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The Old Farmhouse

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 980.00 to 2185.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Sue Jay

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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  • Availability Updated:8 hours 10 minutes

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BFB's Overview

Coulscott’s white Georgian manor and original farmhouse peak through the trees in a lovely leafy valley near the North Devon coast but closer inspection reveals an exclusive hamlet of stunning holiday cottages and fantastic family facilities. Indoors and out, children and grown-ups alike are spoiled rotten, staying in the lap of luxury and having so many ways to while away the days without leaving the glorious 12 acres of grounds.

There are 6 properties at Coulscott, comprising Georgian House, Old Farmhouse, The Old Barn and three cosy cottages created from the old farm buildings. All of them have been designed and furnished to stunning standards which would be perfectly placed in the pages of swish interiors magazines.

From magnificent galleried living rooms to sumptuous period elegance, Travertine tiled bathrooms and four poster beds, all the properties provide somewhere special for families and of course they come with all the baby and toddler essentials as well.

The home entertainment is bang up to date, including Apple TV’s, Netflix, Sky free view, DVD players and unlimited WiFi, plus larger cottages have hot tubs where grown-ups can soothe away the stress with a glass of bubbly, admiring amazing views or gazing at the stars. If parents can’t be bothered to cook, a wide range of frozen ready meals from ‘COOK’ are available to buy from the courtyard freezer, along with delicious local ice cream.

What’s especially great about Coulscott for families are the superb facilities that will keep everyone happy whatever the weather. The lovely indoor pool is kept at a toasty 30 degrees and has great views through big barn windows, with seats around the side to kick back with a book. An adjoining games room includes table tennis and table football, whilst babies and toddlers have their own soft play room, with a ball pool and giant Liquorice Allsorts!

There are acres of garden and grounds for children to play hide and seek, have picnics by a stream or build dens in the woods, plus a new outdoor play area includes a wooden pirate ship, 2-storey Wendy House, adventure climbing frame and swings, custom made tractor with a slide, turf labyrinth and a large, netted trampoline.

Children may well meet a peacock strutting around the garden and will be delighted to get acquainted with the Coulscott menagerie of hens and ducks, alpacas, pygmy goats, micro pigs and Matilda the wallaby. Other wildlife are regular visitors to Coulscott, including owls, foxes and badgers who might just make an appearance in the dusky twilight.

Accommodation Overview:
Coulscott comprises 5-bedroom Georgian House, 5-bedroom Old Barn, 3-bedroom Old Farmhouse, 2 bedroom Peacock and Aylesbury Cottages and 1-bedroom Bantum Cottage, all set in 12 acres of gardens and grounds with an indoor pool, adventure play area and friendly animals.

Old Farmhouse (sleeps 6 + up to 2 babies in cots), with a 5-star gold award from Visit England, dates right back to medieval times and the authentic character has been preserved whilst being brought luxuriously up to date. An amazing living room is the heart of the house, being open to the first floor rafters and overlooked by a minstrels gallery but also featuring a slate floor with a large Persian rug, an inglenook stone fireplace with a big wood burner, huge comfy sofas, Sky freeview TV with Netflix and a DVD player. The dining room is just around one corner of the living room and the modern kitchen is well equipped and has a central island breakfast bar. Helpfully for elderly relatives, one twin bedroom is on the ground floor with an ensuite shower room and WC. The two other bedrooms are beautifully furnished, including an antique super king-size 4-poster in the master bedroom, which also has an ensuite shower room, and a twin room with wrought iron bedsteads. The Travertine tiled family bathroom includes a bath with an overhead shower. Old Farmhouse opens onto a big, private, paved terrace with outdoor dining table, barbecue and hot tub. A ‘secret’ door links Old Farmhouse to Georgian House which makes these two ideal for a large group of up to 15 people (Old Farmhouse has dining facilities for 15).

Location Information

Coulscott has a best-of-both-worlds location, being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and just a couple of miles from the North Devon Coast. The cottages have a secluded valley all to themselves and are set in 12 acres of enclosed gardens and grounds including woodland, streams and ponds in the owners’ animal enclosures.

Combe Martin, which has England’s longest High Street leading to a sheltered beach, is just over a mile away for all the necessities, including minimarkets, a bakery, Boots pharmacy, the ‘Top Chippy’, family friendly pubs and a choice of places to eat. Tesco and Sainburys in Barnstaple will also both deliver to Coulscott, as will Besshill farmshop (10 mins), which sells home reared meats, local vegetables, fruit, preserves and cheese.

