We had a very warm welcome with typical Devon clotted cream, scones and jam as a greeting present. Our hosts were a very friendly and outgoing couple and were available for any question we had at any time. After a week's stay we were offered new towels and linnen. We even received farm raised eggs.
The cottage (largest in the place) was excellently equipped, with 4 separate bedrooms, an open space living room / kitchen area with three sofas, and two bathrooms, one with a bath, the other with a shower. The kitchen provided utensils and cutlery sufficient to cook yourself a decent meal. The dish washer and washer/dryer were quite appreciated after a few days living there.
Since the Pinetree cottage was located near the common room, we had wireless Internet access for free all the time (3G quality is quite unreliable in the hilly area around Ilfracombe and Lee). We were given the key for the bycicle shed to place our bycicles, which allowed us to leave them behind when using the car only.
We had a great sea view from the cottage, with lovely sunsets in the evenings. The area is beautiful with the usually very mild Devon weather. There are extensive public footpaths, although you have to "close the doors" behind you and climb every other fence at the designated places and practice "dog lifting".
We compared the place with many others suitable for us as a couple with dogs and found this was not only the best for us but also very competitive in terms of value for money. The space is generous including the parking. Our holidays were extremely restful off season. Lots of different docile farm animals to observe, touch and feed. A guided tour twice per week.
We would love to come again and can recommend this location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our spacious farm cottages are set in 35 tranquil acres within our own private and picturesque valley overlooking Lee Bay, in an enviably peaceful location, with roads and neighbours over quarter of a mile away! There'll be a delicious Devon cream tea with home baked scones waiting for you when you arrive and all our 4* graded cottages and lodges are furnished and equipped to a high standard to offer you the comforts of home. Every cottage has a dishwasher, washer dryer, wifi, central heating and unlimited hot water from our green biomass boiler that help keeps our carbon footprint low and your comfort levels high! We welcome families, couples and groups alike. Children especially love the fresh air and freedom, with plenty of outdoor space to explore, and for rainy days the games room keeps everyone entertained. Spend the day on the farm and meet the animals, spot the abundant wildlife, help collect eggs or feed the ducks on our ponds. For all that, we are only a short walk along public footpaths to Lee and its local Craft Shop and traditional village pub. There are miles of public footpaths around Lee Bay and the South West Coast Path - we are happy to provide maps and can suggest walks in the local area. Only ten minutes away by car you can enjoy the family friendly and surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough and Croyde or visit Ilfracombe with its famous Victorian Tunnel beaches. The Tarka trail is right on your doorstep - so bring your bike! Explore Exmoor, take a long day out to Lundy, the Eden project or visit one of the numerous local attractions such as the Sheepdog and Falconry displays at Borough Farm (famous for Channel 5's Mist the sheepdog) which is just up the road. We have a large supply of ideas for days out. Or just simply relax...We are open all year for holidays and short breaks. Dogs are very welcome. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lower Campscott Farm Ilfracombe, Devon