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Harvest Moon

Feniton, near Honiton, East Devon

8 people Allows Pets Family Friendly Pet Friendly (Enclosed Garden) Fishing onsite/nearby Log Burner/Open Fire WiFi Golf Course Nearby Walking BBQ Off Street parking
Sleeps: 8
7 nights
£884 - £1959
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • Sleeps eight
  • Four bedrooms, one of which is en suite
  • Two double bedrooms, two twins
  • Two bathrooms, one with a separate shower, one shower room
  • Baby welcome (travel cot, highchair and stairgate available)
  • Children are welcome
  • The cottage welcomes up to two well-behaved dogs (small additional charge*)
  • Enclosed lawned garden with dog-proof fencing
  • Terrace with garden furniture and barbecue
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Parking for four cars
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground floor
    Large open plan kitchen/dining/family room with a TV and sofa and French doors to the terrace and garden. The dining table can be extended to seat 12 guests.
    Utility room.
    Shower room.
    Large sitting room with a wood burning stove and French doors to the terrace and garden.
  • First floor
    Master bedroom with a 5′ bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower over the bath.
    Two twin bedrooms, both with 3′ beds.
    Double bedroom with a 5′ bed.
    Large family bathroom with a free-standing bath and a separate shower.


  • Oil-fired underfloor heating downstairs, radiators upstairs, wood burning stove in the sitting room
  • Electric range cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Two televisions both with basic Sky package, DVD and CD player
  • WiFi internet access* (2MB)
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Outdoor furniture, barbecue (charcoal is supplied)
  • Parking for four cars


  • A home-from-home, with charming features and elegantly furnished throughout, designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind, beautifully done with great attention to detail.
  • The spacious light and airy open plan ground floor kitchen/dining/family room is a very sociable space with French doors opening out onto a terrace, with outdoor furniture and a barbecue – perfect for outdoor dining.
  • Further cosy large sitting room with comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove, TV and French doors opening out onto the terrace.
  • An ideal base for families and groups of friends, with parking for four cars.
  • Short and midweek breaks are available, with a minimum stay of two nights.
  • Whatever time of year you book, there is always plenty of wildlife to see and lovely countryside to explore from your doorstep.
  • A tranquil, peaceful location, yet just four miles from the market town of Honiton with a range of shops, pubs and eating places.
  • The well-known stretch of Jurassic coastline is a short drive where resorts such as Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer, Axmouth, Lyme Regis and Charmouth are found and some of the best walks on the lovely South West Coastline.
  • A nearby pub, The Otter Inn (2.5 miles, 6 minutes’ drive), has a large beer garden bordered by the River Otter and sells good food, and there are a number of excellent pub/restaurants in other villages nearby.

Welcome to Harvest Moon, with plenty of room for eight plus pooch!

This beautifully converted threshing barn is thought to be over 400 years old and is bright and airy with contemporary décor and a wonderfully cosy wood burner. The landscape here is truly amazing with numerous countryside walks from the doorstep and the Devon coast within easy reach. This luxury property is the perfect escape for a family, and welcomes two-well behaved dogs.

Situated on a quiet, semi-working farm in the tiny hamlet of Curscombe, Harvest Moon boasts charming features and is elegantly furnished throughout with great attention to detail.

The welcoming home-from-home is light and airy and benefits from a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/family room - a very sociable space with French doors opening out onto a terrace, with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. There's also a separate large sitting room with comfortable sofas and TV which is made cosy with crackle of a wood burning stove, perfect for chilly evenings. On sunnier occasions, guests can throw open the French doors to invite in a cooling breeze, enjoy an al fresco feast on the terrace or settle outside on the lawned gardens.

Upstairs, the four spacious bedrooms are combined with two first-class bathrooms, one of which is en suite. The master bedroom has a 5′ bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. There are two twin bedrooms with 3′ beds and a further double bedroom with a 5′ bed. They share a large family bathroom with a free-standing bath and a separate shower. There is a further shower room on the ground floor.

The accommodation boasts 2Mb wireless internet connection, and is has a private fully enclosed garden with outdoor furniture, charcoal barbecue and dog-proof fencing.

An ideal base for families and groups of friends, there is parking for four cars and short and midweek breaks are available, with a minimum stay of 3 nights.

