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The Old Farmhouse Honeymead

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £1200
    Low season
  • £2400
    High season

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  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking

About The Old Farmhouse Honeymead

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.

A vast area of stunning natural beauty, Exmoor is a fantastic playground for a wide choice of attractions and outdoor adventures with something to suit all ages and tastes. Throughout the year there are events such as the Honeymead Classical Music Festival in April, the Golden Horseshoe Endurance Ride in May, local shows (particularly during August) and the Two Moors Festival for lovers of classical music 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 are popular activities across Exmoor, whether you are a beginner or advanced level. There are also gentle and hilly walks throughout the estate with streams to cross where you will need wellies or good boots (please keep dogs under control and observe the Country Code when walking across the estate as it is a working farm).

Honeymead Estate is also home to Cow Castle, an Iron Age Fort which rewards with fabulous views in both directions along the River Barle. The abandoned copper and iron mine and pretty cottage ruins of Wheal Eliza are also just towards Simonsbath.

Hunting and game shooting on Exmoor is another popular recreation, as is fishing on the River Barle (the Exmoor Forest Inn in Simonsbath can arrange this when in season which will allow you to fish on Honeymead Estate). Water-sports (including fishing) are available at Wimbleball Lake close to Dulverton village.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Cynthia Stevens (manager) joined Independent Cottages in January 2012

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • Piano
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Exmoor)

The Old Farmhouse sleeps ten guests and 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 bedrooms, each with two single beds, which both share the use of a fourth bathroom. One double (with en-suite) is located downstairs 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 allowing guests to sit in front of the 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 both pool and football tables; TV room with comfy seating and a desk for those who need to work or keep in touch with the outside world; Dining room perfect for formal meals off the kitchen with large table seating ten - a lovely place for a celebratory supper and catching up with friends; 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 and dry when inside, kept off furniture and are not left unattended). Free WiFi 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.

The Old Farmhouse Honeymead Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (3 Doubles, 2 Twins)
2 Dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £1200
Mid Season from £1600
High Season from £2400
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1643 818056 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Cynthia Stevens (manager)
Member Since January 2012

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The Old Farmhouse Honeymead Noticeboard

Short breaks available from £795 for 10 guests - includes linen, towels, heating etc See www.exmoor-online.co.uk/honeymeadfarmhouse

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

The Old Farmhouse Honeymead 18 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 24th April 2018
Owner's Website