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Whimple, Devon (Ref. 1068497)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Alaina

    “David and Stephanie gave us a warm welcome, the house was lovely, beautiful location and gorgeous views.”

    The house was clean and the beds were very comfy! Very attentive hosts, provided us with some extra bits when we asked and also some toys for our little boy which was a nice touch. We very much enjoyed our stay at crockernhayes and if we ever stay in the area again would definitely consider coming back here!

    - Alaina, June 2022

The property

Crockernhayes is a cheerfully-decorated, detached farmhouse resting next to the owners smallholding on the outskirts of Whimple, a charming village in East Devon.

Surrounded by rolling hills and farmland, Crockernhayes sleeps up to six guests and offers a perfect home from home for a family or group of friends seeking a peaceful but fun-filled retreat.

The property greets you with a bright pink porch where you can take off your shoes and coats before exploring the rest of the happy interiors.

Head through to the lovely sitting room adorned with yellow accents and a yellow painted window frame offering beautiful rural views, with two white sofas to unwind on and a large Smart TV.

Continue into the kitchen/diner with leafy green walls encompassing the contemporary furnishings, with a dining table and bench seating to one end and a galley style kitchen layout to the other, equipped with everything you need.

Adjoining this space is the utility, housing the washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave, and leading to the cloakroom with a basin and WC.

Enjoy family meals within the blue dining room to the front of the house, with a table seating all six guests and a large window presenting views of the front garden.

Head upstairs to find the beautiful sleeping spots, with three bedrooms to choose from consisting of a master king-size bedroom with pink accents and a TV, a double room and finally a twin room, each featuring handmade quilts made by the owners and plenty of storage.

Freshen up in the family shower room fitted with a large walk-in shower enclosure and a heated towel rail.

Spend time enjoying the summer months in the enclosed lawned garden with 6 person hot tub, a delightful space to relax with seating for alfresco dining and views stretching across the fields with rare breed sheep and hens in the paddocks adjacent to the garden.

The centre of Whimple is around a mile away where you'll find the local shop, a pub/restaurant and a train station among the other local businesses, providing all you need for a self-catered stay to Devon.

Plenty of family-friendly attractions lie nearby including the Wildwood Escot animal park, Yarak Birds of Prey and the Crealy Theme Park & Resort.

Visit the National Trust properties of Killerton House and Clyston Mill for a step back into the past, or pay a visit to Whimple's own heritage centre too.

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just an easy drive away, boasting beautiful landscapes for walking and cycling, while the coast and the South West Coast Path is just around ten miles away.

Venture into the city of Exeter to browse the many shops and wider array of restaurants and pubs, with the likes of Exeter Cathedral, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Medieval Exe Bridge and Underground Passages all worth visiting.

The Dartmoor National Park is a 30-minute drive away, home to such delights as the scenic Canonteign Falls, while the River Exe can be explored via kayaks and canoes for those adventurous types.

For a host of activities and fun within stunning scenery, choose to stay at Crockernhayes in East Devon.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x king size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Underfloor oil heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub, lawn and seating
  • There is an outside 13 amp 3pin socket for car charging: please note this is not a dedicated high speed car charger
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 1.1 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Ottery St Mary 4.6 miles; Exeter 10.1 miles.

Discover the endearing village of Whimple amidst the countryside setting of East Devon, resting east of the bustling city of Exeter. Within the village, you will be delighted to find The Thirsty Farmer pub/restaurant, a Post Office, a shop for the essentials and the Whimple Heritage Centre, so that you can brush up on the local history. Ottery St Mary is less than five miles away, home to the parish church of St. Mary, which is a scaled-down version of Exeter Cathedral and is a breath-taking sight. The town also plays host to a larger number of amenities, as well as the River Otter for enjoying gentle strolls. If you are visiting in June, be sure to attend the unusual event of Pixie Day and the Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels, where men shouldering flaming tar barrels run through packed crowds! The small city of Exeter is also well-worth a visit, home to an impressive Cathedral, beautiful Quayside and Roman wall. Attractions here include the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Crealy Great Adventure Park, in addition to its great retail therapy opportunities. Other local attractions include the animal park of Wildwood Escot, the National Trust property of Killerton House and the Beer Quarry Caves, as well as sublime coastline, featuring breath-taking views and beaches. With so much more to enjoy within the local area, Whimple is a great base for touring.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas