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Top Quality Accommodation, Peaceful, Panoramic Views, Colyton and Jurrasic Coast - The Apple Loft

Bedrooms 1
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



The Apple Loft

The Cottage includes a pocket sprung king-size bedroom and bathroom. A comfortable sofa bed in the Lounge and a cot allow sleeping for 4 people plus a cot. The open Kitchen/Dining/Lounge area includes a sofa, sofa bed, dining table seating up to 4, TV/DVD player, radio with CD player, a supply of books and DVD’s and games, and a log burner for cosy Autumn/Winter breaks. The well-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, electric oven with hob, fridge with a freezer department, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and wine rack. The cottage also includes a washer/dryer. All rooms have geothermal under floor heating.

About the property


Secluded, Victorian Court Yard setting, contemporary brick and flint barn conversions, vaulted ceilings, beams, with stunning views of Coly Valley from every room. Underfloor heating and log burners. Tennis court, games barn, large lawn, patio, fishing in pond and river on farm. 15 minutes from heritage Jurassic Coast, Beer, Branscombe, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth beaches, brimming with history. Dorset, Somerset boarders only a short distance away.

Up to 2 well behaved dogs accepted at £20 each, by arrangement only.

More Details

Judith Hurford
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Judith Hurford

Julian, myself and 3 children live here at Farwood Barton, Julian was born here, and I moved here when we got married. Julian runs the dairy herd and helps out with the holiday cottages. I run the holiday cottages and do the farm accounts. We live here with 190 dairy cows, approx 40 calves most of the year, with some sheep during the winter, 2 cats Spoldge and Trixey, a working dog called Rex who love catching the ball with the visitors!

Why Judith Hurford chose East Devon

Farwood Barton is a working dairy farm, the farm has been in the family for 3 generations, the original farm buildings in the Victorian Court Yard had got out of date for modern farming practices, they were crying out to be converted in to holiday lets. We converted them in 2009, we now enjoy having visitors staying with us and sharing our beautiful location.

We as a family love living here in the countryside, we enjoy everything the countryside has to offer us, our livelihood, the quietness, our own space, the views, we still enjoy waking up every morning looking out to the wonderful view over the Coly Valley and beyond, summer or winter.

What makes this cottage unique

Farwood Barton gives you high quality, modern, accommodation, hidden from the hustle and bustle of life, whilst being close to the Jurassic Coast beaches and road links into the South West:- A30, A303, A35, A3035 and M5.

We want everyone to have a truly relaxing stay, and to leave feeling refreshed after a memorable time here at Farwood Barton.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
On booking we require a 1/3 deposit to secure your booking, then the remainder will be due 5 weeks before your stay. To book you can call us, or email on the link below.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
All prices are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds. All electricity, logs etc. are included. The beds made up for arrival and bath sheets, bath towels and hand towels are provided .
Some short breaks 3/4 nights are available at certain times of the year, please call or email to discuss dates and prices.


Colyton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , A nice family sized bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • A spacious king size bedroom and king size bed, and there is a double sofa bed in the lounge for children if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: All cottages have Geothermal heating, log burners, logs, electric, bed linen, towels: sheet, bath and hand, bath mats. (Please bring your own beach towels). Tea towels, dish clothes, adequate cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets. Games barn includes full size snooker table, table tennis and table football, an outside tennis court are all included in tariff. 2 well behaved dogs by arrangement at £20 per dog/stay. Outside: Patio, large shared lawn area leading to tennis court, patio with outside table and chairs, parasol, barbeque. Ample parking in Court Yard.


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The Apple Loft
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great spot and lively cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Fantastic - really lovely place

  • 5 of 5

The house was modern, comfortable and clean. It had everything we needed, and a lovely comfortable double bed. It was great being on the farm with all the animals round about. But the thing that really stood out for us was the games room with fully equipped ping pong, table football and a full sized snooker table! We could hardly bear to go to bed! Outside there was even a tennis court! The owners were very welcoming and friendly. We only stayed for 3 nights, and we were not on holiday, so we can't recommend any local restaurants or anything like that - but the farm is a great place to stay - perfect for a family.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well fitted property. All mod cons. Has character and comfort. Peaceful in the midst of countryside

  • 5 of 5

Cannot fault any of it. Warm and clean. Comfortable. Beautiful property no

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lodge in such beautiful surroundings, perfectly clean and has everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

Set in such a lovely location, being situated on a working farm is such a lovely idea.

