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Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Parking
The SpaceThe holiday lodge is located at Jubilee Park Farm - a 50 acre grassland farm deep in the wild countryside of beautiful Devon. From the top field there are stunning views towards Winkleigh and on to Dartmoor. This is a nature lovers paradise with a huge variety of wildlife and birds including barn owls, buzzards and snipe. The air is crisp and the skies are huge. If you're looking for the razzmatazz of a holiday resort then this is probably not the spot for you - but if you'd like to get away from it all, reconnect to nature, have your own piece of Devon sky - and relax in the evening with a good book - this is your holiday! Guest AccessGuided tours of the farm available at animal feeding times. Winkleigh is a great location in the heart of rural Devon giving easy access to both the north and south coast as well as Dartmoor and Exmoor. Interaction with GuestsThis is a place to get away from the busy-ness of every day life. We respect the privacy of guests and hope to provide a stress free place to unwind. As this is a grassland farm raising animals there is always someone available on site and our children will probably come to say hello. The NeighborhoodJubilee Park Farm is situated one mile away from Stafford Moor Fishery, four miles from Iddesleigh and close to the Tarka Trail for cyclists and walkers. Getting AroundThe nearest train station is Eggesford (6 miles). The nearest bus stop is Winkleigh (2 miles). Both train and bus provide access to Exeter and Barnstaple. Other Things to NoteThis is a place to get away from it all. To create an environment where families can reconnect with one another and enjoy spending time together we do not provide television or internet access in the lodge.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
Accommodation has great charm and character throughout including many exposed beams and stripped pine latched doors. Two attractive bedrooms - double and further compact double bedded room. Landing with fitted wardrobe. Bathroom/wc with hand held shower attachment. Good sized and very comfortably furnished living room with woodburner in Inglenook fireplace, beamed ceiling, leather suite, TV and DVD. Attractive beamed dining room with pine table and dresser. Cosy and comfortable sun room with comfy seating for 2. Fitted kitchen with elec cooker and microwave. Attractive, fully enclosed lawned front garden with patio and garden furniture. Unrestricted roadside parking.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
12 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceThe Shippon is the ground floor apartment in The Old Stable. The front door is accessed over cobbles and there are two steps up to the door. The door opens into the main living area of the apartment. To the right is the kitchen, which is well equipped and offers a four ring electric hob, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher, microwave oven and plenty of kitchen cupboards. You will find a supply of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar and milk in the fridge on your arrival. There are also essential herbs, spices and oil. There is a sofa bed in the sitting area (which can be used for one adult or two small children), TV with Freeview, DVD player and a dining table, which will seat four. Leading off to the right of the main living area is a separate double bedroom, with double bed. A hairdryer is provided. Children over the age of 10 years are welcome. To the left of the main area is a shower room, separate toilet and utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Soap and shower wash are provided for your arrival. The apartment is centrally heated during the chillier months and bed linen and towels are included. Free WiFi. Guest AccessOutside the front door is a shared garden for both apartments to enjoy, although The Hayloft does have its own first floor patio area. The Greenhouse Spa offers a cedar hot tub and sauna for 2 people and the services of a beautician. This is a shared facility for all guests, with private times for each apartment. There is internal access to the apartment above, so both apartments can be let together. Both apartments can lock access to the other apartment. There is a cupboard at the top of the stairs where you can access ironing and cleaning facilities should you need them and some garden games and board games in the spa. Parking adjacent to the Old Stable. Interaction with GuestsThe owners live next door in the The Old Vicarage, so will be there to greet you and will be around, at most times, should you need anything during your stay. The NeighborhoodDowland is a small hamlet set in beautiful, unspoilt Devon countryside, looking south towards the northern end of Dartmoor; a perfect venue for a relaxing break or for exploring nearby villages, Dartmoor, Exmoor, RHS Rosemoor and the coastlines of Devon and Cornwall. The Old Stable is situated on the Tarka Trail, a 180 mile long trail that follows in the footsteps of the character Tarka the Otter from Henry Williamson’s famous novel. The Trail splits into 2 loops and we are situated on the South Loop. Also nearby are three Devon Wildlife Reserves, Halsdon, Meeth Quarry, and Ash Moor, which offer some spectacular woodland, river and meadow walks. The area is a walkers paradise. Halsdon Wood offers a walk which takes you to sites which inspired some of James Ravilious' best-known photographs. James Ravilious took more than seventy thousand images before his death in 1999 and these can be seen at the Beaford Arts archive, a short drive away at Beaford. The Royal Photographic Society called his work “a unique body of work, unparalleled at least in this country for its scale and quality”. Although the setting is rural and quiet we can offer some wonderful places to eat and visit. Dolton, a mile away to the north, has a small supermarket and post office, butchers and two good pubs, The Rams Head and The Royal Oak. A mile to the south you can find The Duke of York in Iddesleigh, home to Michael Morpurgo's War Horse Valley, another great pub serving good food. Mid Devon is a quiet, peaceful and very unspoilt part of the country, where you can wander along the narrow Devon lanes and glimpse rural views through gateways. An area not yet commercialised or teeming with visitors and traffic, a reminder of ages past and a slower, less stressful, way of life. About a 45 minute drive from Exeter and less than an hour to the North Devon and Cornwall coastlines. The old Stable is well situated for exploring this wonderful part of Devon. The countryside location is very rural and peaceful. Getting AroundYou will definitely need your own transport to get around. Other Things to NoteWe do accept short breaks throughout the year, with a minimum of 2 nights. The Shippon can be booked on a self catering or breakfast hamper basis. If you choose the breakfast hamper option breakfast is taken in your apartment. We will ask you to order your initial breakfast hamper prior to your arrival for your first morning and again each morning of your stay before you go out. This will be brought over to your apartment in the evening for you to prepare and enjoy the next morning. Breakfast hampers are an additional cost @ £8.00 per person per night. If you wish to order breakfast hampers please just let us know and we will email you a special offer to include your breakfast.
caravan/mobile home
2br caravan/mobile home
    Comfortable, refurbished lodge located in its own corner of the farm. One double bedroom, one twin bedroom with room for a cot or "put you up", bathroom, fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, living room with dining area and gas central heating throughout. The farm is located deep in the wild countryside of rural England – the perfect antidote to life in the city. The holiday lodge is located at Jubilee Park Farm - a 50 acre grassland farm deep in the wild countryside of beautiful Devon. From the top field there are stunning views towards Winkleigh and on to Dartmoor. This is a nature lovers paradise with a huge variety of wildlife and birds including barn owls, buzzards and snipe. The air is crisp and the skies are huge. If you're looking for the razzmatazz of a holiday resort then this is probably not the spot for you - but if you'd like to get away from it all, reconnect to nature, have your own piece of Devon sky - and relax in the evening with a good book - this is your holiday! There will normally be an additional charge of £5 per night for heating fuel from November to April. Fishing available at Stafford Moor Fisheries (1 mile), the Fox & Hound, Eggesford (5 miles) and various locations on the Rivers Taw & Torridge. Close to the Tarka Trail for cycling and walking. The nearest villages of Winkleigh and Dolton have five unspoilt local pubs serving traditional English food. The Duke of York pub and restaurant at Iddesleigh is also a short drive away. Both villages have excellent convenience stores, post offices and fresh fish (Friday and Wednesday respectively). Supermarkets available at Great Torrington (Lidl), Okehampton (Waitrose, Lidl & Coop), Crediton (Tesco) and Barnstaple (Tesco, Sainsburys and Lidl). Iddesleigh the village featured in "The War Horse" only 5 miles away. Moortown Farm, the home of poet Laureate Ted Hughes, 0.5 miles away. Enjoy the countryside described in his "Moortown Diaries" collection of poems. Guests are welcome to wander around the farm and orchard and to help with feeding the animals. There are plenty of green lanes and the Tarka Trail for those who like walking or cycling. Fishing is available 1 mile away at Stafford Moor Fisheries. Beaches 40 mins. The farm is not on the national grid for electricity but we do have 24 hour supply.
    lodge
    3br lodge
      Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom lodge in Bideford, Devon. Set in rural surroundings with two large lakes on site. Unlimited use of lakes to fish with every booking. Bars, restaurants, beaches, kids play areas all within a 10 minute drive from the lodge. Great site for surfers, keen fishers & families. Bideford, Devon is beautiful and Hartland Forest, is perfectly located. You can enjoy the peaceful and tranquil setting, whilst a 10/15 minute drive away will take you to the towns, restraunts, beaches, childrens play areas, adventure parks, outlet shopping centres, museums the list is endless! There is lots to do for all ages, and the site itself has two large fully stocked lakes. Excellent for keen fishers! Here at Orca Lodge, Hartland Forest, you really do have the best of both worlds!
      Home/Apartment
      Excellent
      24 reviews
      Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceThe Hayloft is the first floor apartment within The Old Stable. The apartment is accessed via outside metal stairs, so is not suitable for anyone who has difficulty with steps and is not suitable for small children. Children over the age of 10 years are welcome. The apartment is light and airy and open plan, with a high beamed ceiling and a separate small kitchen and separate shower room at one end. The kitchen has lovely views over the countryside towards the village of Dolton and is well equipped, offering a four ring electric hob, electric oven, fridge and washing machine/dryer. You will find a supply of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar and milk in the fridge on your arrival. There are also essential herbs, spices and oil. Soap and shower wash are provided for your arrival. On entering the apartment, the sleeping area is on your left. We can provide twin beds or a six foot double, depending on your needs. A hairdryer is provided. A sitting area with sofa, a comfortable bean bag, TV with Freeview and a DVD player. A dining table, which will seat four, completes the main living area. The apartment is centrally heated during the chillier months and bed linen and towels are included. Free WiFi. Guest AccessOutside the front door is a first floor, tiled patio area, with garden furniture for the summer months. There is also a shared garden adjacent to The Old Stable for both apartments to enjoy. The Greenhouse Spa offers a cedar hot tub and sauna for 2 people and the services of a beautician. This is a shared facility for all guests, with private times for each apartment. No pets in this apartment. No smoking. There is internal access to the apartment below, so both apartments can be let together. Both apartments can lock access to the other apartment. There is a cupboard at the top of the stairs where you can access ironing and cleaning facilities should you need them. A selection of garden and indoor board games can be found in the spa. Parking adjacent to The Old Stable. Interaction with GuestsThe owners live next door in the The Old Vicarage, so will be there to greet you and will be around, at most times, should you need anything during your stay. The NeighborhoodDowland is a small hamlet set in beautiful, rural, unspoilt Mid Devon countryside, looking south towards the Northern end of Dartmoor; a perfect venue for a relaxing break or for exploring nearby villages, Dartmoor, Exmoor, RHS Rosemoor and the coastlines of Devon and Cornwall. The Old Stable is situated on the Tarka Trail, a 180 mile long trail that follows in the footsteps of the character Tarka the Otter from Henry Williamson’s famous novel. The Trail splits into 2 loops and we are situated on the South Loop. Also nearby are three Devon Wildlife Reserves, Halsdon, Meeth Quarry, and Ash Moor, which offer some spectacular woodland, river and meadow walks. The area is a walkers paradise. Halsdon Wood offers a walk which takes you to sites which inspired some of James Ravilious' best-known photographs. James Ravilious took more than seventy thousand images before his death in 1999 and these can be seen at the Beaford Arts archive, a short drive away at Beaford. The Royal Photographic Society called his work “a unique body of work, unparalleled at least in this country for its scale and quality”. Although the setting is rural and quiet we can offer some wonderful places to eat and visit. Dolton, a mile away to the north, has a small supermarket and post office, butchers and two good pubs, The Rams Head and The Royal Oak. A mile to the south you can find The Duke of York in Iddesleigh, home to Michael Morpurgo's War Horse Valley, another great pub serving good food. Mid Devon is a quiet, peaceful and very unspoilt part of the country, where you can wander along the narrow Devon lanes and glimpse rural views through gateways. An area not yet commercialised or teeming with visitors and traffic, a reminder of ages past and a slower, less stressful, way of life. About a 45 minute drive from Exeter and less than an hour to the North Devon and Cornwall coastlines. The old Stable is well situated for exploring this wonderful part of Devon. The countryside location is very rural and peaceful. Getting AroundOur apartments are in a very rural setting so you will definitely need your own transport to get around. Other Things to NoteWe do accept short breaks throughout the year, with a minimum of 2 nights. The Hayloft can be booked on a self catering or breakfast hamper basis. If you choose the breakfast hamper option breakfast is taken in your apartment and must be ordered at the time of your booking. We will ask you to order your initial breakfast hamper prior to your arrival for your first morning and again each morning of your stay before you go out. This will be brought over to your apartment in the evening for you to prepare and enjoy the next morning. Breakfast hampers are an additional cost @ £8.00 per person per night. If you wish to order breakfast hampers please just let us know and we will email you a special offer to include your breakfast.
