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  • "Black Sam" Bellamy - The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh Barton
    mate of Blackbeard and captained a pirate ship in the early eighteenth century capturing over 50 ships in one year Whilst sailing to collect his pregnant girlfriend from Massachusetts his ship the Whydah went down in sight of the beach where she was waiting with all its fabulous treasure It was found in the 1980s and 90s and the wreck is the first complete pirate ship recovered in American waters there is a touring exhibition in the States of the recovered artefacts and booty Black Sam Bellamy s other claims to fame are that he added the crossbones to the most popular version of the Jolly Roger and apparently Captain Jack Sparrows hair in the Pirates of the Carribean was styled to resemble his There is an extensive entry on Wikipaedia for Black Sam Bellamy and people occasionally turn up to visit the church yard where his mother is buried and the church in which Sam was christened including Vic Reeves a well known pirate buff The Oak Barn stands immediately next to the church and the Bellamy family would have passed the gates to the farm on their way to the christening The loss of the Whydah is commemorated

    Original URL path: http://www.theoakbarn.co.uk/about-the-barn/black-sam-bellamy/ (2016-02-17)
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  • History and Conversion - The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh Barton
    at least 500 years old The Oak Barn is an eighteenth century granary and general barn It is built traditionally in cob a mix of sub soil and straw The building was converted to a wedding venue and holiday let in 2010 2011 opening in May 2011 using local craftsmen and traditional means of construction including green oak trusses using oak from the farm woods lime plasters and re mixed

    Original URL path: http://www.theoakbarn.co.uk/about-the-barn/history-and-conversion/ (2016-02-17)
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  • About the barn - The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh Barton
    centred around St Andrews Parish Church The farm and church relationship goes back to Saxon times when the Barton was the site of the former Manor of Hittisleigh The current farm group has a range of traditional buildings including a medieval farm house and a variety of 18th century cob farm buildings The Oak Barn is a former granary and barn The barn has been converted by local craftsmen using

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  • Testimonials 2011 - The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh Barton
    look forward to the next time Lily 18 Merry 16 and Olivia 14 Tammy and Malcolm ages withheld 17 19 6 11 What an absolutely lovely barn John and Katharine have done an amazing job converting this place into the ideal getaway We would also like to thank them both for their hospitality John and Katharine made us feel more than welcome We will definitely be back Byron and Amanda 24 6 11 29 6 11 Amazing barn and we all had an absolutely fabulous weekend from toasted marshmallows in the tipi to enjoying the luxurious barn comforts and John s hospitality and patience with the children We ll be back soon Anthony and Sarah Jake and Scarlett 15 17 7 11 Beautiful place so peaceful and calm loved the fresh flowers everywhere and the barn itself is wonderful Perfect playground for our boys Thank you very much for your hospitality Home cinema a HUGE hit with the boys Emma Dean Cam Josh and Fin 6 8 11 12 8 11 Our family enjoyed a most relaxing and wonderful holiday in the luxurious and spacious surroundings of the Oak Barn John and Katharine your hospitality is exceptional and you were most accommodating in making us feel comfortable Thank you John for spoiling the kids with their daily trip to feed Wiggy and they had a great time when you took them for a farm tour on the quad bike trailer We would love to come back and enjoy it all again Best of luck with this new venture Sarah and Danny 5 15 8 11 26 8 11 We had a terrific stay at the beautifully renovated Oak Barn The gardens are exquisite and it was such a treat to be able to sample some of your home grown produce

    Original URL path: http://www.theoakbarn.co.uk/general-testimonials/testimonials-2011/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Testimonials 2012 - The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh Barton
    Tom 30 November 3 December 2012 Thanks for a lovely Christmas at the Oak Barn It was very memorable and you are both excellent hosts Nothing is too much trouble Thanks for the walk to the woods and the loan of your wellies May 2013 bring you much happiness With love Angela Julian Jess Joy Tony and Ivy 24 28 December 2012 What a joy So calm so homely Lovely textures and luxury I loved my bedroom and bed like a cloud Thank you for the work you have done to create this haven Lovely to meet you and hear the history of the barn and farmhouse You have gone above and beyond to create a perfect holiday location The barns beauty reflects the owners We will definitely return Vicki Australia Margaret Reading and Amanda and Patrick Wales 27 September 1 October 2012 We have enjoyed a short break Tuesday to Saturday morning It has been a pleasure to have the use of this beautiful accommodation which was enhanced by visits from cats and hens Katharine and John couldn t have been more welcoming We have enjoyed and would recommend walks at the Meldon Reservoir hiring bikes for the Granite Way and eating at the Bearslake Inn near Sourton Caroline and Bill 7 September 2012 Dear John and Katharine Thank you for the most wonderful week at The Oak Barn Meg especially enjoyed the chickens cats dogs and unexpected visit of some cows The Barn was so inviting and cosy also the cinema screen was Stuart s dream Bourne and Senna looked great on it we hope to return soon Emma Stuart and Met 11 18 August 2012 We had a very enjoyable time at The Oak Barn it was a peaceful place with lots of space Katharine and John

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  • Testimonials 2013 - The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh Barton
    What a find If only we could get married again The barn is beautiful stunning Katharine and John have thought of everything and are so friendly and welcoming The beds are so comfy the walks and sheep a delight and the table tennis tournaments will be missed as will the big screen and disco lights A perfect start to 2013 Gary Bev Izzy and Katie Surrey Nigel and Shaz Hants

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  • Testimonials - The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh Barton
    Date 27th September 2014 Will and Lucy Dear Katharine Thank you so much for helping us to have the best day of our lives The Oak Barn was the most perfect venue and we have had so many positive comments from our guests telling us how stunning it was Both you and John were absolutely amazing from the planning stages and on the actual day you made us feel so welcome and were happy to do anything to make our day special Take care Kayleigh and Chris xx Wedding Date 29th October 2014 Kayleigh and Chris To Katharine and John A Thank You card doesn t feel enough for everything you have done for us This weekend was absolutely fantastic in everyway and we cannot thank you enough for all your help and support Lindsay and Mark xxx Wedding Date Saturday 1st November 2014 Lindsay and Mark If you are looking for a hidden gem in the heart of the Devonshire countryside look no further Whether it s a break away from the rat race a beautiful venue to host a special party or as in our case a venue to celebrate your wedding day The Oak Barn just has to be considered We were smitten with the place as soon as we drove through the front gates The gardens surrounding the venue are stunning and a beautiful place to simply relax The accommodation is spotless and strikes the perfect balance of giving you all the luxury one could ask for whilst maintaining all the character of the building s If you needed any more convincing we would simply suggest speaking to and meeting your hosts Katharine and John Milverton They are two of the most down to earth helpful and welcoming hosts we have ever come across In the

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  • Wedding Venue Hire 2016 - The Oak Barn, Hittisleigh Barton
    seasons commence in 2016 Low 2 750 Mid 3 750 High 4 750 January February March Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 April May June Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 July August September Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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