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Hole Farm

(Ref. 975844)

Chagford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Hole Farm is an amazing place to stay."

    This was our second trip there, returning for the amazing quirky historic house, the lovely log fire at the end of a day exploring the surroundings, and for the town of Chagford with its wealth of interesting shops and welcoming pubs and coffee shops. What’s not to love!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay and a wonderful weekend away together as a large group who haven't seen each other in quite some time with a toddler and a dog."

    The caretaker was just a phone call away and was incredibly supportive when we needed her which was fantastic. I would definitely recommend, it is a lovely historical house surrounded by amazing scenery, we will definitely be back at some point.

    Reviewed by Nikita5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fridge/freezer inadequate for 8 people."

    Freezer needed defrosting and emptying.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful idyllic setting"

    Reviewed by Gill3.8Aug 2023

  • "We all loved staying at Hole Farm."

    It had such character, history and a homely welcoming feeling. The garden was a beautiful place to sit and we liked the entrance porch to leave coats and shoes It also allowed for the dogs to go out in the garden, but not into the road. Chagford is a charming town not far away and beautiful Dartmoor is all around waiting to be discovered.

    We all love Hole Farm and find we can relax in beautiful surroundings and regain our strength to face the world! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2023

  • "An amazing historic farm cottage."

    Delivered on every aspect of our holiday. Great location with every facility you could need. Everyone felt at home and didn’t want to leave. Helen, the housekeeper, was very attentive. A very memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hole farm is delightful accommodation on the edge of Chagford and Dartmoor."

    The cottage oozes history and is extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Sep 2022

  • "We happen to love Hole Farm."

    Shabby chic perhaps rather than pristine new. But who wants pristine new. This was our second visit. Hope you will allow us back. There is something about the place. It has what the ’70’s freaks would have called “good vibes”.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Hole Farm."

    The whole (extended) family were bowled over by the property and location. It was a rare privilege to spend a holiday in such an interesting historic house - in fact we enjoyed an entire evening going through the Grade 1 listing description online trying to unpick the fascinating development of the building. The 'Dartmoor longhouse' will always have a special meaning for us. We all loved the garden too and when the caretakers arrived with baby lambs on our last morning it just confirmed we were experiencing a much appreciated dream holiday!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved it so much we've already booked next year!"

    This holiday is a special time for us, with 3 generations getting together for an annual gathering. Your property suited us perfectly. It's comfy, spacious, quiet and quirky. We loved the area, particularly the walking,but just relaxing in the house was also a pleasure. Thank you for sharing it.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really beautiful house to share with friends."

    Real character and great spaces to share dinner and hang out in lounge. Very comfy beds and a fabulous view. Great parking spaces for many. (tiny thoughts as would definitely come back -microwave and toaster may need a little love soon and a 2nd cafetiere would be good!)

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2022

  • "We have had the best stay at Hole farm, it was the perfect place to celebrate my 30th Birthday with friends."

    We've decided we will absolutely be coming back! Perfect location, fabulous weather for January too. Such a cozy place and very homely. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Jan 2022

  • "Characterful property in peaceful location with thoughtful extra touches included."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Nov 2021

  • "The cottages were fantastic."

    The weather was warm for mid October so we didn't light the fire which we had been looking forward to. Chagford is a beautiful village with shops, pubs and restaurants. It was a pity that the lanes aren't good for walking at night , about 1.5 miles.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2021

  • "Hole farm is a one of a kind place full of history and an ideal place for a ..."

    Hole farm is a one of a kind place full of history and an ideal place for a family get together we had a few issues with TVs not working but I presume this was due to signal problems we would definitely stay here agsin

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2021

  • "When i phoned to say that we were to arrive a day late and left phone number etc no one contacted me."

    throughout the fortnight we had no contact with anyone from Sykes. we had expected clean sheets and towels for the second week but no one turned up. on the plus side someone did turn up to cut the grass! The crockery provided was poor and there was barely enough of it particularly glasses and mugs. considering the rent being charged clean sheets and towels and comprehensive crockery is not unreasonable

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Please accept our apologies for the misunderstanding over the mid-stay linen change, we understand that the housekeeper did try to get in touch with you during your stay to arrange this. We would have been more than willing to change the sheets, and in non-Covid times do some additional cleaning on the changeover day. Hopefully, this can be rectified with a little more thought on our part as to where contact numbers are left. With a popular property such as Hole Farm it is easy for the cutlery and crockery to become scarce as this happens on a gradual basis - one or two things every week. We are in the process of buying new. We hope that the good will gesture offered has gone some way to compensating for your inconvenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.4Jul 2021

  • "Hole Farm is an unique property, and we have stayed there many times before."

    After a 10 year absence the only changes have been to soft furnishings and the kitchen layout, the house remains as true as possible to its medieval origins and we love it. The only bad thing is that it is now solidly booked until the autumn, preventing us returning for another week. One minor thing - we couldn't find kitchen scales anywhere, which led to a family bonding exercise in the design of a Heath Robinson contraption using pivots, which was fun but perhaps not very accurate. Otherwise everything you can imagine is available onsite, including bats.

    Reviewed by Len4.4May 2021

  • "We all had a brilliant time, from oldest to youngest and also the furry kind."

    The house is unique and wonderful and i can now appreciate why the kitchen was the heart of the house in bygone times. Definitely will re-visit.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing Grade 1 property with original features going back to the XVII century."

    This property does not offer only an amazing location, plenty of space and a large garden, but the opportunity to stay in a truly historical building. We are experienced worldwide travellers and always looking for accommodations that offer unique experiences, and this was perfect to impress my kids (!)We have visited Chagford (6min drive), walked through the Daartmoor National Park (20min drive) and even taken a trip to the seaside (Teighmough is less than 1 hour away). My family has enjoyed the evenings playing board games (from the many available in the house)by the enormous chimney. Being an old farm the building can be a bit cold so wrap up and set the fire with the provider logs when coming back from your day trip to enjoy the evening. The kitchen is amazing, with the large AGA cooker and all sort of cooking utensils, more that we would normally use during holidays :-)’’

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Apr 2021

  • "Wonderful historical thatched longhouse dating back to their times."

    Enjoyed reading the family history and Scott family tree. Quite remote location so some negotiating very narrow country lanes required. Felt very safe in social distancing times and loved wandering around nearby Chagford which is a 2 mile scenic walk. Also quite centrally located in beautiful Dartmoor to explore and visit the coast.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage has everything you could hope for and is great for a big group or a couple of families."

    The property was really full of character and very comfortable. The only small problem we had was occasionally running out of hot water. The location is gorgeous, a short drive to the local village of Chagford and out on to the moors.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2020

  • "Such a wonderful place to stay."

    We booked to be near my parents, but independent. It was so relaxed and with the most stunning grounds and surrounding countryside. The kitchen was superbly equipped and the caretakers were incredibly discreet, but terribly helpful if needed. This historic farmhouse was perfect for us for a wonderful rural retreat, totally private and very spacious.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Home Farm ."

    The Farm house was beautiful and accommodated us with plenty of room and very comfortable beds . The Location was beautiful so peaceful and resting but close to the very Pretty village of Chagford and some great Pubs and some great walks and countryside . Thankyou for making a great Memory of our Family get together . Dartmoor is beautiful . We will return as we have used your company a few times and have always been very happy with all your beautiful accommodation . Regards Sandy

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Feb 2020

  • "A great place for us to celebrate my parents 90th and 95th birthdays respectively with all the family."

    A very unusual cottage.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2019

  • "Superb property & absolutely well equipped for a family visit."

    We loved everything about every room and the modern bathrooms but most of all the kitchen, especially the Ago oven ! The cottage was great for Grandma, as she had her own room and a modern bathroom. Would recommend it to anyone who was having a large/mixed age family gathering. The Caretaker Rosie and her team were well organised and made our stay a holiday to remember. Stunning location and the local people in Chagford were all so friendly and helpful. Easy access to visit places and Dartford is such an unique place. We would book this fabulous farm again.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very authentic experience bringing you back in time."

