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Ramblers Rest

Abbotskerswell from Newton Abbot, Devon (Ref. 958348)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautiful and comfortable cottage.”

    Beautiful and comfortable cottage. A quite surroundings.

    Beautiful and comfortable cottage. A quite surroundings.

    - Van Beek, June 2018


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Originally built in 1873, this fully furnished detached barn is both modern and clean but also in keeping with the location's rustic and natural feel and is about a 10-minute walk to the local village of Abbotskerswell.

The barn is one storey and has undergone a full restoration.

It is large and spacious with oak floors throughout and offers all of the amenities for a couple or up to four people to live comfortably away from home.

Guests enter the property into the combined living, dining and kitchen area that is spacious and well-equipped.

The seating area has a sofa which converts into additional sleeping and a Smart TV where you can relax with a hot meal that you’ve prepared in your personal kitchen.

Afterwards, you can sleep in comfort in the double bedroom which includes another Smart TV.

Also to cater for infants a cot has been provided.

The rooms all have high ceilings that show the natural wooden beams which, coupled with patched brickwork on some walls, increases the barn's rustic feel.

Out at the front of the barn is a private garden area and beyond that many acres of open fields with public footpaths that lead down to forests and Decoy Country Park.

The barn is just a short 10-minute walk to the local village of Abbotskerswell, with the nearest dwelling being The Priory which is rich in history and used to be the residence of the Augustinian nuns from 1861 to 1983.

Beyond that, it is a 6-mile journey to the beach.

Surrounded by rolling hills above the English Riviera, this barn offers the perfect location to take long walks or cycle to enjoy the beauty of the Devon countryside.

Ideal for couples looking to get away from their busy lifestyles and relax in the country, you will leave Ramblers Rest feeling rejuvenated.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x Smart TVs with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front enclosed patio garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

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About the location


Newton Abbot 2 miles; Torquay 7 miles; Exeter 18 miles; Plymouth 32 miles.

Abbotskerswell is a village in the English county of Devon located two miles south of the town of Newton Abbot and within easy access of the seaside resort of Torquay, Dartmoor, Exeter and Plymouth. The village has many listed buildings, a local shop, a primary school, the 17th century Court Farm Inn/Restaurant, as well as tearooms. Abbotskerswell was developed around the growing of apples and oranges for cider making and the village hosts the annual "Abbfest" beer and food festival which celebrates Devon food and drink. A short drive takes you to Newton Abbot which is situated in the heart of The English Riviera, with its mild climate and thriving palm trees. The market towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot offer plenty of modern shops as well as one of the only traditional working Malthouses left in the UK, offering the finest selection of bottled beers in Devon. The popular seaside town of Torquay in South Devon holds many delights for both families and couples, from an abundance of children’s activities whatever the weather, to coastal walks, restaurants and nightlife, with an abundance of opportunities for shopping and a great number of good places to eat and drink. A stay in Abbotskerswell can be as relaxed or as active as you choose, with plenty of activities to choose from if required.

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