G25 - Hornshayne Farmhouse
Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
' on the edge of Woodbridge hamlet, ' mile from Farway, is Hornshayne Farmhouse, a large, beautiful and imposing thatched farmhouse adjoining the owners' cottage in the midst of this busy, working, 335 acre dairy/arable farm (you are welcome to help feed the calves). There's been a house here since Saxon times; 'gentrified' in the 1700s, this farmhouse retains many original and fascinating features (still a salting cupboard and ceiling chamber in the kitchen). Outside, plenty of open space (river - trout fishing, ponds, walks with outstanding views, and miles of unspoilt countryside) surrounding the very pretty garden (picnic table, gas barbecue, giant draughts, unfenced shallow stream; great play castle, Wendy house and sandpit, shared with owners) and games barn (quarter-sized billiard table, table tennis, karaoke machine, TV, fridge, loo). Within walking distance of the East Devon Way.
Inside, living room ('living flame' fire, TV/DVD/video) and enormous, hub-of-the-house kitchen/dining room (huge inglenook fireplace with original bread oven, oil-fired Rayburn, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, American fridge-freezer), both with original slate flag floor; tiny games room (TV/DVD, PlayStation); children's playroom (toys); shower-room (suite); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, Belfast sink).
Upstairs, five bedrooms (all with TV, two with DVD) on three levels:
Level 1: double with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower).
Level 2: family bedroom (6' zip-linked double or twin and single bed) with en suite shower-room (suite, his/hers washbasins); two double (one with 6' zip-linked double or twin); and family bathroom (suite with corner bath and separate shower).
Level 3 (attic): low lintel to very large master double (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower). Spring water. Professional catering and ready meals available. Damages Deposit '300.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The West Country region
East Devon: that is Devon east of the river Exe and Exeter - Devon's capital with superb cathedral and much else attractive. Here is the most smiling of lush farmland and most dramatically hilly, the easiest to see from a car because the lanes are less narrow, the hedges less high. Domed hills rise abruptly and steeply, baize-green fields to crowns of woods or sentinel beech trees, half-way up farmsteads like a children's-book idyll. Woodbury Common is a small high moor with heather and Scots pine trees and fine newish golf course.
Exmouth is a resort with lots of sandy beach and boats. The Exe estuary is full of yachts and has one of Devon's prettiest villages, Lympstone, beside it. A shore of mainly pebbles keeps the area comparatively quiet, though the coast is attractive with white and red cliffs, pleasant, civilised towns like Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton and villages like Beer and Branscombe. Its inland villages tend to be pretty: Broadhembury is special - and the view from Hembury Hill (fort) is sensational. Hardly anyone seems to visit the lovely Blackdown Hills - big beech woods, smart fields with thoroughbred horses - on its northern border. You can have flying lessons at Dunkeswell aerodrome and there is an excellent (flat) cycle track, punctuated by pubs, from Exeter beside the Exe estuary to the sea. The whole east Devon coast is called a 'World Heritage Coastline'.
Farway: valley farming village (church) in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Blackdown Hills. Honiton, 3 miles; Colyton (shops, pubs, tramway to Seaton), 4; the sea and 'Jurassic Coast' at Beer and Branscombe, 4 miles; Sidmouth, 8; Lyme Regis (old harbour town), 12.
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3 Nov 2014
"Most relaxing, favourite farm holiday."
We have just returned from the most wholesome, relaxing holiday we have had in years. We chose this farm house to celebrate our parents special wedding anniversary, so had a very mixed group - from 5… More
Thank you so much for your very kind and positive comments about Hornshayne Farmhouse. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time there and that the owners made you feel so welcome. Its great to hear and we hope you'll be back next year!
28 Sep 2014
"Great house in a lovely location"
Four generations aged from 2 to 84 enjoyed a lovely holiday. The house is comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The play room and outside play area is great for smaller children and the games barn … More
Thank you very much for providing such lovely feedback about your stay. I'm glad to hear that you so enjoyed your stay.
31 Aug 2014
I stayed here with my family (5 adults and 5 children). We had a great week. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly want. The children had a great time experiencing farm life first… More
Thank you very much for your kind review, I am so glad to hear that you and your family had such a great holiday and such fantastic experiences. I'll pass your comments to the homeowners as I know they'll be thrilled and will look forward to welcoming you all in the future.
30 Aug 2014
We stayed the week commencing the 22nd August. The best family holiday we have ever had. This place is simply perfect. We had five adults and five children in our group. Andrew and Sally the owners wh… More
Thank you so much for your kind review, I am very glad to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time at Hornshayne Farmhouse! I'll be sure to pass your comments to the homeowners Andrew and Sally as I know that they will be thrilled and will look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
9 Aug 2014
"Lovely venue and location"
We booked this venue to celebrate my father in laws 75th birthday. In total there were ten of us staying for a week, five adults and five children. The farmhouse is in a very remote setting at the end… More
Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad you so enjoyed your stay. WE hope very much to be able to welcome you back in the future.
13 Jul 2014
"A FEW ISSUES"
Thank you for your letter to me of the 24 June.With reference to the statement in the letter by the owner that a “few items were broken” .That is not correct I did report the damaged dustbin l… More
Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you experienced some problems with maintenance at the house. I will pass your comments to the homeowner as I am sure that they will be sorry to hear that you had cause to be disappointed. It's such a shame that you didn't let us know whilst you were on holiday that you were unhappy. There is very little that we can do for you after departure and we would very much have liked to try and improve the situation at the house for you so that your holiday was a better one. Once again thank you for taking the time to send us your thoughts, I hope that we might see you again one day.
3 Nov 2013
"Excellent stay on a proper farm!"
This holiday was arranged as a 70th birthday celebration with family members from age 1 to 70. The farm is remote! Middle of nowhere at the end of a narrow lane so it is quiet and peaceful.Firstly, th… More
Thank you so very much, I am so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at Hornshayne farm and I hope we will see you again in the future.
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