious surroundings. We absolutely loved going for walks in this beautiful area as well as taking the children to model village. Thank you for our welcome pack and the cake and wine. 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Feb 15 
 
Deborah Young 
 
Threshing Barn was fantastic from the moment we arrived (cake and wine waiting) to the moment we left. Having stayed at Pilgrims Rest 6 years ago we were so pleased that it was still as welcoming and perfect as we remember. We strongly recommend future guests take a trip to Dartmouth as it consists of beautiful shops and delicious eateries. Thank you so much and we shall see you again soon. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 14 (NY) 
 
The Waters Gang (8 adults & 2 year old) 
 
We had a fantastic time and loved the property. A great welcome and some lovely welcoming touches with cake / wine / Christmas decorations and friendly host! Thank you for a fabulous holiday. 
 
Score - 37/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 14 
 
The White Party plus “Archie” (6 adults) 
 
We came to stay near to family who live in Torquay needing enough room for 6 adults and a dog. Threshing Barn was perfect for us. Very comfortable with lots of character and practical too. Nice garden handy for the dog with lovely walk through wooded area to nearby Watcombe beach. A very relaxing break. 
 
Score - 38/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 14 (Xmas) 
 
The Wheelers 
 
We wanted a cottage that would accommodate 12 people including 4 young children. Honeysuckle & Threshing Barns were perfect. Thank you for your fantastic welcome & making the barns look so Christmassy. Everything you needed was close by and all being able to have a Christmas dinner was special. A wonderful stay. 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 14 
 
Matt, Meng, Alexander (4) & Benjamin (2) 
 
Our third time in Threshing Barn. Loved as much as before with a much needed pre-Christmas chill out!! Simply very peaceful, home from home. As usual plenty to do – Paignton Zoo, Buckfast Abbey and the Christmas Fayre at Cockington Court were fun this time. Martin, as before, always makes us feel welcome and there if needed. See you soon. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Nov 14 
 
The Ali Party 
 
Stayed for the first time in a converted barn. Very exciting and interesting. Had a lovely stay, enjoying the spacious atmosphere. Lots of places to visit and just not enough time so would love to return. Torquay Harbour was the best and the zoo! Thank you for your hospitality. 
 
Score - 36/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept 14 
 
Salmon Party (7 adults) 
 
We were looking for a 4 bedroom accommodation with large living space. Threshing Barn ticked all the boxes. 3 nights was not enough – it would make a fantastic base for a 1 or 2 week stay. The laugh we had together and the plenty of space where we never felt on top of each other – wonderful. Perfect for us and just what was described on the website. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept 14 
 
Jenny, Nick, Richard, Oscar (3.5yrs), Rose (4mths) 
 
We chose Pilgrims Rest because of the quality of the internet site and the quality of the accommodation. 42/42 on your questionnaire shows Threshing Barn lived upto both for us; excellent all round. We loved taking our young ones for drives around the area; the barns are in a perfect location to explore bigger towns and smaller villages. Small coves and bigger beaches are in abundance with some lovely eateries like Cary Arms. Thank you for being so welcoming and providing us with ideas of where to visit. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept 14 
 
Pauline Davis (5 adults) 
 
Threshing Barn looked excellent on line and we weren’t disappointed. We really enjoyed our stay. Area very peaceful & quiet. Thank you. 
 
Score - 40/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Sept 14 
 
Sears & Payne Couples + infants 
 
Lovely family time in the beautiful English Riviera. Great weather, great cottage, great holiday. Very comfortable with everything you need for a young families. Thank you. 
 
Score - 42/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aug / Sept 14 
 
The Pratt Party (grandparents, parents & 2 kids of 3 & 1 & “pooch”) 
 
We came for a 3 generation family holiday with 6 adults and 2 children – Threshing Barn was perfect for us. A super holiday, the barn was brilliant – thank you for the memories! 
 
Score - 38/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
Aug 14 
 
Clement & Harrington Families (parents and 5 children 12, 11, 10, 12, 7) 
 
We wanted a relaxing holiday with space for all of us and got just that at Threshing Barn. With it as our base there was so much in the locality for all to enjoy from the main zoo, living coats, ferries, fishing and fantastic beaches not to mention food (local pub great value for food). Thank you for the welcome gifts and such a warm welcome. 
 
Score - 41/42 Would you come again - Yes Would you recommend a friend - Yes 
 
 
 
August14(two week stay) 
 
The Wells family 
 
We came for a family holiday and found Threshing Barn to be a spacious property accommodating all our needs. We advise future guests to spend some time reading the information packs, they are extremely helpful! Crealy and Woodlands adventure parks were thoroughly enjoyed by all! You are a lovely family, most welcoming and accommodating, thank you so much. 
 
S-40 CA - Yes RF- Yes 
 
 
 
July14 
 
Reay & Usher family 
 
We found Pilgrims Rest online and wanted space for us all as we are a big family! With the open plan design our grandchildren could run freely, they loved it! We highly recommend future guests check out Paignton Zoo; it’s a great day out for the entire family, Brixham was also extremely enjoyable. We will always remember the fantastic scenery and sea views, they blew us away! Thank you for such a warm welcome, we have ALL had a really enjoyable holiday. 
 
40 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
July14 
 
Michelle, Jon & Thomas 
 
We were looking for a relaxing holiday with lots of things to do in the area, this is exactly what we found! Paignton Zoo and Dartmoor are definitely well worth a visit for future guests! We will never forget taking our son to the beach and the zoo for the first time! Thank you for the warm welcome and the cake and wine, it was greatly enjoyed! 
 
40 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
June14 
 
Katie, Tim & Harry Lynch 
 
We chose Pilgrims Rest as it was dog friendly and large enough for all of our family, the fact it is 5* is a bonus! We advise future guests to take a trip to Watcombe beach, it’s truly beautiful. We also enjoyed a trip to Pennywell Farm; it was a perfect day out for the whole family. We would like to thank you all for a lovely week and for making us feel so welcome. Having information to hand in the barn helped us to find our way around and plan our week! We have really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be returning! 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
May14 
 
Dewhurst family 
 
Threshing Barn was absolutely perfect for our 3 generational family! We will always remember taking the steam train to Dartmouth, Model village at night, as well as Oddicombe and Babbacombe beaches! Thank you for a very enjoyable stay and we will be highly recommending you to our friends. 42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
May14 
 
The Franklyn Party 
 
We have spent the week exploring Devon as a family, we absolutely loved Paignton Zoo! Your property is perfect and we would like to say a huge thank you for letting us stay here! 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
April14 
 
Deb, Martin, Charlotte, Heather & Norah 
 
Threshing Barn was just at beautiful in reality as it was when we saw it on the internet! The location was perfect, with everything in such close proximity. We thoroughly enjoyed a day out in Dartmouth as well as the gorgeous Broadsands beach! We will always remember staying in your fabulous barn! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your perfect property. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
April 14 
 
Katherine Nichols & family (3 adults, 1 teenager and 3 children) 
 
Threshing Barn is such a cosy and peaceful cottage with plenty of space for everyone! We most enjoyed our evening meal out to Amici’s; it is the best Italian in Torquay! We also had great fun grabbing down at the beach and getting the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth! Many thanks for your advice and wonderful welcome, a real home from home! 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
April 14 
 
Kirstie Walsh 
 
We came to stay in Threshing Barn for my Hen do, it was perfect. The cottage was amazing with beautiful grounds. Thank you very much for a lovely stay. 42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
March 14 
 
Katie, Mike & Ella (6 months) 
 
This was our first holiday away with our 6 month old baby girl!!! We have loved every minute of it, especially walking down to Watcombe beach and enjoying lunch at the Cary Arms whilst taking in the breath taking views over the sea! We will always remember the beautiful coves situated in Watcombe and Maidencombe as well as soaking in that amazing bath in threshing!!! Thank you for being so accommodating, our first family holiday has been wonderful and we leave with visions of returning when Ella is old enough to build sandcastles and walk herself down to the glittering sea!! 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
March 14 
 
The Kinch family (2 adults and 18 month old daughter) 
 
We came to relax and spoil our 18 month old daughter before her brother or sister was born, this holiday enabled us to do that! Having a toddler we found: Penny Well farm, Paignton Zoo, Living coasts and Babbacombe to be perfect days out for all! We will always remember this holiday as it was our first as a family, watching our daughter enjoy making the most out of the space in Threshing Barn was a joy. Thank you for a great stay and we look forward to coming back when we have our new baby. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
February 14 
 
Pom & family 
 
We came for a quiet break with our 3 little dogs and that is exactly what we got! We found the local Chinese and fish and chip shop excellent and recommend future guests try them out. We will never forget taking our three dogs on their first holiday and their first trip down to the beach. Thank you for a great break x 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
February 14 
 
Wilson & Dix families ( 4 adults & 4 children ages; 11,11,14,15) 
 
We came to stay at Pilgrims Rest cottages to visit our eldest daughter at Exeter University. We found Threshing Barn to be perfect in accommodating two families in a comfortable way. We have thoroughly enjoyed some beautiful walks, especially along Paignton and Goodrington Beach. Thank you for your warm welcome, the cake and wine was much appreciated after a long journey! 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
February 14 
 
Matt, Meng, Alexander & Benjamin 
 
This was our second time staying in Threshing Barn and once again we had a great time. We strongly recommend future guests try out the local Chinese, it’s delicious. It has been great to come back and I am sure we will see you again soon, thank you. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
January 14 
 
Lauren Bates & family 
 
We came for a family get away together and have really enjoyed an amazing time! Threshing Barn is beautiful with everything we could have possibly needed. Thank you for such a warm welcome, we had a great time! 
 
