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Ash Barton

Ash Barton, Ash Road, Braunton, Devon EX33 2NP

36 reviews

Weekends

£3,195 - £5,495

Full Weeks

£3,995 - £8,995

SLEEPS

35

BEDROOMS

13

BATHROOMS

9

Ash Barton - An ancient manor house overlooking the Devon coast line - perfectly placed to enjoy Devon!

Sleeps up to 35 in 13 bedrooms with 9 bathrooms. Weekends from £3,195 to £5,495, full weeks from £3,995 to £8,995. For shorter stays please enquire.

If fully occupied, price per person per night is usually between £16 and £52.

  • Catering Available
  • Snooker or Table Tennis
  • Indoor Pool
  • WiFi
  • Wedding Facilities
  • Countryside Walks
  • Working Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly

Ash Barton offers freedom and beauty. You are free to do your wedding, your way. No rules. Over a mile from our nearest neighbour with no curfews or noise restrictions. Stunning setting with an optional outdoor wedding license. Separate marquee possible but not necessary. Plus a ruined chapel! Seats up to 200 indoors and the total venue capacity is 200.

  • Civil Ceremony License
  • Self Catering
  • Catering Available
  • Gardens
  • Fireworks

DESCRIPTION

Dating back to 973 AD, Ash Barton is as old as it is beautiful.  The manor house sits high above the North Devon countryside, with spectacular views over the moors to the sea in the distance.

The property has 11/13 bedrooms and sleeps up to 35. Downstairs is a large kitchen and sitting room (with a piano), and a dining room. There is also an indoor swimming pool, games barn and a romantic chapel in the grounds.

Ash Barton sits in 25 acres of woodland and meadows, and is only 3 miles from Saunton Sands. The house is an excellent base for a Devon holiday, as it allows easy access to the north coast, including Ilfracombe, Lynton and Lynmouth, yet is still within reach of resorts and attractions to the west of Barnstaple such as Bideford, Appledore and Clovelly. It is a 20 minute drive from Exmoor and 30 minutes from Dartmoor.

There is a huge amount to do in the area; walking in the nature reserve at Braunton Burroughs (great for bird watching) and surfing and kite-surfing  at Croyde. Putsborough, to the west side of Woolacombe Bay is perfect for coast walking, and the Tarka Trail (for cycling) passes very close to Braunton, Ash Barton’s village. For those ‘staying in’ there is a full range of garden furniture, outdoor barbecue and even a fire pit. Inside the house has log burning stoves for wintery evenings.

Ash Barton would suit parties of friends or family, reunions, special celebrations, weddings, holidays or retreats. The nearest neighbour is over a mile away!

For details of Special Offers, or Last Minute availability, please call Ash Barton.

REVIEWS

6 days ago

An absolutely stunning place with great facilities. Awesome games barn with heated pool. Comfy rooms, wonderful views. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend away. Can't recommend this enough.

2 months ago

Ash Barton is incredible, it has it's own magic that can't be explained until you stay and enjoy it! Thank you to Simon & family for allowing it to be enjoyed by so many and to Pete for being the soul of it.

2 months ago

Ash Barton is incredible, it has it's own magic that can't be explained until you stay and enjoy it! Thank you to Simon & family for allowing it to be enjoyed by so many and to Pete for being the soul of it.

5 months ago

Oh! I wish we lived at Ash Barton! We had such an amazing wedding there and are very grateful to Simon and Liam for making our weekend amazing. Everyone loved how beautiful yet relaxed the venue is, and we loved having all our friends and family around us for the whole weekend. The location is stunning. The house is incredible. The chapel is gorgeous. The game room is a very practical space. Wish we could do it all over again!

