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The Furrow

(Ref. 967281)

Tedburn St Mary, Devon Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage clean warm felt very much at home there ."

    Lovely location quiet countryside ideal for walking and visiting surrounding area .Only downside no window in main bedroom that you can open only doors, which would be ok in summer but not in the winter .

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Feb 2024

  • "Thanks again for another stay always feel at home, and the location is great for us as a base to,visit relatives in Topsham see you again soon."

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Dec 2023

  • "We spent a very relaxing week at the cottage which was well equipped and comfortable."

    The bedrooms were excellent and having two upstairs shower/ bathroom areas was a bonus. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely place so peaceful and quiet and a really comfortable place to stay , a real home from home ."

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just perfect."

    We wanted somewhere quiet following a family bereavement and this was perfect. Peter and Judith were lovely hosts. The Furrow was in a Perfect location for visiting many places. This is our third Sykes cottage and they are always a very high standard and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all the amenities you need."

    It was well maintained and very clean. The bed is very comfortable. My only criticism is that the sofas are very low and sink even lower when sat on. I have to say that we average 2 cottages a year and find this an issue in most cottages. We are only 5fi 7 and 5 ft 10 so we are not giants but usually struggle getting comfortable. Perhaps cottages should take this into consideration.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Sep 2023

  • "Another fantastic stay at The Furrow - always a great venue with helpful hosts and in a good location"

    Reviewed by Morgan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Just Fantastic."

    Reviewed by Alister5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable property, had everything you needed, lovely garden also."

    Friendly owners who were on hand if required. We had a very relaxed week.

    Reviewed by Caron5.0May 2023

  • "We would thoroughly recommend a stay at The Furrow."

    The cottage is lovely, it's clean, comfortable, well-equipped and the large garden is fantastic. We were given a warm welcome, and really appreciated the fresh farm eggs and flowers that were left for us. The Furrow is well situated on a quiet farm, within easy driving distance of Exeter, Torquay, Paignton etc.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "Off the beaten track but close to major routes."

    Nice and quiet and cosy with the log burner going, handy for us to visit family in the area. We will be back, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is our 3rd visit here - twice in 2021."

    Always beautiful property, so quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in perfect location."

    Owners had thought of everything to make this a home from home holiday Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great stay as always handy for us to visit Grand kids in Topsham, many thanks."

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Dec 2022

  • "Had a wonderful week at The Furrow."

    Plenty of places to visit, either Dartmoor or Torbay for the seaside. Well stocked shop in the village. All the comforts that we needed. Very helpful Owners if we needed help, all added up to a great week.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful barn conversion in a semi-remote location but within easy reach of Exeter."

    Look out in the early morning to see sheep, cows and horses and in the evening for incredible starry skies due to lack of light pollution. Comfortable beds for a great nights' sleep and a cosy atmosphere in the living room area. Access to a patio and lawned garden with comfortable reclining garden chairs made the most of our September stay. A couple of minor issues to mention : instructions for the electric hob and oven would be useful (we use gas at home), we couldn't find a hairdryer (usually provided), the bathrooms lack shaver points (not that we needed them). Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Sep 2022

  • "Only one little ask would be a new frying pan as the non stick has unstuck lol"

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Aug 2022

  • "A delightful rural, but accessible retreat in Devon."

    Within a short distance of the A30, therefore Exeter city and many beautiful coastal resorts (Exmouth, Topsham, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Torquay, Townes and Dawlish etc) are easily reached by car. The cottage is very well equipped and spotlessly clean throughout. The hosts are friendly and helpful and have thought of all the needs of visitors; their welcome gifts of fresh eggs, Prosecco and flowers are a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "An excellent property, well presented, clean and in a great location."

    The owners could not have been more helpful and accomodating. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Morgan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Ashleigh, Holly, Ed and Ellie (dog) had a wonderful stay at the Furrow from the 5th August - 12th August 2022 and would highly recommend this cottage to all our friends and family and will certainly not be looking for anywhere else to stay when we are back in Devon."