40 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
December 13(Christmas) 
 
Haines family (5 adults 2 children) 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest for a family Christmas celebration! We have absolutely loved our time here and would like to thank you for your kind hospitality throughout our stay. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
November13 
 
Paul & Wendy 
 
We visit this part of Devon every Spring and Autumn; we thought Threshing Barn looked lovely and comfortable. The location was perfect for us; we were in great proximity to towns and villages. We always enjoy visiting Totnes, especially on a Friday when they have the market! We thoroughly enjoyed the cake and wine on arrival, we wish you all the best in the future, your properties are exceptional. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
October13 
 
Wilson & Lambie family (parents, teenagers and baby) 
 
We could not believe how beautiful and peaceful it was at Pilgrims Rest, it is just what we needed! We enjoyed some great days out to: Paignton Zoo (best zoo we have ever been to) and Trago Mills was also great. We as a family have been through so much in the last year; we cannot thank you enough for allowing us to spend some down time together. You are the most wonderful people in the world, your warmth and friendliness as well as your beautiful property made it all the more special for us. Thank you so much, all our love the Wilson and Lambie family xxx 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
October13 
 
Wallington family (6 adults & 4 yr. old) 
 
We came for a family holiday, Threshing Barn was great! Our little grandchild loved the trampoline! We felt as home, the property was so comfortable with masses of information on the area. Thank you for all your help. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
September13 
 
Georgina Mitchell(2 families with young children) 
 
Threshing barn is both luxurious and unique, with an open plan setting. The location was great as well, not far from the town centre. Living Coasts, Pennywell farm and Kents Cavern were all brilliant days out! We were very impressed by the excellent presentation of the property and hospitality of the owners. The children were particularly pleased to find a chocolate cake on arrival (and I, the wine), thank you. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
September13 
 
The Boards(3 generations) 
 
Pilgrims Rest provided us with an enjoyable, family holiday. Paignton Zoo was great as well as model village, excellent for spending time with the family. Thank you 
 
39 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
August13 
 
The Smiths (3 generations) 
 
We have previously stay at Pilgrim’s Rest cottages, we wanted to come back to repeat the same holiday with our extended family. We absolutely love; Threshing Barn, the area and the friendliness upon arrival. There is so much to do, we thoroughly enjoyed; Living Coasts, Paignton Zoo, Goodrington sands and going on the Picnic boat in Dartmouth. We will always remember; swimming in the sea, building sand castles and appreciating how beautiful it is here. Thank you for providing such an excellent base. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
August13 
 
Eatough family (3 generations,2 week stay) 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest for an extended family holiday, we found Threshing Barn to be perfect. There is so much to do and enjoy; Cockington, Oddicombe beach, Paignton pier, Brixham and the Dinosaur museum are just some of the excursions we loved! The barn offers a great social area for families as well as a good-sized garden (great for BBQs). Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will definitely come again and recommend you to others. 42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
July13 
 
Shaw family (3 generations) 
 
We were looking for a holiday to all be together, Threshing Barn allowed that. There is so much to do in the local area; Cockington and Paignton Zoo are great days out. Cotton Eye Joe’s was lovely for a meal out. We have all had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Thank you for being so helpful. 42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
July13 
 
Winter & Hobkirk families(toddlers & parents) 
 
The Barn was a great price for the amount of space we received, we weren’t disappointed. We strongly recommend future guests check out; Paignton Zoo, Cockington Village and Living Coasts, all great days out! Thank you for everything. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
July13 
 
Gary Watson(3 generations) 
 
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in Threshing Barn, it’s so spacious! Thank you for an excellent break, we will certainly think of returning. 
 
42 42 Yes 
 
 
 
July13 
 
Davis Party(3 generations, 2 one year olds) 
 
Threshing Barn is fantastic for families; it’s a great place for a wonderful holiday! We didn’t leave the property that much, we enjoyed the fantastic weather just sitting in the garden having BBQ’s. Thank you for all your help and advice! 
 
40 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
June13 
 
Sean, Anna & Baby Holly 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest for a very last minute holiday; the Barn was great with loads of space to enjoy! We thoroughly enjoyed some amazing coastal walks with spectacular views! This was our daughter’s first holiday, one we will never forget. Thank you. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
June13 
 
Buckle & Day families 
 
We were looking for somewhere big enough for both families, Threshing Barn sounded (and was) perfect. The Barn is both cosy and spacious which was ideal for a big group! There was so much to enjoy in the local area too; Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Model village, Bygones and Torquay Harbour were all great! The Thatched Tavern is definitely worth a visit for future guests, it was the best meal we have had in a long time! Thank you so much for making our holiday wonderful. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
June13 
 
Shelagh Brown 
 
We came to Torquay for a wedding as well as a holiday; the hosts were most welcoming from the outset. We’ve enjoyed a wonderful family holiday. Threshing Barn allowed us to all have our own space as well as plenty of room to all come together to chill out and enjoy each other’s company. A big thank you for making us feel so welcome; the chocolate cake, wine and milk on arrival was very much enjoyed! See you next year. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
May13 
 
Baiju family 
 
We were looking for a seaside break to accommodate us all, Threshing Barn was perfect. From the get go Martin (owner) was both friendly and helpful, giving us a lovely start to our break. There is so much to do in so little time; we strongly recommend guests try to stay for more than a couple of days as there is so much to do and see! Thank you for everything, we will definitely return. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
May13 
 
Jenny, Dave, Jonathan & Bernard 
 
After looking through their fantastic website we decided to book with Pilgrims Rest, we were not disappointed! The barn is both spacious and modern with plenty of space for everyone. We have enjoyed some great days out too including; Pennywell farm, Brixham, Becky Falls, Dartmoor and Paignton Zoo. Eating out was also excellent; we strongly recommend future guests try both the Thatched Tavern and the Linny! Thank you for being so helpful from my initial enquiry to our last day. You were always so quick to respond which made everything so easy. All your information was fantastic, it allowed us to make the most out of our 4 days! The barn is absolutely gorgeous; we would love to come back. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
April13 
 
Turner Party 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest for a 60th birthday! We’ve enjoyed a lovely, relaxing weekend. We most enjoyed our ferry ride to Brixham, a lovely meal at the Thatched Tavern and shell collecting on Paignton beach. Thank you very much for your friendliness. We have had a really enjoyable stay and will definitely be back. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
April13 
 
Lynn Currell & family The Barn We came to celebrate my 50th birthday, we wanted a cosy, clean barn, and we weren’t disappointed! We strongly recommend future guests try out the great Italian, Amici’s, as well as a walk down to Watcombe beach. Thank you for a wonderful stay. 41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
April13 
 
The Shepherd & Hunt families 
 
We were recommended to stay at Pilgrims by a friend; we came for a “get-away-from-it-all” break. It was perfect. There is just so much to enjoy in the surrounding area; walking along the local beaches, Paignton Zoo, Cockington and Living Coasts, they’re all great for families too! We’ll never forget having a breakfast picnic on the beach and enjoying time with our friends and family. The personal touch and warm, friendly welcome was much appreciated. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely come back for longer next time. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
April13 
 
Tracy Williams & Co 
 
Threshing Barn is a gorgeous, clean, open plan cottage! We loved it! We strongly recommend future guests take a trip to Becky Falls, it’s amazing. Thank you for such a comfortable “home from home” break. 
 
40 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
March13 
 
Jenny, Steve, George & “Freddy” 
 
We decided on Pilgrims Rest as the website looked lovely, we weren’t disappointed! It’s definitely been one of the most relaxing cottage holidays we have ever had! We thoroughly enjoyed our coastal path walks and wondering around Cockington village! We’ll never forget this holiday as it was our first one with our 6 month old son; we’ve never seen our baby laugh so much! For future guests we strongly recommend you make the most of the cottage and the bath!!! Thank you so much. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
February13 
 
Burridge family (3 generations) 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest to celebrate a birthday with family living in the area. It was great having open plan space in the property to all be together. Thank you! 
 
40 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
February13 
 
Smith family 
 
We were looking for a relaxed, dog friendly break not too far from home. Pilgrims Rest was perfect. We found we really enjoyed our day out to Cockington as well as our many walks along Torquay front. We’ll always remember staying in your lovely, relaxed accommodation with great friends! Thank you for your imagination and lovely laid back attitude as well as your professional care for the property. It all helped to ensure we had a great little holiday! 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
February13 
 
Monro & Reading couples 
 
Thank you for a memorable stay in Torquay. Threshing Barn is beautiful with everything we needed and more! 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
February13 
 
Hannah Robins & friends 
 
We came to Torquay for a friends 21st birthday! Threshing Barn was immaculate in a great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out to Hennessey’s as well as some lovely food down at the Thatched Tavern. Thank you for a great welcome and allowing us to stay in your beautiful, peaceful accommodation. 
 
38 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
January13 
 
The Donnelly’s(3 generations) 
 
We used Threshing Barn as a base to check out local areas as we’re thinking of moving here. We found it to be in a great location with friendly hosts. We enjoyed visiting Coffinswell and Abottskerswell as well as Newton Abbott, brilliant play area for the little ones (two bare feet). Thank you for a lovely stay and making us feel so welcome from the get go. 
 