Short drive to many beautiful places to visit making it lovely to come back to a relaxing atmosphere at the end of a busy day!

Wonderful experience will most definitely be returning and sharing the secret with others looking for a beautiful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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The Apple Lodge, Farwood Barton, Devon

  • 5 of 5

The Apple Lodge is set on a working farm and is perfect for children as there is lots of outdoor space: play vehicles, large games room, garden space and fishing lake along with watching the cows being milked. It exceeded the description given.

The Lodge was very clean on arrival and the owners were friendly and welcoming. Our two young children shared the sofa bed whilst we could watch TV and relax in the downstairs bedroom. The farm has a very rural setting which makes it very quiet and authentic though each day we drove out to the local pebble beaches for walks along the coastline: the nearest sandy beach being Exmouth. We really enjoyed Seatown, Brunscombe and the National Trust owned "A La Ronde" and Killerton.

We would definitely return to this farm for a holiday in the future and would recommend this to friends with young children.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely, quiet cottage in rural Devon

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at 3pm on the Saturday afternoon and received a warm welcome from Judith who showed us to our cottage, 'The Apple Loft' and gave us a guided tour including the garden and the games room. We were absolutely delighted with the cottage and the surroundings and were pleased we'd found such a little gem. The views from The Apple Loft were stunning and to make the most of it the cottage is 'upside down' so the bedroom and bathroom are downstairs and the kitchen, lounge and dining area are upstairs. The so called 'garden' is actually a large field which Bailey, our little dog absolutely loved running around off-lead in. It's completely secure so there was no worry of him escaping. There was a lake on-site where we also walked Bailey and whilst we don't fish you can do so if you wish but would need to take your own equipment.

The cottage itself was a good size and plenty big enough for the two of us and Bailey. It was beautifully clean and the bed linen and towels (of which there were plenty) were clean and fresh. We had taken toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, washing up liquid, cling film, foil, salt and pepper, tea and coffee but we needn't have worried as all of this provided along with sugar, a pint of milk, a tea towel, dishcloth, dishwasher tablets, washing powder tablets and bathroom soap. There was also a bottle of locally produced apple juice there on arrival which was a nice touch. The kitchen was really well equipped, there were all the utensils you'd need and pots, pans, plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, a jug, cutlery, a corkscrew/bottle opener, a vegetable peeler, chopping boards... I could go on but you get the idea. Everything had been thought of which was brilliant. Other nice extras included a stereo in the lounge area and a TV in the bedroom. There was also a washer/dryer under the stairs should you need to use it.

The cottage is in the grounds of a working dairy farm and we loved it. We watched two calves being born which having only ever seen on TV proved fascinating. The two family sheep dogs were very friendly and Bailey seemed very taken with them :o) Judith, her husband, children and staff were all very friendly and approachable and made us feel very welcome and we wouldn't hesitate in booking to stay there again. We only wish we had been able to stay another week but work commitments meant we weren't able to do so unfortunately but we thoroughly enjoyed our week 'on the farm' and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cooking at River Cottage Farm with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - 20 minutes

The Jurassic Coast with all the Geology and fostle hunting - 15 minutes


*Beer - 4.5 miles

*Branscombe - 5 miles

*Seaton - 4.5 miles

*Sidmouth - 9 miles

*Lyme Regis - 9 miles


*Exeter Air Port 20 mins

*Bristol Air Port - 1hr30 mins

*Plymouth Ferry - 1hr

*Honiton Railway station - 10 mins

*Exeter Railway Station - 50 mins

*Taunton Railway Station - 50 mins


*Colyton 3 miles - garage, fuel, spar shop, pubs, restaurants, tramway

*Honiton 4 miles - supermarket, fuel, garage, lots shops, banks, pubs etc.

*Jurassic coast - 4.5 miles

*Axe Estuary/wild life wetland - 3 miles

*Exmoor - 1 hours

*Dartmoor - 1 hours

Further Details:

There are excellent local places to eat like River Cottage Cafe, Axminster, The Holt and The Railway in Honiton, Hare and Hounds, Putts Corner all have different awards. You can buy fresh fish just landed from the sea in Beer, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.


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