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Waysideford Barn

Ashburton, Devon (Ref. 975816)

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  • Off road parking
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    • “Great holiday rental. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Lovely barn conversion in a very quiet location. Beautiful gardens on different levels and lots of places to catch the sun throughout the day. Made to feel very welcome by the owners who made sure everything was perfect for our stay. Would certainly recommend it.”

    Mr Axon, Carshalton, October 2018

    • “This is a really beautifully designed barn conversion. We loved the atmosphere here both inside and outside in the gorgeous garden. The quality of the furniture, beds and bedlinen was also excellent. We would love to be able to go back to this cottage. It was perfectly sized for the 3 of us. It would have been a bit small for 6 because the water couldn't be run in the shower if the bath was running, so only one of those rooms could be used at any one time. But it was absolutely lovely both inside and out and we would really hope to see it again in the sunshine as we had a lot of rain when staying last week. We therefore thoroughly enjoyed their DVD and book collection, although the TV is rather old fashioned. The WiFi is slow and mobiles don't work at all, but a landline is provided for local calls which is really kind of the owners, who are very nice, relaxed people.”

    Mrs Carrington, Uxbridge, September 2018

    • “Our family holiday at waysideford barn was fantastic the barn itself was beautiful from the lovely gardens and terraces to the comfortable interior the surrounding area offered lots of great walks and the beaches nearby gave us some lovely days out a great time was had by all.”

    Mrs Batey, FERRYHILL, July 2018

    • “The cottage is beautiful, but is a few miles down narrow Devon country lanes. Drive slowly and expect to find yourself reversing out the way of a tractor at least once a day.”

    Mr Thompson, Berkeley, June 2018

    • “We have been renting cottages from Helpful Holidays for many years all were great, some brilliant, but Waysideford Barn was exceptional. We take our Devon holiday the same week every year so that we can visit the Contemporary Craft Festival.”

    Mr Johnson, Nottingham, June 2018

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The Property

About 3 miles from Ashburton towards Landscove, off a narrow country lane (farm vehicles sometimes, passing places), a secluded and spacious, detached ‘upside down’ cottage smartly converted from a barn with split-level foundations. Pretty, enclosed garden with small lawn and terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) and gravelled path/steps winding up to a further suntrap terrace (table/chairs). Surrounding the cottage, 3 acres of fields/woodland to explore (own risk, unfenced stream). Ceiling-high glazed doors to hall and steps to three smart bedrooms with polished slate floors (rugs) - a double with en suite shower-room (suite), another double with beams, and a room with two singles, beams and glazed door to garden. Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower, washer-drier). Stairs (half-landing, glazed door to steps down to terrace) up to large open-plan living/dining/kitchen with oak floors and big oak ceiling trusses: 10" step (no handrail) down to sofas and TV/DVD at one end and, at the other, across a bridged gallery (glass balustrades), fitted kitchen/dining area (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with granite worktops and 4 steps up to back door to upper terrace. Pub, 1 mile by road; golf, 5. No children under 10 due to gallery and garden steps. A peaceful, scenic location for both moor and coast.

Ashburton: ancient, busy little town (pubs, restaurants, interesting shops including antiques, renowned cookery school) on Dartmoor’s edge. Within 4 miles is the moor’s most spectacular part (around Buckland, Widecombe, Manaton); within 2 miles, a beautiful stretch of the River Dart leading to Dartmeet, and an ‘adventure park’ (for all ages). Buckfast Abbey, 4 miles; Totnes (small town), 8; the sea at Torbay, 12.


1st FloorGround Floor

Bathroom Double Bedroom Double Bedroom Ensuite Twin Bedroom


Three downstairs bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin. Hall. Upstairs open plan space with seating area, dining area and kitchen.


  • Electric panel heaters with underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 10
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

ASHBURTON Newton Abbot 8 miles; Torquay 17 miles; Plymouth 25 miles The ancient Stannary town of Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor and is an ideal spot from which to explore the rugged high moors to the North and a beautiful coastline to the South. The scenery in this area of South Devon is glorious in all weathers and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing and lazing on the beach. Ashburton has some interesting artisan shops and with its interesting history and museum, has built a reputation for its high standard of antiques and fine collectables outlets. It also has lovely tea rooms, a wine bar and a fantastic food deli providing fresh fish and olives. In the surrounding area, Dartmoor has many picturesque villages and hamlets with old thatched cottages and ancient churches, surrounded by a patchwork of fields and woodland. Lustleigh, North Bovey, Chagford and Widecombe- in- the- Moor are fine examples. The attractive seaside town of Teignmouth is a half hour drive and the popular Blackpool Sands, although a little further down the coast, is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed 'Blue Flag' family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. So whether it is moor or coast that you’re seeking for your getaway, Ashburton is a really central town from which to be based.

  • Note: This property does not accept children under 10.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.