Just a short stroll from the heart of pretty Ashburton is the gorgeous Old Armoury Barn.
Tucked away in a quiet courtyard, this former barn has been beautifully converted to provide excellent, contemporary, accommodation for four guests.
Laid out in a reverse-level style to take advantage of the light; the spacious open-plan living space is simply stunning.
All natural materials have been used to create this bright and airy room which has an exceptional quality of design.
Featuring hard wood floors and exposed roof trusses, the stylish sitting area with a cosy corner woodburning stove looks out over the surrounding roofscape to the countryside beyond.
The large kitchen/dining area is a brilliant space for preparing a meal and has sleek granite surfaces and a solid oak table and chairs.
The ground floor bedrooms are equally stylish and are wonderfully restful.
Outside is a small, south-facing patio with attractive wooden planters and furniture, ideal for an alfresco evening meal.
Ashburton, a former Stannary town, has a rich history and many ancient buildings.
Well-known for its quality independent shops, including an award-winning fish delicatessen, several antique shops and a nationally-recognised cookery school, here you have the best of both worlds.
Dartmoor with its tors, rivers and rugged landscape is on your doorstep and here you can try your hand at fishing, pony and llama trekking, climbing and kayaking.
Meanwhile, the South Hams offers some of the best beaches in Devon, picture-postcard villages, and attractive small towns such as Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe.
The South West Coastal Path passes through the region taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK.
Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning.
About the location
Newton Abbot 8 miles; Torquay 17 miles; Plymouth 25 miles
The ancient Stannary town of Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor and is an ideal spot from which to explore the rugged high moors to the North and a beautiful coastline to the South. The scenery in this area of South Devon is glorious in all weathers and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing and lazing on the beach. Ashburton has some interesting artisan shops and with its interesting history and museum, has built a reputation for its high standard of antiques and fine collectables outlets. It also has lovely tea rooms, a wine bar and a fantastic food deli providing fresh fish and olives. In the surrounding area, Dartmoor has many picturesque villages and hamlets with old thatched cottages and ancient churches, surrounded by a patchwork of fields and woodland. Lustleigh, North Bovey, Chagford and Widecombe- in- the- Moor are fine examples. The attractive seaside town of Teignmouth is a half hour drive and the popular Blackpool Sands, although a little further down the coast, is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed 'Blue Flag' family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. So whether it is moor or coast that you’re seeking for your getaway, Ashburton is a really central town from which to be based.