The Barn Owl is situated just off the new South Devon Highway on the edge of the village of Kingskerswell situated part way between Torquay and Newton Abbot. There are two varying sections of the village, the old and the new with a railway line separating them. Besides the Barn Owl, Kingskerswell benefits from charming thatched cottages, an orchard containing the ruins of an old castle and a brook running through its churchyard. In addition there are several local amenities such as a post office and several village shops.
The Barn Owl is located within a 5.5 mile drive to the beautiful seaside town of Torquay; an iconic tourist destination renowned for its palm trees, bustling harbour and international marina.