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The Milking Parlour

Highampton, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets0
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Description

A beautifully presented, two bed historic barn conversion situated on a small peaceful farm in the Devon countryside, close to North Cornwall’s sandy beaches.

10 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Kitchen:
With electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, beams and slate floor.
Conservatory/breakfast room: With slate floor.
Bedroom 1:
With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and slate floor.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freeview TV, DVD player and slate floor.
Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Living room:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, selection of DVDs, books and games, beams, vaulted ceiling and oak floor.

Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Utility room with freezer and washing machine. Patio with garden furniture and gas barbecue. 48 acres of farmland (shared with owners). Bike store. Electric car charging point. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a lake, a fenced pond and ditches in the grounds, 10 yards away, and there are 10 steps in the garden. Fireworks are not allowed in the garden/grounds of this property due to thatch buildings and livestock.

Nestled within the heart of the glorious Devon countryside, The Milking Parlour is a delightful architect designed barn conversion using traditional materials and crafts. This beautifully converted, Grade II* listed, 16th-century thatched barn sits within the owner’s medieval farmstead at Hole (Old English: meaning ‘Cut into a hillside’), where records date back to 1330 when it was owned by one ‘William de Hole’. The accommodation has been entirely designed with visitor comfort and convenience in mind, with a cosy wood burner and beautiful twin limestone basins.
Guests are welcome to explore the owners’ 48-acres of organic, species-rich, conservation pasture, which has been recognised as a Devon County Wildlife Site because of the wide range of rare flora and fauna found here. From the top fields there are wonderful far-reaching views of Dartmoor looking south, and distant Exmoor in the other direction. In the lower fields there is also a pretty and secluded wildlife lake. As the farm has no near neighbours and faces Dartmoor, the night sky is jet black and stargazing is fantastic. The larger stars, planets and constellations can easily be spotted with the naked eye. Young and old can enjoy seeing the animals on the farm, which include chickens providing fresh daily eggs, ducks, geese, goats, cows and donkeys. The owners even have their own apiary (beehives) which provide delicious honey.
The Milking Parlour really is the perfect hideaway for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle and being equidistant between Dartmoor and the north Cornish coast. It is also an ideal base to explore both Devon and Cornwall. The pretty market towns of Hatherleigh and Holsworthy are under 15 minutes’ drive away, Okehampton with its larger selection of shops is within 20 minutes, and Bude’s superb sandy beaches with excellent surfing along with breathtaking coastal walking, is just 16 miles away, approximately 30 minutes’ drive. South of Bude can be found the pretty Cornish coastal village of Boscastle, and adjacent is the historic village of Tintagel all within an easy drive. Further afield, The Eden Project can easily be reached. Dartmoor National Park is a must for nature lovers and there are many walks nearby including The Tarka Trail and The Granite Way, which are ideal for both walkers and cyclists. Other nearby attractions include the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, many National Trust properties including Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey, Cotehele, The Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge, English Heritage properties including Okehampton Castle, Launceston Castle, Tintagel Castle and not forgetting the world renowned Gnome Reserve at Bradworthy! There is a wide range of excellent local pubs and restaurants in the area for the drinkers and foodies, as well as farm shops and farmers markets selling wonderful local produce. Beach 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 7

    02/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2019
    A fantastic experience at this accommodation. Penny and Paul are excellent hosts in every way. They are extremely passionate about their conservation, bees, wildlife and animals and birds. They are more than happy to share their time with you to ensure you get the best from the holiday.


  • 10

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 01/01/2019
    I would highly recommend the milking parlour for a relaxing break on a farm. We stayed with friends for new year and Penny & Paul we the perfect owners. They provided everything to us and nothing was too much trouble. The property is a historic feast with lots of stories of past owners and the changes that have been made to modernise are fabulous. None of the charm has been lost and the historic features have been carefully maintained. To top this off, we made friends with the chickens, squirrels and Hugo & Gabriel, the donkeys - such a great place to stay. We will certainly be returning for another holiday and hopefully soon :).


  • 9

    09/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    A really beautiful cottage, where you’ ve got everything you need. The landlady can provide you with lots of tips: where to eat, where to shop, What to see en What to do. We had a wonderfull time!


  • 10

    12/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2018
    Such a beautiful ad peaceful location. Penny and Paul were both very welcoming too. We couldn't have asked for more. I would highly recommend a stay here. We will definitely be back.


  • 10

    15/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    The property is lovely and in a beautiful location. The owners could not have been more welcoming.


  • 10

    08/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Great holiday retreat, peaceful, relaxing and very friendly hosts.


  • 7

    02/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2019
    A fantastic experience at this accommodation. Penny and Paul are excellent hosts in every way. They are extremely passionate about their conservation, bees, wildlife and animals and birds. They are more than happy to share their time with you to ensure you get the best from the holiday.


  • 10

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 01/01/2019
    I would highly recommend the milking parlour for a relaxing break on a farm. We stayed with friends for new year and Penny & Paul we the perfect owners. They provided everything to us and nothing was too much trouble. The property is a historic feast with lots of stories of past owners and the changes that have been made to modernise are fabulous. None of the charm has been lost and the historic features have been carefully maintained. To top this off, we made friends with the chickens, squirrels and Hugo & Gabriel, the donkeys - such a great place to stay. We will certainly be returning for another holiday and hopefully soon :).


  • 9

    09/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    A really beautiful cottage, where you’ ve got everything you need. The landlady can provide you with lots of tips: where to eat, where to shop, What to see en What to do. We had a wonderfull time!


  • 10

    12/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2018
    Such a beautiful ad peaceful location. Penny and Paul were both very welcoming too. We couldn't have asked for more. I would highly recommend a stay here. We will definitely be back.


  • 10

    15/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    The property is lovely and in a beautiful location. The owners could not have been more welcoming.


  • 10

    08/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Great holiday retreat, peaceful, relaxing and very friendly hosts.


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