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a place to live rather than just a place to sleep, South Farm cottages is ideal

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Many free on site facilities including free fishing in four well stocked lakes

South Farm offers 7 self catering holiday cottages in Devon with free fishing open all year set in the beautiful Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ideal Family Holiday cottages

A games barn with badminton, table tennis, toys, books and board games is ideal for children to let off steam, whilst adults indulge in a sauna and spa or use the gym, perhaps even swim in the solar heated outdoor swimming pool after a “knock about” on our tennis court. The grounds are extensive with picnic tables and BBQ’s available and there is children’s play-area with trampoline and play tower. Close to the self catering holiday cottages are three well-stocked Carp / coarse and trout fishing lakes. The surrounding fields are where deer and buzzards roam, as night falls you may even see the badger family and foxes that often pay us an evening visit.

Nestled on gentle slopes between Honiton and Cullompton in East Devon, we offer a self contained holiday accommodation with a choice of six self catering cottages and a large farm house with its own hot tub (charged at £50 per visit). South Farm is an idyllic family holiday destination within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty less than an hours drive from Exmoor or Dartmoor. The guests at South Farm holiday cottages can enjoy stunning views and share the wonderful facilities.

Dog friendly fishing Holidays

All our self catering holiday cottages in Devon are pet and dog friendly, they will love the long walks through the woodlands and open fields in and around South farm.

If you can tear yourselves away our self catering holiday cottages, nearby Honiton, Tiverton, Taunton or Exeter are all worth a visit although once you are settled at South Farm holiday complex, leaving will be the last thing on your mind.

South farm holiday cottages is a fantastic place for a Star gazing holiday.

Some of England’s darkest skies are above Devon and one of the most amazing sights on Earth should be the night sky

Star gazing is one of nature’s wonders that town and city dwellers tend to miss out on because of light pollution. No Light pollution here at South Farm holiday cottages means you can enjoy the star gazing holiday experience in full glory and you have the swimming pool, play park, tennis and fishing lakes and much more to enjoy during the day.

So grab your telescope or pair of binoculars, head outside and catch some celestial glory and a star gazing holiday to remember.

More Details

Property Manager
Debbie and Gary Spencer
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Honiton in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ensuite to main bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , upstairs family bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs shower room next to downstairs bedroom
  • There are three bathrooms in the farm House and a further two in the annex.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom 1 Beds: Extra Lg. Double Bed (1), Cot (1)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , room for travel cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • The Farm House sleeps up to 10 adults + 2 cots. The inter-connecting annex, Oaktree Cottage, provides a further three bedrooms for another six adults. For more info look on our website, southfarm.co.uk
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Farm House has its own hot tub on the large patio area. It shares a communal outdoor pool, tennis court, play barn and fishing lakes.


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a place to live rather than just a place to sleep, South Farm cottages is ideal
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

What a wonderful home to be invited to stay in!

  • 5 of 5

On arrival, the excitement of opening all the different doors and finding not just rooms, but 'wings', was palpable! It met all our expectations from the description ... but exceeded so many. Not only was it incredibly comfortable, it was beautiful, with lots of little touches that made us feel incredibly welcomed and catered for. We felt very much at home from the outset, like we'd been invited to stay in a (posh) friends' place, not just a holiday property. Debby and Gary were kind, friendly, accommodating hosts, on hand for advice when needed .... and to have a good chat about the fishing. We could not recommend South Farm more highly. It was perfect for our family/friends get together for a long weekend, not only sitting out under stars around the garden furniture (or in the hot tub of course) but also for lounging on the sofas, in front of the crackling fire, sharing dinner around the table, strolling round the grounds, playing in the park, catching carp in the beautiful top lake, or playing those lively games in the Play Barn. Kids from 10 to 46 had a fabulous time! We also found time to visit Sidmouth - in the sunshine! - and the House of Marbles. Both great days out. The incredibly muddy Bear Trail is a must for adventurous young people and adults who don't care about flinging themselves through the mire: exhilarating and hilarious. Take spare clothes. All in all, we loved our stay at South Farm and are already trying to work out when we can come back... soon!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of our property, we are so very pleased that you and the family had such a lovely stay. We look forward to welcoming you all again in the future. Kind regards Deb & Gary
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Lovely large farm house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the farm house it was spacious for us all to be together, loved the log fire, big kitchen and really big lounge. Everyone enjoyed the games room and hot tub in the evenings. The cottage is quite a way from any local village about 6 miles and the roads narrow, some nice coffee shops and pubs which are mainly dog friendly. Tesco nearby so were able to pick up supplies and the kitchen was lovely to cook in, they also had an aga should you wish to cook in that. The owners were friendly although we did feel there were many rules on how to stay there partly understood why but felt it was a little over the top. Views from the rooms were great and it was quiet and peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to stay and family experienced a truly memorable Xmas. Farm House was well equipped with room for the whole family, there were 12 of us for Xmas lunch.

