On a quiet lane just out of Harberton village, this beautiful, detached barn conversion sits in an acre of rolling South Devon. Using natural materials we have made a soft and warm home, with light flooding in from large south facing windows.
The living spaces are open plan, light and airy with wooden floors. The old barn walls and pillars form the heart of the house. Up half a level are 2 bedrooms and bathroom, with a winding staircase leading to a beautiful attic room. This is a low carbon house with solar hot water, solar electicity and wood fired heating. The land is on a hillside with beautiful views, lawns, trees, meadow and sitting decks. The veg garden is organic, and you're welcome to eat from it. You can also use the yoga studio building in the gardens for meditation, yoga, tai chi etc.
At the front of the house is a wooden porch leading into a hallway both with coat and shoe storage. The porch houses a washing machine/ tumble dryer. The large living room with sofas, armchair and wood burner opens into the kitchen and dining room which is a light space with old farmhouse table and chairs. A piano sits to one side and French doors open out onto a south facing deck. Up a few steps is a hall leading to the bathroom and 2 bedrooms. One is the main bedroom with south windows onto the garden. The other is a cosy room with single bed (extra futon mattress can be put in here). The bathroom has bath, shower, sink and toilet. Up the wooden stairs is the attic room with double bed sleeping platform and 3 south facing velux windows.
Beds are futons- comfy, but firm. Many of the personal possessions in the photos will be tidied away (particularly in our daughter's room!).
All the usual amenities of a house including wifi, tv for watching dvds, woodburner, vegetables you can pick in the garden, 2 lovely black cats to stroke etc. etc.....
We'll be away when you stay- you have the place to yourself!
Beds are futons- comfy, but firm. Many of the personal possessions in the photos will be tidied away (particularly in our daughter's room!). The house is surrounded on 3 sides by terraced gardens of lawns, trees and flower beds. There's a sun deck to the south and a large trampoline.
Beyond the garden is the 'yoga house', a beautiful, light space which can be used for yoga, tai chi, meditation etc. It has it's own deck and bathroom. Beyond this the land turns to meadow with many fruit trees, a large veg patch and a compost toilet. Among the trees is a fire area surrounded by log seats. Perched on the hedge bank looking out to the hills is a deck.
There are 2 caravans and a yurt at the top of the field rented separately (to lovely people) on a long term basis, so this part of the land and the yoga house are shared. The house and it's gardens remain private and secluded.
The drive enters at the top of the land with plenty of parking.
No smoking please. No pets, as we have cats.
I'm a dad, I design and build playgrounds for a living and am involved in Transition Town Totnes- part of a movement looking at how we can live sustainably on earth.
I've travelled a lot in my life, now only by land, no more flying for me!
I love being in other peoples cultures. I love wilderness and camping out and swimming in the sea.