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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to stay with family. Hosts bent over backwards to help and provide a fantastic service. Definitely be going again

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

We very much enjoyed our stay at the farm and Pamela's famous cream tea - so good in fact we ordered a second one! I was a bit sceptical - despite Pamela's friendly insistence - that the cream should come first, but she's right: jam...should indeed come on top of the cream when it's clotted. Sitting in their shaded outdoor terrace overlooking the gently sloping fields, it felt like an idyllic Devonshire tea experience, down to the delicate chinaware and the pretty floral arrangement. We also enjoyed our chats with her husband Gerald who is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to life on a farm and has a great sense of humour to boot. The farm is well-situated for hikes to the nearby coast and rolling Devon countryside and our walks along the specutacular coastal paths have made me hungry for more! The campsite itself feels like a haven far from the madding crowd, rustic and charming with even more amenities than we made use of. Their open timber hall looks like a lovely place for ceremony. I can warmly endorse the recommendations I've read elsewhere on this page - both Pamela & Gerald are an absolutely delightful couple who helped to make our stay at Boveys Down Farm an unforgettable experience. In fact, we not only had a second cream tea, on our way back to Dover, we also went back for a second taste of the campsite which truly felt like a home away from home. Pamela & Gerald are both real gems, and so is Boveys Down Farm. It will be on our itinerary again when we pass through this part of England. Judi & Rudi Utrecht, the NetherlandsMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

We had a lovely roast dinner, lamb, beef and gammon. Perfectly cooked and served. Pam, Gerald and our waiter made feel welcome and at home. Love the rustic and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you team Bovey. XX

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023 via mobile

Stayed over in one of their small caravans on site - caravan was basic but had all we needed - shower room and toilet facilities were clean and in great condition. Icing on the cake was the cafe where the food was delicious and was...served with a smile - thoroughly recommendMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 February 2023 via mobile

Lovely campsite, close to walks and the sea. Hosts very welcoming and accommodating. Clean and warm showers. We visited out of season so was a little messy, but other than that, could not fault it.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

Stayed here with 12 friends just outside of high season. Very helpful and accommodating. Brilliantly located for beaches and attractions in east Devon. Will definitely stay again when in the ares.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

We normally have breakfast here, but decided to try their legendary Sunday lunch today. Nothing ever disappoints here, and Sunday lunch is no exception! Melt in the mouth beef, beautiful pork, mouth watering gammon and succulent turkey, we had thr lot, and it wad all...absolutely amazing. Well done on a crazy lunch with 13 booked in and so many more turning up too. We look forward to many more visits and hopefully stays too. ❤️More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

We called in for a cream tea, of which we have had many with which to compare, but sadly this one was not up to scratch. The tea is fine, but cream in individual pots is not very nice, it was a bit hard, the...jam in a little individual glass pot, but the main event, the scone, was undercooked and tasted so. I did advise the member of staff who served us, but all she said after charging us the full price was that the cook had probably taken them out of the oven too soon. No refund. Sadly we will not be going back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

Had a lovely time camping, only problem we had was we had large pitch but was on a hill so loads of things kept sliding off tables. Even carpet was not staying put, we kept sliding down our camp beds. But other than that, lovely...clean toilets, showers. Owners were very good dealing with rude campers too.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Pamela S, Owner at Boveys Down Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2022

Hello & thank you for the review. Sadly the ground in your area is a little sloping but more than made up by the terrific view. We get endless repeat visits with requests for pitches along the wire. We hope you enjoyed the Platinum beacon...More

Reviewed 4 June 2022

A reasonable price and the tea was served in willow pattern cups but for perfection the jam and cream must not be served in portion controlled jars and packets and I think the scone should only be warm if it has just come out of...the oven rather than a microwave.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pamela S, Owner at Boveys Down Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2022

Good morning, thank you for taking the time to review our cream tea. We are very proud of our cream teas. I must take issue & correct you on the warm scones. We never ever reheat in a microware, never have and never will. If...More

Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

A really tranquil setting and ideal if you want to try something different. Nice sandwiches and great tea an coffee. Never tried the ‘Devon tea’ but did try the cider and it was lovely. Only had a ping and was very light headed. Thanks for...the memoryMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

Went for afternoon tea, brilliant. All home made cakes, scones, sandwiches. Will not be able to partake again this year as going home Saturday. They also do weddings and Sunday roast. Easy disabled access, toilets have plenty of space in cubicle for disabled, door opens...outward so no climbing over pan to shut door. Friendly people, nice atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone who is in the area. Honiton, Seaton , Sidmouth. Looking forward to next visitMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

The toilets and showers were very clean and comfortable to wash in, the spots were spaced well delivering lots of room and breakfast was so specfabulous! The owners were greeting even though we arrived late and were very helpful. What a lovely place to stay

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Wow what a gem…decided to stay an extra night and how pleased am I we did. Hosts are very welcoming. The working farm didnt effect us at all. Beautiful cows. Place has everything catered for even fridges/freezers for campers. Lovely toilets/showers. Bar has more than...enough options and the food is amazing. Wonderful place and will definitely use this again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022

Gerald and Pam are perfect hosts. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is so homely. My grandchildren enjoyed the dart board and pool table. Thanks to the team at Bovey Down for having us at such short notice.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Pamela S, Owner at Boveys Down Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2022

ChrisG355 thank you, the pleasure was ours .So pleased you brought along your family to enjoy our rather unique venue. We enjoyed cooking for you. Hope to see you again soon.

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