Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The charming stone and cob detached cottage is adjacent to the picturesque farm pond surrounded by trees. It lies in its enclosed garden with seating area and lovely views. The thick oak stable door takes you into the open plan triple aspect living room with massive oak beams, oak shutters, wood burner, comfortable sofas, 40" slimline TV/DVD player recorder, French door onto garden, underfloor heating, slate floor and impressive heavy oak staircase.
The custom designed kitchen has granite floor, granite work surfaces with lovely oak dining area and cupboards. Upstairs under the exposed roof trusses there is another cozy seating area with HiFi and a lovely view of the ducks on the pond. All the flooring is waxed oak. Both double bedrooms have their own en suite facilities and are spacious and light and very comfortable. Apart from casement windows the Velux windows have remote control blinds operated by solar power.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saunton Sands 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 45 km, Nearest railway: Tiverton Parkway 30 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, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
The farmhouse is surrounded by its own garden, arboretum, orchard and ancient pond which laps against the stone walls of the granary.
Inside the granary is the old two screw cider press and crusher, used every autumn to make cider and apple juice from our 10 acres of orchard. You are welcome to participate in this activity.
The cobbled court yard also contains the unique 18th century hen house still in use.
We lamb our ewes in the autumn from September onwards and you are welcome to have a look around the farm and to meet the lambs, ducks and geese.
The 7 Kw Lorraine wood burner is the perfect way to heat the house (free logs & kindling from the wood shed). There is also electric underfloor heating downstairs for the winter months and programmable electric radiators in the bedrooms upstairs.
The West Country region
The rolling wooded hills of Devon with small hedged fields and narrow lanes is ideally suited to grass growing and therefore livestock rearing. Our part of Devon is remote and therefore quiet and at night you can see the stars and hear the owls.
Due to the heavy soil the fields remain green all year round and there is abundant wildlife, including numerous red deer which roam freely on our fields. The wooded streams which border our land are perfect for taking quiet walks, picnics or for painting or photographing the varied landscape. Our weather comes from the south west and is usually mild even in winter.
Tiverton is a historic market town occupied by the Romans who used it as a base for their activities in the West country.
The local museum provides an interesting insight into this aspect of the town's history. Visit the castle with its famous tapestry hangings and the pannier market held Fridays and Saturdays. There is a newly built leisure centre and a cinema.
The river Exe passes through the town as does the Grand Western canal and horse drawn barge trips take you through the most picturesque countryside. Knightshayes and Killerton House, two National Trust houses with beautiful garden are close by and well worth a visit.