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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR 2022
Due to a change in use Lopwell Barn will no be available for weekend hire from Jan 2022. We are really sorry to give you this news because we know so many of you love staying at the barn.
Lopwell Barn will continue to be used for the benefit of many young people and the families we work with.
We would like to thank all those who continue to support the work we do at Lopwell Barn.
For more information please email:
Lopwell Barn is a residential centre just 10 miles from Plymouth sitting on the banks of the picturesque River Tavy. A stone’s throw from Lopwell Dam, the barn was converted into a bunk house in 1999 when it was used as an overnight stop for travelling through the county.
Families for Children acquired the Barn as a residential resource in 2019 and continue to promote it as a place where young people can come to relax, reflect and engage in outdoor activities and adventure either with their families, peers, school or as individuals.
Lopwell Barn can accommodate schools groups, youth groups, families and friends, birthday parties and small business. Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor, Lopwell Barn is perfectly located for Dartmoor National Park, beautiful walks, bike trails, stunning beaches, amazing fishing and historic towns. Whether you are seeking an action packed family holiday or a peaceful hideaway, Lopwell Barn can offer it all.
Lopwell has two bedrooms, and can accommodate up to 14 people. In each bedroom there are basic storage units for all your belongings. Lopwell Barn also has a large fully stocked kitchen and living room which has a beautiful wood burner in the corner to keep you warm and cosy.
From evidence and research, Families for Children know that most adopters and children will need support during their lives. Our services are proactive and preventative in approach to meet these needs.
Our wraparound support service offers a range of support, from just being there at the end of a telephone to advising and guiding you through any situation you find yourself in as an adoptive parent. We aim to respond within 24 hours (working days) following a request for support.
Our specialist, therapeutic support service includes a multi-disciplinary team who are skilled and experienced in working with children who have experienced trauma and attachment difficulties.
Referrals to both services can be made through your Families for Children social worker or by contacting the Families for Children office on 01364 645480.
Whether you are hosting a special birthday, planning a team away day from the hustle and bustle of your busy office or just need a weekend for the family then Lopwell Barn is the perfect place for you.
We can cater for up to 14 people sleeping and anything from a day event to week long stays. We can offer a range of exciting and engaging outdoor activities from paddle boarding to pizza making in our Cob oven. If that doesn’t take your fancy you can just hire the barn and do your own thing.
Pricing Availability & Booking
We have a range of prices available as well as just daytime booking too.
Use of the full barn facilities includes a lounge, fully fitted kitchen, 2 x bedrooms (to sleep up to 14 people), shower room and outdoor seated area.
Get in touch
Lopwell Barn is project run by
Families for Children
tel. 01364 645480
Families for Children Trust is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England.
Company Number: 04460558
Charity Number: 1093131