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Self-Catering Farway

Hornshayne Farmhouse in Farway, Devon

From: €1,042 weekly Guests 11 Rooms 5 Bathroom 6

Hornshayne Farmhouse Self-Catering

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.

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?

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, Sorry no smoking. Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near beach
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Table tennis
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Gledhill
May 2019
This was the second time we have visited Hornshayne Farm and we had a lovely holiday.. There are lots of things to keep the children happy and the play area is brilliant, but the bark on the ground seems to have been replaced with what I can only describe as small bits of wood.The problem is that there are very sharp bits of wood and two of the children came down the slide and scratched the back of their legs. As we had a two year old we were always worried he would fall and get spells in his hands or worse. It’s a great place to have a family holiday and the amenities are brilliant. The children loved walking around the farm and we even saw a calf being born which was really special. The children absolutely loved Maud the Spanial, when she heard our cars pulling in the drive she came straight round to the house and stayed with us until bed time, a very sweet and gentle dog.
Mr Soutar
March 2019
We had a wonderful time at Hornshayne - Andrew and Sally were very welcoming and it was lovely being able to watch the milking, see two calves being born and generally enjoy the peacefulness of the farm.. There was a games room which we did not use as the weather was so good so did not need to spend time indoors. The views from the property are stunning. If you want a relaxing break this is a great place to visit.
Mrs Ralph
October 2018
Hornshayne farmhouse is fabulous house for large family gatherings.. The kids (and adults!) can play in the stream, watch the cows being milked, collect eggs from the hens and enjoy being Incas working farm. The house is large and comfortable and the owners who live in an adjoining property are friendly and welcoming. We were lucky to have glorious weather in late October.
Mrs Pratt
October 2018
We stayed at Hornshayne Farmhouse for a family 30th birthday celebration last weekend.. We were a party of 8 adults, 2 children and our dogs. The farm was just perfect for our requirements. The children loved all the play facilities, so many toys, games, dvds and great outside play area. The older ‘kids’ enjoyed the table tennis, pool and table football in the play barn and the dogs had some lovely walks in the acres of farmland. Sally and Andrew made us very welcome and the highlight of our visit was definitely having a tour of the farm. We saw the cows being milked and a calf born that morning being fed. Our 6 year old grandson collected eggs from the chickens with Sally and we all enjoyed cuddles with Maud’s puppies! We would recommend a holiday here.
Mrs Quinn
September 2018
We enjoyed staying in this lovely old farmhouse; full of character yet plenty of modern facilities.. We were slightly daunted by the narrow steep lanes that led to it but there was plenty to see and do in the area. We hope to return next year.
Mr Wraight
August 2018
We greatly enjoyed the delightful gardens, play area and freedom to roam Hornshayne farm in the glorious Devon countryside.. The owners were extremely helpful but also willing to give us the peace and relaxation we were seeking without intruding until asked. The farm tour which we requested was conducted in a most informative and interesting manner by the owner's two sons. A delightful week.
Mrs Eddy
August 2018
As a couple with 3 children and 4 grandchildren, 11 of us in total, we have had a fantastic holiday.. Andrew and Sally were a lovely helpful couple, who willing told us about there farm and what we could get involved in. Their two delightful sons gave us a guided tour of the farm as well one morning. Our young grandchildren were able to see cows being milked, calves being born, feed calves, fish for minnows in the nearby stream and build dams, fly kites on the hillside, see 3-day old puppies, chickens, pigs, cats dogs, and play safely in the garden with many toys to enjoy. We were also able to enjoy the local beaches and go mackerel fishing as well. All in all a wonderful family holiday. Thank you.
Mr Davis
March 2018
We loved : The beautiful , atmospheric , old house and the tranquil location.. The gorgeous Devon countryside Most of all the warmth and friendliness of the farm owners - the Hurfords
Mrs Denley
March 2018
Owners very helpful.. A very informative tour of farm by Charles aged ten.
July 2017
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.
Jenny G
July 2016
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.
Andy L
May 2016
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.
June 2015
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!
Emer F
March 2015
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
January 2015
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.
debbie h
January 2015
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!
Stuart M
November 2014
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...
September 2014
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.
Sandra H
August 2014
I stayed here with my family (5 adults and 5 children). We had a great week. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly want. The children had a great time experiencing farm life first hand. They saw a calf born and were lucky enough to see new born puppies. They collected eggs from hen house. They also fell in love with Bob the farm dog. Sally and Andrew were really friendly as were their sons Charlie and Ross.i would recommend this house and we will definitely be back.
August 2014
We booked this venue to celebrate my father in laws 75th birthday. In total there were ten of us staying for a week, five adults and five children. The farmhouse is in a very remote setting at the end of a no through road. This makes it an even more enchanting place to stay. The views are amazing, and being woken up to the sound of cows and chickens adds to the charm of this lovely farmhouse. The farmhouse is well equipped with plenty of space and more than adequate facilities. The owners are very hospitable and made us all feel very welcome. The children loved being able to look around the farm, not to mention falling in love with Maud and Bob, the resident dogs. We would love to return and would definitely recommend this venue.
Sarah H
August 2014
We stayed the week commencing the 22nd August. The best family holiday we have ever had. This place is simply perfect. We had five adults and five children in our group. Andrew and Sally the owners where lovely. The kids got to see the cows being milked, a calf being born and Maud the dog had puppies whilst we were staying. The children also got to pick the eggs.The house is very well equipped. Lots of room for all of us and plenty of bathrooms. Very reasonable price for such a great house. The outside space is brilliant. We will be booking to go back again.
Thingy H
November 2013
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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