Down Farm Barn

Bere Alston, Devon (Ref. 959962)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Positioned between the Tamar and Tavy River Valleys on the Bere Peninsula, a World Heritage Site and AONB, Down Farm Barn offers the perfect opportunity to recharge and unwind in the company of family and friends where walking, cycling and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the great outdoors are the basis for that perfect family holiday.

A beautiful barn conversion, Down Farm Barn is set amidst rolling pastures and wild hedgerows just outside the village of Bere Alston. Impressively equipped, this 4 bedroom, holiday home comes complete with everything you could wish for a self catering holiday. A topsy-turvy layout, the spacious scissor beamed lounge, boasts spectacular views through patio doors and windows towards the hills of Bodmin Moor. A vast corner settee arranged around the wood burning stove will accommodate the whole family where films and TV can be enjoyed on the high quality home cinema system and widescreen Smart HDTV, (with Netflix and Amazon). A magnificent oak beamed kitchen on the ground floor comes complete with electric AGA and leads into the enclosed inner courtyard garden, used only for access by the owner's who live in the adjacent annex. Summer days can be spent in one of four outside areas. A pretty enclosed front garden, furnished with table and chairs is a quiet retreat for morning coffee or afternoon nap.Totally enclosed and a safe haven for children, the inner courtyard leads to a walled garden ideal for sun-bathing, and onto a generous, elevated deck, overlooking the owners' garden where children can look on at the geese, ducks and hens frolicking beside their pond. This is by far the best position to experience the magnificent views and sunsets across the distant moorland. Ideal for wildlife spotting, keep your eyes peeled on summer evenings for the resident Barn Owls who raise their chicks in the loft of the barn and soar across the tops of the meadows at dusk. Bikes and other outdoor kit can be stored securely, and a small/ medium boat on a trailer can be accommodated and launched from the quay nearby.

The Bere Peninsular is a unique unspoiled area of woodland, countryside with miles of footpaths, bridle paths, mountain bike trails (Tamar Trails and Gawton Hub), and river activities. You can access miles of public footpaths directly from the barn. The village of Bere Alston, just over a mile, has a pub with 2 small supermarkets, a post office, (which serves fresh bread from a local craft baker), a butcher and a takeaway. The riverside setting of Bere Ferrers is a mile and half, and has a pub and a public tennis court. The Stannary market town of Tavistock, is a 15 minute drive and the marine city of Plymouth 45 minutes by road. Day trips to north and south coast beaches of Devon and Cornwall are 45-60 minutes away and Heritage sites such as Buckland Abbey and Gardens, (home to Sir Francis Drake), Morwelham Quay, Cothele House, the Garden House and the Tamar Valley are all close by.


Over two floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor super king-size bed with en-suite bathroom, bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. 1 x ground floor king size double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x first floor twin. 2 x ground floor shower rooms with double walk in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor open plan kitchen/diner and comfortable sitting area. First floor open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area.


Central heating and woodburning stove. Electric AGA, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, TV with home cinema system, Netflix and Amazon, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD’s. Fuel, power and unlimited supply of logs inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for two cars and a boat and trailer on request. Lockable bike storage. Lawn garden, patio and decking with furniture, BBQ and fire-pit. Two dogs welcome at £20 each per week. Sorry, no smoking. Shop/pub/river 1.5 miles.

About the location

No village

Chatsworth 1 mile; Bakewell 5 miles.

The pretty village of Baslow lies at the north end of stately Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The village has many unusual and picturesque features including a triple-arched river bridge guarded by a toll house whose doorway is only 3 1/2 feet high! Baslow offers a range of village amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants. Close by is Bakewell, the capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. Bakewell is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and with Alton Towers also within easy touring distance, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.