    Solid comfort with a constant fire burning in the Aga stove made the kitchen center of the house as in old times. Pots, pans and washing machines all in place for a big family. That the farm is a restoration work in progress doesn't make the experience less authentic. For people loving country life style. A marked footpath to Meldon Common would increase value.

    Reviewed by Jorgen Christian4.1Jul 2019

  • "This is a sensational historical dwelling ."

    For hikers, hill runners, cyclists, nature and wildlife lovers it is perfect. Warm in winter . Exciting old features

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had several phone calls for people we had never heard of ."

    This was a little annoying. We love this house and Dartmoor and will be back for our 15th or 16th stay. So many that I can’t remember the number of times we have stayed at hole farm. Simply love it!!

    Reviewed by Emelien5.0Feb 2019

  • "A genuine piece of west-country history!"

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Nov 2018

  • "A unique experience to holiday in such an old building with lots of character."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2018

  • "A wonderful house but obviously not practical for all people especially elderly or infirm."

    We loved the garden and the peaceful surroundings, a great place for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Sep 2018

  • "Hole Farm is the most amazing holiday let!"

    It is full of history and quirkiness and was perfect for a large three generation family. We loved it! It is by no means a luxury let, but is adequately equipped. We would have liked a washing line or an airer as not all clothes can be tumble dried.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Jul 2018

  • "Lovely holiday in a lovely venue."

    Sorry you have sold out to Sykes. Big is not beautiful. We prefer a small local company offering a personal service. Probably won't be using Sykes. Makes the first question of this questionnaire irrelevant.

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Apr 2018

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  • Four bedrooms in the main house: 2 x super king double, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, bidet, WC and basin and the other with en-suite WC with basin, 2 x twin (one leads through to a double)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Downstairs sitting room with open fire
  • Kitchen with electric Aga and dining area
  • Study
  • Utility room
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, hand shower, basin
  • Downstairs WC with basin
  • In the cottage: Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin; bathroom with bath, hand shower, basin; downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove; kitchen with dining area.
  • Central heating, electric fires, night storage heating, open fire with wood burning stove, modern electric Aga
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washer-dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for eight cars
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome (subject to usual standards of external cleanliness)
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: Due to the property being thatched BBQ's are not permitted

The property

Two miles from the centre of the friendly little Dartmoor town of Chagford, this ancient thatched Devon longhouse sits in its old original farmyard, (no farm animals are kept around the property),now a courtyard surrounded by barns.

Built in medieval times and full of history, it is listed and has amazing ancient features and, since it comes with a cottage in the courtyard, provides flexible accommodation for couples and groups of friends.

An ancient oak door leads you into the cross passage, with utility room and bathroom in the lower part of the house where animals once dozed.

The sitting room is stunning, with traditional open fire in a huge inglenook fireplace and old paneled walls.

Off this is a quiet study with jigsaws and games.

The kitchen is typical of an old farmhouse with big dining table in the centre and modern electric Aga.

Two staircases lead you upstairs to four simple, restful bedrooms with white walls and uneven wood floors.

The sense of history here is amazing, with a wonderful atmosphere.

Outside, the cottage provides a lovely space for anyone who wants peace or independence, with its own kitchen with dining area, sitting room with wood burning stove and two upstairs bedrooms with a bathroom.

Outside, there is plenty of space to wander and dream with a big lawn garden, which does have a 5ft drop so keep an eye on the children, surrounded by 130 acres of traditional Devon fields.

If you come with a group, why not make a party by arranging to hire the medieval threshing barn across the courtyard, which makes a fine space for a banquet or revel?

With Dartmoor on the doorstep, this is a great place for walking, cycling or touring the area, or wander the streets of Chagford or Okehampton with little shops and friendly pubs and eateries.

Visit Castle Drogo or head to the cathedral city of Exeter.

Whatever your hopes and dreams for your Devon holiday, Hole Farm is a very special place to stay,

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

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Note: Spring water. Arrival after 4pm. Sorry, no short breaks

Note: No stag/hen parties or similar

Note: Due to the property being thatched BBQ's are not permitted