The Old Piggery

Exeter, Devon
Self-catering


Lovely owners have created this quirky space on their farm; side by side alfresco baths make it romantic for 2 (+sofabed for extra guests)

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Along winding lanes that graze the eastern edge of Dartmoor is Sam and Felicity’s medieval farmstead. They’re a modern breed of farmer – young, passionate about their four small children and tribe of livestock – who love to flex their creativity. Tucked between the chicks and farmhouse the former piggery is a private, open-plan living space, with white walls, exposed beams and polished concrete floors, made homely by fresh flowers, rustic furniture and art. Snooze suspended in the king size bed, reached by a ladder and below the nifty sofa turns into two singles. The kitchen has all you need to cook –  stock up on the farm’s organic produce up at the house, lovely Felicity leaves treats. There’s a separate bathroom with a shower, but bathing is al fresco: backing onto the orchard is the deck, where centre-stage a pair of cast iron baths await, their pipes full of hot water. It’s a seriously romantic setting for a soak, particularly under moonlight. You’re welcome to tour the farm and meet the animals, and there are plenty of trips to plan: walks, rides and picnics on Dartmoor, and South Devon beaches aren’t too far.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £550
Surcharges
Short stays £90 per night.
1 House for 2
From £791 bedroom

Reviews

Just had the most wonderful stay at the Old Piggery. Felicity and Sam could not have been better hosts. We arrived to a basket of goodies for breakfast, and the accomodation was both incredibly comfortable and unique. We loved soaking in the autumnal hues and being surrounded by beautiful fields, trees and their happy farm life. The space feels private and cosy and really very special. Every care has been taken to give guests a wonderful holiday. We will definitely be going back! A perfect getaway.

Julia, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Felicity Ursell

  • The Teign Valley is Dartmoor's hidden gem. Walk the Two Moors Way or the steep climb up Hunters Path from Fingle Bridge where you are rewarded with stunning views from Castle Drogo and across the North Moor. Or explore the Gorge on the Fishermans path.
  • For the foodies amongst you, The Old Inn at Drewsteignton is a total treat. A unique award winning dining experience. Or try The Horse at Mortonhampstead for rustic charm, award winning seasonal food, Devon ales and they love music!
  • Watch the organic livestock and workings of the farm unfold from the private deck or roam the farm and take in the soaring views of Dartmoor. Wander into Dunsford and treat yourself to a Devon Cream tea in Dunsford's treasured Walled Gardens.
  • 9 miles from the Cathedral City of Exeter which provides an abundant choice of shops and restaurants. Visit the thriving Dartmoor towns of Ashburton, Chagford & Moretonhampstead. Discover local pretty villages & pubs, sampling Devon's finest food and ales.
  • The farm is easily accessible to A30 and A38 allowing easy exploring of the South Devon and North Cornwall coastlines. The famous Eden Project is an hour and half drive. Teignmouth, Dawlish and Shaldon are within easy reach, as are Dartmouth and Salcombe.
  • Soak your aches away in the side-by-side bathtubs with a glass of bubbly under the show of stars and then rustle up supper from a wealth of fresh local produce, some so local it was reared on the farm like our chickens, lamb and eggs!