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, Hot Tub and Gardens

Croft House features a large and deep outdoor swimming pool, as well as a beautifully designed hot tub, both available for use throughout the year. The pool is heated in June, July and August. It can be heated out of season by arrangement. It is one metre deep at the shallow end and three metres at the deep end, standing within 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 and new floodlit table tennis area. 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 two pyrolytic electric ovens, a four ring gas hob, large four oven aga, Lavazza coffee machine, toaster, kettle, microwave, wine fridge, conventional fridge, and dishwasher. The property has a large lounge with seating, woodburner, and 65″ flatscreen TV. In the kitchen, you’ll find two large comfy sofas and another flatscreen TV.

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 two shower rooms 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 fine cuisine at a local restaurant.

Children Welcome

There’s plenty to keep the children occupied at Croft House. As well as the outdoor swimming pool, children can while away the hours with games of table tennis, or the little ones can enjoy cooking up a storm in the children’s outdoor play kitchen and children’s play house. In the summer months, why not pick fresh cherries and apples straight from the garden? Then end the day with a barbecue or a pizza fresh from the outdoor pizza oven.

If the British weather isn’t on your side, indoors there’s a games room with pool table and air hockey table for all ages to enjoy. Or bring all the family together for movie nights and board games; there’s a large selection of books to enjoy too!

What people say

What people say

"Simply put 'AMAZING’. Iain is a lovely, well-traveled and well-read chap. From his great communication to his warm welcome Iain made us feel comfortable and at ease from the minute we arrived. Our group spanned three generations of our family ranging from 70+ to toddlers. The pool, pizza oven, BBQ, games room, Hot Tub, outdoor table tennis, chickens and various verandas with stunning vistas had plenty of use and made our time at Croft House special." - Anas
“Iain is a wonderful host, taking time to show us the house and how everything worked. It's a large comfortable home, beautiful garden, fantastic pool, hot tub and pizza oven. Our boys loved the games room and collecting eggs from the hens. We are grateful for a wonderful stay. ” - Mathew
“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

Country walks. Beaches. Go-karting. Go Ape! Sailing.

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