Stepps Farm is in a delightful, rural location tucked away in the tiny picturesque hamlet of Middle Marwood, just ten minutes from the popular village of Braunton and only a little further from the fabulous beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe. This very spacious, detached 18th century farmhouse and barn conversion has been lovingly renovated with many modern features added, yet the property retains its appealingly rustic character and charm with exposed beams and many original features. The expansive kitchen/breakfast room is located next to the fabulous dining room complete with attractive handcrafted large oak table and feature original bread oven. Whether it is coffee and croissants before a trip out onto Exmoor or preparing a small banquet for a special occasion, those wanting to indulge their culinary credentials will love the well-equipped and sociable kitchen.
**Free parking for one car provided in Croyde Down End Beach Car Park (up until end February 2019)**
The generous number of welcoming reception rooms are a real bonus. After returning from a fun filled day in the surf and sand you might choose to play pool in the games room, join your friends for a chat in front of the log burner in the living room or perhaps watch a movie in the sitting room. It's easy to find a quiet space before getting together again for a convivial meal, board game or adventure out.
Upstairs the bedrooms and bathrooms are all finished to a high standard with tasteful decor. The truly spacious master bedroom is a real gem (it is huge!) and has a Superking bed and its own en suite facilities with powerful shower. Guests also benefit from a King room with en suite facilities, bath and shower and there are also a Twin room and a King room (which can be made into Twin on request). The fifth bedroom is sure to become a firm favourite with the younger party members with its two sets of full size bunk beds catering for up to four. However, if just two children share the bedroom, imagine no fights over who gets the top bunk! The main bathroom is very generously apportioned with both a bath and separate corner powerful shower.
Outside there are plenty of places to relax in the sunshine with a cool drink on a summer's evening. From the kitchen door there is a patio area with seating and, on the other side of the house, steps lead up to a quiet lawned courtyard garden. For the more energetic, Stepps Farm has more to offer; up the lane there is a mown area of garden that can be used to play five-a-side football or other games and a wild meadow where, at the top, seats are provided for you to enjoy a sundowner, look down the wooded valley, admire the countryside and look out for the local wildlife.
In addition to Woolacombe Beach, the UK's best beach (named by travellers two years running in the TripAdvisor reviews 2016), as well as the lovely sandy surfing beaches of Saunton, Putsborough and Croyde there are numerous other attractions within driving distance from the house. Along the rugged north coast you will find exhilarating hikes on the South West Coast Path, days out on Exmoor, including Lynton and Lynmouth known as 'Little Switzerland.' Boat trips from Ilfracombe harbour to Lundy Island. Plus there are plenty of local attractions for the children including the Combe Martin Dinosaur Park, Watermouth Castle and Arlington Court.
Nearer to Stepps Farm are the beautiful Marwood Gardens and the Muddiford Inn is approx. 2 miles away. Braunton offers a great selection of individual shops, family-friendly cafes and restaurants. The village has easy access to the Tarka Trail cycle path and golfers are spoiled with a variety of courses to suit all standards in easy reach.
Stepps Farm is perfect for families, extended families or groups of friends, at any time of year, you will simply not want to leave this really special, spacious holiday home!
Accommodation: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Kitchen/Breakfast room with large range cooker (six rings, two ovens and grill), microwave, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer. Coffee machine. Radio/iPod dock. Living room with wood burning stove and freeview TV. Sitting room with freeview TV and DVD. Dining room. Games room with pool table. Utility room with sink unit, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloakroom with WC and basin. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Super king, freeview TV and en suite shower room with separate corner shower cubicle, WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with King and en suite bathroom with shower attachment, WC and basin, freeview TV. Bedroom 3 with Twin with zip 'n' link option to King on request. Bedroom 4 with King with zip 'n' link option to Twin on request. Bedroom 5 with two sets of full size bunk beds (sleeps a total of 4). Bathroom with bath, separate corner shower cubicle, WC and basin.
Facilities and Services: Linen and Towels. Oil CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 2 pets welcome. Selection of games, books and DVDs. Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available. Complimentary basket of logs. Garden furniture. One acre of natural grounds/meadow. Barbecue. Secure cycle store. Ample private parking. Free parking for one car provided in Croyde Down End Beach Car Park (up until end February 2019). Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.
- Sleeps 12
- 5 Bedrooms
- Suitable for up to 2 pets
- WiFi connection available
- Friday changeover
- 3 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- Private parking
- 1.7 miles to the nearest pub
- Towels provided
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- 6 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
We’ve enjoyed our stay at Stepps Farm and hope to come back sometime in the future.Mrs F Trimming - 5th January 2018
This is a lovely place, peaceful, wonderful setting and so many kitchen gadgets that you normally just don't get, especially a decent coffee machine and sharp knives. All clean, tidy with some lovely touches such as wine, milk, tea, coffee, fresh bread and cakes.Peter, Warwickshire - 3rd June 2016
We enjoyed our stay. The house was very qwll equipped and spotless. Our dalmatian had a great time, the garden is enclosed and the use of the field was an added bonus. Would stay again and recommend to others.Pam, Kings Langley - 23rd January 2016
We had a wonderful week at Stepps Farm. Sucdh a comfortable and spacious home to come back to after busy days exploring North Devon. The house was so well equipped and the very generous welcome pack was a lovely touch. Thank you.Rhiannon, London - 19th January 2016
We had a wonderful time, such a lovely cottage. Accommodating for children and adults alike. Would definitely stay againDan, London - 15th October 2015
Great place for our family holiday. We had 6 young children in our party and they loved it. Would recommendClaire, Wigan - 28th August 2015
Second year we have been here. Well-equipped accommodation with plenty of room to spread ourselves. Pool table and two television rooms well used and good to have enough bathrooms/loos.Don, Basingstoke - 21st August 2015
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