38 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
January13 
 
Pierpoint Family (parents and children) 
 
Staying in Threshing Barn was BRILLIANT! My favourite day out was to Living Coasts, there was so much space. We will definitely be coming again. I am so glad we stayed here! Best wishes, The Pierpoints (written by Miranda aged 10). 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
January13 
 
Steve & Claire Handscomb 
 
Threshing Barn is a lovely, comfortable place to relax. Excellent specification for a holiday property! We have enjoyed some wonderful days out including; a super walk along Brixham harbour with some great fish and chips! The Barn Owl was delicious as well as the Drum Inn in Cockington. We’ll never forget watching some mad men surfing whilst snow was falling!!! Many thanks for a warm welcome and a fantastic stay. We will certainly be back in the future. 
 
40 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
New Year 2012 
 
Andy Szczech & family 
 
We loved the pictures on your website as well as the seaside location and price! We were not disappointed in fact we were delighted! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Brixham; the restaurant next to the Golden Hind was excellent. We really liked the open plan downstairs space in Threshing Barn; ideal for families. Thank you for your welcome and friendliness. Happy New Year! 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
Christmas 2012 
 
Baldwin family 
 
We’ve had a great time spending Christmas with our friends. We’ll always remember Threshing Barn as the excellent place it is. Thank you. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
December 12 
 
Stokes family 
 
Threshing Barn looked like a compatible place to stay online and we weren’t disappointed; great location as well as beautiful accommodation. It was everything we wanted. Brixham, Paignton and Cockington were all lovely days out. We’ll always remember sitting together as a family enjoying some games! Thank you so much for your hospitality, we enjoyed our stay very much. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
November12 
 
Edwards family 
 
We came to Pilgrims Rest for an early Christmas gathering with our children and grandchildren; we’ve had a brilliant time! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip up to Babbacombe; Angel’s tearoom was excellent for food as well as value for money. Threshing Barn was well equipped with everything we needed. Thank you so much. 
 
41 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
November12 
 
Baker & Dunn families 
 
We’ve had a lovely stay in Threshing Barn, extremely well equipped and in a great location for exploring. Torquay Harbour is beautiful with plenty of eateries. We strongly recommend future guests try the Chinese takeaway just up the road, it’s very good! Thank you for the sightseeing ideas and all the information you provided. You’ve been extremely helpful. 
 
39 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
October12 
 
Swancott family 
 
We wanted a large barn which allowed pets, Threshing Barn was perfect! After looking through the information packs provided we enjoyed some memorable days out to varied places including; Brixham, Paignton, Totnes and Torquay of course. Bombay Express Indian was delicious as well as The Devon Arms! Thank you very much for our stay. The holiday was excellent; the barn was spotless and exceeded our expectations. Thank you. 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
October12 
 
Bristow family(3 generations) 
 
We found Threshing Barn on the internet. It’s located in an ideal secluded tuck away, a total home from home experience. Threshing Barn was equipped for anything from age appropriate toys for a rainy day to ambles of information for a sunny one! Nothing is too much trouble at Pilgrims Rest; we’ll never forget what gracious hosts you’ve been. Thank you for making our stay so special and allowing our extended family to visit! 
 
42 Yes Yes 
 
 
 
September12 
 
Johnson family- "We love Devon and have been many times, we’re always finding new places to visit when we’re here. It’s so easy to get around with the excellent bus service; we only needed the car once whilst we were here! Dartmouth was beautiful, some lovely places to eat over there. Thank you for a good stay. We came last year and will definitely be visiting again. It’s like home from home. The lovely little touches (milk, cake & wine) are greatly appreciated. Good luck with your future ventures." 
 
S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
September12 
 
Cadby family - "We love Devon and have been many times, we’re always finding new places to visit when we’re here. It’s so easy to get around with the excellent bus service; we only needed the car once whilst we were here! Dartmouth was beautiful, some lovely places to eat over there. Thank you for a good stay. We came last year and will definitely be visiting again. It’s like home from home. The lovely little touches (milk, cake & wine) are greatly appreciated. Good luck with your future ventures." 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
September12 
 
Connell family - "Thank you for our stay in Threshing Barn. We had a lovely week which we all enjoyed. It was large enough to accommodate our family of 8 without us feeling on top of each other. Pilgrims Rest is central to lots of places and activities, so helpful to have you around for extra information. The Thatched Tavern, Babbacombe Downs, Paignton Zoo were all excellent. We also enjoyed a great game of golf in the lovely weather. Could be back next year!" 
 
S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
August12 
 
Backer & Oegema families - "We wanted to experience the “Rosamunde Pilcher” feeling (German TV programme), we were completely satisfied. We strongly recommend the walk from Babbacombe beach to Brixham with the stop at Breakwater, it’s extremely beautiful. Maidencombe beach is also stunning as well as Watcombe. We’ll never forget the happy faces of our children on the trampoline! This is a lovely place to spend a vacation. Thank you for everything but especially taking the time to give us recommendations on what to do around Torquay. It was PERFECT! Love the Oegemas." 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
August12 
 
The Bell family - "We’ve stayed in a number of Bluechip properties and they’ve all been superb so we knew Threshing Barn would be too, which it was! There are lots of great places to visit around the Bay, we strongly recommend future guests use the guides provided as they’re excellent. Our favourite place to eat was The Thatched Tavern; it’s an excellent place with friendly staff. They’re also dog friendly which was a bonus for us. We won’t forget the very friendly and warm welcome we received at Pilgrims Rest. Thank you for an enjoyable stay. The wine and chocolate cake you left for us on arrival was delicious." 
 
S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
August12 
 
Radcliffe & Sloan families - "Your website pulled us towards Threshing Barn as it was exceptionally good! It didn’t let us down. There were some lovely places to eat around the area including; Shaldon, Thatched Tavern and The Church house Inn. We strongly recommend future guests use the pubs and restaurants guides as well as 01803 322322 for taxis. It’s great! 
 
Thank you for looking after the kids so well. They still call you “Whale women!” Thank you." 
 
S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
July12 
 
The Goldenberg's - "We came after looking at various sites and were very impressed with yours. Also being a group of 8, the Barn was great. There is so much to do which we found brilliant; River Dart Adventure park was a lot of fun as well as Becky Falls, Living Coasts and Totnes. We’ll always remember the beautiful scenery in the surrounding areas of Pilgrims Rest. Thank you for your great hospitality. The children thoroughly enjoyed the use of your trampoline as well as your sweet dogs." 
 
S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
July12 
 
Trudi Jones & family - "We chose Threshing Barn as we are a family of eight and wanted an open plan living area. It was great, exactly what we wanted!!! We have thoroughly enjoyed some great days out; Babbacombe beach was lovely, we got to see Sammy the Seal which was amazing. We also enjoyed our trip to Goodrington beach; it was great for the young children. Everything was just fantastic from the barn to the weather, we love Torquay! Thank you for making us so welcome. The small touches on arrival were delicious. A big thank you from all of us xxx" 
 
S- 39/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
July12 
 
Marlow & McMeeking families - "Threshing Barn is a lovely, spacious family barn conversion, especially the living area. We’ve enjoyed a very relaxing break with lots of different places to explore. The garden area was great especially for a BBQ. The local shops close by came in extremely handy too! Decoy country park was fantastic for children of all ages; cheap parking with delicious ice-creams and refreshments. The important thing for us on the holiday was just to relax and spend time together; we’ll always remember doing a lot of that! Thank you for all your advice and lovely welcome – much appreciated! The cake and wine were a lovely touch. Thank you." 
 
S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
July12 
 
Katie Jones & friends - "We all got together for a post exam holiday, Threshing Barn was perfect. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back. We had a fantastic day out at the Splashdown water park (Quay west) and some great evenings in the Prince of Orange (local pub) as well as the Barn Owl. We’ll always remember the freedom this holiday gave us and how gracious our hosts were. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay. If we could have stayed another week we definitely would have. Thank you!" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
June12 
 
Rebecca & family - "We came to enjoy a holiday with our dogs, it was great! Babbacombe beach was excellent for them. The local fish and chip shop was very good; we strongly recommend this to future guests. We’ve had a very relaxing time here; being left to get on with it was great. Kim and Martin were lovely hosts. Thank you." 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
June12 
 
The Pound family - "We wanted a retreat from Luton and found a lovely barn conversion with a friendly welcome! Whilst staying at Pilgrim’s Rest we hugely enjoyed our trip to Pennywell farm, brilliant for the little ones! We would also recommend Oddicombe beach, very useful railway kart to get down there. We’ll never forget our daughter’s delight on the beach and our family dinners around this massive table in Threshing Barn. Thank you very much for a great place to get away. The cake, brownies, milk and wine were a perfect welcome to your lovely barn. Thanks for everything we hope to visit again. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
June12 
 
Andrew Hassert - "We came to Devon for a friend’s wedding and found Pilgrims Rest by chance on the internet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay; the hosts were extremely helpful alongside the welcome pack. Babbacombe is a lovely day out it has a lovely pub/restaurant down there; the Cary Arms. Man Friday’s resultant was lovely, the food was great. We have enjoyed some good times with the family here and would definitely come back." 
 
