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The Tithe Barn: Luxury Five Star (Gold Award) Cottage in Dartmoor National Park.

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Tithe Barn is a large and historically important part of a Grade 2 listed late-medieval farm, set within the Dartmoor countryside, but only a short walk the historic small town of Ashburton. It has been lovingly reconstructed and restored by the present owners over nearly three years, having been neglected as a partial ruin since a fire in the 1980s. The rebuild has used reclaimed local granite stone, Cornish lime mortar, local and French oak, sheep wool insulation, and reed thatch; creating a unique holiday home with the homely warm feel of natural timbers joinery and floors, along with traditional lime plasterwork. Local craftsmen were chosen to give great attention to every detail; for example, the amazing thatching details were created by the local president of the Master Thatch...The Tithe Barn is a large and historically important part of a Grade 2 listed late-medieval farm, set within the Dartmoor countryside, but only a short walk the historic small town of Ashburton. It has been lovingly reconstructed and restored by the present owners over nearly three years, having been neglected as a partial ruin since a fire in the 1980s. The rebuild has used reclaimed local granite stone, Cornish lime mortar, local and French oak, sheep wool insulation, and reed thatch; creating a unique holiday home with the homely warm feel of natural timbers joinery and floors, along with traditional lime plasterwork. Local craftsmen were chosen to give great attention to every detail; for example, the amazing thatching details were created by the local president of the Master Thatchers’ Association. Inside you will see chunky hand-made roof trusses and doorways where joints are pegged in the traditional style. All the joinery is bespoke, and has been made on site. Dogs are not accepted when booking through Trip Advisor. The cottage that has evolved is not only warm and homely to look at, but also provides modern style, comfort, and utility. The open-plan lounge, dining room, and kitchen allow the guests to enjoy time together whilst some lucky guests are doing the cooking! Chefs will be delighted with the well-equipped, quality kitchen, with granite worktops, a Britannia dual fuel range cooker, dishwasher, Brita filtered water on tap, Nespresso machine, and an unusually large fridge/freezer. At the lounge end of the room there is a large Samsung flat screen TV with Freesat satellite channels and record / catch up functions, and a DVD player. All the ground floor has under-floor heating. Here you can relax in comfortable sofas and armchairs, whilst enjoying the views across the pond and patio area. On a warm day you could open the wide bi-fold door and enjoy the combined spaces. The three en-suite double bedrooms are spacious and stylish. Two of them have super-king (6 ft) zip-and-link beds which can be arranged as two singles. The other has a king-sized (5 ft) bed. All the beds are pocket sprung for ultimate comfort, and all the bedding and towels are good quality cotton. All the bathrooms are well equipped; two have baths and all have showers with good water pressure. Historic Ashburton is a short walk away, and is the largest town within the Dartmoor National Park. Here you will find a full range of local shops including two delicatessens, an artisan baker, a health food shop, two butchers, gift shops, art studios, and numerous antique shops. There are cafes serving delicious home-made cakes, and pubs serving good meals and local beverages. Open moorland is not far away; here you can walk on hundreds of open footpaths with amazing views; you can ride out from stables, or even hire electric bikes to explore further afield. The River Dart, less than a mile from the property, offers wooded riverside walks and canoeing. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We visited this lovely barn / cottage last year and couldn’t wait to return. It is very spacious and comfortable with everything needed for a good stay. Only a few minutes’ drive from the moors with easy and more challenging walks, especially atmospheric with the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank tessa1910
BackPacker632223, VR Owner at The Tithe Barn: Luxury Five Star (Gold Award) Cottage in Dartmoor National Park., responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Although you didn't always have the best of September weather, it was great to see that you enjoyed your Dartmoor holiday so much. There is always plenty to do around here even when it rains, and a walk on the moor in misty weather can...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

The location was excellent for exploring this area of Dartmoor, and just a short walk into Ashburton. The barn was large, very comfortable and very well equipped, in fact the best holiday rental we have ever stayed in, thank you Stuart and Jane, we should...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Christine C
BackPacker632223, VR Owner at The Tithe Barn: Luxury Five Star (Gold Award) Cottage in Dartmoor National Park., responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at The Tithe Barn. We really appreciate your positive comments and hope that you will be able to return in the near future. Jane and Stuart

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Just returned from a weeks stay at the Tithe Barn. Greeted warmly by Stuart and Jane and welcomed with cakes and fizz. The Tithe barn has been beautifully designed and adds to your holiday staying in such amazing accommodation, the games extension part of the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Philip G
BackPacker632223, VR Owner at The Tithe Barn: Luxury Five Star (Gold Award) Cottage in Dartmoor National Park., responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thanks for your review...we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your next visit... Jane and Stuart

Reviewed 17 August 2018

The Tithe Barn is in a fabulous location, great for a family break. Peaceful with beautiful scenery. The accommodation is exceptional, plenty of room for a family of six adults and a baby. We enjoyed lots of extraordinary walks on The National Park which is...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank julietownsend4
BackPacker632223, VR Owner at The Tithe Barn: Luxury Five Star (Gold Award) Cottage in Dartmoor National Park., responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks for your helpful review, and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here despite some inclement weather. I will pass on your positive comments the Jo and Amie who run The Old Library. This is great place to enjoy a very tasty meal prepared...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My family and I thought this property was first class! Every room has been stylishly designed. It is in a perfect spot to explore Devon. I would recommend it to anyone and to families with young children. We will definitely be returning.More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank tobywinkworth07
BackPacker632223, VR Owner at The Tithe Barn: Luxury Five Star (Gold Award) Cottage in Dartmoor National Park., responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Many thanks for your review. Although Dartmoor is not an obvious first choice for a family holiday, it does offer a great variety of activities for children of all ages, whatever the weather; and the South Devon beaches are only a short drive away when...More

About the Owner
Jane C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2016
Interaction with guests
The owners, Stuart and Jane, live in the nearby farmhouse, and are available to help or advise you when required. They can recommend outings, walks, and local restaurants.
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About the neighbourhood
The Tithe Barn lies in a countryside setting, but within easy walking distance of the small town of Ashburton, where there is a full range of shops, with a focus on good food and antiques. There are two delicatessens, two butchers, two supermarkets, an artisan bakery, an organic food shop, a vegetable shop, a local produce food market, and a wine shop. There are numerous cafes and pubs serving food and a wine bar serving tapas. There are Chinese and Indian take-aways and a fish and chips shop. The list seems endless! There are also many antique and gift shops where you can browse endlessly to find that special item to take home.
How to get there
The house lies just outside the vibrant small town of Ashburton, from where you can catch buses to Exeter or Plymouth. However, most guests come by car, giving them the freedom to explore all corners of beautiful Devon. Ashburton is just off the A38 trunk road giving access to the M5 and beyond. For those arriving by air, we are only around twenty miles from Exeter Airport.
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