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Luxury farmhouse and barn set in beautiful gardens

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom farmhouse and barn located in a tranquil setting in South Devon


Shizen is perfectly set up for a large group of 6-16 people, with 7 bedrooms and some extra sleeping options. The accommodation is divided into the main house with 4 of the bedrooms, 2 living rooms and a kitchen, and just steps away is the barn, with 2 ensuite bedrooms, a cinema/play room and a mezzanine sleeping area for up to 4 people. Plenty of bathrooms to go around, lots of space for everyone, and huge grounds for everyone to enjoy safely and off the road. Best of all, we have a luxurious outdoor kitchen in the garden, with dining space for everyone and space to relax

Guest access

Guests may use nearly the entire property, including the house, the barn, outdoor kitchen and grounds. There is an open barn for rainy weather play, gardens and an orchard. Next to the house is a veg garden out of which we can provide meals for you, if you choose to have in-house catering.

Guest interaction

Depending on availability and timing, I will greet you on your arrival to show you around, or else there is a lockbox with the key. If you choose to have housekeeping or cleaning, you will be seeing more of me!

Neighbourhood overview

We are in the lovely South Devon countryside between the villages of Broadhempston (2 pubs, village shop) and Woodland, close to the lovely towns of Ashburton and Totnes, and a short drive to Dartmoor or the coast. Our little neck of the woods is very quiet and safe, with plenty of space from the nearest neighbours, so feel free to spread out and enjoy!

Getting around

A car is essential around these parts, as the nearest bus only runs to Broadhempston (25mins on foot). We have parking for 15 cars, so lots of room for everyone. For those not arriving by car, the nearest train stations are Newton Abbot and Totnes (around 2.5hrs direct from London).

Other things to note

This is a luxuriously converted farmhouse and barn. Perfect for groups of friends or extended families.

More Details

Sanna Garton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Sanna Garton

We are a couple and a dog from the UK, currently mainly residing abroad, and dreaming of our beautiful home in Devon. While we are not there we hope that you may be able to enjoy it as much as we do.

Sanna Garton purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Sanna Garton chose Ashburton

Shizen lodge has a really special feel to it - in and out. It is nestled in its own land, surrounded by nature and birdsong, with the stream flowing nearby and fields and hedgerows to explore, yet only a short drive or slightly longer walk to Ashburton and Totnes, lovely towns with plenty to do, and positioned nicely between the wonderful and mysterious Dartmoor and the beautiful beaches of South Devon.

What makes this farmhouse unique

What made Shizen lodge special for us was the moment we came down the drive realised we were in our own little patch of heaven.. green all around us, not a soul to be seen. There is a warm and welcoming feel from the moment you enter, and you actually feel guilty to the rooms you don't spend enough time in as they are all so inviting!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were just expecting a little country cottage, and what we got was a beautifully furnished farmhouse with no neighbours except nature. Snuggling next to the woodburners in the evening after a long day tramping about in Dartmoor, strolling through the gardens to say hello to the horses in the next field, cooking fab meals in the lovely kitchen.. all memories we have with us now. We had amazingly sunny weather in March so were particularly lucky, but we'll definitely be back in the summer to get more use out of the huge garden and a trip to the beach!
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ashburton in Broadhempston

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite of master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite of bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom on 1st floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Downstairs loo attached to entrance hallway
    Barn - Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom 5
    Barn - Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to bedroom 6
    Barn - Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom in main area of barn
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom in outdoor lounge
  • 2 x ensuite bathrooms 1 x family bathroom 1 x downstairs loo Barn 2 x ensuite bathrooms 1 x bathroom with shower Outdoor barbecue and lounge area 1 x bathroom with shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Huge master suite with dressing area and ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Charming double room with ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King-size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twin ziplock beds convert to king-size bed, + small double
    Barn - mezzanine - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Hallway - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Barn - Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Barn - Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
  • Master bedroom - very large! Super-king-sized bed, dressing area, en suite bathroom Bedroom 2 - also en suite Bedroom 3 - King-size bed, shared bathroom Bedroom 4 - Twin ziplock beds, convertible to super-king sized upon request. Extra small double usually left as day bed. Great for kids Barn bedrooms 1 bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower 1 bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower/bath Mezzanine level with sofa-bed (bathroom in barn main area)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Luxury farmhouse and barn set in beautiful gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

A beautifully appointed home with real character in one of the most unspoilt rural areas of England