S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
May12 
 
Steve Hartry - "Threshing Barn was extremely cosy, we absolutely loved it. Thoroughly enjoyed a day out to Woodlands adventure park as well as a nice meal at Babbacombe Inn. The children loved the trampoline! Lovely to watch them enjoying their selves. Thank you for the cake and wine on arrival. The advice was also great! What a lovely break!!!" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
May12 
 
Pearson family - "We were looking for a week’s holiday in a relaxing environment; during our stay in Threshing Barn we enjoyed plenty of both! The information pack was a great help to us and we strongly advise using it to future guests. We would also recommend the Orange Tree for a lovely meal out. Watching the children playing outside in the sun on the trampoline is a memory we’ll definitely be treasuring. Thank you very much; we would love to come again in the future. " 
 
S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
May12 
 
Langford family - "Threshing Barn is in great location to all the local attractions which was really good. The accommodation was lovely; it met all of our family needs. Thank you" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
May12 
 
Nichols family - "We came to Pilgrims rest as it was a central point allowing us to meet other members of our family. It was so spacious in Threshing Barn allowing comfort for everyone. The great big white table was great, played so many games and shared a lot of laughter, won’t be forgetting that anytime soon! We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent around the Marina as well as Cockington Village. The cake and wine on arrival was so welcoming, very friendly. Thank you from us all. Fabulous!" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF Yes 
 
 
 
April 2012 
 
Carly, Danny & Izabel - "Threshing Barn is large and comfortable, great for a big family. There were lots of local attractions to enjoy including; Cockington country park (has some lovely tea rooms), Pennywell farm is a must, we also thoroughly enjoyed Paignton Zoo. We’ve had a lovely stay and are taking away some great memories including our daughter bouncing on your big trampoline. Thank you." 
 
S- 36.5 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
April12 
 
Ann & family - "We found you on Owners Direct. You’re in a lovely location with very handy amenities. Threshing Barn is a great size, allowing the family to all come together. We enjoyed some great food whilst being in Torquay; the local fish and chip shop is delicious as well at the Drum Inn in Cockington, excellent value for money. Not only was there great food but excursions too; Paignton Zoo was brilliant (excellent for our young family) and Woodlands was also great for entertaining us on a wet day! We are taking away some great memories including; of all the children being together for the first time in 3 years and having endless fun on the trampoline. We really appreciate your warmth and friendliness. The barn is beautifully thought out and tastefully done. Thank you for everything, we’ve loved it!" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
April12 
 
Charlotte & family - "Threshing Barn was lovely and spacious, great for eating and paying together as a family. Absolutely loved the big, red sofa too! The local bakery is excellent, try the Chelsea buns! Really enjoyed our walk from Maidencombe to Teignmouth (taxi for return). We have taken away some life long memories including; Haytor rocks upon Dartmoor and Salcombe (Victoria Inn for eating). A big thank you from all of us!" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
March12 
 
Tim and Jude - "We came to Threshing Barn because we loved the look of your website, communicating with you was fast which was also great. You were all extremely friendly giving us a lovely welcome. Pilgrim’s Rest is such a great place to stay especially if you have a dog! We thoroughly enjoyed out trip to Exeter as well as the Angel’s tea room in Babbacombe. Thank you very much for a quiet and friendly stay, your accommodation is beautiful." 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
March12 
 
Lauren Gardiner - "We came for a family catch up, was absolutely brilliant! Our favourite part of the stay was our long walk to Maidencombe from Watcombe, beautiful. Also for future guests try the Bickley Mill for food, its ace. Thank you so much, we’ve all had a great time." 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
February12 
 
The Gartlands - "We came to Pilgrims Rest Cottages because we had an 18th birthday in Newton Abbott. We’ve had a lovely time and just enjoyed walking the dogs down to Watcombe beach and going to the quiz night at the Prince on Orange (we won!). It was so nice to have all the family together again, made our stay even better. Thank you all so very much. The extra touches make all the difference. Keep up the good work; we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay." 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
February12 
 
I & M Parks - "Threshing barn was both spacious and comfortable. Unfortunately we were in Torquay to work so didn’t have any time to explore. Thank you so much, you couldn’t have done any more for us." 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
February12 
 
Paddock family - "We wanted a holiday that allowed pets and good walks, Threshing barn and the surrounding area allowed that. We thoroughly enjoyed a walk to the Thatched Tavern, a great pub! Wok’s Cookin Chinese is also excellent alongside Harbour side. We will always remember the beautiful country views Torquay has to offer. We had a great time, thank you for providing an excellent service making our stay enjoyable. We will definitely be returning." 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
January12 
 
S.Taylor - "We decided to come to Pilgrims Rest for a family gathering and it looked lovely online. It didn’t let us down. Babbacombe and Oddicombe beaches are lovely especially having the Cary Arms so close for lunch. We’ll always remember how comfortable, relaxing and cosy our visit to Threshing barn has been. Thank you for the great welcoming gesture of cake and wine. We all have had an fabulous time." 
 
S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
Dec/Jan 
 
(New Year) 
 
Middleton Party - "We have had a lovely stay! Affordable, well situated, welcoming hosts, comfy sofas & mattresses, good sized dining table. Gates to close off areas a good idea with youngsters and very much appreciated! The Riviera Centre was good for the children; Berry Pomeroy Castle was great; and lovely walk on coastal path from Watcombe to Maidencombe." 
 
S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
December11 
 
(Xmas) 
 
The Atkins - "The barn was lovely and spacious which was great for us! Such a relaxed atmosphere making it easy to just chill out. The accommodation was just excellent, couldn’t possibly be any better. Brixham harbour was a great afternoon out and the Thatched Taverns food was beautiful! Thank you so much for a memorable Christmas." 
 
S- 36/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
November11 
 
The Yeoman's - "Threshing barn was spacious, perfect for what we needed. We came down to Torquay for a wedding party and to visit relatives, the barn was in great location to both. For future guests if you like Chinese then definitely take a trip to Wok’s cook-in up the road, delicious! Thanks for the warm welcome and gifts on arrival!" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
November11 
 
The Hosken's - "The quality of the accommodation is what attracted us to Pilgrims Rest, we were not disappointed! The information packs provided were excellent the week wouldn’t have been half as good without them. We enjoyed a beautiful meal at the Orange Tree and the Cary Arms. The coastal walks I will remember for a long time, some magnificent views. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. You really went the extra mile. God bless!" 
 
S- 39/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
November11 
 
Richard and Adele - "We came to Threshing Barn to relax and get away from home, so it was perfect. We had a lovely day out to Kent’s Cavern which was very interesting and great value for money. I’ll always remember the sound of the smoke alarm going off because Richard was attempting to cook breakfast! Thank you for your kind hospitality, we’d love to stay again. " 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
October/November11 
 
Hunter Party - "Threshing barn was beautiful, such a lovely place to stay. Your warm welcome made us feel at home right away which was great. We couldn’t fault Threshing Barn or Torquay itself; it was a holiday we will truly remember. Thank you so much Martin x" 
 
S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
October11 
 
Sandra and Family - "This was a family get together for relaxation and fun! We loved the open plan accommodation, quiet location but also close to many attractions. We have had some great days out including; Paignton Zoo, Cockington Village, Thatched Tavern Inn, and Babbacombe. There are so many lovely places to eat too including the fish and chip just up the road! Thank you for your warm welcome, wine, lovely chocolate cake and cookies. We have fallen in love with your barn. Thank you again x" 
 
S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
October11 
 
Caroline, Al and Family - "Threshing barn is beautiful! Such a relaxing atmosphere in an idyllic location. The children had a lovely time, playing in the garden and on the trampoline. We thoroughly enjoyed our walks to the Cary Arms in Babbacombe, fantastic food! Living Coasts was a really fun day out for the whole family, there was something for all of us. Paignton Zoo is a must visit for future guests, they have excellent facilities there for children too. Thank you for everything; it really was a holiday to remember." 
 
S- 37/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
October11 
 
Sprinks & Ward-hater - "We have enjoyed a lovely family holiday. The barn was very warm and spacious which was nice. Thoroughly enjoyed Green Chilli takeaways and the Cary Arms which I strongly recommend to future guests. Woodlands adventure park was also great and it will be a treasured memory. Thank you for the welcome pack, it was very helpful." 
 
S- 32/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
September/ October11 
 
Phil, Sarah & "Jackson" - We came for a relaxing break after moving house! So for us this was the perfect place. We loved having loads of space and the ability to go for walks directly from the barn. We had some lovely days out including; A trip to Dartmouth, we had such a lovely day there we truly recommend it as well as the walks along the South West coastal path were brilliant. Going out for dinner was great there were some lovely restaurants, the Orange tree was simply divine as well as the Cary Arms. Thank you for the personalised welcome letter, advice, cake, cookies and wine!" 
 
S- 37/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
September11 
 
Fee's Party - "Your accommodation is beautiful, so spacious which is great when you’re getting ready for a wedding. Everything was exceptional, couldn’t fault the accommodation. Didn’t get a chance to see much of the area as we were only here for a couple of days for a wedding. Thank you so much for your help and providing us with some lovely treats on arrival." 
 
S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
September11 
 
Emma' Ava and Party - "Having been here before we knew exactly what to expect, excellence. We love Torquay and have been coming here for years; the barn is beautiful and so well equipped, suited the whole family. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from; we loved Curry Ocean in Torquay lovely food as well as scenery. Hanburys fish and chips, well they were something else! Trago Mills was a great day out for all; adults got a few bargains whilst children used all the facilities on offer. The Riviera centre was great; children loved the huge pool, wave machine and water slide. Was lovely to watch the children laugh and play, a lovely memory. Thank you for all the effort you put into our stay, the cakes and wines on arrival were a real treat. The trampoline was also great for tiring the children out... and adults! We would love to come so hopefully see you soon x" 
 
S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
September11 
 
Mike Cadby and Party - "What a brilliant holiday! Your accommodation is beautiful, best we have ever stayed in. You and your family were so helpful and friendly, couldn’t have asked for better hosts. Everything we needed was available which made our holiday very easy. The boats trips were excellent ways of visiting parts of Torbay without the hassle of taking the car etc. Thank you so so much for giving us a holiday to remember!" 
 
