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The Oak Barn - Luxury Barn conversion in the heart of Dartmoor

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
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This completely re-built detached barn for two or four people has been lovingly handcrafted with local oak finished to the top of the range specification, professionally designed and furnished to delight the most discerning visitor to Dartmoor.The uninterrupted views from the sun terrace over surrounding pastureland towards Dartmoor Tors are breathtakingly beautiful. This is a supremely peaceful place to stay, set just off a sleepy lane - and you may see Dartmoor Ponies passing the gate en route for the hills - yet you are within easy reach of many of South Devon's main attractions. A 5 Minute level walk takes you to the welcoming local pub, The Rugglestone Inn, which serves 'real ale' and scrumptious food and the village of Widecombe-In-The- Moor, famous for its annual fair is a further 1...This completely re-built detached barn for two or four people has been lovingly handcrafted with local oak finished to the top of the range specification, professionally designed and furnished to delight the most discerning visitor to Dartmoor.The uninterrupted views from the sun terrace over surrounding pastureland towards Dartmoor Tors are breathtakingly beautiful. This is a supremely peaceful place to stay, set just off a sleepy lane - and you may see Dartmoor Ponies passing the gate en route for the hills - yet you are within easy reach of many of South Devon's main attractions. A 5 Minute level walk takes you to the welcoming local pub, The Rugglestone Inn, which serves 'real ale' and scrumptious food and the village of Widecombe-In-The- Moor, famous for its annual fair is a further 1/2 mile stroll. Visitors enjoy free-range eggs from our tiny flock of hens. Visit in Autumn or Winter for cosy evenings round the wood fire - and come to walk in all seasons in fabulously lovely Dartmoor countryside. Beneath the vaulted arched Oak trussed roof sits the Lounge and across the bridge the Kitchen and Dining Room, designed as an “upside down house” to make best use of the stunning and uninterrupted views across Dartmoor and create a light and airy and spacious living environment. Devon made beech framed comfortable sofas sit in the spacious lounge making an ideal and restful environment for lounging in front of the lovely log burner or watching a film from a wide range of DVDs on the large plasma television. Sit and lounge plug in your iPod and relaxing to some music. The whole house is under floor heated to provide a constant warm atmosphere with silent operation. At night, you can set your own ambiance using lamps, low level in-floor lighting or high level up-lights. The fully equipped kitchen, handmade from solid oak by Dartmoor Carpentry, with granite work surfaces and full size butchers block is an aspiring chef's delight, with quality pans and knives, a 5 burner two oven range, fridge and separate freezer, dish washer, washing machine/ dryer and everything else we could think you may need. (Even 40 bottles of Red, Rosé and White wine - on an honesty box arrangement). Downstairs sit the two en-suite bedrooms (both bathrooms have both big walk in showers and baths) divided by the entrance hall, one having a contemporary designed fully curtained king-sized four poster bed ,the other having two single beds that zip and link to form a super king sized bed. No expense has been spared on the quality of the linen or mattresses ensuring real comfort and luxury. Cots and high chairs can be provided. The large flagged entrance hall is ideal for outdoor wear and is a great 'drying room' because of the under floor heating. Both designer bathrooms have walk-in showers with big shower heads and loads of room. The baths are spacious and deep, the aim is to make the bathing experience one of quality, warmth and relaxation, soft fluffy towels and candles are provided. For the colder wetter Dartmoor days, recovery is on hand in the form of a cedar lined sauna, warming and soothing the aches and pains usually caused by the Dartmoor favourites of walking, cycling or horse riding. The sauna is accessed via the four poster bedroom. Outside the building is a large south facing terrace, dining area with BBQ and lawn area with sun loungers. Just a stroll away is a wonderful traditional Dartmoor Pub - The Rugglestone Inn, providing top quality food and drink.More
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Richard C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 March 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2019
Trek738751, VR Owner at The Oak Barn - Luxury Barn conversion in the heart of Dartmoor, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2019

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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely 3 day break at the Oak Barn. Situated in a small hamlet within the national park it blends local working farms with stylish holiday accommodation. The barn has been lovingly renovated using the exceptional carpentry skills of Richard with the help...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank noosamac
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This Barn conversion is Absolutely fabulous,quality through out, not forgetting the cake 🎂 so quiet, great views, can't fault it Thank you Ian, Michelle

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Ian M
Trek738751, VR Owner at The Oak Barn - Luxury Barn conversion in the heart of Dartmoor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thanks You Very Very Much. Hope to see you again in the future. Rich and Becks'

Reviewed 22 January 2018

We decided to stay at The Oak Barn for a short honeymoon after getting married in December - somewhere quiet and luxurious to relax. This was the perfect choice! My wife's reaction when she walked in said it all - "Wow" From the beautiful rooms,...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank grumpyengineer2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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Dartmoor - Purple, heather clad moorland, wide open landscapes, rushing rivers and obscure stone tors shape the landscape of Dartmoor. But that is just one small part of a big picture. There are rolling valleys, bogs and wetland, waterfalls and well trodden paths, ancient, eery forests and lonely ruins. Sometimes ominous, challenging, extreme, sometimes welcoming, heart warming; always breathtaking, always changing, the landscape of Dartmoor is alive in every sense of the word. Whether you're looking for a challenging trek across windswept moors, or just a relaxing stroll through secluded woods, you've come to the right place. Dartmoor has it all. Blaze your own trail, be a pioneer, explore and take the less trodden route. If you know your way around an OS map, download one of the many...
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