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The Old Milking Shed

Bantham, Devon (Ref. 995635)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Tina

    “Truly amazing property and location.”

    The hosts are very accommodating and have thought of everything to ensure their guests have a fabulous time. Highly recommend a visit. Excellent.

    The hosts are very accommodating and have thought of everything to ensure their guests have a fabulous time. Highly recommend a visit. Excellent.

    - Tina, June 2022

The property

Situated in the pretty hamlet of West Buckland, within a 15-minute walk of the popular surfing beach of Bantham, The Old Milking Shed is an immaculately presented, beautifully converted dog-friendly barn accommodating up to six people. Positioned in a beautiful, tranquil spot, guests can expect lovely countryside views from the property.

The main front door leads into the open plan living accommodation, with stairs leading up the first floor bedrooms and a mezzanine level on the landing (with L-shaped sofa and board games/ children’s toys). This stylish sitting room offers a delightfully cosy space with wood-burning stove and sliding doors to the outside terrace.

The beautifully appointed kitchen/dining room has a stunning granite-topped central island and Siemens appliances.

Sliding doors lead to the rear and front gardens.

The dining area has a wooden table seating six.

Also on this level is a sunroom and cloakroom.

Three en suite bedrooms: Ground floor master bedroom has a King-size bed, garden access and en suite with bath and large walk-in shower.

Double bedroom at first floor level with King-size bed, feature cross beams and a window with views.

Second bedroom has twin beds.

Each bedroom has its own pair of en suite pods, one featuring a large walk in shower and the other with w.c. Outside is a private, enclosed garden with artificial lawn, an outside shower, barbecue and dining table/chairs.

Parking on driveway for 2-3 cars.

Raised pond in front of the barn (approx. 17" deep) - children must be supervised.


  • Three bedrooms: 1x King-size bed with immaculately presented en suite featuring a freestanding bath (with hand-held shower), large walk-in shower with rain head and hand-held showers, w.c, vanity unit with basin, heated towel rail and shaver point
  • 1x King-size bed with an en suite featuring a large walk in shower and heated towel rail
  • 1x Twin with an en-suite featuring a w.c, vanity unit with basin, and shaver point
  • Cloakroom with w.c
  • and basin
  • Kitchen / dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Sunroom.
  • Fridge, freezer, warming drawer, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee pod machine
  • Sky TV, Blue Ray, Sonos music system
  • Wifi
  • Off road parking for 2-3 cars, space nearby for a small dinghy/boat trailer
  • Private enclosed garden, dining table chairs, barbecue
  • Bed linen and towels supplied

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location


Thurlestone 1.1 miles; Kingsbridge 5.1miles; Salcombe 9 miles

The picturesque coastal village of Bantham lies at the mouth of the River Avon close to Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Bigbury Bay with the famous Burgh Island, deep in the heart of the South Hams. A tiny unspoiled village comprising of whitewashed thatched cottages, a village store and a popular village pub The Sloop Inn, the village is within a short walk from Bantham Beach, voted one of the top beaches in all of Europe, its soft shallow sands ideal for swimming and paddling making it a popular for families. Lying in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the estuary and surrounding areas are a natural haven for wildlife and popular with walkers who can enjoy the magnificent scenery along the coastal footpath, the village of Thurlestone a half hour walk.

Pond located in front of barn - young children to be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas