The Old Granary

The Old Granary can be booked through Sykes Cottages.

Tucked in the corner of the grassy courtyard, this perfectly delightful cosy self catering cottage is a treat for two (but only two!), the perfect cottage for a holiday in Devon. It is an ideal bolt hole for an escape from the pressures of the city, an excellent base for bird watchers and walkers, or indeed a cosy nest for the romantically inclined!

The cottage is attached to an old barn on one side and provides upside down accommodation with the living area upstairs. The cottage has old maple flooring with rugs, under floor central heating, and is stylishly furnished and decorated in rustic natural colours which complement the old walls.

The Old Granary is an excellent example of the way a comfortable living area can be created in a relatively small space , and was designed by James and Rosie’s daughter Alice. The transition from old earth floored barn into a quality farm holiday cottage has featured in Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine and in Build It Magazine as a classic example of what can be achieved.

To the right of the front door is a sunny grassed patio with wooden table and bench for al fresco eating and drinking, surrounded by flowering shrubs and plants.

As you enter The Old Granary, you come into the bedroom, with the bed directly ahead covered with pillows in gold, green and rustic red. There is a hand built pine wardrobe. The bathroom is a stylish wet room with beautiful marble and a mosaic border. Tucked under the stairs is a wall hung toilet, and in the corner a contemporary basin. The curved wall gives a modern feel to the room, and is an interesting design feature.

Up the curved handcrafted staircase there is a little “peep hole” which looks out onto the courtyard. On the first floor there is a well equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, dish washer and fridge with a small ice box, and an intimate dining area. There is a cosy sofa for two and a small TV/DVD. There is free WIFI and reasonable mobile reception. The walls are partially exposed leaving the beautiful old stonework to be seen in all its glory. The limed panelled ceiling with exposed beams gives the room the feel of a romantic log cabin. It is full of character.

Due to space restrictions dogs are not allowed, and we must emphasise once more that The Old Granary is only suitable for two adults. It is available for short breaks out of peak holiday season, and from time to time at specially discounted rates through Sykes Cottages.