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The Barns @ Downton

Dittisham, Devon (Ref. 1066667)

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "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 SophieJan 2022

This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.

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.


  • 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
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 1.7 miles

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

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About the location


Darmouth 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.

Region Information

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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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