5 months ago

The most amazing setting. So much space whilst still feeling intimate. Can't thank simon and pete enough for their continual support before during and after our big day. An absolute dream. Will visit again soon xxx

5 months ago

Words cannot really explain how much we love Ash Barton and how it was the perfect venue for our wedding! From the first viewing to the final drive down the lane Simon and Pete were so supportive and welcoming! We had the most incredible 4 days there, setting up for our wedding with so much help from family and friends, the actual wedding day and then the day after finishing off the left over booze!!!! Our friends staying at the house couldn't believe the place, they all enjoyed the house, pool, games and most importantly we all enjoyed being there together! No one wanted to leave! We all miss it and want to go back! Thank you for everything and all the fabulous memories made

5 months ago

Words cannot really explain how much we love Ash Barton and how it was the perfect venue for our wedding! From the first viewing to the final drive down the lane Simon and Pete were so supportive and welcoming! We had the most incredible 4 days there, setting up for our wedding with so much help from family and friends, the actual wedding day and then the day after finishing off the left over booze!!!! Our friends staying at the house couldn't believe the place, they all enjoyed the house, pool, games and most importantly we all enjoyed being there together! No one wanted to leave! We all miss it and want to go back! Thank you for everything and all the fabulous memories made

7 months ago

We're still riding on such a high from what was the most spectacular few days of our lives. We got married on 2nd July 2016 and I can't rate the Ash Barton Estate enough as a venue for the most important day of your lives. There's a calm peace that washes over as soon as you meander your way down the long drive. The natural beauty needs no touching but allows for those personal touches to come alive with true ease. Taking a stroll past the lake and beyond offers breathtaking views and you turn back to see the wonder that is your home for a few days. Pete was also the most charming and helpful individual you could ever hope for. He cares so much about making your day perfect and looks ever so dashing in his suit too! Please, please, please lean on Pete for his knowledge - it will be soooo worth it. We got married in the chapel and had a marquee on the lawn in front of the lake. We kept the giant games room for our guests and spent Sunday in the pool. The house feels like home as soon as everyone is gathered around the wonderful kitchen. You can't ask for a better place to put up your nearest and dearest. Please, reach out to myself or my wife Aoife should you want to ask any questions about what we did, which suppliers we used etc as we'd love to help. Finally, thank you to Simon for being ever so helpful, witty and a pleasure to work with. Mr & Mrs Dannatt can't wait to return and I know all our guests feel the same way.

9 months ago

After alot of stress pulling family and friends from all over the uk & states it was all worth it the families had to to bond and reconect with one another and new friendships able to form on the Monday (some family had not seen one another in 22 years) Monday was very relaxed with a barbecue in the courtyard , both kids and adults enjoyed the games room and pool ( two of the kids made it into the pool nine times :-) ) We had planned on a outside wedding but the great British weather was not playing on Tuesday morning so we moved it into the hall . With a hole host of entertainment from a gladiator tower, sumo suits and a bucking brunco disco five piece band ( grumpy old men ) the games hall coped very easily with everything . The Wednesday was back to being relaxed as the hangovers had arrived lol We enjoyed the fire pit and let off lanterns to remember those who couldn't be with us . Pete was excellent can't thank him enough will be uploading a few photos from the big day the chapel was magical

10 months ago

So, when you book a wedding venue without actually seeing it in real life you're really taking a leap of faith but we couldn't be happier with our decision. We got married at The Ash Barton Estate at the end of April and we had the best weekend of our lives. The venue is truly phenomenal and for anyone wanting a DIY wedding venue, this really is the perfect venue. Although it's very much a DIY venue, the owner Simon is always on hand to offer recommendations and suggestions which were really helpful. The barn at Ash Barton is like a blank canvas - you can really transform it into whatever your heart desires. Not only is the venue magical, but it is looked after by the wonderful Pete who is one of the most hardworking and genuine people we have ever had the pleasure to come across. Nothing is too much trouble for Pete and he literally worked his socks off during our wedding weekend to ensure that everything was perfect. Words really can't describe how grateful we are for all his help. If you're looking for a beautiful and versatile venue in a gorgeous setting, look no further than Ash Barton. We wish we could do it all over again! Ash Barton will always have a special place in our hearts and we look forward to visiting again soon! The Woodcocks x

10 months ago

We got married here 31st may 2016! It was the most amazing location for a wedding I can't recommend it enough! Just perfect! Thank you Simon. And special thanks to Pete, you were such a great help! Love Mr and Mrs Green x

10 months ago

We celebrated a 30th birthday at Ash Barton and enjoyed every minute. We made good use of the BBQ and loved spending time around the fire pit. The chapel was used to hold a party, and we spent one evening having a pool party. The games room was fun and it was lovely to have so much land surrounding the house. There is plenty of room in the kitchen and lots of space to park cars. A short journey to the beach, whilst being far away from other houses makes it the perfect location. We would definitely return! Thank you.

