J22 - Rock Barn
Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
A mile from South Tawton in heavily wooded lanes, a huge, stunning house converted from handsome stone barns once serving the farmhouse as a grain store. It is attached to its residential neighbour and farming activities continue in 20th cent. open barns across the access lane. Enclosed lawned garden back and front with paved patio (table/chairs).
Inside, gorgeous, practical and very 21st cent. with mostly porcelain flooring downstairs. Massive living/dining room with open fire, TV/DVD; granite step up to big fitted kitchen/breakfast room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, two ovens/5-ring ceramic hob, TV) with granite worktops and big double doors to patio/back garden. No curtains or blinds in the living/kitchen areas (not overlooked). Utility room (good for drying coats/boots/wetsuits/dogs) with Sheila Maid and loo with butler sink and washing machine. Off living room, a children's den with TV/DVD, wood floor (rugs).
From living room, stairs up to gallery landing and five bedrooms (sloping ceilings):- Very stylish double (5'6" bed, TV) with waist-level divider separating bath and double washbasin area, plus en suite wet-room shower/loo, huge window looking to garden, and hooks for hanging clothes
- Double (5' bed) with sofa bed, en suite shower-room (suite), stairs down to den and lockable door to:- Double (low bed) with closed balcony, 2'6" pull-out truckle bed and second access to landing- Double (low bed) with en suite shower-room (suite)- Room with two single beds and hooks for hanging clothes
Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower, separate shower, two washbasins)
Opposite is an open-fronted barn with table tennis, darts, storage for bicycles/surfboards. Shooting can be arranged. Damages Deposit £250. Amazing house with 'wow' factor. Arrival after 4pm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1)|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.
The West Country region
Dartmoor: "the last great wilderness in Southern England". Great rock-tors top many of its often heather-covered hills. Marvellous for walking, riding, tor-climbing, picnicking, kite-flying, pony-trekking and, if you're at all energetic, not seeing other people. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. All is protected from caravans, tents and most ugliness by being in the Dartmoor National Park.
The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half has the most spectacular tors, best wooded river valleys, a few villages (like Widecombe, Buckland) in green-field 'oases'. The moor's eastern edge is the softest, most wooded, most popular: Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey are among its best villages, and the river Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley. The Dart(s) – two of them rise in the moor's middle and join at Dartmeet – is/are equally beautiful all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Tavy Cleave, on the latter, is the western moor's most dramatic place. The quality of a pub can change so quickly we hesitate to recommend, but there are plenty of them; and of places to ride or pony-trek.
South Tawton: old and pretty little village (good food pub) about ¾ mile from South Zeal (PO/shop, pub) and Sticklepath; Chagford, 7 miles: Okehampton (small town, leisure centre, cinema), 4 miles; Exeter, 20; sea/sand, about 30.
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24 Aug 2014
"A gorgeous barn conversion"
Two families of four and the grandparents stayed here and we rattled around in the accommodation! The place really does look as the pictures suggest, very luxurious and comfortable. We had tesco deliv… More
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It's great to hear that you have been so enjoying your stay. The spaciousness of Rock Barn really is wonderful for larger family groups.
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