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Willows Rest

Totnes, Devon

Stylish converted stone barn in South Devon with beautiful interiors, picturesque gardens and a private pool.

  • Sleeps 10 + 2
  • 4 bathrooms
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£2070-5705 per week

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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

Willows Rest is owned and managed by Raymond Seager.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Raymond Seager.

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£2070-5705 per week
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The highlights
  • Sleek, modern barn with stylish furnishings, contemporary amenities, and a large social space.
  • Unbeatable for relaxing at the end of the day, there is a cedar hot tub and fire pit in the grounds, as well as an outdoor dining area with a barbecue and fire pit.
  • The house has an indoor swimming pool which is fully heated, making this a popular choice with families.
  • If you're looking for extra space, the quaint cottage next door can be rented alongside Willows Rest, with sleeping space for an additional two people in a large bed.
  • Smaller children will love the wooden play area, with balance longs, a slide and climbing frame, all on a quiet, sun-dappled lawn, as well as pygmy goats, chickens and sheep for petting in the field next door.

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You should know
  • The cottage is only let with the barn, so if you don't rent it, it won't be occupied by other guests.
  • There are no pets allowed.
  • There is space for two cots, and baby and toddler essentials can be provided.
  • Beach towels are not provided.
  • Usually, the pool is closed for a couple of slots each week (2-3 hours) for the owners.
  • The owners live in the farmhouse next door, so are on hand for any questions you may have.

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Draft-proofed to a very high level

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The detail

Nestled among lovingly maintained gardens, situated down a dead end country lane, Willows Rest is a three-hundred-year-old former barn, architecturally magnificent and now painstakingly converted into a spacious and pretty self-catering space. Judiciously updated to bring twenty-first century luxuries to a historic and charming building, Willows Rest offers everything you need for a restorative and magical time away in South Devon, whether you're a large family, a wedding party, or a group of old friends reuniting.

On the first floor, the main living space is truly extraordinary, with a high vaulted ceiling and exposed timber rafters arching high over a light and airy space, arranged on an open plan basis. From the kitchen space with its stylish cabinetry and ultra-modern cooking equipment to the other end of the room, where you'll find low sofas arranged around a wood-burning stove, everything about this central space is exquisite in its design and finishes. The tiling is elegant, the lighting is subtle and contemporary, and the atmosphere throughout is of clean lines and uncluttered space.

Below it, on the ground floor you'll find the bedrooms, five substantial and characterful rooms which share the house's strong aesthetic, each with their own distinctive style. Two have en-suite shower rooms for added privacy, and the main bedroom has its own large bathroom with a majestic rolltop bath tub where you can enjoy a luxurious soak after a long day. Making use of elegant wallpaper, freestanding furniture and subtle decor, the bedrooms are a real delight to occupy, in particular bedroom five, which opens onto its very own private courtyard space.

As well as the marvellous barn, there is space for two more guests in the cottage next door. This is a one bedroom self contained cottage that provides guests with a sense of peace and calm away from the main barn. The cottage is just as stylishly decorated as the barn and features a comfy lounge and a fully equipped kitchen downstairs. Upstairs sits a bedroom with a king size bed and luxurious bathroom with a bath and shower.

Step outside and you will discover the fabulous gardens and grounds of Willows Rest. Here you can light up the BBQ and dine al fresco, whilst the children run around in the enclosed garden. Guests are also sure to love the indoor heated swimming pool where you can enjoy a morning swim or play with the young ones throughout the day.

From the moment you approach Willows Rest and behold the grounds in full bloom, the light on the lawns, and the imposing stone barn itself, you can tell that you're going to be staying in a profoundly beautiful home. With its upside-down design, no compromise approach to interior decor and extraordinary gardens, Willows Rest really is fabulous.

