Lower Upcott Farm and its detached 'grand design' barn conversion housing a games-room and 'private cinema' TV-room together create a unique and breathtaking holiday property for ten guests.
Add to this a wonderful stone terrace and huge lawns which truly celebrate the views and a pretty woodland copse, with a maze of paths, for children to play in. This stunning and spacious period farmhouse is an easy drive inland from the endless sandy surfing beaches of the north Devon coast.
The tranquil setting is very private and rural, high up on the side of an unspoilt valley outside the pretty village of Chittlehampton, with utterly stunning panoramic views. Without a doubt 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 the 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 the amazing and spacious detached barn conversion - included in your rental - which doubles up as an indoor games-room for you all to use. With high ceilings to the open plan living space, which has large sofas, a giant TV screen, a wood-burning stove and under-floor heating, it is a perfect add-on to the main house.
The main farmhouse has the flexibility of a really large open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas as the main social space, complete with a wood-burning stove and space for guests to eat together. There are a few steps down to the sofa-area at the far end of the room which has floor to ceiling bookshelves and a whole library of books for you to enjoy whilst there. 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 snug with wood-burning stove and TV.
The stunning open plan space of the barn provides you with the fifth bedroom with en suite facilities, further relaxed seating for all ten of you, table-tennis, and, in effect, a cinema-room, such is the size of the TV screen! Lower Upcott Farm is not overlooked by any other properties and has the most fabulous gardens surrounding the property.
Bookings for ten guests are available in all the school holidays - please see the availability chart - but you can book the main farmhouse and have use of the open plan living-room (with table-tennis and table-football) in the barn at a reduced rate for six or eight guests at all other times of the year - please see Lower Upcott (3998) for more details.
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 Farm 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
Snug 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 (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 4 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to Barn
Open plan living-room with TV, wood-burner, table-tennis and table-football
2 steps to Bedroom 5 with king-size 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 barn where there are some internal steps too. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 5 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH and partial under-floor heating
The setting is idyllic. Exceptional space inside and out and exceptional far-reaching views.
As well as the electric oven and hob there is an Aga for extra warmth out of season.
Another view of the high ceilinged detached annexe/barn conversion.
This is the living space in the barn conversion - in addition to the double bedroom and bathroom, this is a games room, TV room and there is comfortable relaxed seating for all.
The master bedroom is dual aspect and lovely and light.
The farmhouse table can be easily extended to seat 10 guests, with the addition of a second table which is in the kitchen area.
This is the snug in the main farmhouse. A cosy room for younger children in particular.
This beautiful Devon farmhouse accommodates 10 guests. 8 in the main farmhouse and 2 in the detached barn conversion behind the farmhouse
The kitchen is really well equipped to make this a perfect family holiday home.
The large stone terrace with seating for outdoor dining has the most wonderful valley views. There is hardly a house in sight.
This is the master bedroom.
The main social space of the farmhouse is a wonderful open plan kitchen/dining/living room with French doors to a fabulous terrace
This is the en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom. A really spacious room.
This is one of the three double bedrooms. This one is next to the master bedroom.
This is the second double bedroom.
This is the family bathroom that is shared by the three double bedrooms - there is a cloakroom downstairs as well.
This is the third of the double bedrooms - all have views over the gardens and the view beyond
There is a wide landing. The third double bedroom is up a couple of steps to the right. The family bathroom is to the left.
This is the detached barn just behind the farmhouse. It houses the games-room, living area, double bedroom and bathroom.
This is the fifth bedroom - in the barn
This bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.
North Devon is a very rural county with rolling hills and some wonderful glimpses of traditional agriculture.
One of the nearest coastal towns is Instow with long sandy beaches.