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Windover Farm Cottage, Hemyock

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A cobbled path leads to this charming cottage, its front door over-arched with fragrant honeysuckle and roses.

- Two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 (double, with room for travel cot) and bedroom 2 (twin) both over looking fields.

- Bathroom with WC, bath, shower cubicle (with power shower fed with our own water), heated towel rail, shaving point and adjoining airing cupboard

- Kitchen is well-appointed with oven, hob, extractor, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and food processor.

- Lounge/dining room with log burner set into the inglenook and a large dining table (to seat up to 12 people)

Freeview digital TV, DVD player/recorder, CD player/radio

- Utility room with sink, WC, washing machine, coat airing facilities and boot rack

- Off-road parking for 2 vehicles

- Back door leads from kitchen to the elevated patio and generous garden which offers plenty of space to play (garden furniture provided). Small traditional walled garden at front of property.

- At the bottom of the large garden there is a hen arc homing 3 lovely hens (called Copper, Ginger and Chocolate). These ladies will keep you in fresh eggs during your stay!

So what's included? Bed linen (Egyptian cotton), towels, central heating, electric and logs are all included. A freshly backed Victoria sponge cake (made with our own eggs), a pack of our own sausages, pot of homemade jam/marmalade and eggs will be left for you along with tea, coffee, sugar and a small jug of milk. Further, the owner will, by arrangement, receive and unpack an internet grocery ready for your stay.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lyme Regis 50 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 50 km, Nearest railway: Honiton 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

A traditional cottage with a log burner set into an inglenook fireplace. It's clean and decorated to a really high standard creating a 'home from home' feel. Ideal for couples or families alike - a perfect rural hideway!!

Further details outdoors

Words can't describe the wonderful views from the cottage. The large expanse of garden creates a sense of freedom and peace.

The Devon region

This is a very beautiful part of the country. This enchanting spot is within easy reach of the Jurassic coast (for fossil hunting and sandy beaches), Dartmoor, Exmoor and many National Trust Properties (including Wellington Monument, Killerton House and Knightshayes).

For sports enthusiasts there is plenty to do with horse riding, golf and fishing offered locally.

Honiton

The property is also within easy reach of the cathedral city of Exeter and Somerset’s County town, Taunton, which offer farmers markets, high street shopping, theatres, restaurants, leisure facilities, museums and much more. Family attractions locally include Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Gardens, Quad World and Diggerland.

Alternatively learn to fly with Devon and Somerset Flight Training or attend the parachute school with Sky Dive UK both based at Dunkeswell Aerodrome (3 miles), try off-roading at the Landrover Experience (7 miles) or explore the ruins of Dunkeswell Abbey (½ mile). Cook up something special at home or dine out at one of the many pubs and restaurants nearby which offer a range of good food and real ales.

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1 Jan 2015

5/5

"A magical country cottage that won't disappoint"

Having read the reviews and viewed the website we made a last minute booking to stay over New Year. The process was simple and the confirmation email contained useful info and easy to follow direction… More

29 Dec 2014

3/5

"Nice cottage but a few problems"

We chose the cottage on the basis of the associated website and were delighted with the accuracy of the information. We went for a quiet Christmas in a cosy cottage located in a rural setting and this… More

Dear Michael,
Thankyou very much for taking the time to write a review. Your positive comments are much appreciated. We try very hard to ensure that the website and photos truly reflect the cottage. I also update the furnishings regularly as around 33% of visitors are returning guests who like to see subtle changes from one visit to the next.
It was very unfortunate that several things were amiss at the time of your visit and I'm sorry that this happened. Up until now, I've only had one full set of towels for the cottage which are washed and dried on changeover days. I'm afraid the system broke down when you arrived and several were absent. To ensure this doesn't happen again, I have purchased two new full sets of towels so that we now have a spare set to keep in the airing cupboard. This should avoid any towel shortages in the future, but once more I'm sorry that there weren't enough on your arrival day.

With regard to the oven, it was of course terrible timing for it to not work on Christmas Day. We have since called out an appliance engineer who has given the oven a full MOT. He confirmed that it is working fine and couldn't explain why the main oven failed you on Christmas day (you mentioned it had worked perfectly up until Christmas Day, and again after). His only suggestion is that there may have been an issue with the door, so has tightened the fixings to be sure. However, this was of course extremely frustrating for you; please accept my apologies.

The oven is cleaned on changeover days and once a year it is professionally cleaned. After your experience with the oven smoking, I have brought the professional clean forward a few months and now the cooker, inside and out, looks like new once more.

Finally, apologies too for the handle falling off the woodburner. This was extremely bad timing given the other problems you experienced; the pin holding it in place had sheared off. A new pin has now been fitted so this is working fine once more.

On the matter of light bulbs, there used to be a good supply in the utility room but this seems to have dwindled lately; as most were fitted at the same time it does occasionally happen that several go at once, so I have now restocked the spares basket.

I am very sorry that your enjoyment of Windover Farm Cottage was dampened by these experiences. I have now taken the necessary steps to rectify these issues and would be delighted to welcome you both back in future. I will be sending you a discount voucher for your next break and thankyou once more for your feedback.
Kind regards
Sarah Machin

29 Sep 2014

5/5

"Gorgeous cottage in beautiful surroundings"

This is a gorgeous cottage with everything you could need for your stay, including toys etc for little ones. The area is lovely with plenty to do locally. The chickens kept us amused all week, and o… More

20 Jun 2014

5/5

"A real 'home from home' in the beautiful Devon countryside."

Book a holiday at Windover Farm Cottage and you'll find everything promised on the website, and more.The cottage is situated in a most peaceful setting and is a real 'home from home', w… More

16 Jun 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage, perfect for families"

We had a fantastic week at Windover Farm Cottage - none of us wanted to come home! The cottage was beautifully decorated, clean and welcoming. Sarah was friendly and helpful, and had included lots o… More

11 Jan 2014

5/5

"Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location - will be coming again"

Came here for a quiet, stress-free honeymoon and got exactly what we wanted. Very comfortable, everything we needed was there, including a couple of things in the fridge fresh from the farm. Really we… More

2 Jan 2014

5/5

"We can't wait to go back"

Beautiful cottage that is really well appointed. Great instruction manual for the heating etc. We couldn't have been given a warmer welcome and the scenery was idyllic. We had a great time lookin… More

12 Nov 2013

5/5

"A delightful cottage in a beautiful location"

You will receive a warm welcome from Sarah and the hens! The hens will provide you with fresh eggs for your cooked breakfast everyday!Nothing is too much trouble for Sarah. You will find she has baked… More

10 Nov 2013

5/5

"Amazing cottage and service.... Would highly recommend"

We stayed in this gorgeous little cottage in October. The cottage is kept so clean and homely. We ordered a breakfast hamper and the food selection was fantastic. The price for the cottage was very re… More

10 Nov 2013

5/5

"Fantastic Stay"

Highly recommended - stayed at the beautiful Windover Cottage and had a great weekend. The cottage was amazing and on arrival Sarah had provided the most yummy cake which was really nice. The twins lo… More

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:31 Jan 2015

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