As Christmas Day and New Years Day are on a Wednesday in 2019 we thought that a good day to start your holiday if staying for a week in a cottage here would be on Saturday 21st or Saturday 28th December putting the festivities in the middle of your stay with us. Plenty of time to get your festive arrangements set up. We can be flexible on your personal start dates to suit your own festive needs. Within these dates we also offer short breaks for those of you who just want to get away from it all and have a quiet festive period. Click Here for our cottage Christmas availability and prices.
Enjoy your festive holiday this Christmas at Lower Hearson Farm. Your cottage will be decorated to welcome you ready for your arrival including a lovely Christmas tree with plenty of space for all your presents to be placed underneath. Each cottage always has seasonal goodies as a gift from us waiting for you ready for your Christmas time celebrations to begin the moment you arrive.
We generally benefit from a warm climate courtesy of the “Gulf Stream” but the festive snowy pictures are from Christmas 2010 when everybody enjoyed the festive countryside and a relaxing holiday tucked up in a warm cosy cottage or playing outside in the snow.
Whatever the time of year the animals always need feeding and checking that they have a nice warm bed with their stockings hung up ready for a special visit by Farmer Christmas on the Christmas Eve feeding run. If the children keep a careful watch out of the cottage window for him in the farmyard they can run to help him feed the animals as he is so busy on Christmas Eve. Before he leaves each little helper can pick a small gift from one of the bags he is carrying.
There are many good pubs and restaurants in this area that are open for Christmas Dinner although early booking is essential as they get booked up very quickly. There is no better way to throw off the excesses of Christmas Dinner than to take a walk along one of the many local sandy beaches or cliff top paths that North Devon has to offer.
Father Christmas at Arlington Court
In the stables at Arlington Court on Saturdays and Sundays between 14th and 22nd December meet Father Christmas. 12 Noon to 3pm. Booking Essential 0344 2491895. £6.
Father Christmas at Knightshayes
Saturdays and Sundays between 7th to the 22nd December and Monday 23rd December meet Father Christmas 11am to 4pm. Booking Essential 0344 2491895. £6.50.
Dunster by Candlelight
6th and 7th December, A unique event attended by people from all over the world with a magical atmosphere, this medieval festival includes a lantern lighting procession that lights the village streets and shops with candles. It also showcases street entertainment and theatre. The festival begins on Friday with the lantern lighting procession. The lanterns are put up by stilt walkers in fantastic costumes. Street entertainers include carol singers, morris dancers, hand bell ringers, a large fairground organ and choirs in the parish church. The atmosphere is both traditional and exciting making a truly wonderful Christmas event for all ages. www.dunsterbycandlelight.co.uk 01643 706355 for more information.
Dulverton by Starlight
Every year the picturesque Exmoor town of Dulverton celebrates the winter season with a day of fun, shopping and fireworks. www.dulvertonbystarlight.co.uk 01398 324155 for more information.
RHS Rosemoor – Christmas Food Fair – 23rd, 24th and 25th November