While homebodies will have plenty to entertain them within the house and grounds, Willows Rest is ideally located for beach day trips, whether to dunes of Bantham or Bigbury with its island you can walk to in low tide. Families also adore the estuary at Salcombe, with its nearby town known for great pubs and fish and chips. Walkers can set off from the house itself, or drive to nearby Dartmoor to take in the rugged, dramatic topography with a lengthy hike. The New Inn pub is less than a mile away, and ideal for a pint of local cider and a great steak, while the towns of Totnes and Kingsbridge offer everything from fantastic tapas at Ben's to great Japanese food at Flour and Rice.

Features
Essential
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Baby Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Family Friendly
  • EV Charging Point
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Underfloor Heating
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Netflix
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub
£2070-5705 per week
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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability

Willows Rest is owned and managed by Raymond Seager.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Raymond Seager.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Full weeks only in the school holidays. Otherwise 2 night stay minimum.
The cottage is only let with the barn.

From price is for the barn only off-season. To price is for the barn and cottage peak season.

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Coolstays User

Nestled in the serene countryside, Willows Rest is the ideal retreat for families seeking a blend of relaxation and luxury. This beautifully converted barn offers an enchanting escape catering to both adults and children alike. Willows Rest blends rustic charm with modern touches. The barn features exposed wooden beams and stone walls, complemented by high-quality furnishings that exude comfort and style. The spacious living area, with plush sofas and a cosy fireplace, is perfect for family gatherings. The master suite boasts its own patio and garden shower, while other rooms are equally inviting with sumptuous bedding and elegant décor. The outdoor spaces at Willows Rest are fantastic. A highlight is the indoor pool designed with children in mind. At the bottom of the garden, a luxurious hot tub, firepit, and seating area offer an ideal spot for soaking under the stars. The barn includes a beautiful open-plan kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. For families, child-friendly accessories such as high chairs, baby cots, bath and toilet seats, and a selection of toys and games are provided. The pool and playpark ensure children are entertained, while the spacious garden allows for plenty of outdoor activities. The hosts deserve special mention for their hospitality. They are attentive and responsive, ensuring every need is met. They went above and beyond for us last week, you even get chocolate brownies and local wine on arrival!. In conclusion, Willows Rest is a fantastic holiday destination. From the stunning décor and comfortable accommodations to the amazing pool and beautiful gardens, every aspect is designed to provide a memorable and delightful stay. Whether you're looking to explore local towns and beaches, or simply relax in the beautifully appointed living spaces, Willows Rest has it all. Highly recommended for families seeking a luxurious yet homely escape.

Stayed June 2024

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Willows Rest is such a wonderful place to stay! This was our second visit, to celebrate our son's 30th birthday. The 8 of us had a fantastic time, it's just so relaxing there! The heated indoor swimming pool, the hot tub, the play area for our granddaughter and the log burner, all perfect. Set in the heart of the countryside it is just idyllic and Raymond was extremely helpful. The welcome basket full of goodies and home made chocolate brownies went down a treat, we all thought that was a lovely way to start our holiday. The cleanliness was excellent and everything is of the highest quality - fans of Nkuku will love it and the shop is nearby! I would definitely recommend Will ows Rest to everyone, and 5 bedrooms make it perfect for large groups. Book it now peeps, you won't be disappointed I promise!!

Stayed April 2024

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We booked Willows Rest for my dad’s 80th birthday. The 11 of us (including a toddler and hard to please teenagers) loved the location, the rooms, the amenities especially the hot tub! Everything was of the highest quality. There was nothing that was missing or hadn’t been thought of already! We could not recommend Willows Rest more! Raymond was very helpful and available if we needed anything. His recommendations were fantastic. We hope that we will be able to visit again soon and we have recommended Willows Rest to all our friends and family already! Thanks very much for a wonderful stay

