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Catering Services for Devon Farmhouse (16 +)


RENT A CHEF

Pamper yourselves whilst staying at Devon Farmhouse by engaging one of our highly recommended chefs.
The chef(s) can be rented by the hour and cook you a meal to your specification or your can choose from one of their set menu choices.
They can even just bring in individual dishes for you to eat at your leisure… from BBQ to gourmet!

Let us introduce you to Joe D, Joe V, Sally-Ann & Suzie, Yarsley and Rosie & Matai…


Rosie & Matai

 

Rosie and Matai’s back-to-basics approach to food is about buying produce grown on the estate and from local suppliers.

Rosie established the award-winning Vineyard Café at Sharpham, and along with her talented team, have made the eating experience a highlight for many. She now dedicates her time behind the scenes developing exciting new projects.

She is passionate about maintaining a top standard of food which is traditional, adding a bit contemporary flair with presentation. Her respect for ingredients and the environment is evident with what she has created so & far.

Rosie & her talented team create beautiful food and provide a highly dedicated service to clients.


Yarsley

 

Yarsley grew up watching his mother and grandmother cook up amazing meals in the kitchen. The half-Italian chef is passionate about southern Italian food, although his training is in classic French culinary techniques, having worked in several Michelin-starred kitchens over the years.

Combining his grandmother’s advice and his own restaurant experience, Yarsley is able to whip up everything from a casual dinner to a summer hog roast.


Joseph

 

Joseph is a chef working in the South Hams. and he specialises in rustic Mediterranean food and seafood.

An advocate of using local ingredients, he works closely with a wide array of food producers in the area, and tries to use their produce as much as possible in his dishes.

He holds a culinary arts diploma from the Ashburton Cookery School, and has worked in restaurants such as Whitehouse near Kingsbridge and Riverford Field Kitchen.


Joe

Joe grew up in Devon and started his cooking career at the age of 15 at the Coppa Dolla Inn, Broadhempston. He headed to London to cook with the likes of Marco Pierre White and John Christophe Novelli at 18, and subsequently spent five years as senior sous chef for One Aldwych Hotel on the Strand.

He has also travelled with the Ferrari F1 team through Europe, catering for the drivers and VIPs. Upon his return to England, he joined Tramp, a private members club in Piccadilly, cooking for the rich and famous.

He joined Hugh Fernley Whittingstall’s flagship restaurant, River Cottage Plymouth in Devon, which was named the most sustainable restaurant in the country, along with many more accolades. As the senior head chef, he was involved in opening two more River Cottage sites, and his time with River Cottage helped reinforce his passion for produce and working ethics on sustainability, from supporting local communities, sourcing locally and sustainably, working closely with the seasons and using wild and foraged food.

His style of food is clean, rustic and allows the produce to speak for its self. Having done the drags, drops and foams in the past, simple but highly executed is the way produce has its say now.


Sally-ann & Suzie

Sally-ann and Suzie are cooks with a passion for creating beautiful, delicious food. For them, it’s all about using high quality, fresh local and seasonal produce.

Living in the foothills of Dartmoor and only 10 miles from the sea, they are perfectly situated in foodie heaven!

Let them provide you a bespoke gastronomic experience, tailored to suit your individual taste, budget and theme.

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Activities for Devon Farmhouse (16 +)

Dartmouth is a fun day trip for your group to make from the house.Take a trip to the Elizabethan town of Dartmouth to browse the shops, quayside, art galleries and restaurants, or explore by boat or on the South Devon Steam Railway.

Dartmoor, Buckfast Abbey, and Riverford Farm are wonderful places to visit, whilst the children would love an outing to Pennywell Farm or the pretty South Devon beaches. For the literary minded, a visit to Agatha Christie’s Greenway House makes a wonderful day out.

The House Manager will be delighted to arrange or recommend activities for you.

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  • Sleeps Number Sleeps 16
  • Dogs Allowed Dogs Possible
  • Party Room Party Room
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool

Devon Farmhouse (16 +)

Situated in the stunning rural setting of Devon’s South Hams is Devon Farmhouse, a wonderful big house to rent, ideal for large house parties seeking a country escape. The house and surroundings have a boutique feel, such is the attention to detail. The main farmhouse sleeps 16 guests, with plenty of entertaining areas large enough to accommodate everyone. The adjacent Barns, sleeping another 12 guests, can be rented in addition if required for bigger group accommodation.

