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West Bowden Farm

Knowstone near South Molton, Devon, EX36 4RP (Ref. 924911)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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  • “Lovely holiday with beautiful scenery.”

    Comfortable home with everything we needed. Very friendly owners living across the farmyard.

    Comfortable home with everything we needed. Very friendly owners living across the farmyard.

    - Claudia, July 2021

The property

South Molton 9 miles.

This lovely, detached barn conversion is across a courtyard from the owners' 17th century thatched farmhouse, on a working sheep farm, close to the small village of Knowstone and nine miles from the town of South Molton.

Set amidst quiet countryside in an idyllic rural location and overlooking a lovely duck pond, this comfortably-furnished cottage provides a traditional getaway for a family or a group of friends.

The spacious sitting room, with underfloor heating and floor-to-ceiling windows, provides a welcoming space for dining together, watching TV or playing board games.

There’s also a kitchen with a breakfast area, providing plenty of space for preparing dinner or a picnic for your day’s adventures.

Upstairs you will find exposed beams and three bedrooms; two doubles and a family room with a double and two singles, all having the added benefits of en-suite facilities and TVs, sure to be a big hit with all the family.

Guests are welcome to wander parts of the farm with permission, where you may be able to exercise your dogs in one of the fields, or take a footpath leading to open moorland close by.

The farmers also offer their guests the opportunity to admire the animals giving you an authentic taste of rural Devon life.

Just a mile away is the picturesque and friendly local village pub with a thatched roof and Michelin-starred restaurant, a great place to enjoy fabulous food with good company and a warm welcome.

By car it is also easy to reach the market town of South Molton, for retail therapy and exploring the weekly market.

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 everyone in your party to enjoy.

A welcoming farm cottage, near rugged moorland and stunning coast, perfect for families and friends all year round.


  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room 1 double and 2 singles with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Front gravelled area with furniture
  • Access to farm fields and footpaths
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: Duck pond 30 yards from the property, children and pets must be supervised at all times.

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About the location


Combe Martin 19 miles; Ilfracombe 24 miles; Woolacombe 25 miles.

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 twice 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, Landacre 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.

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