16TH CENTURY MANOR HOUSE BARN, NEAR DARTMOUTH,COAST & DARTMOOR.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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16TH CENTURY MANOR HOUSE BARN, NEAR DARTMOUTH,COAST & DARTMOOR.

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Barn Grade 2 Listed

Pridhamsleigh Manor House Farm is a 16th Century Grade II listed property situated on the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park and Ashburton. The Manor House and Barns have undergone a massive restoration by the present owners over the past two years, and offer a unique property converted in a contemporary fashion, still retaining the character, beams and quirkiness associated with this type of property. The furnishings are stylish, yet homely and comfortable.The property overlooks an attractive courtyard,with rolling hills, forests and beautiful views all around.FREE WI FI

Plenty for the children, with snooker table, Nintendo Wi and dresing up box, plus toys.

The barns are an ideal base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams and Dartmoor.

Dartmouth, Totnes,Salcombe and Bigbury On Sea are some of the beautiful locations nearby. Dartmoor National Park is just metres away where you can walk, ride, fish, nearby historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor and a wide variety of spectacular landmarks.

Please note discount prices for smaller families and couples can be applied

Local Attractions: Dartmoor National Park – Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers.

Buckfast Abbey – A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can be purchased in the gift and produce shops.

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary – Situated near the South Devon Steam Railway station. Feed the otters and enjoy the wonderful butterflies in a tropical setting. You can even be an otter keeper for the day!

South Devon Railway – Relax and enjoy the unspoilt views of the river Dart from the comfort of a South Devon Railway, steam or vintage diesel train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

Towns: ASHBURTON– A very attractive Stannary town dating from Saxon times. It has a superb selection of antique and craft outlets, together with many interesting shops and eating places, and a lovely bakery, making fresh bread and cakes daily.

BUCKFASTLEIGH Vibrant, lively and with a touch of mystery surrounding it, you’ll discover that Buckfastleigh is one of the most diverse towns in South Devon. The town is dominated by the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey and is a mix of ancient and modern attractions surrounded by miles of prime Devon countryside, wild moorlands and hidden valleys to explore.

TOTNES – An Elizabethan market town with lots of interesting shops and eating places and the ruins of a Norman castle. From the quay take a relaxing boat trip to Dartmouth.

DARTMOUTH– Only a 35 minute drive away, Dartmouth is a Historic town full of narrow streets, art galleries, delicatessens and other interesting shops. It is home to the world renown Britannia Royal Naval College.

Pridhamsleigh Cavern: Opposite Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is Pridhamsleigh Cavern this is the second longest cave system in Devon and has been accessible for at least 2 centuries. It was presumably revealed, like most Devon caves, by quarrying. A large entrance portal leads to an insignificant crawl into the rest of the system - about 700 metres of so of complex, maze like muddy passages through which a variety of routes can be taken.

If you wish to visit the cave please approach by approved route through the orchard containing the ancient dove cote. There is a fee of £1.50 to the farmer payable down the chute in the wooden kiosk at the gated entrance.

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Details for The Old Dairy Barn 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This unique 18th century Barn is very spacious.It has beautiful Oak scissor beams in the upstairs are two spacious lounge areas,plus dining /kitchen areas. All of the four bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the ground floor, overlooking the large courtyard area. The property has been totally refurbished, the Limestone walls are amazing-so thick! The Historic Oak beams are everywhere. There is ample seating upstairs in the various sections. You can relax in the TV/DVD area, or play on the WII, a pool table, which our grandchildren play on for hours. A lovely relaxing super comfy chesterfield sofa, or a swing or swivel chair. Nice views form the quirky windows. Beautiful full length doors. It has a fitted open plan kitchen area with solid oak central breakfast bar unit. Tables and chairs to fit 10 people in the dining area. Outside in the courtyard, is a large wicker table and chairs plus stools, all with comfy cushions.Plus 2 loungers. Eat alfresco or look at the stars at night
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Wendy Waghorn

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Wendy and Graham bought this 16th Century Manor House and Barns to renovate and have used their extensive experience to create a welcome, comfortable home from home.

