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Converted Barn Between Dartmoor And The Beautiful South Devon Coastline

Avonwick, South Brent, Devon, UK
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Barn in Avonwick, Nr. Totnes, Devon, England - This Pretty 19th Century Barn Overlooks A Farm And Out Across The Peaceful Valley Of The Horsebrook

Converted nearly 30 years ago but recently updated this barn is the ideal base for your holiday. The open plan kitchen and lounge allow comfortable and welcoming space looking out over the peaceful valley. 3 bedrooms, one double and 2 twins. Outside seating and dining area with access to a shared garden. The Barn offers a quiet peaceful countryside base whilst giving good access to both the South Devon coastline and Dartmoor.


Helen Caine

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Helen Caine

Helen was brought up in the farmhouse. She and her husband Peter bought the Barn in 2008 from members of her family.

Why Helen Caine chose Avonwick

The Barn was where we played in the hay as children and fed the young calves who were housed in the lower floor! It was converted nearly 35 years ago and now is sited in the peaceful valley I knew so well.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with double bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds and smaller bedroom 3 also with twin beds. Cot for baby is available on request. All bedrooms are downstairs in this up-side-down house.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Toilet 1
      • Family bathroom with wc and bath with shower over. WC also on 1st floor with kitchen and living room.

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Heating
            • Internet
            • Iron & Board
            • Living Room
              The large open plan lounge and dining room join the spacious kitchen giving a relaxed feel to the barn. Comfortable sofas are spaced around the open fire. TV, DVD player, board games and books all allow for a easy going holiday whatever the weather.
            • Parking
            • Washing Machine


                • Dishwasher
                • Freezer
                • Kitchen
                  Kitchen fitted with oak cupboards and is complete with all necessary equipment, cooker is an aga styled range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster. Good selection of saucepans and cooking equipment.
                • Microwave
                • Oven
                • Refrigerator
                • Stove


                    • Child's Highchair


                        • Television


                            • Golf
                              There are excellent golf courses available nearby either on the edge of the moorland (2 miles) or on the beautiful coastline (10 miles).
                            • Lawn / Garden
                            • Outdoor Grill


                                • churches
                                • cinemas
                                • library
                                • museums
                                • playground
                                • recreation center
                                • restaurants
                                • ruins

                                  Leisure Activities

                                    • bird watching
                                    • horseback riding
                                    • scenic drives
                                    • sight seeing
                                    • walking

                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                        • cycling
                                        • freshwater fishing
                                        • golf
                                        • hiking
                                        • mountain biking
                                        • swimming


                                            • Notes on accommodation: Horsebrook Barn offers a peaceful setting for adults and children alike. Parents of very young children should be aware that there is a stream in the garden which is accessed by crossing the shared driveway. Up to 2 dogs are welcome. The open fire is ready with one basket of logs and lighting sticks. Further wood available at a small additional cost. Smoking is not allowed in the property. Outside: Outside the Barn is a patio area with seating perfect for breakfast and morning coffee in the sun. There is a large shared garden with a woodland area and lawn. A gently running stream borders the southern edge of the garden. The garden is a haven for wildlife with pheasants, woodpeckers, hedgehogs and slow worms. Deer and foxes have also been seen in the valley. Barbecue available to enjoy the balmy summer evenings. Utility Room: Washing machine is available in the shared laundry room along with iron, ironing board and drying rack. Outside washing line also. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, bath and hand towels are included and changed weekly. Please bring your own beach towels.

                                              House Rules

                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                              Cancellation Policy

                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                              14 Reviews


                                              Latest reviews

                                              Fantastic holiday home in a great location

                                              Mark O.

                                              We stayed at Horsebrook Barn over the Easter weekend and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The cottage is much bigger than we imagined from the photos online. There were 5 of us in total including our daughter and we were delighted with how spacious and well equipped Horsebrook Barn is. There was a log fire burning and a cream tea waiting for us when we arrived. The kitchen and living rooms are spacious and bright, with plenty of books and games. The kitchen is really well equipped. The cottage is about 10 minutes walk along the lane past the river to the village of Avonwick where there is a very nice welcoming pub. We found that Horsebrook Barn was a great base for a few days exploring the local area including a trip to the Cornish coast and a cycle ride along the Granite Way on Dartmoor. All in all highly recommended!

                                              Fantastic Barn in Great Location

                                              michelle s.

                                              Horsebrook Barn is a great place to stay. It's spacious with plenty of room for 6 and very warm and cosy. It has everything you need and the owners are very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect for being away from it all yet within easy reach of many attractions and the coast and moor. We love it.

                                              Great location. Clean and spacious.

                                              Jen R.Tipton. West Midlands.

                                              Want to go back in the summer as the barn is in a great place for little seaside resorts of Devon and right by dartmoor. Wet weather conditions, but it was cosy in the barn with the open fire. Oh , and the homemade scones Helen made for our arrival were delish!! Thank you. Xx

                                              Owner's Response:

                                              Thank you for your kind words but we must admit that we didn't make the scones we like to get them from the local bakery in South Brent

                                              Amazing, beautiful property and setting

                                              Liz carter

                                              we had such a lovely relaxing time, a roaring fire and a cream tea to welcome us. A really beautiful cottage

                                              Very nice property

                                              Ciaran O.

                                              Lovely homely property, very well kept and tidy. Much better then expected.

                                              Great, comfy, warm and amazing value.

                                              michelle s.

                                              The photos do not do the barn justice. It was spacious, really warm, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It was different cooking on the Aga but we got used to it and a novel experience. The cream tea on arrival was delicious and we all looked forward to having a real fire at the end of every day. It's also in a good location, close to lots of attractions and places to go. We will definitely return.


                                              Avonwick, South Brent, Devon, UK

                                              Coast/Beach: The beautiful beaches of the South Devon are only 20 minutes drive away, sandy Bigbury and Thurlestone, pebbly Slapton and more comercial Paignton or Torquay. There are many small coves and cliff walks where it is possible to get away from people altogether. Travel: By car - we are 1 mile from the Avonwick/South Brent turn-off from the A38 South Devon. Expressway (a car is recommended). By train - we're 7 miles and a cab ride from Totnes main line station, served by fast trains from London, the Midlands and the North. By air - Exeter airport is less than a 45 minute drive. By sea – Brittany Ferries dock at Plymouth (18 miles). Distances: The barn is 5 miles from the historic town of Totnes with it's Castle and Guildhall and many places of interest and 5 miles from the pretty market town of Ashburton known as the gateway to Dartmoor. These local market towns boast a variety of individual shops from the quirky to the traditional. Within walking distance is the village of Avonwick with it's friendly village pub and beer garden; a shop selling local produce and an unusual little church. Further Details: As well as the village shop in Avonwick there is a good local butcher, baker, delicatessen and small Co-Op in South Brent (11/2 miles), a large Tesco just down the A38 at Lee Mill (7 miles) which can deliver here, along with many restaurants in towns like Ashburton and Totnes.

                                              Rates & Availability

                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                              Pet Fee

                                              Booking Notes: Contact us by phone or email to ensure availability, then a deposit is payable to confirm the booking either through this website, by Paypal or by cheque. The balance is due 1 calendar month or at least 4 weeks prior to arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Saturday, arrival after 4pm and the property must be emptied on departure by 10am.

                                              14 Reviews
                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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