Great Ash Barn is a delightful detached barn conversion on the edge of an historic family farmstead.
The kitchen living-area is open plan, perfect for a group holiday.
The living-area has a wood-burning stove and the owners provide you with all the logs you will need for your entire stay.
Bedroom one on the ground floor has a double bed and en suite shower-room.
The kitchen-area also has a huge island/breakfast bar.
Some extra special touches added throughout the barn.
The island in the kitchen is perfect for those pre dinner drinks and nibbles.
The dining-area enjoys the best of the views - that is if you are not eating outside in the fresh air.
The living-area is perfect for relaxing in after a day out and about exploring.
The flagstone flooring and little hallway make this a really practical place to stay with a dog.
Bedroom one is on the ground floor with a double bed, TV and en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom one on the ground floor.
Bedroom two has a king-size bed and views out over the fields and a glimpse of the oldest part of the farmstead at the side.
Bedroom two is on the first floor and has a Smart TV and storage for your holiday belongings.
The main shower-room on the first floor.
The twin room on the first floor has some gorgeous views over the surrounding fields.
Great Ash Barn is dog friendly and surrounded by plenty of walks to keep everyone happy.
Been on a muddy walk and have a muddy dog? The boot room is there to wash off the dog and the walking boots.
Dine al fresco surrounded by gorgeous countryside views.
What could be more perfect that sitting out with the chimenea lit, a glass of wine in hand and surrounded by your friends and family?
The patio and garden are enclosed making it perfect for letting children and dogs run free.
Wander up to the fire pit to enjoy more beautiful views and to roast marshmallows.
There is private parking for up to two cars at Great Ash Barn.
Say hi to some of the neighbours! Great Ash Barn is located on a working farm.
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!)
This is Great Ash Barn in its wonderful rural setting - a beautiful place to stay away from the madding crowd!
The farmland stretches away into the distance.

Great Ash Barn


5.3 miles NW of Crediton / Sleeps 6 + cot

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Great property in a beautiful location and with lovely hosts. Our holiday break was perfect and it was particularly good for our dogs due to the safe and secure fenced garden, surrounding countryside and the fantastic doggy shower! Wonderful in every way.

More suitable for younger couples due to very long narrow lanes Beautiful cottage with every amenity People need to be aware how remote cottage is.very peaceful though

Reply from Classic Cottages

It was great to discuss your feedback. We're delighted you found the cottage to be so well equipped and had everything you needed for a great stay. We appreciate you found some of the lanes narrow - the setting is rural and we do draw attention to this in the property description. Great Ash Barn is a lovely property for all ages wanting to get away from it all. We look forward to welcoming you back to Classic Cottages soon. Kelsey, Customer Support

Would recommend to anyone who wants to get away from the rush of everyday life. A lovely property, well equipped, comfortable with countryside views. The welcome basket was lovely too, local produce which was a real treat, as well as homemade cake! Steph and Steve were great hosts, friendly and welcoming and allowing our two boys to help feed the lambs and calves as well as ploughing the field were real treats! Will definitely be rebooking for next year.

It is perhaps worth noting that for some considering Great Ash Barn it is relatively remote and accessed via a number of narrow (ish) lanes. To get on to main roads you could add an extra 15-20 mins to your journey. Follow instructions provided to the property, not the sat nav!! (However, this did not bother us and added to the holiday, and adds to a true get away feel).

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for recommending. We're delighted you loved this well equipped cottage on a working farm. How lovely your children had the chance to help feed the lambs and calves. We agree, Great Ash Barn is perfectly tucked away from the rush of everyday life and usually only a 10 minute drive to the main road. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

A beautifully presented cottage facing open farmland that you are welcome to walk around. Children can pet the animals and see the workings of the farm at conveniently booked times. Hosts are kind ,thoughtful and attentive without being intrusive. Loved breakfasting whilst watching the ducks, hens ,lambs and rabbits scurry around…whilst we provided amusement for the cattle! A very relaxing holiday enjoyed by all….including our nervous rescue dog. A must for those of us that need to recharge our batteries engulfed in the beauty of nature.

