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The Bunny Barn

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7 Nights See prices

  • £495  to  £675

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  • £ Enquire
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £ Enquire
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    (6 night min)

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£395 Sat, 1 Jun 2024
4 nights - Only £395 for 4 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    6 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Bunny Barn

The Bunny Barn offers the rare chance to stay in a building that is over 700 years old. The dog-friendly holiday cottage dates from the 13th Century but is, thankfully, a lot more comfortable today than it was when it was built to house farm animals! The self-catering cottage is on Norman’s Farm, just outside of Ipplepen and surrounded by spectacular Devonshire countryside. It would be difficult to find a more peaceful location. With its original thick stone walls and solid oak beams that were shaped centuries ago by hand, the cottage is ideal for couples or families with young children.

The Bunny Barn is not the only building with impressive age in the vicinity. In Ipplepen village, around a mile and a half away, the Church of St Andrew dates from about 1450. It is Grade I listed and still has the village stocks in the churchyard where you will also find the grave of Henry Baskerville who gave his name to the Sherlock Holmes character in “The Hound of The Baskervilles”. Excavations have uncovered evidence of an Iron Age settlement just outside the present-day village, which thanks to a recent discovery is known to have been thriving during Roman times. A Roman settlement, a burial site and Roman road have been unearthed with numerous artifacts making Ipplepen a hugely significant archaeological site as, until recently, it was not known that the Romans settled this far west. Today, the village has a strong community with a pub and restaurant, post office, village shop, garden centre, health club and golf club.

A few miles away, the market town of Newton Abbot provides a wide choice of amenities. In addition to the indoor Pannier Market, there is an outdoor market every Wednesday and Sunday, and a farmers’ market every Friday. There is also a great array of independent shops and cafes, as well as high street names you will recognise. The town also has a racecourse with an exciting calendar of events. Gardeners and bargain lovers will want to visit nearby Trago Mills Shopping and Leisure Park.

The area around Ipplepen has fantastic parks. Decoy Country Park is great for children, Courtenay Park, and Bakers Park through which you can access the grounds of Bradley Manor and the River Lemon. Stover Country Park is 114 acres of diverse landscape that is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Walk along the Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, or walk or cycle along the traffic-free Stover Trail between Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey.

Dartmoor is only seven miles from The Bunny Barn, providing a wealth of footpaths and bridleways. The National Park is also popular with mountain bikers who appreciate the diversity of routes and untamed beauty of the landscape. It would be a crime to visit Devon without spending at least some time at the coast whether you are walking a stretch of the South West Coast Path, crabbing at Paignton, or taking a dip at Torquay, Goodrington Sands or Broadsands. Surfing, fishing canoeing and horse riding are other popular activities you can enjoy nearby.

Within a short drive, you can reach fantastic Devon attractions including Paignton Zoo, the Eden Project, Kent's Cavern, Berry Pomeroy and Compton Castles. Totnes, Plymouth, Dartmouth and Exeter all have a fantastic choice of shops, entertainment and place to eat and drink.

The area is particularly rich in local wildlife. There are Hares, Deer, Weasels, Badgers and Foxes. Barn Owls, Tawny Owls and Little Owls. Pipistrelles and the very rare Lesser Horseshoe Bats fly over the courtyard in summer. Buzzards, Kestrels, Herons and Egrets are a regular sight in the sky, Kingfishers have been seen fishing in the stream and even an Otter has visited in past years.

The Bunny Barn is comfortable and convenient, offering you a peaceful escape in the country without isolating you from the places that make a holiday in Devon so much fun.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Gail Cooke joined Independent Cottages in June 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

The Bunny Barn is a grade 2 listed medieval barn that has been sympathetically converted into a comfortable dog-friendly accommodation for couples or young families.

Packed full of character, Accommodation comprises:


  • Living, kitchen and dining areas are open plan. The original oak beams, hewn by hand centuries ago, are an impressive feature of this original apple-pressing barn. The sitting area has a two-seater and a three-seater sofa, a 42-inch flat screen television with DVD player. A log-burning stove keeps the cottage cosy in cold weather, and a basket of logs is provided.
  • The dining area is next to the kitchen, separated by one of the kitchen countertops. The pine dining table fits perfectly with the rustic nature of the property.
  • Just because the cottage is old does not mean guests have to do without modern conveniences! The kitchen is very well equipped, including an electric oven with ceramic hob, fridge (with ice compartment), dishwasher and microwave. There is also a washer/dryer for guest use.
  • Bathroom featuring a bath with shower above, WC and hand basin.


  • The Curtained bed is a fitting centrepiece for the bedroom. There is also a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage.
  • Although there is only one bedroom, it is spacious enough to fit two smaller children's beds and a cot. These can be provided if required.

Outside: At the front of the barn there is a secure, sunny, cobbled courtyard, with a table and chairs where you can sit in peace together with a small, enclosed garden to the rear. There is also a lovely grassy paddock of nearly an acre which guests are welcome to use. There is private, off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: The Bunny Barn is dog-friendly, and two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. The front garden is enclosed and secure. Dogs are allowed on the sofas on throws but must not be left unattended in the Barn. The barn has full central heating (radiators) the log burner is supplementary heating. Utilities, linen, towels and firewood for the log burner are all included, although guests are required to bring beach towels if they are needed. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. The Bunny Barn is a non-smoking property. Changeover is a Saturday during peak season but flexible at other times. £50 returnable breakage/cleaning bond required. The Barn is not suitable for wheelchair users.

The Bunny Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 4th May 2024 - Fri, 5th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £325 | 4 nights: £395 | 5 nights: £465 | 6 nights: £535

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £325 | 4 nights: £395 | 5 nights: £465 | 6 nights: £535

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 19th Oct 2024 - Tue, 17th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £225 | 3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £375 | 5 nights: £425 | 6 nights: £465

7 Nights

2 Nights

Wed, 18th Dec 2024 - Sun, 5th Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £355 | 4 nights: £445 | 5 nights: £535 | 6 nights: £625

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double + extra beds)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1803 812318 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Gail Cooke
Member Since June 2018

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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 1 Jun 2024 for 4 nights, £395
Only £395 for 4 nights

The Bunny Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th April 2024
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