Great Ash Barn is a brand new detached barn conversion on the edge of an historic family farmstead.
There is a panoramic view across the fields for miles from the patio and enclosed garden area above it.
This is Great Ash Barn in its wonderful rural setting - a beautiful place to stay away from the madding crowd !
The dining area enjoys the best of the views - that is if you are not eating outside in the fresh air.
The living area has a wood burning stove and the owners provide you with all the logs you will need for your entire stay.
The kitchen area also has a huge island/breakfast bar
This is a superbly equipped property, you will really feel at home here.
Another view of the spacious kitchen area
Looking right across the open plan living space
Whatever the time of year this is a great retreat for family and friends.
Local produce to welcome you on arrival.
This is the ground floor double bedroom.
There is an en-suite shower
The great size walk-in shower
This is the first floor double bedroom. A lovely room with views out over the fields at the front and a glimpse of the oldest part of the farmstead at the side.
This photo gives you a glimpse of the views you will have when you get up in the morning.
The first floor shower room is just at the top of the stairs, off the landing.
Cheerful and welcoming details make this such a happy place to stay
This is the twin bedroom on the first floor. The flue from the wood burner is double lined and has passed all the required safety standards.
Plenty of storage space is provided.
Treat yourselves to a lie in before setting out to explore the countryside on foot.
This is the first floor shower room - another great sized shower.
the flagstone flooring and little hallway make this a really practical place to stay with a dog
... and dogs are certainly made to feel welcome here too !
The farmland stretches away into the distance.
You will often see  the farm's cows in the field next to the cottage - they are sure to come up and see you too !
Grassy lanes and footpaths lead from the farm into the tranquil countryside.  This is not the track to the farm !
The cottage has the great advantage of this sheltered patio area, a grassed lawn higher up and gated parking too.  Please supervise small children on the steps.
At the top end of the garden there is even a hammock to while away a summer's day in!
You will want to eat al fresco here.
This photo shows you the parking area just next to the cottage.

Great Ash Barn

3751

5.3 miles NW of Crediton / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £412 - £895

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

Nearest pub

The New Inn Coleford (2 miles)

Set in the heart of the countryside, this traditional thatched pub offers cask ales and local foods. Food is served seven days a week and entertainment is also of offer on certain nights.

Nearest beach

Dawlish Warren Beach (21 miles)

The Blue Flag Dawlish Warren beach is an internationally recognised nature reserve. Famed for its ecological importance, Dawlish Warren beach is backed by dunes and sprawls for over a mile of sand and sea. As popular amongst wildfowl as it is amongst men, the beach is also protected by RNLI lifeguards in the summer. Can get busy in summer.

Nearest walk

Kennerleigh and Woolfardisworthy (3 ½ miles)

We've found this lovely little walk (courtesy of DevonLife), through the gentle, rolling hills of mid Devon. Follow the details on their website and enjoy a three and a half mile ramble.

Nearest town

Black Dog (3 ¾ miles)

A lovely little name for a lovely little village, based on the not-so-lovely legend of a ghost, it's perched on a high ridge connecting Dartmoor with Exmoor, so wherever you look there are moorland views for miles. Make sure you stop off at The Black Dog Inn for the best views of Dartmoor.

Also nearby

The Lamb Inn (3 ½ miles)

An old 16th Century coach house with low ceilings, open fires, comfy sofas, a sheltered garden and a great reputation for food. Listed in the Michelin Pub Guide and the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, 2010.

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

Mrs Gordon March 2010

Fantastic Food

Wonderful, friendly pub, fantastic food. Go there and see for yourself! Look round the Church too while you are there.

Treloars Delicatessen (4 ¼ miles)

Local cheese and deli items all freshly prepared on the premises.

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

April 2009

Fabulous. Try the Game Pie!

Knightshayes Court (14 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

Stunning

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.

Castle Drogo (9 ½ miles)

England's youngest castle, designed by Lutyens and built of Dartmoor granite with all the mod-cons of the 1920's. At 300 metres high, it catches the wildest of Dartmoor’s weather. Try a spot of croquet on the croquet lawn or amble through the garden and miles of walks in the Teign Gorge.

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

Ms Robson June 2013

Beautiful gardens, but castle is a bit of a building site

Visited Castle Drogo on a beautiful sunny warm day. The gardens are superb and the castle very interesting but as extensive building works are in progress, it is difficult to judge how it would look in normal times.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Burns September 2012

castle drogo to fingle bridge

Although only built in 1910 well worth visit, a real reminder of past living with contents on display with handy guide book. The walk down to Fingle Bridge and return via the river is a must.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Bennett June 2012

Last great manor house built in England

This grand house can be seen by a superb and fascinating tour. The history of Castle Drogo and its owners is a marvellous tale. Very pleasant walking offered as well.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

The last castle to be built in England. This remarkable 20th Century fortress stands high above the Teign Gorge on Dartmoor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe March 2010

Fabulous walks

Although the castle itself is closed at some times out of season (for cleaning, maintenance etc) the beautiful walks around the estate are always open. The walk down through the woodland and along the bottom of the gorge are breathtaking (literally, on the way back up!) - but there is the option of popping into the pub halfway around!

The Red Ruby Farm Shop (2 miles)

This farm shop specialises in top quality award winning Red Ruby Devon Beef which is produced locally. So go on, treat yourself

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