Sleeps up to 16 guests in 1 property
The Cider Press
Contact: Margaret Davies
Telephone: 01769 581250
Open: All Year.
Short breaks available
Sleeps 16 Total
The Cider Press is a stylishly furnished self contained wing of Eggesford Barton House - a grade II listed late C18th farmhouse, once the most important farm on the Devon estate of the Earls of Portsmouth.
The Barton lies in the Taw Valley, deep in the heart of Devon. This is Tarka country - a lush, rural landscape immortalised by Henry Williamson. Through this patchwork of green fields and wooded valleys flows the glinting River Taw, winding its way from its source on the rugged heights of Dartmoor, to journey’s end in the wide expanse of Bideford Bay.
The Cider Press wing was once the original farmhouse and is beautifully styled to reflect its Georgian past. A spacious lounge provides lovely views over Eggesford Forest and the Taw Valley. A second lounge and a large kitchen/breakfast room ensure that there is plenty of space for all - no need to get under each other’s feet! Full of character, the property has wonderful period features including pretty arched windows, exposed oak beams, and bread ovens in original fireplaces.
The Cider Press easily accommodates 16 guests in seven beautiful bedrooms - sink into romantic iron framed beds adorned with feather duvets & 100% white cotton bed linen.
A large games room provides entertainment for both young and old alike: inside you will find Nintendo Wii, table tennis and pool tables, a darts board and toys for smaller children
Outside you have 30-acres of natural woodland to discover. For the fisherman, 800 metres of river frontage of the River Taw await.
By prior arrangement, onsite entertainment includes pamper treatments and activities such as archery, clay pigeon or laser shooting.
Eggesford sits on the 180 mile Tarka Trail and there are attractive walks in nearby Heywood Wood and Eggesford Forest. Why not try horse-riding? A gentle hack through the forest is a wonderful way to explore the countryside.
The sandy delights of Saunton Sands , Woolacombe and Croyde beaches are just an hour away. The wild and rugged beauty of Dartmoor and Exmoor are also within a 60 minute drive.
Smaller groups can hire The Gallery (sleeps 12). The entire property, which can sleep up to 28 is also available for large groups.
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