The Farmhouse - 5 Bedrooms Sleeping 10
Higher Mullacott is a large, beautiful five bedroom Farmhouse dating back to the 17th century. It has recently been fully renovated to create a haven for stylish, comfortable country living with large, bright and tastefully furnished rooms. Available for eight weeks of the summer holidays, the Farmhouse is the perfect countryside retreat for a holiday in North Devon.
Elegantly decorated and furnished to a very high standard, the luxury Farmhouse combines chic Annie Sloan painted furniture, hints of Farrow and Ball paint and Vanessa Arbuthnott fabrics to help create a modern and contemporary atmosphere where guests may relax.
From the pretty courtyard, the Farmhouse is entered via a handy porch with original flagstone flooring and slate seating. As you step into the large open plan kitchen/day room a wonderful sense of style emerges. This large family room is a great place for everyone to gather with its combination of contemporary modern day living and classic original features.
The kitchen is a paradise for any members of the family or friends with an interest in cooking, with plenty of storage space and modern slate worktops. Wannabe chefs can choose from cooking on either the wonderful range cooker or separate electric built in oven. A useful electric hob is also situated on the large kitchen island. Other appliances include a fridge, two freezers, dishwasher and electric wine cooler. Whilst meals are created in the kitchen other family members can sit back and relax on the sofa watching the flat screen TV or reading a book.
At the heart of the day room is a large pine farmhouse table, which comfortably seats up to 10, and can be used for all occasions. A pretty shabby-chic country dresser to the side of the room helps to add to the room's fresh yet traditional feel.
Three shallow steps lead from the kitchen to the utility area with washing machine, butler's sink and classic Victorian toilet with pull chain cistern, along with more storage and slate worktops. A further door leads to the picturesque 3.5 acres of communal grounds and landscaped gardens featuring table tennis, football field, swings and play area. A private trellised area of the courtyard to the front of the Farmhouse is reserved exclusively for guests staying at Higher Mullacott and is the ideal place for outdoor dining with pretty tables and a gas BBQ.
To the other side of the day room is the wonderfully warm and spacious carpeted lounge. This room is full of character with exposed stone walls, thick oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace. Great for relaxing, the lounge has ample comfortable seating with three large sofas, pretty scatter cushions and elegant lamps. Also present is a large flat screen TV with Sky.
Off the lounge is a stylish double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and window looking out on to the garden. Perfect for grandparents, the bedroom has pretty painted bedroom furniture, including a built in wardrobe, as well as an en-suite travertine tiled shower room with toilet and wash hand basin.
Stairs from the lounge lead up to four more large and airy bedrooms, all situated along a bright hallway with two windows overlooking the attractive courtyard which, during the summer, is full of colour with a wide range of flowers on display.
The huge Master Bedroom is bright and spacious with a vaulted ceiling and wooden beams. This stunning room has a quality finish with chic painted furniture, an elegant glass chandelier and a comfy king-size bed. The room's dual aspect affords wonderful views of the gardens and courtyard on either side of the room, whilst the window seat overlooking the courtyard is a wonderful place for relaxing with your favourite book. The room also benefits from an en-suite shower room with toilet and wash hand basin, which has been finished with travertine tiling.
Along the hallway is a second large, bright and sunny double bedroom with glorious views of the gardens and rolling Devon hills beyond from the pretty window seat. This bedroom also has a large built-in flat screen TV, making it the perfect place to get away from the family for a quiet evening.
Situated at the other end of the hallway are two further bedrooms. The first of these is a pretty twin bedded room with a large window overlooking the courtyard. The second bedroom is a charming double with large vaulted ceiling and chandelier, traditional wood beams and plenty of space for storing holiday attire along with a further flat screen TV. This room also has a beautiful view from the large window that overlooks the vibrant gardens.
The final three bedrooms share the large family bathroom featuring a key-hole shaped bath with curved glass screen and electric shower overhead. The modern bathroom is tiled with travertine tiles and has a large window seat overlooking the garden area. A separate toilet is situated next door to the family bathroom.
On arrival you'll find a welcome pack consisting of Devon Cream Tea (for week long bookings), tea, coffee, sugar, milk and other household essentials, including tea towels, oven gloves, bin liners, liquid soaps, toilet rolls and cleaning materials for kitchen and bathrooms.