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A taste of the ‘Good Life’ on a Dartmoor small-holding

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In the heart of Mary Tavy you will find this hidden gem. Homer Barn, a cosy sleeps two cottage
is nestled next to a babbling brook and has a lovely view over to the Mary Tavy Church.
Set in a 10 acre small holding you will get to experience real ‘country life’ and will be able
to totally de-stress from modern day living as there is no Wi-Fi or mobile phone signal – BLISS!
Instead take in the beautiful comforting sounds of nature.

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Step inside to an open plan lounge/dining area, stocked with all the creature comforts you need .

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Well stocked kitchen, although with Homer Barn being walking distance to three pubs
in the village I am not sure how much cooking you will be doing. Read our review
of one of the local pubs here (More to follow).

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The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room and all your linen is provided.

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Not only will you be welcomed by homemade Homer Loaf and a loaf of bread,
you will be able to buy local produce from Alison’s ‘Homer Maid’ shop on site.
The Guest book is stacked full of very happy customers.

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The real selling point of this property is its location on a small holding and the really
friendly and accommodating owners – Alison and Alan.

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And no before you ask this is not Alan and Alison! Meet Enid and Maxwell who are
Gloucester Old Spots that are resident at Homer, along with …

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their offspring … This little piggy went to market!

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You may even be lucky to bottle feed one of these cuties!

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And these guys are free range around the grounds.

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The babbling brook that meanders through the grounds.

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I visited in May and along with Tenzi was lucky to be able to see the Bluebells 
besides the Cholwell Brook– just stunning. Just imagine taking a picnic
and sitting alongside the brook - you never know you may catch a glimpse
of a brown trout.

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As Homer is located on a small holding and Tenzi, Truly and Fiver are resident,
 no dogs are allowed.

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Alison has her own little shop on site – ‘Homer Maid’ selling their own organic meat, eggs,
preserves, local honey and cakes to order and they are all yummy!
I have tried and tested most – my favourite still being the Sticky Ginger Cake.
Homer Maid has a monthly open day and in August they will be organising a duck race
along the Cholwell Brook on their property – probably see you there.

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All in all what more could you ask for, I think the experience is perfectly summed
up in a recent visitors feedback
“If you want to completely get away this is for you it’s very peaceful and we couldn’t
even get a signal on our phones, not that we were complaining about the peace!!
Beautiful surroundings and the owners couldn’t have been more helpful”

 

If you do get withdrawal symptoms from being in touch via a mobile, Alan and Alison
have reliably informed me that a mobile phone signal is available
up by the pigs in the area which Alan likes to refer to as his office!

TamarValley