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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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|
|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 garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The West Country 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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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
9 Sep 2013
"Are you sure we can't stay forever?"
If you're considering staying here stop thinking and just book it. I promise you will not be disappointed. A fantastic welcome from the owners - in spite of us turning up late. A georgeous locati… More
20 Aug 2013
"Clean plenty of room lots to do and lovely owners"
My husband and I plus my son and wife and daughter husband and four children stayed at the barn. We always have a holiday together, but this was the best, we could all be together but do our own thin… More
12 Jul 2013
"Beautiful Place, Clean, Tidy and Lovely Owners"
We rented out this beautiful barn for my 30th birthday and i should say it was the best birthday i have ever had. The barn has got an open plan with a lot of space for a large group and everything is … More
28 Jun 2013
"A great contemporary space for a get-together"
Thank you to M&H for having us, and for being so calm about a stag party descending upon your quiet neighbourhood for the weekend. The barn was absolutely spotless when we arrived (and naturally was w… More
17 Jun 2013
"A fabulous stay!"
Blackdown is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. The decor and furnishings are stunning, so much so that I have taken tips for decorating my new home.The facilitates are superb and the quality of ev… More
3 Jun 2013
"Wonderful, fabulous, amazing!"
We booked Blackdown Barn for a hen weekend after reading the reviews and seeing the pictures - which didn't do the property justice.
From the moment we arrived, we felt at home, there is so much room and the house is very well equipped with comfy furniture, wonderful beds and soft fluffy towels. The furniture and furnishings are amazing and the dining table is great to sit and chat round.
We were so lucky with the weather, using both the pool and barbeque which was great for relaxing round with a glass of Pimms before an evening of fun!
The owners couldn't have been more helpful - and the complimentary groceries were to die for! We are already planning a return visit for a girlie weekend next year!
18 May 2013
"Brilliant, really didn't want to leave. As my 3 year old said "daddy why do we have to go home I want to stay on holiday"."
There were twelve of us including two babies (1.5 & 3yrs) and it was more than big enough for all of us. From the moment we arrived to our complementary groceries (all lovely things) to the day we lef… More
8 May 2013
"Fabulous place, great owners, can't wait to come back!"
Having come back recently from a long weekend at Blackdown Barn with friends and family....we all just want to head straight back!!!The barn is amazing! It's a great place for a family/friend get… More
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