Front doorPrivate garden for guests to relax in
Come to remote Dartmoor hill farm!
Hosted by Anton & Alison
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Remotely situated, a comfortable granite barn conversion with its own garden in a working farm yard offers a self catering base in the middle of Dartmoor National Park. Open plan living space, exposed beams, AGA and king sized bed. Ideal for exploring Dartmoor on foot, by car or by bike. Get away from it all! A bridle path runs through the yard should you want to walk to Hexworthy, Princetown, Postbridge or beyond. Pick up/drop off service available at cost. Alternatively explore Dartmoor by car

The space

A converted granite barn, it has painted stone walls and exposed beams. The open plan living space is warm and welcoming. It has most amenities (shower/washing machine/AGA) but is free from many of the distractions of modern life, there is no traffic or light pollution; the nearest mobile phone signal is half a mile up the hill. Get away from the world for a week!
Please note the cottage has a shower room, no bath so no long soaks but who would want to with all of Dartmoor to explore!

Guest access

The Lower Barn has it's own garden but it's real beauty rests in the fact that it sits on a bridle path in the middle of Dartmoor with miles of other paths and acres of open-access land with myriad archaeological and geological features and local legends to explore.

Interaction with guests

On a working farm and sawmill with the family farmhouse just across the way, there is almost always someone around to offer help. Whether it be how hill farming works or how to cook on an authentic AGA! However guests preferring privacy will receive it. There are dogs loose around the yard and you will see tractors and other livestock from time to time.

Other things to note

Perfect for couples or single travellers wanting the peace and quiet of rural Devon however not for those who feel the need to constantly stay in touch with outside world! This is based in a working yard so do expect some agricultural noise from time to time!!
Beef and eggs from the farm normally available and can be pre-ordered or do ask once you arrive.


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Iron
Wireless Internet

Prices
Cleaning Fee $38 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $135 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Babes in arms could be brought but we do not have a cot. Do feel free to contact us if you want to discuss any of the above.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - This is a working farm with collies and terriers in the yard, they do bark from time to time!
Amenity limitations - There is very limited mobile signal, reliable signal is available about 1/4 mile away. We are not on mains water/sewage.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Paul User Profile
October 2017
A great location, off the beaten track. On our first evening we were greeted by horses and then the farm dogs. The lower barn has everything you need and more. We have only one complaint: the bed was far too comfortable. We are leaving having seen some key Dartmoor sights as well as living, temporarily, on a working farm. We would love to have stayed longer and are already planning our next visit.
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Response from Anton & Alison:
Glad you enjoyed the cottage, you will be very welcome back sometime.
October 2017

Becca User Profile
October 2017
The Lower Barn was so cosy and lovely, it was a great place for us to explore from but also tempted us to stay in more than we expected with all its little touches and comfort. We were greeted by Alison on arrival and by some cake when we got in both of which were lovely and very much appreciated after the drive there. The views all around are fabulous and the barn comes with all you need for a short stay, towels, all the utensils, cookware and crockery you could need although the pubs nearby are fantastic (we definitely recommend the one in Princetown). Thank you Alison and Anton for such a lovely private stay, I would recommend anyone to try this place. Just what we needed!
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Response from Anton & Alison:
Thank you for that very kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay.
October 2017

Benjiman User Profile
October 2017
The Lower Barn is a beautiful cozy getaway, with an Aga that keeps the place plenty warm, fantastic views of the surrounding hills, and every essential that makes it a perfect home away from home! We were able to explore Dartmoor and then return to Lower Barn as a warm and comfortable base in time to watch the Apprentice! Exactly what we needed! The cake on arrival was a definite plus, too!! Would recommend to anyone hoping to holiday in Devon who is looking to have an ‘everything equipped’ base to come back to!
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Response from Anton & Alison:
Thank you for your kind words, we do love that people enjoy the cottage. Come back any time.
October 2017

Rob User Profile
October 2017
This was our first family holiday with our baby daughter and it couldn't have been better. The accommodation was delightful, lovely and cosy with an AGA to warm us up after a walk in the raw elements of Dartmoor countryside. The freshly baked cake on arrival was a lovely touch and really made us feel welcome and special. I really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our trip!
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Response from Anton & Alison:
So glad you enjoyed your break away and that the Lower Barn worked for you.
October 2017

Judi User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay, full of character :-) 2 days was not enough!
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Response from Anton & Alison:
You would be very welcome back again sometime.
September 2017

Helen User ProfileHelen is a superhost.
September 2017
The Lower Barn is truly fantastic! A great location with lovely views and lots of ponies around, quite idyllic! Everything was very well thought out in the barn to provide maximum comfort and everything you need. It was very peaceful. Would love to return.
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Response from Anton & Alison:
So glad you enjoyed your stay, you would be very welcome back.
September 2017

Paul User Profile
September 2017
Perfect retreat away from the hurly burly of modern life. Very comfortable and an ideal location for exploring the moors.
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Response from Anton & Alison:
Thank you, it was lovely to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay.
September 2017

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Anton & Alison User ProfileAnton & Alison is a superhost.

We are Dartmoor hill farmers who (mostly!) love living and working on Dartmoor. We farm cattle, sheep and Dartmoor ponies. Anton is 5th generation to live here. It is a busy life as in addition to the large farm we run a sawmill and timber business, have 3 children, sit on local committees and Anton writes for the Western Morning News, Dartmoor Magazine and has published 2 books.

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