£109 / night
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Between Exmoir and Dartmoor Luxurious Cottage on 15th Century Farm with Pool – Home 66710 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Between Exmoir and Dartmoor Luxurious Cottage on 15th Century Farm with Pool – Home 66710

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 52 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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 an impressive heavy oak staircase.

The custom designed kitchen has granite floor, granite work surfaces with oak cupboards and an oak dining table. 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 (shower, toilet and wash hand basin)and are spacious and light and very comfortable. Apart from casement windows the Velux windows have remote control black out blinds operated by solar power.

Further details

The 7 Kw Lorraine wood burner is the perfect way to heat the house (free logs & ample kindling from the wood shed). There is also electric underfloor heating downstairs for the winter months and programmable electric radiators in the bedrooms upstairs.

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 usually lamb our ewe in the Spring and you are welcome to have a look around the farm and to meet the lambs, ducks and geese.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We enjoy having guests in our cottage and as it is a working farm, we are usually on hand to greet our guests and then most days are available to answer any questions, make suggestions or even, when there is time show you our arboretum and Giant Redwood Plantation. You are free to walk about on the farm and surrounding fields and orchards and say 'hello ' to our friendly sheep.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Renate H.
Average reply time:
1 hour 1 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
22 May 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Jul 2008. Located in Tiverton, it has 52 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £573 to £985.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 May 2019.


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Guest reviews

52 reviews

Very Good

“Picture perfect”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2018

What a beautiful picturesque property you have Renate and John. We absolutely loved our stay and relaxed immediately after arriving on the Friday night. The kids loved it and our eldest loved feeding the animals. We can’t wait to come again and will definitely be in touch to arrange it. Thank you so much.

Owner's reply: Hello Kelly, Thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure having you and your family here. Looking forward to you seeing you all again.


Reviewed 29 Oct 2016

We have just returned home after a wonderfully relaxing seven days at Pond Cottage. It really is a special place, perfect for spending time with family in the beautiful surroundings and made all the more welcoming by John and Renate. Thank you John for our tour of the farm and arboretum and to Renate for the lovely homemade jam and chutney. We feel well and truly rested and we are all taking lots of happy memories home with us. We will have to plan a return trip!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family here in October. Regards, Renate

“Perfect, peaceful retreat in beautiful Devonshire countryside”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2016

When we booked our stay at Pond Cottage we hadn't bargained on it being during the wettest week of the wettest June on record! No matter, we had a lovely warm and friendly welcome from John & Renate and were made to feel welcome and at home immediately-eggs, jam and rhubarb a lovely touch and thoroughly delicious, thank you. The cottage was everything we could have hoped for, spacious enough to accommodate 4 adults and a 7 week old baby (and all the paraphernalia that entails!) very comfortably and easy to cosyy up in the evenings-we even had the log burner going on a couple of occasions! Very well appointed with every appliance and piece of equipment we could have wished for so that we could fend for ourselves exactly as if we were at home but with the added bonus of beautiful surroundings including the views, the pond, the animals, the arboretum and the pool-unfortunately the weather did not allow us to enjoy them all to the full; hopefully another time. It even seemed a totally natural thing to be greeted by the ducks, geese and hens every morning and when we returned home after a trip out. The cottage is very well placed to stay locally and enjoy walks in beautiful countryside or to visit nearby attractions or for trips further afield to National Trust houses, historical houses and either coast and if the weather is so bad you can comfortably stay in the cottage where there is a host of DVD's, books and games. We really enjoyed the tour of the farm and the stories/history of the place, watching the sheep shearing and "helping" herd the sheep from one field to another. John & Renate's passion and enthusiasm for what they do is very clear and they are genuinely happy & keen to share it with their visitors. Thank you John and Renate for a lovely stay, you have created something very special here and we would love to come back in the not too distant future. Regards & Best wishes from Dave, Judith, Michael, Jodie and baby Evie.

“I wish I could move in!”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2013

We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever. The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want for a truly relaxing break. The views are wonderful, you can lie in bed and see green fields for miles. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, leaving us to it but also being obviously approachable should we want or need anything during our stay, such as a guided walk around the farm. If you are looking for a comfortable, easy holiday packed with r&r, you can't go wrong with Pond Cottage.

“A Fantastic property in idyllic surroundings and welcoming owners.”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2012

Pond Cottage looked lovely from the pictures on the web site, and it really does live up to it's description. The interior was well equiped, beautifully maintained with good quality solid furniture. There was even a big flat screen telly and a DVD player which kept our (almost) teenage son happy. John and Renate are excellent hosts and obviously take a lot of care looking after the cottage and ensuring that their guests comfort is of upmost priority. They, even provided fresh produce from their vegetable garden, homemade jam and a much appreciated bottle of wine! The grounds around the cottage were lovely as were the views, especially from the master bedroom. The whole atmosphere was very relaxed and there was no restricitions on wondering around the gardens, grounds and farm. The ducks, hens and geese are friendly too and will happily let you feed them all day long. This place is definately worth a visit and is great value for money.

“Great short break away from the rat race.”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2012

Great converted barn converted to a high standard. The owners John and Renate are really nice and welcoming. You are free to wonder around the farm and meet the sheep and lambs. The interior of the cottage is set up well with two double room with an en suite bathroom for each. Really useful if you are travelling as two couples. The lane that the satnav takes you down is a little narrow, however, the alternative one suggested by John was far better. If you want to get away from it all then this is excellent. We will be going back for a longer stay.

“Devon at it's bucolic best.”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2011

John and Renate Huckle have thought of everything to make their guests welcome, comfortable, and happy. The cottage is spotless and well apppointed. The location is lovely for a 'get away' or for a family with young children. I stumbled on the cottage via the internet. What luck! My friend and I enjoyed every minute.

“beautiful house, beautiful grounds, amazing hosts!”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2011

We are going to find it hard to top this holiday, we are just back home today and I wish we weren't home and had another week! The property is lovingingly decorated and cared for, and very homely, and you truly want for nothing, the owners have thought of everything! The beds are really comfy, and the house was extremely clean and tidy, and has quality "white goods" and furniture!.. We have thoroughly enjoyed walking freely through the many fields surrounding the cottage, with the sheep and through the orchards!.. The children (aged 5, and 2) have enjoyed being able to wake up to the sound of the ducks and sheep, and to walk freely with the sheep, chickens and ducks!... Our son also liked the newts by the pool/pond area! We also much appreciated the "little extras" in the evenings (that you do not find at many other holiday homes) such as the board games, books and dvds! We also enjoyed the table tennis! The owners also live on the farm, and were very accomodating, kind and helpful, they made us feel very welcome!... Thankyou John and Renate for the best holiday!... And of course the much appreciated jam, eggs and wine on arrival!... We will be recommending you to friends and family, and hope to come stay again sometime in the future! Kayleigh , James and family.

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