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View towards the property, set in a stunning secluded location
Large country garden with unfenced pond
Stunning traditional farmhouse
Attractive dining room
The little sitting room with French doors to outside
Snuggle up and enjoy your favourite film!
Stunning country styling
Relax in style
Light and airy kitchen/breakfast room
Oil-fired Aga
King-size bedroom with shower and vanity unit
Shower and vanity unit
King-size bedroom with vanity unit
Useful vanity unit
Spacious bathroom under sloping ceiling
Cosy twin bedroom
King-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Useful Laundry & Drying Room
Games barn with table tennis and darts board
Fields and back garden
Lilies on the graden pond
Lower Hannafords Ponies on Aish Tor
Lower Hannaford ponies in the frost
Private entrance to Lower Hannaford
February snowdrops on the drive
River Dart below Hannaford
Walking above Hannaford
Fox in the orchard
Winter view to Buckland Beacon
1 / 30  View towards the property, set in a stunning secluded location
2 / 30  Large country garden with unfenced pond
3 / 30  Stunning traditional farmhouse
4 / 30  Attractive dining room
5 / 30  The little sitting room with French doors to outside
6 / 30  Snuggle up and enjoy your favourite film!
7 / 30  Stunning country styling
8 / 30  Relax in style
9 / 30  Light and airy kitchen/breakfast room
10 / 30  Oil-fired Aga
11 / 30  King-size bedroom with shower and vanity unit
12 / 30  Shower and vanity unit
13 / 30  King-size bedroom with vanity unit
14 / 30  Useful vanity unit
15 / 30  Spacious bathroom under sloping ceiling
16 / 30  Cosy twin bedroom
17 / 30  King-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
18 / 30  En-suite shower room
19 / 30  Useful Laundry & Drying Room
20 / 30  Games barn with table tennis and darts board
21 / 30  Fields and back garden
22 / 30  Lilies on the graden pond
23 / 30  Lower Hannafords Ponies on Aish Tor
24 / 30  Lower Hannaford ponies in the frost
25 / 30  Private entrance to Lower Hannaford
26 / 30  February snowdrops on the drive
27 / 30  River Dart below Hannaford
28 / 30  Walking above Hannaford
29 / 30  Fox in the orchard
30 / 30  Winter view to Buckland Beacon

Lower Hannaford Farm

Ashburton (3.5mls NW), Dartmoor
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning traditional early 18th century Devon farmhouse surrounded by its own fields
  • Lovingly refurbished and fitted throughout in August 2017 
  • Ideal for families, Couples and Walkers
  • Light and airy country style accommodation, in a peaceful and secluded location 
  • An abundance of wild flowers in the spring and year-round birdlife 
  • Direct access to open moorland and to wild swimming in the River Dart 
  • Perfectly placed for exploring Dartmoor and the coastline of South Devon and East Cornwall
Property code: 53212

The property stands alone at the end of a private farm track in a delightful setting on Dartmoor.

Surrounded by its own fields and woodland, the property offers wonderful privacy and direct access to open moorland and to the beautiful wooded valley of the River Dart. The river is a short (five minutes) walk from the farmhouse. Here it is possible to kayak, swim in its famous pools, or just enjoy a riverside picnic. The farmhouse is also ideally located for walking and cycling on the moor. Other local activities include caving, gorge walking, and pony trekking. For keen bird watchers there is abundant bird-life on the farm and surrounding woodlands. The Mount Batten Watersports & Activities Centre offers canoeing, paddle-boarding, windsurfing & dinghy sailing in the stunning coastal setting of Plymouth Sound. The Bantham surf school is 20 miles away. The River Dart Country Park, Pennywell Farm, the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary, the steam railway, cruises on the River Dart from Totnes, and several pretty moorland villages, all lie within easy reach. Four miles away, the historic town of Ashburton has an excellent range of independent shops, galleries and restaurants.

The charming old porch and front door lead into a small lobby and thence into the main hallway. To the left lies the pretty dining room with original deep set windows and curved walls. To the right is the large comfortable sitting room with old inglenook fireplace, wood burner, TV and mini Hi-Fi. This is beautifully furnished to a high standard with antique furniture and paintings - the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the moor. Beyond is a small, cosy second sitting room with TV and DVD, and doors to the courtyard. Next door, the useful laundry room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, shower room and WC and access to the back garden. The cosy, light kitchen/diner with AGA, separate electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher is accessed through old pine stable doors at the top of the entrance hall. To the rear is another back door to the garden, together with a large useful pantry with additional fridge and a downstairs cloakroom and WC.

