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Beautiful Medieval Manor in the heart of the Devon Countryside

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious Medieval Barn part of Grade 2 listed property near Dartington, South Devon, England - Near Beaches, Rivers and Dartmoor National Park

Gybbes Lodge is a beautiful and spacious medieval barn which forms one side of the courtyard of a very old Devon manor house. It is furnished with antiques in a comfortable and homely style. It is family friendly and there is plenty of space outside for kids to run around and explore.

The property is two miles from the village of Dartington and is also near the historic town of Totnes where there are great shops and restaurants serving everything from Devon cream teas to locally sourced fresh produce. Within easy driving distance there are numerous gorgeous beaches and Dartmoor is only ten minutes away. You can take a boat trip down the river Dart to the pretty town of Dartmouth, you can go sea fishing from Salcombe, walk the South West coastal path or take a steam train along the river Dart.

The area is famous for its delicious food and there are numerous old pubs to discover or seafood restaurants serving local delights of all sorts. There are great farm food shops and cafes with produce direct from local suppliers. There are activities to suit all ages and tastes. The area boasts many historic homes and castles to explore, small coastal villages to potter around, walking to suit all abilities, cycling trails and sailing trips of all kinds. In the summer Dartington also holds literary and music festivals but all year round there are numerous cultural activities going on as the area has a rich history in the arts. Dartington Hall Gardens, which are open to the public, are beautiful all year round.

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Teresa Griffiths
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Teresa Griffiths

We live next door to the property in the old Manor House with our two boys. We hope that you will enjoy this beautiful part of Devon.

Teresa Griffiths purchased this barn in 2009

What makes this barn unique

Gybbes Lodge is part of a historic property listed in the Devon Rural Archives as dating back to the 14th Century. It is rural and peaceful yet close to a wealth of wonderful places to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Teresa and Jonathan for your warm welcome. We felt very comfortable immediately. The house is wonderfull! Restoration and renovation have been carried out with great care and a lot of taste. Unfortunately we couldn't stay longer. Thank you for your suggestions where to go and what to see. We hope to be back some day.

July 2014 Mark from Switzerland

We had a wonderful relaxing weekend at the barn. The barn is beautiful and spacious, and comfortably housed six adults. Towels and linen were top quality and all the beds were so comfy! It's really conveniently located - a 5 min drive from very nice shops and 10 minutes from Totnes and the train station. Teresa was a very welcoming host and was available to answer any queries in the run up to our stay, and as she lives close by was also around while we were there. I would definitely stay again!

August 2014 Laura from UK

A wonderful place to stay. Fantastic open plan living space and 3 beautifully decorated bedrooms with comfortable beds. Teresa had thought about lots of little details- from the cake, juice and milk on arrival, lovely wild flowers on the dining table, good information on the local area and the very well equipped kitchen.

We had a wonderful break- thank you!

August 2014 Lizzie from UK
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Totnes, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
  • One bathroom with roll top bath One stylish slate en suite shower room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Super-king size four poster bed Bedroom 2 antique French double bed with en suite shower room Bedroom 3 twin with two singles
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: We offer a fully decorated tree for Christmas bookings. Outside: The property has a sizeable garden with outdoor seating and barbecue. Utility Room: washer dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included. Cleaning and laundry are done on changeover but can be arranged for longer stays at additional cost. Please bring your own beach towels.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beautiful Medieval Manor in the heart of the Devon Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A real find , great house and lovely location .

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely recommend , fully equipped, beautiful house , friendly people , we would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jackie. So glad you had a good stay and thanks fr being such lovely guests. We hope you come back again.
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Wonderful holiday property.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of 6 for a long weekend and all wished we could stay longer. Beautiful character property, well equipped and fantastic log burner fire which added immensely to the atmosphere. Great location but always follow directions given by Teresa , not sat nav. A friend who came to visit got very lost using sat nav ! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great property, wonderfully suited for adults and older children

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful old building, beautifully converted. Everything we could possibly need in the kitchen, but we would have appreciated an extra couple of chairs for the dining table as we entertained guests both evenings and they had to eat sitting on the settees.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well located, spacious and characterful accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a 3 night stay at the lodge as a couple with our dog. The property has plenty of character and is very spacious with the kitchen, dining and living area all being open plan with high ceilings - this creates a great space to relax in - in between exploring many of the attractions easily accessed from the property. There are several first class and dog friendly pubs serving good food within a short drive from the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice big family apartment with all facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped property in a tranquil setting. Close to the seaside and Dartmoor.

We took the children horse riding at Mary Tavey and were never short of things to do in the area.

Dartington is just 5 minutes away for all food shopping and immediate needs.

We spent a full day in Plymouth, enjoying the Hoe and the Barbican to the full.

A very good and relaxing holiday was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous accommodation and a lovely host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gybbes Lodge for a long weekend to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday. The Lodge is spacious, comfortable and well equipped, with lots of information about the building's history and the many local attractions. The location is quiet and rural but the proximity of the road to Dartington and Totnes makes it ideal for day trips, shopping and eating out. Teresa made us very welcome - the bottle of Prosecco definitely helped with the birthday celebrations and was greatly appreciated. It was a really enjoyable stay and we are already planning to go back for longer, both to enjoy the house and to spend more time in this beautiful part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carolyn - hope it was a birthday to remember. We'd love to have you to stay again sometime.
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Car: recommended


Gybbes Lodge is within driving distance of numerous beautiful beaches. The beaches are approximately 20-40 minutes drive from us and range from town beaches with facilities and shops, a good local surf beach at Bantham and lots of lovely child friendly beaches for paddling and swimming. The South West coastal path will also lead you to less visited coves and glorious coastal scenery.


The nearest airport to us is Exeter which is approximately 40 minutes drive away. Bristol airport is about two hours drive. Both are reachable by train from our local station at Totnes. The nearest ferry port is Plymouth. Totnes station is on the main intercity line between London and the South West. It is about 3 hours to London by train. Drive from London 3.5 - 4 hours. There are buses that go past our house to Totnes but a car would be recommended to fully enjoy the local area.


Dartington village is about two miles away and has a village shop with post office, garage, bus stop and small shopping complex - The Shops at Dartington.

Totnes is our local town which is about three miles away. This has a large range of shops and restaurants, leisure centre, tourist information and banks.

Further Details:

Totnes is the departure point for River Dart cruises and the Dart Valley steam train. It also has a very picturesque High St and ruined Norman castle, lots of pubs and cafes and waterfront dining. There is a bustling market every Friday.

For seaside towns try Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe. You can take a boat out for a mackerel fishing trip or browse the shops and have fish and chips on the beach. We also suggest a drive up on to Dartmoor simply to admire the spectacular scenery or for a walk or a swim in remote river pools.

Dartington Hall has beautiful gardens and a cafe, bar and restaurant - great for sitting out in the sunshine in the garden of a Medieval house.

For the energetic - try a surf lesson at Bigbury on Sea, or a cycle tour through the woods at Haldon forest.

Totnes is also a centre for all things alternative - you can find yoga classes of all types, massage and a huge range of therapies and treatments on offer.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Totnes, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$173.06

Booking Notes:
30% deposit required for bookings more than two months before arrival. Full fee required on booking for bookings less than two months prior to start date.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday unless by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Last minute bookings: if property available less than ten days prior to arrival email for special offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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