The Long House - a large and lovely thatched Devon farmhouse, complete with its very own landing strip, that's ideal for group breaks filled with rural relaxation.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Sleeping up to six people in three cosy bedrooms, this warmly welcoming thatched farmhouse is the perfect setting for family holidays, or a friends’ reunion for those who enjoy a touch of fresh air-filled country life every now and again!

Perfectly nestled within 25 lush acres of Devon farmland, and close to the charming village of Sheepwash in the Torridge Valley, this Grade II listed house is infused with history, originally dating back to the 1600s. Still retaining its original charm and character, it’s easy to imagine the lives lived here in more refreshing times past.

Enjoy spending time with the owner’s friendly sheep, goats and llamas throughout your stay… you may hear them chattering away, along with plenty of joyous birdsong, as you sit out in your private garden with the occasional glass of wine!

You’ll feel just as relaxed inside the farmhouse, with original features that include authentic wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace. The warming woodburning stove is an ideal huddle-setting for conversation-filled evenings following bracing country walks and a hearty meal!

The kitchen and dining area is wonderfully sociable, and the perfect place to whip up farmhouse feasts from fresh local produce – before enjoying your efforts around the convivial wooden table… why not plan your next holiday adventure as you tuck in?

For competitive types, time spent perfecting your shots in the snooker room is a must! Onlookers can enjoy watching your victories and cheering you on from the comfort of the room’s antique benches – or enjoy the many books, games and DVDs thoughtfully provided by the owners.

Once dinner, wine-fuelled conversation and games are finally over, head on upstairs to three cosily dressed bedrooms, two double and one twin. You’ll also find a refreshing shower room to complement the downstairs bathroom, with its indulgent bath.

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At a glance

  • Grade II listed thatched farmhouse sleeping up to six people, set within 25 acres of Devon farmland, near the Torridge Valley village of Sheepwash.
  • There is a private grass landing strip for a small private plane or helicopter, together with off-road parking for two cars.
  • Pets and smoking are not permitted. Linen and towels are included.
  • Sheepwash, with a pub and shop, is located within a 10 minute walk by the River Torridge (fishing permits can be easily arranged). Further afield, you will find many local towns and attractions.


  • Family Friendly


Sleeps up to 6, 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, bedding & towels included, shower room, bathroom, bath tub, kitchen, dining area, electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, lounge, utility room, wood burning stove, 2 TVs (one Smart) with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, books, games, DVDs, games room, snooker table, parking for 2 cars, lawned garden, patio furniture.

Local activities

Fly fishing (day tickets available locally), wildlife spotting, surfing, beaches, birdwatching, sailing, boat trips, historic towns.

More information

You’ll find a shop and a pub within a handy ten minutes’ walk; however if you want to stray slightly further afield then confirmed pilots will enjoy all the scenery and convenience that flying in unspoilt Devon and Cornwall has to offer! The Long House even has its very own grass airstrip, so why not treat yourselves by bringing a helicopter or small plane instead of the car?

For those who prefer indulgent strolls, Sheepwash Village, in the heart of Ruby Trail walking country, is less than a mile away, with the sparkling River Torridge running alongside your route – ideal for a quiet spot of trout fishing on the banks.

Slightly further afield, you’ll find the historic market town of Great Torrington, together with an array of attractions to be found in the larger, bustling Bedford and Barnstaple. Beach lovers will adore the breathtaking North Devon beaches, complete with miles of golden sand and fresh, rolling waves just waiting to be ridden.

There’s a little something for absolutely everybody to enjoy with a stay at The Long House – so don’t delay, plan your stay and get ready to indulge!

Things to note

No pets permitted, no smoking, some electricity is solar powered, private grass landing strip is available to use free of charge (by prior arrangement).

Where you'll be staying

Sheepwash, Devon

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