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.
Cynthia Stevens (manager) joined Independent Cottages in January 2012
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:
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.
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Short breaks available from £795 for 10 guests - includes linen, towels, heating etc See www.exmoor-online.co.uk/honeymeadfarmhouse