Looking out over lush green fields, numerous countryside walks are on the doorstep, or guests can paddle in the stream and have a picnic. There are wonderful views and an abundance of birdlife, and wildlife, including foxes, deer, badgers and hares, are often spotted, whatever time of year you stay!

Situated within the peaceful Otter Valley in a tranquil, peaceful location in East Devon, Harvest Moon is only 1.5 miles from Feniton village which has a train service (Waterloo-Exeter), pub, shops and a post office. The market town and antique centre of Honiton is only 4 miles away, boasting a variety of small independent shops, pubs and eating places.

Places to visit in this part of Devon include the nearest beach at Sidmouth, just 11.5 miles away, and the beaches at Budleigh, Salterton, Beer, Branscombe and Exmouth are all within easy reach. Enjoy the World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Seaton’s tramway along the wildlife-rich Axe estuary to Charmouth, great for fossil enthusiasts.

There are many attractions in the area, with Exeter, Dartmoor, Exmoor, fine National Trust houses, gardens, castles, adventure parks, farms and steam railways to explore.

A nearby pub, The Otter Inn (6 minutes’ drive), has a large beer garden bordered by the River Otter and sells good food, and there are a number of excellent pub/restaurants in other villages nearby.

Harvest Moon is perfect if it’s a dog-friendly holiday you’re looking for. With country strolls from the doorstep, your canine pals can also roam free and romp with glee on some of the best walks on the lovely South West Coast Path, the trails at Haldon Forest Park as well as plenty of nature reserves and dog friendly beaches. The nearby Otter Inn welcomes dogs too!

This semi-detached holiday property is adjacent to Hunters Moon, sleeping four. This accommodation is separate and private and has its own private fully enclosed garden with dog-proof fencing.

Harvest Moon and Hunters Moon can be booked as a combination to accommodate a party of 12 and dining table at Harvest Moon can be extended to seat all guests. Please see our separate listing for Lower Curscombe Barn if you are interested in this option.

2021-09-10 Anne W, Bromsgrove "Everything you need for a lovely holiday. Home from home! We all had a wonderful stay, accommodation was immaculate and plenty of space for everyone."
2021-08-27 Annette A, Northampton "Location was fantastic and the owner very welcoming when we arrived. Excellent welcome pack with loads of food and drink, the best I've ever seen! The conversion from hay barn had been done very tastefully."
2021-07-05 Jackie B, England "The accommodation was lovely and the location very peaceful albeit a little remote. The lanes are very narrow and only for one car but didn’t cause us a problem."
2021-07-02 Joshua A, England "The 6 of us had a great time here. Staycation we’re really easy to communicate with and the house was clean and tidy, spacious and of a high standard."
2021-06-12 Paul L, Birmingham "Super location and a fantastic property."
2021-06-06 Faye C, Leamington Spa "We had such a lovely time away here, thank you. Beautiful location, handy for local amenities and not too far from the beach but felt like we had peace and quiet and some time to ourselves. Place was perfect, really clean and the welcome pack was really lovely! Hosts were really friendly and communication couldn’t have been better, thank you very much!"
2021-06-03 Andy W, London "We were warmly welcomed and looked after generously on arrival at the beautiful home. It was a peaceful and beautiful setting in the countryside, much recommended to anyone!"
2021-05-23 Lewis B, England "Had a great time with the family, dogs also loved the garden and walks local to the house! Would recommend and return."
2021-05-15 N Tizzard, Kent "Had a lovely stay - beautiful location, great garden and lots of room for the babies to run around in the house!"
2020-12-18 T Downes, Monmouth "Great hosts and a beautiful place to stay. Will highly recommend."
2020-10-05 R Davies, Hampshire "Excellent stay. Lovely place, super comfy. Next time we'll bring the weather! x"
2020-10-02 J Inglis, Epsom "Another lovely stay in this beautiful house. Spotless and so well maintained. Hope to return next year. Thank you."
2020-09-28 F Stringer, Milton Keynes "Thank you so much. We had a lovely weekend. The welcome hamper was amazing. We enjoyed having sports day on your lawn. We will be back soon! (PS You are very Covid friendly)"
2020-09-14 The Reed Family (Guestbook) "Absolutely stunning place. Thank you for all that you provided us. We've had a wonderful stay. Thanks again. Hopefully be back :)"
2020-08-21 Chris, Sue, Emma, Simon, Lucy and Fran with 2 year old Sienna and 6 week old Francesca + dogs, Stourbridge (Guestbook) "Our 4th visit and we have all had a great time as usual. A much needed break and a very welcome piece of normality after this very strange year. Thanks Ted, our stay in your beautiful barn has worked wonders for us all. We shall return!"
2020-08-14 M Wilson, Norfolk "Spacious, clean, well equipped and comfortable. Excellent customer care. Could not have asked for more. Easy access to beach and amenities. Great location for family holidays.'
2020-08-07 The Norton Family, Warwickshire (Guestbook) "A great location and a lovely house with everything we could need. x"
2020-07-31 P Brindley, Surrey "We've had a great time exploring East Devon. The house is super, well equipped and spotless. Thank you for the generous welcome pack - Home from home!"
2020-07-24 M Lucas, Derbyshire "A beautiful place to stay for a big crowd, wonderfully equipped and furnished. Highly recommended!"
2020-03-06 The Williams Family, Herts (Guestbook) "Thank you for everything, we had a great stay. The eggs were wonderful. We'll be coming again."
2020-01-06 Paula C, Merseyside "This property is a gem. Ted, the owner, could not have been more helpful, friendly but not intrusive. Beautiful welcome basket - totally unexpected- by far the best I've seen. Freshly laid eggs, home baked fruitcake, huge fruit basket, milk, cheese, wine, cereal, biscuits, etc. The place is spotless, thanks to Barbara. Facilities are excellent. We only stayed 2 nights as attending a wedding locally but wished we could have stayed longer. Our party was 4 adults & 2 children - loads of space to chill separately and be together. Can't speak highly enough of Harvest Moon."
2020-01-05 The Connollys, Liverpool (Guestbook) "Simply fantastic! Well equipped and maintained. Ted is the perfect host. Our stay was too short!! Happy New Year."
2019-12-27 The Taylors & Reynolds Families, Bristol & Australia "What a wonderful Christmas! Both barns are amazing and very well equipped. So warm and welcoming - fantastic welcome pack. What a great place for two families to share Christmas, we really loved it. Huge thank you!!"
2019-11-28 The Women's Centre, Bodmin "A beautiful place. Really appreciated the flowers, fruit and the breakfast stuff left for us. Would stay again. Thank you!"
2019-11-24 M Hunt, London "Had a great time at Harvest Moon. The house was spacious and clean, would visit again."
2019-11-04 N Ashby, Kingsbury Episcopi "Really great cottage! It’s bigger than it looks in the pictures and very well equipped. Very comfortable beds and pillows. The whole house was clean and the main bathroom has an amazing bath. The owners had left a homemade cake and a big welcome basket including cereal, coffee, marmalade etc. They also left wine in the fridge and some eggs and fruit. Would highly recommend!"
2019-10-30 D Ashley, Bristol "Peace and quiet all around, just the odd tractor going by! Absolutely fantastic host, very friendly and helpful. Wonderful place to stay, so peaceful. Wish we could stay longer but hope to come back sometime."
2019-09-15 J Berry, Manchester "Absolutely beautiful place! Sparkling clean, fantastic facilities and a brilliant garden for sitting out in the sun and playing games! The bedrooms and bathrooms were so lovely too! Check in was oh so easy and the host was also brilliantly flexible for our check out. Would not hesitate to come back again!"
