Fri 1st Feb to 28th Feb 2019
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.
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.
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.
This property offers the following short breaks: