Lavish, luxurious and well-located

Beautifully converted barns on a hillside overlooking River Cottage and the Jurassic Coast. Hot tubs, a function room and lots of activities on hand.

Lovingly created from an 18th-century dairy farm

Hillside Barns for 16 to 50 guests have been lovingly created from a former 18th-century dairy farm set in 100 acres of stunning Devon countryside. High above the village of Kilmington, five-star Hillside Barns comes with spectacular views over the Axe Valley and the Jurassic coast.

You can kick back at Hillside Barns – or seriously over-indulge. Drive some classic cars, shoot clay pigeons, dive, ride, hunt, get beautified, walk or work out whodunnit. At the end of the day soak up the Devon evening in one of the two hot tubs.

You’ll stay in the Dairy, the Wagonshed and the Milking Parlour, long since vacated by the herd. Instead, you’ll find ensuite bedrooms, air-source heat pumps, solar panels, LCD TV and iPod docking. Water pours in from a natural spring.

The Milking Parlour sleeps 16, but add up to six of the other barns and you’ve set the stage for up to 50 guests – with the option to hire a giant Function Room for you all to get together in. It all adds up to the perfect place for rediscovery – of your family, yourself, or of your love of chocolate, on one of our famous Chocoholics Weekends.

The Barns

Hillside Barns offers the most amazing setting for a get together, with wonderful views, characterful barns and luxurious interiors.

The Milking Parlour is the largest of the barns, with six ensuite bedrooms sleeping up to sixteen, and lots of space for everyone to relax and dine together.  The open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen is extremely spacious with panoramic views over the Axe Valley out to the Jurassic coastline. The Wagonshed is a second large six bedroom barn, again sleeping sixteen, with bags of space.

On the ground floor of the stable block dating back to 1750, The Stables has been modernised to accommodate up to six people in two bedrooms.

The Hayloft is a beautiful barn loft conversion with two bedrooms sleeping four guests.  The Hayloft is on the upper level of a barn and is accessed by steps. The Dairy is another two bedroom barn, again sleeping four guests.

The Saddlery is a one bedroom suite – accessed by steps: the most perfect romantic hideaway. The Tack Room is a further one bedroom suite on the ground floor of the Barns, with characterful stone walls complimented by modern facilities. And for guests requiring a little more accommodation there are also two Rustic Rooms available, adding up to a fantastic package for a large group.

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Living Spaces and Hot Tubs

The Barns all have luxurious open plan reception spaces.  The lounges have LCD TVs and the kitchens are well equipped, with big fridge-freezers.  There stone floors combined with underfloor heating keep the Barns warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The Milking Parlour and Wagonshed are the two largest Barns, acting as the main base for your get-together.  And just a short stroll away is the Function Room, a huge space with a well-stocked bar, its own kitchen, a games area and more than enough room for everyone to dine together.

Outside there is plenty of outdoor seating for al fresco dining, and the hot tubs to enjoy. Hillside Barns has two hot tubs, set looking across the valley.  One hot tub is for the use of guests at the Milking Parlour; the other is shared between the other barns – and of course both are for everyone if you are a large group taking all the barns.

Cooking and Dining

We want you to enjoy every moment of your stay at Hillside Barns so whatever your desire for food and drink, we can help. If you love cooking then help yourselves to the well equipped kitchens. Alternatively, if you’d like a little or a lot of help then we offer everything from casseroles dropped off ready for the oven to waitress-served in-house catering. Or sample fine Devon cuisine at a local gastro-pub.

Looking for a special meal without any fuss? Our highly rated chefs will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening.

For special occasions, we can arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a hog roast. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.

You can use the Function Room as an additional space. It is a huge converted barn, which is licensed, with its own well-stocked bar, WCs, games area and masses of space for everyone to dine together.  For a small additional fee a bouncy castle can even be set up inside.

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The bedrooms at Hillside Barns have all the character of the wonderful old stone barns, complemented by luxurious style and modern facilities.

The Milking Parlour and Wagonshed each have six bedrooms, all ensuite, sleeping 16.  There are three kingsize bedrooms, one double or twin, and two family rooms, each with a kingsize bed and two singles.

The Stables has two ensuite bedrooms sleeping six. There is one kingsize bedroom and one family room with a king-size, single and sofa bed.

The Hayloft and the Dairy each have two luxurious bedrooms, both with ensuite shower rooms. One is a kingsize and the other has twin beds.

The Saddlery and Tack Room each have one bedroom, with a kingsize bed and ensuite shower room.

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What people say

What people say

"Thank you for an amazing weekend, Beautiful accommodation and gorgeous surroundings. The comfiest bed I have ever slept in. Fantastic hosts, all in all a perfect weekend. Thank you." - Chris and Helen
"We all had a wonderful time for my birthday weekend. The Barns are stunning and Steve was really welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The girls loved the hot tubs and beautiful barns whilst the boys were kept entertained the whole weekend with the inflatable assault course and bouncy castle. Would recommend anyone to stay. You won't be disappointed. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend." - Miranda
"I organised a party for my 25th birthday party and my parents' wedding anniversary, for 40 people, over the August Bank Holiday weekend. It could not have gone better – the venue is absolutely stunning, everything is so clean, so well decorated, and so well looked after. Have recommended it to everyone and will definitely return." - Claire

Enjoy the classic British seaside at Beer and Lyme Regis. With River Cottage on hand.

On the Devon-Dorset border, high above the Axe Valley, Hillside Barns is perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast.

Enjoy the classic British seaside at Beer and Lyme Regis. With River Cottage on hand. Enjoy the classic British seaside at Beer and Lyme Regis. With River Cottage on hand. Enjoy the classic British seaside at Beer and Lyme Regis. With River Cottage on hand. Enjoy the classic British seaside at Beer and Lyme Regis. With River Cottage on hand.