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The Acorn Barn

Hittisleigh, Devon (Ref. 1144486)

Helpful Holidays rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Anthony

    “What a truly great place to stay, a lovely barn conversion with plenty of room to chill out or if you want walks to explore.”

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and checked to see if we were OK during our stay. The church next door is a great place to visit and read about the history

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and checked to see if we were OK during our stay. The church next door is a great place to visit and read about the history

    - Anthony, March 2024


  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 3.4 miles
  • Note: The garden is not fully enclosed
  • Note: The Acorn Barn is part of a delightful wedding venue and on these occasions the ground floor is used for small ceremony groups
  • Our holiday guests are provided exclusive use of the property when they stay, and no weddings are conducted on site whilst guests are staying at the property
  • Note: Bikes, surf boards and pushchairs can be stored securely in the entrance hall at The Acorn Barn.

The property

The Acorn Barn is a beautiful, detached thatched cottage, situated in the charming hamlet of Hittisleigh, Devon.

Set on a delightful historic site that was noted in the Doomsday book of 1086 with pretty landscaping and views over the medieval St Andrews Church, The Acorn Barn is an idyllic escape for couples seeking a romantic base amidst the countryside of mid Devon.

Park up in the driveway before heading into the entrance hall, a large space with flagstone flooring throughout and access to your private garden.

Upstairs find the loft style accommodation, offering a light and airy open-plan living space, equipped with a contemporary kitchen housing all the essentials for a week away.

Take a seat at the dining table and toast to a much-needed break with your partner, before whiling away the rest of the evening on the sofa.

As the night grows darker, retreat to the shower room for a freshen up before finding comfort in the king-size bed.

Enjoy mornings from the patio garden, complete with a furniture set so you can bask in the morning sunshine.

Three miles away is Whiddon Down where you can find a useful convenience store and coffee spot, whilst a similar distance away is The Old Thatch Inn, a welcoming pub in Cheriton Bishop, perfect for when you fancy a night off cooking.

The award-winning pub, The Duck at Yeoford is also just a few miles away: an ideal choice for a special celebration (they even have a pop-up shop and offer takeaways toward the end of each week).

Spend an afternoon in Okehampton, where you can visit the ruins of the medieval castle, set on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement and then stop at Waitrose to stock up on supplies.

The ancient city of Exeter is further afield but offers a welcome change of scenery, boasting varied shopping choices, historic quayside and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, holding diverse collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology and fine art.

The Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible and boasts a range of outdoor opportunities, including hiking, cycling, climbing, fishing or letterboxing.

The Acorn Barn is a truly magical escape for two, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Whiddon Down 3.1 miles; Okehampton 10.5 miles.

Hittisleigh is a small, rural hamlet set in mid Devon, located a couple of miles north of the A30 between Exeter and Okehampton. The hamlet is home to the Parish Church of St Andrews, built in the early medieval times with many later historic features such as reputedly the oldest church bells in Devon. Three miles away lies the hamlet of Whiddon Down, home to a fine pub, whilst further afield is the market town of Okehampton, where visitors can explore the ruins of Okehampton Castle, a prominent landmark and testament to the town’s medieval past, or explore several galleries and workshops that celebrate the creativity of local artists. The spectacular Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible and boasts a myriad of walking and hiking trails, spanning through unspoiled countryside and local wildlife.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute