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Farmhouse Amidst Stunning Countryside - Great for Get-togethers

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Farmhouse in Okehampton, Mid Devon, Devon, England - Working Mixed Farm Just Short Walk From Village Pub

Hallwood Farm is nestled on a South facing slope overlooking unspoilt countryside on the edge of the thatched village of Petrockstowe with its own friendly pub. This part of Devon is truly beautiful; gentle rolling hills, tree lined fields and ancient woodlands abound. The farm is approached along our park like ‘made up’ driveway bordered by water meadows with ancient oaks and a babbling stream. The Farmhouse, a traditional Devon Longhouse, is set amidst 90 acres of pasture and woodland where our guests are free to roam and explore at leisure. The accommodation, for 2-10 people, is in a well appointed self contained wing of the large farmhouse which offers stunning views across green fields and woodland towards the distant moors. This idyllic location is at the hub of some of The West Country’s favourite tourist attractions and the best walking and cycling routes including The Tarka Trail which passes through our village.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ruth Kelsey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 June, 2017

About Ruth Kelsey

Richard & Ruth are farmers producing seasonal vegetables and fruit for their busy vegetable box business along with rare breed pork, beef and lamb on their beautiful farm.

They along with their grown up children are actively involved in the busy little village of Petrockstowe. They have been offering quality assured self catering holiday accommodation for 14 years now.

They are friendly people and like nothing better than to spend a little time explaining about their farming to any guests who are interested.

Ruth Kelsey purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Ruth Kelsey chose Torridge

We had been farming vegetables on a large scale for the supermarkets in Kent when we decided 'enough was enough'!

We relocated to this beautiful area of Devon set up our holiday cottage and started growing veg and keeping livestock but this time we sell direct to our customers. Hard work but a lot more rewarding!

Although we are set amidst the most beautiful countryside we are not isolated, we enjoy our village and it's friendly pub and we are only a short car ride away from stunning coastal and moorland parts.

What makes this cottage unique

The farmhouse is ideally and centrally positioned in the heart of the Devon countryside. Coasts, Forests, Moors, quaint market towns are all within easy reach. Top west country attractions are nearby too such as RHS Rosemoor, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Clovelly, NT Castle Drogo, Eden Project, Okehampton Castle and Torrington 1646 are all easy striking range.

Excellent surfing is available on the North Devon coast, just a 25 minute drive away. We are very close to the 'Tarka Trail' so brilliant choices of walking, cycling from the door.

Hallwood is a mixed farm so there is always plenty to see, and all are always welcome out on the farm to see what is going on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The children loved feeding all the animals”
Dec 2015
  • 1 of 5

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The children loved feeding all the animals”
Dec 2015
  • 1 of 5

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

Charming holiday cottage with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in this farmhouse. The weather was perfect and we were able to sit on the patio in the large garden overlooking the stunning views. The cottage was well equipped and perfect for our needs and we will probably return for a longer stay. The cottage suited us as we wanted something very rural and we sampled two of the local pubs and were well fed. It was also let a very reasonably price. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and so glad you you enjoyed your stay! We really are blessed to be amidst such stunning scenery. Would love to have you back at Hallwood one day.
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Location

From the Owner

We had been farming vegetables on a large scale for the supermarkets in Kent when we decided 'enough was enough'! We relocated to this beautiful area of Devon set up our holiday cottage and started growing veg and keeping livestock but this time we sell direct to our customers. Hard work but a lot more rewarding! Although we are set amidst the most beautiful countryside we are not isolated, we enjoy our village and it's friendly pub and we are only a short car ride away from stunning coastal and moorland parts.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Laurels Inn at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Graeat Torrington or Okehampton at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Laurels Inn at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : North Devon & Cornish Coasts - pretty drive at 15 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Instow Beach - 25 minutes drive

Westward Ho! - 25 minute drive

Bude & North Cornwall Coast - 35 minute drive

Travel:

Nearest train - Exeter

Nearest sensible bus service to Okehampton then taxi from there 11 miles

Distances:

Petrockstowe village - 0.25 miles

Hatherleigh - 4 miles

Okehampton - 11 miles

Great Torrington - 8 miles

Exeter - 35 miles approx

Further Details:

Closest shops at Hatherleigh (4 miles) - Co-op, butcher, Post Office, Baker, Deli, Newsagents, weekly pannier market (Tues)

Closest larger supermarket at Okehampton (11 miles) - Waitrose plus good range of other shops, chemists and banks

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£635
 
 
Summer Shoulder 1
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£790
 
 
Summer Shoulder 2
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
From
£205
Fri,Sat,Sun
£820
 
 
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
£1,250
 
 
Summer Holidays end
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 3 nights
From
£335
£1,050
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
From
£128
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£680
 
 
Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
Oct Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£705
for 3 nights
From
£235
£780
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£470
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,065
for 3 nights
From
£355
£1,200
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,110
for 3 nights
From
£370
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
Booking direct with the owner. 30% deposit with balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday. Cheque, card or Bacs. Short-breaks always available out of peak school holiday times. Dogs by arrangement only chargeable at £20/dog per visit. Guest numbers over 10 chargeable at £50 per guest/week

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days, but, generally Fridays in peak times

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The farmhouse is ideally and centrally positioned in the heart of the Devon countryside. Coasts, Forests, Moors, quaint market towns are all within easy reach. Top west country attractions are nearby too such as RHS Rosemoor, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Clovelly, NT Castle Drogo, Eden Project, Okehampton Castle and Torrington 1646 are all easy striking range. Excellent surfing is available on the North Devon coast, just a 25 minute drive away. We are very close to the 'Tarka Trail' so brilliant choices of walking, cycling from the door. Hallwood is a mixed farm so there is always plenty to see, and all are always welcome out on the farm to see what is going on.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 with power shower, Downstairs bathroom with power shower and bath, Upstairs bathroom with bath and shower over bath.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot, Ground floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Ground Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, First floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, First Floor
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with double bed and en-suite shower room, Bedroom 2 (ground floor) with double bed, Bedroom 3 (upstairs) with twin beds , Bedroom 4 (upstairs) with a double and 2 full sized singles. 2 extra 'put you up' beds available on request

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A working farm where guests are welcome to wander. Children often 'needed' to help with feeding. Shortbreaks always welcome out of main school holiday times. Short walk to village pub. Outside: Lovely large south facing enclosed garden with large decking area, barbecue and stunning views Utility Room: Washing machine, large drying room Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, hand towels and tea towels provided. Bath towels available to hire.