      house
      9br house
        Farms for City Children is a well-known charity established by 'War Horse' author, Michael Morpurgo, 39 years ago (it has been Helpful Holidays' annual charity many times). Whilst very full during term time, its house is available to holidaymakers in the school holidays. Nethercott is a big Victorian house with substantial south-facing lawns with unfenced drop, views to Dartmoor and gardens with easy access to the Okement and Torridge rivers and the Tarka Trail. At the back, a cobbled courtyard, stables and farm buildings, and large, productive walled vegetable garden - fresh veg and fruit in season can be selected and will be picked for you to order. The accommodation is basic, the house huge and spacious. Ground floor: large Victorian tiled hall; downstairs loo; bay-windowed living room with woodburner; large, wooden-floored, part-panelled, bay-windowed dining room with plenty of tables/chairs; kitchen with 4-door Aga, electric cooker, microwave, fridge; pantry with marble shelves, worktops, freezers, storage space; side door to courtyard and back stairs to first/second floor; games room - formerly the carriage house - with table tennis and table football; boot room; utility room outside with three washing machines. Back door to walled garden. Fine formal oakstaircase to first floor and eight bedrooms (bunk beds are 2’6"): Burrow - four bunk beds with en suite bathroom (suite) Bridgetown - three bunk beds Parsonage - four bunk beds with en suite looTorridge - four bunk beds Candlelight - five bunk beds All these five bedrooms have lovely views over the garden and fields as far as Dartmoor. At the back, overlooking the courtyard and stables: Langlands - single room with en suite shower-room (suite) Okement - twin room Paradise - twin room Three shower-rooms (suites). Stairs up to the second floor:the whole of the top floor with, of course, the best views - the art/workroom - a bright modern room, pine floor, plenty of light and, leading off it, a double bedroom. Loo on landing. So that’s nine bedrooms, four shower-rooms, two bathrooms, four separate loos. No TV. Damages Deposit £300. Arrival after 4pm. This is a great place for large family gatherings and celebrations.Please note these are 2017 property details; there may be differences when booking for 2016 please check with Helpful Holidays Additional amenities include: game room, cot, views, countryside views, on a farm, open fire or woodburner, travel cot, detached, consider sb, farm help. Iddesleigh: little, mainly thatched village (famous and excellent good food pub) in wooded farmland about 3½ miles from Hatherleigh (lively and attractive small farming town with good pubs, market and cricket team). Lots of footpaths (including the Tarka Trail) round about. River Torridge (fishing), 1½ miles away; the sea at Bude, about 27 miles. Farms for City Children is a well-known charity established by 'War Horse' author, Michael Morpurgo, 39 years ago (it has been Helpful Holidays' annual charity many times). Whilst very full during term time, its house is available to holidaymakers in the school holidays. Nethercott is a big Victorian house with substantial south-facing lawns with unfenced drop, views to Dartmoor and gardens with easy access to the Okement and Torridge rivers and the Tarka Trail. At the back, a cobbled courtyard, stables and farm buildings, and large, productive walled vegetable garden - fresh veg and fruit in season can be selected and will be picked for you to order. The accommodation is basic, the house huge and spacious. Ground floor: large Victorian tiled hall; downstairs loo; bay-windowed living room with woodburner; large, wooden-floored, part-panelled, bay-windowed dining room with plenty of tables/chairs; kitchen with 4-door Aga, electric cooker, microwave, fridge; pantry with marble shelves, worktops, freezers, storage space; side door to courtyard and back stairs to first/second floor; games room - formerly the carriage house - with table tennis and table football; boot room; utility room outside with three washing machines. Back door to walled garden. Fine formal oakstaircase to first floor and eight bedrooms (bunk beds are 2’6"): Burrow - four bunk beds with en suite bathroom (suite) Bridgetown - three bunk beds Parsonage - four bunk beds with en suite looTorridge - four bunk beds Candlelight - five bunk beds All these five bedrooms have lovely views over the garden and fields as far as Dartmoor. At the back, overlooking the courtyard and stables: Langlands - single room with en suite shower-room (suite) Okement - twin room Paradise - twin room Three shower-rooms (suites). Stairs up to the second floor:the whole of the top floor with, of course, the best views - the art/workroom - a bright modern room, pine floor, plenty of light and, leading off it, a double bedroom. Loo on landing. So that’s nine bedrooms, four shower-rooms, two bathrooms, four separate loos. No TV. Damages Deposit £300. Arrival after 4pm. This is a great place for large family gatherings and celebrations.Please note these are 2017 property details; there may be differences when booking for 2016 please check with Helpful Holidays Additional amenities include: game room, cot, views, countryside views, on a farm, open fire or woodburner, travel cot, detached, consider sb, farm help.
        Cottage
        2br Cottage
        • Pets Allowed
        Set within 16 acres of glorious North Devon countryside, The Chapel is the idea place to come and unwind from the stresses and strains of daily life. The Chapel is an annex of the main house which is a former Rectory so there is a wealth of character and stunning features including a 45 ft living room with its own stained glass window. The Chapel has its own private gated cobbled courtyard with outside fire and wonderful alfresco dining area with bbq facilities. Inside there is a country kitchen with cream units and oak wooden worktops - ceramic hob and oven and a large kitchen/dining table. There is a stunning downstairs double bedroom (can be made into a twin) with a view overlooking the courtyard. (Please note the bathroom is upstairs). Upstairs there is another beautiful double bedroom with oak beams also overlooking courtyard. There is a huge bathroom with a roll top bath, shower with rain head, his and her's wash hand basins and loo with oak wooden seat. Finally there is a 45ft living room with beams, a wood burner and a stunning feature stained glass window along with two sofas (one is a double sofa bed) and two armchairs to relax after a day out exploring. It has a large digital TV, music system, Wi-fi access and games and books to read and relax with. The Chapel is ideal for couples who are looking for a romantic break and want to get away from it all. It is also the ideal location for exploring the South West as you are equi-distant from Exmoor and Dartmoor and Exeter is only 40 mins away. The nearest beach is at Instow (14 miles) offering a great selection of eateries and a stunning deli. Watersports such as kite surfing and surfing can be found at Westward Ho or Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough. Golf can be found at Libberton Golf Course near High Bickenton (12 mins) or at High Bullen Hotel (25 mins) - they also have amazing leisure facilities including pool, sauna/steam and gym. Tennis can be played in the village of Beaford (20 min walk/2 min drive) and arranged through the owner. There is a number of great places to eat out within a 8 mile radius such as The Rams Head in Dolton, The New Inn in Roborough, The Duke of York in Iddesleigh (home of Michael Murpurgo), The Malt Scoop in Merton along with Thai, Indian, Fish & Chips and Chinese restaurants in Great Torrington - booking in advance is always advised.
        Cottage
        1br Cottage
          The Old Granary is the perfect peaceful Devon retreat a place to recharge your batteries, relax with a glass of wine & a good book take long walks in the lush green country side. Wander up to the local inn for a meal & real ale or snuggle up by the log burner for a quiet evening in. If you feel more energetic it is the ideal place to explore the rest of Devon & all it has to offer.Surfing beaches on the north coast pretty villages & quaint seaside towns to the south. Cornwalls attractions are within easy reach too. Cycle the Tarka trail. Visit historic stately homes & gardens.
          Cottage
          Excellent
          10 reviews
          4br Cottage
            We offer cottage holidays on an organic sheep farm set in the stunning Devon countryside with large gardens, fields and woods and free coarse fishing on our well-stocked lake. We have well equipped cottages, each individually designed, with its own garden and sharing an indoor heated swimming pool, which is open all year. We have 2 cottages to suit a variety of families or groups. Alternatively take both properties sleeping up to 14. Ideal for family reunions and special events. We can also provide an excellent caterer for prepared meals and special dinners. Enjoy peace and quiet amongst our gardens, fields and woods. Get close to nature with our organic pastures, pure air and a wealth of wildlife. Explore our woodland walk, fish or relax beside the stocked fishing lake or meet our friendly farm animals and pets. For children there is a play area with a slide, seesaw, swings and a trampoline. We are ideally placed to reach the sea, from sandy beaches, surf at Croyde or Saunton, to rocky coves or old fishing harbours such as the world famous Clovelly. The beaches in North Devon are amongst the best in England and the area has been recognized as having environmental importance and has been delegated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. There are countless walks to explore from the farm and we are minutes away from the Tarka Trail, ideal for walking or cycling. There are a wealth of beautiful historic houses and gardens to visit nearby and numerous family attractions to enjoy. We are situated between the Moors, making it easy to explore the depths of Dartmoor or Exmoor and the pretty villages that are scattered around the area. As well as farming organically we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible and generate our own renewable energy from our wood boiler and solar panels.
