The Great Barn, Dartmoor National Park, Ivybridge, South Devon

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    from £ 1599
  • 2 night weekend
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  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1199
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 400

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Large holiday cottages sleeping up to 41 for family, friends and activity weekends near the south coast and Dartmoor

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Great Barn, Dartmoor National Park, Ivybridge, South Devon, sleeps 2-41 in 18 bedrooms.

Sleeps up to 41 with dining together for 31:
The Great Barn sleeps 25, or can be separated into 2 self contained units during off-peak times:
- Lower Level sleeps 12
- Upper Level sleeps 13
The Loft (connecting Lower and Upper Levels) sleeps 6
Can be taken together or or in any combination allowing for flexible group sizes of 5 - 31 in up to 13 bedrooms
2 cottages sleep 4
1 cottage sleeps 2

The Great Barn and The Loft specialises in accommodation for large gatherings for friends and families, sporting groups, retreats, corporate training and celebrations such as weddings - they are in a very special place for a holiday or weekend in South Devon. The location gives many opportunities to explore and enjoy both the coast of South Devon and rugged Dartmoor.

Totally refurbished for 2020 with new kitchens, en suite bathrooms, furniture, linen and beds used by 5 star hotels. Set on 2 levels with separate external entrances, the upper ground level has a large fully fitted kitchen and a spacious open plan lounge dining room with moorland views and 5 bedrooms. The lower ground level comprises a lounge kitchen area, separate dining room and 5 bedrooms. The Loft can add 2 twin rooms and a superking zip and link with 3 bathrooms.

The Den, opposite the Barn entrance, has a full sized table tennis table and comfy seating area. Suitable for yoga and breakout sessions. There is a guest lawn and BBQ area.

South Devon still surprises us with its stunning scenery - coast, countryside or moorland. Also the diversity of sporting opportunities - surfing at Bantham, cycling on one of the 5 off-road trails, walking the South West Coastal Path or experiencing the solitude of Dartmoor, kayaking on the Dart. Explore South Devon's history by visiting the many National Trust and English Heritage sites.

Please ask if we can assist in suggesting things to do or places to go. We have preferential packages for the Devon Gin School, walks with alpacas and rum tasting evenings. You're welcome to meet our miniature donkeys. Catering can be arranged.


Fully equipped high spec kitchens. Upstairs - double cooker, large fridge freezer, 2 dishwashers. Further kitchen downstairs.
The dining area in The Great Barn can accommodate up to 31 people. The arrangement can be modified to suit the needs of your group.
Large lounge areas with a range of comfy sofas some with views of South Devon and Dartmoor.
Colour flat screen smart TV with Freesat. Can be connected to Netfix. WiFi throughout.
4G - O2 and Vodafone have great coverage. WiFi available free of charge.
Table tennis, giant jenga and oversized Connect 4. Comfy, floor level seating.
Heating by radiators. There is a heat exchange air recycling system in the Upper Level of The Great Barn.
1 double, 1 king (accessible wet room), 5 twin, 1 triple, 1 superking zip and link and single, and 1 family room (double and 3 singles on mezzanine).
All bed linen supplied. We do ask if you could bring your own cot linen. Towels provided.
The Great Barn - 10 en suites, including an accessible wet room. The Loft - 3 bathrooms (2 of which are en suite).
One bedroom in The Great Barn is suitable for wheelchair users. Fully accessible to kitchen, lounge and dining room.
Children most welcome. Cots, high chairs and stair gates are available on request.
There is a barbecue area, several seating areas with picnic tables. A selection of outdoor games can be used.
There are indoor and outdoor pools in Ivybridge, Totnes, Kingsbridge and Plympton.
Ample parking close to Buzzard Barn for 5 cars + a further 4 parking spaces are allocated. We do encourage sharing cars where possible.
No smoking in the cottages or in areas where other guests are.
Pets on request - well behaved dogs are welcome, a small charge is made of £25 per animal.


Ideal location for a holiday in South Devon or Dartmoor. Walking and Cycle routes from your cottage. Only a short drive to great beaches and the SWCP. Close to several National Trust properties.
Plymouth "Ocean City" 20 mins by car - offering theatre, cinema and a wide selection restaurants. There are also many historic and visitor attractions. Many sporting activities for you to try.
Ivybridge (2.8m) has wide selection of shops. You can order local meat (Gribbles Butchers). Supermarkets will deliver.
The Horse & Groom in Bittaford - walkable. The Oak in South Brent - South Devon Camra Pub of the year. Meals can be prepared for you by a trained chef. Riverford Kitchen and Michelin * outlets close.

Booking Information

Friday and Mondays changeover days. £200 cash or credit card security deposit on arrival. Please call Marcus or Ryan to discuss your specific requirements. Open all year. Weekends out of high season from £1199.
Call to discuss your requirements.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Blackadon Farm
PL21 0HB
United Kingdom
Ivybridge station is less than 2 miles away. Direct trains from London. We can arrange pick up and drop off. Totnes & Plymouth are also close by.
We are on the main route between Plymouth and Paignton/Torbay. Please ask for details. Only an 800m walk to the bus stops. Also easy to get the bus to Totnes and cruise to Dartmouth/Kingswear.
Bristol is only 90 mins and Exeter Airport within 40 minutes of Blackadon. You can arrange to hire cars from either. Heathrow is a 3hr drive.

Late Deals

May Half Term 2021 Late Deals

Due to cancellation: The Great Barn 10 ensuite bedrooms: £2525 or 5 bedrooms £1600. The Loft 3 ensuite bedrooms: £799.

Christmas 2021

Available due to cancellation: The Great Barn - 10 bedrooms £2,965. The Loft - 3 bedrooms £755. Can be combined with an internal interconnecting door.

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The Great Barn, Dartmoor National Park, Ivybridge, South Devon

Marcus Bailey and Ryan Lynch

Joined us: 2010
+44 (0)1752 897 034
+44 (0)7387 779 848
Blackadon Farm
PL21 0HB
United Kingdom