TRANQUIL BARN CONVERSION FOR 4, OUTSTANDING VIEWS IN DEVON'S GLORIOUS SOUTH HAMS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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TRANQUIL BARN CONVERSION FOR 4, OUTSTANDING VIEWS IN DEVON'S GLORIOUS SOUTH HAMS

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2 BEDROOMS, WETROOM, BATHROOM, OPEN PLAN LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN AREA

Converted in 2011 to an exceptionally high standard in a contemporary fashion but retaining the character of a traditional barn complete with lots of beams. The furnishings are stylish, yet homely and comfortable with the beds having Egyptian cotton bed linen & non-allergenic bedding.

The Barn is extremely light and airy, with plenty of natural daylight flooding in through generous glazing panels in the roof, so even on a dull day the Barn still retains its light.

There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and open plan living/dining/kitchen area on the first floor with far reaching views across the Harbourne river valley. There is a ground floor with ample storage, washing/drying facilities and wetroom. An underfloor heating system keeps it cosy when needed.

There are two 5' beds, one of which may be split into two singles [2 x 2.5'] with prior notice.

There is also a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher and integral fridge/freezer. All cutlery, crockery, utensils etc provided.

Private, enclosed south-facing patio area with garden furniture & barbecue for al fresco eating. Also perfect for stargazing from as there is no light pollution. Picnic ware is also provided.

There is parking for 2+ cars.

There are numerous National Trust properties nearby, including Greenway, Agatha Christie's holiday home; Cotehele near Saltash; Llanhydrock, near Bodmin; Coleton Fishacre [originally the home of the D'Oyly Carte opera family]; Castle Drogo [designed by Lutyens] the last castle to be built in England;

There are many beautiful beaches too and of course Dartmoor National Park with the Dartmoor ponies.

The surrounding area is well served by some excellent restaurants catering for all tastes.

Approximately 30 and 23 miles away lie the cities of historic Exeter and naval port of Plymouth respectively, with a large range of shops, both high street favourites and more interesting, independent shops. Exeter Cathedral is one of many places well worth a visit and the surrounding Cathdedral Green contains many historic buildings. You can also visit Exeter Underground Tunnels which date from the14th century. These medieval passages beneath Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain and they are quite fascinating!

In Plymouth, one of many interesting places to see are the Mayflower Steps, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail to America. Much of Plymouth was rebuilt after World War II but the remains of Charles Church, on a busy roundabout, remain. It was destroyed by incendiary devices in March 1941 and now looks at odds with its more contemporary surroundings!

Dartington Hall Estate is well worth a visit. In 1925, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst purchased the neglected 14th century Dartington estate. The Elmhirsts were pioneers, inspired by many innovative thinkers of the time and Dorothy had inherited considerable wealth, which she devoted to founding the Dartington Hall Trust. Dartington rapidly became a magnet for artists, architects, writers, philosophers and musicians from around the world, creating an exceptional centre of creative activity.

It is also the base for the “Ways with Words” literary festival held in July each year. It is a festival of words and ideas and is a vibrant and joyful 10-day event, a chance for those who read books to meet those who write them. The setting is glorious, the atmosphere is invigorating. People come together in spectacular surroundings to share the pleasure and power of language and ideas. The warmth and energy of this lively gathering make it a memorable occasion.

There is a beautiful garden with wonderful herbaceous borders and a tilt yard where jousting took place. In spring, there are camellias, magnolias, azaleas and numerous colourful bulbs. Also, the witch hazel walk is a sight to behold, filling the air with perfume and being under-planted with pretty blue chinodoxas.

The Great Hall is a magnificent medieval building with huge fireplaces and vast beamed ceilings. There is a very good pub/restaurant there too, the White Hart, with a wonderful ambience and excellent food.

There is also a unique cinema there “The Barn” and the Roundhouse Cafe, serving home-made cakes.

One of the best and nearest beaches is the sheltered, gently sloping, Blue Flag status Blackpool Sands, approximately 9 miles away. There is a beach shop, loos and wonderful award-winning cafe, The Venus, which serves excellent organic, local food and has glorious views too. One could almost believe one was in the Mediterranean when observing the pine trees against the blue skies!

There are several more around the Torquay area and a little further away [approx. 13 miles] is Bantham Beach, a vast expanse of fine golden sand which overlooks Burgh Island with its famous Art Deco hotel. The island and hotel were used in the filming of Agatha Christie's Evil Under the Sun featuring Peter Ustinov who played Hercule Poirot, Maggie Smith and James Mason. Also on the island is the Pilchard Inn, a rustic and charming 14thC inn, perfect for refreshments. You can walk across to the island when the tide is out, or take the unique sea tractor!

