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Rydon Farm

Rydon Farm Rydon Lane, Woodbury EX5 1LB England
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South West Tourism Excellence 2016 Gold Winner. Visit Devon 2015 Gold Award Winner. Rydon Farm Bed and Breakfast is situated on the outskirts of the village of Woodbury, approximately 6 miles from Exeter and 3 miles from the M5 J30. This 16th Century Devon Longhouse is close to the pebblebed heaths of Woodbury Common - an area of outstanding natural beauty. Many guests return time after time to this dairy farm which has been home to the Glanvill family for nearly 200 years. It is perfectly positioned for Exeter International Airport, Westpoint Arena, Devon Record Office, Sandy Park Stadium, CTCRM, Exeter University, Sowton and Marsh Barton Industrial Estates, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue HQ, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Greendale Business Park, Darts Farm, Middlemoor and The Met Office. Lovingly restored with a wealth of original features, oak and elm beams and an inglenook fireplace, Rydon Farm offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for both business and leisure guests.
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Sheila M wrote a review Jan 2018
6 contributions4 helpful votes
In Sept. 2017 I stayed at Rydon Farm for 5nights, with 2 small dogs. The farm is within easy access of M4/Exeter. I put my dogs in the car whilst I had breakfast. The ground floor king size bed room is a very good size and is tastefully furnished, beautiful bathrom, nice view over back gardens. Sally is a very professional and pleasant hostess, also she is an excellent cook, the breakfasts were delicious - no need for lunch!. I could not find fault at all. Sally has everything covered including dressing gowns, fluffy towels, toiletries, a torch, hairdryer, even fresh milk in hall fridge. Word of warning to dog owners - the carpet is very pale coloured! I took lots of covers/rugs but one of my pooches still managed to vomit on carpet. I would stay at Rydon Farm again but not sure Sally would welcome me with my pets!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Remember this is a working farm, so some farmyard smells and activities.
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BathBird13 wrote a review Nov 2017
Gloucester1 contribution1 helpful vote
We visited last weekend (18-19 Nov) with my elderly dog in tow. We were given the Dart room as requested as my dog can't manage stairs these days. The room was beautifully furnished in classic English country style and with well-chosen antique pieces that made the room feel stylish but comfortable. The bathroom on the other hand is a thoroughly modern shower room with lovely fittings. All was scrupulously clean. The friendly owner Sally has included everything you might need or want, from quality toiletries and lovely fluffy towels to soft cotton dressing gowns, iron & ironing board, torch, corkscrew, hot water bottle, safe. The tea tray is well stocked, with the helpful extra of fresh milk in a fridge in the hall for those like me who can't abide UHT cartons. Beside the bed were also wine glasses and water tumblers with mineral water and chocolates and a selection of magazines on a coffee table in front of a pretty window seat. The bed was very comfortable and the only problem for us was that we don't like heat in the bedroom so had to air the room before bedtime as it benefits from 2 modern radiators and an electric wall-mounted heater for back up. This would not be a negative for most people I know and was easily resolved. As a working farm we expected the occasional countryside smell but it was just that - only when the wind changed direction. It didn't bother us and there was no general smell around the farmhouse either. It was a very peaceful stay and the cooked breakfast was fabulous. As others have said, the poached fruit from the farm itself was knockout. We didn't need to eat again all day. We headed off to Exeter on Saturday night (maybe 20 mins drive) and to Exmouth on Sunday morning for a dog walk, again about 15-20 minutes. A great base for a couples stay and we will definitely be back. A great base for a visit especially if you have a dog (I couldn't find anywhere suitable in Exeter even at higher price brackets) and we will definitely be back. You can see why the farm has won so many awards.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ray M wrote a review Oct 2017
Alton, United Kingdom52 contributions12 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit in the four poster room. My wife said it was the best room we have had, particularly the size of the bathroom with a decent shower and a bath. The supplied products are top notch and the drinks tray had an extensive choice of hot drinks. Plenty of drawer and cupboard space. Then there was breakfast, a cosy room and excellent top quality ingredients - there was not much need for lunch. Tank you for a lovely weekend home from home.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Justin B wrote a review Oct 2017
Weymouth, England, United Kingdom17 contributions8 helpful votes
Very pleasant, quiet and peaceful stay. Sally was a great host, friendly, polite and cooks a mean breakfast!... a local pub 15 minutes away where we also enjoyed good food and wine. Darts farm, topsham and Exeter close by. Highly recommended😉
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Keith H wrote a review Sep 2017
Camberley7 contributions4 helpful votes
A perfect quiet picturesque location. Sally being the ideal host, bubbly friendly and nothing too much trouble, making you feel at home from the time of meeting her. The room was clean, tidy and comfortable, Breakfast consisted of a wide choice, plentiful and well cooked
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rydon Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Rydon Farm?
Nearby attractions include Excape: Exmouth Escape Rooms (6.0 km), The VRVE (7.9 km), and Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rydon Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rydon Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rydon Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rydon Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Pizza Garden, Noodle Bowl, and Saveur.
Are pets allowed at Rydon Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rydon Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Rydon Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting A La Ronde (3.6 km), Powderham Castle (4.7 km), and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (7.5 km).