Lopwell Barn

a world of discovery at your doorstep

COVID-19 Update – welcome back

 We are pleased to welcome you back to Lopwell Barn and are once again taking bookings for weekend only breaks.

As per COVID-19 regulations,  from September 14th, social gatherings of more than 6 people are illegal. There is a limited number of exemptions to the rule, including support bubbles that have more than 6 people in them.

So, if you are considering staying with us in the coming weeks, we will ask that you do not stay or gather in groups of more than 6, unless they are all part of your family household or support bubble. 

 According to the government website you can form a support bubble with another household of any size that is not part of a support bubble with anyone else if you live by yourself OR you are a single parent living with children who are under the age of 18.

If you already live with other adults then you can form a support bubble with one single adult household who are not part of a support bubble with anyone else.

We thank you for your continued support.


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.

Adoption Support

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.

Registered office:
Higher Mill,
Buckfastleigh, Devon
TQ11 0EE

Company Number: 04460558
Charity Number: 1093131

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