We cannot thank Jill and Paul enough for the fabulous retreat they have created in Starcombe cabin. The cabin itself is tucked away in the countryside away from the tourist hustle and bustle. The bed was sumptuous, the bathroom luxurious, and the lounge peaceful and cozy. The kitchen was so well equipped, and we really appreciated the full size fridge / freezer. We stayed at the cabin for nearly 2 weeks as we explored the SW Coastal Path, East Devon Way and various other tucked away gems with our dog. Don't miss visiting the Beer Quarry Caves (dog friendly!) and walking up the newly rewilded Otter Estuary at Budleigh Salterton. Paul and Jill were so gracious as to share with us some of their homemade jam, marmalade and apple juice too, such a treat. Thank you!

Rosie and James

12 Nov 2023

Thank you Jill and Paul for a fabulous stay, you are so welcoming hosts, helpful and nothing is too much.
Starcombe Barn is beautiful, quiet place, up a very steep narrow lane. Which is on the side of a hill which gives it a lovely view, across the hills towards Sidmouth. Which you can sit and take it in outside the barn. The barn itself is a one bedroom accommodation which is peacefully decorated, well equipped, with all you need or just an ask away.
We very much enjoyed our stay and would come back again, highly recommend it.

Robert and Ann

12 Sep 2023

Stunning peaceful location with great views of the surrounding hills. Cabin was very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Well located for exploring East Devon resorts and countryside.

Mick & Deb

07 Jul 2023

As a Kiwi, I was expecting something fairly basic when I heard the word 'cabin' but I was pleasantly surprised at the luxury of our accommodation. We came with family, so my son and family had the large bathroom and bedroom while my husband and I had the en-suite bedroom. Plenty of room for us all. Everything was beautifully appointed, well equipped modern kitchen, modern sparkling bathrooms, and comfortable living area. But most striking of all about the place was the peace. I would never have believed that in a country as highly populated as England, we'd find somewhere where bird song would dominate and no sound of roaring traffic in the background. Just the most wonderfully picturesque English countryside in every direction. Stunning, and a place where you can recharge the batteries.

Susan Berry

19 Jun 2023

Beautiful setting, lovely accommodation, excellent hosts. Plenty of stunning places to explore. We'll be back!

Chris and Jane

06 Jun 2022

Sun, Sea and Bumble bees!
Magnificent Starcombe!
Thank you for having us again!

Matt and Edit

06 Jun 2022

The perfect base for some amazing hikes and accessing the South West Coastal Path.


27 May 2022

Beautiful, peaceful stay! Cabin is stunning, comfortable and a great location for coast path walks!


27 May 2022

Wonderful stay in the cabin. Very comfortable and love the views.

Jill and Gordon

16 May 2022

The accommodation was first class - every detail thought of to make it a truly wonderful stay. Starcombe is a jewel set in the most beautiful spot in the Devonshire countryside! Very hard to leave!


10 May 2022

Amazing views. Wonderful hosts. An excellent spot for visiting East Devon. A perfect holiday.

Vivien and Clive

10 May 2022


Diana and Geoff

05 May 2022

Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
We have fallen in love with Starcombe and can't wait to return.

Alan and Sue

08 Apr 2022

The beauty of the surroundings was matched by the warmth and generosity of your welcome. You have created, and are still creating something very special at Starcombe.


02 Sep 2021

Here is the perfect little piece of Heaven on Earth. A beautiful, wonderfully exciting natural space; the colours, the smells, the air, the sea, the cliffs, the woods, the coastal much much peacefulness.

Eleanor and James

30 Aug 2021

Great hosts and a lovely place to stay!

Rob and Alice

08 Aug 2021

Our stay was fabulous. We were able to stay outside late into the evenings, watching the moon rise and the stars come out, sipping drinks and eating al fresco.

Kate and Tim

24 Jul 2021