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Abbots Marsh Farmhouse

Umberleigh (3.5mls SE), Devon

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 3
grade 5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious rural retreat set on the edge of a farm in the heart of the Devon countryside
  • Each bedroom benefits from zip-and-link beds, giving flexibility your parties requirements as can all be made in to twin or king size.
  • Enjoy a day at the seaside with sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde a short drive or for outdoor enthusiast visit nearby Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks
Property code: 50154

Sleeping eight guests across four spacious bedrooms, this luxurious farmhouse along the River Taw offers rural country charm with five-star creature comforts. It's ideal for large families with young children and pup pals in tow as there's a fully-enclosed garden to run about, countryside trails and riverside walks to explore, plus a scenic train line within walking distance where you can hop aboard and travel this spectacular region from the cathedral city of Exeter to the bustling market town of Barnstaple.

On arrival, kick off your boots in the hallway where there's ample storage for shoes, coats and brollies. Step inside to bright and airy country-style interiors, ready to relax on your holidays. The well-equipped kitchen and dining area is perfect for families with all essential appliances and cookery gadgets plus a handy utility room for laundry. Character features and deep tones in squishy sofas give a warm ambience to the lounge which has exposed timber beams and a cosy wood burner so toes will stay toasty on cooler evenings while you catch up on favourite family films or cartoon time with the Smart TV. When sleepyheads need slumber, meander upstairs where you'll find four en-suite bedrooms, two super king-size, one king, and one twin - the bed configuration can even be adapted on request. As energetic young guests arise, throw open the French doors in the dining room to the enclosed lawned garden bordered by a fence, colourful shrubs and pretty planters. Cook up a delicious brunch in the kitchen and enjoy al fresco-style on the BBQ patio where grown-ups can reboot and enjoy the views. There's a pub within walking distance, a shop for essentials nearby (2 miles), and allocated parking at the front of the property for four cars.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size (which can be twin on request at the point of booking), 1 king-size (which can be a twin on request at the point of booking) and 1 twin (which can be king-size on request at the point of booking)
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 downstairs WC
  • Kitchen with double electric oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room - washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included and more available on site to buy)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Full size cot with bedding provided (on request at time of booking)
  • Allocated parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • BBQ Hut
  • Games Room (not heated)
  • EV charger (charges apply)
  • Beach 17 miles, shop 4 miles and pubs within 1 mile (partly on main road with no path - walking not advised)
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Meander along the River Taw and try a spot of fishing on a summer's afternoon. Visit family-friendly RHS Rosemoor (11.5 miles), which has seasonal workshops and fun educational activities for children during school holidays. Hire a bike and set off from Barnstaple (13 miles) on the Tarka Trail which has 30 miles of cycle and walking track including canopy-covered paths along the Torridge River, ideal on hotter days, and follows on towards the Instow estuary (20 miles). Take the train from Portsmouth Arms (0.2 miles) or Umberleigh (4.5 miles) along the scenic Tarka Line towards Exeter or Barnstaple. For a full day trip, head to Bideford (14 miles) and take a boat trip out to the magical Lundy Island, abundant with wildlife and nature including Sika deer, black rabbits and Soay sheep.

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This property is personally managed by Sarah.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 7th June 2024

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Amazing house and very dog and child friendly gardens. A great place to relax and enjoy being with family. The BBQ hut is a big bonus, especially on rainy evenings, and the games room was a big hit too. Our family of 6 adults, a toddler and 3 dogs had plenty of room and really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by David 31st May 2024

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We loved this cottage. It had many amenities and shows that it well cared for. The rooms are spacious and well furnished. The garden areas were also first class.

Reviewed by Gail 24th May 2024

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Overall, very good, games room and bbq room both a roaring success.

Reviewed by Lauren 3rd May 2024

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We had a fantastic stay, the farmhouse is lovely. Really well-equipped, spacious and clean. Everything was perfect and the additional games room and BBQ hut are great. Would highly recommend and happily stay again!

