We live in Berlin and love the East Devon Countryside. Stonehayes farm is the perfect place for trips to the coast from Exmouth to Lyme Regis. We loved the walk from Beer to Branscombe Bay.
To come home to our cottage after a perfect day in Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton for a perfect evening in our comfortable cottage was just how we like to spend our holidays. We stayed 2 weeks and had time to spend a day in Weymouth and Portland.
The cottage was perfect. It had everything we could wish for. Les and Lesley made us feel very welcome.
We needed accommodation with easy access for my wife's elderly parents and disabled brother. Linhay at Stonehayes Farm was just perfect. Two bedrooms on the ground floor with two downstairs loos and a wet room. Apart from that the accommodation was prepared to a high standard and very comfortable. The location is just stunning, on a quiet road with lovely views across the valley and access to footpaths up into the hills for us two keen walkers. Being close to Honiton with its good range of shops, pubs and restaurants was a bonus. Best of all was the welcome from Les and Lesley who were just perfect hosts.
Our stay here was exactly what we were looking for. The farm is in a beautiful, quiet spot but only a 5 minute drive away from Honiton. We stayed in The Cider House. It's lovely because separate from the rest. It had it's own garden with bbq area. Clean, modern and very comfortable. Everything you need for a toddler including stair gates, toys and even a babysitting service which we took advantage of one night. The outside play area is fab and our nearly 3 year old absolutely loved feeding the animals every afternoon...even in the pouring rain! Les and Lesley have turned this into a wonderful holiday destination for families and couldn't have been more welcoming. Thank you!
We have just returned from staying In Linhay for a week! We travelled as a family of 7 (4 adults, 35-65 and 3 children,11 months - 6).
We cannot recommend Stonehayes highly enough, everything was made so easy for us, from the equipment we needed for baby Oli (highchair, stair gate, cot) to a fab welcome pack (chilled wine, scones, eggs, homemade bread, butter and jam - all of which were delicious).
The cottage was beautiful, spacious and very clean, as well as being very well equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need. The views are, at an understatement, beautiful!
The children loved feeding the animals, the play area and games room.
There is a stream at the bottom of the fields, which we had fun 'pond' dipping in, there are a couple of walks directly from the cottages and lots of lovely villages, towns and beaches close by.
We will definitely be returning in the near future!
Thank you for a wonderful holiday x
We have just returned from staying at The Shippen for a week and we cannot wait to return in the future! I cannot recommend it highly enough. There was a fantastic welcome pack for us on arrival-delicious scones, bread and wine. The cottage was beautiful and spacious for our family (2 young children) and was very well equipped with everything that you could want. The children loved feeding the animals and the fresh eggs were delicious. Though the weather was quite rainy during our holiday there was so much to do and see in the locality. Thank you!