            Cottage
            Excellent
            4 reviews
            2br Cottage
            • Pets Allowed
            We offer cottage holidays on an organic sheep farm set in the stunning Devon countryside with large gardens, fields and woods and free coarse fishing on our well-stocked lake. We have well equipped cottages, each individually designed, with its own garden and sharing an indoor heated swimming pool, which is open all year. We have 2 cottages to suit a variety of families or groups. Alternatively take both properties sleeping up to 14. Ideal for family reunions and special events. We can also provide an excellent caterer for prepared meals and special dinners.Enjoy peace and quiet among our gardens, fields and woods. Get close to nature with our organic pastures, pure air and a wealth of wildlife. Explore our woodland walk, fish or relax beside the stocked fishing lake or meet our friendly farm animals and pets. For children there is a play area with a slide, seesaw, swings and a trampoline or meet our friendly horse.We are ideally placed to reach the sea, from sandy beaches, surf at Croyde or Saunton, to rocky coves or old fishing harbours such as the world famous Clovelly. The beaches in North Devon are among the best in England and the area has been recognized as having environmental importance and has been delegated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.There are countless walks to explore from the farm and we are minutes away from the Tarka Trail, ideal for walking or cycling. There are a wealth of beautiful historic houses and gardens to visit nearby and numerous family attractions to enjoy.We are situated between the Moors, making it easy to explore the depths of Dartmoor or Exmoor and the pretty villages that are scattered around the area. As well as farming organically we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible and generate our own renewable energy from our wood boiler and solar panels.
            Hotel
            2br Hotel
              Confortable, lodge rénové, situé dans son propre coin de la ferme. Une chambre double, une chambre double avec salle pour un lit ou «vous mettre en place", salle de bains, cuisine entièrement équipée avec lave-linge, salle de séjour avec coin repas et le chauffage central au gaz. La ferme est située en pleine campagne sauvage de l'Angleterre rurale - l'antidote parfait à la vie dans la ville. Le lodge de vacances est situé à Jubilee Park Farm - une prairie ferme de 50 acres en pleine campagne sauvage de la belle Devon. Dans le champ en haut il y a des vues magnifiques sur Winkleigh et sur Dartmoor. Ceci est un paradis pour les amoureux de la nature avec une grande variété de la faune et des oiseaux, y compris chouettes, buses et snipe. L'air est vif et les cieux sont énormes. Si vous êtes à la recherche de la razzmatazz d'une station de vacances alors c'est probablement pas l'endroit pour vous - mais si vous souhaitez obtenir loin de tout, se reconnecter à la nature, avoir votre propre morceau de ciel Devon - et vous détendre dans la soirée avec un bon livre - ce qui est de vos vacances!
              Hotel
              3br Hotel
                Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom lodge in Bideford, Devon. Set in rural surroundings with two large lakes on site. Unlimited use of lakes to fish with every booking. Bars, restaurants, beaches, kids play areas all within a 10 minute drive from the lodge. Great site for surfers, keen fishers & families.
                Home/Apartment
                1br Home/Apartment
                  The Shippon is the ground floor apartment in The Old Stable. The front door is accessed over cobbles and there are two steps up to the door. The door opens into the main living area of the apartment. To the right is the kitchen, which is well equipped and offers a four ring electric hob, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher, with plenty of kitchen cupboards. You will find a supply of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar and milk in the fridge on your arrival. There are also essential herbs, spices and oil. There is a sofa bed in the sitting area (which can be used for one adult or two small children), TV with Freeview and a dining table, which will seat four. Children over the age of 10 years are welcome. Leading off to the right of the main living area is a separate double bedroom, with double bed. A hairdryer is provided. To the left of the main area is a shower room, separate toilet and utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Soap and shower wash are provided for your arrival. The apartment is centrally heated during the chillier months and bed linen and towels are included. Free WiFi. Outside the front door is a shared garden for both apartments to enjoy, although The Hayloft does have its own first floor patio area. The Greenhouse Spa offers a cedar hot tub and sauna for 2 people and the services of a beautician. This is a shared facility for all guests, with private times for each apartment. No pets in this apartment. No smoking. Dustbin and recycling boxes can be found by the garden gate into the owners' back garden. There is internal access to the apartment above, so both apartments can be let together. Both apartments can lock access to the other apartment. There is a cupboard at the top of the stairs where you can access ironing and cleaning facilities should you need them and board games at the bottom of the stairs. Parking adjacent to the Old Stable.
                  Home/Apartment
                  1br Home/Apartment
                    The Hayloft is the first floor apartment within The Old Stable. The apartment is accessed via outside metal stairs, so is not suitable for anyone who has difficulty with steps and is not suitable for small children. Children over the age of 10 years are welcome. The apartment is light and airy and open plan, with a high beamed ceiling and a separate small kitchen and separate shower room at one end. The kitchen has lovely views over the countryside towards the village of Dolton and is well equipped, offering a four ring electric hob, electric oven, fridge and washing machine/dryer. You will find a supply of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar and milk in the fridge on your arrival. There are also essential herbs, spices and oil. Soap and shower wash are provided for your arrival. On entering the apartment, the sleeping area is on your left. We can provide twin beds or a six foot double, depending on your needs. A hairdryer is provided. A sitting area with sofa bed and a comfortable bean bag, TV with Freeview and a DAB radio with iPod dock. A dining table, which will seat four, completes the main living area. The apartment is centrally heated during the chillier months and bed linen and towels are included. Free WiFi. Outside the front door is a first floor, tiled patio area, with garden furniture for the summer months. There is also a shared garden adjacent to The Old Stable for both apartments to enjoy. The Greenhouse Spa offers a cedar hot tub and sauna for 2 people and the services of a beautician. This is a shared facility for all guests, with private times for each apartment. No pets in this apartment. No smoking. There is internal access to the apartment below, so both apartments can be let together. Both apartments can lock access to the other apartment. There is a cupboard at the top of the stairs where you can access ironing and cleaning facilities should you need them and board games at the bottom of the stairs. Parking adjacent to The Old Stable. The owners live next door in the The Old Vicarage, so will be there to greet you and will be around, at most times, should you need anything during your stay. You will need your own transport to get around. Our main changeover day is Saturday. We accept short breaks all year, with a minimum of 2 nights stay.
                    Home/Apartment
                    9br Home/Apartment
                      Farms for City Children is a well-known charity established by 'War Horse' author, Michael Morpurgo, 39 years ago (it has been Helpful Holidays' annual charity many times). Whilst very full during term time, its house is available to holidaymakers in the school holidays. Nethercott is a big Victorian house with substantial south-facing lawns with unfenced drop, views to Dartmoor and gardens with easy access to the Okement and Torridge rivers and the Tarka Trail. At the back, a cobbled courtyard, stables and farm buildings, and large, productive walled vegetable garden - fresh veg and fruit in season can be selected and will be picked for you to order. The accommodation is basic, the house huge and spacious. Ground floor: large Victorian tiled hall; downstairs loo; bay-windowed living room with woodburner; large, wooden-floored, part-panelled, bay-windowed dining room with plenty of tables/chairs; kitchen with 4-door Aga, electric cooker, microwave, fridge; pantry with marble shelves, worktops, freezers, storage space; side door to courtyard and back stairs to first/second floor; games room - formerly the carriage house - with table tennis and table football; boot room; utility room outside with three washing machines. Back door to walled garden. Fine formal oakstaircase to first floor and eight bedrooms (bunk beds are 2’6"): Burrow - four bunk beds with en suite bathroom (suite) Bridgetown - three bunk beds Parsonage - four bunk beds with en suite looTorridge - four bunk beds Candlelight - five bunk beds All these five bedrooms have lovely views over the garden and fields as far as Dartmoor. At the back, overlooking the courtyard and stables: Langlands - single room with en suite shower-room (suite) Okement - twin room Paradise - twin room Three shower-rooms (suites). Stairs up to the second floor:the whole of the top floor with, of course, the best views - the art/workroom - a bright modern room, pine floor, plenty of light and, leading off it, a double bedroom. Loo on landing. So that’s nine bedrooms, four shower-rooms, two bathrooms, four separate loos. No TV. Damages Deposit £300. Arrival after 4pm. This is a great place for large family gatherings and celebrations.Please note these are 2017 property details; there may be differences when booking for 2016 please check with Helpful Holidays Additional amenities include: game room, cot, views, countryside views, on a farm, open fire or woodburner, travel cot, detached, consider sb, farm help.
                      Home/Apartment
                      2br Home/Apartment
                      • Wifi
                      • Pets Allowed
                      • Parking
                      The SpaceThe Chapel is an amazingly peaceful space. It has a huge double heighted ceiling in the main living room which is ideal for playing some music and relaxing. There is a small door that leads to the courtyard where we provide a bbq and chimenea so you can enjoy the night sky. Interaction with GuestsWe will be more than happy to help you with anything you need during your stay but understand after a long journey you need to unwind so we can help you get in and relax and we can go over anything else you need in due course. We have free range eggs available and a variety of fresh veg and salad stuff which we are happy for you to purchase at a very low cost. If you wish total privacy then we are happy to leave you in peace. The NeighborhoodWe are located in a superb location for everything North Devon offers. You can choose to visit the coast or Exmoor and Dartmoor, all of which offer an amazing range of places to eat and drink plus things to do and take part in. We are more than happy to advise and help you plan your journeys each day should you wish it. We have lots of great places to eat closer to home or we can advise you of our local markets which run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays so you can come back and cook up a storm on the bbq! Getting AroundYou will need a car for getting around these parts however if you wish to cycle then we are happy to pick up from our local station Umberleigh - on the main line from Exeter and assist you back to The Chapel. We are 45 minutes from Exeter Aiport where you can hire a car and have the freedom to explore the area.
                      Home/Apartment
                      2 reviews
                      4br Home/Apartment
                      • Wifi
                      • Parking
                      The SpaceThe cottage is very spacious and light with beams, two inglenook fireplaces and a farmhouse kitchen with Aga. There's a large entrance hall, dining room, study, sitting room, utility room and downstairs family bathroom. Upstairs a spacious main bedroom with double bed overlooks the garden and has a large ensuite , two spacious doubles with brass beds and each with a handbasin and a small bedroom with 4ft french double bed. There is also an upstairs lavatory in the hall. The pretty rear garden has a terrace, vine covered for outside dining and a lawn with shrubs and flower borders , a barbecue area and summer house. There is also a pond with fish so toddlers and small children should always be accompanied outside. Parking is nearby in the square and is free. You may park outside to unload cases. Guest AccessFor entire cottage access to all rooms and garden. Interaction with GuestsFor bed and breakfast guests all year round I can offer two comfortable double rooms with tv and tea/coffee making facilities and a hearty breakfast. WiFi is also available. Please contact me if you would like only a bed and breakfast room at £60 per double room on a nightly basis to include breakfast. Both pubs offer excellent food and are only 100m away. The NeighborhoodMead Cottage is in the very heart of the village near the church and square with many other thatched cottages. The village is very pretty and friendly with two good pubs serving food and entertainment, a great village stores, post office and butchers. There is also a childrens playground. Getting AroundWe are close to many wonderful walks, Halsden woods and the river Torridge and a short drive to RHS Rosemoor and the Tarka trail. Bideford, Appledore and Westward Ho! for surfing are also a short drive away. Fishing at Stafford fisheries close by. A little further afield is Bude, the lovely cathedral city of Exeter, 50 mins and Castle Drogo, Fingel's bridge and Dartmoor only 25 mins. We also have a regular bus service. Other Things to NoteClaude, my elderly french cat, resides at Mead cottage and comes and goes through his cat flap. If you are booking the whole cottage in the holiday season then he will be in residence. He's very friendly, extremely deaf and spends most of the time asleep in the shed but would like to be fed twice a day if you would be so kind. Food provided.
