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Kitchen Dining Area Lounge Shower Room




Whitcombe Cottage

(Ref. 976051)

Honiton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic time, made do special with the lambing."

    Rowan and Jayne were very friendly and helpful. Our 3 year old grandson had a wonderful time helping in the lambing shed and we will be back- hopefully for longer next year.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Mar 2024

  • "What a cosy property with the warmest hospitality from host Jayne."

    It was a comfortable and lovely stay. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Ee-leene5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, this is our 3rd visit."

    Had everything we needed. We did notice that 2 of the lights in the lounge were not working. The door to the downstairs wet room was very stiff and needed a strong push/pull to open or close. The upstairs bathroom and the door to the double room also needed a bit of attention to shut properly. Otherwise everything was spot on. A clock in the kitchen would be a useful addition.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage on a working farm."

    Beautifully furnished and cleaned to perfection and well-stocked with everything we needed - even with tea and coffee and a very welcome lemon drizzle cake. We loved the woollen throws/blankets made from the farm's own sheeps' wool and the opportunity to use the woodburner stove. Handy access to the main road to Honiton and Exeter, though the local lanes are the usual narrow Devon ones. Easy drive to Sidmouth. We had a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all you need for your vist on a quiet small working farm in Devon owners very friendly and more than happy to give help and information on the property and area if needed."

    Very peaceful Peter Newcombe

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Owners are very friendly and helpful. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday, throughly enjoyed it."

    The cottage was great every thing we needed.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2023

  • "This is a beautiful rural setting the accommodation is excellent great for the ..."

    This is a beautiful rural setting the accommodation is excellent great for the dogs, the family who run the farm are very friendly always happy to help or give information about the even though they work extremely hard would recommend to anyone for a peaceful relaxing break or their is plenty to do for the adventurists

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Outstanding cottage and great hosts."

    Jayne and family welcomed us and really made us feel at home. The cottage was equipped with everything you need to make your stay pleasant and it was really nice for my 2 year old son to go and say hello to all the friendly farm animals everyday which made him so happy. Would defiantly recommend to anyone who wants a peacefully escape away for your hectic lifes to unwind. 5 star rating from me

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage one of the best equipped kitchens we have had highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Mar 2023

  • "Whitcombe Cottage is a great find and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    We loved the warm welcome and the cottage was even better than we'd anticipated. Lovely place to stay and we're already planning when we can get back there! Thank you Jayne and Family, you made us truly welcome!!

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Whitehall Farm."

    The cottage is warm, welcoming, tastefully furnished and definitely a home from home experience. Our dogs loved the enclosed back garden and bounding around the fields. The scenery is stunning and the Gotland sheep are of particular interest, with beautiful products to buy. The cottage is the perfect setting for a much needed break and is in an ideal position for the Devon/Dorset coast and major towns. We would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at Whitcombe cottage."

    It was easy to find along a quiet country lane. The accommodation was perfect for our requirements and the dogs. There was a lovely homemade cake in the kitchen which was very welcome after our journey. A relaxing week was spent in the quiet cottage. There are plenty of fields to walk the dogs with cows and sheep to talk too. The owner was welcoming and helpful the farm is a very interesting place to explore.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this cottage."

    We could have done with more instructions about how to use the microwave, oven, and heating. The kitchen area was well equipped and the beds comfortable. Lovely cakes greeted us on arrival - a thoughtful gesture.

    Reviewed by Ken4.1Sep 2022

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay."

    Cottage was perfect and very friendly and helpful owners. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jul 2022

  • "The accommodation was very well equipped with top of the range kitchen equipment."

    Our only complaint which previous visitors had commented on was the wet room, it needs a small amount of modifications ie glass walk in enclosure to stop the shower water going everywhere which would make the room more comfortable and possibly the drain needs a little more slope to eliminate so much water on the floor. Jayne was very helpful as nothing was too much trouble and she had a very nice personality

    Reviewed by Rodney4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely location, lovely owners and overall the Cottage was fabulous."