For wildlife and history enthusiasts, the Slapton and Torcross areas are worth a visit too. In the early hours of 28th April 1944 8 Landing Ship Tanks full of American servicemen were just off the coast of Devon. Their purpose to take part in Operation Tiger, the rehearsals for the D-Day landings in Normandy. A 32-ton Sherman tank lost in the practice landings was later recovered from the sea bed and is now displayed at Slapton Sands in memory of the 946 American servicemen who tragically lost their lives.Ken Small, who had struggled to raise the tank, received a personally signed letter of appreciation from Ronald Regan!

Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar, it is entirely freshwater.The lake is surrounded by reedbeds, marshes and woodland habitats.You can see many wildflowers on the shingle ridge during the summer including Yellow Horned Poppy and Vipers Bugloss. The nature reserve is the only place in Britain where you can find Strapwort on the lake shore.

You can hear and occasionally see Cetti's warbler all year round. Slapton Ley is an important staging post for wintering and passage birds including Swallows. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of Badgers, Otters, Dormice and Bats.

In complete contrast to the seascapes is the rugged landscape and wild outdoors of the Dartmoor National Park, with miles of open moorland with wild ponies grazing. You can visit many places including Widecombe-in-the-Moor, upon which the tale of Uncle Tom Cobley is based.

The following places of interest are a further very small selection and are all within a short distance of East Leigh:

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth;

Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, Buckfastleigh;

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast;

Kents Cavern, Torquay;

Totnes Castle, Totnes (English Heritage);

Woodlands Leisure Park near Dartmouth;

South Devon Railway;

Paignton Zoo, Paignton;

Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth (English Heritage);

Ashburton, ancient Stannary town;

Totnes;

Dartmouth;

Dartmoor National Park;

Sharpham Vineyard & Cheese Dairy, Ashprington;

Canoe Adventures, guided canoe paddling aboard Voyager 12-seat canoes on South Devon’s glorious River Dart;

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Clare Smith

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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TRANQUIL BARN CONVERSION FOR 4, OUTSTANDING VIEWS IN DEVON'S GLORIOUS SOUTH HAMS
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Totnes South Hams
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Fabulous Barn Conversion in South Devon

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed 3 nights at the barn which is in a peaceful location just outside the village of Harberton. The property meet all expectations and was very well equipped and tastefully furnished. 5 star comfort ! The owners Clare and Den were very welcoming and helpful. The area was excellent for many attractions- Agatha Christie House at Greenway one not to be missed. Also highly recommend lunch at The Riverford Farm Kitchen - booking essential. I would definitely recommend this property.
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TRANQUIL BARN CONVERSION FOR 4, OUTSTANDING VIEWS IN DEVON'S GLORIOUS SOUTH HAMS
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Totnes South Hams
5

Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Thanks Clare and Den for making us feel so welcome. We can't wait to come back!
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TRANQUIL BARN CONVERSION FOR 4, OUTSTANDING VIEWS IN DEVON'S GLORIOUS SOUTH HAMS
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Totnes South Hams
5

What a fabulous place and such lovely hosts !

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
A very warm and comfortable retreat .. Every facility available and well presented and thought out ... Even down to the luxury of the sheets and towels .. Loved it a real home from home even in the winter.
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TRANQUIL BARN CONVERSION FOR 4, OUTSTANDING VIEWS IN DEVON'S GLORIOUS SOUTH HAMS
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Totnes South Hams
5

Beautiful, peaceful barn with idyllic view

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We had a wonderful weekend at the barn with our little boy. The view in the morning across the hills and fields was breathtaking! It's a very beautiful and well equipped barn - we couldn't have asked for more. Clare and Dennis were amazing hosts - extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning and recommending to other people.
Totnes is just 10 or 15 minutes away and there was plenty to do and see, even in an off peak mid-weekend November. We really recommend the monthly food market in town. Also - the local record shop, Drift, is one of the most well curated and fantastically decked out record shops in the country. It deserves support!
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TRANQUIL BARN CONVERSION FOR 4, OUTSTANDING VIEWS IN DEVON'S GLORIOUS SOUTH HAMS
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Totnes South Hams
5

Beautiful barn.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We loved the barn and would definitely recommend it. It had everything you could want or need. Very clean.
Clare and Den very welcoming and helpful. Thank you very much.
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Junction 31 M5
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Blackpool Sands
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Church House Inn, Harberton
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Totnes
Car: necessary

East Leigh Barn is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is close to the historic market town of Totnes. It is located one mile from the village of Harberton in the South Hams district of South Devon and is within easy driving distance of both the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park and the stunning South coast.

