- Quality Assured - 5 Star Excellent Award

Pippinsands is a traditional thatched Devon longhouse, full of country charm and quirky old features. Back in the day it was the farmhouse at Stonehayes, but now it’s been very thoughtfully renovated and is a wonderful large group holiday house sleeping 14 guests in 6 bedrooms. Inside is absolutely gorgeous, the perfect blend of rustic features and modern country living. What you can’t help noticing is the gentle and relaxed air that pervades throughout the house; it’s as though the bumpy old walls absorbed the happy vibes of its past.

With all its loveliness and the peaceful location, Pippinsands is the perfect big country cottage for big family holidays, for days away with friends, refined hen weekends, and informal corporate stays.

Push open the big old front door and step into a wide hallway; now you get how utterly gorgeous this place is, like something from the pages of an interiors magazine. To the right is the bright and airy drawing room, straight ahead is a WC, and to the left is a snug, the annexe and the kitchen and dining room.

That annexe is very much a part of the house but if you’ve got a couple who like their own space, or elderly grandparents who like to turn in a bit earlier at night, it’s perfect as it has a kitchen/diner, small lounge and a bedroom with an ensuite shower room.

The main kitchen is a very good size for cooking and being sociable together, and it’s well equipped for your large group stay. There’s a 4 oven oil-fired Aga, a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, and a very handy walk-in pantry with a fridge-freezer. Centre place in the dining room is a long handmade table that seats 14, with a fabulous outlook over the front garden.

Upstairs off a long landing are five bedrooms; Bedroom 1 has an ensuite shower room, Bedrooms 2 and 3 both share the family bathroom with a P bath and overhead shower, Bedroom 4 has an ensuite with a WC and sink, and Bedroom 5 is actually a suite of a double and a twin room with an ensuite shower room (perfect for families with young children). Most of the beds are zip and link so you can have them arranged as a super king or twins.

The large gardens are to the front and side of the house, with far reaching views out over the Otter Valley. To sit out here on a day that’s warm and clear is so perfect; relax in the hot tub beneath speedwell blue skies and listen to the birdsong whilst squirrels scoot about on the lawn, watch the little ones enjoying themselves in the play area. Honestly, it's so very lovely, you’ll wish you could stay forever. Pippinsands is such a special place to stay, a place where you’ll while away so many happy hours, where everlasting memories will be made. Book a stay today!


  • Sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms
  • Hot tub
  • Large private garden
  • Play area
  • 2 Dogs welcome (small charge per pet)
  • Shared use of games room with pool table, table tennis and table football
  • Peaceful location
  • Far reaching country views
  • Short drive to country pubs
  • Close to the Jurassic Coast
  • Shops 2 miles
  • Ratings & Awards
    • - Quality Assured - 5 Star Excellent Award
    • Car Required
    • Child Friendly
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Hen Groups Accepted
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Elderly / Infirm
    Child / Baby Facilities
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair
    • Stair Gate
    • Travel Cot
    Eco Features
    • Recycling Available
    Entertainment Facilities
    • Pool Table
    • Snooker / Billiards
    • Table Football
    • Table Tennis
    • TV
    • WiFi
    General Facilities
    • Bath
    • Cafetiere
    • Central Heating
    • Coffee Maker
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Grill
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Shower
    • Toaster
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    • Woodburner
    Leisure Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Hot Tub
    • Hot Tub or Swim Spa
    • Pampering Available
    Local Activities
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Outdoor Sports
    • Walking
    • Wine Tasting
    Local Amenities
    • ATM
    • Bank
    • Beach (short drive)
    • Gallery
    • Museum
    • Pharmacy
    • Pub
    • Railway
    • Restaurant
    • Shops
    • Taxi
    • Theatre
    Outdoor Facilities
    • Barbecue
    • Climbing Frame
    • Garden
    • Parking for several vehicles
    • Patio Furniture
    • Trampoline
    Shared Facilities
    • Games Room
    • Table Tennis
    Type of Location
    • Peaceful
    • Rural
    • Scenic
    • West Country
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"10/10 - The house was spotlessly clean and it had everything we needed. We had children joining us and could not stop playing hide and seek as the house is so big there are many places to hide!"

Book a stay at Pippinsands from £1,350.00