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“Excellent stay on a proper farm!”
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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Colyton, Devon, England

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Thingy H
New Milton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent stay on a proper farm!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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This holiday was arranged as a 70th birthday celebration with family members from age 1 to 70.

The farm is remote! Middle of nowhere at the end of a narrow lane so it is quiet and peaceful.

Firstly, the accommodation was excellent. All bedrooms were a good size, beds very comfortable and bathrooms were good too, (good showers, lots of hot water, even a view of the fields from the loo)!

Downstairs the kitchen is enormous with a huge fireplace and Aga and big table. The kitchen had lots of original features which led to many discussions about what life must have been like there hundreds of years before. There were also 2 small playrooms which entertained the children - the smallest room with just a playstation, the second with a variety of toys. The living room was huge with plenty of seating for everyone. There was also a utility room and boot room which was great as we were often covered with mud.

Across the garden, the games barn was equipped with table tennis and snooker etc where we had a good Hallowe'en party for the children.

Outside the children has use of a lovely safe play area with a fort, sandpit and playhouse. They enjoyed it so much they were out playing some mornings by 7am!

But, what makes this place so special is the farm itself. When it says working farm that is exactly what is meant - it is not a holiday let describing itself as a farm because it has a barn and fields. Andrew the farmer is very accommodating and patient, showing the children milking of the cows and feeding the calves. Unfortunately the cows only gave birth in the dead of night but we got to see the calves when just hours old. The children have had a wonderful time getting plastered in mud and doing things that they would never normally do. The dogs adopted the children which they loved, (probably because no one else wanted to play at 6.30am)!

I could go on writing but I can probably sum it up by my son's quote on the morning we left, "I don't want to go home, can we stay again?"

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Liked best: Being on a proper working farm
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2013
Thank you so very much, I am so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at Hornshayne farm and I hope we will see you again in the future.
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