                      Home/Apartment
                      Excellent
                      10 reviews
                      1br Home/Apartment
                      • Wifi
                      • Breakfast
                      • Parking
                      The SpaceZingaro Wagon sits at the end of the garden of The Old Stable apartments in its own quiet private garden space. Children are welcome and the wagon is best suited for a couple or a family with one or two small children.The wagon is made by Barrel Top Wagons, a local business, who make solid, unique timber wagons and lodges and offer a bespoke carpentry service using locally grown timber to deliver beautiful, original designs. Their wooden caravans are more substantial than shepherds huts and gypsy wagons and we know our visitors will love it! This is luxury glamping. We do accept short breaks throughout the year, with a minimum of 2 nights. About 10 metres from the wagon is The Greenhouse Spa, where you will find your shower and next to this a separate, toilet. The shower has its own outside entrance and is for the use of Zingaro guests only. The spa offers a two person cedar hot tub and sauna and we can also offer the services of a local beautician if you fancy some pampering and relaxation during your stay. Zingaro is a beautiful, peaceful and unique space. No pets in the wagon. No smoking. Dustbin and recycling boxes can be found by the garden gate into the owners' back garden. Parking adjacent to the Old Stable Apartments. Guest AccessEnter the wagon via some wooden steps and onto a small wooden balcony and through the large glass sliding doors. The interior is open plan with the simple kitchen as you walk in. There are plenty of shelves for food, with crockery and kitchen equipment for four guests and a microwave oven on one side and on the other a two ring gas hob, small fridge/freezer worktop and a kitchen sink. There is hot and cold running running water. We leave tea, coffee, sugar and hot chocolate to welcome your arrival along with some milk in the fridge. There are also essential herbs, spices and oil. At the far end of the wagon is the living/sleeping area. Room to hang and shelves to place your clothes and wooden steps up to the double bed on the mezzanine area above the dining/sitting area. The sitting area below the bed has a table and side benches to sit 4 people, which will turn into another double bed if needed. Here there is a small flat screen Freeview TV on the wall. The wagon has electricity and free WiFi. Between the kitchen area and the living area is a wood burning stove (caution with small children) with kindling and logs provided for the chillier months. The whole wagon is insulated with wool, so it is beautifully cosy at all times. Bed linen and towels are included (linen for the double bed above the dining area and sleeping bags for the bed in the dining area). Purple towels are provided for use in the spa. Interaction with GuestsThe owners live next door in the The Old Vicarage, so will be there to greet you and will be around, at most times, should you need anything during your stay. The NeighborhoodDowland is a small hamlet set in beautiful, rural, unspoilt Mid Devon countryside, looking south towards the Northern end of Dartmoor; a perfect venue for a relaxing break or for exploring nearby villages, Dartmoor, Exmoor, RHS Rosemoor and the coastlines of Devon and Cornwall. The Old Stable is situated on the Tarka Trail, a 180 mile long trail that follows in the footsteps of the character Tarka the Otter from Henry Williamson’s famous novel. The Trail splits into 2 loops and we are situated on the South Loop. Also nearby are three Devon Wildlife Reserves, Halsdon, Meeth Quarry, and Ash Moor, which offer some spectacular woodland, river and meadow walks. The area is a walkers paradise. Halsdon Wood offers a walk which takes you to sites which inspired some of James Ravilious' best-known photographs. James Ravilious took more than seventy thousand images before his death in 1999 and these can be seen at the Beaford Arts archive, a short drive away at Beaford. The Royal Photographic Society called his work “a unique body of work, unparalleled at least in this country for its scale and quality”. Although the setting is rural and quiet we can offer some wonderful places to eat and visit. Dolton, a mile away to the north, has a small supermarket and post office, butchers and two good pubs, The Rams Head and The Royal Oak. A mile to the south you can find The Duke of York in Iddesleigh, home to Michael Morpurgo's War Horse Valley, another great pub serving good food. Mid Devon is a quiet, peaceful and very unspoilt part of the country, where you can wander along the narrow Devon lanes and glimpse rural views through gateways. An area not yet commercialised or teeming with visitors and traffic, a reminder of ages past and a slower, less stressful, way of life. About a 45 minute drive from Exeter and less than an hour to the North Devon and Cornwall coastlines. The old Stable is well situated for exploring this wonderful part of Devon. The countryside location is very rural and peaceful. Getting AroundZingaro Wagon is in a very rural setting so you will definitely need your own transport to get around. Other Things to NoteWe do accept short breaks throughout the year, with a minimum of 2 nights. Zingro Wagon can be booked on a self catering or breakfast hamper basis. If you choose the breakfast hamper option breakfast is taken in your apartment and must be ordered at the time of your booking. We will ask you to order your initial breakfast hamper prior to your arrival for your first morning and again each morning of your stay before you go out. This will be brought over to you in the evening for you to prepare and enjoy the next morning. Breakfast hampers are an additional cost @ £8.00 per person per night. If you wish to order breakfast hampers please just let us know and we will email you a special offer to include your breakfast.
                      Home/Apartment
                      Home/Apartment
                      • Parking
                      Interaction with GuestsWe are a working farm but are happy to help with any information that we can. We give you detailed information of opening times and phone numbers of the local shops,pubs and facilities and have leaflets and a local map to help you plan what to do on your stay. Getting AroundNearest bus services are 3 miles away in Winkleigh and Dolton and buses run to Barnstaple and Exeter. The nearest train station is 20 minutes drive away at Eggesford and is on the Barnstaple to Exeter line. Other Things to NoteFire basket - logs and kindling are provided at £5.00 per night after the first night.
                      Van
                      Van
                      • Wifi
                      • Parking
                      Interaction with GuestsWe are always willing to help with any information that we can and happy to chat, time permitting. As a working farm there will always be busy times but we always try to include our guests and are happy to hear about your day and offer other possibile places to explore.
                      Home/Apartment
                      6br Home/Apartment
                        LARGE DETACHED FARMHOUSE PERFECT FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHERS This impressive, partly thatched, listed farmhouse features a medieval entrance hall complete with the original wooden panels dating back to the 15th century. The farmhouse is found down a private drive in the hub of an organic working farm and retains many of its original features with stonework and wooden beams. The local village of Iddesleigh is 2 miles away and offers the award winning pub, The Duke of York, where Michael Morpurgo, the author of the acclaimed film War Horse, was first inspired to write the book sitting in front of the fire chatting with the First World War veteran and local man Wilfred Ellis. If you have time to venture further afield, there are many local attractions within a short drive including Dartmoor and Exmoor, with Lynton and Lynmouth to the north, Exmouth and Sidmouth to the south and lovely beaches of Bude and Widemouth to the west. The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, coarse fishing at Stafford Moor and Dartington Crystal are also a short drive. Cyclists and walkers are both well catered for in the area with the famous Tarka Trail within easy reach and farm walks. Leisure facilities: the patio area offers a private hot tub. Play facilities: children can enjoy the play area with swings, slide and climbing frame. The first-floor accommodation can be accessed by two staircases offering SIX bedrooms: all with TV, first staircase leads to large family bedroom with king-size and single bed, 1 twin room. 1 king-size with en-suite bath, shower and WC. This room is situated so that it can be accessed by both sides of the farmhouse via doors on each side of the room, these can be open or closed depending on your party make-up. The second staircase takes you to 1 master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with P bath, shower over and WC and 1 further twin room. Downstairs you will find 1 large double (up one step) with quiet seating area, perfect for the elderly or those needing added accessibility. Bathroom: up the first staircase, with 3/4 bath, quadrant shower and WC. Up the second staircase opposite the twin room with bath, shower and WC. Downstairs large bathroom with large walk in shower and WC. Lounge: one step up into the first of 2 lounges, offering TV, DVD, cosy woodburner and patio door to the garden. Stone flagged second entrance/snug with PlayStation, books and games. The second lounge has TV, DVD and woodburner. First basket of logs provided for woodburners. Kitchen: large farmhouse room with feature Rayburn and range cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave. Utility room: with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: large enclosed garden and patio areas wrapping around the farmhouse with hot tub and children's play area, BBQ and garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Internet access available. Regret no smoking in the property, however there is a small covered area in the courtyard at the back of the house for smokers. Regret no pets. Location: pub and shops 2 miles. Arrival: 4pm. Also owned by this Owner is Property Code 1450B
                        Home/Apartment
                        2br Home/Apartment
                        • Pets Allowed
                        COUNTRYSIDE SETTING, TREE BORDERED MEADOWS, DONKEY, CHICKENS, CATS AND DOG, SLEEPS 4+1 "Get away from it all" relax, unwind and soak up the peace and tranquillity of the unspoilt North Devon countryside in this charmingly restored property. Formerly built c1500 as a grain store and latterly with attached stabling for the working shire horses of the day, it has been tastefully and carefully converted to provide all the modern day conveniences and comforts whilst still retaining many of the original stone and beam features. This central rural country retreat in the heartland of Devon is set in a 15 acres, part stream bordered estate, surrounded by meadows, amidst trees and hedgerows that Devon is so known for, which in springtime are bedecked with wild primroses and violets. The location of this hidden gem offers relaxing surroundings and walks "far from the madding crowds" and, set midway between the wild expanses of Dartmoor and Exmoor and the rugged coastlines and sandy beaches of the North and South Devon coasts which makes it an ideal base to explore these along with all the other local popular attractions. Enjoy the local, beautiful gardens of RHS Rosemoor or try your skills at fishing, golf, horse riding and even flying, all of which are available locally and at the end of your day in the warmer months relax, recharge your batteries and plan your next day's adventures 'alfresco' style whilst enjoying views over the countryside. In the chillier months the woodburner provides a cosy romantic atmosphere in which to relax and catch up with some reading or simply chill with your favourite tipple. This detached period property offers TWO bedrooms: both with washbasins, 1 double with 4 poster bed, TV and Freeview in an upstairs apex-beamed room accessed either by an internal wrought-iron spiral staircase from the lounge, or external stone steps. 1 twin on the ground floor with wooden paddle style staircase to a galleried, quiet seating/play area with futon style chair bed (suitable for a child to sleep on). The snug is perfect for playing board games or chilling out with a good book. Shower room: upstairs and separate WC. Lounge/diner: with original beams and stonework, features woodburner (logs available - first basket free October - May only), TV, Freeview, DVD and large window overlooking the main courtyard. Kitchen: a stone archway leads to a modern and equipped kitchen with natural stone floor, fridge (with small freezer box), electric cooker, microwave, washer/dryer, hi-fi and many other extras. Outside: a stable door from the kitchen leads to a private garden with built-in BBQ, beyond this there are further gardens and a small lake with seating. Opposite the kitchen door is a gate leading directly onto tree bordered meadows. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking in the property. 1 medium-sized pet welcome. Additional info: upon your arrival a COMPLIMENTARY CREAM TEA awaits to welcome you at this delightfully converted 16th century granary. Location: pub and shop 4 miles, garage 2 miles. 
