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Rock Farm

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Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (6)
  • hot tub (5)
  • hot (5)
  • plenty (5)
  • stay (5)
  • tub (5)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "The only key to the back door was very fidely."

    You could only park 3 cars if you did it in tandem. There was no information about where to find trip switches if the lighting/electricity went- which it did twice. There was no information about appliances or heating. The dishwasher was broken but was replaced on the Tuesday of our stay. The 2right hand slots of the toaster didn’t work. We were told that we could light the wood burning stove but there was no available dry wood that we could find. Having said all this it was an interesting old farmhouse with a quirky upstairs flush with a hot tub that worked on a slippery decking. Plenty of potential but needs improvement.

    Sorry there 'only' 3 parking spaces. Sorry the deck was slippy after historic amounts of rainfall. There is dry firewood... at the local garage, we don't say we supply it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CeliaOct 2023

  • "This substantial property accommodated our large family cohort of three generations admirably."

    We lucked out on the weather, benefitted from the host arranging some parking in the village car park for less confident drivers (the driveway access is a little tight for larger SUVs) and enjoyed several activities within walking distance such as Pecorama and Beer’s pebble beach. Unfortunately we found cleaning to be okay but lacking in some places (stale coffee left in the cafetière, shower drain clogged, BBQ quite dirty) and for accommodation of this standard, found the lack of glasses (although plenty of plastic glasses for outside) and BBQ implements disappointing. The beds are mostly of superior quality with some excellent mattresses. Secondary glazing takes the edge off road noise at night. Blackout blinds in most locations were excellent. Wifi signal was strong thanks to a booster upstairs, but the internet connection did drop out quite often during the day - such is life in a small village, and a reminder to switch off work a bit more perhaps!

    Reviewed by TimothyAug 2023

  • "Our main concern was that even though it stated there were 2 shower cubicles, one in the main bathroom and a shower room downstairs, the one downstairs always provided luke warm water."

    Not an enjoyable experience. The main bathroom shower was fine, which meant 10 of us using that one. My husband perservered with the downstairs shower. Also the whole of the taps on the sink downstairs moved when you went to turn it on so you had to hold the tap itself with one hand and turn it on with the other. The toilet in one of the upstairs bath rooms had an original Victorian cistern which was temperamental. The only person who mastered it was our granddaughter! Generally though we really enjoyed our stay there. The hot tub was a huge success and having 2 lounges meant if you wanted quiet time the parlour lounge was ideal leaving the larger lounge for board games etc. There was a lot of dust under the settees though!! The beds were extremely comfortable. Our 3 grandsons had the adjoining 2 twin rooms which could be accessed by the ‘secret ‘ staircase which they loved and used all the time. The kitchen was well equipped with crockery and utensils and the dish washer was a must. Not much working surfaces though. The utility area was ideal for storing bags and there was a second fridge and freezer in there which were extremely useful. The floor of the utility has been left in it’s original condition so you need to be careful when walking on it. A tumbler drier would have been useful as it was extremely difficult drying the bath and hand towels. Extra beach towels were provided to use after being in the the hot tub. Also 12 hot water bottles lined up in the utility room for use on colder stays. The patio area with the hot tub is a sun trap with plenty of chairs for everyone. A bit of a grassy slope to get to it so care is needed when the grass is damp. The village of Beer is lovely. No problem whatsoever getting down to the beach. 5 minutes stroll. We had 3 paddle boards so those using them were able to don their wet suits and walk down to the beach with the paddle boards already inflated. They were extremely careful not to inconvenience anyone else! One very wet day saw us walking up to the Beer quarry caves. We had a wonderful guide and the tour was excellent. My husband walked up to Pecorama as it opened at 10am and really enjoyed it. Lovely coastal walks from the beach in both directions. Except for the inconvenience of the showers we had a lovely family holiday, meeting up from 3 different parts of the country. Would also recommend the Beer Head Bistro. Food was excellent, hot and plenty of it. Again, walkable from the farmhouse. The fish and chips from the shop in Beer were also excellent. Woozies delicatessen is also worth a visit. Excellent produce, especially the pasties and pies as a treat. Stated there was parking for 3 cars but it was a tight squeeze for 2. However there was usually parking spaces on the road close to the property All said, we had a lovely family holiday. .

    Reviewed by LenoreJul 2023

  • "We had a great holiday but."

    The hot tub needed cleaning before we could use it. The mezzanine cannot be used as a bedroom ..it had no cover for the skylight. The house had not been thoroughly cleaned we found dog balls and game parts, even more when we cleaned at the end.And of course a million spiders .. but we expected that. The downstairs shower is cold, tepid at best. Bedroom doors had to be kept shut with cushions.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2023

  • "Very nice hamper including goodies and fresh bread with milk in fridge to welcome us, that was definitely appreciated."

    Couldn't find the wine but we brought plenty ! The hot tub was great and the house so spacious and authentic. Great location with perfect walking distance to village and beach.

    Reviewed by UllaMay 2023

  • "Beautiful character cottage with lots,of space."

    Parking isn't perfect for more than 3 cars but we coped by parking along the road. Perfect location for visiting local area and hottub and patio area are great sun traps. Thank you for letting us stay. It was a fantastic setting for a family holiday

    Thanks for the great reaction, we hope you stay with us again Regards Karl Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanApr 2023

  • "Unfortunately our stay wasn’t very pleasant, there was dust and spider webs everywhere, it was like a Halloween theme."

