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Beautiful Barn Set In Rolling Hills near Totnes, South Devon, England.

Bedrooms 5
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Barn in Diptford, Totnes, South Devon, Devon, England - Located In South Hams Sandwiched Between The Wilds Of Dartmoor And The Beaches Of South Devon

Thorn Barn sleeps 10+ extra children in 5 bedrooms - 2 Kingsize, 2 doubles and 1 twin/superking with 4 bathrooms. We also have two travels cots and a camp bed for little ones who want to share with their parents. It's a stunning 5 star barn conversion in a rural setting but close to the historic, independent town of Totnes and a short drive from the sandy beaches and Dartmoor. Architect designed, huge kitchen, wood burners, roll top baths, slate floors, vintage wallpaper and quirky touches makes this an amazing place to have as a base for your Devon holiday.

Shelley Palmer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Shelley Palmer

Shelley and James will welcome you personally to Thorn Barn. We live in the farmhouse next door with our four children and Reggie the dog and are always on hand to help if you need us.

Shelley Palmer purchased this barn in 2012

Why Shelley Palmer chose South Hams

We love this part of Devon with it's beautiful, long ambling walks in stunning countryside, it's amazing local produce, and endless list of things to do and see. It seems like everything our family could want is on our doorstep!

We fell in love with Thorn Farm from the moment we saw it and have painstakingly converted the barn and hope our guests love it as much as us...

What makes this barn unique

We are in the process of adding chickens to the farm so the guests can benefit from some fresh eggs and the barn also has its own veg patch which guests can help themselves to (subject to weather and season!).

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fab holiday. Such a lovely place, absolutely loved sitting in the kitchen and taking in the view. Thank you for a lovely memory"

"Perfect location. Great, relaxed styling and decor. Great detailing by the owners. All round fantastic place"

"Fantastic break. The barn was fantastic, such a great space and so well equipped. Thank you ."
Mar 2013
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5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Barn Set In Rolling Hills near Totnes, South Devon, England.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely weekend in a gorgeous setting

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We had an amazing weekend here with good friends which we won't forget in a hurry. There are fantastic views from the barn which is in a stunning rural setting. It's location is ideal for long country walks or great days out, like the the one we took to the idyllic clapton sands beach. The Barn is uniquely styled with a contemporary and comfortable feel and the owners welcomed us warmly with some generous gifts. We loved it, the kids loved it. Everybody happy!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Metres
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
8.6 Miles
Blackpool Sands, Devon
Car: recommended


So many amazing beaches to choose from !

Slapton wild beach with great fish and chips 20 min drive

Blackpool Sands beautiful picturesque beach with an organic cafe 25 min drive

Batham & Bigbury great body boarding/surf beaches with surf school 25 min drive

Mill bay beautiful soft sandy beach great for kids a bit further but worth the drive and a national trust beach so free parking for national trust members 40 min drive


10 min from the A38

30 min Plymouth

40 min Exeter

1hr 30 min Bristol

Approx 4 hrs London

Nearest train station is Totnes which has a direct line to London Paddington


Totnes is an individual and vibrant town with a great local produce and junk/antique market, cafes and shops which is 4 miles away.

We are also within easy reach of Dartmouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge

Dartmoor is also easily accessible. Approx 20 min by car to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Devon.

Further Details:

Nearest pub and local shop is 2 miles. Supermarkets, banks, doctors etc all in Totnes (4 miles).


Rates & Availability

Totnes Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
March -April
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
April - May
Apr 21 2017 - May 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 12 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May - June
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
June - July
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 13 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
July - August
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% of the rental fee is payable before your booking is confirmed with the balance due 8 weeks before the start date of the rental.
We require full payment for bookings made less than 8 weeks before the start date.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Friday but this is flexible out of peak times. Check in time is after 4pm and check out time is 10am. See our website for further details.

Notes on prices:
We can offer 3 night stays at 80% of the weekly rate and 4 night stays at 90% of the weekly rate. Please contact us for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Totnes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite in Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Family bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Large family bathroom w/ a roll top bath and separate shower
    Ensuite in bedroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs shower room - toilet , shower , Downstairs shower room with slimline shower tray
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bedroom with vintage Liberty wallpaper
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 2 singles that can be a superking. Room for cot or camp bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Kingsize bed w/patio doors, ensuite. Room for cot/camp bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Kingsize bed,roll top bath & ensuite. Room for cot/camp bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Smaller double downstairs
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) plus additional children. We have one camp bed (for little ones who want to share with parents) and 2 travel cots. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king-size bed, roll top bath and an ensuite Bedroom 2 king-size bed, large doors to a small terrace and an ensuite Bedroom 3 double bed, over looking the garden Bedroom 4 twin bed Bedroom 5 double downstairs (next to downstairs shower room)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The barn also has WIFI There are lots more photos and information on our website. Please contact us if you have any questions. Pets welcome Parking for 4 cars Eco friendly conversion incorporating solar thermal hot water, private water supply and underfloor heating. Outside: There is a barbecue, outdoor seating for 10, a terrace looking out over the amazing views and an enclosed garden with a lawn area. The barn is situated within our small farm, we are happy for our guests to explore the five acres of open fields. There is also a rope swing, a huge fire pit and plenty of space to run and build dens. Utility Room: Microwave, washing machine, iron and ironing board, space for coats and boots Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included we ask you to bring your own beach towels. Other: 1 Z bed/camp/children's bed, 2 Travel cots and 2 high chairs available.

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