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Devenish Pitt Farm and Stables

Farway, near Honiton, Devon

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3

Key info

Listing ref 1072

No pets

Children welcome

No smoking

Owner info

Owner info

Alison Smith

01404 871200

This listing was set live on the 5th July 2010

Holiday home facilities

Holiday home facilities


Gas Fire

Electric Plate Heating

DVD Player


Fridge Freezer





Storage Box

Parking Bay

Patio Area

Garden Chairs

Ramp Access


Travel Cot



Devenish Pitt Farm and Stables is situated in the picturesque East Devon Coly Valley set in 260 acres of tranquil countryside. A peaceful country setting in an area of outstanding beauty (AOB), four miles from the market town of Honiton and a short drive from the numerous coastal towns and villages along the Jurassic coastline.

The comfortable static home is in a peaceful, idyllic spot. Visitors can enjoy breath-taking views across the valley from the decked veranda and wonderful walks around the farm on foot or horseback. There is a parking space beside the home and additional parking close by. There is plenty of open space around the caravan to relax in or for children to play.

The cosy home (8-berth) comfortably sleeps 6 people with three bedrooms - double, twin and bunk bedrooms all with electric heaters. There is a spacious lounge/dining area with gas heater, fully equipped kitchen, a shower room with toilet and wash basin. Visitors can relax and admire the spectacular view from the decked veranda where they can enjoy barbecues and meals outside. They also have the use of a large garden. Access to the home is by decked ramp. All equipment, bed linen, tea towels and gas are included. We ask visitors to bring their own towels or these can be hired if you prefer.

Come to enjoy the quiet tranquillity of the countryside around you. Numerous walks, bird and wildlife watching. Local places of interest with fishing, golf, sandy/pebble beaches, etc all minutes away. Stunning coastal footpaths over the cliff tops along the World Heritage Jurassic coastline just a short drive away. Devenish Pitt is an ideal base for exploring Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Dartmoor, Exmoor and the south coast.

We have many farm animals and pets. Willing volunteers can help around the farm and groom and help look after our many friendly horses and ponies.

The riding school is a short walk from the caravan. We offer lessons and hacks from a friendly team of instructors. Lessons are given in the indoor school or outside menage. Hacks and family rides are available in our beautiful countryside. For those who have never ridden before we can offer part lesson followed by part gentle ride out. However, the caravan is situated in a private spot so guests that are not interested in the horses or farm will be equally as happy as those that may be very keen this aspect of the holiday.

We are often happy to offer discounts to a couple off season.
Please enquire for prices for the weeks not mentioned on the calendar.

Recent Reviews:
Sally & James
"Devenish Pitt is a fantastic place to stay, whether you want a base so you can explore the Jurassic coast etc or you want to visit and experience a working farm/riding school Devenish Pitt is perfect.
The views are extraordinarily breathtaking, the mobile home is in just the right position to really make the most of it, with decking you can enjoy breakfast lunch and/or dinner with the perfect backdrop. The mobile itself has everything you need and is kept in pristine condition.
There is plenty of space and set walks for all capabilities. We did not have a car but we felt we had plenty to do on the farm for a few days break with the opportunity to learn how to groom, care and even ride a horse. My son also had great fun helping Mr Banks the farmer with checking the sheep and moving them to different fields on his buggy.
We can't forget Cookie the dog who is always around for a tummy scratch or to just sit on your lap, be sure to take the opportunity to draw your very on portrait of Cookie and add it to the collection. There are plenty more pets around the farm to see.
Alison is not only a fantastic host who will do all she can to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible she is also extremely patient with those with little or no equestrian experience or even special needs like my son who has high Autism.
Alison and Steven really go above and beyond, thank you! Hope to see you next year."

Julie, Pam & Ian
"Just perfect! A beautiful setting, peace, quiet and such friendly people. Plenty of delightful places to visit only 5-10mins away. Recommend the Hare & Hounds 3mins away for food and the electric tramway Seaton to Colyton and then lunch at the only pub in town the Kingfisher! Fresh fish caught by the owner."
Rebecca 29 June 2019
"What an amazing place. For two friends with high profile jobs this is exactly what our children and us needed. A one night stay at this place has felt like a week abroad! Lovely seeing all the animals and birds flying around. Excellent facilities, amazing shower, comfy bedding and pillows, lush towels and tea and coffee provided and more. The only thing I could have wished for was to be able to stay for a week. The most amazing time ever. Thank you so much."

Emma and family
"We had a lovely stay at the caravan. Alison was a friendly and helpful host and the caravan was very clean and welcoming. The location is excellent and the views superb. There were lots of helpful flyers in the folder in the caravan and it was great to have a lovely outside table and chairs and the use of a BBQ (although we didn't use it). There is also plenty of safe space for children to run around. If you like cider pop down the road to Bovey's Down Farm."

Awesome hospitality, views, and a very quiet location.

