West Bowden Farm
Located in South Molton, Devon
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: 2
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.
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.
- Oil central heating with underfloor heating on the 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
- Off-road parking for 4 cars
- A 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: Duckpond 30 yards from the property, children and pets must be supervised at all times
South Molton is a market town known as the Gateway to Exmoor and is perfectly located for not only exploring the National Park but the North Devon coastline as well with Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe all under 25 miles away. Every Thursday and Sunday the Country Market hosts 70 local businesses selling locally produced foods, plants and flowers, antiques as well as goods by local talented artists all under one roof. The town has a good choice of where to eat out and a free museum detailing the local history. The newly opened Quince Honey Farm is already a must-visit with a typical comment being I never knew bees could be so interesting! The nearby Castle Hill Estate has stunning views with an equally stunning 50 acres of garden, a great cafe and is also dog-friendly so everyone can enjoy the walks.