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Five Star Gold Award Dartmoor Thatched Barn with Three En-suite Bedrooms

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Nov-2016
Recently Converted From A Rebuilt Ruined, Grade 2 Listed Building "At Risk".

Headborough Farm and its outbuildings began in late medieval times and have been modified and extended throughout their long history. The largest building is the tithe barn where crops (effectively a local 10% tax on tenant farmers) were secured. The barn was neglected in the 20th century and suffered some severe structural damage, culminating in a fire in the 1980's which damaged to roof and upper walls.

The current owners obtained listed building consent to restore the entire building from its state of total ruin, with about half to be used as a holiday home. After two and a half years' work involving numerous local skilled artisans, the end result has satisfied the needs for conservation whilst providing a unique and comfortable house. Many of the materials used were either recycled or locally sourced. The thatch is under-lined with sheep's wool and the new walls are highly insulated and up to 900 mm thick! For extra comfort, the windows are either triple or double glazed...a very low energy dwelling.

Inside, the fittings and fixtures are modern and functional. The furniture (beds, sofas and curtains) has been chosen to provide the comfort of typical 4-5 star hotel, whilst fitting in with the country rustic style of the oak beams and planked doors. All technical parts are modern and efficient; the under-floor heating system, the cooking equipment, the laundry, and the TV system included.

The Tithe Barn has its own private outside spaces including a patio and barbecue / recreation area. From 2016, the remaining part of the barn will be a games room with a table tennis room, with a pool table available on demand. Here you will see the full beauty of a traditional oak framed roof and the underside of the thatch.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Jane and Stuart have been restoring, extending and building homes throughout most of their married life, and this project has certainly been the most challenging yet!. They both enjoy travelling to interesting places they can explore...their experiences of staying in world-class hotels has influenced the design of The Tithe Barn in many ways.

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Location

From the Owner

The goal of this barn conversion was to create a purpose-made holiday home with the highest standards of comfort and aesthetics. This project allowed us to create a unique dwelling. the like of which could not be found anywhere else in our favourite county of Devon. We also did not want to be isolated...so found and bought a farmhouse and barn which is just a few hundred metres from the centre of town, but clearly set in the countryside.. We can easily walk to the shops for our morning paper and fresh bread, then a gentle five minute up-hill walk for our breakfast! Ashburton is a busy, vibrant town. Unlike many pretty West Country towns, most of the residents here work locally...there are very few existing dwellings used as holiday homes, so there is something going on here all year round. This is the sort of place we like to live!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 23 Miles Nearest Barpub : Victoria Inn, Ashburton at 0.3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Newton Abbot at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbot at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Moorish, Ashburton at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Numerous sandy beaches at 15 Miles Car: recommended

The Tithe Barn lies just outside town in a rural setting, but is only five minutes walk into town. Ashburton is an interesting and historic small town, with a full range of facilities. There is an emphasis on good fresh food, with two delicatessens, organic food store, greengrocers, butchers, artisan bakers, chocolate shop, as well as two supermarkets. There is a good variety of pubs serving great meals, as well as good cafes and restaurants in the town or within a short drive.

There are also a large number of antique and gift shops to browse around at your leisure.

Ashburton is the largest town within the Dartmoor National Park, and is within about one mile (2 km) of open moorland and oak wooded valleys. This area is great for walkers, photographers, and horse riders (from local stables).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
£1,629
for 6 nights
£1,900
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£1,440
for 4 nights
From
£360
£1,950
 
 
Mid Winter Break
10 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Dartmoor Winter
3 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£855
for 3 nights
From
£285
£1,050
 
 
Easter Weeks
31 Mar 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
May Bank Hol
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
May
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 4 nights
From
£285
£1,300
 
 
Dartmoor Spring
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Early Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Mid Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
£1,500
 
 
Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
£1,250
 
 
Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
£1,400
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,050
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
£1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed and 1/3 deposit has been received

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

A calm, relaxed place to chill out and recover from your busy life. Also, a great base for exploring all that Devon has to offer, without the stress of living in an overcrowded coastal town where finding a car park can take an hour! And don't forget that you are in a building that for many centuries was a meeting point for hard-working farmers paying their taxes by delivering a share of the harvest. You are immersed in history!

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 190 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Twin basins (see photos)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This is a wet-room suitable for disabled access
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom, as described above. The floors are all tiled and under-floor heated. There is also a separate ground floor WC with toilet and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Harrison pocket-sprung super-king zip-n-link can be a twin
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, South-facing with country views. Large en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, ViSprung zip-and-link super-king sized bed (could be a twin)
  • The huge Master Bedroom (1) has a super-king sized Harrison pocket-sprung mattress. It is zip-and-link, so can be made into two singles if required (ask when booking, please). As seen in the photos, this room is big enough to accommodate extra children's beds or a cot if required. Easy chairs provide a quiet reading space during the day. The en-suite includes a large walk-in shower area, a separate WC, and twin basins. Bedroom 2 has a good quality king-sized pocket sprung bed. Includes easy chairs and a book librkary, and is a great place for quiet relaxation looking over the vegetable garden and hilly countryside beyond.. The en-suite includes a bath with shower, a WC, and a basin. Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor and has been designed to accommodate wheelchair users, or less mobile guests, with extra wide doorways. The en-suite is a wet-room with shower, WC and basin.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • This house has been crafted from a ruined listed medieval barn, severely damaged by years of neglect and a fire in the 1980s. We have used recycled materials, local stone and oak, and expert craftsmen to create a unique and extremely comfortable holiday home. We have tried to combine a sensitive approach to saving an historic building "at risk" with the requirements of conservation and planning professionals. We have maximised the use of natural materials and quality furnishings, and have achieved a building with low energy requirement...the roof is thatched and insulted with sheep wool!

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