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Hornshayne Farmhouse

Farway, near Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976031)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Sue S
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    “A great place to stay.”

    We have just returned from a weeks holiday at Hornshayne Farm and have had a wonderful time. Our family of 3 sons, 3 daughters in laws and three grandchildren spent the weekend together in this lovely old farmhouse. When we walked in we found it very warm as there is an Aga in the kitchen and heating all through the house. There was a nice welcome of 2 bottles of wine and some lovely eggs fresh from the farm plus milk in the fridge. Andrew and Sally, the owners, were very welcoming and we ...

    We have just returned from a weeks holiday at Hornshayne Farm and have had a wonderful time. Our family of 3 sons, 3 daughters in laws and three grandchildren spent the weekend together in this lovely old farmhouse. When we walked in we found it very warm as there is an Aga in the kitchen and heating all through the house. There was a nice welcome of 2 bottles of wine and some lovely eggs fresh from the farm plus milk in the fridge. Andrew and Sally, the owners, were very welcoming and we were able to go around the farm whenever we liked. We watched the cows being milked, saw the calves being fed and enjoyed watching the sheep with lambs in the field by the house and playing with the dogs. Unfortunately, 2 sons and partners had to leave by the Monday but our remaining son, wife and child enjoyed the rest of the week with us and one of the highlights was seeing two calves born, Andrew having rung to say they were on their way if we wanted to see the births. We had some lovely walks from the property and the whole holiday was very relaxing. There was a lovely games room (which we didn’t really get to use as the weather was so good) with football, snooker etc and lots of toys and books for the children. The property is surrounded by fields and is at the end of a long road and you get no traffic noise at all - apart from the odd tractor!

The property

On the edge of Woodbridge hamlet, ¾ mile from Farway, is Hornshayne Farmhouse, a large, beautiful and imposing thatched farmhouse adjoining the owners’ cottage in the midst of this busy, working, 335 acre dairy/arable farm (you're welcome to help feed calves).

There’s been a house here since Saxon times; ‘gentrified’ in the 1700s, this farmhouse retains many original and fascinating features (still a salting cupboard and ceiling chamber in the kitchen).

Outside, plenty of open space (river for children's fun and tiddler fishing, ponds, walks over miles of unspoiled countryside with outstanding views, quiet roads to run) surrounding the pretty garden (picnic table, gas barbecue, giant draughts, unfenced shallow stream; great play castle, Wendy house and sandpit, shared with owners) and games barn (quarter-sized billiard table, table tennis, karaoke machine, TV, fridge, loo).

Inside, living room (‘living flame’ fire, TV/DVD) and enormous hub-of-house kitchen/dining room (huge fireplace, oil-fired Rayburn, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, American-style fridge-freezer), both with original slate flag floor.

Tiny games room (TV/DVD, PlayStation).

Children’s playroom (toys).

Shower-room (suite).

Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, sink).

Upstairs, five bedrooms (all with TV, two with DVD) on three levels: Level 1: double with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath).

Level 2: family bedroom (6' zip-linked double or twin and single bed) with en suite shower-room (suite, two washbasins); two double (one with 6' zip-linked double or twin); and bathroom (suite with corner bath and separate shower).

Level 3 (attic): low lintel to very large master double (5' sleigh bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower).

Spring water.

Professional catering and ready meals available.

Damages Deposit £500.

A comfortable, welcoming house with fascinating farm experiences for all generations. Farway: valley farming village (church) in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Blackdown Hills.

Honiton, 3 miles; Colyton (shops, pubs, tramway to Seaton), 4; the sea and ‘Jurassic Coast’ at Beer and Branscombe, 4 miles; Sidmouth, 8; Lyme Regis (old harbour town), 12.

Floorplans

3rd Floor2nd Floor1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Living Room Games Room Play Room Porch ShowerRoom Utility Hall

Accommodation

Five bedrooms over three levels: 1 x double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x family bedroom with super king double (converts to twin) and single with en suite shower room with shower, WC, two basins, 2 x double (one super king can convert to twin), 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, WC and basin. Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, WC, basin. Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin. Sitting room with electric fire. Kitchen with dining area. Games room. Playroom. Utility room.

Amenities

  • Central heating with electric fires
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for five cars
  • Enclosed garden with childrens play area, barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

Farway

Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages.

Note: Spring water. This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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