Our Home from Home
We bought Pound Barn in 2004 when it had already been lovingly restored from a farm building into a family home with oak floors and beams. But the three acre plot outside was a blank canvas. Since then we've had so much pleasure in creating our beautiful garden with its pond and rich variety of shrubs and flowers that change with the seasons.
We recently improved the kitchen and built the stunning south-facing terrace which runs the length of the back of the house. We spend half our time out here - relaxing, eating, drinking, maybe a little weeding... We live and work in London but visit our holiday home as often as possible, usually once a month. Our family and friends love it too but we're happy to share it with guests all year round as it's a house that needs people.
Choosing this location
When our three children were little, we spent many happy holidays in Devon. So when it came to looking for a holiday cottage, we naturally gravitated to the South West.
We couldn’t believe it when we found the perfect property in the beautiful South Hams, nestled in a valley surrounded by soft farmland hills and even a view of the River Dart. We love the peace of the place, the smell of the earth and the freshness of the air and yet it’s so close to Dartmouth and all the amenities you could ever wish for. It's also great that our dream 'cottage' can sleep 8 people.
What makes the property special
When we're at Pound Barn, we love to potter around busy Dartmouth, walk along the coast and gaze out at the ever-changing sea. But most of all, we enjoy the privacy and tranquility of our home and delight in the garden. The terrace has hugely enhanced the property as it encourages inside/outside living in Devon's famously mild climate.
We hope that you enjoy Pound Barn as much as we do.
Lea and Tony Druttman