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Lower Wadden Farmhouse and Annexe

(Ref. 976018)

Southleigh, near Beer, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent spacious property with stunning views, very well equipped."

    The games room and hot tub were a huge hit with children and adults alike. A good location for visiting many attractions. Ideal for a family get together.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Overall a terific property - great facilities, beautiful location (although local roads a bit challenging at times!"

    ), great attention to details all round. It was perfect for our family get together for a special occasion. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2023

  • "It was a beautiful place, pictures didn’t do it justice."

    Everything you could need was there. The Wi-Fi wasn’t brilliant but that didn’t matter. The highlight for my grown up daughters was to feed the chickens every morning and collect the eggs for breakfast and the turkeys got used to being fed and used to wait down by the door until they went out with the food. Thankyou to the owners it was a fabulous holiday and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our group of 7 adults and 4 children had a lovely stay at Lower Wadden Farm."

    The house and annexe are very comfortable and well-equipped, particularly the kitchen where there was a generous amount of crockery, cutlery, glassware and pans compared to other places we have stayed. The views from the front of the house over the valley were beautiful and we particularly enjoyed using the sun room for evening drinks. The kids loved feeding the chickens and collecting the fresh eggs! We didn't meet the owners but Jo was very helpful and forthcoming on the occasions that we spoke by phone. If I were to make any suggestions for improvement it would probably be that the main house could do with another shower cubicle, as there is only one walk-in shower between five bedrooms (the others are showers over baths but only one of these has a curtain so you can't really use the others for a proper shower). If that's not possible then the installation of shower curtains or screens on the other baths would help. Second small suggestion would be to provide towels for the hot tub - I understand that the owners don't want their towels used for the beach, which is perfectly reasonable and we were happy to bring beach towels, but it's unusual not to have any provided for hot tub users. Be aware that the whilst the house is not isolated as such (as there are several other properties on the farm) it is a fair distance up some narrow lanes from the nearest village so you will certainly be reliant on cars for the duration of your trip. If you don't fancy cooking every night or driving a few miles to eat out, then we can recommend a take-away from the fish & chip shop in Colyton, but put in a pre-order in the afternoon if you are a big group!

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Aug 2022

  • "A really good property that works well for a large group."

    Excellent standard. Great facilities.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Another fantastic stay at lower wadden."

    The farmhouse is well equipped and plenty of space for our group of 14 plus 2 dogs. It’s a great base for exploring the Devon and Dorset area. Happy memories of meals together around the kitchen table, outdoor space and views and of course the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "As other reviewers have commented, a really great property with the lack of reliable internet/mobile coverage the only downside for those not wanting a complete escape."

    The fact that I recently returned for a second stay despite this issue speaks volumes about the quality of the accommodation and the enjoyment we had staying here.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2022

  • "A superb holiday, the children loved it especially the buggy ride to and from the archery."

    Jamie was really good , very friendly and very helpful. We were really pleased with the amount of tea, coffee, toilet rolls etc that was left for us. We couldn’t have asked for better and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation and rural setting."

    Good games room and facilities for family. Very clean and spacious house. It was a privilege to spend a week with our family at Lower Wadden.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2022

  • "The only downside was the lack of decent Wi-Fi."

    One of our party had to leave early and return to Birmingham as he could not connect for a Zoom meeting. Not ideal on a family holiday during half term.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the disruptions caused to your holiday. Unfortunately, as you can imagine, we can never guarantee the strength of WiFi, especially in our rural properties. We always urge guests to contact us if they need to use the WiFi for anything specific like work prior to booking. - The Helpful Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2022

  • "All my family aged from 8 to 76 years shared a week in Lower Wadden."

    All thoroughly enjoyed living in this large spacious house,in a beautiful rural location. The children loved feeding the chickens daily and visiting the horses and other animals. The hot tub was the favourite though with both children and adults. We all enjoyed walking the beaches at Branscombe, Seaton ,Lyme and Sidmouth. Every room had tv's but no connection to Internet to enable netflix or the like Very poor WiFi so not always able to make calls on mobiles,Not a problem for me personally I can live without it .Some however needed connections for work. All my family agreed they would love to come again to this charming area of Devon. Thanks. Diana Langford. 11th-18th March 2022.

