What our Guests say about the Wheel House

The Wheel House

5th – 12th
Immaculate accommodation, welcoming hosts, beautiful countryside (on the days we could see any of it – shame about the weather!)  If you want to dine well, visit Millers Farm Shop, on the A35 at Kilmington, for your food shopping.  For an attractive, deserted (at least it was while we were there) beach, try Eype’s Mouth, just west of Bridport.
Stuart and Sheila Hytton
Leigh and Patricia Herington

18th – 21st May
Thank you for a lovely weekend, the accommodation was spotless – couldn’t fault!! It.  The children loved the dogs especially Russ who loved chasing the ball and stick.  Thank you Julian for the tour which was very informative and made all the more interesting with your knowledge and passion.  Lovely place to visit –Lyme Regis.
Will definitely be back.
The Phillips Family 

2nd – 21st May
A wonderful stay, in a lovely house.  We all enjoyed it very much – even the weather didn’t put us off!  And our ages ranged from 1 to 65.
The Nicholas Family

9th -16th June
Wonderful place.  Nice people.  Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, probably the best cottage we have every stayed in.
Frank, Patsy Hives & Pete, Laura & Joseph Mertha
Thank you Judith and Julian

16th – 23rd June
Had a wonderful time, cottage lovely, enjoyed the cows, dogs, children aged 4 and 9 preferred the farm to the beach.  We feel lucky to have seen the new born calf.  Ben/Rebecca named by George and Scarlet.  Recommend Wheelwright pub @ Colyford.
Thank you. Steve Card Tinstey, Rececca, George, Scarlett Higgins.

23rd – 30th June
Have had a lovely holiday and done things in vicinity we could not do elsewhere – Lyme Regis fossils, Thomas Hardy’s birthplace  Higher Cochampton, River Cottage Canteen, Axminster, walk from Branscombe to Beer via Under diffes, Tramway from Colyton to Colyford Bird Reserve and Seaton (raining and not much here!)  Walk from Otterton to Budleigh Salterton! As well as tennis and ping pong and seeing farm animals.  Thank you very much.
Visitors from Wetherby, West Yorkshire and Silsden, West Yorkshire and Bristol.

7th – 14th July 2012
We’ve had a wonderful week despite the appalling weather – lovely area, comfortable cottage and warm welcoming hosts.  The warm scones on arrival were a lovely touch and Lewis (22months) had loved the tractors! Hope to see you again soon when we move to the area in a few months time!
Many Thanks
Katie, Mark, Lewis and Ivy Hollyer, Kel and Kay Edge

21st -28th July 12
Our 3rd visit to Farwood Barton and it was truly wonderful again.  Fantastic weather, beautiful views, and the farm tour was brilliant again!  We love this place.  Thanks Hurford family.
The Robertshaw and Reuill Farmily Notts
This year has been the best weather since we 1st ever came! We have had a great fun on the farm tour (thanks Julian)! I’ve helped move the calves from one field to another and that also means TEDDY! (the calf) I all so fed the cow’s!
Thanks Isabelle

A great holiday with fantastic weather all week.  The cottage, Julian and family, and the animals are brilliant all in such a beautiful part of the country.  We just don’t want to leave.
Sue & David Revill

Quite simply fantastic!  Thanks to all the Hurford family for making us so welcome again!

Had a great time for a 3rd year in a row!  The apple juice is amazing and I’m sure the honey will be as well!! Farm tour amazing as ever, definitely coming back next year!!  Can’t wait to come back, see you next year!
Robbie Robershaw

28th July – 4th August 12
What a fantastic place!! Beautiful barn and great location.  Thank you so much for a wonderful restful week,  Would love to return maybe in a couple of years time.
The Newmans and Lowen’s

4th – 18th August
Thank you!!! Have had such a great holiday here and enjoyed it all so much! I have especially enjoyed going to see the calves, playing with Rex and Russ, getting fresh eggs every morning and the farm tour!
Thank you so much, would love to come back! (Charlotte)

25th –August 1st September 12
A flying visit by myself for 2 nights only, to see how my immediate family and the other close relatives live – very nice too! Thanks for farm tour arranged at such short notice –fascinating.
Ian Bentley

25th August – 1st September 12
We have had a great time and enjoyed our wonderful accommodation in the Wheel House (particularly impressed by the turbine!!)  The tractor tour taken by Julian was fascinating and interesting to discover the history of Farwood Barton.  The weather was hit and miss, but when it was sunny we visited Lyme Regis and beach and Branscome Bay.  Lyme bay pebble beach was great for finding fossils! The games room was great with a full size snooker table and table tennis.  The chops and eggs on sale were delicious as well as the apple juice! We got a lot of use out of the tennis court it is a fantastic facility.  Also Russ and Rex (dogs) were an added bonus, very friendly and loved retrieving stick.  The kitchen was very thoughtfully equipped, with everything necessary for self-catering.  Overall, it’s fair to say everyone had a fantastic holiday.  Thank You!
The Bentley Family

28th – 1st October 12
A memorable weekend! Splendid accommodation for an extended family get together.  Sandpit, toys, table tennis, table football & tennis court very well used.
Thank you.

