Love North Devon is home to two delightful holiday cottages and is an idyllic fifty three acre organic farm nestling in a tranquil position in the heart of a south facing valley, on the outskirts of the Exmoor National Park in North Devon.
Copper Kettle Cottage sleeps five guests and Ladybird Barn (featured in this advert) sleeps six. Each holiday home has three bedrooms and can be rented individually and also together for larger parties of up to eleven, making them ideal for two families who want to holiday together whilst enjoying the personal space and privacy of their own property.
Available for weekly holidays and midweek/weekend breaks, the holiday homes provide an ideal retreat at any time of the year. Whether you are a couple seeking the tranquillity of the countryside or a family wanting to enjoy a taste of country life, Love North Devon is bound to provide a memorable holiday retreat.
Down Farm (home to Love North Devon) sits in an enviable peaceful position totally encapsulated by unspoilt rolling Devonshire countryside that has changed little over the years. Whilst offering a quiet haven away from the crowds, Down Farm is conveniently placed with the rugged North Devon Coastline, majestic Exmoor and the fantastic sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands, all within easy reach and a fifteen mile radius.
The organic farm sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is lightly worked with a flock of Devonshire Long Wool Sheep that can be seen grazing in the fields surrounding the cottages. Beautiful ancient woodland provides a haven for wildlife with owls, foxes, squirrels, buzzards and even red deer coming to the stream of a morning.
The beautiful valley borders Exmoor National Park - a vast outdoor playground with a diverse landscape spanning nearly three hundred miles. With moorland, woodland, farmland and valleys to explore, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Proud to be 'Europe's first international dark sky reserve', Exmoor is the perfect place for star gazing and the ideal place to escape the pressures of modern living.
Amanda Budd joined Independent Cottages in May 2015
Ground floor (oak floors throughout)
Outside: There is a private patio area with garden furniture and a large lawn and seating area to the front of the farmhouse. At the side of the barn is a log store and also a small herb garden. The owner's also have an organic allotment and guests are welcome to pick and enjoy vegetables when in season. For the children, there is a huge acre flat field for playing games. Sitting in the heart of the owner's land, guests are surrounded by rolling countryside with lots of surprises to find including ancient woods with a tree house accessed by a linked rope bridge and a lake (stocked with trout and carp) with secret lake house (small rowing boat and fishing rods available) - a wonderful peaceful haven for wildlife and also the resident pigs and geese! There is also a communal games room for guest enjoyment.
Additional information: Bed linen, towels and even beach towels are provided, along with tea towels, bath mats and cleaning products. Unfortunately due to sheep, dogs cannot be accepted on the farm. Free wireless internet access available. Central heating throughout and as many logs as you need. No Smoking. Welcome pack is provided upon arrival which usually includes a delicious homemade cake, pasties, organic milk, tea/coffee, local Scrumpy Cider to sample and freshly picked seasonal vegetables from the vegetable garden when available. Fresh eggs are always available and children will love collecting them for breakfast from the Hen House. Supermarket deliveries can be made in advance of your arrival by arrangement or pick up local produce from the farm shops, village store or farmers markets. Breadmaker available on request.
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