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The Old Barn

Galmpton near Brixham, Devon (Ref. 937670)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Thorpe
    August 2016
    “The old barn sleeps 4 adults and 4 ...”
    The old barn sleeps 4 adults and 4 children very comfortably and there's even a sofa bed in the lounge had everything we needed and more, perfect location everything just a short drive away.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A really interesting barn conversion in the village of Galmpton, a mile from the beautiful River Dart and 3 miles from Brixham harbour.

Enjoying a quiet village setting within a short stroll of a friendly pub and village shop, this barn provides spacious family accommodation on three levels.

The entrance is on the lower ground floor, with steep stairs to the ground floor with vaulted ceiling, beams, and plenty of light and space.

There are two areas for dining together as a family; a breakfast area in the cosy kitchen, plus a large dining table under the picture window in the sitting room, accessed up a few more steps from the kitchen.

The stone fireplace houses a woodburner, ideal for a cosy evening relaxing on the comfy sofas after a bracing walk along the cliff path.

There are doors leading out to the secluded courtyard garden, a real sun trap lined with interesting plants, and a lovely quiet spot to enjoy the warm climate.

The two ground floor bedrooms share a shower room, situated on the lower ground floor.

From the sitting room there are two separate flights of stairs, one leading to the master double with en-suite shower room, and the other to a twin bedroom and family bathroom.

There is a fabulous walk from the cottage to the River Dart and on to Greenway, once the home of Agatha Christie and now run by the National Trust.

From Galmpton Creek there are beautiful views across to Dittisham, as well as boat mooring facilities.

A short drive from the cottage leads into Brixham, a busy harbour town, where it is customary to watch the local fishermen land their catch.

The harbour front is flanked by a selection of family-run bars and bistros offering fresh fish and the finest of local produce.

A short walk along the coastal path leads to a medley of pretty beaches and coves, as well as the ever-popular seawater swimming pool at Shoalstone.

Take the ferry to Dartmouth, which has a good reputation for fashionable restaurants, interesting boutiques and of course, all the activity along the waterfront.

This is a really stunning cottage in a quiet spot near the English Riviera.


Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor 2’6” twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Lower ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area. Lower ground floor utility/boot room. Upper ground floor sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, induction hob, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

About the location


Brixham 3 miles; Paignton 3 miles.

Galmpton is a lovely village between Paignton and Brixham, in a beautiful area known as Greenway, where there are well-maintained footpaths with stunning views of the River Dart, and opportunities for ferry rides along the river towards Dartmouth. Galmpton offers a shop and village pub. The heart of the village is positioned in a small basin-like area near to the River Dart, on a part of the river known as Dittisham Lake, with single track roads feeding out on all sides leading to villages and seaside resorts of Paignton and Brixham. Also close by is the most popular resort of Torquay, the hub of The English Riviera.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas