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Nethercott House

Iddesleigh, near Winkleigh, Devon (Ref. 976079)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Perfect venue for our 50th Birthday gathering. Adults and children alike loved the house and spent an extremely comfortable three nights. It is a great venue to get away from it all.”

    Mr Fane, Steyning, December 2018

    • “Didn’t see any of the children till eating time Adults and children alike loved the house 3 nights was just not enough, everyone was sad to leave the house it was like leaving something behind. We all absolutely loved the stay and the animals loved us as well. The farm manager and house manager where really warm and welcoming and did everything they could to make the stay better but didn’t need to because it couldn’t get any better. Children and adults will remember this Christmas for years to come. As it really did set the standard all Christmas’s should be like. Peaceful warm and happy . What more can we say but Thanknyou.”

    Mr Somarajan, Wallington, December 2018

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The Property

Farms for City Children is a well-known charity established by 'War Horse' author, Michael Morpurgo, 42 years ago (it has been Helpful Holidays' annual charity many times). Whilst very full during term time, its house is available to holidaymakers in the school holidays. Nethercott is a big Victorian house with substantial south-facing lawns with unfenced drop, two ponds (fenced), views to Dartmoor and gardens with easy access to the Okement and Torridge rivers and the Tarka Trail. At the back, a cobbled courtyard, stables and farm buildings, and large, productive walled vegetable garden. The accommodation is basic, the house huge and spacious. Ground floor: Step up to large Victorian tiled hall. Loo. Bay-windowed living room with woodburner. Large wood-floored bay-windowed dining room with plenty of tables/chairs and 3 steps down to garden. Kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, 4-door Aga, electric cooker). Pantry with marble shelves, worktops, three larder fridges, storage space. Side door to courtyard and back stairs to first/second floor. Games room (table tennis, table football). Boot room. Utility room (three washing machines). Food storage room (chest freezer). Three loos. Back door to courtyard.Fine formal oak staircase to first floor and eight bedrooms (limited clothes hanging/storage space; bunk beds are 2'6"):Burrow - four bunk beds with en suite shower-room (suite) Bridgetown - three bunk beds with access to shower-room (suite) on landing Parsonage - four bunk beds with en suite shower-room (suite with two cubicles) Torridge - four bunk beds with access to shower-room (suite with two cubicles) on landingCandlelight - five bunk beds with en suite shower-room (suite with two cubicles) All these five bedrooms have lovely views over the garden and fields as far as Dartmoor.At the back, overlooking the courtyard and stables:Langlands - twin (truckle) with en suite shower-room (suite)Okement - twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite shower-room (suite) Paradise - twin with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) Stairs up to the second floor: the art/workroom - a bright modern room with, of course, the best views, pine floor, plenty of light and, leading off it, a double bedroom (5' bed). Loo on landing.So that’s nine bedrooms, seven shower-rooms, one bathroom. No TV. Damages Deposit £300. Arrival after 4pm. This is a great place for large family gatherings and celebrations.

Iddesleigh: little, mainly thatched village (famous and
excellent good food pub) in wooded farmland about 3½ miles from
Hatherleigh (lively and attractive small farming town with good
pubs, market and cricket team). Lots of footpaths (including the Tarka Trail)
round about. River Torridge (fishing), 1½ miles away; the sea at
Bude, about 27 miles.


3rd Floor2nd Floor1st FloorGround Floor

Boiler Room Wet Store 1 Wet Store 2 Wine Cellar Main Cellar Wine Store Workshop Drying Room Laundry


Nine bedrooms. Eight on the first floor: 1 x four 2’6” bunks with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x three 2’6” bunks with shower room with shower, WC and basin on landing, 1 x four 2'6"bunks with en suite shower room with double shower, WC and basin, 1 x four 2'6" bunks with shower room with two showers, WC and basin on landing, 1 x five 2'6" bunks with en suite shower room with two showers, WC and basin, 2 x twin (one links to super king double) with en suite shower rooms with showers, WC and basins, 1 x twin with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Second floor king size double. WC with basin. Artwork room. Ground floor hall. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Dining room. Kitchen. Pantry. Games room. Food storage room. Four ground floor WC's with basins.


  • Central heating, electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for eight cars, Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: There is no TV at this property
  • Note: There is an unfenced drop in garden
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100
  • Note: Towels are not provided at this property.

Regional Information

IDDESLEIGH Winkleigh is a small rural village in the heart of Devon's rolling countryside and offers a shop, post office, butcher and a cafe, plus two pubs which offer food and the chance to sample traditional ciders and scrumpy from the Winkleigh Cider Company.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
  • Note: No TV. Unfenced drop in garden. Arrival after 4pm. Note: Towels are not provided at this property.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.