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Hornshayne Farmhouse

Farway, near Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976031)

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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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

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34 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Henshaw

    “We had a fantastic week staying at the farmhouse with friends.”

    The house is huge and had plenty of room for the 10 of us. ...

    The house is huge and had plenty of room for the 10 of us. On arrival the kids were amazed to see the stream and the play area and all of the garden toys and they spent many hours just playing in the garden. They also loved it when the dogs appeared! The fussball table and games room were enjoyed by all. Sally and Andrew were very welcoming and we were given lots of information about the farm and the local area and were able to roam around and go onto the farm to see the cows being milked and look at the pigs, calves, chickens and sheep. It was lovely having cows and sheep in the fields in front of the house to watch while you sat at the table having breakfast. The Sykes info told us that we needed to bring tea towels and oven gloves, which were actually provided at the house so no need to pack those in your luggage! I didn’t find a hairdryer but we had brought one along. It was great to have the washing machine and dryer to use, especially as we don’t have one at home at the moment due to building work, and they came in useful when we got caught in a downpour while doing a bit of fishing in the stream. The house is out in the peaceful Devon countryside but within easy driving distance of Sidmouth, Lyme Regis etc. With supermarkets in Sidmouth and Honiton to stock up for your stay. We had a fantastic time and definitely plan to return soon.

    - Mrs Henshaw, May 2021

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

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Kitchen Living Room Games Room Play Room Porch ShowerRoom Utility Hall

Summary

  • 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.
  • 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.

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