The Oak Barn - Luxury in the Countryside

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Oak Barn - Luxury in the Countryside

Entire homePrivate host

The Oak Barn - Luxury in the Countryside

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Newton Abbot, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrimspound11 min drive
  • Popular LocationRiver Dart Country Park16 min drive
  • Popular LocationBecky Falls25 min drive
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)42 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
3014 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Oak Barn - Luxury in the Countryside

Family-friendly holiday home in Newton Abbot with sauna
This completely re-built detached barn for two or four people has been lovingly handcrafted with local oak finished to the top of the range specification, professionally designed and furnished to delight the most discerning visitor to Dartmoor. The uninterrupted views from the sun terrace over surrounding pastureland towards Dartmoor Tors are breathtakingly beautiful. This is a supremely peaceful place to stay, set just off a sleepy lane - and you may see Dartmoor Ponies passing the gate en route for the hills - yet you are within easy reach of many of South Devon's main attractions. A 5 Minute level walk takes you to the welcoming local pub, The Rugglestone Inn, which serves "real ale" and scrumptious food and the village of Widecombe-In-The- Moor, famous for its annual fair is a further 1/2 mile stroll. Visitors enjoy free-range eggs from our tiny flock of hens. Visit in Autumn or Winter for cosy evenings round the wood fire - and come to walk in all seasons in fabulously lovely Dartmoor countryside.

Beneath the vaulted arched Oak trussed roof sits the Lounge and across the bridge the Kitchen and Dining Room, designed as an “upside down house” to make best use of the stunning and uninterrupted views across Dartmoor and create a light and airy and spacious living environment.

Devon made beech framed comfortable sofas sit in the spacious lounge making an ideal and restful environment for lounging in front of the lovely log burner or watching a film from a wide range of DVDs on the large plasma television. Sit and lounge plug in your iPod and relaxing to some music.

The whole house is under floor heated to provide a constant warm atmosphere with silent operation. At night, you can set your own ambience using lamps, low level in-floor lighting or high level up-lights.

The fully equipped kitchen, handmade from solid oak by Dartmoor Carpentry , with granite work surfaces and full size butchers block is an aspiring chef’s delight, with quality pans and knives, a 5 burner two oven range, fridge and separate freezer, dish washer, washing machine/ dryer and everything else we could think you may need. (Even 40 bottles of Red, Rosé and White wine - on an honesty box arrangement).

Downstairs sit the two En-suite bedrooms divided by the entrance hall, one having a contemporary designed fully curtained king-sized four poster bed ,the other having two single beds that zip and link to form a super king sized bed. No expense has been spared on the quality of the linen or mattresses ensuring real comfort and luxury. Cots and high chairs can be provided. The large flagged entrance hall is ideal for outdoor wear and is a great ‘drying room’ because of the under floor heating.

Both designer bathrooms have walk-in showers with big shower heads and loads of room. The baths are spacious and deep, the aim is to make the bathing experience one of quality, warmth and relaxation, soft fluffy towels and candles are provided.

For the colder wetter Dartmoor days, recovery is on hand in the form of a cedar lined sauna, warming and soothing the aches and pains usually caused by the Dartmoor favourites of Walking, Cycling or Horse Riding. The sauna is accessed via the four poster bedroom.

Outside the building is a large south facing terrace, dining area with BBQ and lawn area with sun loungers.

Just a stroll away is a wonderful traditional Dartmoor Pub - The Rugglestone Inn, providing top quality food and drink.

Local tennis courts

Smoking in the building is not permitted.

When the oak barn is booked for two people the second bedroom is closed off.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, kitchenware and utensils and dishwashers.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • Sauna


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's toys
  • Stair gate


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen island
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Lift
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 3014 sq ft (280 sq m)


  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Zoo

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

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About this area

Newton Abbot

Located in Newton Abbot, this holiday home is in a rural area. Grimspound and Coombestone Tor are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Dartmoor National Park and River Dart Country Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary and Stone Lane Gardens. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and rafting nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding and hiking. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Grimspound - 11 min drive
  • Dartmoor National Park - 13 min drive
  • River Dart Country Park - 16 min drive
  • Coombestone Tor - 23 min drive
  • Becky Falls - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Ivybridge Station - 28 min drive
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 42 min drive


  • The Cafe on the Green - 11 min walk
  • Taylors - 16 min drive
  • Diablo's Diner - 16 min drive
  • The Studio Teashop - 16 min drive
  • The Old Library - 16 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 22 out of 22 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Beautiful barn on the moor
Lovely very high quality and peaceful barn. Excellent all round with great hosts.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

The barn is amazing. Beautifully converted into a fabulous place to stay. Great walks start from the barn, 2 pubs are virtually on the doorstep, and the coast is within easy reach. A lovely place to stay and unwind.

5/5 Excellent

Quiet and comfortable
Peaceful location, looking out onto farm land. Homemade cake, fresh eggs, bottle of wine, friendly owners, dogs and cat. Comfy bed with feather duvet to snuggle under. Didn’t need the fire, as the underfloor heating was enough, until the last day when it was very blowy and rained quite hard. There is no phone signal, which was great ( had to drive to the top of the moor to get one) WIFI was ok. We were able to carry out a couple of Zoom meetings. Best places for a signal, where dining room table, bedroom and outside sat at the table- shows you how good the weather was. Well equipped and at last there was sharp knives and a decent potato peeler! Only had this once before and have been using VRBO (Home Away) for many years. Watch out for the ponies, cows and sheep on the moor, they seem to appear from nowhere; if the ponies/cows are in the road, be prepared to sit and wait whilst they decide if they are going to move or not :-)

5/5 Excellent

Luxury Barn in stunning setting
Beautiful barn with really luxurious home comforts . Excellent communication with owners & thoughtful welcome goodies. We love this area of Devon, so much to do, to suit couples & families. Beautiful walks, pubs & cafes all on the doorstep of this stunning property. Couldn't have asked for more, except better weather, but when it's cold or wet there's an amazing log burner & sauna!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place to stay
Beautiful and very quiet location exactly what we were looking for.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2020