Self Catering in Devon - Sheepwash
Areas: North Devon, Devon
Sleeps a maximum of: 7
Pricing From: £480.00 - 1215.00
340 ACRES SHEEP CIDER APPLES WOODLANDS RIVER TORRIDGE FISHING This pretty detached 16th century thatched cottage is surrounded by its own gardens and nestles in peaceful unspoilt countryside on a working family farm in Northwest Devon. The farm has pedigree Poll Dorset sheep which graze extensively on clover-rich pastures and riverside meadows. A large acreage of cider apple trees is grown and these look and smell amazing when in blossom in May.
The orchards and river host a wealth of insect species which attract numerous birds to the farm; skylarks hover above the orchards and kingfishers flash along the river. The farm is a haven for wildlife and visitors are welcome to roam and enjoy it. An evening stroll will often encompass a glimpse of many of the shyer creatures with barn owls deer foxes badgers and ducks nestling down for the night on the river and even an occasional glimpse of an otter.
The owners are also happy for visitors to observe where appropriate work in progress on the farm such as lambing shearing or the apple harvest. There is something of interest for much of the year. With full central heating and a woodburner in the beamed lounge the cottage is a cosy comfortable destination for out-of-season holidays and short breaks as well as summer holidays.
Game fishing is available (by prior arrangement with the owners) on a 1.5 mile stretch of the River Torridge within the farm and is recommended by many previous visitors. The cottage is within easy driving reach of North Devon and North Cornwall's coastlines as well as Dartmoor.
Popular local attractions are plentiful and many local pubs are close by serving good food. There are five golf courses close by at Westward Ho! Holsworthy Okehampton Torrington and Chulmleigh and all are within easy driving distance. This comfortable accommodation retains original charm and character offer FOUR bedrooms: 1 double 2 twins and 1 small downstairs single.
Bathroom: with shower cubicle bidet and WC. Further downstairs bathroom with WC. Lounge: beamed with TV DVD video and woodburner (first basket of logs free).
Dining room: with feature range. Kitchen: newly fitted with electric cooker Stanley range fridge dishwasher and microwave. Utility room: with fridge/freezer washing machine and tumble dryer.
Outside: large enclosed garden area with seating and BBQ. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen and towels included.
Central heating and electric extra at cost. Regret no smoking or pets. Location: beach 15 miles pub and shop 1 mile.
Services / Facilities:
Enclosed garden / patio | Open fire / woodburner | Working farm | Pub nearby | Shop nearby | Fishing onsite / nearby | Towels included | Cot available | Highchair available
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Nearest AttractionsHeritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Winsford Walled Garden - 3.8 miles (Garden)
Rosemoor Garden - 7.3 miles (Garden)
Okehampton Castle - 10.2 miles (Castle)
Luffincott, St James Church - 10.5 miles (Historic Church)
Sampford Courtenay, St Andrew's Church - 10.8 miles (Historic Church)
Burrington, Holy Trinity Church - 12.2 miles (Historic Church)
Atherington, St Mary's Church - 12.7 miles (Historic Church)
Brushford, St Mary's Church - 13 miles (Historic Church)
Coombe Trenchard House and Garden - 13.3 miles (Historic House)
Finch Foundry - 13.4 miles (Historic Building)
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