Historic farmhouse in a peaceful valley in East Devon near the Jurassic Coast, perfect for countryside escapes with friends and family.
Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 3 nights low season & 7 nights high season
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Hidden away in a beautiful valley near the Jurassic Coast in East Devon, this Grade II listed farmhouse provides a peaceful escape for families or groups of friends. The house and its surrounding land has a fascinating history and you’ll even find mention of it in the Domesday Book. The Edric the farmhouse is named after owned a property on the site in 1086, along with two cattle and 50 sheep. The current house was built in the early 16th century and you’ll still find some of the original Tudor features, such as inglenook fireplaces and wood panelling. Several extensions since the 18th century, the most recent of which was in the last few years, have transformed the building into a luxurious holiday home that can comfortably sleep up to 10 adults and two additional children.
The kitchen was been completely rebuilt in the most recent renovation, using the original stone. Once a barn where livestock was kept, it’s now a bright and spacious room with big glass doors out onto a balcony with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. This space becomes the social hub of the house during the day, where everyone can grab a quick breakfast before heading out on a walk, enjoy a coffee out on the balcony or get stuck in with preparing dinner. In the evenings, retreat to the sitting room where you’ll find comfy sofas gathered around a beautiful inglenook fireplace, and get started on a board game. The snug provides a quiet spot where you can settle down with a book or you can put a film on in the TV room.
Upstairs, there are five beautifully furnished and unique bedrooms. You’ll find carved fireplaces, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings at one end of the house and a more contemporary bathroom and set of bedrooms at the other, showing how the building has evolved over the years. Three of the double bedrooms have ensuites and one has a gorgeous freestanding bath at the foot of the bed. There’s another double and a twin that have stunning views over the valley and share a family bathroom.
Outside, you’ll find an acre of private garden with lawns and patios set up for making the most of sunny afternoons, surrounded by flowers and trees. Relax on the comfy outdoor sofas while lunch sizzles away on the BBQ and the kids explore the treehouse or have a go on the trampoline. There’s outdoor dining furniture and you’ll be able to stay out late into the evening with the firepit keeping you toasty.
The house is located in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just 20 minutes from the spectacular Jurassic Coast, so there’s plenty of exploring to do. Head out on long walks into Devon’s stunning countryside right from the front door or hop in the car for a day at the beach, hunting for fossils and swimming in the sea. There are also some great shops in the area selling fresh Devon produce, which you can take back to the house and cook in the kitchen or on the BBQ. For meals out, there is an emerging foodie scene in this part of Devon with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage just down the road.
Available mid June to mid September from £3,450 per week. Contact us for weekend deals.
From Previous Guests
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We had a fabulous long weekend at Edric’s Farmhouse. There’s a real wow factor as you come down the drive and see it for the first time! The location is really stunning, like you have a whole valley to yourself. We loved the history of the house, all the old beams, carved fireplaces etc and there’s everything you’d want for a big group to have a lovely stay. We particularly liked the open plan kitchen dining room – cooking and having big meals together. When it’s sunny, the balcony off the kitchen and the views from it are amazing. There are some nice walks from the front door and we also loved walking along the coast path with pub lunch on the way. Lots of great beaches too. Great house. Great location. Great hosts. It is the nicest house we have ever stayed in and we’d love to come back!
Stayed March 2023
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