  • 5 of 5

The house has been recently redeveloped to a very high standard and is perfect for large parties (in both senses)

It’s down a labrynth of tiny Devon lanes in the most wonderful setting

Close to Dartmoor and road links to the M5. Great for walking the Tors and frequenting local pubs or as a family venue

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely and helpful review, and for choosing us in the first place! It was great to meet you all and to hear that you had such a good time. Looking forward to seeing you again this time next year! Thanks again. x
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  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 10 adults, 6 children and 3 dogs enjoying an Easter 5 night break. Sanna was there upon arrival to show us around her beautiful home and was contactable throughout our stay ( though we had no problems with anything in the house/barn). We made use of all the bedrooms and 4 cousins particularly enjoyed the mezzanine level in the Barn area which they turned into a kids den. We ate in every evening and made use of the excellent kitchen facilities - everything you needed was there. ( a special mention also to the big green egg in the outdoor kitchen which made 16 pizzas for us on 1 night- super lovely) We also loved the homely feel to the 2 lounge areas and the wood burners were a treat in the rainy weather. Local area is great with some good walks directly from the house - we also visited Dartmoor National Park and the Coast for long doggy beach walks. Thanks Sanna - we are already planning our next visit back

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A real home from home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property over xmas and the New Year with my 3 generational family and 5 dogs.

It was everything we were hoping for - beautiful property inside and out, without being too 'perfect' for me, with plenty of rural and quiet outside space for the dogs to play, but close enough to the South Hams beaches for day trips.

Very well equipped and large kitchen/diner/sitting for the 'chefs' to be able to work amongst the rest of the family without being in separate rooms, whilst the two sitting rooms were ideal for those of us who wanted quiet time to read/play games etc whilst others were watching TV

Needless to say, the boot room and the pantry provided exit doors which were perfect for the dogs to enter the house without bringing muddy paws into the main hallway and also areas for towelling them down.

The bedrooms, both in the main house and the converted barn were again just what was expected from the photos.

Contact with the owner for a couple of hiccups was immediate and resolved within a couple of hours.

As can probably be seen from my review, I fell in love with this property immediately and I will surely be back sometime soon.

Thank you so much Sanna - your property is a credit to you and your work over the past months.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place for large groups

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse is finished to a high standard with all the amenities you would need for all weathers and all ages. The equipment throughout, especially in the kitchen is high quality and there is loads of it. It's peaceful and remote. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last-minute winter trip to do a course at Dartington nearby. We wanted something pretty upscale and couldn't find too many options, so ended up choosing Pip, and were so glad we did! We only used a couple of the 4 bedrooms in the main house, but it was great to have the two living rooms, one of which has the most amazing woodburning stove.. who needs TV! The garden is great and I'd love to see what it's like in the summer. The sheep in the field close by said hello to us every morning! There were some building works going on in the barn which was being converted, but it didn't bother us as we were out during the day anyway. The area is great.. a real find. Quiet, in the middle of nature, and really close to Totnes and the A38, about 15-20mins to Dartmoor too. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Location, Amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

We decided to travel to Shizen Lodge for a much needed weekend break from the city, and what a fantastic decision it was! Being well traveled and having high expectations we often find ourselves disappointed by poor furnishings and lack of attention to detail. We could not fault a single item in the home or the surrounding grounds, a perfect trip and one we hope to repeat many times in the future. 5 stars across the board.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverford Field Kitchen
This is a great fun, family-style restaurant, in a simple farm building. For around 25 pound...
Riverford Farm Shop Ltd
About 10 minutes' drive from our house, this is a great farm shop with a national reputation...
Our closest town, Ashburton is 'the gateway to the moor'. There are a lot of antique shops, ...
Broadhempston Community shop and Post Office
This is an unexpectedly good village shop in the lovely village of Broadhempston (also has 2...
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Dainton Gold Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Newton Abbot station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in Ashburton
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: recommended

Shizen Lodge is set in its own ground, but is closest to Ashburton, the gateway to Dartmoor. There is lots going on in the area, from the obvious attractions of Dartmoor and the South Devon coast, to antiques shops galore in Ashburton, organic food markets, the Riverford centre, the cultural centre and beautiful gardens of Dartington Hall, Totnes, and so on and so on.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Ashburton, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
29 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
High summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late summer
10 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
8 Oct 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Winter hols
8 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas and new year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
Cleaning £120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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