Wendy worked as a Fashion Buyer for over 20 years and then spread her talents to Buying Home furnishings, Interior Design and property Developing. She was even filmed for Homes under the Hammer BBC TV.Graham worked for the BBC for 25 years as a Director of Photography and Freelance when Film Unit closed. Graham's artistic talents have been invaluable in the restoration work. We are now very proud grandparents and our children/grandchildren have been very much involved in the preparation of the Manor for our guests, trying to get a perspective from all ages.

Wendy Waghorn purchased this barn in 2011

We used to have a small holiday apartment in Bigbury on Sea, so we knew this area, and loved it. Dartmouth, Salcombe, Hopes Cove and Bigbury have been holiday destinations for our family for years. The property came up at Auction and was in a sorry state.

We wanted to breathe new life into the property and gives others a chance to enjoy the ambience of this beautiful old building.

Don't worry all mod cons in this old property!

There is a Magic about the place. It is very large. The barns are enormous. It resembles a French Manor House, and we have just added a beautiful 60 year old Olive Tree to our Courtyard which adds a softer touch to the beautiful solid stonework of the buildings.

It is a long journey renovating a property like this and all the money from the holiday bookings are going back into the property, so you are helping a part of old England to be restored by staying here.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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16th Century Manor House Barn, Near Dartmouth,Coast & Dartmoor.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews
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Dartmouth South Hams
5

An Ideal Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Could not have been any better. The Old Dairy Barn was spacious, characterful, beautifully furnished, and well equipped. The gasps and "wows" which we made when we firsts entered the main room speak for themselves! The owners were incredibly helpful, providing prompt, useful feedback. The visitor book they provided was filled useful information about the local area.

In short, I can't imagine any way our stay could have been better.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments, and taking the time to write them.
We love this Barn and are really pleased when other people get the "wow" factor, of the size, history, and the beautiful beams. It was a pleasure having your group to stay, and hope you get the chance to return. Kind regards, Wendy & Graham.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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We had a beautiful holiday in the Old Dairy Barn

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Dear Wendy, We would like to say Thank you for our beautiful holiday in the Old Dairy Barn.We felt very comfortable and the cottage was the best accommodation we have stayed in so far in the UK. It is so beautiful and lovely, we are going to miss it.
We enjoyed staying in Great Britain very much, even driving on the left hand side of the road! There is so much to see,and so much to miss.
Thank you very much, We look forward to returning.
Helpful votes: 6/6
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16th Century Manor House Barn, Near Dartmouth,Coast & Dartmoor.
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Dartmouth South Hams
5

Had a Wonderful Christmas Time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
There are not many places that go that extra mile, but the owners of Pridhamsleigh Manor certainly did! We arrived on a cold December night to be welcomed by a twinkling Christmas Tree. We then entered the property to be totally overwhelmed by not only the decorations that had been put up but the property itself. We had a family of eight of all ages and the property suited everyone of us. The Kids played on the Wii and the adults drank the odd glass of wine in the seating area.The property was beautiful and clean, normally I get my marigolds out when I arrive at a cottage but this time I did not have to. We liked it so much that we are going back for our Summer Holiday but staying in the Dairy Barn. If you want to stay in wonderful, comfortable, clean accommodation and visit an outstanding area of beauty then this is the place. Big Thanks to the owners for making our Christmas stay so memorable!!!!!
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for making the time to write this review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the area and accommodation so much you are returning in the Summer. We both travelled a lot with our work and are both firm believers that the attention is in the detail. We check, check and double check before our guests arrive that everything is clean and in order, and we try to think of everything they will need. So we were really pleased by your comments.
I love Christmas and it was great fun decorating the barn ready for Christmas arrivals.
My daughter and I had been scouring the stores for months to find just the right combination of decorations to make it tasteful yet fun. I have already got some super ideas for next year! It is a very very large barn so it needs a lot of thought.
Thank you, once again we really did appreciate your comments.
Wendy and Graham
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Dartmouth South Hams
Scottsdale, Arizona
5

Great accommodation and location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We flew over from the States to spend Christmas with our family. My cousin had booked the Barn for the week. This was a perfect home and location for our family, a group of 8.

