Hallwood Farm is nestled on a South facing slope overlooking unspoilt countryside on the edge of the thatched village of Petrockstowe with its own friendly pub. This part of Devon is truly beautiful; gentle rolling hills, tree lined fields and ancient woodlands abound. The farm is approached along our park like ‘made up’ driveway bordered by water meadows with ancient oaks and a babbling stream. The Farmhouse, a traditional Devon Longhouse, is set amidst 90 acres of pasture and woodland where our guests are free to roam and explore at leisure. The accommodation, for 2-10 people, is in a well appointed self contained wing of the large farmhouse which offers stunning views across green fields and woodland towards the distant moors. This idyllic location is at the hub of some of The West Country’s favourite tourist attractions and the best walking and cycling routes including The Tarka Trail which passes through our village.
Farmhouse in Okehampton, Mid Devon, Devon, England - Working Mixed Farm Just Short Walk From Village Pub
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jan 2019
About Ruth Kelsey
Richard & Ruth are farmers producing seasonal vegetables and fruit for their busy vegetable box business along with rare breed pork, beef and lamb on their beautiful farm. They along with their grown up children are actively involved in the busy little village of Petrockstowe. They have been offering quality assured self catering holiday accommodation for 14 years now. They are friendly people and like nothing better than to spend a little time explaining about their farming to any guests who are interested.
Ruth Kelsey purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Ruth Kelsey chose Petrockstow
We had been farming vegetables on a large scale for the supermarkets in Kent when we decided 'enough was enough'! We relocated to this beautiful area of Devon set up our holiday cottage and started growing veg and keeping livestock but this time we sell direct to our customers. Hard work but a lot more rewarding! Although we are set amidst the most beautiful countryside we are not isolated, we enjoy our village and it's friendly pub and we are only a short car ride away from stunning coastal and moorland parts.
What makes this Cottage unique
The farmhouse is ideally and centrally positioned in the heart of the Devon countryside. Coasts, Forests, Moors, quaint market towns are all within easy reach. Top west country attractions are nearby too such as RHS Rosemoor, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Clovelly, NT Castle Drogo, Eden Project, Okehampton Castle and Torrington 1646 are all easy striking range. Excellent surfing is available on the North Devon coast, just a 25 minute drive away. We are very close to the 'Tarka Trail' so brilliant choices of walking, cycling from the door. Hallwood is a mixed farm so there is always plenty to see, and all are always welcome out on the farm to see what is going on.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Delightful large house on a farm
We have just had 4 great days here with elderly parents- was a huge success.
Having 2 downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms meant it is ideal for those who find the stairs challenging. Roomy 4 bedrooms with views , large dining area and lounge provide ample space for a group gathering. Lots of guides/ local info/ books
We so enjoyed feeding the pigs, and also the company of the perfectly behaved dogs who’d greet us whenever we came home.
Great facilities. Enjoyed a bbq outside our first night and tucked into some delicious home made sausages from the farm shop.
Definitely recommend. Thank you Ruth :-)
Hallwood Farmhouse certainly seems to be ideal for multi generational groups.
So glad you all had a lovely time and that the house catered so well for your needs. You certainly brought the weather!
Hope to see you all again one day
Hall family review
We loved it from the start. Our three grandchildren were in heaven, each morning their first thought was to feed the ‘ Piggies’ ! The actual farmhouse was so comfortable and cosy in the evening’s if it turned chilly. On our last night we had a barbeque in the late sunshine . Thank you Ruth and Richard for your friendly hospitality, sausages and salad !!!
We will try to visit again one day . Best wishes to you both with love from the Hall family from Devon.
Thank you for your kind comments. So glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Hallwood. We are lucky to have such lovely families here to visit.
Richard & Ruth
Charming holiday cottage with spectacular views
We had a lovely weekend in this farmhouse. The weather was perfect and we were able to sit on the patio in the large garden overlooking the stunning views. The cottage was well equipped and perfect for our needs and we will probably return for a longer stay. The cottage suited us as we wanted something very rural and we sampled two of the local pubs and were well fed. It was also let a very reasonably price. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your kind comments and so glad you you enjoyed your stay! We really are blessed to be amidst such stunning scenery. Would love to have you back at Hallwood one day.
Instow Beach - 25 minutes drive
Westward Ho! - 25 minute drive
Bude & North Cornwall Coast - 35 minute drive
Nearest train - Exeter
Nearest sensible bus service to Okehampton then taxi from there 11 miles
Petrockstowe village - 0.25 miles
Hatherleigh - 4 miles
Okehampton - 11 miles
Great Torrington - 8 miles
Exeter - 35 miles approx
Closest shops at Hatherleigh (4 miles) - Co-op, butcher, Post Office, Baker, Deli, Newsagents, weekly pannier market (Tues)
Closest larger supermarket at Okehampton (11 miles) - Waitrose plus good range of other shops, chemists and banks
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Booking direct with the owner. 30% deposit with balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday. Cheque, card or Bacs. Short-breaks always available out of peak school holiday times. Dogs by arrangement only chargeable at £20/dog per visit. Guest numbers over 10 chargeable at £50 per guest/week Changeover Day: Flexible changeover days, but, generally Fridays in peak times