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Luxury 5* cottages and fun for all... - Redyeates Cottages (2 - 6 bedrooms sleeps 2 - 16 + cots)

Bedrooms 6
Space 1 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Redyeates Cottages (2 - 6 bedrooms sleeps 2 - 16 + cots)

Redyeates Cottages provides clients with both the Dairy and the Barn (also bookable separately at

The properties include a large dining room with solid oak refectory table to seat up to 16 (so everyone can eat together) or this can be converted to a pool/snooker table (as seen in the pictures) as well as a large lounge with log burning stove. Also included is a large patio area with bbq overlooking the 3 acres of grounds (all of which are covered by a professional wifi installation) where you can have family time / games etc.

The Dairy and Barn are very close to each other and the Dairy is all ground-floor level so is ideal where there might be elderly friends or relatives within your group.

The rental includes 2 lounges, 2 kitchens and 6 bedrooms meaning that when people also want a bit of time to themselves they can easily do that. There are also 3 patio areas.

The Barn dining table if preferred can optionally be converted into a pool / snooker table.

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About the property


Redyeates Farm is the perfect place for family holidays or couples that want to get away from it all in a luxurious, peaceful setting with a great variety of things to do either at the farm or on days out. Previously the Devon Wine School, Redyeates Farm has total peace and quiet based around a 17th century farmhouse with no near neighbours and lots of rolling Devon country-side. If you like the sound of nothing (or maybe a woodpecker or two!) and the sight of circling buzzards, with real dark skies at night to properly see the stars, then you cant go far wrong here. We have superb 5 star accommodation with something for everyone and fine countryside views on your doorstep. If you want to play tennis on our all-weather court, play football with the kids or read the papers while the children roam the 3 acres of gardens, playing on the climbing frame and swings, jumping on our spring free trampoline, playing basketball or simply playing table tennis, we have a lot to do for all.

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About Redyeates Farm and Country Cottages

Having spent a lot of time working in corporate life we decided that having had so many fantastic holidays in Devon, it was time to 'live the dream' and stop talking about it. So that's basically it in a nutshell. Having opened Redyeates Farm as luxury holiday cottages (it used to be the Devon Wine School) we are now completely focused on ensuring that all of our customers and their children have a great time here.

During school holiday times we focus on family holidays and outside of these times we focus a little more on adult getaways and romantic weekends.

If you want to know anything more about our holiday cottages, our facilities or the local area, please do not hesitate to call me and discuss your requirements. Best Regards, Gary

Redyeates Farm and Country Cottages purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Redyeates Farm and Country Cottages chose Exeter

When we first saw Redyeates Farm we immediately fell in love with it. It is so peaceful here that we often joke with the children .... "listen to that!" They always say they cant hear anything at all - and that's exactly the point.

With the beautiful views of the rolling Devon countryside and the total peace and quiet you can also be in the cathedral city of Exeter in 25 minutes or at other local pubs and restaurants within 10 minutes or so. The nearest pub with excellent food is just down the road, minutes from us. We are surrounded by all the tourist attractions people would want and the M5 motorway is about 15 minutes away at Tiverton so along with the countryside feel, we really aren't very far from all of the shops, restaurants and attractions you could possibly want.

What makes this cottage unique

The large oak dining table, that seats up to 16 people, can be converted to a pool/snooker table. There is a dining table in the kitchen that seats up to 10 people, should you decide to take this option. Please note there is a £45 charge to convert the pool/snooker table which you need confirm when booking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed over a long weekend with a party of 15 staying in both the main house and the 'Barn'. Arriving Friday afternoon we couldn't have asked for a warmer welcome by the owners who showed us around both properties and how everything worked adding to a lovely welcome pack which again was above and beyond expectations. We went out on Saturday afternoon but returned for some garden based sports and food to be complimented by the scenery and house. The biggest compliment I can pass is that all of our part wanted to book again to take our families and friends as the whole experience was amazing.
Jul 2015
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
25% of the rental is required as a non-returnable deposit upon booking. Full payment is required 60 days prior to the arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for weekly rentals.
For short breaks the rental period is:-
- Long weekends = 3 nights minimum (Fri to Mon)
- Mid-week = 4 nights minimum (Mon-Fri)
Check-in time is 4pm
Check-out time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
We accept short breaks outside of the peak seasons.

Short breaks are either long weekends (3 nights Fri - Mon) or mid-week breaks (4 nights Mon - Fri).

The price to have the large dining table converted to a large pool table in The Barn is £45. If you would prefer to have the dining table instead, please advise us when making your booking and this will be taken off of your final bill.

For Christmas and New Year, the minimum rental is 7 nights although please phone or email for flexibility around dates.

Please contact us if you require information on any other area.


Accommodation and facilities for Redyeates Cottages (2 - 6 bedrooms sleeps 2 - 16 + cots)in Exeter in Cheriton Fitzpaine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The cottages are generally for family groups. However we would consider stag and hen wks/wkends for older groups if a higher deposit is paid.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - The Barn - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - The Dairy - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 3 - The Dairy - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room is suitable for elderly and/or disabled
    Shower room 1 - The Barn - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - The Barn, downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - The Barn - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - The Barn - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This room sleeps up to 4 people with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - The Barn - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - The Dairy - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Can be configured into all singles if preferred with ensuite
    Bedroom 6 - The Dairy - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with ensuite shower room suitable for elderly &/or disabled
    Bedroom 4 - The Barn - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Downstairs bedroom with shower room opposite &dressing gowns
  • Please note that Bedroom 2 in The Dairy is suitable for elderly and/or disabled with a walk-in shower, handrail etc. There is also a ramp leading to the front door rather than stairs. If one of your party is disabled, please check details with us as obviously disability requirements often vary considerably.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We accept short-breaks outside of peak season. These can be 3 nights (Friday to Monday) or 4 nights (Monday to Friday). In peak season our change-over day is Friday. Please contact us for more details. Outside: Around our cottages, we have something for everyone and fine countryside views on your doorstep. Whether it be a game of tennis on our all-weather court, playing football with the kids or reading the papers while the children roam the acres of gardens, playing on the climbing frame and swings, jumping on our ultra-safe (spring free) trampoline or simply playing table tennis, we have a fantastic selection of things to do for all ages.


