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Great Horner


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Halwell, near Totnes, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeping 20, Great Horner is fantastic for the whole family. It has superb facilities including games room, play area and crazy golf!

Great Horner consists of the main house and the garden cottage combined, forming spacious holiday accommodation, set in a large garden in rural south Devon. Within the grounds, a large play barn with badminton, table tennis and table football, plus a 12-hole crazy golf course will keep both children and adults entertained. Close to the village of Halwell, it is midway between Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge in a lovely location for both lazy beach days or as a base to explore the region. Totnes, 4 miles, has a unique atmosphere, especially on a Friday when the market comes to town, or enjoy a day at Dartmouth, 7 miles, where visitors can play golf on an 18-hole championship golf course. The main house boasts a spacious dining room with a sitting area, wood-burning stove and a table to seat all 20 people, making it a perfect venue for family celebrations and get togethers. The cottage accommodation, just 20 yards away from the main house, has three bedrooms, kitchen, large living room and dining space. This is a superb, self-contained property, perfect for family members who prefer a little of their own space whilst all holidaying together. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Main house: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom, shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with additional bunk and 2ft 6in single bed (for +3) and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite shower and toilet. Two sets of stairs to first floor: Living room with French doors to patio. Large dining room with sitting area and wood-burning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen with TV. Most bedrooms with TV. Separate toilet. Cottage annexe: Level entrance to first floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, dining area, glazed doors to patio. Kitchen with handmade pine units. Steps down to bathroom and toilet. Separate shower room with toilet. Ground floor: Three bedrooms: Two double, one with 5ft bed, one twin. Maximum occupancy 20 guests.

  • Two wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (‘Economy 7’ NSH in annexe), bed linen and towels included
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Seven TVs (two Sky, full package)
  • Two DVDs
  • Two double ovens and additional single oven
  • Two microwaves
  • Two washing machines
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi (in the main house)
  • Large lawned gardens to front and rear
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Half-acre garden and children’s play area with swings
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • External play barn with table tennis, table football, crazy golf and badminton
  • No smoking

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Children's Play Area
    Children's Play Area
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/06/2018
    We had an absolutely lovely stay - a huge house and annex with everything you need. A lovely secluded location which was just what we were after. Would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2018
    Our stay at Great Horner was perfect. Close to the beach and lots of peace and quiet to have a catch up with our friends. Our host was so friendly and welcoming and the two houses have us plenty of space to relax. Wonderful weekend and we hope to come back and stay again in the future.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    We had a great weekend (mid may). We were welcomed with a home made chocolate cake which was just fab. Would would definitely come back again. Thank u Helen

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    We had a great family weekend in this lovely accommodation. There were 17 of us, ranging in age from 2 to 83 years old and plenty of room for all. The Games Barn was well used and provided lots of fun. Our host was very welcoming and friendly and had baked a delicious chocolate cake for our arrival. We will definitely be back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2018
    An amazing house. The kids absolutely loved the play barn. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2018
    We had a wonderful stay for my husbands 50th birthday, much so down to Helen and her wonderful hospitality. We arrived just as the Beast from the East did and were snowed in in the cottage for a night without food. Helen provided us with food and was just brilliant in helping get our weekend back on track despite the poor weather. The house is fab for a big group of people, everyone really enjoyed it and many talked of renting it for their own families. Bedrooms are lovely and all in the main house has an ensuite which is amazing. Hob in the kitchen could do with being replaced as we couldn’t see the dials, which made it very difficult to cook on. Perhaps a few more big pots and pans. But overall a well catered for house and cottage in a beautiful location. I would book again!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    Great fun, the play barn was perfect for kids of all ages. House is great, only problem was bedrooms down stairs meant when putting kids to bed had to be perfectly still upstairs as it echoed around a bit. However kids slept fine and it was the perfect house to 14 adults!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2018
    Spacious & comfortable accommodation for a super multi-family break. Games barn impressively equipped with games to keep us occupied under cover. Large dining table perfect for us all to eat together (group of 12).

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/12/2017
    Had a lovely time with the family staying here. The cottage is perfect for big family gatherings. Loved the dining table and space for everyone. The barn is also great for all ages to enjoy.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    Excellent well equipped, spacious accommodation. Very nice ‘landlady’ for whom nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/11/2017
    Ideal place for a quiet get away from it all long weekend for a family birthday

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2017
    A great secluded cottage with everything a large family needs! Our family’s second visit in 2 years and we will return. Clean, well supplied, and a great games barn. Only low score is for local amenities as the nearest shop is probably 3 miles away - but that is part of the charm for us! Thank you!!

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    As a big property for a large group of people you expect the equipment to reflect the numbers and unfortunately we found the kitchen to be somewhat limited in kit with many items such as the dishwasher and extractor fan not working. We enjoy spending time together and sharing the cooking and whilst the property has the size to suit, it was lacking on quality of equipment. The showers and water pressure are pretty poor as well so much so that in the master suite you had to have a bath which actually took a huge amount of time to run. Mouldy curtains in the main house lounge, flies everywhere, condensation, stained carpets and sofas that had long since seen their best, beds that broke and handles that came off bedside units and kitchen cupboards were a sad reflection that the property needs a facelift. So much promise and a very friendly owner who is just next door but we unfortunately did not feel we were getting value for money at all. Upon leaving we did mention a few things to the owner, who said 'well if people don't tell me how am I supposed to do anything about it?'. It is fair to say however that the dishwasher was commented on some 12 months previous to our visit so perhaps they don't read their own visitor book. The games barn is good, however even this is not enough to counteract the house quality unfortunately. We were joined by a house pet as well during our stay which you expect in the countryside to some extent but having a shrew run around the living room and kitchen looking for scraps is not ideal. So much promise in terms of land and space plus a lovely welcome cake, that the upkeep did not deliver on.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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