I stayed at hollamoor farm in August. This is pleasantly situated in Barnstaple. The grounds are lovely and the beds are very comfy. As the owners were away during our weeks holiday, the ground staff looked after us. Breakfast seemed to of been a budget one, as not a lot of choice, the towels could of done with a little comfort too. The refreshments for the room was actually on a tray outside the room and a shared kettle for 3 rooms. Unfortunately the owner was not willing to listen or discuss the issues raised and begins a long sarcastic and insulting response.
Raising many times we should of booked a travel lodge, where in fact you can be guaranteed of a good breakfast and soft towels. Well worth the money I would say.
We had a wonderful stay at Hollamoor with 4x people, 4x horses and a terrier! Caroline & George were exceptionally welcoming from the start. Caroline’s advice about local rides and attractions was invaluable. The house itself is charming, it couldn’t be accused of being modern and neither would it aspire to be. If you are looking for a holiday which is characterful then look no further. Lastly, the beds (certainly the Yellow Room!) was unbelievably comfortable. We are already plotting our return.
We had such a lovely few days with the amazingly hospitable and friendly hosts. They had endless recommendations for pubs and riding routes, went out of their way to ensure we had fun, and made us feel completely at home. We were a group of 4 with horses and everything was done to ensure that we and the horses were well looked after. They even found a bedroom for a friend who was able to join us at a moments notice. No fuss at all. Authentically ‘country’ in every sense from the beautiful historic antique interiors to the farm and array of animals and wildlife. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends!
We have recently returned from an unforgettable stay at Hollamoor Farm in Devon.
We stayed in the main farmhouse which is steeped in history with many original and timeless features - slate floors, thick walls and a magnificent fireplace. Ancestral portraits adorn the walls and artefacts from across the generations and the globe add a fascinating and personal touch sadly lacking from todays ubiquitous "convenience" hotel. Our immaculate room was classically and tastefully decorated and furnished with an interesting stack of books which more than made up for the lack of television - a bonus in my world - and even a Princess would have struggled to sense a pea through the sumptuous mattress. We slept like a dream and woke to the smell of sizzling bacon, the chatter of swallows and surrounded by lush countryside . Think Escape to the country with bed knobs on it.
Breakfast was prompt and hearty but sadly lacked the presence of Sir George or Lady Caroline, who were themselves holidaying. This aside their Full English was by far the best way to start a day of adventures in North Devon and the food and service provided by their attentive staff more than made up for the absent hosts.
Outside, we were encouraged to explore the wider farm estate. There were chickens, ducks, dogs and even a Shetland to Pony to meet as well as a lake and farmland to explore. If you love the countryside and wish to experience a taste of the Good Life then Hollamoor is the place for you.
What a wonderful location, fantastic hosts, super clean and comfortable room. Breakfast was amazing and very, very friendly, such a homely environment. We shall definitely visit again and a very big thank you to our hosts. I shall be recommending to all my friends and family.