Stayed April 2024

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It's difficult to write a review of somewhere so perfect. Willows Rest is just that. We (8 adults and 2 children) recently spent 3 nights at this beautiful place, just outside Totnes in South Devon, celebrating my 70th birthday. As soon as we arrived I knew we'd made a great choice. The downstairs bedrooms are well-configured (my daughter and partner could every so often take refuge from the toddlers!)with the most comfortable mattresses and gorgeous bed-linen. Upstairs there is a beautiful open-plan area with well-equipped kitchen, large dining table and the most comfortable velvet sofas. The snug offers another area where one can relax or watch television. Our little ones loved the swimming-pool and the 6 older 'children' enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub under the starry skies. There is also so much to see and do in the area. Although we were only there for 3 days we visited a couple of nearby beaches, Salcombe, Totnes (with its busy Friday market) and, after a delicious birthday lunch at Riverford Field Kitchen, Haytor on Dartmoor. Willows Rest is really very special and I cannot recommend it highly enough. We all made some wonderful memories and hope to return one day in the not too distant future.

Stayed March 2024

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This stunning setting has to rank up there as one of the best places our family created memories at. The barn is decorated beautifully with a touch of home that makes you want to live there, not just spend a few days/nights. The pool is just fantastic for the kids and adults to spend some great quality time and create further memories. This will rank has one of the best places we have stayed in, and we will definitely look to return and enjoy the hospitality provided by the amenities as well as the owners, nothing is to much of an ask.

Stayed December 2023

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We were a Group of 10 staying Christmas week, willows rest has everything you need and more! It is beautifully decorated and finished too a high standard! Toiletries were amazing as were the beds and brownies! Swimming pool and Hot tub were great and kept all the children and adults entertained! We will definitely be returning in the future, thank you for a great holiday

Stayed December 2023

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Would highly recommend this barn. We attended as a family of 10 to celebrate my dads 60th. Raymond was extremely helpful with information and assisting before our stay and keeping us informed during. The barn is beautifully decorated and a great place for us with different ages. The kids loved the pool and garden area with lots of space to play and explore. Whilst there was plenty of space inside for the adults to Chill out. The welcome basket and homemade brownies were a lovely bonus. We will definiately be booking again and couldn't recommend it enough.

Stayed September 2023

Coolstays User

What a wonderful place that more than lived up to its description with lovely furnishings, well equipped kitchen and a great welcoming pack. We were a family party of 12 spanning 3 generations and the accommodation suited all of us allowing space for peace and quiet for those that needed it.We rented the accommodation in July and despite the changeable weather there was plenty to do, the swimming pool being a firm favourite.Highly recommend Willows Rest for a great holiday.

Stayed July 2023

Coolstays User

Our family had a wonderful stay at Willows Rest. There were eleven of us including four young grandchildren. The accommodation is extremely clean, very comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen. The facilities are excellent. There are plenty of furnishings, all very comfortable, and a great room for the kids off the lounge area. Bedrooms are very comfortable with excellent beds and pillows. The little cottage is very cosy with a little kitchen area if you need it. We would return with family. Everyone thought it was perfect for large family stays.

Stayed July 2023

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We recently returned from an Easter getaway at Willows Rest and had a truly fabulous time. The welcome hamper was very thoughtful and delicious. The property was luxurious, very spacious, well-equipped and extremely comfortable for our two families. The pool, hot tub, and play area proved to be an absolute winner for both adults and children regardless of the weather! The host, Raymond, was extremely helpful and responsive to our needs throughout our stay. Having on-site EV chargers proved very convenient and a real bonus. Overall, the stay at Willows Rest was wonderful and highly recommended. We can’t wait to revisit with family and friends!

Stayed April 2023

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Just back from a fabulous weeks stay at Willows Rest. Expectations were high prior to the visit and the reality of the stay really did not disappoint - it was excellent. I won't spoil any surprises but even the welcome hamper was amazing. From the outset of booking things started well with the owner Raymond being super responsive to queries I had and needs for setting up the property for our stay with regards baby equipment (they have that really well covered) - thanks Raymond. The property itself is just as the photographs show - very plush and comfortable with all you need for a big group to have a lovely stay. The kitchen is very well setup for cooking big meals and the giant table makes enjoying them all the better; especially with the wine fridge and separate rack right on hand! The bedrooms are all nicely appointed with comfortable beds and nice linens. The pool and hot tub just add to the luxury and really made for a great family stay. Walking directly from the house maybe isn't quite as interesting as heading to the coastal path but is doable and if you like a morning trail run that can easily be done especially if you're not afraid of hills! Parking was easy for at least 4 cars and if you are visiting with an EV you're all set with 2 untethered EV chargers available (at a fair per kWh fee). This is a real bonus for a stay in this area which doesn't have a huge number of public charging options.

