Large sitting room.  Xmas / winter.Rooms in large country house in Devon
Winter 3 for 2 nights large Devon country house
Hosted by Iain
Iain is the host.
16 guests
6 bedrooms
16 beds
3 baths
16 guests
6 bedrooms
16 beds
3 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
16 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Secluded country house in Devon England. Beautiful views and garden. Covered pizza oven area. Large outdoor pool heated in summer (Can be heated out of season by arrangement) Fire pit. Outside Barbecue area. Large convivial kitchen with Aga, gas hob and pyrolytic electric oven. Wood burner in large sitting room. Local pubs within walking distance serve excellent food. Large games/party cellar room with snooker, darts and "bar". Huge range of peaceful country walks along secluded lanes.

The space

Cheriton Fitzpaine is a traditional Devon village originally listed in the Doomsday book. Although the large property has beautiful views over the village its nearest neighbour is 1/4 mile away. There are two traditional English country pubs within 10 minutes walking distance of the house. It is a quirk of the AirBnB system that it will only show a maximum of 16 beds. There are actually 20 beds at Homecroft. We supply all bedding but we do not supply towels

Guest access

Guests have their own key for entering and leaving the house and have full use of all the facilities in the house house and garden. There is parking for up to eight cars; depending on the vehicle mix this can increase to 10/11cars. The swimming pool can be enclosed with gated access if necessary. There is an additional charge for out of season pool heating. The standard damage deposit is administered by AirBnB and is £500 for parties up to 15 and £750 above 15. There is an additional charge for guests above 15 up to 20.

Interaction with guests

We will be available to answer any questions guests may have. We are offering three nights for the price of two for the period from 1st October 2017 through to 31st March 2018. This offer does not apply to the Christmas and New Year Period from 2oth December through to 5th January where there is a three night minimum booking. Minimum booking April to September is three nights.

Other things to note

Standard pricing is for groups up to 15 per night. We can cater for large parties up to 20 by arrangement at an additional cost. Mid-week or weekend. Each weekend booking must be for a minimum of two nights October to March and a minimum of three nights April to September, Xmas and New Year. Logs and fire wood are supplied at cost; this has to be paid before guests departure. We supply all bedding but we do not supply towels. The three nights for two offer does not apply to the period 20th December to 5th January. Breaks at Homecroft are on a self catering basis so guests must bring all they need with them. We require proof of ID and address from the person making the booking prior to arrival.
The large outdoor swimming pool is heated in the summer. It can be heated out of season by arrangement and a charge for the heating. We need at least ten days notice for out of season heating of the pool. The pool is heated to a minimum of 70 degrees F. As it is a large outdoor pool temperatures can be affected by the weather; particularly in out of season heating.
The very well appointed local farm shop offers full English breakfasts 7 days a week.
We will usually accept dogs by specific arrangement depending on the breed of dog. Dogs must remain within the confines of the large garden as there is livestock in the surrounding fields. Dogs can only use the non carpeted rooms in the house. (most of the downstairs is stone floors)


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 double beds, 3 sofa beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

No smoking in the house. Breaks at Homecroft are on a self catering basis so guests should bring all they need with them or arrange to have items delivered; all the major supermarkets deliver to Homecroft. On arrival we will require the address and proof of ID of the person making the booking. No fireworks. "Reasonable" outside music till 10pm Monday to Thursday: midnight Friday and 11pm Saturday. Standard prices apply for groups up to 15. Additional charge of £60 per person per night up to a maximum of 20 people.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Three of the bedrooms are upstairs. Normal house stairs. The Cellar/Gamesroom is down a flight of stairs.
Pet(s) live on property - Cats. Homecroft is surrounded by farms so there are frequently wild and domestic animals crossing the land around the house.


5 Reviews

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Samantha User Profile
August 2017
We had a good week at Iain's house. He was kind enough to deliver a big basket of eggs on one of the mornings! Thank you Iain.

Leslie User Profile
March 2017
We enjoyed Homecroft for a winter break and long weekend to celebrate a 21st. The large kitchen and various cooking facilities turned the weekend into a festive eat-a-thon and drink-a-thon in a good way! The view from the house is easy and beautiful and the house absorbed the numbers comfortably. Iain, our host, made us feel welcome and allowed us to start the celebrations on a happy note. I highly recommend Homecroft for a gathering of friends and family. The outdoor space is interesting and quirky and will be great in the summer. My only reservations are: (1) the house should have more shower facilities and bath towels should be part of the deal and (2) a trestle table or something should be at the house so that the 20 people can be seated in the spacious kitchen.

Julia User Profile
October 2016
As before!

Julia User Profile
October 2016
Absolutely Fantastic time with a big group of friends! We all loved it and the house was perfect. Plenty of space and the pool, wood burner and fire pit were all great to have!

Jamie User Profile
October 2016
Iain was very responsive and helpful in the lead up to the booking with my many questions! The house is in a beautiful location and the pizza oven and games room were a hit with our guests. Lovely big house and ample room for large parties.

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Iain User Profile
Positive. quietly cheerful. Politically engaged. Enjoy humor in its many forms.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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