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Higher Thorn Stable



Pet Friendly Holiday

About this property

Higher Thorn Stable is a superb, newly furnished bungalow style barn conversion adjoining open fields where donkeys quietly graze. The property is on the outskirts of Sidmouth near Salcombe Regis and occupies a truly enviable semi-rural location just a few minutes walk from the Jurassic Coastal Path. Sidmouth is approximately a one hour walk along the path enjoying the most breath taking views of Lyme Bay. The accommodation is beautifully furnished with tasteful decor throughout and many homely touches, lovingly cared for by the owner who lives in the nearby thatched cottage. Afternoon tea and fresh farm eggs awaits your arrival! 


Level access from the parking space. Open plan accommodation comprising spacious living area with range of kitchen units and dining table. High quality oak furnishings and oak flooring. Antique style king size bed with quality bedding and linen. Shower room with large shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.Outside there is a lovely enclosed patio garden with uninterrupted views across the fields towards the coastal path.  

Essential Information


Changeover day: Saturday 

One well behaved dog accepted charged at £25.00 per week 

Parking opposite property with level access 

Large flat screen TV. DVD. Wi Fi.  

Electric ceramic hob and oven. Fridge with ice box. Microwave. Washing machine 

Bed linen and towels included. Hair dryer 

Electric heating throughout with electricity included. Electric wood burner style fire 

Enclosed patio style garden with garden furniture and BBQ

Visitor Comments

2nd July 2016 - 'Enjoyed staying here very much had stayed in the barn a few years ago so know this lovely area. Stable very comfortable 7 homely. Thanks for the eggs & cream tea. Would love to come back again.' Gill & Mike

25th June 2016 - 'Nice break, lovely to meet the donkeys. Thanks for the cream tea & eggs.' Brenda & Paul

17th June 2015 - ' Our sons recommendation was spot on. Apart from the weather a lovely few days.' Mary & Jeff

7th June 2016 - 'We have had the best time. Glorious sunshine and Enid Blyton walks across the meadows to quiet beaches.' Kerry & Mario, Cheltenham

31st May 2016 - 'Thank you, lovely place could happily live here.' Claire, baby J & Arthur the dog

21st May 2016 - 'Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. Shame the weather was not to to good. Loved the donkeys & Tina & Jonh so friendly. Hope to return.' Margaret & Graham

30th October 2015 - ' Lovely cosy stable yet modern too. Amazing location - we love the donkeys. So relaxing! We plan to return in 2016 - can't wait.' Josh, Hollie & Bailey the dog

19th September 2015 - ' We had a lovely holiday visiting the local area and coming back to the cosy stable. Love the attention to detail & the donkeys are great fun.' Michael & Natalie

12th September 2015 - ' Really enjoyed staying here. We appreciated the accommodation & also the proximity of the donkeys.' Hilary, Peter & Ruby

5th September 2015 - 'Thanks for a lovely stay. The stable is beautiful. Everything for a relaxing holiday. Hope to be back.' Gaynor & Ted

15th August 2015 - Very well presented accommodation & excellent location. We loved to walk to the coast & the donkeys.' Stephen & Antonella

8th August 2015 - 'Many thanks for making our stay so very wonderful. Particularly enjoyed the walks down to the beach and being serenaded by the donkeys.' Jo & Jez

1st August 2015 - 'I just wanted to pass on a huge thank you to John and Tina who own Higher Thorn Stable.We were the first guests in the place and it is such a beautifully converted stable. There is everything in there, kettle, toaster, microwave, oven, even a cleverly hidden washing machine in the bathroom. There is a lovely patio with furniture to soak up the morning and evening sun. ( we were very lucky with the weather)Everything has been completed to such a high spec and there are some lovely finishing touches.The location is amazing, views across the fields and the resident donkeys are so friendly too :-)The afternoon tea with homemade scones on arrival were delicious and it was so nice to receive this, along with tea coffee milk and sugar.6 eggs were left for us too from the chickens and these are tasty and a great touch.Sidmouth is home for home to us so we will most definitely be looking forwards to a return visit.' Mr & Mrs Hughes  

At a glance

Price per week, from:

£265 to £485

Full pricing guide >
  • Propert Ref: 399
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bed format: 1 king
  • Shower Room: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Rural Loc.
  • OK for Less Able
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • King size Beds
  • Toilets
  • Shower Room
  • Pets Allowed

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Price Breaks from 2017 Week Price Short Break Price*
21 Oct to 27 Oct £335 £234
28 Oct to 22 Dec £265 £186
Christmas £385 £270
New Year £385 £270
Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
01 Jan to 23 Mar £290 £203
24 Mar to 13 Apr £405 £284
14 Apr to 27 Apr £310 £217
28 Apr to 25 May £360 £252
26 May to 01 Jun £420 £294
02 Jun to 15 Jun £420 £294
16 Jun to 20 Jul £440 £308
21 Jul to 31 Aug £510 £357
01 Sep to 14 Sep £440 £308
15 Sep to 28 Sep £355 £248
29 Sep to 19 Oct £315 £221
20 Oct to 26 Oct £360 £252
27 Oct to 21 Dec £290 £203
Christmas £410 £287
New Year £410 £287
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*Short Break prices shown are for 3 nights only, please call for 4 or 5 night prices if required. Short Breaks are available from the end of October half term to the start of the Easter school holidays, or at the owners' discretion for a last minute booking at other times of the year. Unfortunately it would be most unusual for us to be in a position to consider a short break at peak holiday times, such as the October and February half terms or over the Christmas, New Year and Easter breaks.