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Lower Whitsleigh Farm Cottage

SuperhostDevon, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Andy
5 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1.5 bathrooms
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A warm welcome awaits you from the Hastings Family & their 2 Donkeys Daphne & Delilah A delightful self-catering barn with a wealth of features in the heart of North Devon. Set in 16 acres of farm land you are free to explore & walk well behaved dogs. Lots of walks & great local village pub 1.5 miles away. Devon's beautiful North Coast, Exmoor & Dartmoor national parks are all within easy driving distance. Shopping, restaurants & the famous Tarka trail are accessible in Great Torrington.

The space
A fantastic self-catering barn in an area of incredible beauty, with loads to do. The view from the barn will captivate you morning and night.

With countryside views and walks yet within 25 - 30 minutes of award winning beaches it is the perfect location for peacefulness and lovely walks. We are also set an equal distance between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks. ) with RHS Rosemoor Gardens only 5 minutes away.

Lower Whitsleigh Farm also encourage all the family to help feed our animals! From a young age, many children are drawn to animals and find them a constant source of fascination, humour and wonder. So at Lower Whitsleigh Farm we’re a big fan of providing holidays which give children the option to spend time around animals.

Join in the daily animal feeding and experience the farming lifestyle by going out and meeting all the farm animals, all waiting to be pet and fed. It is especially exciting for all the children as they get to interact with the animals and learn lots about them, creating lifetime memories. By the end of your holiday they are proper little farmers.

Every morning after breakfast, we feed our animals with the help of the young apprentice farmers staying. The very favourite activity is always feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs. Even our tiniest guests love our poultry and are brave enough to throw a handful of corn! There is a chance to hold them every morning too. We also allow our guests to keep the eggs they have collected for a fresh and authentic country breakfast

Pigs
There’s only one thing that our mischievous pigs love more than a mud bath – breakfast! And the only thing they love more than their normal breakfast is banana skins, so save yours up and watch them chomp them down.

Chickens
Little one’s love feeding the chickens. And seeing them crouched down with a pot of grain and a big smile, while our tame chickens contentedly peck away, always makes a great photo. All of our Chickens are ex-battery hens that we have rescued and given a new lease of free- range living

Donkeys
Daphne (brown and white) & Delilah (hairier grey one) are both rescues from the Donkey sanctuary in Sidmouth. Both adore the odd carrot, apple and their absolute favourite things are ginger biscuits. They also love to be groomed and tickled inside their ears!

Parents have told us that their children are so excited after having helped us feed and care for the animals during their holiday that when they get back to school they write about it or even do a project on what they have seen and learned. It is always rewarding to see how much the children absorb in helping us feed the animals. By the end of their holiday they know exactly who gets fed, when, how much and a bit about general animal husbandry.

Dog Friendly Cottages
We are dog and pet friendly. Lower Whitsleigh Farm is set within 17 acres giving your furry friends room to roam freely. There are also a number of dog friendly walks, dog friendly pubs and dog friendly beaches nearby which we are more than happy to point you in the direction of.

Our dog friendly cottages come equipped with a comfortable bed, a dog bowl, biscuits and a towel. The only thing we ask is that you don’t leave your dog unattended, or allow them on furniture or upstairs and to clean up after them.

We hope your dog enjoys its surroundings as much as you do.

Bees
We started bee keeping 2 years ago and brought our hives of bees with us to Devon. The plan is to expand our colonies to increase the number of these amazing and important creatures in our environment.

Soak Up the Peace and Quiet
One of the most delightful things about Lower Whitsleigh Farm, so our guests tell us, is the chance to really unwind. There’s something wonderfully relaxing about reconnecting with nature; watching the swallows flitting over the meadows or the bees buzzing in the flowers; hearing birds of prey high in the sky, watching the barn owls at dusk or gazing out over the fields. Come night- time, when the dark sky is punctuated with millions of stars, you’ll succumb to a deep and peaceful sleep.

Guest access
Lower Whitsleigh Farm Cottage, is located in in rural North Devon and is quite literally, at the end of the road – there is no through traffic, just countryside, sweeping views, tranquillity, seclusion and, at night, extraordinarily mesmerising starlit skies.

The cottage is in beautiful countryside, set within 17 acres of fields that lead down to a river walk.

Surrounded by open countryside and a superb walking distance away from the New Inn in Roborough our converted barn is the perfect place to come and relax.

Feel free to roam in our 16 acres and interact with our residential donkeys & chickens and even help with feeding them if you so desire.

