"Orchard Barn House" is set in a 15th century cider orchard next door to the owners Farm House and Weaving Studio. The owners, Susie and David, have recently renovated the Barn House with a rustic/contemporary feel and a love of craftsmanship.
Inside, "Orchard Barn House" is light and bright with wood, stone and one off art pieces. It has a sleek contemporary kitchen and open plan living and dining room with a Scandinavian feel of Eames style chairs, leather sofa, Barcelona glass table and black frameless roof windows which let the light flood in.
There are 3 light and bright double bedrooms with stylish wooden beds, oak flooring and a mixture of stone and wooden walls.
"Orchard Room" is a double bedroom with an ensuite shower room.
“Courtyard Room” is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room.
“Valley Room” is a double bedroom with private shower room.
There is a sunny patio in the orchard for you to relax in which looks over the flax beds which Susie and David plant, harvest and process for Susie to spin into linen before weaving it into her artwork and cushions. It’s amazing to see the vivid blue flax flowers in the summer.
Creative holidays… Why not combine your holiday with a creative course.
Susie Gillespie is an internationally renowned textile artist and her weaving workshop is set in the orchard adjacent to “Orchard Barn House”. Susie puts on creative weaving courses, suitable for beginners and experienced weavers, where she shows students basic weaving techniques as well as her unusual ideas in weaving.
Susie’s workshop has 5 large floor looms which she sets up with a linen warp ready for students to experiment with wrappings, twill, looping, slits and tapestry inlay.
Occasionally, Susie and David put on a flax processing, spinning and weaving course where you can learn how to process and spin flax to make a small hank of linen then weave a cushion cover or artwork. Why not combine your holiday at "Orchard Barn House” with a creative course. It’s a wonderful place to be inspired.
Within easy reach are some of the most spectacular all year round walks in the country, from the dramatic South West coastal footpath, the green lanes of the South hams countryside and estuaries, to the ancient landscape of Dartmoor.
Site seeing holidays…
There are no shortage of picturesque and historic villages and towns to visit nearby. Stoke Gabriel on the banks of the River Dart, the historic ports of Dartmouth and Brixham and the unique culture of Totnes with its alternative independent shops and cafes.
South Devon is a brilliant place for sea and river water sports with its fantastic beaches, river estuaries and creeks ideal for sailing, sea kayaking, white water canoeing, surfing, wild swimming and paddle boarding.
Things to do…
Nearby visit: Greenway – home of Agatha Christie, Dartington Hall - for its cultural festivals, Ashburton for antique lovers, Totnes – for it’s Elizabethan Market, Dartmouth for it’s castles and river trips and Sharpham vineyard for wine tasting tours.
Eating in and out…
Close by is a supermarket, and excellent restaurants in Totnes, Dartmouth, Torquay and Brixham. Stoke Gabriel on the River Dart is a few minutes drive away with its two pubs, a cafe and riverside walks.