The property is excellent in every regard. The hosts Stuart and Jane welcome you warmly and the welcome pack tides you over for your first night.
Thoughtfully there is lots of information available to you including eating places and walks nearby on the Moors.
The property is furnished extremely well and all the bedrooms are ensuite.
It’s a good size and we had everything we needed for the week we were there.
The town is a 15 minute maximum walk away and good dogs are welcome in the town and by the hosts.
Location is second to none. We found it extremely quiet.
As a bonus there is a Games room which provides table tennis, pool and a keep fit bike.
A truly wonderful rental with thoughtful hosts.
We will return.
We took our two dogs with us for a half term break - great welcome, great facilities and very clean and comfortable.
Would definitely go back!
My wife is half Swiss. She loves order, space, and cleanliness. The English half of her loves style, design, and architecture. I just like a great kitchen, huge shower, sun-bathed sitting room and loads of space for the kids to play. Both of us like to walk to shops, cafes and the best bakery in the World (Ella's in Ashburton, and it really is). We also enjoy having friendly hosts who go out of their way to make our stay comfortable - dropping off extra toys and books for our daughters, putting up a beautiful Christmas tree, leaving us a plate of home-baked mince pies and dropping off some fruit from their trees so we could bake a good crumble. All in all, this is probably the best place in the world to stay at, which is why this is our second visit, and will not be the last. No hosts are better, no house cleaner, no welcome warmer, no space more enjoyable to live in for a week. Oh, and Devon's great, which is where the cottage is located. Trouble is, the cottage is so wonderful its hard to tempt yourself outdoors...
A return visit to the Tithe Barn to see in the New Year. We were very grateful for the warmth and the lovely thick walls and thatch, as Storm Eleanor did her worst outside! The only thing that is maybe lacking from the barn is a dvd player - might be a useful addition, especially when the weather is too inclement to want to venture out. Apart from that, amazing home from home, with everything else you could possibly need.
We stayed in the property over Christmas. The owners had kindly put up Christmas decorations and we loved the cottage. It was impeccably clean and well appointed. It was quite pricey for the Christmas period but I would definitely stay again. The only minor criticism is that it’s quite hard to find on a dark winter’s evening and so an outside light illuminating the name sign would be useful.
The house is in a lovely location. It's only a few minutes walk to the shops and restaurants of Ashburton and yet you feel as if you're in the middle of the country. The house has been beautifully converted. It's comfortable, light and airy, with large spacious rooms and a gorgeous outlook. It's also the best-equipped self-catering accommodation we've ever stayed in.
My husband has limited mobility and he really appreciated the easy ramped access through the front door, the wide doorways and the completely level ground floor; and also the very spacious living room and bedroom which made it easy for him to get around with a walking frame. There was also lots of space on the patio for him to move around. The shower in the wet room was excellent and Stuart provided us with a shower stool and toilet frame. For outings it was easy to bring the car up to the front gate which avoided any need to get across the stony drive with a wheelchair or walking frame.
Altogether we loved it and would happily book another holiday here.
A short stroll from the centre of a small but bustling town centre brings you to the delightfully quiet Headborough Farm and the Tithebarn. The rebuilt barn is stunning, spacious and hides a modern interior which marries perfectly with the original stonework. Ashburton is ideally placed for easy access to Dartmoor and South Hams, and, for its size, has more than its fair share of food shops and antique centres. There is even a heated outdoor swimming pool which opens at 7.00 a.m. on two days per week. It's a great start to the day, but do note - the signs are for pedestrians, not cars; park in the town centre and walk.
On a warm, sunny afternoon the patio at the Tithebarn is perfect for a long lunch and the bi-fold doors make it very easy to keep everyone fed and watered.
We had Mabel the dog with us and could take her into an adjoining field which is big enough for serious playtime, if you like that sort of thing.
Stuart and Jane are considerate hosts who put a lot of effort into the place and we enjoyed our stay from the moment we arrived ... and if it's raining, there's always the games room