2019-09-13 E Hartmann, Austria "Absolutes Schmuckstückchen! Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt in diesem wunderschönen Haus- vielen Dank für den Willkommenskorb !!!"
TRANSLATION: "Absolute gem! We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house - thank you for the welcome basket!"
2019-08-11 The Mills and Haines Families, Dorset "What a fantastic house! It felt very homely and we have had an amazing time here. Thabnk you so much!"
2019-08-02 P Chandler, Herts "We have stayed in a number of Holiday Lets over the years but this surpassed all of them.The welcome pack was amazing and the owner, Ted, very welcoming. ( He even let our grandson sit in his tractor!).
The quality of the accommodation was outstanding and it had the most well equipped kitchen that I could have hoped for.
Location was within easy ( 30mins) reach of the coast.
We would not hesitate to recommend this holiday home and are going to suggest it to other members of our family as an excellent venue for them to get together in for family reunions.
We especially liked the attention to detail such as stairgates and supply of waste bags, kitchen towel, tea towels, BBQ charcoal etc. "
2019-07-14 E Cole, Hampshire "We all had a wonderful weekend away. The house is amazing with everything we could possibly need. Host Ted is very welcoming and the welcome basket was both generous and delicious."
2019-07-14 E Cole, Hampshire "A fantastic property for small groups. Beautifully presented, very friendly host and the welcome basket was exceptional and very generous. I would highly recommend."
2019-07-12 A Jones, London ""We had a great stay- it was a real home from home and perfectly located to explore Devon. We loved the house, plenty of room for everyone, and very comfortable. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, and relaxing in the lovely garden. Lots of thoughtful touches including a generous welcome hamper. Would definitely come back again.
2019-06-23 R Green, London "Great stay. Would recommend."
2019-06-09 Richard, Juliet, William, Anna and Movy dog, South Devon "What a great weekend celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary. Accommodation worked brilliantly as we had both barns for 12 of us. Both barns here very well equipped, lovely area for the dog, would highly recommend. Thank you."
2019-05-21 Williams & Hoddinotts families, Wells "We have had the most special time here in your two marvellous properties. Of course, we will highly recommend to our friends. We wish you a busy rest of the season."
2019-04-14 J Clarke, London "We had a fantastic stay here. It was a perfect location for us to attend a wedding up the road at Deer Park Country House. We received a welcome basket on arrival which was super generous. Everything was as described and I couldn't recommend the property enough."
2019-04-01 Hale family, Surrey "We came down for a wedding at Deer Park Hotel. Our stay here was very enjoyable, nothing lacking, clean, comfortable and generous. Thank you so much Ted!!"
2018-11-12 H Hill, England “Lovely property in a brilliant location.”
2018-09-03 A Sharp, Powys (Trustpilot) "Excellent customer service and a holiday property that exceeded our expectations. We stayed at Lower Curscombe Farm and were so delighted with the accommodation which was very comfortable, well appointed and equipped, light and airy and with a welcome basket that was second to none!"
2018-08-03 J Ellison, Bedford "Our party of 8 stayed in the two houses for a week in July/Aug 2018 we couldn't have asked for a more comfortable well equipped property they really have thought of everything it was a home from home, the owner Ted was wonderful; nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend this property - 5 star all the way."
2018-05-07 P Softley, England “A beautiful house in a lovely area, an excellent countryside break!”
2017-08-04 ”Fabulous clean accommodation. Lovely well equipped kitchen. Welcome hamper was a lovely gesture and very much appreciated!! Fresh eggs and cake were amazing. We had a lovely family break and spent many enjoyable hours sat around the table eating and drinking! It was fantastic to be able to let the dogs out in the garden and not worry about them escaping. First visit to this area, would very much like to return and see more.”
2017-01-02 Heather P, England "Perfect New Year getaway. Fantastic barn for a group of friends celebrating New Year! Everything was great and we loved the thoughtful welcome basket full of all the essentials and more! Will be booking again for sure. Great location too if you're looking for some peace and quiet and lots of good dog walks! Thank you!"
2016-08-14 JS ”A great place to stay for a week’s holiday. It is relaxing and surprisingly quiet as it is a working farm. There are lots of fun things to do at the sea, where you can hire kayaks, paddle boards and more. You will not get bored as the owner supplies games and board games for you to play. Good place for bike rides and walks.”
2016-08-05 LS ”My stay here was absolutely lovely! The beds are very comfortable and all the rooms lovely and clean. The people are very helpful and nice. I would definitely recommend it here and I hopefully will come back!”
2015-08-07 PS ”I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here at Harvest Moon. The beds were comfortable and the garden was lovely and spacious. We did stand up Paddle Boarding at the Jurassic Paddle Sports in Sidmouth which was really exciting and fun! Overall our stay here was a holiday I will never forget. From long field walks and bike rides to pubs, to nights in watching movies on the very good TV! Thank you.”



