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Detached Character Barn Within The Dartmoor National Park Private Sunny Garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Converted Barn in Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon - Modern, quiet location, close to open Moor and local amenities, free wifi

The Cowshed is quirky yet spacious, a 15-20 minute walk to a range of local amenities including a small supermarket, deli, bakers, butchers, hardware store, Post Office, cafes, pubs and antique shops. There are lovely country views from the property both to the front and rear. There are pine floors throughout. Downstairs there is a large open plan living area with a log-burner and a newly fitted kitchen, fully tiled wet room with heated floor, patio with side entrance doors. Upstairs is the open plan bedroom, with original beamed vaulted ceiling.

This large room has lovely views; Juliet balcony to the front and and patio doors to the rear, opening onto a decked balcony with glass panels and stainless steel handrails, overlooking the walled courtyard garden. The garden has outside furniture, chiminea, a water feature and garden art. Nearby, Bovey Castle in a magnificent setting, has excellent golf, fine dining and bistro. National Trust Castle Drogo is a few miles away and many other attractions and beauty spots are within easy travelling distance. Dartmoor has so much to offer, rugged tors and beautiful landscapes, quaint villages and river walks. There are the famous Dartmoor ponies and Highland cattle grazing with sheep on the open moor, many good pubs as you tour around and tea rooms so you can experience the Devon Cream Tea! You will never tire of the scenery, sunsets and peaceful locations, visitors often return again and again and find new treasures each time. Please note that if your dates span two rate periods the rate quoted may be incorrect, please contact me for an accurate quote.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Mark, Wendy & Ellie and we live on Dartmoor in Devon with our hens and ducks. We owned holiday cottages in a nearby village for 12 years, then took a break to bring up our daughter. We had the opportunity to purchase property in Rock, Cornwall which have been successful as holiday rentals. We have now converted the barn which was the site of the original Manor House before it burnt down. It has a 'home from home' feel which is important so you can relax and enjoy your holiday. We have added things we have collected over the years to make it feel homely for our guests. If you wish to plan a two centre holiday we aim to provide short breaks at both location except in high season.

We are nearby if needed but Cowshed has a private garden giving full seclusion for relaxation.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a lovely break in this beautiful setting.The barn and grounds are perfect, beautiful and secure. Our girls have loved being able to run, play and climb trees. In a busy and stressful life this place has been a breath of fresh air where we have felt still, peaceful and happy. What a beautiful place! We will definitely be back in the future. K family.
May 2015
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26 Reviews

4.9
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful! Pure quality.

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! This was a surprise gift of a few days away for my daughters/son in law after their wedding. They loved it! Very inviting when they arrived, the log burner had been lit and they allowed us to decorate with banners and balloons etc, they even hung some beautiful lights for them too. Good quality fittings, squeaky clean and Wendy was so lovely and helpful, It feels like we've made a new friend. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely holiday home.

Thankyou so much,

If you want a beautiful, private, quality get away...this is the one!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Such a fantastic property in a peaceful and beautiful location. Made very welcome by the owners. A perfect base for exploring the National Park, the pretty villages and the larger towns. Some excellent places to eat in nearby Moretonhamstead. Really friendly vibe. So much to see and do and would love to return as 10 days flew by way too fast.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a lovely setting. It was very well equipped and beautifully presented. Wendy and Mark were very welcoming and have wealth of knowledge regarding the area. There are lots of lovely walks and cycle routes to try out as well as great places to eat. A great location to explore both the national park and the coast. Will definitely recommend it to family and friends and would love to return another time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming, private & beautifully presented

  • 5 of 5

The Cowshed is wonderful, it is tucked away, private and tranquil and the perfect spot from which to explore Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall. My husband and I spent a week in Dartmoor at this property and could not have been more pleased. It feels like a home from home, it is well provisioned and comfortable, the perfect place to retreat to after a day exploring. I would recommend this as a great place to escape to and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, clean, spacious

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property as we are very keen walkers and thought it ideally placed - we were correct. There is some fantastic walks to be had in a very short drive away. The cottage itself is clean, spacious and well equipped. We particularly liked the courtyard, but unfortunately didn't get to use it as much as we would have liked. The balcony was amazing, enabling you to catch the last bit of sunshine. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Lovely barn in peaceful rural setting

  • 5 of 5

The Cowshed is a clean, beautifully presented and well-equipped place to stay. We enjoyed the lush views of trees from the balcony upstairs and the peace and quiet of hearing birds sing and chickens cluck! The spacious courtyard was lovely and sunny. The property was well located for exploring Dartmoor's country walks and pubs - the scenery walking from nearby Castle Drogo was stunning. The owners gave us a warm welcome and were very flexible and accommodating to our needs with a small baby in tow. We would definitely recommend this property for a relaxing Devon holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We have lived on Dartmoor for many years and love the countryside, walks and the relaxed way of life. There is something for everyone, walking, cycling, sightseeing, National Trust property and access to the coast is within an hour. The Cowshed was converted during 2014 so provides a modern living space in a character building with lovely country views and a peaceful setting. A real get away from it all location yet still providing great places to eat and many places to visit. Cosmopolitan Exeter with its cathedral and beautiful old buildings, some still housing high street shops, is well worth a visit.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 25 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 30 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbot at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : Teignmouth at 10 Miles

Coast/Beach:

Beaches at Teignmouth and Torbay can be accessed by car within an hour, and a little further are the stunning beaches and dramatic coastline of the South Hams. Dartmouth is about an hour and 15 minute drive, Salcombe another half an hour at most but all well worth a visit.

