Barn in Avonwick, Nr. Totnes, Devon, England - This Pretty 19th Century Barn Overlooks A Farm And Out Across The Peaceful Valley Of The Horsebrook
About Helen Caine
Helen was brought up in the farmhouse. She and her husband Peter bought the Barn in 2008 from members of her family.
Why Helen Caine chose North Huish
The Barn was where we played in the hay as children and fed the young calves who were housed in the lower floor! It was converted nearly 35 years ago and now is sited in the peaceful valley I knew so well.
Three nights minimum stay
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Took overseas visitors with us from Canada and they thought views were wonderful loved the property and location
A wonderful short stay
We enjoyed a lovely 4 night stay in this peaceful and very private cottage. We had everything we could have needed to ensure we had an amazing stay. I would highly recommend this cottage for those looking to get away with their family.
Well placed cosy cottage
We had a great week exploring Dartmoor from this cosy cottage. It was well equipped with good facilities, including a log fire for the evenings.
Our summer break.
Very nice holiday venue with everything we needed.but I had a heart attack early hours of fifth day which rather took the edge off it all.
The property met all our expectations. The first email contact was very welcoming and so was the reception with a cream tea.
The house is comfortable and cosy, with good facilities, be it that the cooker takes some getting used to and four of the six beds could do with a new and better mattress.
The location is nice, with a short walk to a good pub and conveniently close to the A38. There’s a small co-op nearby in South Brent and a Tesco superstore a short drive away in Ivybridge. In short, a perfect place for our summer break.
The beautiful beaches of the South Devon are only 20 minutes drive away, sandy Bigbury and Thurlestone, pebbly Slapton and more comercial Paignton or Torquay. There are many small coves and cliff walks where it is possible to get away from people altogether.
By car - we are 1 mile from the Avonwick/South Brent turn-off from the A38 South Devon. Expressway (a car is recommended).
By train - we're 7 miles and a cab ride from Totnes main line station, served by fast trains from London, the Midlands and the North.
By air - Exeter airport is less than a 45 minute drive.
By sea – Brittany Ferries dock at Plymouth (18 miles).
The barn is 5 miles from the historic town of Totnes with it's Castle and Guildhall and many places of interest and 5 miles from the pretty market town of Ashburton known as the gateway to Dartmoor. These local market towns boast a variety of individual shops from the quirky to the traditional. Within walking distance is the village of Avonwick with it's friendly village pub and beer garden; a shop selling local produce and an unusual little church.
As well as the village shop in Avonwick there is a good local butcher, baker, delicatessen and small Co-Op in South Brent (11/2 miles), a large Tesco just down the A38 at Lee Mill (7 miles) which can deliver here, along with many restaurants in towns like Ashburton and Totnes.