Whitelake Farmhouse is a fabulous period building with a very stylish contemporary interior and lovely gardens.
There is a fabulous contemporary kitchen/breakfast-room here. The steps this side of the room lead to the main dining-room and the steps at the far end lead to the sitting-room.
The wood-fired hot tub is in the very private rear garden. What a treat and what a lovely setting for a soak under the stars!
There is a grand dining-room for special holiday meals.The doorway and steps on the left lead down into the kitchen.
The cosy sitting-room with its wood burnng stove and characterful beams. Reclining leather easy chairs and sofa will help you to relax at the end of the day.
The stairs lead up to the first floor where there are three bedrooms, one en suite, and the family bathroom. Take care of the low beams! All part of the charm and character of an historic farmhouse.
The island is a sociable feature of this very contemporary kitchen.
You will really enjoy cooking up a feast here.
The double range cooker is a delight to use.
The breakfast table is at the far end of this lovely family-friendly space.
Another view of the outside of the farmhouse and its lovely gardens,
This twin bedroom is on the ground floor of the farmhouse. There is a little cloakroom right next door, off the kitchen.
This is the master bedroom with its en suite shower and separate WC.
Another view of the master bedroom on the first floor.
This is its en suite - the shower is separate but also en-suite to the bedroom.
This is the second double bedroom on the first floor, with views out over the front garden of the farmhouse.
Another view of the second double bedroom.
The family bathroom on the first floor is bright and cheerful with its sunken bath.
Another view of the family bathroom.
This is the twin bedroom, also on the first floor.
This is the childrens' play area in its own meadow - shared with the two other cottages here.
This is Saunton Sands just the other side of Barnstaple, North Devon's main market town.
There is plenty of family  fun to be had even if you do get a rainy day.

Whitelake Farmhouse


4.6 miles S of Barnstaple / Sleeps 8 + cot

7 Nights from £653 - £1632

Nearest pub

Hunters Inn Pub (1 ¼ miles)

Dating back to the 15th century, this pub serves traditional grub for lunch and dinner.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (5 ¼ miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Nearest walk

Umberleigh to Barnstaple Walk (4 miles)

You will find lots of lovely walks in this area however this one in particular is a lovely day out. Follow the River Taw downstream from Umberleigh through beautiful Devon countryside towards Barnstaple for about eight miles. The return journey can be made by train on the Tarka railway.

Nearest town

Umberleigh (4 ¼ miles)

Umberleigh is a small hamlet that stretches over many miles and includes the villages of Chittlehampton, Atherington, Burrington and Chittlehamholt.

Also nearby

RHS Rosemoor (5 ¾ miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Survival Paintball and Laser Games (2 miles)

Run amock in 20 acres of woodland.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Love the laser games for a great family activity!

We really love this place and always enjoy a 2 hour laser session as a family. It's a fun activity you can do with the kids. Where else can you legally shoot the stuffing out of each other?! Really friendly staff who make the games and whole experience great fun. My son loves it so much he didn't want to go anywhere else for his 10th birthday this year which involved us all having a week's holiday in Devon as we are from Basingstoke!!!

Southdown Adventure (2 ¼ miles)

Quad biking, clay shooting and zorbing are some of the activities on offer here, guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Love this place!

Very friendly owner and staff. Had several quad biking sessions here which we've enjoyed every time. A great day out is to go here in the morning, pop up the road to the Laser Games and finish with a meal in the local pub in Newton Tracey...The Hunters Inn. Superb!!!

The Chichester Arms (2 ¾ miles)

This traditional thatched village pub is packed with rustic charm. Aiming to serve mouth-watering food concocted from the best local produce, the Chichester Arms is a popular choice for those looking for good pub-grub at reasonable prices. Parking is available and there is outdoor seating for those sunny days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A traditonal thatched village pub with a good reputation for quality locally sourced food. A very good wine selection and local ales on tap. The pub suffered a fire in 2007 but has been sympathetically restored back to its former glory.

Tea on the Green (7 ¼ miles)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

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