My Husband and I arrived home from Flear Farm yesterday following a nine day stay there with our two young children (6 and 2 years old)
From start to finish, the whole experience was idyllic. The cottage we stayed in was thoroughly charming, cosy and super-comfortable. Everything we could possibly need was there. This was one of the smaller cottages, yet it was plenty big enough for us. Beds were comfy, big lovely fluffy towels were provided, a roaring wood burner which was gorgeous! Flowers and a cake had also been thoughtfully provided.
The farm itself is set in the lush and rolling valleys of the South Hams area of Devon. A short drive away from some beautiful beaches. It's a real haven for wildlife. We saw owls, bats and foxes during our stay. As well as making friends with the farms very friendly ponies.
The swimming pool was unbelievable. Heated to a fabulous 30 degrees and just a few seconds dash from our cottage, we used it daily, along with the sauna and the hot tub. Our son had a couple of one to one swimming lessons whilst we were there, which were very reasonably priced and did wonders for his confidence. The playbarn was absolutely brilliant. Perfect for us as we had a few rainy days - it was a haven. A huge heated barn, complete with a trampoline, a huge climbing frame, wooden play house, scooters, space hoppers - every active child's Mecca. For older kids there was ping pong, table football and a pool table. Also plenty of comfy sofas where parents could relax and keep an eye on youngsters. Next to the play barn was a picnic and barbecue area which sadly we didn't get to use as it was just too chilly! Finally I cannot end my review without mentioning Barney and Camilla - our hosts. They were superb! So friendly and welcoming. They made completely sure we had everything we needed in a lovely unobtrusive way. We were generously given extra wood for our fire, loaned buckets and spades for the beach and told to help ourselves to DVDs etc. I was told that this is only their second year at the farm. You wouldn't know! It's as though they've been doing it for years!
We were gutted to be coming home. (Our daughter had to be carried crying from the Play barn so we could leave!) Definitely the loveliest UK holiday we've ever had!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flear Farm nestles amidst the rolling hills of the South Hams. It comprises a nest of charming cottages, huddled in a valley where a small river flows towards the Kingsbridge estuary.It is an ideal holiday location if you want to leave behind the strains of city living and relax in a peaceful rural setting. You can wander along pretty streams, explore our rambling woods and trek over undulating hills.Flear Farm is beautifully situated, perfectly mixing the peace & seclusion of the estate, close to lively market towns, and virtually surrounded by nearby beaches South, East and West, with Dartmoor National Park to the North. The pretty town of Kingsbridge, with its cafés, restaurants and quirky shops is only a 10-minute drive.Flear offers an ideal environment for families who make use of the special facilities provided for children, babies and toddlers, including the well-equipped indoor and outdoor play areas. It would equally appeal to nature lovers who appreciate the beauty of Devon’s countryside and coastline.Our eleven individually furnished properties along with Flear House are available year-round for short breaks and weekly stays. All properties have top-quality flatscreens, FreeSat TV, WIFI and include cots, highchairs and stair-gates. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Flear Farm Cottages East Allington, Devon