Sleeps up to 28 guests. 1 property
Eggesford Barton House
Contact: Margaret Davies
Telephone: 01769 581250
Open: All Year
Short breaks available
Eggesford Barton is a beautifully furnished late C18th farmhouse in a wooded valley in the heart of the Devon countryside. This is Tarka country - a green patchwork of fields, deep lanes, high hedges and the glittering River Taw, winding its way through the landscape from its source on Dartmoor’s wild heights, to journey’s end in the wide sweep of Bideford Bay.
The Barton wears its 300 years of history well. This lovely grade II listed building was once the principal farm on the Devon estate of the Earls of Portsmouth and is a wonderful blend of country charm and Georgian elegance. Period features abound; arched windows, oak beams, bread ovens, original fireplaces and characterful sloping floors.
The property is arranged around a large garden courtyard and has wonderful views over the Taw Valley and Eggesford Forest. Comfortably sleeping 28 in 13 bedrooms and with 9 bathrooms, the Barton can also be split into 2 self contained wings; The Cider Press (sleeps 16) and The Gallery (sleeps 12).
With 2 fully equipped kitchens, 2 dining rooms and 3 lounges (each with a woodburner) - there is plenty of space for all. The rooms have been tastefully and sympathetically furnished - think elegant period furniture, traditional flagstone floors, and upstairs, deep carpets and iron bedsteads dressed with feather duvets & 100% white cotton bed linen.
A large games room with Nintendo Wii, table tennis and pool tables, darts board and toys for smaller children provides entertainment when the weather is inclement.
Outside you will find pretty gardens and 30-acres of natural woodland to explore. Stroll through the trees to enjoy fishing on the nearby River Taw – 800 metres of river frontage awaits.
Onsite entertainment including pamper treatments and activities such as Archery, Clay Pigeon or Laser Shooting can all be arranged.
There are myriad attractive walks in close proximity - Eggesford sits on the 180 mile Tarka Trail and there are lovely routes in nearby Heywood Wood and Eggesford Forest, the latter also popular with mountain bikers. You could also opt for a gentle hack through the forest - local stables offer horse-riding at reasonable rates.
Explore further afield, and you will find the delights of Saunton Sands , Woolacombe and Croyde beaches, just an hour away. The wild and rugged beauty of Dartmoor and Exmoor are also within a 60 minute drive.
Weekends from £655 to £3425
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