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Set within 30 acres of farmland and on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, Halsbeer Farm is the ideal place from which to explore Devon’s picturesque countryside. Either on foot in the neighbouring Blackdown Hills, or by car with historic Honiton and the majestic Jurassic coast but a short drive away. They also have a heated indoor swimming pool to keep the kids entertained closer to home and ample space to kick a ball around in or take the dogs for a well deserved walk.
The converted barns, Hay and Swallow, and the cottages, Cider and Apple, used to be an integral part of the working farm and form two sides of a pretty courtyard. The original farmstead dates back to the Doomsday Book although a lot has changed since then. Sleeping 7, 6, 6 and 3 respectively the cottages have been carefully restored with flagstone floors, oak beams and furnished with beautiful beds and ample furniture. Relax in-front of the TV, get online on your laptop, play in our games room, cook up a storm in our well equipped kitchens or simply relax with a book in our communal conservatory overlooking the duckpond.
The accommodation is family (and dog) friendly and have plenty of facilities for children at the farm including a 24′ heated indoor swimming pool and a well-stocked games room. Younger children can entertain themselves in the enclosed play area with swings and sandpit whilst the young adults of the group can sink into a book or get online with wifi access in each of our properties.
All four of the cottages have their own private outdoor space with patio furniture and barbecue facilities. There’s also plenty of other communal space around the farm including the marvellous conservatory which overlooks a large pond for duck and moorhen watching. The conservatory can seat up to twenty-two people for dinner and is a great sun trap for reading a book well into the evening whereupon you can light the log burner for a little extra comfort.
The cottages have been lovingly restored with traditional thatch roofing, beautiful oak beams and flagstone floors. Generous living spaces give way to thoughtfully-created kitchens and all the conveniences you would expect in a modern home. As you venture upstairs you’ll find delicately decorated bedrooms painted in natural colours and furnished with hand-picked pieces set on rustic stripped pine floors, creating a place to remember.