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Converted Barn Between Dartmoor And The Beautiful South Devon Coastline

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

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
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Avonwick in North Huish

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • 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
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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 ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse 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

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Converted Barn Between Dartmoor And The Beautiful South Devon Coastline
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5

Fantastic holiday home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Horsebrook Barn over the Easter weekend and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The cottage is much bigger than we imagined from the photos online. There were 5 of us in total including our daughter and we were delighted with how spacious and well equipped Horsebrook Barn is. There was a log fire burning and a cream tea waiting for us when we arrived. The kitchen and living rooms are spacious and bright, with plenty of books and games. The kitchen is really well equipped. The cottage is about 10 minutes walk along the lane past the river to the village of Avonwick where there is a very nice welcoming pub. We found that Horsebrook Barn was a great base for a few days exploring the local area including a trip to the Cornish coast and a cycle ride along the Granite Way on Dartmoor. All in all highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback, we are really glad you had a good holiday. It is great to hear such good comments and hopefully it will help others decide to come and stay too.
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5

Very comfortable and spacious accomadation in a beautiful and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

The property was ideally situated for us to explore many attractions with our young grandson.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay for a week. The barn is spotlessly clean and spacious....the photos don't do this place justice! Beautiful location, and a warm welcome from Helen. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good stay indeed

  • 5 of 5

Helen was very welcoming. The property was lovely and in a nice location. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Barn in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Horsebrook Barn is a great place to stay. It's spacious with plenty of room for 6 and very warm and cosy. It has everything you need and the owners are very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect for being away from it all yet within easy reach of many attractions and the coast and moor. We love it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location. Clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Want to go back in the summer as the barn is in a great place for little seaside resorts of Devon and right by dartmoor. Wet weather conditions, but it was cosy in the barn with the open fire. Oh , and the homemade scones Helen made for our arrival were delish!! Thank you. Xx

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words but we must admit that we didn't make the scones we like to get them from the local bakery in South Brent
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

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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 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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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