GUEST REVIEWS

What an amazing bar, holiday and area. This barn definitely has the wow factor. We had fantastic weather so made the most of visiting Dartmouth and Salcombe. Had lovely food at The Maltsters Arms and The Tradesman’s Arms. The barn just impressed us so much. It is stunning, well equipped and just stunning and luxurious. Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. We will be taking some fabulous memories back home to Wales, Cornwall and Scotland.

Lovely Larcombe, Beautiful Big Barn.

A fantastic weekend in first class accommodation. Big Barn is an excellent venue for a celebration – birthday and retirement in our case. Thank you Caroline.

What a wonderful weekend, Big Barn is such an amazing house for friends to hang out. Celebrated our dear friends 50th birthday and it will be one to remember. What fantastic taste you have Caroline. We will be back!

Had the best holiday, made all the better by this wonderful accommodation. Thanks.

Fantastic barn, fabulous views.

We have been coming to this area regularly for over 15 years and this is the most comfortable place ever. Simply the best! Thanks.

Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful barn for Camilla’s big send-off. It is the most stunning location and perfect for a ‘classy do’. We had a great time paddle-boarding at Bigbury-on-sea and having long meals outside in the sunshine. Apologies if you find a few stray ping-pong balls under the couches!

We all had a great time in your amazing Barn, it was everything we expected and more. The view was breathtaking, the children enjoyed the space and definitely made the most of it!

Thank you Caroline for your friendly and welcoming hospitality, we will take away happy holiday memories. We would all love to come again!

Perfect week!

Thank you Caroline – another wonderful stay! Endless sunshine. Some of our fav places: The Maltsters Arms – Tuckenhay – wonderful pub by the river estuary. Best breakfast with sea views – SeaBreeze – Torcross Best beach – Blackpool Sands and Bigbury – wide, expansive, sandy beaches. Things to do – mackerel fishing in Salcombe.

Stunning! What a lovely time we had here – this perfect Barn – everything was ‘spot on’. Magnificent views when waking up in the morning.

What a fabulous Big Barn! Thank you for a really comfortable stay. Fantastic space – Love the gold fish! 

Such as well equipped and beautifully clean house – we’ve had a lovely stay. If visiting Dartmouth, highly recommend Alf Resco for all day food. If visiting Slapton village checkout both pubs – Queens Arms – adequate, but, once found, the Towner Inn looked really good.

Well, Big Barn lived up to my expectations and more. What a fantastic place to celebrate my 50th birthday with my friends. Everything was perfect. Walks along the coast were fantastic. Lovely meals out at the local pub and the Rockfish in Dartmouth – great fish and chips and cider! Chris Sherville local chef cooked us a fabulous meal. Some very treasured memories I wont forget.

Dear Caroline, what a fabulous week we have had staying in your beautiful barn. So well equipped and stylishly designed. We shall need to fast for the next week to get over it though!

Dear Caroline, Wow! The barn is just gorgeous and has everything and more that you could ever need. We have had such a wonderful week and really do not want to go home. We wont hesitate to recommend to others and look forward to organising another visit!

Caroline, Thank you for so much. Big Barn is a very special place, we have recharged, rebooted and revived at your slice of heaven. Flawless. Leaving with a mixture of sadness but also joy that we have found a place to return to as a family.

Glorious week – idyllic setting. Probably the best ‘British’ weather ever, extremely lucky, just what we needed. A brilliant space – perfect!

An absolutely fantastic hen weekend, the perfect house and the most perfect friends! Thank you so much, loved it, loved it! See you for the 1 year anniversary!

Tremendous place to stay, although it would have been better for our pugs ego if the sheep were more afraid of him. We loved it!

A fantastic venue for friends to enjoy a peaceful get together!

Had a lovely stay, celebrations with our ‘old friend’ for his birthday!

Wonderful 60th Celebrations in the most beautiful setting. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Thanks to Caroline and Suzie for a really great week! Even though it was February the weather was fab and we didn’t see a drop of rain – a miracle! The Big Barn is so welcoming and is such a wonderful place for family/ friends, there is something for everyone. We hope to see you both again in the not too distant future. Enjoy the wine we left as a thank you!

An amazing couple of days with the Gibbons & Brocks doing ‘come dine with me’! Wish we could’ve stayed longer. Fab fab Barn! Thank you to our wonderful hosts!

Thank you Caroline, Big Barn is amazing and so well equipped, you have thought of everything! We have had a wonderful time here, family and friends. We did ‘play’ come dine with me and didn’t feel the need to go out (apart from over 3½ hour walk!) A new year not to forget, we hope to return again one day, dogs and all.

Thanks Caroline and Suzie for providing such a great place to stay. All very well thought out and despite the intermittent weather we really enjoyed ourselves, particularly coming back to the peace and tranquillity after a day out.

