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Beautiful Riverside Georgian 8 Bed Farmhouse with extensive gardens and fields

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs2
Space 4,090 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

8 bedrooms, With Four Poster Romantic Getaway With Beautiful Gardens And Rive

Lowood is close to Exmoor National Park and set in 4.5 acres of beautiful grounds where swifts, owls and kingfishers flourish, and the river is home to ducks, otters and fish. This vacation rental in southwest England is a wonderful place to stay for your getaway. Lowood is located in the county of Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor , with the dramatic coastline 3 miles from the house. Also nearby is Dunster Castle, the West Somerset Steam Railway and Watchet's picturesque harbour. Visitors can explore the pretty village of Porlock, Porlock Weir and its small harbour. The delightful resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, towns linked by a unique cliff railway, are a short trip from Lowood.

Exmoor national park offers a number of activities for all ages, walking, riding, cycling, stargazing, exploring, rock pooling, picnicking, discovering, canoeing, sea kayaking, fishing, climbing, game shooting...the list is endless and right on your doorstep. To see some of the activities available locally, visit our website and click on Things to Do...

More Details

Property Manager
Tracy Halliwell
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Tracy Halliwell

John and Tracy have worked and lived all over the world and have always enjoyed interesting places with lots of experiences to offer.

Tracy Halliwell purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Tracy Halliwell chose Old Cleeve

Lowood is an old 1823 farmhouse set in 4.5 acres of well maintained garden and fields, with a river running along the fields. Both of us fell in love with this house straight away. It combines personal comfort with space. Our kids spend hours playing outside on the climbing frame, croquet, badminton, paddling in the river and so on. The wooded area houses a lot of local flora and fauna, providing much for adults and children to explore. The local environs contain everything anyone could wish for, from the most sedentary to the most active. The house itself is on the edge of Roadwater, so although we are on the edge of the village, it feels like we're in the middle of the country, a perfect balance.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The unique benefits of this property are 4 acres of garden/field, access to 200m of the Washford river to paddle in (it's only about 2 feet deep).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Old Cleeve in West Somerset District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Blue room bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
    Four Poster bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Hand held shower
    Jungle room toilet - Toilet
    Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Silver room has its own shower, all upstairs double rooms have wash hand basins
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Gold room - 1 Large Double Bed , King size sleigh bed, washbasin and original artworks
    Jungle Room - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Ideal for kids with 3 singles and i double 'loft' space
    Safari Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Carved wooden superking bed, Can fit extra z bed
    Four Poster Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Four poster bed. can fit 2 extra z beds
    single room - 1 Single Bed
    Silver Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king Rococo style "lush" bedroom with shower and basin
    Blue Room - 1 Double Bed , Double can be converted to 2 singles
    Rose Room - 1 Double Bed
  • there are 8 bedrooms that sleep 18 comfortably. Also available are 3 additional z-beds which could fit in the existing rooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Small cocktail bar area off the main lounge. Can provide recommendations for private chefs/catering.


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Beautiful Riverside Georgian 8 Bed Farmhouse with extensive gardens and fields
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

One word "Impressive"

  • 5 of 5

A great property. Prefect for a family gathering or just to get away and enjoy the peace.

Tranquil atmosphere with a nice stream.

Wonderful BBQ area and fun activities available to enjoy.

We had so much fun.

Looking forward to returning there again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous weekend

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous weekend in a fantastic house. We were 13 adults and 7 children and had plenty of space both inside and out.

We had wonderful weather with plenty of activities and seating both inside and out.

Owners very helpful with beds,cots and catering suggestions which all made for a super relaxing weekend for a family celebration. Thank you so much. Sarah

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous weekend catching up with friends at this wonderful property. All the facilities were great and the kids loved the garden. We'd love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, flexible and helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

The house is great - it’s deceiptfully roomy on the inside and has some beautiful rooms. The kitchen has just been refitted and other than a few technical teething problems with the appliances is a joy - there are so many big pans and dishes it’s a positive pleasure to cook for 19.

Garden is big and has lots in to keep children entertained - after all the recent rain the steam at the end of the garden was more of a torrent than we had anticipated!

Overall it worked really well for our family reunion - we had a wonderful weekend together and are delighted we found it - thank you

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Good size house and enough pots and pans

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house for a large family gathering

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family Christmas. We were 18, all adults and teenagers except for one 9 year old (and the dogs) and it was great to have two sitting rooms and a large dining room (18 did manage to squeeze around the table!). The beds were all very comfortable and there seemed to be lots of hot water and the heating was great. It snowed while we were there but we were always warm and cosy. This is not for people looking for a smart house which is why we loved it. Great character and nothing showy about it, just farmhouse charm. Plenty of parking too. Our 9 year old loved the rope swing over the river at the bottom of the garden. Tracy and John were extremely helpful before we arrived and helped with our many questions and requests patiently. The Christmas decorations were a lovely addition, thank you. Plenty of larder and fridge and freezer space and 3 washing machines but it would have been 100% perfect and 5 stars if there had been a second dishwasher! The dishwasher was fragile and found it hard to cope with 18 people eating two or 3 meals a day for 5 days. That might not have been such an issue if the sink and washing up space had been bigger. Having said that we had a very happy and memorable few days in this wonderful house and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're just about to refurbish the kitchen (Feb/March18)...and will definitely address the sink space and dishwasher situation.
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
The Valiant Soldier
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Valiant Soldier
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

House is set in 4.5 acres on the edge of Exmoor National park, an area of outstanding natural beauty


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Old Cleeve, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
summer 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
standard winter
9 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
feb half term 19
16 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
easter 2019
5 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

90% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date;75% refund for cancellations less than 60 days; 50 % refund for cancellations less than 30 days.No refund for no shows/ cancellations less than 7 days

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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