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Converted Barn Between Dartmoor And The Beautiful South Devon Coastline

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Helen Caine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A really wonderful time. Thank-you for ensuring we had everything for our baby. He loved it! Thanks again."

"We had a really lovely stay here! Fabulous walks on Dartmoor and visits to the beach - and then a cosy cottage to return to. Thanks! Helen and family were extremely helpful always."

"We really enjoyed your lovely barn We loved cycling up and down the hills, liked walking (rain and sun) and enjoyed the town of Totnes several times. Many thanks for your hospitality and for our comfortable stay in your well-equipped Barn."
May 2013
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Avon Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wrangaton Golf course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Totnes station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Turtley Corn Mill
Car: recommended

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.

Amenities

Avonwick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Family bathroom with wc and bath with shower over. WC also on 1st floor with kitchen and living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Converted Barn Between Dartmoor And The Beautiful South Devon Coastline
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews
5

Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great, comfy, warm and amazing value.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage over two levels, perfect for us with lots of peace and quiet

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Great location, great property and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Firstly - the photo's do not do the place justice. It is light and spacious and clean - everything we wanted. The cream tea was fabulous - thank you. I even managed to get to grips with the aga for cooking. Everything was easy to use (heating, wifi etc.)

As we were visiting for a family funeral, rather than a lovely holiday, the cottage was perfect as we didn't need to worry about anything and it was a nice environment to come back to.

Although we didn't get to do much exploring we could see that the location is perfect for getting to all manner of attractions and we are considering returning for a proper holiday. Turtley Mill was a great place to have lunch.

Thank you Helen and Peter

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

We had a wonderful week in this comfortable, well equipped house.

  • 5 of 5

Horsebrook barn is a charming and cosey house. We found it spacious and clean and had all the things we needed for a lovely holiday. The location is perfect for exploring South Devon and the site is peaceful and quiet despite being in easy reach of the main roads to get you about.

Having a selection of books, games and dvds helped to entertain the kids. Helen and Peter also provided a cream tea on our arrival which was much appreciated after our long journey.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfull location, lots of space in the house everthing you need is available like books, games also for the children. Nice area to stay with beaches, Dartmoor National Parc en the lovely city Totnes nearby. The owners Peter and Helen where very helpfull. A place to go back once again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33.46

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.