Great spacious accommodation, wonderfully restored and very comfortable, it really felt like a home from home. The owners had kindly decorated for the season which made us feel so welcome. Plenty to keep all ages occupied.

We really enjoyed exploring the area both by car and walking. Would highly recommend this rental.

The Chapman family
Helpful votes: 7/7
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16th Century Manor House Barn, Near Dartmouth,Coast & Dartmoor.
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Dartmouth South Hams
5

A relaxing week in stunning surroundings!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The architecture of the barns and the amazing care that has been taken in restoring them is astonishing- Absolutely stunning and completely inspiring!
We stayed in both 'The Old Dairy Barn' and 'Milk Church cottage' as we had various family members staying- both buildings were fantastic in their own special ways. The Dairy Barn is funky and spacious with beautiful high ceilings. Milk Churn cottage is cosy and homely and takes on the essence of country style living.
Both were incredibly clean and well equipt. The bedding and furnishings incredibly good quality and the attention to guest detail fantastic- even down to supplying us with dishwasher tablets!
We had plenty of space both inside and out to sit and relax- and this is what you will do because everything about this stay is RELAXING!
The area is just to die for, we are great lovers of the beach so more than happily trotted our way off to the Mecca which is Salcombe for the day. Bigbury is nearby which gave us our fill of bodyboarding and sandy beach walks across to Burgh Island. Totnes is a beautiful old town and coffee shop central-we arrived here via the Steam train from Buckfastleigh which is just down the road from the barns. Dartmouth town and harbour is so picturesque and fun to hop on a ferry to explore somewhere new. The nearby town of Ashburton is very classy and has some very interesting antique shops and an olde worlde bookshop which we spent over an hour in. The children loved climbing the moors and we found that nearly every town has it's own open air swimming pool which was a real novelty. The men of our group took their bikes and found some great routes (and pubs!) over the moors and even took a peak into the nearby caves which were apparently amazing- we certainly weren't bored!!!!
If I had to summarize the holiday in one word it would be 'CLASSY!'
a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED holiday!
Helpful votes: 10/10
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M5 Junc 31
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Broadsands,Preston Beach,Blackpool Sands,
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ashburton/Buckfast
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Plymouth Dry Ski
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Stover Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ashburton
Car: recommended

The history of Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm on the borders of Dartmoor dates back to the 16th Century when it was one of Devons most important properties.Tradition has it that in the 1700's Pridhamsleigh was lost as a gambling debt by the Gould family.

Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is on the southern edge of Dartmoor,close to the historic towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.

The Old Dairy Barn (1860's) is a perfect base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams the coast and Dartmoor. If you have a love of the sea then places such as Dartmouth, Bigbury On Sea and Salcombe easily come to mind or explore Dartmoor where you can walk, ride, fish, white water kayak on the river Dart and visit historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor.

There are fantastic pubs in Ashburton and nearby on Dartmoor where good food can be enjoyed in a true country pub setting.

PLEASE NOTE The Manor House and Barns have undergone considerable renovation, Google Earth does not show this.

Other Activities: White water canoeing

Golf: Stover Golf Club offers an 18 Hole Parkland Golf Course which is an excellent challenge of golf for all abilities. This James Braid designed course is an example of the very best of the South West.

The course is set in 200 acres of parkland with some of the prettiest golf holes in Devon. Extensive, mature woodlands and water, feature on a number of holes.

The Club is situated very close to the A38 Plymouth Expressway, just 15 minutes from Exeter, 20 minutes from Plymouth and just 3 miles from Newton Abbot making the course very accessible to both members and visitors.

