Holyford Lane, Colyford, Devon, EX24 6HW
Situated approximately 2 miles from the sea and nestling in the fold of a valley on the edge of ancient woodland, the Grade II listed Holyford Farm is set in a truly beautiful location. The site is first mentioned in the Saxon Land Charter dated 1005 with the name Horegan, describing the nearby ford over the stream (forming a land boundary at that time). The current east wing of the farmhouse comprises the orginal building, a medieval hall built around the turn of the 15th/16th centuries. Holyford Woods has an abundance of wildlife and offers some wonderful country walks literally on the doorstep.
Sheep dot the hillside, cows comma the fields,
my barn a blip of brown in the breeze-blown green;
being sucked into undergrowth beside a shallow stream
"Devon Hymns" Jeremy Clarke
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