8.1 miles SW of Exeter

Buddle Barn

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Wow - what can we say about this gorgeous little retreat? Set in pretty countryside, staying at Buddle Barn is like stepping back in time, being surrounded by beautifully converted barns within a large courtyard 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, as well as use of a large private lawn a few steps away. 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.


Living

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 Barn's 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.


Eating

The cute kitchen has everything you'll need to cook for your loved ones, including a Rangemaster electric oven and hob, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, a microwave and Delonghi appliances.The dining table sits in the kitchen and seats six - perfect for long, leisurely meals.


Sleeping

Take the stairs (which are gated for extra safety) down and the two cosy bedrooms await you for a peaceful night's 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.


Bathing

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


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.


Swimming pool, sauna and gym

Adjacent to Buddle Barn is a gorgeous 15 metre indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym which guests have access to during their stay to use exclusively. Occasionally the owners use the gym and pool as well as using it as part of the physiotherapy practice which is on site. They will advise you on arrival when the pool, sauna and gym will be in use and when it will be available to you to enjoy exclusively. As a general guide, it is in use on three weekdays out of five, between 9am - 4pm, and occasional hours at weekends/evenings. The rest of the time it is yours for you to enjoy all to yourselves. During school holidays, usually the pool will be available for guests to use exclusively between 7am - 10am and 2pm - 5pm. Any occasional variations to these time slots will be provided on arrival.


Parking

Parking for Buddle Barn guests is immediately in front of the barn. There is ample parking within the large courtyard, which is also used by the owners and their physiotherapy patients.


Baby friendly

A wooden cot, highchair and stairgate can be provided, please request them at the time of booking.


Dogs

Buddle Barn is one of our pet-free properties.


WiFi

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


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. The local pub is a twenty minute country walk away from Buddle Barn.


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

At a glance

From £794 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Courtyard Garden

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Off the beaten track

Pet-free property

Rolling countryside

Travel cot and highchair

Swimming Pool

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

Parking

Country Houses

Boutique country chic

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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.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 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 Buddle Barn:

Really comfortable with the added bonus of a heated swimming pool

It was absolutely lovely. Everything was immaculate, perfectly thought out and beautifully presented, from the fabulous luxury welcome hamper to the well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and newly fitted bathroom. The pool and grounds are ideal, not to mention the amazing tree house. A perfect getaway for a young family.

We have had a wonderful stay at Buddle Barn. It is cosy, well equipped and beautifully presented. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and we really appreciated the thoughtful little touches that welcomed us on our arrival. A great location to explore the stunning Teign Valley and Dartmoor. Fabulous!

Buddle Barn is an amazing oasis of calm, quiet and serene. The home is furnished for ease and comfort and the pool and garden are a great source of play and adventure. We love it and really hope to visit again.

Outstanding property and location. Swimming pool was amazing.

Would recommended

A superb property in a very good location for accessing local points of interest. The property was well furnished and equipped and short of nothing from our perspective. It is set in a tranquil and pleasant environment. The owners were very welcoming and keen to assist if necessary.

Buddle Barn is amazing. I would highly recommend a stay. We all agreed it was one of the best holidays we've had. The barn is beautifully decorated and fitted out, the attention to detail was fab and the use of the private indoor pool was the icing on the cake. The surrounding area was stunning and there was so much to do. There are plenty of local restaurant pubs nearby serving great food and we found them value for money too. The barn has a courtyard kitted out with a gas bbq so staying in was still a great night. The hosts are warm and welcoming and there if needed although they'd already thought of and provided everything for your comfort upon arrival. Can't recommend this place enough and will definitely book again.

A perfect retreat in a lovely location and super-friendly hosts. Ideal for a family or couple. A slice of heaven in Devon.

Excellent location and Facilities

The best self catering holiday we have ever been on the location and accommodation is amazing and the facilities were incredible. The owners were lovely and really helpful thank you for a great time we shall definitely be using boutique retreats again.

Buddle Barn was a slice of luxury in the most beautiful of locations. The amenities were above and beyond, with the outdoor spaces and use of the private pool such a special edition to they stay. Our hosts were amazing. Always on hand to help with any questions we had, but also private and discreet, so the barn, despite being part of their home estate, never felt as if you were overlooked etc. We cannot wait to return again soon!

Buddle Barn is beautiful and was the perfect base for our holiday in Devon. The cottage had everything that we needed and it was great that there were toys for our little boy to play with too. The owners were friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We highly recommend it.

What an amazing stay here. The cottage is beautiful with everything you're going to need for a comfortable stay. Our 3 year old loved the garden area at the back where you can dear watch on the swing and play in the tree house. Exclusive use of the pool, gym and sauna was amazing! Fabulous stay!

Fantastic venue and great hosts. Swimming pool was an amazing addition. We will definitely be back!

Wonderful cottage in stunning, quiet location. Fabulous swimming pool. Very helpful owners. Very generous welcome hamper. Absolutely faultless. Recommend very highly.

'Buddle Barn is beautiful and was the perfect base for our holiday in Devon. The cottage had everything that we needed and it was great that there were toys for our little boy to play with too. The owners were friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We highly recommend it' - October 2020

'What an amazing stay here. The cottage is beautiful with everything you're going to need for a comfortable stay. Our 3 year old loved the garden area at the back where you can dear watch on the swing and play in the tree house. Exclusive use of the pool, gym and sauna was amazing! Fabulous stay!' - September 2020

'Wonderful cottage in stunning, quiet location. Fabulous swimming pool. Very helpful owners. Very generous welcome hamper. Absolutely faultless. Recommend very highly.' - February 2020

'The cottage was just lovely. We arrived to find some goodies waiting for us, and a very warm cottage. The pool is a great facility to use when the weather is not so good :) would definitely go back again.' - February 2019

'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. 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

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