Cottages in Northleigh, Colyton, Honiton, Devon, England - Based On A Rare Breed Working Farm In An Idylic Devon Valley Yet A Short Drive To The Jurassic Coast
Smallicombe Farm is in an idyllic rural setting yet close to the Jurassic Coast between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, an ideal destination for all ages.
Smallicombe is a small working farm specialising in rare and traditional breeds of farm livestock. Guests are free to visit the animals and help with feeding or collecting eggs. There is a farm trail that takes guests on several routes round the farm to include our ancient woodland, pastures, river and wildlife pond.
The cottages are in converted barns on the holding which was documented in the Domesday book in 1086. The buildings have been updated since but still retain quirky traditional features. They are all different sleeping from 2 to 6 guests in 1, 2 or 3 bedroom cottages. All are fully equipped to a high standard, 4 star Gold Award, but take advantage of the picturesque setting having superb views across our valley. The view has changed little over the centuries is close enough to Honiton, 4 miles and the coast 6 miles to be convenient.
The farm has Berkshire, British Lop and Saddleback pigs, Devon beef cattle and a flock of Dorset Down sheep. We lamb early in the year as being near the coast the winters are generally mild with early grass early for the new lambs. We offer lambing weekends in January/February and March when you will be able to see the new born lambs and give a hand if you want.
The pigs farrow throughout the year as a result there are nearly always young piglets to see with their mums. The cattle live outdoors all year grazing the pastures and calve in the spring or early summer giving the calves time to grow before the winter.
Details for holiday cottage Cider Barrel, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC
Cider Barrel is a two storey newly renovated cottage with a large open plan living area downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs. A double room, a double/twin and a twin room upstairs. There is also be a modern family bathroom, with seperate shower, upstairs and a downstairs a cloackroom with toilet and basin. Large patio style double doors in the sitting room open out to the gardens revealing excellent views across the valley. There's a comfortable garden table and bench, just great for those summer BBQ's.
About the Owner
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Lambing and piggy weekends
There are a variety of different coastal resorts along the Jurassic Coast.
The Georgian sea front at Sidmouth is quite a gem with its wide esplanade and pebbled and sandy beaches and Lyme Regis has some lovely independent shops, famous for its fossils and sandy beach - both approx 20 minute drive. Beer and Branscombe are pretty fishing villages with pebbled beach - approx 15 minute drive. A little further afield you have Exmouth with long sandy beaches - approx 30min drive
we are a rural farm so a car really is essential - although some guests have managed without but have required lifts into Honiton. The nearest airport is Exeter (15mins away) with Bristol and Southampton approx 1 to 2 hours away.
There is also a mainline train station in Honiton
Smallicombe is situated between Honiton, Axminster and Colyton - all approx 4 miles away.
River Cottage HQ and Canteen are approx 8 miles away
Exeter is approx 15 miles away
Local shops and restaurants can be found in Honiton or Axminster. There is a riding stables ~3 miles, Golf course ~ 2 miles away, Guided Fossil hunting ~10 miles away, sky diving ~7 miles, Landrover Experience days ~ 4 miles, sea fishing and various carp fishing ponds within 10 miles, clay pigeon shooting can be arranged, segway's approx 5 miles.
- Booking Notes:
1/3 deposit required on booking and remaining balance due 8 weeks in advance of holiday. Payments can be taken by card over the phone, cheque or bank transfer
Friday or Monday, short breaks available all year - Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon, check in from 4pm and departure before 10am
Notes on prices:
Short breaks - Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon - are available all year. Please contact us for prices.
- Available arrival
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: gardens, BBQ, toddler play area, childrens play area with sunken trampoline, farm trail, there are also farm animals including pigs, cattle, chickens, ducks and sheep to see.