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Redyeates Cottages (2 - 6 bedrooms sleeps 2 - 16 + cots)
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

A beautiful place to stay with lots to do

  • 5 of 5

I would happily recommend this to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Property, Great Location, Great Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

From first booking to saying good bye, all aspects of my booking and stay were perfect. The communication with the owners prior to my stay was fantastic, with offers to arrange the rooms to fit the number in my group to suggestions on things to do locally and what to book with there being a large number of us.

The property was extremely clean and well maintained and there was plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses to go round a big group. The owners had even moved some of the glasses etc. from the smaller property, knowing that we would be mainly based in the larger house.

We were greeted by Louise as soon as we turned up and given a tour of both properties. We were even offered a lift back from the Village the following day after our pub lunch as it is all up-hill (we opted to walk!!) Nothing was too much trouble, we were left alone to enjoy our weekend but Louise checked that we had everything we needed to complete our stay.

This property is ideal for large groups, there is plenty of space, ample number of bathrooms to cater for everyone and the smaller property is close enough that you can interact with the large house, but as it it detached if someone wants to get away from the large group the noise does not travel.

The garden is enormous and very well kept, with tennis courts, swing ball and plenty of outdoor seating if you just want to sit!!

Would definitely recommend Redyeates and may even plan a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and well equipped property in lovely countryside

  • 4 of 5

The property was perfect for our Xmas gathering of 11 people. The house and dairy provided en suite bathrooms for nearly everyone. The kitchens were well equipped to prepare and cook Xmas dinner and the living area was comfortable and spacious for everyone to gather to open Xmas presents. An additional and much appreciated touch was the Xmas tree and house decorations.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property with fantastic space in the main kitchen and dining area for entertaining and feeding big groups of people. Everyone had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend to friends and family! Great to be in the country side for a nice walk but also you are not too far from main supermarkets.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments Katie. We loved having you all stay with us and glad you enjoyed your New Year's Eve get together. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards from us all
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Spacious family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Redyeates for a week in 2016 and returned at the same time this year as we enjoyed it so much. Louise and Gary are the perfect hosts, welcoming on arrival, providing arrival packs of food, ensuring everything is as it should be and then discreetly leaving us to enjoy ourselves. We were a family group of eight adults and seven children and there is ample space for different activities, and quiet places to sit and read or just enjoy the beautiful gardens. The house and the dairy are well appointed, comfortably furnished and with good quality bed and bathroom linen. Everything was clean and well maintained and the information on the listing accurately reflected reality. We enjoyed exploring the area, visiting the nearby towns, National Trust properties and Exmouth beach.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

This location was a perfect getaway from it all.

Peaceful and beautiful surroundings making it an ideal place to relax and recharge our batteries!

The cottage was very spacious with luxurious facilities.

The owners were extremely hospitable and helpful and had plenty of recommendations for things to do in the local area.

I would definitely recommend it as a romantic getaway or for a family break in a beautiful location.

We'll be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


20 minutes from the M5 at Tiverton.

20 minutes from the beautiful Roman city of Exeter

17 miles from Exeter International Airport


Just under a mile to the village & local pubs. Also an excellent farm shop nearby. Within 10 - 15 mins there is also a wider selection of local pubs with good food including the bistro bar and restaurant at Bickleigh Mill. Also nearby is the Fishermans Cot overlooking the bridge that was apparently the inspiration for Simon & Garfunkles 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. There is a superb view of the river from the pub / restaurant. Its 12 miles to either national park and 45 mins to either coast.

Further Details:

Redyeates Farm is surrounded by a huge variety of attractions and depending on what you like, there is something for everyone within a short distance. Close by, there are pubs with good food, a fantastic farm shop for local produce as well as places to walk, cycle or horse ride.

In Bickleigh (10 minutes), is a beautiful Devon village with many thatched cottages, a 400 year old pub, the Devon Railway centre and ‘The Fisherman’s Cot’, a great pub to sit outside immediately next to the river. Bickleigh Mill has an 18th century water wheel, a woodland, waterside walks and a maze. The Mill also has a large shop with gifts, clothing, pottery and crafts and there is an excellent Bistro restaurant and bar open during the day and serving evening meals on certain nights.

We are also situated between the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor either of which is just 12 miles away.

Being strategically placed, from our cottages you can really experience all of the variety Devon has to offer families, young and old. In each of our cottages we have an information pack full of ideas for great days out and some examples in the surrounding areas.

And if you fancy the seaside for the day, you really are well placed to take your pick of many of the coastal resorts (north and south) with their beaches, pretty fishing villages and smugglers coves - either coast being less than an hour away.

If you want a night out to somewhere specific on your own, taxi’s and babysitters can also be arranged (subject to availability). The lovely City of Exeter is just 20 minutes away and has a wealth of bars, family friendly restaurants and attractions including Roman ruins, a beautiful cathedral, park, museum and shopping in our view better than Oxford Street. Exeter Quayside is also near to the shops which also a great place to walk, shop, eat or hire bicycles.