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A warm welcome to our quality self-catering holiday accommodation in Devon!

Set in peaceful farming countryside in deepest Devon, equidistant between Dartmoor and the North Cornish Coast, The Milking Parlour at Hole provides exclusive, quality, self-catering accommodation in a beautifully converted Grade II* Listed 16th Century thatched barn, on our medieval farmstead. 

Many thanks for visiting our web site, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Hole for your first visit, as well as welcoming back our previous guests and friends!

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Tariffs vary depending on the time of year and the length of your stay.

Please click on the above tab to see all our prices, or feel free to call us.

(Subject to availability, we are pleased to offer last minute offers as well as short breaks).

*Our recent video shows the resident barn owl hunting in our wild flower meadow - Until Holly the dog tried to eat him!* < 5MB >



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 Exterior view

'Hole' (Old English: Cut into a hillside) is a Grade II* Listed medieval farmstead, centred around a traditional thatched cob and stone Devon longhouse.  Records date back to 1330 when it was owned by one 'William de Hole', and throughout later history, Hole farm has been a Yeoman farmer's home.

(Hole is listed in 'Pevsner' and many local building and thatching publications).

The Milking Parlour, forms part of the barn and is located next to the farmhouse and therefore is also listed as Grade II*, being of 'High Status' , and although constructed later than the house (probably 16th Century), is also built of cob (earth and straw) and shale rubble stone. 

The barn's huge walls are some 2-3 feet thick and has massive beams, giving an internal feel of solidity and great age.

We have carefully selected complementary contemporary modern fittings and fixtures, with authentic original materials to produce a high quality end product, which we believe shows the barn off to its best and creates a restful environment.

Typical day's activities here at the Hole -



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living area

The accommodation...
The 2 bedroom accommodation has been designed with comfort and convenience in mind. All modern comforts are provided and the barn is furnished in a contemporary style. READ ON...


Exterior photos...
A selection of photographs from around the farm SEE PHOTOS ...

exterior view



The farm grounds
We have just under 50 acres of organic, species rich conservation pasture as well as a 1/3 acre wildlife lake  READ ON...

Location and surrounding area...
Hole is located in the heart of rural Devon, surrounded by peaceful unspoilt farming countryside and hedgerows, but also within easy reach of the North Cornish Coast.  READ ON... 


Our facilities...
We are open all year around and also for short breaks. If you have any special requirements please ask as we will do our best to arrange whatever you need.  READ ON...

A selection of our guests' testimonials:

 "A little bit of Heaven In deepest Devon"             The Engelfields, Camberley


  "As seasoned self catering cottage users of many years, we can honestly say this is the best one ever"                                                                                                Richard & Pat Priestley, Matlock

"Wonderful place... the best holiday ever."                   Jane & Clive Brown, Cambridgeshire

".. it was so good, we had to stay an extra night...."  Mr and Mrs Marks, Cornwall 

"There is a dilemma here - you want to tell your friends - but also you want to keep this place secret !"                                                                               Shelley & Dougie Upton, Reading