Shuttaford Barn

Holne, Devon
+44 (0)7815 412353

A light, bright and warm converted barn tucked into a green valley just on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’ll feel your spirits lift here with a double height kitchen to cook in, an upstairs living room with gorgeous views over rolling hills and a wood-burner for rainy days – lovely to watch a film or read a book in here while the weather does its worst at the windows.

There are maps and guidebooks to help you plan walks and you’re near to sweet little Widecombe in the Moor. So pack a picnic and head out for blustery hikes, or get in the car for the coast just half an hour away with sandy and pebble beaches. Hire bikes and cycle (safely) on the Moor, explore Totnes and Ashburton, have a homegrown delicious lunch in the Riverford Field Kitchen or sample a traditional cream tea on the way home.

The river Dart is near for summer swimming, there’s a pub in Holne a mile away and you have a fenced in, hillside garden of your own with a hammock waiting in the shade of a tree and a barbecue for long, light evenings. The star-gazing here is good on cloud-free nights and Fran leaves you a bottle of wine and home baked biscuits.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in the sitting room on days when you can’t get outdoors
  • Walking and cycling on Dartmoor
  • Stocking up at Ben's farm shop and cooking in the high-ceilinged kitchen
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You should know

  • The owners are just across the courtyard
  • The sitting room is upstairs
  • The pub in the village is fine for a pint


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

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £750
Dogs £30. Sofabed available, extra adults £10 per night per person.
1 Barn for 6
From £1204 beds3 bedrooms


This is a seriously stylish yet cosy barn, in a beautiful part of the Devon countryside. We loved cooking dinner and spending evenings chatting around the table in the gorgeous kitchen, before retreating to the lounge to sit by the fire and play board games. We also had some great weather, meaning we could enjoy the garden - we sat out and looked at the stars one evening! Highly recommend a trip to Riverford Field Kitchen nearby, the food and experience is incredible!

Leila, Bristol

Shuttaford Barn is even better than the pictures on the website. The owners have used the space so creatively that what is actually quite a small footprint feels extremely spacious and airy. Everything has been thought of and offering guests the feel of a top hotel mixed with an off-grid country getaway. Our 10-year old daughter loved the upstairs bedroom where a double bed is neatly tucked into an alcove. The property is spotlessly clean and truly beautiful. Ashburton is a lovely town to visit and we found the location ideal for getting out to the best of Devon's beaches and Dartmoor.

Charlotte, Ipswich

We had a lovely week at Shuttaford Barn. The Barn is beautiful and comfortable, and is surrounded by lovely countryside. The children loved watching the swallows that live in the barn across the courtyard, as well as the sheep and cows in the fields surrounding the Barn. The kitchen is great with good utensils, making it easy to cook and share meals.

Nina, London

Perfect location for finding complete peace and quiet nestled in a bright valley whilst being within 5-10mins of main Devon highway. You are on the fringe of the spectacular high moor and the Dart river wooded valley but still only 30mins scenic drive from a beautiful south coast beaches. We stayed as a couple with grandparents and a 3 year old whilst attending a music festival in Dartington and the accommodation was perfect. The barn was very clean and provides everything you could possibly need with many thoughtful touches and unexpected views whilst also feeling secluded. You feel at home!

Helen, Exeter

Wow, the barn is so so beautiful. We booked a weekend away for two couples and a dog and it was perfect. We loved cooking all together in the big kitchen, listening to music whilst snuggling up infront of the fire, exploring Dartmoor and eating at Riverford Kitchen. We want to go back already!

Ella, Bristol

The barn has been converted with style and our stay was perfect. The very wet weather did not allow the planned walks in the Moor, but the location makes so many other places available to visit and even a drive across Dartmoor in the rain is magical. We had to drag our granddaughter away - highly recommended.

Raymond, Corsham

Amazing barn - everything is beautifully thought out and decorated. I can’t decide if I liked the gorgeous kitchen and lovely stove more than the super comfy beds or the peaceful surrounds

Jennifer, Newcastle

One of the finest barn conversions I've ever stepped foot in! I came away thinking about what a great spot it would be for friends to catch up in or what a brilliant family holiday we'd have. I mainly came away in awe of Fran's architectural and interior design skills. The location is great because you're on Dartmoor and can use it as a base to explore but so close to escaping back to the main road back to Exeter or Plymouth.

Catherine, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Holne has a pub which is great for a pint. Your nearest town is Ashburton, which is ten minutes by car, but you can order supplies online to be delivered. Totnes, a 20-minute drive is packed with independent cafes and shops. Riverford field kitchen is six miles away. You can reach the coast in half an hour.

Local points of interest from Francesca Wadia

  • Nestled in a valley near the small village of Holne Shuttaford Barn is a recently converted barn on a 16thC Dartmoor farmstead on the edge of the moors. We are 2 local Architects who have renovated the Farm house and barns and raising our 2 young boys
  • The barn has its own secluded garden accessed via its private driveway along side the old Apple orchard
  • We're located in a hidden valley just outside the village of Holne. Holne has an excellent community run village shop, and a newly reopened classic country pub.
  • Totnes is a 20 minute drive with lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and markets. Nearby places to visit for foodies include Riverford Farm and Field Kitchen and Sharpham Vineyard. Just 10 minutes is the town of Ashburton with its Artisanal bakers and Deli.
  • We have a guide book curated for our guests of all our favourite local shops, restaurants, bakeries, walks and secluded beaches away from the bustling crowds to help you get away from your busy life.
  • The moor is right on our doorstep and you can be on the wilds of Dartmoor exploring its ancient Tors, valleys, rivers, villages and pubs by foot, bike or car within minutes. Notably on the Moor are the villages of Lustleigh, Mortenhampstead and Widdecombe.


Francesca Wadia

Fran is the genius behind the conversions. She and her partner, Phil, are architects and moved down to Devon from London with their two children to live a more rural life. They’ve converted Shuttaford Farm and Shuttaford Barn with great sensitivity and with lots of consultation with the folk from Dartmoor National Park.