Lower Dean Farm

Parracombe, Exmoor

  • 4 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £750 per week
  • £107 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 3 single beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV
  • Games room
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

How far to ...?

  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 3 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


This spacious wing of an attractive 18th Century farmhouse is located in a pretty Exmoor Hamlet close to the village of Parracombe and equidistant to the popular Exmoor coastal villages of Lynton and Combe Martin. This lovely property is very comfortably furnished and is ideal for families and couples with great amenities including three bedrooms and four bathrooms and with a private hot tub for that added luxury.  This is a wonderful area for walkers with an abundance of footpaths close by and easy access to spectacular coastal paths in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This quiet location is a peaceful retreat after a day out exploring the surrounding Exmoor countryside by foot, horseback or car. However if you are looking for sandy beaches there are small coves within a short drive and the large sandy surfing beaches of Woolacombe Bay are only a 20 minute scenic drive. With two interconnecting lounge areas, multi-generational family groups will appreciate this additional space with each offering comfy seating for 5 and one with a wood burner in large inglenook fireplace. An attractive dining room is adjacent to a newly fitted and well-equipped kitchen and these are great facilities for formal evening meals or leisurely breakfasts whilst making plans for the day ahead. Completing the ground floor area is a newly fitted shower room adjacent to an external door which opens out onto a fully enclosed stone patio with private hot tub for 5. Three good sized and attractive bedrooms and a family shower room are on the first floor. A double with ensuite shower, a family room with twin beds plus bunks and a further double room which leads through to a single bedroom area and ensuite facilities. A small fully enclosed garden can be found at the front of the farmhouse and a large elevated lawned garden area (steps access) offers beautiful countryside views.  Visitors have shared use of a table tennis table in an adjacent barn and with the owners riding stables next door why not take advantage and explore this special part of North Devon on horseback.  Young and not so young riders are welcome and lessons can be arranged (all at an extra charge).  This spacious, attractive and well appointed property will not disappoint and will soon become a firm favourite with visitors to Exmoor and North Devon .

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Living room with wood burner, large TV with Sky basic package plus films leading to lounge area with Smart TV and Playstation 4. 5 steps up to Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wet room with power shower, WC and basin. Dining room with oak dining suite. Newly fitted Kitchen with electric range cooker (5 hobs, 2 ovens and a grill), microwave, Nespresso Coffee Machine, dishwasher, additional washing machine, fridge/freezer. Door to rear garden. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with Double with TV/DVD, hillside views and ensuite shower room with WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with Twin plus bunk beds with hillside views and TV/DVD. Bedroom 3 with Double with TV/DVD leading to single bedded area with ensuite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, WC and basin. Separate shower room with WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and Towels. Oil CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 2 pets welcome. Smart TV and Playstation 4 (games not provided). Private Hot Tub for 5 (dressing gowns for adults included). Enclosed front garden and rear patio. Highchair, 2 travel cots and stairgate available. Complimentary basket of logs. Garden furniture. Games barn with table tennis. Horse riding by prior arrangement, for large groups please book in advance (charges applicable). Barbecue (charcoal). Private off road parking for 3 cars. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.

PLEASE NOTE FOR 2023: There will be a change to the bedroom configuration; Bedroom one with Double plus bunk beds.  Bedroom two with twins or option to Superking.  Bedroom three will be a double and all rooms will be ensuite.  PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY WILL ONLY SLEEP 8 (2023)


Lovely country location, quiet and pretty with great facilities, a highchair would be helpful. A charming house and skies on a clear night are stunning. Need to remember to duck where ceilings are low, not an issue for me however. Ashley and Tracey are friendly and accommodating. There were 7 in our party, 6 adults, one toddler and a small dog, there was ample room in this beautiful, spacious house. We had 2 guests visit and it still felt very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay here immensely and would consider returning.

Mr D,

We were a group of 5 ladies who spent a long weekend at this lovely property. The owners were friendly and helpful and took time to explain how to operate the hot tub. The property itself was spacious, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. The hot tub was a fabulous addition. I am sure we will visit again.

