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HORNSHAYNE FARMHOUSE, big, beautiful farmhouse with games barn, play equipment

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Overview
5 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
11 guests
3 nights minimum 
Rental Home
This big old Devon farmhouse is located near the Devon village of Farway and can sleep eleven people in five bedrooms.Hornshayne Farmhouse is on a busy working farm in a hamlet near the Devon village of Farway. The house sleeps 11 people in five bedrooms, two double, two twin and a family room, with five bathrooms. On the ground floor is a sitting room with electric fire, a kitchen with dining area, a playroom and a games room. Outside is a pretty garden shared with the owners, with play equipment, picnic table, barbecue and stream. Beyond is lots of open space with river, ponds and countryside. ¾ mile from Farway, Hornshayne Farmhouse is a brilliant house for a farm holiday in Devon. Amenities: Central heating with electric fires. Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing ...This big old Devon farmhouse is located near the Devon village of Farway and can sleep eleven people in five bedrooms.Hornshayne Farmhouse is on a busy working farm in a hamlet near the Devon village of Farway. The house sleeps 11 people in five bedrooms, two double, two twin and a family room, with five bathrooms. On the ground floor is a sitting room with electric fire, a kitchen with dining area, a playroom and a games room. Outside is a pretty garden shared with the owners, with play equipment, picnic table, barbecue and stream. Beyond is lots of open space with river, ponds and countryside. ¾ mile from Farway, Hornshayne Farmhouse is a brilliant house for a farm holiday in Devon. Amenities: Central heating with electric fires. Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for five cars. Enclosed garden with childrens play area, barbecue. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (2nd pet charge applies: £35 per week). Sorry no smoking. Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly. Region: Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea? Town: Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Kings1 Queen2 Fulls1 Twin
Bathrooms
2 Full baths1 Unknown type3 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (14)
Sue S
Sue S
Somerset, United Kingdom80 contributions
A great place to stay.
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at Hornshayne Farm and have had a wonderful time. Our family of 3 sons, 3 daughters in laws and three grandchildren spent the weekend together in this lovely old farmhouse. When we walked in we found it very warm as there is an Aga in the kitchen and heating all through the house. There was a nice welcome of 2 bottles of wine and some lovely eggs fresh from the farm plus milk in the fridge. Andrew and Sally, the owners, were very welcoming and we were able to go around the farm whenever we liked. We watched the cows being milked, saw the calves being fed and enjoyed watching the sheep with lambs in the field by the house and playing with the dogs. Unfortunately, 2 sons and partners had to leave by the Monday but our remaining son, wife and child enjoyed the rest of the week with us and one of the highlights was seeing two calves born, Andrew having rung to say they were on their way if we wanted to see the births. We had some lovely walks from the property and the whole holiday was very relaxing. There was a lovely games room (which we didn’t really get to use as the weather was so good) with football, snooker etc and lots of toys and books for the children. The property is surrounded by fields and is at the end of a long road and you get no traffic noise at all - apart from the odd tractor!
Visited March 2019
Written March 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JacksonMcDonnells
JacksonMcDonnells
Southampton, United Kingdom1 contribution
Perfect child and dog friendly Devon farm holiday
Our second visit to Hornshayne Farm and it won't be our last. A beautiful, clean and well equipped farmhouse in idyllic countryside setting with wonderful views, walks and river fun. Ideal for large multi generation family groups and dog friendly. Run by very welcoming family and lots to be involved with on the working farm. Lots of family friendly things to see and do within 30 minute drive including beaches and the nearby town of Honiton is ideal for supermarket supplies and anything else you may need.
Visited June 2017
Written July 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Many thanks for your kind feedback. We are always thrilled to hear guests return to a property for another holiday; it shows that the owners must be getting it right. Hornshayne Farmhouse sounds like it was perfect for you and your family and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Written July 10, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny G
Jenny G
7 contributions
An oasis of calm and tranquility at the end of the M5 for the family
This delightful farmhouse offers an excellent holiday for an extended family group or groups of families. The outdoor space, with its wooden fort and slides and sandpit are ideal for children up to age 10. There is table tennis and a pool table for older children. The first day we just stayed on the property and enjoyed the outdoor space. Then you can go and look at the calves and chickens and have a conducted tour by the Hurford family.
Visited July 2016 Traveled with family
Written July 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Many thanks for your kind feedback. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at Hornshayne Farmhouse.
Written August 11, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andy L
Andy L
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic farm experience
We had a fantastic holiday in the beautiful setting of this Devon farm. The owners were very hospitable. The children really enjoyed being involved with farm life including giving milk to the cows and even seeing a calf being born. The facilities are great and full of character. A lovely week away.
Visited April 2016 Traveled with family
Written May 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Many thanks for your review of Hornshayne Farmhouse. We are glad to hear that you were made to feel so welcome and that your stay was an enjoyable one. What a wonderful experience for the children to have with the farm animals.
Written May 11, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sonicamy1973
sonicamy1973
Nottingham, United Kingdom8 contributions
Fabulous well equipped property
We loved staying at Hornshayne farmhouse for the week. It was immaculate and clean and very well equipped for children. The owners were lovely showed around the maternity pen and the baby calves which went down well with the children. Would love to visit again, we are missing Maud already!
Visited June 2015 Traveled with family
Written June 27, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you had a good week away and that it was well equipped for you and then family. I’m the sure the children enjoyed seeing the calves- what a wonderful experience for them. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Written July 20, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emer F
Emer F
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Wonderful large house in Devon
Just back from a wonderful long weekend in Devon. We needed a large house for extended family and it didn't disapoint. Enough beds and plenty of living space for us all. Well equipped kitchen and really felt like going from home to home. The extra touches really go a long way, children's books, toys, Wellys to borrow at the back door, ride on toys, the best fort our little one has played on with sandpit too! A tour to see the baby calves with the farmer's sons and the owners letting us know more had been born that night made us feel very welcome. Just 30 mins from Lyme Regis and farm land all around, perfect. We will certainly be back and if you're looking for a large property with space for everyone you won't go wrong with this place
Visited March 2015 Traveled with family
Written March 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad that the property met all your expectations and that you and your family had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Written April 27, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Owend007
Owend007
East Grinstead, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fabulous house in a lovely rural location
This is the second time we've stayed at Hornshayne Farm with our two groups of friends, and again for New Year. It did not disappoint. The facilities of the house itself are excellent - plenty of seats in the kitchen and living room, good equipment in the kitchen, as well as lovely bedrooms. The two real highlights, however, are the excellent rural location (great walks!) but above all being located on a working farm. The owners (and their children) are so welcoming and helpful and positively encourage you to take an active interest in the farm. For our children to help with the milking and see 3 calves being born was a real highlight - priceless in fact. We all cannot wait for our next visit and another relaxing break.
Visited December 2014
Written January 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much for your kind feedback, welcome back. We are so delighted to hear that you have enjoyed Hornshayne Farm on both occasions. What a treat for the children to experience the farm in such a way, I imagine that this holiday will bring back fond memories for years to come.
Written February 3, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

