Westcountry's Hidden Gem

The Blackdown Hills form a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateaux, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features. This special place is home to wildlife and people, with valuable habitats existing alongside living, working communities. Unique geology creates an exceptional environment where rare plant, insect and invertebrate species can flourish.

About The Alford Family

Melanie and her family have lived and farmed in and around the Blackdown Hills for generations, raising prize-winning pedigree cattle and sheep. The acquisition of the neighbouring farm and modern Wayside farmhouse in 2010 enabled Melanie to realise an ambition and share this beautiful part of the Blackdown Hills, by starting Blackdown Luxury Lettings.

Luxury Accommodation

For many years, both Wayside and Millgrove House have catered for family holidays, stag and hen parties, corporate meetings, large groups and relaxing breaks, with many happy guests returning year after year. Blackdown Luxury Lettings has since added Foxhill Lodge, a modern barn conversion set on the Alford family farm.

Millgrove House

Millgrove House stands within spacious grounds and offers superb well-equipped family accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker. Add in its own covered heated swimming pool for all year round use and this property is perfect for family and friends, holidays and celebrations.


Wayside House

Set on its own in the heart of the Culm Valley with the most fantastic views across to the Blackdown Hills (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), this stunning modern farmhouse is the perfect place for a short break, holiday or celebration with family or friends.


Herons Bank

Sleeps 14 guests in 5 bedrooms. It has a stunning spa hall with a heated pool and hot tub, and a games room, and is set in private grounds that can only be accessed via secure coded gates. The views are incredible, stretching far across the beautiful countryside of the Culm Valley.

Herons Bank

Foxhill Lodge

Foxhill Lodge is a modern barn conversion built in 2015. Set on a working farm in the middle of the Blackdown hills and with an outside heated pool, Foxhill is perfect for those special occasions with family and friends or for those who just fancy a quiet get away.