Photo gallery
Entire home

Luxury Pet-friendly 6 Bedroom House on 41 Acre Private Country Estate

Star Rating



5.0 / 5Exceptional
4 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Survival Paintball
    9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Survival Laser Games
    9 min drive
  • Restaurant
    The Rising Sun
    10 min drive
  • Restaurant
    The Rose and Crown
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Exeter (EXS-Exeter St Thomas Train Station)
    59 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Book online or call:

020 3564 4853

    About this area


    Located in Barnstaple, this holiday home is in a rural location and by the ocean. Torrington 1646 and St. Hieritha's Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Marwood Hill Gardens and Big Sheep.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Survival Paintball - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Survival Laser Games - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Funder Zone - 12 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Pannier Market - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      St Anne's Arts & Community Centre - 14 min drive

    Getting around

    • Chapelton Station - 6 min drive


    • The Rising Sun — 10 min drive
    • The Rose and Crown — 11 min drive
    • McDonald's — 12 min drive
    • Barum Gate — 12 min drive
    • The Whiddon Valley Fryer — 13 min drive

    About this property

    Luxury Pet-friendly 6 Bedroom House on 41 Acre Private Country Estate

    Family-friendly holiday home in Barnstaple
    Somers Hiscott is a luxury six bedroom house situated on a 41 acre private estate in the heart of the North Devon countryside. The spacious, tastefully decorated house was completely renovated in 2015, and no expense has been spared when equipping this beautiful property. Sleeping up to 12, Somers Hiscott is a house for all seasons, and is perfect for both families and friends. The dog friendly house enjoys countryside views and benefits from its own large terrace where summer BBQ's can be enjoyed and a rear garden laid to lawn. Inside, the house is split over two levels. Throughout the ground floor guests can benefit from underfloor heating, which is also present in every bathroom. The large lounge overlooks the terrace and features a wonderful new wood-burning stove. There are also comfy sofas, bean bags and a 55'' flat screen, wall-mounted smart TV. An X-Box is also provided. The kitchen/diner is situated at the heart of the house and is packed full of excellent appliances. The kitchen with its black slate floors and marble work surfaces has been equipped with an electric range cooker, an American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser and filtered water, a dishwasher, a wine fridge, a coffee machine, an ice-cream maker and much, much more. The dining area has a lovely large wood table that easily seats up to 12 and is suitable for all occasions. There is a wall mounted flat screen TV in the kitchen/diner. There are six good sized bedrooms at Somers Hiscott. Five of these, are on the 1st floor. They feature Hypnos zip and link beds (allowing either super-king or twin bed configuration). This provides a huge amount of flexibility. Three of these bedrooms have luxury en-suite shower rooms whilst the other two share whilst the other two bedrooms share the large family bathroom fitted with both a Villeroy and Boch bath and a separate walk in shower. On the ground floor bedroom 6 has a king size size bed. It is ideal for guests with limited mobility. It too, has an en-suite with walk in shower. Somers Hiscott sits within a large private estate that includes a designated County Wildlife Site. The beautiful ancient woods cover a large proportion of the estate and are perfect for leisurely walks. In the spring the bluebells create a wonderful blue carpet. There is also a small lake where you can spend time spotting the local wildlife - look out for the kingfisher as well as an orchard and several paddocks. Many other native wildlife, including deer, buzzards, foxes and rabbits can often be seen. Somers Hiscott is in a lovely location for exploring North Devon. Just a few miles away is Barnstaple, North Devon's largest town and home to several well known shops, restaurants, a cinema and a theatre. The beautiful beaches of Woolacombe, Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Croyde are also within easy reach making trips to the seaside a must. Many activities can be enjoyed when staying at Somers Hiscott. As well as local walks around the estate, there is the South West Coast Path to explore, and the mainly traffic free Tarka Trail accessed nearby, which is ideal for both cyclists or walkers. North Devon boasts two golf clubs in the UK's top 100 at Saunton and Royal North Devon. Surfing and wind-surfing, fishing - both fly and coarse, horse riding, sailing, clay pigeon shooting and driven shoots can also be discovered nearby. For local attractions there is the RHS Rosemoor, Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Exmoor Zoo and Arlington Court, as well as many more that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
    Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include a bath and shower and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with video game consoles. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.
    This holiday home features a terrace, a garden and limo/town car service.
    This holiday home is a smoke-free property.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Louise & Martin Brown

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets are allowed.
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information, contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

    Payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transport to and from this property.

    Property amenities


    • Massages


    • Internet access

    Parking and transport

    • On-site parking
    • Limo/town car service

    Family friendly

    • High chair


    • Fridge
    • Hob
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 6 bedrooms
    • Linens provided


    • 5 bathrooms
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
    • Video game console
    • DVD player
    • Video library
    • Games
    • Books

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean
    • In a rural location

    Things to do

    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Waterskiing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Snorkelling nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Theme parks nearby


    • Sleeps 12
    • Unit size: 1001 sq ft (93 sq m)

    Nearby things to do




    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      The most amazing Christmas experience!

      My family & I had the most amazing Christmas at Somers Hiscott. Martin & Louise were brilliant & so helpful & really went out of their way to ensure we had a special Christmas & we did! All 12 of us had a great time & loved the house & exploring the acres & acres of land!! We could not recommend this beautiful house enough! Thank you so much Martin & Louise, we hope to see you again soon

      5/5 Excellent

        Lovely house. Peaceful setting

        Eight of us stayed for a long weekend. From start to finish we had a great time. A warm welcome a lovely clean well equipped house. We had a walk in the grounds as well as seeing some of the local area. Great place for a getaway

        5/5 Excellent

          Lovely house, clean & well equipped, beautiful setting, great hosts

          House is great - spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped to a high standard so worked really well for our big group. Set in its own beautiful Devon woodland, very peaceful & quiet. We are so happy that we found it & really enjoyed our stay there

          5/5 Excellent

            We only left this morning but couldn't wait to write a review for this amazing place!

            I would like to say a huge thank you for making our Christmas absolutely perfect! The house was amazing and clean and the perfect layout for large gatherings. We were greeted with homemade scones and doggy bags for all 3 of our dogs. These personal touches was the icing on the cake. I could not reccomened this place enough and we will be sure to visit again as soon as we can! Gutted to have to leave would rate the house and owners 10 stars if I could. Many thanks again Laura

            Tell us how we can improve our site