• Shorland Old Farm

    Shorland Old Farm

  • Shorland Old Farm from studio

    Residential art breaks and group accommodation

  • Shorland Old Farm bridge

    The old lime quarry

  • Shorland Old Farm Dairy

    Comfortable accommodation and en-suite facilities

  • Shorland Old Farm Cottage

    Offering flexible packages to suit your needs and optional use of a large versatile studio...

  • Approaching Shhttp://www.shorlandoldfarm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/pond.jpgorland Old Farm

    With stunning views over Exmoor and within easy reach of the sea...

  • View over Exmoor from Shorland Old Farm

    View over Exmoor from Shorland Old Farm

  • Shorland Old Farm river

    The woodland dell offers the perfect place to unwind or provide inspiration for artists...

PageLines- Shorlandicon.jpg Mark and Sandy Aylen would like to welcome you to Shorland Old Farm, a charming, 17th century, Grade II listed farmhouse on the western edge of Exmoor.

Set in fourteen beautiful acres, Shorland Old Farm offers comfortable accommodation and traditional, home-cooked food, for groups of eight to fourteen people.

Residential art breaks

Choose from a broad range of art holidays and breaks throughout the year, in a wide variety of styles and media.  All our residential art breaks are led by professional artists and experienced tutors.  Visit our Art Holidays and Courses page to find out more.

Bring your own groupColin Steed September 2014-7

We also offer a perfect location for visiting art clubs and societies – or simply groups of friends – looking to get away and paint together.   There’s plenty of inspiration right here at Shorland Old Farm, or some wonderful coast and countryside on the doorstep, with the bonus of a large well-equipped studio on site.  Visit the Tariffs & Booking page for prices and availability, or Contact Us to see what we can do for you.

We’re not limited to artists!

We’ve played host to all kinds of groups: walkers, writers, cyclists, photographers, nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts. We’re also delighted to help with special celebrations, family reunions, any occasion when you need a comfortable venue for a larger group.  We’re always happy to chat over your ideas and see what we can do to make your group stay a memorable one.  Contact Us to see if Shorland Old Farm could be the place for your group.

Self-catering at ShorlandSelf-catering cottage

We’re pleased to be able to offer our self-contained, two-bedroomed cottage for a self-catering holiday experience at Shorland.  Available all year round, to rent separately from the accommodation in the house and studio, it’s perfect for those who would like to visit this idyllic corner of Devon, but don’t wish to visit as part of a group.

A brief overview of the cottage accommodation can can be found on this website: Cottage Description.  

Bedroom window, Shorland Old FarmHome from home

At Shorland Old Farm, we want you to feel at home.  We can tailor breaks to suit the needs of an individual group, with bed and breakfast, half or full board options available, and our nine bedrooms – most of which are en-suite – provide comfortable and flexible accommodation.  There’s a large, beamed sitting room and spacious dining room, both equipped with log burning stoves, for the sole use of our guests.  We also offer a spacious and airy studio, perfect for artists, but also ideal for any other groups requiring a large and versatile space.


Shorland Old Farm is a listed building.  The very aspects that give the building its old world charm – its steep hillside location, low beams, uneven floors, and unexpected steps – mean it may not be a suitable venue for those with limited mobility.  Please Contact Us if you have any concerns or questions.

Explore the site to find out if Shorland Old Farm could be the ideal location for your art or walking holiday, group getaway, family reunion, or retreat.

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Art Holidays
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