The Barn, Easdon Cottage

Manaton, Devon

Peaceful & unpretentious: a magical spot for couples to take a digital detox. Take long walks then snuggle up with a good book & a tipple


2 beds


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


This is a delightful hideaway, just right for those in love who want to hide, or those alone who want to write, surrounded by moors, woodlands and fields. The setting is magical, secluded and entirely peaceful; sit and watch the sun go down from your little terraced garden. Hugh and Liza are the kindest people – available to help without intruding. They also grow their own vegetables organically, so, in season, you’ll be able to buy from them. They have converted the old farm-implement barn with solid good taste and typical lack of pretension: pine floors and good, modern rugs, a corner kitchen cleverly fitted out, and maximum use of space. There’s a Rayburn for winter warmth, a wicker sofa and a double futon to sprawl on and gorgeous views. The bathroom is cork-tiled, the double bed is king-size, a brocade curtain hugs the door for cosiness on winter nights, and the patchwork bedspread is perfect for snuggling. There’s also a downstairs sleeping area with a one-person bunk bed. The water comes from the spring – a final seductive touch.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 3 nights in low season or depending on availability.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £290
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 2
From £852 beds1 bedroom


We first visited Easdon Cottage in 2000 and have returned six times to stay in the cozy Barn which feels like a home away from home for us. Hugh and Liza are wonderfully accommodating and helpful and a visit to Dartmoor has all the feeling of a spiritual retreat for us. Peaceful and beautiful, yet there are ample opportunities for invigorating hikes in the countryside. In fact, you can walk right out the door of The Barn and hike up onto Easdon Tor -- a windswept and lovely piece of countryside. If we could return to The Barn every year, we would do just that!

Lois, Lafayette

Perfect place for a peaceful few days of walking, reading, eating, snoozing and enjoying Dartmoor in all it's glory. You can walk for miles straight from the house. Hugh and Liza are wonderful and welcoming, the little house is warm and comfortable, the bath is blissful.

Polly, Bristol

Incredible peace and quiet in a beautiful setting. Saw a barn owl from the window and deer in the local forest. A wonderful sense of being hidden away and yet within easy reach of so many highlights of Dartmoor as well as several villages. The converted barn itself is warm and extremely cosy. Perfect place to either snuggle away from the hurly-burly or use as a base from which to explore Dartmoor. If you really need it, mobile reception can be found just a few hundred metres up the path and there are some delicious pubs and restaurants nearby in Moretonhampstead, Chagford and Widecombe.

Nathan, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Liza & Hugh Dagnall

  • Situated in Dartmoor National Park - open sky and space, beautiful landscape and wonderful light for painting and photography. Ancient historical sites abound.
  • Cycling in the surrounding countryside. Riding and trekking on the Moor.
  • Near Castle Drogo (National Trust). Many fine churches and other interesting architecture.
  • Good walking and birdwatching from The Barn. Springtime wild flowers and birdsong to delight.
  • Bouldering and rock climbing on Easdon Tor - a 10-minute walk.
  • Local markets featuring artisan food and interesting places to eat. Organic food widely available.