Old Piggery Conversion in Southerton, near Sidmouth, Devon - Relax In This Quiet Hamlet In East Devon, 10 Mins Drive To Coast And Miles Of Local Walking
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About Jill Harwood
Hoppins Farm is our home in beautiful East Devon. My husband Dan and I love the tranquility of this peaceful location. We have lived in Devon since 2003 and are happy to share our local knowledge with guests.
Jill Harwood purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Jill Harwood chose Newton Poppleford and Harpford
Hoppins Farm has been our home for 10 years and we love sharing it with our guests. It’s a great combination of old and new in style and makes an excellent this base for exploring this region.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Relaxing stay away from it all.
Beautifully presented property. Tastefully and thoughtfully laid out, Ideal, peaceful location for exploring the East Devon part of the Southwest Coastal Path.
Lovely little property for our short stay
We stayed for 3 nights and this was perfect for us, a lovely little place. We did struggle to find it but once we had it was no problem afterwards! Perfect if you are looking to visit the donkey sanctuary too!
This is our second stay at The Piggery and once again the accommodation was well prepared for our stay and was immaculate. The decor is to a high standard and is extremely well equipped for all your needs. It’s cosy and warm on a cool autumn day thanks to the excellent heating. The location is quiet hence a great place to relax and unwind yet at the same time a short drive to many places and attractions to visit. Jill is a great host ensuring you have everything you need even down to bath robes and she really does go that extra mile for her visitors. Thanks Jill for everything - hope to be visiting again soon.
Very relaxing quiet peaceful holiday
We spent a lovely week at the piggery exploring the local countryside. It felt like home from home very comfortable. Jill was great communication was spot on and we even had a visit from Lupe. This Jill decently will be back
Beautiful accommodation; perfect for a getaway break
The piggery had everything we needed, and made for a peaceful and relaxing break. Jill and Lupi were very welcoming and made us feel at home. Great coastal walks and interesting places to discover. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Luxury Stay in the Country
I did not get to meet Jill but her communication throughout was brilliant! The property itself was first class with the transition from piggery to luxury accommodation being carried out to a very high level. Add to this quality furniture and all necessary equipment and you have the perfect place to relax and/or explore the countryside or the delights of the nearby beaches.
Regency seaside towns of Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton 10 mins drive. Both have stony beaches with some sand at low tide. Exmouth is 20 mins drive and offers a beautiful sweeping sandy beach. Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis is 45 mins drive and there are the picturesque villages of Beer, Branscome, Salcombe Regis all only 30 mins drive. Southwest Coastal path provides miles of well signposted coastal walking. There are many wonderful pubs/restaurants to discover and wonderful local seafood.
Southerton is accessed from the A3052 Sidmouth Road (M5 junc 30) or the A3180 Ottery St Mary Rd (M5 junc 29, A30). It is approx 15 mins drive from the M5.
Exeter Airport is 10 mins drive. Exeter St Davids train station 30 mins. While there are buses to Newton Poppleford from Exeter, a car is certainly recommended.
Newton Poppleford is 10 mins walk, Tipton St John 30 mins walk on footpaths to arrive at the delightful Golden Lion Pub. Ottery St Mary, Otterton, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens 15 mins drive.
Newton Poppleford contains a village shop/post office, Italian Restaurant, Cannon Inn pub, Chinese takeaway. Fresh and Green (right next door to Hoppins farm) sells locally grown, pesticide free vegetables. Greendales Farm shop on A3052 has local vege/meat/fish and lovely fresh bread. East Hill Farm shop has local meat and produce plus PYO fruit in season. Dart's Farm is only 15 mins drive and provides a wealth of locally grown and imported food items as well as wonderful gift shopping in a unique atmosphere. Waitrose/Tesco extra supermarket in Sidmouth, Sainsburys in Ottery St Mary.