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Large country house Devon England

Entire house hosted by Iain
16+ guests6 bedrooms19 beds3 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Hot tub
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Great communication
100% of recent guests rated Iain 5-star in communication.
Secluded country house in Devon. Beautiful views/garden. Covered pizza oven area. Large outdoor pool heated in summer (Heated out of season by arrangement) Fire pit. Outside Barbecue area. Floodlit table tennis. Scandinavian Wood Fired Hot Tub. Wendy house. Mud kitchen. Large convivial kitchen with Aga, gas hob and electric oven. Wood burner in large sitting room. Pubs in walking distance serve excellent food. Games cellar room with snooker, darts and "bar". Peaceful country walks.

The space
Homecroft is a secluded, outlying house where guests can, if they choose, continue to self isolate. In recognition of guests concerns about coronavirus we will not carry out our usual meet and greet in person. In its place we have produced a series of short videos giving instructions on how to use certain items at the house: for example the wood fired hot tub. We will also be on hand by phone or WhatsApp to answer any questions guests may have. Cheriton Fitzpaine is a traditional Devon village originally listed in the Doomsday book. Although the large property has beautiful views over the village its nearest neighbour is 1/4 mile away. There are two traditional English country pubs within 10 minutes walking distance of the house. It is a quirk of the AirBnB system that it will only show a maximum of 16 beds. There are actually 20 beds at Homecroft. We supply all bedding but we do not supply towels. Homecroft has a lot of facilities: Large pool, barbecue area, covered pizza oven area, Fire pit, floodlit table tennis, small children's fenced play area with Wendy house and Mud Kitchen. Large indoor games room with air hockey, pool table and darts. Home croft has just had a new kitchen fitted which includes two separate pyrolitic electric ovens and a wine cooler in addition to the existing three fridges, gas hob and aga which are already in the house.

Guest access
Guests have their own key for entering and leaving the house and have full use of all the facilities in the house and garden. There is parking for up to eight cars. The swimming pool can be enclosed with gated access if necessary. There is an additional charge for out of season pool heating and we need at least three weeks notice. The damage deposit is wholly administered by AirBnB and is £500 for parties up to 15 and £750 for parties up to 20.

Other things to note
Standard pricing is for groups up to 15 per night. We can cater for large parties up to 20 by arrangement at an additional cost. Mid-week or weekend. Each weekend booking must be for a minimum of three nights in the period March to September and weekends only run from Friday through to Monday. Logs and fire wood are supplied at cost. Guests only pay for what they use; usually before departure. It is impossible to say how much wood individual parties will use. Some use a lot others use none. From past experience a rough average would be less than £7 per head per weekend. We supply all bedding but we do not supply towels. Breaks at Homecroft are on a self catering basis so guests must bring all the need with them. We will require a proof of ID and address from the person making the booking prior to arrival.
The large outdoor swimming pool is heated in the summer. It can be heated out of season by arrangement and a charge for the heating. We need at least twenty one days notice for out of season heating of the pool. The pool is heated to a minimum of 70 degrees F. As it is a large outdoor pool temperatures can be affected by the weather; particularly in out of season heating.
The very well appointed local farm shop offers full English breakfasts 7 days a week. We will usually accept up to two dogs by specific arrangement and with prior discussion. Dogs must remain within the confines of the large garden as there is livestock in the surrounding fields. Dogs can only use the non carpeted rooms in the house. (most of the downstairs is stone floors).

If Guests wish to bring any outside equipment (catering, Hog Roast/barbecue equipment, large games, etc, etc) or third party suppliers to Homecroft they must discuss this with us in advance.

Homecroft has a noise policy. There is reasonable background music allowed outside until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and no outside music on Sundays.

There are hens and geese in the fields surrounding the property. This is part of the appeal of Homecroft. The animals are let out early every morning and put away late every evening.
Homecroft can accommodate up to 20 guests. Our standard prices apply up to 15 guests and there is an additional charge per extra guest above 15 up to the maximum of 20 of £33 per night. Unfortunately the AirBnB system only acknowledges a maximum of 16 guests on their system. If Guests wish to use AirBnB's "Instant booking" facility for guest numbers above 16 they must contact us directly before booking so that we can discuss this matter with them BEFORE booking.
Secluded country house in Devon. Beautiful views/garden. Covered pizza oven area. Large outdoor pool heated in summer (Heated out of season by arrangement) Fire pit. Outside Barbecue area. Floodlit table…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 king bed, 3 sofa beds
Bedroom 6
2 double beds, 3 sofa beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hot tub
Essentials
Wifi
Pool
Indoor fireplace
Hangers
TV
Heating

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Cheriton Fitzpaine, United Kingdom

Traditional Devon farming village with old church and two traditional English country pubs within walking distance of the house. Beautiful extensive gardens and views from the house. Facilities include large games room with snooker, darts and air hockey; outside covered party area / pizza oven; large outside winter/summer fire pit (See pictures) Large outdoor swimming pool. (Heated in Summer) Floodlit all weather table tennis. Large wood fired Scandinavian hot tub. Very large convivial kitchen with Aga, gas hob and pyrolytic self cleaning electric oven. Similarly large sitting room with log burner. Fenced off small children's play area with mud kitchen and kiddies play house. There is a downstairs shower room an upstairs bathroom and shower room and an en suite bathroom in the master bedroom. Homecroft is only 15 miles (easy taxi journey) from the Exeter Chiefs rugby ground. Exeter Chiefs are now one of the most successful rugby teams in England and they offer a fantastic hospitality package on match days. They are also a venue for the IRB world Sevens tournament and many top flight European games. We supply all bedding but we do not supply towels.

Homecroft has a partnership arrangement with Harefield Barn in Shute a village near to Cheriton Fitzpaine. Harefield can be googled. Homecroft provides accommodation while Harefield provide an exclusive location and facilities for weddings.
Traditional Devon farming village with old church and two traditional English country pubs within walking distance of the house. Beautiful extensive gardens and views from the house. Facilities include large…

Hosted by Iain

Joined in November 2015
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During your stay
We will be available meet all guests on arrival to answer any questions guests may have. Minimum booking March to October is three nights.

We require copies of ID and a recent utility bill prior to arrival.
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Things to know

House rules
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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