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Old Ford Farm Annexe

(Ref. 12053)

Wilmington near Honiton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "The annexe is part of a lovely farm set in the Devon countryside."

    The property very comfortable and well equipped. The host Mike is very welcoming and lives on site so is handy to deal with any of your enquiries. The property is well served by major roads making it very convenient to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2024

  • "This is the third time at the Annexe, and it is a pleasure to stay here."

    Mike the owner is extremely friendly and helpful and is always there if needed, but does not intrude. The property is a little tired but really spacious and comfortable, it sits in a peaceful setting and is an ideal location for touring the Jurassic coastal area or the more inland regions of Devon, Dorset and Somerset. A newly rebuilt decking area just outside the living room permits tranquil evenings with a glass or two of your favourite tipple.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    Mike, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. We did find the traffic noise from the A35 bothersome when outside. Otherwise, the setting was peaceful as described, and the surroundings were beautiful.

    Reviewed by Ali4.1Oct 2023

  • "Just a small point but it would be better for guests if you provided more cutlery."

    We kept running out of teaspoons for instance. But overall the annexe was perfect for our visit to family in Axminster. Very comfy bed, good quality bedding, good kitchen appliances, comfortable lounge, really beautiful grounds, at end of a long drive. Peaceful yet convenient for the A35 for getting out and about.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2023

  • "Host welcoming, cottage relaxing and comfortable, surroundings private, good view, loved seeing the different birds."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable property in a lovely location in a beautiful area of Devon."

    Layout of kitchen not particularly convenient, and ensuite bathroom rather small but both more than compensated for by the rest of the property. Friendly, helpful owner who lives in adjoining property. Great place to sit outside with a glass / cup of wine / tea /coffee (delete as wished!) and enjoy the peaceful view. Lots to see in the area (we could happily have stayed a month) - we had a womnderful week and would recommend the Annexe

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2023

  • "Mike's cottage annex was one of the most relaxing peaceful stays we've had."

    Perfectly located for daytrips to the coast and the Beer Quarries, and as far as Dartmoor and Exmoor.The annex had everything needed for a self catering stay, from a fridge and freezer to a large spacious lounge room with views of his large garden with a clothes line and pegs for our use. The driveway is 200 yards long which ensured a peaceful time and Honiton only 11 miles away for supplies. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2023

  • "A gem of a hideaway, secret and welcoming."

    Great views from all the windows and plenty of outside space to sit, chill out and enjoy. It was smashing for me, all on one level and easy to get around. The bed was comfortable with enough pillows and extra cover if we felt cool. More than enough towels for the compact bathroom and plenty hot water. I sat outside on a sun trap terrace and on the deck reached from the sitting room. A brook burbles and gushes through the garden and goldfinches and blackbirds were so very entertaining as were the woodpeckers flying to and from the nest. A wonderful place for some armchair birdwatching. The garden was a great with trees, shrubs and flowers all slightly wild and romantic with a feel of a real secret garden that was fun to explore. Our host was great, showed us around and very usefully advised which pubs to avoid! It’s a superb position for a day at the beach, not far to Seaton and Sidmouth. Excellent for shopping in Honiton, great butchers, wine shop and a plethora of cakes and other treats to be had. Not far into Somerset are Crewkerne and Ilminster for more cakes, art, music and gentle strolling. An absolutely fabulous holiday break…

    Reviewed by Robin4.4Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is set in lovely grounds with in the owner’s farm."

    It is well equipped with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Grahame Geoffrey5.0Oct 2022

  • "Easy to find ,warmly greeted by host, shown round the property."

    Large living room and well fitted kitchen( Oven gloves missing) Comfortable bed with plenty of bedding. Various copies of videos and big tv AP

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic place in lovely grounds quiet and restful."

    Well stocked cottage even electric can opener(we take our own) grab rails where needed, ideal for a couple.Owner on site who was very kind and helpful when needed.Would recommend this place,away from main road but still convenient for Honiton,lyme regis, Seaton,Sidmouth and Branscombe.etc.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful setting in a quiet valley with sheep grazing peacefully, Very restful and willbe back next month."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2022

  • "Mike the owner was really friendly and welcoming despite still recovering from a recent operation."

    The accommodation was spacious and set in a peaceful location - the only negative was the size of the en-suite. It is just off the A35 and provides an ideal base for touring Devon, Dorset or Somerset. Overall I would recommend this property highly and hopefully I will be able to re-book when I next visit East Devon

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely holiday cottage in an old farm complex."

    Very relaxing and an excellent base for visiting the whole area and coastline. We thoroughly enjoyed our sixth and jave already rebooked another.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022



    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage set in huge glorious farmland with occasional flock of sheep."

    Beautiful views and enough distance from the A 35 to make it peaceful and relaxing. Excellent kitchen with all facilities.[

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Apr 2022

  • "Old Ford farm cottage was warm and comfortable everything we needed."

