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The Hay Loft

Kentisbeare, near Uffculme, Devon (Ref. 976037)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 7

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 7

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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    “We were welcomed by Stuart who kindly told us about good local dog and family walking areas.”

    He also attempted to ready the ponds for one of the children to do some fishing, though he said it needed a little more attention than he could give it at the time. He seemed quite busy readying a field for ploughing. We appreciated the delicious and welcoming home-baked cake, pretty with edible flowers from the farm, thank you. We enjoyed the guest information folder, which makes for hilarious reading! ...

    He also attempted to ready the ponds for one of the children to do some fishing, though he said it needed a little more attention than he could give it at the time. He seemed quite busy readying a field for ploughing. We appreciated the delicious and welcoming home-baked cake, pretty with edible flowers from the farm, thank you. We enjoyed the guest information folder, which makes for hilarious reading! The Hayloft was a light, airy, warm and comfortable home for our week exploring Devon. The living and bedroom space is brilliantly apportioned, suiting our needs perfectly. As a family of seven adults, two children and our dogs, we loved the large dining table and open plan kitchen, chock full of every utensil one could wish for when cooking meals for a large group. We did wonder if the crockery etc could be arranged slightly differently to allow an empty cupboard for food storage. We cooked meals from scratch every night bar one, when we ate out. Though we didn't use it this time, we thought the option mentioned in the guest folder of having meals cooked and brought in to us was rather nice . The ground floor seating area was comfortable and there was even a wipe-clean dog bed available. The children especially enjoyed playing upstairs on the softer mezzanine area, which was also a cosy spot for bedtime story-time. They also thought the games room was fabulous, of course. It was wonderful to have en-suite bath/shower rooms with each bedroom. The showers were brilliant, very powerful, even when two or more were in use at the same time. The eldest of our party, in her 70s would have liked a shower mat as she found it slippery underfoot. There was plenty of hot water, heated by solar panels. We did have to try three of the baths before we found one which had a working plug to keep the water in for the children to have their baths, though. Most of our party commented on how exceptionally comfortable the beds are, with lovely cotton bed linen, but the mattresses in the ground floor bedroom nearest the balcony could do with replacing. The children and our dogs enjoyed the garden and we loved the view beyond. The large outdoor table and chairs would have been ideal for alfresco dining, but we hadn't realised the date of our booking would coincide with the daily spreading of muck on the nearby field about to be ploughed! One day and evening it was particularly pungent, even indoors with the windows closed and home-made fisherman's pie for dinner. We would happily return to the Hayloft, but would check first about this understandably necessary event on the farm's calendar. Maybe we were just unfortunate with the direction the wind chose to blow during our stay!

    - Mrs Lucas-smith, May 2019

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The property

This spacious house converted from a barn is situated adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse around a courtyard on a five acre smallholding 1½ miles from Kentisbeare and Cullompton.

Comfortable and with one downstairs bedroom equipped for wheelchair users too, it is excellent accommodation for families and groups of friends.

From the moment you step into the light and airy open plan living space you will feel quite at home.

The comfy seating area has a cosy wood burning stove and French windows to throw open on sunny days to a patio.

The kitchen area is well equipped with a modern range style cooker, plus a dining area.

For a good night’s sleep, you can choose between four downstairs en suite bedrooms, two at each end of the house, or two more bedrooms upstairs, one with a private balcony.

All bedrooms benefit from a TV.

On the upper floor is another gallery sitting room with lovely views over the countryside to enjoy.

Outside, wander freely over the smallholding, where fresh salad is available, to enjoy the tranquil views or fish for tench and carp in the two pretty ponds, or relax in your enclosed lawn garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue.

For children, the outdoor laundry room doubles as a fun games room.

On the edge of the Blackdown Hills, this is lovely countryside for walking or cycling the many public paths.

Fishing and horse riding are available nearby too.

Cullompton and Honiton are interesting old market towns to explore, or head to the cathedral city of Exeter for shops and amenities.

The south coast at Sidmouth is lovely.

The Hay Loft is a brilliant house for relaxing with friends or heading out to enjoy the stunning scenery.

Summary

  • Six bedrooms
  • Four downstairs: 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) suitable for wheelchair users with en suite wet-room bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin and door to garden, 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin and door to garden, 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Two upstairs: 1 x double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin
  • Upstairs gallery/sitting room
  • Ground floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove and doors to garden, dining area and kitchen.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for four cars
  • Barbecue
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: There is an electric car charger available.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

Kentisbeare

The pretty village of Uffculme is located in the lush green countryside to the east of Exeter, this small rural community provides a welcome change from the demands of modern living. Almost midway between Dartmoor and Exmoor, and just a 40-minute drive to Exmouth and the beautiful South Devon coast, it is a perfect base for touring the area's many attractions.

Region Information

Note: Spring water. Electric car charger available. This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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