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THE BARLEY STORE

CABIN IN DEVON

 

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The Barley Store is an off grid cabin in Devon, on the border with Dorset, nestled in a secluded wildflower meadow amidst rolling countryside only five miles from the Jurassic Coast.

Selected by Kip Hideaways and Canopy and Stars.

Switch off; relax; unwind.

Sleeps

Up to 2 guests and 1 well-behaved dog

From £690 per week, £190 per short break

Dog stay from £30 (please see dog rules here)

Layout

Cabin: one bedroom open plan layout

Washroom: just the other side of the hedge with separate composting loo

Kitchen: the separate kitchen is next to the cabin

Washroom

The off grid washroom is solar-powered, with a propane hot water boiler for the shower and basin. The composting loo is vented by a solar-powered fan.

Arriving and Leaving

Arrival day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday for short breaks.

Arrival time: 4pm

Checkout time: 10am

The Essentials

Practicalities

There is private parking for one car, a two minute walk from the cabin

The kitchen includes a double gas hob, a sink with water from a 200 litre tank, and a cold box with ice packs that you can replace every day

There is a fire pit with a grill for cooking on

The cabin is on a farm so there will be the occasional sound and smell of the countryside – sheep and cattle in the meadow, the odd tractor or quad on the farm track

Mobile reception is not great – we would urge you to switch off and enjoy a break from electronics!

Our little shop sells local beers, cider and wine, as well as our own lamb, pork and beef from the farm when available.

Included in your stay

Fresh flowers, picked on the farm

A welcome hamper, including fresh eggs, milk, fresh ground coffee, tea and a loaf of bread

Organic soap

We supply the first batch of logs then subsequent loads are £8. We also sell local charcoal at £7 a bag.

Fresh linen sheets and duvet for the king size bed, and towels

There are books and maps for you to plan excursions and walks

There is a backgammon board

 

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Visit Lyme Regis and Bridport

Picturesque Lyme Regis with its sandy beach and famous harbour is seven miles away, while Bridport with its bustling Saturday market and colourful vintage quarter is just down the coast. Both are fun places to while away a morning pottering.

Back to Nature

Surrounded by low intensity farmland, our fields teem with wildlife. Lie on the sun deck and watch our resident swallows and housemartins wheel overhead while buzzards circle high in the sky. In the morning you might well even see roe deer grazing from the comfort of the king size bed.

Cook on the Fire Pit

We give you a pile of logs for your camp fire so you can create the ultimate wood-fired feast – with our own pork chops and sausages. Our little shop also stocks beer from across the valley and sparkling wine from our friends down the road. Maybe finish the evening toasting marshmallows from the jar we keep stocked up in the cabin.

Walk and Wild Swim

Hidden trails and ancient ‘holloways’ criss-cross this part of Hardy’s Wessex. The farm is on The Wessex Trail itself, so there are plenty of strolls, rambles and hikes to be had. From nearby Lambert’s Castle survey the whole of the Marshwood Vale and the Atlantic beyond. You can even walk on down to the sea for a well-earned dip at Charmouth.

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Contact The Barley Store

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