‘A relaxing rock ‘n’ roll barn in Devon’
We had booked to stay in Big Barn on Larcombe Farm. The charming Caroline Murray (who lives on another part of the farm and will help out with anything you need) renovated this huge building into a sexily rustic, eclectically cool getaway for groups of up to ten (plus dogs). Anyone allergic to country-house chintz will feel their heart swell as they walk through the door. Oak floors, exposed stone and floor-to-ceiling windows set the backdrop for chic interiors on a par with a boutique hotel: retro black-and-white photos, quirky antiques, huge candelabras and a gargantuan television. There’s a state-of-the-art kitchen, plus a games room with table tennis, dartboard and pool table. In fact, there was so much to do that we’ve already resolved to come back.

An amazing couple of days, wish we could have stayed longer. Fab, fab Barn. Thankyou to our wonderful hosts.

Thank you Caroline, Big Barn is amazing and so well equipped, you have thought of everything! We have had a wonderful time here, family & friends. We did ‘play’ come dine with me and didn’t feel the need to go out! (Apart from our 3 ½ hour walk!) A New Year not to forget, we hope to return again one day!

Many thanks Caroline for making our Christmas one to remember!

‘Kitchen’s Today’
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We have had a great time! Wonderful Venue, great location, super host! We shall return.

On behalf of all of us, thank you so much. We had an amazing time, riotous partying, bracing walks, games of ping pong/ table tennis, relaxing in the enormous baths… A fabulous way to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. A truly stunning place. If you ever get tired of farming, you have an interior design career to fall back on. A million thanks Caroline.

German Home Living Magazine.

Caroline, we had a lovely stay in Big Barn. It was our first family holiday with our 12 week old daughter. The weather was good and we saw lots of the South Hams. We would really recommend the Normandy Arms in Blackawton for dinner!

Caroline, thank you for creating such a magical place for people to come together to celebrate life. Our family gathering was memorable.

Thankyou Caroline, we’ve all had an amazing week here at Big Barn what with the fabulous weather we’ve spent all week outside and the kids loved the pond. I’d love to come back in the winter time so we could spend more time being cosy by the fire in the Barn! It’s an incredible place!

Caroline, The photos were good but on arrival I was totally in awe of Big Barn, love, love, love your style and hope to create something as special one day! My belated 40th weekend was truly done in style and family, friends, kids and dogs were all more than happy. Would love to pinch the beds, big light (with fish!) Candlesticks, lamp canvas thingy and the dining table… in fact take the whole barn!!

Caroline, we had another wonderful Christmas at Big Barn! We loved every minute and we don’t want to leave! Thank you for letting us stay here again.

Caroline, WOW!! Thankyou for the most fabulous weekend get away ever… we had a fabulous time at the Big Barn and we were so impressed and comforted by every last tasteful detail. We absolutely loved The White House for Sunday lunch, it was amazing and Blackpool sands was just beautiful.

‘Perfectly Natural’
Tucked away on a Devonshire hillside, hidden from the outside world, Larcombe Farm could well have stepped out of a classic children’s picture book. Surrounded by fields of grazing sheep, the buildings 18th century façade overlooks a large duck pond. Framing the property on either side is a pair of stone barns; one is a shelter for lambs, hens and hay, while the other was once a cow byre and threshing barn. Now that barn is a beautifully welcoming house with four bedrooms and as many bathrooms.

Thanks a million Caroline! We loved every minute, we felt at home the minute we arrived. Looking forward to the next time in the Big Barn.

‘Just call it home from (luxury) home’
Picture yourself walking into a Devonshire farmhouse with views of a boat bobbing on a lake and sheep grazing in the fields. Combine your need for escape with the delight of experiencing thoughtful, contemporary interiors and the best-equipped kitchen seen in a holiday retreat. Now take down the details for Big Barn Farm! Then tell your best friends – it’s large enough to give you all the space and luxury you could wish for (it sleeps 10 plus)

We’ve had a wonderful time at Big Barn – a truly inspiring place! Something for everyone in a beautiful setting and enough space for us all to find a little relaxation!! We’ve loved the log fires and wondering around the farm.

The Barn once again provided an excellent venue for our new years festivities. The tree was even bigger than last time which I wouldn’t have thought possible. Thank you very much, I’m sure we’ll all be back to enjoy the Barn again.

Wow! What an amazing space, décor, furniture and views. I’ve had an awesome hen do here and really hope I can come back one day. Can’t believe its over.

What a lovely Barn! We had such fun! Boutique Hotel style in Rural Devon and child friendly – thank you Caroline! Recommend Bigbury on Sea – Ace Beach, Kingsbride – lovely town. And one of the best takeaways from Maha Baharat in Kingsbridge – They deliver!! Hope to come back!

Doms 30th, A wonderful, memorable weekend at such a stylish and homely plush pad! We love the big barn – so comfortable to return to after kayaking! Thank you so much Caroline – you must be so proud of this venue – we shall be recommending it.

Not sure anything could have prepared me for this!! Beyond any expectations and really really hope you don’t have a hidden camera in here! Weekend to remember for life!

We Couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more, from Grandparent to 2 ½ year old twins, the Big Barn appeals to all. You’ve thought of everything, Caroline, thank you for a really memorable holiday. We’ve loved the beautiful big space you’ve created and the natural beauty of Slapton. Hopefully we’ll be back soon.