debbie h
debbie h
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom2 contributions
One of the best!
This is our second visit to Hornshayne Farm and was equally as enjoyable as the first. This is one of the nicest houses we have stayed in, as a group of 9 that have been getting together every year for 15 years! The accommodation is very comfortable and suits our group well; with plenty of space and well laid out bedrooms. We have 3 boys amongst us, all of whom had a wonderful time on the farm; being entertained by the owners boys; playing hide and seek, watching calves being born, helping to milk the cows and even having a go at tractor driving......the owners and farmers could not have been more accommodating. For the adults, the house is set in the most beautiful countryside where you are free to walk and enjoy some of the most amazing views; a very relaxing and tranquil setting. Thank you for a very enjoyable week, we were all sad to be leaving and can't wait to come back!
Visited December 2014 Traveled with friends
Written January 7, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for such kind feedback; it seems that you have found the absolute perfect place! I’m sure the owners would be thrilled to know how much you enjoy staying at Hornshayne Farm and that the boys loved helping out at the farm- what a wonderful experience for them. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Written January 28, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stuart M
Stuart M
2 contributions
Most relaxing, favourite farm holiday.
We have just returned from the most wholesome, relaxing holiday we have had in years. We chose this farm house to celebrate our parents special wedding anniversary, so had a very mixed group - from 5-70 years old! Every one was very happy and relaxed. We found that we rarely left the wonderful kitchen where we sat around the rayburn and toasted our feet. That said we very much enjoyed our time on the farm. Andrew and his father, Ellis, adopted the children and allowed them to take part at the milking parlour and feeding the calves. The children sneaked off on tractor rides and were allowed to help where ever possible on the farm - there was even a stream for minnow finishing! The dogs, Maude and Bob, were so friendly - Maude accompanied us on every walk ( and she had just had a litter of puppies much to the children's delight). Andrew was never too busy to stop and help us, often taking time out to explain what was happening on the farm. The farm house was very well equipped and we had everything we needed. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very well appointed and everyone slept very well on the very comfortable beds - esp after days full of fresh air. The water was pure and delicious - coming from a spring on the farm. Sally provided us with free range eggs and free range meat and poultry from the farm. Sally also recommended the most wonderful caterers who came in and served us with a very special meal. There was a great games room and play area for the kids and wonderful views from house. The worst thing about this holiday was having to leave - we discussed staying for an extra few days, but alas another lucky family were taking our place, I hope they enjoy their stay as much as we did! We have already discussed our return...
Visited October 2014 Traveled with family
Written November 3, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for your very kind and positive comments about Hornshayne Farmhouse. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time there and that the owners made you feel so welcome. Its great to hear and we hope you'll be back next year!
Written November 7, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rolin22
Rolin22
Southampton, United Kingdom122 contributions
Great house in a lovely location
Four generations aged from 2 to 84 enjoyed a lovely holiday. The house is comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The play room and outside play area is great for smaller children and the games barn ideal for the older ones. Even though you are on a working farm the setting is peaceful. We enjoyed seeing the calves being fed and a bonus that a new one was born just before we left. The location is good for visting Beer, Seaton, Honiton. We were only a party of 6 but could see that with its great farmhouse kitchen and large sitting room it would work well for larger groups. The bedrooms are spread over three levels but the stairs are shallow and did not present a problem even for the oldest member of our group. Beds were comfortable and bedrooms of a good size, even the top floor bedroom in the beamed eaves is airy and spacious. We all hope to return in the future. Recommended.
Visited September 2014
Written September 28, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much for providing such lovely feedback about your stay. I'm glad to hear that you so enjoyed your stay.
Written October 8, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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Activities nearby
Golf course (within 15 min walk)

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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