Great Ash Barn is a delightful detached barn conversion on the edge of an historic family farmstead.
There is a panoramic view across the fields for miles from the patio and enclosed garden-area above it.
Children will love this setting - lambs in springtime in particular.
The dining-area enjoys the best of the views - that is if you are not eating outside in the fresh air.
The living-area has a wood-burning stove and the owners provide you with all the logs you will need for your entire stay.
The kitchen-area also has a huge island/breakfast bar.
You will be made very welcome the moment you arrive here with a gift pack of local produce.
Another view of the spacious kitchen.
Looking right across the open plan living-area.
Whatever the time of year this is a great retreat for family and friends.
This is Great Ash Barn in its wonderful rural setting - a beautiful place to stay away from the madding crowd!
This is the ground floor double bedroom.
There is an en suite shower.
The walk-in shower.
This is the first floor double bedroom. A lovely room with views out over the fields at the front and a glimpse of the oldest part of the farmstead at the side.
This photo gives you a glimpse of the views you will have when you get up in the morning.
The first floor shower-room is just at the top of the stairs, off the landing.
Cheerful and welcoming details make this such a happy place to stay.
This is the twin bedroom on the first floor. The flue from the wood-burner is double lined and has passed all the required safety standards.
Plenty of storage space is provided.
Treat yourselves to a lie in before setting out to explore the countryside on foot.
This is the first floor shower-room - a great sized shower.
The flagstone flooring and little hallway make this a really practical place to stay with a dog.
... and dogs are certainly made to feel welcome here too !
The farmland stretches away into the distance.
You will often see  the farm's cows in the field next to the cottage - they are sure to come up and see you too!
Grassy lanes and footpaths lead from the farm into the tranquil countryside. (This is not the track to the farm!)
The cottage has the great advantage of this sheltered patio-area, a grassed lawn higher up and gated parking too. Please supervise small children on the steps.
At the top end of the garden there is even a hammock to while away a summer's day in!
You will want to eat al fresco here.
This photo shows you the parking-area just next to the cottage.

Great Ash Barn


5.3 miles NW of Crediton / Sleeps 6 + cot

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September 2020

Brilliant stay at great ash barn everything was first class .The owner's were there when needed but not intrusive which is what you need when on holiday . Would definitely stay here again ,sad to leave.

August 2020

Beautiful barn and perfect for families. Lovely hosts and excellent facilities

July 2020

We had a wonderful week. We loved the open plan living/dining/kitchen layout, which made it very sociable. The location was lovely overlooking the Devon fields, we also loved the calves that came to see us each day and brambles the little dog - so cute! The standard of fittings (ie, showers, basins, kitchen units) was of a very good quality - the owners have done a very good job with the design of the barn.

All in all a lovely break after so long being stuck in our own homes due to lockdown.

We would love to come back.

December 2019

Great Ash Barn was brilliant, a really lovely welcome to the property with a couple of things to get us started, (milk, eggs, juice & shortbread). The owner was very welcoming as well, and checked to see how we were getting on and if we needed anything once we had arrived. If we had any questions they noted their number in the welcome pack so that we could ask if necessary and was very responsive when asked. The property itself was modern, fresh and spacious, with plenty of room for everyone to not feel cramped, and was very cosy with the log burner, especially over a chilly winter weekend, it was immaculately clean for our arrival. The property is only a 30 minute drive from Exeter City Centre, with plenty of supermarkets about a 10-15 minute drive away, which was really handy. Overall a really enjoyable weekend in this lovely property, good location and fab company. I'm already looking at when I can re-book.

October 2019

The barn was lovely, really clean, welcoming and contained every we could have needed. Garden is very secure for pets with lovely views. By far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. Owners, Steph and Steve were really friendly, allowing our girls to have cuddles with their baby bunnies, feed their chickens and collect their eggs. We look forward to visiting Great Ash Barn again soon.

October 2019

Very nice accommodation in a lovely rural setting. Well laid out with good thought for muddy days out by use of the boot room. Big outside area for dogs to run around. Owners are just next door and are friendly and helpful. Good WiFi if needed. Any and all equipment for kitchen is supplied. Log burner is a nice touch. Would highly recommend this property.

September 2019

Beautifully presented cottage with a homely and useful interior design.

August 2019

Beautiful property in a stunning and peaceful location. Steph and Steve were fantastic hosts. We could not recommend this property highly enough for a break away from the crowds.

August 2019

Had a lovely relaxing holiday. Cottage is remotely located in the beautiful Devon countryside. Lanes to cottage are narrow with passing places, but just a short drive into Crediton for supermarkets & takeaways. Cottage is spacious, airy, very comfortable, and peaceful - just perfect to relax and chill out. We enjoyed playing ball games in the fully enclosed secure garden, as well as making friends with the livestock over the fence in the adjoining field. Would highly recommend.

July 2019

Amazing cottage couldn’t fault a thing, beautiful views- very relaxing! Best self catering we have stayed in x

June 2019

Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough.

It is remote but exactly what we wanted for a week relaxing.

The barn is lovely really comfortable and well equipped for a family, couples and dogs.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your lovely review. Great Ash Barn is perfectly located for recharging those batteries and getting away from the hustles and bustles of everyday life; we're so pleased that you enjoyed a relaxing stay and we'd love to welcome you back in the future. Tressa, Customer Support

May 2019

Owners were very friendly & helpful, didn't intrude unless we had any questions. Peaceful & relaxing setting with everything you needed. Nice touch with a welcome pack including a home made cake.