The nearest shop is the Spar in Feniton. It is open from 7am - 10pm on weekedays, and 8am - 10pm at weekends.

Honiton, about 5 miles away has an independent butchers, bakers, a greengrocer and fishmonger in the high street, and a Tesco on the Sidmouth road.


The Greyhound Country Inn (2.3 miles, 6 minutes’ drive).

The Otter Inn in Weston (2.5 miles, 6 minutes’ drive). This pub has a lovely garden next to the River Otter, where the kids can paddle and look at the ducks. The food is good pub food. It's best to book in advance.

Deer Park Hotel, Buckerell village (2.9 miles, 7 minutes’ drive).

The Honiton Inn, Awliscombe (3.1 miles, 7 minutes’ drive).

Six Bells Inn, Payhembury (3.8 miles, 10 minutes’ drive).

The Talaton Inn, Talaton (3.9 miles, 10 minutes’ drive).

The Drewe Arms (4.4 miles, 12 minutes’ drive), a quintessential English country pub in the beautiful thatched village of Broadhembury.

Combe House in Gittisham (4.2 miles, 11 minutes’ drive). A grand Gothic mansion, this is the place for adults to go for a special night out. Locally souced food, beautifully cooked.

Jack in the Green in Rockbeare (8 miles, 14 minutes’ drive). Winning the Taste of the West awards in 2009, and serving their ‘taste of Devon’ speciality menu you can sample pork reared at nearby Kenniford farm and the restaurant’s own air-dried Coppa ham.

The Hare and Hounds, Sidbury (15 minutes' drive). This pub does a great carvery and an outside children's play area. Please book in advance as it gets busy.


You will find plenty of great places to eat and drink in Honiton itself (5.2 miles, 11 minutes’ drive), including The Railway Inn which has won Best Freehouse in the South West in the Great British Pub Awards and The Holt, previous winner of the Taste of the West Gastro Pub in the South West as well as Devon. The Birds Nest is a Chinese restaurant with a lively atmosphere (please book in advance). The Raj is a well-established Indian restaurant which is always buzizng. You will also receive a wonderful West Country welcome in Honiton’s numerous cafes and tearooms.


Time for an ice cream? You will find an award-winning range of farmhouse ice creams, sorbets and frozen yoghurts for sale at Otter Valley Dairy, Aplins Farm, Monkton (8.4 miles) and Honiton Dairy on Honiton’s High Street.

The Old Bakery (National Trust) in Branscombe (12 miles) – Enjoy a home cooked lunch or a cream tea in the last traditional bakery to be used in Devon.


Feniton village (1.5 miles, 4 minutes’ drive) has a train service (Waterloo-Exeter), pub, shops and post office.
Honiton (5.2 miles, 12 minutes’ drive) enjoys a superb selection of local shops.


OTTERY ST MARY (5 miles), birthplace of the romantic poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 – 1834, is one of the oldest and most historic towns in East Devon.

HONITON (5.2 miles) historic town earned a world famous reputation for lace making. Now a major centre for the antiques trade, there are over 30 shops devoted to furniture, art and second hand books. There are events throughout the year in Honiton.

SIDMOUTH lovely seaside town (12 miles). The Sidmouth Folk Festival each August is one of the biggest in Europe.

BRANSCOMBE (12 miles), is one of Britain’s most picturesque villages, with miles of tranquil walking through woodland, farmland and beach.

BEER (13 miles) is a picture-postcard village with a shingle beach. Attractions include Pecorama, a lovely day out for all railway enthusiasts, and Beer Quarry Caves.

SEATON seaside town (14.2 miles). Attractions include Seaton Tramway and the Seaton Labyrinth.

COLYTON (15.3 miles) is a historic medieval town. The Seaton Tramway runs to Colyton and the quarterly Country Market is now established as one of the biggest outdoor local food markets in the South West.

TOPSHAM (15.4 miles) attractions include the Topsham to Turf Ferry and Topsham Museum. Topsham boasts quaint narrow streets, old cottages, tea rooms, specialist antique shops and some stunning views over the River Exe.

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON (16 miles) lies at the foot of the Otter Valley where the River Otter flows into the sea and has a 2 mile long pebble beach. Otterton Mill (6.7 miles) is an an award-winning historic working watermill nearby.

AXMOUTH (16 miles) has a beautiful busy harbour with many moorings.

AXMINSTER (16 miles) is very much linked to the carpet industry. The celebrity chef and TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has converted an old inn of the town into the River Cottage Deli and Canteen.

EXMOUTH (17 miles) is one of England’s oldest holiday resorts with a 2 mile long sandy beach and Promenade. Stuart Line operate cruises from Exmouth Marina along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site.

