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Top Quality Accommodation, Peaceful, Panoramic Views, Colyton and Jurrasic Coast - The Apple Loft



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Cottages in Colyton, Nr. Seaton, South Devon, England - Quality Cottages, In Stunning, Rural Setting, Many Walks, Beaches 15 Mins, Tennis Court, Games Barn

Secluded, Victorian Court Yard setting, contemporary brick and flint barn conversions, vaulted ceilings, beams, with stunning views of Coly Valley from every room. Underfloor heating and log burners. Tennis court, games barn, large lawn, patio, fishing in pond and river on farm. 15 minutes from heritage Jurassic Coast, Beer, Branscombe, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth beaches, brimming with history. Dorset, Somerset boarders only a short distance away.

Details for holiday cottage The Apple Loft, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The Cottage includes a pocket sprung king-size bedroom and bathroom. A comfortable sofa bed in the Lounge and a cot allow sleeping for 4 people plus a cot. The open Kitchen/Dining/Lounge area includes a sofa, sofa bed, dining table seating up to 4, TV/DVD player, radio with CD player, a supply of books and DVD’s and games, and a log burner for cosy Autumn/Winter breaks. The well-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, electric oven with hob, fridge with a freezer department, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and wine rack. The cottage also includes a washer/dryer. All rooms have geothermal under floor heating.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Julian, myself and 3 children live here at Farwood Barton, Julian was born here, and I moved here when we got married. Julian runs the dairy herd and helps out with the holiday cottages. I run the holiday cottages and do the farm accounts. We live here with 190 dairy cows, approx 40 calves most of the year, with some sheep during the winter, 2 cats Spoldge and Trixey, a working dog called Rex who love catching the ball with the visitors!

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful lodge in such beautiful surroundings, perfectly clean and has everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

Set in such a lovely location, being situated on a working farm is such a lovely idea.

Short drive to many beautiful places to visit making it lovely to come back to a relaxing atmosphere at the end of a busy day!

Wonderful experience will most definitely be returning and sharing the secret with others looking for a beautiful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Apple Lodge, Farwood Barton, Devon

  • 5 of 5

The Apple Lodge is set on a working farm and is perfect for children as there is lots of outdoor space: play vehicles, large games room, garden space and fishing lake along with watching the cows being milked. It exceeded the description given.

The Lodge was very clean on arrival and the owners were friendly and welcoming. Our two young children shared the sofa bed whilst we could watch TV and relax in the downstairs bedroom. The farm has a very rural setting which makes it very quiet and authentic though each day we drove out to the local pebble beaches for walks along the coastline: the nearest sandy beach being Exmouth. We really enjoyed Seatown, Brunscombe and the National Trust owned "A La Ronde" and Killerton.

We would definitely return to this farm for a holiday in the future and would recommend this to friends with young children.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely, quiet cottage in rural Devon

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at 3pm on the Saturday afternoon and received a warm welcome from Judith who showed us to our cottage, 'The Apple Loft' and gave us a guided tour including the garden and the games room. We were absolutely delighted with the cottage and the surroundings and were pleased we'd found such a little gem. The views from The Apple Loft were stunning and to make the most of it the cottage is 'upside down' so the bedroom and bathroom are downstairs and the kitchen, lounge and dining area are upstairs. The so called 'garden' is actually a large field which Bailey, our little dog absolutely loved running around off-lead in. It's completely secure so there was no worry of him escaping. There was a lake on-site where we also walked Bailey and whilst we don't fish you can do so if you wish but would need to take your own equipment.

The cottage itself was a good size and plenty big enough for the two of us and Bailey. It was beautifully clean and the bed linen and towels (of which there were plenty) were clean and fresh. We had taken toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, washing up liquid, cling film, foil, salt and pepper, tea and coffee but we needn't have worried as all of this provided along with sugar, a pint of milk, a tea towel, dishcloth, dishwasher tablets, washing powder tablets and bathroom soap. There was also a bottle of locally produced apple juice there on arrival which was a nice touch. The kitchen was really well equipped, there were all the utensils you'd need and pots, pans, plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, a jug, cutlery, a corkscrew/bottle opener, a vegetable peeler, chopping boards... I could go on but you get the idea. Everything had been thought of which was brilliant. Other nice extras included a stereo in the lounge area and a TV in the bedroom. There was also a washer/dryer under the stairs should you need to use it.

