For Guests

How to find us

Farm Postcode: EX20 2DH

Ashridge Great Barn What3Words: truffles.producing.pleasing

Old Laundry Cottage What3Words: winemaker.prettiest.evening

If you are coming downhill on North Tawton high street:
Come down the High Street to the clock tower and turn right, then right again to head up
Market Street (between the Town Hall and the Chemist’s), past the
church gate on your right.
Continue on this road for a mile or so, up a steep hill, past Staddon Moor. 

Follow the signs to enter the farm and proceed to your destination.

If you are coming uphill on North Tawton high street:
Come up the High Street to the clock tower and turn left to head up Market Street
(between the Town Hall and the Chemist’s), past the
church gate on your right.
Continue on this road for a mile or so, up a steep hill, past Staddon Moor.  

Follow the signs to enter the farm and proceed to your destination. 

If you are unsure, lost or confused give us a call on 07562260052

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

If you are driving, Ashridge Great Barn is 15 minutes off the A30 if you’re coming from Exeter or 40 minutes from Barnstaple if you’re approaching form the North. Please see the top of the page for the postcode, what3words, map and directions.  If you have any trouble give us a ring on 07562260052.  

The closest train stations are Copplestone and Morchard Road, both accessed through Exeter St Davids.  The train station at Okehampton might also be worth considering depending on where you are staying.  The closest bus stop is in the square in North Tawton.  Taxis are available (and listed below) but we advise booking in advance as they are unlikely to be available on short notice. 

What should I wear? 

Do dress for the weather – the Great Barn has heating but is still a barn at the end of the day! Hopefully it’s a beautiful day and you’re likely to be heading to the gardens for a wedding ceremony or drinks reception so worth bearing in mind that you’ll be on grass when selecting your footwear.  Although the Great Barn itself is more level there are uneven areas so we suggest that your tallest sky scraper heels are not your first choice. 

Do you have disabled access?

There is wheelchair access to the gardens and the majority of the Great Barn, including facilities.  That said, this is a farm so the off-road models cope better! We have a list of accessible accommodation nearby so do get in touch if that’s of interest. 

Where can I stay? 

The Ashridge Great Barn is located between Dartmoor and Exmoor with camp sites, holiday cottages and B and B’s aplenty.  At the bottom of the page you will find a map showing the general local area, a list of accommodation by location and a downloadable spreadsheet of nearby options.  

What is there to do? 

Lots! Other than Dartmoor itself there are lots of activites and towns to explore nearby as well as a wide variety of conservation sites both wildlife and heritage. See the list below for specific links and recommendations. 

What local facilities are there?

This is a rural area so may not have the range of facilities you are used to.  In the local shops and services section below is a quick reference list – do feel free to contact us for more specific requests. 

What are the roads like?!

The short answer is they vary! We’re very lucky to be only 15 minutes off the A30 so if you’re coming from the south the roads are good with only the last 15 minutes of your journey on smaller lanes.  If you’re coming from the north the roads are smaller and in variable condition – please drive carefully!

There are two entrances to the farm, one of which will have been chosen as the guest entrance by the couple.  Both drives are unpaved, we recommend that you keep your speed under 15mph and if you are worried about the clearance on your car do contact us to discuss the best one to arrive by.  We ask that campervans in particular look out for signage as there is a fragile bridge on the Carriage drive.

Taxi List

A.D.S Taxi (Okehampton) – 07773 575133 

Amethyst Taxis (Okehampton) – 07927 800 282 

Apple Taxis (Exeter) – 01392 666 666

ATM Taxi (Okehampton) – 07934334255 

Crediton Cars (Crediton) – 01363 777 714

Dartmoor Taxis (Okehampton) – 07854 579973 

Hatherleigh Taxis (Hatherleigh) – 07809 207 678 

Mid Devon Coach & Minibus (Bow) – 01363 82 200

Oke Taxis (Okehampton) – 01837 55025 / 52421 

Powells Coach & Minibus (Lapford) – 01363 83 468 

Smartway Taxi (North Tawton) – 01837 88 055 

Swift Taxis (Okehampton) – 07734 956925 

White Swan Taxis (Copplestone) – 01363 777 786 

Things To Do

Public Swimming Pools:

Parklands Leisure Centre, Simmons Park, Okehampton  EX20 1EP

The Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton  EX17 6DF

Meadowlands Leisure Pool, The Wharf, Tavistock  PL19 8SP

Splash Leisure Pool, Stucley Road, Bude, Cornwall  EX23 8AR


Instow Beach  EX39 4JH – Dog Friendly

Westward Ho!  EX39 1LL – Dog Friendly to restricted areas

Saunton Sands  EX331LQ – Dog Friendly to restricted areas

Teignmouth  TQ14 8AY – Dog ban between 1st May – 30th Sept

Woolacombe  EX34 7DN – Dog ban from a zoned area of the beach May – October. Dogs allowed in adjacent areas if kept on a lead. 

