Lower Upcott farmhouse and its detached 'grand design' barn conversion together create a unique and breathtaking holiday property for eight or ten guests. An easy drive inland from the endless sandy surfing beaches of the north Devon coast, in a tranquil and very private rural location high up on the side of an unspoilt valley outside the pretty village of Chittlehampton, with utterly stunning panoramic views, Lower Upcott is a very special holiday home. The farmhouse has been beautifully renovated and has lovely light-filled sociable living space that opens out onto a really large south-facing terrace with the gardens spread out beyond it. The view stretches for miles and all four of the farmhouse bedrooms enjoy the same outlook. Behind the farmhouse is an amazing and spacious detached barn conversion with high ceilings to the open plan living space which has a wood-burning stove, under-floor heating, tea and coffee making facilities, a double bedroom and a large bathoom. This is a perfect add-on to the main house.
The farmhouse has the flexibility of a really large open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas – down a few steps – as the main social space, complete with a wood-burning stove and space for 10 guests to eat together. There is a walk-through music-room with a piano – the stairs to the first floor rise from this space, and beyond it is the cosy sitting-room with wood-burning stove and TV. For groups of 10 booking the annexe as well as the farmhouse, the stunning open plan space of the annexe provides you with the all-together sitting-room and this space is also in effect a cinema-room, such is the size of the TV screen! Lower Upcott is not overlooked by any other properties and has the most fabulous gardens surrounding the property. This part of north Devon is beautifully rural and has the bonus of being just a 30 minute drive to some of the best beaches this county has to offer – for example, Instow with miles of sandy beaches, a deli that is impossible to resist – they will make you up a picnic hamper for a day on the beach – and a little seasonal passenger ferry across to the traditional old fishing village of Appledore. A little further afield are the exhilarating surfing beaches at Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe that give Cornwall a run for its money! North Devon is blessed with endless space and Lower Upcott offers just the same both inside and out. Closer to home there is a little network of country lanes and footpaths to the pretty village of Chittlehampton, and more importantly to the Bell Inn - an exceptionally friendly pub with a great menu for all the family. South Molton is the local market town with a pannier market and some lovely independent shops for holiday treats to take home with you to add to special memories of this wonderful farmhouse.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining-areas. Wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Music-room with piano.
Sitting-room with TV, Blu-ray DVD player and wood-burner.
Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier and wash-basin.
Separate WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and two wash-basins.
Bedroom 2 with double bed.
Bedroom 3 with double bed.
Bedroom 4 with double bed.
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin.
Open plan living-room with TV, wood-burner, fridge, table-tennis and table-football.
2 steps to Bedroom 5 with double bed (5').
2 steps to Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.
There are some historic stone barns in the grounds that are politely out of bounds for safety reasons. We know it is irresistible for children to explore but please make sure that no one tries to climb inside. There are some low beams in the main farmhouse and steps from the kitchen/dining-area to the informal sitting-room. Steps lead from the farmhouse up to the annexe where there are some internal steps too. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.