About the property
- Barn2045 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Barn Grade 2 Listed
Pridhamsleigh Manor House Farm is a 16th Century Grade II listed property situated on the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park and Ashburton. The Manor House and Barns have undergone a massive restoration by the present owners over the past two years, and offer a unique property converted in a contemporary fashion, still retaining the character, beams and quirkiness associated with this type of property. The furnishings are stylish, yet homely and comfortable.The property overlooks an attractive courtyard,with rolling hills, forests and beautiful views all around.FREE WI FI
Plenty for the children, with snooker table, Nintendo Wi and dressing up box, plus toys and Board games.
The barns are an ideal base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams and Dartmoor.
Dartmouth, Totnes,Salcombe and Bigbury On Sea are some of the beautiful locations nearby. Dartmoor National Park is just metres away where you can walk, ride, fish, nearby historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor and a wide variety of spectacular landmarks.
Please note discount prices for smaller families and couples can be applied
Local Attractions: Dartmoor National Park – Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers.
Buckfast Abbey – A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can be purchased in the gift and produce shops.
The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary – Situated near the South Devon Steam Railway station. Feed the otters and enjoy the wonderful butterflies in a tropical setting. You can even be an otter keeper for the day!
South Devon Railway – Relax and enjoy the unspoilt views of the river Dart from the comfort of a South Devon Railway, steam or vintage diesel train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.
Towns: ASHBURTON– A very attractive Stannary town dating from Saxon times. It has a superb selection of antique and craft outlets, together with many interesting shops and eating places, and a lovely bakery, making fresh bread and cakes daily.
BUCKFASTLEIGH Vibrant, lively and with a touch of mystery surrounding it, you’ll discover that Buckfastleigh is one of the most diverse towns in South Devon. The town is dominated by the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey and is a mix of ancient and modern attractions surrounded by miles of prime Devon countryside, wild moorlands and hidden valleys to explore.
TOTNES – An Elizabethan market town with lots of interesting shops and eating places and the ruins of a Norman castle. From the quay take a relaxing boat trip to Dartmouth.
DARTMOUTH– Only a 35 minute drive away, Dartmouth is a Historic town full of narrow streets, art galleries, delicatessens and other interesting shops. It is home to the world renown Britannia Royal Naval College.
Pridhamsleigh Cavern: Opposite Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is Pridhamsleigh Cavern this is the second longest cave system in Devon and has been accessible for at least 2 centuries. It was presumably revealed, like most Devon caves, by quarrying. A large entrance portal leads to an insignificant crawl into the rest of the system - about 700 metres of so of complex, maze like muddy passages through which a variety of routes can be taken.
If you wish to visit the cave please approach by approved route through the orchard containing the ancient dove cote. There is a fee of £1.50 to the farmer payable down the chute in the wooden kiosk at the gated entrance.
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About Wendy Waghorn
Wendy and Graham bought this 16th Century Manor House and Barns to renovate and have used their extensive experience to create a welcome, comfortable home from home. Wendy worked as a Fashion Buyer for over 20 years and then spread her talents to Buying Home furnishings, Interior Design and property Developing. She was even filmed for Homes under the Hammer BBC TV.Graham worked for the BBC for 25 years as a Director of Photography and Freelance when Film Unit closed. Graham's artistic talents have been invaluable in the restoration work. We are now very proud grandparents and our children/grandchildren have been very much involved in the preparation of the Manor for our guests, trying to get a perspective from all ages.
Wendy Waghorn purchased this Barn in 2011
Why Wendy Waghorn chose Ashburton
We used to have a small holiday apartment in Bigbury on Sea, so we knew this area, and loved it. Dartmouth, Salcombe, Hopes Cove and Bigbury have been holiday destinations for our family for years. The property came up at Auction and was in a sorry state. We wanted to breathe new life into the property and gives others a chance to enjoy the ambience of this beautiful old building. Don't worry all mod cons in this old property!
What makes this Barn unique
There is a Magic about the place. It is very large. The barns are enormous. It resembles a French Manor House, and we have just added a beautiful 60 year old Olive Tree to our Courtyard which adds a softer touch to the beautiful solid stonework of the buildings. It is a long journey renovating a property like this and all the money from the holiday bookings are going back into the property, so you are helping a part of old England to be restored by staying here.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Memorable family holiday
It is a beautiful barn with amazing facilities for all of the family.
Wendy is a lovely person and made us feel so welcome.Its home from home and will be staying again soon,at this beautiful hidden gem.
Spacious and comfortable barn, ideal for two families.
Well situated property for exploring the South West Coastal walks and beautiful Dartmoor. Nicely furnished barn with lots of seating areas, big enough to allow the kids space to play pool or other games whilst the grown ups can still have their own space too. The swing chair in the window is a wonderful thing and there was even some dress up clothes for the children that were great fun. There was table tennis outside that we weren't expecting either. We enjoyed the barn so much that although we had many fun days out, the kids were always very keen to get back to the barn to carry on playing. The bedrooms were very nicely decorated and the most comfortable beds we have come across in 6 years of renting holiday cottages. Many thanks to Wendy and Graham for their beautiful barn and help with everything.
