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Milk Churn Cottage, perfect retreat, near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 listed.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
barn
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday barn in Ashburton - Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm House

Barns Grade 2 Listed

Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is a 16th Century Grade II listed property situated on the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park and Ashburton. Manor Farm and Barns have undergone a massive restoration by the present owners over the last 2 years, and offer a unique property converted in a contemporary fashion, still retaining the character, beams and quirkiness associated with this type of building. The furnishings are stylish, yet homely and comfortable. The property overlooks an attractive courtyard,with rolling hills, forests and beautiful views all around. Free WIFI.

The barns are an ideal base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams and Dartmoor.

Dartmouth, Totnes,Salcombe and Bigbury On Sea are some of the beautiful locations nearby. Dartmoor National Park is just metres away where you can walk, ride, fish, nearby historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor and a wide variety of spectacular landmarks.

The property is midway between Plymouth and Exeter.

There are a number of National Trust properties within the area.

Exeter is a beautiful University Town, with Museums, Restaurants, and interesting shops.

Milk Churn Cottage is a Grade 2 listed restored barn with beautiful scissor open beams.It has luxurious new furnishings to make your stay as comfortable as possible.Superb open plan Lounge/Diner Kitchen upstairs with vast beams.Very comfortable yet stylish furniture, and good selection of cooking pots, pans and utensils

Attention to detail in the two bedrooms with stylish yet pretty bedlinen, again with beams, and a fully fitted bathroom with lovely new rain shower and bath,

Plenty of hot water, and luxurious towels, so that you can totally relax.

Outside is a sun trap with old stone walls, table and chairs and umbrella for eating out, or loungers and cushions to relax.

Fantastic in the evening for looking at the stars.

Local Attractions: Dartmoor National Park – Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers.

Buckfast Abbey – A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can be purchased in the gift and produce shops.

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary – Situated near the South Devon Steam Railway station. Feed the otters and enjoy the wonderful butterflies in a tropical setting. You can even be an otter keeper for the day!

South Devon Railway – Relax and enjoy the unspoilt views of the river Dart from the comfort of a South Devon Railway, steam or vintage diesel train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

Towns: ASHBURTON– A very attractive Stannary town dating from Saxon times. It has a superb selection of antique and craft outlets, together with many interesting shops and eating places, and a lovely bakery, making fresh bread and cakes daily.

BUCKFASTLEIGH Vibrant, lively and with a touch of mystery surrounding it, you’ll discover that Buckfastleigh is one of the most diverse towns in South Devon. The town is dominated by the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey and is a mix of ancient and modern attractions surrounded by miles of prime Devon countryside, wild moorlands and hidden valleys to explore.

TOTNES – An Elizabethan market town with lots of interesting shops and eating places and the ruins of a Norman castle. From the quay take a relaxing boat trip to Dartmouth.

DARTMOUTH– Only a 35 minute drive away, Dartmouth is a Historic town full of narrow streets, art galleries, delicatessens and other interesting shops. It is home to the world renown Britannia Royal Naval College.

Pridhamsleigh Cavern: Opposite Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is Pridhamsleigh Cavern this is the second longest cave system in Devon and has been accessible for at least 2 centuries. It was presumably revealed, like most Devon caves, by quarrying. A large entrance portal leads to an insignificant crawl into the rest of the system - about 700 metres of so of complex, maze like muddy passages through which a variety of routes can be taken.

If you wish to visit the cave please approach by approved route through the orchard containing the ancient dove cote. There is a fee of £1.50 to the farmer payable down the chute in the wooden kiosk at the gated entrance.

VIEW THIS VIDEO TO SEE MORE OF THE PROPERTY AND THE LOCAL AREA :

http://vimeo.com/43345766

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Wendy Waghorn
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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About Wendy Waghorn

Graham and I loved this area of Devon and had a holiday apartment in Bigbury, we had renovated 3 or 4 other properties, so when the Manor House and barns came up for Auction we couldn't resist it. It really is a beautiful area. It has been hard work, but very rewarding and it is great seeing guests faces when they arrive as it has a real WOW factor.

Graham's background is TV and film. He worked for the BBC as a Director of Photography and Cameraman on Films and TV for over 25 years. My background was Fashion Buying for 20 years, with a switch over to Interiors Buying and Desisn.

Why Wendy Waghorn chose Ashburton

The brilliant things about this property are the fact that you are tucked away in a small quiet lane yet close enough to the A38 to be able to jump on it and travel around easily (avoiding the narrow country lanes). Plus you are in the middle of countryside and beside Dartmoor, but also very close to the Coast and some beautiful harbours. The history of the building is amazing. Beams galore!

What makes this barn unique

The great thing is we have plenty of space, and so my daughter, and grandchildren can stay whenever they like. My grandson loves it so much he has visited on every school holiday so far.

My grand daughter stayed 4 times during the last Summer holidays.

