Have stayed in groups of cottages before and they have all had their ups and downs. Poppy Cottage as part of Northcote Manor Farm was excellent; wonderfully clean cottages, enough room for families in each cottage, a great swimming pool and grounds, (energetic) walk to a great local pub, farm eggs on site and loads to do for the kids so that they had freedom but you were left worry-free. Only 20 mins from excellent beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Putsborough (highly recommended) and 10 mins from Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. We arrived on the Saturday to a Tesco delivery for our groceries and Amazon arrived with a DVD player ((£25), DVDs and some books. The cottages have video players (and there is a well-stocked library) but all the kids like to have a 'movie night' and bring DVDs but the cost of the player shared between 5 families was nothing.
If you want modern, contemporary luxury, this may not be for you but if you want a trusted environment where you can comfortably be... more