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Wood Farm - Fern Barn

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Blackawton, near Dartmouth, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Pets 1
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Description

Carefully blending original features with contemporary living, this wonderful barn conversion nestles in a tranquil valley.

Step back in time at Wood Farm and discover this truly delightful, quintessentially English homestead on a small private estate nestling in a completely rural and tranquil valley. This is a real rural hideaway, yet lies equidistant between the towns of Dartmouth, Totnes and Kingsbridge. The main farmhouse is the owners’ home and dates back to the 16th century; the adjoining barns have been converted into two luxury holiday homes (ref KAAY and KAAZ) overlooking a grassy meadow, an old apple orchard, a meandering natural stream and a pond full of wildlife. Beck Barn and Fern Barn are almost identical in the style of their layout. Renovated to a high standard, this original Devon barn, estimated as being 200 years old, retains its original scissor beam trusses and features. The accommodation is reverse living, with the spacious open-plan living, dining, kitchen areas upstairs and bedrooms downstairs. White plaster walls, rugs on oak floors and contemporary kitchens allow for a warm living area. Luxuriously designed to merge the traditional barn features and rustic timbers with modern living and a wow factor. The underfloor heating is supplied by the state-of-the art ‘ground source heat’, a super effective method of supplying heat from nature itself. The interiors are totally unique and offer a high degree of comfort and style. The beds have crisp, white cotton linen and supersize, fluffy towels are provided too. The old farmyard around which the barns are positioned is quite charming, with old sweet-smelling rose bushes creeping up the stone barn walls and pretty planted areas.
For complete peace and quiet, this is the place to be - there is no light pollution here, and the sky at night is a spectacular sight to see. Surrounded by open countryside and small copses of ancient woodland, wildlife abounds. Down by the river kingfishers can sometimes be seen, whilst at night you can hear owls hooting in the trees and the stream tinkling through the valley. A public footpath runs through the 5-acre grounds, and a short walk over fields leads to the little village of Blackawton, with its 15th-century Norman church and village pub. Blackawton’s claim to fame is being the venue for the national worm charming contest, where people from all around the world gather to practise their art! Kingsbridge is about 7 miles away and has an excellent range of shops, restaurants and local facilities for canoe and paddle board hire. Totnes, at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon, is 8 miles away and has a reputation for an eclectic mixture of shops, restaurants, market and residents focus on artistic talent and ecological living. The ever popular and affluent towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe are 7 and 12 miles away respectively, both with beautiful harbours and estuaries. They are a mecca for yachting and water sports with some excellent shops, markets, restaurants and inns as well as lovely sandy beaches and cliff top walks. Dartmoor National Park, the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England with its wild ponies and outdoor adventures, is 12 miles away. There are some excellent beaches in the local area including Slapton Sands, dog-friendly all year round, and Blackpool Sands, with its café, about 6 miles away. Shop, gastropub and restaurant ½ mile.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, door to garden, and en-suite wet room with toilet and tiled floor. Twin bedroom with and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Spacious open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, vaulted cedar ceiling, wooden floor and kitchen area with electric range (for cooking).

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Underfloor ground source heat pump central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three Freesat TVs
  • DVD
  • Electric range included
  • Shared laundry room with toilet, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed paved courtyard garden with furniture
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (shared with other properties on-site, 11m x 4.5m, depth 1.4m, open all year 9am - 7pm daily) with shower facilities and small gym area
  • Table football and table tennis
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 10

    18/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Beautiful accommodation to a very high standard. Absolutely loved our stay and would love to go back!


  • 9

    18/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    We enjoyed a great week at Fern Barn. We were very impressed with the accommodation, location, facilities, everything was perfect for a week's escape in the beautiful South Devon countryside. There was a slight glitch with the heating, but this was quickly resolved. The owners were very welcoming and friendly, as were the pets! A really lovely stay in a stunning setting. Thank you.


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