                        Home/Apartment
                        3br Home/Apartment
                        • Pets Allowed
                        CHARMING SEMI-DETACHED COTTAGE IN A VILLAGE LOCATION This cottage is full of charm and character, including exposed beams and a fireplace with woodburner. Set in the village of Beaford, why not enjoy some alfresco dining in the delightful cottage style enclosed garden. There are some lovely countryside walks to explore direct from the property as well as nearby Dartmoor and Exmoor with their rugged scenery and wildlife. Cyclists are well catered for in the area with the famous Tarka Trail within easy reach which can also be enjoyed by walkers, which has a few welcome watering holes along the way. You will be within easy reach of riding stables, coarse fishing at Stafford Moor, a 10 minute drive to RHS Rosemoor Gardens and a little further afield are family attractions such as The Big Sheep and The Milky Way. There are also long sandy surfing beaches to the north as well as sheltered coves to explore. The accommodation is approached via cottage style stairs which offers THREE bedrooms: 2 doubles and 1 bunk bedroom(only suitable for children). Bathroom: on the ground floor bath with shower over and WC. Upstairs WC. Lounge: with inglenook fireplace with woodburner (first basket of logs included), TV, DVD, HD recorder and iPod dock. Dining room. Kitchen: with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and TV. Outside: enclosed rear garden approached via several external steps with a handrail, a patio area with garden furniture, BBQ and an outside building perfect for storing fishing rods and bicycles. To the front of the property is an enclosed paved area with seating and a herb garden you are welcome to pick from. Amenities: off-road parking to the front of the property for 2 cars, further parking at the village hall. Bed linen, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog welcome, further by arrangement. Additional info: care must be taken with uneven floors and low doorways and beams. Stair-gate, play pen and fireguard available on request. 3 major supermarkets will offer home delivery. Location: sandy beach at Westward Ho! 15 miles, the village garage selling basic essentials within walking distance.
                        Home/Apartment
                        3br Home/Apartment
                          SET WITHIN BEAUTIFUL ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE, BORDERING A NATURE RESERVE This traditional Victorian farmhouse dating back to the 16th Century, is set on this family working farm with lovely views over the rolling countryside, ideal for families looking for a relaxing holiday with every home comfort provided. There is much to see and do with some of the best walks within Devon right on the doorstep, you can also access the river Torridge through the country lanes and just a short stroll to The Halsdon Nature reserves or a circular route to Dolton. The traditional village of Beaford is less than a mile away. Ideally placed for touring the whole of Devon, there are long sandy surfing beaches within 25 minutes, Dartmoor with its rugged splendour, and attractions to suit all tastes which include RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Dartington Crystal, The Milky Way, numerous National Trust properties and gardens to name but a few. Pub 1 mile via public footpath. After a hectic day sightseeing, relax in the large beautiful gardens, a haven for children, or enjoy a drink whilst cooking alfresco on the BBQ, all the while planning your next day's adventure.  Leisure facilities: relax in the private hot tub with ipod docking station and ambient LED lighting. The spacious accommodation is part of the owner’s farmhouse where a warm welcome awaits but privacy is assured and offers THREE bedrooms: 1 king-size and 2 twins. Bathroom: with bath, shower cubicle and WC. Separate WC downstairs. Lounge/diner: with 32" flatscreen TV with Freeview DVD, video and woodburner effect electric fire. Kitchen: well-equipped with cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Utility: with tumble dryer. Outside: use of gardens. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, central heating and electric included. Wi-Fi available. Regret no smoking and no pets. Location: beach 15 miles, shop 3 miles and pub 3 miles. Arrival: 3.30pm
                          resort
                          11br resort
                          • Pets Allowed
                          Simon & Darren offer a warm welcome at their beautifully restored and refurbished 17th Century Coaching Inn here in Dolton North Devon betwixt the two beautiful National Parks Exmoor and Dartmoor. All 11 bedrooms have recently been refurbished to modern day standards with antique furniture, shower and a bath in most bedrooms with lovely memory foam beds for a perfect nights sleep. “We are trying to create a home from home�
                          cottage
                          Excellent
                          10 reviews
                          4br cottage
                            We offer cottage holidays on an organic sheep farm set in the stunning Devon countryside with large gardens, fields and woods and free coarse fishing on our well-stocked lake. We have well equipped cottages, each individually designed, with its own garden and sharing an indoor heated swimming pool, which is open all year. We have 2 cottages to suit a variety of families or groups. Alternatively take both properties sleeping up to 14. Ideal for family reunions and special events. We can also provide an excellent caterer for prepared meals and special dinners. Enjoy peace and quiet amongst our gardens, fields and woods. Get close to nature with our organic pastures, pure air and a wealth of wildlife. Explore our woodland walk, fish or relax beside the stocked fishing lake or meet our friendly farm animals and pets. For children there is a play area with a slide, seesaw, swings and a trampoline. We are ideally placed to reach the sea, from sandy beaches, surf at Croyde or Saunton, to rocky coves or old fishing harbours such as the world famous Clovelly. The beaches in North Devon are amongst the best in England and the area has been recognized as having environmental importance and has been delegated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. There are countless walks to explore from the farm and we are minutes away from the Tarka Trail, ideal for walking or cycling. There are a wealth of beautiful historic houses and gardens to visit nearby and numerous family attractions to enjoy. We are situated between the Moors, making it easy to explore the depths of Dartmoor or Exmoor and the pretty villages that are scattered around the area. As well as farming organically we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible and generate our own renewable energy from our wood boiler and solar panels. RHS Rosemoor 3 miles beautiful gardens to take your breath away. There are a number of historic gardens to visit in the area such as Castle Hill, Hartland Abbey and many others. Great Torrington 5 miles a historic market town with individual local shops. Bideford 12 miles Kingsley's 'Little White Town' with a working port. Barnstaple 14 miles the economic centre of the area, great pannier market on a Friday. A former great barn with original features and magnificent views with a private garden, outdoor seating and barbeque. Use of the indoor heated swimming pool, stocked fishing lake, children's play garden and woodland walk. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps up to 9. Great position to reach the beach, Croyde, Saunton and Westward Ho. Situated between Dartmoor and Exmoor.
                            cottage
                            Excellent
                            5 reviews
                            2br cottage
                            • Pets Allowed
                            We offer cottage holidays on an organic sheep farm set in the stunning Devon countryside with large gardens, fields and woods and free coarse fishing on our well-stocked lake. We have well equipped cottages, each individually designed, with its own garden and sharing an indoor heated swimming pool, which is open all year. We have 2 cottages to suit a variety of families or groups. Alternatively take both properties sleeping up to 14. Ideal for family reunions and special events. We can also provide an excellent caterer for prepared meals and special dinners.Enjoy peace and quiet among our gardens, fields and woods. Get close to nature with our organic pastures, pure air and a wealth of wildlife. Explore our woodland walk, fish or relax beside the stocked fishing lake or meet our friendly farm animals and pets. For children there is a play area with a slide, seesaw, swings and a trampoline or meet our friendly horse.We are ideally placed to reach the sea, from sandy beaches, surf at Croyde or Saunton, to rocky coves or old fishing harbours such as the world famous Clovelly. The beaches in North Devon are among the best in England and the area has been recognized as having environmental importance and has been delegated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.There are countless walks to explore from the farm and we are minutes away from the Tarka Trail, ideal for walking or cycling. There are a wealth of beautiful historic houses and gardens to visit nearby and numerous family attractions to enjoy.We are situated between the Moors, making it easy to explore the depths of Dartmoor or Exmoor and the pretty villages that are scattered around the area. As well as farming organically we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible and generate our own renewable energy from our wood boiler and solar panels. RHS Rosemoor 3 miles beautiful gardens to take your breath away. There are a number of historic gardens to visit in the area such as Castle Hill, Hartland Abbey and many others. Great Torrington 5 miles a historic market town with individual local shops. Bideford 12 miles Kingsley's 'Little White Town' with a working port. Barnstaple 14 miles the economic centre of the area, great pannier market on a Friday. A cosy single storey cottage sympathetically converted from the old dairy with a private garden, outdoor seating and barbeque. Use of the indoor heated swimming pool, stocked fishing lake, childrens play garden and woodland walk. 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 5. Great position to reach the beach, Croyde, Saunton and Westward Ho. Situated between Dartmoor and Exmoor.
                            cottage
                            1br cottage
                              The Old Granary is the perfect peaceful Devon retreat a place to recharge your batteries, relax with a glass of wine & a good book take long walks in the lush green country side. Wander up to the local inn for a meal & real ale or snuggle up by the log burner for a quiet evening in. If you feel more energetic it is the ideal place to explore the rest of Devon & all it has to offer.Surfing beaches on the north coast pretty villages & quaint seaside towns to the south. Cornwalls attractions are within easy reach too. Cycle the Tarka trail. Visit historic stately homes & gardens. We accept payments by; Cheque and Bank Credit Transfer The local pub in Roborough is within walking distance & offers an excellent home cooked menu, local ales all in a very friendly atmosphere. There are regular live music evenings, skittles & darts. The parish church holds regular services. There are many village festivals & fairs carnivals & fetes dependant on the time of year.One of the best known being Widdecombe fair in september. We provide an extensive list of attractions & places to visit for guests in the Granary & are available to give directions or advice if guests should need any. Tranquil getaway for two.The old converted Granary set in 5 acres of unspoilt woodland in the heart of rural north Devon. Private garden & balcony en-suite bedroom with stunning views of valley and woods. Feature spiral staircase.Self catering fully equipped kitchen. Secluded valley setting, babbling brook. Haven for wild life & birds.
