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.
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.

Hope Farm


Holsworthy / Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

20% off for parties of 6 + cot or less and 25% off for parties of 4 + cot or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

7 Nights from £916 - £1992

Nearest pub

The Bickford Arms (2 ½ miles)

Set in the heart of Devon's Ruby Country, this traditional country inn is a popular spot for Sunday lunch.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bromell August 2009

Choose from the bar or the posh dining room. Home cooked wholesome food.

Nearest beach

Widemouth Beach (12 miles)

This beach lives up to its name, being a very wide stretch of sand which has a section open to dogs all year round. There is lots of parking and several surf schools as it is a great location for watersports.

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

Mr Skinner March 2012


Widemouth bay is lovely, we've stayed near here a few times and it never disappoints.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Great beach for surfing and swimming due to waves and lifeguards on duty.

Nearest walk

Cookworthy Forest (1 ¾ miles)

A pleasant forest to explore on foot or by bike, with the Ruby Trail having many starting points. Look out for the reconstruction of a Celtic roundhouse nestled among the trees.

Nearest town

Holsworthy (3 ¼ miles)

Holsworthy is a centre for agriculture, with one of the largest livestock markets in the south west each Wednesday and Thursday - a lively occasion, well worth a visit. An attractive town, it has a large indoor swimming pool useful for the children if the weather turns inclement.

Also nearby

Dragon Archery (2 ¼ miles)

This fun day out gives you the opportunity to learn the art of archery. Then put your newly taught skill to the test on dinosaurs, wolves and armoured knights! Much more than just target shooting.

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

Mrs Selby October 2014

Fantastic Family Fun!

Dragon Archery is the place to be if you want to try archery for the first time or if you are more experienced. Great challenges suitable for all ages from 8+. Really friendly encouraging team giving one to one coaching to help you get the most out of your experience. Suitable for all weathers...we went on a very wet and windy day in October! Only advice is BOOK EARLY as this attraction is very very popular!! If you are lucky enough to go along, you will see why.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Worsfold June 2011

A 3 hour archery session which involves shooting dinosaurs, amongst other things not just targets. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I wasn't expecting to. All equipment was supplied, and we were taught very well how to use it. Rather than just having targets to aim at, there are a number of themed areas including dinosaurs and orcs. The time passed very quickly and owners were very friendly and helpful.

The Alpaca Park (30 yards)

Visit these beauiful, placid creatures in 100 acres of natural Devon countryside. Special "ambling" walks take place through new woodland to see the alpaca but these do need to be booked in advance. The tea room is a great place for a Devon cream tea where scones are baked to order.

RHS Rosemoor (13 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.

The Granite Way (14 miles)

This cycle and walking route runs for 11 miles between Lydford and Okehampton along a disused railway line. The route forms part of the National Cycle network with Okehampton the most popular start point where bicycles can be hired locally. The off road track has the advantage of being mostly traffic free. Meldon Viaduct offers spectacular views across the moors.

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

Mr Mearns September 2015

Kid friendly cycle

Start from the station where you can hire bikes ( we bought our own) there is a youth hostel there in case you need to pick up basic supplies like chocolate and water! I did this with my 5 year old boy- it was not great weather but we cycled to meld on viaduct and back in less than an hour ( total of about 4 miles) and it was enjoyed by both of us - some lovely views and a nice safe easy ride- the only bit on the road is from the very quiet station to the start of the path ( we did this on a rainy day in August)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe February 2015

Great for the average cyclist

The cycleway starts at the old Okehampton Station (you can park right there) and is very easy to follow. There are a few gentle hills - nothing that strenuous - so it really is suitable for all ages and abilities. The scenery is beautiful - I'd recommend stopping off at the Bearslake Inn for a swift refreshment! - and it's very easy for an averagely fit cyclist to ride from Okehampton down to Lydford Gorge and back in around 4 hours with time for stop offs.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Warburton November 2011

From Okehampton station join the Granite Way Walk (cycle route 27) which follows the Dartmoor railway line. It is predominantly tarmac so no dirty puddles to avoid and ideal for bike riders of all ages, with only gentle inclines. A comfortable 3 mile walk will take you to Meldon Viaduct which gives stunning views over the moor and Meldon Reservoir Dam. Another mile or so gets you to the reservoir. At the Viaduct there is a converted railway carriage which provides a small cafe - seems only to be open at weekends which is a real shame as mid week in half term there were plenty of walkers and cyclists who I'm sure would have stopped for a welcome cuppa !

Winsford Walled Garden (4 miles)

A beautifully restored walled Victorian garden. Wander among the bourgainvillea and tropical hibiscus in the ornate Victorian greenhouses. The garden had been left to ruin until its rediscovery in 1999, since when Aileen, Michael and Tanya have worked hard and enthusiastically to restore it to its former glory - and beyond. It now extends well past its original walls, with colouful borders, bamboo groves and giant-leafed gunnera. The garden's restoration was documented on ITV's Gardener's Tales.

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

February 2009


Alot of hard work has gone into the restoration of these gardens, but it has all paid off. The greenhouses mean that even on a rainy day, there is plenty to see here. There is so much to take in that one visit is not enough!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Well worth a visit. These gardens are unique, very different from anything else in Devon or Cornwall. A beautiful and inspiring experience.

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