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Farmhouse Amidst Stunning Countryside - Great for Get-togethers

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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.

Ruth Kelsey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

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 Petrockstow

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
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Petrockstow in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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.


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Farmhouse Amidst Stunning Countryside - Great for Get-togethers
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Devon, England

Hall family review

  • 5 of 5

We loved it from the start. Our three grandchildren were in heaven, each morning their first thought was to feed the ‘ Piggies’ ! The actual farmhouse was so comfortable and cosy in the evening’s if it turned chilly. On our last night we had a barbeque in the late sunshine . Thank you Ruth and Richard for your friendly hospitality, sausages and salad !!!

We will try to visit again one day . Best wishes to you both with love from the Hall family from Devon.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Laurels Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Graeat Torrington or Okehampton
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Laurels Inn
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
North Devon & Cornish Coasts - pretty drive
Car: necessary


Instow Beach - 25 minutes drive

Westward Ho! - 25 minute drive

Bude & North Cornwall Coast - 35 minute drive


Nearest train - Exeter

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


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 & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

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.