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Beautiful Medieval Manor in the heart of the Devon Countryside

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
barn
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Totnes Barn Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Medieval Barn part of Grade 2 listed property near Dartington, South Devon, England - Near Beaches, Rivers and Dartmoor National Park

Gybbes Lodge is a beautiful and spacious medieval barn which forms one side of the courtyard of a very old Devon manor house. It is furnished with antiques in a comfortable and homely style. It is family friendly and there is plenty of space outside for kids to run around and explore.

The property is two miles from the village of Dartington and is also near the historic town of Totnes where there are great shops and restaurants serving everything from Devon cream teas to locally sourced fresh produce. Within easy driving distance there are numerous gorgeous beaches and Dartmoor is only ten minutes away. You can take a boat trip down the river Dart to the pretty town of Dartmouth, you can go sea fishing from Salcombe, walk the South West coastal path or take a steam train along the river Dart.

The area is famous for its delicious food and there are numerous old pubs to discover or seafood restaurants serving local delights of all sorts. There are great farm food shops and cafes with produce direct from local suppliers. There are activities to suit all ages and tastes. The area boasts many historic homes and castles to explore, small coastal villages to potter around, walking to suit all abilities, cycling trails and sailing trips of all kinds. In the summer Dartington also holds literary and music festivals but all year round there are numerous cultural activities going on as the area has a rich history in the arts. Dartington Hall Gardens, which are open to the public, are beautiful all year round.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
Teresa Griffiths
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016

About Teresa Griffiths

We live next door to the property in the old Manor House with our two boys. We hope that you will enjoy this beautiful part of Devon.

Teresa Griffiths purchased this barn in 2009

What makes this barn unique

Gybbes Lodge is part of a historic property listed in the Devon Rural Archives as dating back to the 14th Century. It is rural and peaceful yet close to a wealth of wonderful places to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Teresa and Jonathan for your warm welcome. We felt very comfortable immediately. The house is wonderfull! Restoration and renovation have been carried out with great care and a lot of taste. Unfortunately we couldn't stay longer. Thank you for your suggestions where to go and what to see. We hope to be back some day.



July 2014 Mark from Switzerland



We had a wonderful relaxing weekend at the barn. The barn is beautiful and spacious, and comfortably housed six adults. Towels and linen were top quality and all the beds were so comfy! It's really conveniently located - a 5 min drive from very nice shops and 10 minutes from Totnes and the train station. Teresa was a very welcoming host and was available to answer any queries in the run up to our stay, and as she lives close by was also around while we were there. I would definitely stay again!



August 2014 Laura from UK





A wonderful place to stay. Fantastic open plan living space and 3 beautifully decorated bedrooms with comfortable beds. Teresa had thought about lots of little details- from the cake, juice and milk on arrival, lovely wild flowers on the dining table, good information on the local area and the very well equipped kitchen.

We had a wonderful break- thank you!



August 2014 Lizzie from UK
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Medieval Manor in the heart of the Devon Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

great property, wonderfully suited for adults and older children

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful old building, beautifully converted. Everything we could possibly need in the kitchen, but we would have appreciated an extra couple of chairs for the dining table as we entertained guests both evenings and they had to eat sitting on the settees.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well located, spacious and characterful accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a 3 night stay at the lodge as a couple with our dog. The property has plenty of character and is very spacious with the kitchen, dining and living area all being open plan with high ceilings - this creates a great space to relax in - in between exploring many of the attractions easily accessed from the property. There are several first class and dog friendly pubs serving good food within a short drive from the cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Nice big family apartment with all facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped property in a tranquil setting. Close to the seaside and Dartmoor.

We took the children horse riding at Mary Tavey and were never short of things to do in the area.

Dartington is just 5 minutes away for all food shopping and immediate needs.

We spent a full day in Plymouth, enjoying the Hoe and the Barbican to the full.

