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Lower Cowley Farmhouse

Parracombe, near Combe Martin, Devon (Ref. 975958)

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “14 of my family stayed here over the last weekend, we were greeted with a cake coffee tea and sugar on arrival. The house was beautiful and had lots of character. We had a lovely time and the teenagers especially enjoyed playing water volley ball in the swimming pool. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you!”

    Miss Craig, Bicester, September 2018

    • “The farmhouse was lovely in a wonderful setting. We all had a great week. Thank you”

    Mr Morris, CHELTENHAM, June 2018

    • “The owners were very helpful and available on the phone if there were any problems. We were left a delicious cake with tea and coffee as a welcome gift - a lovely touch. Our weather was not great so we really enjoyed all the facilities of the pool and the lovely piano. One or two of our party were a little hesitant about driving up and down the steep lane to the house but all managed fine in the end!”

    Mrs Leigh, BRISTOL, June 2018

    • “The house was one of the most well equipped holiday homes that I have visited. The setting was beautiful, and we had access to some wonderful walks. The whole group appreciated the space, with two sittings rooms etc. We enjoyed the warm indoor swimming pool, and my husband was pleased to play the grand piano. We particularly noticed the cleanliness and freshness of the house when we arrived. The owner was extremely helpful when we had to phone him. All in all, an enjoyable and relaxing holiday for us all.”

    Mrs Leroy, Northampton, May 2018

    • “This is an excellent house all round. Very comfortable, cosy and quiet, and magical. With an exceptionally friendly and helpful beyond the call of duty cleaning team. Thank you very much!”

    Mr Dzwonnik, HORSHAM, April 2018

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The Property

2 miles from Parracombe, in its own deep Exmoor valley with river rushing through oak woods and meadows to Hunters Inn and the sea at Heddon's Mouth, an 18th cent. farmhouse with integral indoor heated swimming pool (24' x 12' x 2'6" to 5' deep, available Easter school holidays to 31 October) surrounded by 10 acres of its own naturally beautiful grounds, including garden (barbecue), woods, orchard, the river, unfenced lakes (children beware), meadows and pathways. Open-fronted barn with table tennis. Lots of public footpaths, leading via woods and stream to dramatic cliff walks along Nat. Trust heritage coastline and to Heddon's Mouth.The main part of the house is original; two wings were added later. Hall with cloakroom (loo). Living room with huge inglenook (woodburner) and TV/DVD. Step down to second living room with open fire, baby grand piano, oak floor, TV/DVD and French windows to terrace with wonderful views to the high moorland of Holdstone Hill and Trentishoe Down. Pretty kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, electric range with double oven) with farmhouse-style table/chairs seating 6. Boot room (freezer, fridge) with door to Trout Cottage annexe (see below). Scullery (sink, washer-drier, tumble drier). Dining room with oak refectory table (seating 12 comfortably). Single bedroom (limited clothes-hanging space). Loo. Door to swimming pool. Two steep staircases (stairgates) up to six more bedrooms, all with pretty views:
- the master double (5' bed) with balcony
- a double (5' bed) with washbasin
- a double with single futon and washbasin
- a double
- two twin (one with limited clothes-hanging space).
Three bathrooms (suites, one with shower over bath, two with separate showers). Attached to and included with the house is Trout Cottage, a self-contained annexe for two, rather more modest (limited heating) with internal and external access to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (fridge, hob) and 6 steep steps down to a double bedroom with en suite shower-room (suite).Spring water. Arrival after 3.30pm. Damages Deposit £500. No stag/hen parties, or similar. A fabulous place for families and walking groups with beautiful scenery for total seclusion, peace and quiet; no light pollution, wonderful night skies.

Parracombe: tiny village (great pub, medieval church with famous Georgian interior, PO/shop, pottery) near Exmoor's dramatic coast in a valley midway between Lynton/Lynmouth, 8 miles, and Combe Martin, 6 miles. This is steep, dramatic, deep-valleyed, farming, wooded and moorland country: very beautiful. Wide sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde, about 12 miles.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Kitchen Dining Room Living Room Living Room Cloakroom Cloakroom Living RoomKitchen / Diner Double Bedroom Single Bedroom Shower Room BootRoom Pool Utility


Main house and Annexe. Main house: Ground floor single bedroom. Six first floor bedrooms: 4 x double (two king size, one with single futon), 2 x twin. Three bathrooms with bath, WC, basin (one with shower over bath, two with shower). Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove. Second sitting room with open fire. Kitchen. Dining room. 2 x ground floor WC with basin. Hall. Indoor swimming pool (Easter school holidays to end of October). Annexe: Lower ground floor double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin. Ground floor open plan sitting room with kitchen area and dining area.


  • Central heating, night storage heating, open fire with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, 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
  • Barbecue, indoor pool
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Swimming pool is available from Easter school holidays to 31st October
  • Note: There are unfenced lakes in the grounds
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Arrival after 3.30pm
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500

Regional Information

Parracombe At the point where the Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meet, is where you'll find Combe Martin. This small seaside resort, with all of the necessary amenities, is a great attraction to locals and visitors alike, and is home to a very popular beach as well its own Dinosaur Park!

  • Note: Swimming pool is available from Easter school holidays to 31st October.

    Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.