                              converted chapel
                              2br converted chapel
                              • Pets Allowed
                              Set within 16 acres of glorious North Devon countryside, The Chapel is the idea place to come and unwind from the stresses and strains of daily life. The Chapel is an annex of the main house which is a former Rectory so there is a wealth of character and stunning features including a 45 ft living room with its own stained glass window. The Chapel has its own private gated cobbled courtyard with outside fire and wonderful alfresco dining area with bbq facilities. Inside there is a country kitchen with cream units and oak wooden worktops - ceramic hob and oven and a large kitchen/dining table. There is a stunning downstairs double bedroom (can be made into a twin) with a view overlooking the courtyard. (Please note the bathroom is upstairs). Upstairs there is another beautiful double bedroom with oak beams also overlooking courtyard. There is a huge bathroom with a roll top bath, shower with rain head, his and her's wash hand basins and loo with oak wooden seat. Finally there is a 45ft living room with beams, a wood burner and a stunning feature stained glass window along with two sofas (one is a double sofa bed) and two armchairs to relax after a day out exploring. It has a large digital TV, music system, Wi-fi access and games and books to read and relax with. The Chapel is ideal for couples who are looking for a romantic break and want to get away from it all. It is also the ideal location for exploring the South West as you are equi-distant from Exmoor and Dartmoor and Exeter is only 40 mins away. The nearest beach is at Instow (14 miles) offering a great selection of eateries and a stunning deli. Watersports such as kite surfing and surfing can be found at Westward Ho or Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough. Golf can be found at Libberton Golf Course near High Bickenton (12 mins) or at High Bullen Hotel (25 mins) - they also have amazing leisure facilities including pool, sauna/steam and gym. Tennis can be played in the village of Beaford (20 min walk/2 min drive) and arranged through the owner. There is a number of great places to eat out within a 8 mile radius such as The Rams Head in Dolton, The New Inn in Roborough, The Duke of York in Iddesleigh (home of Michael Murpurgo), The Malt Scoop in Merton along with Thai, Indian, Fish & Chips and Chinese restaurants in Great Torrington - booking in advance is always advised. March - September - these prices include all linen, bathroom towel, Wi-Fi and electricity. September - Feb - there is a ÂŁ5 heating tariff per booking The Chapel is ideally located for those keen on walking with an abundance of great trails to follow including Baggy Point, Lydford Gorge, Heddon Valley and many coastal walks from Bideford to Hartland to Bude. Cycling on the Tara Trail is a great way to explore the countryside safely on a disused railway line and bike hire is available at the Puffin Billy - 5 miles away. For those with green fingers there is RHS Rosemoor to explore only 6 kms away and there are National Trust properties such as Castle Drogo, Dunsland, and Arlington Court - all of which warrant a visit. There are local festivals that run all year round offering the chance to experience the West Country hospitality and friendliness first hand and get the chance to sample local food produce, beer and cider. There are live bands playing weekly around the area along with Morris Dancing displays, art exhibitions and popular shows and activities at the Plough Theatre. The owners of the property will happily give you more advice about what's on during your stay.
                              Inn
                              11br Inn
                              • Pets Allowed
                              Simon & Darren offer a warm welcome at their beautifully restored and refurbished 17th Century Coaching Inn here in Dolton North Devon betwixt the two beautiful National Parks Exmoor and Dartmoor. All 11 bedrooms have recently been refurbished to modern day standards with antique furniture, shower and a bath in most bedrooms with lovely memory foam beds for a perfect nights sleep. “We are trying to create a home from home”
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                              Bedroom
                              • Wifi
                              • Pets Allowed
                              • Breakfast
                              • Parking
                              The SpaceMy house is in a wonderful, peaceful location with amazing views to Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. The bedroom has a lovely warm, cosy atmosphere and you can lie in bed and enjoy the view. Guest AccessGuests can use the sitting room and watch TV there. There is a lovely woodburning stove which I will light on request, during cooler weather. Guests can access the grounds of about 2.5 acres. Interaction with GuestsAs your host I am happy to give advice during your stay. The NeighborhoodThe area around Iddesleigh is full of unspoilt natural beauty. There are lots of footpaths and lovely old pubs to visit. The pretty villages of Dolton and Winkleigh are about 3.5 miles away and Iddesleigh is in walking distance from my house. There is a nature reserve in Dolton covering about 80acres of ancient woodland running down to the River Torridge. Getting AroundYou can get a bus to Dolton from Exeter or a train from Exeter to Eggesford station on the Tarka line to Barnstaple. I am happy to pick people up from the bus stop or station. As the station is about a 20 mile round trip I will charge £10 for petrol.
                              Cottage
                              4br Cottage
                              • Parking
                              • Swimming Pool
                              • Wifi
                              A former great barn with original features and magnificent views. Comfortable and spacious with a large private garden. Situated next to the indoor pool. Upstairs-Bedroom 1 with 3 single beds. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms 3 with double bed. Large family bathroom. Ground floor- Bedroom 4 with king sized bed and en-suite shower room. Great hall style living room with large granite fireplace and wood burner. Large oak kitchen with dining area and oak refectory table. Dishwasher, washing machine. TV/DVD player, radio/CD. Cot and high chair available. Full central heating, under floor heating from renewable energy. Separate private fenced garden with barbeque. Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool. Come and stay on our historic organic farm set in stunning Devon countryside. We have 2 well equipped cottages, each individually designed, each with its own garden and sharing an indoor heated pool, which is open all year. Enjoy peace and quiet amongst our gardens, fields and woods. Get close to nature with our organic pastures, pure air and a wealth of wildlife. Explore an adventure on our woodland walk, catch a giant carp on our beautiful lake or meet our friendly farm animals and pets.
                              Home/Apartment
                              2br Home/Apartment
                                1 OF 2 BARN CONVERSIONS SET IN IDYLLIC DEVONSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE These delightful semi-detached properties nestle in the grounds of the owner's Grade II listed farmhouse. Both have been well converted with woodburners, oak doors and staircases. Combined with calm interior decor and stylish furnishings, they offer a perfect holiday retreat. The views are far-reaching and can be enjoyed from the surrounding 15 acres of land often occupied by grazing sheep, alpacas and free range hens. Beaford village is less than 1 mile. Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon coastline are all within easy reach and the cavalier town of Great Torrington provides a variety of shops, pubs and attractions including Torrington 1646 visitor centre where the last Battle of Torrington is re-enacted, Dartington Crystal where you can see glass being blown and RHS Gardens at Rosemoor. The Tarka Trail offers excellent cycling and walking paths and also in easy reach of the property you can access course fishing at Stafford Moor and several golf courses. Alternatively family attractions such as The Big Sheep and The Milky Way are a short drive away. Outside: patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. Location: beach 16 miles, pub and shop 2 miles. The reverse-level accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: on the ground floor, 1 king-size and 1 twin. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC, on the ground floor. Separate WC, on the first floor. Lounge/diner: with woodburner (first basket of logs included) and TV/DVD. Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Additional information: online shopping deliveries accepted at the property.
                                Home/Apartment
                                2br Home/Apartment
                                  1 OF 2 BARN CONVERSIONS SET IN IDYLLIC DEVONSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE These delightful semi-detached properties nestle in the grounds of the owner's Grade II listed farmhouse. Both have been well converted with woodburners, oak doors and staircases. Combined with calm interior decor and stylish furnishings, they offer a perfect holiday retreat. The views are far-reaching and can be enjoyed from the surrounding 15 acres of land often occupied by grazing sheep, alpacas and free range hens. Beaford village is less than 1 mile. Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon coastline are all within easy reach and the cavalier town of Great Torrington provides a variety of shops, pubs and attractions including Torrington 1646 visitor centre where the last Battle of Torrington is re-enacted, Dartington Crystal where you can see glass being blown and RHS Gardens at Rosemoor. The Tarka Trail offers excellent cycling and walking paths and also in easy reach of the property is course fishing at Stafford Moor and several golf courses. Alternatively family attractions are a short drive away. Outside: patio area with garden furniture and BBQ and private garden. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. Location: beach 16 miles, pub and shop 2 miles. The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 double and 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request prior to arrival). Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Separate WC, on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: with woodburner (first basket of logs included) and TV/DVD. Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Additional information: online shopping deliveries accepted at the property
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                                  2br Home/Apartment
                                  • Pets Allowed
                                  17TH CENTURY THATCHED COTTAGE IN CONVENIENT CENTRAL DEVON LOCATION This Grade II Listed property nestles in a conservation area in the pretty village of Dolton. Lovingly renovated yet still boasting numerous original features, and well placed for touring, it provides a great base for couples and families looking to escape from the hustle and bustle. Dolton is steeped in history and boasts a village shop and Post Office, local butcher and a choice of pub. Outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element with both Exmoor and Dartmoor easily reached by car, and the nearby Tarka Trail a haven for walkers and cyclists. The coast is never far away and the golden sands of Westward Ho! just a 30 minute drive, and Saunton 45 minutes. Other attractions in the area include the historic caviller town of Torrington, Dartington Crystal, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Bideford, and from here you can enjoy day trips to Lundy Island on the MS Oldenburg, Tapeley Park, numerous National Trust properties and Exeter, 50 minutes by car. The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 double (accessed via one side only). Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with woodburner effect electric fire, feature inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and Smart TV. Kitchen area, with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine. Outside: regret no garden. Amenities: roadside parking directly outside. Bed linen, towels, electric, electric heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog by arrangement. Additional info: please note that this is a character property and as such there are some uneven floors and split levels within, and the first floor is accessed via a narrow cottage style staircase. Location: beach 20 miles, 2 pubs and shop within walking distance.