EXETER (17 miles) is a lively city with a magnificent Cathedral, Castle, historic quayside area with artisan shops and cafes including Mol’s Coffee House. There are guided tours of the maze of the city’s Underground Passages and a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants. Other attractions include St Nicholas’ Priory and the Royal Albert Museum & Art Gallery. There are also some fabulous walks along the banks of the river, including one from Exeter to the coast at Exmouth.

LYME REGIS (20.4 miles) attractions include the Museums, Historic Cobb and Harbour and Fossil Hunting.


Guests are very welcome to walk around the farm on site. There is a laminated map at the property to show you the boundary.

Escot Country Park, Ottery St Mary (4.3 miles) is a fabulous wildlife visitor attraction for the whole family with woodland fun, mazes, birds of prey and otters.

RSPB Aylesbeare Common (9.6 miles), west of Venn Ottery village, is the RSPB part of the Venn Ottery Nature Reserve owned by the Devon Wildlife Trust. It is part of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, a nationally important lowland heath area and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve stretches from the estuary at Axmouth to the village of Colyford (approximately 14 miles) – There are 3 Local Nature Reserves: Seaton Marshes, Colyford Common and Black Hole Marsh.

The South West Coast Path from Exmouth to Lyme Regis gives walkers on clear bright days some of the most stunning views in England. The South West Coast Path passes through Devon’s Jurassic Coast and you are able to pick this up at most of the beaches along the East Coast in either direction. Each of the long distance walks can be done in shorter sections, and are well served by public transport links. The path also passes through the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many walks to enjoy around Sidmouth (12 miles away) including a walk from Sidmouth to Seaton. From Budleigh Salterton (16 miles), the coastal path will take you up and over to Exmouth, and the Geoneedle which marks the start of the World Heritage Site. At this point the rocks are of the Triassic period, being some 250 million years old. Other walks include a walk from Seaton to Beer, Beer to Branscombe Mouth, taking in the Hooken Undercliff (between Beer and Branscombe), and through Branscombe (12 miles away).

The Blackdown Hills nearby form a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateaux, valleys and springs create a stunning mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features.

The Exmouth Local Nature Reserve, Exmouth (16 miles) is one of the biggest in England and is visited by thousands of migratory wildfowl and birds during the winter months.

Otter Estuary Nature Reserve, Budleigh Salterton (16 miles).

The historic quayside in Exeter (17 miles) is a ten-minute walk from the Cathedral and is the ideal place to try an irresistible Devon cream tea. Take a leisurely stroll along the river Exe, or for a longer walk head to the Double Locks pub for lunch. Exeter shipping canal is one of the oldest in the country, and the Double Locks are the longest, housing two ships at a time. There are also plenty of other activities to get involved in, from rafting or hiring a pedalo, to canoeing or cycling from this very point.

Haldon Forest, Bullers Hill, Kennford (21.7 miles) have great walking and cycling trails, as well as a Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure.
A thirty minute drive will take you to the high moorland of Dartmoor National Park. From here there are various walking trails with spectacular views over to the coast. Explore ancients ruins, climb to the top of Hay Tor and walk amongst the wild moorland ponies. There are excellent things to do on Dartmoor – Fingle Bridge, Postbridge, Ashburton and Oakhampton are all great places to start various circular walks.


Fossil hunting from Lyme Regis (20 miles) and Charmouth beaches.

Land Rover Experience West Country, Wessington Farm, Awliscombe, Honiton (3.6 miles). Off-road 4X4 driving and quad biking on a 140 acre site.

Skirmish Paintball & Laser Games, Exeter. 120 acres, 18 theme arenas, all ages and group sizes welcome.

Quad World, Exeter. Various size quad bikes suitable for all ages and experience.


Jurassic Coast Diving, Exmouth (16.6 miles) offer diving and snorkelling lessons for 8+ years.

Exe Wake in Exmouth (16.6 miles) is Devon’s leading centre for wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Edge Water Sports in Exmouth (16.7 miles) offer kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, power kites and kayaking lessons and equipment to hire or buy.

Sailing with Sailexmouth from Exmouth (16.6 miles).

Canoe & Kayak hire from Saddles & Paddles at Exeter Quay (20 miles).


You can take cycle one of the many routes through and around Exeter. Parking at the Quay in Exeter (20 miles) will allow you to join the Exe Estuary trail linking Exeter to the coast at Dawlish and Exmouth. Bikes can also be hired here from Saddles and Paddles along the quayside.