10 months ago

We celebrated a 30th birthday at Ash Barton and enjoyed every minute. We made good use of the BBQ and loved spending time around the fire pit. The chapel was used to hold a party, and we spent one evening having a pool party. The games room was fun and it was lovely to have so much land surrounding the house. There is plenty of room in the kitchen and lots of space to park cars. A short journey to the beach, whilst being far away from other houses makes it the perfect location. We would definitely return! Thank you.

10 months ago

We had our Wedding at Ash Barton in April and we couldn't have asked for more! It was perfect and exactly what we wanted. It was amazing having all of our close family and friends under one roof and have the relaxed wedding weekend that we had planned. Everyone else loved it too. Pete was fantastic and such a great help. We'll definitely be back! Thanks :) The Dixons x

10 months ago

Take us back!! Today we came home from the most magical stay at Ash Barton! We definitely made the right choice of wedding venue - and all of our family and friends agreed!! So many of our guests commenting on how amazing the venue was! It was just perfect to be able to celebrate our wedding with our family and friends and then to be able to share the accommodation with them all and stretch out the celebrations over a few days!! If you're considering booking at Ash Barton, don't hesitate! We will definitely be returning!!! We have serious wedding blues now!! :-( Thank you Ash Barton, love love love it!!!! xx

11 months ago

Great estate. Superb venue for events - private like weddings, birthdays etc. Fantastic grounds ,gardens so much to discover. 2e loved the chickens and the eggs..... highly recommend.

11 months ago

We just had our wedding at The Ash Barton, and we had a superb time! All of our friends and family absolutely loved it! Everything from the rooms, location and views was just perfect! Special thanks to Pete, who made sure our wedding day and all the other days went smoothly. Pete, you are amazing! There was already a talk between all of our friends to come back again for a long weekend. See you again soon. The Ashburners

11 months ago

Choosing Ash Barton as our wedding venue was certainly the best possible decision that we made. It was love at first sight as Simon showed us around and we could instantly picture what an incredible weekend it would be, with the possibility of spending a few days surrounded by our friends and family, and not just have the wedding over in a flash. The reality was far beyond what we had expected, Ash Barton is a truly magical place and all of our guests were wowed by it's beauty. Simon was most helpful and professional. He gave excellent and invaluable advice throughout the planning stages. We also found it incredibly refreshing to be able to plan and do as we liked for our wedding and not have the usual restrictions from the venue. This DIY approach suited us perfectly and contributed to making it the wedding of our dreams.

11 months ago

Choosing Ash Barton as our wedding venue was certainly the best possible decision that we made. It was love at first sight as Simon showed us around and we could instantly picture what an incredible weekend it would be, with the possibility of spending a few days surrounded by our friends and family, and not just have the wedding over in a flash. The reality was far beyond what we had expected, Ash Barton is a truly magical place and all of our guests were wowed by it's beauty. Simon was most helpful and professional. He gave excellent and invaluable advice throughout the planning stages. We also found it incredibly refreshing to be able to plan and do as we liked for our wedding and not have the usual restrictions from the venue. This DIY approach suited us perfectly and contributed to making it the wedding of our dreams.

12 months ago

Just spent a wonderful weekend at ash Barton celebrating my daughter and son-in-law's wedding and it couldn't have been more perfect or beautiful from start to finish, a fabulous family get together enjoyed by all. Thank you very much to Pete who was amazing and such a help!

12 months ago

Just got back from our amazing wedding weekend and couldn't ask for anymore. Pete was extremely helpful and it was an absolutely smashing venue. Many happy memories made! We will definately need to return as Mr and Mrs Hill!!

