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outdoor living

the entire front of the barn slides open to make this indoor - outdoor barefoot rustic Devon living, perfect for peace and quiet within nature. The barn is situated within its own private garden space with a willow circle and silver birch circle of trees with hammock, drinking water from a spring fed direct to the taps, and a fire bowl area for camp fires under the stars. You can be completely private but also be aware that there are 2 houses nearby. One has access along the track behind the barn to the field just nearby where there are chickens, and also the rose temple barn owner is also nearby, sharing a driveway that takes up to 6 cars, with small apple orchard between the barn and the house (If you are happy to navigate a rough track then you can have your own parking) and black lab Maxi may come over to say hello at times, if you are okay with friendly soppy dogs. This is a retreat centre, a place of peace, so whilst we encourage you to hang back, laugh and let loose in the beautiful vibes around, we also encourage limited alcohol smoking etc - ie this is not a party den.

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OVERVEIW

Up a track off a country lane the Rose Barn Devon is between moorland and sea.

 

Although it feels like you are in a secluded spot, you are actually near many amenities, only a few miles from the thriving bohemian medieval market town of Totnes (dubbed the most eccentric town in Britain).

 

You are surrounded by Riverford organic farm land and rolling hills and can walk easily to both the Farm Shop and Field Kitchen restaurant for fresh produce. Or you can walk further afield and go to Dartington estate where there are cafes and arts cinema. Although the beaches are very close if you go a bit further of 40 minute drive, you can find glorious wild south coastal beaches of white sand, sea and surf with surf schools, or in the other direction you can explore Tors and Standing Circles of Dartmoor along with Hembury Castle and Buckfast Abbey.

WALKING DISTANCE 

  • Staverton steam railway where you can catch a steam train into Totnes, 10 mins walk

  • Tennis Court, 15 minute walk away, pre booking essential, bring rackets and balls

  • River Dart 20 min walk, then walk along the river to Staverton village where there is a pub and also River Swimming Spots 

  • River Dart walks through the woods to Dartington Hall Estate 40 minute walk where there are 2 cafes and a thriving barn cinema as well as a literary festival, a music festival and many other events.

  • Walk along bridal pathways to Organic Farm shop, deli and cafe 20 - 25 minute walk

  • Walk to Riverford Field Kitchen Restaurant booking essential, 25 minute walk

  • Walk to the foodie pub that does lockdown take outs Live and Let Live in Landscove and the village also has Hill House Plant Nursery and Cafe

  • And many other circular walks around.

A CAR RIDE AWAY

  • Totnes thriving market town 3 miles - visit Totnes castle or hang out in the vibrant market on a Friday and Saturday with delicious street food from Persian falafels to Sri Lankan dosas, Italian & vegan restaurants and cafes, health food stores, lifestyle boutiques, crystal shops and street music

  • Ashburton and its array of antique shops - 10 miles

  • South Devon is packed full of beautiful towns and villages with Pubs and Fish Eaterys, along the River Dart estuary from Totnes leading all the way to Dartmouth which itself is a lovely town to visit, with many walks, and you can also catch a boat up the estuary. There are local companies offering canoe day and night time adventures - examples include organised night time canoe trips,  the River Dart country park  or Agatha Christie's country home or Sharpham Estate

  • Just twenty minutes away you will find yourself on Dartmoor with access to the many tors, more wild swimming spots and standing stones.

  • The wild beaches of the south coast from East Prawl, Mothercombe, Bantham and Gara Rock are all recommended as easy day trips and are around 40-60 minutes. Bantham has a Surf School and delicious mobile food vans, Gara Rock has a restaurant up form the wild beach. Or you can go to the more built up beaches that are closer by such as Blackpool Sands or Torquay resorts.

There are many more things to do, this is just a very basic guide and the internet will provide you with all the necessary information and opening hours