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Fursdon Farmhouse

Winkleigh (4mls W), Devon
Sleeps 13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large secluded rural retreat with ample space to relax and unwind
  • Ideal for big family get-togethers
  • Children can let off steam in the enclosed garden on the swings, climbing fame and slide
  • Close to some of the county’s leading beaches
Property code: FURFA

A detached farmhouse set within beautiful rural countryside, this impressive property is perfect for large families and group getaways, and is perfect for a relaxing retreat close to many attractions

Large, stylish and traditional, this detached farmhouse is set in a lovely secluded rural spot and offers impressive accommodation for large families and group getaways. The property has been beautifully updated but retains plenty of original features including a thatched roof, exposed oak beams and stonework. Ideal for big family get togethers, this spacious property is also perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside and quaint villages to be found in the heart of Devon, including the magnificent Dartmoor National Park that’s situated just 11 miles to the south.

 

The medieval entrance hall provides a welcoming space and leads to two comfortable lounges, each with a TV/DVD and wood burner. There’s also an additional snug which is perfect for children to play in. The property features a large farmhouse kitchen which is well-equipped and has a generous-sized dining table. There are six cosy bedrooms, including a double room on the ground floor, and five bathrooms, including two en-suites. Outside you can sit back and relax in the private hot tub or enjoy a meal on the patio, and there’s a play area for children with a slide and climbing frame.

 

This delightful property is just 2 miles from the village of Iddesleigh, where Michael Morpurgo was inspired to write the book ‘War Horse’. The market town of Great Torrington, home to Dartington Crystal and RHS Rosemoor, is 13 miles to the north. You could head south to Okehampton (11 miles), home of the ancient Norman Okehampton Castle, and gateway to the glorious Dartmoor National Park. Local attractions include Stafford Moor Fisheries (4 miles), the historic Dunsland park (13½ miles) and Castle Drogo (19 miles).

  • 6 bedrooms - 1 family bedroom with king-size and single bed, 3 king size and 2 twin
  • 1 en-suite with bath, shower and WC, 1 en-suite with a shower over bath and WC, 3 bathrooms with WC
  • Rayburn, range cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs provided
  • PlayStation, books and games in the snug
  • TV, DVD in both lounges, TV in all 6 bedrooms
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no smoking in the property – small covered area in the courtyard for smokers
  • Regret no pets
  • Private hot tub
  • Private children’s play area
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ample parking
  • Working farm
  • Arrival – 4pm
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Also owned by this owner: Property Code 1450B

Julie Clarke

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Hannah 29th October 2021

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We had the most amazing weekend break. The house was everything we thought it would be and more and the hosts were amazing. The hot tub was a great addition! Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Paul 14th October 2021

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Absolutely loved our stay with all the extended family for a wedding at Ashridge Great Barn. The farm has everything you need and more. Two really cosy living rooms with log burners a large ktichen and the bonus of a hot tub and games room. The birds on the feeders are great to watch as are to the local farm yard animals.. The showers are great in Read moreall the bathrooms. Overall a brilliant stay and would recommend without hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Joanna 24th September 2021

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What an absolute beautiful find, stayed here last weekend with my family for my Mums Birthday. We all loved the house which had lots of character and plenty of space for all 13 of us. The house had everything we needed and more, the kitchen was very well equipt and the lounges and bedrooms comfortable and cosy. The games room and play area was a maRead moressive hit with the children along with the animals and the hot tub. The owners were amazing! Couldn't fault anything and would love stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Natalina 10th September 2021

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Thanks so much for such a wonderful week, the Children loved their time at the play area and having animals all around. Kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed. We loved the hot tub and everything was so nice and clean, all worked really well for us. Thanks also for the little extras in the scones and tea and coffee you left for usRead more, that really makes such a difference. We will certainly recommend your place to others. Wishing you well. With biggest thanks from us all. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 3rd September 2021

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A very comfortable house with plenty of space to relax in. Great games barn for keeping our competitive streaks going and a well used hot tub for relaxation. The farm is tucked away in a quiet valley which meant that we weren't disturbing anyone but close enough to Winkleigh and Iddesleigh to make good use of the mad butcher and The King's Head andRead more The Duke of York; both pubs serving great food. Hide

Reviewed by Rita 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Andy 13th August 2021

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Fantastic farmhouse with great amenities very spacious lovely bathrooms all round great holiday & very relaxing. Hot tub well used as well as the play room Grandchildren loved the goats & tractor ride. Duke of York pub very accommodating for our party of 11 & food was great.

Reviewed by Anne 23rd July 2021

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This was our second stay here. The welcome gifts were much appreciated as we were all in need of a cuppa or cider on arrival. We had a wonderful two weeks, the owners were extremely hospitable and included our grandchildren everyday when feeding the animals, and they thoroughly enjoyed riding the tractor and seeing the goats being sheered. It was tRead morehe perfect holiday in these Covid days and we will definitely be going back. Thank you Shirley, Mike and George Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 9th July 2021

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Fantastic holiday, owners very welcoming and lovely fresh scones on day of arrival were very welcome. My 3 children had the best time and their highlights were feeding the animals daily and watching the woodpecker feeding. Lots of room to spread out. Very clean, even dishwasher tablets were there to use. Was a much needed relaxing holiday. We were Read moreon holiday with both sets of grandparents and everyone had a fantastic time. Hide

Reviewed by Craig 2nd July 2021

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The cottage was wonderful and completely up to the standards we would have expected. It was comfortable and well equipped whilst also a great location for privacy. We enjoyed the hot tub and BBQ as well as the animals from the farm. Our host was fantastic and very helpful. We would certainly recommend this property to others as well as hope to retuRead morern. Hide

Reviewed by Kathy 25th June 2021

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Where to start? What a perfect house in a perfect location. Bude, bideford, Westward Ho and even the War horse valley farm all on your doorstep or a short pleasant drive away. The house is absolutely perfect for what we needed, 4 adults & 4 children with enough space to add another 4! The hot tub is fabulous along with the wood burners for the coldRead moreer days. We loved every minute here. The owners are delightful with some lovely added touches throughout. Loved having chats about the history. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jo 4th June 2021

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The house was amazing. It had everything we needed. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you needed to cook with ease. Lots of space and you never felt on top of one another. The games room was perfect for the kids and adults. Lovely clean hot tub. Park and grass area. The owners Shirley and Mike we're very friendly leaving a lovely welcomRead moree pack including the delicious homemade scones. They allowed the children to feed the animals and took them on tractor ride. Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Kylea 21st May 2021

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This is our 2nd visit to Fursdon Farmhouse, and as before it was perfect. Thoughtful, helpful owners, a spotlessly clean and well stocked house. Even home made scones on arrival! I support adults with disabilities and this is their group holiday in the year and its so amazing to have beautiful angora goats and cows right accross from the front doorRead more to visit every day for my service users (and the staff!) We were even given the opportunity to have a cuddle with the kids. We'll be back! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Dimitar 16th April 2021

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Wonderful cottage. Quirky and cute. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. Ideal location for Bude. A basket of goodies and fresh homemade scones were a lovely welcome. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Angela 23rd December 2020

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Great location great farmhouse would recommend to anyone wanting a rural retreat.

Reviewed by Michael 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Diane 4th September 2020

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Lovely owners. Great property for family. Amazing kitchen. Kids loved the playground!! Pool and ping pong tables were well used. Lots of outdoor space Would love to return for another visit

Reviewed by Kevin 21st August 2020

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The house was just what we needed for a family meet-up, plenty of room and well equipped. The games room was a bonus and the hot tub was a real plus. The owners were very helpful and attentive.

Reviewed by Lesley 24th July 2020

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Hosts were lovely, met on arrival with baked fresh scones and lovely little extras, tea , coffee and local ciders. Plenty of space, location ideal to get away, relax and unwind.

Reviewed by Clare 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Steve 10th July 2020

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Fursdon Farmhouse is located along a narrow Devonshire single track lane in an idyllic, fairly remote location. Surrounded by farmland all you can see is fields and nature. The local goats and cows were friendly and the courtyard area was lovely for bbqs and relaxing in the hot tub. Great play area for slightly older kids 5+ish. Not great mobile reRead moreception, but the new Wi-Fi is pretty decent. Lovely owners and tons of space. Overall a five star location for us. Hide

Reviewed by Josh 27th February 2020

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Shirley was so lovely and inviting to all of us when we arrived. Cottage is perfect for a large family or group of friends, very cosy in the living rooms, comfortable beds and great bathroom kitchen facilities

Reviewed by Vikki 14th February 2020

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Fantastic holiday venue and property. The information on the website doesn't do justice to it. There's owners are lovely, very helpful and welcoming. There's a large games room with a pool table and table tennis. (There are heaters in the games room if necessary). There are friendly, funny goats on-site and cows. The house is warm and spacious and Read morethe hot tub is large. A great place to relax with plenty for the kids to enjoy doing. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 7th February 2020

Cottage was excellent for our family break for 12. Children enjoyed expanse of the house and games room. Goats and cows were nearby. Cottage had all the facilities you could want and the owners were very friendly providing a brilliant welcome pack. Hot tub just outside was well used even in the weekend storm. Great birthday dinner at the Kings ArmsRead more. Love to return. Day out to the Milky Way non stop dodgems if you like that and lots to do. Celebration birthday Sunday r Hide

Reviewed by Helen 31st January 2020

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Excellent, family gathering for 80th birthday, enough space for 10 adults, 2 children & 2 babies. Modern amenities but old style English cottage. All cleaning products supplied, arrived to some goodies, the scones were lovely. Hot tub, games room & child swing all great. Owner was extremely friendly and very accommodating even when a little one hadRead more been Ill, supplying clean bedding. Free minibus to local pubs, we used the kings arms, very nice food and friendly people. Would absolutely reccomen. Hide

Reviewed by Maryanne 24th January 2020

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Wow wow wow - exceeded more than my expectations. A large farm house with lots of space, never felt we were on top of each other. The house has so much character everyone loved it. There is a large games room which we didnt even get to use. Animals on site which we can feed. Hot tub which was used to its full potential. Amazing house and host were Read morelovely and left us too it. Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 10th January 2020

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This cottage is perfect! Every year, as a group of girls, we come away to relax. This is the second year that we have been here and we absolutely love it! Every single detail is thought about, towels, hand wash, fully equipped kitchen, games, perfect hot tub. It's a beautiful place to kick back and relax. The hosts are extremely accommodating and vRead moreery friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Thanks Fursdon! We'll be back later this year Hide

Reviewed by Jessica 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Fran 22nd November 2019

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What an amazing cottage! Perfect for groups of families, plenty of bathrooms and lounges to spread out over. The house was warm and well equipt. The kids loved seeing the animals and we all enjoyed the warm scones on arrival. The owners have thought of everything!

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