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Blackdown Barn

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Summer fun! The pool is a stone's throw from the barn.
Massive 100 sq.m living space creating a sense of freedom with windows looking into the woods.
Secluded gardens available for use.
1 of 19Summer fun! The pool is a stone's throw from the barn.
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
Minimum stay varies
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The magnificent Nordic interior styled 'Blackdown Barn' lies at the foot of the Blackdown Hills – officially recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty thanks to its breath-taking mix of ancient heath and native woodland. Located within the 13th Century parish of Broadhembury and nestled within the soft, East Devon countryside, from the grounds of the property you can see not only the Torrs of Dartmoor but also the coastline of Lyme Bay, whilst benefiting from being just half an hour from the beautiful beaches of Devon's Jurassic Coast, the rugged beauty of the Exmoor National Park and by way of contrast; the theatres, restaurants and high class shopping of Exeter – the shire's very own Cathedral City. Blackdown Barn is a self-contained detached building in it's own privately f...The magnificent Nordic interior styled 'Blackdown Barn' lies at the foot of the Blackdown Hills – officially recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty thanks to its breath-taking mix of ancient heath and native woodland. Located within the 13th Century parish of Broadhembury and nestled within the soft, East Devon countryside, from the grounds of the property you can see not only the Torrs of Dartmoor but also the coastline of Lyme Bay, whilst benefiting from being just half an hour from the beautiful beaches of Devon's Jurassic Coast, the rugged beauty of the Exmoor National Park and by way of contrast; the theatres, restaurants and high class shopping of Exeter – the shire's very own Cathedral City. Blackdown Barn is a self-contained detached building in it's own privately fenced grounds, and offers guests a fabulous degree of space on a luxurious scale. A massive 100sq metres of galleried living space beneath a high, open-beamed timber ceiling, providing an unparalleled sense of freedom and refreshment the moment you walk through the Barn's double doors. The Barn brings you face to face with nature too, thanks to all its six west facing windows which look straight into the tall sycamore trees of the property's very own woodland copse – the home of Tawny owls, Tree-creepers, Woodpeckers and other woodland birds. With its gym, pool table room, surround-sound home cinema system with 55' Smart TV' lounge area, cosy library and family indoor games zones, magnificent 12 seater dining area, Blackdown Barn's multiple features offer relaxation and entertainment for everyone no matter what the weather holds! In the summer, there is the shared outdoor heated swimming pool (May to Sept) with family barbeque & outdoor dining for 12, along with large secluded gardens for summer games [please note the pool and gardens are only shared with us as owners so that our children have a chance to use the pool in the summer too!, but we are very aware of guests privacy]. (A hot tub can be hired from local providers during the winter). The property provides a fantastic location for large or extended families, or groups of friends, with the convenience of our local pub within a very short walking distance. Well behaved Stag and Hen parties are welcome! Accommodation comprises: Massive 100sq.m central living area, 1 x 40 sq.m mezzanine galleried gym room; 1 x 40 sq.m mezzanine galleried games room with 7ft pool table (also with oak top for further table top games); 3 bedrooms: 1 master/family bedroom with kingsize bed and additional full single size French day bed; 1 twin room with two extra wide single beds; 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room. Additional family bathroom with freestanding bath, and one further cloakroom (this cloakroom has a loo only, not shower room as in the summary below). Fully equipped kitchen with our popular lime green Smeg larder fridge, complete with 2 electric cookers and hobs, microwave cooking facilities, and 8kg washer/dryer. Boot room providing ample space for footwear, luggage or buggy storage. Two large double sofa beds providing flexible extra sleeping for an additional 4 people if required, allowing maximum sleeping for 11. Cot & high chair also available. (Some additional fold down chair beds are also provided for groups who don't wish to share double beds.) All bed linen and towels supplied, along with swimming/beach towels, and double size sleeping bags and blankets for the sofa beds. Well behaved dogs/pets are welcome - please discuss with owners your requirements. Plenty of hot water and centrally heated with a direct oil boiler, the property is warm and welcoming. The property is owned by a family with 4 children, and much thought has been given to the requirements of families or large groups. We hope very much you consider staying with us! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We don’t allow groups of teenagers without adult supervision. No loud music or loud noise after midnight. Pets are welcome, but dogs do need to be kept on leads outside. Smokers must smoke outside the property. The main entrance gate must be kept closed. Pool & house rules are listed in the Booking Agreement.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Michaela M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 23 August 2019

Beautiful, peaceful setting - great location having things to do within a half an hour drive. Lovely barn, mattresses were amazing! Love the open layout - would be an added bonus if the kitchen was within the open plan layout. Friendly owners, welcome pack was...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank TheLocalFoodEater
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Chessington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2019
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Fife, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

Great place to come to after stressful few months. All very welcoming, including hamper. Relaxed after a couple of minutes. The Barn is a fab place for teenagers and Coco the dog, who had a second lease of life. As well as walking in nearby...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Emma C
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Crawley, United Kingdom
128
Reviewed 7 February 2019

Date of stay: February 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Gym
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Pool Table
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The property is ideally located for an array of local attractions, from beaches to national parks, to zoo’s, children’s theme parks including Crealy Park owned by Deborah Meadon of Dragon’s Den fame. The location is perfect for walkers, set within the Blackdown Hills, there are wonderful woodland walks and trails to choose from, and a short drive will take you to coast paths and rugged walks. The local town features an excellent golf course, while the more adventurous could try gliding at the local club, or horse riding from a nearby riding centre.
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