27th – 2nd November 12
What a superb cottage! Perfect views and extremely comfortable living area, we have all enjoyed a peaceful half term break from the busy routine of school and work.   We would love to come back again one day.  The play barn is a great idea – while waiting for everyone to get up!
The dogs were cute too and our beagle wanted to play ball with them.  The Turbine was really interesting to learn about.  Its such a chilled out and relaxing place to stay it is hard to imagine it being a bustling farm once.  We really enjoyed the chance to play tennis even if it was November 1st.  Plenty of nice places to eat.
I think we can all say that we are sad to leave as we have had such a good rest and relaxed so much it will be difficult back at work next week.
The Prior Family
Lovely views to wake up to lovely smell of the country and super, super cottages.
Days out to the coast which the children and dogs loved, loved, loved.
Had a lovely meal at The Hare and Hounds.  Its a carvery which all 15 of us descended on.  Food A*.
All in all, fabulous.  Certainly hope to come again.
Simpson’s, Vreeker’s, Feurtz families

New Year 2013
So here we are again,
For a fourth year in a row,
We’ve made our way through hail and rain,
And now they talk of snow!

The hills are green, the fields are wet
But the welcome was warm as ever
And so we’ve had the best time yet
Despite the inclement weather!

Emily, Martha, Mark, Paul, Sarah, Colin, Louise, John, Tessa, Stevie, Grandma, Polly and Cosmo!

Thank you for a lovely stay!
It was great to see you last night and Joan certainly enjoyed catching up with you all excellent accommodation and a warm welcome.  We will certainly come again.
The Wilson Clan and the ’Best’.

22nd – 29th Dec 11
Our second stay here (first in the Leat House) thank you once again for providing such a warm, comfortable  and lovely cottage.  We have had a fabulous, relaxing Christmas and have enjoyed every minute of our stay.  We hope to be back again for a third time!!
Happy New Year and the best wishes for 2012.
Marc, Lizzie, Jade, Amber, Donna & Vinnie
PS. Would recommend ‘The Blue Bull’ Inn at Sidford, great food!

2nd Jan 12
The weather outside was frightful. 
But in here it’s so delightful
Now we don’t want to go
So let it snow let it snow let it snow!
Jean, Tessa, Steve, John, Louise, Emily, Martha, Colin, Sarah, Mark & Paul

8th January 12
Had a lovely family reunion here, fantastic cottages – everything you could want was here.  Superb ice cream.  Would recommend ‘The Holt’ pub in Honiton also.  Thanks so much.
Chloe, James, Alice, Paul & Olinka, Rita & David & Jeremy, Freya, Jasper & Lucy

28th January 12
Lovely holiday – cold & frosty outside, but warm and cosy inside.  We were made very welcome, thank you Judith for the cream tea & Julian for the farm tour – very interesting.
A very enjoyable week, a wonderful place to relax and enjoy – thank you.
Ron, Kath, Kevin & Julia (Southampton)

20th February 12
Spent a wonderful half term week here.  Thank you for the warm welcome, Cream teas, & excellent farm tour around the farm.  Our boys loved the games barn, especially the table football, and enjoyed playing with the farm dogs.
The Flohr Family (Hampshire)

10th March
Lovely time thank you for your help.  Will certainly recommend your cottages, hope to be back!
Ann, Roy, Jason & Clara


18th March 12
Thank you – had a wonderful weekend – beautiful barn –perfect location!
Will be back.....

24th – 31st March
Very impressed with the quality of the conversion, the cleanliness, and the welcome of our hosts.  Really lucky with the weather – you don’t expect barbecues every day in March!
Wonderful views, and lovely to see new born calves.
Games room was a pleasant surprise – table tennis and snooker took me back 50 years to my mis-spent youth.
Russ & Rex were very entertaining and also useful in retrieving tennis balls mis- hit over the side of the courts!
Overall, a truly fantastic holiday.
The Matthews families.

31st March Our third visit to this wonderful place and just as enjoyable as previous year, perfect situation and very comfortable accommodation.
Really relaxing time enjoyed by us all including our new dog who seems especially smitten with the farm.
Looking forward to coming back.
The Alexanders (Surrey)

7th -14th April 12
The perfect place to bring two children, aged 5 and 3, if you like giggly smiles by day and heavy snores at night.  Plenty of peace and quiet in between the laughter and dog-chasing.  The farm tour was a highlight, as was the homeliness of the Wheel House, the fantastic scenery and the lamb!
Will definitely look to come again and will be recommending Farwood Baton to anyone and everyone.  Thank for a lovely stay.
Sian, Jean-Claude, Lewis & Sylvie & Grandad & Grandma

17th April 12
We have just had a wonderful 4 day break with 3 generations.  What a lovely stay – spotlessly clean, fantastic views.  We will definitely return.  Cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch.
The Nash & Wade family



20th 22nd April 12
Our group of 7 really enjoyed the cottages – beautiful setting and especially liked all the added touches.  And thanks for accepting us when other cottages turned down our booking because of our age (26 -32).
Jon, Claire, Simon, Matt, Sarah, Hannah, & Dave