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Whistley Barn

(Ref. 1117657)

Blackawton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Whistley Barn."

    The setting is idyllic and the house is equipped with everything you could possibly want. Our dogs loved the large garden and the surrounding area and we loved the peaceful location. The house was spotlessly clean and everything was very comfortable. You are only a short drive from Dartmouth and Kingsbridge so never too far from shops and pubs and you are surrounded by a vast selection of coastal, forest and moorland walks. We highly recommend Whistley Barn.

    We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful Devon countryside. As you say, being close to Dartmouth etc is a real bonus with so many other nearby places of interest to visit. Thank you, we really appreciate such positive feedback and look forward to maybe seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Whistley Barn."

    The location was beautiful and the property was very well cared for and tastefully decorated. When we walked in we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine which was very welcoming. Thank-you. Would heartily recommend.

    We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We agree, the area is outstanding, we never tire of the view from the lounge ourselves! Thank you for such lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage, was really clean and well equipped with fantastic views across the valley."

    A secure garden for dogs and was good base for touring the area.

    Thank you for such positive feedback, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and exploring this beautiful part of South Hams. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2023

  • "A great property, a super location, well appointed and maintained."

    We all agreed it was the best place we had ever stayed in.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and what amazing weather you had. Devon at its best! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2023

  • "It was delightful such a fantastic setting."

    The lounge had amazing views across the valley, the kitchen had absolutely everything you could need. Blackawton is a lovely village and there's so many places to enjoy nearby. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Thanks Julia. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Whistley Barn and we really appreciate such lovely feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2023

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  • Reverse-level
  • 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower, over basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner with TV
  • First-floor utility
  • First-floor sitting room with gas flame-effect stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawn with multi-level terraces with furniture and views across the countryside
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, allowed on the first floor only please
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps leading down to the terrace, please take care
  • Note: The washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave are housed in the utility room
  • Note: Please bring your own beach towels
  • Please note: This property does not accept stag/hen or similar parties.

The property

Nestling in the countryside above the rural village of Blackawton is Whistley Barn, No 5 West Hartley.

Just a short drive from Dartmouth’s waterfront, boutique shops and restaurants, as well as the stunning Start Bay coastline and beaches, including Slapton and the award-winning Blackpool Sands.

This welcoming, dog friendly, reverse-level barn conversion benefits from a generous enclosed garden with South and Southwest facing patios, enjoying fabulous views across the South Hams area of Devon.

The local village of Blackawton is within easy reach on foot or via car.

At its centre is the striking church of St Michael’s, the village shop which favours locally made produce and the charming George Inn, serving delicious food.

Whistley Barn has ample accommodation for six adults with a spacious fully equipped kitchen diner and separate lounge in which to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

The three bedrooms on the ground floor are generously proportioned and offer courtyard or countryside views.

Whistley Barn lies a short scenic drive from the centre of Blackawton where you will find a village shop to help ease your self-catered stay and the charming George Inn which serves delicious meals and a variety of drinks, perfect for the nights when you don’t fancy cooking.

The coast at Dartmouth is also easily accessible; delve into local history by exploring Dartmouth Castle, an impressive 15th-century fortress with stunning views over the River Dart, and be sure to continue the historical excursion at Bayard’s Cove Fort!

Alternatively, spend sunny days upon the shores of Compass Cove or Sugary Cove beach where you can soak up the sun, admire the views across the sea while walking your dog or splash around in the sea.

Or head inland to spend the day in the historic town of Totnes where you can marvel at its Norman Castle and tour the Museum and Archives before indulging in celebratory drinks in the town’s many pubs.

Explore the wonders of Devon at Whistley Barn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Dartmouth 5.7 miles; Kingsbridge 7.5; Totnes 8.1 miles

Blackawton and the surrounding hamlets and villages are well placed for a tranquil South Devon break. In easy reach of Dartmouth and the beaches of Start Bay, the location offers a delightful balance between seclusion and convenience, with a wealth of picturesque walks, welcoming local pubs and more on your doorstep. In the centre of the village on Main Street, the 14th century Parish Church of St Michael completes the setting whole-heartedly. The George Inn is a family-run pub in the heart of the village. Situated across from the church, this dog-friendly inn backs onto some beautiful South Hams countryside, and there are outside tables where you can relax and take in the scenery. Nearby, Halwell is a small village in wooded farmland equidistant from the busy little town of Kingsbridge and popular Totnes - A charming Devon town with a bustling main street and a regular market, the area boasts regular outdoor markets on Fridays and Saturdays. During the main season, between May and September, there is an Elizabethan market each Tuesday morning.

Please note: The changeover day at this property is Friday.
Please note: This property does not accept stag/hen or similar parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas