Nestling in the Otter Valley between the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs close to the market town of Honiton, is this delightful detached barn conversion with a large & mature garden with an abundance of wildlife and boasting period features such as exposed beams, low ceilings, and wonderful rustic furnishings.
Benefiting from contemporary decor set within this ancient cob and stone barn, it is a perfect base for large groups, whether it’s a family gathering or a reunion with friends. Featuring a large open-plan living space you will immediately spot the unique mezzanine balcony which houses a snug space to enjoy some quiet time, overlooking the rest of the living area. Down below, the sitting area has enough soft furnishings for all, with a woodburning stove to light up on a crisp winter evening, while a beautiful fitted kitchen sits at the back of the room under the timber mezzanine, which has a good range of appliances for cooking up delicious meals. Gather around the dining table with glasses of wine while dinner cooks, and catch up on old times, or plan the activities for the week ahead in this amazing rural location. With five well-presented bedrooms resting across two floors, which are set up as 3 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single, there should be an arrangement to accommodate most parties. Supporting the bedrooms, a shower room and sparkling bathroom, which features a walk-in shower area and separate large corner bath, perfect for enjoying a luxury soak after a day of exploring to soothe those aches and pains. From one of the bedrooms you can throw open the patio doors and step out into the beautiful mature garden hosting some amazing wildlife including regular visits from Roe deer, badgers, fox and other creatures. The Barn is home to a summer breeding colony of Soprano Pipistrelle bats in the eaves; these beautiful protected creatures are absolutely harmless but can occasionally be heard moving around and chattering at dusk and dawn, giving the dwelling an extra unique touch. The patio area boasts ample seating and wood fired pizza oven, so you can dine outside on a warm summer day for a special occasion (if the weather is suitable, ask the owners who will fire it up and cook you a pizza feast). The house is a short walk away from the local pub with a large river frontage garden, and local farm shop and cafe, while Honiton itself is a brisk 20 mins walk. Here you will find many unique shops, a fine museum, cafes, pubs and restaurants to explore. You are a short drive from the beautiful Jurassic Coast where you can visit the fine beaches and seaside towns and villages for which the area is famous. Try fossil hunting at Lyme Regis, walking the coastal path, or explore on foot, cycle or horse many of the beautiful heritage sites in the area. The Blackdown Hills & East Devon AONB are rich with county trails and historic sites. Further afield but within easy driving distance are the Cathedral city of Exeter, Dartmoor & Exmoor National Parks and many other interesting towns and locations to explore. All these and many more make The Barn the perfect central setting for a rural break in East Devon with your family and friends.
Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor single, 1 x first-floor double with basin, 1 x first-floor double, 1 x first-floor twin. Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground-floor bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Utility. Mezzanine snug.
Amenities for Rental
Oil central heating and woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, a selection of books, games and WiFi
Fuel and power inc. in rent
Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
Off-road parking and lockable shed for cycles etc
Extensive gardens and patio area with furniture and pizza oven. Pets are welcome, in the main living area only (not in the bedrooms)
Sorry, no smoking
Shops 1.1 miles and pub 0.3 miles
Note: Though the property allows pets, the owners ask you to be aware that the neighbours own chickens which roam free, so care must be taken
Note: Please be aware that the outside paths, parking area and garden are uneven and could present a trip hazard in places and the gardens contain a water feature with varying depths during the seasons
Also please note that there are a number of steps in the property between areas
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