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The Long House

Sheepwash near Great Torrington, Devon (Ref. 934897)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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32 Customer Review(s)

  • “This was our second stay at the Long House.”

    We love it there, fantastic hospitality and a beautiful setting. We would recommend to anyone.

    We love it there, fantastic hospitality and a beautiful setting. We would recommend to anyone.

    - Mrs Matthews, August 2021

The property

Sheepwash 0.7 miles.

This welcoming thatched farmhouse is one of two holiday cottages situated on a 25 acre smallholding in rural Devon, just over half a mile from the pretty village of Sheepwash situated in the Torridge Valley, which is renowned for its fishing, walking and cycling.

The original Grade II listed thatched farmhouse dates back to the 1600s and provides a cosy warm family holiday cottage alongside the owners’ home and their friendly sheep, goats and llamas.

There is a superb sitting room with original wooden beams and inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove, ideal for a toasty warm evening after a walk in the country lanes.

The spacious kitchen/diner is a really sociable space for the family to cook local farm produce, eat together, and chat about the day’s activities.

The snooker room features antique benches so that the family can gather together after supper before slouching in front of the fire.

Upstairs there are three comfortable and beautifully dressed bedrooms, two double and one twin.

Outside there is a private garden with seating, a lovely and relaxing place to unwind and listen to the plentiful birdsong and animal sounds from the farm.

A wonderful bonus to staying at this delightful cottage is that there is a private grass airstrip, so if you have use of a helicopter or small plane, then why not fly here and leave your car at home?

Flying in Devon and Cornwall is a sheer delight with the magnificent, rolling coastal farmland and moorland scenery being largely untouched, and with a variety of small airfields, private farm strips and of course, the beautiful Scilly Isles, you have all the ingredients for a superb flying holiday.

Sheepwash village is less than a mile away and offers a good pub, a shop and friendly locals.

The stunning River Torridge runs close by and provides a quiet spot along its banks for some trout fishing or a riverside walk to the village.

The historic market town of Great Torrington and the larger towns of Bideford and Barnstaple are easily reached, while the spectacular North Devon beaches are only short drives away, offering surfing, miles of golden sand and fun-filled sunny days.

The Long House is an excellent cottage for exploring beautiful Devon, at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 920335, together they sleep 10.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC (Jack-and-Jill access from one double and twin bedroom)
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room with snooker table.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 Smart) with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Some of the electricity is supplied by solar panels and the water supply is from the owner's bore hole
  • Note: Private grass landing airstrip on the farm available free of charge, subject to weather conditions, by prior arrangement with owner is essential
  • Note: Day tickets for fly fishing on River Torridge can be purchased from the local pub or the adjacent farm for around £15 per day.

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About the location


Great Torrington 9 miles; Okehampton 12 miles; Bideford 16 miles; Bude 20 miles.

Sheepwash village is set in the peaceful Torridge Valley in Devon. The village offers a shop and a friendly traditional pub set in the village square, serving good food and locally brewed ales. Sheepwash is ideal for walkers and country lovers, being located in the heart of Ruby Trail Country and within easy reach of the Tarka Trail or the coast. Stroll along the River Torridge where you are more than likely to spot an otter family and maybe a Kingfisher or two. There are many places of interest in the surrounding area, including the coastal towns of Bude, Clovelly, Bideford and Westward Ho!, where you will find traditional seaside activities, surfing and the South West coastal footpath. Dartmoor is within 20 minutes’ drive, as is the RHS Rosemoor at Great Torrington and several National Trust properties, and a good variety of visitor attractions, ideal for families or couples, such as the Big Sheep at Bideford, Trethorne Leisure Farm at Launceston, the Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhampstead, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all within reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season