Woolhanger Farmhouse in Parracombe, Devon

What to Expect

Woolhanger Farmhouse in Parracombe, near Barnstaple is located on the Woolhanger Farm Estate which is the largest working farm estate on Exmoor.

A fabulous choice for those who love a holiday with close contact with nature, there are wild Exmoor Ponies, wild red deer and wild birds to spot when you stay at this six-bedroomed detached house which is perfect for up to 12 people and two furry friends.

At A Glance

Amenities

About Woolhanger Farmhouse

Comfortably sleeping up to 12 people, Woolhanger Farmhouse combines the charms of a modern holiday cottage with traditional farmhouse furnishings.

The house has access to a hot tub and sauna (shared use), a shared tennis court, its own games room, six double/twin bedrooms and a spacious kitchen with an Aga, ideal for cooking up a feast to enjoy together at the extended dining table.

The enclosed garden is perfect for barbecues and relaxing in the sunshine.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Parracombe

For an escape to wild and unspoilt Exmoor, Woolhanger Farmhouse’s enviable location places you directly in its midst. Exmoor offers many an outdoor activity, from walking to cycling and stargazing as a recognised Dark Skies location.

Watch out for shooting stars or in winter spend some time here with your children who can become astronomers for the night when longer nights allow for pre-bedtime star spotting.

The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are nearby. Located on the northern edge of Exmoor, they provided the inspiration for some of Britain’s greatest writers.

Percy Bysshe Shelley lived in Lynmouth from 1812 and it is here that he wrote the poem Queen Mab. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth visited Lynmouth and were inspired by their visit to the Valley of Stones.

The Lyn Model Railway is home to a large LNER layout model railway modelled on the 1935-1940 period. Step back in time and see model trains bustling along the tracks or take a trip on an old-fashioned ride dating back to 1890 at the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway.

A funicular water-powered railway, it is the highest and the steepest water-powered railway of its kind in the world and you can travel from Lynton to Lynmouth (and vice versa) aboard its 1890’s carriages. There is a café here serving cream teas with stunning views of the coastline and cliffs.

The town of Ilfracombe is half an hour from the cottage. A pretty seaside and fishing town with a working harbour, a stroll along the promenade is the best way to discover the town’s seafront.

A traditional British seaside holiday is easy in Ilfracombe with its cafés, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. There are numerous events and festivals throughout the year, often held on the quayside.

Ilfracombe Museum has an eclectic collection of artefacts or pop along to one of the town’s beaches for some sand, sea, rocky bays, pretty coves and a Victorian tidal bathing pool.

The Tunnels Beach is home to four hand-carved tunnels which were created in the 1820s. There is a tidal pool, rock pools and rugged scenery to enjoy.

Our Thoughts

Woolhanger Farmhouse in Parracombe, near Barnstaple has everything you need for a unique holiday experience surrounded by wildlife in the beautiful Exmoor National Park.

Located on a working farm which works to promote the preservation of local wildlife, a relaxing stay here includes a sauna, hot tub, tennis court and beautiful country walks with your canine friend.

The house’s comfortable bedrooms are a lovely place to wake up on a morning and gaze out of the window at the unspoilt landscape surrounding the house.

Head down to the kitchen and prepare breakfast on the AGA before heading to the beach at Ilfracombe or Lynton and Lynmouth for some fascinating local history and railway-related fun. Or simply step outside the front door and head out to explore the moorlands and wildlife of Exmoor, on foot or on two wheels.
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Woolhanger Farmhouse
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Our Rating

Comfort and Equipment 91%
Location 82%
Cleanliness 86%
Value for money 88%

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