With countryside views and walks yet within 25 - 30 minutes of award winning beaches it is the perfect location for peacefulness and lovely walks.

Guests also, have their own enclosed secure patio seating area with parking avail for two cars

Well behaved pets are permitted, but we ask them to refrain from going upstairs.

Other things to note
Please note that bookings of at least 5 nights are preferred during the summer months.
A warm welcome awaits you from the Hastings Family & their 2 Donkeys Daphne & Delilah A delightful self-catering barn with a wealth of features in the heart of North Devon. Set in 16 acres of farm land you are free to explore & walk well behaved dogs. Lots of walks & great local village pub 1.5 miles away. Devon's beautiful North Coast, Exmoor & Dartmoor national parks are all within easy driving distance. Shopping,…

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds, 1 sofa

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Devon, England, United Kingdom

We are centrally located between Dartmoor and Exmoor. The sandy beaches of Devon's beautiful North Coast are easily accessible including Croyde, Westward Ho, Saunton or our favourite Putsborough Sands. Shopping, restaurants and the famous Tarka trail are accessible in the local Pannier market town of Great Torrington is just 4 miles away. For garden and wildlife enthusiasts there are a wealth of beautiful gardens nearby including RHS Rosemoor which is only a 5 minute drive away. For Families we have some excellent attractions to enjoy including the Big Sheep, Survival Paintball, The Milky Way, The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Air Extreme.
We are centrally located between Dartmoor and Exmoor. The sandy beaches of Devon's beautiful North Coast are easily accessible including Croyde, Westward Ho, Saunton or our favourite Putsborough Sands. Shopping…

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Joined in December 2018
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About Lower Whitsleigh Farm Retreat Sam, Andy and the family would like to welcome you to our glorious get away site set in the heart of Rural North Devon. Set in the quiet of the countryside it’s the ideal spot to get away with friends and family and enjoy some of the Devon countryside. The farm is set in 17 acres of beautiful farmland, woods & rivers which you are free to explore at your leisure. With wonderful walks, stunning sunsets and endless views. We have an abundance of natural wildlife to observe. We are set in a beautiful rural location where you are ideally placed to enjoy the natural delights of Exmoor & Dartmoor and the rugged North Devon coastline. A place to get back to nature with the family and your dogs. We feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful area of England with much of North Devon being a Biosphere Reserve, including a designated coastal area of “Outstanding Natural Beauty”. Lower Whitsleigh Farm Cottage offers awards award winning, quality accommodation for up to 5 guests with all modern amenities. The cottage is dog and child-friendly and we can supply a high chair, travel cot and baby gates for your little ones. Or Treat your family to a glamping holiday in our luxury lodge. Lower Whitsleigh Farm 5-star glamping lodge is fully equipped with a kitchen, luxury bathroom and sleep six adults comfortably. A world away from everyday life, Lower Whitsleigh Farm is at the top-end of the glamping experience with the little luxuries of home. Immerse yourself in a simpler way of living with endless space. Unplug from the daily rush. Take time out, enjoy the simple pleasures and reconnect as a family or bring some friends too and hire both the farm cottage and the glamping lodge. Bring the dog, Paddle in the rivers, go for long walks, meet the animals, play hide and seek, build a den, walk on the beach or learn to surf. Explore new places. Toast marshmallows over the fire. Gaze at star filled skies. Snuggle into a warm bed. Listen to the owls and the bleating of sheep. Unplug. Reconnect. Revive. We have many friendly farm animals that are happy to be made a fuss of – Daphne & Delilah(our 2 rescue donkeys) Tamworth Piglets & ex-Battery Hens. We also encourage our guests to interact with our resident animals, all of whom love attention – let us know if you or little ones would like to help with feeding or grooming. Follow us on (Hidden by Airbnb) and (Hidden by Airbnb) to find out about our latest offers!
About Lower Whitsleigh Farm Retreat Sam, Andy and the family would like to welcome you to our glorious get away site set in the heart of Rural North Devon. Set in the quiet of the…
During your stay
The barn sits within our grounds and is private, however should you need anything I am normally around.

For the most part we keep our distance to allow guests to feel private, but we can be on hand to help with directions, ideas for days out, and information about the local area etc if required. There are numerous leaflets in the property to help you find places to eat and ideas for days out.
The barn sits within our grounds and is private, however should you need anything I am normally around.

For the most part we keep our distance to allow guests to feel…
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