In a wonderful south-facing hilltop position with far reaching views across the north Devon countryside to Exmoor, with fabulous golden sandy beaches an easy drive away, Greendown Farmhouse is the perfect choice for family and friends. This six-bedroomed farmhouse, dating back to the 16th Century, has been renovated to a really high standard with a brand new kitchen and brand new bathrooms. This exceptionally flexible property has a second kitchen/breakfast-room, sitting-room with wood-burning stove, dining-room, three double bedrooms (one is a family room), two twin bedrooms, a single bedroom, a shower-room and two bathrooms. The fully enclosed gardens are beautiful with large level lawns and plenty of privacy. The Owners live on site but are perfectly in tune with ensuring that their guests enjoy the peace here. You will see their lovely cattle and sheep in the fields. There are two other cottages at the farm but only the large play area in the meadow next to the farmstead and the lake, out of sight at the bottom of the hill, are shared.
This really is the perfect place for an extended family, two families holidaying together or a group of friends celebrating a special occasion. The detached farmhouse is to one side of the farmstead at Greendown with its dedicated enclosed gardens wrapped around two sides. Two of the large double bedrooms work well as family rooms. One of these bedrooms has a five foot double and a single. The other links a double bedroom (Bedroom 6 ) with a single bedroom (Bedroom 5 ) which is down a couple of steps and these two rooms can be accessed via their own turning staircase from the second kitchen/breakfast-room. As the farmhouse has two staircases, you can go through Bedrooms 6 and 5 and join the main landing with all the other bedrooms or you can keep them separate, along with their own bathroom if you prefer. The two bathrooms are on the first floor and the shower-room is on the ground floor. What an adventure children will have exploring this farmhouse – let alone the garden and play field. The nearest village is Chittlehampton, just under two miles away. There is a lovely, very family-friendly pub there serving great food – The Bell – as well as a village shop. The nearest little market town is South Molton, just four miles away. Here you will find a range of independent shops, a supermarket and better still a weekly pannier market where you can choose from some excellent local produce. Bring back some goodies and enjoy a great family barbecue in the garden with the super-size gas barbecue. For gorgeous beaches head for Instow (this beach is dog-friendly all year round), Saunton Sands for seemingly endless space and great surfing, Croyde and Woolacombe. To the west the coast becomes more and more dramatic with cliffs and rocky coves and a stunning stretch of the South West Coast Path leading from Clovelly, around Hartland Point and on into Cornwall.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Dining-room with TV and ornamental fireplace
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with Rayburn, electric cooker, fridge and TV
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and single bed
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bedroom 4 with double bed
Bathroom 1 with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 5 with single bed and 2 steps to Bedroom 6
Bedroom 6 with double bed
Bathroom 2 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
There is a fenced fishing lake at the farm; please don't let children go exploring on their own. Parents are asked to supervise their children on the trampoline in the shared play area at all times. As this is an old house there are some internal steps, please take care. The main stairs from the entrance hall access Bedrooms 1 to 4, and Bathroom 1; the turning staircase from the Kitchen/Breakfast-room leads to Bedroom 6, Bathroom 2 and through this room there's access to Bedroom 5. Other properties at this location: Oak Cottage (3849)
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- 2 travel cots, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 6 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
Greendown Farmhouse is in a stunning position on the edge of the farmstead, with unspoilt views across the countryside.
The fully enclosed gardens wrap around two sides of the farmhouse. They are beautifully looked after, a real asset to the property.
As you turn into the entrance to Greendown Farm you will get this stunning view to set the scene.
This photograph shows the farmhouse from the back, although of course you can have access this side too if you wish.
This is the front entrance to the farmhouse with the garden path to your dedicated parking area.
This huge play meadow is a wonderful area for children to enjoy. There are picnic tables there too, and a barbecue, although you have your own in the farmhouse garden!
At the bottom of the hill, to the front of the farmhouse, is this lovely fishing lake. It is stocked with roach, rudd and carp. Do enjoy it but please supervise your children at all times.
A view across the lake and up the hill to the farmhouse at the top
There is a large but very cosy farmhouse sitting-room to come back to after a lovely day out exploring.
The owners kindly provide all your logs so that you can enjoy the wood-burning stove for out-of-season breaks here.
This is the brand new main kitchen with a welcoming farmhouse kitchen table - there are plenty of chairs in the second breakfast-room if you all want to eat in here together.
The kitchen is really well-equipped and there is a separate utility-room too so there is plenty of storage space in the kitchen for you.
Family meals here are such a treat - with the informal farmhouse table as well as the proper dining-room, if you are celebrating a special occasion.
There are many extra items provided for you here so that you feel very much at home.
This is the dining-room. The fireplace is ornamental, making a lovely feature in the room.
Perfect for family and friends get-togethers.
This is the second kitchen - such a useful extra facility for a large group booking or for two families offering independence to each.
This kitchen has a warm and traditional feel with the Rayburn adding extra warmth as well as being another cooking facility. Imagine wonderful casseroles in the winter!
This is bedroom 1. A great family room with views over the garden and across the valley.
The single bed in this room provides excellent flexibility. The room is very spacious and there is plenty of room for both beds.
Each bedroom has been individualy styled and decorated.
This is one of the twin bedrooms. All the single beds are 3ft and so are good for adults as well as for children.
This is the second twin bedroom.
This is bedroom 4. A lovely double bedroom with a classic iron-framed bed.
This is bedroom 6. This bedroom has a little staircase from the second kitchen/breakfast-room and links through to single bedroom 5, and has direct access to one of the bathrooms.
Another view of Bedroom 6 - you can see where the stairs come up into the room.
This is bedroom 5 - the single bedroom that links to bedroom 6. There are a couple of steps up to bedroom 6 and there is a door so that the single room can be used totally separately.
There are two lovely new bathrooms on the first floor. One is almost like an en suite for Bedrooms 5 and 6 and the other is the family bathroom for the rest of the house.
This is the very spacious new shower room on the ground floor.
The hill top setting is so peaceful and celebrates the real feeling of space that North Devon offers.
This is the side garden which has far reaching views across the fields and valley beyond.
There is so much space for all the family to enjoy.
or for a group of friends to celebrate together.
Children will enjoy clambering on this old tractor in the play area.
The play area even has a sand pit.
A garden gate leads to a little paddock and a further gate then leads to the fishing lake which is at the bottom of the hill.
North Devon is a beautifully rural part of the country. This traditional scene was spotted just down the road!