Big Barn

Totnes, Devon

A stylish, practical barn on private pastureland in rural Devon, perfect for big family get-togethers - the coast is on the doorstep


10 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


Perfect for family celebrations or big groups, this versatile, fun barn sits by a lake deep in beautiful South Hams farmland. Inside a long dining table for 12 spans the vast vaulted, open-plan living space; oak beams soar above. The interiors are impressive: a mix of antique and modern furniture, a sleek granite kitchen, big relaxing sofas, oak floors, a state-of-the-art wood-burner and a silent eco-friendly heat recovery system. There are four smart bedrooms downstairs, with sumptuous pillows and bed linen on huge Louis XVI and Victorian ironwork beds, all have lake views and dark slate en suite bath/wet rooms. The Crows Nest, a romantic mezzanine up spiral stairs, is the fifth. You’re tucked down a private drive (plenty of parking) with a fantastic outside space: barbecue terrace, games room and an enclosed baby and toddler play area. Owner Caroline (in the farmhouse) has created a stylish yet practical place for get-togethers. Dartmoor and the coast of the South Devon peninsula are minutes away.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4.30pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10am peak season, 10.30am low season, 8pm Sunday
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Dog blanket, towels and a welcome treat when booking through the Sawday's Dog-friendly Breaks Collection.

Dogs £25 per dog per stay. Max. usually 2.

Glorious walks on South Devon coast path and Dartmoor.


Nightly price
from £257
Weekly price
from £1800
Damage deposit
££300 to be transferred before arrival
2 night stays: £1200 - £1600, 3 night stays: £1400 - £1800.
1 Barn for 10
From £25710 beds5 bedrooms


We visited Big Barn over the Easter break to celebrate my mum in laws 90th birthday with a family party, ages ranging from 1yr old to 90yrs old. A very comfortable, warm and beautifully maintained barn set in the Devon countryside which accommodated all ages with a games room and playing field with swings etc. The owner was more than helpful, received our online shop, unpacked and put all the groceries away. We asked if we could drop off frozen foods before our arrival time and this request was accepted with no hesitation. The family agreed that we would certainly stay at Big Barn again.

Helen, Derbyshire

We were a group of 10 friends and had a fantastic weekend at Big Barn. The Barn is stylish and quirky with luxurious sofas and linens. However it also very practical and suits a big group wonderfully. Caroline,the owner, was very easy to contact before our arrival and was so helpful- receiving our grocery and wine deliveries before our arrival - and putting them away for us. The area is beautiful and we feel we've just scratched the surface. Would definitely recommend Big Barn and we'd love to come back.

Alison, Cardiff

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Caroline Murray

  • Big Barn nestles in the heart of the South Hams in Devon, an area recognised as ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB). Surrounded by stunning countryside and just a stone’s throw from the coast, there is plenty to see and do for all ages.
  • There are 4 local market towns within a short drive from Big Barn; Totnes, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe. All of which are great for a day out and for picking up holiday essentials.
  • With the beautiful South Devon coastline on your doorstep there is plenty to see and do. The area offers a wealth, of safe, clean beaches perfect for swimming, surfing, wind surfing, water skiing, sailing, canoeing and fishing.
  • There are some sensational coastal walks in the area, our favourite is the walk along the South West Coast path from East Prawle to Salcombe. It is testing, but very rewarding. The walk is approximately 6 miles long and takes about three hours to complete.
  • You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to fabulous places to eat and drink in the area. Including a host of excellent local pubs, waterside cafes, bars and restaurants.
  • There are plenty of other leisure activities in the local are including; Dartmoor National Park, National Trust Houses, Paignton Zoo, Woodlands Adventure Park, Pennywell Farm, Dart Marina Spa and Dartmouth Golf and Country club.