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Large Farmhouse for 12 and Chalet 15 Minutes From Glorious South Devon Beaches - The Farmhouse

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

The Farmhouse

The accommodation for 12 people in 5 bedrooms is in the Georgian front of the large Devon farmhouse.

The chalet is a separate unit in the orchard, a little way from the main house. Some larger groups of up to 16 people choose the rent both the farmhouse and the chalet.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at £25 each.

In addition to 5 bedrooms, the farmhouse has:

Kitchen: Aga, Electric cooker, microwave cooker, washing machine, dishwasher fridge freezer, toaster, food mixer etc. Large dining table sideboard, cupboards.

Under-stairs cupboard: vacuum cleaner, buckets, mops, ironing board, recycling sacks, high chair, stair gates.

Sitting room: Comfortable seats.TV with DVD. Woodburning stove.

Towels and linen included. Changed weekly. Property cleaned before arrival and after departure. Beach towels not included

More Details

About the property

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Wigford Farmhouse and The Chalet both provide relaxing bases for the perfect beach holiday. They are booked separately, and some bigger groups like to book both. (NB Chalet photos are after farmhouse photos: keep scrolling for these, and the interiors all have a written description under the photo so that you can tell what's what. You may have to scroll down to see the description.) Each has its own private garden as well as use of the large shared play areas and large games barn.

15 minutes drive from surfing/barbecue/family beach at Bantham. Half hour to 'cool' Totnes. 15 minutes from Dartmoor. Close to Salcombe and Dartmouth. Walks to the River Avon start outside the door. You can even plan your walk along the river to end with a delicious lunch or home-made cream tea at local family-run garden centre. South Devon is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The South West Coast Path is just 15 minutes from Wigford and Dartmoor is a mere 15 minutes in the other direction: every day of your holiday the choice is yours!

The market town of Kingsbridge is five miles down the road, with great local food shops and a leisure centre. The immediate locality of Loddiswell boasts a pub and two shops, including a very helpful post office, a fabulous local butcher, a garden centre with a cafe selling cakes to die for and a chilli farm with cafe and shop.

If you require a supermarket grocery delivery Tesco and Waitrose do one. Sainsbury's also deliver locally.

More Details

Owner
Anthony Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Anthony Johnson

Wigford Farm is in the most amazing location. Now that my children have mostly left home it's a joy to share it with holiday-makers throughout the year. Deep in the countryside and yet only a 15 minute drive to some of the most stunning beaches in the country; we can hardly believe our luck.

What makes this cottage unique

We delight in telling people how they can walk out of the front gate and follow a fairy tale path through woodland to be at the River Avon at Topsham Bridge in 10 minutes. If you've never seen a Devon river, this is something else... from sparse and clear in the summer, to a raging torrent if it's been wet for long, The Avon is ever changing; reflecting nature in her changes by the day.

On a clear night we're still amazed by the number of stars you can see...

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Pretty close to Paradise. An Enid Blyton idyll for the kids, with the tree house and trampoline. Loved the house, nothing wanted, and Ant a great recommender of beaches.

Birdsong, Babbling Brook, Blue Skies. Wonderful.”



“The three families all had a fab time. We enjoyed Salcombe and the foot paths. We came across the peacock on the walk! We visited the chilli farm, and the kids loved all the toys and the outdoor space. Facilities were excellent, and we’ll recommend family and friends!”
Jan 2014
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Available Rentals

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Notes

Please note: the Owners Direct website has changed the way rates are displayed. We haven't yet had the office time needed to make this work the new way, so please email and ask about rates for dates you are interested in. Thank you.
Booking Notes:
Off peak short breaks for couples start from £180 in the chalet, or for couples and groups of 7 or fewer in the smaller version of the farmhouse from £350.
Off season short breaks are also available for large parties, starting at £500. Ideal for hen party long weekends or groups of friends.
Please email or phone. A deposit secures booking. Balance 1 month before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Fridays during peak periods. Flexible at other times.
Changeover days over Christmas and New Year are Saturdays, though there may be flexibility for Sundays.

Notes on prices:
If your party is considerably fewer than 12 people, please note that, because of the unique layout of the house, we can remove 2 bedrooms and bathrooms and still leave you with a complete house for up to 7 people for a reduced rate. Please ask for details.
The self contained chalet is even more reasonably priced.


Amenities

Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms: 1 with shower, basin and WC. Family bathroom close to bedrooms 2 and 3 with bath, basin and WC. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 4 with shower,
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom: double ensuite with cot if needed. Bedroom 2: double with amazing views and cot if needed. Bedroom 3: three single beds. Bedroom 4: double ensuite. Bedroom 5: three single beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Change over day Friday during the peak season. Can be flexible during off-peak times. Bed linen and towels for the farm house and chalet are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Girls' weekends, hen parties etc, please ask us if you want to book a local therapeutic masseuse to come in for two or more sessions. Outside: Own secluded garden with garden table, chairs and barbecue Additional ajoining garden with huge lawn, trampoline, swings etc.

