The Long Barn is a stunning and spacious contemporary 'grand design' in mid-Devon, very easy to reach and even easier to fall in love with! This is a place for a really memorable holiday, for a special celebration, or simply as a getaway property with rather more than just a little touch of luxury. It is a real art to bring together a striking modern design with a warm and welcoming heart. This semi-detached property, adjoining the Owners' home, has achieved that perfectly. The main living area has a wood-burner, and is complemented by a mezzanine snug with Smart TV, the fabulous kitchen is perfect for casual breakfasts and great evening feasts, and three luxuriously designed bedrooms offer flexibility for friends and family.
The Long Barn is at the heart of a historic farmstead and you will get a sense of this as you arrive, but it is set up for the 21st Century. There is full under-floor heating from an environmentally-friendly biomass system, a surround sound Sonos music system which can be set up for all or individual rooms, 600 thread count bed linens on the king-sized beds, open plan en suite bathrooms with walk-in showers in two of the bedrooms, and a bath and wet-room style shower in the third (this one does have a door!). This wonderfully spacious property, adjoining the Owners' home, has high ceilings, full length windows on the ground floor which overlook the front garden – where there is a lovely undercover outside eating area – and, hidden at the back, not only a large area of decking for sitting-out in complete privacy, but a fully enclosed lawned garden and beyond that, through a gate, a little paddock which you are welcome to enjoy all to yourselves. The Great Western Canal runs along the boundary of the land here and a little path through the Owners' land takes you across a bridge where you can join the tow path for long waterside walks or reach the village of Sampford Peverell where there is a pub and a good local shop. If you are keen kayakers then why not bring them with you? The Long Barn is just a couple of miles drive from the M5 – and there are times when you will be able to hear it from the rear garden – but it is in a rural setting with great access to Exmoor National Park, the fantastic sandy beaches of the north and south Devon coasts, the Cathedral City of Exeter for shopping, culture and eating out, and the east Devon coast – the start of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The Long Barn is within close proximity to Tiverton Parkway train station so perfect for those not wanting to drive or for trips to Exeter, Exmouth etc.
Kitchen/Dining-room with double electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Sitting-room with wood-burner
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (5' double or 2'6'' twin) beds with en suite Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC and wash-basin
Snug with Smart TV
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC and wash-basin
There is a gate separating the rear garden and the paddock which adjoins the canal, you are welcome to enjoy this area but children must be supervised near the water at all times. The Long Barn is just a couple of miles drive from the M5 and there are times when you will be able to hear it from the rear garden. Please be careful of the sloping beams in the upstairs bedrooms and mezzanine snug area. Whilst they are a lovely feature, they are low where they meet the walls.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full under-floor heating
This is the back of the Long Barn. There is a large deck, a lovely garden and then a gate to a little meadow that borders the Tiverton Canal, a lovely stretch of clear water.There is a jetty there now
The Long Barn is stunning. A truly exceptional barn conversion in a very historic setting.
There is a fabulous high ceilinged sitting-room with slate floors and full under-floor heating as well as the wood-burning stove for out-of-season stays.
There is a large area of decking at the back of The Long Barn - a wonderful secluded place to sit overlooking the garden, the meadow and the canal beyond it.
The kitchen is designed for great fun as well as being very practical and fabulously equipped.
The rear, large level garden - steps lead down to it from the decking-area. There's then a gated meadow, the canal is beyond that, children must be supervised at all times.
Another view of the sitting-room to show the stylish wood-burning stove.
There is a mezzanine snug where you can curl up to watch films. The door leads through to one of the magnificent double bedrooms. The first floor beams are a great feature but are low where they meet
The stairs to the side of the kitchen lead up to the mezzanine snug and one of the bedrooms.
This is the perfect property for a special occasion as well as for a happy family holiday.
Bright colours complement the gentle decor of the kitchen.
You may want to eat out but cooking up a feast in this kitchen is a treat too.
A warm welcome the moment you arrive.
Every detail has been carefully chosen to suit this wonderful property.
There is all the equipment you can possibly need here. Everything is exceptionally high quality.
This is the first bedroom suite, reached via the stairs at the far end of the sitting-room. Please note that the angled beams are low where they meet the walls.
The room is so spacious, with high beamed ceilings and an ultra contemporary en suite shower-room (a screen is provided for modest guests).
This is a view along the length of the en suite to show the large shower - the bath is tucked beyond it.
The en suite for Bedroom 2 has a bath as well as a large walk-in shower.
This is the second of the first floor bedrooms, accessed via the mezzanine snug. Another gorgeous and luxurious bedroom.
All the bedrooms have top quality 600 count Egyptian cotton bed linens and towelling robes.
There is a huge shower with drench shower head as well as a standard shower head. The shower can be entered from both sides.
The last of the three super luxury bedrooms is on the ground floor. All three bedrooms have king-sized beds.
This bed can be made into twins if you prefer.
Bedroom 3 has a bath and a walk-in shower which has been designed with built-in seating to help any guests who may have mobility problems.
The Long Barn has that perfect balance of period pieces and contempory design, and a backdrop of rich colour.
At the front of The Long Barn, alongside the covered parking for guests, is this cheerful open fronted outside eating and barbecue-area.
Another view over the garden.
You can walk or cycle for miles along the tow path. You will need to cross over a little bridge but access is very nearby - walking distance from the property.