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Roundhouse, Lower Hearson Farm

from £74 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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The Roundhouse Woodburner

Barn / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 549322

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Barn / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

The Roundhouse is part of the converted farm building at Lower Hearson Farm which is a small family run farm set in fifteen acres of gardens, field and woodland. Whether you want to relax with a book in the gardens surrounding the cottages, watch a DVD, help us feed the animals or just unwind in our rural haven here in North Devon there is something for you at Lower Hearson Farm. Tucked away in the heart of the North Devon countryside in a secluded valley full of wildlife, Lower Hearson Farm is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Our six self catering holiday cottages are surrounded by two acres of gardens making this a safe place for children and a peaceful haven for adults.Guests are very welcome to help us at feeding times for the animals, help to collect the eggs and round up the chickens when it is their bedtime.This cottage is called the Roundhouse because it used to house the turntable that the horses powered to drive the machinery in the adjacent barns. It is perfect for couples, couples with a young child in a cot or can be used as an annexe to The Threshing Barn or other cottages for extended families on holiday. All the self catering accommodation is on the ground floor. You enter the cottage into the comfortable sitting room which has a wood burning stove, 32? Flatscreen digital LCD TV with Freeview, video, DVD player & mini Hi-Fi and free Wi-Fi access.The fully fitted kitchen is to the right of the entrance door with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and a beautiful solid beech breakfast bar for dining in the kitchen or chatting with the cook over a glass of wine or nibbles. It has one good sized double bedroom with ample room for a cot if needed. A hair dryer is available for use during your holiday. The shower room comprises a wash basin, wc, spa shower, heated towel rail and an electric fan heater. The cottage also has its own washer drying machine to keep up with your laundry while you are on holiday. There is a folder in the cottage full of leaflets giving details of the vast number of sights, attractions and places to visit during your holiday here in North Devon. The cottage also has walking books containing various routes so that you can really explore and enjoy North Devon during your holiday. The cottage is fully centrally heated with the cost of central heating included within the cottage rental. Between the months of September and May central heating is available in the cottage (for heating times see terms and conditions page). Central heating is switched off from the beginning of June to the end of August. The woodburner is always there to provide a warm cosy glow if you need it along with two electric convector heaters which you can place where you want. Electricity is included in the cottage rental.Within the grounds we have an outdoor covered, heated swimming pool (open Easter to end September), a children's play area, sandpit, trampoline badminton net and a games room. Well behaved dogs are also welcome. There is a £15 charge per dog which is payable on arrival. The fabulous golden coasts of Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and the well known surfing beach Saunton Sands with its golden dunes are an easy drive from Lower Hearson Farm. There are a number of beaches that have dog friendly areas so that your dog does not have to miss out either. We are also an easy drive from Exmoor.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Saunton Sands 20 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Devon region

North Devon, Britain's first world class UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is one of the finest unspoilt locations in the UK and is a wonderful place to stay with beautiful beaches, fantastic cliff top walks, unspoilt countryside, the magnificence of Exmoor and many places of interest to visit.

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24 Jun 2015


"Perfect in every way"

We stayed in the Roundhouse at Lower Hearson Farm for one week in june with our two dogs to do plenty of walking in the devon countryside. The Roundhouse is perfect for two people with everything you would need in home comforts e.g fully furnished, Tv, Cooker, Washing machine etc. On arrival the cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy and little touches like tea and coffee and nice biscuits laid out ready for a cuppa from a long drive. The owners Graeme and Marilyn were very warm and welcoming ready to help with whatever you may need on your stay and really made you feel at home. They were also really helpfully in advising plenty of walks and days out that may have been of interest in devon. Although we spent most of our time during the day out walking it was nice to return back to the farm where the grounds and gardens are very well maintained and lovely with plenty of tables and benches allowing alfresco dining in the warm summer evenings. The undercover heated pool is situated a very short distance from the Roundhouse and was a real treat to either get up and go for a swim in the morning or after a long days walking. It was also nice to find a holiday let that was completely dog friendly and providing you and your pooch respect the grounds and others in the area you can pretty much walk where ever you like. Lower Hearson farm is a working small holding and was nice to see the owners animals out in the fields and also their new arrivals of baby piglets and chicks. The views from around the site are stunning with rolling green hills and for us was situated perfectly to use as a central base to venture from to visit north,east,west and south parts of devon. The farm is also only 5/6 miles from its main town barnstable, which has everything you would need tescos, sainsburys, lidil, petrol stations etc however as lower hearson sits in a valley you would think you were in the middle of nowhere and not 5 miles from a large town. We never got to do or see all we had planed on our weeks stay and will most certainly be returning to Lower hearson farm and the Roundhouse again next year. We would recommend it to anyone wishing to either see devon by foot or just a relaxed break away in a beautiful setting.

It was a great pleasure to meet you and have you stay hear. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you again next year.

11 Jan 2015


"Perfect country cottage retreat - delicious peace & quiet"

We have returned two years in a row to Lower Hearson Farm. As a married couple, with very busy jobs, we have stayed both years at The Roundhouse for our Christmas/New Year Winter "switch off" break. We can't commend it enough. Lower Hearson is in a very picturesque part of rural Devon, although conveniently close to Barnstable as well, and is perfect for a retreat to switch off and recharge the batteries. Particularly if you're sensitive to noise. The Roundhouse is a beautiful cottage, absolutely perfect for two people, with a large open plan kitchen with oak beams, a cosy living area with a wood burner. Not to mention the large double bedroom with a very cosy bed! Graeme always goes the extra mile for his guests. The fully decorated and illuminated Christmas tree, together with the complimentary shortbread, mince pies and wine, made it feel like a home from home. The cottage is fully stocked with leaflets, pamplets and there's a well-stocked games room and library next door. Plus Graeme is always available to answer questions, help with suggestions for what to do in the local area (hint: there's plenty) and to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. We will be going back again... and again!

Thank you for wonderful review. It was, as always, a pleasure to welcome you back and we look forward to seeing you both again in the future.

12 Aug 2014


"Wonderful stay on the farm"

Just returned home from a week in the Roundhouse on Lower Hearson Farm, with my 3 year old son. We were greeted warmly on arrival and shown around the cottage and the farm so that we knew where everything was. The effort that had gone into making the cottage perfect for our arrival and the added bonus of some yummy biscuits was a really good start to the week. Graeme is great with the kids and gave my little boy the chance to get fully involved with caring for the pigs, sheep and chickens on the farm - he encourages the children to be confident and hands on with the animals in just the right way...needless to say my little boy has been talking about the animals and the lovely farm dog ever since! The farm is a wonderfully peaceful retreat, so if you are looking for somewhere rural to stay, but you still want to be close enough to the North Devon coastline to enjoy the beaches then this is the perfect choice. We had an absolutely brilliant time and were very sad to go home...we hope to visit again very soon!

It was great that you had a fantastic time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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