That is so kind! Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We really appreciate them.
We try to make the Barn as welcoming and comfortable for our guests as possible, and so it is great to hear we have succeeded!! You will be given a very warm welcome if you get the chance to return. Also, many thanks for leaving everything so tidy.
Best wishes, Wendy and Graham.
A most enjoyable stay
We loved our stay in Ashburton and the Old Dairy Barn. The barn was very comfortable and cosy. The whole family had space to relax and a super time was had by all. We will miss the Old Library restaurant in Ashburton and hope to return to the area again in the Spring. Thank you Wendy for all of your recommendations and assistance.
Stunningand beautifully restored barn
My family and I came to stay at the beautiful dairy barn 13th-20th of August 2016 after an horrendous journey down we were greeted by Wendy who was so helpful and welcoming the barn is true to description and had absolutely everything a family could need it so well layer out and really just beautiful thank you again Wendy we will be booking again next time we holiday inDevon and will certainly be recommending to friends and family 😀
Thank you so much for your brilliant review, I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and loved the Barn. We will be happy to welcome you and your family for a return visit. Best wishes, Wendy and Graham.
It was a very nice property and tastefully decorated.
We enjoyed our stay at the Old Dairy Barn, it was a great venue to share with our family from the USA.
Many thanks for your 5 star review, I am so glad that you and your family had an enjoyable stay.
It is a superb space for socialising with family and friends. It was a pleasure to meet and chat with you, I was very impressed with the morning fitness routines and the jogging! Best wishes,
Family holiday home on the edge of Dartmore
This beautifully converted Dairy Barn provided us with spacious living area allowed us not to crowd each other but giving opportunity for quality family time together. Plenty of games to occupy us, whatever the age - dressing up and toys for the younger ones, games and books for both young and old, inside and out in the sheltered shared but private courtyard. The barn was well equipped and nicely decorated with homely touches. Fresh flowers greeted us on arrival. We found we had easy access both to Dartmoor and to the coast, where the beach at Bigbury-on-Sea proved popular with plenty of golden sand.
Many thanks for your excellent review! I am so glad you had fun with your family,I agree Bigbury sands are wonderful, and Dartmoor is breathtaking, with views for miles.
Best wishes, Wendy
The history of Pridhamsleigh Manor on the borders of Dartmoor dates back to the 16th Century when it was one of Devons most important properties.Tradition has it that in the 1700's Pridhamsleigh was lost as a gambling debt by the Gould family.
Pridhamsleigh Manor is on the southern edge of Dartmoor,close to the historic towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.
The Old Dairy Barn (1860's) is a perfect base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams the coast and Dartmoor. If you have a love of the sea then places such as Dartmouth, Bigbury On Sea and Salcombe easily come to mind or explore Dartmoor where you can walk, ride, fish, white water kayak on the river Dart and visit historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor.
There are fantastic pubs in Ashburton and nearby on Dartmoor where good food can be enjoyed in a true country pub setting.
PLEASE NOTE The Manor House and Barns have undergone considerable renovation, Google Earth does not show this.
Other Activities: White water canoeing
Golf: Stover Golf Club offers an 18 Hole Parkland Golf Course which is an excellent challenge of golf for all abilities. This James Braid designed course is an example of the very best of the South West.
The course is set in 200 acres of parkland with some of the prettiest golf holes in Devon. Extensive, mature woodlands and water, feature on a number of holes.
The Club is situated very close to the A38 Plymouth Expressway, just 15 minutes from Exeter, 20 minutes from Plymouth and just 3 miles from Newton Abbot making the course very accessible to both members and visitors.
Stover Golf Club is one of the most popular courses in South Devon. Visitors are most welcome and will appreciate the setting, warm welcome and friendly and intimate atmosphere of the Club.
The Best Parkland Course in the South West... You Decide!
Set in parkland with some of the prettiest golf holes in Devon. Extensive, mature woodlands and water, feature on a number of holes - the 5952 yards, par 69 provides an interesting and enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities.
The Front-9, offer a number of feature holes, with recent improvements adding to its attraction and challenge. The Back-9, is narrower and requires good course management and with again the recent additions adding to its charm.
The cosy lounge, adjacent to Liverton Brook, with its trout and bird-life; enjoys a superb view of the 1st hole.
Ski: Situated above the Plym valley near the A38, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is easy to get to from places in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
The centre is open throughout the year and offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills. With three slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is the perfect place to practice and learn new skills.
On site an exhilarating 650 meter toboggan run and exciting Sno-tube rides. Our facilities here in Plymouth are ideal for meetings, conferences, weddings, parties and a host of ancillary activities. There is a fully stocked and licensed bar and restaurant on site.
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Please note there may be an additional charge for Easter, Half terms and Christmas.Dogs are charged at £25 each. We will be pleased to advise a rate if you email the number of people staying. Free Wifi Heating and hot water included All bedding and towels supplied Payment Methods Accepted BACS Transfer Visa Credit Visa Debit MasterCard Credit MasterCard Debit Maestro ONLY ONE PAYMENT PER HOL