Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Hayloft provides the ideal retreat for families, walkers or anyone wanting a relaxing break in beautiful countryside and near to spectacular beaches.
The barn has recently been completely restored to provide modern and contemporary accommodation within a unspoilt rural setting. The barn is located 4 miles from the coast, 8 miles from Dartmoor and just half-mile from village amenities, including a pub and shop.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bantham 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Plymouth/Exeter 35 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 15 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Hayloft Barn originally formed part of a large Farm Estate. It is approached along a private lane and is sited in over an acre of land and surrounded by pastures and woods. There is parking for 2 cars and the Barn has its own south facing terraced area with garden furniture. There is also a BBQ area and in-door play area, equipped with games and toys for guests to use. The Barn also benefits from superb views of the surrounding countryside.
ENTRANCE - The Barn is accessed via a south facing terraced area.
LIVING ROOM - Is a comfortable and cosy room, with beamed ceiling and oak flooring throughout. This room has a three and two seater leather sofa and leather Barcelona chair, with log burner and wall mounted HD flat screen TV, DVD and iPod compatible stereo system.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - A fully integrated shaker style kitchen including ceramic hob, fan assisted oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is a dining area incorporated into the kitchen, with a traditional farmhouse table providing seating for all the guests. Clothes washing facilitities are also available.
WET ROOM - Ideal after a day spent on the beach or sailing (with WC and handbasin).
UPSTAIRS - Exposed A Frame roofing timbers and purlins throughout.
BEDROOMS - Three in total. A double room and two twin bedded rooms. Each room has its own wardrobe and drawers for storage.
BATHROOM - A family sized bathroom with limestone flooring and bath/shower, WC and hand basin.
|Further details outdoors|
The Barn has it's own private southerly facing terrace. There is also a large lawned area, ideals for BBQs and covered children's' play area with a variety of toys and games.The Barn is completely surrounded by farmland and benefits from superb views of the surrounding countryside.
Long-term winter lets available
£150.00 deposit refundable on satisfactory inspection.
Provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing within four days together with a one-third deposit.
Balance of booking fee payable not less than 8 weeks prior to letting period.
Bed linen & towels provided (PLEASE BRING BEACH TOWELS).
Dogs must be always be kept under control and within the Barn's boundaries (IMPORTANT AS THERE IS FREQUENTLY LIVESTOCK IN THE ADJOINING FIELDS and SOME FACILITIES ARE SHARED).
There is a charge of £35 per dog per week.
The West Country region
Hayloft Barn is located in the most southern part of Devon known as the South Hams. The South Hams is famous for its beautiful coast, unspoilt countryside, rugged moorland and award winning beaches - the South Hams has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Barn is surrounded by rolling hills, wooded river valleys, patchwork fields, picturesque villages and sandy beaches.
There are a wide variety activities, attractions and sports in the area:
BEACHES - From sandy surf beaches to rock pools and coves, there are beaches for all tastes and pursuits.
Particularly recommended are the surf beaches of Bigbury and Bantham, with surf at one end and rock pools at the other. Also recommended are the award winning Blackpool Sands and the miles of fine pebbles at Slapton Sands. At Salcombe there are the lovely South & North Sands Beaches. Catch the ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth and you will be rewarded with more beautiful beaches like Sunny Cove. Bigbury and Blackpool Sands have excellent organic Venus Cafes to have lunch or grab a coffee. From Bigbury you can go to Burgh Island and eat at the traditional Pilchard Inn.
ADVENTURE PARKS One of the largest in the South West is at Woodlands Adventure Park. This is 20 minutes drive away from the Barn and boasts enough entertainment to keep everyone amused (for a reasonable price) for the day (at least).
BOAT HIRE - For fishing, sailing or leisure can be hired from either Salcombe or Dartmouth.
BOAT TRIPS & FERRIES - run regularly from Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe across all of the estuaries.
CINEMA - a restored local cinema (the Reel) is running in Kingsbridge.
FISHING - tickets for sea trout and salmon on the River Avon can be purchased at the Post Office in the village. Local surf beaches hold good bass and shingle beaches have mackeral from May. There are also charter boats running from Salcombe and Dartmouth. Also short Mackerel trips run out of Salcombe. For coarse anglers there are a number of small commercial fisheries within a few miles. For specimen hunters, Emperor Lakes are a few minutes from the Barn. These hold carp to nearly 50lbs, sturgeon to 45lbs and catfish approaching 50lbs.
GARDENS, Abbeys, Castles and Houses - abound, but most notably are the Gardens at Soultram House, the Abbey at Buckfastleigh and Castles at Totnes and Dartmouth.
GOLF - there are several local courses; of special note is the links course at Bigbury, with spectacular cliff views from the course over the Avon Estuary towards Burgh Island
NATURE RESERVES - Slapton Ley is only 20 minutes away, while the Dartmoor National Park is 20 minutes inland and caters for horse riding, canoeing and other outdoor pursuits
STEAM RAILWAYS - at Buckfastleigh along the River Dart and at Kingswear up the Dart Estuary to Paignton
Walks - there are numerous country, woodland and spectacular coastal walks along the cliff tops
There is also a rich and ancient heritage, South Hams market and coastal towns will repay a visit. The towns of Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge all have a unique character and are well worth exploring. Of particular note are the two towns nearest Auton Cottage; Salcombe can be reached by passenger ferry from East Portlemouth. The town is perched on the cliffs facing Bolt Head and is a world renowned centre for sailing and watersports. Kingsbridge at the top of the estuary is a vibrant market town, with a good variety of local shops, pubs and restaurants.
Plymouth - the city is only 30 minutes away by car. It has a famous maritne heritage, new shopping precinct and there are many attractions worth visiting such as the sea water aquarium.