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Nethercott House

Iddesleigh, near Hatherleigh, Devon (Ref. 1114236)

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  • 47 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Over three floors
  • Nine bedrooms
  • Eight on the first floor: 1 x 4 2'6" bunks with en suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x 3 2'6" bunks with shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC on landing, 1 x 4 2'6" bunks with en suite shower room with double shower, WC and basin, 1 x 4 2'6" bunks with shower room with two showers, basin and WC on landing, 1 x 5 2'6" bunks with en suite shower room with two showers, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x single (which can be converted to a double bed, on request) with en suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Four cloakrooms with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Artwork room
  • Games room
  • Hall
  • Central heating, electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • AGA cooker, oven, hob, microwave, 2 x fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • WiFi, Phone, table football, table tennis, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 8 cars
  • Large garden with lawn, furniture and firepit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: There is no TV at this property
  • Note: There is an unfenced drop in garden and two ponds: please take care
  • Note: Check-in is 5pm, check-out is 10am
  • Note: Towels are not provided at this property

The property

In the rural community of Iddesleigh, close to Hatherleigh, Devon, is the magnificent Victorian home known as Nethercott House.

While Michael Morpurgo's organisation Farms for City Children uses it during the school year, it is also a magical location for large gatherings of extended family or gregarious groups of friends at other times.

The three-story accommodation has a games room and is a great spot to unwind entirely and spend quality time with loved ones.

Enter the spacious hall, and then turn to see the sitting area with its cosy wood stove.

The opulent dining room's variety of tables and chairs and bay windows give it a Harry Potter feel.

As you walk inside the house, you can see that the kitchen and pantry have everything you need to prepare a feast for the entire party.

Playing table football and table tennis in the games room will keep the kids occupied.

Go upstairs to the first floor's eight bedrooms, five of which are gorgeous bunk rooms (with 2'6" beds) in the form of a dorm, plus twin rooms and further single.

A spacious office area leading to a master bedroom is located on the top floor.

With lawns, two ponds, a fire pit, views of Dartmoor, access to two rivers, and the Tarka Trail, there is a beautiful amount of room outside.

Traditional farm buildings and a vegetable garden are located towards the back.

Most likely, you won't want to leave this peaceful retreat in the country, but if you do, Hatherleigh, a little farming town, is full of interesting places to discover.

You can stroll, bike, or fish in the River Torridge on one of the many pathways in the vicinity, including the beautiful Tarka Trail.

A fantastic day excursion is to Bude's seaside.

Nethercott House is a special place where you may gather with friends and family and take in the gorgeous surroundings.

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

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About the location


Okehampton 7 miles.

Hatherleigh is an ancient market town consisting of cob and thatch cottages situated in the heart of rural Devon. Hatherleigh lies in the Torridge Valley just seven miles from the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, and is a wonderful central location for the coast to coast long distance trail, which includes the popular Tarka Trail. The town itself offers a varied selection of interesting craft shops, country inns and cafes. Within driving distance are Okehampton Castle, the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Gardens at Torrington, and even to the dramatic surfing beaches around Bude. Hatherleigh’s central position makes it an ideal location from which to explore this area of Devon.

Note: Towels are not provided at this property