The Old Winery

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

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, 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

2 dogs allowed unless agreed otherwise, we’ll try to say yes, and we only charge for the first dog per cottage

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