Hope Farm is a magnificent house set in the most superb location, with the highest of green credentials. Over the years Hope Farm has been awarded nine gold awards from the Devon Wildlife Trust for conservation and protection of natural habitat, so you don't need to take our word for how special this location is. Set in 88 acres of breathtaking views, with very rare and special sights, Hope Farm is the perfect location to enjoy a truly special holiday. The house itself is equally as impressive as the grounds; the luxurious feel and style which flows through this beautiful house offers something very unique; everything has been accounted for, from comfort and style to all mod-cons, and is ideal for a party or family gathering, especially as you have a fabulous tennis-table room in the centre of the house. Hope Farm and all its inhabitants are exceptionally precious to us, therefore your consideration for the 'locals' will be very much appreciated. Dogs are extremely welcome at Hope Farm, the Owner has even created a fully enclosed paddock for your dog(s) to run wild, however it is very important that dogs are kept on a lead whenever in any other part of the grounds. Throughout your holiday you will meet Mr Peabody (resident peacock) and his following of ducks, along with the very friendly alpacas that can't help but say hello. You may also see the very friendly grounds crew tending to the animals/land, don't be shy in asking for any tips and hints as to how to enjoy these fabulous grounds. There is so much to see and do, from walking around the perimeter of the grounds on the man-made path, to sitting by the lake in total peace and tranquility, to barbecues in the secret woodland area which is simply magical and a real treat for the younger members of the party, as they can explore till their heart's content with you sound in the knowledge that the grounds are strictly private and every safety measure has been taken to ensure maximum enjoyment. With all this grandeur and luxury Hope Farm makes for the perfect venue, allowing you to fill the fridges, unpack and unwind, without the need to venture out each day. However, for the beach lovers, the beautiful sandy and surf beaches of Bude are only a short car drive away, and in the opposite direction you have infamous Dartmoor, a full day of adventure awaits within this very special moorland. You really have something for everyone in this stunning location.
After a full day of relaxing or exploring in these stunning grounds, fling open the patio doors and step onto the raised terrace which offers plentiful seating for the whole group, and treats you to the most glorious uninterrupted countryside views. Pop open something tasty, sit back and relax while watching the younger members play on the splendid lawn directly in front of you. Or perhaps you fancy slipping off into the memory garden, which is a real little sun-trap, with a pair of benches perfectly positioned for a picnic, or the private patio-area and seating, the memory garden is a beautiful spot to escape to for a while. We all know that it's not just the children that have oodles of energy, your four-legged friends also need to let off steam, which is why they have their very own enclosed paddock at their disposal. A short walk from the house, through the memory garden, you will find this well-maintained paddock, perfect for throwing a ball or 10. In this paddock dogs are welcome to roam free and explore in the safety and peace of mind that this is their own private piece of land. The sights which await you are very special and rare, from protected and rare species of butterflies to the cheeky otters that thrive in the river which borders the grounds, and it is easy to understand why these grounds have been accredited with such a prestigious award from the Devon Wildlife Trust. We're confident that you will fall in love with these grounds and superb house and will return time after time. Hope Farm is a quintessentially English country house, with all the grandeur and splendour you would expect of such a house. This very special house is also very welcoming and charming, and whatever the occasion or time of year, this beautiful venue will ensure you have the perfect holiday.
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner
Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Dining-room with wood-burner
Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier and wash-basin
Separate WC and wash-basin
Games-room with table-tennis table
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5'), twin beds (2'6'' recommended for children under 5 only) and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC, bidet and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC, bidet and wash-basin
Two additional very young children (under 5 years) can be accommodated in small twin beds in Bedroom 3. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times when in and around the grounds due to the safety of the livestock (except the designated dog paddock). Please supervise children near the pond, and take care on the wooden foot bridges as they can be slippery when wet. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 5 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Looking back across the lawn to the stunning Hope Farm.
The raised terrace area is one of the most superb spots you can imagine.
