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Three Traditional Barn Conversions On a Hill Farm, With Beautiful Open Views - Apple Tree Cottage Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Apple Tree Cottage Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms)

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.There are french windows, a wall mounted T.V./DVD and small CD radio. WIFI is accessible in the cottage. Along the hall there is a double bedroom with an adjacent wetroom/shower/toilet. Upstairs there is a king sized bedroom, two single rooms, and a family bathroom. Outside there is a washing machine and tumble dryer in a shared garaging area with a small pool table. 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.

About the property


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.

Kathryn Empson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Kathryn Empson

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.

Why Kathryn Empson chose Honiton

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact Kathryn or Rick, tel: (0)1404 54884 or email wadhayes@tiscali.co.uk to make a reservation. An initial payment required to confirm any booking, the remaining money is due six weeks prior to the holiday.

Changeover Day:
During school holidays Pear Tree and Apple Tree Cottages have a Friday changeover, The Stables has a Saturday changeover. We are flexible outside school holidays. Contact us with dates required. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
Minimum booking of 3 nights required for all short breaks, contact us directly for a quote. Towels available to hire for an extra £10 per booking. Pets welcome at £20 per pet per booking. Security deposit of £50 payable with final payment (we will return this to you after you leave, all being well).


Accommodation and facilities for Apple Tree Cottage Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms)in Honiton in Awliscombe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: All three cottages have enclosed gardens, suitable for a dog, with a patio and wooden patio table, chairs and sunshade. There is a BBQ available to use. The gardens are surrounded by fields. For Pear Tree there is a short, sloping path from the front door to the garden gate. For Apple Tree cottage there are a few steps from the French Windows to the garden gate. For The Stables the kitchen door leads directly out into the garden. There is a private track that leads through the fields and wood beyond and connects with a public footpaths at the top of the hill. There are two parking spaces for each cottage and a shared garaging area that has a washing machine, tumble dryer, assorted children's outside toys and a small pool/snooker table.


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Apple Tree Cottage Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Excellent in all respects

  • 5 of 5

We arrived as 1/2 our party on Thursday afternoon and were warmly greeted and guided to our cottage. The other half of our party arrived early evening. We were all extremely impressed with everything about this lovely cottage. The rooms were all beautifully dressed and clean. The bathroom facilities were great. The Kitchen was as well equipped as my own, with every thought given to ease of cooking. We had 4 generations staying from Great Grandma 91 to Great Grandson 18mths and without exception we were thrilled. The garden was spacious and safe. The safety for children was provided in the smallest detail. In all a fantastic place to stay for all the family. We would stay again in a heartbeat. Thank you Kathryn. P.S. We ate a meal at the Honiton Inn and were looked after very well and the food was beautifully cooked and presented.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write such a positive review of Apple Tree Cottage. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated all the little things that we try to do to make your holiday the best that we can. It makes all the effort worth while.
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Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed several times in this property and have always received a warm welcome from Kathryn and Rick. The cottage is well equipped and is always spotlessly clean. A home made cream tea awaits you on arrival as well as a supply of tea, coffee and milk. The cottage has a wet room on the ground floor and a ramp up to the front door making it accessible for all. There is a garden behind that is fully fenced in making it safe for children and dogs. The fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to self cater, but there are some lovely pubs close by that provide good food if you want to eat out. Awliscombe is situated well for visiting much of the Jurassic Coast, and we would recommend Lyme Regis is you have children interested in fossils or dinosaurs. We have visited in all seasons and the cottage is always warm and cosy should the weather be inclement. The patio seating area is lovely for eating al fresco when the weather is fine. We would thoroughly recommend the cottage and will be returning later this year.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Honiton Inn (in our village of Awliscombe)
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Honiton Inn (in our village of Awliscombe)
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary


20 minute drive to Sidmouth, Branscombe or Seaton. 30 minute drive to Beer, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Lyme Regis. All area's of the Jurrasic Coastline can be easily accessed from the property.


Nearest airport is Exeter, 15 minute drive. The larger airport of Bristol is 1 1/4 hours drive. Nearest train station is Honiton which is 3 miles away. Use of a car is recommended as limited public transport to the village which is approx 1 mile away.


Nearest pub is in the village approx one and a half miles away. Nearest town is Honiton (three miles) which has the nearest shops. Farm shop two miles away. Nearest city is Exeter which is a 30 minute drive or accessible on the train/bus from Honiton.