Travel:

Exeter Airport 30 miles

Channel port at Plymouth 43 miles

Railway stations at Exeter 23 miles and Newton Abbot 14 miles

We recommend you do have a car, although there is a country bus service with limited destinations and times

Distances:

The Cowshed is just over a mile from Moretonhampstead and approximately 2 miles from Chagford. Exeter is 20 miles, Torbay 20 miles so all within easy reach.

National Trust property approx 5 miles.

Numerous beauty spots and tourist attractions both on the moor and in nearby locations.

Further Details:

15-20 minute walk (5 minute drive) to range of local shops including deli, bakery, butchers, cafes and small supermarket, hardware, antiques, Post Office and pubs. Open air swimming pool in summer, sports centre with tennis courts, gym and a range of classes open all year. Cash point at local Coop store, Lloyds bank although limited opening, and at Chagford. Local art gallery with regular events and workshops.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season 3
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£300
 
 
Christmas and New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Low season 1
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
£250
 
 
February Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Low season 2
19 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
£250
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 19 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Mid season 4
20 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£375
 
 
May Half Term
25 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
Mid season 1
3 Jun 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£425
 
 
High Season
13 Jul 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: Please note that if your dates span two rate periods the rate quoted may be incorrect, please contact me for an accurate quote.
A deposit of 25% is required to secure your stay, the balance to be paid no later than 8 weeks of the commencement of your holiday. The deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to re-let the property if you have to cancel your holiday. We strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance as a minimum.

Changeover Day:
Thursday but flexible, we welcome short breaks but may limit this in high season. We aim to accommodate where we can and can provide a two centre approach if you wish to take advantage of our Cornwall properties too. Please enquire and we will try to help

Notes on prices:
We try to be flexible on arrival/departure dates, please do enquire. Two or three nights break are charged at 70% of the weekly rental, 4 nights at 75%, and 5 nights at 80%. Additional linen available for sofa bed at £12 per set.
Electricity and a basket of logs is included.
Dogs who can live outside and horses by arrangement, price to be agreed at time of enquiry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We are conveniently located between Moretonhampstead and Chagford, both thriving moorland villages with lots going on. There are good pubs and restaurants, range of local shops, swimming pools and a sports centre and immediate access to the moor. We can provide guests with local knowledge of where to go, especially the little gems that locals keep to themselves! Riding, fishing, cycling, shooting and many other activities can be accessed locally and if we know what you would like to do we can source some information for you and even book activities. Some bikes available, do please ask. The beaches at Teignmouth and Torbay are within a hour's drive, a little further are the stunning beaches and resorts of the South Hams, Dartmouth and Salcombe, Bigbury well worth a day trip.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs there is a large fully tiled wet room with walk in shower, wc and hand basin. Heated floor and heater/towel rail.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3/4 (1 Bedroom with additional sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom - oak double bed, built in wardrobes, oak chest/bedside cabinets. A sitting area has a sofa bed, ideal for children, can be screened off. It has a 32” Plasma TV, panel heaters. Large patio doors to balcony with views over courtyard and farmland.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The Cowshed can easily accommodate small families with use of the sofa bed and screens, or can provide a welcome retreat for two. Whether you like walking, cycling, riding, dining out, sightseeing or just relaxing away from it all – the Cowshed and Dartmoor has something for everyone. A special place where you instantly unwind and get into the slower pace of life. The Cowshed has a home from home feel, is spacious, and fully equipped for a relaxing holiday. Chagford nearby provides individual shops and boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Both Moretonhampstead and Chagford have open air swimming pools in summer, excellent gym and sports centre in Moretonhampstead, open all year. Local shops provide for all the essentials and more and supermarkets will deliver here. We do not allow dogs in the property, however we do have stables/sheds for dogs who are used to living outside. Horses by arrangement (extra). A non-smoking property.We are happy to offer short breaks in low and mid seasons, please enquire. Outside: The Cowshed has its own private walled garden, decked throughout with planters and bed of hostas surrounding the water feature. Wall art and chiminea for autumn evenings, table and chairs and sunloungers for lazy days. The courtyard is an incredibly sunny spot and enjoys sun into the early evening. The last of the sun can be accessed from the first floor balcony for an evening drink or al fresco meal. There is ample parking on the main driveway and from the bedroom to the front of the property you have lovely country views and can watch our hens and ducks enjoying Sloncombe life. Occasionally you can see deer and other wildlife in the paddock opposite. We are surrounded by fields and farm land in a small hamlet, a truly peaceful place yet not far from the village for essentials. There are walks directly from the property if you choose to leave the car at The Cowshed for a change. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Cowshed is cleaned thoroughly after each rental period. Bedding (duvets, pillows) provided, linen for main bed is included, sofa bed linen extra.

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