Dartmoor Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

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Great Sloncombe Farm

Great Sloncombe Farmhouse B&B
Moretonhampstead
Devon
TQ13 8QF
01647 440595

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Welcome to our lovely farmhouse...........

 

Good to know...

Breakfast served between 8 & 9 o'clock .

Check in between 5pm & 7pm other times by mutually convenient arrangement.

Rooms to be vacated by 10 o'clock on day of departure.

Gas fired barbecue available for guests use.

Home produced Burgers, steaks & sausages can be purchased from us.

Mountain bikes and helmets can be hired from us.

Low doorways-watch your heads!

Don't forget to bring your wellies-walks can be muddy at any time of year!

Walk to the pubs for lunch or dinner in 20 or 40 minutes or cycle.

Be aware the lane to the farm is narrow in places.

Broadband Wifi subject to connection reliability.

Mobile phone reception can be variable.

Ample parking in the yard.

 

 

The traditional Dartmoor farmstead of Great Sloncombe nestles in magical valley amongst ancient field systems with fascinating old names– Sloncombe means ‘valley of the sloes' & they do grow in abundance around here!

 

The farmhouse is a listed granite and cob longhouse with another wing added on. The house is of 13th century origins but the settlement is of a much earlier date. The house has many ecclesiastical features which suggests it might have had some links with the church at some point & the hallway contains a superb example of an oak screen which dates form the 16th century. There is an interesting granite mullioned window with the initials ‘T H' for Thomas Hamlyn– a previous inhabitant & at the rear of the farmhouse a fine example of a large cobbled courtyard.

 

The farm also has connections with the English Civil War as dated artefacts have been discovered in our fields –General Fairfax camped by Moretonhampstead Church & there is a Cavaliers grave by the track in nearby Fingle Woods.

 

Our rambling farmhouse has been furnished in keeping with its age and character to offer a high standard of accommodation all year round. Sloping floors and crooked walls contribute to the antiquity of this ancient house. Oak and pine furniture compliment the old timber beams with antique china and old photographs adding to the feeling of a bygone age.

 

Relax after a long days activities in the large lounge with comfy chairs to unwind in. Oak beams , flagstones & horse brasses hang around the inglenook fireplace twinkling in the glow from the warm woodstove. The farm has an ample supply of firewood from our environmental work., which is used to heat the house & to cook with.

 

Maps & walking books are provided for guests in the sitting room plus interesting books and literature on the local area.

 

You are welcome to explore the well kept garden & greenhouse which provides organic vegetables throughout the year & delicious tomatoes for breakfast! There is plenty of seating to enjoy the Dartmoor tranquility-watch the moon come up over the pond and the bats emerge.

 

 

 

 

 

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