The cottage is in the grounds of a working dairy farm and we loved it. We watched two calves being born which having only ever seen on TV proved fascinating. The two family sheep dogs were very friendly and Bailey seemed very taken with them :o) Judith, her husband, children and staff were all very friendly and approachable and made us feel very welcome and we wouldn't hesitate in booking to stay there again. We only wish we had been able to stay another week but work commitments meant we weren't able to do so unfortunately but we thoroughly enjoyed our week 'on the farm' and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Verwood, Dorset

Superb facilities in beautiful countryside yet near to the coast. Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Lovely immaculate barn conversions with tasteful decor and modern fittings catering for your every need; warm, comfortable and relaxing. Great hospitality and the additional leisure facilities in the games barn are an added bonus. Fantastic setting in beautiful countryside on a working farm but close to Honiton and coastal towns. Everything you need for a relaxing stay. Dog friendly and perfect for a get away break. Couldn't fault a thing - highly recommend to anyone looking for a top class home from home in a peaceful location.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We can not praise the owners enough. This is a very professionally presented holiday let with all the quality and extras that you would expect from a much more expensive undertaking. The owner was enthusiastic and friendly when greeting us and showing us around. Apart from the fully equipped let there is a games room with skittles, table tennis and a FULL size snooker table etc. This is available at no extra charge.

We have no problem recommending this facility to other people wanting a holiday in the area. Situated between Honiton and the coast at Beer and Seaton it is not far from all amenities. Definitely Five Stars.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Apple Loft, Farwood Barton

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful location with views over the Coly Valley

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Farwood Barton is a working dairy farm, the farm has been in the family for 3 generations, the original farm buildings in the Victorian Court Yard had got out of date for modern farming practices, they were crying out to be converted in to holiday lets. We converted them in 2009, we now enjoy having visitors staying with us and sharing our beautiful location. We as a family love living here in the countryside, we enjoy everything the countryside has to offer us, our livelihood, the quietness, our own space, the views, we still enjoy waking up every morning looking out to the wonderful view over the Coly Valley and beyond, summer or winter.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter Airport at 14 Miles Nearest Barpub : Colyton at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Portsmouth/Plymouth at 50 Miles Nearest Golf : Honiton at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Honiton at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : Cullompton at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Honiton at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Beer/Branscombe at 4 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cooking at River Cottage Farm with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - 20 minutes

The Jurassic Coast with all the Geology and fostle hunting - 15 minutes


*Beer - 4.5 miles

*Branscombe - 5 miles

*Seaton - 4.5 miles

*Sidmouth - 9 miles

*Lyme Regis - 9 miles


*Exeter Air Port 20 mins

*Bristol Air Port - 1hr30 mins

*Plymouth Ferry - 1hr

*Honiton Railway station - 10 mins

*Exeter Railway Station - 50 mins

*Taunton Railway Station - 50 mins


*Colyton 3 miles - garage, fuel, spar shop, pubs, restaurants, tramway

*Honiton 4 miles - supermarket, fuel, garage, lots shops, banks, pubs etc.

*Jurassic coast - 4.5 miles

*Axe Estuary/wild life wetland - 3 miles

*Exmoor - 1 hours

*Dartmoor - 1 hours

Further Details:

There are excellent local places to eat like River Cottage Cafe, Axminster, The Holt and The Railway in Honiton, Hare and Hounds, Putts Corner all have different awards. You can buy fresh fish just landed from the sea in Beer, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.


Rental rates

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Rate 15
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 16
17 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Rate 1
2 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 2
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 4
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 6
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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Rate 10
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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Rate 11
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 12
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
On booking we require a 1/3 deposit to secure your booking, then the remainder will be due 5 weeks before your stay. To book you can call us, or email on the link below.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
All prices are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds. All electricity, logs etc. are included. The beds made up for arrival and bath sheets, bath towels and hand towels are provided .
Some short breaks 3/4 nights are available at certain times of the year, please call or email to discuss dates and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Farwood Barton gives you high quality, modern, accommodation, hidden from the hustle and bustle of life, whilst being close to the Jurassic Coast beaches and road links into the South West:- A30, A303, A35, A3035 and M5. We want everyone to have a truly relaxing stay, and to leave feeling refreshed after a memorable time here at Farwood Barton.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 25 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, A nice family sized bathroom.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • A spacious king size bedroom and king size bed, and there is a double sofa bed in the lounge for children if needed.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: All cottages have Geothermal heating, log burners, logs, electric, bed linen, towels: sheet, bath and hand, bath mats. (Please bring your own beach towels). Tea towels, dish clothes, adequate cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets. Games barn includes full size snooker table, table tennis and table football, an outside tennis court are all included in tariff. 2 well behaved dogs by arrangement at £20 per dog/stay. Outside: Patio, large shared lawn area leading to tennis court, patio with outside table and chairs, parasol, barbeque. Ample parking in Court Yard.

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