Set amongst the rolling patchwork of Devonshire farmland, the 300 year-old stone barn lends itself to comfortable and relaxing hospitality. Nick and Jill – artist and cook – open their doors whether you are walking the fantastic coastal paths, or exploring the delights of Dartmoor, revelling on the broad expanses of golden sand, or meandering down one of our clear and beautiful rivers – the Avon, Erme or Dart.
3 miles from Modbury, 5 from Kingsbridge or just 8 from Salcombe, High Barn is ideally situated whatever your reason for a stay in the South Hams. You may be en route to Cornwall, just 17 miles away over the Tamar Bridge at Plymouth.
Water sports are, of course, synonymous with South Devon – sailing, surfing, kite surfing, waterskiing, wake boarding or windsurfing - and we have ample room for boats, boards and tents. Bantham beach, the finest surfing area in South Devon, is only 5 miles away. Horse riding and pony trekking on the moor are equally close.
Golf is catered for with both Bigbury and Thurlestone Golf Clubs nearby. Bigbury GC, with spectacular views over the Avon Estuary, Bantham Beach and Burgh Island runs an open “Circus” competition for members and green fee players alike every Friday. Discounts are kindly available for our guests.
The locality is ideal for sketching, painting and photography. Nick’s studio and his recent work, is open to visitors at all times.
This is a haven for wildlife, and particularly popular for birdwatching – egrets, kingfishers, avocets, grey herons and all the ducks and waders you could ask for, overseen at all times by the soaring buzzards!
Packed picnics or evening meal by arrangement – all fare is locally sourced or home grown.
As we have two resident pointers, and a scaredy cat, guests are asked not to bring pets. Kenneling can be arranged nearby.