The Old Winery

The Old Winery is an enormous detached barn that is perfect for large house parties, family “get-togethers”, birthday parties and anniversaries.

The Old Winery has ten en-suite bedrooms – four super-king doubles and six bedrooms with zip and link beds that can be twins or super-king doubles, depending upon guest requirements.

It was formerly an apple winery and is a unique, enormous and lavishly appointed barn. The entire building has underfloor heating and is double-glazed throughout, making it warm in winter, with the slate floors keeping it cool in summer. There are two fully equipped kitchens to facilitate catering on a large scale and a large sitting room with lots of squashy sofas.

It has a private garden with far reaching rural views, hardwood furniture and a large Weber gas BBQ and is dog friendly.

There is a games room and in the summer there is an outdoor heated pool.

 

The two fully functioning kitchens within the Old Winery are equipped with 100cm range cookers, large fridge-freezers, microwaves, dishwashers, six slot Dualit toasters and plentiful supplies of glasses, crockery, cutlery and pans for a large group. We even supply champagne ice buckets! Our WiFi is adequate for emailing and searching the web.

 

The oak dining table can seat twenty with ease and can be extended to seat up to 32 when the other barns are booked in conjunction with the Old Winery. The large 34’ x 55’ kitchen/dining room is perfect for house parties with the second kitchen making it ideal for outside catering. We can provide details of caterers who will come and cook for you, see the catering link on this page for more details.

 

There is a large private garden, which is not overlooked, with a wonderful view of the unspoilt valley below. Ample hardwood furniture is provided to sit outside and in the warmer months a large gas Weber barbeque is available. (Gas included). There is an indoor games room, open all year round with a full size Jaques table tennis table and table football, and in summer an outdoor heated pool.

 

The large sitting room has French doors that open above the terrace and offer a wonderful aspect of Southleigh valley. There are plenty of squashy sofas to relax into and a wood burner supplied with logs from our own fallen trees. We can provide cots (not bed linen), high chairs (two types) and stair-gates and up to two put up beds for children. There are two additional cloakrooms, one with a reclaimed prison door and all the rooms feature fairly eclectic artwork.

 

All ten bedrooms are en-suite, and can be 6ft wide doubles. Four have to be double but six of the bedrooms can either be 6ft wide doubles or 3ft wide twins. All bedrooms are carpeted and have underfloor heating throughout.

 

The main floor, which is at ground level for the main entrances, has the sitting room, four en-suite bedrooms, and a kitchen, the upper floor has five en-suite bedrooms, and the lower ground floor the enormous kitchen diner and an en-suite bedroom, all with doors opening onto the terrace. The floors are accessed via locally crafted wide spiral staircases. Please see floor plans for full layout.

 

We are within easy reach of Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco and many good local food shops, and can also accept Waitrose Deliver, tesco.com and Sainsbury’s online deliveries if required. Both on our website and upon arrival you are provided with a guide on local restaurants, where to buy local food, local take-aways and a full local information pack. Details of local restaurants are provided when booking so that you can book in advance if you wish.

 

Modern contemporary design

Higher Wiscombe Welcome Hamper

Enclosed garden

Dog Friendly

Designated parking

2 Range cookers

All heating and electricity included

2 Microwaves

2 dishwashers

2 washing machines and 2 tumble-dryers

2 large fridge-freezers

Egyptian Cotton Linen and towels provided (except for Cot linen)

All beds made up for arrival

2 Wood burning stoves (logs, kindling, firelighters and matches provided)

2 ipod dock/CD players,

1 large colour TV with DVD and Freeview Channels

2 Oak kitchens with granite worktops

Underfloor heating throughout

High chairs, cots (not bed linen) and stair gates available upon request

2 separate cloakrooms

Hardwood garden furniture

Weber gas barbeque (gas provided)

Outdoor heated swimming pool in summer months

Indoor games room with full size table tennis and table football

Coffee, tea, milk and sugar in barns on arrival

Board games

All ecological cleaning liquids provided

Good selection of books

Open all year

Catering available

Maximum 2 dogs allowed unless agreed otherwise

Higher Wiscombe “dog pack” provided, see dogs section.

