We had a wonderful week in Foxglove at the height of the February storms and flooding. The cottage was warm and very comfortable. There is so much to do on the farm for toddlers we did not feel restricted by the weather at all. Our 2 year old loved the soft play area, ride on toys and excellent pool. Rattery is well positioned to access many of Devon's attractions- steam train and boat rides, Paignton zoo, Plymouth aquarium, house of marbles, etc all within 30 minutes and all great whatever the weather. I would definitely recommend it is an out-of-season break. The only down side to the accommodation was the "upside down" arrangement meant once anyone was upstairs it was quite noisy so not great for day-time naps. Friends were in adjoining "cow mumble" for the weekend and the sound proofing between them was excellent (thoroughly tested by 2 screaming babies) so I would have no hesitation about booking either of these if the other was already let. Cow mumble has nicer views if choosing between them. Contrary to a couple of the less positive reviews on here we found the intrusion booklet most informative and the owners helpful and unobtrusive. We look forward to going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Knowle Farm is idyllically set in 44 acres of beautiful Devon countryside with its very own woodland and riverside walks. Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, toddlers' softplay area, tennis court and myriad farm animals, ensuring that you and your children never get bored. Nestled on the doorstep of the majestic Dartmoor National Park and just 30 minutes from the most fantastic sandy beaches, Knowle Farm is perfectly situated to explore the whole of the South Hams and its many attractions. Knowle Farm is rated four star and received the VisitEngland Gold Award in 2010 for exceptional quality of accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Knowle Farm Rattery, Devon