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View towards the rear of the property and shared courtyard
Sumptuous lounge with woodburner
Relax in the inviting lounge
Lounge detail
Spacious dining area
Beautiful rustic styled kitchen/diner
Welcoming hallway
Contemporary meets rustic in the hallway
Attention to detail
Ground floor super king-size zip and link with en-suite shower and WC
Super king-size zip and link bedroom
Master king-size bedroom
En-suite shower room
Master king-size bedroom
Master king-size bedroom
Clean and crisp twin bedroom
Undercover outside seating area
Outside area with seating
Play area
Children's play area
Nearby River Tale
Fire pit in the woods
Friendly and cute neighbours
View towards the property
1 / 24  View towards the rear of the property and shared courtyard
2 / 24  Sumptuous lounge with woodburner
3 / 24  Relax in the inviting lounge
4 / 24  Lounge detail
5 / 24  Spacious dining area
6 / 24  Beautiful rustic styled kitchen/diner
7 / 24  Welcoming hallway
8 / 24  Contemporary meets rustic in the hallway
9 / 24  Attention to detail
10 / 24  Ground floor super king-size zip and link with en-suite shower and WC
11 / 24  Super king-size zip and link bedroom
12 / 24  Master king-size bedroom
13 / 24  En-suite shower room
14 / 24  Master king-size bedroom
15 / 24  Master king-size bedroom
16 / 24  Clean and crisp twin bedroom
17 / 24  Undercover outside seating area
18 / 24  Outside area with seating
19 / 24  Play area
20 / 24  Children's play area
21 / 24  Nearby River Tale
22 / 24  Fire pit in the woods
23 / 24  Friendly and cute neighbours
24 / 24  View towards the property

Rack Hays

Sidmouth (10mls NW), Devon
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish converted former barn with spacious rooms and enjoying countryside views
  • Warm up by the cosy wood burner after a long walk in the surrounding countryside
  • Enjoy an evening watching village cricket in the adjoining field while the children feed the lambs and play in the woodland
  • Set within a small working farm with some resident livestock to admire
  • Take a trip to the nearby historic city of Exeter with its beautiful Cathedral
  • Easy access to the stunning and much photographed Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor and Exmoor
Property code: 45563

Ideal for a relaxing holiday in the countryside, this former barn has an abundance of charm and is set within a small working farm on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Payhembury.

Set within a small working farm in the heart of Devon, this stylish property is in a tranquil courtyard setting surrounded by countryside, making it the perfect spot for walkers and nature lovers alike. The pretty village of Payhembury is home to a pub and community shop, offering essential supplies. Enjoy an afternoon fishing for brown trout on the nearby River Tale, or perhaps have a picnic in the copse. The farm also hosts the village cricket club, with a bar open on match days and pitch available to hire, should you be feeling energetic. An abundance of pretty towns and villages are accessible from here, with the stunning Jurassic Coastline nearby, ideal for all manner of outdoor pursuits.

A pathway through a private garden leads you to the barn. On entering the property, you are met by an entrance hallway, with WC, which leads into a bright and airy open-plan kitchen/diner. The stylish kitchen area is well-equipped with luxury appliances plus an electric range style oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A useful utility room houses a washer/dryer. Leading off from the kitchen area is an inviting lounge with wood burner, TV and DVD, the perfect place to unwind after a day spent exploring. Adjacent to here is a spacious super-king-size bedroom with a zip-and-link bed (which can be made into a twin on request) with en-suite shower and WC. Rising from the hallway is a staircase, leading you to a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower and WC. A further king-size bedroom is also on this floor, along with a twin bedroom. A contemporary bathroom completes the first floor, with a bath, shower and WC.

Venturing outside from the hallway, you will find a generous, private, enclosed garden, with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Located directly outside of the barn, it’s the perfect spot for enjoying a meal outdoors. To the rear of the property, accessed via the kitchen, there is a communal courtyard and a children's play area shared with one other property. Ample off-road parking can be found within the yard surrounding the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request), 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom, 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 separate WC
  • Electric range style oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 10 miles, shop and pub within walking distance
  • Increased accessibility - please ensure you refer to our FAQ's
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Gas BBQ available
  • Complex of 2 properties (available to book together for large groups of up to 16 on request)

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Marie 25th October 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Rack Hays. It was great fun staying on a working farm and the cottage had everything we could possibly need.

Reviewed by Karen 18th October 2019

We had a wonderful family holiday in both barns , both barns very comfortable and finished to a very high standard . We all loved toasting marshmallows over the fire pit , exploring the woodland and walks along the river bank . Our grandchildren enjoyed feeding the chickens and seeing the baby piglets . We visited a different place everyday , this Read moreis a holiday I would highly recommend the hosts Jon and Libby were very welcoming , we would all love to visit Tallet and Rack Hayes again . Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 16th August 2019

A wonderful place , in a beautiful location with wonderful hosts. Would visit again.

Reviewed by Audrey 5th July 2019

A wonderful place. Couldn't have been any better. Perfect location. Amazing facilities for children. Caring hosts. Can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st June 2019


Reviewed by Susan 31st May 2019

Beautifully presented barn conversion. Well equipped kitchen with excellent large dining table. Very comfortable sitting room, with plenty of sofas. Delightful bedrooms and bathrooms, all finisheded to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Cherrie 5th April 2019

A well equipped, stylish barn conversion, with plenty of room for three generations of our family to spread out and enjoy! The lambs, calves pigs and chickens were a bonus for our grandchildren, and the surrounding area is very beautiful. A perfect place to chill and relax.

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View towards the rear of the property and shared courtyard
Sumptuous lounge with woodburner
Relax in the inviting lounge
Lounge detail
Spacious dining area
Beautiful rustic styled kitchen/diner
Welcoming hallway
Contemporary meets rustic in the hallway
Attention to detail
Ground floor super king-size zip and link with en-suite shower and WC
Super king-size zip and link bedroom
Show 12 moreMaster king-size bedroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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