1.6 miles SW of Chagford

Upper Barn

At a glance
In the area
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Bedroom details

1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Set close to the charming village of Chagford on Dartmoor, Upper Barn is a beautifully converted barn offering an escape away from the everyday; a countryside abode from which to woo your loved one in complete seclusion.

Step inside and you'll find a home full of vintage charm, where beautiful antique pieces have been paired thoughtfully with contemporary luxuries, a delightful retreat whatever time of year. In summer, the country cottage garden offers an idyllic spot surrounded by trees and fields, whilst during cooler months the cosy wood burner and snug rooms offer a warm escape from blustery days.

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


Just what you would expect in a cottage of this calibre, the wonderful sitting room is super cosy and snug and a delight to return to after a day out exploring. A sumptuous sofa lies next to the wood burner, the perfect spot to curl up together with the lights dimmed, watching the flickering flames reflect brightly on the walls. In addition, there's a desk should you need to catch up on some work, lots of books and magazines to peruse plus a Smart TV ticked away in the cupboard with Sky TV and DVD player. There's also a SONOS speaker so you can listen to your favourite tunes and create your new holiday playlist together.


The fabulous galley kitchen has everything you need to rustle up feasts for your loved one, with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and all the other essentials including a Nespresso coffee machine to help wake you up in the morning. At the far end is a cute breakfast bar with high stools, perfect for laid back meals. In the sitting room you'll find a more formal dining table, for meals tête-à-tête.


Take the stairs up to the bedroom where you'll discover the oh-so-romantic bedroom with vaulted ceiling and pretty views out of the window. The super comfy king-sized bed is just made for long lie ins and breakfast in bed, whilst the built-in wardrobe and cupboard offers plenty of storage. We love the darling dressing table and there's an occasional chair for when you want a quiet moment to yourself.


This cottage has a beautiful bathroom with stone floor and a deep-set window plus a freestanding, roll top bath with handheld shower - perfect for long bubbly soaks - and a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Outside there's a lovely cottage garden overlooking fields and the countryside (and maybe a cow or two!) complete with lawned area and a bistro table and chairs for alfresco dining. There's also a two-seater bench for tranquil moments, and lanterns for when the sun sets - how perfect!


There is private off road parking for one car adjacent to the property.


Babes in arms are welcome but please bring your own equipment with you.


This is one of our pet-free properties.


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 Becky Falls, Castle Drogo, Lydford Gorge and Wistmans Wood which are just a short drive away.

Uncover a romantic escape for two in the delightful Dartmoor village of Chagford, a historical homestay with a wood burner and a tranquil countryside setting...

At a glance

From £514 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | No pets

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Beautiful Dartmoor setting

Cottage garden


Foodie breaks

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Pet-free property

Rolling countryside


Workcation Retreat

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


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 Upper Barn:

So cozy and beautiful. Luke and Caroline are so kind and good people ??

Upper Barn was a lovely property, very peaceful and well located for enjoying the countryside and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Luke the owner introduced himself and made sure that we had everything we needed. There was a very welcome supply of food and bubbly on our arrival, a basket of logs and a good selection of toiletries. The cottage was well equipped in every respect.

For anyone who enjoys some real countryside in a stunning cottage and feeling like themselves again. Upper barn (hawthorn cottage) is genuinely perfect. Luke and Caroline are absolutely lovely people with just the right amount of privacy and getting to know you.

Beautiful rural location, with amazing views and hosts. The kitchen is incredibly well appointed, a home from home! Luke and Caroline were amazing hosts. We can't wait to stay again!

Beautiful interior, full of tasteful objet, cosy fire, very helpful, welcoming hosts. Uber generous welcome pack. .

Thank you for providing such an amazing and restful place to stay in. It has a very special atmosphere and the decor aswell as the special touches were brilliant.

Thank you for a wonderful stay, the cottage is absolutely gorgeous and we fell in love as soon as we stepped inside.

Thank you for a lovely stay in this warm and welcoming barn. All the little touches most appreciated. A perfect base to explore the area from, we'd recommend to others.

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We instantly felt at home when we arrived. The quality and your attention to detail made this place very special. We carry back home very fond memories and we will hopefully come again!

