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 with a 15th Century farmhouse and a gatehouse; the quality of the stonework is testament to the importance of the site. Detached Leigh Barn has its own terrace with landscaped lawn. Comfortable and welcoming, Leigh Barn has a spacious oak-floored sitting-room with a wood-burner, DAB radio with Bluetooth as well as superfast broadband that is perfect for those family film nights, plus a modern dining kitchen. Steps go down to the ground floor bedroom with en suite wet-room. Oak open-tread stairs lead to the spacious master bedroom which has arched windows, exposed beams and a contemporary en suite bathroom.
Leigh Barton boasts the most spectacular grounds, some three acres. With an array of colour and nature, whiling away your day within the charms of Leigh Barton is truly magical: the upper part of the garden is available for guests. A grassy footpath leads up through the arboretum to eight acres of wildflower meadows where you can watch the sun set over unspoilt countryside beyond the floodplain of the River Avon. In Churchstow, only one and a half miles away, there is a village shop and a pub/restaurant (Church House Inn). Kingsbridge is two miles away, Salcombe eight miles and Bantham (possibly the best beach and surf site on the south coast of England) is just five miles distant.
The history of this ancient site is really quite fascinating and the owner, when at home, is always delighted to show guests around the ranges. Originally the site of a fortified medieval farmhouse and a monastic grange (an outlying landholding) of nearby Buckfast Abbey, it now includes the south, west and north ranges of the house with 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 former farmyard 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 (Bantham five miles), exhilarating clifftop walks and numerous pretty villages full of thatched cottages and welcoming pubs. Nearby Kingsbridge (two miles) is a busy little town and has an eclectic selection of shops, two supermarkets and restaurants or, further afield, Salcombe (eight miles) and the historic naval town of Dartmouth which 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' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please supervise children when in the grounds as there is pond.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Leigh Barn. What a stunning building!
Sit back and relax in this super comfy environment.
Bedroom 2 has a wonderful en suite bathroom.
What a super little patio-area to enjoy these superb gardens.
Looking down at the front of Leigh Barn, what a stunning place!
Beautifully designed living areas.
What an inviting living-room with a toasty wood-burner.
Delightful dining table, perfect for four.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor. These beds can be made up as twins, or as a 6' double bed, depending on your preference.
Bedroom 1 leads into a en suite wet-room.
Stairs which lead off from the living-room.
The stairs lead from the living-area, directly into bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 is so spacious, it has its own sofa! Perfect to escape to with a good book.
Bedroom 2 is a real treat with its beautiful beams and stunning wooden floors.
En suite bathroom for Bedroom 2.
A carefully placed bench has been placed behind Leigh Barn for your extra comfort and enjoyment, when soaking up these amazing surroundings.
Looking across at the front of Leigh Barn, with the owner's house situated to the right of the picture.
Every aspect of Leigh Barn and its' grounds are lovingly maintained and professionally cared for, all year round.
Uninterrupted beauty from every angle.
Leigh Barn is surrounded by breathtaking history.
Looking back at Leigh Barn from the furthest point in the garden. You can just sneak a peek of the resident gardener's house to the right.
The front of the ranges.
If you seek a little shade, these fabulous trees are perfect for nestling up against with a good book.
Taking a morning, afternoon or evening stroll within the privacy and safety of your own garden, is something quite special.
Leigh Barn nestles in the most superb setting.
The entrance into Leigh Barton.
Why not sit next to beautiful stretch of water with a picnic? You need to venture no further than your own private garden to experience such a special setting!
The carefully selected plants and shrubs burst with colour.
Behind Leigh Barn lies the most lovingly maintained gardens and lawn.
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.
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.
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.