The Old Farmhouse Honeymead - Simonsbath, Somerset, Exmoor, England - Sleeps 10
The Old Farmhouse at Honeymead dates back two hundred years and sleeps ten guests in five bedrooms, offering well presented accommodation ideally located within the Exmoor National Park.
Honeymead has been under ownership by the Waley-Cohen family for many years and is a sizable estate of some one thousand acres. The Old Farmhouse and its large garden affords wonderful views across the estate and the surrounding countryside beyond. Guests are welcome to explore the estate and enjoy the lovely walks on the doorstep which link up with footpaths providing riverside walks along the River Barle.
Exmoor National Park is an expansive area of spectacular natural beauty at any time of the year, with a wide range of attractions and activities to participate in for all ages and tastes. Throughout the year there are special events such as the Honeymead Classical Music Festival in April, the Golden Horseshoe Ride in May, a wide range of local shows especially in August and the Two Moors Classical Music Festival in late October.
The area offers many fine restaurants and traditional pubs serving excellent locally sourced food within a few miles of The Old Farmhouse. Horse riding and walking on Exmoor are readily available, with fantastic opportunities for all levels. Walking on the private estate is also permitted where you can enjoy both easy walks and more hilly ones with streams to cross where you will need wellington boots. The estate is a working farm and guests will need to observe the Country Code, including sensible control of children and dogs.
On Honeymead Estate itself, is the Iron Age Fort Cow Castle providing lovely views up and down the River Barle, whilst just towards Simonsbath is the abandoned mine and picturesque cottage ruins of Wheal Eliza.
Hunting and game shooting on Exmoor is a major local recreation and fishing on Exmoor on the River Barle (when in season), can be arranged in Simonsbath at the Exmoor Forest Inn. The permit entitles guests to fish on Honeymead Estate and there is also fishing, along with water-sports at Wimbleball Lake near the village of Dulverton.
- Internet Access
- Log Burner
- Pub/Restaurant Nearby
- Garden/Outside Area
- Games Room
- Bike Storage
- Tennis Onsite
- Fishing Onsite
- Off-Road Parking
- Satellite/cable TV
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
- Horse Riding Nearby
The Old Farmhouse Honeymead Continued
The Old Farmhouse is perfect for large groups who want to holiday together or celebrate a special occasion. The modernisation, completed in 2011 has provided spacious and light rooms with delightful family furniture, books, pictures, games and other features expected in a family home. Regularly used by family members, The Old Farmhouse is also available for other holiday-makers.
Accommodation and facilities:
- Five bedrooms sleeping ten guests, three which are doubles affording en-suites (two also have dressing room areas) and two twin bedrooms (each with two single beds) which both share a fourth bathroom. One of the doubles (with en-suite) is located on the ground floor and has level access (this room may be suitable for those with limited mobility).
- A choice of reception/living rooms: Elegant living room with comfy seating around a log burner and doors leading into the sun room with a Mediterranean feel; Games room with plenty to keep the children (and adults) entertained including pool table and table football; TV room with comfy seating and a desk for those who need to work or keep in touch with the outside world; Formal dining room off the kitchen with large table seating ten - a lovely place for a celebratory meal or catching up with friends over supper; Large kitchen with lovely cream AGA 'style' range, electric oven/hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and table/chairs for informal eating such as breakfast or lunch; and utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Outside: The Old Farmhouse has large private lawns leading into the delightful small wooded area - plenty of space to relax and for the children to let off steam, along with ample parking on the drive. A terrace area with outdoor furniture offers the opportunity for alfresco dining during the warmer months.
Additional information: The family's house and a few smaller houses are also located at Honeymead but cannot be seen from the terrace or garden area providing lots of privacy for guests. There is a tennis court used by the residents of Honeymead that guests are welcome to use (if you would like to please bring your own rackets, tennis shoes and balls). Dogs are welcome but please ensure they are clean when inside, kept off furniture and not left alone). Free Wi-Fi available in the TV room and much of the property. Price includes fresh bedding, towels, heating, hot water, electricity and logs. Because The Old Farmhouse is a period building, many of the rooms are at different levels with some steps between rooms.
Low Season from £1200
Mid Season from £1600
High Season from £2400
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Changeover Day: Flexible
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Sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms (3 Doubles, 2 Twins)
Group booking details:
All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No
Owner: Cynthia Stevens (manager), click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
The Old Farmhouse Honeymead joined Independent Cottages in Jan 2012
Short breaks available from £795 for 10 guests - includes linen, towels, heating etc See www.exmoor-online.co.uk/honeymeadfarmhouse
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Calendar last updated: 6th July 2017