Located in Talaton, Devon
This excellent 5* cottage is in the grounds of striking Grade II listed Talaton House, close to Ottery St Mary and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: 2
Barley House is a stylish, bright and airy cottage in the grounds of striking Grade II listed Talaton House.The cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, two doubles (one ground floor) and one twin. Each has its own bathroom facilities. The living area is open plan with a sitting area, sleek kitchen and dining area with full height glazed doors overlooking open parkland. Outside you’ll find a little seating area, attractive gravelled terrace, parking for two cars and you are of course welcome to use the extensive lawns and grounds. Barley House is a lovely family house, ideal for a Devon holiday
Barley House sits at the end of the row and is accessed via a wide, gently sloping paved path. Inside is a light-filled open-plan living area with big glazed doors to the pretty front terrace. The cottage has three bedrooms, a ground-floor double bedroom with access to a shower-room and two further first floor bedrooms, a double with en suite bathroom and a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite shower-room, both have handsome beams to the apex. Outside you'll find a little seating area and attractive gravelled terrace adorned with potted plants and pleached trees, and you are of course welcome to use the extensive lawns and grounds.
In the heart of Talaton is striking Grade II listed Talaton House, a former rectory, renovated from its 18th-century origins and surrounded by acres of beautiful parkland and specimen trees. Beside the house, the original stables, Groom's Cottage and Hayloft have been finely converted with flair into four excellent cottages, all exceptionally well done with smart design, stylish furnishings, oak/tiled floors and sleek kitchens. A sweeping drive (shared with the friendly owners & main house) leads to the cottages. They all look over scenic parkland alongside the main house and you are welcome to wander the vast lower lawns (picnic benches, barbecue area, dogs on leads welcome) and peaceful circular woodland walk. Groom's Cottage, Gardener's Cottage and Barley House each have a gravelled terrace (table/seating) at the front, made private with attractive planting and pleached trees. Loading/unloading outside the cottages; shared parking area, just beyond (10 to 30 yards). An outstanding location; much thought has gone into making these superb places individual, stylish and comfortable.
Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as an Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional 'Tar Barrels' which attracts more than 3000 visitors on 5th November each year.