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Manor Barn Cottage

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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Harberton, Devon, England
The living spaces are open plan, light and airy with wooden floors. The old barn walls and pillars form the heart of the house. Up half a level are 2 bedrooms and bathroom, with a winding staircase leading to a beautiful attic room. This is a low carbon house with solar hot water, solar electicity and wood fired heating. The land is on a hillside with beautiful views, lawns, trees, meadow and sitting decks. The veg garden is organic, and you're welcome to eat from it. You can also use the yoga studio building in the gardens for meditation, yoga, tai chi etc. We are surrounded by fields and woods, hills, valleys and streams. You can stroll out of the house and onto footpaths, green lanes and quiet country roads. Harberton has a 13th century pub, The Church House Inn, and Totnes is 2.5 miles away.
Listing #HL238150
About the Owner
mike j
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

We spent an amazing week at the Manor Barn cottage. The owner is really welcoming and helpful, the house and surroundings are completely charming, beautiful and comfortable. Natural materials throughout, spacious and atmospheric living space, well equipped kitchen, sun terrace, organic fruit and veg garden....More

1  Thank RIUU
Reviewed 7 September 2014

A very beautiful, light house in a stunning setting. Close enough to Totnes for shopping, visits etc. but nice to be in a small village for the complete peace. Local pub food is very good. Lovely, cosy fire and and the field (with fire pit)...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We wrote a list with our children of what we wanted from a holiday .. Manor Barn ticked virtually every box .. A beautiful house in a peaceful location away from the crowds but within easy access of the attractions of Devon... The house is...More

Thank danny w
Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
At the front of the house is a wooden porch leading into a hallway both with coat and shoe storage. The porch houses a washing machine/ tumble dryer. The large living room with sofas, armchair and wood burner opens into the kitchen and dining room which is a light space with old farmhouse table and chairs. A piano sits to one side and French doors open out onto a south facing deck. Up a few steps is a hall leading to the bathroom and 2 bedrooms. One is the main bedroom with south windows onto the garden. The other is a cosy room with single bed (extra mattress or folding bed can be put in here). The bathroom has bath, shower, sink and toilet. Up the wooden stairs is the attic room with double bed sleeping platform and 3 south facing velux windows.
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House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
Totnes is famous for its funky high street shops, independent character, great food and varied arts and entertainments. There are great restaurants in the town, local pubs and tea rooms overlooking quiet rivers many specialising in Devon produce. The home of Dartington estate, there are many festivals of music and literature taking place over the summer, as well as an Arts cinema. Other historic houses close by include Greenway, home of Agatha Christie and Sharpham House, making excellent wine and cheeses. On the river Dart there are opportunities for canoeing, and other water based activities. Totnes also has a long history of social activism, spiritual seekers, and is the birthplace of the Transition movement. Harberton is one of the most beautiful South Hams villages with a fine 13th century pub, the Church House Inn, a church and playground. Highly recommended activities: River cruise on the Dart to Dartmouth, and a steam train ride back, incl. a visit to Dame Agatha Christie. Walk the edge between land & sea: the beautiful 630miles long coastal path www.nationaltrail.co.uk? Dartmoor National Park is a fascinating moorland environment. It is one of England's greatest remaining wildernesses with evidence of human habitation stretching back thousands of years. It has numerous prehistoric standing stones and other interesting archaeological monuments. www.dartmoor-npa.org.uk Dartington Arts Centre is famous for its arts and music activities, including its International Summer School and Schumacher College www.dartington.org/arts Totnes for the Friday market, great coffee houses, art galleries, bookshops Tourist Information Centre: Totnes - 01803 86316, www.totnesinformation.co.uk Salcombe, for all things nautical, and great clothes shopping Dartmouth for boat trips, and National Trust properties of Greenway, Kingsbridge, a town for locals, with great leisure centre and swimming pool? Modbury, beautiful Georgian town, with antique shops, art gallery National Marine Aquarium Woodland Leisure Park, large indoor and outdoor activities for all ages Steam railways at Buckfastleigh and Dartmouth Day trip to the Eden Project Surf School at Bigbury Canoe trips from Totnes Woodlands Leisure Park, Dartmouth Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, Buckfastleigh South Devon Railway, Totnes Coleton Fishacre House & Gardens, Kingswear Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth Ways with Words Literature Festival, near Totnes (July) Salcombe and Dartmouth Regattas (August)
How to get there
Manor Barn Cottage is 2.5 miles from Totnes - 5min. by car, 20 min. by bike, 40 min. on foot down lovely lanes. Nearest Travel Links Airport: Exeter and Plymouth: 30 km, Bristol 150km. Railway: Totnes, main line from London to Cornwall. Ferry: Plymouth: 30 km. Car hire from the station at alchemycars.co.uk. Taxi from Totnes about £8.
Airport: Exeter: 30.0 km
Railway: Totnes: 4.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 30.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km
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