Big Barn

Totnes, Devon
Self-catering


You’re in a rural idyll just minutes from the coast. Perfect for big family get-togethers and celebrations with friends

Bed

10 beds

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 10

The
Experience

This versatile barn is tucked down a private drive and sits by a lake deep in beautiful South Hams farmland. Caroline’s restoration has been imaginative: oak beams soar above the vast, vaulted living space and there’s a long sociable table with room for everybody.If you want to cook Riverford Organics will deliver, if you don’t Caroline can order in a chef. Kids can run riot in the open-plan living space when it is wet – in summer spill out to a barbecue terrace where you can sip a sundowner while keeping an eye on the enclosed baby and toddler play area. There’s a games room for older children.Bring the dogs for walks along the sands (no fewer than eight dog-friendly beaches nearby). Dartmoor and the coastal rambles of the South Devon peninsula are on the doorstep.

Open plan kitchen and dining area with table for 10

We think you'll love

  • Gathering family and friends for a big celebration
  • The rural location on a picturesque working farm
  • All the gear for young families
Outside view of Big Barn Devon

Home truths

  • Dogs can’t be left alone in the barn so you’ll need to take them out with you
  • You will need to buy in more basics after the first few days
  • You’ll need the car for pubs and shops

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4.30pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10am peak season, 10.30am low season, 8pm Sunday
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dogs

Dog blanket, towels and a welcome treat when booking through the Sawday's Dog-friendly Breaks Collection.

Dogs £25 per dog per stay. Max. usually 2.

Glorious walks on South Devon coast path and Dartmoor.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £257
Weekly price
from £1800
Damage deposit
£300 to be transferred before arrival
Surcharges
2 night stays: £1200 - £1600, 3 night stays: £1400 - £1800. Extra beds available.
1 Barn for 10
From £25710 beds5 bedrooms

Reviews

Amazing space for large groups- families or groups of friends will love it here. It's the perfect space for a big gathering- there is more than enough room for everyone to eat around the large table together, or cosy up in front of the log burner. Great views, peace and tranquility, and a load of outside space- plus a games room and barbecue. There is so much to do close bynature and foodie lovers will have a great time here. There are many beaches and walks- all ending near great cafes or restaurants. Ask Caroline for a great list!

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

We visited Big Barn over the Easter break to celebrate my mum in laws 90th birthday with a family party, ages ranging from 1yr old to 90yrs old. A very comfortable, warm and beautifully maintained barn set in the Devon countryside which accommodated all ages with a games room and playing field with swings etc. The owner was more than helpful, received our online shop, unpacked and put all the groceries away. We asked if we could drop off frozen foods before our arrival time and this request was accepted with no hesitation. The family agreed that we would certainly stay at Big Barn again.

Helen, Derbyshire

We were a group of 10 friends and had a fantastic weekend at Big Barn. The Barn is stylish and quirky with luxurious sofas and linens. However it also very practical and suits a big group wonderfully. Caroline,the owner, was very easy to contact before our arrival and was so helpful- receiving our grocery and wine deliveries before our arrival - and putting them away for us. The area is beautiful and we feel we've just scratched the surface. Would definitely recommend Big Barn and we'd love to come back.

Alison, Cardiff

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Location

The neighbourhood

In the heart of the South Hams, close to country and coast with things for all ages a short drive away. The nearest village is Blackawton (six minutes’ drive) which has a Post Office and a decent pub, The George. The four market towns of Totnes, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe can be reached in around 20 minutes; all have big shops, cafés and restaurants. Walkers can strike out along a particularly testing and scenic stretch of the South West Coastal Path from East Prawle to Salcombe (six miles/three hours).

Local points of interest from Caroline Murray

  • Big Barn nestles in the heart of the South Hams in Devon, an area recognised as ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB). Surrounded by stunning countryside and just a stone’s throw from the coast, there is plenty to see and do for all ages.
  • There are 4 local market towns within a short drive from Big Barn; Totnes, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe. All of which are great for a day out and for picking up holiday essentials.
  • With the beautiful South Devon coastline on your doorstep there is plenty to see and do. The area offers a wealth, of safe, clean beaches perfect for swimming, surfing, wind surfing, water skiing, sailing, canoeing and fishing.
  • There are some sensational coastal walks in the area, our favourite is the walk along the South West Coast path from East Prawle to Salcombe. It is testing, but very rewarding. The walk is approximately 6 miles long and takes about three hours to complete.
  • You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to fabulous places to eat and drink in the area. Including a host of excellent local pubs, waterside cafes, bars and restaurants.
  • There are plenty of other leisure activities in the local are including; Dartmoor National Park, National Trust Houses, Paignton Zoo, Woodlands Adventure Park, Pennywell Farm, Dart Marina Spa and Dartmouth Golf and Country club.

Introducing

Caroline Murray

Caroline’s restoration of Larcombe Farm started in 2004, when she also inherited a flock of rare breed sheep. With a background in photography, furniture making, antiques and building development, Caroline has had a hand in every part of her restoration of Big Barn; she grew up on a farm a few miles away and was always destined to return. You’ll find her in the farmhouse – she’ll be there to meet and greet.