About Ash Barton
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 house is divinely suited for a Bohemian country wedding, or a weekend break with family or a group of friends.
Ash Barton has 13 bedrooms and can sleep up to 35, with the use of bunks and fold-up beds. There are 9 bathrooms.
Downstairs, there is a large kitchen and sitting room (with a piano), and a dining room. There is also a fabulous indoor swimming pool. The Games Barn is an ideal space for large parties and functions, and contains lots of diversions, such as pool tables, a trampoline and fully-functioning disco space!
Ash Barton has 25 acres of woodland and meadows, and within the grounds is the old chapel, which makes a very romantic setting for a wedding, or more intimate party. It can seat up to 50 to dine, 100 to sit as an audience.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Ash Barton is very much a laid-back, family kind of place. It has a great timeless atmosphere and allows you to enjoy yourself in friendly grand-without-feeling-it surroundings. And the nearest neighbour is over a mile away!”
About The Location
Ash Barton is only 3 miles from Saunton Sands with its famous dunes. 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.
Things To Do
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.
Weddings at Ash Barton
You can be married out on the lawn, or inside: the choice is yours. The chapel can hold 100 as a congregation, and the Game Barn has a capacity of 200. Best of all…no curfew!
Interactive map showing approximate location of Ash Barton.