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Lewdown Rustic Holiday Barn, Twelve Penny Barn near Dartmoor
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Guest Feedback and Testimonials

Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous clients have said about Twelve Penny Barn below:

Thank you for a lovely week in a beautiful cottage. A week of peace & quiet, just what we needed! Apple juice & cider were a delicious bonus.

First class in every way. The setting, the wildlife, the local sights & your recommendations have made this a perfect week.

Another lovely stay at Twelve Penny Barn. The weather was mixed, but this did not dampen our stay! We recommend the ´Elephants Nest´ for wonderful food, a good country pub. Thank you both again.

Had a fabulous relaxing time at Twelve Penny Barn; secluded, scenic, and beautiful, there can´t be a more idyllic place!The weather and hospitality has been perfect, thank you.

We´ve enjoyed our time at Twelve Penny Barn so much! Very relaxing, great location & spot on tips for where to go. We had our 1st year anniversary meal at the ´Springer Spaniel´ & highly recommend it. A fantastic week of winding down before the baby comes! Thank you.

Thank you so much for a lovely week at Swallow Barn for our honeymoon. The Barn & surroundings are so beautiful, we loved calling this home for the week. Ted is leaving Swallow barn as a dog who very much enjoys country living, and thank you for the amazing cider & apple juice.

Thank you so much for a lovely place to stay for our break away. A wonderful warm welcome, and thanks for the advice on where to go. The Springer Spaniel is a recommendation for nice food not too far away & the brilliant walk from Castle Drogo down to Fingle bridge was a favourite. Also thank you very much for the cider & amazing apple juice - we shall miss that with our breakfast each morning. Hope to return soon.

Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful barn in a beautiful part of the country. A very cosy & relaxing weekend.

Thank you for such a peaceful, perfect stay in the lovely Twelve Penny Barn. All was good, even the weather, and Bertie has loved all the new walks as well as meeting Lily. Thank you for the delicious cider and apple juice. Hope to see you again!

Twelve Penny Barn is a delightful place to stay, very relaxing and cosy with the fire going. Esther (the cat) spent three evenings with us purring constantly, it was lovely. The Rock Inn was great, as was the drive across Dartmoor. We loved Polperro too. Thanks again.

Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful stay. Twelve Penny Barn is the ideal place to slow down, unplug and enjoy the English countryside. We have thoroughly enjoyed each of your suggestions from Trebarwith strand to the Castle Inn, Widgery cross and the Clovelly Inn. Every single time the experience has been spot on.Thank you for your kind hospitality, your eggs, apple juice, bread and delicious homemade mulled cider. It all made the entire experience very welcoming. I would not be surprised if we found our way back here someday (from California).

The perfect way to see New Year in! Thank you for the apple juice and cider and for such a lovely cottage to stay in. Thank you also for lending us Esther (cat) for a few days she is a real gem. Hope to be back again soon!

Our second visit and everything as beautiful as before - thank you! Thank you, Simon, for the cider and thank you Esther (cat) for the welcome and cuddles. See you next year we hope!

What an amazing, beautiful place. We had the perfect honeymoon and such a lovely stay. Thank you for your tour on arrival and for sharing your cider. This is truly an awesome place.

Such a perfect setting for our honeymoon. Twelve Penny Barn is cosy, comfortable and has everything we could want. The weather was perfect. Thank you for the provisions, they came in handy. We will be back, thank you.

Twelve Penny Barn is a truly tranquil haven. Cosy and comfortable, it has everything you could possibly need. Thank you for your lovely hospitality. Weather was great too!

Thank you Simon and Sue for a wonderful week here at Twelve Penny Barn! You provided us with good weather! The perfect way to spend our honeymoon. Thanks for the deliciously fresh apple juice and cider.

Had a lovely week, great cottage, fabulous area and good weather. Really enjoyed the cottage with rustic features, very cosy, very comfortable bed, gave us many ideas for the future.

We have had the most wonderful time staying at Twelve Penny barn. The surrounding area is stunning and the cottage is so lovely we don´t want to leave! Simon was incredibly welcoming and his cider is absolutely delicious. We would love to come back.

We had the most wonderful time, visiting some lovely villages and easily reached coastal bays.Sandy Mouth bay was outstandingly beautiful. This little peace of heaven is a place we will definitely visit again. We have had a peaceful & exciting stay. The owners have thought of everything and the cider is delicious, it should be sold in the shops!

What a beautiful barn in a truly tranquil setting with welcoming hosts. A great base for exploring. We visited & recommend Lydford Gorge, the otters & butterflies, cycling the granite way & the coastal town of Bude. Thank you!

