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The Barns @ Downton

Dittisham, Devon (Ref. 1066667)



Coast & Country Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Electric car charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Neil

    “An absolutely beautiful place to stay for your holidays.”

    Set in a wonderful location close to the lovely village of Dittisham and only 10mins away from Dartmouth. ...

    Set in a wonderful location close to the lovely village of Dittisham and only 10mins away from Dartmouth. This property has been designed and built to a very high standard and is suitable to either families or a group of friends on a break together. It is very well appointed and has everything you need for a break away. It’s location adjacent to a dairy farm immerses you into country living and give younger children an opportunity to see the countryside literally outside the front door. We had a lovely break and can’t wait to come back.

    - Neil, July 2022


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with balcony and en-suite bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Air source heat pumps with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee maker, iron, hoover, clothes airer, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, Playstation 4, WiFi, a selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking with charging point available
  • Large garden with patio, furniture and wood fuelled hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 1.7 miles

The property

The Barns@Downton is a stunning three-bedroom Eco-friendly barn conversion located just outside the beautiful riverside village of Dittisham near Dartmouth.

The Barns@Downton is a wonderful place for a family of six to stay while exploring the surrounding area including the immediately adjacent South Devon AONB.

The property has a gated entry to a car park with electric charging point and stone steps down to a spacious private terrace with ample seating and wood fired hot tub.

The property is made up of three stone barns with a large front door into a spacious entrance hall with utility room with separate washing machine, tumble dryer and under counter fridge and a downstairs WC.

The large sitting room to the right has 3 seating areas consisting of 2 large sofas around a wood burning stove and Smart TV with PlayStation 4 and a soundbar which can also be used to stream music.

Behind this are two large lounging chairs to enjoy a relaxing drink or read a book plus a desk with wired internet connection for anyone who needs to just check in with work while away.

To the left of the entrance hall is a large kitchen/diner with high ceilings, dining table, breakfast bar and island.

There are double ovens with microwave, induction hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher as well as a Lavazza coffee machine.

From the kitchen the sliding glass doors take you to the private patio with dining table, BBQ, garden lounging set and wood fired hot tub.

The hallway from the kitchen leads to the 2 downstairs bedrooms that consist of two zip lock beds, each of which can be made up as large doubles or twin rooms.

The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and oversized basin.

On the first floor the master suite consists of a king size bed, ample storage for clothing and a large bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and double basin.

All 3 bedrooms have a hairdryer and dressing table.

This property has been renovated to a very high standard with a view to making it as off-grid as possible.

The electricity is generated from solar panels in the adjacent field and the underfloor heating and hot water is generated from an air-source heat pump. Take a day trip to the nearby village of Blackawton, where you'll find a beautiful village shop, a Post Office, and the George Inn, where you can enjoy local delicacies and great pub fare.There are numerous pubs, restaurants, cafes, and stores in nearby Dartmouth, as well as the Dartmouth Museum, where you can learn about the town's history in a 17th-century merchant's home.Dartmouth is a haven for budding historians, with attractions like Bayards Cove, built in the 16th-century, and Dartmouth Castle, a 15th-century fortress with beautiful views of the River Dart.Those who enjoy walking will enjoy the beautiful landscape that can be seen on the footpath from Greenway Quay to Kingswear and then across the river to Dartmouth where you can catch a ferry back up river to Dittisham.Use the nearby award-winning Blue Flag Blackpool Sands for a day at the beach, where you can soak up the sun, paddle in the sea, or try your hand at various watersports like rafting, kayaking, and paddleboarding.Boats can be rented for trips to Kingswear, where you'll find the magnificent 16th-century Kingswear Castle and the National Trust's Coleton Fishacre, a stunning 1920s country home well-worth a visit!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

About the location


Darmouth 3.5 miles; Totnes 7 miles.

Dittisham is a picturesque village surrounded by rolling countryside, located on the banks of the River Dart in the South Hams. Wander along the quiet streets lined with quaint, stone cottages and lush gardens, until you reach the waterfront. Dittisham’s quayside is often regarded as the hub of village activity. Stop at the Anchorside Café for a spot of breakfast – while taking in the fantastic river views. Try your hand at some crabbing with the kids on the dinghy pontoon. Visit the iconic pink Ferry Boat Inn (or FBI as it is known locally). Ring the bell for the ferry and head across the Dart to Greenway, the once holiday home of the renowned Agatha Christie. For outdoor activity, there are sailing schools and canoe hire, as well as plenty of scenic walks. The harbour town of Dartmouth is just a short drive away or ferry away, and offers an array of shops, a cinema, plenty of restaurants and even a castle. Further afield, you will find plenty of fantastic beaches such as Blackpool and Slapton Sands, as well as key destinations such as Salcombe, Totnes, and Brixham to explore.

Note: this property is in close proximity to a working farm on the same lane

Electric Car charging point available.

Hot Tub: keeping in-line with the owners Eco Principles the hot tub at the property has a wood burning stove as these are better for the environment. Therefore, following this 'green ethos' the hot tub will not be set up for your arrival. You will therefore need to fill and heat yourself and full details are provided at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas