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Period Property in Idyllic Rural Devon Countryside close to Dartmoor, Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,207 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The farmhouse is situated in the picturesque rural Devon countryside, enclosed with tranquil rolling hills and offering stunning walks both on the property and as an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Approached via a long drive, the period property is situated in an elevated position within a working sheep farm with over 180 acres of pasture. The former farmhouse sleeps up to 10 people in five bedrooms with two separate bathrooms & 1 en-suite and is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday with family & friends.

There is a large modern kitchen-diner with expansive range cooker and adjoining utility area, as well as two reception rooms.

Outside of the property is a private garden area with bench seating and separate patio area. The Farmhouse is situated in an elevated position with great views of Exeter city at night, Dartmoor and the Teign Valley. Walking is a must with tons of birds and local wildlife to spot during your visit, don’t forget to bring your wellies in the winter! We have demarcated walking trails across 180 acres of farm & woodland. Horse stabling and dogs are accepted is available by prior arrangement.

The farmhouse makes for a wonderful group stay with a relaxed family friendly feel.

More Details

About Us

Taryn Sharples
Barbara Sharples Jeremy Sharples, Down House Farm
EX67SA Exeter
VAT Reg No128426905

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Exeter in Holcombe Burnell

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2207 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Regrettably no stag or hen parties allowed.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    En Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom (5) - 2 Single Bed
  • Four upstairs bedrooms: 1 Kingsize bedroom, 2 Double bedrooms, 2 Single beds in 1 room. One downstairs bedroom: 2 single beds in one room Fold up travel cot available (please bring own bedding for baby)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
Please note that we try to keep our rates accurate. Rental rates more than 6 months in advance are subject to consideration and we may send you a revised quotation to approve prior to booking.


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Period Property in Idyllic Rural Devon Countryside close to Dartmoor, Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Christmas in perfect Devon

  • 5 of 5

A lovely warm friendly house owned and cared for by lovely warm friendly people. The location is idyllic, and the walks across the farm fields glorious, even in the rain. The only place we have visited where the sheep approach you rather than running away......because Jeremy feeds them treats. He is proud of "Angry Boy", probably the most docile animal you'll ever meet. Jeremy, Barbara and Taryn are a delight.

All absolutely charming. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location and warm and friendly

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to anybody

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenic location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here as a group of 10 and loved the house.

It is a beautiful period house, in a simply stunning location. It is very well equipped for a holiday home, and had everything we needed.

Thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

Only minor points was insufficient hot water for showers/ baths for 10 of us, and no curtains in the downstairs bedroom.

Would definitely recommend and come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay and our beautiful countryside location, and thank you for your feedback! We will check out the hot water situation as we wouldn't want this to happen again. Hope to see you again soon.
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Lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were great, even taking in our shopping delivery when we were unexpectedly delayed by heavy traffic and awful weather on our way there. Not only did they take it in, but also put all the frozen and chilled food in the fridge/freezer! Taryn was very helpful with anything we needed. The farmhouse was everything I'd hoped it would be! The beds and sofas were very comfortable, the kitchen was perfect for our large family too. None of us wanted to leave, including our 3 and 6 year old girls, which shows what a lovely time we all had. We would love to go back and explore more of the Devon countryside. I can highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review Liz we are so pleased you all enjoyed your time in the farmhouse in Longdown. Hope to see you again.
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Very comfortable with stunning views.

  • 4 of 5

The Farmhouse was a little out of the way but quite easy to find. The views were fabulous and the owners were friendly. We had access to a field to walk the dog which was perfect.

There were a few things in the house that needed attention for example door handles and it would be a good idea to have locks on the bathroom doors. A visitors book would be a good idea.

Overall though we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the weather was kind to us.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your suggestions Linda we are so glad to hear you enjoyed our fabulous views from the farm. We have taken on board your suggestions and have made up some privacy signs for the bathroom doors! Hope to see you again soon.
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We had a wonderful stay at Longdown House! We were blown away by both house and setting!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks very much Taryn and Barbara for making our stay in Devon's beautiful countryside so special. Our friend who is due to get married had a fantastic hen do, owed to the charming nature of the house and its idyllic farm setting, complete with new born lambs we got to meet!

The location was perfect, 30 minutes from Exeter with its friendly nightime vibe and the same to the river Dart where we were able to spend the day canoeing!

Everything in the house was of a high standard and we really didn't have any complaints. Our only query was on how to best work the oven but I'm sure that would have been easy enough to figure out if we had got around to asking!

We are all hoping to make a trip back at some point to and explore more of the countryside and local sights on offer.

Thanks a million again,

Holly (on behalf of all the hens!!)


  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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