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Feb 2022

  • "Brilliant time, in a well equipped, clean, warm and comfortable holiday house."

    No complaints whatsoever and would love to return. Only problems we encountered were today with Internet connection, but assume this might be down to location? Also some sharper cooking knives would be welcome - several of us are either chefs or keen cooks.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything was exactly as we would have wished."

    Great kitting out of the house. Quiet, comfortable, lots of space, just a great place to spend a week getting away from it all.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay"

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Nov 2021

  • "The farmhouse is just huge and was everything listed and so much more."

    Have never stayed in a holiday let that was so well equipped and well thought out for guests. We wanted for nothing! Had an amazing few days, lots to do within a short drive. Will definitely plan to return to explore the estate more. Will never forget those views!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage…."

    Well laid out, clean and had all facilities needed and equipment… only slight negative was showers were a bit hit and miss with temperature and poor WiFi but when you go to a remote farm the WiFi should not be a priority anyway… xxxx

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous place would consider going back but the price for 2022 is way over the top."

    But thanks for the holiday.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "The farm is in a beautiful location - a little isolated but that was fine with us."

    Perfect for a large family/group with plenty of space. Ideal for dogs and children with enclosed areas and a games area. We all loved the hot tub. The house was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Our only criticism is that there did not appear to be any arrangements for recycling - everything went to landfill. However we did manage to find a recycling centre near Honiton which could be advertised in the excellent information pack provided. Thank you for n excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2021

  • "It was so well equipped and such a comfortable property."

    Enough items to keep the children amused. The animals being an added attraction, especially being able to feed the chicken and collect some eggs.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great House, wonderful views."

    Tons of space and things to do.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was a delightful farmhouse stay with the family."

    We enjoyed nice walks around the area seeing the ducks, alpacas, and cooking the fresh eggs from the chickens each morning. The house was lovely and warm with lots of space and areas to eat as a family. The bedrooms were spacious. We enjoyed utilising the electric barbeque especially as the weather was warm. The hot tub was easy to use and added to the experience. On a slight negative note, the WiFi was very slow and only worked in limited regions of the house. Additionally, the games' room was very tight, as well as being on a slight slope. The net on the table tennis table is broken; it could do with a refurbishment. Otherwise we were very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by Rashmi3.8Sep 2020

  • "We had an amazing time there’s so much room in the house and the annexe is really big, very clean and lots of cleaning equipment, toilet roll, hand wash if your staying for a weekend you won’t need any of this."

    We ordered a food shop which was a great idea as your in the country side. Tesco’s is a couple of miles away. 9 of us stayed with a dog you do not feel cramped in. Hot tub is huge plenty of out door space to sit outside if you want to. The views are spectacular. Joanne is an amazing hostess. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Stunning property with amazing views."

    Everything and more provided for a lovely family holiday with toddlers, teenagers and older family members.Annexe was added bonus as was hot tub which was top favourite by all.Weather could have been kinder at times but didnt deter this family.Felt very secure and away from the madding world. Would definitely recommend to larger family groups.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Aug 2020

  • "Quick response to queries"

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Dec 2019

  • "The house was fantastic, so clean, and had everything we could of possible ..."

    The house was fantastic, so clean, and had everything we could of possible needed, set in such a pretty surrounding, my daughter had come over from Australia first time in 7 years, so it was an extra special time for us all, we have already discussed that we will return, would thoroughly recommend this beautiful house and the owner was extremely helpful, many thanks the Bradley family

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Dec 2019

  • "This place was amazing my whole family enjoyed the week we stayed."

    The kids had the most fun with the farm animals and the peacock that visited us daily and let the kids fed it by hand. Getting fresh eggs for breakfast from the chickens was a great experience for the kids. This place had the most beautiful views. The house was bigger than I thought it was going to be which was a bonus. We will definitely be going again. Thank you Sykes cottages

    Reviewed by Savrin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Good access to different beaches and lovely location for walking."

    The actual property was great for children, hot tub,trampoline and feeding the chickens. The property and garden felt safe and secure and far away from urban life.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Was even better than the pictures, very spacious, hot tub, garden and surroundings were well above expectations."

