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55 reviews
A short drive away from Lurcombe are the exquisite Tors of Dartmoor...
Dartmoor Stone Circles - only a short drive from the Granary barn...
Situated only a few miles away from Dartmoors iconic Tors, this is the perfect spot for Moor & Coast
Haytor -  a natural beauty spot - only 3 miles from Lurcombe...
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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Hanna K
1 review
“Perfect.”
Reviewed July 26, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My partner and I stayed in The Granary for a two-night break and simply cannot find fault with any aspect of our stay. The hosts are incredibly welcoming, the accommodation is presented beautifully and the location is second-to-none. We are very lucky to have found such a peaceful and idyllic place to stay.

Lurcombe Farm is nestled in a valley not far from the nearest village of Ashburton and around a 30 minute drive from Exeter. Obviously you could make the trip off the farm to explore the local area but you don't need to use the car at all if you don't wish - the owners have thought of everything you could possibly want or need for your stay; a welcome basket of milk, bread and fresh eggs (from Lurcombe farm itself) to books, DVDs and board games in case the rain holds you to ransom indoors. Mind you, with a view like the one we had from our window, you won't want to venture far and we can recommend taking a pair of wellies to explore the farm and the scenery it has to offer - the farm dogs Scruff and Holly might even join you.

Practically speaking, the bed was comfy, the bathroom immaculate and the kitchen well-equipped. We would highly recommend The Granary to anyone who wishes to have a relaxing break in Devon - it is simply perfect.

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Management Response
Jul 27, 2016
Dear Hanna - thank you SO much for writing your review. We are absolutely thrilled that your two night break was one in which you felt rested and relaxed. Thanks for taking the time to write down your thoughts and thank you for staying with us. We hope all is well and very much look forward to welcoming you back to the farm soon, Sarah & Nick, kids and woofs x
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emylou81
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed July 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had the loveliest of weekend breaks here. It was our honeymoon and the owners put up 'just married' bunting and a rose petal heart on the bed. Great hosts, very friendly. Happy & sweet dogs. Clean & comfy cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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Management Response
Jul 11, 2016
Thank you Emma for your review....so pleased you had a lovely honeymoon and it was our pleasure to add little touches to the Barn for your stay. Wishing you every happiness in your lives together, Sarah and Nick x
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Steveisth...
Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Beautiful comfortable tranquil ”
Reviewed July 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had the most lovely stay here Fri 8th July-Sun 20th July 2016.
What a beautiful cottage The Granary is. So spacious comfortable and tranquil.
We loved it start to finish...we took a lovely walk around the grounds and the woodland trail.
Also the Home Farm Cafe was a fantastic place to eat.
We ate there on Saturday evening and everything was totally perfect in fact it was faultless.
Thankyou so much for our stay and look forward to staying again in the future sometime when we are child free next

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Management Response
Jul 11, 2016
Thank you Steven and Emma - we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we are pleased you managed to 'escape' and enjoy some 'you' time. Sending best wishes! Sarah and Nick x
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Dhan-sak2...
Henfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely and peaceful”
Reviewed June 22, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Myself and my girlfriend had a very nice stay here at the granary(June 2016), the location is very quiet and peaceful with great views, the accommodation itself has a very nice rustic feel to it and is a very nice place to spend the night!
We only met Sarah and Nick briefly but they are very nice hosts and would definitely visit again.
And the visit was made complete by our new furry mates Holly and Scruff :)

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Liked best: Holly and scruff!
Liked least: Nothing
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2016
Thank you both for your review - we do appreciate you taking the time to comment and give us your feedback. We're so pleased you found the Granary relaxing and that you had time to enjoy the farm. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, Sarah and Nick
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Arvind P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent location!”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We had a peaceful stay in the 'Granary'. Location is absolutely fantastic! Its less than 10 minutes from the nearest main road, but once you enter the farm it seems like you are in a far remote hillside.

Sarah & Nick are great hosts , they made us feel very welcomed. Superbly converted cottage with all modern amenities and well quipped kitchen. We would definitely be going back next year! I have no reservations in recommending this place to my friends and family.

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Management Response
May 18, 2016
Thankyou very much for the comments on Lurcombe, we love that you had a great stay and it would be great to have you come back next year too!
If we can help in any way with a future booking please don't hesitate to get in touch, all the best, Nick & Sarah
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FabioTheG...
hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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“dartmoor oasis”
Reviewed March 1, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Took the usual route of the online search for a quiet property within easy reach of the start of a trail race I had entered (puretrail.uk).
The directions to the property were spot on.The location & property itself were idealic.We were warmly greeted upon arrival & all 'amenities' advertised were available. The Granary is a perfect size for a short break, i.e. not claustrophobic.It is tastefully decorated in neutral colours. The information available should suit most tastes,e.g. local maps,information sheets etc.
In terms of eating out, the Carpenters Arms in Ilsington didn't let us down.
I /we would definietly stay here again.
Date of stay 27-28 2 2016

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Management Response
Mar 3, 2016
Thank you for your review. We hope the race went well (!)
We appreciate you taking the time to write down your thoughts and very much look forward to welcoming you back to the farm soon.
Kind Regards, Sarah and Nick.
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Paul P
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“So so quiet.....”
Reviewed November 30, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Booked The Granary to have a peaceful and quiet few days away, we were certainly not disappointed ....... I have not slept so well in a long time, the location is ideal , isolated but not too far from local amenities. Spent the Saturday up on the Moor walking for five hours and it was bliss returning to a warm house and a piping hot shower,.
The accommodation is immaculately clean, with everything you need, and more.
If you are looking for a piece of sanity this is for you, no hassle, no traffic just peace and quiet.
The owners are extremely thoughtful, helpful ,but never intrusive.
I wish them every success in the future, they deserve it!!!

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Liked best: Location and quality of accommodation
Liked least: Leaving
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Management Response
Dec 1, 2015
You are very kind...we're so pleased you had a relaxing time and thankyou for such a well balanced review, I quite fancy moving in myself!
If you ever want to come back to stay again, please don't hesitate to get in touch, it's always a pleasure to have such positive guests who make the most of the local area, have a great xmas, all the best, Nick & Sarah
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