Relax and escape for a week in a Dartmoor holiday cottage in a hidden Valley
Shuttaford - Dartmoor Holiday cottage
Shuttaford Barn is a recently converted barn on a 16thC Dartmoor farmstead on the edge of the moors. As a result it is the perfect spot to explore the wilds of Dartmoor, walking along the beautiful River Dart or heading to the many South Devon beaches for the day. Or just relaxing in the peaceful surroundings of the barn and its private garden..
The architect designed conversion has created a modern rustic feel to the space, reusing many of the original materials with vintage furnishings and a large double height country kitchen.
Inside the barn
An en-suite kingsize bedroom and twin bedroom are located downstairs, along with a family bathroom (with a luxurious rolltop bath and separate shower) and large kitchen dining space.
A staircase leads up to the main living space which has a ‘loft’ feel, and another double bedroom with a built in bed ‘nook’. The generous living room has a double sided woodburner and two seating areas, large rooflights provide a light and airy feel and a big opening window gives views out to the surrounding hills.
A sofa bed is located in the living space for larger parties and we can provide a travel cot for babies. Lots of books and games are provided for entertainment as well as TV and dvd player (and plenty of dvd’s). Guests should be aware we live on Dartmoor and our internet is very slow and it will not be possible to stream movies or music.
Outside the barn
The barn has it’s own private hillside garden accessed via the private drive along the old apple orchard. This has a large lawn area, patio with chairs and table, and a ‘secret’ higher garden with deck chairs for a quiet sunbathing spot that seems like your own private piece of Dartmoor.
Our Dartmoor holiday cottage is located in a hidden valley just outside the village of Holne. Holne has an excellent community run village shop, and a soon to re-open pub. It is less than a 10 minute drive to the nearby towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh with local shops, cafes and restaurants. Ashburton has a fantastic selection of local food shops, a deli, bakery, fish deli, butchers and farmers market.
A 5 minute drive takes you up onto the open moorland of Dartmoor or down to the River Dart with its magical walks and wild swimming spots. You can walk from the house or head up to the moor, plenty of maps and walking books are provided.
The nearest beaches are an easy 30-40 minutes drive with plenty of options from surfing to dog friendly spots all along the south Devon coast.
The nearby A38 (less than 10 minutes) allows easy access to Exeter, Plymouth and beyond.
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