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Luxury Farm Cottage With Private Garden And West Facing Veranda



Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Cottage in Holsworthy, North Devon, England - Peaceful Location With 60 Acres Of Grounds, But Convenient For Holsworthy And Bude Beaches

The Homestead @ Southcombe Farm is a Luxury Holiday Cottage. Built in 2012 it has a cosy eco-timber frame and is fitted out with everything you would expect in a luxury holiday home. The Homestead is positioned in its own private garden adjacent to the vegetable garden and has views over wild countryside meadows. The property has plenty of space and comfort. Perfect for families, friends or couples. It has an open plan living area with fully equipped country kitchen and dining area. The lounge area is spacious with comfortable leather sofas, stereo, TV, DVD, log burner and of course fantastic views out over the surrounding countryside. The bedrooms are cosy, but spacious. The double is king size. The bathroom is fully tiled, spotlessly clean. Although bright and airy, the Homestead is also warm, complete with efficient heating and modern insulation. Whenever you visit, whatever the weather, you will be very comfortable. In fact many of our guests return each year! Our prices are competitive ensuring you good value for what is fantastic luxury accommodation. Remember, heating, bed linen, towels, wifi animal feeding and a tractor ride for children (5 years & over) is all included. The Homestead is open most of the year and for Christmas and New Year it is tastefully decorated for that perfect festive escape! Don't forget we are in an amazing spot with lots to do all around, great countryside, fantastic beaches, fishing, horse riding, walking, surfing, canoeing, country houses, gardens and fresh air! Not to forget our lovely animals who will be your holiday neighbours!

Find us on Google, Facebook, Twitter and Trip Adviser! Search Homestead Holsworthy or Southcombe Farm Holsworthy :-)

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner


I'm Paul and I live and work on our family farm Southcombe.

I have a number of great jobs on the farm.

Looking after all aspects of the farms holiday accommodation. This includes everything from managing bookings, welcoming our guests, cleaning and maintenance.

I am a fully qualified canoe and kayak instructor and I have my own canoe guiding business called the Bude Canoe Experience.

I look after the Southcombe flock of sheep.

If you decide to stay with us I am confident that you will love your accommodation, the farm and surrounding area!

Hope to see you soon,


PS To find out more about our accommodation and the farm visit our website. Just google 'Southcombe Farm Holsworthy' if you cannot find the link.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a one week stay in the Homestead. The accommodation was well presented and very clean. Homemade cake, tea, coffee, milk and 6 fresh eggs were provided on arrival. The house was very well equipped for a comfortable stay, and the kitchen had everything we required, even a cafetiere! All bedding, towels and bathrobes are provided.

The setting of the farm is very peaceful and made it a relaxing place to come back to each day. Our 4 year old loved feeding the chickens, ducks and cats each morning, and collecting the eggs. Another highlight was the tractor ride around the farm.

The Nature Trail is good for spotting wildlife and there's also 2 playhouses half way round for the kids! The farm is well situated for exploring the Northern coast of Devon and Cornwall, and there are some great beaches nearby.

Paul, Jim and Eileen are fantastic hosts, and nothing is too much to ask. They allow you to explore all of their farm and fields at your leisure.

It was all the little extras that made the holiday excellent for us. Paul, Jim and Eileen will go out of their way to ensure you have a great holiday.

Hopefully we will be able to return here in future.
Jun 2015
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Fantastic Home for the week

  • 5 of 5

We found the Homestead clean, comfortable and inviting, took a matter of hours to feel at home. Owners are welcoming and knowledgable of the area (thanks for the recommendation of Boscastle), our daughter enjoyed going to see the animals every morning and eating the eggs. Location worked for us as we like to go off and see lots of different places, and this location meant we could explore Devon and Cronwall. Hopeful to return another year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Homestead. We are really pleased you had a great time and it would be great to see you again in the future. Thank you for staying with us :-)
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From the Owner