    Very well equipped and loved being able to wander around to see animals and eggs to collect every day was a real bonus. Thank you for a fantastic family holiday that will be memories for the whole family forever.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2019

  • "The Farmhouse and Annexe were superb for our weekend of 11 adults and 3 dogs with plenty of room and the hot tub was always in use later on in the evening and was the star attraction for the35 to 45 year olds."

    My wife and i stayed for the remainder of the weekand enjoyed visiting nearby coastal resorts.All in all a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Four generations of us each loved this holiday home ."

    . so many lovely extras such as collecting eggs, fishing, hot tub. Very spacious comfy accommodation and lovely welcome. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2019

  • "With six young grandchildren on board this site was the best we have been to by far."

    Garden was private and enclosed and the whole area was child friendly. The children loved the animals and was delighted to get involved with feeding them. Owner Joanne was lovely.A wonderful time was had by adults and children alike. Hot tub games room and private play area were a great hit. House itself was very roomy and comfortable. A great place to take a holiday with family.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7May 2019

  • "The cottages and the annexe were ideal for our large group of 14, age range of 4 ..."

    The cottages and the annexe were ideal for our large group of 14, age range of 4 to 75 The children liked the animals, and feeding the chickens, the games room, and the trampoline in the enclosed garden There were so many rooms in the cottage and TV sets it suited everyone The adults especially liked the Sauna, and the fact there was almost a bathroom for reach bedroom Lower Wadden Farm was situated in quite spectacular countryside, but near enough to visit many of the local resorts It is certainly on our must visit again list

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a brilliant time staying at Lower Wadden Farmhouse."

    A really well equipped place and plenty of space for our boys to roam and explore. Collecting fresh eggs each morning from the hen house was a nice touch. The owners were very friendly and happy to help. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Bonnie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Extremely lovely holiday house set around stunning views."

    Lovely weekend away!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Sep 2018

  • "We were 7 adults and 4 children."

    Everyone seemed to think it was a good choice. Children enjoyed hot-tub and games room. And no-one seemed to get bored. Are steps inside the house which can be a bit tricky, especially upstairs at night. We and one of our adult daughters took rooms at the end where there were steps up to a bathroom. And put all the children, including a four-year old, in rooms at the other end.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic house great holiday will be returning."

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lower Wadden Farm is an ideal base for exploring the local area and the Jurassic Coast."

    Three families ranging in age from 50 to 7 spent a week here for half term. The property itself is very well-equipped, comfortable beds and lots of space for everyone. The hot tub is fantastic - especially after a long day walking or exploring the beach. The owner was also lovely - communicating really well and making sure everything was ok. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2018

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  • Five bedrooms in the main house: 2 x king size double, 3 x twin
  • Three bathrooms with baths, hand showers, WCs, basins, one with separate shower
  • Ground floor hall
  • Two sitting rooms, one with electric fire
  • Conservatory
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room
  • Ground floor WC with basin
  • One family bedroom in the single storey annexe with king size bed and two singles
  • Bathroom with corner bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen and French windows
  • Central heating with electric fires
  • Microwave, electric range-style cooker with 5 burners/2 ovens/separate grill, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for six cars
  • Childrens' play area, barbecue, hot tub
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, first dog included, extra dogs at £75 per dog, per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Additional activities such as clay shooting, archery, and coarse fishing available by arrangement at extra cost, Monday - Thursday only

The property

Lower Wadden Farmhouse and Annexe is detached and south-facing.

You have two sitting rooms, one with a flame-effect fire and a door leading to a sunny conservatory with French windows to the patio.

There is also a dining room and big kitchen with breakfast table.

Up two staircases are the five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The main house comes with a single-storey annexe, suitable for guests with limited mobility, looking over the courtyard, with an open plan living area, a family bedroom and a bathroom.

In the courtyard is a hot tub and trampoline, and you also enjoy a games room/summer house and a garden with play equipment, outdoor furniture and barbecue.

This is a splendid holiday home.

Note: This property is on the same farmstead as The Barn, Hiscox Cottage and The Shippen.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Beer is a small picturesque fishing village on the south Devon coast between Seaton and Branscombe. 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.

Note: No Hen/Stag parties accepted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas