Warren Barn is a converted linhay and threshing barn located in the grounds of Cockington Country Park close to Torquay. The centre and park is managed by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, a charity which looks after 1800 acres of land across Torbay in South Devon.
The barn lies in a secluded wooded valley, close to Cockington Village, surrounded by 450 acres of country park, which makes it the ideal base for coastal and countryside residential visits.
Thanks to a Lottery grant the barn was converted into a residential centre for school and community groups during 2007. As a Camping Barn it includes a large communal kitchen and dining area downstairs with wood burner, modern toilets and showers and separate male and female dormitory accommodation upstairs. The barn is heated by a new Wood Pellet boiler.
The Barn sleeps up to 40 in 2 dorms and has two staff bedrooms, one of which is downstairs and doubles as a disabled bedroom with an attached toilet/shower. The ground floor is wheelchair friendly but the upstairs is not fully accessible due to the nature of the building.
Cockington is a traditional 450 acre country estate, complete with manor house, church, formal gardens, village, water-wheel, woodlands, orchards, meadows and pasture. It is famous for its well kept thatched cottages and pleasant environment right on the edge of Torquay and only minutes from the sea-front. It's a landscape full of surprises and views over Torbay, with wildlife and history to match.
The centre has a fully equipped kitchen, alternatively we can supply pre-cooked meals from the Occombe Farm cafe for groups staying at the Barn.