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Panoramic view of Woodhayes farm and Dumpdon Hill

Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Enjoy the facilities of the newly converted Orchard Barn at Woodhayes Farm nestled in the stunning Blackdown Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The barn comfortably sleeps 6 with room for 2 more. There is a large orchard 50 meters from the barn where you can relax, enjoy stunning views or have an early evening BBQ.

Walk through the 150 acre farm, experiencing ancient parkland, 16 acres of ancient woodland and ½ mile of river. The farm adjoins Dumpdon, a National Trust Iron Age hill fort. Cows and sheep are present on the farm. The coast is 12 miles away and we are very close to a number of exciting walks. Fiona and Greg Page-Turner are close by and will be delighted to help you enjoy your stay by getting the most out of the farm and the local area.

This delightful new barn conversion, completed in 2011, provides high quality holiday accommodation only a short drive from the beautiful Jurassic Coast. Arranged over three floors the house has been designed to make the most of the available space with a large sitting room on the top floor, an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area (with cosy wood burner) located on the ground floor and with the three bedrooms situated in between. The bedroom accommodation includes one bedroom that can be made-up as either a double or twin room so that the house can comfortably cater for two sets of couples in double beds as well as for family groups. There are two separate bath/shower rooms as well as a ground floor cloakroom with W.C. The second floor sitting room includes sofa beds that, if required, can extend the maximum occupancy to 8 guests. Outside, opposite the cottage, there is a large orchard garden with a seating area, including garden furniture and a barbeque. The garden area enjoys stunning views across the valley, making it the perfect spot to sit and relax after a day spent exploring the local attractions. This property is a great choice for those seeking a quiet rural location with easy access to the nearby coast.

The self-contained barn conversion is quietly situated in the farm courtyard adjoining a large farmhouse where the owners' family offer bed & breakfast accommodation. The farm is located just a couple of miles outside of the bustling East Devon market town of Honiton, with easy access to the stunning Jurassic coast about 15 miles away. Although quietly tucked away from main roads the farm is easy to access by car and perfect for those wishing to explore the local area's many attractions. Walkers and cyclists are also very welcome and the house includes lots of information about footpaths and local routes. There are extensive walks through 150 acres of farmland, including 16 acres of ancient woodlands to explore, and the River Lupp which adjoins the farm. There is an excellent local walk to the Dumpdon Hill Fort, which is a National Trust Iron Age fort.

Attached barn conversion on three floors. Entrance door with a few steps down to the entrance hall with cloakroom W.C. Ground floor: A few steps down to open plan living area with TV/DVD and wood burner, dining area and open plan fitted kitchen with electric double oven & hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Utility cupboard and installed washing machine. Stairs up to first floor: Bedroom 1 with king size bed (some restricted head height in this room). Shower room with shower cubicle and W.C. Bedroom 2 with a super king size (6') double bed (or can be made up with twin beds - please confirm requirements when booking). Bathroom including; a bath, separate shower cubicle and W.C. Bedroom 3 - Twin beds. Second floor: Lounge/sitting room with wide screen TV/DVD. This room includes 2 sofa beds that can extend the sleeping number to 8 (£75.00 supplement per person payable - please enquire if required before booking) Outside: Opposite the cottage, across the courtyard is a large, private orchard garden with furniture and a barbeque.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sidmouth 19 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Honiton 2 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

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Facilities & services

Central heating and seasonal logs for wood burner included. Bed linen and towels included. Please bring own beach towels. Travel cot, highchair and a safety gate available on request - please note that there is limited space for a travel cot in the bedrooms. Please confirm if twin or double bed required in bedroom 2 when booking. Sofa beds available in third floor lounge at a supplement of £75.00 per person per week to allow a maximum occupancy of 8 guests - please enquire before booking. Wireless internet access provided.

Other information

Allocated off-road parking for two cars.

Shops and pub are 1.5 miles - Honiton.

Beaches - Lyme Regis 15 miles and Seaton, Beer or Branscombe 12 miles.

One or two well behaved dogs welcome - please note that dogs are permitted on the ground floor only in this property.

£50.00 refundable security deposit required.

Arrival 3pm - departure 10.00am. Arrival day for weekly bookings Friday.