    The cottage was SPOTLESS and the bedsheets and beds were very comfortable, clean and of good quality. All the essential cooking equipment was available in the kitchen, super outdoor space (although we did discover a wasps nest under the willow tree which maybe should be removed as there were a lot of wasps in the garden and my daughter actually got stung twice in the night after leaving the windows open. However, understand we are in the country but local nests should probably be removed off site. Very lovely owners, never made to feel we were invading their space despite living next door :) lovely welcome and the added chilled Prosecco and eggs were a very kind welcome…. Thank you! The cottage was only 30 minutes from any beach, National Trust or Dartmoor National Park. Exeter was only down the road too, so perfect location for visiting Devon. Recommendations: - hot tub would be lovely round the corner where the picnic bench is situated. Very private spot and you could charge more for the cottage with the added use of the hot tub

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect for our needs."

    The cottage was extremely well looked after and spotless. It was equipped with everything you would need and very comfortable. Great garden which was dog-friendly. We received a very friendly welcome and really appreciated the fresh eggs and sparkling wine. I thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Isabelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "A real ‘Gem’ of a place!"

    Judith & Peter we’re wonderful hosts, the property was spotless, well equipped and has a welcome rustic charm. We really couldn’t have asked for more - other than perhaps a more visible sign to the property but that’s being picky. Thank you again

    Reviewed by Jonathon5.0Jul 2022

  • "An absolute gem of a place."

    We love coming here, it’s so comfortable, always clean, well presented and maintained. Pete and Judith are lovely people, welcoming, always ready to help with any issues (I assume they are, we’ve not had any issues!) and just so friendly. We will be back soon, can’t wait!!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, beautifully decorated and furnished."

    Very dog friendly. Hosts are friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Brilliant!"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Accommodation and hosts are five star !"

    ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Already booked for another week in August. Thank you, had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really nice stay and handy for seeing relatives living in Topsham."

    Nice to find a place to accept dogs as well and ours both settled well. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door thank you.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Mar 2022

  • "Great property, very well maintained."

    Really enjoyed our stay. If we were going to Exeter area again would definitely book again and would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Feb 2022

  • "A return visit here - went for the first time in late summer."

    A clean well-presented property to have a relaxing break. Quiet yet readily accessible to Dartmoor and many areas in Devon.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely property, photos don’t do it justice."

    Dogs loved the fully enclosed Garden. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Great base for exploring South Devon. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Furrow was a really lovely cottage to stay at, it has everything you need, and was clean and comfortable."

    The flowers, eggs and Prosecco where a wonderful gesture. Thank you. Will definitely stay again on our next trip to Devon.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2021

  • "3rd time we've stay at the Furrow now and still as good as ever!"

    Great location, excellent amenities inside, clean and comfortable, what more could you want from a holiday cottage. Judith and Peter are very friendly and look after everything. We will be returning I'm sure of that.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage - quite simply the best we’ve stayed in and we’ve stayed in quite a few over the years!"

    A real home from home and the owner, Peter Bradley, went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed, including making a special trip to replace a cafetiere which we accidentally broke so that ‘we could have our breakfast coffee!’ Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage ."

    Clean and well provided . The log burner was sealed shut and therefore unusable ...fortunately we did not need it . You should advise customers to make sure they have copious amounts of fly spray ..there we at least 10 in one of the bedrooms (yes we did have some with us predicting it was on a farm and that the windows would have been opened for airing during the pandemic . The owners were friendly and welcoming ....nice to have some eggs and a bottle of Prosecco left ( we do not drink alcohol ) but it will make a present for someone lol

    Reviewed by John Edwin4.1Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is very well equipped and furnished Located in a peaceful but ..."

    The cottage is very well equipped and furnished Located in a peaceful but central for exploring Owners on site and make every effort to ensure guests are happy

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent stay, lovely part of the country."

    Cottage kept to a high standard, very modern and clean. Peter & Judith are excellent hosts, very attentive and ensuring you have everything. Lovely gifts left in the cottage to start us off which was nice. Garden is good size and enclosed which our dogs loved. Day trips very accessible with good transport links. TV could do with updating.

