Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park Cottages
With its living accommodation on the first floor, The Old Armoury Barn is a delightful conversion of charming stone barn set in an exceptional location absolutely perfect for exploring. Inside, no expense has been spared in the detail and the result is bright, spacious and contemporary holiday accommodation. You will be suitably impressed when you reach the top of the stairs to the upper floor when you see the large, living area open up in front of you..
The excellence of the design and the craftsmanship of the beams and woodwork, along with the blend of contemporary and traditional styles in its furnishings, all make this an outstanding place in which to spend quality time with your family or friends.
Ideally located for Dartmoor and some superb walking, Ashburton is also very convenient for the south Devon coastline (approx 10 miles away), the town is an attractive spot with a good selection pubs, restaurants and some interesting shops incl a renowned cookery school - should you fancy something slightly different and all on Dartmoor's edge!
An excellent holiday location.
Entrance from patio/parking area to hallway.
Bedroom One with king size bed (5ft), fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV and Ensuite Bathroom/WC with shower attachment to bath.
Bedroom Two with twin beds, chest of drawers and TV.
Separate Shower Room/WC.
Drying cupboard/storage for coats and boots.
Open plan Living Area with modern sofas, TV and wood burning stove in the corner.
Large Kitchen/Dining Area, contemporary in style, with fully-fitted units, integral appliances and solid oak table/chairs.
Small, south-facing patio with attractive wooden planters and metal table/chairs.
Chidren welcome. Sorry no pets. No smoking. Wi-Fi broadband. Parking for one car in front of the barn (NB narrow access lane). Pubs, independent shops and a deli within a few minutes walk. Full weeks only in school holidays, starting on a Saturday- short breaks of 3 nights or more may be available during this period if booked within 60 days of arrival.
Dartmoor is one of southern England's most stunning locations and place for a memorable holiday. Its tors, rivers and open commons are all on your doorstep and make it a great location for an 'exploring' holiday. Not only are there plentiful walks (guided or independent) but a wealth of other outdoor activities such as fishing on the beautiful rivers and streams, pony (and llama!) trekking, climbing and kayaking all take place on this wild and fascinating upland.
Slightly further afield, though still within very easy reach, is the famous South Hams District which includes the tidal reaches of the River Dart and attractive small towns such as Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe (a popular yachting destination for the sailors among you). You'll also stumble across picture-postcard villages such as Inner Hope Cove and stunning beaches such as Slapton Sands. Also passing through the region is the South West Coastal Path with its spectacular views, offering the visitor a gentle stroll or more challenging hike depending on how active you are feeling.
The cathedral city of Exeter and historic Plymouth with their attractions, shops and restaurants are within a 40-minute drive. If you fancy exploring the past then historic sites such as Coleton Fishacre and Berry Pomeroy Castle are worth a visit while Woodlands Family Theme Park near Totnes or Pennywell Farm offer a great day out for all the family.
Closer to home, Ashburton itself has a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its independent shops (including an award-winning fish delicatessen), outlets for quality antiques and a nationally-recognised cookery school.
"Absolutely beautiful place to stay. I loved it - could happily live there. Clean, modern, spacious, well equipped. Everything we needed. Hosts kept a low profile but were friendly,approachable and next door. The two main drawbacks are hopeless wifi (not necessarily their fault) and very narrow access for one car only. Neither of which would stop me awarding 5 stars nor going again! Pubs in Ashburton not great. Try Rugglestones Inn at Wivecombe. Restaurants much better."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-06-13
"We stayed here for Christmas and it was everything we wanted and more. The house was extremely clean and very tastefully decorated. We were very impressed with the quality of the equipment. Jacqui and Mark were excellent hosts, they responded immediately to any requests and made us feel very welcome. Ashburton is a lovely town and there is plenty to do in the surrounding area."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-01-09
"We rented the Old Armoury Barn in Ashburton for a week just after Christmas. I was travelling with my girlfriend and her daughter, and it perfectly suited our needs. The cottage is a barn conversion, has all mod cons and everything is in good working order. Referred to by the owner as "an upside down house", the bedrooms are located on the ground floor and the upstairs is given over to an open plan kitchen and living/sitting area. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom whilst the other bedroom is furnished with twin beds and there is a separate bathroom with a walk in shower. Each of the bedrooms has a TV as does the living room, and there is a collection of DVDs and games provided by the owners. The owners themselves are friendly and laid back. Other than meeting them on arrival and again on departure, they did not intrude at all, and yet made it clear that they would be available if we had any problems (they live in the adjoining property). On arrival they had everything looking Christmasy, with a Christmas tree, crackers set on the dining table, and a bottle of Prosecco for us which was a nice touch. The only thing that stops me giving the Old Armoury Barn 5 stars is 1) The access road is narrow - I mean very very narrow - and larger than average vehicles will struggle to get through, and 2) The wifi signal can be quite patchy. It only seemed to work in certain corners on the 1st floor. Other than that though - the property was as advertised and perfect."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-01-09