3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) House in Ashburton

Five Star Gold Award Dartmoor Thatched Barn
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner: George and Rosie Pagliero
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  • Property Type: House
  • Location: Ashburton
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £1260
  • High season price per week: £2370
  • Average price per week:£1650
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (53 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Headborough Farm and its outbuildings began in late medieval times and have been modified and extended throughout their long history. The largest building is the tithe barn where crops (effectively a local 10% tax on tenant farmers) were secured. The barn was neglected in the 20th century and suffered some severe structural damage, culminating in a fire in the 1980's which damaged the roof and upper walls.

The last owners obtained listed building consent to restore the entire building from its state of total ruin, with about half to be used as a holiday home. After two and a half years' work involving numerous local skilled artisans, the end result has satisfied the needs for conservation whilst providing a unique and comfortable house. Many of the materials used were either recycled or locally sourced. The thatch is under-lined with sheep's wool and the new walls are highly insulated and up to 900 mm thick! For extra comfort, the windows are either triple or double glazed. It is a very comfortable and low energy dwelling.

Inside, the fittings and fixtures are modern and functional. The furniture (beds, sofas and curtains) has been chosen to provide the comfort of typical 4-5 star hotel, whilst fitting in with the country rustic style of the oak beams and planked doors. All technical parts are modern and efficient; the under-floor heating system, the cooking equipment, the laundry, and the TV system included.

The Tithe Barn has its own private outside spaces including a patio and barbecue / recreation area. The remaining part of the barn is a spacious galleried games room with table tennis table, a large 7 ft pool / snooker table and a quality cross trainer. Here you will see the full beauty of a traditional oak framed roof and the underside of the thatch.

53 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Delightful Break

By Suzanna Charlton on 06-Nov-2020

I cannot fault this wonderful place. Everything about it is just perfect. Beautiful setting and gorgeous accommodation. The rooms are clean and spacious. The kitchen is equipped to extremely high standards. The games room is exceptional. Lovely village with great selection of shops. I wish we had been able to stay longer than the five nights we had there. COVID measures were really good. Stuart and Jane are fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definitely go back in the future.

5 of of 5

A beautiful luxury barn

By David Blake on 26-Sep-2020

A beautiful luxury barn that made us relax as soon as we arrived especially with the goodies that were left for us - most appreciated. We felt very safe and the barn was exceptionally clean with all the COVID-19 guidelines observed. Stuart & Jane are the perfect hosts so helpful & friendly & of course their 2 labradors Ollie & Toby. Nothing was too much trouble and gave us lots of help where to visit on Dartmoor along with Pru recommending Bigbury on sea & Burgh Island perfect for our dog. The barn was large and very comfortable with all our requirements well and truly met - excellent. A short 5 minute walk to Ashburton to but our provisions- excellent butchers, artisan bakers, greengrocers, cafe, etc. Perfect location for Dartmoor & the coast and 1 week wasn’t enough to see everywhere we wanted to visit. The large enclosed field was ideal for our dog Fleur to exercise off lead every morning. The barn is a wonderful place to relax in - so quiet with a perfect location.

5 of of 5

Five Star Stay

By Annie Bennett on 28-Aug-2020

Five star stay A beautiful Devon thatched barn sitting on the edge of Ashburton. The Owners have created a wonderful home which was in exceptional condition. Fantastically clean and considering the concerns of this year we felt really comfortable and Very safe here.They are making every effort for their clients. The home itself has a generous living area and kitchen, providing a focus for the family to come together. Lovely bedrooms, all very large and en-suite. I am no expert but the downstairs Bedroom looks to be designed to accommodate wheelchairs and the ensuite is a wet room with multiple hand rails. Small patio with large table and gas bbq. The barn is located just 5-10 minute short walk into town, which is has all you need Shops , take always and cafes. Great location to visit either Exeter or Plymouth, the beaches or to explore the Dartmoor Park, There is loads to do for all ages and mobility’s. Definitely worth the trip to Devon, especially at this Barn. We will return.

5 of of 5


25 Mar -2 Jun 2022 Spring £1770 per week
3 Jun - 14 Jul 2022 Early Summer £1770 per week
15 Jul - 1 Sep 2022 Mid Summer £2370 per week
2 Sep - 29 Sep 2022 Early Autumn £1590 per week
30 Sep - 10 Nov 2022 Autumn £1380 per week
23 Dec - 29 Dec 2022 Christmas £2190 per week
30 Dec (22) - 5 Jan 2023 New Year £2190 per week



Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Games Room
Pool Table
Table Tennis


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions