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Long Meadow Barn is a charming, spacious detached converted barn set in the village of Down St. Mary

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage


About the property

Four bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and one family bathroom. Sleeps seven.

Long Meadow Barn is a charming, spacious, detached converted barn set in the rural village of Down St. Mary. It is the ideal, safe, rural retreat set within its own garden and yet within easy access of Crediton or Exeter. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and golf with Waterbridge Golf Course less than a mile away. The Two Moors Way runs through Down St. Mary as do a variety of public footpaths. Fishing is also available locally.

There are numerous local country pubs in the surrounding villages, the nearest being The Devonshire Dumpling half a mile away, a short stroll, which serves excellent food. Copplestone, a mile away, features a general store and post office where provisions can be bought. Crediton is seven miles away where there are Indian restaurants which provide home delivery, Chinese takeaways, a leisure centre with public swimming pool, a large Tesco and a smaller Morrisons.

The village of Zeal Monachorum, a couple of miles away, boasts a pub and a small leisure centre that offers an indoor swimming pool, as well as an extensive renowned indoor and outdoor children's play area suitable for all ages which is perfect for those rainy days along with skittles and snooker, all of which will entertain the whole family, as well as good food.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps seven guests.

Four bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and one family bathroom.

Wood burning stove.

Fully enclosed garden, safe for children.

Ample onsite parking.

Sorry, no pets.


Minimum of a two night stay, prices quoted for two nights are only as a guide, please do contact the property manager for further details.

Additional features

Gas/electric double oven range cooker. American fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher.

Washing machine, tumble dryer.

TVs in kitchen and sitting room, DVD, radio.

Cot, travel cot, highchair, stair gate and fireguard are available upon request.

A small step from the sitting room into the hall, from the hall to the kitchen and on the upstairs landing.

Garden furniture and barbecue.

Attractions and nearby amenities

The historic cathedral city of Exeter, five miles away, boasts fantastic shopping and numerous excellent restaurants.

Sightseeing tours are available or you can explore the Cathedral, underground passages or visit the Northcott Theatre or cinemas.

Dartmoor National Park is approximately 10 miles away with breath-taking scenery where you can walk and explore the countryside and heritage sites.

There are also National Trust properties to explore within easy driving distance such as Castle Drogo, Rosemoor and Knighthayes which offer beautiful gardens and an interesting house.

From Morchard Road station, half a mile away, the Tarka Line trains run offering lots of walks from a number of stations en-route.

Within a short 40 minute drive, there are gorgeous sandy beaches on both the north and south coasts offering sailing, excellent surfing and other water sports.

Fishing is available nearby. Golf course and club house less than a mile away.

Leisure centre in Crediton incorporating a swimming pool.

Smaller leisure centre in Zeal Monachorum (2 miles away) with swimming pool, outside and indoor play area and lots more.

Numerous public footpaths incorporating the 3 Moors Way.

Exeter is just 15 miles away with superb restaurants, underground tunnels and Cathedral.

Excellent local restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Exeter in Down St. Mary

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor: Bathroom. - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Family bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment.
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
  • Two en-suite shower rooms. Family bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • First floor: Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with 5' bed
    First floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedded bedroom with 2 x 3' single beds which convert
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 5' bed
    First floor: Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom with a 3' bed
  • Master bedroom with 5' bed. Twin bedded bedroom with 2 x 3' single beds which will convert to a 6' zip and link bed upon request. Double bedroom with 5' bed. Single bedroom with 3' bed.
  • Television
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
Oil-fired central heating, gas/electric double oven range cooker. American fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. TVs in kitchen and sitting room, DVD, radio and WiFi*. Cot, travel cot, highchair, stair gate and fireguard are available upon request. Garden furniture and barbecue. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Other Activities:

There are some wonderful cities, towns and villages throughout Devon including:

The quaint, ship-building port of Appledore.

The bustling town of Minehead.

The popular town of Barnstaple.

The historic port town of Bideford.

The pretty, market town of Holsworthy.

Places to visit in Devon include:

Explore the spectacular Exmoor National Park.

Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves, designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasting beautiful scenery and an abundance of wildlife.

Lundy Island – The largest island in the British Channel.

Exmoor Zoo – Barnstaple, EX31 4SG. Tel: 01598 763352

Ilfracombe Aquarium – Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ. Tel: 01271 864533

The Alpaca Park – Beaworthy, EX21 5DL. Tel: 01409 220216

The Cliff Railway at Lynton.

Beaches line the Devon coastline including:

Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe.

Putsborough Sands Beach, Braunton.

Croyde Beach, Croyde.

Wild Pear Beach, Ilfracombe .

Bucks Mills Beach, Clovelly.

Mortehoe Beach, Woolacombe.

There are a wealth of activities in Devon including:

The Tarka Trail – A series of wonderful footpaths and cycle paths throughout North Devon.

Surf South West – Croyde, EX33 1NZ. Tel: 01271 890400

Surf Side Kayak Hire – Ilfracombe, EX34 0DQ. Tel: 01271 883220

North Devon Karting – Barnstaple, EX31 1HN. Tel: 01271 328460

Roylands Riding Stables – Croyde, EX33 1NU. Tel: 01271 890898

Enjoy a canal ride on a horse drawn barge – Tiverton, EX16 4HX. Tel: 01884 253345

Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle – Ilfracombe, EX34 9SL. Tel: 01271 867474

Enjoy the ultimate day out at Southdown Adventure and try quad biking, zorbing, clay shooting archery or air rifle shooting – Umberleigh, EX31 3LZ. Tel: 01271 858791

There are an abundance of historic homes and gardens to visit in Devon including:

Greenway House and Gardens, former home of Agatha Christie – nr Brixham, TQ5 0ES. Tel: 01803 842382

Tapeley Park Gardens – Bideford, EX39 4NT.

Castle Hill Gardens – Barnstaple, EX32 0RH. Tel: 01598 760 336

Hartland Abbey & Gardens – Bideford, EX39 6DT. Tel: 01237 441496

Clovelly Court Gardens – Bideford, EX39 5SZ. Tel: 01237 431200

Chambercombe Manor – Ilfracombe, EX34 9RJ. Tel: 01271 862624

Some favourite restaurants to try in Devon include:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and Deli – Axminster, EX13 5AN. Tel: 01297 631715

The Masons Arms – South Molton, EX36 4RY. Tel: 01398 341231

The Pig on the Hill – Westward Ho, EX39 5AH. Tel: 01237 459222

The Arundell Arms – Lifton, PL16 0AA. Tel: 01566 784666

Events within Devon include:

May: Dart Music Festival

June: Dragon Boat Race

August: Sidmouth Folk Week, Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

September: Abbfest at Newton Abbott, Sidmouth Walking Festival

October: North Devon Foodfest


Prices & Availability

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  • rental notes on extra

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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