We aim to celebrate the wealth of wildlife in Devon and encourage our guests to enjoy it and the Communal Garden is the ideal place...
Early risers might be lucky to spot hares, stoats, reptiles, toads and deer and for those of you who enjoy late evenings, owls, bats, hedgehogs or badgers might pay you a visit, as well as the dreaded fox. Beautiful but don't tell our chickens!
A real nature reserve at your door step...
The Barns sit beautifully within 2.5 acres of gardens laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders, as well as wilder areas set aside to allow for as much biodiversity and water preservation as we can. A pretty spring fed stream flows down the garden to an attractive natural pond teaming with wildlife. The gardens lead to our own beautiful hillside meadow. The view of the valley from this vantage point is simply breathtaking though at certain times of year it can be tough walking through the tall wildflowers and grass.
Also at the top of the garden is our chicken pen and veg patch which you're welcome to visit, and we also have rabbits and guinea pigs which our younger guests love to meet. These are close to our own house where we also have dogs so do come and check before you visit as we can pop them inside to make sure you don't get licked to death! The dogs are all very friendly if a little exuberant and we do endeavour to keep them from bothering guests!
There are picnic benches at your disposal for those lovely 'Al'fresco' summer evenings.
The central courtyard is laid to cobbles and slate flagstones with raised borders and the hot tub and has access down to the car parking area along with a slate staircase.