What a great base for a family holiday or an escape with friends. With panoramic views over unspoilt countryside, a pretty village setting, the Tarka Cycle Trail half a mile down the road and a short drive to some of north Devon's best sandy beaches, Wedlands Farmhouse is an excellent choice. This welcoming spacious farmhouse has a large level garden and a lovely paddock – all completely fenced, so perfect for children to run around and play and escape-proof for dogs – while the grown-ups relax on the patio with a glass of wine. Children will love the space, adults will love the sociable kitchen for lazy breakfasts and evenings of food and conversation, and the faithful family dog will adore the paddock!
This is a house to suit all ages, extended families, and friends wanting to celebrate a special occasion. The kitchen/dining-room is a real treat and with a classic farmhouse table at its heart and flagstones with under-floor heating to add character and warmth, this is the perfect place to start and end the day. The Aga is a bonus out-of-season but will be turned off from May to October. The sitting-room has a wood-burning stove and there is even an inner hall with a piano. Upstairs there are four really good-sized bedrooms, a bathroom and shower-room. Many period farmhouses are filled with character but a bit dark – this one has the best of both worlds – plenty of lovely features and filled with light. Torrington is the nearest little town for shops and local amenities. There is also a lovely Arts Centre, showing films, and cafe which is well worth a visit. A little further afield in Bideford, you can wander along the historic quay and even take a day boat trip out to Lundy Island. North Devon is also famous for its coastline – a mixture of rocky coves and little fishing villages such as Clovelly and Appledore, and wide open surfing beaches such as Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe. Summer speaks for itself and on a wild and wintery day, a long bracing walk along the sand will re-charge your batteries and make your return to this lovely farmhouse all the better.
Step to Kitchen/Dining-room with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and TV
Sitting-room with satellite TV, video, DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner
Inner hall with piano
Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Bedroom 4 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
The Aga is not available from May to October. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
- Oil for Aga
The gardens here are a delight. Fully enclosed so great for children to play and for your dog too.
You come into this fantastic farmhouse kitchen with flagstone floor and a classic farmhouse table - the heart of the house.
Wedlands Farmhouse has a fabulous garden and a fully enclosed paddock beyond it as well which is great for dog-owners though we know that there will always be some that are experts at escaping !
The living-room has a wood-burner and is a friendly family room to relax in.
Wedlands Farmhouse is a spacious and welcoming period farmhouse.
The Aga is for seasonal use and will be turned off from May to the end of September. There is an electric cooker of course.
The kitchen looks out over the patio and garden.
Another view of this sunny living-room.
Bedroom 1 has wonderful views over the garden, the paddock and the whole valley beyond.
There are gorgeous wooden floors in this bedroom.
Bedroom 2 also has views across the gardens and countryside. This is another really spacious room.
Another view of Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 looks out to the side of the farmhouse. This is a cosy and welcoming room - with plenty of space too.
Bedroom 4 has twin beds and is great for adults and children alike. This bedroom has a view towards the church just behind the house.
Each bedroom has a distinctive style with cheerful and welcoming touches throughout.
There is a family bathroom on the first floor, with a roll-top bath.
There is also a separate shower-room on the first floor.
There is even a piano in this tucked away area of the ground floor.
The little lane to the right of this picture runs along the back of the farmhouse - this is where you can park your car.
Bideford is on the River Torridge. You can take a boat trip to Lundy Island to see the birdlife there.
This is Woolacombe - another great family beach whatever the time of year.
North Devon is home to some of the most amazing sandy surfing beaches. This is Saunton Sands.