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2021

  • "We stayed in the Furrow from 17th July to 24th July 2021 and it exceeded our expectations."

    Peter and Judith the hosts could not have been more friendly or helpful and the pictures on the website do not do it justice. We would definitely return. It is in a nice village with two excellent pubs and everyone was very friendly.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a super stay at The Furrow."

    The house was great, very comfortable. The garden was really pretty and enclosed so suited us and our dog perfectly. The fresh flowers, eggs and Prosecco were a lovely surprise. Thankyou to Peter and Judith for ensuring we had such a good time.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The Furrow is a comfortable, spacious rental for a family of 4 and their dog!

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jun 2021

  • "High quality oak timberwork and well finished Lovely enclosed garden for dogs Lovely couple and a very enjoyable stay My wife unpacked straight away which is unusual!"

    !

    Reviewed by Jacko5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely couldn’t wish for better"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2021

  • "The Furrow is a delight."

    Welcoming owners, who left a pretty jug of wild flowers, six eggs, and a bottle of very dry Prosecco, all of which were much appreciated. Everything was very clean. Spacious, neutral colours, good equipment and a general air of quality, not super-modern, but perfectly acceptable. The two bathrooms were well designed, with good facilities and well-lit. The heating was appreciated too, as we had cool rainy weather. The beds were very comfortable, and the sofas too. Don’t hesitate....this is a very good place to stay.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7May 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, best we had ever stayed,Judith & Peter made us very welcome, eggs, wild flowers on table."

    .. Cottage very clean, spaces, and 2 bathrooms , that was a bonus! My son work and live in Exeter, had not see him for 9 months due to the lock down, we met up with him for a few walks, had BBQ after, was a great visit, the trouble is...week went by too quickly! Very recommendable cottage, love to come back again... Well done ! Judith & Peter!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully comfortable and well placed for exploring all that Dartmoor has to offer."

    The log burner provided a cosy end to an autumn evening and we enjoyed the dark skies from the property across the countryside. Judith and Pete are most welcoming and were on hand to provide helpful advice/information if required. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends or family.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Furrow."

    It’s a great base with easy access to the A30 so easy to get everywhere. The Furrow is well equipped with comfortable beds and sofas, large soft towels and a lovely bath! Judith and Pete are great friendly hosts. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic comfy accomodation."

    Good location. Lovely people and farm.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "After visiting last year we always said we would return."

    A lovely cottage with all the facilities you need in a perfect location, what's not to like about the Furrow and the hosts Judith and Peter. We knew it would be the ideal and safe getaway to relieve the stress of the current situation. Thank you for another perfect week, best regards Janet & Ian.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners made us feel very welcome without impacting social distancing."

    The cottage was lovely and homely, kitchen equipment was basic but assume this is related to COVID guidelines. Internet was really good, suggest upgrading to some form of TV package as this was limited. I would also suggest updating pictures as we thought a BBQ would be present as there was one in the picture but there wasn’t. Would definitely recommend as we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Aug 2020

  • "Perfect Devon Cottage, friendly owners who took care of all requests."

    Cottage was warm and comfortable with clean and tidy interior, lovely log fire and a bath and shower as well. Garden was great for our Scottie dog too.

    Reviewed by Whitfield5.0Mar 2020

  • "Peaceful, superb location and excellent hosts."

    The cottage facilities are everything you could need, just like home on a holiday! We would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Perfect peace location, ideally located for access on to A30."

    very welcoming, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Aug 2019

  • "The barn conversion was excellent, very clean, and comfortable, it is in a good location for the most popular places to visit, nice touch when we arrived, eggs and milk in the fridge and fresh flowers on the side."

    We would definitely recommend it to friends and family, may even return at some point ourselves.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2019

  • "Our only criticism was we could find no outside furniture."

    It was February but the weather was lovely so could have sat outside.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful converted barn which we could not fault."

    Milk eggs and fresh flowers on arrival. Lovely garden to spot various birds on the birdfeeders. Nice and quite location with friendly and helpful owners. Excellent to explore Devon. Thank you David and Judith for letting us arrive a day earlier on short notice.

