6.6 miles SW of Exeter

Place Barton

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Place Barton is set in 120 acres of stunning grounds with woodlands and rivers to explore, making it the perfect rural escape for friends or family.


There are plenty of lovely spaces for relaxing. At the far end of the house, surrounded by the spiralling staircase, is a stunning sitting room with vaulted ceiling. At one end, an original enormous fireplace (this was the original kitchen years ago) whilst at the other there are two Designers Guild sofas - one hot pink and the other grey.

The Red Room is the second glorious sitting room and comes complete with its own small spiral staircase - a firm favourite for little ones to access the first floor and brilliant for games of hide and seek! There is a cosy wood burner and squishy sofas and red velvet chairs to sink into - the perfect space for relaxing at the end of the day, and also the perfect Christmas room. There's plenty to keep everyone entertained, with books, family games, a Smart TV with Sky plus a DVD player on hand.

The excellent Boot Room is designed with muddy wellies, dog beds and coats in mind. With a vintage bench to help with putting on and off boots, plenty of hanging space and hampers filled with rugs and garden games, this is a very important room!


Straight from a storybook, the kitchen at Place Barton is adorned in all the rustic charm you could dream of. From the exposed beamed ceiling to the warmest of hues, this country kitchen has all the darling touches to make those slow morning coffees and cosy afternoons teas extra perfect. If you fancy dining in with a family feast, you'll find everything you need to cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen! With an AGA oven plus a 2-ring gas Gaggenau hob, dishwasher and washing machine together with a separate dryer in the utility; Place Barton has all the important mod-cons you'll need for creating culinary delights in your country kitchen of dreams. If you fancy a treat then the owner can arrange private catering.


There are six gorgeous bedrooms to choose from.

On the first floor, you'll find five of the bedrooms. The magnificent master bedroom is just a dream with gorgeously curved beams, a heavenly French king-size bed and a dressing table. In addition, it has its own dressing room with plenty of cupboard space and an en suite.

The second king bedroom fashions a beautiful, embroidered headboard and boasts views over the stream and fields one side and the walled garden on the other.

Perfect for little ones, there are a further two bedrooms; one is a sunshine-yellow twin complete with window seat overlooking the garden whilst the other is a cosy bunk room with Feather and Black bunks with pretty eiderdowns.

At the other end of the house, up the double height stairs, you'll find a third king bedroom with pretty wrought iron beds and dark beamed ceiling plus en suite.

On the ground floor there's a second twin bedroom with Feather and Black single beds, window seat overlooking the walled rose garden and plenty of cupboard space.

All of the bedrooms come complete with super-cosy bedding, luxurious linens and sumptuous throws and cushions to ensure a blissful nights' sleep.


The master bedroom has a wonderful en suite complete with large walk in shower and claw-foot, freestanding bathtub for two. The second double at the far end of the house has an en suite. In addition, there's a family shower room with large walk in shower and rainfall head on the first floor.

Outdoor space

Welcome to paradise! Nestled in the Devonshire countryside, this stunning country garden is nothing short of exquisite and offers plenty of lawned space for little ones, whilst borders are full to bursting with gorgeously coloured, deeply scented flowers backed by undulating shrubs and majestic trees. We adore the little arbour with a cute table and chairs (perfect for afternoon tea in the shade), whilst a larger trestle table and barbeque are just perfect for alfresco meals. In addition, sun loungers are provided and there is an outdoor swimming pool, available from Easter until the end of October, heated to between 26-28 degrees.


There is plenty of private, off road parking.


Please note, Place Barton does not accept stag or hen groups.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Place Barton. A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.


One dog is welcome at Place Barton. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. Please note that the walled garden to the front of the house is fully enclosed when the gates are closed.


Place Barton has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

A footpath from the grounds leads up to Doddiscombsleigh, home to the renowned Nobody Inn. The Manor Pub in Ashton offers gorgeous food and is just a half mile walk down the hill.

Enjoy amazing views from Haldon Belvedere otherwise known as Lawrence Castle, just five minutes away. Haldon Forest Park has lovely walks, bike trails, Go Ape and Segwaying. Exmouth has a great beach, sailing, wake boarding and within a 10-minute drive are wonderful walks at Kennick, Tottiford and Trenchford Reservoirs. Other places to explore are Canonteign Falls, Fingle Bridge, Castle Drogo, Devon Guild of Craftsmen - Bovey Tracey, Ashburton which is full of antique shops or take coastal walks on the cliffs at Teignmouth and Shaldon across the Teign estuary.

There are fabulous places to eat nearby; Gidleigh Park - a 2 Michelin starred restaurant, Endsleigh Hotel near Tavistock is accessed by a great car ride over the moor, Darts Farm at Exmouth is an award winning farm shop which sells everything plus has a delicious cafe, The Crab Shack in Teignmouth, The Turf pub overlooks the Exe and is accessed only on foot or by bike, it can also be reached by taking the ferry from Topsham across the estuary and last but not least, The River Exe Cafe which is a floating restaurant on the River Exe, which offers amazing food (summer season only).

The epitome of classic country living, this exquisite Devonshire home dating back to the 15th Century is just perfect for family get-togethers or a gathering of friends.

At a glance

From £1,852 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 12 + cot | 6 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Big and Beautiful

Enclosed garden

Family friendly

For Larger Parties

Historic location

Celebratory stays

Cottage garden

Outdoor swimming pool

Private Catering

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Swimming Pool

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Open Fires


Country Houses

Boutique country chic

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

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


  • 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 Place Barton:

Wonderful setting, tastefully furnished and well equipped kitchen

Lovely retreat, perfect for 3 families

Lovely venue and location to spend some quality time with friends and family. Beautiful gardens for the children to explore as well.

Perfect location. Perfect house. Perfect stay. Quite exquisite!

A fabulous property, perfect in every way

'Absolutely beautiful house and gardens. We were delighted with our stay there' - October 2020

'This house and location are gorgeous. Exactly what we needed for a week’s escape to the countryside. We particularly liked the walks surrounding the cottage and the Aga stove in the kitchen. Would happily return!' - September 2020

We all had a lovely stay at Place Barton. It was comfortable, spacious, well equipped. The owners were approachable and helpful' - August 2020

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