Colcombe Farm Holiday Home
About the home
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 two 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.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Seaton, 3km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Smokers are welcome, however smoking inside the caravan is not permited.
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.
The third bedroom is a pull out double sofa bed in the lounge which can be shut off with a drawing of the curtains. 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.
Contact me first either by telephone or email to check availability and then assuming the caravan is available, a £80 deposit is required and then at least 6 weeks before arrival date the total balance must be settled.
£40 per week to be added into the total. This will be fully refunded on departure subject to the caravan being left clean and tidy and similar to how it was found. In the event of breakages these must be declared and a fair settlement will be reached.
For any reason should you need to cancel your holiday I will do my best to re-let the week(s) and if I can do so I am happy to give a full refund.
If anything I have said is unclear or seems unreasonable in any way please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to try my best to help.
A welcome pack will be provided for arrivals, this includes tea, coffee, milk and some biscuits.
The West Country / Devon 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.
The Colyton area
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, 2 general stores a very old fashion post office, An Aladdin’s cave 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.
Linking Colyton to Seaton is the famous Seaton Tramway which travels alongside the Axe estuary.
How to get there
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We are situated 23 miles from Exeter, 22 from Taunton. We are between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.
From Colyton travel over the Umborne Bridge('the blue bridge'), towards Whitford and Shute (on the B3161), a quarter of a mile past the Umborne Bridge, turn left, on to Colcombe Road. Colcombe Abbey Farm is at the end of Colcombe Road.
We are easily accessible by road and the views are very scenic.
Seaton is the nearest beach 3 miles away.
Activities near Colyton
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
09 Oct 2012
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!
03 Oct 2011
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
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.
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|spring||3 May 13||11 May 13||£ 200||£ 50||£ 50||1 Week|
|spring||11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 200||£ 50||£ 50||1 Night|
|spring||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 250||£ 50||£ 50||1 Night|
|summer||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 225||£ 50||£ 50||1 Night|
|summer||29 Jun 13||27 Jul 13||£ 300||£ 50||£ 50||1 Week|
|high summer||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|autumn||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 250||£ 50||£ 50||1 Night|
|autumn||14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 230||£ 50||£ 50||1 Night|
|autumn||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 200||£ 50||£ 50||1 Night|
|autumn||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
I am happy for you to bring your own bed linen. If you prefer, bed linen is offered at £10 for the first bed and £5 per bed there after. This covers washing and bed making expences.Enquire now
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