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Funky Farmhouse and Chalet 15 Minutes From Glorious South Devon Beaches - The Farmhouse

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Perfect Night Sky in Beautiful Countryside

Wigford Farmhouse and The Chalet both provide relaxing bases for the perfect beach holiday. (NB Chalet photos are after farmhouse photos: keep scrolling for these!) Each has its own private garden as well as use of the shared play areas.

15 minutes drive from surfing/barbecue/family beach at Bantham. Half hour to 'cool' Totnes. 15 minutes from Dartmoor. Close to Salcombe and Dartmouth. Walks to the River Avon start outside the door. You can even plan your walk along the river to end with a delicious lunch or home-made cream tea at local family-run garden centre. South Devon is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The South West Coast Path is just 15 minutes from Wigford and Dartmoor is a mere 15 minutes in the other direction: every day of your holiday the choice is yours!

The market town of Kingsbridge is five miles down the road, with great local food shops and a leisure centre. The immediate locality of Loddiswell boasts a pub and two shops, including a very helpful post office, a fabulous local butcher, a garden centre with a cafe selling cakes to die for and a chilli farm with cafe and shop.

If you require a supermarket grocery delivery Tesco and Waitrose do one. Sainsbury's also deliver locally.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage The Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 4 Bathrooms

The accommodation is in the Georgian front of the large Devon farmhouse.

See bedroom and bathroom descriptions below:

Kitchen: Aga, Electric cooker, microwave cooker, washing machine, dishwasher fridge freezer, toaster, food mixer etc. Large dining table sideboard, cupboards.

Under-stairs cupboard: vacuum cleaner, buckets, mops, ironing board, recycling sacks, high chair, stair gates.

Sitting room: Comfortable seats.TV with DVD. Woodburning stove.

Towels and linen included. Changed weekly. Property cleaned before arrival and after departure. Beach towels not included

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 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

Wigford Farm is in the most amazing location. Now that my children have mostly left home it's a joy to share it with holiday-makers throughout the year. Deep in the countryside and yet only a 15 minute drive to some of the most stunning beaches in the country; we can hardly believe our luck.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“Pretty close to Paradise. An Enid Blyton idyll for the kids, with the tree house and trampoline. Loved the house, nothing wanted, and Ant a great recommender of beaches.

Birdsong, Babbling Brook, Blue Skies. Wonderful.”



“The three families all had a fab time. We enjoyed Salcombe and the foot paths. We came across the peacock on the walk! We visited the chilli farm, and the kids loved all the toys and the outdoor space. Facilities were excellent, and we’ll recommend family and friends!”
Jan 2014
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9 Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Wigford Farm is in a great location, in a quiet valley and the farmhouse is lovely, warm and comfortable. It was very clean and well-equipped and the owner was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed walking from the farm and exploring the immediate area as well as driving to Bigbury on Sea for a stunning coastal walk. We had a wonderful weekend and would have loved to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property, flexible layout, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We used the farmhouse and chalet as a base for the extended family attending our son's wedding to a local girl. Our party of 14 ranged from six months old to nearly 70, and all needs were catered for. The play equipment and games room were great for kids of all ages. Ant was the perfect host, most knowledgeable on the best beaches and restaurants. and most flexible with people arriving different days and staying for different periods. Cornelia's communication and organisation is impeccable. The house was spotlessly clean and the chalet was just a delight for young couple with babies - keeps the noise down for the oldies! Don't miss Totnes - a delightful 'alternative' shopping and dining day out.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely having you here. Ant
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5

Lovely house with lots of space for a large party

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 9 adults and 3 children staying over the New Year period and the house was spot on for all of our requirements. The bedrooms had a good mix of doubles and triples and there were en suite bathrooms as well as large main bathrooms. The kitchen table was brilliant for us, especially with the lazy susan in the middle and the aga kept us very warm! The front room also had plenty of space for us to gather together and play games even with all the kids about.

Unfortunately as it was winter we didn't get to enjoy the large gardens as much as we would have liked. Might have to plan a return trip when the weather is better!

There was plenty of space to park the four cars we had with us, I'm sure we could have squeezed in one or two more if needed.

The Chilli Farm at the top of the hill has a great cafe and shop, just beware the free chocolate with your tea/coffee. Maybe take little bites!

Overall we had a great time and Ant was a great host, thank you!