S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
August11 
 
The Abrams & Kabias family - "The barn is beautiful so spacious with loads of room for the children to play, which was great. All the facilities were to a high standard, everything we needed was there. You have the most amazing family, so friendly and welcoming. The location was ideal, close to most attractions and food outlets. Our favourite day out was Canonteign falls, just beautiful! Thank you for going the extra mile and keep up the hard work x" 
 
S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF Yes 
 
 
 
August11 
 
The Watkins family - "Threshing barn was beautiful, we felt right at home. Both Kim and Martin were so helpful, anything we needed to know they had the answer. The beaches in Torquay were lovely, great for children. Thank you for your warm and caring ways x" 
 
S- 36/42 CA - Yes RaF Yes 
 
 
 
August11 
 
The Holmes family - "Thank you for such a warm welcome, all the information and exceptional hospitality. We have had such a wonderful break as a family and would love to come back in the future. The local take a ways are delicious and transport links are close as well as frequent making days out easy." 
 
S- 37/42 CA - Yes RaF Yes 
 
 
 
July11 
 
The Malcolm family - "The welcoming on arrival was excellent, a great start to our holiday. The best part was your friendliness continued throughout the duration of our stay. The children loved the trampoline, lovely seeing them smiling and having fun. The advice on the local attractions was greatly appreciated, made going out so much easier especially with children. The chip shop nearby was delicious, so that is a huge recommendation! Model village was fun for all ages but the 4D cinema was the best, with a free return at night." 
 
S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
July11 
 
The Maranus family - "We found Threshing barn online and automatically fell in love with your property. On arrival we felt right at home, it was beautiful. The location was ideal, great to have a few shops nearby! The information pack you put together was excellent, made it so much easier to find things to do etc. We thoroughly enjoyed going to Plymouth and Totnes alongside the Thatch Tavern which had lovely food and a great atmosphere, Paul’s fish & chip shop was also super! Thank you for allowing us such an enjoyable stay x" 
 
S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
July11 
 
The Fords - "Thank you for giving us such a lovely welcome, the cookies, wine etc really was a lovely touch. The accommodation was beautiful; well decorated and comfortable. We really enjoyed our day out to Crealy adventure park; rain or shine it was a great day out." 
 
S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes 
 
 
 
June11 
 
The Doctor friends (8) - "We have had a very comfortable stay as a group of friends on a farewell meeting. Plenty of seating; social layout; comfortable rooms; lovely welcome pack; nice open plan living. Thank you so much. Well placed for getting out and about with excellent information, ourselves going on “Round Robin” boat, steam train and bus; Thatched Tavern; Coombe Cellars; Green Way House (Agatha Christie); local Chinese takeaway." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June11 
 
The Meadows - "Beautiful accommodation. We’ve had a lovely time and would definitely come again. Very close to perfection! Decor very tasteful. Bedrooms beautiful and beds very comfortable. Great open plan living. Thanks for recommending Coombe Cellars, The Linny and Thatched Tavern. Also enjoyed train ride from Paignton to Kingswear and Shaldon Golf. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!" 
 
S-40/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June11 
 
The Bridgemnas (3 generations) - "Thanks for welcoming us and making us all feel comfortable. These barns are lovely & I would live in this big one! We came to see family and Threshing Barn looked great on the net and we certainly were not disappointed. Brilliant – would recommend to family and the girls!" 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June11 
 
Gullen & Davis Families - "We really enjoyed our stay. Your company and information helped us have a memorable holiday. Great location with lots to do. Excellent space and quality of rooms and thanks for taking “Elvis”. 
 
S-40/42 CA-Yes RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May11 
 
The Godwins (3 families) - "We came for a family holiday and Threshing Barn looked to be in a good location and good accommodation for 3 families. It certainly lived up to the reviews – Full Marks from us. Thank you for all your help and the welcoming cake and wine was lovely after a long journey. Very good bakers and other convenience stores nearby. Thatched Tavern highly recommended as well as chippy and Chinese!" 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
May11 
 
Caudwell family (Granparents; daughters and 1 year old) - "Thank you for a wonderful welcome, and also the pies and wine; it was a lovely gesture. The stay was lovely; the barn was great; the host were excellent – can’t ask for more really. Bygones Victorian street was really good; Jingles Mexican restaurant was excellent; Paignton Zoo was worth a visit & Pennywell Farm for those with young children was the best we have been to. Thanks." 
 
S-40/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May11 
 
Cole & Blake Families (4 under 5) - "Thank you to the Brooks for a lovely stay. Website looked great, an ideal place for our trip. Loved the open plan living downstairs. Great for our 4 little rascals! Great local chippy; Teignmouth; Torquay Golf Club. Kids all had fun which was why we came. Very good value for money." 
 
S-38/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May11 
 
Tann Family (3 teenagers; Younger one and pet) - "Ideal for family & older children; plus pet friendly. Lovely, cosy accommodation but spacious enough for all. Ideal location for getting out and about. Need to return to do all we wanted! “Legends” & “Amici” restaurants in Torquay; Babbacombe Model Village for younger one; great local bakers. Information folder very useful. Thank you very much. We’ve all had a lovely time." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Apr11 
 
Blackmans - "Came for a family holiday. Very nice, comfortable, spacious & welcoming with a good location. Brixham; Goodrington Sands; Train and Boat to Dartmouth; Beaches & weather. Excellent, we all really enjoyed, thank you." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Apr11 
 
Hancox & Stanford Families - "Thank you for making us feel welcome! Very cosy and relaxing atmosphere – with amazing weather! Barn was beautifully decorated. We really enjoyed our week here, wish it had been longer! Harvester in Torquay; Walk to Thatched tavern – awesome; Agatha Christie’s house. Nice to go out once in a while, but more enjoyable to cook and relax with family and good friends in spacious kitchen & dining area. " 
 
S-40/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Apr11 
 
Hanson & Keates Families (4 kids under 5) - "Wanted to come to the area and have accommodation to suit 2 families with young children. Open plan of barn and sleeping arrangements for each family spot on as well as location and advice!. The kids loved the beaches and having fun in the sea. Weather has been gorgeous. Thatched Tavern, Maidencombe; Lucky Chef Chinese; Maidencombe and Babbacombe beaches; Model Village and Riviera Swimming Pool. Thank you for your hospitality; we had a lovely holiday." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Apr11 
 
Schild Wedding Party - "Came to be close to a family wedding. Homely atmosphere; well equipped; spacious; great family time. Full marks." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Mar11 
 
David, Natasha, Jack & "Bridget" - "Thank you for making us feel at home, as well as babysitting our dog so that we could go to the zoo! The wine & cake was amazing! We own and live in a pub and just wanted to get away and “play house”. The cosiness and colours combined with spaciousness was perfect for us! Coombe Cellars – best located pub we’ve ever been to...so far! Thatched tavern – lovely beer garden and surrounding walks. Very convenient for getting out and about; yet tucked away." 
 
S-40/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Mar11 
 
Chapmen Families (9 in total) - "Our lasting memories - Lovely weather; Lovely hosts; Lovely place! Break with the families; golf thrown in for good measure!. Barn is lovely – very homely; made very welcome; wine & cakes a lovely gesture. Torquay; Teignmouth; Shaldon; Dawlish; Pubs & restaurants." 
 
S-40/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Feb/Mar11 
 
Cartledge Extended Family - "What a lovely family holiday we have had in a beautiful cottage. Thank you for making us feel so welcome & for being very accommodating. We have had an excellent time & will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family. We wanted a family holiday and the open plan space was ideal. Would recommend Paignton Zoo, Dartmouth and Crazy Golf at Paignton." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Feb11 
 
Laurence, Diane, Heather, Jack, 'Mia' & 'Ronnie' - "Thanks for another lovely stay and your special warm welcome. Superb home from home with all the small details; lots of room, great location, quality furnishings. Loved the walk around Kents Cavern, Thatched Tavern and Berry Head to Brixham; chilling in the evenings, fishing at Babbacombe. Look forward to seeing you soon." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Feb11 
 
Anna & Jozef - "Thank you for your hospitality; it's been great. Very peaceful, comfortable and relaxing. Bargain value. Ideal location. Great quality of rooms. Thanks for a great time!" 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Feb11 
 
Kelly & Stephen - "Came for a short break away from the children. 46 out of 42 for questionnaire - full marks on all questions and 4 extra for value for money! Says it all. Thank you" 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Jan11 
 
Maxine, Penny, Dylan (6); Alfie (2) - "Martin & Kim, Well done! We've stayed in many self catering acco. worldwide & it's so nice to stay somewhere well equipped! Friendly, helpful & accomodating, yet not in your face! We were sold by the pictures on the internet; we've loved it & we'll definitely be back again & recommend your barn to our friends! For future guests Paignton Zoo was well worth a visit; Waterside Bistro was lovely & kid friendly & the blue skies!" 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Dec10 (Xmas) 
 
Rob, Alison, Geoff, Susan, Jen & Jen, Sophie & Isabel - "A fantastic set up to come and stay. Thanks for the friendly welcome and help whenever we needed it - really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again!! We really liked the layout of the building, especially the open plan downstairs area. 6*s for quality of rooms. Looking away from the barn Cockington is well worth a visit but make sure you book at the drum Inn first though & the panto and watching the mad people run into the sea on boxing day was a laugh! Very happy overall" The Fosters. 
 
