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The Homestead

The Homestead @ Southcombe Farm
26 reviews
The Homestead @ Southcombe Farm
The Homesteads lovely living area
The Homesteads king size master bedroom
The Homestead @ Southcombe Farm is situated in its own private garden
The Square in Holsworthy.  Full of shops, cafes and pubs
Dam building on the farm stream
Feeding lambs in the spring
Southcombe Farm Canoe Adventures on nearby waterways
Lovely gardens
Spot wildlife on the farm
Help us feed the animals
Quiet country location, explore the farm
We usually have at least two horses on the farm who love the attention of our guests!
Great beaches and surf nearby
Lots of things to look at in the wildlife hide
Kids love doing river walks up the farm stream
Depending on the weather we always do a tractor ride for families with children
Lovely countryside all around waiting for you to explore!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Holsworthy, Torridge, Devon, England
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English first
Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed June 11, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This was our second visit to Southcombe Farm and our 1st stay at the Homestead. We had the most amazing stay. It was a fantastic way to spend our family holiday and was made to feel very welcome by the onwers. Surroundings, accommodation and hosts were brilliant. We defiantly be returning. The accommodation was spotless. We all enjoyed feeding the...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Homestead. We are all really glad you had a great holiday enjoying the farm and surrounding area. Thank you for staying with us, and hope to see you again.


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Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed November 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We three had one of our best holidays at Southcombe Farm. It was clean, warm, well equipped, private (with the farmhouse within easy reach if needed), educational, fun, environmentally aware and worth every penny. Our daughter enjoyed feeding the farm animals and Paul was very patient as she can be nervous around them. She got great confidence from him. We...

Management response:

Thank you very much for you review of the Homestead. We are all really pleased you had a good time on and around the farm. Especially pleased that your daughter enjoyed herself and gained a bit of extra confidence with the animals. Thank you again and we will look forward to welcoming you again.


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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed September 17, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Homestead on Southcombe Farm and would recommend them. Paul was very friendly and accommodating from the first booking and very accessible when we had a problem with the hot water. His father too was warm and welcoming when we met him, only his mother seemed a bit standoffish when we encountered her. The...

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in the Homestead. I'm really glad you had a good time enjoying not only the farm, but local area too. I'm very sorry that you did not find Eileen very welcoming. I can assure you this was not intentional in anyway and I can only think you caught her when...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Homemade Cake + Tea and Coffee on Arrival, Complimentary 1/2 Dozen Eggs.

Complimentary toiletries provided.

Bathrobes for adults.

We provide a small library of paperback books and DVD's for those times when you just want to put your feet up!

The heating is included all year if you require it. For a small charge logs are available for the log burner. However! Logs are provided free to those staying with us over Christmas and New Year!
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
As the Homestead is situated on a working sheep farm we ask that shoes are removed when inside. The Homestead is in a quiet rural area. We would like to keep it that way so ask...
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
Jul 22, 2017 -
Sep 1, 2017
Summer Holidays 2017
7 nights --
Sep 2, 2017 -
Oct 20, 2017
Early Autumn 2017
3 nights
Oct 21, 2017 -
Oct 27, 2017
Autumn Holiday 2017
7 nights --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Complimentary tea, coffee and homemade cake served on arrival.
Complimentary toiletries provided.
Bathrobes for adults.
Free WIFI.
Join in feeding the farm animals.
Tyre swing and playhouses.
Heating is included, but logs for the fire are charged for at £6.00 per basket (Free at Christmas & New Year!).
If you would like to use our cleaning service it is £50.00 per week.
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About the neighborhood
The Homestead is situated at Southcombe Farm just to the southwest of the lovely Market Town of Holsworthy (less than 5 mins by car or about 30 mins walk).
The town has all of the traditional shops / pubs that you would expect, plus a Waitrose supermarket which also has a handy delivery service.
The Homestead is detached and positioned in it's own private / enclosed gardens. Your only neighbours are some distance away. Your hosts Paul and his family live in the Farmhouse and in the summer holidays the Barn in the farmyard is also let to guests.
Southcombe is a sheep farm complete with nature trail. It takes about 45 mins to complete and you could see anything from a frog to a deer! For families with children we are happy for you to be involved with morning feeding.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 50.3 mi
Railway: Exeter: 42.9 mi
Ferry: Plymouth: 39.1 mi
It is best to visit us with a car due to our rural location or minimum of a bicycle.
Public Transport:-
Fly or catch train or coach to Exeter.
Bus from Exeter to Holsworthy.
Taxi or lift from Holsworthy to Farm.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 9.3 mi.
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