There has been a farm at Deer’s Leap for hundreds of years. Town Farm, as it was called, is recorded in the Doomsday book and was once owned by a noble Knight. From that day until the late 60’s the Farm was a sheep farm. It has since been a western riding school, a holiday cottages complex and the ever evolving business that we, The March Family, run here today. The main section of the current Farm house was built in 1834 and is packed with original features. Expect huge inglenook fireplaces, thick stone walls and a low, wonky doorway or two!
We are lucky enough to have a lake with carp here and an all weather tennis court, there’s also a games room with a pool table, table tennis and darts, but if that all feels a bit too energetic, you can unwind in the hot tubs and sauna, or relax with a good book and a glass of wine by the lake.
“Be Happy In This Moment – This Moment is your Life.”
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to unplug from the fast pace of modern day life and spend time with the people we love, the people who make us laugh, the people who enrich our lives.
I was lucky enough to grow up with a tradition of annual holidays with my extended family, thanks to the generosity and foresight of my grandparents, who took there 4 children and 11 grand children to Cornwall for Easter every year. It’s a legacy we are all grateful for and those holidays are still amongst our happiest childhood memories.
So, take the time to get away with friends and family. You’ll be glad you did when you’re roasting marshmallows on a camp fire and sleeping under the stars or enjoying a massage on a weekend away with friends. Maybe all the family have been planning to get together for a celebration or you’ve been thinking about seeing all your friends from Uni. It doesn’t matter what brings you here, Deer’s Leap is an idyllic environment to create those special memories.
Exmoor on your Doorstep
Exmoor itself is one of England’s, largely undiscovered treasures.
It’s the sort of place that once found you want to visit time and time again. There are miles of walks through pretty villages with quaint tea shops and country pubs by rivers, ancient woodland, breath taking views across open moorland of the majestic red deer and Exmoor ponies and some of the country’s most stunning coastal paths and beaches.
Whatever the season, there are many activities to enjoy out in the open air, on and around the Moor: walking, riding, shooting, quad biking, golf, fishing, surfing, even safari!
If however what you crave is a holiday of sheer pampering, then rest assured, you needn’t even leave the house!