River Meadow Farm is an extraordinary getaway with a unique period charm that is wonderfully complemented by some gorgeous modern luxuries and fabulous surroundings. Set in a beautiful courtyard on a working farm and surrounded by 220 acres of private land, this really is the perfect Dartmoor retreat.
A wonderful entrance hall greets you with gorgeous exposed beams, rich wooden furnishings and stone flag flooring that really sets the tone for the rest of the house. If you have little ones this room can also be converted into a delightful playroom. The charming sitting-room sits down the hall, full of characterful furniture and vibrant colours that beautifully complement the thick walls of the old farmhouse to create a wonderfully snug atmosphere. A gorgeously weathered, stone fireplace sits to one side of the room, keeping you nice and cosy in the winter months with its indulgent open fire. Instead of a TV the sitting-room comes complete with a fabulous HD projector, but you will have to bring along a laptop and HDMI cables if you fancy movie nights in the evenings.
Along the hall, you'll find the absolutely stunning kitchen/diner, with its rustic floorboards, gorgeous wooden worktops and fabulous patio doors. Beautifully crafted chairs surround a magnificent dining-table, perfect for sociable family meals in the evenings. You'll find everything you'll need to cook up delicious meals in the delightful kitchen with a two-door Aga, electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher all integrated into the beautiful wooden cabinets. There is also a second dining-room should you need the extra space.
Also on the ground floor, you'll find an informal yet well-equipped gym with superb modern equipment such as a water rower, exercise bike, mini rebounder and weights dotted around on the tilled flooring. You will also find the fantastic Steinway model B piano in the room; perfect for providing entertainment to cosy nights in. However, the owners do ask that when the piano is not being used that it is covered. A handy utility-room and family shower-room make up the ground floor.
Upstairs you will discover five gorgeous bedrooms that will comfortably sleep ten people. If you do have a larger party, the owners are able to provide extra beds, should you need them. The main bedroom, accessible from the gym downstairs, is stunning and comes complete with an emperor size bed, wood-burning stove and plenty of storage space. It also has a beautifully finished en suite bathroom with an indulgent free-standing bath and gorgeous dual sinks. Next door, bedroom four has a wonderfully playful design that is perfect for little ones. Along the hall, bedroom three provides an incredibly cosy place to snuggle up in the evenings while bedroom two is an absolute delight, with an inviting double bed and a raised single. Finally, the last bedroom houses a luxurious super-king size bed and boasts great views over the moors. An excellent family bathroom makes up the first floor, with a wonderful free-standing bath perfect for those relaxing nights in.
If you thought that River Meadow Farm's interiors were nice then its outside space is truly special. There are nearly 220 acres for you to explore with all sorts of hideaways to discover. The fabulous patio and outdoor seating area are perfect for a spot of al fresco dining in the evening. Wild flowers surround a gorgeous lawn on which you will find two brilliant sun loungers that are great for soaking up the Devonshire sunshine. A small fire-pit and cosy benches make for a perfect spot to enjoy the stars in the evening with a glass of something special. If that wasn't enough, a beautiful wood-fired hot tub sits at the end of the garden and overlooks the spectacular views across the valley. Elsewhere on the grounds, you'll find adorable wooden swings, beautiful tranquil meadows and even a tennis court. Due to the cottage being located on the farm there are also a wonderful array of farm animals that the owners are happy to let you feed should you wish. A short walk away from the farm you'll find a peaceful mile-long stretch of river that is ideal for wild swimming. Furthermore, on the banks of the river sits a fabulous wood-fired sauna that provides a truly idyllic place to relax after you've enjoyed an invigorating dip.
With grounds like this, you won't want to leave this stunning Devonshire retreat. However, if you do venture out, there are plenty of things to do and see in the lovely part of the world. River Meadow Farm is located just on the edge of stunning Dartmoor National Park with plenty of gorgeous attractions a short journey away. The rugged landscapes at St Michael's church is breathtaking while Fernworthy reservoir is a wonderfully tranquil spot to enjoy a relaxing stroll. Emsworthy Mire is another idyllic spot to visit with gorgeous wildflowers covering its fields to create some stunning views. In the other direction, you'll also find the Tamar Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which houses a wonderful array of peaceful woodland and pretty villages to explore. If you're craving the sand beneath your feet, Whitsand Bay is a spectacular beach that runs for three miles and boasts great surf. Finally, the historic marine city of Plymouth is well worth a visit with plenty of brilliant eateries and fantastic shops to enjoy.