Haldon Forest Park (21.7), near Exeter, has purpose built trails for all cycling abilities.


If you would like to take a hack or riding lesson, there are a number of very good riding schools nearby.

For a hack up over Woodbury Common with views down to the sea, visit the stables at Budleigh Salterton Riding School (15 miles).

Join a hack from Sidmouth Riding and climb the steep hill up to the woods at East Hill for a spectacular view over the Otter Valley and the coastline at Sidmouth.

Devenish Pitt near Honiton offers hacks through the local countryside and pretty villages nearby.

Heatherways Stables, Budleigh Salterton offer lessons for all ages and hacking on Woodbury Common.

Hitts Barton Eqestrian, Whimple offer lessons and hacks. Indorr and outdoor arenas. Good friendly atmosphere.

There are also a number of stables dotted throughout Dartmoor with Eastlake Stables at Oakhampton and Shilstone Rock at Widecombe-on-the-Moor being just two to offer both group and individual riding at all levels.


Squabmoor, Exmouth offer coarse fishing for carp, bream, tench, bream, roach, rudd, crucian carp, els. Open all year 24 hours a day.

Mackerel fishing trips run regularly in the summer months from Beer beach (13 miles). From here you can also hire your own boat to explore the bay.

Upham Farm Ponds in Faringdon (11 miles) is a coarse fishery with six well stocked spring fed ponds and an excellent national reputation for providing superb carp and tench fishing.


Honiton Golf Club, Honiton (6.4 miles).

East Devon Golf Club is situated on the cliff top above Budleigh Salterton (16.7 miles).

Woodbury Park Golf & Leisure Club (11 miles).

Sidmouth Golf Club, Cotmaton Road, Sidmouth (12 miles).


The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth (11 miles). This charity has been providing a home to rescued donkeys from around the world for forty years. Entry is free, and with a lovely café and gift shop it is well worth a visit. This charity does, however, rely on your donations to carry on its good work. This is a holiday with a difference – a chance for you to have close contact with the donkeys in glorious settings – you can groom, cuddle or just sit and watch the donkeys.

Crealy Adventure Park, Sidmouth Road, Exeter (12 miles) – Roller coasters, drop slides and water flumes plus lots more.

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth (12.6 miles).

Loughwood Meeting House (National Trust), Dalwood (13.2 miles).

World of Country Life, West Down Lane, Exmouth (17.4 miles). An all-weather family attraction including facilities such as playgrounds, trampolines and restaurant.


Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood (10 miles).

Shute Barton (National Trust), Shute, Axminster (11.2 miles).

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Bicton, East Budleigh Salterton (11.5 miles) includes historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes, restaurant and shop.

A La Ronde 18th-century house (National Trust), Summer Lane, Exmouth (14.7 miles).

Killerton House and Gardens (National Trust), Broadclyst, Exeter (16 miles).

Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter (19.5 miles).

Forde Abbey and Gardens, Chard, Somerset (22.6 miles).



Christmas at Killerton, Killerton House (16 miles). Brothers Grimm themed programme of festive events.
Stuart Line Cruises : Festive Special Trips, Exmouth (17 miles).


Stick Man Trail, Haldon Forest, Kennford (22 miles).


Family Fun at Crealy Adventure Park (12 miles).
Easter Weekend at The World of Country Life, Exmouth (17 miles). Minions, egg trail, crafts and more.
Cadbury Egg Hunt, Killerton (National Trust), Broadclyst, Exeter (16 miles).
Cadbury Egg Hunt, A La Ronde (National Trust), Summer Lane, Exmouth (15 miles).
Easter events at Powderham Castle, Kenton (19.5 miles).
Easter Weekend at Bicton Botanical Gardens, East Budleigh Salterton (11.5 miles).
Easter Family Fun Day, Haldon Forest, Kennford (22 miles).
Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival, Powderham Castle, Kenton (19.5 miles).
Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, Exeter (20 miles).


Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, Exeter (20 miles).
Donkey Week at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth (11 miles).
Honiton Music Festival, Honiton (5.2 miles).
Devon County Show, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary (13 miles).
Pirate Week, The World of Country Life, Exmouth (18 miles).
Wonderland, Powderham Castle, Kenton (19.5 miles).