Heading up the relatively steep open-tread stairs and accessed from the large, light hallway are the four attractive and comfortable bedrooms. These comprise a dual-aspect king-size with shower and vanity unit, a pretty twin bedroom and a further king-size with vanity unit, both with lovely views across the gardens and woodland to the moor, and lastly a dual-aspect king-size with en-suite shower and WC. A spacious bathroom under a sloping ceiling with shower attachment over the bath and WC completes the offering on this floor. Outside, the pretty enclosed garden has a gently sloping lawn, garden furniture, BBQ and unfenced pond fed by a small stream (please take care with pets and children). Off the garden gate is a sheltered and well-fenced little orchard, ideal for picnics with small children, and a further large field for games and walking the dog. On the second storey of the large barn opposite the farmhouse is a fabulous games-room with large table tennis table, darts board and straw bales for seating. Ample parking is available in the courtyard.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 king-size
  • 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 en-suite open-plan shower, and 1 shower room and 1 separate WC
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Wi-Fi included (not fibre in this location)
  • 2 dogs welcome - please kindly keep out of carpeted rooms, the first floor and please avoid fields with sheep
  • No smoking
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Beach 17 miles, shop and cafe 2.5 miles and pub within walking distance  
  • TV/DVD
  • One week prior to your arrival date, please contact the owner to arrange a payment of the £300 security deposit.
  • Due to the limited mobile phone signal at the property a landline is provided for use in emergencies
  • Unfenced pond in the back garden - please take care with pets and children

This property is personally managed by Sally.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th June 2019

We had a wonderful time at the farmhouse despite bad weather. It is a beautiful place. We were three generations getting together some family came as far as Canada. Would love to come back at some point.

Reviewed by Yolanda 2nd May 2019

Beautiful, warm, comfortable, well equipped house, surrounded by stunning scenery. Idyllic for walkers, cyclists and lovers of the English countryside, at its best. Our party of mixed ages and abilities were all sad to leave - no doubt we will return !

Reviewed by Mark 16th February 2019

Lovely cottage. Direct access to Dartmoor from front door.

Reviewed by Deborah 27th October 2018

Great cottage in a super location if you like peace and quiet and walks from the door.

Reviewed by Kate 21st October 2018

We had a great week in this lovely house, which is situated in a peaceful and pretty location.

Reviewed by Loui 19th September 2018

A truly wonderful home! So clean and wonderfully equipped. Spent a week in this tucked away gorgeous cottage, set in such beautiful grounds with direct access to the river and a country pub just up the road. Gill, the owner, was such a perfect host, nothing was too much trouble! This cottage was a such a great find, we'll be back for sure.

Reviewed by Sara 24th August 2018

Our second visit to Lower Hannaford did not disappoint. Still perfect. Beautiful home, very welcoming and a stunning setting. We all had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Linda 17th August 2018

A beautiful property very well presented and equipped. Idyllic location close to the river Dart - excellent for walks / paddling. The Dart Country Park is 10 mins drive away which is a fantastic day out for the whole family. We love it here!

Reviewed by Vic 10th August 2018

Excellent accommodation in a superb location. The owners made us feel very welcome and were always available on the phone to help and answer questions. We appreciated the welcome hamper and flowers to start the holiday. There is a private access through the farm to the Common land and river and a short walk to Spitchwick Common where you can picnicRead more and swim. We had our shopping delivered but we also went into Ashburton to buy food. Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 3rd August 2018

A clean and well equipped spacious property in a quiet location. Has a large garden with an adjacent field - ideal if you have a dog. A few minutes walk through the private land of the farm brings you to the River Dart; a lovely river which has many rock pools for swimming. We were welcomed with a warm hand written note on arrival, a bottle of wineRead more in the fridge and some gorgeous mousse from the Fish Deli in Ashburton - well worth a visit. Dartmoor and coast are only short drives away. Hide

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View towards the property, set in a stunning secluded location
Large country garden with unfenced pond
Stunning traditional farmhouse
Attractive dining room
The little sitting room with French doors to outside
Snuggle up and enjoy your favourite film!
Stunning country styling
Relax in style
Light and airy kitchen/breakfast room
Oil-fired Aga
King-size bedroom with shower and vanity unit
Show 18 moreShower and vanity unit


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