Sitting-room with open fire
Kitchen with oil-fired Aga, induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Gym with piano and tv
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6')
Bathroom with roll-top bath, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4' 6") with single loft bed (3')
Bedroom 3 with super-king double bed (6')
Bedroom 4 with double bed (4'6") and floor bed (3')
Bedroom 5 with emperor size double bed (7'), wood-burner and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and double wash-basins
The drive down to the farmhouse has a few pot holes owing to the nature of the drive, but is maintained, please drive slowly. The parking area is uphill with steps, you are welcome to unload your luggage at the property but please park in the designated parking area. The courtyard is cobbled. Please supervise children at all times when outside due to the hot tub and river. Please note there is no mobile signal at River Meadow Farm - we would recommend activating dial assist so calls can be received through 4G or WiFi. There is no television at River Meadow Farm but there is an HD projector with an DDMI cable - you will need to bring your own laptop. Thre is also a TV in the gym - this is for netflix only. Please note the wood-fired hot tub takes eight hours to heat up to temperature. Full instructions are in the welcome folder at the property. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- Telephone (incoming calls only)
- No smoking
- Pub 4 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Charging point for electric vehicles (at cost)
Welcome to River Meadow Farm!
Enjoy the retreat's gorgeous, rustic furnishings.
The cottage's beautiful period features give it an incredibly cosy feel
Outside you'll discover a fabulous array of luxuries such as the fantastic hot tub.
Unwind in the bespoke sauna.
The delightful entrance hall can double up as a cheerful playroom for little ones.
There are plenty of snug places to relax in the charming sitting-room.
Every piece of furniture is full of character.
Cosy up around the period fireplace in the evenings.
The kitchen/diner is absolutely gorgeous.
Beautifully crafted chairs surround the rustic dining-table.
You'll find everything you'll need in the delightful kitchen.
The sturdy wooden cabinets and worktops are fantastic.
A separate dining-room provides a perfect place for hearty family meals.
The cottage even comes equipped with a gym!
A stunning grand piano is perched in the corner of this brilliant room.
The main bedroom is an absolute dream.
A fabulous wood-burning stove sits snugly in the corner.
There's plenty of storage for all of your holiday essentials.
This room also comes equipped with a gorgeous en suite.
Freshen yourself up at the luxurious sinks before enjoying an invigorating shower from the rainfall shower.
Bedroom four's playful design is perfect for little ones.
The beautifully weathered walls of bedroom three give it a wonderfully snug feel
Bedroom two is truly delightful.
Treat yourself to breakfast in bed on your holiday.
Bedroom one houses a luxurious bed.
Wake to the morning sun in the morning.
A beautifully finished bathroom sits next door.
Relax in the indulgent free-standing bath in the main bathroom.
There are plenty of gorgeous spots to soak up the sunshine outside.
The fabulous patio area is the perfect spot for al fresco dining.
There are beautiful wild flowers all over the garden.
Enjoy the Devon sunshine on the comfy sun loungers.
Time for a picnic.
The fire-pit provides a great spot for stargazing once the sun has dipped below the horizon.
Take in the spectacular views from the luxury of the hot tub.
Discover the many idyllic spots dotted around the grounds.
You'll never want to leave with gardens like this!
River Meadow is located on a working farm and you are allowed to feed the animals.
The gorgeous wood-fired sauna is a short walk away.
The sauna is an absolute dream!
How about that for a view!
Take a moment on the idyllic swing.
You'll also have access to a wonderful tennis court during your stay.
There's even a trampoline for the little ones. Please supervise children at all times.
There is a private parking space tucked away up the hill but you can use the courtyard to drop anything off.
There's a small river a short walk away perfect for wild swimming.
The rugged landscapes of Dartmoor are right on your doorstep.
Visit the beautiful St Michael's church.
Fernworthy Reservoir is a beautifully tranquil place for a stroll.
Emsworthy Mire is just gorgeous.
The Tamar Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also nearby.
Whitsand Bay is a fantastic beach with great surf.
The historic city of Plymouth is well worth a visit.