We had a very relaxing stay in your beautiful, cosy cottage. Thank you for the hamper & home made apple juice. We will certainly recommend this cottage to our friends. Highly recommend The Royal Inn, a lovely family pub on the Cornish border.

We have had the most relaxing time here at Twelve Penny Barn. Thank you for your generous hospitality Sue & Simon - we felt completely at home. Hoping to come back in the near future.

We loved our stay here. The Cottage is beautiful, loved the decor. Very thoughtful touches with the hamper & cider. We were quite glad the weather was so bad as we didn´t have to leave. Thank you.

We live a very quiet corner of the Chilterns - quiet that is apart from the semi constant hum of the Heathrow flight path; the splutter of circling light aircraft, the village school run, the constant throughput of Bradley Wiggins lookalikes etc. Here at Twelve Penny Barn it is truly quiet. Amazingly so, and we really appreciated that. A wonderful property, thoughtfully decked out for Christmas (thank you). Exactly what we were looking for including access to the magical countryside. We will be back. NB. Not forgetting exceptional mulled cider - very many thanks Simon!

We have had a wonderful stay in Twelve Penny Barn. The cottage provides all you need to relax and rejuvenate. We´ll miss the cosy suppers in front of the log burning stove and the wonderful peace and quiet. Coming from London it was the perfect place to see in the New Year, with the added treat of Simon´s mulled Cider. Thank you to Sue and Simon for providing such a lovely place to escape to.

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Everything has been perfect, from the warm welcome to the attention that has been paid to the detail of the barn conversion. Special mention to Esther (the cat) who provided a warm welcome home after getting lost in the fog on Dartmoor.

We enjoyed such a peaceful stay at Twelve Penny Barn. Thank you Simon and Sue for making us feel so welcome. A beautiful barn with everything you could possibly need. Thank you for the Cider- we enjoyed the challenge. We will definitely return!

Great place, Twelve Penny Barn has been the best home to stay in so far! Lovely walks all around and the weather was also on our side. We will be coming back again. P.s. Lovely cider.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this luxurious cottage which is cosy and well equipped. It was wonderful to return to the delightful fire following stomps across Dartmoor. Our dog Truffle is exhausted. The delectable goodies and apple juice were much appreciated, thank you.

Thank you for a lovely stay at Twelve Penny Barn. You really have done a great job of creating somewhere that´s a perfect escape when things are busy and stressful. I hope the next visitors will enjoy it as much as we did.

The property was the best I have stayed in and I would stay there again, all credit to the owners who make you feel very welcome and for whom nothing is too much trouble. Credit also to Unique Home Stays for ease of booking; your website and photography is amazing, and really shows the property as it is. I shall be using you again when looking for any future holidays as you are by far the best company I have dealt with.

We´ve had an amazing week, both weather & accommodation!! Super welcome. The cottage is warm & cosy & equipped to a very high standard. Both apple juice & cider were wonderful. We especially loved our walk around Lydford Gorge. We will be sad to leave such a beautiful place.

What a fantastic week! The cottage is beautiful; so cosy to come back to after long walks on the moor. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Simon & Sue made us feel so very welcome with their hospitality & recommendations. Simon´s cider is to die for - we will miss that. Do not hesitate to come here - we are so sad to leave. Hope to have a return visit in the future.

Thankyou very much for a fantastic stay at Twelve Penny Barn! We were made to feel extremely welcome when we arrived & were so impressed by the interior & setting. We will defintely be back in the area soon. Apple juice was lovely, thanks so much , a brilliant week.

After a warm welcome complemented by fresh eggs, cider & wonderful apple juice, we settled into a wonderful, relaxing haven. Sad to leave & thankyou for making this such a memorable week.

Thankyou for the warm welcome, all the lovely extras & sharing your lovely cottage, which has made our stay special. We will be back to explore the area again. PS the apple juice was beautiful!

What a beautiful barn and lovely setting. We really enjoyed exploring the area & had a very relaxing time. We hope to be back soon. Many thanks.

The location was lovely and peaceful and the cottage was warm and homely; everything had been thought of!

Thank you for our lovely stay. The apple juice and eggs were wonderful touches.

What a wonderful, relaxing and special time we have had here. It is such a beautiful cottage which is designed exactly to our taste, so we have got lots of inspiration for new home projects. Thank you.

What a lovely place to spend a holiday. The cottage and location are just perfect. Thank you for all the extra touches, they were really appreciated- especially the cider!

