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Crablake Farmhouse

Exminster, Devon (Ref. 1089093)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Sharon

    “Spacious, well-equipped house, where we could come together as a group of 11 or each find our own space.”

    We particularly enjoyed the views, the enclosed gardens and the chance to bbq. The set up is very practical with plenty places to dry beach towels and wetsuits. Wi-fi excellent which was helpful as some of us had work to complete during our stay. Beds were really comfortable. Fully understand why the duvets are in their own liners, and then duvet covers, but this did mean lots of undoing and straightening - perhaps we're all wriggly sleepers!! Lots to do in the surrounding area for a week ...

    We particularly enjoyed the views, the enclosed gardens and the chance to bbq. The set up is very practical with plenty places to dry beach towels and wetsuits. Wi-fi excellent which was helpful as some of us had work to complete during our stay. Beds were really comfortable. Fully understand why the duvets are in their own liners, and then duvet covers, but this did mean lots of undoing and straightening - perhaps we're all wriggly sleepers!! Lots to do in the surrounding area for a week - had good food at the Ley Arms and from the Wednesday pizza van in Exminster. Jerry was a great host.

    - Sharon, July 2022

Summary

  • Six bedrooms: 3 x super king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king double on request) 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, double basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • 2 x cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility/boot room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, cafetiere, wine cooler
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Large garden with lawn, terrace and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome (the owners may consider accepting a 2nd small/medium dog by arrangement)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: Winner of Devon Farm Business Awards 2022
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on leads when in the grounds due to livestock
  • Note: Gardeners will be on site mowing the lawns on a Monday (weather permitting) and this might be re-scheduled to a different day as required
  • Gardeners may also attend the walled vegetable garden during the mornings but guests will have free access to this area in the afternoons.

The property

Crablake Farmhouse is a beautiful detached farmhouse on the outskirts of Exminster, Devon, surrounded by 300 acres of farmland.

This exquisite house, located on Crablake Farm, winner of the 2022 Farm Diversification Award, features antique furnishings, formal living areas, ground-floor living, and expansive gardens for large group or family gatherings of up to 12 guests; it's also pet-friendly, so bring your pup along for the adventure!

Before making yourself at home in the farmhouse kitchen, be greeted by five off-road parking places and a lovely entrance hall.

With an electric rangemaster stove, fridge/freezer, and enough counter space to cook with your loved ones, you'll adore creating your best home-cooked meals here.

Grab a bottle from the wine cooler and make your way to the formal dining room, which has a huge table for 12 people and a bay window that frames the countryside for a magnificent backdrop.

The large sitting room, just next door, has soft sofas, armchairs, and fine furnishings in which to relax while enjoying the warmth of the crackling wood burning stove.

Use the utility with a washer, dryer, and space to hang your walking gear and wetsuits after a day at the beach or exploring Dartmoor.

A double bedroom with en-suite shower room completes the ground level, excellent for individuals with limited mobility, while five other bedrooms await upstairs, each attractively equipped for a unique staycation overlooking the farmland.

Three of the bedrooms are super king-size, there is also a zip/link super king-size bedroom for flexibility, and a twin; they are all serviced by two beautiful bathrooms, one with a roll-top bath and the other with a walk-in shower and double basin.

For added convenience, there are two cloakrooms on the ground floor.

Why not sit out in your private gardens in the mornings with a fresh cup of coffee from the cafetiere?

There's lots of lawn areas, terraces, and outdoor seating to enjoy some peace and quiet what better way to celebrate with your loved ones!

If you can tear yourself away, the centre of Exminster is only a short journey away, where you can dine at the Royal Oak Inn or the Swans Nest, which sits on the edge of the RSPB Exminster and Powderham Marshes, a nature enthusiast's paradise.

The charming community provides walks along the river Exe, while Topsham is nearby; visit Topsham Museum for maritime exhibits, The Passage House Inn for dining with riverfront views, and RSPB Bowling Green Marsh for birdwatching.

Powderham Castle, a magnificent monument going back to the 14th-century and loaded with antiques and tapestries, is close by for the group's historians.

Continue on to Dawlish Warren for a day by the sea on a sandy beach, but Dartmoor National Park is a must if you're seeking an outdoor experience!

Hiking, climbing, cycling, and horseback riding are all available in this breath-taking setting of hills and woods, which is peppered with historic landmarks.

Spend the day in Exeter, which has a Gothic cathedral, museums, art galleries, and a variety of bars and restaurants.

Crablake Farmhouse is the perfect place to bring your friends and family for a truly unique holiday in Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location

EXMINSTER

Powderham 2.8 miles; Topsham 3.8 miles; Exeter 5 miles; Dartmoor National Park 16 miles

Exminster is a pleasant, rural village resting between Powderham and Exeter, Devon. This ancient village dates back to Saxon times with road, rail, river and canals passing through making a convenient base for exploring Exeter and the coastal resorts of South Devon. A selection of attractions include Exminster's 14th-century red sandstone church, walks along the river Exe, RSPB Exminster and Powderham Marshes, and Powderham Castle, a 14th-century castle brimming with antiques and tapestries. Topsham, situated just outside of Exeter has plenty of charm and a good selection of fine dining and restaurants to choose from, as well as maritime displays and wildlife exhibits at Topsham Museum, whilst the historic city of Exeter offers a Gothic cathedral with the possibility of a roof top visit, an award-winning museum, art galleries and an historic quay. Alternatively, Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away for walking, cycling, horse riding and more. A selection of attractions include Exminster's 14th-century red sandstone church, walks along the river Exe, RSPB Exminster and Powderham Marshes, and Powderham Castle, a 14th-century castle brimming with antiques and tapestries. Topsham, situated just outside of Exeter has plenty of charm and a good selection of fine dining and restaurants to choose from, as well as maritime displays and wildlife exhibits at Topsham Museum, whilst the historic city of Exeter offers a Gothic cathedral with the possibility of a roof top visit, an award-winning museum, art galleries and an historic quay. Alternatively, Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away for walking, cycling, horse riding and more.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas