The Tithe Barn At Ashburton

Ashburton, Devon, Country town

Unique Retreat

"The Tithe Barn has won the Unique Holiday Cottages Unique Retreat Award. The Tithe Barn dates from late medieval times and has recently undergone extensive restoration and conversion which has rescued a “historic building at risk” whilst creating a unique holiday home of the highest standards. The Tithe Barn is incredibly private, surrounded by wooded countryside whilst only being a short drive to amazing beaches and villages. "

Higher Headborough Farm and its 5 star Gold Award (Visit England) three-bedroom thatched barn conversion sit within the south eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park, just two minutes away from the historic stannary town of Ashburton in Devon. The beautiful River Dart valley is close by, and offers memorable riverside walks through pretty woodland. In the winter months you can watch skilled canoeists navigate the turbulent white waters of the Dart, or even join them if you have the skills! In the summer, the river is popular with wild-water swimmers and nature watchers. Up on the moor, you could spend a few hours, or a day, horse riding from several stables in the area, hire electric bikes for an expedition, or take a walking tour with alpacas, stopping for a picnic on one of the hundreds of tors (rocky volcanic outcrops). A short drive will take you to many of the amazing beaches, countryside and historic towns of the South Hams; or consider visiting the wild Atlantic coast and surfing beaches of North Devon..

The Tithe Barn's three luxury en-suite bedrooms are furnished with large and very comfortable pocket-sprung beds, quality cotton bedding and built-in wardrobes. The well-equipped kitchen would satisfy the most discerning cooks, with a large range cooker and ample quality cookware. The ground floor is entirely level, with wide doorways, and is suitable for wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility. A large section of the barn has been fitted out as a huge rustic games room, equipped with a table tennis table, a 7 ft pool/snooker table, and a cross trainer.