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Old Ford Farm Annexe

Wilmington near Honiton, Devon (Ref. 12053)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AnthonyNov 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 & JohnSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 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 AnthonyJul 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 BeverleyOct 2020

  • "Very quiet and well equipped cottage."

    Ideal for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by Grahame GeoffreyOct 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 GeorgeSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 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 SandiAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by GillianAug 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 JanetJun 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 CraigMar 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 LyndaAug 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 MargaretMay 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 GodfreyMar 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 BarryOct 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 MargaretSep 2016

  • "A comfortable annex in lovely surroundings, near to the town & beach."

    It was ideal for a peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2016

  • "The Annexe was very quiet, spacious and warm."

    It was convenient for visits to Dorset and South Devon. There was plenty of parking.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2016

  • "This was my fifth stay at Old Ford Farm which speaks for itself."

    For me it's both a holiday location and a place of work where I can generate new ideas away from the distractions of a busy life. This time my pleasure was added to by the splendid colours of Autumn, hopefully I will be back to see the lambs in Spring...

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2015

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with character and a thoughtful, friendly owner."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2015

  • "The cottage was in an idyllic location and was like a home from home."

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2015

  • "This is the third time that I've stayed at this property and I've already booked a fourth."

    It is a very good 'out of season' retreat, with easy access to the coast and to Exeter. The owner is a very kind and generous host, on hand if needed but never intrusive.

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2014

  • "This beautiful and luxurious cottage was very well equipped, set in a large, private and well kept garden."

    The owner was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by WarwickSep 2014

  • "Peaceful and well positioned for touring around."

    The owner is a perfect gentleman and an excellent host. We will definitely rebook this property again next year.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2014

  • "Tthe owner gave us a great welcome and never intruded or bothered us at any time."

    He was helpful and very pleasant. You felt that nothing would be too much trouble. The best thing about the property is the peaceful and relaxing surroundings. Absolutely ideal if you want a quiet holiday. It was definitely the best chilled out week we have ever had. The grounds are beautiful and cottage was better than we expected. A haven for wildlife, especially birds.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2014

  • "The cottage is very spacious, very clean and well furnished and the owner is friendly and helpful."

    The area is beautiful and within easy reach of number of interesting and lovely places to visit. I would not hesitate to recommend Old Ford Farm to all my friends.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2014

  • "My second stay at Old Ford Farm Annexe and what a lovely week it was, with spring-like weather, primroses and daffodils in the hedgerows and lambs in the fields!"

    The owner is the perfect host: friendly but not intrusive and always on hand in case of need. I intend to book again later in the year.

    Reviewed by WilliamMar 2014

  • "I rented Old Ford Farm Annexe at the last minute as a place in which I could think, write and receive friends."

    It proved ideal in all these respects. The owner was both welcoming and helpful. I'll definitely return there whenever I feel the need to 'recharge my batteries.' For the regular holiday maker it's a great base from which to explore the Jurassic Coast in one direction and historic Exeter in the other.

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2013

  • "On arrival, we received the warmest of welcomes from our host."

    The comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, set in the most picturesque and peaceful country setting, made for a relaxing and enjoyable autumn break. When the time came, we were sad indeed to leave Old Ford Farm Annexe.

    Reviewed by Maria AnneOct 2013

  • "A lovely cottage, a home from home."

    The owner was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Lovely setting and a good place to tour Devon.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2013

  • "The cottage is spacious, has very comfortable furnishings, really well equipped and spotlessly clean, and the owner is friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey And LindaSep 2013

  • "The annexe is furnished as a home with lovely mirrors, books, china and furniture."

    It has a relaxing ambience, and enjoyed a very peaceful location. Our host made us feel instantly at home. Also very good access to the coast at Seaton, Lyme, Charmouth, and on bus route to Exeter and nice shops in Honiton, and farm shop just up the road. The sitting and dining rooms are very spacious, and having our own patio with a sun umbrella was a real treat.

    Reviewed by AlexandraAug 2013

  • "Such a peaceful setting with resident sheep and most charming host."

    Particularly liked having the owner on-site, for advice and local knowledge since the area was unknown to us. Ideal base for the coast and countryside.

    Reviewed by RayAug 2013

  • "The cottage was secluded, comfortable and very relaxing."

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2013

  • "Quiet location with an excellent host."

    Cottage beautifully equipped and spotlessly clean. Good for touring the coast and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2012

  • "This was a perfect location for touring South Devon."

    Our host was a perfect gentleman and really did go the extra mile to ensure that our every need was covered. He even moved some sheep from a field higher up to one adjacent to the cottage to really create the farm environment. Waking up to the sound of lambs in the morning was very refreshing.

    Reviewed by TomSep 2012

  • "The location of the property was perfect for getting around the area."

    The cottage was set in a lovely area and easy to access from the road. The gardens were well kept and parking was excellent. The owner was very friendly and helpful and you felt at ease around his property.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2012

  • "The owner was most helpful and friendly."

    The location was great for exploring that part of Devon. The cottage was warm and comfortable. The provisions supplied were more than expected. Tea/coffee/milk/eggs plus a lovely bottle of wine.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2012

  • "As the first occupants of this facility, we were delighted with every aspect of the cottage."

    The owner was attentive and obliging. A comfortable and restful stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2012

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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.


  • 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

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About the location


Ottery St Mary 6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.5 miles; Exeter 22 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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