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West Bowden Farm

Knowstone near South Molton, Devon (Ref. 924911)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Very happy with the accommodation a very nice and relaxing weekend and lovely to see the farm animals"

    Reviewed by CliffordApr 2022

  • "Very nice and relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by SvetlanaMar 2022

  • "Very homely and cosy cottage, welcoming and easy to get to ,would recommend to friends and relatives and we will hopefully book again."

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "Lovely and homely, big enough for the 8 of us, thank you for the welcome too especially the chocolates x"

    Reviewed by AndreaDec 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a great location, the cream tea on arrival was a lovely finishing touch."

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday with beautiful scenery."

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

    Reviewed by ClaudiaJul 2021

  • "Very welcoming."

    Everything you need to assist our stay. Child friendly

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "From the moment we arrived we felt so relaxed."

    The cottage was lovely and clean. Owner was lovely and friendly and couldn’t do enough to help us feel settled. Was lovely watching the ducks and ducklings on the lake and Lucy the goose kept everyone in check! Would definitely recommend to all

    Reviewed by KirstyJul 2021

  • "The farm was picture perfect with spacious rooms, beams, windows overlooking the courtyard, and all the equipment you would need."

    There was a welcoming tray of scones with jam and cream on arrival and the hosts were never far away if we needed anything. The location was beautiful and we were blessed with a beautiful week of sunshine! We couldn't have asked for anything more!

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous barn conversion on a farm - and seems to be isolated and ..."

    Absolutely fabulous barn conversion on a farm - and seems to be isolated and very quite although not too far from the main road

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "The family Bray were excellent hosts and couldn't have been more helpfull."

    The converted barn was spot on. This is an ideal location for walking and cycling on Exmoor and area.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The barn was very clean, and the photos of don't do it justice."

    Reviewed by KennethAug 2020

  • "This was a great cottage for the whole family."

    Our 2 and 1/2 year old grandson loved the animals and ducks. Loved every minute. It was a good base to explore Devon we spent quite a lot of time in westward ho!, instow ilfracombe and Appledore. People so friendly. Quince honey farm and Darlington class well worth a visit. We packed a lot into our week away, crabbing at appledore use bacon!!! Mackerel fishing and deep see fishing off Ilfracombe were extremely good fun. After covid a cottage holiday was the way to go with the whole three generations.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at West Bowden Farm in accommodation which is comfortable and spacious and has a well equipped kitchen."

    Well away from the road, the peaceful location proved to be ideal for accessing the north west Devon coastline from Minehead through to Westward Ho and the beautiful Exmoor and Tarr Steps are particularly recommended. One of the best we have had the privilege to stay at.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "People should be aware that the cottage is quite remote and it is a good idea to order a supermarket delivery of food as there are very few restaurants/pubs/shops within a 10 mile radius."

    The owners are very welcoming, and the barn conversion is very well equipped. There is no private garden attached and the farm dogs can become a nuisance with their barking. This is a working farm so expect tractors and animals. However, we had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend, especially if you like walking. Most seaside resorts are within an hours drive.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2019

  • "What can I say, the barn was perfect for our family get away."

    The farm itself is beautiful and the area surrounding had so many places to see and walk. Id recommend it without hesitation to anyone.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2019

  • "Good value for money."

    We would definitely like to make a visit again.

    Reviewed by SangramDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, in attractive location."

    Clean and comfortable, spacious rooms and well equipped kitchen. Excellent location to get to Exmoor and North Devon coast.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2018

  • "We found the holiday home very comfortable and great for relaxing."

    It's a great base for exploring the many delights of both Exmoor and Dartmoor. The only issue we found is a lack of mobile phone reception and poor internet. Personally, I didn't have a problem as it was actually good to almost be "off grid".

    Reviewed by JeffreyJun 2018

  • "Very nice cottage with 3 ensuites."

    Fully equipped kitchen. Very large and comfortable living room. Friendly owners. Stunning views in superb Devon.

    Reviewed by PhilippeJun 2018

  • "The family that own West Bowden Farm have a lovely place for a holiday we ..."

    The family that own West Bowden Farm have a lovely place for a holiday we really enjoyed it there The family were most hospitable and watching the ducks and geese were really funny We were even given the privilege of being able to watch lambs being born A really enjoyable break would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2017

  • "It was an ideal spot for visiting local area and the costal towns"

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2017

  • "Lovely Easter Holiday with husband, daugher's family and son."

    Plenty of room for 5 adults and a 3 year old. Lovely clean well equipt accommodation. will definitely look at this property again.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2017

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  • 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.

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.

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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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