A very good and relaxing holiday was had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Gorgeous accommodation and a lovely host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gybbes Lodge for a long weekend to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday. The Lodge is spacious, comfortable and well equipped, with lots of information about the building's history and the many local attractions. The location is quiet and rural but the proximity of the road to Dartington and Totnes makes it ideal for day trips, shopping and eating out. Teresa made us very welcome - the bottle of Prosecco definitely helped with the birthday celebrations and was greatly appreciated. It was a really enjoyable stay and we are already planning to go back for longer, both to enjoy the house and to spend more time in this beautiful part of the country.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carolyn - hope it was a birthday to remember. We'd love to have you to stay again sometime.
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5

Beautiful property with a huge amount of character.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed her with our two daughters for my husband's 58th birthday.

The first impressions were good and once we stepped into the lodge it didn't fail to impress.

We spent a lovely couple of days there and we couldn't have asked for better in terms of nearby places to eat and wonderful beaches and landscapes.

The property itself is steeped in history, clean and with everything you would need for a more than comfortable stay.

We met Theresa, who owns the lodge, and she was an absolute pleasure to meet and had a good knowledge of the area.

Would we stay there again? Absolutely - and we would not hesitate to recommend it to friends or family.

Thanks for helping to make my husband's birthday a special one!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - it was a pleasure to have you to stay. we do hope you come back again.
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Excellent lodge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family of six adults and one baby. Found the facilities very good, with a fully equipped kitchen. Nice big lounge and two large bedrooms. Third bedroom a bit small but sufficient. Comfortable beds to sleep in and lodge is in a very quiet area. Owner was next door and very friendly and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Gybbes Lodge is within driving distance of numerous beautiful beaches. The beaches are approximately 20-40 minutes drive from us and range from town beaches with facilities and shops, a good local surf beach at Bantham and lots of lovely child friendly beaches for paddling and swimming. The South West coastal path will also lead you to less visited coves and glorious coastal scenery.

Travel:

The nearest airport to us is Exeter which is approximately 40 minutes drive away. Bristol airport is about two hours drive. Both are reachable by train from our local station at Totnes. The nearest ferry port is Plymouth. Totnes station is on the main intercity line between London and the South West. It is about 3 hours to London by train. Drive from London 3.5 - 4 hours. There are buses that go past our house to Totnes but a car would be recommended to fully enjoy the local area.

Distances:

Dartington village is about two miles away and has a village shop with post office, garage, bus stop and small shopping complex - The Shops at Dartington.

Totnes is our local town which is about three miles away. This has a large range of shops and restaurants, leisure centre, tourist information and banks.

Further Details:

Totnes is the departure point for River Dart cruises and the Dart Valley steam train. It also has a very picturesque High St and ruined Norman castle, lots of pubs and cafes and waterfront dining. There is a bustling market every Friday.

For seaside towns try Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe. You can take a boat out for a mackerel fishing trip or browse the shops and have fish and chips on the beach. We also suggest a drive up on to Dartmoor simply to admire the spectacular scenery or for a walk or a swim in remote river pools.

Dartington Hall has beautiful gardens and a cafe, bar and restaurant - great for sitting out in the sunshine in the garden of a Medieval house.

For the energetic - try a surf lesson at Bigbury on Sea, or a cycle tour through the woods at Haldon forest.

Totnes is also a centre for all things alternative - you can find yoga classes of all types, massage and a huge range of therapies and treatments on offer.

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Rates & Availability

Totnes Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$252
 
 
half term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
easter
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
shoulder
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$252
 
 
christmas
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$252
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$189
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $126

Booking Notes:
30% deposit required for bookings more than two months before arrival. Full fee required on booking for bookings less than two months prior to start date.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday unless by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Last minute bookings: if property available less than ten days prior to arrival email for special offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Totnes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • One bathroom with roll top bath One stylish slate en suite shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Super-king size four poster bed Bedroom 2 antique French double bed with en suite shower room Bedroom 3 twin with two singles
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We offer a fully decorated tree for Christmas bookings. Outside: The property has a sizeable garden with outdoor seating and barbecue. Utility Room: washer dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included. Cleaning and laundry are done on changeover but can be arranged for longer stays at additional cost. Please bring your own beach towels.

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