Primrose offers a warm welcome. It has its own separate entrance. There is a further lawned garden area, car port and patio area currently being completed.
The open plan living-room, a space that works for all the family. Light the wood-burner to add a warm glow, no matter the time of day.
The beautifully fitted kitchen offers a 'wow' factor to the barn.
The open plan living area offers space for everyone to come together.
Bedroom 1 is situated downstairs and is ideal for those with limited mobility. The accessible wet-room is next door to this bedroom.
The galleried sitting-area on the first floor, ideal for younger members of the family, the PlayStation is sure to delight!
The sitting-area is a great space to enjoy a family film or just have a catch up over a bottle of wine.
This living area will be a room enjoyed by one and all.
Bedroom 3 floods with morning light. This room has a luxurious en suite and a Smart TV.
The breakfast-bar makes for a relaxing coffee spot!
Bedroom 1 has a Smart TV should you wish to catch up on the latest must-watch box set.
A fully accessible wet-room situated on the ground floor next to Bedroom 1.
The stairs leading up to the first floor of the barn.
This is a great space for chilling out, light floods through the windows.
Bedroom 3 has a small verandah which looks out towards your private garden.
The en suite to Bedroom 3. A wonderful place to soak after a day of adventures.
The mezzanine area between both bedrooms, the perfect place for the children's board games.
A twin room with a view.
This wonderful window seat in the twin room offers a place to sit and relax.
The twin room boasts a Smart TV and stylish en suite.
The twin room is spacious and well laid out, with blackout curtains for that all important good night's sleep.
The en suite to the twin room has a heated towel rail so your towels will be snuggly and warm.
The view from the galleried sitting-area.
Your own garden is adajacent to the barn and offers views across the roof tops and the surreounding countryside.
The outside area by the front door offers the perfect spot to enjoy the morning sun.
Even the faithful hound will feel at home at Primrose Barn.
The view of the countryside as you pull out of the gate.
Enjoy a day at Bigbury on Sea.
Within minutes you can be enjoying all that Dartmoor National Park has to offer.
For a wonderful circular coastal walk head to Noss Mayo, on your return there are several pubs to enjoy.
For a wonderful meal head to one of the two pubs at Ugborough or Ermington.
For a relaxed walk head up to Avon Dam, it's the perfect Sunday stroll for all the family.

Primrose Barn

4575

1.8 miles N of Modbury / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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

Nearest pub

Trehill Arms (1 ½ miles)

Beautifully restored, this traditional pub offers real ales, draft beers and a great selection of wines. Food is cooked to order with vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Nearest beach

Wonwell Sands Beach (4 ½ miles)

On the east bank of the river Erme, this beach joins up with the beach next door, Mothecombe, at low tide. A sandy beach, there are lovely views over the estuary and dogs are welcome year round.

Nearest walk

The Puffing Billy Track (1 ½ miles)

There is an old tramway track across the south of Dartmoor which climbs to 1,500 feet to give wonderful panoramic views down the south Devon coast. Originally used by the clay mining industry trams, this route forms part of the Two Moors Way, which runs from Ivybridge in the south to Lynmouth in the north.

Nearest town

Ivybridge (1 ½ miles)

Perfectly poised between Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams, Ivybridge makes a fantastic base for an exploration of Devon. Excellent walking, cycling, horse riding and rock climbing is right on the doorstep, and if you jump in the car, the fabulous beaches of the south Devon coast are just a short drive away. For horticulture fans, Lukesland Gardens, with 24 acres of woodlands, shrubs and wild flowers set into a valley with a cascading brook running through it, is less than two miles from Ivybridge.

Also nearby

Bantham (6 ½ 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

June 2022

Perfect beach

Something for everyone here plus a good cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great beach with views across to Burgh Island

Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.


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

Bigbury Golf Club (6 miles)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island. Visitors are made welcome and bookings can be made at the pro shop.

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

June 2022

Bigbury Golf Club

A well maintained golf course with great views. Staff and members very friendly and welcoming.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Enjoy the Views

Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!

Greenway (15 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

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

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

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.

Bigbury on Sea Beach (6 ¼ miles)

Sit on the sand, go for a paddle or walk across to Burgh Island at low tide. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea Beach offers plenty of choice for everyone. If you don't want to bring your own, sports equipment hire is available. There are also lifeguards on patrol in the summer, an added comfort for families with children.

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

June 2022

Community cafe a must

Just above the beach in a White House is a community tea rooms. Views to die for from either inside or out and the cakes and light lunches were so delicious we went back for more!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Mrs M

Lovely beach for families and very well patrolled.
Good access for dogs too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2017

Help for Disabled

The Venus Cafe, just below the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea, has a beach wheelchair that can be borrowed free of charge. We were able to wheel my mother over to Burgh Island.
The slopes going down to the beach are quite steep. It's not so bad going down, but you need to be quite strong to push the wheelchair back up!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2013

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Interesting rock formations around towards the Avon estuary.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Lovely Sandy Beach

A large sandy beach and great for surfing. Children can play.You can either walk across to Burgh Island or take the sea tractor when the tide covers the causeway.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Great beach

A large sandy beach with some surf. Walk to Burgh Island at low tide or take the sea tractor.

The Turtley Corn Mill (4 miles)

Completely renovated in 2005, The Turtley Corn Mill is now a peaceful place to read, relax, eat and drink. With a light and airy atmosphere and a daily menu change that features local produce this is a great spot to soak in the idyllic setting of Avonwick.

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

June 2022

Excellent supper destination

Had a wonderful supper.

Excellent quality food in a buzzy environment.

Friendly efficient staff. Beautiful gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Good Sunday lunch

We had a delicious lunch in this stylishly renovated old mill. The service was very friendly and the bill reasonable.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

A completely re-furbished grinding mill. Run by enthusiastic young staff. Very good food. Booking essential at week-ends.

- Peter Reynolds

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