There are plenty of beautiful beaches and coves within easy reach of Coulscott, including nearby Hele Bay, the 3-mile long Saunton Sands, backed by dunes, and the spectacular Woolacombe Bay. Families who love the great outdoors also have the wild beauty of Exmoor only half a mile from Coulscott’s gates. The national park boasts England’s highest sea cliffs and over 700 miles of paths and tracks to explore the heathery moors, wooded ‘coombes’, pretty coves and unspoilt villages like Parracombe, with its traditional country inn, The Fox and Goose. Exmoor also has plenty of wildlife to keep eyes peeled for including wild ponies, red deer and birds of prey.

North Devon has a host of family attractions, starting with Combe Martin Dinosaur and wildlife Park just across the valley. Children can have close encounters with animatronic dinosaurs and ride the Dino Train then see all kinds of animals from lions, primates and wolves to penguins, meerkats and otters. There’s also a 7,500 sq ft indoor soft play centre opening Easter 2015 with slides, tubes, scramble nets, rope bridges, ball pools and more to keep kids busy while parents have time for a coffee. Other favourite family days out include The Big Sheep working farm and adventure park at Abbotsham, The Milky Way amusement park near Bideford, Lynton’s picturesque narrow gauge railway and Watermouth Castle and Theme Park at Ilfracombe. While in Ilfracombe, 11 The Quay is Damian Hirst’s restaurant, with great views, fab fish specialities and of course plenty of original artwork.

Nearest Medical Services: GP in Combe Martin.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Rates

15 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : £1130 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : £980 /week20 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : £1625 /week9 Feb - 22 Feb 2018 : £1360 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : £1520 /week13 Apr - 3 May 2018 : £1220 /week4 May - 24 May 2018 : £1380 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : £1750 /week1 Jun - 28 Jun 2018 : £1625 /week29 Jun - 30 Aug 2018 : £2185 /week31 Aug - 13 Sep 2018 : £1330 /week14 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : £1180 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : £980 /week12 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : £1625 /week15 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : €1279.612 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : €1109.752 /week20 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : €1840.15 /week9 Feb - 22 Feb 2018 : €1540.064 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : €1721.248 /week13 Apr - 3 May 2018 : €1381.528 /week4 May - 24 May 2018 : €1562.712 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : €1981.7 /week1 Jun - 28 Jun 2018 : €1840.15 /week29 Jun - 30 Aug 2018 : €2474.294 /week31 Aug - 13 Sep 2018 : €1506.092 /week14 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : €1336.232 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : €1109.752 /week12 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : €1840.15 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

1 super king size, 2 twin (plus 2 cots)

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bristol airport is under 2 hours drive.

Airport under 3 hours drive

Bristol airport is under 2 hours drive.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Sandy beach less than a 5 minute drive away.

Coast Within Walking Distance

Sandy beach less than a mile away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Combe Martin has a long high street with plenty of shops and restaurants.

Any Pool

Indoor shared heated pool.

Indoor Play Area

Soft play barn with ball pit.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Wooden Maria Saplings cot, most are the large folding, 2 are the compact ones ( in our 1 bedroom cottage),standard travel cot is available, high chairs, booster seats, baby bath, bathroom step, some plug sockets protectors, stair gates, plastic plates and cutlery and cups and food blenders.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Netflix, large range of DVDs, books and games.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre arrival shopping and COOk meal delivery avaialble on request.

Outdoor Toys

Adventure climbing frame with sandpit, slide and swings, custom made 2 storey Wendy House, custom made large pirate ship with huge sand pit, custom made large tractor with slide, large trampoline, labyrinth cut into our hillside.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private garden with BBQ and dining area.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available.

Eco-Aware

Dedicated recycling area, solar panels on the pool, energy efficient bulb, good insulation, own copiced wood provided for the wood burners, wild areas in the grounds, own water from bore hole has no chemicals.

Pet Friendly

Dogs are allowed by request and are charged at £40 for Old Farmhouse

Friendly Animals

Alpacas, mini pigs, pygmy goats, ducks, chickens, peacocks, wallaby and a dog.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and higchairs are available.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Log burner in the lounge.

Hot Tub

The Old Farmhouse has a private hot tub.

Reviews

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  • Great location with plenty to keep our 4 year old occupied when the weather turned. Would definitely go back and recommend.Review dated 28/04/2016

Great location with plenty to keep our 4 year old occupied when the weather turned. Would definitely go back and recommend.

Parent Rated*

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  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 1 guests.



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