Exmouth  EX8 2DB – Dog Friendly to restricted areas

Dawlish  EX7 0BS – No Dogs from Easter to end of Summer.

Dawlish Warren  EX7 0NS – Dog ban between 1st April – 30th September

Golf Courses:

Okehampton Golf Club, Tors Road, Okehampton  EX20 1EF Tel: 01837 52113

Libbaton Golf Club, High Bickington, Umberleigh  EX37 9BS Tel: 01769 560269

Waterbridge Golf Course, A377, Crediton  EX17 5LG Tel: 01363 85111

Downes Crediton Golf Club, Hookway, Crediton  EX17 3PT Tel: 01363 773025


Spires Lake, North Tawton  EX20 2ED Tel: 01837 82499

Cycle Hire:

Devon Cycle Hire Ltd, Sourton Down, Okehampton  EX20 4HR Tel: 01837 861141

Torrington Cycle Hire, 1 Station hill, Great Torrington  EX38 8JD Tel: 01805 622633

Forest Cycle Hire, Haldon Forest Park, Bullers Hill, Exeter  EX6 7XR Tel: 01392 833768

Horse Riding:

Cholwell Farm & Riding Stables, Mary Tavy, Tavistock  PL19 9QG – 01822 810526

National Trust Properties:

Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton  EX20 2NWA 19th-century water-powered forge, it was originally used to produce agricultural and mining hand tools and at its peak produced around 400 edge tools a day. It remained an active foundry until 1960 when the roof collapsed and has been a National Trust property since 1994.

Castle Drogo, Castle Drogo Drive, Drewsteignton  EX6 6PB – Famous country house designed by Lutyens in the medieval style, with turrets, gardens and croquet lawn, plus a cafe.  A stunning place to visit.

Knightshayes, Bodham, Tiverton EX16 7RQ.  Huge Victorian pile, set in wonderful grounds.

Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton  EX6 6PW – A 17th-century stone arch bridge carrying an unclassified road over the River Teign near Drewsteignton. This packhorse bridge has three arches and the two central piers are surrounded by triangular cutwaters extending upwards to form pedestrian refuges, and is a Grade II* listed building. 

Killerton House, Exeter  EX5 3LEElegant 1778 National Trust house with landscaped gardens, plus costume collection with dressing up.

English Heritage:

Okehampton Castle, Castle Lane, Okehampton EX20 1JA  – The classic Norman castle ruin, set in a romantic gorge; painted by Turner and many others.

Tintagel Castle, Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE – King Arthur’s castle (well, maybe…), set on a dramatic peninsular on the rugged north Cornish coast.  A stunning place, with plenty of places to eat in Tintagel village.  Gets very busy in the summer.

Lydford Castle and Gorge, Okehampton  EX20 4BH – English Heritage castle; also National Trust woodland trails through a gorge with 30m waterfall, plus kids’ play area and tearoom.  

Other good Places to visit:

Pannier Market, Market Reeve, Tavistock – PL19 0AL. Opening times Tuesdays to Saturdays 09.00 – 16.30.  A pleasant market for impulse shopping; don’t miss the cheese shop just beside the market.  A walk around the ancient stannary town of Tavistock is always pleasant.

Haldon Forest, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter  EX6 7XR – Opening times Daily 08.30 – 22.00.

Trago Mills, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6JD – Opening times Mondays to Fridays 09.00 – 20.00, Saturdays 09.00 – 18.00 and Sundays 10.00 – 16.00.  Intensive shopping for the committed.

House of Marbles, The Old Pottery, Pottery Road, Bovey Tracey  TQ13 9DS – Opening times 09.00 – 17.00 Mondays to Saturdays, 10.00 – 17.00 Sundays.