    Lack of a broom and a mop to clean after the kids we ended up buying our owns. Lack of large pots for cooking. Overall we expected to be an old farm home, but in a decent condition, well maintained and cleaned.

    Thank you for your comments. As future guests can see, our past feedback has been great. If you had reported any of these issues to Sykes or us during your stay, we would have been more than happy to assist. Following a visit after your stay, I can confirm non of the issues you stated were present. However we have took your feedback onboard regarding large pans and will look to purchase. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MariusDec 2022

  • "Thank you, thank you and thank you again."

    We have just had the best holiday ever. This house is like a huge hug. From the minute we stepped inside we knew it was going to be a great week. The log burner, the hot tub, the main lounge, kitchen in fact everything was perfect. Jane who we met when we arrived was a ray of sunshine and nothing was too much trouble. An awesome hamper was a wonderful touch. We would love to come back again. If you'll have us. Thank you once again x

    Reviewed by RoseSep 2022

  • "A great house with loads of character."

    Two very minor points: The heating was a bit random and seemed to come on during the day when not needed. Router probably needs updating. Otherwise, just great!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "Its a lovely old place that exudes character."

    Plenty of space for a large family. We had a wonderful week there and miss it already

    thanks for the kind words, I am so happy you enjoyed it, quirks and all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlbertApr 2022

  • "The welcome we received from Sarah was a great start as was the welcome hamper."

    The farmhouse is stunning and very well equipped. The locals were all very friendly and inviting. A lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

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  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x master suite with king bed, 4 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Formal living room
  • First-floor play area
  • Outbuilding with snooker table, dart board, putting mat and storage for outdoor clothing, paddleboards and bikes
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 x TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area, patio with seating, multi-level terraced areas and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • No stag/hen or similar bookings.

The property

A stunning, historic and Grade II listed farmhouse, Rock Farm has been beautifully and sympathetically decorated to a wonderful standard, located in the heart of the quaint fishing village of Beer in Devon.

Ideal for a unique family getaway to Devon's Jurassic Coast, Rock Farm boasts a beautiful enclosed garden, seven bedrooms and spacious living areas, with carefully preserved original features throughout.

Enter the property, stepping onto the original slate floor echoing over 200 years of history, before finding the more recently fitted kitchen to the right, complete with granite worktops, a double Belfast sink and a Mercury duel fuel range, alongside an original feature bread oven.

Discover a utility room across the hall, formerly the pantry still with its grooved flooring, hosting a washing machine and fridge.

Relax at the end of a fun-filled day in the sitting room where a large inglenook houses a warming woodburning stove and a Smart TV can entertain as you unwind on the soft seating.

A more formal parlour boasts a stunning Belgian black slate fireplace and offers an elegant spot to find a quiet moment, while down the hall is the lovely dining room, complete with furnishings hundreds of years old and a wet bar, with windows overlooking the patio.

A shower room and a cloakroom complete the ground floor, while the first floor can be reached via the main staircase or the quaint servants' staircase, the latter leading to a children's play area.

The hand-crafted oak staircase brings you to seven beautifully fitted bedrooms, comprising of four double bedrooms, two twin rooms and an opulent super-king-size bedroom, served by two bathrooms both boasting freestanding baths with original fixtures, with one also home to a walk-in shower.

The wonder continues outside in the enclosed garden where a sloping lawn can host summer games, a patio area provides a lovely spot for alfresco dining, a large terraced deck hosts a luxurious 5-seat hot tub and an outbuilding offers a snooker table, dart board and putting mat, as well as storage too!

Being just a 600-metre walk from Beer Beach, Rock Farm is perfect for those seeking a seaside break with plenty of beach days, watersporting adventures and rambles along the coast.

Enjoy strolling around the village and the selection of local amenities including dog-friendly pubs, village shops and takeaways, all alongside local craft shops and historic buildings.

Enjoy a trip on the quaint Beer Heights Light Railway taking you through the lovely Pecorama Gardens, perfect for families with children, while the gardens are a great outing for all ages.

Take a walk along the coast to Whitecliff for stunning views over Seaton Bay, with Seaton boasting Seaton Tramway, Seaton Jurassic nature centre, and Seaton Labyrinth, with Seaton Beach offering a gorgeous spot for swimming, kayaking and watersports.

Beer Quarry Caves are a fascinating visit, while the East Devon AONB is on your doorstep too for more picturesque scenery.

Add to the hundreds of years worth of memories created in the historic home of Rock Farm with your loved ones in Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location


  • Seaton 1.5 miles
  • Lyme Regis 9 miles
  • Sidmouth 9.5 miles
  • Exeter 25 miles

Beer is a small picturesque fishing village on the south Devon coast near Seaton. The shingle beach is very sheltered, backed by limestone cliffs and was once fertile smuggling territory, plus contraband was hidden in nearby caves, which are now a popular tourist attraction. Beer is situated on the stretch of Devon coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site, and the village offers sloping streets lined with picturesque stone houses and cottages built on many different levels of the steep valley sides. There are a good range of shops, friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs in Beer, plus just outside the village is the popular Pecorama Gardens, which are perched on the hill overlooking Lyme Bay. Pecorama boasts the Beer Heights Light Railway and indoor model railway exhibition, along with a children's play area. Beer is a unique Devon fishing village and a great place to stay.

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Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £750 for this property
No stag/hen or similar bookings.