Louise

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you had a great time. We always feel that contented guests are what it's all about, and we're delighted when people enjoy the house and what it has to offer. You're right about the garden: it's great fun in the summer, and at least you have the games room in winter, so you can burn off excess energy with a spirited game of table tennis! We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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5

A great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Booked for my family brother, sister, nephew and nieces. We were all made to feel at home straight away ant. The farmhouse was fully equipped and we could fit 12 people around the wonderful kitchen table. The location is perfect for seeing Devon and we all enjoyed the games room especially the table tennis . My 2 year old nephew loved the brio and the toys in the farmhouse. Everyone had a great time and we will be going back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you all had a good time. It's lovely when extended families make such good use of what we have to offer at Wigford. i'll look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Fantastic funky farmhouse weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property was just perfect for our family group of 6 adults and 5 children (aged 5 up to 10). Lovely to have a proper bedroom for everyone (rather than having to draw straws for who gets the sofa bed!). Loved the design in the property too especially the little reading gallery with fantastic views. Our group of girls loved the outside space and games room. The only downside is that we only were able to stay for two days. Nearby we can heartily recommend the beach at Bigbury on Sea, the farm shop for BBQ meat and the fantastic South Devon Chilli Farm

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely Christmas at Wigford

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the farmhouse, 2 families with 5 children ranging from 3yrs-9 yrs. a perfect size for the 9 of us, lots of room for everyone to run around. The farm is well presented without being too precious, a necessity with young kids. A lovely Aga in the kitchen and a table big enough for us all to eat at together. A great garden with beautiful views in the countryside. There was a trampoline (no safety net) and tree house- the kids loved it but had to be supervised on it! The games room with table tennis and table football was brilliant for my 9 year old son.

The surrounding area has lots to offer with some nice beaches and salcombe and Torquay nearby.

Ant is a really nice man who was very helpful. He even put a Christmas tree up for us. Would definitely recommend Wigford Farm and we are hoping to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Lots of local beaches between 15 and 30 minute drive.

Bantham Beach: great sand, surf and plentiful parking 8 miles.

Other beaches: Thurlestone, Hope Cove, Blackpool Sands, Slapton all within easy reach. All beautiful.

Travel:

Exeter airport 40 miles

Totnes main line station 12 miles

Use of car essential

Distances:

Loddiswell Village pub, post office, shop 2 miles.

Kingsbridge, supermarkets, banks, high street shops, pubs, restaurants, swimming pool, sports centre 5 miles.

Wigford Lane: Chilli Farm and cafe, Hazelwood House and restaurant (booking required) 1 mile

Coast 8 miles

Surf, kayak and stand-up paddle board hire Blackpool Sands

Surf hire Bantham beach

Stand-up paddle board hire The Crabshell, Kingsbridge

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Xmas
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 7 nights
£1,260
 
 
Mid season
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Mid Season
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
£1,050
 
 
Mid season
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
£1,050
 
 
Peak season
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,575
for 7 nights
£1,575
 
 
Peak season
2 Jun 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,575
 
 
Mid season
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Peak season
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,575
for 7 nights
£1,575
 
 
Mid season
4 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
£1,050
 
 
Mid season
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Mid season
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Mid season
27 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
£1,050
 
 
Mid season
20 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
£735
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Please note: the Owners Direct website has changed the way rates are displayed. We haven't yet had the office time needed to make this work the new way, so please email and ask about rates for dates you are interested in. Thank you.
Booking Notes:
Off peak short breaks for couples start from £180 in the chalet, or for couples and groups of 7 or fewer in the smaller version of the farmhouse from £350.
Off season short breaks are also available for large parties, starting at £500. Ideal for hen party long weekends or groups of friends.
Please email or phone. A deposit secures booking. Balance 1 month before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Fridays during peak periods. Flexible at other times.
Changeover days over Christmas and New Year are Saturdays, though there may be flexibility for Sundays.

Notes on prices:
If your party is considerably fewer than 12 people, please note that, because of the unique layout of the house, we can remove 2 bedrooms and bathrooms and still leave you with a complete house for up to 7 people for a reduced rate. Please ask for details.
The self contained chalet is even more reasonably priced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We delight in telling people how they can walk out of the front gate and follow a fairy tale path through woodland to be at the River Avon at Topsham Bridge in 10 minutes. If you've never seen a Devon river, this is something else... from sparse and clear in the summer, to a raging torrent if it's been wet for long, The Avon is ever changing; reflecting nature in her changes by the day. On a clear night we're still amazed by the number of stars you can see...

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family

General

  • Lift
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Television

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms: 1 with shower, basin and WC. Family bathroom close to bedrooms 2 and 3 with bath, basin and WC. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 4 with shower,

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom: double ensuite with cot if needed. Bedroom 2: double with amazing views and cot if needed. Bedroom 3: three single beds. Bedroom 4: double ensuite. Bedroom 5: three single beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Change over day Friday during the peak season. Can be flexible during off-peak times. Bed linen and towels for the farm house and chalet are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Girls' weekends, hen parties etc, please ask us if you want to book a local therapeutic masseuse to come in for two or more sessions. Outside: Own secluded garden with garden table, chairs and barbecue Additional ajoining garden with huge lawn, trampoline, swings etc.

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