Reviews

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The Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Great size house, well equipped and clean. Comfortable beds. Location ideal for exploring south Devo

  • 5 of 5

A great break for all 16 of us! 12 in the farm house and 2 adults, 2 children in the chalet. The children varied in age from 3-15 and there was something to entertain all of them. As the weather was particularly nice they spent a lot of time in the gardens playing football, bouncing on the trampoline and fishing for tadpoles! The games barn was used once or twice one the sun went down by the older kids although the younger children needed to be supervised in there at all times. The kitchen was well equipped and it was lovely to be able to seat us all around the table for evening meals and games. The log burner in the lounge was very welcome in the chilly evenings, although there was also additional heating throughout the house. The house was clean, comfortable and basic which meant we didn't need to be worried about the children touching things they shouldn't or breaking anything! The location proved a great base for exploring lots of the local beaches and kingsbridge itself. Hope cove was a particular favourite of ours. The chilli farm at the end of the road proved popular and we spent the morning there on our last day. Ant was very accommodating and made it clear to ask if we needed anything, which we didn't and he clearly wasn't bothered by the noise 8 children and a dog can create! Overall a very relaxing break, we are looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you all had a great time. It's always great when a bunch of kids uses the play areas so enthusiastically... there seemed to be a lot of football going on a lot of the time, and, as a parent myself, I know that that gives the adults a bit more chill out time too!
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5

Lovely farmhouse, basic but characterful with everything we could ever need

  • 5 of 5

We booked wigford farmhouse along with the chalet for a family holiday with 3 generations of the family and it was perfect. The farmhouse is a lovely house, veryclean, it's basic but still with character with a lovely wood burner which kept us warm on chilly nights! Fab huge table in kitchen complete with lazy Susan! Beautiful garden with tree house, trampoline, swings and even a zip wire... the children loved it! BBQ and fire pit, on clear nights the sky was amazing, I've never seen so many stars! The chalet is lovely too! We had a wonderful fortnight, it's not posh but it doesn't claim to be, nor need to be. The only thing that could better it would be to moving it nearer the beach but the sound of the running stream more than made up for that, and Bantham really isn't far and it's a stunning beach! The owner Ant was lovely, so helpful but not imposing. In all we had a wonderful holiday and didn't want to leave, we hope to return soon 😊?

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our friends in the farmhouse : the place is so quiet, the view is amazing, all the games in the garden are just a dream for children (and older children), and everything you could want to find in the house is provided! I would recommand it to anyone, and I keep the address for a next holiday in England.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Wigford Farm is in a great location, in a quiet valley and the farmhouse is lovely, warm and comfortable. It was very clean and well-equipped and the owner was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed walking from the farm and exploring the immediate area as well as driving to Bigbury on Sea for a stunning coastal walk. We had a wonderful weekend and would have loved to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property, flexible layout, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We used the farmhouse and chalet as a base for the extended family attending our son's wedding to a local girl. Our party of 14 ranged from six months old to nearly 70, and all needs were catered for. The play equipment and games room were great for kids of all ages. Ant was the perfect host, most knowledgeable on the best beaches and restaurants. and most flexible with people arriving different days and staying for different periods. Cornelia's communication and organisation is impeccable. The house was spotlessly clean and the chalet was just a delight for young couple with babies - keeps the noise down for the oldies! Don't miss Totnes - a delightful 'alternative' shopping and dining day out.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely having you here. Ant
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5

Lovely house with lots of space for a large party

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 9 adults and 3 children staying over the New Year period and the house was spot on for all of our requirements. The bedrooms had a good mix of doubles and triples and there were en suite bathrooms as well as large main bathrooms. The kitchen table was brilliant for us, especially with the lazy susan in the middle and the aga kept us very warm! The front room also had plenty of space for us to gather together and play games even with all the kids about.

Unfortunately as it was winter we didn't get to enjoy the large gardens as much as we would have liked. Might have to plan a return trip when the weather is better!

There was plenty of space to park the four cars we had with us, I'm sure we could have squeezed in one or two more if needed.

The Chilli Farm at the top of the hill has a great cafe and shop, just beware the free chocolate with your tea/coffee. Maybe take little bites!

Overall we had a great time and Ant was a great host, thank you!

Louise

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you had a great time. We always feel that contented guests are what it's all about, and we're delighted when people enjoy the house and what it has to offer. You're right about the garden: it's great fun in the summer, and at least you have the games room in winter, so you can burn off excess energy with a spirited game of table tennis! We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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Map

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Lots of local beaches between 15 and 30 minute drive.

Bantham Beach: great sand, surf and plentiful parking 8 miles.

Other beaches: Thurlestone, Hope Cove, Blackpool Sands, Slapton all within easy reach. All beautiful.

Travel:

Exeter airport 40 miles

Totnes main line station 12 miles

Use of car essential

Distances:

Loddiswell Village pub, post office, shop 2 miles.

Kingsbridge, supermarkets, banks, high street shops, pubs, restaurants, swimming pool, sports centre 5 miles.

Wigford Lane: Chilli Farm and cafe, Hazelwood House and restaurant (booking required) 1 mile

Coast 8 miles

Surf, kayak and stand-up paddle board hire Blackpool Sands

Surf hire Bantham beach

Stand-up paddle board hire The Crabshell, Kingsbridge

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