Reviewed by Tracey 19th April 2024

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We absolutely. Loved this farmhouse, so stylish, well equipped and comfortable. Everything was thought of and many special touches for the dogs. The added bonus was the fantastic BBQ hut, we thoroughly enjoyed cooking in there. Plus the games room would be great for children. For us the fully enclosed gardens, back and front were a bonus for the doRead moregs, who definitely didnt want to leave. We would definitely return, maybe bringing family next time, as the house is great for all ages. Hide

Reviewed by Jeanette 22nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 23rd February 2024

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One of the very the best holiday homes weve stayed in, and we holiday in the UK a lot! So roomy, warm and comfortable, and welcoming for dogs and their humans. The kitchen is well kitted out and we enjoyed each others company around the generous pine table. (If we had had a special occasion to celebrate Im sure we would have used the formal dining Read moreroom though.) A very comfy sitting room to relax, chat and watch telly. Lovely airy bedrooms and comfortable beds - all en suite. Thanks Clayre Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 9th February 2024

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Outstanding property. Beautifully renovated and warm and comfortable with extremely well equipped kitchen. Wonderfully clean and spacious, whilst still feeling cosy. The underfloor heating throughout was a bonus! The kids totally loved the games room and BBQ hut, which got amazingly warm so we could eat out in it, even in February. Totally deliciouRead mores scones and thick Devon cream to greet us. It was fantastic having 4 rooms each with en suite so everyone had their own bathroom, which they loved. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 30th December 2023

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A lovely cottage with great amenities, such as the games room and BBQ hut. All the rooms are beautifully decorated. We had eight adults in our party and there was more than enough room for us all. The owner Clayre was very helpful.

Reviewed by Maria 22nd December 2023

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Great large accommodation very spacious. House has something to suit all ages. Loved the games room and bbq room. Enclosed garden for the dogs. Lovely Christmas Break with the family.

Reviewed by Neil 22nd September 2023

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Couldnt fault anything, perfect week in excellent accommodation. Would definitely recommend it and we will stay again.

Reviewed by Tracy 15th September 2023

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It was a lovely home and we had such a lovely welcome. I would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Steven 8th September 2023

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Everything we needed was there and the house was presented to a high standard throughout. It was just what we needed, with the benefit of being in quiet location but easily accessible .

Reviewed by Kelvin 1st September 2023

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Beautiful farm house, loved it. Weather was fantastic all week. Very clean, well appointed, home from home. 6 adults and 2 toddlers loved it. The village of Chulmleigh a few miles was lovely, dairy, bakers and convenience store. Plus on the outskirts was a childrens play park and a dog park. We found out sadly on the last day that they have a crcheRead more as well for toddlers when its too hot to be outside. Would recommend this property for families and adult groups, loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Amy Rebecca 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Steffon 18th August 2023

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Really enjoyed our time at Abbots Marsh Farm the house and equipment easy to use and the owners had thought of everything. Thank you for a great week.

Reviewed by Ian 4th August 2023

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A delightful well equipped farmhouse with 4 large bedrooms, all ensuite. Downstairs: very spacious kitchen, utility, hall, dining room and lounge all well equipped. Wifi worked well. Nearby railway added some local interest, while being surprisingly quiet. Dedicated games room and separate BBQ hut added interest and opportunities. Plenty of room foRead morer up to 4 parked cars. 25 minute drive to Barnstaple; 50 mins to Ilfracombe. . Hide

Reviewed by Kate 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Jody 23rd June 2023

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The cottage was beautiful and in such a great setting. There were 6 adults & 3 children and we found there was plenty of space and so never felt on top of each other. Also all having our own bathrooms was a huge benefit. We loved the garden area as well as the Games room & BBQ hut all of which we used a lot The house was well equipped, it had everyRead morething we needed and more. Also the location is great to go off and explore Devon. Would definitely recommend and would 100% stay again Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 12th June 2023

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This large family cottage is absolutely amazing. Plenty of room and plenty of Outside space. Table tennis was great and we also used the bbq. Everything you needed was on hand.