On some nights, the distant glow of Start Point lighthouse [over 15 miles away] can be glimpsed across the sky.

It has been recently converted to a very high standard, with high quality fixtures/fittings, from a 19thC building in a courtyard setting which comprises the original 17thC Grade II listed farmhouse, together with a further barn. It is placed a perfect mid distance twixt moor and sea and enjoys an enviable, elevated position with far-reaching, south-facing views over and beyond the Harbourne Valley. The view from the Barn extends across the verdant Harbourne river valley, transporting you back to a gentler pace of life, as there is virtually no visible reference to the 21st century.

The hamlet of East Leigh is steeped in history and was even mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086.

In the pretty nearby village of Harberton, you will find the 13thC Church House Inn, which is perfect for a cosy supper or quick drink. There is also a 13thC church, St Andrews, containing a Norman font, 15thC rood screen and octagonal 15thC pulpit.

There are some lovely walks which may be undertaken from the property. The South Devon coastal path has some of the most picturesque and spectacular views. In this region of South Devon, there are also some lovely quaint towns and villages, with many thatched cottages and narrow winding lanes.

Totnes is a picturesque Elizabethan town, with many interesting and varied shops to explore, quaint and characterful tea rooms, a museum, galleries etc. Totnes Castle is one of the best preserved examples of a Norman motte and bailey castle in England. The surviving stone keep and curtain wall date from around the 14th century. You can take trips down the River Dart from Totnes and there is a vibrant market on a Friday in the town square with a wide variety of stalls. On Tuesdays in season, there is also the unique Elizabethan market, where stallholders don their Elizabethan finery!

Please see 'Description' for more places of interest.

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Availability & Rates

Totnes Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Apr 12 2014 - Apr 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£103
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£605
4 nights
 
 
Rate 7
Apr 26 2014 - May 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£560
3 nights
 
 
Bank Holiday
May 3 2014 - May 9 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£117
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£660
3 nights
 
 
Rate 9
May 10 2014 - May 23 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£620
3 nights
 
 
Half Term
May 24 2014 - May 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£129
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£785
3 nights
 
 
Rate 11
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
3 nights
 
 
Rate 12
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 18 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£145
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£820
3 nights
 
 
Summer holidays
Jul 19 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£1,045
7 nights
 
 
Rate 13
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£140
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£785
3 nights
 
 
Rate 14
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 17 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£90
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
3 nights
 
 
Half Term
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£625
7 nights
 
 
Rate 16
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£80
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£460
2 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
£815
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 30% deposit is required to hold a booking with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
For bookings arriving within six weeks, payment must be made in full.
For international payments, our bank charges us £7.50 to accept them, so this needs to be added on to any payment.
Notes NB: There is the possibility of negotiating the changeover day if required and depending upon availability.

All bed linen and towels are provided, however, please bring your own beach towels
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Amenities

Totnes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telescope
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , with handspray fitted to bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , wetroom
  • Beautifully appointed upstairs bathroom with double ended bath and fitted handspray, large wash basin/vanity unit, close-coupled WC, heated chrome towel rail, extractor fan and illuminated bathroom cabinet with shaver socket. Fully tiled floor with under-floor heating and Velux type roof light. The attractive groundfloor wetroom is fully tiled with a close-coupled WC, chrome heated towel rail, corner washbasin with cabinet above, thermostatically controlled shower and fold away screen. There is also an extractor fan and Velux type roof light. Towels are provided together with liquid soaps.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 5' kingsize bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , can be split into 2 singles [2.5' each]
  • Deep, comfortable pocket sprung mattresses on divan bases in each bedroom with non-allergenic duvets and Egyptian cotton bedding, with carpeted floors and built in wardrobes [wooden hangers provided] with chests of drawers. Main bedroom overlooks the Harbourne Valley and other bedroom overlooks courtyard. Both bedrooms have a wealth of beamed high ceilings and ample lighting.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • museums
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • recreation center
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • rafting
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • water skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
We have been awarded a four star grade with gold award for our accommodation by Visit England. Please note accommodation is on first floor, so younger children will obviously need supervision in this respect. There is an ipod dock available not a stereo system. Long term rentals welcome in low season.
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