Buster Barn is in Sampford Spiney, peacefully at the end of a private drive off narrow, winding moorland lanes, a detached single-storey cottage converted from a sturdy granite barn, surrounded by an enclosed courtyard (table/chairs, barbecue) with pond (netted), over which a bridge (handrail) leads to gently sloping hillside garden and arbour with spectacular long views to a panorama of tors. To one side, the friendly owners’ home and a resident neighbouring cottage, all bordered by horse-grazed fields through which you can wander to the open moor: Crip Tor and Ingra Tor, around ¾ mile; pub at Merrivale, around 30 minutes via footpath.
From parking area, gravelled pathway to 7 big uneven granite steps (alternative level access via gravelled courtyard) up to front door (5'5" lintel); spacious beamed open-plan living/dining/oak fitted kitchen (washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with armchairs and sofa bed (converts to double bed for alternative sleeping), TV/DVD, iPod dock, table/chairs for 4 and glazed double doors to courtyard. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower). Spring water. The best of both worlds here: scenic and secluded, yet close to interesting moorland towns.