1 year ago

We have so much love for Ash Barton!!! We had our wedding here in January and it was bloody perfect! Rooms for all our wedding party (and a few more!) a wonderful candlelit chapel to get married in, beautiful grounds, a huge barn for our wedding reception, no stupid rules or curfews, a wonderful, wonderful site manager - Pete (and his beautiful little dog) and a wedding that lasted three days!! Nobody wanted to leave! We booked this before we had even been to visit and it was the best decision we have ever made. A magical place heart emoticon

1 year ago

i just had my stag do at ash barton. i can not rate it highly enough. simon made all the arrangements clear and easy, he was friendly and professional. he helped me every step of the way and calmed me down when i needed it. pete the care taker made us feel well come and confident that he was always on hand. the house and facilities are perfect, beds rooms showers pool and games room exceeded expectations. if you are thinking of hiring the estate i can 100% say go for it. you will not be disappointed. thanks you simon and thank you pete. you gave me some fantastic memories.

1 year ago

Had our wedding here on 7th Nov 2015 and it was perfect! Everyone loved the estate and the facilities. Hated coming home! The kitchen is such a great communal room and I have to say we are really missing Pete and Alfie! If you book Ash Barton, please book Pete for as long as you can. He is a star and is always on hand to help. He looked so smart in his suit, directing the traffic on the morning of the wedding, everyone thought he was a guest at the wedding. Thank you to Simon, Julie, Pete and Alfie. You have made the whole experience memorable!

1 year ago

Another great week at Ash Barton....fun was had counting all the mirrors. ..116 we think!

1 year ago

Ash Barton is fabulous. We had our wedding there recently and it was the most wonderful day, spent celebrating with our family and friends. Superb location, very relaxed and perfect for what we wanted. We shall most certainly be visiting again. Pete is an absolute legend and goes over and above to help guests. Perfect x

2 years ago

We are delighted to share our superb experience at Ash Barton. The house exceeded our expectations. We could not have wished for a happier and more successful weekend. It was a perfect 'home' to host in and celebrate my husband's 5oth birthday with a group of dear friends. There was so much space for us all and the house is brilliantly stocked - from coffee cups, wine glasses to games and a very efficient site manager who is discreet but on call if needed. Simon the owner was hugely helpful and recommended H&A Catering for our Birthday dinner in the Chapel. It was splendid. The Chapel looked stunning with church candles, tea lights and fairy lights - so festive and elegant. It was so exciting and the Caterers gave us a feast fit for a king. They were amazing : professional, charming, thoughtful & efficient. They nailed the occasion. Our weekend was truly perfect. My only wish is that we had another special occasion coming up so that we could book Ash Barton again right now! Don't wait if you are thinking of booking - the dates get snapped up!

2 years ago

This is such a fantastic place to stay - our week was just brilliant, so much to do, and a beautiful setting. the house really does have everything you could want and Pete was always on hand to help (or bring fresh eggs from the chickens!). Our chapel wedding at the start of the week was initimate and simple, and the grounds make a great backdrop for photos. The highlights for adults and kids alike were the pool and games barn which meant every day was packed with fun even when the weather was less kind to us. We used 'Guess Who Is coming to Dinner' to cater for part of our stay, including the wedding and a BBQ, and they were simply superb - and the other people we used for the wedding (Evolve photography, Lucy Cheetham who did the cakes, Phoenix entertainments for an afternoon of outdoor games in the grounds, Coastal Zen for a morning of pampering at the house) were all excellent, and taken from the suppliers list for Ash Barton which was so helpful. It really is a brilliant house, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Would heartily recommend a family or friends group stay here!

