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Beautiful Rural Hideaway Which Offers Luxury Accommodation And Delicious Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon, England, UK - A Relaxed Rural Position Which Is Within Easy Reach Of Beaches And Visitor Attractions

First class country cottage for 4 people (one double & one twin bedroom). Fantastically well equipped kitchen. Large lounge/dining room with wood-burner set into the Inglenook fireplace. Three lovely hens live in the garden and will keep you in fresh eggs during your stay. A freshly backed Victoria sponge cake, a pack of sausages and pot of home-made marmalade will be left for you. Children are welcome guests and equipment (such as highchair, cot, pushchair etc) are available for use. A huge garden and elevated patio. Unspoilt views. Click on the link to visit our website for more details and photos.

Sarah Machin
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 December, 2016

About Sarah Machin

My husband, Sheamus, and I live next door with our 2 young boys, cat named Lucy and 2 dogs called Dapper and Whistle. I run our small holding, work part time and run the holiday let business. I have lived in the area all my life having grown up on a local dairy farm. Sheamus moved down from Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire in 1990 and is a self employed Land Agent. Our children attend the village school and we are very much part of the local community. I love baking (you'll get to taste some of my cakes when you stay here), walking and being busy!!

Sarah Machin purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sarah Machin chose Honiton

This cottage has been in my family (back to my great Grandparents) for over 90 years. When the chance came, we just had to buy it!! It offers a quiet rural position but you are only 15 minutes drive from the bustling market towns of Honiton and Wellington.

What makes this cottage unique

Windover Cottage offers an experience which you might not find with other cottages. Our 3 key attractions are:

Inside the cottage, a freshly backed Victoria sponge cake (made with our own fresh, free-range hen eggs or, when in season, goose eggs), a pack of our own sausages and pot of home-made jam or marmalade will be left for you along with tea, coffee, sugar and a jug of milk.

In the garden is a hen arc and 3 lovely hens (named Chocolate, Bridget and Copper). These lovely ladies will keep you in fresh eggs during your stay.

Windover Farm Cottage is part of a 15 acre smallholding. Save you scraps and feed them to the rare breed Gloucester Old Spot pigs, admire the various breeds of hens and watch the geese and ducks as they paddle around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Having read the reviews and viewed the website we made a last minute booking to stay over New Year. The process was simple and the confirmation email contained useful info and easy to follow directions. The cottage more than met our expectations and the photographs really don't do it justice. We arrived on a frosty day to find the log burner laid, the Christmas Tree still decorated, home produced eggs and sausages in the fridge and the most scrummy cake waiting to be devoured. The owner, Sarah,was warm and welcoming, attentive without being intrusive. The girls adored having their own chickens to care for, as well as making friends with the two pigs, ducks and geese. The birds on the feeders were plentiful this time of year and our id skills have improved greatly following numerous games of " bird bingo"! When we did manage to persuade the girls to come inside there were plenty of toys, books and DVD 's to entertain them. We did find a DVD was missing from it's case, this was mentioned to Sarah and a replacement appeared by the end of the day. All this activity meant that the girls slept like logs, allowing us some much appreciated grown up time. We treated ourselves to a great takeaway curry, delivered by the nearby Viceroy. We also ventured into nearby Hemyock for dinner at the Catherine Wheel, also very good. We could happily have spent all our time in the immediate vicinity but we made the half hour car journey to Sidmouth and the nearby Donkey Sanctuary which the girls loved.

All in all we had a magical, memorable holiday and can't wait to visit again to experience Windover in the summer.'
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Honiton in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a deep bath, separate shower cubicle (with power shower fed with the farm's own water) and a heated ladder towel rail. Hand, bath towels and bath sheets are provided: they are fluffy, white and folded in the airing cupboard ready to use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: There are two bedrooms: one double and one twin. Egyptian cotton Bed linen, all-seasons duvets, quality mattresses and the fresh Devon air will ensure that you sleep well. Both rooms enjoy fabulous views to the fields beyond.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Outside: Outdoors you will all enjoy collecting the fresh eggs kindly supplied by the resident hens. There are also ducks and geese to meet and the Gloucester Old Spot pigs to admire. In the summer you may see a mother hen and chicks scratching around and pregnant cows in the fields. The elevated patio overlooks the huge garden which offers both privacy for the children to let off steam. Some garden toys and a sandpit are available. From here you can enjoy the tremendous views with a glass in hand and feel at one with the world! Utility Room: The utility room has a convenient downstairs loo, and a sink and washing machine to avoid the dreaded loads of laundry once you get home. As you'll be enjoying the great outdoors there are coat airing facilities and a boot rack too. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hand, bath towels and bath sheets are provided: they are fluffy, white and folded in the airing cupboard ready to use. Egyptian cotton bed-linen is provided. Other: The dining room has a table sufficient in size to seat 10 hungry folk should you fancy entertaining during your stay. There is a separate study area with desk and easy chair from which you can enjoy a book, write postcards or plan your itinerary.


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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.75 Miles
Catherine Wheel, Hemyock
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Oake Manor, Oake, Taunton
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.75 Miles
Catherine Wheel, Hemyock
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, Branscombe
Car: necessary


Various beaches are within a 30 minute drive.


Nearest Airport is Exeter. The use of a car is essential whilst staying at Windover Farm Cottage


The small local market towns of Honiton (famous lace making and it's abundance of antique shops) and Wellington offer a charming selection of small independent shops. Honiton also has a street market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The cathedral city of Exeter and Somerset’s County town, Taunton, are within easy reach. They offer farmers markets, high street shopping, theatres, restaurants and museums

Further Details:

Walking around this area is nothing short of wonderful. There is a network of public footpath and other rights of way to suit all levels of ability. OS sheets, circular walks leaflets and walking guides are supplied in the cottage for your use. The ruins of Dunkeswell Abbey are just a few fields away which are the unlikely location of a geocach! (Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game.

Many visitors bring their bikes and there is lots of cycling for all (some hilly and other, more forgiving routes). Your bikes can be stored in the Old Dairy adjacent to the cottage.

Three hard tennis courts are available for hire in Hemyock. Please contact Sue Lambert (secretary of Hemycok Tennis Club) on 01823 680664 for more information.

Crealy Adventure Park is the South West’s favourite family attractions with slides, rides and huge all weather play areas. Find beautiful gardens, outdoor and indoor play areas and a woodland railway at Bicton.

Quad World offers quad bike fun for all ages! Full tuition provided. Diggerland is a unique adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers. River Cottage HQ is Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall's base for courses and events ranging from a night’s dining and entertainment, through to courses in foraging, curing, gardening, breadmaking, butchery and more. River Cottage Stores Ltd, at Axminster is a local produce store and West Somerset Steam Railway is one of the longest heritage railways running from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. Just outside the town of Sidmouth, The Donkey Sanctuary is home to over 400 of unwanted donkeys. Entry is free. Please contact owner should you require weblink addresses.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Honiton, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
in the new year 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email/phone to confirm availability. I will respond promptly & if you are happy to proceed I will pencil you in & email a booking form and some terms and conditions. Bookings are confirmed on receipt of the signed paperwork and 25% deposit. The balance is due 2 calendar months prior to the requested holiday start date. If the booking is made within 2 calendar months of the requested holiday start date the full rental will be required. Payments can be made by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is usually Fridays however, I can be flexible. Booking is from 4pm on the day or arrival until 10am on the day of departure.

Email or phone to check availability.

Owner'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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