Reviewed by Susan 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Katrina 26th May 2023

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One of the nicest places we've stayed! Abbots Marsh was so lovely. The owners provided everything we might need, and lots we hadn't even thought of! So clean and well set out, in lovely grounds. The welcome scones and fizz were a lovely surprise. The information folder told us everything we needed to know and there were lots of brochures suggestingRead more things to do and places to go. Great games room, and amazing bbq hut! Great for multi generational families. Would highly recommend. Many thanks Hide

Reviewed by Karen 19th May 2023

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An extremely comfortable, spacious and well equipped home. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to holiday in the area. The location and facilities were perfect and we could not fault the cleanliness and comfort of your home. Thank you.

Reviewed by Deborah 12th May 2023

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We found the farmhouse very clean comfortable and well equipped. The private garden with seating was beautiful and well used by us. We have no complaints at all and would recommend this property for a holiday for relaxation and peace. One observation (as we had an elderly relative with us) would be a grab rail in one of the walk in showers. We wereRead more met by our host who was welcoming and said she was available if we had any issues. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 14th April 2023

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Fabulous week again! Wonderful property such a great place to unwind and relax!! Safe parking and just great facilities.

Reviewed by Grace 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 31st March 2023

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Absolutely beautiful house with everything you could possibly need.

Reviewed by Paul 17th March 2023

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Very well equipped and finished to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Karen 3rd February 2023

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A great cottage however it's too late check in time 5.30 and too early to vacate by 9.30 when it states 10 am check out on booking . There is a charge for car charger that should state costs at time of booking , so you know prior to your visit . Good facilities and positive position to go out and about . It's a bit expensive for what you get thoughRead more, but that's as you all get your own bathroom. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 27th January 2023

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Beautifully presented, spacious property with a comfortable homely feel to it. Presentation was immaculate throughout and well equipped, including logs for the fire, charcoal and equipment for the bbq and thoughtful extras to accommodate our dog. We loved the beautiful bbq hut. Nice quite location, perfect weekend get away to meet up with friends aRead morend relax. Hide

Reviewed by Pam 28th December 2022

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Reviewed by Andy 21st October 2022

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This cottage is wonderful and a perfect spot for exploring Devon. You can tell that the small details are really important to the owners. As 2 families of 4 we had ample room as a group to be together or do our own things.

Reviewed by Alan 9th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 23rd September 2022

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What an amazing house to stay in, it has everything you could possible want to make your holiday perfect. I would highly recommend it to anyone. There was a nice welcome pack of scones and Prosecco which went down well after a long journey Although we are all senior citizens we had a great laugh playing in the games room The BBQ hut is to die for FRead moreANTASTIC,!! two great meals cooked and eaten in it The garden is beautifully We also found the owner charming & helpful. and on hand if needed. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 16th September 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday and this house and grounds were superb. We thoroughly recommend and you wont be disappointed

Reviewed by Adrian 9th September 2022

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Absolutely brilliant stay

Reviewed by Clare 2nd September 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at Abbots Marsh Farmhouse, hosted by Clayre. The property was spotless, spacious, very well equipped and beautifully decorated. The addition of the games room was great after a day out or when the weather was wet and we relaxed indoors. We were ideally situated for the surrounding countryside or coast. We did not get to meetRead more Clayre but she was very accessible and made sure we had everything we needed. A big thank you for the goodies and dog treats! Hide

Reviewed by Lydia 19th August 2022

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We had a wonderful family time at the cottage. The games room and barbecue hut were a welcome addition. There was plenty to do nearby: we went surfing, walking on the Tarka Trail, watched outdoor theatre, explored local panier markets and of course went to the beautiful Clovelly village and gardens.

Reviewed by Hilary 15th July 2022

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Wow! What a beautiful house and location with everything we could possibly need for a three-generation (and dogs) holiday. The house is well equipped, spacious, very comfortable and spotless. The games room and barbeque hut were a great addition and the secure garden perfect for 3 boisterous dogs. Clayre is a great host, on hand to answer questionsRead more and give help if needed. We have no hesitation is giving this property a huge thumbs up. Hide

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