Colcombe Farm Holiday Home
Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
AT EAST DEVON, between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, we are a half a mile outside of Colyton, a quarter of a mile off the road (along a concrete private road). Colcombe Abbey Farm is a small family run farm, we are predominantly dairy (you are welcome to come and see the cows being milked and see the baby calves) with a 120 Friesian herd, a small number of beef animals (75), a beautiful horse and a dartmoor pony. We have four dogs ( a Jack Russell, a Dalmatian and a Huntaway and a Collie) which are not allowed around the mobile home. There are 12 free range chickens running around, 4 geese and you can always hear the birds singing.
The three bedroom mobile home sits on a large grass paddock (200ft x 200ft). It is fully equipped, inclusive and has a full valet on change over day. Just outside there is a picnic table, bar-b-cue and a large trampoline. We also have a badminton net set up for those feeling energetic! (rackets and shuttlecocks supplied)
All the beds have duvets and pillows. Duvet covers and pillowcases can be provided and beds made up at a small charge of £10 for double and £5 for single beds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Seaton 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 30 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Only smoking outside of caravan
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of room for parking.
Outside gas bar b cue included at no extra cost, ideal for making the most of warm summer evenings! A large trampoline and picnic table situated beside the caravan.
Please note that the trampoline is use at your own risk, this is because my insurance company has stated they are to high risk against accidents for them to insure.
New arrivals welcome 3 pm onward. On departure day, please vacate by 10 am.
There is also a level spot next to the caravan which can be used to pitch a tent at a minimal charge - please contact me if interested.
The West Country region
The West Country / Devon region has a vast amount of tourist attractions including;
- East Devon which is a recognised area of outstanding natural beauty.
- Jurassic coast where you can look for fossils.
- Many beaches.
- Many foot paths, coastal walks and nice cycle routes.
- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has set up his River Cottage Shop and Canteen at Axminster where you can have a nice meal and purchase some fresh local produce.
- Beer caves, 6km.
- Peacorama at Beer, 6km.
- Self hire boats and deep sea fishing off the coast of Beer.
- Crealy Adventure Park near Exeter, 32km.
- The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth, 13km.
- Race world (go carting) near Exeter, 30km.
- Ford Abbey House near Chard, 15km.
- Shute Barton, a historic national trust house, 3km.
- Burrow farm gardens at Dalwood, 4km.
- Bicton Gardens, 22km.
- Escot Wildlife Park, gardens and fishery, 19km.
- Axminster Flamingo swimming pool, 6km.
- Golf courses at Seaton, Honiton and Salcombe Regis and many more within a comfortable driving distance.
- Dartmoor national park, 70km.
- Exmoor national park, 60km.
- The nearest Cinema is at Lyme Regis, 11km.
- 10 Pin Bowling is at Exeter or Taunton.
- Stuart line cruises which tours the Jurassic coast by sea at Exmouth, 30km.
- Torquay is 70km, 1:20 minutes drive approx., Exeter is 35km, 45 minute drive approx, Taunton is 35km, 45 minute drive approx, Weymouth is 60km, 1:15 minutes approx.
Colyton is a small historic town with a rebellious legend. It has an 11th century St Andrews Church with a hexagon tower. Colyton has 3 pubs and 2 additional restaurants, an old oak bark tannery, the only one remaining in the country. There are 2 tennis courts and 2 playing fields. A good fish and chip shop, A general food store, A really well stocked chemist, Hairstylist, Charity shop, A hardware shop and library. Just on the outside (towards the grammer school) there is a lovely picnic area.
Picturesque and tranquil rivers Coly and Umborne meet as you enter Colyton; here there are ducks in plenty that children can enjoy feeding bread to. There are plenty picturesque footpaths as well in the vicinity
Linking Colyton to Seaton is the famous Seaton Tramway which travels alongside the Axe estuary.
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4 Nov 2013
"Great spot for a farm holiday near East Devon coast"
We stayed at Colcombe Farm for a last minute weekend break in Autumn Half Term. The caravan was clean and comfortable, and kept us warm and dry despite some atrocious weather. The beds were comfortabl… More
20 Oct 2013
"Lovely Caravan Holiday.."
Having never stayed in a caravan before we did not know what to expect. This caravan is a really good size and is in a lovely location. The lounge was huge, although there was only 2 of us we would de… More
9 Oct 2012
"Great location, warm welcome"
My two friends and I (in our late 20s) were looking for somewhere with access to some nice coastal towns & walks (and a walkable pub!) and to be honest, for a bargain!
This place turned out to be perfect. Owners were really welcoming and went about sorting the bbq and garden, even though we had only booked in for a single night at last minute. Loved the friendly dogs (even if a bit alarmed at first - those nervous around dogs take note!). Would be great for kiddies - lots of geese penned in opposite and full working farm and loads of room to roam about.
Colyton was lovely and particularly loved Beer. Some great coastal views and walks.
The bottom line for us was that this was just such good value and much nicer than booking in to an impersonal and bland hotel!
3 Oct 2011
"A haven of peace tucked into the glorious East Devon countryside."
Comfortable accomodation and very friendly and welcoming hosts. Whilst being an ideal location for a peaceful holiday there is also the opportunity to gain an insight into the real world of dairy farming. My five year old granddaughter thouroughly enjoyed helping to feed the calves and collect eggs. There is a trampoline for for the use of the younger guests which is an extremely fun way of burning off excess energy. We have stayed here a few times over the past five years and we are always loathe to leave. We will definitely be returning. The Voysey family are very welcoming and considerate of their guests.
Easy access to the beautiful Jurassic coast. One not to miss for the children is a day at ESCOT, nr Ottery St Mary and do try the wierd and wonderful milkshakes on offer at Honiton Pottery. Favourite places: Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Seaton Tramway and Dartmoor which is a liitle over an hour away by car. If you fancy a day in Exeter, I recommend taking the train from Axmintser, it is very cheap to park the car at the station. And of course Colyton itself. A pleasant walk into the town, a look at the Church and a beverage in one of the local pubs or tea shop. If you dont want to go into Seaton for fish and chips, the local take away is very good.
19 May 2011
"Fab, budget holiday with lots to do and plenty to see."
Great hosts, fab location for Escott and Bicton Park. Plenty of outside space for the children. Felt welcome and children were able to help around the farm. Cons laundrette few miles away in Seaton, c… More
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