Fingals Barn | Sawday's

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Fingals Barn - Self-catering in Devon

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Old Coombe Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6 0JA, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Richard & Sheila Johnston

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+44 (0)1803 722398(landline)

In the gardens of a laid-back country house, a barn with books, games, faded rugs and grand piano - a treat for convivial families

Unusual, quirky and fun. Loyal fans return year after year for Fingals' laid-back charm. In a rolling green valley half a mile from the river Dart, all you need is here: the house has snooker, grass tennis, croquet and a pool. You can self-cater in the oak-framed barn where your kitchen is simple, or eat convivially in the atmospheric restaurant. Reached from an outside stair, your huge private space has massive beams and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gardens. Polished oak floors with faded oriental rugs, well-snuggled-in sofas, a rocking horse, grand piano and books and games will suit families and friends. The main bedroom, with pine bed and Indian throw, sloping roof and skylight windows, hides behind a sliding Japanese screen; the second bedroom is much smaller; the bathroom has a green-footed roll top tub. Children can knock a ball about, swim, make friends, as you order your favourite tipple and loll on a steamer chair. Golfers can golf (ask Richard about discount at the local club), and everyone can head off to the beach, the river, the pub... the area is a treat to discover.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Richard & Sheila Johnston:

Local points of interest from
Richard & Sheila Johnston:

  • Painting courses in next door barns.
  • Greenway (Agatha Christie) House short ferry accross river.
  • Greenlane walks from front door and coastal walks a short distance away.
  • Dartmouth a 20 min boat ride away on the Dart river.
  • Dartington hall with literary festival and Summer music school 20 mins.
  • Beaches coves and estuaries to swim in.
Points of interest

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  • 1 Barn for 6
Price:(i) £560 to£1395 per week

Short Breaks £390 to £975.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Secure garden, woodland and river. Goats, ducks and chickens in walled garden so please keep dogs under control in and around the hotel gardens.

Dog treats:

Advice on walks, dog towels, resident friendly lurchers to play with - and plenty of love and attention!

Dog fee:

Dogs £5 per dog per night. Max. 3.

Bringing your dog

Old Coombe Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6 0JA, Devon

Self-catering Fingals Barn (self-catering)
Barn ~ 2 doubles (1 en suite), 1 twin; 1 bath/shower room
Price: (i) £ 560 to £ 1395 per week

Richard & Sheila Johnston

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+44 (0)1803 722398(landline)