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Lovely Cottages Dotted Around Our Organic Dairy Farm On The South Devon Coast - Carswell Farm Cottages - Corner Cottage



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Holiday Cottages in Holbeton, Nr. Plymouth, Devon - Beautiful, Peaceful Location Just a Few Minutes Walk from the Coast

Our 8 peaceful cottages are dotted around our working organic dairy farm, set in unspoilt countryside on the beautiful South Devon coast.

All our cottages are just a few minutes walk from the stunning coast path and some lovely remote beaches and coves, whilst the wilderness of Dartmoor is only a short drive away. The wonderful Erme estuary and Mothecombe beach, with over 130 acres of sand at low tide, is just a couple of miles away.

Explore the nearby picturesque towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe or visit the historic port of Plymouth. Why not visit out of season and cosy down by a roaring log fire, or come and see the lambs in spring? We are open all year and offer a Friday or Monday changeover day – so come for a week or a short break at any time of year!

We put fresh local organic milk in each cottage for guests on arrival. Carswell is also the birthplace of the Well Hung Meat Company so our visitors can taste award winning local organic lamb and beef.

All the cottages are extremely well equipped with digital widescreen TVs, DVDs, washing machines, dishwashers etc and all have private gardens with patio table and BBQ. Children of all ages are very welcome and we provide toys, games and books to make them feel at home. We also have a lovely wildflower meadow with a delightful play area – complete with Alice the Tractor! Cots and high chairs available free of charge on request.

Well behaved dogs are very welcome in all the cottages except The Mews and The Beach Hut. Dogs are allowed all year round on our local beaches and also welcomed in our local pubs. Private, fenced gardens and walks straight from the front door make this a fantastic place for a holiday with your dog!

Please don't hesitate to email or call us if you have any queries and I hope we can welcome you to Carswell Farm and this special part of Devon soon.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Carswell Farm Cottages - Corner Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms

Corner Cottage is a few minutes walk from the coastal path and Wadham beach. Corner Cottage has been totally renovated to offer wonderful light and airy accommodation for up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms - 2 king-sized (1 en-suite), 2 twins and a room with 2 single beds (one 3' off the ground). Two of these bedrooms are downstairs, so ideal for anyone who finds stairs difficult. There are 3 bathrooms - 1 downstairs with bath, 1 upstairs with an antique roll-top bath & separate shower and the main bedroom is en-suite with a shower. The kitchen, dining and living area are open plan with lots of natural light and a woodburner. The kitchen has a large fridge/freezer, electric range cooker with gas hob; microwave, dishwasher and is very well equipped. The utility area houses a washing machine and tumble drier. The enclosed cottage garden backs onto our wonderful wildflower meadow and children's play area - complete with Alice the Tractor!Dogs are very welcome (extra charge).

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The Sayers Family have lived and farmed in the area for generations, with Geoff's father buying Carswell Farm in the 1950s. The family farm was expanded in the 1960s with the purchase of Lambside Farm and Caulston Farm. So the whole farm now stretches for nearly 3 miles along the coast and the mild climate means that our cows enjoy fresh sea air and lush green grass all year round!

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"It was superlative in all aspects. Over reliance on internet photographs can often lead to disappointment. However Corner Cottage vastly exceeded our expectations" (Corner Cottage).

"We really loved our stay and particularly cherished the moments that Chloe (nearly 4 yrs) enjoyed including walks along the path, hearing owls, seeing the stars... Thank you so much, don't change anything!" (Shepherd's Cottage).

"The Lodge is fantastic accommodation with everything finished to a high standard. It was even better than expected so we couldn't fault it" (The Lodge).

"A lovely warm and cosy cottage 'a deux' - it was just as we imagined it would be. So calm and relaxing, especially the quiet of the beautiful countryside and deep bubble baths in the 'cow bath'!" (The Mews).

