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Relax in luxury in peaceful, rural location. Ideal Couples Retreat. Pets welome



Updated: 28-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Old Piggery Conversion in Southerton, near Sidmouth, Devon - Relax In This Quiet Hamlet In East Devon, 10 Mins Drive To Coast And Miles Of Local Walking

You are guaranteed a very warm welcome when you arrive at Hoppins Farm. Situated in a delightful rural location ideally situated to explore the beauty of East Devon. Converted in 2011 to an incredibly high standard you will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Forming one side of a U shaped complex you can relax on your own private deck inside a walled courtyard while you enjoy the peace and tranquility of this wonderful location. Inside you will find that every thought has been given to your comfort - from the well equipped kitchen to the huge walk-in shower with white fluffy towels - you will instantly relax. Set in 15 acres Hoppins Farm has horses and a dog and is your gateway to miles of walking on the Southwest Coastal Path and Aylesbeare and Woodbury Commons. Explore the lovely seaside towns of Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Beer and Branscome or take in the buzz of Exeter with its historic Cathedral and great shopping and restaurants.

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About the Owner

Jill Harwood
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Jill Harwood

Hoppins Farm is our home in beautiful East Devon. My husband Dan and I live here with our 2 horse mad daughters and dog Lupi. Dan and I have travelled widely and lived in Asia for a number of years. On our return from Asia, with 2 small girls, we decided to quit the South East and relocated to Devon - a decision we have never had cause to regret.

15 Reviews

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(15 traveller reviews)


Clean warm & cosy

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation on a farm. Everything you could possibly want. Good area with local eateries and shops and fantastic walks right on our doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely accomodation in a very peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Very good accommodation ,well maintained and lovely hosts

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The Piggery conversion has been done thoughtfully with plenty of space inside and out, and everything you need. The little extras such as tea, coffee and milk means you don't have to worry about shopping straight away. This is an ideal place to relax but with lots of places to visit within a short drive. An ideal base for walking, or running if you feel more energetic! We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place for any couple wishing to enjoy the peace of the Devon countryside and coast

  • 5 of 5

The Old Piggery is a superb conversion of an old building to a modern, comfortable one bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/living room accommodation. The description was exactly as stated. It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful and welcoming. The bathroom is fantastic; the bedroom has an EXTREMELY comfortable bed! The kitchen has all you need in a holiday house. With regard to location it could not be better; a little way back (10 minute drive) from the coast; a peaceful rural farm type setting, with shopping closeby. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 3 night stay at The Piggery. The accommodation is beautiful, by far one of the best we have ever stayed it. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped and a lovely, secure private outside area where the dogs were safe (one of our dogs likes to run off given the chance) and a gas BBQ we used every evening. We received a very warm welcome from Dan, Jill, their daughters and Lupi. He is hilarious and such a character. We were given free range to roam their land, the location is just beautiful, such a peaceful spot and lovely views from the patio area. The Piggery is ideally situated for exploring the Jurassic coastline which is stunning and beautiful "chocolate box" villages. We had a wonderful weekend break and felt sad to be leaving. will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Thank you Harwood Family, we hope to visit you again in the near future.

Nigel, Diane, Milo & Bonnie xx

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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The Perfect Piggery.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at The Piggery. It was exactly as stated in the details, very clean and well maintained, and in a very good location. We could easily reach lots of places we wanted to visit. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, and we would certainly recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Activity and Interests


Regency seaside towns of Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton 10 mins drive. Both have stony beaches with some sand at low tide. Exmouth is 20 mins drive and offers a beautiful sweeping sandy beach. Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis is 45 mins drive and there are the picturesque villages of Beer, Branscome, Salcombe Regis all only 30 mins drive. Southwest Coastal path provides miles of well signposted coastal walking. There are many wonderful pubs/restaurants to discover and wonderful local seafood.


Southerton is accessed from the A3052 Sidmouth Road (M5 junc 30) or the A3180 Ottery St Mary Rd (M5 junc 29, A30). It is approx 15 mins drive from the M5.

Exeter Airport is 10 mins drive. Exeter St Davids train station 30 mins. While there are buses to Newton Poppleford from Exeter, a car is certainly recommended.


Newton Poppleford is 10 mins walk, Tipton St John 30 mins walk on footpaths to arrive at the delightful Golden Lion Pub. Ottery St Mary, Otterton, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens 15 mins drive.

Further Details:

Newton Poppleford contains a village shop/post office, Italian Restaurant, Cannon Inn pub, Chinese takeaway. Fresh and Green (right next door to Hoppins farm) sells locally grown, pesticide free vegetables. Greendales Farm shop on A3052 has local vege/meat/fish and lovely fresh bread. East Hill Farm shop has local meat and produce plus PYO fruit in season. Dart's Farm is only 15 mins drive and provides a wealth of locally grown and imported food items as well as wonderful gift shopping in a unique atmosphere. Waitrose/Tesco extra supermarket in Sidmouth, Sainsburys in Ottery St Mary.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Oct 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 5 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5

We welcome well behaved dogs at an additional cost of £5 per night per animal.

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.
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Updated: 28-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • This luxury ensuite shower room is sure to impress. A huge walk-in shower with thermostatic control, heated towel rail, basin with drawers under, shaver point, WC.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • You can guarantee a great night's sleep in this comfortable king size bed with crisp cotton bed linen. Light and airy with 1 window plus roof light; you can watch TV from the comfort of your bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...


  • You can relax on your journey to The Piggery in the knowledge that you will find tea, coffee, sugar and milk all ready for you to enjoy a delicious cuppa as soon as you arrive. For stays on 6 nights or more a bottle of chilled white wine will be waiting for you in the fridge. We are happy to accept one well behaved dog but please keep them off the furniture/bed. There is an additional charge of £5 per night per dog. Our dog Lupi loves company and he is free to wander around our land. We also have an enclosed dog run in the garden which may be available to use at times for an additional charge. We politely request that you clean up after your dog. Outside: Your private walled courtyard is decked and comes complete with 2 comfortable sun loungers, a table, two chairs and sun umbrella to enjoy the weather. A gas barbecue is also available for your use. Utility Room: Broom and dustpan and brush in hot water cupboard. Washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, dish brush and cloth, Cif and cleaning cloth under sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cotton bedlinen and huge white towels provided. Tea towels and hand towel in kitchen. Fabric napkins. Daily cleaning (for an additional charge) may be available on request.

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