Ashok and friends
Alison is a great host, she helped us with everything from local tips to all the little details, we had a great time. The accommodation is exactly as described, really clean and tidy with amazing views. Their home is a such a special place. Completely loved our stay, will have to come back!
Ginny and family
100% recommend a stay in this lovely caravan with the most incredible views over beautiful Devonshire countryside. Wonderful space for the kids to run around outside, and ours loved getting to meet the horses and the new lambs during our stay. The caravan is superbly kitted out with everything you might need and was really cosy even on the colder days with a good gas fire. Alison and her husband were wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and gave us loads of great information on local places to visit. Fully recommend a riding lesson too which is right on site and great fun for all the family (including beginners as we were!). Need a car to explore but lots of fantastic places to visit within 30 mins including Charmouth (recommend booking a fossil hunting walk in advance online at The Charmouth Heritage Centre), Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth. One of the best holidays we've had in ages and we'll definitely be going back!

The mobile home is very cozy and comfortable. It is a perfect place for a family with children. We would love to stay here again!

Alison was the perfect host, giving us plenty of info about the local area, everything that we needed was supplied and the whole place was extremely clean and well presented. The views are stunning from the accommodation and the surrounding area is beautiful. Would highly recommend.

Great welcome and wonderful views. We loved being allowed to hold the baby Lambs. A lovely getaway.

Please see more guest reviews below the Local Information section and on our own website www.devenishpitt.com

Local Towns/Villages

Honiton 6mins drive The market town of Honiton is famous for its traditional lace dating back to the 1600s, used to make Queen Victoria's wedding dress; numerous antique shops; 13th century chapel of Allhallows a grade II listed building with museum showing samples of lacemaking; Swimming pool and sports centre; new Beehive Community and Arts Centre; Honiton Golf course; Tesco, Lidl, Aldi supermarkets.

Exeter 45mins Beautiful Cathedral and modern shopping centre.

Coastal Towns and Villages along the Jurassic Coastline

Branscombe 10mins - Pretty seaside village; beach café; scenic walks; boat trips and mackerel fishing

Seaton 15mins Popular seaside resort in Victorian times; small shops, electric tramway, library, laundrette, golf, tennis, bowls, fishing and sailing. Its mile long beach, which is part of the Jurassic Coast, opens onto the waters of Lyme Bay. Seaton Jurassic is the new exciting visitor attraction that tells the story of the Jurassic Coast, England's first Natural World Heritage Site.

The harbour of Axmouth, lying adjacent to Seaton, offers mooring facilities for berths & small fishing boats. The harbour of Axmouth, lying adjacent to Seaton, offers mooring facilities for berths & small fishing boats.

Beer 13 mins Pretty Fishing village; Pecorama Model Railway and pleasure gardens www.pecorama; Quarry Caves where Beer stone has been quarried here since Roman times
Sidmouth 20 mins - Beach resort - pebbly town beach, sandy Jacob's ladder beach; stunning gardens at Jacobs's ladder; famous Donkey Sanctuary; swimming pool and sports centre.

Lyme Regis, Dorset 25 mins - Fossils; famous for its Cobb where the French Lieutenant's Woman was filmed. A sandy and a pebbly beach.

West Bay 40 mins, a little further up the Dorset coast where the popular TV series of Broadchurch was filmed.

There are also many nearby country villages and traditional Devon pubs with the counties of Dorset and Somerset only a short drive away. Dartmoor and Exmoor are also both on the door step.

Popular Local Attractions:-
Horse Riding on site and badger watching on our hills.

An amazing base for walking - 15mins to the South West Coast Path along the Jurassic Coast, beside beaches and along cliff tops and then the parallel inland alternative, East Devon Way 38 miles between Exmouth and Lyme Regis includes heathland, wooded areas and farm pasture - part of which runs over Devenish Pitt land.

Seaton Tramway - This historic open-top tramway runs from Seaton to Colyford & Colyton aside the River Axe Estuary where a great variety of bird life congregates.

Seaton Jurassic is the new exciting visitor attraction for East Devon that tells the uniquely powerful story of the geology and marine ecology of the Jurassic Coast, England's first Natural World Heritage Site.

Honiton Golf Club 5mins
Axe Cliff Golf Club 18mins - The Jurassic way runs straight through the course with spectacular views from every point. The club welcomes visiting golfers and walkers to enjoy food and hospitality www.axecliffgolfclub.com

Cookery courses at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage 25mins drive

Honiton's Beehive Community and Arts Centre www.beehivehoniton.co.uk


Exeter airport 25 mins
Honiton Railway Station 6 mins - rail link to London (Waterloo)

Beautiful location and very well equipped static caravan. Really felt like we properly got away. So lovely to look at the rolling hills each morning when we woke up. Very peaceful place and lovely hosts.

Giles and work colleagues
Lovely couple of days stay for work. Nice and clean and perfectly comfortable for the 4 of us. Splendid view. Will be back!

Andy & Family
We arrived in the dark to a well lit, warm and cosy home. We woke to the wonderful views and friendly horses. This it the most relaxed week-end we've had in months. Beautiful surroundings, well equipped and comfy home, obliging and helpful hostess... what more do we need?” Many thanks.

