'Half Penny' 4 berth + cot
2 bedroomed cottage on one floor (3 steps to double bedroom and kitchen).
Twin bedroom, bathroom and living room/diner at entrance level
Hill Farm Cottages, Devon
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.
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).
£100 deposit. Full payment 40 days prior to holiday.
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 3 night stay, you may be quoted too much if wanting >3 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
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Mark Ryland
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.
Mark Ryland purchased this cottage in 2014
Why Mark Ryland chose Torridge
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
What makes this cottage unique
Large heated indoor pool with changing rooms and sauna
(5 traveller reviews)
We had 2 cottages for New Year for myself, hubby and baby and my sisters family including 3 dogs and 2 kids. we had a fab stay and the cottages were like a home away from home and while very helpful the owners were in no way intrusive. we did venture to the beach for a run around but with the fab heated and very warm pool and play room we really had no reason to leave. great stay and would highly reccomend
A fantastic weekend
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.
Idyllic getaway, fun and relaxing
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
A week in Devon
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!
Really nice and well equipped cottage. Friendly and helpful owners.
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.
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
20 minute drive to Instow or Westward Ho! beaches
Car highly suggested.
1 mile to Torrington
All that Devon has to offer nearby, more than possible to mention.
From the Owner
“Large heated indoor pool with changing rooms and sauna”
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Holiday Complex
- Fireplace ...
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Video Games ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Pool
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair accessible
- near the sea
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Double - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
- Twin - 2 Single Bed
- Golf ...