Higher Holcombe Farm
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
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A perfect venue for family gatherings, group get togethers or just plenty of space for smaller groups to spread out and enjoy the scenery. With country views all around there is something for everyone and space for celebrations both inside and out. A king size bedroom on the ground floor gives easy access for those less mobile and plenty of space upstairs with a private balcony giving an alternative quiet area when required.
You will be very happy enjoying the peace and tranquility of our unique rural surroundings and there is even more to enjoy! Jurassic beaches and picturesque towns. See the fish come in at Beer, explore the rock pools on Sidmouth beach (6 miles) and Exmouth (10 miles) and have fish and chips as the sun goes down. Take the children to Crealy Park or nearby Escot (3 miles) if you can drag them away from building a den in the garden.
Play golf at Woodbury Park, wander the antique shops of nearby Honiton or visit National Trust castles and gardens. Exeter (11 miles) has theatres, museums and shops galore; and while you are here, dig up some fossils at Lyme Regis or try the delicious food in our notable local eateries and restaurants. Throw some freshly cut garden herbs on the BBQ and enjoy sundowners in your own patch of glorious Devon countryside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sidmouth (6 miles)|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter (15 mins). Bristol (1.5 hours), Nearest railway: Feniton (4 miles). Exeter St David (13 miles)|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Architect designed in 2005, this friendly and stylish home has beautiful oak doors and stairs with limestone floors and underfloor heating d/stairs. With unique art work, the spacious kitchen and open access dining area opens onto sun room / lounge and rear courtyard and terrace. Off the hall is the TV/sitting room. Also downstairs is a bedroom with kingsize bed as well as a separate toilet with wash basin. Upstairs has wooden floors and standard radiators.
The main front facing bedroom has 5' bed and ensuite with slipper bath and separate shower. Oak floored twin bedded room with a balcony overlooking the rear garden. There is a further courtyard-facing double bedroom and a single front-facing bedroom as well as a family bathroom with full size bath, spacious shower and laundry facilities.
|Further details outdoors|
The 'old dairy' near the gate has a table tennis and snooker table and there is also plenty of space for badminton and football in the grounds around about. Please enjoy the orchards (and pick the apples, pears, plums and almonds if they are ripe) as well as the herb garden which is perfect for enjoying the uninterrupted country views. Check out the 4000 trees in the young woodland and meander in the meadows and paddocks at will.
We also have a wet land with a small stream and a pond so please supervise any toddlers and young children in your group. The garden has outdoor tables and chairs as well as a BBQ for your pleasure and enjoyment. Perfect for large happy family gatherings.
You will be welcomed with a basket of goodies for a delicious Devon cream tea.
An English speaking representative is in the adjacent annex in case of emergencies.
The ground floor is suitable for wheelchair users but there is not a ramp to the front door but the step in is shallow. (Downstairs toilet and washbasin only - showers and baths upstairs)
A neighbouring farm has sheep and cattle, so not advisable for dogs.
There are a number of springs around the property and the gardens include a wetland, pond and stream.
The West Country region
East Devon is one of England's gems: with rolling countryside, staggering cliffs, rivers, beaches, moorland and cities as well as charming villages and towns; it really has a lot to offer just about everyone! Its mild climate makes it a perfect choice for a break at any time of year and is full of places to engage, interest, inspire and amaze you!
From remote and craggy Dartmoor, the World Heritage Jurassic coastline, gentle sandy coves or wonderfully wild surfing beaches, bird-filled river estuaries and woods, Devon has a lot to offer the outdoors enthusiast. Its rich rural heritage and history dating from pre Roman times means that it is bursting with character and opportunities to explore a huge range of fascinating places.
Ottery St Mary
Ottery St Mary, 2 miles away (or shorter on the footpath) dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 and is famous for its beautiful church, being the birthplace of the Romantic poet Coleridge and for the unique tar barrel burning festivities every 5th November as well as 'Pixie Day', a festival dating from pre Christian times. It is close to the SW Coastal path with beaches at Sidmouth, Sandy Bay, Exmouth (start of the Jurassic Coast), Budleigh Salterton and Charmouth (for fossils).
Close by is: Lyme Regis for town and harbour; National Trust properties at Killerton and Exmouth; Cadhay for gardens and Escot for adventures. Crealy Park is great for a kids' days out if the weather turns and Honiton has tea shops, antiques and second hand books. Sidmouth hosts an international folk festival every August and is great for promenade walking, independant shops and fish and chips suppers on the rocks. Axminster for good food (and carpets). Exeter for July festival, animation festival (February), shops, theatres, museum (RAMM) and cinema. And don't forget Ottery St Mary's own Tar Barrel festivities on 5th November each year as well as just taking it easy at Higher Holcombe!
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5 Jun 2013
"Perfect place for our family of 7 adults and three small children"
We found Higher Holcombe Farm after a long search for a house in Devon large enough for our extended family in half term week. It turned out to be an inspired choice. The house is extremely comfortable and ideally laid out for our needs in terms of bedrooms and living space. The large garden was perfect for our small children. The location was excellent - in a rural setting but easily accessed with Ottery St Mary nearby for all our shopping needs. Beaches and other attractions within an acceptable 20-30 mins drive. We are already planning to return.
13 Apr 2013
"Comfortable, spacious and accommodating - a great place to relax"
The house was very comfortable with space for all the family and things for everyone to do. The facilities for the children (table tennis etc) kept them amused and the sun room was a great place for the older members of the party to relax.
2 Jan 2013
"Excellent Location - Excellent Property - Excellently Equipped"
I stayed at Higher Holcombe farm with some friends to see the New Year 2012/13 in. We had a fabulous time and we were pleasantly surprised by the tranquil location and the property as it is even bette… More
1 Sep 2012
"Great location, very clean and spacious property suitable for all ages. Well equipped kitchen, home from home"
Good places to visit include, Exmouth (great for all ages) boys enjoyed shopping, golf and amusement arcades. Holcome great for lovely tea shops and antique shops. Would recommend Toast (tea shop with delcious cakes and a lovely tranquil garden). Sidmouth was a good day out would recommend a trip on the trams. Exeter a good place to go on a rainy day. Good shops, bowling, cinema and plenty to do for all ages. Otter valley golf club makes a great day out. Otter Valley Nurseries great place to visit for plants and lots more!
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