Other facilities provided

3 Bedrooms

Main bedroom with King Size sleigh bed

Twin room which can also work as Zip Link Double bed

Twin Room with 2 single beds

Main Bathroom

Large Bath, WC and shower. Basin

Small Bathroom

WC and shower. Basin

Kitchen dining room and Sitting room

Log burning stove, TV, DVD, sofa, 2 armchairs , kitchen area comprising; washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven, hob, microwave. 8 person dining room table

2nd floor loft Sitting room

2 sofas, 2 arm chairs, bean bags, Flat screen TV and DVD

Outside space

Private orchard and grassed area with barbeque table and chairs.

Also included

Central heating, bed linen, towels (not beach), tea towels, logs.

Strictly no smoking

No smoking in the Orchard Barn, if you wish to smoke on the farm, please Dispose of your cigarette ends in the dustbin

Provider Preferences

Country house

In countryside

Midweek short breaks

Non smoking establishment

Weekend breaks


Broadband Internet Access

Children & Infants

Accept children (Minimum age) - 0

Accept children all ages

Children's play area


Facilities for children - Travel Cot and high chair.


baby sitters by arrangement

stair gate

Parking & Transport

Onsite parking

List of local taxi firms

Leisure Facilities

150 acre farm freedom to walk through parkland ancient woodland and direct access to National Trust Hill fort

The River Lupp goes through the farmland and access is provided

Relax in the orchard with stunning views of the Black Down hills

Payment Methods

Euros accepted

Maestro accepted

Visa accepted

Bacs Transfers


1- 2 dogs accepted

Kennel for dogs to dry off, after wet walks

Dogs not permitted upstairs

Stair gate provided

Other facilities provided

Central Heating air source heat pump

Flat screen Colour Television in kitchen and sitting room


Drying Facilities

DVD Player


Ironing Facilities



Real log burning stove

Washing Machine

Storage for bicycles

Languages spoken

French spoken

German spoken

Further details outdoors

Outside, opposite the cottage, there is a large orchard garden with a seating area, including garden furniture and a barbeque. The garden area enjoys stunning views across the valley, making it the perfect spot to sit and relax after a day spent exploring the local attractions. This property is a great choice for those seeking a quiet rural location with easy access to the nearby coast. You also have access to 150 acres of parkland and ancient woodland, a map of the farm is provided. The farm adjoins a national Trust Iron age Hill fort called Dumpdon Hill. The farm also has a small river south of the farm.

Further details

There are 2 files explaining in thorough detail all you need to know about the farm, orchard Cottage, Honiton and East Devon with all its facilities and attractions. English, French and German are spoken fluently.

The West Country region

Did you know...Devon is the only county with two separate coastlines in the uk?

The county of Devon offers a patchwork of holiday styles, connecting the rugged open spaces of Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, the sandy beaches of the English Riviera and little-known villages rich in custom and history of East Devon.

Devon’s Dartmoor National Park is the same size as London

Devon is famous for its cream teas, made with clotted cream, scones and jam

The Jurassic Coast in East Devon includes areas of rock dating 185 million years

Holidays in the mid and East of Devon combine a the vibrant city of Exeter, dramatic heritage coastline and unspoilt areas of outstanding natural beauty, all set against a backdrop of distinctive Devon culture and history.

Experience the rugged and distinctive landscape of Dartmoor National Park, with its stunning ancient monuments, stone circles, and rich, wonderful wildlife and the perfectly preserved towns with quaint streets full of olde worlde charm in the east of the region.

Exeter, the regional capital for culture, leisure and shopping, is a vibrant city brimming with character and steeped in ancient history. Exeter offers visitors a delightful mix of high quality attractions, restaurants and shops in a setting of architectural splendour.

One of England’s oldest holiday seaside-towns, Exmouth, boasts two miles of sandy beach. With fascinating rock pools to explore and waters ideal for swimming, windsurfing and waterskiing, Exmouth is a real draw for families.

Nestling beneath the majestic red cliffs of the Sid valley, Sidmouth is a regency town by the sea. With listed buildings along meandering streets of an award winning floral town, this beautiful coastal town retains much of its old world charm.Set in the very heartland of Devon and nestling in the foothills of northern Dartmoor, is Okehampton, a historic market town. The Castle, which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, stands dramatically surrounded by natural woodland. Full of history and legends.

