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Child friendly cottage in Devon, large pool, sauna, animal feeding, games room - 'Half Penny' 4 berth + cot

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016

Here at Hill Farm Cottages, Torrington, Devon our 5 cottages are set in a picturesque courtyard and are surrounded by glorious North Devon countryside.

Guests have full access to our large indoor swimming pool which is heated to a baby friendly 30 degrees (the temperature most toddler pools are heated to in your local swimming pool). The pool area is equipped with changing rooms, baby changing, shower, toilet and sauna.

We have partnered with a local beauty therapist to offer treatments onsite. PLEASE NOTE:

The swimming pool is open between Easter and 1st November and during the Christmas / New Year holidays.

The sauna is open all year round.

We have an indoor games room with free to play pool table, table tennis and large selection of children's toys.

We provide a large selection of DVD's

There is also an outdoor play area with swings, slides, climbing frame, sit on tractor etc.

All our cottages have free-to-use wifi connected to fibre broadband

Children can help us feed the animals daily; our animals include goats, pigs, ducks, rabbits and chickens.

Nearby you can find many activities; visit one of the many beaches in the area (the nearest sandy beaches of Westward Ho! and Instow are an easy 15 minute drive), walk or cycle along the Tarka Trail, go golfing within a short walk or go fishing in the nearby reservoir. The world famous Dartington Crystal factory and outlet store is walking distance and RHS Rosemoor is just 2 miles away.

For wet days to keep the little ones amused we are near to some of the top North Devon attractions like Dartington Crystal (less than a mile away) Big Sheep (7 miles), Atlantic shopping village and Atlantis adventure park (7 miles), Milky Way amusement park (12 miles).

Booking Notes:

£100 deposit. Full payment 40 days prior to holiday.

Changeover Day:

Normally Fri

Notes on prices:

We may be able to accommodate short breaks out of season. Please note that the Owners Direct daily price is based on a 2 night stay, you may be quoted too much if wanting >2 nights. (this info is also on the rates page but people seem to be missing it which is why I have added it here):

To calculate the rate please see table below:

2 nights – 50% of the weekly cost

3 nights – 60% of the weekly cost

4 nights – 70% of the weekly cost

5 nights – 80% of the weekly cost

6 nights – cost as per weekly cost

More Details

Details for holiday cottage 'Half Penny' 4 berth + cot, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

2 bedroomed cottage on one floor (3 steps to double bedroom and kitchen).

Twin bedroom, bathroom and living room/diner at entrance level

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Mark and Yvonna a husband and wife team. We moved from the South East just before Xmas 2014 as an 'escape to the country'.

Our cottages are set in a courtyard along with our home, the old farmhouse, so we are nearby to help if any problems arise. We live here with our 2 young boys Ben and Harvey ages 8 and 6.

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4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

A fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I hired 4 of the cottages at Hill Farm last weekend. We had a fabulous stay and couldn't have asked for more.

The cottages were well decorated and spotless with excellent amenities. They were perfect for our group of 8 adults and ten children (aged 3-12).

The pool was a huge hit and we spent the majority of our time enjoying it! It had its own changing rooms, shower and drying room which we found incredibly useful with the children.

The farm also has a small collection of animals which the children enjoyed feeding with Mark in the morning. Feeding the pigs and stroking the rabbit were particular highlights for them! We also spent time in the farms play park and games room, enjoying the pool table and table tennis facilities.

The location is fantastic with the town close enough for shopping and takeaways and westward ho! beach close by for a walk.

We were really sad to leave and will definitely look to book again in the near future. Thanks to Mark and Yvonne for making it so wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and we're glad you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you back in the future. Mark and Yvonna
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5

Idyllic getaway, fun and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were really struggling to find baby friendly accommodation in close proximity to great beaches and local attractions, that wouldn't break the bank! So Hill Farm was an absolute find. The cottage (Beam Weir) was large yet still had that English cottage feel, with everything you could need for a baby. Nestled in the hills, with the roaming chickens, it makes for a picturesque and relaxing break. On the days we felt adventurous there was lots to do and see, from Instow and Croyde beaches to the Tarka trail. We can't wait to come back and explore some more

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A week in Devon

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was well presented and the owners on site to welcome us. The milk in the fridge was a great start as a cup of tea was needed after the long drive. The whole set up of the farm cottages is great, very family friendly with cars having to park out of the way, meaning kids were safe. The pool and games room were why we chose the cottage - just in case! As it was the weather was mainly fine, but we made full use of them anyway. A great area for cycling - apart from the fact we had to drive to the start of the cycle path - road too busy for amateurs. One downside was that there was not much choice for food in Great Torrington, and the cottage is not really in walking distance of the town. Perhaps better aimed at families with younger children, with mums who want to/have to cook, rather than our teenagers and a Mum who was on holiday too! But definitely a lovely holiday, with quiet family time and lots of space inside for scrabble and cards..... needs to look at their WiFi tho. Pokémon was near impossible!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anita Thank you for your review and for staying with us, you were great guests. For food in Great Torrington (about a mile away) we have enjoyed The Black Horse (English pub food). As well as other Torrington pubs that serve food (none of which we have tried so cannot recommend) Torrington also boasts a pizzeria, 2 Chinese takeaways and 2 Indian restaurants (1 that delivers) as well as a very good fish and chip shop called Taffs. Within 2 miles the Cyder Presse (English pub food) and the Torridge Inn (Thai food) are good. The Puffing Billy can be walked (about 20mins) through glorious woodland trails from Hill Farm and whilst it closes at 6PM it serves food all day from 8AM, a great place for brunch. Guests often eat near to where they visit during the day, the nearby beaches (20mins away) of Instow and Westward Ho! have plenty of options. Thank you for feedback on the wifi, we have a superfast fibre internet connection so if you were suffering slow speeds it must have been a problem with one of the wifi boosters, we'll take a look.
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5

Really nice and well equipped cottage. Friendly and helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week stay at Farm Hill Cottages. Having decided on Devon we specifically chose Farm Hill because it has a pool, games room and playground on site, which were perfect for our three year old and our six year old.

The central location of Torrington made an ideal base from which to explore all that Devon has to offer.

All in all a really great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review, we're glad that you had a good time and hope to see you back again sometime.
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Location

From the Owner

We believe we have the largest indoor pool in the whole of North Devon for the number of cottages. You can basically guarantee a private swim every day that you are here. Our country cottages are set in 6 acres and surrounded by common land, perfect for walking. Whilst being rural our family friendly cottages are not isolated and are less than a mile away from the small market town of Great Torrington with pubs, restaurants, take-aways, supermarket etc. Close to beach

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 50 Kilometres Nearest Golf : www.torringtongolfclub.co.uk at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 36 Miles Nearest Beach : Westward Ho! at 9 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

20 minute drive to Instow or Westward Ho! beaches

Travel:

Car highly suggested.

Distances:

1 mile to Torrington

Further Details:

All that Devon has to offer nearby, more than possible to mention.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Xmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£770
 
 
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Late Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
Leicester summer hols
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Summer Holidays 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn 2016
25 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Winter 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£136
for 2 nights
From
£68
£410
 
 
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£136
for 2 nights
From
£68
£410
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Large heated indoor pool with changing rooms and sauna

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Twin - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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