They love all the coastal areas, and wild horses.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Milk Churn Cottage, perfect retreat, near Dartmoor & Coast. Grade 2 listed.
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
4

Gemütlich, verkehrsgünstig gelegen

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben unsere Zeit im Milkchurn Cottage sehr genossen. Das Wetter war so gut, dass wir morgens und abends draussen essen konnten. Das Cottage ist so schön wie auf den Bildern beschrieben. Unsere 17-jährigen Söhne konnten gut im Hochbett schlafen. Wendy hat alles sehr nett dekoriert. Die Jungs nutzten gerne die Tischtennisplatte draussen. Das Milkchurn Cottage ist verkehrsmäßig sehr günstig gelegen. Man ist gleich auf der Schnellstraße. Dafür hört man draußen etwas den Verkehrslärm. Drinnen hört man aber fast gar nichts. Wir haben jeden Tag etwas unternommen. Wir besichtigten die nahe Buckfast Abbey, hatten einen traumhaften und sonnigen Tag im Dartmoor Nationalpark, spielten als Anfänger Golf in Bovey Tracey, waren am Hafen in Brixham, besuchten Freunde in Weston-super-Mare, liefen ab Dartmouth Castle einen wunderschönes Teil des Coast Path und machten auf dem Rückweg zum Flughafen einen Zwischenstopp im Coldharbour Mill Museum. Wendy war im Buchungsprozess immer direkt über Email zu erreichen. Auch vor Ort stand sie immer für Fragen zur Verfügung. Zum Beispiel als wir einen Münz-Waschsalon oder einen Golfplatz suchten. Vielen Dank liebe Wendy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We had a lovely time, thank you!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in Milk Churn Cottage. It really is very conveniently located if you want to explore the area, within reach of lovely towns, coast and the moor.

We were made very welcome, toys and books had been put out especially for our three girls, they particularly love the dressing up things. I expected their bedroom to be cramped as we needed an extra bed in there but it was lovely and cosy, nice bedding and the 'spare' bed was very good quality and comfortable. Our bedroom was lovely too, very prettily decorated. With three little ones it was great to have a bath and a shower, although the shower screen did make it a little awkward to bath two at the same time.

Upstairs is a great open plan area, it was nice to be all together. The decor is lovely and there are was plenty of space for five of us. I was a little concerned about the rugs, I think they need a non-slip backing, just to be sure there are no accidents. We did find the TV a bit tricky to operate. Maybe a page could be added to the cottage manual? However it was quite nice to have a break from TV!

The little kitchen is fairly well equipped, nice big fridge/freezer. As a larger group we were using up the crockery quite quickly so it was good always have hot water and of course the dishwasher! I did find the area a bit dark. If there were anyway of adding a bit more light that would be really beneficial for the cook!

We enjoyed using the courtyard and the girls had fun with the outdoor games equipment. We really appreciated the tips that Wendy gave us on where to walk and also tipping us off about Teignmouth beach. We had a lovely day there, it was really convenient as we parked just behind the beach and there were toilets close by. Wendy told us there was a park, cafe and shops nearby too but the girls wanted to spend all day on the beach! The other lovely beach day we had was at Bigbury, only about 40 mins away.

All in all we had a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very kind remarks, I am so glad you all had such an enjoyable holiday.We would have happily explained the TV remote if you had asked. The Barn kitchen has high beams and we have 4 spotlights on the beam aimed at the worktop, 3 worktop unit lights, and an oven light over the hob, so I think that is very good lighting, plus a window in the kitchen. It is great that we can offer such a safe area for children to play. I do hope you get the chance to visit us again, your family will be made most welcome. Kind regards, Wendy
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4

Lovely well equipped cottage with easy access to dartmoor and the coast

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage, very well equipped and travel cot, high chair and stair gate all provided for our baby. Big open plan kitchen / sitting room. Good sized bedrooms and comfortable bed. The bathroom is a good size and great with a baby as it has a bath. The bathroom is the only part of the cottage that didn't quite meet the high standard of the rest of the property, just slightly tired looking compared to the rest. We would definitely return for another stay here in the future though!

Nice outdoor area and lots of parking. Outdoor games provided too.

Good location if you want to split time between dartmoor and the south coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your superb review, we are so pleased you had a good holiday, and you would like to return. You would be made very welcome. We had a few days gap between a booking, so we gave the bathroom a facelift, to make sure it was up to our impeccable standards. To keep the Barn in the pristine condition that we insist on, we are constantly doing maintenance and repairs.Many thanks again for your kind comments. Best wishes, Wendy and Graham.
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5

A brilliant home away to discover Devon

  • 5 of 5

A perfect holiday! We were staying at Milk Churn Cottage with 3 kids aged 5, 9 and 11. Even though the bedrooms are not very big, it was perfectly laid out for a relaxing holiday. The big open plan upstairs livinfmg room and kitchen was perfect and we didn't miss a single item - everything was there that one could possibly need.

