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Buckinghams Leary Farm Cottage

(Ref. 922930)

Filleigh near South Molton, Devon Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed a lovely rainy few days here."

    The cottage has everything you need. Farmer Chris was lovely and helpful. We had a day out to Ilfracombe, The Big Sheep, the funicular and The Valley of the Rocks,

    Reviewed by Stacey4.4Apr 2024

  • "Fab cottage, perfect hosts, nice place to stay"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2024

  • "Buckinghams Leary Farm is a comfortable home from home cottage in a quiet farmland setting ."

    Despite the cold wet spell at the start of our holiday the cottage was warm and it was no problem spending the afternoons indoors.The beds and bedding were excellent. The lounge was big enough for board games and cards at the table while others relaxed on the sofa. It is a short drive to Barnstaple and South Molton, two places we enjoyed visiting.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful countryside property."

    A comfortable, warm and spacious home from home, well situated for exploring Exmoor and the the North Devon Coast. We were a family of 6 plus one bouncy collie, who loved the large enclosed garden. The kids loved the Rock and Rapids which is just down the road - for bouldering, line climbing, archery and more! Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2023

  • "Despite quite a wet week the cottage provided for all our requirements and, being centrally located, it was ideal for visiting areas of north Devon."

    The cottage was very clean and the large enclosed garden was ideal for the dog. Maybe next time the weather will be kinder so that we could make use of the barbeque.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a great week, Chris and Anne made us very welcome, will certainly be returning."

    Dave and Norma

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "None"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great, really enjoyed our family break."

    We were made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage even in January."

    Outside was wet and snowy, inside home from home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Charlie4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay, the cottage was warm and cosy."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Jan 2023

  • "Brilliant week staying at Buckingham Leary again ."

    Chris and Ann really look after you and three house is so comfortable thank you

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    The hosts could not have been more welcoming. The cottage was excellent in all aspects, we could not have asked for more. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2022

  • "Chris and Ann They are the perfect hosts make everything comfortable for you and are there if needed ."

    We had another wonderful stay at their lovely farm cottage, and cannot wait til next month for a return to visit their fantastic well run farm . Thank you

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely stay in beautiful surroundings and convenient to explore north devon."

    The house was spotless and had everything we needed. The grandchildren loved feeding the lamb and calfs....and bonding with the cat! John and Anne are hard working farmers but still found time to make us feel welcome and included.... thank you

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really good week."

    Cottage in ideal location. Very helpful friendly owners. Farm animals ( and 'Pudding' the very friendly cat! ) all a very welcome part of the stay!

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    The children really enjoyed being on a farm and seeing the animals. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0May 2022

  • "We stayed with our son and his family and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Buckingham Leary Farm and felt very welcomed ."

    The children really loved seeing the sheep and cows close up plus the ride in the Gator . We would love to go back again as our week went far too fast. It was also ideally placed for where we wanted to visit , including watermouth castle and Lynton , Lynmouth , the kids enjoyed the lift there. Also if you stay with little ones approx 2 miles away is Quince Bee Farm which has a very good play barn with lovely staff.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely welcoming and homely holiday cottage, will hopefully return."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really comfortable property and so relaxing."

    The owners should very proud with how they manage a farm and this property everywhere Is spotless and so friendly. Would we stay there again most definitely. Thank you

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very clean and met our requirements perfectly."

    Lovely hosts

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an excellent holiday"

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location but you did really need a car."

    South Molton with shops,pubs, restaurants/take-aways and pannier market is nearby. Lots of pretty villages nearby. Coast with great beaches just a short drive. Hosts are extremely helpful and welcoming! We loved our time there and would willingly return.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2021

  • "Can’t fault this cottage, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, super large,safe garden."

    The owners, Chris and Anne are very friendly and welcoming, Chris took our Grandson for rides in the tractor and Gator around the farm and introduced us to his cows and calves. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Chris and Anne were lovely and very welcoming."

    Would prefer to book direct with them, as Sykes charge unnecessary add on fees.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage, our hosts were very welcoming and ensured our stay was enjoyable."

    The cottage was very well equipped, clean and had a very comfortable homely feel.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great holiday, very welcoming at the farm."

    We could show the children the animals. My grand children saw a calf being born. A new mattress in for the on suite bed is due soon. Good position to visit North Devon beaches.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4May 2021

  • "We had a very relaxing week at this very well equipped cottage, spotlessly clean."

    Little extras provided by Ann- hand soap in the toilets and milk on arrival appreciated. Beds very comfortable. Enjoyed the pheasants strolling about,the owls and spotted a partridge one day. We would have liked to have had some information on the local area a map,bookets,where to visit etc as had never visited the area before but realise in this current climate that’s not possible even if we disposed of them afterwards.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Sep 2020

  • "Enjoyable stay on the dairy farm with its friendly owners."

    Ideal for our dog too, who could be taken for walks across the surrounding fields. We expect to go again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very cosy cottage with everything you would need ."

    Stairs to loft bedroom steep for a young (4years onwards would be fine )/older family .Everything else was perfect, guests charming and allowed kids to feed baby cows .location good, very quiet and restful .large sloping garden with cows ,owls and pheasants roaming . beach 15 miles away .pub 3 miles .golf course 5 miles .town 5 miles .Had a great Time

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "An amazing location and amazing hosts."

    We loved being on the farm and seeing the cows and barn owls. Chris and Anne made us extremely welcome and helped the children explore the farm. The ladies in the office who we booked with were also lovely and helpful. Great experience and thoroughly recommended!

    Reviewed by Noelyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "Chris and Ann provide a wonderful farm cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    It is very warm and cosy with comfortable settee etc.The dogs loved walking in the fields.We have been 3 times and are going again in March. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Petina5.0Jan 2020

  • "We love the cottage at Buckinghams Leary."

    It's a beautiful part of the world and well located for access to lots of holiday must do's. Anne and Chris are so welcoming and the children loved being allowed to see the animals on the farm. The cottage is spacious with all the necessary facilities for you to be right at home. The large garden was a source of much fun for the children too! Thank you for a wonderful week

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2019

  • "We received a very warm welcome from Ann and Chris."

    The cottage is lovely everything you need is provided. Nice and clean and comfortable. Chris always happy to chat about farming activities and scored a big hit with our4 year old granddaughter she enjoyed the trips on the Gator along with her Mum they enjoyed watching the milking and feeding the calves. Lots of places to visit near to Exmoor to go pony spotting and close to the coast. Perfect spot for an enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Iris5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely owners who were always helpful - even to the extent of taking the guest families out and around the 'estate' to show points / areas of interest, in the 'gator' as they call it."

    Plenty of places to go and / or see in North Devon - depends what your interests are.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.7Jul 2019

  • "The place was easy to find and very convenient for the attractions we were interested in."

    The place was really comfortable and there was a welcome pack in case tea and coffee or indeed milk had been forgotten. We had wondered whether there would be any farming aroma when sitting outside but not a bit of it, we had many pleasant hours enjoying the sunshine. The owners Ann and Chris were very friendly and willing to go the extra mile. This included taking my father around the farm so he could see how dairy farming had changed in the 75 years since he had last worked on one! We would definitely come back, as have others as was shown by all the positive comments in the visitors book and the large number of return guests.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was just perfect for my family, spotless and very comfortable."

    Ann and Chris made us very welcome and were a marvellous source of local information, recommendations of places to visit and good local pub/restaurants. The highlight of our stay was my grandsons tractor ride with Chris which no doubt will stay with him for a long time, his face was a picture. We look forward to booking this cottage again next year.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2018

  • "Buckinghams leary farm cottage was excellent very clean and comfortable our stay with Maddy our dog was above expectation the owners could have not been more friendly and helpful."

    Staying on the farm is a good way to relax with walks across the open fields.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "Good location - access to moor and coast."

    Very helpful and friendly owners on site encouraging interest in participating in farming activities.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "The owners of the cottage are friendly and respectful all at the same time."

    The cottage is bigger than the photos for justice. The facilities were brilliant. I wanted for nothing. Due to all of this, my children and I had a marvellous, memorable family holiday.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2018

  • "We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary here with our 3 children."

    Everything about our stay was just charming and exceeded every expectation we had. The cottage is just beautiful and had everything we could possibly had needed. Chris and Ann made us feel well at home and even dropped round a bottle of fizz on the day of our anniversary. Chris took us all on a ride in his gator truck around the land to see the cows and sheep which gave us some breathtakingly beautiful views of the area. Chris also encouraged the children to feed the lambs and calves which they absolutely loved! We came here for a break from our hectic and busy lives, we left feeling closer and more connected family and having gained new friends. Will most definitely be back to visit next year! A home from a home. Thank you Chris & Ann for a wonderful experience. Mr & Mrs Munn

    5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous location-so many great places to visit within easy reach."