This cottage is just beautiful - lovingly renovated and has everything you need including in the kitchen. The owners were lovely and friendly and the location just idyllic, so peaceful and perfect in the summer evening for sitting in the garden reading on the deck chair.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay and the perfect start to our married life! It was the perfect peaceful location for our honeymoon, we hope to return for an anniversary in the future. Thank you for the welcome package and the card.

We have had a fantastic few days in jaw dropping Dartmoor beauty and tranquil surroundings. The cottage was immaculate and well thoughtout. It was very private and secluded! We would highly recommend a stay to anyone. Thanks again.

We have had a fantastic few days in jawdropping Dartmoor beauty and tranquil surroundings. The cottage was immaculate and well throughout - very private and secluded. We would highly recommend a stay to anyone. Thanks again!

The end of a most wonderful holiday in a stunning setting. Our hosts were so welcoming and even organised a week of perfect weather. Thank you to Luke and Caroline - your cottage and attention to detail has made for a superb holiday. We too would have no hesitation in returning.

Thank you for a fantastic stay in Dartmoor. We have loved exploring the beautiful area, especially with the lovely weather. The cottage is so cosy, well decorated, and the perfect place to switch off. Hope to be back in the future.

Thank you Caroline and Luke for a peaceful few days away. It has been fantastic. Hope to see you soon.

Thank you so much for a lovely stay! The barn is so peaceful and we will leave so relaxed. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and the bubbles went down a treat. We wish you well the new barn and sure it will be very booked as it is beautiful! We hope to see you in the future.

We had a lovely week long break staying at Upper Barn Chagford, beautiful accommodation on the edge of Dartmoor. This well appointed little gem provides both a peaceful retreat but also a base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. The hosts were just lovely and very helpful but also respectful of our privacy.The welcome pack was lovely, the bubbles a delight and the bed extremely comfy. Will return.

We appreciate the love, care, and attention you have put into this place. The furniture, pictures, beautiful kitchen, and the crisp white mattress topper... everything was just right. Thank you so much.

It was a storm worth remembering, not for the power cuts or lack of electricity, but for allowing us to get to know each other better. Thank you for welcoming me at your home with breakfast and warm company when my dearest left me in isolation. With love!

You are very clever people!! Upper Barn is a first class Boutique Retreat! It really sets the standard that similar retreats should aspire to achieve. You have hit the spot with location, decor, peace and tranquillity and the thoughtfulness that went into the little things that make such a huge difference. Such as the beautiful gifts and provisions you made available. We dreamed about finding such a place and Upper Barn delivered. Thank you!!

We had a lovely time in Upper Barn. Fabulous place, beautifully decorated and with everything you need. Lovely and warm welcome too. We stayed 4 days and could have stayed more. Really good location to explore the moors and around. Perfect location to relax with lots of walking nearby - and quiet roads to explore all the beautiful tourist spots nearby by car. Luke and Caroline were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. Highly, highly recommend!

Beautiful cosy cottage with gorgeous interiors and a great location. Caroline and Luke’s welcome and helpfulness was spot on. Three Crowns an excellent spot for lunch and lovely walks around the nearby reservoir and moor.

Upper Barn is an idyllic to retreat, tranquil, peaceful and very cosy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful barn. The peace, tranquility and views are priceless. The welcome pack was very thoughtful and welcome! Upper Barn was the perfect way for us to celebrate our 12th Wedding Anniversary. Had a very relaxed and stress-free week and got to enjoy the beautiful scenery and great food that Dartmoor and Chagford have to offer. Would love to come back and stay again - maybe in the summer to appreciate the area in bloom. Thank you again.

So peaceful, cosy, beautiful and inviting! There's no real reason to venture further afield. Thank you for being so accomdating!

A haven of peace and tranquility! Upper Barn is beautifully decorated and so cosy. Dartmoor is fantastic, especially with all the colours that autumn brings. We had a fantastic week, thank you!

This is a delightful stay. The cottage is beautiful and lovely for two people with everything you could need. The location is idyllic and peaceful and a lovely base to go walking from. I would thoroughly recommend

This was just as we had hoped for. The barn was cosy and comfortable with everything we wanted without being cluttered. It was the perfect retreat from hectic lives and the dreadful weather.

The owners and their dogs were exceedingly friendly without being obtrusive. The welcome pack helped us settle in instantly.

This is a wonderful property and the hosts are delightful. Highly recommended!

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