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

Clare Smith

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
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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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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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 pocket sprung 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. We also have Wi-fi.

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!

Over the years Torbay, Totnes and Dartmouth have all been used as featured locations in the films of Rosamund Pilcher's books, which have been screened on one of Germany's main state TV channels, ZDF,

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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clare Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

This well appointed and comfortably furnished barn conversion is an ideal spot for couples and small families and far exceeded my expectations. It is close to Totnes yet is located in a quiet, secluded and picturesque area with broad sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.

My visit was during a dark and cold British winter, and yet my stay here was bright and warm. It is a new conversion and clearly great care has been taken to provide furnishings and kitchen equipment of the highest quality, along with a modern TV/DVD system and wifi. Everything you could need for self-catering is provided. The linens and towels provided were also of very high quality.

I would highly recommend this place - nobody renting this barn would be disappointed!

Thank you Clare and Dennis - you have easily earned 5 stars!
Jan 2013
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Schoenes Freienhaus in laendlicher Umgebung

  • 5 of 5
Ein sehr schoen eingerichtetes und gut ausgestattetes Ferienhaus mit schöner Aussicht ueber das Huegelland. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Die Gegend ist malerisch und ausgesprochen ruhig. Ein schmales Auto ist zu empfehlen, die Straßen sind zwar asphaltiert aber von hohen Hecken auf beiden Seiten begrenzt.
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Top quality barn

  • 5 of 5
Great venue to stay. Still top notch from 2 years ago.
1st class owners
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
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5

Beautiful barn, lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5
Just back from a lovely short break in Devon at the beautiful East Leigh Barn. Clare and Den are more than welcoming and very considerate, and the barn itself cannot be faulted. Every care has been taken with its restoration and everything is of the highest standard. We were so comfortable it was hard to leave in the morning to start the day's adventures! We can't wait to book again next year - a really good location for exploring South Devon in the day, then collapsing into extra comfy beds in the evening. The large private courtyard was great for our little one to run around in and ideal for al fresco dinners and breakfasts. You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
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cosy barn in beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5
the ideal accomodation for a break in South Devon if you seek a cozy escape from noise and bustle. Very well equipped and maintained. Great view which will motivate you to explore the nearby moor or coast and definitely spaceous enough for four people to stay inside if the weather wouldn't allow.
Clair and Dan are lovely hosts.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
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Stunning barn conversion in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5
Highly recommend. Stunning Barn conversion with amazing views of rolling countryside. Claire and Den were great hosts and property well equipped, particularly for those with children. A real home away from home, bed even more comfortable than our own!! Location great for families, quiet and rural but near plenty of attractions, great local beaches, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands theme park to name a few. Highly recommend the steam train from Goodrington Sands to Dartmouth. Great local pub in nearby Village. Would highly recommend this property and plan to return when we are next down in this beautiful part of the world.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
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Fabulous Barn Conversion in South Devon

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Map

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

Rates & Availability

From £63 Per night

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
 
Half Term
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£625
 
 
Rate 16
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
From
£80
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£460
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£815
 
 
Rate 1
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
From
£75
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£440
 
 
Half term
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£95
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
 
Rate 3
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
From
£85
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£470
 
 
Easter
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
£635
 
 
Rate 5
Apr 11 2015 - May 1 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£95
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
Bank Holiday
May 2 2015 - May 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£660
 
 
Rate 7
May 9 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£110
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£625
 
 
Half term
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
Rate 9
May 30 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£735
 
 
Summer holidays
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
 
 
Rate 11
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£785
 
 
Rate 12
Oct 4 2015 - Oct 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

E & O E
A 30% deposit is required to hold a booking with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
For bookings arriving within 6 weeks, payment must be made in full. If payment is not received by this deadline, we reserve the right to re-let the accommodation & the deposit may be forfeited. If cancellation is made within the 6 weeks & we can’t re-let the Barn, the deposit may be forfeited if we can't relet
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Amenities

Amenities

Totnes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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 rental enquiries welcome in low season.
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