The sound of seclusion in deepest Devon

Croft House is whatever you make it. Cosy Devon holiday home or neighbour-free party zone. Grab your nearest and dearest and head out to this rural idyll. Splash about in the heated outdoor swimming pool. Do battle on the air hockey table or play a round of pool. Pour a glass of bubbly at the bar and let the good times roll.

Secluded Croft House is the house for all seasons

In winter, every walk over the hills and dales of Cheriton Fitzpaine in deepest Devon ends with a fireside chat among friends and family. Then in summer, this six-bed, 15-berth country house sheds its woolly jumper, pours a G&T and invites you to relax by its heated pool.

It’s a party palace, with cellar celebration room and evening drinks under the stars in the lit-up gardens. It’s a base for country walks, for quad-biking, paint-balling and go-karting. It’s a jump-off point for fishing, sailing and horse riding.

It’s a farm, with quince, greengage, gooseberries, figs, walnuts and fruit ripe for the picking.

Croft House overlooks the doomsday-book village of Cheriton Fitzpaine which is full of eleventh to fifteenth century houses. The village has two pubs-one of which hails from the thirteenth century- along with the longest thatched house in England. The village has a post office and there is an excellent farm shop nearby full of locally sourced high quality produce.

A short drive away is the historic market town of Crediton, ideally positioned for Exmoor and Dartmoor and only seven miles from the Cathedral city of Exeter.

In the summer it is not unusual to have a wide range of wild life passing through the grounds; badgers, foxes, deer, hares and squirrels.

Pool and Gardens

Croft House features a huge outdoor swimming pool, available for use throughout the year. The pool is heated April through to September. It can be heated in the October to March winter period by arrangement. It stands in extensive two-acre gardens that include a large pizza oven within a vaulted covered outdoor dining area with lighting and sound system, a large outdoor fire pit, a tree enclosed barbecue area, enclosed yard with a swing seat and a goldfish pond. The landscaped gardens are lit in the evenings and are perfect for summer afternoons in the sun or evening drinks under the stars.

Geese roam the field area outside the formal gardens adding to the relaxed country atmosphere. There are hens from which guests can help themselves to delicious free range eggs. Our gardens are full of fruit trees and bushes. During your stay at Croft House, please feel free to enjoy a spot of fruit picking, for the chance to enjoy fresh quinces, Medlars, gooseberries, figs, cherries and apples. A wireless internet connection is provided, as are parking facilities for up to eight vehicles.

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Living Spaces and Bedrooms

Traditionally furnished, Croft House has exposed beams, interior stone walls and a country-style kitchen including an Aga stove and a selection of modern appliances including a dishwasher, fridge, cooker, microwave and toaster. The property has a main lounge with seating and a woodburner, a TV room with a large flatscreen TV, a DVD player and a DVD and book library, and an additional lounge with a TV in the kitchen.

Laundry facilities are provided in a utility room, and there’s a games room with a pool table, bar, air hockey table and selection of board games. The cottage has six bedrooms, including two family rooms with a double bed and a single bed, a triple room, a single room and an en-suite super-king room. It also features one shower room and a large bathroom, and there is futon for two further guests.

Cooking and Dining

We want you to enjoy every moment of your stay at Croft House so whatever your desire for food and drink, we can help. If you love cooking then help yourselves to the large kitchen. Alternatively, if you’d like a little or a lot of help then you can organise anything from pre-prepared meals dropped off ready for the oven to waitress-served in-house catering. Or sample fine cuisine at a local restaurant.

Looking for a special meal without any fuss? There are several local caterers with highly rated chefs who will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening.

For special occasions, we can help arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a fully catered holiday. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we will help you sort it out.

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What people say

What people say

“A wonderful place! A beautiful spot! A lovely, comfy, house with helpful owners, will be returning!” - Lisa
Thanks very much for a great weekend and for letting us use your fabulous house. We are already planning our next visit! - Grant
"We had such a lovely time at your beautiful cottage. It was perfect for our enormous extended family. The pool was a real treat and even I didn’t find it too cold, which I can’t say for the River Teign!" - Rohan
"Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday!" - The Bakers
"Thank you very much for allowing us to use your amazing home. We were able to have some lovely family time." - Fred
"We all really had a great time at Croft House, everyone was really pleased with the facilities. We loved the outdoor pizza oven, swimming pool and Aga oven. We thought the house was beautiful." - Suzanne
"We had a great time at Croft House which was just wonderful for our weekend. It proved to be the a perfect venue for our party. We were impressed on arrival by the lovely grounds and views. It was only five minutes before guests were in the lovely and inviting outdoor pool, while others were lighting up the amazing outdoor pizza oven. Everything is there for a great event, like outdoor speakers for music, plenty of lighting, and a fire pit to keep the guests warm later in the evening. The house is spacious and slept 20 people comfortably. The linen and beds were clean and comfortable. I'd definitely recommend the house for an event." - Chris

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