Found in the quiet hamlet of Leigh, Grade I Listed Leigh Barton is partly a designated ancient monument and a fine example of a medieval monastic grange and outbuildings, where the quality of the stonework is testament to what an important property it was in the past. Detached Leigh Barn has its own patio and shares the grounds with the Owner and his gardener, who live across the courtyard. Comfortable and welcoming, Leigh Barn has a spacious oak-floored sitting-room, with a wood-burner, and a modern kitchen/diner. Steps go down to the ground floor bedroom and en suite wet-room. Oak open-tread stairs lead to the enormous master bedroom which has arched windows, exposed beams and a contemporary en suite bathroom.
Extensive gardens are under development with the help of the resident gardener. All is available for the enjoyment of guests. The history of this ancient site is really quite fascinating and the Owner, when at home, is always delighted to show guests around. Originally the site of a fortified medieval farmhouse and a grange of nearby Buckfast, it now includes the south, west and north ranges of the house and a gatehouse in addition to buried remains beneath the Grade I Listed house. However, if this unique piece of English architectural history is not quite your thing, Leigh Barn is just gorgeous, sitting in the courtyard beyond the main house with plenty of room for a family or two couples to enjoy a relaxing holiday. And, of course, the South Hams has so much to offer visitors with glorious beaches, exhilarating clifftop walks and numerous pretty villages full of thatched cottages and welcoming pubs. Nearby Kingsbridge is a busy little town and has an eclectic selection of shops, two supermarkets and restaurants, or further afield the historical naval town of Dartmouth is always worth a visit.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Step to Kitchen/Diner with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Steps to Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
This is a very attractive and spacious property.
The spacious sitting-room.
The gorgeous first floor double bedroom.
The turned wooden stairs leading up to Bedroom 2.
A cosy wood-burner adds extra warmth.
Such a comfortable room.
Plenty of room to enjoy a relaxing meal.
A warm Devon welcome.
A shelf in the kitchen showing off pretty pieces of china.
The well-fitted kitchen.
The ground floor 'zip and link' (double or twin) bedroom (Bedroom 1).
The beds in Bedroom 1 can be made up as twins, or as a 6' double depending on your preference.
The en suite wet-room for Bedroom 1.
The stairs in the sitting-room come up into Bedroom 2.
There are lovely linens on the cast-iron double bed in Bedroom 2.
There is a very pretty curved window in Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 on the first floor is very spacious and even has its own sofa.
The stylish en suite bathroom for Bedroom 2.
Bathed in sunshine, first thing in the morning, Leigh Barn is lovely.
The rear of the barn showing the rather beautiful glass house.
The cobbled floor as you go into the ranges.
The front of the ranges
The patio-area for Leigh Barn with the gardener's house in the background.
The front of Leigh Barn on the left with the Owner's house beyond.
From left to right: The ranges, glimpse of the Owner's home behind, Leigh Barn and corner of the resident gardener's house.
Leigh Barn taken from the patio.
The front of this lovely property.
The entrance into Leigh Barton.
The peaceful valley at Leigh Barton with the gardener's cottage to the left, below that is Leigh Barn and Leigh Barton is across to the right.
Bantham Beach is within an easy drive.
Kingsbridge is a short drive and has a wealth of interesting shops and a market on two or three days of the week.
There are some spectacular views and walks around the South Hams. This is the Kingsbridge Estuary with Salcombe shown on the left.
A fishing boat steaming along past Slapton Sands.