Charming 'Cider House' was built in the 1850s and was the original press house at Boswell Farm.
Now a spacious holiday cottage sleeping up to 6* people, Cider House is full of character and charm with views over the historic courtyard and across the Sid Valley from the first floor sitting room, dining room, and kitchen.
On the ground floor is a spacious double bedroom with an ensuite, two twin bedrooms and the main bathroom.
Outside is a private enclosed garden; the perfect place to relax after a day spent exploring the beautiful Devon countryside.
*Cider House can be combined with Mill House to sleep 9 - 11 guests – ideal for large groups and celebrations.
Boswell Farm Cottages
Escape to the idyllic Boswell Farm Cottages, located just a stones throw from the Jurassic coastline and beaches, and in the heart of the Devon countryside where you can relax and unwind, or head off for a day full of adventures!
Mill House was originally built in the 1850's and used as a dairy for Boswell and the outlaying farms. Now converted into a charming, spacious, character holiday cottage with private garden, which can comfortably sleep up to 5 guests, or if let conjoined with Cider House to sleep up to 11 people – ideal for large groups, family celebrations, or Hen weekends.
Shippen Cottage was built in the 1850s as a purpose built shippen, or cowshed, where the cows would have all been milked by hand. Now a pretty holiday cottage that sleeps up to 4 with enclosed private garden, which adjoins pasture and beyond with stunning views, so is very peaceful.
Boswell is an excellent touring base to visit charming Devon villages, such as Branscombe and Beer. Explore the rolling countryside, majestic sweeps of moorland at Dartmoor and Exmoor, and visit the many fascinating National Trust properties including Killerton and Castle Drogo.
The Historic towns of Lyme Regis, Ottery St Mary, Honiton (the Antiques Centre of the South West) and the Cathedral City of Exeter are all within easy reach.
There are a variety of activities to suit all ages and tastes from golf, pony trekking and equestrian activities to beautiful countryside and coastal walks or simply relaxing on one of Devon's beautiful beaches.
There are clean and safe beaches at Sidmouth and diverse activities such as sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sea angling, swimming, theatre and the Sidmouth Folk Festival.
Close by are three golf courses, pony trekking, gliding and rock climbing.
A myriad of beautiful walks for all abilities start from your cottage door. Explore the fascinating Jurassic Coast - recently designated a World Heritage Site (ranking alongside the Great Barrier Reef, and the Grand Canyon!), where the earth's history is displayed in the coastline's geology and spectacular fossils.
Fresh Linen and Towels
Television and DVD Player
Washing Machine/Tumble Dryer
Ample Car Parking
Children’s Play Area
All Weather Tennis Court
45 Acre Estate
Shops within 1 Mile
Beach approx 1.5 miles
PILATES CLASSES ON SITE:
Regular Pilates classes are held from the Old Kennels Studios at Boswell Farm. As a qualified Pilates instructor, Linda Macaulay can advise you on the right class to attend if you so wish. She can also offer one to one sessions, for both beginners and more advanced students, and if required can tailor a complete and personal programme
CHILDREN WELCOME: Children of all ages can stay – a cot and highchair are available on request
PET FRIENDLY: Dog and pets welcome, beds, bowls and towels are available on request
WIFI: Fibre Optic broadband is available we cannot guarantee connectivity
About the Owner
About Linda Dillon
Linda has lived and worked at Boswell for over 20 years, lovingly restoring the cottages and building up a successful Pilates Class and Retreat business.
On discovering Pilates, Linda studied to become a Pilates Instructor, completing an apprenticeship at Wayne Sleep's Studios in London and working with Gordon Thompson (later of Body Control Pilates fame). Linda then instructed at Wayne's studio, and at other London studios, until moving to Devon in 1994.
Linda Dillon purchased this cottage in 1994
Why Linda Dillon chose East Devon
Boswell House is grade II listed and was built in the 17th century but the site dates back to pre-Norman times - ‘Boswell' being mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In around 1860 Boswell became a working farm and has remained so until today, with many of the original buildings and features intact.
Boswell Farm nestles alongside the Snod Brook in the secluded tranquil / peaceful Sweetcombe Valley, which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In fact the word ‘snod' is a medieval word meaning pretty. There are breathtaking views across a timeless landscape, the valley with its woods and the fields that climb its slopes. Here is an abundance of wildlife - badgers, deer, buzzards and kingfishers to mention but a few.
SHORT BREAK PRICING
Due to the large number of requests for short breaks we have done entered pricing for these based on the minimum nights stay. The rate will vary depending on the number of nights you stay so the longer you stay the rate per night reduces. We do welcome short stays of two nights or more but please do enquire for a price. We do reserve the right to alter our pricing.
Cream Teas and Welcome Pack of local products are provided for guest staying with us for a minimum of a week.
If you cancel your booking you must immediately notify us by telephone and confirm in writing. In cases of cancellation the deposit is non refundable under any circumstances. Should your cancellation fall within 8 weeks of your arrival date the full rental will be payable. Boswell Farm strongly recommends that a cancellation insurance policy is taken out.Your cottage will be available from 4.00pm on the date of arrival. Occupation before this time will not be allowed.
The cottage and site must be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.
From the Owner
“Boswell House is grade II listed and was built in the 17th century but the site dates back to pre-Norman times - ‘Boswell' being mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In around 1860 Boswell became a working farm and has remained so until today, with many of the original buildings and features intact. Boswell Farm nestles alongside the Snod Brook in the secluded tranquil / peaceful Sweetcombe Valley, which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In fact the word ‘snod' is a medieval word meaning pretty. There are breathtaking views across a timeless landscape, the valley with its woods and the fields that climb its slopes. Here is an abundance of wildlife - badgers, deer, buzzards and kingfishers to mention but a few.”
Activity and Interests
There is a whole host of things to see and do in the south west, and Boswell is ideally placed within easy reach of everything that the south west has to offer.
If you are looking for historical castles and houses, shopping in fantastic county towns and outlet stores, a day at the seaside or the races, a visit to a zoo or safari park, or even adrenalin fueled paintballing, quad biking or pony trekking you can find it all within easy reach.
This is home to a multitude of quaint little villages and market towns, beautiful Devon beaches, gently rolling hills and wild moors with miles of lush landscape to explore - heaven for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors!
Exciting cities mix fascinating history with vibrant culture, and you'll find superb festivals, country shows and events all year round.
Whether elderly or young, active or sedentary, lovers of the arts or rock music enthusiasts, depending on the time of year there will always be something for everyone to enjoy, either within walking distance or a short drive.
A few suggestions to explore whilst staying at Boswell:
South West Coastal Path
Beautiful Beaches of the Jurassic Coast
Dartmoor & Exmoor
Theme Parks & Zoos
Historic Houses & Gardens
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Tourist Attractions
- Fitness Room / Equipment ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- near the sea
- live theatre
- theme parks
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite to master bedroom 1
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
- Garden ...
- Regular Pilates classes are held from the Old Kennels Studios at Boswell Farm. As a qualified Pilates instructor, Linda Macaulay can advise you on the right class to attend if you so wish. She can also offer one to one sessions, for both beginners and more advanced students, and if required can tailor a complete and personal programme. Boswell also has its own serene natural lake that is well stocked for coarse fishing - a great place for the keen angler. There is the well stocked lake for coarse fishing, or if you prefer there is even fishing available for brown trout in the Snod Brook which runs right though Boswell Farm. There are also comfortable benches if you just want to take in the calm of the water on a warm Devon evening... It is the perfect place for an afternoon sitting on the shady bank with a fishing rod or a picnic basket - whichever takes your fancy!