The Flint Barn

Sleeping six in three en-suite bedrooms there is an open-plan kitchen/living /dining room with slate floors and a wood-burning stove (logs provided). Suitable for less mobile guests, it has an M1 designation, the kitchen/dining/sitting room, entrance, a bedroom and a wet room are on one level. Underfloor heating and double-glazing throughout make it warm in winter, slate floors keeping it cool in summer. The private garden has hardwood garden furniture, and a Weber gas barbecue (gas provided) in summer. The oak and granite kitchen area is well equipped, a range cooker with gas hob and electric oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Dualit toaster, washing machine and tumble dryer. The sitting area has comfortable sofas to relax into. Flint has Wifi which is fine for emailing and searching the web. It also has exclusive use cinema room (accessed via external staircase). The cottage is dog friendly. There is a games room and in the summer an outdoor heated pool.

This beautifully restored old building has high vaulted ceilings, exposed stonework, red brick arches and old oak beams in abundance as well as an original sloping wall that has been carefully retained. The three bedrooms are all carpeted and en-suite, two having wet-room style showers and one having a shower over a bath. All the bedrooms can be configured as 6ft doubles or 3ft twin bedrooms. The Flint Barn has exclusive use of the nearby cinema room with a 42″ screen and surround sound, (accessed via external staircase). This cottage has WiFi which is adequate for emailing and searching the web.

 

The well-equipped oak and granite kitchen includes a 90cm stainless steel Britannia range cooker and large fridge/freezer. There is an oak dining table and chairs and comfy sofas to relax into as you watch the large flat screen TV. In winter the underfloor heating and wood burning stove (logs provided) will keep you cosy and in summer the slate floors in the kitchen, sitting room and dining area will help keep you cool.

 

The large private garden and terrace has a wonderful view of an unspoilt valley and is not overlooked by the other barns. The west facing Flint Barn benefits from the very best of the setting sun in the evenings. On the terrace there is ample hardwood furniture, and in summer a Weber gas barbeque is provided and gas is included. We can provide cots (not bed linen), high chairs (two types) and stair-gates.

 

Whilst the Flint Barn is a single storey building, there are a few steps as it has been built on a slope. The main part of the cottage, the kitchen/dining/sitting, entrance, parking, one bedroom and wet room are all on the same level. To access the two remaining en-suite bedrooms there is a short staircase of five steps. To access the cinema room there is s full length external staircase. See floor plans for full layout.

 

We are within easy reach of Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco and many good local food shops, and can also accept Waitrose Deliver, tesco.com and Sainsbury’s online deliveries if required. Both on our website and upon arrival you are provided with a guide on local restaurants, where to buy local food, local take-aways and a full local information pack. Details of local restaurants are provided when booking so that you can book in advance if you wish.

 

 

Modern contemporary design

Higher Wiscombe Welcome Hamper

Dog Friendly

Enclosed garden

Designated parking

Range cooker

All heating and electricity included

Microwave

Dishwashers

Washing machines and tumble-dryers

Large fridge-freezer

Egyptian Cotton Linen and towels provided (except for Cot linen)

All beds made up for arrival

Wood burning stove (logs, kindling, firelighters and matches provided)

Ipod dock/CD players,

1 large colour TV with DVD and Freeview Channels

Oak kitchen with granite worktops

Underfloor heating throughout

High chairs, cots and stair gates available upon request

Hardwood garden furniture

Weber gas barbeque (gas provided)

Outdoor heated swimming pool in summer months

Indoor games room with full size table tennis and table football

Coffee and tea, plus milk and sugar in barns on arrival

Board games

All ecological cleaning liquids provided

Good selection of books

Open all year

Higher Wiscombe “dog pack” provided, see dogs section.

