A perfectly positioned 17th Century upside-down barn that has been sympathetically and beautifully restored. You can immerse yourself in natures wonderful glade with the backdrop of the grounds and garden of the owners nearby 16th Century farmhouse, should you need assistance. Positioned on the edge of Yelverton you're at the foot of Dartmoor National Park, a stone's throw from the golf course and a short car journey to the historic market town of Tavistock; if you prefer two wheels, at the end of the lane you hit miles upon miles of the famous Drake's cycle paths. This barn not only offers a wonderful location but an adventure and activity for every day of your holiday.
The barn has been furnished and decorated with your comfort in mind whilst working with the original features and updating with fully fitted hand-carved kitchen units and that all important wood-burner for those chiller nights. The main living space is light and airy with wonderful vaulted ceilings. One of the main features must be the wonderful double doors, one with balustrades that takes in views across the gardens and the other one opening onto the patio/decked area with lovely views of the woods. The barn offers privacy and a bubble of tranquility.
From the living area a flight of stairs leads up to the galleried bedroom/games-room with a single bed, making a perfect hang out area for the younger ones or an evening of competitive fun around the table-football for all the family to enjoy.
Although the barn is situated in the owners' grounds, you have your own separate access and parking with a gravelled path that leads you up to the front door of the barn. Being gravelled this can be uneven underfoot and there are several steps to negotiate both up and down as you walk through the entrance garden. On arrival you might be greeted by the friendly free range hens that roam free in the garden as well as the owners beloved dog.
Being so close to Yelverton means you can enjoy the benefits of a local village offering shops, a Post Office, butcher and that all important pub for the Sunday roast. The barn offers a wonderful base to explore from on foot as well as by bike with the historic maritime city of Plymouth being 13 miles away along the Drake's trail. If you bring your own bikes there is a secure lock up area, please speak with the owner prior to arrival if you would like to use this facility. Alternatively there is bike hire is available in the village.
A planned day out has to be a visit to Tavistock which is a traditional market town offering a weekly market and a collection of high street and independent boutique shops; an ideal way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. If you're looking to step back in time and enjoy a National Trust property, then Buckland Abbey is on your doorstep and makes for a perfect family outing for one and all.
Further afield you have the joys of the coast with miles upon miles of coastal paths to walk with numerous beaches for you to enjoy either building sandcastles or a blustery autumn walk. Portwrinkle being a firm favourite but in truth you will be spoilt for choice.
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, Blu-ray DVD player, wood-burner and Juliet balcony. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave and dishwasher
Bedroom 3/Games-room with single bed (3') and table-football
The single bed in bedroom 3 is more suited to a teenager because it is on the open mezzanine level. Please note the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property. However there are a number of charging points locally.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The open plan living area benefits from two stable-doors that can be opened to let a breeze blow through on those hot summer days.
This fabulous bathroom is sure to delight! From the roll-top bath to the shower cubicle, not forgetting the heated towel rail and space!
The kitchen area has a slighly lower ceiling but plenty of clearance for those taller members of the family.
The main bedroom on ground level, to the far end of the barn. The bathroom sits between the two bedrooms with the option of a separate shower-room off the utility-room.
The barn is a wonderful reverse level property set in it's own grounds. This view is looking across from the owners lawned area.
Open plan living at its very best. No detail has been overlooked, with wonderful furnishings, original features and that wonderful wood-burner. No matter the season, this space will be enjoyed by one and all.
After a day of cycling, sit back and flame watch with a glass of wine.
The joy of this room has to be the wonderful vaulted ceiling and large stable-doors that can be opened.
A room to impress.
The room benefits from a mezzanine offering a games-area with table-football.
Well, you are on holiday!
The barn has games for you to enjoy.
The wood-burner also has a fireguard should you need to zone this area off.
Sit back and relax in this wonderful sitting-area, and enjoy a film.
The stairs up to the mezzanine area.
Time for a relaxed lunch in wonderful surroundings.
The kitchen is fully equipped for you to cook up a storm.
The view from the mezzanine area.
The main bedroom is a wonderfully generous room offering a perfect place to recharge at the end of a day.
The main bedroom also benefits from a TV.
The main bedroom is triple aspect, catching the morning, noon and evening sun.
The main bathroom is very luxurious.
The shower cubicle is oversized for maximum space and luxury. Please note you have to step up and out of the shower.
The main bathroom sits between both of the bedrooms on the ground level.
Bedroom 2 has 'zip and link' beds, so can be either 2' 6" twins that are perfect for children or a king-size double bed when zipped together.
Another bedroom that benefits from multiple windows.
The mezzanine area has a single bed. Owing to it being a bed on the open mezzanine level this room would suit a teenager.
The mezzanine area is not enclosed so the laughter can be heard throughout the barn as the competition around the table-football heats up.
The Barn is accessed via the lower front door, which is your entry door on arrival. The small guest garden to the front of the barn is not fully enclosed.
Time to walk and talk, enjoy the numerous local walks, not forgetting Dartmoor National Park.
This barn is for all the family including your trusty four-legged friend.
The barn sits far enough away from the owners, who are on hand should you require help.
The path up to the barn from your own private entrance and parking area. Your area is clearly marked for your enjoyment. Please note that there are steps up from the parking area and the ground is uneven.
Please hold on to the rail as you head up to the barn.
Your own private entrance.
With Dartmoor and the Drake Trail minutes from the barn, remember there is an outhouse to keep your bikes safe and secure.
Head up to Brentor Church and be rewarded by this wonderful view, then head back into Tavistock for a coffee.
Dartmoor National Park offers the best of the outdoors and should be explored.
Pretty Tavistock has some lovely riverside walks.
The ancient Pannier Market in Tavistock takes place every Tuesday and Saturday.