                                  Farmhouse
                                  2br Farmhouse
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                                  1 OF 2 BARN CONVERSIONS SET IN IDYLLIC DEVONSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE These delightful semi-detached properties nestle in the grounds of the owner s Grade II listed farmhouse. Both have been well converted with woodburners oak doors and staircases. Combined with calm interior decor and stylish furnishings they offer a perfect holiday retreat. The views are far-reaching and can be enjoyed from the surrounding 15 acres of land often occupied by grazing sheep alpacas and free range hens. Beaford village is less than 1 mile. Exmoor Dartmoor and the North Devon coastline are all within easy reach and the cavalier town of Great Torrington provides a variety of shops pubs and attractions including Torrington 1646 visitor centre where the last Battle of Torrington is re-enacted Dartington Crystal where you can see glass being blown and RHS Gardens at Rosemoor. The Tarka Trail offers excellent cycling and walking paths and also in easy reach of the property is course fishing at Stafford Moor and several golf courses. Alternatively family attractions are a short drive away. Outside: patio area with garden furniture and BBQ and private garden. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen towels electric central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. Location: beach 16 miles pub and shop 2 miles. The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 double and 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request prior to arrival). Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Separate WC on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: with woodburner (first basket of logs included) and TV/DVD. Kitchen: with electric oven and hob microwave fridge with ice compartment dishwasher and washer/dryer. Additional information: online shopping deliveries accepted at the property
                                  Farmhouse
                                  3br Farmhouse
                                  • Wifi
                                  200 ACRES ORGANIC WORKING FARM PETS CORNER LAMBS. HOT TUB AND PLAY AREA VISIT DURING MARCH AND APRIL AND EXPERIENCE LAMBING WITH OUR FLOCK OF 200 TEXAL X EWES This delightful grade II listed barn dates back to the 1450s and retains many of its original features with wooden beams and stonework. It offers a high standard of holiday accommodation and is situated in 200 acres of land with woodland walks and various farm animals. The local village of Iddesleigh is 2 miles away and offers the award winning pub The Duke of York where Michael Morpurgo the Author of the acclaimed film War Horse was first inspired to write the book sitting in front of the fire chatting with the First World War veteran and local man Wilfred Ellis. If you have time to venture further afield there are many local attractions within a short drive including Dartmoor and Exmoor with Lynton and Lynmouth to the north Exmouth and Sidmouth to the south and lovely beaches of Bude and Widemouth to the west. The Big Sheep The Milky Way RHS Rosemoor Gardens coarse fishing at Stafford Moor and Dartington Crystal are also a short drive. Cyclists and walkers are both well catered for in the area with the famous Tarka Trail within easy reach and farm walks. Leisure facilities: private hot tub in the enclosed garden. Play facilities: children can enjoy the play area with swing slide and climbing frame. Farm activities: you will be welcome to help in day-to-day farming activities there is a pets corner where you can meet the ponies and other animals. This well-furnished property offers THREE bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite 1 double which can be changed into a twin on request both with TV and Freeview and 1 bunk bedroom. Bathroom: with bath and shower. Downstairs WC. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with TV DVD hi-fi surround sound built into the ceiling and patio doors leading into the enclosed garden. Kitchen with washer/dryer dishwasher cooker fridge and a small freezer and microwave. Outside: enclosed garden area with private hot tub BBQ and garden furniture. Amenities: parking for 3 cars. Bed linen electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available. Regret no smoking or pets. On request 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs can be provided. Location: pub and shops 2 miles. Also owned by this Owner is Property Code FURFA
                                  Cottage
                                  6br Cottage
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                                  LARGE DETACHED FARMHOUSE PERFECT FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHERS This impressive partly thatched listed farmhouse features a medieval entrance hall complete with the original wooden panels dating back to the 15th century. The farmhouse is found down a private drive in the hub of an organic working farm and retains many of its original features with stonework and wooden beams. The local village of Iddesleigh is 2 miles away and offers the award winning pub The Duke of York where Michael Morpurgo the author of the acclaimed film War Horse was first inspired to write the book sitting in front of the fire chatting with the First World War veteran and local man Wilfred Ellis. If you have time to venture further afield there are many local attractions within a short drive including Dartmoor and Exmoor with Lynton and Lynmouth to the north Exmouth and Sidmouth to the south and lovely beaches of Bude and Widemouth to the west. The Big Sheep The Milky Way RHS Rosemoor Gardens coarse fishing at Stafford Moor and Dartington Crystal are also a short drive. Cyclists and walkers are both well catered for in the area with the famous Tarka Trail within easy reach and farm walks. Leisure facilities: the patio area offers a private hot tub. Play facilities: children can enjoy the play area with swings slide and climbing frame. The first-floor accommodation can be accessed by two staircases offering SIX bedrooms: all with TV first staircase leads to large family bedroom with king-size and single bed 1 twin room. 1 king-size with en-suite bath shower and WC. This room is situated so that it can be accessed by both sides of the farmhouse via doors on each side of the room these can be open or closed depending on your party make-up. The second staircase takes you to 1 master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with P bath shower over and WC and 1 further twin room. Downstairs you will find 1 large double (up one step) with quiet seating area perfect for the elderly or those needing added accessibility. Bathroom: up the first staircase with 3/4 bath quadrant shower and WC. Up the second staircase opposite the twin room with bath shower and WC. Downstairs large bathroom with large walk in shower and WC. Lounge: one step up into the first of 2 lounges offering TV DVD cosy woodburner and patio door to the garden. Stone flagged second entrance/snug with PlayStation books and games. The second lounge has TV DVD and woodburner. First basket of logs provided for woodburners. Kitchen: large farmhouse room with feature Rayburn and range cooker fridge/freezer and microwave. Utility room: with dishwasher washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: large enclosed garden and patio areas wrapping around the farmhouse with hot tub and children s play area BBQ and garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen towels electric and central heating included. Internet access available. Regret no smoking in the property however there is a small covered area in the courtyard at the back of the house for smokers. Regret no pets. Location: pub and shops 2 miles. Arrival: 4pm. Also owned by this Owner is Property Code 1450B
                                  Cottage
                                  1br Cottage
                                  • Pets Allowed
                                  These delightful, Grade II listed barn conversions are situated in a quiet country lane between the Torridge and Taw Valleys, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon’s rural heartland. The patios enjoy stunning views of the Devon countryside. An ideal holiday base for relaxing, walking, cycling, fishing at nearby Stafford Moor Fishery, or visiting the quaint village pubs. The garden surrounding the farmhouse, with stunning and unusual plants and flowers, consists of 3 acres of meadows, lawns, tennis court, giant sand pit and a putting course. Dartington Glass Factory is 7 miles. The Torrington 1646 Exhibition, Barometer World, Rosemoor Gardens and the famous surfing beach at Westward Ho!, together with the wild and beautiful Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, are all within easy reach. Shop and pub with food 3 miles.Bluebell Cottage (W8223) can be booked together with Old Oak Cottage (W8224) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
                                  Cottage
                                  2br Cottage
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                                  • Pets Allowed
                                  • Swimming Pool
                                  • Wifi
                                  A single storey cosy cottage converted from the Victorian dairy. A well behaved dog is welcome. Bedroom 1 with a king sized bed. Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds. Family bathroom. Large open plan living area with oak kitchen, dining area, sitting room with wood burner stove. Dishwasher, use of washing machine in wash room. TV/video, radio/CD/cassette. Cot and high chair available. Full central heating from renewable energy. Separate garden. Shared use of swimming pool and BBQ courtyard. Come and stay on our historic organic farm set in stunning Devon countryside. We have 2 well equipped cottages, each individually designed, each with its own garden and sharing an indoor heated pool, which is open all year. Enjoy peace and quiet amongst our gardens, fields and woods. Get close to nature with our organic pastures, pure air and a wealth of wildlife. Explore an adventure on our woodland walk, catch a giant carp on our beautiful lake or meet our friendly farm animals and pets.
                                  Cottage
                                  3br Cottage
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                                  • Pets Allowed
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                                  Old Beams is a luxurious three bedroom cottage in the secluded hamlet of Upcott, which hugs the highest ridge between Dartmoor and Exmoor with panoramic views down the Torridge valley and over the moor. The famous Tarka Trail runs right past the front door, linking Dartmoor to the sea, and you can be hiking on High Willhays or surfing at Saunton Sands within 45 minutes’ drive. About the cottage: Old Beams is a mediaeval farmworkers’ cottage, with thick stone walls, oak beams and a huge inglenook fireplace. It was sympathetically restored and extended by my grandparents in the mid-20th century and the house was completely refurbished in 2014, putting in a high-specification kitchen and bathrooms. The original stone building now contains a large sitting room downstairs with a wood burner and two bedrooms and a family bathroom upstairs. The modern extension adds a ground floor bedroom and a full kitchen (with eye-level oven, microwave, induction hob, larder fridge with ice-box and double sink), utility room (with washing machine and dishwasher) and downstairs cloakroom. All the bedrooms have zip-and-link super-king size beds from Millbrook, who supply hand-made beds for 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, luxury hotels and ocean liners. An independent outbuilding provides a garage and a garden room, with views of Dartmoor. Between the house and outbuilding is a courtyard garden, planted in a country cottage style and furnished with table and chairs, parasol and barbecue. A small field up the lane provides families with space for a kick-around or to walk the dog. About the local area: Follow Tarka the Otter south, through the fields and deep lanes all the way to Dartmoor for a swim in Cranmere Pool or just as far as the famous Duke of York pub in the next village of Iddesleigh for a pint of local Otter ale. North on the trail lies Dolton, with its river meadows and bluebell woods along the Torridge itself at Halsdon nature reserve. Here you can see kingfishers, otters and even Rolling Stones drummers: Charlie Watts has lived here since the 1970’s. Other famous inhabitants include Joey the War Horse, who was born and raised on our cousin’s farm in Iddesleigh, and his biographer, the children’s writer Michael Morpurgo; Ted Hughes, our former neighbour, whose experiences as a local farmer inspired his Moortown Diary and James Ravilious, the photographer, whose work celebrates the unspoilt countryside and timeless villages of deepest Devon. It is the perfect place to get away from it all and not just for writers and artists; the Great Train Robbers infamously hid out nearby in a hotel at Beaford and had the police digging up the local fields looking for their loot! Activities within a mile of home include fly-fishing on the Torridge, coarse fishing at Stafford Moor fishery, horse riding and, of course, walking (ask us for more details). Our cousin’s farm at Iddesleigh is the original centre for Farms for City Children and has recently opened a War Horse Valley centre, with museums of WWI and rural life and farming, farm machinery exhibits and an opportunity to meet some farm animals, including Joey the war horse. A genuine farmhouse tea is available, in a genuine farmhouse, with scones and clotted cream and jam. About the wider area: RHS Rosemoor is a major attraction just 9 miles north (15 minutes’ drive) outside Torrington. Laid out by our friend Lady Anne Berry, she gave the house and garden to the RHS in 1988 to create a “Wisley of the West” and today it attracts nearly 200,000 visitors a year. The 16 hectare site today comprises Lady Anne’s original mid-20th century planting of rare and unusual specimens and a large late-20th century riverside extension of water gardens, parkland garden, meadows and a sequence of formal garden rooms exhibiting various styles of ornamental and productive horticulture. There is also a visitor centre with regular exhibitions and events, a refectory serving local produce and an excellent plant and gift shop. Other attractions at Torrington include the civil war museum (site of an early military disaster when ammunition blew up the local church and the prisoners of war in it), the leper fields and the famous Dartington Glass works, where visitors can tour the production line, watch fine glassware being blown and purchase items at factory prices from the shop on site. To the south at Okehampton, gateway to the moor, is a great ruined castle, once the largest Norman castle in Devon and home of the Courtenays, the Earls of Devon. To its east at Drewsteignton is Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in Britain in the early 20th century by a retail millionaire and now a National Trust property famous for its gardens and woodland valley walks. Okehampton is also the home of the Dartmoor railway, a preserved railway that runs regular services to Exeter daily in summer, some under steam. The wider area is also comically rich in off-beat museums like Barometer World (Merton), the Gnome Reserve (Bradworthy), the Combat Collection of army vehicles (Cobbaton) and the Quince honey farm (South Molton); the last also has a children’s soft-play barn with slides and climbing frames etc. To the north, at the mouth of the Torridge, lies Bideford, Charles Kingsley’s “little white town that slopes upwards from its broad tide” with its a famous mediaeval Long Bridge over the river. Bideford is a departure point for ferries to Lundy. Beyond Bideford, major attractions include the Big Sheep at Westward Ho! and the Milky Way at Clovelly to the west, which are sheep and dairy theme parks respectively with amusement rides, children’s activities, petting zoos and even sheep racing. Clovelly itself is a charming cliff-side fishing village, one of the postcard views in Devon, and Westward Ho! is a kiss-me-quick seaside resort, famous for its punctuation and its spectacular pebble ridge separating the beach from a first class golf links on Northam Burrows, where the hazards include sheep and ponies as well as bunkers. Beyond Clovelly lies Hartland, remote even by the standards of Devon and infamous for its twisted cliffs and shipwrecks. Sense and Sensibility was filmed at Hartland Abbey, with its secret valley to the sea. The southwest coastal path connects Bideford to Clovelly and Hartland in the west and to Barnstaple, Braunton and the surfing beaches of Saunton, Woolacombe and Croyde in the east. There is a cycle track from Meeth, just across the Torridge from Old Beams, which follows the trackbed of the old railway down the Torridge to Bideford via Torrington and around the estuary to Barnstaple and Braunton. The first section from Meeth to Torrington is unsealed and requires a mountain bike but the section from Torrington is metalled. The cycle track connects to the coastal footpath at Bideford and Barnstaple.
