The barn is a fabulous blend of traditional and contemporary styles, featuring exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, oak wood floors, flagstone floors and stylish open planned living areas.
Sleeping up to 10, Loworthy Barn is a large, detached house, nestled in a beautiful south Devon valley in its own secluded grounds of 8 acres. Perfect for large families, big groups and celebrations The barn is a stunning 3 storey conversion, providing 4 very large airy bedrooms, great living spaces and large farmhouse style kitchen. The barn was designed with families and pets in mind, and has a relaxed informal feel about it.
Our unique setting, with beautiful gardens, grounds, wild-life and unspoilt views of the surrounding Devon countryside makes this a truly magical setting. The location is the real wow factor of Loworthy Barn. It is very rural, peaceful and secluded, and sits in a beautiful South Devon valley just 1 mile from the sea. The barn is approached initially by a shared ¼ mile driveway and then a long private tree-lined drive, leading to the barn and plenty of parking. As you arrive, there is a large duck pond with a small island on your right, and a small stream runs down through the garden and grounds.
At the front of the property, there is a walled, Mediterranean style courtyard, with a large olive tree, a small lawned area with a rustic gate leading to an area of tropical plants, with lush bamboo, tree ferns and gunnera, a stream and bridge. At the rear of the barn is a large south facing terrace, with plenty of seating, a large outside dining table and BBQ, perfect for large groups, entertaining, celebrations or just chilling out with a glass of wine. From the terrace there are un-spoilt far reaching views across the huge lawn and beyond to the paddocks, then fields and woodland of the Slapton Ley Nature reserve. From the rear terrace and gardens, there really are no other properties in sight!
You will regularly see buzzards, woodpeckers and swallows, as well as all the wildlife associated with the pond and streams, such as dragonflies, newts, frogs and even kingfishers and herons. At night you will frequently hear owls and see the light from Start Point Lighthouse in the distance. When the wind is in the right direction you can even hear the waves breaking along Slapton Sands.
Bedroom 1 is a large room with Kingsize bed, 2 french style bedside tables, large French style wardrobe. Double doors leading straight out into pretty ‘Mediterranean style’ courtyard garden. Adjacent bathroom 1. Bedroom 2 (Master bedroom) has a Kingsize bed, with French style furniture, including armoire. A beautiful, large, airy bedroom, with two sets of French doors with Juliet balconies and views to the courtyard one side, and open countryside the other; this really is a stunning feature of this property. En-suite bathroom with Fired Earth rolltop bath, hand-shower, washbasin and wc. On the top floor, bedrooms 3 and 4 are both huge rooms with lots of space. Both rooms have one double bed and Bedroom 4 also has 2 single beds. These rooms share a family bathroom with bath, shower, wc and sink.
The property has 3 bathrooms. One on each floor. Bathroom 1 is a contemporary walk-in, wet room style, with floor to ceiling ‘fired earth’ tiling, a luxury ‘Grohe’ rain shower, marble bowl sink and wc. Bathroom 2 is the en-suite for the master bedroom and has a luxurious Fired Earth rolltop freestanding bath, washbasin and wc. Bathroom 3 is on the top floor and shared by bedrooms 3 & 4. It has a charming pebble floor, bath/shower, wash basin and wc.
The kitchen is another real feature of the barn and a great family room. Rustic stone flooring, farmhouse sink, bespoke hand crafted kitchen units and stable doors out onto the rear patio and garden. The kitchen has a very large central ‘island’ with oak work top, large walk in larder, rustic kitchen table with ‘church pew’ bench and seating, a dual fuel Rangemaster cooker (electric oven/gas hobs), dishwasher and fridge. A great space for socialising and great for a bit of cooking if that’s your thing! Living space is all on the middle floor, with wooden floors and is airy and open plan in keeping with the contemporary barn style.
There is a large dining area, seating 12 which sits under a vaulted ceiling and huge roof light window. Double oak doors lead into a large lounge area with settees, coffee table, open fire, TV (satellite), DVD player. Double French window doors lead onto a small patio area.
In all, the property has 8 acres of gardens and grounds with horses, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks living on site.
Slapton is 5-10 mins by car, and has a village shop and 2 very good pubs. The beach at Slapton Sands is just past the village, and at the other end of the beach is Torcross, where there are cafes, a good pub famous for its Fish and Chips, and a little village shop. Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, are all within easy reach by car, as is Bantham Beach, famed for its surfing and now kite-surfing, plus many other beautiful Devon.Get the full listing »