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Large Farmhouse for 12 and Chalet 15 Minutes From Glorious South Devon Beaches - The Farmhouse

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

The Farmhouse

The accommodation for 12 people in 5 bedrooms is in the Georgian front of the large Devon farmhouse.

The chalet is a separate unit in the orchard, a little way from the main house. Some larger groups of up to 16 people choose the rent both the farmhouse and the chalet.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at £25 each.

In addition to 5 bedrooms, the farmhouse has:

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

More Details

About the property

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Wigford Farmhouse and The Chalet both provide relaxing bases for the perfect beach holiday. They are booked separately, and some bigger groups like to book both. (NB Chalet photos are after farmhouse photos: keep scrolling for these, and the interiors all have a written description under the photo so that you can tell what's what. You may have to scroll down to see the description.) Each has its own private garden as well as use of the large shared play areas and large games barn.

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

Owner
Anthony Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About Anthony Johnson

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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...

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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Notes

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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.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • 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
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • 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
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Great size house, well equipped and clean. Comfortable beds. Location ideal for exploring south Devo

  • 5 of 5

A great break for all 16 of us! 12 in the farm house and 2 adults, 2 children in the chalet. The children varied in age from 3-15 and there was something to entertain all of them. As the weather was particularly nice they spent a lot of time in the gardens playing football, bouncing on the trampoline and fishing for tadpoles! The games barn was used once or twice one the sun went down by the older kids although the younger children needed to be supervised in there at all times. The kitchen was well equipped and it was lovely to be able to seat us all around the table for evening meals and games. The log burner in the lounge was very welcome in the chilly evenings, although there was also additional heating throughout the house. The house was clean, comfortable and basic which meant we didn't need to be worried about the children touching things they shouldn't or breaking anything! The location proved a great base for exploring lots of the local beaches and kingsbridge itself. Hope cove was a particular favourite of ours. The chilli farm at the end of the road proved popular and we spent the morning there on our last day. Ant was very accommodating and made it clear to ask if we needed anything, which we didn't and he clearly wasn't bothered by the noise 8 children and a dog can create! Overall a very relaxing break, we are looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you all had a great time. It's always great when a bunch of kids uses the play areas so enthusiastically... there seemed to be a lot of football going on a lot of the time, and, as a parent myself, I know that that gives the adults a bit more chill out time too!
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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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