|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This attractive semi-detached stone cottage has been sympathetically restored retaining much of the character of the original building. The front door leads into a hall, off which there is an open plan kitchen/dinning/living area. The modern fitted kitchen has an electric oven, hob, microwave and integrated dishwasher. There is a family sized fridge/freezer. In the living area there is a wood burner and under floor heating, a wall mounted T.V./DVD and small CD radio. WIFI is accessible in the cottage. Along the hall there is a single bedroom with an adjacent wetroom/shower/toilet. Upstairs there is a king sized bedroom, a twin room, and a family bathroom. Outside there is a washing machine and tumble dryer in a shared garaging area with a small pool table and some kids outside toys. The enclosed garden has a patio, with furniture, views over the orchard, open farmland and woods. Pets are welcome. All bed linen is provided. Towels, BBQ, cot, highchair and stairgates available.
Wadhayes Farm is a small family run working farm nestled on the southern edge of the Blackdown Hills with beautiful views all around. The farm, which has been in the same family for over 100 years, is located along a private lane in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the outskirts of the East Devon village of Awliscombe. The village is about 3 miles north of the busy market town of Honiton, famous for its antique shops and lace making and offering a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. The beautiful Jurassic coast of East Devon and West Dorset is easily accessible by car; the popular coastal resorts of Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer or Lyme Regis are between 15-25 minutes drive away. A wide range of local attractions will appeal to those of all ages including the gardens and maze at Escot, the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth and the Playdome (a children’s all weather play centre) in nearby Honiton. The Otter Inn or the Honiton Inn, both serving food and realale are also within a mile and half of the farm. Dartmoor can easily be reached in about 45 minutes. Easy access to both the A303/A30 and M5 make the farm an ideal location for exploring the South West area. We have three cottages both original stone barns that have been sympathetically converted to holiday accommodation in 2009/2010 and have been designed with disabled access in mind. They form part of a listed farm courtyard and their individual, enclosed gardens with patio and garden furniture, back onto a newly planted orchard. We have installed underfloor heating and real wood log burners in the living areas, to ensure your comfort whatever the weather. Children and pets are welcome but please be aware that this is a working farm. All have a downstairs wet room/toilet and a family bathroom upstairs.
My family have lived and worked on Wadhayes Farm for over 100 years. In 2009 we chose to convert three of our farm buildings into holiday cottages, which my husband and I manage on behalf of the whole family. Three generations of my family continue to live here and we hope to preserve it for future generations of our family. Having grown up on the farm and then in my 20's moved around considerably, it is a delight to be back on the farm sharing it with my children.
The farm is at the end of a no through, private lane which provides a unique sense of 'being away from it all'. Once you reach the farm you are surrounded by green fields on all sides. With the Blackdown hills behind and expansive views over the valley in front, some of the best views in the area are just outside the door. The peace and quiet is breath taking, no traffic, no major roads, not even a pylon in sight yet at the end of the lane (1/2 miles) is an A road providing direct access to the ancient market town of Honiton and the A30 in one direction (3 miles) or Cullompton and the motorway in the other (10 minutes). Everyone comments on what a deceptively central location this is for enjoying all parts of the world renown Jurrassic Coastline, Historic Exeter, Dartmoor or Exmoor.
This area has a natural beauty, rolling green hills, woods and streams tinkling in the bottom of valleys. In summer months swallows dart around the farmyard, buzzards soar overhead, owls 'twit ta woo' at dusk and deer visit from the woods, surrounding the property, to graze our fields. We have a small pedigree herd of Ruby Red Devon cattle grazing in fields next to suffolk sheep and their lambs. Chickens provide eggs that can be bought direct and a private track winds up through the fields and the beech woods beyond linking up with public footpaths at the top of the hill. In the garaging area there is a selection of children's outdoor toys (a tricycle, bat and balls) and a small pool/snooker table to be enjoyed by all the cottages. This is truly a place to slow down and relax.
PRICES FOR SHORT BREAKS: unlike the quote you may receive from this website we calculate short break prices as a percentage of the weekly rate: 3 night stays ( mid- week) are 65% of the weekly price, 3 night stays ( weekend) and 4 night stays (mid - week) are 70% of the weekly price, 4 night stays (weekend) are 75% of the weekly price. All short breaks must be a minimum of 3 nights but otherwise we are fully flexible. WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND THAT YOU SPEAK TO US DIRECTLY TO GET AN ACCURATE QUOTE FOR A SHORT BREAK. Discounts may also be available for multiple bookings or late bookings.
Please contact Kathryn or Rick, tel: (0)1404 548840 or email email@example.com to make a reservation.
During school holidays Pear Tree and Apple Tree Cottages have a Saturday changeover, The Stables has a Friday changeover. We are flexible outside school holidays. Contact us with dates required. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am.