    For me the only things that need addressing are the TV remote which was impossible to use due to the back missing so the batteries were taped in. The wet room...very awkward as everything got soaked and there is no need for this.... perhaps a shower curtain rail fixed to the ceiling to enclose the shower and stop the whole room from being soaked if this is not necessary and then a disabled person would still be able to use the room as required..... Or mixer taps on the bath upstairs with a shower attachment so you can wash your hair in the bathroom. These are important things for me when staying away.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you found Whitcombe Cottage to be a lovely location. We can confirm that the TV remote has been replaced with a universal remote which is in the property. We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with the wet room, but as a wet room, it is totally waterproofed with a shower area at the same level as the rest of the floor, as this is standard for a wet room. We hope to invite you back again for another fabulous stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1May 2022

  • "Ideal location all in a lovely place to stay."

    Reviewed by Kim4.1Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic stay at Whitcombe Cottage."

    Lovely hosts who made sure our stay was the best it could be

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very friendly owners, and a wonderful position."

    Only slight drawback was the rather soft mattresses on the twin beds.We enjoyed being on a working farm and found the surrounding area full of interesting villages and churches.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Mar 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely weekend in relaxing surroundings."

    The cottage was spotless when we arrived and the area is perfect for country walks and exploring. We loved being on the farm and liked the special welcoming touches from the hosts. Thank-you

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very welcoming owners and a relaxing break."

    The stair lift proved very useful for a mature group! A world class lemon cake made with their own lemons was a memorable feature.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Mar 2022

  • "We were very comfortable in this extremely well equipped farm cottage."

    We were very interested in the biomass boiler and felt pleased to be Green on holiday. We didn't know you had a car charger point as well! Being able to walk across the farm land to Dumpdon Hill was a great stretch in the morning. All in all a lovely February holiday.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and that you were able to enjoy the surrounding area and the local walks. We do hope to be able to welcome you back to the cottage again in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful home from home, with a very well equipped kitchen, down to kitchen scales and cake tin, in case you want to make a cake for a birthday whilst staying."

    The hosts are on hand and very friendly, with a nothing is too much trouble attitude. The logs burner made it very cosy on blustery days. Having two dogs, staying on a farm was a great bonus as often we’ve found, whilst holidaying in Devon, you are restricted to walking on the lanes and jumping into the hedge if a tractor comes along! Here, there are acres of land you are free to walk in (responsibly) with your dogs. Also great for two energetic boys! Honiton town is very close by and there are lots of great places within a short drive to visit. Not that we needed it, but excellent facilities for people with limited mobility.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed at this cottage and have booked again for same time next year."

    The owner has provided everything you need for your stay. Good for dog walks from the cottage and a good base for exploring this part of Devon. The owners are on hand if you need anything. The only thing to add would be a clock in the kitchen would be handy.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely location for this beautiful cottage - one of three on site."

    Would certainly book there again when in that area.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Whitcombe Cottage."

    The family were very welcoming and the cottage is beautifully located in the countryside, well equipped, cosy and comfortable. There is lots to do in the surrounding area for 2 dogs and a 2 year old! A lovely week away.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nice clean property but a bit on the remote side ,generally ok but a couple of points that would have made it better was that there was no upstairs shower which would have been better and also the cooker only worked when it wanted to."

    Reviewed by Dave4.1Sep 2021

  • "What an absolutely fantastic cottage in a beautiful location!"

    And the owners are so helpful and friendly! We will definitely be coming back here again!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Please pass on to the owners that we would have appreciated a welcome handbook."

