Surrounded by stunning rolling green Devon countryside, this spacious and stylish open plan barn is the perfect rural retreat. Escape to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sit back and enjoy wonderful uninterrupted views and the sound of birdsong from this elevated position. Larch Barn sleeps four in two spacious en suite rooms, with exposed roof beams and French doors leading onto the west-facing terrace.
The contemporary open plan living/kitchen/dining area has been thoughtfully designed to provide a wonderfully sociable space. French doors open onto the wide terrace that runs along the entire length of this single-storey detached barn, perfect for an early morning cuppa, breakfast, or why not stay all day and appreciate the stunning location.
Enjoy beautiful sunsets across the valley or light the wood-burner for a cosy evening watching the flames dance. Snuggled into the hillside, Larch Barn is in the grounds of the owner's listed cottage, where you will often see deer and hear buzzards, pheasants and owls call. The East Devon Way is just a short walk from the barn.
If you can tear yourself away from the peace and quiet, you are surrounded by wonderful places to visit. Regency Sidmouth has a beautiful seafront, magnificent red cliffs and lots of independent shops, tea shops, restaurants and pubs. The Cathedral City of Exeter is just a short drive away; here you can explore 2000 years of history, with Roman walls, underground passages, the historic quayside and great shopping. If you are feeling energetic the Exe Estuary Trail can be enjoyed on foot or with your bicycle, a 26 mile flat route which links Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish, with some fabulous views along the way.
Heading east from Larch Barn, you can discover more of this beautiful part of east Devon; Branscombe, with the fabulous Sea Shanty beach cafe and the Mason's Arms, or visit Beer village with lots of charm, fresh fish from the beachside shop and summer boat hire if you wish to take to the water. Seaton tramway is well worth a visit, it leaves Seaton and travels the Axe estuary through wetlands teeming with bird and insect life, to inland historic Colyton.
Further east you can book into River Cottage HQ for a cookery course or indulgent meal or hop over the border into Dorset and visit Lyme Regis. Famous for its iconic Cobb, Lyme is lively all year round, with great restaurants and cafes, a sandy beach, and dinosaur and fossil museums to keep you there all day.
Larch Barn is not far from The Donkey Sanctuary at Salcombe Regis, offering free admission and the opportunity to see hundreds of rescued donkeys and mules on this scenic working farm. On your travels you will no doubt come across some wonderful scenery and farm shops selling a wide range of local produce and treats to take back to your holiday home and enjoy.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds, TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note, mobile phone reception is limited and variable depending upon your network, however WiFi is available at Larch Barn. Access to Larch Barn is via single track roads with passing places. Other properties at this location: Hatway Hideaway (4849) *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Balcony furniture
- Full under-floor heating
Larch Barn has spectacular views from the west-facing terrace that runs the length of the barn. You may see deer and will hear buzzards, pheasants and owls call.
The open plan kitchen/dining/living space shares the beautiful view.
Larch Barn is detached with plenty of space for parking.
The stylish kitchen-area is spacious and very well-equipped.
Bedroom 2 has a super comfy 5ft king-size bed and French doors that open onto the south-facing terrace.
Larch Barn in the foreground with the owner's white Listed cottage in the background.
The East Devon Way is just a short walk from Larch Barn.
The open plan living/dining/sitting room has a cosy wood-burner for cooler evenings.
The open plan living area creates a delightful sociable space.
From the comfort of your sofa, you can admire the far reaching views across the valley.
One of many footpaths leading directly from the grounds of Larch Barn.
This grassed area beside the barn allows you to be surrounded by nature.
Bedroom 1 has a gorgeous 6ft 'zip and link' bed which can be split into two single 3ft beds and French doors leading onto the enclosed terrace.
The spacious en suite shower-room for bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 has a 5ft king-size bed and French doors onto the terrace.
The en suite bathroom for bedroom 2.
This glass fronted corridor links the bedrooms to the open plan living space.
The barn opposite Larch Barn is used for storage.
The owner lives nearby in this Listed cottage, that you will drive past to reach Larch Barn.
Natural woodland extends beyond the garden.
Amazing views from Larch Barn all year round.
Jacob's Ladder at nearby Sidmouth, there is a great restaurant and tea shop to reward you at the top.
Regency Sidmouth is ideal for a relaxing stroll, or browse the independent shops and stop for refreshment.
The beach at Beer, when fish are still landed and sold there in the wet fish shop on the beach.
Lyme Regis has plenty to keep you busy all day; fossil and dinosaur museums, some great shops, fishing trips, good food or simply laze on the beach.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis.
Monmouth beach in Lyme bay, where this ammonite pavement is exposed at low tide.
Seaton Tramway runs from the tram station in Seaton beside the river Axe estuary, through wetlands teeming with life to the historic village of Colyton.
Seaton Jurassic, a great place for all ages to learn about this very special coastline.
Nearby Salcombe Regis has impressive cliffs.
The Donkey Sanctuary at nearby Salcombe Regis has free admission and is home to hundreds of rescued Donkeys and Mules.
The sandy beach at Exmouth, looking towards Dawlish Warren.
River Cottage HQ on the Devon/Dorset border.