Some very good and inexpensive pubs around for dinner, both the kids and us enjoyed every meal. The cottage is in perfect location between Dartmoor and the coast and we thought it would take us weeks to see everything, we ended up having to make a choice and even our boys were never bored. The little gated space in front of the cottage is perfect to let kids unwind playing table tennis and to read a good book in the sun.

All communication per email and at the cottage with Wendy was totally easy and relaxed and she made sure to provide tips and infos and helped us mastering TV and DVD, which was great in the evenings.

The motorway is not far, but the house was very quiet and we had the most relaxing half term.

We would come again and I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your excellent review! It really makes the hard work and attention to detail all worth while!! I am so glad your sons enjoyed the Steak pie at the Dartmoor Inn and that you felt the pubs and restaurants we recommended were good quality and value for money. The table tennis has become very popular this year. It was a pleasure having you and your family to stay, and we would gladly welcome your return. Best wishes, Wendy
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Sun and fun in Devon

  • 5 of 5

Milk churn cottage is really very good value for money. It is well equipped, clean and tastefully decorated. We also enjoyed the location. Ashburton on your doorstep is very nice, dartmoor is right there and you are within 30 minutes of beaches and a hist of other attractions. Our very active boys were never bored. The owners are also very friendly and happy to help. All in all thoroughly recomnended.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, it was good to meet you and your family, and I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. It was lovely to see your boys enjoy the Table Tennis. Best wishes, Wendy
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A warm and homely cottage in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Milk Churn Cottage was like a home from home. Very nicely laid out, very clean and tidy and with an overall feeling of comfort and homeliness. Really convenient location as well, less than 5 mins from Buckfast Abbey, 15 mins from Totnes centre with lots of places to eat and a supermarket, 5 mins from Dartmoor as well. There are some useful guides in terms of places to eat and things to do locally which includes recommendations for local pubs and restaurants, but in all honesty my wife and I could happily have spent all of our time in the cottage whilst there as the living area is so well geared to everything you need. We will also be returning when we have a family as the cottage is set up nicely to support children with toys and a wii in the living room, and you can also keep an eye on them while cooking because of the open plan living space upstairs. Wendy is lovely and was a pleasure to deal with prior to arrival, the process was straightforward and easy, and we found a lovely note and a bottle of wine waiting for us in the cottage on arrival, very welcome at the end of a long journey! We would absolutely recommend Wendy and Milk Churn Cottage, a lovely break and we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely! Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am so glad that you and Nikki had such an enjoyable holiday, and also that she managed to go horse riding on Dartmoor. I try to make the Barn as comfortable and welcoming as possible for our Guests, so I am really pleased that you felt so "Welcome". It was a pleasure having you both to stay and we look forward to your return when you get the chance. Best wishes, Wendy
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ashburton/Buckfast
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Stover Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M5 J13
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ashburton
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Broadsands,Preston Beach,Blackpool Sands,
Car: recommended

The history of Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm on the borders of Dartmoor dates back to the 16th Century when it was one of Devons most important properties.Tradition has it that in the 1700's Pridhamsleigh was lost as a gambling debt by the Gould family.

Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is on the southern edge of Dartmoor,close to the historic towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.

Pridhamsleigh Manor Barns (1860's) are a perfect base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams the coast and Dartmoor. If you have a love of the sea then places such as Dartmouth, Bigbury On Sea and Salcombe easily come to mind or explore Dartmoor where you can walk, ride, fish, white water kayak on the river Dart and visit historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor.

There are fantastic pubs in Ashburton and nearby on Dartmoor where good food can be enjoyed in a true country pub setting.

PLEASE NOTE: The Manor House and Barns have undergone considerable renovation,google earth does not show this.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Ashburton, South Hams

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
5 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Christmas and New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Spring 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
May half term
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Pre Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Weekend rates or mid week breaks please email Wendy for prices
Free Wifi included
All heating, hot water & electricity included
All towels and bedding supplied

A security deposit of £100 is required
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Ashburton in Teignbridge

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fully fitted bathroom with lots of hot water, lovely and warm. Plus Rainforest shower and shower screen in the bath. Towels, soap,toilet paper supplied. We have a separate baby bath if required.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Bunk Bed
  • We have a good sized Double bedroom, with Chest of drawers, large mirror, wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps. Lovely Terence Conran bedding and towels. The 2nd bedroom has good sized single bunk beds, plus wardrobe, bedside table and lamps,again, lovely bedding and towels. There is also room for a cot in either of the bedrooms. We have a travel cot which can be made available. Both bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a delightful property, although called cottage is really a spacious barn, which is perfect for a couple or a family up to 4 people, maybe 5 with a toddler or baby. We have a high chair, travel cot, or blow up mattress, stair gate if required. It has its own entrance and gate, sitting area outside with table and chairs, and 2 loungers. Secure parking and lots of space outside. Superb country position, yet easily accessible to all other areas,

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