    We struggled to understand how the cooker worked and this caused frustrations. We did contact the owner in the end. Also there needs to be instructions on how to use the chair lift. We were lucky and did not need to use it but again this would have been useful to other guests. The single beds need to be changed to bigger singles. And the one by the small window needs to be replaced as it was wooden and creaked with every slight turn or movement. There are needs to be a shower upstairs above the bath. Four people using one shower which was downstairs is not sufficient. The downstairs shower is a wet room which does not drain very well, hence when you want to use the toilet after someone has used the shower your clothes (when wearing towers) get wet!. The overhead shower head needs to be changed to a round one. we even had to clean all the animal hair off the cushions before we could sit down and clean the outside furniture of green algi before we could sit down. Just small things that would really have made a difference.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The owners are on site and encourage guests to contact them should there be any issues during the stay. They would have been pleased to assist on this occasion too! There are instruction manuals for appliances in the kitchen drawer. If guests would like to use the stair lift they are advised to contact the owner as this is better demonstrated in person. The wet room does drain and a floor squeegee is provided to help with this process if required. The upstairs bathroom wouldn't be suitable to accommodate a shower, so the separate wet room offers this option for those that prefer a shower. The single beds are quality sturdy, handmade wooden beds which are built to a standard single size. The outside garden furniture is a green metal design and cushions are available for guests to use. The cleaners do their best to ensure that pet hair is removed on each changeover. The owners would have welcomed the opportunity to address any of your concerns at the time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely host, gorgeous cottage in amazing location, looking forward to going back."

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2021

  • "It was a perfect, restful holiday."

    The cottage was comfortable and welcoming, we had flowers and home made cakes on arrival. The owners were friendly and helpful. We took our dog for the first time so it was a bit different, it was the perfect place to take him he really enjoyed walking around the farm and fields.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful location, excellent hosts and overall, a very enjoyable holiday break."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really friendly hosts,who were very helpful and approachable."

    Delightful setting, we couldn't have asked for more. Even had some super fresh eggs,thanks to Mia's clever hunting. Despite it being a really wet and cold week in May we felt we had a good breakaway.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7May 2021

  • "Tranquility, freedom, lovely farmyard setting, fabulous hosts, glorious countryside, blazing log fires, no light pollution, ease of parking."

    In short it was a perfect location for us to unwind and relax. A perfect location for visits to Lyme Regis, Beer, Seaton, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Loved it, we’ll go again next year all being well

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2021

  • "We all had a brilliant time, Jayne and family made us feel very at home!"

    The cottage has absolutely everything you could ask for! The location is perfect to explore the beautiful Devon countryside. As well as being close to the coast and also some lovely towns for shopping etc. we will defiantly be returning!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful location."

    It really was home from home with everything you need provided. Lovely welcome from the owners who are on hand if you need anything but leave you to enjoy your break, perfect balance. It was fabulous to be able to wander around the fields, we loved seeing the animals. The grass area in the garden is up a little spiral set of steps, worth being aware of if your dog struggles with stairs. Cant fault anything looking forward to a return visit soon.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Apr 2021

  • "The farm use a biomass boiler and as they both work they can only prime it 2 a day so if you come home early there may not be a lot of heat in property only what is retained in the building."

    This is fine but maybe logs and kindling should be outside the front door on a daily basis so that clients can light the wood burner and not be chilly. It was quite dusty where you wouldn’t clean everyday and if you were asthmatic etc it cld cause an issue. I understand that it is rural living but having enough lights to shave and put makeup on were lacking. We did have a lovely time and it was nice to chill away from work and busy life. And one last thing there was no WiFi which meant we spent money on data from our provider bit annoying. I understand that the owners are trying to sort it as I write this. These are smallish things and in no way spoilt our break but need to be said so that improvements can be made J Adlam

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry some minor issues occurred during your stay but are grateful for you bringing them to the owners attention, giving them the opportunity to address them swiftly. Logs can be requested on arrival if wanted, as noted in the key collection details, but with winter approaching, perhaps some could be left available. It was regrettable BT were not able to fix the Wi-Fi before the end of your stay and the owners are currently having fibre optic installed to improve service going forward. Despite these things, we are glad you enjoyed your holiday and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Oct 2020

  • "A great place for a short break with our 2 Labradors!"

    The farm is so lovely and spacious and, although there are animals all around it is very well designed for visiting dogs with secure fencing and walks direct from the door. The location was perfect for us to explore the Honiton and surrounding countryside & beaches - we were house hunting and it was in the perfect location for us and we received some tips on places to look at from the friendly, but respectfully distanced owners. An early morning walk up to Dumpton Hill directly from the cottage early in the morning was a real highlight. Stunning.