"The cottage is beautiful and well equipped. We have stayed here twice and will definitely be coming back." (Lambside House).
Dec 2008
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom

Beautiful cottage in lovely tranquil surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Corner cottage is a truly beautiful cottage, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. We particularly loved the open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with its gorgeous log burner - the perfect room for socialising and relaxing with friends.

It's close to some secluded beaches and fantastic walks along the coast. ~We'll definitely be back for a summer break!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You'll love Corner Cottage in the summer - the big patio doors open up onto the patio for morning coffee or a relaxing beer in the evening! I hope we can welcome you all back soon.
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The Mews at Carswell Cottages

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful few days staying at the Mews, the cottage was clean, well equipped and well run. This area is outstanding for country and sea beauty. We cannot wait to come again and do more exploring in this wonderful part of England

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope we can welcome you both back again to this glorious 'forgotten corner' of South Devon very soon!
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A spacious, sunny cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely winter stay at Corner Cottage - toasty warm (especially with the woodburner alight!) and so welcoming. The large garden was great for the dogs and there were some dog-friendly pubs close by. Heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you liked the cottage - and I agree, the woodburner is amazing, especially on a cold winter's day!
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From the Owner

We have lived here all our lives and still love it! The farm is set in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty and is also right on the South West Coast Path. The nearby beaches and coves are beautiful, peaceful and full of exploration potential! Even in high summer ou can often get the beaches to yourselves...

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 188 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Noss Mayo at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 17 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bigbury-on-sea at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Plymouth at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Noss Mayo at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Wadham at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary


All our cottages are just a few minutes walk from the coast path and there are lots of nearby coves and beaches, including our local beach, Wadham, which is only accessible by foot!

The wonderful Erme estuary and Mothecombe beach, with over 130 acres of sand at low tide, is just a couple of miles away. Or why not visit nearby Bigbury-on-Sea, with the wonderful Burgh Island, cut off at high tide and made famous by Agatha Christie!


Plymouth is 12 miles away and has a mainline station.

Exeter airport is about a 50 minute drive away.

We are situated in a remote situation, so a car is essential to get around.


The twin villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, nestled across a picturesque creek, are just over 2 miles away, while Holbeton village is about 3 miles away. Both have lovely welcoming pubs and a local shop. Explore the nearby picturesque towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe or visit the historic port of Plymouth - just 12 miles away.

Further Details:

Riverford Organic Farm shop is at Yealmpton - just 4 miles away, and the lovely little town of Modbury (famous for being the first plastic carrier bag free town in England!) is about 4 miles away and has a fantastic selection of small independant shops - including a butchers, deli, hardware shop, antique shops and places to relax and have a coffee!

Ivybridge is aboiut 6 miles away and Plymouth is 12 miles away and all banks and shops can be found in both towns.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Tax Rate 20.0%

Booking Notes:
We offer a FRIDAY and MONDAY changeover day. Please call or email to check availability. We will then hold the cottage for you for a few days to allow you to send the booking form and deposit to us. Or book online at our website - www.carswellcottages.com

Please see our website for full booking information and online booking if preferred.

Changeover Day:
We changeover on Fridays or Mondays, allowing you the flexibility to stay for 3, 4, 7, 10, 11 or 14 days - or even longer!

Notes on prices:
The above prices are for guidance only - please see our website for full details of rental prices. Changeover days are Friday or Monday with short breaks available all year (except Christmas).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Antique roll top bath!


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Note: one bed is 3' off the ground.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: All our cottages welcome children of all ages, and we can supply cots, Dreamtubes and highchairs. Dogs are very welcome in Crofters Cottage, Corner Cottage, Shepherd's Cottage, Spring Cottage, Lambside House and The Lodge. There is an extra charge of £20 per dog. All the cottages are centrally heated and have wood burners. There is free WiFi in all the cottages. Outside: All the cottages have their own private gardens, with patio tables, chairs and a BBQ. Wonderful views over the countryside and Spring Cottage has views out to sea.

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