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Stunning Barn in a courtyard setting Uninterrupted views of the hills and pond

Kingsbridge, Devon, UK
  • Barn43055 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Perfectly situated between the moors and the sea... South Hams and Dartmoor.

Our beautiful barn conversion is available to rent, in a secluded valley in the South Hams, Devon. We are ideally situated to access many of the best beaches in the South Hams, with Salcombe, Bantham, Bigbury, Slapton Sands all within half an hour. Coastal walks and country pubs galore. We are ten minutes from the charming estuary town, Kingsbridge, which provides multiple restaurants and cafes, an artisan bakery, grocers, several butchers, an arts cinema plus many more charming gift and furnishing shops.

The property consists of a spacious kitchen-diner, with patio doors leading onto a sunny patio, spacious decking area and a secluded south-west facing garden. The view consists of rolling hills stretching beyond a wild swimming pool to the horizon. Two double bedrooms downstairs share use of a shower room. There is a further WC and utility room. Upstairs, our lounge has a high pitched roof with dramatic beams. One double bedroom upstairs has a juliet balcony over the courtyard and another double, a mezzanine floor above and more stunning views. The stove in the lounge guarantees cosy evenings. There is a generous mezzanine floor over the lounge with 2 fold away camp beds providing a fifth room (if required) or a games room with fold away pool table. All rooms have beautiful antique furniture. The family bathroom has a large corner bath with shower over.This is our home so it's extremely well equipped.This property acts as our main home, so it is furnished to a very high standard of comfort. A true home from home! Well-stocked bookshelves, snooker table, DVDS , Sound system Barbeque all for your enjoyment. Delight in this fantastic corner of Devon, far away from the hustle and bustle. We are renting our property while we are travelling and we are pricing it extremely competitively as a result. We look forward to meeting you!


Jacqueline Payne

Member Since 2015
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Feb 15, 2018
About Jacqueline Payne

We love living in Devon. Outdoor types that enjoy sailing, tennis , swimming , canoeing ,walking, horse riding, croquet and surfing . We also love the Arts and the house is crammed with books on cinema,art,travel, biography and fiction. Traveled extensively and worked overseas. Worked in the city now tutor and help run the local sailing club. Spent the first 30 years in London until 2013 when realised my dream and moved to Devon. Hope to do some travelling to South East Asia this Summer to visit friends .

Jacqueline Payne purchased this Barn in 2013

What makes this Barn unique

This property has an uninterrupted view of rolling hills . The garden slopes down to a field strewn with Alpacas and sheep ,beyond which lies a wild swimming area .A large landscaped pond surrounded by water lilies . Beyond this is a babbling stream which meanders down to the Aulne River. Over the brow of the hill is the sea at Bantham, South Milton, Thurlestone, Hope Cove , Bigbury ,Salcombe, Mothercombe Bay and Wonwell. Used as locations in many Films ..Black Beauty Treasure Island ..Sense ans Sensiblity and many more! In the other direction is Dartmouth and the Dart Valley. Dartmouth Country Club is a 20 minute drive to a first class golf course and Health Spa. Thurlestone offers World class golf and more golf is on your doorstep at Bigbury. The famous Aulne Valley meat and Avon Mill garden Centre and South Devon Chilli farm are close by to accomodate your catering needs and indulge in a first class breakfast The Georgian town of Modbury is about 3 miles away and has 3 pubs and 2 restaurants , antique and bric a brac and a first class gallery. There are countless restaurants ,eateries ,pubs in this part of South Hams you will be spoilt for choice . Most offer alfresco dining and outstanding scenery! Fifty miles of coastline to walk . glorious white sandy beaches and turquoise seas South Hams is a little piece of paradise. Dartmoor shouldn't be missed . Great for horse riding and walking . Ashburton is a great town to buy Antique furniture and unusual gifts as is Totnes. So so much to do...Oh and then there's historic Plymouth and Exeter and....


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • 4 doubles 1 kingsize 1 large single


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 1 shower/toilet/bidet 1 large corner bath /toilet/shower attachment Additional toilet/ cloakroom

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
            • Rural


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Farm Holidays
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Fireplace
                          Gas stove- looks like a wood burner without the hassle.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central heating. Heated towel rail in the shower.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          All provided.
                        • Living Room
                          2 large sofas 3 seater sofas and a double sofa. Beautiful cosy room.
                        • Parking
                          Very large visitor car park.
                        • Towels Provided
                          I bath towel / hand towel per guest. Please bring your own beach towels.
                        • Washing Machine
                          New machine. 20-minute cycle available. Washing powder provided.


                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Very well equipped.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Double doors onto the patio/deck for alfresco dining . Fabulous uninterrupted views from here, over rolling hills, to the horizon
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              x2 Electric.
                            • Pantry Items
                              Leave my larder just ask that you replace any items that you use a lot of. Leave fresh bread /milk /butter and eggs .
                            • Refrigerator
                              2 fridges 1 freezer
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining in the kitchen and on the deck.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Music Library
                                    • Books
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Thurlestone/ Bigbury / Dartmouth Country Club
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Tennis
                                          Nearby at Avonwick (oldest grass courts in the country) and at Loddiswell and Aveton Gifford. Also available in Salcombe at South Sands / Thurlestone and Kingsbridge
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Surf boards for hire at Bantham / Bigbury


                                            • limited accessibility
                                              Ground floor and the patio are accessible. If you unable manage the one step into the house please ask as I w ill be able to arrange ramps. Bedroom /ensuite , kitchen and shower are accessible /living room is not.. When my handicapped son comes to stay we hang out in the kitchen .


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Spa at Dartmouth Country Club and Thurlestone hotel and Salcombe Harbour House Hotel all within 20 minute drive.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.


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                                                                  Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

                                                                  Equidistant between Dartmoor and the sea . Salcombe ( Chelsea by Sea ) is close by for sailing and boating and shopping! Great restaurants and bars and a great buzz in the summer. Bantham top surfing and Kite surfing beach. VW camperland. Dartmoor great for Horse riding and mountain biking, Sharphan vineyard. Riverfood Organic farms Miles and miles of stunning coastal scenery... the best England has to offer. Totnes for shopping , dining and markets. Alternative living. Holistic therapies and yoga. Dartmouth for shopping. boating and Agatha Christie Burgh Island and the famous hotel and sea tractor . This is a stunningly beautiful part of the world steeped in Maritime History .You won't be short of things to do !!!

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