Mrs S,

A stunning, spacious, comfortable and peaceful house. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet not far from stunning beaches. Perfect for a family. The house was so clean and well equipped. Thanks to Tracy and Ashley for their kindness and generosity

Mrs B,

Wonderful place to stay, highly recommend. Lots of lovely little touches making this a home from home. Dogs welcome and a hot tub was our reason for deciding on lower dean farmhouse. Welcoming owners that left us alone but were there if we needed anything. Recommend the black Venus pub for food. We will defo be going back.

Mrs C,

Had a weekend stay with friends. Lovely property, very spacious and comfy. Very clean. Owners friendly and kind. Hot tub a fantastic extra. Would happily come back.

Mrs T,

Ours was a party of 8 ladies. We were celebrating a 60th birthday and were also keen for a coastal walk. The hosts were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble. The property was perfect and exactly as described but better! The facilities were spotlessly clean. There was a wonderful welcome basket on arrival. We were shown how to use the hot tub and were provided with robes and towels. There seemed to be so many unexpected "extras" which all added to our wonderful stay. We will definitely be visiting Lower Dean again as the property was also perfectly located for other woodland walks.

Mrs P,

Lovely facilities in a quiet location but close to good travel links.

Mr H,

Lower Dean Farmhouse provides fantastic accommodation although note it is set in a very small hamlet in the middle of nowhere. Everywhere is a car journey. The owners live in one third of the Farmhouse and let the other two thirds self contained. The owners are a wonderful, friendly couple and nothing, however minor or major, is to much trouble. They bought this 17th Century Farmhouse as a 10 bed, 3 bath hotel in 1998 and gutted it to provide superb family and multi family orientated accommodation. As a couple with our two small dogs, we adored the space. Dogs are welcome and the gorgeous, Amazon rainforest power shower in the ground floor wet room has been even been constructed to provide dog washing facilities. Brilliant after a muddy walk. The owners recommended four local eateries and the information folder details some more. We ate at the four recommended venues visiting one twice as it was so good, Black Venus Inn. The hot tub is set under cover in a small courtyard garden which is totally enclosed so fine for dogs to pop out for a quick you know what. The owners have even laid Astro turf to make tidying up after dogs very easy. Brilliant thinking. We loved the place and will most certainly return. It is recommended to book riding in advance as the next door riding stables, the owners business, is very popular. The welcome goodies package supplied on arrival is probably the best and most generous we have ever experienced, including wine, scones, jam to mention a few of the contents. Book now before you miss out.

Mr M,

The property was everything we wanted, we near all the lovely places to visit and the hosts are very welcoming and helpful.The accommodation is very roomy and we felt at home immediately.

Mrs K,

Superb quiet location . Hosts excellent . Exactly as expected.

Mrs T,

Lower Dean Farm is a fantastic place to stay for families. We had an amazing week there. The house is totally perfect!! Huge!! Well equipped. It’s close to all the tourist spots but just that little bit further out to enjoy peace and tranquility. I definitely recommend you book it without question!!

Mrs P,

A spacious holiday home which had plenty of space for our extended family group. It was spotlessly clean. Travelling with young children we did move some of the vases / glass dishes to avoid any accidents! Welcome hosts who were available but not hovering, the children enjoyed saying hello to the horses daily, they were a bit too young for riding lessons. Lots to do in the area for young children, the Big Sheep and Waterford Castle and Theme Park went down very well with ours, as did the nearby steam trains and the cliff lifts. Can also recommend the chippy at the bottom of the cliff lift (turn right as you come out and it’s a few shops down). The hot tub at the house was well used and good to relax in, everything we needed kitchen wise was there too. A very good week. Thank you

Mrs A,

A lovely property with all the things we needed for a relaxing break. Tracy and Ashley were so accommodating and helpful. The hot tub and table tennis were a great hit! My daughter and her cousin spent a lot of time in the stables with the horses (which they loved!) We also arranged a horse-riding / training session for the girls - this was a big highlight for my daughter and carefully thought out as she had a broken leg! Location is great for long walks. The Pyre Arms nearby is a great place for a really good meal out and highly recommended.

Mrs H,