We began the conversion of East Leigh Barn, in summer 2010 and completed it in spring 2011. It has been converted to a very high standard, with high quality fixtures/fittings, from a 19thC building in a courtyard setting which comprises the original 17thC Grade II listed farmhouse together with a further barn. It is situated in the hamlet of East Leigh which was mentioned in the Domesday Book, approximately one mile from the village of Harberton in the South Hams district of South Devon, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and close to the historic market town of Totnes. It is placed a perfect mid distance twixt moor and sea and enjoys an enviable, elevated position with far-reaching, south-facing panoramic views over and beyond the Harbourne Valley. The distant glow of Start Point lighthouse can be seen across the sky on some evenings and this unspoiled view has virtually no reference to the 20th or 21st centuries. East Leigh was on a main droving route in centuries gone by. The drovers would pause at the small triangular green to let their animals rest, graze and take water before continuing their journey to market. The nearby village of Harberton has an excellent, traditional village pub, the 13thC Church House Inn, (with no slot machines or huge televisions!), just lots of old beams, settles and pews. It serves good quality pub food along with a fine selection of wines and real ales. There is also a 13thC church, St Andrews, containing a Norman font, 15thC rood screen and octagonal 15thC pulpit.

The Barn

With beamed, vaulted ceilings throughout the accommodation is arranged mainly on the first floor, with laundry facilities, a separate
wet room/wc and ample storage for outdoor clothing, pushchairs etc in the walk-in cupboard or under-stairs cupboard on the ground floor.

Wet Room
The naturally lit wet room is fully tiled and fitted with walk in shower, WC, hand basin and mirrored cabinet.

Dining Area
Stairs lead to the first floor and straight into the dining area. The dining area has an extending oak table with matching sideboard. There is also a yew wood window seat overlooking the main courtyard.

The painted wood kitchen units are topped off with a granite work surface. It is fully equipped with all utensils, an integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and ceramic hob and a microwave.

Living Area
In the lounge area, there are two comfortable leather sofas [generous sized two and three seaters], a flat screen remote controlled TV with Freeview/DVD/Blue Ray player. The room is wonderfully light and airy with a quadruple span ceiling window affording beautiful views across the garden and river valley beyond. A further window with deep window seat looks out over the patio and valley beyond.

There is a naturally lit, well appointed bathroom. The double ended, panelled bath has a hand spray attachment. There is an illuminated bathroom cabinet, hand basin/vanity unit, WC and chrome heated towel rail.

Master Bedroom
With comfortable pocket sprung king-size bed with non-allergenic bedding. The bedroom has a fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and oak bedside cabinets with a window seat overlooking the patio and extensive river valley views.

Second Bedroom
Again, this bedroom has a comfortable pocket sprung king-size bed with non-allergenic bedding. This bed can, with advance notice, be split into two singles if required [2 x 2 ½’ beds]. This bedroom also has a built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet. It also has a window seat and overlooks the main courtyard. Patio Outside, there is a sunny, south-facing walled patio area enclosed by flower borders and equipped with a table, chairs, parasol and barbecue. We also have picnic ware for outside use.

Additional Information

Parking for two/three cars is available adjacent to the Barn.

Linen and towels are provided, but please bring beach towels.

Our accommodation is non-smoking & no pets are allowed.

Please click here for our access statement.