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The Barns @ Downton

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Dittisham, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is beautiful and well maintained."

    We had a lovely stay Didn’t get to use the hot tub as it was too cold lol But if we stayed there again in the summer, we would definitely be in there.

    Reviewed by Derran5.0Dec 2023

  • "Brilliant stay."

    Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay here again. Only thing I would mention is do not underestimate how long it takes to heat up the hot tub. It was a cool October when we stayed but we just could not manage to get it over luke warm, so we didn’t use it, which seemed like a waste as we have booked based on hot tub. But apart from that, was a beautiful place and would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Kam4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely barn conversion accommodation."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. Watching the cows go by was the icing on the cake. Loved the wood burner and hot tub. Would highly recommend and with out a doubt come back. Blackpool sands beach is a must. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Abdel Hakim5.0Aug 2023

  • "Property was just as advertised."

    - first rate. Best described as entering someone's expensive home. Only criticism was of Sykes who as far as we know, didn't respond to an email we sent concerning a part missing on a shower control. We ended up finding the owner nearby who quickly sorted the problem.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay here, and would recommend it to anyone who’s considering staying here too."

    The barn was well designed and spacious, and well equipped. The owner was friendly and helpful, as was the maintenance guy. Great location, and we really enjoyed seeing the workings of the farm with the cows going quietly by for milking and the farmer going back and forth making the most of the good weather for cutting his haylage. We couldn’t find bin liners to put our bedding and towels in (as requested in handbook) but left them in neat piles in each bedroom. We found the barn a brilliant place to stay fora multi-generational family with a young baby. Maybe next time we’ll make use of the hot tub too!

    Reviewed by Regine5.0May 2023

  • "What an incredible house truly beautiful inside and out."

    I have a little boy and the joys of his Mornings and evenings was watching the cows walk past the house it’s the little things You will never get to see anywhere else can’t wait for the next visit. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed at the property the week after the heatwave in August."

    Three adults (Mum, Dad, Father in Law) and our daughter. The property was great, plenty of indoor and outdoor space, quiet location - we weren’t disturbed at all by the farming activities. Loved the off grid approach with solar energy/battery electric supply, car charging point, heat exchanger etc. The property is well equipped with everything we needed for a great holiday. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful place to stay for your holidays."

    Set in a wonderful location close to the lovely village of Dittisham and only 10mins away from Dartmouth. This property has been designed and built to a very high standard and is suitable to either families or a group of friends on a break together. It is very well appointed and has everything you need for a break away. It’s location adjacent to a dairy farm immerses you into country living and give younger children an opportunity to see the countryside literally outside the front door. We had a lovely break and can’t wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was such a beautiful house in a beautiful rural location."

    The house itself had everything we could possibly need, it was extremely well kitted out and was really comfortable. There is a working farm right next door which my daughter absolutely loved - seeing the cows come back and forth multiple times a day. We absolutely would love to come and stay at The Barns again. (The only small note would be to add some instructions on how to work the AC/heater in the booklet - we just could not figure it out and were too hot!). But other than that our stay was perfect.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2022

  • "This everything in this newly renovated barn felt top notch."

    Beds, linen and kitchen, again, of excellent quality. We had a very comfortable stay and would certainly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Bartholomeus5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful place to stay."

    Very tastefully done with no expense spared. Not sure the hot tub is necessary but a heated pool would be the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic property."

    Very comfortable. Just a couple of things we would have appreciated; oven gloves and toilet brushes. Also I was told there would be plenty of firewood but actually there was only a small amount. We ended up buying about £50's worth in order to use the hot tub. Would be great if the stone flags could extend to the hot tub because walking on the stone chippings in bare feet wasn't fun! Also perhaps it's best to change the external uplights to downlights to minimise light pollution as per the owner's request. Finally we could figure out how to open the second gate next to the hot tub in order to park a second car. Eventually we figure out that there was a nut/bolt underneath the gate securing it. Would be great if there was a notice to explain this. Thanks

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend in the Barns @ Downton."

    Everything was perfect and the barns are beautifully done and very well equipped, with plenty of space. We had a rainy weather weekend but it didn’t matter at all, as we were very happy to spend time inside - cooking in the large kitchen and sitting around the log burning stove. Would highly recommend this fantastic house in a great location!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jan 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with balcony and en-suite bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Air source heat pumps with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee maker, iron, hoover, clothes airer, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, Playstation 4, WiFi, a selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking with charging point available
  • Large garden with patio, furniture and wood fuelled hot tub
  • Strictly No Smoking
  • No pets
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 1.7 miles

The property

The Barns@Downton is a stunning three-bedroom Eco-friendly barn conversion located just outside the beautiful riverside village of Dittisham near Dartmouth and is a wonderful place for a family of six to stay while exploring the surrounding area including the immediately adjacent South Devon AONB. The property is approach via a gated entry to a car park with electric charging point with stone steps leading down to a spacious private terrace with ample seating and wood fired hot tub. The property is made up of three stone barns with a large front door into a spacious entrance hall with utility room with separate washing machine, tumble dryer and under counter fridge and a downstairs WC.

The large sitting room to the right has 3 seating areas consisting of 2 large comfortable sofas situated around a wood burning stove and Smart TV with PlayStation 4 and a soundbar, which can also be used to stream music.

Behind this are two large lounging chairs to enjoy a relaxing drink or read a book plus there is a desk, with wired internet connection, for anyone who needs to just check in with work while away. To the left of the entrance hall is a large kitchen/diner with high ceilings, dining table, breakfast bar and island.

There are double ovens with microwave, induction hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher as well as a Lavazza coffee machine.

From the kitchen the sliding glass doors take you to the private patio with dining table, BBQ, garden lounging set and wood fired hot tub. The hallway from the kitchen leads to the 2 downstairs bedrooms that consist of two zip and link beds, each of which can be made up as large doubles or twin rooms.

The family bathroom has a large walk-in shower and oversized basin.

On the first floor the master suite consists of a king size bed, ample storage for clothing and a large en suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and double basin.

All 3 bedrooms have a hairdryer and dressing table. This property has been renovated to a very high standard with a view to making it as off-grid as possible.

The electricity is generated from solar panels in the adjacent field and the underfloor heating and hot water is generated from an air-source heat pump. Set out for the day and head to the nearby village of Blackawton, here there is a charming village shop with a Post Office and the George Inn, where you can sample the local delights and delicious pub food, ideal for when you fancy a night off from the kitchen!

For a wider selection of amenities, Dartmouth is nearby and offers a plethora of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as the Dartmouth Museum where you can delve into the town’s history in the setting of a 17th-century merchant’s house.

Dartmouth is a budding historians haven, with the impressive 16th-century Bayards cove to explore and the imposing Dartmouth Castle with it’s 15th-century tower and stunning views overlooking the River Dart.

If you’re a keen walker then the footpath from Greenway to Dartmouth will provide you with magnificent scenery along the way.

For a day at the beach, take advantage of the close proximity to the award-winning Blue Flag beach of Blackpool Sands, where you can bathe on the golden sands, paddle the shores or try your hand at a selection of watersports including, rafting, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Hire a boat over to Kingswear where you will find the superb 16th-century Kingswear Castle as well as the National Trust site of Coleton Fishacre, a grand 1920’s country house not to be missed!

For an unforgettable getaway to Dartmouth, be sure to choose The Barns @ Downton.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Dartmouth 3.5 miles; Totnes 7 miles.

Dittisham is a picturesque village surrounded by rolling countryside, located on the banks of the River Dart in the South Hams. Wander along the quiet streets lined with quaint, stone cottages and lush gardens, until you reach the waterfront. Dittisham’s quayside is often regarded as the hub of village activity. Stop at the Anchorside Café for a spot of breakfast – while taking in the fantastic river views. Try your hand at some crabbing with the kids on the dinghy pontoon. Visit the iconic pink Ferry Boat Inn (or FBI as it is known locally). Ring the bell for the ferry and head across the Dart to Greenway, the once holiday home of the renowned Agatha Christie. For outdoor activity, there are sailing schools and canoe hire, as well as plenty of scenic walks. The harbour town of Dartmouth is just a short drive away or ferry away, and offers an array of shops, a cinema, plenty of restaurants and even a castle. Further afield, you will find plenty of fantastic beaches such as Blackpool and Slapton Sands, as well as key destinations such as Salcombe, Totnes, and Brixham to explore.

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Note: this property is in close proximity to a working farm on the same lane

Electric Car charging point available.

Hot Tub: keeping in-line with the owners Eco Principles the hot tub at the property has a wood burning stove as these are better for the environment. Therefore, following this 'green ethos' the hot tub will not be set up for your arrival. You will therefore need to fill and heat yourself and full details are provided at the property.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas