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Castle Hill Farm

(Ref. 966097)

Hemyock, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (9)
  • simon (9)
  • cottage (8)
  • lesley (7)
  • garden (7)
  • lovely (7)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Lesley and Simon were lovely and went out of their way to make sure we were well looked after. The cottage is close to the road but the traffic didn't once disturb us. It's well located, very close to the airfield (which allowed our 11 year old daughter to fly a small plane, a real highlight!!). It was wonderful, as others have said, to have breakfast out in the garden watching rabbits and birds of prey. A couple of small niggles - the shower sometimes doesn't kick in immediately (you just need to lower the shower head), the downstairs loo needed the old 'double flush' and it would have been great to have a few more mugs. Also, we were holidaying with elderly relatives and the nature of the cottage means it has the odd step (from conservatory into dining room dining room into kitchen or downstairs loo) which just meant we had to be a little careful (we were prepared by the cottage description), but overall we had a wonderful time and would definitely consider coming back. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this property last week."

    The hosts, Lesley and Simon made us very welcome and showed us around on arrival. If we needed anything they were very willing to help. The cottage has a lovely bright lounge and conservatory looking over the pretty garden and fields with plenty of birds and wildlife. The modern kitchen has all the appliances and equipment you could wish for. The bedrooms are very well presented and clean and the two bathrooms were both well appointed. We visited Taunton, Seaton, Sidmouth and Torbay during our stay and even Torquay can be reached within an hour. The nearby Dunkerswell airfield is also of interest and on a few days we saw people skydiving above the cottage. There are also a number of good pubs and restaurants within a short distance. We would be very happy to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Bryn5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    The hosts gave us a genuinely warm welcome and were very helpful throughout. We especially enjoyed the garden and particularly enjoyed having breakfast outside and watching the birds and wildlife going about their business. We would say that this is the best holiday rental we’ve ever had, and can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "Visit 27."

    10.2020 to 01.11.2020 Castle Farm Cottage was so much better than expected! It is very comfortable, well appointed and very clean. The garden was delightful with autumn colours. Lesley and Simon Brookes ( owners) made us welcome and we’re always happy to help when needed. This is a first time with Sykes Cottages - I hope we will be able to use your organisation again, God willing

    Reviewed by Beulah5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had an enjoyable stay in a peaceful location situated within a mile of the local shops."

    Within reasonable driving distance of both Exmoor and Dartmoor. As there was only the two of us we had plenty of room and the large conservatory was a great advantage during the inclement weather of our stay. We had all the amenities we required with a good wifi signal. Bed was comfortable, good quality towels and the downstairs underfloor heating was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay at Castle Hill Farm."

    It is ideally located for visits to Exeter, Taunton and the coast. Simon the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very welcoming and comfortable property tastefully decorated."

    Conservatory a joy to relax in. All in good order and no problems. Delightful garden and countryside. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Felicity E4.7Oct 2019

  • "We booked a short break at the last minute and Castle Hill Farm looked the best of the available choices and we were not disappointed."

    Like a favourite pair of shoes we were immediately comfortable, helped by the warm welcome from Lesley and Simon the owners, who gave a guided tour of the cottage. With plenty of room for the four of us - including a large and secluded garden area to enjoy the very warm weather - we were perfectly placed for trips to Wellington, Taunton, Seaton, Exeter and Honiton. Relaxed but packed full at the same time it was the rare short break that worked without any issues. For those wanting a mix of rest and activities with a homely base to return to this is an excellent choice. We can definitely recommend the park and ride when visiting Exeter, which works brilliantly and takes the stress out of visiting a very beautiful city centre. Only downside was that we could have done with a couple of more days at least !

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Leslie and Simon, very comfortable spacious and clean property."

    Ideally located for visiting either coast. Local pubs served excellent meals. Nothing to fault. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful Cottage, wonderful surroundings and very friendly owner."

    Reviewed by Carsten5.0Oct 2018

  • "A most enjoyable week spent in this lovely house and garden."

    Relaxing and unwinding by day and stargazing by night. Birdlife amazing, over 30 types identified. Perfect base for exploring North and South coasts, Dartmoor and Exmoor. Many thanks to Simon and Lesley for making us so welcome and for their attention to detail, ensuring a very comfortable stay. Would thoroughly recommend the property and hosts. Look forward to returning as soon as possible!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "The accommodation was incredible lots of space and bathrooms so the 5 of us weren't crowded."

