The Barns @ Downton

Located in Dittisham, Devon

The Barns @ Downton is a splendid barn conversion on the outskirts of Downton in Dartmouth and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


The Barns @ Downton is a fabulous two-storey barn conversion resting on the outskirts of Downton in Dartmouth. Hosting three bedrooms, including a super-king-size with balcony and en-suite bathroom, a ground-floor super-king-size with zip/link and a ground-floor twin with zip/link, along with a ground-floor shower room and a cloakroom, this property can sleep up to six guests. There is also a kitchen/diner, utility and living/dining room with a wood-burning stove. Outside there is ample off-road parking and a large garden with a patio, furniture and hot tub. The Barns @ Downton has everything you need for a blissful stay in Dartmouth.

Property Details

The Barns@Downton is a stunning three-bedroom Eco-friendly barn conversion located just outside the beautiful riverside village of Dittisham near Dartmouth and is a wonderful place for a family of six to stay while exploring the surrounding area including the immediately adjacent South Devon AONB. The property is approached via a gated entry to a car park with an electric charging point with stone steps leading down to a spacious private terrace with ample seating and wood fired hot tub.

The property is made up of three stone barns with a large front door into a spacious entrance hall with utility room with separate washing machine, tumble dryer and under counter fridge and a downstairs WC. The large sitting room to the right has 3 seating areas consisting of 2 large comfortable sofas situated around a wood burning stove and Smart TV with PlayStation 4 and a soundbar, which can also be used to stream music. Behind this are two large lounging chairs to enjoy a relaxing drink or read a book plus there is a desk, with a wired internet connection, for anyone who needs to just check in with work while away. To the left of the entrance hall is a large kitchen/diner with high ceilings, dining table, breakfast bar and island. There are double ovens with microwave, induction hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher as well as a Lavazza coffee machine. From the kitchen the sliding glass doors take you to the private patio with dining table, BBQ, garden lounging set and wood fired hot tub. The hallway from the kitchen leads to the 2 downstairs bedrooms that consist of two zip and link beds, each of which can be made up as large doubles or twin rooms. The family bathroom has a large walk-in shower and oversized basin.

On the first floor, the master suite consists of a king size bed, ample storage for clothing and a large en suite bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower and double basin. All 3 bedrooms have a hairdryer and dressing table. This property has been renovated to a very high standard with a view to making it as off-grid as possible. The electricity is generated from solar panels in the adjacent field and the underfloor heating and hot water is generated from an air-source heat pump. Set out for the day and head to the nearby village of Blackawton, here there is a charming village shop with a Post Office and the George Inn, where you can sample the local delights and delicious pub food, ideal for when you fancy a night off from the kitchen!

For a wider selection of amenities, Dartmouth is nearby and offers a plethora of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as the Dartmouth Museum where you can delve into the town’s history in the setting of a 17th-century merchant’s house. Dartmouth is a budding historians haven, with the impressive 16th-century Bayards cove to explore and the imposing Dartmouth Castle with it’s 15th-century tower and stunning views overlooking the River Dart.

If you’re a keen walker then the footpath from Greenway to Dartmouth will provide you with magnificent scenery along the way. For a day at the beach, take advantage of the close proximity to the award-winning Blue Flag beach of Blackpool Sands, where you can bathe on the golden sands, paddle the shores or try your hand at a selection of watersports including, rafting, kayaking and paddleboarding. Hire a boat over to Kingswear where you will find the superb 16th-century Kingswear Castle as well as the National Trust site of Coleton Fishacre, a grand 1920’s country house not to be missed!

For an unforgettable getaway to Dartmouth, be sure to choose The Barns @ Downton.


  • Air source heat pumps with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee maker, iron, hoover, clothes airer, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, Playstation 4, WiFi, a selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for the woodburning stove are included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large garden with patio, furniture and wood-fuelled hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop just over 3½ miles, pub just over 1½ miles


Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Great View
Ground floor facilities
Hot Tub
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Perched on the banks of the River Dart, Dittisham is a pretty village with wonderful river views and just 6 miles from Dartmouth. Located in the popular South Hams area it is also in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the village, you will find the Post Office and store, the Red Lion Inn, the Ferry Boat Inn and the Anchorstone Café. The ferry, which runs two boats all year round, is a very pleasant half-hour journey that will take you to Dartmouth. Visit Greenway, the former home of Agatha Christie or time your visit to one of the many festivals in the area including the Dart Music Festival in May, the Dittisham regatta in August and the Dartmouth Food Festival in October.

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