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.
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.
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: