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Converted Barn Between Dartmoor And The Beautiful South Devon Coastline



Updated: 07-Aug-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

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

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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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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely barn equipped with everything needed

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week in this area of south Devon with our four legged friend. The owners were friendly and met us on arrival, gave us all the info needed and then left us to enjoy the delicious fresh scones which were waiting for us. The barn is very well equipped and is in a great location. It is only 5 minutes from the main road which was great for exploring the area. It is situated in the rolling hills of the South Hams with countryside views. We would recommend the barn to anyone thinking about staying and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad you all enjoyed your stay, including the 4 legged one! We will look forward to seeing you again.
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excellent, however.....

  • 4 of 5

It was a lovely country location, it was a beautiful cottage which well maintained there were all the facilities that one could ask for.

The owners were very nice and would do anything they could to help us enjoy our holiday. It is very well situated for country pursuits and not to far from the seaside town of Paignton,

The only drawback is if you have a large car like myself you will have to reverse out into the road onto a blind bend which can be dangerous and scary.

This could be resolved by a small and inexpensive widening to a small area of the drive.

However I would still recommend this cottage as we enjoyed our weeks stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Totnes station at 5 Miles Car: recommended


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 people altogether.


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).


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.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Contact us by phone or email to ensure availability, then a deposit is payable to confirm the booking either by Paypal or by cheque. The balance is due 2 calendar months or at least 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival after 4pm and the property must be emptied on departure by 10am.

A deposit of £200 is required to confrim booking. The remaining money is required at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
Payment can be made by cheque or via paypal. Instructions on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Family bathroom with wc and bath with shower over. WC also on 1st floor with kitchen and living room.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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


  • 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.

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