Tavistock is situated on the River Tavy and below the slopes of Dartmoor National Park. A former stannary town with Saxon beginnings, the town also boasts a thriving market scene. A farmers’ market is held on the town square twice a month and a covered pannier market held five days a week. Tavistock enjoys a full calendar of events throughout the year including the infamous Goose fair in October.


Situated on the Devonshire border with Somerset is the little village of Luppitt. Located in the heart of the Blackdown Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – this lovely rural settlement is just three miles from the larger town of Honiton. The narrow country lanes which wind along fields, hedgerows, woodlands and isolated farmsteads join beautiful thatched cottages, village inns and long country walks to larger market towns – like local Honiton.

Luppitt has one Pub, the Luppitt inn which has one barrel of beer and one flagon of cider , please knock on the door to get access to the tiny bar. Luppit has an ancient parish church with a saxon font , Luppit is also home to the award winning beer , Otter ale , brewed in the parish. Honiton - Gateway to the Blackdown Hills, a busy market town, dating from Medieval times and renowned for being the major Antiques Centre in the South West. Interesting variety specialist shops for lace (world famous) pottery, antiques. Excellent Museum, indoor swimming pool, golf course, award winning Aquatic Centre at nearby Escot Country Park. Beaches at Seaton, Beer, Sidmouth all within 10 miles. Mainline station from Waterloo.

The Blackdown Hills lies on the border of Devon and Somerset, extending to the north from Honiton and Lyme Bay to the south. This unspoilt area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perfect for walking, cycling and horse-riding. An excellent range of welcoming country inns.

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Review 1-8 of 8

2 Aug 2014


"Lovely house but terrible access to outdoors"

The advertising and pictures for this property are misleading - so was the owners own correspondence (email & phone) when he stressed that the place was set in 150 acres of farmland - what's the … More

Thank you for your comments. We are always looking at ways to improve our guests' experience. Orchard Barn is set in 150 acres of wonderful parkland and woods which our guests do have unfettered access to. You can walk from the door up the path to the fields and Dumpdon Hill. We are always happy to recommend particular walks and detailed maps are in the Welcome file.
The Orchard garden area with bbq for sitting outside is a short walk (50 metres) from the accommodation across a courtyard which we mention on our website- we will ensure we mention this to smokers.
This is a non-smoking cottage. However, following your comments we are reviewing where we can accommodate those who smoke but nearby covered areas are limited. We are sorry you felt hospitality was lacking; we always try to be hospitable and welcoming to our guests. The enjoyment of your holiday is important to us. Please feel free to email me on to discuss this or any other points further.

22 Jul 2013


"Didn't Want to Leave This Place!"

Just got back from a fabulous weeks stay at The Orchard Barn at Woodhayes Farm. Great location and the barn has everything you could wish for. Fresh flowers on arrival, milk, bread and butter all wait… More

25 Jun 2013


"OK but not for children."

Good accommodation, but not child friendly,as building work on going and the site is being used as a small business area with some large vehicles coming and going during our stay. Wifi not good, as me… More

4 Jan 2013


"Great Barn, great facilities"

This review should really show 4.5 rather than 5.My wife and I booked this as a holiday over Xmas for us and her sister in law, her brother, her three neices and their dog. Booking the cottage was ver… More

29 Oct 2012


"Lovely Barn,excellent location!"

Excellent barn very spacious. Location brilliant! Very easy to book with friendly owners. Would definitley visit again… More

13 Sep 2012


"Amazing holidays at Woodhayes"

We spent two beautiful weeks at Orchard Barn. It was the most exclusive appartement we have ever had for holidays! As the weather was quite wet, we had lots of space to relax: our youth prefered to st… More

29 Aug 2012


"Total relaxation"

This was our first trip to the beautiful Blackdown Hills and East Devon and it wont be the last ! Fiona greeted us after our journey from London and was very helpful in getting us settled. Flowers, br… More

29 Aug 2012



We came to Orchard Barn for a family christening and had a wonderful stay. The Barn is very well-equipped and comfortable. We loved the wild flowers arrangements when we arrived and enjoyed our tea. T… More

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Calendar last updated:19 Aug 2014

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  • French
  • German

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