REmote, but easy to get to, and not far from all your needs Relaxing

Great for Dogs

A beautifully converted barn decorated and furnished to a high standard. Perfect location for those wanting a taste of country life but Crediton is only 12 minutes down the road. We received a lovely welcome from Steph and she had left us a delicious cake, fresh milk and flowers. I would highly recommend Great Ash Barn and we will be going back.

Wow great ash barn was amazing everything you would want and need is there. Views are amazing log fire so cosy, owners were great. Local showrooms park for dog walking is fantastic.

Reply from Classic Cottages

How lovely to hear what a fabulous stay you enjoyed at Great Ash Barn. Thank you so much for your recommendation; we hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Julie, Customer Support

The most amazing property. Absolutely everything you could want and super homely and comfortable. Great location and a lovely welcome treat basket. Best we've booked.

We really enjoyed our time at Great Ash Barn from the lovely welcome to the beautiful surroundings and also the brilliant chickens and ducks! We have stayed at quite a few classic cottages properties and we think this is one of our favourites and have even booked again for next year.

Perfection . We had such an amazing weekend here . The house is just beautiful . Ideal for children and dogs . Liked: Everything . The delicious home made cake on arrival . Helping yourself to eggs for breakfast . Sitting around the fire outside admiring the beautiful view .

For over 30 years, we have been taking our holidays in self-catering accommodation. in the UK, Europe and Canada; Great Ash Barn is the best property we have ever stayed in. The cottage was clean and comfortable, with more than adequate equipment, and in a lovely location. The welcome pack was excellent, and much appreciated. Steph was also very helpful, if we had any queries. We would very much like to stay again.

Perfect stay away to unwind and relax. Very tranquil and the kids loved getting involved picking up eggs and feeding the farm animals. Would highly recommend.

Steph and Steve went above and beyond making our stay truly special for our children. They we able to cuddle all the animals including chicks, baby rabbits and chickens, Steve took the girls on tractor rides and most special of all they we’re able to bottle feed the calves. The dog shower in the boot room was absolutely fantastic and I was so impressed that the water was a lovely temperature! The kitchen was so well equipped with everything we needed for our stay and there was a brilliant selection of toys to keep all our children from 5-10 entertained. Would highly recommend and would love to visit again!

Thank you Steph and Steve. We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Great Ash Barn.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Great Ash Barn. It is in a very peaceful and tranquil location with wonderful views. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We were house hunting during our stay and the barn was a real oasis at the end of the day and the garden was a lovely place to relax. The doggie shower was a great extra and kept our cocker spaniel nice & clean after long walks in the surrounding countryside.
Steph made us feel very welcome and was on hand if we needed anything. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

Excellent accommodation, could not fault it. Everything has been provided for, comfy beds and sofas. Fully enclosed garden for dogs and dog shower in boot room, very nice addition, our Labrador loved it. Location very remote but that’s what we like. Owners very friendly and there if you need them. Would definitely stay again.

A wonderful stay and welcoming family in the farm will be returning

We had a brilliant week staying at Great Ash Barn, the barn was amazing and had everything you could need. The log burner was great for cosy nights. Steph and Steve were great hosts and we’re on hand if needed. The views from the barn were great. The secure garden was great for our dog who loved the walks through the surrounding fields.

A lovely, cosy, clean cottage with all of your home comforts and such beautiful views across the country side.

We had a fabulous stay. The house was very well equipped and the cake on arrival was amazing!! We would definitely stay here again, we didn't want to leave!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review for Great Ash Barn. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay and are delighted that you were treated with a cake on arrival. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

We very much enjoyed our stay at Great Ash Barn even though we had mostly torrential rain most days. We managed to get out and about most days. Hoping to return next year when we will hope for better weather.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Beautifully presented cottage with a homely and useful interior design.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 .

Well equipped, spacious cottage in a beautiful location.

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.

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

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 :)

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

beautiful cottage lovely views would love to return

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

Truly delightful holiday home. Owners were very kind and helpful

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

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

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

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!

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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