We booked the self catering Cider Barn at the last minute for a long weekend over the February Half Term. We knew that the owner Daniel was in the middle of renovating the bathroom and this was not a problem for us.
The Cider Barn is lovely and cosy and the reason we booked our stay there is for the lovely new Hot Tub! We spent most of our weekend in it! We imagined that our 2 children might have been a little bored as the location is very rural and fairly isolated but they both loved it and were rarely out of the hot tub. When they were dry and dressed we ventured for a walk around Daniel's land and he took us on a tour to meet his lovely Aberdeen Angus cattle. We also wandered around the lakes. We didn't venture too far as it is was cold and rainy but we did make it to Dulverton the nearest town which had a some lovely independent shops,
The barn was lovely and peaceful, we were the only guests staying I think but even so I don't think noise would be an issue. Daniel showed us around the other accommodation all of which looks wonderful and inviting and we would be happy to stay in any of them.
The self catering kitchen was really well equipped with top of the range items including dish washer and washing machine. We did have a few issues with the TV reception and the WIFI didn't work properly for the last few days of our stay but I am sure these will be sorted by now.
Daniel popped in with some homemade sweets and bread which just added to our lovely stay. We really intend to return soon, such a fabulous break and we are very lucky to have found Cider Barn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Handley Farm offers a top quality self-catering cottage and bed and breakfast accommodation. Set in a stunningly beautiful rural location you are ideally placed to enjoy the natural delights of Exmoor, the rugged North Devon coastline and the countryside of Devon and Somerset. Set in 40 acres of beautiful farmland, woods and ponds, with wonderful walks, beautiful sunsets and endless views. We also have an abundance of natural wildlife to observe. On the farm we have horses, sheep, chickens, ducks and goats. A stunningly beautiful rural location you are ideally placed to enjoy the natural delights of Exmoor, the rugged North Devon coastline and the countryside of Devon and Somerset. Guests have free use of our course fishing pond please bring your own rods. We have many friendly farm animals that are happy to be made a fuss of. Set in a pretty south-facing courtyard, all our accommodation is equipped and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, which is matched by our hospitality and commitment to customer service. Enjoy a truly memorable holiday - treat yourself to a stay at Handley Farm and you may become one of our many visitors who come back again and again. ... more less