    Hosts were incredible and made us feel really welcome.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jul 2018

  • "Just got back from a lovely holiday,castle hill farm is a beautiful home everything is amazing from the spacious lounge/diner to the first class bedrooms with the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in!"

    ! and such a lovely quiet location surrounded by breath taking scenery. Wonderful hosts Simon and lesley so genuine and helpful we would not hesitate in recommending this lovely home. We can't wait to return. Tony veronica and Mary.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Jul 2018

  • "We would like to say what a wonderful cottage this is and it has everything you will need to make your stay perfect."

    On arrival we were met by the owners Simon and Lesley who explained everything we needed to know about the cottage, they also left some nice surprises in the fridge.Simon and Lesley were not intrusive and left us to our own devices,but we're always available if required, they are very nice people and very approachable. The cottage is in a perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Thanks for everything Steve,Val,Rob,Chris.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2018

  • "Our holiday home was fantastic, our hosts met us and ensured that absolutely everything was provided including a bottle of wine in the fridge and bubbles for the kids."

    The house was perfect for us - comfy rooms and plenty of communal space to spend time together. A lovely holiday made even better by the location and hospitality we received.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0May 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage and lovely owners."

    We had a wonderful week in beautiful Devon. Would highly recommend this comfortable and welcoming home from home.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Mar 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Property contains man made pillows or goose feather pillows depending on customers preference
  • High chair & cot available on request. Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 5 guests plus an infant
  • Note: This property allows infants up to the age of 2 and children over the age of 10 only from November 2018
  • Note: This property accepts holiday bookings only and not bookings for work purposes
  • Note: This maximum stay at this property is 14 nights.

The property

A delightful, homely cottage, attached to the owner's home, resting one mile outside the village of Hemyock, with beautiful grounds and countryside sitting right on your doorstep.

Perfect for a group of travellers or the whole family, this retreat offers plenty of charm and comfortable living space for everyone to enjoy.

Wander inside to the conservatory, with its collection of sofas and heart-warming layout, perfect for spending quality time with your loved ones.

The dining area lies just ahead, hosting seating for six people, and an additional lounge area for a sense of luxury.

A separate kitchen adds a modern feel to the property, pieced together with contemporary units and counter tops, as well as a natural landscape to keep you company.

Past the vestibule area, you will find a cloakroom, which completes the ground floor.

Stairs take you up to three bedrooms, two king-size bedrooms rest on one side, each beautifully presented, with the master room boasting stunning period features and a dressing area.

The family bathroom is positioned nearby, featuring a roll-top bath, and blues and whites that create a soothing feel throughout.

The other side mirrors the previous with its lovely dressing area, however offers a different style of sleeping, with a double bedroom and a lovely shower room.

If you are looking for somewhere different to relax, the garden is the place to be, soaking in the sun whilst admiring the location.

Horse riding and fishing facilities are on hand in the village, whilst the pretty town of Wellington, with its award-winning park, lies just 5 miles away, housing pubs, craft and gift shops.

With Dartmoor, Exmoor and the memorable north/south Devon coastline within easy reach, this is a holiday cottage not to be missed.

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About the location


Wellington 5 miles; Taunton 10 miles; Honiton 12 miles.

The small, historic village of Hemyock is situated in the beautiful Culm Valley, quietly nestling amidst the stunning Blackdown Hills. The village itself features a small Norman Castle situated adjacent to the parish church, a welcoming pub serving fine food and two shops with a small post office. Horse riding and fishing facilities are on hand, whilst the pretty town of Wellington, with its award winning park, lies just 5 miles away offering a wide variety of pubs, craft and gift shops and a monthly Farmer’s Market attracting visitors from all around. Visit the market town of Honiton, with its quaint lace and pottery stores or nearby Taunton, with its beautiful countryside, colourful weekly market and wide choice of restaurants. With Dartmoor, Exmoor and the stunning north and south Devon coastline within easy reach, this wonderful holiday location has something for everyone.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 5 guests plus an infant.
Note: This property allows infants up to the age of 2 and children over the age of 10 only from November 2018.
Note: This property accepts holiday bookings only and not bookings for work purposes.
Note: The minimum stay at this property is 4 nights and the maximum stay at this property is 14 nights.
Note: Owner cannot accept a booking within 5 working days of the start date (Sept-March).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas