The Long House, Sheepwash (Cottage)

Escape to The Long House, a Grade II listed thatched farmhouse in the tranquil Torridge Valley, with animals, warm wood beams and a private airstrip nearby.

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The Long House, Sheepwash (Cottage)

  • Smallholding near Great Torrington with farmhouse and working land
  • 3 Bedrooms: 2 Double, 1 Twin + Bathroom, Ground Floor Bathroom with WC & Jack-and-Jill style WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, Utility, Sitting Room & Games Room
  • Biomass/Woodburning Stove Central heating, FreeSat TV/DVD/Smart TV, WiFi and other amenities
  • Lawned Garden with Patio plus off-road parking; No Pets, No Smoking – 10 mins walk to local shop/pub
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Pet Friendly:❌ No

Situated just over half a mile from the quaint village of Sheepwash, The Long House is one of two holiday cottages located on a 25 acre smallholding set in the tranquil Torridge Valley.

This Grade II listed thatched farmhouse dates back to the 1600s and boasts a cozy family atmosphere. Friends of the cottage can enjoy sheep, goats and llamas kept by the proprietor. Inside, guests will find wooden beams in the spacious, welcoming sitting room that make for a warm, toasty evening. That same warm atmosphere transfers into the kitchen/diner, an excellent spot for socializing later in the day.

Upstairs are three comfortable bedrooms, two doubles and one twin, dressed in stately furnishings. Outside there’s a private garden with seating, perfect for taking in plenty of birdsong and animal sounds from the farm. Adventurous holidaymakers will be delighted to know there’s also a private grass airstrip if they want to fly to stay at the cottage, unlocking majestic coastal farmland and moorland elsewhere in Devon and Cornwall.

Back in Sheepwash village, a mile away, there is a pub, a shop, friendly locals, and the stunning River Torridge where guests can go trout fishing or take a leisurely riverside walk. Closer still are market towns like Great Torrington, Bideford and Barnstaple, and North Devon’s celebrated golden beaches, all just a short drive from The Long House.


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The Long House, Sheepwash

About the Local Area (Sheepwash)

Sheepwash is a captivating hamlet settled in the heart of Devon’s countryside. Despite its small size, it boasts a rich history, stunning scenery, and a warm community that makes visitors feel right at home.

If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat in a beautiful setting, Sheepwash is the place for you.

What is Sheepwash Famous For?

Sheepwash may be a small village, but it’s certainly not short on character.

Here are some of the things that make this quaint hamlet famous:

  • A historic bridge
    Sheepwash is home to an ancient stone bridge that dates back to the 16th century. It’s one of the few remaining examples of a medieval bridge in the country and is an impressive sight to behold.
  • Quirky street names
    Sheepwash’s streets are named after local tradespeople and residents, giving the village a unique and homely feel. Look out for names such as Blacksmith’s Lane, Orchard Close, and Spinster’s Lane.

Things to Do in Sheepwash

Sheepwash may be a small village, but there’s plenty to see and do.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Explore the countryside
    Sheepwash is surrounded by rolling hills, fields, and woodlands that are perfect for walking, cycling, and horse riding. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Torridge or hike up to nearby Hatherleigh Moor for breathtaking views.
  • Visit the local pub
    The Half Moon Inn is a traditional country pub that serves up delicious food and drink. Sit outside in the beer garden and soak up the sunshine or cosy up inside by the fire on a chilly day.
  • Attend a village event
    Sheepwash is a tight-knit community that loves to come together to celebrate. Look out for events such as the annual Sheepwash Duck Race or the Sheepwash Summer Fete for a taste of village life.

Things Near Sheepwash

There are plenty of other attractions and activities to enjoy near Sheepwash.

Here are some of our top picks:

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor
    Just a 20-minute drive from Sheepwash, this stunning garden is a must-visit for any green-fingered enthusiasts. With over 65 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and a range of events and exhibitions, there’s always something to see and do.
  • Dartmoor National Park
    The rugged and wild Dartmoor National Park is a short drive from Sheepwash and is a paradise for hikers, climbers, and outdoor adventurers. Explore the moors, tors, and valleys that inspired the works of famous authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.
  • Tarka Trail
    This 180-mile trail follows the route taken by the fictional character Tarka the Otter in the classic novel of the same name. Whether you choose to cycle, walk, or ride, the Tarka Trail offers stunning scenery and plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities.

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