S-38/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Nov10 (long weekend) 
 
Sergiy, Nataly, the children and Gran - "Lasting memories - Beautiful location; Big bedrooms, living room and kitchen; Like in the kings castle! Comfortable and cosy. Would recommend No. 7 restaurant in Torquay & Boyard Inn in Dartmouth. Chinese also very good. If you have a dog, bring it with you – perfect area. Thank you for everything. You have been very welcoming and helpful for advice. We will try and come back maybe in the summer and enjoy the lovely views again." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Nov10 
 
Ann, Mike, Matt, Clare, Libby & Steve - "A little jewel in Devon – we hope to be back. Quality even better than expected and great value for money – and we have stayed in many. We came to host a family gathering of 20 on a Saturday night – the open plan layout was perfect and parking was no problem either. Thanks for all your help in making our stay so enjoyable. All the local visitors were very complimentary about the barn." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Nov10 (long weekend) 
 
Shelly, gillian & Mum - "We would just like to say thank you for accommodating us with flexible arrival and departure times. We came for a family break away, and Threshing Barn was just what we wanted; all we needed and very cosy and spacious. Personal recommendations were very helpful and reference book very good idea and informative. Meal at Thatched Tavern was lovely. Torquay harbour and town also lovely, Chinese Woks Cook in food was excellent. Thanks for wine, cake and cookies!" 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Oct / Nov10 
 
Judy & Gerald, Joy & Richard - " Thank you both for a very enjoyable week in your lovely barn. We will go home relaxed and refreshed. We came for a rotary conference & there was plenty of room and very comfortable accommodation. Babbacombe was beautiful and Brixham harbour. Great weather for Oct/Nov with lots of good walks. Thanks for the lovely welcome, especially cake/wine/beer." 
 
S-38/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Oct10 
 
Gill, Jon, Vicky, Jon, Anna, Sophie, Mia & Amy - "We choose Threshing Barn because it looked nice, price was good for two families, last chance for a beach holiday in 2010 and location looked like there would be lots for us to do should the weather not have been kind, plus. Overall comment after staying: ‘Fantastic – Thank you!’ We’ve had a glorious week of weather; recommend lots of places to future guests - Tennis Abbey Sands; crazy golf at Teignmouth + ferry; cream tea definitely at Angels; all beaches (we lived Maidencombe – lovely, had it to ourselves!); The Thatched Tavern – lovely for lunch; The Ness – no time or money left to frequent!! One tip to future guests – if bringing children, grownups take advantage of Babysitting service (Rebekah – thank you! Lovely!) Martin – top man! Brilliant host; v. friendly, lovely and obliging with our four girls (noise ones); extremely informative. We loved the welcome drinks, chocolate cakes etc. Thank you for making it a holiday to remember." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Oct10 (long w/e) 
 
Debbie, Joy, Rodel, Lauro, Friza, Rommel, Claire & Andre -"Thank you so much for making our stay memorable. Spacious, amazing, lovely and fabulous! Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Visited high Flyer, Babbacombe, Kents Cavern, Round Robin trips, Oddicombe, and still more to visit. Definitely will highly recommend to friends; see you soon. From all of us." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Sept/ Oct10 
 
Richards wedding 
 
"What can we say but thank you so much for the special attention you gave us for a very special occasion in our lives.; our daughter’s marriage. A barn that coped with the mayhem of a family with varied needs; a place that felt like a home our daughter could leave from! Perfect for what we needed. Fantastic value for money; location ‘on the door step’." 
 
S-42 /42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Sept10 
 
Ellis-Halls "The Brooks had kindly offered the barn up for use by THHN (www.thhn.co.uk) and we were luckily offered the opportunity to stay here. We have had such a fantastic week and have all had fun and feel re-charged. We loved wandering around the fishing towns; the drive to Shaldon and foot ferry over to Teignmouth; Pennywell Farm for the young ones. Finley and Poppy loved the trips but a lasting memory was us all looking forward to returning to the barn in the evening! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have such a fantastic week. x 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Sept10 
 
The Youngs - "Dear Martin & Kim, Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome in your gorgeous barns. They are in a superb location of natural beauty and were excellent value. Would recommend to any future guest the Cary Arms for lunch after a long walk; your local fish & chippie; and any of the walks you recommended – its beautiful out there. You’ve been awesome hosts and we look forward to the next visit!" 
 
Jamie, Emma and Max x 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Sept10 
 
Yasmin and the ladies -"Back again – great location, great accommodation and great staff. 42/42. The wine and sweet treats on arrival went down very well. Local fish & chips great. Recommend Torquay shops, bars and clubs. Many thanks, we had a great stay & you made it very special. Thanks x " 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Sept10 
 
Goddard Families -"We came to stay at Pilgrims Rest due to the beauty of the barn conversions and the scenery around us. 41/42 score says it all. Woodlands Adventure park was amazing with lots to do for the kids and adults! Thatched Tavern was excellent for Sunday lunch. Thanks a lot for making our stay enjoyable. Very welcoming family with a warm and loving nature. Thanks x" 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Aug/ Sept10 
 
Smart Family (with Fish family) - "Thank you so much for making our week special and also for the 2 families that joined us! The personalised letters, welcoming gifts and excellent advice during the week has made this holiday jam packed and kept all the children entertained. Coombe Cellars – fabulous Sunday Roast; Paignton Zoo – brilliant day out for the family; Pauls Place – great local fish & chips; Crusty Loaf – great bakery! Babbacombe super fun for the family. Far too much alcohol on the patio outside the barn! We will be back soon! The Smarts 
 
Had a fabulous long weekend, very relaxing and such beautiful surroundings! Gardens lovely. Angels tearoom great for afternoon tea. 
 
The Fishs 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Aug10 
 
Maggie, Andrew, Rory, Emily, Abi, Jamie & Leo -"Thank you for the warmest of welcomes; the cake and wine lovely. You were friendly and chatty and always stopped to see how we were.. We wanted a large accommodation of excellent standard, and Pilgrims Rest fitted the bill. It was lovely to be able to go out in the evening and use the baby-sitting service. We would recommend Blackpool Beach, Quaywest and Pennywell Farm for kids. We would recommend the barns to friends; overall an excellent place + people and holiday." 
 
S-38/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Aug10 
 
Elsner families - "Many thanks to Martin, Kim and the family for a warm welcome. Threshing Barn was a cosy home for our two weeks; the trampoline great for the children & thanks esp. to the dogs who helped Laura overcome her fear! You’ve built a beautiful place to stay for our holiday. Great location for both sea-side trips and those of Dartmoor. Dartmoor is one of the most fascinating places there is – if there hadn’t been so many other places to see would have gone every day. Try Lustleigh; Blackpool Sands; Becky Falls; Berry Head; Cockington; Berry Pomeroy & Compton Castles; delicious food at Coombe Cellars and a cream tea. So many beautiful places – we will have to come back!" 
 
S-39/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Aug10 
 
Lewis extended family - "Thanks for the welcome goodies and personalised letters; it shows that you care about your guests. The accommodation is excellent and the trampoline was a winner. We were always relaxed and never felt that the children where a nuisance. We love Torquay and this accommodation fitted our needs perfectly with four adults and four growing children. We would recommend Paignton Zoo; Living Coasts & SeaFari (especially if you are lucky & see dolphins) & Broadsands beach. Congratulations, you have done a good job and I am sure we will return again. x" 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
July10 
 
Dieter, Karin, Felix, Moritz, Klaus-Peter, Claudia, Hannah and Lynn - "We thank you so very much for the two wonderful weeks in the Barn; a home from home. We enjoyed the warm welcome, friendly atmosphere, and your very helpful tips. Drive along the coast road; go to Blackpool Sands beach; take a ferry to Dartmouth; take a trip to Dartmoor; have a cream tea and drink a pint of beer in an old pub! " 
 
S-39/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June/ July10 
 
Catherine and Ken - "We have been staying with our daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons at this very well equipped and roomy cottage. Martin was very welcoming – making us feel at home. We have had superb weather so we have spent each day out and about – mostly at the beach. One of our best outings was taking the steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes (picnic on the train) then river boat into Totness with the return journeys. Would recommend this cottage definitely." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June/ July10 
 
Anna, Greg, Barnaby and Digby - "We’ve had 2 very full and really fun weeks staying here as a family. The Barn has given us a superb base from which we have exhausted the area, with Martin and Kim’s local knowledge proving invaluable. As we have 2 small boys we’ve enjoyed all the beaches. Barnaby is mad on trains so the Devon Railway centre was a huge success as was building sand castles at Goodrington while the steam train pulled in and out. The local High street is really useful and we’ve used most of the shops. We can highly recommend the Bakery which has provided us with a number of lovely picnic. The Ness at Shaldon is a great pub for kids, as is the Thatched Tavern. We read & used the owner’s produced eating in and out guide quite a bit...too many to choose from! All in all we’ve had a fantastic 2 weeks with blazing hot sun almost every day. Really has been different everyday without having to go too far in the car. No just hoping the Yorkshire rain doesn’t wash our tand away!" 
 