2 years ago

The pretty and picturesque Ash Barton Estate, a charming 17th century manor house romantically placed in the soft rolling hills of North Devon. The grand yet unpretentious house with the amenities usually found in 5* hotels was a super relaxing retreat, perfect for the week away with 16 friends just shared. So relaxing indeed some hardly felt the need to venture off the estate but chose to spend time languishing in the beautiful rooms with views out over the pretty grounds and beyond, having fun times in the games rooms and indoor heated swimming pool. The grounds themselves a mixture of old world horticultural splendour with pretty walled gardens and rugged country semi-wild walks to enchanting woods and ponds with resting spots to look out and savour the beautiful landscape. Real live chickens roam the grounds giving eggs plentiful, while the beehives house our buzzy friends. Those who did venture out found beautiful local beaches, walks and restaurants. On a green note the estate is self sufficient producing its own electricity! Highly recommend!

2 years ago

The Ash Barton is too amazing for words. An unforgettable week spent in the most beautiful of surroundings. This house is amazing, the grounds are breathtaking and with so much to keep you entertained within the endless splendid acreage and awesome facilities. Have been blown away by everything The Ash Barton has to offer and am taking with me memories which I'll never forget. A piece of paradise for any occasion. Seeing is believing! An experience I will always treasure.

2 years ago

A truly wonderful place to spend time with friends and family: Ash Barton offers a beautifully chic yet homely backdrop, a plethora activities to entertain every guest come rain or shine and a Pete on hand to help with anything!! Whatever your occasion, Ash Barton is an amazing venue in an unrivalled location!

2 years ago

We are so so happy we chose Ash Barton for our wedding last week. It was the most beautiful and amazing venue! Getting married outside was such a dream, despite the rain, and Pete is the most incredible and helpful guy! We wish we could do it all again!! This is the perfect venue for a DIY wedding - you can personalise everything. We hope to return in the future for family holidays!

2 years ago

Just got back from my stag do here with 34 others. Can't recommend the place highly enough. You can't fail to have a great time. Everything is very well thought out and set-up. We were welcomed with a very healthy supply of free-range eggs which was a nice touch.,The pool area is brilliant, the games barn provides endless hours of fun. The setting is stunning and secluded. Would do it all over again (visit the house, hopefully not my stag!)

2 years ago

Just got back from my stag do here with 34 others. Can't recommend the place highly enough. You can't fail to have a great time. Everything is very well thought out and set-up. We were welcomed with a very healthy supply of free-range eggs which was a nice touch. The pool area is brilliant, the games barn provides endless hours of fun. The setting is stunning and secluded. Would do it all over again (visit the house, hopefully not my stag!)

2 years ago

We stayed in Ash Barton for our company team-building 'retreat' at the end of March and had a fantastic time.,The house is absolutely wonderful, so much space and some brilliant facilities too - including a heated swimming pool and a huge games barn with table tennis, snooker, badminton and almost every other activity you could want.,We easily fitted 30+ into the living room for presentations, dining room for meals, and everyone had plenty of bedroom space. The kitchen is v...ery well equipped too - allowed us to cook for a large number quite easily.,The setting is beautiful, really peaceful, a fantastic way to escape the hustle and bustle of central London for a few days. The coast is just a few miles away too if you fancy a seaside walk.,Simon, the manager, was very helpful and friendly - he made us feel really welcome and ensure we had everything we needed throughout.,All in all, a great experience which I would recommend to any large group if you're looking for somewhere to escape for a weekend.,Thanks Ash Barton!

2 years ago

We stayed in Ash Barton for our company team-building 'retreat' at the end of March and had a fantastic time. The house is absolutely wonderful, so much space and some brilliant facilities too - including a heated swimming pool and a huge games barn with table tennis, snooker, badminton and almost every other activity you could want. We easily fitted 30+ into the living room for presentations, dining room for meals, and everyone had plenty of bedroom space. The kitchen is very well equipped too - allowed us to cook for a large number quite easily. The setting is beautiful, really peaceful, a fantastic way to escape the hustle and bustle of central London for a few days. The coast is just a few miles away too if you fancy a seaside walk. Simon, the manager, was very helpful and friendly - he made us feel really welcome and ensure we had everything we needed throughout. All in all, a great experience which I would recommend to any large group if you're looking for somewhere to escape for a weekend. Thanks Ash Barton!

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