Sat 3rd Nov to 12th Nov 2018
2½ miles from Holsworthy, you have all the lovely farmhouse (except the ground floor to the left of the porch) of a friendly farming couple’s 75 acre working farm, ½ mile of concrete private drive from the road. Good-sized, pretty, enclosed garden (lawns, flowers); large clean farmyard; indoor heated swimming pool (24' x 12' x 4' deep) and jacuzzi in a barn opposite the house, games barn (table tennis, pool table), adventure playground (swings, climbing frame, children’s trikes). You are welcome on the farm and can feed the hens and pet animals. Pony rides available nearby (by arrangement). The sea/sand/surf at Bude, 10 miles, or Sandymouth (excellent Nat. Trust beach), 14.Inside, the house is attractive, comfortable, well-maintained - all spacious rooms. The porch/front door in picture is yours alone. Long hall. Peaceful, pretty living room with inglenook fireplace (woodburner), TV/DVD and French windows looking over the garden. Dining room (TV) with big table seating 11, leading up a step to smart, well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, freezer, 5-hob range-style cooker/double oven) with French windows to garden. Loo. Upstairs (stairgate), four bedrooms: - a family room with double plus 2'6" single (additional 2'6" folding bed available, by arrangement) with en suite shower-room- a double plus 2'6" single bed with en suite shower-room- another double (washbasin)- a twin (washbasin)Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). A much praised place, hugely enjoyed by both families and gatherings of grown-ups.
Holsworthy: main town of this sparsely-populated, unspoilt farming area: small but important, down-to-earth yet lively with good market, attractive square, shops, pubs. Golf course and leisure centre (indoor swimming pool). Fishing, sailing, windsurfing on Tamar Lakes, 4½ miles; river fishing not far. Sea/sand/surf/tennis/golf/walking at Bude, 8 miles.
Four bedrooms: 2 x family rooms with double, 2’6” single and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin (one 2’6” folding bed by arrangement), 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin with basin. Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin. Ground floor WC with basin. Hall. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Dining room. Kitchen.
HOLSWORTHY Bude 10 miles; Barnstaple 25 miles. The ancient market town of Holsworthy lies nestled amid the rolling green hills of Tarka Country. There are many different landscapes within the region, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to rolling farmland and lush valleys. Holsworthy has much to offer, including a swimming pool, tennis court and splendid park with bowling green. The town centre boasts a varied selection of traditional shops, pubs and cafés, based around the market square. There is an 18-hole golf course just outside the town, while the local area is rich with opportunities for fishing, sailing, cycling and walking. The sandy beaches at Bude are within easy reach, while further afield visitors can explore the changing face of the South West Coastal Path, dramatic Exmoor and Dartmoor, and unspoilt Bodmin Moor, or simply relax in the quiet countryside that typifies North Devon.
This property offers the following short breaks: