The Long Barn - in the corner of this photo with its open fronted barbecue barn to the right is stunning. A truly exceptional barn conversion in a very historic setting.
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 - a short walk through the owners' land from the property.
There is a mezzanine sitting-room where you can curl up to watch films. The door leads through to the magnificent double bedroom. The first floor beams are a great feature but are low where they meet.
The kitchen is designed for great fun as well as being very practical and fabulously equipped. Floor to ceiling windows look out over your front garden.
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  bedroom is on the ground floor and has a king-sized bed. This can be made up as twins if you choose.
The first floor bedroom is so spacious, with an ultra contemporary en suite shower-room (a screen is provided for modest guests).
Both 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. This is the en suite for the first floor bedroom.
The ground floor bedroom 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.
This bed on the ground floor can be made into twins if you prefer.
The stairs to the side of the kitchen lead up to the mezzanine sitting-room.
Another view of the mezzanine sitting-room which is above the kitchen/dining area.
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.
Bright colours complement the gentle decor of the kitchen.
At the front of The Long Barn, alongside the covered parking for guests, is this cheerful open fronted outside eating and barbecue-area.
A little pathway through the owners' land will take you to the Grand Western Canal that runs along the border of The Long Barn.
This is the perfect property for a special occasion as well as for a happy family holiday.

The Long Barn


6.9 miles SW of Wellington / Sleeps 4 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Globe Inn Sampford Peverell (1 ¼ miles)

With the Grand Western Canal on the doorstep, if you are walking, cycling, kayaking or just in the area, this is a good place to stop off for a break. There's a kid's play area and pool table for your entertainment.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

October 2017

The Globe Inn

HUGE portions, and most of the food was very tasty. The furnishings and interior could be improved though, and the garden wasn't attractive.

Nearest beach

Sidmouth Town Beach (19 miles)

This is a wide sandy and shingle beach with good access and parking nearby. Jacobs Ladder leads down to the beach from Connaught Gardens, a lovely place to take in the view. A great family beach, you'll find lots of facilities and cafes nearby. Dogs are allowed year round at the easterly end of the beach.

Nearest walk

Grand Western Canal Country Park (4 ¼ miles)

For visitors to Tiverton, this walk should be on your "to do" list. The Grand Western Canal meanders through the country park and adjoining local nature reserve for eleven and a quarter miles. Its a lovely, peaceful place and for the more energetic, you can hire bikes, boats or go fishing here. Take a look at their Website for further information.

Nearest town

Tiverton (6 miles)

Tiverton is set on the Exe and Lowman rivers in a circular layout, now jealously guarded by the planners. Best known for John Heathcoat who set up his 19th Century textile factory with a few wool frames after escaping the luddites in Loughborough, the industry prospered and he built nearby Knighthayes Court as his mansion - now open to visitors with the National Trust. Tiverton Castle is in the centre of the town.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012

Nice town with all the required services. Pannier market with different wares each day.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2009

Historic market town with some very interesting buildings - venerable Tiverton Castle, magnificent St. Peter`s Church, three medieval almshouses, Old Blundells, Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, baroque St. George`s Church. A great base for a holiday as such easy motoring access to Dartmoor, Exmoor, North and South coast beaches, Exeter. Good restaurants in the town, and excellent pubs in local villages.

Also nearby

Knightshayes Court (5 ½ miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs George May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012


One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

Coldharbour Mill (2 miles)

Take a tour of this 200-year-old spinning mill and see yarn being produced on spinning frames and power looms. There is also a restaurant, picnic areas and a shop selling goods manufactured at the mill.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

ladygrey June 2015


We visited this on a 'steam-up' day which I recommend. It would be interesting at any time as there will be few Victorian-era factories with so much of the original machinery still in place. However seeing and hearing all the machines clacking away, feeling the heat of the massive boiler and seeing (and smelling) the massive steam engines moving overhead really brings the tough lives of Victorian factory workers into close relief. Steam engine buffs will be in heaven but plenty for history enthusiasts. What wasn't explained was why anyone would choose to wear puttees instead of socks... Be aware that it does get really busy on steam up days so get there early.

The Wyndham Arms (4 ½ miles)

A refurbished Grade II Listed historic coaching inn where families and dogs are welcome and free internet access is available.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Shipway July 2018

Great Food - reasonably priced

We visited this pub twice during our stay at Snaffles Lodge. Both times we ate from the new summer menu. All the food was very good and well presented. We had for starters the scallops, the octopus and the duck - all yummy. And mains we went for the steak, the veggie noodles, the chicken Caesar salad , the Parmesan chicken and not forgetting the fish and chips. All were just perfect, if this is a temporary menu whist they attract new owners, then I can’t wait to go back and try the full one later. Highly recommended

Tiverton Castle (6 miles)

Originally built for Henry I, this castle encompasses 900 years of history. Worth a visit to see the romantic ruins and beautiful walled gardens and you can book a stay through Classic Cottages as there are several cottages and apartments available. Tours can be booked in advance, with limited availability.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

You can even stay here through Classic Cottages!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2009

A really nice place for children to visit, very hands on. Visitors can try on Civil War armour, see the medieval loos, learn about the 900 years of history, the ghosts, secret passages; beautiful garden. Very moderate admission prices, and excellent value for money. Free visitor parking inside.

The Keepers Cottage Inn (5 ½ miles)

A family run pub and restaurant which offers local ales and ciders to compliment the locally sourced menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Goodall July 2013

Keepers Cottage

Excellent food and service

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