Social spaces

A stylish open plan kitchen and dining area, we love the exposed brickwork.

As well as a large kitchen with dining area and a formal dining room, there is a family room and reading room. The rooms have been beautifully restored using natural materials and have a wonderfully light and airy feel with flagstone or parquet flooring. Outside there are large grounds with a swimming pool, open from May to October, and a fishing lake.

 Plenty of spacious entertaining areas to enjoy. A sheltered spot to enjoy using the pool and sunbathing on the terrace.

Bedrooms

There are eight en-suite bedrooms, all with either king or super-king sized beds.This big house in Devon has 8 fabulous en-suite bathrooms.

 

The first floor has 5 stylishly furnished double bedrooms, all with either ensuite shower or shower and bath. The ensuite to bedroom 5 is accessed via a quirky wrought iron spiral staircase.

The remaining 3 double bedrooms are found on the second floor and have ensuite shower or shower and bathrooms.

Devon Farmhouse Barns

Next to Devon Farmhouse are the Barns, which have been beautifully converted into en-suite bedrooms. There are six Barns, some interconnecting, each with luxurious double or twin bedrooms and some also have sofa beds for additional guests. These can be rented together with the House in order to sleep a bigger group from 28 to 36 guests.

 

Fun spaces

The innovative owners have made the best use of all the farm has to offer by creating some large areas for extra special dinners, events or corporate gatherings. These can all be hired in addition to the House hire.

The Glass House is a versatile covered space for 180, great for corprate events.  The Hut at Devon Farmhouse can be hired for extra space for a really unusual meeting space or get together area  The Dairy Kitchen at Devon Farmhouse is a separate hire, flexible space for large parties or even cookery demonstrations.

They include The Glasshouse, a former walled garden, now a large covered space for up to 180 people; The Hut, a former Nissan Hut, now fully insulated with under floor heating and The Dairy Kitchen, a semi industrial kitchen which can be hired for large dinner parties or cookery demonstrations.

Pool and gardens

Devon Farmhouse sits in a vast area of stunning countryside with far reaching views. The grounds include a lily pond, stream and an outdoor heated swimming pool which is open in the summer months.

During your stay at this big house

Devon Farmhouse is located in the stunning South Hams area of Devon.

Take a trip to the Elizabethan town of Dartmouth to browse the shops, quayside, art galleries and restaurants, or explore by boat or on the South Devon Steam Railway.

Dartmoor, Buckfast Abbey, and Riverford Farm are wonderful places to visit, whilst the children would love an outing to Pennywell Farm or the pretty South Devon beaches. For the literary minded, a visit to Agatha Christie’s Greenway House makes a wonderful day out.

 A few small points..

  • Please be aware that there is a possibility that there may be other guests staying the adjacent barns if you book the Farmhouse only.
  • We recommend taking out your own insurance prior to booking.

The History

This beautiful big old Farmhouse was built around 1840, is grade 2 listed and has been artfully renovated in a stylishly authentic way. Being a grade II listed building Devon Farmhouse has been a local landmark for generations.

The Barns originate from the late 1700’s and were originally part of a dairy farm. They too have been beautifully renovated to enhance the original features including the Devon and Cornish stone from which they are built.

Location

Devon Farmhouse is located just off the A38 near Ashburton in Devon. The nearest train stations are Totnes and Newton Abbot. Nearest airports are at Exeter and Plymouth.

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Price Guide for 16 guests

Weekend (2 nights) £2900 - £3820
Midweek (4 nights) £3530 - £4275
Week (7 nights) £5460 - £8340
(School Summer Hols 7 night min)

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

 MAIN HOUSEDoubles Sofa BedsTwinSingle
Number of Bedrooms7 210
En suite bathrooms7010
Separate bathrooms0000
 BARNS-(SEPARATE RENTAL)DoublesSofa BedsTwinSingle
Number of Bedrooms5210
En suite bathrooms5010
Separate bathrooms0000

Features

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • TV/DVD
  • Sound system
  • WiFi

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