Converted detached barn in peaceful South Hams location close to Dartmouth

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TV, books
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Converted detached barn in peaceful South Hams location close to Dartmouth

Entire homePrivate host

Converted detached barn in peaceful South Hams location close to Dartmouth

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
Blackawton, Totnes, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRoyal Naval College11 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlackpool Sands12 min drive
  • Popular LocationDartmouth Castle34 min drive
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)60 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Converted detached barn in peaceful South Hams location close to Dartmouth

Family-friendly holiday home in Totnes
Dartmouth - 5 miles (10 minutes drive)
Kingsbridge & Totnes - 9 miles
Coast - 4 miles
The Shearling is a modern barn conversion at Shearstone Farm in Blackawton, South Devon. It is situated next to Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, between Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes. It has been renovated to a high standard. Access to The Shearing is down a single lane farm track.

This property has underfloor heating throughout.

There is a large and airy open plan living space. A large, south facing window floods the room with natural light. It also offers a relaxing two seater sofa and armchair, coffee table and flatscreen TV complete with a Sky package.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with a Neff ceramic hob and integrated oven, as well as an integrated fridge with freezer compartment. There is also a freestanding washing machine and microwave oven. There is also a wooden dining table with two stylish dining chairs.

Just off the living area, you will find a large cupboard that houses a clothes airer, vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron.

The relaxing bedroom is flooded with lots of natural light from the large window that overlooks the patio and countryside beyond. It has a comfortable super king sized, zip-link bed which can be made up together or separately as twin beds (please specify upon booking). There are also two bedside tables with lamps, a freestanding double wooden wardrobe and a chair.

The crisp, white modern shower room is fully equipped with a large walk-in shower, WC, handbasin, towel rail and a mirrored bathroom cupboard.

The large paved patio is enclosed by an elegant glass balustrade with a table and two chairs offering views across fields which is ideal for those travelling with dogs.

There is ample parking next to the property, and uncover storage for bikes, canoes etc can easily be arranged.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property manager

Margaret and Ron Porter

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

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 and a smoke detector
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

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Converted Detached Barn Peaceful South Hams Location Dartmouth
Converted Detached Barn Peaceful South Hams Location Dartmouth
Converted Detached Barn Peaceful South Hams Location Dartmouth

About this area


This holiday home is located in Totnes. Dartmouth Museum and Totnes Elizabethan House Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Brixham Harbour and Paignton Pier. Travelling with kids? Consider Woodlands Family Theme Park and Woodlands Leisure Park.

What's nearby

  • Compass Cove - 11 min drive
  • Royal Naval College - 11 min drive
  • Blackpool Sands - 12 min drive
  • Totnes Castle - 21 min drive
  • Dartmouth Castle - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Totnes Station - 20 min drive
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 60 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 79 out of 83 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 83 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 83 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 83 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 83 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Dartmouth Retreat
Just as described. Owner and family very friendly but not intrusive. Clean. Great location - felt remote but only 500m from main road into Dartmouth. peaceful.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great stay
This property is a little out of the way, but a great base for exploring. There is a fab pub 5 minutes up the road that serves great meals.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful remote location but ideally situated for visiting south Devon, exceptionally clean, lovely hosts,
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

As usual, a great holiday.Back next year.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ideal for a quiet and pleasant break..
No hitch, no problem..
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous Getaway
The hosts are very helpful and kind without interfering ! The property was immaculate, cleanest we have stayed in. The pictures don't do it justice .....lot bigger than it looks. South facing patio....and lovely surroundingds.... dog loved walking round the fields. Certainly one of the best properties we have stayed in 😊😊
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ideal property with a high class finish
Great location with access to facilities and beaches just minutes away. October was the ideal time for our visit and the weather was excellent. Our little dog enjoyed all the local walks and beaches. Would be considering a visit again next year.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Exploring South Devon from The Shearling.
The property was warm and comfortable and had everything that we needed for our holiday. It’s situated in the heart of the countryside, so very peaceful, but good communications for exploring the area.
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Devon Delight
Impressive, very clean, modern, well appointed, and dog friendly. A lovely quiet country hide away!
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Little Gem
Really enjoyed our stay. Very clean and well equipped. Nice quiet setting and the cream Tea and eggs were a lovely touch.
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2021