Stover Golf Club is one of the most popular courses in South Devon. Visitors are most welcome and will appreciate the setting, warm welcome and friendly and intimate atmosphere of the Club.

The Best Parkland Course in the South West... You Decide!

Set in parkland with some of the prettiest golf holes in Devon. Extensive, mature woodlands and water, feature on a number of holes - the 5952 yards, par 69 provides an interesting and enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities.

The Front-9, offer a number of feature holes, with recent improvements adding to its attraction and challenge. The Back-9, is narrower and requires good course management and with again the recent additions adding to its charm.

The cosy lounge, adjacent to Liverton Brook, with its trout and bird-life; enjoys a superb view of the 1st hole.

Ski: Situated above the Plym valley near the A38, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is easy to get to from places in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

The centre is open throughout the year and offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills. With three slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is the perfect place to practice and learn new skills.

On site an exhilarating 650 meter toboggan run and exciting Sno-tube rides. Our facilities here in Plymouth are ideal for meetings, conferences, weddings, parties and a host of ancillary activities. There is a fully stocked and licensed bar and restaurant on site.

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Availability & Rates

Dartmouth Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter Special 5nts
Apr 17 2014 - Apr 21 2014
£640
5 nights
 
 
Pre Summer 2014
Apr 22 2014 - May 23 2014
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
3 nights
 
 
May Half term
May 24 2014 - May 30 2014
£1,000
7 nights
 
 
Pre School Holidays
May 31 2014 - Jul 18 2014
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
3 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
Jul 19 2014 - Sep 5 2014
£1,000
7 nights
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 24 2014
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100.00
Notes Please note there may be an additional charge for Easter, Half terms and Christmas.
We will be pleased to advise a rate for you if you email the number of people staying.
Free Wifi
Heating and hot water included
All bedding and towels supplied
Payment Methods Accepted
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ONLY ONE PAYMENT PER HOL
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Amenities

Dartmouth Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Security System
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bottled Water
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Plus sink, & shaver socket
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Plus sink and shaver socket.
  • Both bathrooms have showers not a bath. They are of a good size, and have fresh towels supplied (not to be used for swimming or the beach please) Plenty of hot water on demand. Lovely new fittings, and tiled floors. Baby bath, changing mats and potty available.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 Z bed or cot can be added to this room for a child
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 z bed or cot can be added to this room for a child
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 cot can be added to this room if required
  • The beds all have fresh cotton Terence Conran or similar bedding all made up. The main double bedroom has a double wardrobe, and one of the twin bedrooms has a double wardrobe.This room would also fit a cot or single airbed. The third double bed room has a wardrobe and storage.This room will also fit a cot if required. All rooms have bedside tables, and mirrors, and lamps. The 2nd double bedroom is not very large, but adequately fits a double bed which you can walk around. There is a large chest of drawers just outside this room All bedrooms are on the ground floor and face onto the courtyard.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Games
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Toys
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Games
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • recreation center
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • ice skating
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling
  • roller blading
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • surfing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • hunting small game
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
The lounge/Dining/kitchen area of this barn is on the first floor. It gives a vast area to sit and relax.Seats about 14 In one section is the TV area with two double sofas and armchair.Plus superb comfy corner sofa,seat 5/6 In another area is an assortment of comfortable and fun seats, ,and a Pool table. This area also has a book case with assorted books, local places of interest, and children books and games. We also have a music centre with some CD's. The kitchen and dining area is raised from the lounge, and has a breakfast bar where 2 or 3 people could easily sit. The hob and oven are built into the oak breakfast bar. There is a return of worktops with a sink and cupboards. This has a kettle, toaster, and Microwave on it. We have supplied plenty of crockery and cutlery and cooking essentials. There is a Fridge/Freezer,and a dishwasher machine. The dining area has a dining table and chairs,for 8/10 /12 people and another comfortable seating area for morning coffee.
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