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Farmhouse With Woodburner and Large Private Garden, plus 2 bed Annex if Needed - Lower Dean Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Lower Dean Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms)

Lower Dean farmhouse is big, spacious and comfortable and benefits from the fact that the upstairs was completely redecorated just two years ago. It is situated in the heart of the hamlet with front and rear gardens so you can get the sun all day!

But Lower Dean is fabulous for year-round holidays as the large wood burning stove provides a wonderful welcome when you return from wintery walks! And the comfortable dining room makes it a great place to come and celebrate Christmas or the New Year!

There is private parking for up to three cars and a separate entrance.

Lower Dean is a great base from which to explore the wonders of Exmoor and the stunning North Devon coastline, with spectacular walks right from the front door. In addition, if you fancy exploring the countryside on horseback, then the riding stables are right next door!

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About the property


Lower Dean is the major wing of an imposing and very beautiful stone Devon farmhouse. Ideal for riding holidays in Exmoor National Park, the house has bedrooms and bathrooms that have recently been completely redecorated to a very high standard and the large sitting room has a wood burning stove for cosy winter days! Lower Dean has a lawned front garden and the use of a larger back garden with garden furniture - ideal for 'sundowners' in the summer. The small BHS/ABRS accredited riding stables next door offers lessons as well as wonderful hacks across the Exmoor countryside. Riding holidays and short breaks are available on request.

Nicola Muir
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Nicola Muir

My husband and I live with our two children (11 and 13), three dogs, one cat, ten chickens and 2 ducks. We run a green energy company from our office on the farm, developing anaerobic digesters and wind turbines. I am also a cookery writer and have written two cookery books. We enjoy outdoor pursuits such as walking on the moors, riding, surfing and fishing, as well as swimming, tennis and skiing. My children are very active and constantly on their bikes or on the trampoline.

My husband is a DIY demon which is fantastic around the house. I enjoy my garden although I am no expert. I tend to concentrate on my vegetable garden and we are lucky enough to have a wide selection of fruit trees on our property.

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Booking Notes:
Dogs are welcome, we charge £20 per dog per week.
On booking, a 25% booking deposit will be taken.
The balance will be due 3 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
During peak times change over day is Saturday. Off peak, for short stays this will vary.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Barnstaple in North Devon District

House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
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  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
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Notes on accommodation: Lower Dean has 4 bedrooms: 1 double (en-suite) 1 family suite (double room with single off it) and en-suite bathroom Family room with 2 twin beds and set of bunks Outside: Both properties have their own private garden with Barbecue facilities. Both gardens are well maintained and partly lawned and partly concrete. Mini Dean has a built in Barbecue area.


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Lower Dean Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Family Holiday Lower Dean Farm July 2016

  • 5 of 5

Excellent family accommodation. We were 8 in total including a baby and bedrooms were ideal. Nephew and wife stayed in Mini Dean which was very convenient. Well equipped and everything you need for family holiday, including beach items in Ashley`s large shed as well as sports stuff. Dogs also made welcome. We were able to enjoy the holiday despite the weather. Stables next door and two of the girls enjoyed a riding lesson.

Would highly recommend Black Venus Pub at Chalcombe and Squires Fish and Chip restaurant at Braunton

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful family-friendly retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying in this beautiful house in a small village tucked away in North Devon. The owners next door are lovely and very welcoming and we enjoyed the close proximity to the riding stables for lessons and a quick hello to the ponies when we got back from the beach. The location is ideal, a short drive to spectacular beaches, lots of family friendly activities and scenic walks. The house was very well stocked with masses of crockery and cutlery, pots, pans and serving bowls and the bedrooms were spacious and peaceful. The whole property is decorated to a very high spec and we even managed to fit 11 people around the dining table for one meal! We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to enjoy the beauty and fun of North Devon from a peaceful and comfortable base.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The beautiful bay at Combe Martin is just 4 miles from the property and there are many other pretty, rocky bays within 15 minutes drive.

The surfing beaches of Croyde, Woollacombe and Saunton Sands are all within 25 minutes drive, with their miles of sand and excellent surf.


Junction 27 of the M5 is 45 minutes from the property.

Tiverton Parkway is 2 hours from London Paddington and the property is 40 minutes from the station.


Combe Martin is 3 miles away with the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and pretty beach.

The Exmoor Zoo is 5 miles away.

Arlington NT House is 5 miles away.

Lynton to Barnstaple Steam Railway is 4 miles away and the cliff railway between the two towns is 6 miles away.

The Tarka Trail cycle route is 20 minutes away

Further Details:

There are miles and miles of footpaths and cycle routes all around the property.

The nearest village shop is at Kentisbury Ford, 3 miles away. Combe Martin has 2 small supermarkets and an excellent bakery.

The larger supermarkets are at Ilfracombe and Barnstaple and Tesco and Sainsbury will deliver to the property.