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

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

***wifi is now available***

More Details

Jill Harwood
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sidmouth in Newton Poppleford and Harpford

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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Relax in luxury in peaceful, rural location. Ideal Couples Retreat. Pets welome
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Silent nights, bunnies and plenty of fresh air

  • 5 of 5

Welcomed once more by Jill and friendly dog Lupi. I stayed last May with my little spaniel and was thrilled that the Piggery was available for us in the last week of the Easter hols.The underfloor heating made it a snug return after our days out walking. Comfy in the cooler weather but also has an enclosed sunny deck which we enjoyed last May watching the bunnies.

The Piggery is a couple of miles from the smallish main road and there is good access to quiet places for walkies as well as more popular tourist destinations.

Will certainly book for next Spring.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Property . Great location

  • 5 of 5

Superb . Peaceful location

Jill and family were so lovely and helpful . Loved Lupi as did our dog Bobby .

Very clean and modern interior and the patio area was perfect as it was enclosed . Would definitely go back

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodation and they seem to have thought of everything you could possibly need. We booked this accommodation because it was close to Westpoint Arena and we were attending a 3 day even there for the weekend.

Very pleasant hosts (including the dog!).

Our stay was too short so looking forward to booking again soon to do a bit of exploring.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband & I have just returned from a fantastic stay at The Piggery.

Jill, Dan & Lupi the dog made us feel at home straight away and provided all necessary amenities, to help us relax straight away. We found the property very easily, after some research on google maps before hand.

Everything in the cottage was very clean and modern, exactly as the pictures describe. My husband loved the remote windows and blinds!

The location is amazing and the pictures do not do this countryside any justice.

A must stay property and we have recommended it to all friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Just like the photos

  • 5 of 5

The piggery had everything you could possibly need.Jill and Dan were very friendly but not intrusive. The wet room was lovely,comfortable bed and blinds to shut out the light.

Lupi the dog is a lovely character and visited us daily he likes a treat.

Despite not very good weather we still had a super stay.

Sue and Frank weymouth

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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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 & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.