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Middle Hollacombe Farmhouse, a detached property created from ruins of an ancient Devon Longhouse.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and two en-suite shower rooms. Sleeps six.

Middle Hollacombe Farmhouse, a stunning property, created from the ruins of an ancient Devon Longhouse. The immaculate interior combines a welcoming feeling of tradition with clean, stylish and eco-friendly living. The spacious ground floor features two original medieval fireplaces. Upstairs there are three modern en-suite bedrooms with full under floor heating.

Are you an artist? Would you like to use the artist's studio at Middle Hollacombe Farmhouse? It is a great creative space attached to the Farmhouse with good light and lovely views. Easels, boards and seating are provided but please bring your own materials with you. This facility is not normally available so make a request when you book and talk to the owner. For safety reasons this is a space for adults and not children.

The Farmhouse is tucked away in a gentle, secluded valley surrounded by traditional Devon farmland and set within its own landscaped garden. A true rural retreat and yet only one and a half miles from the bustling market town of Credition and nine miles from the cathedral city of Exeter.

Set in glorious countryside between moor and coasts, Middle Hollacombe is in the heart of Devon. The edge of Dartmoor is just 10 miles away, where lush countryside and ancient woodland gives way to the famous moor. From Crediton's historic station, with free car parking, Tarka Line trains run as far as the North Devon Coast at Barnstaple and to Exmouth in the South. There are good walks from a number of stations en- route. Journey time by car to either coast is approximately 40 minutes. The opportunities for walkers and cyclists in the vicinity of the Farmhouse are many and varied; the Coast to Coast footpath passes within two miles of the property.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps six guests.

Three bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and two en-suite shower rooms.

Wood burning stove.

Private garden with patio and pergola.

Parking for three vehicles.

Sorry, no pets.

Children over 7 years are welcome. Sorry, no babies.

WiFi* Please see notes.

Sorry, no fireworks due to nearby livestock.

Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

Use of the artist's studio (by prior arrangement only). Please see the Notes section for further details.

Eco underfloor heating.

Extremely well equipped kitchen with free standing range with electric ovens and eight gas burners, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer.

Washing machine, tumble dryer.

TVs in family room and sitting room, DVD, radio, iPod docking station.

Barbecue and garden furniture.

Personal catering service - if you are coming to Middle Hollacombe for a grand celebration or a complete rest, speak to Treloars Delicatessen. They can fill your freezer with home made food before you arrive, or bring you a banquet, buffet or dinners ready to enjoy.

Your complimentary hamper will contain locally sourced products, most of them produced within a few miles of the farmhouse. This includes beer from a family brewery in Half Moon, cider & apple juice from Sandford Orchard, Crediton, cheese & butter from Quickes, fresh local bread, local Black Dog eggs, Cornish biscuits, Devon jam & granola & Ashclyst organic milk from the National Trust's Killerton Estate.

Attractions and nearby amenities

There is a variety of pubs serving food in the surrounding villages, the nearest being a couple of miles away.

The National Trust properties of Knightshayes, Killerton and Castle Drogo are all within a 30-minute car journey of the Farmhouse. They all have lovely gardens as well as fascinating houses.

Visit the City of Exeter with its beautiful cathedral,

Explore rugged Dartmoor.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Exeter in Crediton Hamlets

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Farm Holidays
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom, twin basins, bath and separa
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
  • En-suite bathroom with twin basins, bath and separate shower, Two en-suite shower rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First floor: Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with 6'9 square bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 5' bed
    First floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with 3' beds
  • Master bedroom with 6'9 square bed, Double bedroom with 5' bed, Twin bedroom with 3' beds.
  • Television
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Underfloor heating, wood burning stove in sitting room. Free standing range with electric ovens and eight gas hobs, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer. TVs in family room and sitting room, DVD, radio, iPod docking station. Barbecue and garden furniture. Wifi*. Please see notes. Ample parking for three cars. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible. Please see further information within the notes section.


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Other Activities:

Crediton has a public swimming pool and leisure centre as well as tennis courts and a golf course.

Explore National Trust houses & gardens (Killerton, Knightshayes & Castle Drogo).

Go fishing - Coarse fishing is available at Lower Hollacombe Fishery within 300 metres of the property 01363-34331. Two miles away are Creedy Lakes on 01363 772684 or visit www.creedylakes.com and Uton Farm, Salmonhutch on 01363 772749 or visit www.salmonhutch.co.uk

Visit the City of Exeter with its beautiful cathedral.

Take Dame Margot Fonteyn’s favourite walk.

Take the train to Exmouth & walk along the coast.

Cycle the Tarka Trail.

Explore rugged Dartmoor.

Eat at Gidleigh Park, Michael Caines double Michelin Star Restaurant.

Visit the RHS gardens at Rosemoor.

Sit in tranquil comfort, chill out and read lots of books .

Local walks in the area include:

1.Walk along lane towards Crediton and then down drive to Barn Farm , through farmyard and onto the Yeoford road. Turn left and then take the first lane on the right at Moorlake . Then a footpath on the left across fields to Denbury Farm and Salmonhutch. Cross the railway to Uton and then up the hill to Posbury. Join the Devonshire Heartland way down to Gunstone Mill and then up the lane to the Yeoford road. Turn left and then at the Dutch barn on the right cross the fields keeping to the hedge and you will eventually arrive back at Middle Hollacombe - 7 miles, 3 hours

2.Turn right as you leave the garden and walk up the hill to Hollacombe Cross. Turn right and then at the entrance to South Combe Farm turn left and when you reach Penstone pick up the footpath alongside the railway track and turn left towards Yeoford. At Yeoford station join the road, walk past the Mare and Foal, keeping left as the road swings to the right, and then at the second T junction turn left, which brings you back to Hollacombe Cross - 7 miles, 3 hours


There is plenty of information on walks on and around Dartmoor in the desk under the stairs, but the definitive source of current information is the Dartmoor National Park Authority and the website www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk and in particular the regular publication Enjoy Dartmoor available at various Information Centres and online. This gives a list of guided walks and all other activities organised by the NPA, as well as times when the firing ranges are closed to the public.

For serious walkers either myself or a colleague, Pete Cann (who lives in Exeter), may, given enough notice, be available to provide guided walks in the remoter regions of the moor, these tending to be around 10 miles in length and typically 4 hours in duration. Pete is exceptionally knowledgeable on all things Dartmoor and has devised and led more than 300 walks. His telephone number is 01392-679705.

For serious mountain bikers a local man, Ross Stephens (the builder who worked on the farmhouse), again given enough notice, is prepared to lead rides around virtually any challenging terrain in Devon, especially Dartmoor and Exmoor. He has a van to transport bikes and lives at the bottom of Chiddenbrook Hill as you drop down from Cromwell’s Cutting. His telephone number is 01363-775790 and is sometimes available in the evenings and at weekends.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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