A perfect bolthole from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Butterdon and its mirror image sister Mardon were converted from stone barns, and comprehensively renovated in 2014. They now each provide stylish self catering accommodation for 5 people. Great care has been taken to provide all mod cons needed for a perfect holiday, whilst retaining the historical features and unique feel of the original barn. Our guests regularly tell us that they love the attention to detail and the thought that has gone into the cottages. The bespoke handmade soft furnishings, soft ambient lighting and the comforting woodburning stove, create a mood in which you can truly relax.
The woodburning stove in Butterdon's living area gives it a very cosy feel, although the cottage has a great central heating system so is always toasty whether the woodburner is lit or not (all firewood is included). . The dining area has an extendable oak dining table and chairs. Off the living room is a downstairs shower room, with toilet and sink. The living area has two comfy deep blue sofas a TV and DVD player with a range of DVDs. Alternatively you could gather the group around the table to play one of the board games or jigsaws, or connect your music to the bluetooth speaker and watch the diversity of bird life which comes to the feeder at the window from the comfort of the sofa. A supply of top up bird food is kept in the kitchen.
Off the living room, Butterdon has a good sized, well equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a feast. Gather herbs to enhance your meal from the well stocked communal herb trough and then all gather round the extendable dining table to enjoy with family and friends. Includes a dishwasher and fridge-freezer.
Butterdon's back door opens out from its kitchen onto a good sized south-facing garden with several sun loungers and a large patio table and chairs. For those balmy evenings when you want to dine al fresco there's a communal BBQ that can be brought into Butterdon's patio area.
Butterdon sleeps five guests in two individually styled bedrooms. The double room has a super comfy pocket sprung mattress. The triple room has one double bed and one single bed, again both with pocket sprung mattresses. The triple bedroom is open to the eaves and has a mezzanine level play area with toys and books that younger guests really enjoy (there is a stair gate at the bottom). Both bedrooms have bespoke hand made furnishings with immaculate crisp white linen, soft lighting, everything you need for a restful nights sleep after a long walk on the moor.
There is a modern shower room on the ground floor and a great family bathroom with deep bath on the first floor. Each of the bathrooms has a centrally heated towel rail and oodles of hot water - perfect for unwinding after a day's exploration. Other more invigorating bathing options are available, in the River Teign a short walk away.
Our guests repeatedly tell us they love the outdoor space at Clifford Barton. There is lots of room around the properties to roam and a safe space for children to play. There is a large grassy area, framed by the three cottages and the games room. This is the perfect area to meet other guests to swap ideas of activities and destinations. And for children to make friends and plan adventures. It has hosted gymnastic competitions, herb soup stalls, roly-poly competitions, and mud hedgehog production.
Chidren (and adults) love the long winding drive, perfect for scootering, skateboarding and biking - which can all be borrowed from our bike pool. There are 50 acres of woodland, grassland and lake to explore. Our new letterboxing activity helps you to explore.
A track wends it way through the old farmyard to the lake (approx. ½ km wander). There is a picnic bench at the lake so another great location to enjoy the location and watch the swallows and swifts feed over the lake or catch the vivid colours of the kingfisher flash by. The track is also a favoured feeding location for the badger and in the spring if your lucky you might see cubs playing in the dusk light.
Butterdon has a pretty garden, a great space to sit in one of the comfy loungers with a cup of tea or glass of wine and grab some time out. It is fenced so small children and four legged friends can be contained. There is very little light pollution in the Teign Valley and so it is the perfect location to marvel at the starry sky.
Downstairs: entrance, shower room, living/dining area, kitchen.
Upstairs: double bedroom, triple bedroom with mezzanine play area, family bathroom.
Outside: Back door to an enclosed fenced rear garden with garden table and chairs and recliner chairs. There is a communal BBQ.
Parking: there is room for 2 cars to park adjacent to Butterdon, but unlimited parking elsewhere at Clifford Barton.
Kitchen: Oven, hob and grill, larder fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, nespresso machine and milk frother, toaster, bluetooth speaker/radio. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and pots and pans and BBQ tools.
Washing: there is a communal washing room with BOSCH washing machine. Each cottage has a clothes airer and a washing line in the garden.
Living Area: TV, DVD player. 2 double seater sofas. Dining table and chairs.
Baby Equipment (needs to be requested): travel cots and high chairs, anti slip bath mats.
Other Equipment: hair dryer, iron, ironing board, OS Map of local area, a communal library with walk books, plant, bird and animal ID guides.
There is parking for 2 cars adjacent to Butterdon and unlimited parking available elsewhere at Clifford Barton.
Phone and WiFi
There is a phone for incoming calls and Butterdon has WIFi.
No hidden extras
Linen, towels, fire wood, electricity and use of bikes is included in the cost of your stay.