S-36/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June 10 
 
The Woods and Dutta families - "Loved all the welcoming goodies, so great after a long journey, thank you. All the leaflets in the welcome pack very handy. Martin also a wealth of knowledge of great places to go. Thatched Tavern a fab place to eat. Steam trains a wonderful day out for the kids. Becky Falls was excellent, a fabulous nature trail for young children. We had a super, relaxing break. Would love to come back; you’ve done a great job with the barns" 
 
S-37/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June10 
 
Tony, Carol, Doris (83!) & Tom (78!) - "We have had a lovely time in the Threshing Barn. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Very calm & relaxing atmosphere, even the weather was kind to us. Would love to come back again." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May/ June10 
 
Masters/ Webber - "We’ve had a lovely stay in the cottages. It’s been like a home away from home. The weather has been brilliant & the top garden is a great sun trap! Our whole family (12) stayed in the 2 bigger barns so there has been plenty of space for everyone. Martin & his family made us feel so welcome – the cakes & wine were a lovely touch. I’d certainly recommend the place to friends. Thanks again!" 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May10 
 
Gray Party - "We had a fantastic time. Everything was serene and relaxing. It was the perfect place for the rest and relaxation we all needed. Thanks so much, Best wishes." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May10 
 
Michelle, Steve & Missy Elliott - "Wonderful accommodation; spacious, clean. Great location. Would recommend Cockington and Dartmouth. Wonderful cake and wine welcome. Thatched Tavern do wonderful food and the secluded beach is fantastic. Week flew by. Can’t wait till next time. Probably stay two weeks." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May10 
 
The Ladies - "You were very welcoming & thank you once again for looking after us and ensuring we got to the right house/hotel for the various meetings; it was very kind of you. We loved being in the larger barn; very family friendly, and would come again and certainly recommend to friends. Take care and keep well." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May 10 
 
Vicky’s surprise 60th - "Any man who enters into such subterfuge to help hide birthday celebrations is OK by me. Ditto to all previous guest comments! With knobs on! All eleven of us had a whale of a time. Martin & Kim have perfected the art of being there when needed and not in evidence otherwise. I haven’t felt so trusted since I was a perfect. Smashing meal and setting at Coombe Cellars. 41/42 on your questionnaire says it all." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Apr10 
 
Claire’s Hen weekend (8 ladies) - "The Threshing Barn along with Martin & Kim is a very lovely and welcoming home. We all enjoyed our weekend home, and didn’t want for anything more. Claire has had a wonderful fun, and relaxing hen weekend; would have been lovely to have a few more days to sample all the pub and restaurants and beaches as recommended by previous guests. We really enjoyed a gentle afternoon stroll around Cockington and the massive scones from the Rose Cottage Tea Rooms, and Rick and Bracken, the pony and trap ride.! Off to hit Babbacombe beach and the Cary Arms. Many thanks Lucy & the Tribe" 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
April10 
 
Angela, Gareth, Amber (4), Toby (10mths) - "Had a lovely holiday. Thank you so much for a great stay. The kids loved it and Toby slept really well. Amber loved all the dogs & earning the £2 for brushing them! Thatched Tavern great to eat out. Paignton Zoo & Crealy were great. Definitely would come again x" 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
April10 
 
Gordon, Julie, Chris & ‘Minnie’ - "We stayed in the Threshing Barn with the rest of our family (9 in total). Wonderful welcome, loved the cakes. Lovely to stay in such a central place – so much to do / see we wished we could have stayed longer. Really liked the amount of information on places to go including restaurants and beaches that were dog friendly. I’d recommend ‘Thatched Tavern’ to eat; they made such a fuss of our dog. Places to go we would recommend Creally Theme Park, Totnes Castle and Becky Falls. All dog friendly. We would love to come back again. It is rare to find accommodation of such high quality and finish that accepts dogs." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
April10 
 
Seth & Harvey Families - "An extremely friendly & welcoming arrival & experience. Having a locally knowledgeable ‘host’ was invaluable. Martin is full of useful suggestions and tips for places to go and how to get there. Kim likewise with suggestions for walks (and runs!). The kids are also helpful and pleasant – a great family. Really quiet and safe for the kids. We’ve really enjoyed the places we’ve visited – beaches, walks, restaurants – excellent location. Luckily the weather has blessed us – gorgeous and warm (Martin’s Torquay ‘micro-climate’ certainly came up trumps). All in all – a great time had by all " 
 
S-37/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Mar10 
 
Vanessa & friends 21st - "Thank you for providing an excellent time for my 21st birthday. The house was lovely and warm and cosy and special. Having come to Torquay for the first time I loved the place. Thanks for checking in on us and making us feel settled. Although Martin wasn’t here his daughter greeted and was very lovely. Thank you from Vanessa and buddies xx" 
 
S-39/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Mar10 
 
Ann & Mike - "Very enjoyable stay. Barn lovely, spacious, very peaceful & relaxing with good maps & information supplied.. Weather could have been better but went on most of the coastal walks in Torquay & Brixham with great dog friendly restaurant in Brixham with fantastic food. Also had swim & Dine at the Aztec in Torquay which was really good value for money." 
 
S-37/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Mar10 
 
John & Cathy Connolly - "This was ideal for a short break for us. Lots of information supplied on where to go and the map was a thoughtful touch. Very friendly welcome from Martin, with fantastic cake, cookies & bottle of wine as well; a nice touch! We were very impressed with the cleanliness, high quality bedrooms & beds, and fantastic bathroom; excellent amenities. Local shops were fine and driving to beaches was easy. Great value for money." 
 
S-38/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Feb/ Mar 10 
 
Rosie, Lee & Amber - "Had a great stay! The barn was beautiful, very roomy and clean. For March the weather was nice; stayed sunny so managed to get a few days out! Went to Paignton Zoo which was a great day out. Had some lovely fish & chips at ‘Hanburys’ and staff were really nice! Had a few local takeaways – would recommend Woks Cook-In Chinese and tried Bombay Express Indian takeaway which was great. Will definitely be back again and recommend to friends & family. We were made very welcome. Thank you for a lovely time!!" 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Feb 10 
 
Young Party (2 families) - "The welcome of the cakes and drinks was lovely. The accommodation was brilliant, the whole week was really relaxing. Shame that it rained most of the week but even so went out & enjoyed our stay here. The Chinese was very good food (recommend). Will definitely come again. Thank you for an excellent week." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Feb 10 
 
The Coley Party (3 families) - "A big thank you to Martin & Kim for providing us with a super location for us all to get together, chill out & enjoy each other’s company. The Barn was cosy yet spacious and in a wonderful location for visiting lots of interesting places. The south Devon Stream Railway was a real hit, as was Paignton Zoo & Maidencombe beach. The 3 top recommendations for food were certainly impressive – Coombe Cellars – Thatched Tavern – Angel Tea Rooms was simply gorgeous – hint – phone up & reserve a table if going for lunch. We will definitely recommend to family & friends – a real shame we have to go home!" 
 
S-38/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Jan 10 
 
Miah & Katrina - "It felt just like home. A very warm welcome; the cottage so lovely & peaceful. The owner Martin was so friendly & touched our heart. We definitely will return. Thank u for a lovely stay." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Jan 10 
 
Williams Family - "Thank you Martin & Kim for a lovely warm welcome, and a lovely stay in your barn! The wine, beers, and cake was perfect after our drive down here and was appreciated by all of us! The Barn is just beautiful, very well appointed and the beds and constant hot water luxurious! We have enjoyed all the walks that we did; coastal from barn and the ones slightly further afield. The Barn is perfectly positioned for access to torquay and local attractions. We ate out mostly (though had takeaway from local Chinese Woks cook in – nice) – can recommend Thatched Tavern, Bombay Express, The Inn at the Green and The Church House at Stokeinteignhead passed on walk 14 of the little book – the soup was to die for!! Literally beautiful." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 09/ Jan 10 Wells Party (New Year) - "Welcoming ‘6stars’; Cleanliness ‘6stars’; Quality of Rooms ‘6stars’; Family Friendly ‘6stars’; Amenities ‘6stars’; Value for money’6stars’; Location ‘6stars’ – full marks! Thank you Martin & Kim. Wished we had stayed longer. Located in a good area; ideal for walks, we also visited Model Village with the Winter Wonderland and a nice trip around Torquay. We will recommend your accommodation to our family and friends. We will be back! " 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 09 Heron Party (3 nights) - "Thank you very much for the lovely cakes, drinks & welcome. The Barn was a lovely, homely place to stay and our time went by too fast. A real home from home. We visited the Thatched Tavern twice. Once for a light lunch and the next for dinner. The food was delicious and they were quite happy for us to take Bertie (our dog) into the bar area to eat which was very homely and comfy! We also did the walk from the book you left us which was the Scabbacombe beach; s worth the drive & mild & a little strenuous! Happy New Year to you all! " 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 09 Faithful Family (Xmas) - "A very big thank you for providing a wonderful place to have a ‘proper’ family Christmas this year. Your welcome & hospitality have been exceptional and the little individual touches were greatly appreciated by us all (drinks & presents). Wishing you all the very best for the new year. Paul & Angela" 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Dec 09 Rolfe Family (Xmas) - "Thank you Martin & Kim for giving us a family Christmas to remember. The barn was everything (and more) we’d hoped for and your hospitality and welcome, the warmest. From decorations, a Christmas tree (with gifts under!), food, drink and even singing reindeers! – you really made it special. We would not hesitate to recommend your properties and hope one day to return. Ideal place for exploring S. Devon and the local shops area great benefit (Chinese & Fish & Chips!) All the best for 2010, Ann & Dave x" 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Nov & Dec 09 Colin & Maggin from Norway - "Thank you very much for four fantastic weeks- been just like coming home. We have enjoyed great food and drink places - been to trips and shopping. We recommend Exeter as a lovely town and we've been sleeping in the world’s best beds. We will be happy to come back and we will recommend a stay at this place to our friends and family in Norway." 
 