Stayed February 2023

Coolstays User

We have recently returned from our week in Willow's Rest and enjoyed a wonderful stay. The main barn and adjoining cottage are absolutely stunning and beautifully furnished. The main kitchen and dining area in the barn are perfect for entertaining and is an ideal space for a large party or family. Especially when you include the lounge and the snug. The 'upside-down' living area certainly enhances the experience. Whilst the garden, play area, swimming pool and hot tub elevates the property to a whole new level of luxury! The large parking area and in particular the EV charging points are also an important feature for anybody travelling into the middle of South Devon with an electric car. The welcome hamper (and brownies!) was very thoughtful (and delicious!), whilst Raymond (the host) could not have been more helpful or friendlier either during our stay, or whilst responding to the numerous questions that were mailed to him prior to our arrival. All in all, a wonderful stay and I would certainly recommend Willow's Rest for the perfect get-away.

Stayed February 2023

Coolstays User

We had a fantastic time at Willow's Rest. We booked the barn with 2 families and we made some fantastic memories. The house is well equipped, very tastefully decorated and very comfortable . The house and gardens externally are also stunning. Though the house is very spacious , they have managed to create a very cosy feel. The pool, play area and hot tub are a massive bonus. The kids had a blast. The location is also beautiful with plenty to do in the surrounding areas for adults and children. I highly recommend Willow's Rest and would without doubt stay there again.

Stayed October 2022

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We’ve just had a wonderful long weekend at Willow’s Rest (the barn and the cottage ) with our whole family (8 adults and 5 small children). It was just perfect! Beautifully, tastefully presented for adults but also comfortable for children. The barn is well equipped with everything you need, beds are very comfortable and all bedrooms are roomy but cosy with fantastic toiletries. The outside space is lovely for the children to explore and for adults to lounge about on deckchairs while they know the little ones are safe. The pool is amazing and was well used by all, lots of equipment for little ones, good changing facilities. The cottage was a welcome escape from the crowd and was equally well equipped and comfortable (could have done with an instructions booklet in the cottage). Raymond (the owner) was really helpful and communicative and always on hand to sort out any problems. Raymond and Emily have made a beautiful place at Willow’s Rest.

Stayed September 2022

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What a wonderful week we have had at Willows Rest. This is the second time we have stayed - first being a long weekend in March 2020 but having a full week this time round was bliss. Great location with enough facilities to keep everyone entertained. The pool is perfect for both children and adults and the hot tub is very relaxing. There is nothing you need to think about as the owners have done that for you - every kitchen appliance you can think of and more. The beds were luxury, slept so well. The house itself was perfect for our family of children, teenagers and us grown-ups with the small cottage working well for Grandpa! Can't fault the place and we will be rebooking. Thank you for a great holiday.

Stayed July 2022

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We had a great week at Willows Rest with our whole family. The house is well equipped, beautifully decorated, spacious and extremely comfortable. Our kids loved the pool, play area and feeding the animals! There was so much to keep them entertained at the house but additionally plenty to do in the local area. We had a wonderful stay and look forward to returning at some point soon!

Stayed July 2022

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We had a wonderful week’s holiday in Willows Rest for our extended family, ages ranging from 70 down to a 2 year old. There was something for everyone to do. The kids loved seeing the animals, enjoyed using the tv room, swimming pool and play area, whilst the adults enjoyed the jacuzzi, sitting round the firepit toasting marshmallows & drinking prosecco, plus a barbeque, what more could one want. The barn was spacious & beautifully equipped with all the comforts & features one could wish for, with the added bonus for us oldies, a cottage to escape to when we wanted some peace & quiet.

Stayed July 2022

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