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Newton Abbot  TQ13 9UG – Opening times Daily 10.00 – 17.00. 

Local Shops and Services


Waitrose, School Way, Okehampton  EX20 1WL – Has a cashpoint inside

Co-op, Market Street, Okehampton  EX20 1HN

Lidl, School Way, Okehampton  EX20 1EU

Tesco Express, 23 High Street, Crediton  EX17 3JP – Has a cashpoint outside

Tesco Superstore, Well Parks, Crediton EX17 3PH – Has a cashpoint outside

Morrisons, 23 Mill Street, Crediton  EX17 1EY

Garages for Petrol:

Nearest is Exbourne Garage, in Exbourne, on the A3072; usually has good prices.  

Lapford – Lapford Garage.

Whiddon Down Service station, at the junction between the A3124 and the A30.

Mole Avon at Okehampton.  

Crediton – Tesco is usually significantly cheaper.  

Pubs serving food:

Railway Inn, Whiddon Down Road, North Tawton  EX20 2BE – Open Friday to Sundays 12.00 – 15.00, Monday to Saturdays 18.00 – 23.00 and Sundays 19.00 – 23.00.  Serves good, hearty food at reasonable prices.

New Inn, Green Hill, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton  EX20 2TB – 01837 82247. Open Tuesdays to Fridays 10.00 – 15.00 & 18.00 – 23.00, Saturdays 09.00 – 23.45, Sundays and Mondays 09.00 – 21.45.   

Duke of York, Iddesleigh, Winkleigh  EX19 8BL – 01837 810253.  Open everyday 11.00 – 23.30.  Much favoured local pub, offering good food.  Booking important, especially for Sunday lunch.

Tom Cobley Tavern, Spreyton, Crediton  EX17 5AL – 01647 231314. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 12.00 – 15.00, Sundays 12.00 – 16.00, Mondays 18.00 – 22.30, Tuesdays to Thursdays 18.00 – 23.00 and Fridays and Saturdays 18.00 to 00.00.  Popular local pub in the geographical heart of Devon (even if his horse won’t get you all the way to Widdecombe….)

Lamb Inn, The Square, Sandford, Crediton  EX17 4LW – Tel: 01363 773676.

The Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton EX17 6DF – 01363 82348.  Large, family- oriented pub (with a swimming pool!).


Fish & Chips

  • Graylings Fish & Chips, North Tawton.  The best in the area by far; call them in advance on 01837 89195 and they will have your order ready for collection.


  • World Food, North Tawton.

  • Berto’s Pizza Restaurant, 4A Cross Street, Okehampton TQ13 8NL.  


  • Ma’ida, 37 Fore Street, Okehampton EX20 1HB.  The best indian food in the area; also does take-away.  01837 318030.


  • Wongs, Okehampton.
  • Hot Food, Okehampton.

Local Accommodation

Nichols Nymett HouseB&B or Self Catering cottages4 B&B rooms, 2 cottages, sleeps 19EX20 2BP01837
Burton HallSelf Catering1 bed cabin, 2 bed apartmentEX20 2DQ01837
Staddon HouseSelf Catering6 bedrooms, sleeps 12EX20 2DP Through
Meadow CottageSelf Cateringsleeps 2 adults + 2 bunk bedsEX20 2BS07900 002299Through facebook
The Old School HouseSelf CateringSleeps 6EX20 2HB07875
Jackdaws CottageSelf Catering3 bedrooms, sleeps 6EX17 6BH Through website
Springsland RidgeSef catering Shepherds HutSleeps 2EX17 6BL07889