                                  Cottage
                                  9br Cottage
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                                  • Wifi
                                  ... Farms for City Children is a well-known charity established by 'War Horse' author, Michael Morpurgo, 40 years ago (it has been Helpful Holidays' annual charity many times). Whilst very full during term time, its house is available to holidaymakers in the school holidays. Nethercott is a big Victorian house with substantial south-facing lawns with unfenced drop, views to Dartmoor and gardens with easy access to the Okement and Torridge rivers and the Tarka Trail. At the back, a cobbled courtyard, stables and farm buildings, and large, productive walled vegetable garden - fresh veg and fruit in season can be selected and will be picked for you to order. The accommodation is basic, the house huge and spacious. Ground floor : large Victorian tiled hall; downstairs loo; bay-windowed living room with woodburner ; large, wooden-floored, part-panelled, bay-windowed dining room with plenty of tables/chairs; kitchen with 4-door Aga , electric cooker , microwave , fridge ; pantry with marble shelves, worktops, freezers , storage space; side door to courtyard and back stairs to first/second floor; games room - formerly the carriage house - with table tennis and table football; boot room; utility room outside with three washing machines . Back door to walled garden. Fine formal oak staircase to first floor and eight bedrooms (bunk beds are 2’6"): Burrow – four bunk beds with en suite bathroom (suite) Bridgetown – three bunk beds Parsonage – four bunk beds with en suite loo Torridge – four bunk beds Candlelight – five bunk beds All these five bedrooms have lovely views over the garden and fields as far as Dartmoor. At the back, overlooking the courtyard and stables: Langlands – single room with en suite shower-room (suite) Okement – twin room Paradise – twin room Three shower-rooms (suites) Stairs up to the second floor : the whole of the top floor with, of course, the best views - the art/workroom - a bright modern room, pine floor, plenty of light and, leading off it, a double bedroom. Loo on landing. So that’s nine bedrooms, four shower-rooms, two bathrooms, four separate loos. No TV. Damages Deposit £300. Arrival after 4pm. This is a great place for large family gatherings and celebrations.
                                  Country House
                                  5br Country House
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                                  • Pets Allowed
                                  • Wifi
                                  Regency country villa (sleeps 11) with verandah and walled gardens in the heart of the village. Comprises Sages House and Sages Flat as a single rental (with communicating door opened up). Please see separate Sages House and Sages Flat listings for full details. Sages is a grand 6-bedroom Regency villa with 80ft verandah hidden in an acre of walled gardens, at the very heart of a pretty Devon village of traditional houses in the Torridge Valley. It is great for families as the children can run around the extensive grounds without any danger of traffic. The building is divided into Sages house (one half) and Sages Flats 1 and 2 (other halves of ground and first floors respectively). Sages house and Sages Flat 1 are available for holiday lets, either separately or together. Sages Flat 1 has private access and a private garden if hired separately. A communicating door enables the whole house to be opened up if hired together. The house, out-buildings and grounds are also available for venue hire, for parties and weddings (NB: Sages is not currently licensed for wedding services but please enquire if this is of interest as it is our plan). Use for an event requires a minimum of 7 nights booking for both Sages house and Flat 1. Please contact us if you wish to hold an event so that we can discuss parking etc. with you. We can also provide folding tables and chairs, parasols, bunting, some village fete-type games etc. for an additional charge. The accommodation at Sages Flat 1 comprises: - a large drawing room with period features and working fireplace overlooking the private front garden. - hall, with french doors to front garden - kitchen - bathroom, with shower over bath and with WC - side bedroom off hall, overlooking private side garden (3 single beds) - rear bedroom off kitchen passage (1 double bed) - rear hall to courtyard - courtyard parking (1 car) - access to walled gardens (c. 1acre) If hired together with Sages house, Sages Flat 1 has access to the front hall of Sages house through a communicating door in its drawing room. Please see separate listing for full details of Sages house. Summary details are: - a large drawing room with working fireplace overlooking private front garden - dining room with French windows onto front garden - sunroom, leading onto private walled garden and ground floor shower and WC - kitchen and scullery - master bedroom (superking / twin beds) overlooking front garden, with ante-room that can be used as a nursery if required - second bedroom (superking / twin beds) overlooking front garden, with communicating door into master bedroom plus separate entrance from bathroom landing - third bedroom (double bed) - bathroom - WC - shower room - extensive walled gardens of 1 acre - 2 acre paddock at the rear of the property, leading down to a stream, which can be used for event parking, fireworks displays etc. Sages has been our family home for nearly one hundred years. We are at the beginning of a long-term restoration programme so we have set our rates and policies to reflect its element of "shabby chic" and families with young children are very welcome! Sages flat is furnished more basically than Sages house so its rates are correspondingly lower.
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                                  2br Home/Apartment
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                                  • Pets Allowed
                                  • Wifi
                                  Garden flat on ground floor of Regency villa, sleeping 5 people. Private walled front and side gardens. Shared use of walled rear gardens with Sages house. Communicating door with Sages house to enable properties to be joined if hired together, to accommodate 11 in total. Sages is a grand 6-bedroom Regency villa with 80ft verandah hidden in an acre of walled gardens, at the very heart of a pretty Devon village of traditional houses in the Torridge Valley. It is great for families as the children can run around the extensive grounds without any danger of traffic. The building is divided into Sages house (one half) and Sages Flats 1 and 2 (other halves of ground and first floors respectively). Sages house and Sages Flat 1 are available for holiday lets, either separately or together. Sages Flat 1 has private access and a private garden if hired separately. A communicating door enables the whole house to be opened up if hired together. The house, out-buildings and grounds are also available for venue hire, for parties and weddings (NB: Sages is not currently licensed for wedding services but please enquire if this is of interest as it is our plan). Use for an event requires a minimum of 7 nights booking for both Sages house and Flat 1. Please contact us if you wish to hold an event so that we can discuss parking etc. with you. We can also provide folding tables and chairs, parasols, bunting, some village fete-type games etc. for an additional charge. The accommodation at Sages Flat 1 comprises: - a large drawing room with period features and working fireplace overlooking the private front garden. - hall, with french doors to front garden - kitchen - bathroom, with shower over bath and with WC - side bedroom off hall, overlooking private side garden (3 single beds) - rear bedroom off kitchen passage (1 double bed) - rear hall to courtyard - courtyard parking (1 car) - access to walled gardens (c. 1acre) If hired together with Sages house, Sages Flat 1 has access to the front hall of Sages house through a communicating door in its drawing room. Please see separate listing for full details of Sages house. Summary details are: - a large drawing room with working fireplace overlooking private front garden - dining room with French windows onto front garden - sunroom, leading onto private walled garden and ground floor shower and WC - kitchen and scullery - master bedroom (superking / twin beds) overlooking front garden, with ante-room that can be used as a nursery if required - second bedroom (superking / twin beds) overlooking front garden, with communicating door into master bedroom plus separate entrance from bathroom landing - third bedroom (double bed) - bathroom - WC - shower room - extensive walled gardens of 1 acre - 2 acre paddock at the rear of the property, leading down to a stream, which can be used for event parking, fireworks displays etc. Sages has been our family home for nearly one hundred years. We are at the beginning of a long-term restoration programme so we have set our rates and policies to reflect its element of "shabby chic" and families with young children are very welcome! Sages flat is furnished more basically than Sages house so its rates are correspondingly lower.
                                  Country House
                                  3br Country House
                                  • Parking
                                  • Pets Allowed
                                  • Wifi
                                  3 bed, 3 bath Regency house in walled gardens. Sleeps 6. Communicating door to Sages Flat 1 if hired together (additional 2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 5) to accommodate 11 in total. Sages is a grand 6-bedroom Regency villa with 80ft verandah hidden in an acre of walled gardens, at the very heart of a pretty Devon village of traditional houses in the Torridge Valley. It is great for families as the children can run around the extensive grounds without any danger of traffic. The building is divided into Sages house (one half) and Sages Flats 1 and 2 (other halves of ground and first floors respectively). Sages house and Sages Flat 1 are available for holiday lets, either separately or together. Sages Flat 1 has private access and a private garden if hired separately. A communicating door enables the whole house to be opened up if hired together. The house, out-buildings and grounds are also available for venue hire, for parties and weddings (NB: Sages is not currently licensed for wedding services but please enquire if this is of interest as it is our plan). Use for an event requires a minimum of 7 nights booking for both Sages house and Flat 1. Please contact us if you wish to hold an event so that we can discuss parking etc. with you. We can also provide folding tables and chairs, parasols, bunting, some village fete-type games etc. for an additional charge. The accommodation at Sages Flat 1 comprises: - a large drawing room with period features and working fireplace overlooking the private front garden. - hall, with french doors to front garden - kitchen - bathroom, with shower over bath and with WC - side bedroom off hall, overlooking private side garden (3 single beds) - rear bedroom off kitchen passage (1 double bed) - rear hall to courtyard - courtyard parking (1 car) - access to walled gardens (c. 1acre) If hired together with Sages house, Sages Flat 1 has access to the front hall of Sages house through a communicating door in its drawing room. Please see separate listing for full details of Sages house. Summary details are: - a large drawing room with working fireplace overlooking private front garden - dining room with French windows onto front garden - sunroom, leading onto private walled garden and ground floor shower and WC - kitchen and scullery - master bedroom (superking / twin beds) overlooking front garden, with ante-room that can be used as a nursery if required - second bedroom (superking / twin beds) overlooking front garden, with communicating door into master bedroom plus separate entrance from bathroom landing - third bedroom (double bed) - bathroom - WC - shower room - extensive walled gardens of 1 acre - 2 acre paddock at the rear of the property, leading down to a stream, which can be used for event parking, fireworks displays etc. Sages has been our family home for nearly one hundred years. We are at the beginning of a long-term restoration programme so we have set our rates and policies to reflect its element of "shabby chic" and families with young children are very welcome! Sages flat is furnished more basically than Sages house so its rates are correspondingly lower.