Thank you for a truly unforgettable and wonderful week spent relaxing in your peaceful and idyllic cottage. All the thoughtful extras made our stay more special, especially the home made apple juice and cider challenge. Delicious! Thank you Simon for your ideas of places to visit, Trebarwith Strand and Port William Inn are well worth a visit. Twelve Penny Barn is a very special place to stay and we are leaving our honeymoon with lots of lovely memories.

Thank you for a truly unforgettable and wonderful week spent relaxing in your peaceful and idyllic cottage. All the thoughtful extras helped make our stay even more special, especially the home made apple juice and cider challenge! Delicious! Twelve Penny Barn is a very special place to stay and we are leaving our honeymoon with lots of lovely memories.

We felt we were very well cared for, liked the amount of local information provided, but at the same time felt that we were also free to explore. Twelve Penny Barn is in an excellent location and beautifully presented whilst also making you feel very comfortable- a rare treat. Thank you.

There is something magical about this place. Thank you for the stay. I feel very lucky to have become engaged here!

Twelve Penny Barn is a beautiful, cosy cottage with a range of really personal touches that made it extra special.

A beautiful and tranquil boutique cottage in an idyllic location. Twelve Penny Barn is simply perfect!

Thank you for a perfect week! Such a wonderfully romantic place in the center of paradise. Little Esther, your cat, will be sorely missed too. Wishing you sunshine, health and happiness.

The property was ever so lovely and homely. We felt it was very clean and comfortable and the owners very kind and helpful. The hamper had some lovely local produce, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The location was amazing and we were able to go for lovely walks in the countryside. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone who likes the countryside and the quiet and peacefulness it offers.

Thank you for a fabulous stay. Possibly the worst weekends weather this year - but we were so warm & cosy in this lovely cottage. The fire was lovely - Simon´s cider great & we would love to come back. Thank you

Thank you for a very relaxing stay. We were very cosy here in Twelve Penny Barn. The fire was excellent as were all the luxurious comforts provided in the cottage. The cider was also excellent - thanks Simon. This is the perfect place to come & stay - whatever the weather! Hope to be back soon. Thanks.

We had a lovely stay, in such a wonderfully romantic setting. It was the perfect getaway & we couldn´t have asked for more. The woodburning fire was mesmorising & the bed superb! The cider was also delicious, thank you.

We are very sorry to be leaving this morning - not just because the sun is out after 4 rather wet & wild days, but because we have finally mastered the art of true relaxation. Such a beautiful cottage & a perfect way to spend my partners 30th birthday. Thank you.

Lovely stay in an amazing property in a beautiful tranquil area. Thank you for the cider & mince pies! Excellent start to 2014 and we hope to return soon. PS. Sams cottage pie was amazing.

Lovely relaxing week. The cottage was just perfect for a romantic Christmas holiday and was decorated really nicely. Thank you.

Lovely looking property for 2 people in a good location with great facilities especially the log fire.

Twelve Penny Barn and our stay here was perfect in every way. Thank you so much! So relaxing & the cider was lovely. Hope to visit again soon.

Our first family holiday with 14 week old baby Nancy was perfect. Thanks so much, the cider was ace!

Super break in a beautiful cottage. We´ll never forget the view from the garden to the moors; blue sky, frost on the ground, sun rising - life affirming stuff! Echoing others, the hamper & goodies were a very civilised & hospitable touch. Thanks for sharing your home.

What a beautiful cottage with such a comfy bed & the cider was mind blowing! A lovely 1st holiday for our 10 week old little boy. Thank you.

The property itself and the hospitality we received from Sue and Simon was perfect. Twelve Penny Barn is extremely well equipped and provided a perfect getaway from the city.

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your idyllic, picturesque cottage. We had such a wonderful time taking in all the gorgeous scenery. Your hospitality was amazing & the cider was second to none. It is an ideal setting for honeymoons and definitely made ours memorable. Thank you once again, hope to be back soon.

We have had such a lovely relaxing time in your gorgeous cottage. It was everything we expected and more. Everything down to having every cooking utensil you could ever need was perfect! The weather was terrible but it didn´t matter, cosy nights in by the fire were a fab change of pace from our normal day to day life. Hope to be back soon.

Another year, another stay at Swallow Barn. Thanks again for the wine & cider! Lydford gorge is well worth a visit, not a walk for the faint hearted but breathtaking views & its only down the road. Thanks again Sue & Simon.

What a wonderful week we have had in your beautiful cottage, visiting many beauty spots in the area. Thankyou for all your homely touches which made us feel so welcome.We have had so many highlights but we would recommend Lydford Gorge & the Eden project. Many thanks again to you both.

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