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Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 11
The magnificent Nordic interior styled 'Blackdown Barn' lies at the foot of the Blackdown Hills – officially recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty thanks to its breath-taking mix of ancient heath and native woodland. Located within the 13th Century parish of Broadhembury and nestled within the soft, East Devon countryside, from the grounds of the property you can see not only the Torrs of Dartmoor but also the coastline of Lyme Bay, whilst benefiting from being just half an hour from the beautiful beaches of Devon's Jurassic Coast, the rugged beauty of the Exmoor National Park and by way of contrast; the theatres, restaurants and high class shopping of Exeter – the shire's very own Cathedral City.
Blackdown Barn is a self-contained detached building in it's own privately fenced grounds, and offers guests a fabulous degree of space on a luxurious scale. A massive 100sq metres of galleried living space beneath a high, open-beamed timber ceiling, providing an unparalleled sense of freedom and refreshment the moment you walk through the Barn's double doors. The Barn brings you face to face with nature too, thanks to all its six west facing windows which look straight into the tall sycamore trees of the property's very own woodland copse – the home of Tawny owls, Tree-creepers, Woodpeckers and other woodland birds.
With its gym, pool table room, surround-sound home cinema system with 55" Smart TV' lounge area, cosy library and family indoor games zones, magnificent 12 seater dining area, Blackdown Barn's multiple features offer relaxation and entertainment for everyone no matter what the weather holds! In the summer, there is the shared outdoor heated swimming pool with family barbeque & outdoor dining for 12, along with large secluded gardens for summer games [please note the pool and gardens are only shared with us as owners so that our children have a chance to use the pool in the summer too!, but we are very aware of guests privacy]. The property provides a fantastic location for large or extended families, or groups of friends, with the convenience of our local pub within a very short walking distance. Well behaved Stag and Hen parties are welcome!
Accommodation comprises: Massive 100sq.m central living area, 1 x 40 sq.m mezzanine galleried gym room; 1 x 40 sq.m mezzanine galleried games room with 7ft pool table (also with oak top for further table top games); 3 bedrooms: 1 master/family bedroom with kingsize bed and additional full single size French day bed; 1 twin room with two extra wide single beds; 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room. Additional family bathroom with freestanding bath, and one further cloakroom (this cloakroom has a loo only, not shower room as in the summary below). Fully equipped kitchen with our popular lime green Smeg larder fridge, complete with 2 electric cookers and hobs, microwave cooking facilities, and 8kg washer/dryer. Boot room providing ample space for footwear, luggage or buggy storage. Two large double sofa beds providing flexible extra sleeping for an additional 4 people if required, allowing maximum sleeping for 11. Cot & high chair also available. (Some additional fold down chair beds are also provided for groups who don't wish to share double beds.)
All bed linen and towels supplied, along with swimming/beach towels, and double size sleeping bags and blankets for the sofa beds. Well behaved dogs/pets are welcome - please discuss with owners your requirements. Plenty of hot water and centrally heated with a direct oil boiler, the property is warm and welcomiing.
The property is owned by a family with 4 children, and much thought has been given to the requirements of families or large groups. We hope very much you consider staying with us!
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sidmouth 27 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 25 km, Nearest railway: Tiverton Parkway 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
About this location
The Devon region
Blackdown Barn lies at the foot of the Blackdown Hills – officially recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty thanks to its breath-taking mix of ancient heath and native woodland. Located within the 13th Century parish of Broadhembury and nestled within the soft, East Devon countryside, from the grounds of the property you can see not only the Torrs of Dartmoor but also the coastline of Lyme Bay.
Blackdown Down benefits from being just 20 minutes or so from the beaches of Devon's Jurassic Coast, the rugged beauty of the Exmoor National Park and by way of contrast; the theatres, restaurants and high class shopping of Exeter – the shire's very own Cathedral City.
The property is ideally located for an array of local attractions, from beaches to national parks, to zoo's, children's theme parks including Crealy Park owned by Deborah Meadon of Dragon's Den fame. The location is perfect for walkers, set within the Blackdown Hills, there are wonderful woodland walks and trails to choose from, and a short drive will take you to coast paths and rugged walks. The local town features an excellent golf course, while the more adventurous could try 'gliding' at the local club, or horse riding from a nearby riding centre.
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27 Jan 2015
The barn provided everything we wanted for a extended family Christmas holiday. The very large open plan living/dining area was great! The children had heaps of space to run around and play with their new toys (whilst the adults played pool!) The location is superb. Secluded and quiet, with a good pub just down the road. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner, she was lovely, and helpful. In summary, a superb barn in a great location at the right price. Highly recommended!
12 Jan 2015
"Big & Comfortable, Great for Groups of Friends"
We spend New Year 2014/15 at Blackdown Barn, and it was really well suited for a group of friends. The layout meant we could all do something together, or our own thing in smaller groups. The interior was stylish and practical, with plenty of amenities. The Blackdown hills are obviously beautiful! Only downsides to the property are that the kitchen is very small when trying to cook for 11 people, and the only proper shower is in the en-suite (although that shower is stunningly good).
10 Sep 2014
"Fantastic.. Worth Every Penny"
Stayed at the barn for three days with my friends. It was a lovely experience. The owners were really helpful and nice to me and my friends. The place was clean and classy, The pool was nice and warm,… More
6 Aug 2014
"Luxurious fab break for my siver wedding anniversary"
Fab place, fab owners, luxurious, food hamper and all the little extras were amazing, bed linen and towels provided were luxurious, owners went out of their way to accommodate my party, swimming pool was exceptionally warm which was good as we didn't have the best of the weather but was stil able to have a swim, bbq was a brilliant size, i could go on, but to sum it up amazing luxury
2 Aug 2014
"Wonderful barn, everything you need included, highly recommended."
Wonderful barn for our large family gathering to celebrate a special occasion. Everything you can think of was included plus a generous welcoming hamper and essentials on our arrival such as milk and… More
11 Jul 2014
"EXCELLENT! Don't waste time looking further, Blackdown Barn has it all!"
I stayed at Blackdown Barn for a week with five friends – the intention being a short break away from work life and our significant others, enjoy each other's company and generally 'chill … More
11 Jul 2014
"The perfect place for a fun holiday"
This was just the perfect place for all of us to stay for my son's wedding in Cullompton, excellent facilities with space for entertaining so many people, indoors and out, the pool is great to ad… More
13 May 2014
A group of 8 of us stayed at Blackdown Barn for my sisters hen weekend. We knew by the pictures that it was going to be beautiful, but to be honest, the pictures don't even do it the justice it … More
24 Jan 2014
"Comfy, clean, contemporary - highly recommend!"
A gorgeous barn, so warm and homely and comfortable. Seated 15 of us during film times, playing games and general chill out comfortably. The huge medieval style dining table suited our dinner parties … More
3 Dec 2013
"This place is AMAZING!"
I could not recommend this place enough, it's absolutely perfect for a big group of friends! The owners are extremely helpful from the off and made our stay 100% perfect. We arrived late Friday e… More
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