Living room | Holyford Farm Cottages - Crispin Cottage, Colyton
Exterior | Crispin Cottage - Holyford Farm Cottages, Colyton
  • Cottage
  • Colyton
  • 29852

Holyford Farm Cottages - Crispin Cottage


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Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

A beautiful, character property, set in a quiet location. It’s easy to explore the beauty of the Axe Valley and the Jurassic Coast from this property.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Boot room.
Separate toilet.
Spiral stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Second spiral staircase to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 3:
With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath and toilet.

Sitting-out area and furniture. Lawned garden (shared).

Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included, remainder at cost. Welcome pack. Stabling on request (at cost). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds.

Nestling in the valley fold, on the edge of Holyford Woods, Holyford Farm Cottages (29852 and 29853) boast a peaceful position within the grounds of the owners’ Grade II listed farmhouse.
Crispin Cottage (ref 29852) occupies the East wing of the owners’ home, which is the oldest part of the property, dating back to the late 15th century; the oak panelling, exposed beams and the mullion window are just some of the medieval features that remain, making Crispin Cottage stand out from the crowd.
Standing proudly opposite the farmhouse is The Stables (ref 29853), which forms the majority of a converted Victorian coach house. Both of these unique properties will provide you and your family with a special place to stay whilst you uncover the beauty of Devon’s surrounding coast. Whether you are looking for countryside or coastline, Holyford Farm Cottages have both at their disposal - you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The historic town of Colyton, with the River Coly flowing through it, is only a short distance away. You will find a variety of local shops, tea rooms and pubs, all offering fine food. Also within reach are Seaton’s Tramway, the fishing village of Beer, with its famous caves, the beach at Branscombe, the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth and Crealy Adventure Park. River Cottage HQ and its cafe in Axminster are both only 6 miles away, as is the seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb harbour. It has an area of sandy beach and offers a variety of water sports, as well as a large number of restaurants, tea rooms, pubs and exclusive gift shops.
Failing all of that, the city of Exeter is just over 20 miles away, where you can enjoy some city life if all of the peace gets too much for you. However you decide to make your memories, Holyford Farm Cottages will be ready to make you feel at home during your Devon holiday. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.


Coastal Within 3 Miles

Cycle Store

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pub Within 1 Mile


Washing Machine

Welcome Pack


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 12 reviews


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  • Worcestershire

  • Family


out of 10

Absolutely wonderful. We loved our stay at Crispin Cottage. Jane and Mike were great hosts. Peaceful and comfortable in a beautiful part of the country.

10 Sep 2022


  • Wales

  • Family


out of 10

We had a great holiday in this lovely part of Devon. Super location being fairly near the coast and on the Devon/ Dorset border so lots of opportunities to explore the local beaches and seaside towns. The house is beautiful, steeped in history. Incredibly clean, had everything you could need. Such a joy to live in a little piece of Devon history for a week. Owners very friendly and attentive. Children (and mum!) enjoyed feeding the sheep. Welcome chocolates and drinks, lovely touches. Would go back in a heartbeat!

31 Aug 2022


  • London

  • Family


out of 10

You'll find it difficult to find a better cottage for 4 people (though it could also 6) for a reasonable price. 2 doubles, 1 twin room all en suite. The only drawback we had was getting a decent shelter/bath, the plumbing needs attention which I'm sure the owners will sort out. The garden is large, pretty private and had several sitting areas. Fantastic place to get away from it all. As is about a mile down a narrow lane from any amenities it's best to stock up. There's a large Tesco 3 miles away on Seaton. The beaches around Seaton are all pebbles. Bring water shoes. Advantage is no sand all over the place. The cottage is 18th Century I think.

16 Aug 2022

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