Wootten Deer ParkLuxury Safari Lodge surrounded by deerSleeps 6EX17 6LF07483
The Waie InnB&B or self catering chalets16 B&B rooms 4 x 3 bed chaletsEX17 6DF01363 82348Through website
Webber Hill Farm Cottages2 self catering cottagessleep 2 & 4EX20
Middletown Farmhouse B&BB&B2 roomsEX20 2SZ01837 880300 or 07591
Weirford House2 units upto 4 people each self catering or B&B EX20 2SY01837
Lowerfield HouseB&B3 roomsEX17 6PU01363
The Old Malt Scoop InnPub & B&B4 roomsEX17 6PZ01363 83330Through website
The Fox and Hounds HotelHotel EX18 7JZ01769 580
Eggesford Barton HouseLarge Holiday House13 rooms, sleeps 28EX18 7QU01769
The Cow ShedHoliday Cottage2 rooms, Sleeps 4EX20 3RX07970 926872joroyal@me.comor through AirBnB
Clotworthy HouseB&B3 double roomsEX19 8HR01837
Wheatland Farm4 Echo Lodges & a cottageSleeps 26EX19 8DJ01837
The Old Parsonage 4 double roomsEX19 8JA01837
Ten Acres Vineyard CampingCamping & Glamping10 pitches & 3 bell tentsEX19 8EY01837
Higher Primrose CottageSelf catering2 adults & 1 childEX19 8HU07809 478280Through website
The Old Mill Holiday CottageSelf catering & B&B1 B&B room, 2 bed Cottage & a Shephards HutEX20 3RE07770
East Hillerton LodgeSelf catering & B&B2 bedroom lodge, 2 bedrooms B&BEX17 5AD01363 881278 07975 535494 07593 223978Contact through website
Swallows at FalkedonSelf catering Apartment1 doubleEX17 5EF01647 231526Contact through website
The New InnPub & B&B7 roomsEX17 5BZ01363
Mill House BarnSelf catering cottagesleeps 2EX20 2LU01647 433593Through website
West Nymph CottagesSelf catering cottages1 x 1 bed, 2 x 3 bedEX20 2RJ01837 840724Through website
Lovaton FarmB&B & self catering2 B&B rooms + 3 bed self cateringEX20 2RA01647
The Moors HouseSelf cattering house5 bedroomsEX20 2PD01837
The Oxenhamarms HotelPub & B&B7 roomsEX20 2JT01837
Gooseford FarmB&B & self catering1 self catering, 3 B&BEX20 2QQ01647
TravelodgeHotel EX20 2QT0871 984 6047Through website
Dartmoor ViewStatic Caravan Holiday Park EX20 2QL01647 231545Through website
Fursdon FarmhouseSelf catering6 bedrooms, sleeps 13EX19 8BS Contact through website
OkehamptonWisteria HouseSelf catering4 bedroomsEX20 1ED07890 042386joroyal@me.comor through AirBnB
OkehamptonNorthlake B&BB&B3 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 singleEX20 1QH01837 53100Through website
OkehamptonMeadowlea Guest HouseB&B7 roomsEX20 1EA01837 53200Through website
OkehamptonYHA OkehamptonHostel & campingupto 20 tentsEX20 1EW0800 0191700 or 01629
OkehamptonBetty Cottles InnPub & B&B6 roomsEX20 4LR01837
OkehamptonThe Manor House HotelHotel199 roomsEX20 4NA01837
OkehamptonThe Tors InnPub & B&B2 bedroomsEX20 1QZ01837
TravelodgeHotel EX20 4LY08719 846048Through website
The Cider BarnCottage
6 guests, 3 double rooms
Summerhill FarmGlamping3 yurts each sleeping 4-6EX6 6LP01647
Brickmoor B&BSelf catering or B&B2 peopleEX17 5JA01363
Taw Vale B&BB&B3 double roomsEX17 3BU01363
The Devonshire DumplingPub & B&B3 roomsEX17 5LP01363
Hillside B&BB&B3 roomsEX17 4NH01363
Combe Lancey FarmhouseB&B2 rooomsEX17 4EA01363
Big Sky DevonGlamping1 wooden yurt, 1 wooden cabinEX17 4SA Through website
Ashridge FarmSelf catering & B&B3 B&B rooms, self catering unit sleeps upto 9EX17 4EN01363
The Lamb InnPub & B&B7 roomsEX17 4LW01363
Gidleigh ParkLuxurious Hotel TQ13 8HH01647
The Red Lion InnB&B3 roomsEX17 1AT01363 772340Through website
Elmfield NorthlewB&B3 double rooms, 1 singleEX20 3NP01409 221376 or 07974
Meadowland FarmB&B & Shepherds Hut2 bed B&BEX19 8RQ01805
Lower Whitsleigh FarmSelf catering cottage or luxury safari tentSleeps 11EX19 8TU01805
Frogmill StudioSelf cateringStudio for 2EX6 6ES01647
Brook FarmhouseB&B3 Double roomsEX6 6DS01647 270042Through website
Welcombe MeadowGlamping2 Luxury Safari Tents, each sleep upto 6EX37 9BJ01769 615011 07733 117399Through website