    Reviewed by Sue3.1Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Lovely location. The owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovley Cottage very friendly people superb location Devon cream teas all round Mr-Mrs FJ Morrison"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a perfect base for our holiday."

    Plenty for room for us and our dog.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a gorgeous place with lovely owners who made us feel very welcome."

    I only wish we had had longer there but there’s always next time

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and the surroundings were stunning."

    What made the holiday even more special though, was the owners of the cottage and their really nice children. They were so welcoming and hospitable, and we felt really at home there. We will definitely go back sometime.

    Reviewed by Cressida5.0Jul 2020

  • "WOW what a fabulous cottage, great location and very warm welcome."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was a lovely little cottage with views of the fields."

    It is a rural cottage and there is silence to relax and rewind. There are narrow lanes, but this is Devon and normal. The cottage was in a good location to visit the beaches of Devon and Dorset. We would stay again as we really relaxed and enjoyed our time on the farm and the owners Jayne and Rowan were lovely. We had some issues with the Internet and Jayne got onto the provider and sorted it. We arrived and Jayne had thoughtfully left us some milk, teabags and cake. This was a lovely touch. We were so relaxed that we did not want to leave. Our dog, Suki had made a friend in Jayne's dog Coco and refused to get in the car to leave. We all miss the farm.

    Reviewed by Terence3.8Sep 2019

  • "It is a lovely location and very peaceful and rural."

    The owners make you very welcome and it’s great for dog walking. A brilliant location and destination for seeing lovely areas around the coast. I am looking forward to going back soon.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2019

  • "For anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in rural devon we would not hesitate to recommend this cottage."

    It's an ideal location for exploring East Devon

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fantastic break in Devon visiting family and it as over all too quickly, the cottage was a delight and we would have liked more time just to chill out there."

    . We were made very welcome and the cake waiting for us was much appreciated, thank you very much

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, beautiful location and very welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2019

  • "Just returned home from a lovely stay at Whitcombe cottage Honiton, we were made very welcome."

    We received tea, coffee and milk and a lovely cake made by Jayne. We will be returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, traquil setting."

    Lovely owners made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Really helpful and friendly owners and nothing is a problem. Had a wonderful relaxing week and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2018

  • "We have really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful farm."

    The location is perfect for beautiful rural walks and driving short distances to explore the East Devon coast. Jayne and Rowan are very welcoming and the children loved having the opportunity to explore the farm and feed the lambs. We would definatley like to return to this lovely cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage and family are amazing better than home from home."

    This cottage is on a wonderful farm and being able to get involved was such an amazing experience. Rowan and Jayne are fabulous hosts and my son loved every minute helping with the sheep, lambs and cows. Thank you once again for an amazing stay and we will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, WC, basin
  • Ground floor wet-room shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Ground floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen and French windows to patio.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairs with stair lift
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly

The property

Whitcombe Cottage has been converted into comfortable accommodation from a barn across a courtyard from the main farmhouse.

Head into the open plan living space with its cosy fuel-efficient wood burner and your eye will be caught by the splendid views to Dumpdon Hill.

The kitchen is well equipped for preparing meals to enjoy in the dining area, and there are French windows to throw open to a sunny patio.

You will find the two bedrooms upstairs, sharing a family bathroom as well as the downstairs shower room.

Outside you have your own small garden, pretty with flowers, lawn and peaceful views, as well as the outdoor furniture and barbecue on the patio.

This is a welcoming cottage with bags of comfort.

This property can be booked with Whitcombe Cottage (976051) and Swallows Cottage (976052), all around the same courtyard and together they sleep a total 15 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Ottery St Mary 5.6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.2 miles; Exeter 16.7 miles.

Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.

Note: Spring water.
Note: Please no stag or hen parties.
Note: Arrival from after 5pm, departure by 9am.