1.6 miles SW of Chagford

Middle Barn

At a glance
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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

We're in love with this thatched beauty, a glorious farm stay in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon for up to four lucky people.

Set on ancient farmland where short horn cattle graze in nearby fields and surrounded by the majestic wilderness of open moorland, this is the most tranquil spot for lovers of the peaceful life. Step through the door and you'll discover a home that's as welcoming as it is beautiful, a space lovingly restored by the neighbouring owners with carefully selected antique pieces, incredible artwork, and luxurious furnishings, creating a retreat that invites relaxation as soon as you arrive.

Perfectly located to explore the best of Dartmoor, there is plenty to see and do all within a short distance, whether it's taking to the moor on foot and exploring the surrounding Tors, discovering the unique natural locations such as nearby Meldon Hill, or pottering around by car and exploring the pretty villages that dot the landscape such as nearby Chagford and exquisite Widecombe-in-the-Moor.


Nearby to Middle Barn you will find Upper Barn, set ideally to cater for larger parties when booked together, whilst offering perfect privacy when the retreats are booked separately. You can view Upper Barn here or call us for more information.

Living and eating

The large, open-plan living space is just perfect for spending time together and has been beautifully restored and decorated by the owners, whose expertise in antiques and artwork can be found throughout this wonderful room.

At one end you'll find the spacious living area, complete with huge, expansive vaulted ceiling and large south facing window overlooking the garden that floods the room with soft sunlight. From here you can gaze at the ash and lime trees, and depending on what time of year you visit, the swathes of snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, and hydrangeas that carpet the earth beneath - a natural theatre, completely unique just for you.

For cooler months, there's a stunning wood burning stove (spot the original feature alcove set behind it), whilst two sofas nestle close by and offer plenty of seating on which to curl up on, after a busy day exploring the moors. In addition, there's a Smart TV with Sky package and DVD player for film nights, plus a Sonos sound system on which to create the soundtrack to your holiday.

At the other end of the room, you'll find the kitchen, complete with teal coloured electric Aga, plenty of worktop space and all the essentials you'll need including a dishwasher, fridge, and the all-important Nespresso coffee machine. The washing machine, microwave, secondary fridge freezer and extra space can be found in the utility room on the lower ground floor.

For dining, there's a lovely wooden dining table situated close to the wood burner for cosy meals together.

Sleeping and bathing

There are two stunning bedrooms to choose from.

Take the stairs up to the master bedroom, where you'll discover a charming king-sized bed with antique, 18th century marble-topped bedside tables, a beautifully patinated wooden desk, hanging space and a chest of drawers that's also a dressing table. Gaze out of the window for gorgeous views over the rolling hills of the moors. Next to this gorgeous room lies the family bathroom, resplendent with freestanding bath and handheld shower.

The second bedroom lies on the lower ground floor and has a zip-and-link bed, meaning it can be made up as a super king-sized bed or twin beds - making it ideal for flexible sleeping arrangements. This beautiful room is a tranquil and calming space, and has bedside tables, hanging space and a large chest of drawers, plus an en suite shower room.

Both beds come swathed in luxurious linens, deep and fluffy bedding and cushions and throws, whilst the bath and shower rooms have heated towel rails.

Outdoor space

Step outside into the beautiful country cottage garden, complete with lawned area and table and chairs for meals alfresco during warmer months. Oh-so-pretty flowers bob gently in the breeze, whilst long-reaching views over the moors makes this a wonderful spot to while away an hour or two, doing little more than admiring the scenery. Original stone barns and walls line this protected spot, making it tucked away from the wind and a sunny spot for snoozing and picnicking. Keep an eye out for the natural butter well, a fascinating feature of this historic site. In addition, there's a lawned upper space for games and lounging. When the sun sets, grab a blanket and take time for star gazing, where the hoot of owls will be your soundtrack.


There is private, off-road parking for up to two cars.

Babies and children

Babies under 12 months old and children 8 years and over are very welcome at Middle Barn - please bring your own baby equipment with you.


One small/ medium well-behaved dog is welcome at Middle Barn. Please note that Middle Barn is situated on a working farm with cattle, and the owners who live on site also have their own dogs, so any guests bringing a dog must ensure they keep them under control . Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


There are stables on site should you wish to bring your horse with you, to be organised directly with the owners.

In the Area

Tucked away in the untamed countryside of Dartmoor close to the pretty village of Chagford, this is a gorgeous getaway for lovers of all things wild. If walking is your thing, you need do nothing more than don your walking boots and head out to explore the likes of Kestor Rock, Fernworthy Reservoir, Thornworthy Tor with its Logan Stone and Scorhill bronze age stone circle. If you do want to explore further afield, Chagford has great places to eat and shop as well as an open-air swimming pool. Other places of note nearby is Bovey Castle and Spa and Gidleigh Park - both wonderful places to eat and relax, whilst the Warrren House Inn is an hours' walk on a fine day. Other wonderful places of note include Thornworthy Reservoir, Becky Falls, Castle Drogo, Lydford Gorge and Wistmans Wood which are just a short drive away.

Wild Dartmoor meets pure luxury at this gorgeous homestay - a delightfully tucked-away, lovingly restored barn conversion for four.

At a glance

From £656 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features


Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Beautiful Dartmoor setting

Cottage garden


Rolling countryside


Thatched cottage


Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Wood Burner


Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Middle Barn:

Middle Barn was everything we'd hoped for. Located off the beaten track in picture-perfect countryside, the cottage offered a cosy and comfortable autumn retreat for our small family. We particularly enjoyed hunkering down in front of the log burner after a blustery walk on the moors. It's stunning (and very rural), which is just what we needed for some downtime. Be prepared for some country lanes - but the views are worth it. Our hosts were very welcoming, leaving a selection of local treats for us on arrival, and the recommended 'things to do' suited us well. Our daughter particularly enjoyed seeing horses, sheep and cows roaming around the moors (and the local villages!) We'd love to stay again.

The house and location were both absolutely lovely.

A beautiful cottage in an outstanding, exceptionally peaceful location. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful.

It was absolutely stunning. Exceeded our expectations. The location is absolutely magical. Stunning farm with an imposing Dartmoor backdrop. The interior design of the cottage is so beautiful and comfortable thanks to the expert and thoughtful design skills by Caroline. Our hosts were absolutely wonderful. We love Luke and Caroline!! They were so welcoming and helpful. Giving great advice on where to eat and places to visit. And we loved Moose and Oscar the Spaniels.

Very pretty cottage in a fantastic location, with so much to see in the local area. The setting of the cottage was wonderfully tranquil, making our stay very restful. A very enjoyable holiday.

The cottage is comfortable, beautifully decorated and situated in the most gorgeous setting. It’s close to Chagford village, which has several pretty shops and pubs. We would love to return. Many thanks to Luke for a perfect Easter break.

Very helpful hosts. Very attractive property, lovely interior. Beautiful area.

Middle Barn did not disappoint. The photos represented the property exactly. The decor was beautiful and the hosts welcoming. The perfect getaway. We will return!

Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing break after the rush of Christmas! Beautiful accommodation, fantastic hosts and a lovely walk around Fernworthy Reservoir (a 'must do'). It was perfect in every way!

Such a lovely place and so comfortable. Perfectly placed for lots of great walks and really close to chagford. Lovely and snug inside. Beautiful frosty walks and such a lovely location. Ideal for our long weekend.

Such a lovely, tranquil setting - exactly what we needed. Plenty of beautiful walks and we were lucky with the crisp, sunny weather. Thank you for the welcome goodies!

Fabulous! Gorgeous cottage, beautiful location, wonderful holiday- thank you to the lovely hosts!

The cottage had everything one would need for a really comfortable stay.

Had a lovely mini moon at Middle Barn. Loved the area, barn & hosts. Thatched barn with a log burner and aga what’s nots to love! Also enjoyed our trips into chagford. Thanks!

A week of wonderful walks and a fabulous place to come back to and feel cosy, warm and comfortable, thank you.

What a beautiful barn in a fabulous part of Devon. We have had a wonderful break here. The barn is exquisitely decorated and brilliantly equipped. Thank you so much.

Charming, very comfortable and peaceful cottage in a lovely area nested in the Dartmoor national park. Perfect for family holidays with young children. The owners were very nice and welcoming. Everything was perfect we just regret we haven’t stayed longer.

Thank you for a fantastic week at Middle Barn. A perfect house to explore and a cool retreat to return to at the end of the day. It was everything we could hope for in a holiday home.

For a glorious month we had the pleasure of living at the most charming Middle Barn. Baby cows were born, the roses bloomed and everything was quiet and magical. Thank you to the owners for creating such a space for rest and relaxing.

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