The kitchen. What a fabulous room. Equipped with a large dining-table, laying out breakfast is a real pleasure.
This beautiful room provides the perfect area to gather and relax in style, luxury and ultimate comfort. The warming wood-burner perfects the scene.
The front of the house is a very welcoming sight indeed. Park up, and prepare to be wowed!
Hope Farm is as stunning inside as it is out. A truly magnificent house.
Grand entrance hall which leads down to the kitchen and ground floor WC.
Table-tennis room provides the perfect entertainment on a rainy day.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor. Light, airy and very spacious. Simply delightful.
En suite shower-room for bedroom 1.
What a magnificent area which leads straight onto the raised terrace area.
Plenty of seating on the terrace for the whole party to dine al fresco and enjoy this very special spot.
Imagine sitting out on this beautiful terrace with the morning paper watching the younger members of the party run wild in the beautifully maintained lawn. The perfect way to start the day.
Comfortable dining-room. Seating available for the whole party.
The stairs lead off this grand hallway. The hallway is a splendid area in its own right.
Bedroom 2 boasts the most breathtaking views out over these stunning grounds.
Fling open the windows and make sure you soak up these stunning views. However you may have an uninvited visitor or two as this is also a chosen spot for some very nosy swallows.
En suite to Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 is the perfect family room. Equipped with two infant beds (perfect for 5 years and under), this room is super spacious and delightfully equipped for a young family. (Updated image coming soo
En suite to bedroom 3.
Spacious twin room which is right next door to the family bathroom.
Beautiful views from this splendid first floor landing.
The 'boss'. Mr Peabody is the most spectacular of the on-site residents. Please allow him to enjoy your company as much as you will enjoy his.
This beautiful river borders the grounds (please take care with children). The owner has placed benches throughout the paths around the grounds to make stopping and enjoying this spot a pleasure
Your neighbours are very nosy yet very friendly. Please ensure that dogs are kept on leads when walking the grounds, especially when walking passed the alpacas.
The smaller of the on-site residents are always ready and waiting with a friendly welcome.
The memory gardens. Another beautiful spot purely for your enjoyment. With a couple of picnic benches, laying a picnic in this special area is a real treat.
Another angle of the memory garden and the beautiful greenery which is lovingly maintained for your pleasure.
Perhaps a picnic is not your thing. Why not bring a bottle of something tasty to this lovely spot in the memory garden and enjoy this glorious spot?
Looking back at the patio tables in the memory garden.
The private doggie area. Throw a ball, have a sniff or simply run wild. This fully enclosed paddock has been designed to enable your four-legged friends(s) to let off some steam.
The courtyard provides plentiful private parking.
The main gates to Hope Farm.
Why not venture a little further into the grounds? It will be worth your while. This tranquil little spot awaits. Perfect for sitting back and finishing that book you have been threatening to read.
Picnic spots dont get much better than this!
Uninterrupted countryside views from every angle within the grounds of Hope Farm.
Beautiful Aga at your disposal.
Hope Farm stands very proud within this lovingly maintained garden.
The boot-room. Perfect area for hanging coats, hats and storing boots. This lovely space also proves a great doggie zone.
This amazing board awaits the chess players of the party.
The warmest of welcomes await you at Hope Farm.
Take a walk through the grounds on the man-made paths. Special extras are dotted along the path to further enhance this very special place.
Something for the little ones. Many secret tunnels are waiting to be found as you meander through the trees.
Your own private woods. Not many holiday venues can boast such a thing. Hope Farm and its grounds are second to none.
Hand-made and highly maintained boards make walking through the woods a real pleasure. However please take care when wet as can be rather slippery.
The path which meanders through the grounds is bustling with stunning colour and life.
The views from the raised terrace are simply unrivalled.
Welcome to Hope Farm.
Butter wouldn't melt!
Lovely touches throughout the house.
After a long day of action and adventure, why not slink into this light and attractive spot.