May 2019

Our first holiday at Great Ash Barn , already planning the next ! Everything about the accommodation was brilliant , very comfortable , beautifully clean and everything included to make a perfect holiday .Not forgetting lovely views and helpful owners .

April 2019

Well equipped, spacious cottage in a beautiful location.

April 2019

The hosts have thought of everything you need for a comfortable stay. The cottage is very well equipped and all furnishings are of a very high standard making for a very relaxed break. The welcome package of goodies and flowers was a lovely touch. This is the best self catering we have ever stayed in and I would highly recommend.

March 2019

Stunning cottage off the beaten track, tucked in the Devon countryside, a great place to relax and recharge batteries!

February 2019

We had an absolute wonderful time at Great Ash Barn. The barn is just a lovely space to spend time and the views are amazing! Thank you to you both for giving our children such great experiences on the farm and being so friendly. The cake on arrival helped too :)

October 2018

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful break away from the madness of everyday life you will be more than happy staying here. Everything you could want was provided, including a welcome basket. Very safe and secure for your dog. Friendly owners and not forgetting the lovely Bramble

September 2018

Owners were very accommodating and friendly. Would recommend to one and all.

September 2018

A beautiful property in the heart of Devon. Everything finished to the highest of standards and beds so comfortable it was hard to get out of them! Steph and Steve were exceptional hosts. Always there if needed but allowing you the freedom to enjoy your stay if that’s what you prefer. First class and faultless. We will be back.

July 2018

Beautiful barn conversion with amazing views in such a peaceful location. Gorgeous decor, comfortable beds and very well equipped. Our welcome basket with homemade shortbread was a nice touch too, thank you.

July 2018

Dog friendly Large kitchen/dining/sitting area Great views over the landscape Modern bathroom interior Friendly and helpful proprietors

June 2018

One of the best barns we have stayed in and so clean and comfortable

June 2018

Wow what a place, no traffic just sheep and cows. Never stayed anywhere with everything you need. A home made cake fresh eggs were waiting for us. We will be back.

April 2018

Even though remote, easy access, and two pubs in walking distance 3 miles each way, good location for both Moors, and eacy acces to main routes

April 2018

We have just spent a wonderful week at Great Ash Barn, Steph and Steve were really friendly and helpful but not intrusive, nothing was too much trouble, what a lovely family, it was a real pleasure to meet them. We have stayed in many cottage rentals over the years and Great Ash Barn was an absolute delight and pleasure to stay in, we loved the sheep who came to visit for the week in the adjoining paddock, this was wonderful for our 3 little dogs, they also loved the cows and the chickens. It is such a peaceful location where you are able to rest and relax, with wonderful views, the Barn itself is beautifully furnished and well equipped.

Thank you so much Mr & Mrs Gibbins

April 2018

beautiful cottage lovely views would love to return

February 2018

Fantastic stay in one of the most comfortable properties we have ever stayed in.

December 2017

A really lovely barn conversion with everything you could wish for provided. Very helpful friendly owners.

December 2017

Spacious, very well equipped and comfortable property in a remote location for a completely quiet and restful break away. Great views over open countryside and friendly sheep! Such lovely helpful hosts, and the welcome hamper is a lovely touch.

November 2017

A wonderful place to stay with easy access to some beautiful locations. Warm and cosy in winter with everything you could wish for available. We would definitely recommend.

November 2017

The Great Ash Barn is in a beautiful location with a very high standard of accommodation. The owners were very helpful, and the barn is extremely well equipped. Was a lovely stay, and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

October 2017

Every thing, we cannot praise the owners for their hospitality and the quality of the accommodation they have created, the amount of light in the property was outstanding, and the layout was second to none, everything you could ever need and more was provided, It is the " Best of the Best" We cannot wait for a return visit

September 2017

Tasteful décor and quality furniture with fabulous, uninterrupted rural views made Great Ash Barn a really comfortable stay. Really spacious but lovely and cosy with the underfloor heating and log burner. Very helpful and attentive owners. We really enjoyed our stay in the blissfully quiet Devon countryside!

September 2017

Great cottage with views over fields. A true get away. Very well equipped and secure for dogs with access to the owners fields.

August 2017

Truly delightful holiday home. Owners were very kind and helpful

August 2017

Excellent cottage of great proportions. 6 adults housed very happily plus 1 dog. A peaceful get away with access to Dartmoor south and Woolacombe north for great days out. The equipment in the cottage was superb with a lovely barbecue and patio area which was well used. Overall I would thoroughly recommend this property

August 2017

As a family we have over 60 years of self catering experience between us and this was by far the best equipped property we've hired. Age range of 17-78 and we were all happy. The owners were really helpful, we had a slight car mishap and they personally arranged an appointment with their local garage for the next day. We arrived to home made cake, fresh laid eggs and local apple juice. A very special holiday! Lovely cottage and lovely owners

July 2017

A lovely barn conversion in a lovely location. Great views and a good base for exploring Exeter, Dartmoor and North Devon.

July 2017

The cottage is absolutely fabulous and the owners Steph and Steve made us really welcome and have obviously put a great deal of thought and care into making the barn a special holiday place to stay. It is brilliantly well equipped and set in beautiful peaceful surroundings and we had a wonderful holiday there. The location is lovely and really relaxing watching the birds and walking around the fields of the farm which Steve and Steph kindly let us do. We will be back!

July 2017

We enjoyed our stay and loved everything about the barn. Everything was thought of and it was spotless. Thoroughly recommend for a relaxing break.

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