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