Fern Barn has a glorious enclosed garden which opens up into the most glorious grounds.
Beautiful indoor heated pool.
Master bedroom is vibrant and airy.
Fabulous living area with a glowing wood-burning stove for those chillier evenings.
Beautiful open plan kitchen and dining area.
Fern Barn basking in the sun.
Fabulous walks can be enjoyed which lead out right from your front door.
Anyone for a picnic in this glorious waterside spot.
The swimming pool is found in this fabulous building.
Anyone for a dip! The bi-fold doors open out onto the raised balcony, perfect.
Sitting back and relaxing, looking out over the glorious countryside whilst the little ones play in the pool is the perfect way to spend your holiday time.
Beautiful open plan living arrangement.
What a lovely place to dine.
Enjoying fine food together is a key part of any holiday.
The stairs from the ground floor neatly connect the barn.
The master bedroom is home to a king-size bed (bedroom 1).
Beautiful colours throughout the barn.
En suite shower-room to master bedroom.
Beautiful twin room (bedroom 2).
Bathroom en suite to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2's en suite.
Ground floor hallway which connects the bedrooms.
Beautiful touches throughout.
Fern Barn is a super dog-friendly retreat.
Glorious traditional features can be found throughout this beautiful barn.
Pretty and homely touches.
A rather interesting character hides within the grounds.
Fern Barn is situated to the left of both barns.
Your dog/children will love paddling in this beautiful stream.
Lazy days can be enjoyed in these hammocks.
This pretty bridge provides access to the adjacent field. So much space for you to enjoy.
What wonderful dog friendly accommodation.
A few of your neighbours, very friendly and cheeky.
Glorious uninterrupted views from all angles at Fern Barn.
Games-room.
Utility-room.
Parking area is in front of the barn. The owners' house is to the left. Help is always at hand.
The grounds at Wood Farm are glorious.
The fully enclosed garden.
What a fabulous spot to sit and enjoy the sun after a morning swim.
The swimming pool area offers this treadmill.
The swimming pool area has two showers. Please shower before entering the pool.
WC in the swimming pool building.

Fern Barn

4495

Dartmouth / 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 George Inn, Blackawton (1 ¼ miles)

A village Inn offering genuine hospitality - and you can take the dog. There is disabled access to the bar and dining-area, a garden and views across the countryside to the sea.

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

Mr Black September 2020

Great food - please support this place!

We came across this pub and booked one night dinner. Good views from the pub garden, and excellent food by the Aussie chef/owner. Given current situation, such places need supporting, we dont want to lose such facilities.

Nearest beach

Strete Gate Beach (4 ¾ miles)

Strete Gate Beach is a long stretch of shingle. An unofficial naturist spot at the north end of the beach, the rest of the beach is a popular choice for bathing, picnicking and simply lounging in the sunshine soaking in the views. With easy access, toilets and seasonal ice cream van available, visitors to Strete Gate Beach can enjoy a lovely, uncomplicated day by the sea.

Nearest walk

Blackawton Walks (1 ¼ miles)

Blackawton is a quaint village situated in the rolling hills of South Devon. There are lots of options for walks in the area, many with views over Start Bay and surrounding moorland. Take a look at the community website which has a map of footpaths in the area.

Nearest town

Blackawton (1 ¼ miles)

Situated between the costal towns of Totnes and Dartmouth, this lovely little village can be found down a maze of winding country lanes. It's worth a visit to see the historic church and enjoy the scenery from local footpaths.

Also nearby

Greenway (6 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

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

Miss Waller August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Dartmouth (5 ½ miles)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

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

Mrs Baker October 2020

Dartmouth boat trip.

We loved Dartmouth. Use the park and ride bus down into the town, much easier than trying to park.
The one hour boat trip was very informative and we saw Seals.
Take the car ferry across the river and enjoy the scenery on the route back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Brilliant

So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Clark April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

Bantham (9 miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

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

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

The Sportsman's Arms (2 ½ miles)

A family pub with West Country ales and fresh local homecooked produce. Game is their specialty and they are apparently renowned for their Sunday carvery.

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

Mr Milne September 2019

Excellent evening meals

Carvery on Friday, Saturday and Sunday very good.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Childs October 2016

Mr and Mrs Childs.

We stayed close by Monday to Friday . We had an evening meal and a couple of drinks here. Just wanted to say what a fantastic meal, with a lovely, warm open fire and atmosphere, friendly staff and local ales. Thank You.

Woodlands Leisure Park (1 ½ miles)

Lots of indoor play here plus some alarming looking rides outside. You'll need a full day here.

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

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A very good half day out and well worth it. My 7 & 9 year old loved it especially the one 'big' ride, The Pirate Boat. Some lovely animals including Raccoons, deer, Emus, Pygmy goats and of course the snakes in the reptile house. Good value food and drinks too. Grandmother really enjoyed it too and thought it was great value for money.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bramworth June 2011

A mixture of activities to suit all ages (height restriction on many rides)…you will need a full day in here.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A Great Day out

Woodlands has something for everyone, a very large 5 storey indoor play area where children of all ages can let off steam on a wet day. Lots of out door activities including a castle with a sand base and a play village with lots of little shops and schools for young children and lots of rides and watershoots for older kids. It is all nicely done within a wooded area and so many things to do it takes two days to see it all!

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