Delightful spacious refurbished detached thatched farmhouse, situated in beautiful large gardens with outstanding views of the Otter Valley. A very convenient location near the centre of the friendly market town of Honiton in an area of outstanding natural beauty.Honiton is renowned for its beautiful lace, pottery and fine antiques centres. An excellent variety of shops, restaurants, inns, cafes, street/farmers markets, supermarkets, indoor swimming pool and golf course are under a 5-minute drive. The Hare and Hounds a 5-minute drive is famous for its legendary Carvery.
The popular seaside towns of Sidmouth and Seaton are a 20-minute drive, Lyme Regis just a little further. An ideal location for walkers with stunning spectacular coastal footpaths over the cliff tops on the Jurassic Coast or the many lovely walks and cycle paths in the area including 'Round Ball Woods' and 'The Glen'.
The quaint fishing village of Beer is a 20-minute drive with the Quarry Caves and Pecorama model railway/pleasure gardens. The famous Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth is also close-by. Nearby is the popular award winning aquatic centre at Escot Country Park. So much to explore and see with easy access to Exeter, further to Dartmoor and Exmoor. BBC Countryfile recommend visiting Honiton, situated by the picturesque River Otter as a 'hidden gem' and 'a lively little Devon town that is full of character and history'.An idyllic holiday home.
Accommodation:Carefully renovated, refurbished and attractively furnished to a good standard, retaining a wealth of period features. Some quaint sloping floors.Spacious, light and bright.Tiled flooring on the ground floor.Entrance Hall. Sitting room with window seat and inglenook fireplace.Second sitting/games room with window seat overlooking the pretty gardens.Large Kitchen/breakfast room, with reclaimed wooden worktops, views overlooking the garden.Cloakroom: WC, wash hand basin.Second hallway with door leading out to veranda with tiny stream along one side.Utility room, (the former dairy), ideal for walking boots, storage etc with washing machine, drying room and sink.Original wide staircase from sitting room to first floor.All bedrooms carpeted.Spacious Master Bedroom 1: King, over looking garden, fitted wardrobes and cupboards.En-suite shower room with basin, WC, underfloor heating.Bedroom 2:Double. Bedroom 3:Twin.Family Bathroom: 'Jack and Jill' arrangement, access with a direct door from Bedrooms 2 & 3. Bath, over-bath shower, basin, WC.
Facilities:Bed linen inclusive.Bath towels inclusive. Please bring own hand towels.Electricity/gas/central heating inclusive - ground floor underfloor central heating, first floor central heating.Range cooker with gas hob and electric ovens.Microwave.Larder fridgeFreezer. Washing machine.Iron. Ironing board.TV.Free Wi-fi.
Outdoor Facilities:Large secluded lawn cottage gardens with plants and shrubs, tiny stream, stunning countryside views across the Otter Valley.
Parking: on drive - cobbled courtyard for up to 3 cars.
Additional information: Saturday changeover.Regret no pets.No smoking in property please.£100 returnable good housekeeping deposit, payable with balance 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. Arrival from: 3pm. Departure before 10am
N.B. Gobsore Farm is a non-working farm. Take care with children, different areas in the garden with small pond, stream and outbuildings.
Short Breaks:These are available between October and March excluding school and Bank Holidays.
PRICES 2017 - GOBSORE FARMHOUSE
7 Jan – 25 Mar
1Apr – 15 Apr
22 Apr – 20 May
10 Jun – 15 Jul
2 – 16 Sep
30 Sept – 7 Oct
14 Oct – 21 Oct
28 Oct – 9 Dec
16 Dec – 6 Jan
A 'Devon Delight'
We spent a week at Gob'sore Farmhouse between 13th - 20th August 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The instruction leaflet was very detailed but we were unable to locate the property initially as the given nearby landmark of Tesco was so well camouflaged behind trees and hedges that we completely missed it. As we continued up Sidmouth Road the property is almost invisible and the outbuildings unrecognizable from the road. The gate with Gobsore on it was open so we couldn't see that either. However after turning round at the Hare and Hounds a local gentleman sent us back down the road. Trauma over we acessed the key and were delighted on entry to find the property just as the photos had portrayed it.
After a good look round we settled in very quickly. The views from all windows especially the bedrooms are to die for. The kitchen and combined diner was well equipped and spacious. The lounge was comfortable but would benefit from the addition of a cheap DVD player. My wifes' only criticism would be that the curtains were too narrow for the window opening by quite some way which made her feel a little insecure after dark had fallen.The drying room in the attached building was an unexpected bonus albeit we didn't suffer any bad weather or wet clothing. The bedrooms were well served with wardrobe space and drawers with two having direct en suite access if the third bedroom is not in use.
The garden outside the front door is south facing and sunny with outstanding views.
The location of the property is within walking distance of Honiton and is ideal for a number of coastal towns. We visited Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Dawlish and Exeter. All are no further than a 30 - 45 minute drive and well worth a visit.
Honiton is a lovely place with a few small street markets going on during the week. Parking everywhere was reasonable at £1 per hour.
All in all we as a family would highly recommend Gobsore to anyone thinking of booking.
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