S-39/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Oct 09 The brummies! - "We have had a wonderful week; weather included. The Barns are very tastefully furnished and comfortable. Very welcoming sight after a long journey; cake, wine, beer etc. We have had lovely days out at: hedgehog hospital which is well worth a visit, as well as Butterfly Farm & Otters Sanctuary, plus some interesting caves (Kents Cavern). Please recommend ‘Marina Restaurant’, brilliant on a last night. Will definitely be back again." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Oct 09 Loughnane Party (weekend) - "As with booking ‘on-line’ you always have a thought ‘what will it be like?’ Not here! Upon our arrival Martin & Kim made us all feel very welcome indeed. Yes, the wine & cake was a lovely thought. In addition the birthday card & cake for my grandson was very nice. Would we come again? We would not hesitate. Thank you for a lovely stay." 
 
S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Sept 09 Penrose group (16) "The Barn & Honeysuckle" "We have had a wonderful stay. Cakes, Beer & wine a wonderful surprise. Very clean. Totally family friendly with everything we needed – garden lovely. Saved us money vs. hotel or B&B with perfect location for what we needed; beach walkable!" 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Sept 09 Allan group - "Martin and Kim were very welcoming – the chocolate cake, cookies and wine were lovely after arriving at the cottage after a long day at work! Really lovely rooms. The roll top bath was luxury! Although we weren’t a family(!), I think the garden and size of the living area make it perfect for families. Great value for money. We all had a really lovely weekend. We will definitely be recommending to others! Thank you!" 
 
S-38/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Sept 09 Lawton group - "We all had a lovely stay – very comfortable. Disappointed weather not better but did not spoil our holiday. Ideal base to visit area, where we especially enjoyed Salcombe, Dartmouth (brill crabbing) & Brixham. Angels & Thatched Tavern well worth a visit. Coastal walks lovely." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Aug 09 Chris, Elise, Jessica & Lewis (16mths) - "Beautiful accommodation, no expense spared with quality fixtures & fittings. Excellent decor, towels, lovely comfortable & huge beds! Wonderful space for children to enjoy. Kids loved outside space. Jessica loved trampoline!! Threshing Barn excellent location for getting around. Excellent days out at Paignton Zoo, Teignmouth Beach + playground, crabbing at Torquay harbour, Red Arrows display Torquay sea front. Recommend Jingles, Angels tea rooms, Pierpoint. Thoroughly enjoyed stay." 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Aug 09 Martin, Michelle & their 6 children - "Finding a holiday destination that can accommodate six children in style with plenty to do & see is one difficult task; but the barn did – tremendous, very comfortable, spacious ad all ages catered for. The hosts – Martin & his family are wonderful people who really go out of their way to make sure their guests are looked after and feel welcome. The area – well we had loads of fun!! From National Trust castles, Lydford Gorge, country parks and CAVING!! What more could one ask for?? A truly wonderful barn, area and hosts and a truly wonderful holiday – Thank you from all of us! xx" 
 
S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Aug 09 Chris, Sara & the three girls - "What a wonderful week. Good accommodation, good weather & no trips to A&E with the kids – all in all a great success. Beautiful beaches everywhere. We really enjoyed Maidencombe with the ‘Thatched Tavern’ close at hand. Would recommend a trip on the ferry to Brixham; beautiful old harbour & a wonderful suntrap. The girls also enjoyed Babbacombe Model Village & Becky Falls is also a great day out. Had a wonderful meal at Prezzo just off harbour in Torquay. Thank you Martin & Kim for your wonderful hospitality." 
 
S-35/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
Aug 09 
 
David & Pam Hall (grandparents) - "Our annual holiday with our daughter, son-in-law & three granddaughters is always enjoyable & this one has been no exception. Even the weather has been very kind to us! The Barn has been very tastefully renovated. Thank you for your hospitality. " 
 
S-34/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
July 09 
 
Williams Group (6 adults & 6 children under 5!) 
 
"Our whole family stayed in Threshing Barn 6 adults & 6 grandchildren under 5. The hospitality of Martin & Kim was second to none & the kids loved the welcome cake. We loved the barn and area. Some great places to go & visit just not enough time to visit everywhere! We really enjoyed Teignmouth & Brixham & the younger members loved Paignton plus Anchor Inn for food & fishing trips in Torquay. Thank you." 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
July 09 
 
Pilgrim Family (parents & two teenagers) - "We’ve had a great fortnight – really need another week! Weather not helpful at times but hasn’t prevented us doing all we wanted to. Martin & Kim very friendly & helpful. We’ve had no problem with choices to eat & visit. We took advantage of your suggestion with Thatched Tavern & then it chain of restaurants such as The Ness, The Old inn, Barn Owl – all good & family friendly. Down in town we went to Sea Spray. Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts & Kents Cavern all good with Cayman Golf 7 go Karts great fun. Watcombe Cove was our favourite beach. Thanks!" 
 
S-35/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June 09 
 
Kay, Andrew, Alex & Christine Usher (young family & grandparents) - "This has been an excellent week. The barn is ideally situated, convenient for visiting numerous places. Very enjoyable and relaxing stay. We have enjoyed several BBQs here as well as a lovely meal at the Thatched Tavern (very child friendly). Thank you for your hospitality. Would love to come again." 
 
S-3136 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June 09 
 
Michelle, Al, Harrison & Freya Taylor (young family) - "What an excellent find!! We will certainly be back and spread the word of the ‘Old Barn house’. A great welcome with cakes and drinks, enjoyed by all. The barn is a home from home atmosphere with everything at hand. A lot of thought / time / effort has been put into the venture. Thank you for all your time and ideas of entertainment. A fab holiday altogether." 
 
S-34/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June 09 
 
Paula, Patrick, Jazmine & James Sherrington (young family) - "We have had a great holiday here; the barn is gorgeous and was a home away from home. Very friendly and welcoming. The kids have loved it here, especially the trampoline. You made our stay very easy, every gadget on hand in the kitchen for self catering. You were very attentive and helpful and gave us some good suggestions on where to go. We will definitely be back! " 
 
S-35/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
June 09 
 
Paul & Kath, 2 children, grandparents & sister - "We have had a fantastic holiday. The accommodation has been completed to a very high standard and has been designed with family life in mind. We would recommend Oddicombe & Ness beaches, Paignton Zoo and both places Martin recommended to eat – the Thatched Tavern & Coombe Cellars. Thank you so much." 
 
S-35/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May 2009 
 
Steve & Nicola + Jamie, Kate & Toby - "Thanks for a great holiday. The barn is a fabulous place to stay – bags of space for a big family & great beds! You clearly put a lot of thought into the project. The quality of the renovation & building work & decoration is everywhere to see. Well done!" 
 
S-35/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May 2009 
 
The Watts Family (2 adults + 2 children) - "We have all had a wonderful holiday – Jonathan & Isobel have really enjoyed playing on the trampoline in the garden! Very relaxing and peaceful here with excellent hosts! Who could ask for more! Jonathan and Isobel already want to know when we are coming back! Thank you for a great holiday." 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May 2009 
 
Ana Primmer "Threshing Barn Awesome place – so want to come back. Thank you so much for your hospitality. God bless you loads!" 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May 2009 
 
Jean Packer - "The accommodation here is very comfortable, warm & stylish, yet very peaceful. I slept very well here & it’s hard to leave. I hope to come back for a longer stay! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality." 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May 2009 
 
Paul & Joyce Bullock - "An amazing place – so peaceful. We have been able to rest ‘beside still waters’ and restore body, should and spirit after what has been a hectic lifestyle for a few weeks! Our bed was comfy & we had a long...sleep! Thank you. God bless you for your kindness." 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May 2009 
 
Shirley & Pete House - "Thank you both for a relaxing holiday. We have really enjoyed ourselves. We hope you go from strength to strength and keep enjoying what you are doing. Every success to you & your family." 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
May 2009 
 
Pauline & Del Hendy - "Thank you both so much for a wonderfully relaxing stay. We have had many family holidays in this country, but your barns have definitely been the best holiday homes in which we have stayed. You’ve done everything well, with lovely homely touches everywhere. Loved the welcome on arrival, especially the cake, cookies and licks from the dogs! You really do deserve every success. Lots of good luck to you & your lovely family." 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
April 2009 
 
Balmford Family (8 in party; 3 sons 17/13/10; grandpa plus ‘buddy’ & ‘holly’) - "Thank you Martin & Kim for a wonderful week’s holiday – fantastic cottage, amazing beds & lots of brilliant suggestions for days out. Haldon Forest Go Ape was brilliantly; Haytor exhilarating; Watcombe to Maidencombe brilliant for tiring out the children. We have all enjoyed our week here & look forward to coming back. Good luck with your new venture – you both deserve it! " 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
April 2009 
 
Curran Family (3 sons 18/13/10) - "Thank you for a lovely and comfortable stay! The barn was perfect and the two local restaurants were very nice once we found them. Thank you very much!!" 
 
S-34/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
 
 
 
March 2009 
 
Rachel Lowe & Family (9 in party) - "What a fab place. Love the way it has been done, well thought out & lovingly restored! The welcome was lovely & we felt very comfortable throughout our stay. The appliances were all very useful. The welcoming was exceptionally good. Think you could put your 
 
prices up but not for us obviously! We will definitely come again. Thanks very much 
 
S-36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes 
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