We originally moved to Southcombe to start a stud farm. Its location is perfect, situated down a 1/4 of a mile private drive, it is quiet and totally private. However, just because we are quiet and secluded does not mean we are isolated! The lovely market town of Holsworthy is just 5 minutes drive away and Bude with its great beaches just 15 - 20 minutes away. Our immediate countryside is classic of Devon, yet a few minutes west in the car you are on the Dramatic North Devon and Cornwall coast and to the South East the wilderness of Dartmoor awaits! Southcombe is no longer a stud farm since my father retired. We now farm sheep and have diversified into tourism with high quality holiday accommodation and canoe experiences.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Holsworthy at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 39 Miles Nearest Golf : Holsworthy at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 29 Miles Nearest Motorway : Exeter at 45 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Holsworthy at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Plymouth at 39 Miles Nearest Beach : Bude at 10 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Bude Canoe Experience is based at Southcombe Farm.

We offer guided canoe trips for all abilities at some lovely local locations including Roadford Lake.

These trips are great fun. You learn new skills, see lots of wildlife and really give you a great adventure.

Anyone over the age of 6 can take part if you are reasonably fit healthy.

Ask Paul for more info or see our website.


The fantastic and dramatic North Devon and Cornwall coast are just 10 miles away, about a 15-20 minute drive!

At Bude we have some amazing sandy beaches perfect for swimming, sand castles and surfing. In addition we have lots of rocky coves and cliffs perfect for rockpooling and wildlife watching.

See our website for more details of our favorite beaches.


We are 45 miles from Exeter with its international airport and mainline railway station. The journey takes 1 hour by car or 1.5 hours by bus.

When staying at Southcombe Farm we recommend you have the use of a car because of our rural location.


Here are the distances from Southcombe Farm to various towns and cities:-

Holsworthy 1.5 Miles

Bude 10 Miles

Great Torrington 16.5 Miles

Okehampton 19 Miles

Bideford 20 Miles

Tavistock 24 Miles

Barnstaple 29 Miles

Bodmin 35.5 Miles

Plymouth 39 Miles

Exeter 45 Miles

Newquay 55 Miles

Truro 60 miles

Bristol 124 Miles

London 241 miles

Further Details:

Although the Homestead @ Southcombe Farm is in a lovely quiet, secluded location you don't have to sacrifice convenience!

Holsworthy, just a few minutes drive or 30 minutes walk has pubs, cafes, fish & chip shops, supermarkets, banks, shops, museum, church, swimming pool, gym, theatre, town hall, golf course, fishing, a great market on Wednesdays!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Hols
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2016
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Holiday
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please see our website special offers.
Guests are expected to return the Homestead clean and tidy. If you require our cleaning service the cost is £50 per week.
Change over day is Saturday, but we are flexible outside of the school holidays. Please ask for details.
We also welcome short breaks outside of the school holidays. Please ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 11-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The Homestead is really is unique! Comfortable and very well equipped. Set in a lovely private garden with West facing veranda. 60 acres of farm is available for you to explore straight out of your gate! We welcome our guests to help us feed the animals, collect eggs and check the sheep! Young children especially enjoy this. If you have children aged of 5 or over we are happy to give you a complementary tractor ride! We also have a nature trail complete with hide and you quite often see deer, fox and numerous birds including buzzard and Heron. Off the farm we are conveniently located for many other attractions, beaches, national parks and indeed shops and pubs! You won't be disappointed if you decide to stay at Southcombe Farm!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom in the Homestead is heavenly! Spotlessly clean, bright and airy, tiled floor to ceiling! It is heated and has a heated towel rail! The bath is full size with a shower over. We provide complementary toiletries.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a huge king size double bed and is furnished with lovely character antique pine furniture. The twin bedroom is furnished in a similar style as the master bedroom, but has twin beds. Towels are provided. Bathrobes are provided for adults.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Check the Homestead on Trip Adviser for latest reviews. Search the Homestead, Holsworthy. If you decided to stay with us, we are confident you will be happy with your accommodation and surrounding area.

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