The Area

Of course, Hope Barton wouldn’t be what it is without its idyllic location. There’s something extraordinary about being able to wake up in a country-cottage to views of green pastures, stretching across hills and fields. Or how about taking a step outside your front door to hear the faint whistle of the ocean, and smell the fresh sea air. Hope Barton wouldn’t be what it is without the surrounding Devon countryside, untouched and unspoilt on this working 35-acre farm.

 

History of South Hams

The name “Ham” comes from the Anglo-Saxon “Hamme”, meaning a sheltered place. Our ancestors were prudent name-givers. At Hope Barton, the surrounding hills and valleys create a pleasant climate year round, whilst also providing the feeling of seclusion and privacy that Hope Barton Barns is known for. But there’s more to the South Hams than the weather; nearby you’ll be able to enjoy coastal works, historic towns and villages and dozens of beaches, all paired with fairs and festivals throughout the year.

 

Culture, heritage & attractions

We understand that not everyone wants to be cooped up all day, no matter how picturesque the setting. That’s why Hope Barton is also choicely located to provide access to the area’s local attractions, including museums in Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge. From art to history, there’s something to suit every taste. The Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth is only a short trip away, while the region is also known for its thriving art scene, featuring festivals, fairs and colourful regattas, thanks to the world-famous Dartington College of Arts. 

For nature lovers, South Devon has a bounty of beautiful and breath-taking sights, whether along the coast, clambering through well-preserved cave systems or trekking across green farmland. There are also wrecks, an underwater village, cider making, farming, estuaries, rich marine live, stately homes to admire and enjoy – an infinite number of activities and sights to sate any appetite for adventure.