Hot tub was great hit, sitting late at night looking up at stars an ideal way to relax.

Warm welcome from Gary and Deb, chocs and mince pies nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you and the family experienced a truly memorable Christmas here at South Farm and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards Gary & Deb
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Great Break

  • 5 of 5

Booked the Farmhouse last minute, so glad I did a break for family & friends. The house is full of charm & has plenty of space the dining room & living room were fab. The kids loved playing hide & seek as the house was so big!!! The bed in the master bedroom was huge!! The kids also enjoyed have the outside play area & the play barn onsite. The managers Gary & Debbie were amazing nothing was to much trouble. Looking to go back in the summer so we can enjoy the outdoor pool & the large garden!! Thank you guys for a amazing time!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are very pleased that you all enjoyed your time here at South Farm and look forward to seeing you again. It is lovely to see the children having fun, as well as the adults. Deb & Gary
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Amazing facilities, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

As a family we always enjoy getting together around Christmas time and South Farm is just the perfect location; it has multiple areas you can escape to and alternatively all come together. When cooking a large meal having the additional kitchen and range is just perfect. Of course, our favourite facility is the hot tub... And such great views with it!!! Debbie and Gary are always so very welcoming; we really enjoy coming back every year!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Kate, we really enjoy seeing you and the family getting together for Christmas. Hope to see you all again soon, Gary & Deb
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The most perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The ongoing investment in South Farm certainly shows. The accommodation was immaculate and we all loved the new Spa. Despite the time of year, the fishing was also excellent, particularly on Lower Ram Lake. We shall definitely be returning and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending South Farm to others.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at South Farm and look forward to welcoming you all back. Gary & Deb
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Ashill or Kentisbere
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Poole or Plymouth
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Honiton or Tiverton parkway
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

South Farm is located on the edge of the Blackdown Hill Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in beautiful East Devon between the villages of Sheldon and Blackborough and 8 miles to the north of Honiton. It is situated in a tranquil rural location but is still only 15 miles from Exeter Airport and 8 miles from the main line railway station at Honiton. The M5 Junction at Cullumpton is only 10 miles way and the A303 and A35 nearest junctions are about 7 miles away. The nearest beech is at Sidmouth on the World Heritage Jurrasic coastline , circa 30 minutes drive away. For the golfers, South Farm is centrally located to access some of the best courses in the UK on both the South and North coasts of Devon, such as Westwood Ho, Saunton and Budleigh Salterton, all within one hours drive.

Other Activities: Go karting at Dunkeswell, gliding, sky diving, four wheel drive experience.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Honiton, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/ New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £25

Hot tub in the Farm House is charged at £50per full week and £40 per weekend short break booked in advance
WiFi charged £20/week Farm house. Well Behaved Pets only £25 per visit or per week.(one per cottage)
Extra person , folding bed and linen £30 per visit or per week. visit/week
Guests' visitors may use pool £5/day. £200 Deposit required.Heating, electricity and linen include

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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