We stayed at Townend Barn for four nights over Easter and couldn't have been more pleased. The Barn itself is really lovely to stay in and has everything you could need and more - including a log burning stove and a grand piano! It has been beautifully renovated to a high standard, was spotlessly clean and was lovely to come home to after a day exploring.
The setting is also very beautiful, with a lovely garden full of flowers and wildlife including two ducks! Perfect to sit in and enjoy the sunshine.
The village itself is very picturesque and the barn is a short walk to a Lydford Gorge which is a must to visit. Also within a very short walk is a great local pub called The Castle Inn. It has a big garden and excellent food - the pie and mash was particularly good! There isn't a village shop but Okehampton is about a 10 min drive away which has a Waitrose, Co-op and independent shops and the kitchen is well equipped to cook.
Nick and Tania were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome and that we could ask for anything we needed.
If you're looking for a holiday in a peaceful and relaxing setting with the option to explore Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall then Townend Barn is perfect.
We hope to return soon.