‘Stay the night: Big Barn Devon’
You approach the barn via a hedgerow and wildflower-hemmed track, which dips suddenly towards the large farmhouse and pond. So far, so rustic. But a private entrance whisks you around the pond to the upper floor of the two-tier barn. And that’s where the wow factor kicks in.

The best 30th birthday ever! The barn is fantastic!

‘Big Barn Little Farm’
Outside it’s a mellow Victorian threshing barn while inside it’s cool, funky and rock and roll.

‘The Big Barn Devon’
There’s an inviting glow about the Big Barn all year round, especially as daylight falls and the biscuit-coloured stone walls and oak floors become illuminated by the numerous lamps and open fires within. In an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of the South Hams, the barn and its tranquil surroundings take on an otherwordly quality. If you’re a group of friends who like to stay up late, or a family with boisterous children, that’s fine, too. The various living spaces are all private, adaptable and well equipped with TV, DVD and underfloor heating. There are four en-suite bedrooms with funky furnishings while a fifth, which overlooks the huge dining room, doubles as a cosy den.

This is without doubt a perfect place! We absolutely loved every single minute of our stay. The Big Barn is our most favourite place ever! Thank you hugely from us all.

‘Five Luxury Barns’
This barn celebrates its architecture. Rope banisters, wooden bathroom doors and stone walls are a welcome nod to the past while slate-tiled bathrooms and a swanky granite-topped kitchen bring the facilities bang up-to-date. Bold wallpapers and plush red and purple furnishings make this barn a good option for anyone suffering a surfeit of beige.

Total heaven for all us city bods! We’ve loved every second and are going back to the big smoke very much happier, more relaxed and a few jeans sizes bigger than when we arrived after an amazing week of eating and drinking our way around South Devon! Thankyou so much for thinking of everything we could have possibly needed!

We Couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more, from Grandparent to 2 ½ year old twins, the Big Barn appeals to all. You’ve thought of everything, Caroline, thank you for a really memorable holiday. We’ve loved the beautiful big space you’ve created and the natural beauty of Slapton. Hopefully we’ll be back soon.

Having spent the last few years travelling the UK holidaying in cottages (dog friendly) we have now stayed in many, Big Barn is by far the best we have ever seen and stayed in. Congratulations on creating such a peaceful and luxurious space! Should have been on Grand Designs!! It has made our honeymoon one we will never forget and we will be back more than once. Many thanks for the personal touches when we arrived made us feel very welcome and special. Monty our West Highland Terrier loved chasing his ball the full length of the barn and then relaxing on the heated floor, thanks for thinking about dog owners!

Thank you for such an amazing time! Big Barn has the Wow factor in lorry loads! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back.

What a wonderful place – hills, sheep and log fire what more could you want, perhaps a few friendly pooches… oh they have them too!! Can’t wait to come back.

Where do we begin… Caroline, your Big Barn has provided us with the most perfectly brilliant location for our weekend of nuptial celebrations, all our guests have been overwhelmed by this fantastic spot. The Tipis looked brilliant in the orchard, and our ceremony in the lambing shed was idyllically romantic. We would not change a single thing about this special weekend and cannot tell you how much we appreciate all your hard work and consideration. Thank you.

When we booked Big Barn we only knew the advertising material and we were not quite sure whether or not the place and the experience could match our expectations. But when we arrived here after a long and stressful journey all the way from Germany, when we first met the lovely lady Caroline and saw her Barn we were simply overwhelmed, the house is carefully and beautifully designed and was perfectly built equipped and decorated, to make a long story short, our expectations have been surpassed by far. If there hadn’t been the narrow roads our holiday stay in the middle of nowhere couldn’t have been more convenient and enjoyable. Caroline is not only the gifted creator of this place but also very charming and caring as well as a perfect host. She did everything to make us all feel home from home. We thank Caroline very much and recommend this place to everyone. We would all love to return one day.

Well done Big Barn for giving us a wonderful family break and big welcome into the world of 5 star holidays – may we wish you all the best for the future and very good luck with all the lovely plans still to come, and just to say to Caroline… sorry but we hope to come back!!!

I could not think of anywhere, more welcome, to celebrate a milestone birthday. My best wishes for your future success. You deserve it!

Wish we didn’t have to leave this magical place – you deserve tremendous credit for the pleasure and enjoyment Big Barn has provided for us and so many others. We will definitely be back! Spacious and beautiful, geese on the lawn, lambs in the fields, Wordsworth would have loved it. It offers a superb holiday to everyone who holidays here. Walks, beaches, restaurants, sailing, swimming or even people who simply need to leave the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the magic of Big Barn. Thank you we will be back.

We loved every second, to us Big Barn is the jewel, the Emerald of Devon with its glistening cloak of green so we leave our hearts in L’Emeraude de Larcombe with the joy of knowing we will see this beauty again next summer.

Though the weather was not great we were never bored with the pool, darts, tv’s, swings, piano, table tennis, tractor and the space to run around. The lake was a perfect view and Tudur loved it. Thanks a lot we had a great week.