The Mayson Family
“Thank you. We had a great time. If we were able to give 10 stars out of 5 for location we would have done! Your notes about walks and general amenities in the area are first class... by far the best we've seen in any holiday let”

Mark and family, Bristol
One of the most memorable stays we've had. My daughter wanted to celebrate her 8th Birthday in style and stay in a caravan somewhere nice. Alison's home is not just "nice"...it's really amazing! The caravan is much bigger than we expected and had everything we needed, and was really nice and cosy, but as we arrived late (not an issue for Alison) we didn't get to see it's surroundings until morning. When we threw open the curtains before heading off for riding lessons we were literally lost for words! One of the most beautiful settings of any home we've been to. My daughter said it was the best Birthday ever and wants to go back as soon as possible. She's right!” Thank you so much for our stay and making Elora's Birthday so special!

Gary & Shiela
Thank you for lovely accommodation. We enjoyed our weekend break and wish we could've stayed longer at this nice stop with you Alison, thanks. Very good equipped caravan.

Stayed one night in this lovely caravan, two couples with plenty of room to share. All amenities and beautiful setting. Highly recommend! Thank you for a lovely stay, it was a beautiful setting and comfortable night away.

Johanna & Christian, Germany
The view was just amazing and loved the animals! Thanks, Cheers.

The Hastings – Our return visit after 6 years!!
We enjoyed a lovely few days here in this picturesque spot! We enjoyed several walks in the gorgeous countryside! Lovely to see the dogs and horses again and our children enjoyed the horse riding.

The Joyce Family, Chris, Connie, Ruby and Charlie
We’ve had a wonderful time staying in the caravan enjoying the views and attention of ‘Cookie’ every morning and evening! Thanks to Alison and Steven for being great hosts and very welcoming. We enjoyed the horse riding and attractions and will come back soon.

Katherine, Ian, Alby & Tilly
Thank you for a wonderful week at Devenish Pitt. The relaxation and peacefulness that we found was amazing. The view from the mobile home is so beautiful and it was an honour to share this view with you. Alby and Tilly loved their time at the stables, thank you. We hope to see you again soon.

Joanna Lorenz
Gorgeous spot in deep Devon countryside with amazing views , mobile home comfy and clean, and perfect for walking and of course riding opportunities as the horses are just steps away. We loved our brief stay - gorgeous spot in country and very impressed by the stables, thanks very much.

The Hill Family, Bedfordshire
Such a beautiful and relaxing stay in this peaceful part of Devon. We will miss the view from the window and the quietness that we have enjoyed over this week. Lovely walks in the countryside around the farm and on local beaches. (Beer is a must!) Alby and Tilly enjoyed mornings at the stables and visits from Cookie and Spice have been enjoyed by us all. Thank you.

The Chen Family, Bristol
We feel abundantly blessed to have spent our summer holiday here! So peaceful and tranquil with views of ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ from our windows. Something for everyone to do; the children enjoyed horse riding, playing with the dogs and running around exploring the farm. A convenient location to explore other local attractions (Beer Caves, Donkey Sanctuary) and the beaches! We couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you Alison and Steven.

Joanne and John Snow, Hertfordshire
This location is paradise - if everyone could access somewhere this magical the world would be a better place! Everyone and every creature here is so warm & friendly. People aren't like that anymore where we live & most of the wildlife has gone. You are truly blessed & so were we to be given the opportunity to share your bliss - thank you so very much - we take a piece of this Grace home within our hearts forever. PS Can we move in??!!

Wendy & Jurgen, The Netherlands
What an amazing place! Beautiful views as far as you can see. Two weeks of sunshine. It's a walker's paradise, beaches with fossils (we think Charmouth is the best), woodland, fields. Saw buzzards, red kites and albino deer from the caravan deck. One evening we saw a badger in the second field from the caravan. Went riding with Alison which was great. Alison and Steven you live in a beautiful place never forget that! You're very lovely people and we had a great time xxx Good tip The Otter Inn at Weston EX143NZ Great food, v nice garden with a stream to play in for the kids.

Lis and Family USA
Thank you for a wonderful stay in the caravan - it was perfect. We enjoyed our stay and our rides. Many thanks again.

The Davies Family
Back to reality for us. We had a lovely time and your caravan is spotlessly clean with everything that you need and homely little extras.
The views are stunning and sat here now in our house looking out onto the street (and the streetlight haha) we so wish we were back there. Its raining here as well!!
Many thanks for your friendly welcome and allowing us the freedom to explore all over your land and meeting the animals. I miss the silence and the darkness.
Hope to see you again.

Julie and Pete, South Wales
We have a lovely relaxing break in a beautiful place. The caravan is well equipped in a peaceful, stunning location. We will miss the spectacular views from all directions and the peace and quiet. We have thoroughly enjoyed all the local walks and meeting the animals. Thank you very much for your kind & welcoming hospitality.

What a beautiful place to stay and relax in & fantastic views. Will definitely stay again.
The Neale Family, Bedworth, Warwicks
Very comfortable and well equipped caravan with absolutely wonderful views, so lovely and quiet and peaceful. Alison and Steven are great hosts and very friendly and welcoming. Abbie loved the stables and horses and really enjoyed her hacks and helping at the stables. Ben loved Cookie and enjoyed giving him lots of fuss. We’ve all had a great week and will hopefully see you again. Huge thanks.

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