    Cottage is clean, warm and comfortable, with everything we needed. However, what really sets this cottage apart, aside from the beautiful setting in the heart of a working farm, is the hosts, Chris and Ann. Their warmth and hospitality exceeded our expectations and they could not have been any more welcoming, yet weren’t in the slightest bit intrusive. It’s clear that they genuinely want every guest to have an amazing holiday, and we certainly did. Chris was delighted to show us around the farm and let our little boy help feed the animals. He also took us out in the Gator (farm vehicle) so that we could see their cattle in the fields and also so we could appreciate the amazing views of the farm and surrounding countryside. Cannot recommend this cottage enough and we would love to return. Thank you Chris and Ann for a wonderful holiday and fantastic memories!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2018

  • "A warm welcome from hosts Farmer Chris and Anne."

    Children very welcome and enjoyed feeding calves, lambs and donkeys. They enjoyed garden space too. Cottage comfortable and fairly well equipped. Wi fi poor tho. Very well placed for lots to see and do. In all a very enjoyable family holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4May 2018

  • "Chris and Ann rent out a wonderful,well equipped,warm and cosy cottage."

    It is particularly good if you have dogs especially if your dog doesn't get on well with other dogs as there are lots of empty fields next to the cottage that you can walk in. There are no neighbours except Chris and Ann, who are lovely and very helpful, but you are not far from barnstaple or ilfracombe. Tescos is a 5 minute drive towards barnstaple.You can watch calves being born and Chris will give children a ride on his tractor.This was our second visit and it won't be our last.

    Reviewed by Petina5.0Jan 2018

  • "It was a delight and the hosts were very welcoming and friendly."

    The cottage was very warm and welcoming. The children enjoyed being on a farm.

    Reviewed by Ceri-louise4.4Dec 2017

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and the cottage had everything we needed."

    We had a lovely holiday, only regret was that we were not there for longer

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2017

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you would need for a great holiday."

    Wonderful setting on the farm and very accommodating hosts. The children had an amazing time with lots of farm experiences, cannot recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0May 2017

  • "The owners where amazing people and so welcoming."

    Holiday was overall relaxing and peaceful. Beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.8Apr 2017

  • "It was a very comfortable place to stay and the prop rioters were very friendly and helpful."

    Loved this holiday!!!

    5.0Sep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x second floor family room with 1 double and 2 singles
  • First floor shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture, and two swings
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead when outside
  • Please note: This property is solely a holiday let so does not accept worker parties.

The property

This traditional farm cottage is attached to the owners' thatched Devon farmhouse, on a working dairy farm in Filleigh near South Molton.

The farm is tenanted and forms part of the renowned Castle Hill Estate, a Grade I listed park and gardens.

Set within an idyllic rural location and with amazing far reaching views, this comfortably-furnished cottage provides an ideal getaway for a family or group of friends.

Spread over three floors, there is a family bedroom on the second floor, an en-suite double, an additional double bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, plus a kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor.

Both the front and back doors of the cottage open to a spacious enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture and extensive views across the cow barns to the countryside beyond.

Children will love the swings, dogs are safely enclosed and the adults can sit and relax whilst enjoying a barbecue.

The farmers love to encourage their guests to feed the calves, admire the lambs, all of which gives a real taste of Devon rural life.

The local village thatched pub is very popular with families and as this lovely cottage is so accessible from the A361, it is easy to reach the market town of South Molton for shopping.

Exmoor provides a great escape for walkers and wildlife lovers, whilst the spectacular North Devon beaches are all a short drive from your holiday cottage and provide endless sea, sand and surf for all members of the family.

A welcoming cottage near the moorland and coast, perfect for families and lovers of a quiet life on the farm.

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About the location


South Molton 3 miles; Exmoor 11 miles

Filleigh is a small North Devon village near the market town of South Molton, on the edge of Exmoor. Much of the land surrounding Filleigh is owned by The Castle Hill Estate, a Grade I listed park and gardens, occasionally open to the public. The delightful 16th century thatched Stags Head village inn is in a beautiful lakeside setting, adjacent to the estate, amidst rolling fields and lush woodland and has a welcoming reputation. The attractive market town of South Molton is known as The Gateway to Exmoor and is ideally placed in North Devon, boasting a range of shops, amenities and a weekly market. Being pleasantly situated not far from both coastal and inland beauty spots it will suit visitors of all tastes. In close proximity are forests, moors, rivers and coast, with churches and other buildings of historical significance. Residents find the quiet charm of the area attractive and visitors soon experience the sense of civic pride held by the locals. There is superb walking on the South West Coast Path and the North Devon beaches are varied and interesting. Visit the National Trust's Watersmeet Gorge, Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Up on Exmoor, there are various walks to suit all abilities, as well as highlights such as Tarr Steps, Lanacre Bridge and the village of Withypool. Further afield, the resorts of Ilfracombe and Combe Martin are well worth a visit, and for some of the best beaches in the country, visit Woolacombe and Saunton and Croyde.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas