Seeking a romantic retreat with your other half this winter? Redbrick Barn is nestled amongst the idyllic Exe Valley, overlooking the picturesque Devonshire countryside. Boasting a plethora of enchanting villages, spectacular walking routes and some of the UK’s finest pubs and inns, you are truly spoilt for choice here in mid-Devon. Whether you enjoy long romantic walks or cosying up beside the fire with your loved one, our luxury boutique bolthole provides the ideal setting for a seasonal couples’ getaway.
Nearby National Parks
The glorious national parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are just a stone’s throw away from Redbrick Barn. With plenty of meandering paths and adventurous trails to explore, these wind-scoured landscapes and dramatic moorlands are both romantic and mysterious…
Exmoor features an amazing portfolio of landscapes; from jagged cliffs and ancient woodlands, to babbling streams and vast, open moorlands. Why not spend the day exploring the 400 miles of footpaths and cycle trails that Exmoor has to offer? We highly recommend a visit to the Tarr Steps: the longest and oldest clapper bridge in Britain. Or, if you’re looking for a romantic date night activity, Exmoor (aka Europe’s first Dark Sky Reserve) is the perfect base for night-time star gazing.
Dartmoor is the largest South Western moorland park, offering a fascinating mosaic of interesting terrains – including traditional castle ruins, wild waterfalls and natural rugged tors. Be sure to look out for the magical Dartmoor ponies and playful otters that freely roam the land. We recommend embarking upon the Tarka Trail; a scenic cycle route to the dramatic coastline, named after Henry Williamson’s much-loved novel ‘Tarka The Otter’.
Bickleigh is a picturesque community village, perched upon the banks of the River Exe. This quaint stopover village is well known for its traditional thatched roof cottages, attractive medieval bridge and working water mill. Bickleigh’s scenic drinking hole, the Fisherman’s Cot, has outdoor tables perched upon the river bank, and is well worth a pit-stop for a cold cast ale.
Venture to the nearby village of Thorverton to explore the close-knit community life and the notorious rich red earth it is known for – made distinctive due to the deep red clay which lies beneath the ground. Discover an abundance of unusual rocks and minerals dating back to the Triassic period during a romantic stroll through the village, before stopping off at the Thorverton Arms for real ales, local ciders and delicious homemade food. Open Monday – Saturday, you’ll find Berry’s Dairy, your nearest shop. This traditional corner store supplies all your everyday essentials, as well as locally sourced specialities, wine and West Country gins.
Book Your Seasonal Staycation at Redbrick Studio
Our beautifully-converted barn studio is perfect for a relaxing couples’ hideaway. This luxurious suite features a self-contained kitchen and stunning open plan living area. At the end of a long day, why not unwind in the shower or retreat to the comfort of your own king-sized bed, nestled within an intimate inglenook framed by beautiful wooden beams?
So, why not whisk your loved one away to mid-Devon this winter? Click here to book your romantic staycation at Redbrick Studio today!