Buddle Barn

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Beautifully situated in the idyllic Devonian countryside, this lovely retreat has stunning gardens, use of an indoor swimming pool and is perfect for couples or families.

At a Glance

From £741 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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Wow - what can we say about this gorgeous little retreat? Set in oh-so-pretty countryside, staying at Buddle Barn is like stepping back in time, being surrounded by beautifully converted barns, an Elizabethan manor house and incredible landscaped gardens in the most tranquil of settings. This pretty pad for four, nestled amongst the gorgeousness, has its own walled garden and access to an indoor swimming pool and sauna. With an upside-down approach, the two bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor whilst the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area can be found upstairs.

Climb the stone exterior steps to the front door and you'll find yourself in the main living space - high vaulted ceilings lend it a light and airy feel, whilst the rustic original stone walls remind you of Buddle Barns' extensive past. Two beautiful Loaf sofas, bedecked in cream and turquoise and draped in sheepskins and the softest of cushions, offer plenty of seating whilst the cute wood-burning stove adds extra cosiness during cooler weather. There's under floor heating too, just in case. We love the eye-catching tree library; created by the clever owners, a pretty exposed tree trunk looks to pierce the room from top to bottom and holds plenty of books to read.


The cute kitchen has everything you'll need to cook for your loved ones, including a green Aga which spreads a welcoming warmth, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and Delonghi appliances. A microwave can be provided on request. The dining table sits in the kitchen and sits six comfortably - perfect for long, leisurely meals.


Take the stairs (which are gated for extra safety) down and the two cosy bedrooms await you for a peaceful nights' sleep. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, two spacious wardrobes and glass doors that lead out into the garden. The second bedroom looks out over the central courtyard and has a comfy double bed with chest of drawers. Both have sumptuous bedding and throws as well as under floor heating for cooler months.


The cute bathroom, in nautical shades of blue, cream and white, sits ideally between the bedrooms and has a bath with shower overhead.

Swimming pool, sauna and gym

Adjacent to Buddle Barn is a gorgeous 15 metre indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym which guests are free to use. The owner has this as part of her Physiotherapy business so uses this at various times - she will advise you on arrival of when it is in use by her clients and when it available for you to enjoy during your stay.

Outside space

Buddle Barn has its own private, enclosed garden which was the former Potager (kitchen garden). Original ancient walls enclose a pretty patio garden with a table, chairs and gas barbeque for outdoor dining, whilst you also have use of the absolutely stunning main top lawn which is just a few steps away. Surrounded with beautiful boarders of flowers and backing on to a private arboretum and parkland (often visited by herds of deer), this is an idyllic spot for sunny days and garden games such as croquet will be kept in the summer house to keep you entertained.


Buddle Barn has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


Buddle Barn is one of our pet-free properties.

In the Area

Being set in the gorgeous rolling Devonian countryside, there is plenty to see and do in the area. Canonteign Falls is a stunning Victorian folly close by and boasts England's highest manmade waterfall (nearly 70 meters). There are three lovely walks too, amongst mossy boulders and tall trees, plus two gardens to explore.Of course, Dartmoor National Park is right on your doorstep, so if you like walking this is a fabulous place to explore with many paths, tracks and hills to traverse. Exeter is a short drive away and is a beautiful city with awe-inspiring cathedral, brilliant shops and plenty of places to eat. Totnes is also worth visiting with its alternative vibe and excellent steam railway which runs from Totnes to Buckfastleigh, via Staverton.


There is ample parking within the courtyard.

Eadric House

Please note that although Eadric House is on the same estate as Buddle Barn, there will never be guests staying at the same time if there are guests staying at Buddle Barn.


'We loved Buddle Barn and can not wait to return! It was even better than we thought it would be and the garden with the play area for our young son and the pool were just so wonderful. The barn itself was like a home away from home. So very comfortable from the lush Loaf sofas, the comfy beds and soft towels to the yummy coffee machine and Aga. The kitchen was kitted out with everything you could possibly want, plenty of information on the surrounding area and the scones welcome basket was a lovely touch after a long drive. Beautiful barn in a beautiful area with lovely hosts. Perfect!' - October 2018

'Thank you for such a wonderful week here at Buddle Barn. Thoroughly enjoyed everything there is to see here. Fabulous food at The Manor Inn. Haytor walk was stunning. Castle Drogo and Greenway a must' - July 2018

'A fantastic week. The barn is lovely, the hosts are warm, welcoming and very helpful. The pool house is amazing and we've swum every day. We shall definitely be back, thank you for having us' - July 2018

'Thank you all for a wonderful break, We loved Buddle Barn and enjoyed the swimming pool, The location is beautful, so quiet and relaxing. We'll be back at some time' - February 2018

'Beautiful barn and the owners were lovely and very helpful to us. The location is very peaceful and relaxing' - February 2018

'Genuinely baby friendly which made a huge difference, really welcoming hosts and we had a great week' - October 2017

'A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The attention to detail was excellent and the cottage itself was such a lovely space to be in. A swim first thing in the morning was a real added bonus too! The hosts were lovely, making us feel extremely welcome giving us lots of helpful info. This is the second time we've stayed in a boutique retreats cottage and each time it has surpassed expectations. We'll definitely be choosing your company again in the future!' - August 2017

'Lovely location, beautiful barn with great quality fixtures / furnishings throughout. Lots of thought and attention to detail. Pool was a particular bonus for us. Lots to do in the local area and plenty of ideas in the information kindly supplied. Hosts were very welcoming, in person and with the generous goodies waiting for us. Very friendly and nothing was too much trouble... Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon' - August 2017

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 7 Feb £988
  • 7 Feb - 28 Mar £1066
  • 28 Mar - 23 May £1354
  • 23 May - 27 Jun £1499
  • 27 Jun - 12 Sep £1764
  • 12 Sep - 31 Oct £1354
  • 31 Oct - 19 Dec £988
  • 19 Dec - 31 Dec £1764
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 & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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