    Lovely garden with plenty of wild life ,I really enjoyed my walks

    Reviewed by Grahame Geoffrey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage set in a lovely area of east Devon within aa former farm."

    Lovely views and exceptionally helpful owner. Have now stayed several times and about to stay for another five weeks. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2021

  • "This cottage needs total refurbishment, bathroom unclean& old."

    Smells damp throughout. Garden in bad state. Patio doors in lounge not in use,work tops in kitchen old & dirty

    Reviewed by Jean & John2.2Sep 2021

  • "A lovely stay and Mike the owner lives next door and was very friendly and helpful could not fault the stay."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "A great little holiday cottage with a kind and welcoming host."

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Sep 2021

  • "A very relaxing 2 weeks at The Old Ford Farm annex."

    Mike looked after us extremely well and provided everything we needed. Hope to return soon.. Tony and Sonja

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our lovely host Mike was there to greet us and show us around the property with explanations for all we needed to know."

    It is a beautiful place, surrounded by grass, trees and wildlife. The property is extremely clean and had all that we needed. Thank you Mike

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very quiet and well equipped cottage."

    Ideal for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by Grahame Geoffrey5.0Oct 2020

  • "The annex was spacious and comfortable and the owner was pleasant and explained all the facilities."

    The surroundings were quiet and rural but reasonably close to major roads for access to visit different places.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2020

  • "Friendly host, excellent facilities, wonderful, peaceful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "Mike McGuire, the owner, made us very welcome."

    He met us when we arrived and showed us through the property, ensuring that we understood all that was necessary for our comfort and security. We found it a perfect location for our walking holiday and a very quiet, peaceful place in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Sandi5.0Aug 2020

  • "Nice annex very comfortable easy to go out and about to the coast."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Owner is extremely welcoming, pleasant and helpful."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2019

  • "Old Ford Farm Annexe is a true holiday 'home'."

    Very comfortable and spacious. Very pleasant owner. Would recommend and return again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was a wonderful location with plenty of wildlife to be entertained by."

    The annexe itself was extremely comfortable with plenty of room and everything that was needed. We were greeted by the owner who explained all we needed to know know both about the annexe and the local area, additionally he was very helpful throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2019

  • "The property setting was idilic."

    The host a very pleasant gentleman. We will definitely be recommending this holiday cottage to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Mar 2019

  • "Being the first guests in this beautiful cottage is really an honor."

    The location is super, we were friendly welcomed by the owners and even found a cake/bottle of wine/bread/milk/butter waiting for us. No hesitation needed if you are looking for a great place to stay!

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely in a quiet location."

    It was well equipped with everything we needed. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby. We will definitely use Sykes Cottages again. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2018

  • "An excellent holiday let."

    Landlord was friendly and attentive, without intruding. Accommodation was well appointed and scrupulously clean, and the equipment was well maintained and adequate for our needs.

    Reviewed by Godfrey4.6Mar 2017

  • "This annex is the perfect place to unwind it's quiet and comfortable yet perfectly placed to be able get around and discover the area."

    There are some very good pubs and restaurants to visit or you can just chill out and prepare something where you are plus Mike the owner is the perfect host

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Oct 2016

  • "Once again it was like going home."

    Like we had never been away. Mike is such a welcoming host and would do anything for you if asked. We will endeavour to visit again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, electric fire and doors to garden.
  • Electric convector heaters with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wifi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: River runs parallel to the property - ensure care is taken at all times
  • The pond has now been removed and replaced with outdoor terrace furniture and a pergola Please note: This property only accepts Friday check in's

The property

Honiton 4 miles.

This comfortable, single-storey Honiton cottage is an annexe to the owners' traditional Devon farmhouse, and is situated in a peaceful, rural setting on the outskirts of the hamlet of Wilmington near Honiton.

Accessed down a half-mile driveway, this Honiton cottage annexe enjoys a peaceful location, alongside a small stream, and bordered by green meadows and grazing sheep, so you feel like you're right in the heart of the countryside.

This Honiton annexe has its own private entrance and a private garden area, ideal for sitting outside in the morning sun, while the inside is decorated in a traditional style and offers a great base for touring this lovely area.

The hamlet of Wilmington has a traditional country pub, while Honiton is just 4 miles away, and offers traditional lacemaking demonstrations, shops and pubs.

A fifteen minute drive from this Honiton cottage will take you to Seaton on the magnificent 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast with rugged cliffs and pebbly beaches.

Or why not visit some of the interesting villages in the area such as Ottery St Mary, seaside towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, Axminster with its traditional market and River Cottage produce shop or Dalwood with beautifully landscaped gardens?

This traditional Honiton cottage is a rural retreat in an ideal location for the gentle pursuits of East Devon's coast and countryside.

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About the location


Ottery St Mary 5.6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.2 miles; Exeter 16.7 miles.

Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.

Please note: This property only accepts Friday check in's

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season