Maximum 2 dogs allowed unless agreed otherwise

The Thatched Barn

Winner of the Best Self-catering Holiday at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2015/16

 

The Thatched Barn comfortably sleeps six in three en-suite bedrooms and features a stunning large open-plan kitchen/living /dining room with a wood-burning stove (logs provided) and far reaching views of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is underfloor heating and double- glazing throughout, making it warm in winter with the slate floors keeping it cool in summer. It has a private garden with hardwood garden furniture, and in the summer months an Weber gas barbecue, (gas provided). The oak and granite farmhouse-style kitchen area is extremely well equipped, with a range cooker with gas hob and electric oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Dualit Toaster, microwave, and washing machine. The sitting area and kitchen have slate floors and have large squashy sofas to relax into. This cottage has Wifi which is fine for emailing and searching the web. This is a dog friendly cottage.

There is a games room and in the summer there is an outdoor heated pool.

The cottage is part thatched in the traditional manner, and part slate roofed. The oak and granite kitchen area is extremely well equipped, with a range cooker with gas hob and electric oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Dualit toaster and washing machine. The bedrooms are carpeted, and are furnished to a very high standard, all having underfloor heating. The living/dining room and bedrooms all feature vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. One bedroom has a four-poster 5ft double bed, with an en-suite bathroom with luxurious roll-top bath. Both the other bedrooms can either be a 6ft wide double or 3ft twins, both having en-suite shower-rooms. There is also a separate cloakroom adjacent to the main living area and a tumble dryer in the boiler room. We can provide cots (not bed linen), high chairs (two types) and stair-gates.

Whilst the Thatched Barn is a single storey building, there are a few steps as it has been built on a slope. There are three steps going up to the right to the second bedroom and three more going to the third. At the end of the main passage there are five steps down into the main living/dining area. See floor plans for full layout.

We are within easy reach of Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco and many good local food shops, and can also accept Waitrose Deliver, tesco.com and Sainsbury’s online deliveries if required. Both on our website and upon arrival you are provided with a guide on local restaurants, where to buy local food, local take-aways and a full local information pack. Details of local restaurants are provided when booking so that you can book in advance if you wish.

Modern contemporary design

Higher Wiscombe Welcome Hamper

Dog Friendly

Enclosed garden

Designated parking

Range cooker

All heating and electricity included

Microwave

Dishwashers

Washing machines and tumble-dryers

Large fridge-freezer

Egyptian Cotton Linen and towels provided (except for Cot linen)

All beds made up for arrival

Wood burning stove (logs, kindling, firelighters and matches provided)

Ipod dock/CD players,

1 large colour TV with DVD and Freeview Channels

Oak kitchen with granite worktops

Underfloor heating throughout

High chairs, cots and stair gates available upon request

Separate cloakroom

Hardwood garden furniture

Weber gas barbeque (gas provided)

Outdoor heated swimming pool in summer months

Indoor games room with full size table tennis and table football

Coffee and tea, plus milk and sugar in barns on arrival

Board games

All ecological cleaning liquids provided

Good selection of books

Open all year

Maximum 2 dogs allowed unless agreed otherwise

Higher Wiscombe “dog pack” provided, see dogs section.

 

Combining The Cottages

Many of our guests book two or more cottages, depending upon the size of their party. Combining The Old Winery with either the Flint or Thatched barn offers thirteen en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to twenty-six. Booking all three offers sixteen en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to 32, all in Five Star luxury. The dining room in The Old Winery is very flexible. The oak tables can be configured to dine from 20 up to 34 around one table, or three tables or a variety of layouts according to your requirements.

There are two fully equipped kitchens in The Old Winery, making catering on a grand scale easy. The cottages are self contained and completely separate, with just a short walk across the courtyard from one another.

Any booking that includes the Flint Barn also gets use of the cinema room, which can double as a spa treatment room, or a boardroom.