Pirate Week, The World of Country Life, Exmouth (18 miles).
Wonderland, Powderham Castle, Kenton (19.5 miles).
Axe Vale Festival, The Showground, Woodmead Road, Axminster (16.2 miles).


Let’s Rock Exeter, Powderham Castle (19.5 miles).
Exeter Craft Festival, Cathedral Green, Exeter (20 miles).
Budleigh Music Festival, Budleigh Salterton (16 miles).
Lammas Fair Parade, Exeter (20 miles).


Sidmouth Folk Week, Sidmouth (12 miles).
The Honiton Agricultural Show, Honiton (5.2 miles).
Beer Regatta, Beer (11.3 miles). A week packed with different events to suit all ages. From scavenger hunts and children’s fun to fireworks and late night dances.
Big Screen in the Park, Northernhay Gardens, Exeter (20 miles).
Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park (4.6 miles).
Deep Water Solo Climbing Competition, Exeter Quayside (20 miles).
Sidmouth Regatta, Sidmouth (12 miles).
Seaton Carnival Week, Seaton (14.2 miles).


Seaton Carnival Week and Illuminated Carnival Procession (September 3), Seaton (14.2 miles).
Heritage Open Days, various venues, Exeter (20 miles).
Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter (20 miles).
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Budleigh Salterton (16 miles).
Colyford Goose Fair, Colyford (14 miles).


Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter (20 miles).
Sidmouth Science Festival, Sidmouth (12 miles).
Honiton Carnival, Honiton (5.2 miles).
Half Term Halloween Spooktacular! The World of Country Life, Exmouth (17 miles).
Halloween Tram of Terror, Seaton Tramway, Seaton (14 miles).


Powderham Michaelmas Fair, Powderham Castle (19.5 miles). Early Christmas shopping inside Powderham Castle.
Famous Flaming Tar Barrels, Ottery St Mary (5 miles).
Round Table Charity Fireworks Display, Westpoint Exeter, Clyst St Mary (13 miles). This spectacular event has grown to become the biggest fireworks display in Exeter.
Exeter – Princesshay Christmas Lights Switch-On, Exeter (17 miles). 4pm – 8pm. Fun and music for all the family at the start of the festive season.
Winter Wonders Shopping Fair, Exmouth Pavilion (9.7 miles).
Christmas at Killerton, Killerton House (16 miles). Brothers Grimm themed programme of festive events.
Exeter Christmas Market, The Cathedral Green, Exeter (17 miles).
Christmas Shopping Fayre, Westpoint Exeter, Clyst St Mary (13 miles).
Stuart Line Cruises : Festive Special Trips, Exmouth (17 miles).
Exeter Christmas Markets in Castle Street, Exeter (17 miles).
Exeter Christmas Market in Fore Street, Exeter (17 miles).
Exeter Inside Outside Christmas Market, Exeter Quayside (17 miles).
Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Otter Nurseries, Ottery St Mary (5 miles).
Christmas Fair, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth (11 miles). 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Christmas at Killerton, Killerton House (16 miles). Brothers Grimm themed programme of festive events.
Stuart Line Cruises : Festive Special Trips, Exmouth (17 miles).
Exeter Christmas Market in Fore Street, Exeter (17 miles).
Exeter Christmas Markets in Castle Street, Exeter (17 miles).
Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Otter Nurseries, Ottery St Mary (5 miles).
Exeter Christmas Market, The Cathedral Green, Exeter (17 miles).
The Polar Express Tram Ride, Seaton Tramway, Seaton (14 miles).
Visit Santa at Crealy Adventure Park (12 miles).
Candlelight Carol Service, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth (11 miles). Annual Candlelight evening and carol service at 3:30pm.
Visit Santa at Crealy Adventure Park (12 miles).
Santa events at Bicton Park (11.5 miles).

Things you need to know about Harvest Moon if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • This cottage welcomes up to two well-behaved dogs. Please restrict your pets to the ground floor
  • * One pet is £25/stay, two pets is £35/stay
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Friday to Friday during Summer High season
  • Minimum stay 3 nights throughout the rest of the year
  • We operate a good neighbour policy and state that noise must be kept to a minimum outside after 10.30pm and that guests should always respect the neighbours' peace
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.
    Low occupancy discount for stays until 18th December 2020 for bookings of six guests or less. This is due to the Government 'rule of six'.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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