    Reviewed by Carys5.0Sep 2018

  • "The bathroom has a leak; this has been communicated to the owners."

    Reviewed by Dhani4.4Jul 2018

  • "The owner, Mr Peter Bradley, was there to greet us even though we were a little early."

    The welcome was enhanced by milk, tea, coffee and eggs at hand and a lovely vase of flowers. The cottage is 5 star cleanliness and comfort and we all loved it. There is no dog walk at hand but Mr. B allowed us to walk the sheep fields with dog on lead when we were not exploring the wonderful local area. A book of "walks for all ages" was supplied and we made good use of it --plus Fingles Glen which he recommended. The local shop was useful for papers and most things, except wines and a supermarket is in Crediton a few miles away. Lovely facility giving an excellent base to explore Devon.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Jul 2018

  • "Having stayed at the Yoke last year we returned with family and stayed at the Furrow this time."

    Like it’s sister cottage it is extremely well equipped and luxuriously furnished. The cottages are in a beautiful setting and the owners are friendly and helpful. We will definitely return again!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very good property in a good location for exploring this area of Devon."

    Only one tiny niggle and that was the absence of a drainer for the sink. There was little room to drain the dishes after they had been washed. As I say, a very small niggle. thanks for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic set in an idyllic location thanks to the owners."

    Both myself, my wife and our two dogs had a great week.definitely would recommend

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and the owners were lovely greeted us on arrival and welcoming gift of fresh flower fresh hen eggs from the farm and milk tea coffee and sugar much appreciated after our long drive."

    The cottage was well equipped and lovely and clean. Everything we needed was there.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2018

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Summary

  • Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner
  • First Floor: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed and en-suite shower room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • Bedroom 2 with twin (2ft 6in) beds, zip and link to make 5ft double bed
  • Bathroom with shower bath, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Private patio, and lawned garden shared with neighbouring property, BBQ
  • Up to two pets accepted
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Beach 18 miles.

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of the pretty village of Tedburn St Mary is Great Huish Farm.

Approximately seven miles from the historic city of Exeter, this 40 acre sheep farm is just a short drive away from the north eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

The original ploughman's quarters have been expertly converted from a 16th century long barn where the heavy horses were stabled, to two superb, adjoining holiday homes.

The Furrow, the larger of the two, retains much of the character of the original barn with ancient beams and sloping ceilings.

The living space is bright, airy and open plan, complete with wood burning stove and oak floors and encompasses a stylish kitchen area.

A winding staircase leads to two bedrooms, one of which has glazed doors overlooking the pony field below.

To the side of the property is a lovely secluded patio with garden furniture, this leads to a lawned garden, which is shared with its neighbour, The Yoke.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

TEDBURN ST MARY

Dartmoor National Park 3 miles; Exeter 7.5 miles.

Tedburn St Mary lies amidst the rural charm of inland Devon, just 3 miles from the stunning Dartmoor National Park and 7.5 miles west of the cathedral city of Exeter. The main streets of this award-winning village are lined with traditional thatched cottages, two good pubs, with The King's Arms Inn dating back to the early 1600s, and a well-stocked shop. Tedburn St Mary also offers the Tedburn Fair, held every September, stone-built cottages, a Methodist church built in 1930, a Methodist school room, which dates back from 1859, an 18-hole golf course and a monthly farmers' market. Close by is Dartmoor National Park, which is home to the Dartmoor pony and offers excellent walking, pony riding, golfing and pretty villages that are scattered amongst the dramatic landscape, plus the area has become an inspiration to many artists and writers. The city of Exeter is within driving distance and boasts beautiful architecture, theatre productions and plenty of shops, eateries and cinemas. Other attractions close by and well worth a visit are the Crealy Adverture Park, the beaches at Exmouth and Teignmouth and the National Trust properties of Castle Drogo, Killerton House and Lydford Gorge. Tedburn St Mary is a fabulous holiday destination.

Note: Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £25 will be added to the cost of your holiday.

Please note that dogs are not allowed to be left unattended at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas