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Rates from:
395.00 GBP

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  • Holly cottage and gardens
    Holly cottage and gardens
  • Cosy lounge through to the kitchen
    Cosy lounge through to the kitchen
  • Cosy lounge with stove
    Cosy lounge with stove
  • Kitchen and dining area
    Kitchen and dining area
  • Double bedroom
    Double bedroom
  • Holly Cottage Image 6
    Holly Cottage Image 6
  • Contemporary bathroom
    Contemporary bathroom
  • Floor plan
    Floor plan
  • Wooden play area
    Wooden play area
  • Toys and ball pit
    Toys and ball pit
  • Wooden fort
    Wooden fort
  • Football goal
    Football goal
  • Gmaes room
    Gmaes room
  • Ride on car
    Ride on car
  • Play house
    Play house
  • Playroom
    Playroom
  • Playhouse
    Playhouse
  • Pool, heated and gated
    Pool, heated and gated
  • Ride on tractor
    Ride on tractor
  • Holly Cottage Image 20
    Holly Cottage Image 20
  • Holly Cottage Image 21
    Holly Cottage Image 21
  • Pretty gardens
    Pretty gardens

Holly Cottage

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 395.00 to 895.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Adrian & Gill Desoutter

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:93.75%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:8 hours 18 minutes

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BFB's Overview

Red Doors Farm isn’t just family friendly its family fantastic! From the heated indoor pool to games room, play room, play barn, play areas and chick-chick chickens, this boutique cluster of 5-star Gold cottages in Devon will keep children happy from brekkie to bedtime, so grown-ups can get on with having a great time too.

A 500-year old, Grade II listed Devon long house, along with a group of traditional flint and thatch cottages, have been beautifully transformed into a private hamlet of 6 luxury cottages, sleeping 2 to 8 people, set in 2 acres of well kept, lawned garden. The main thatched roof farmhouse also has a dining room that seats up to 14 which makes Red Doors great for family celebrations, with hand-crafted cakes, beauty therapies and a top notch chef all available to make occasions really special.

The owners are always being told ‘You’ve thought of everything’ and they pride themselves on being particularly well-equipped for parents with pre-schoolers, providing all the essential equipment and baby-sitting by qualified, CRB checked nurses and teachers. A welcome pack of West Country goodies awaits families on arrival and all the basics are provided, from cling film to dishwasher tablets . A supply of gourmet, frozen meals are available for an easy, delicious supper and the Games Room is stocked up with award-winning Otter Valley ice-cream which boasts, ‘from cow to cone in 24 hours’.

All the cottages have been fabulously finished and furnished to 5-star Gold standards and make the most of original rustic features such as beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, wood panelling and flagstone floors. Log burners and comfy sofas make the living rooms lovely and cosy, the bespoke wood kitchens are fitted with all mod cons including Nespresso coffee machine, bathrooms are gleaming and modern with power showers and the luxurious bedrooms have Vi-Spring mattresses and cool Egyptian linen for a good night’s sleep.

What really makes Red Doors Farm so fab for families, of course is all the places to play and things to do, both indoors and out. The 11x5.5 metre indoor pool is a big plus, heated to a toasty 30°c, surrounded by steamer chairs and with wall of glass doors offering panoramic views over the Otter Valley. A covered play area is particularly geared up for under 6’s, featuring a play house, small climbing frame, slide, see-saw and ride ons, including tractors, while all ages will have fun on the giant, netted trampoline and in another play area with a 2 storey wooden fort and slides.

A thatched play barn promises more fun and games including table tennis and table football, giant Jenga and giant Connect 4, while elsewhere in the garden, families can play giant chess, a game of croquet, putting, boules and football. Little ones will also enjoy making friends with the chickens, ducks, pygmy goats and guinea pigs. Indoors, the Games room includes a pool table and computer games for the PS2’s. A play room will keep little ones amused with a play kitchen, train and farm tables, garage and cars, colouring table and cuddly toys. The only challenge will be tearing children away for days out exploring the East Devon ‘countryside-by-the-sea’ and when it’s finally time for home.

Accommodation overview

Holly Cottage (sleeps 2 plus a baby in a cot) is a single storey barn conversion, tucked away in a quiet corner of the Red Doors ’hamlet’, with a private lawned garden. The conversion is in a traditional country cottage style, with a log burner in the inglenook fireplace, exposed timbers and stonework, plus a bespoke wood kitchen with Nespresso machine and dining area. The bedroom, with a king size bed, has glorious views over the Otter Valley and an ensuite with bath, power shower and WC.

Location Information

Red Doors is surrounded by the idyllic rolling scenery of East Devon, known as the countryside-by-the-sea, due to its close proximity to the smugglers coves, beaches and fishing villages of the Devon and Dorset coasts. Incredibly, the A30 is only 1.5 miles away, making Red Doors quick and easy to get to from the major routes whilst still being in relaxing, peaceful seclusion. The market town of Honiton is also only 3 miles away, with frequent, direct train services from London Waterloo (3 hours).

Honiton has all the services families really need, including Tesco, Co-op, Aldi and Lidl, a good range of local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as a farmers market twice a week. Exeter also has Sainsburys and Waitrose (both a 20 minute drive) and all the main supermarkets deliver to Red Doors.

The nearest pub, the Luppitt Arms is only 1 mile away but doesn’t serve food and the Monkton Court Inn is only 1.5 miles. After this, the choice is endless for eating out and enjoying all the mouth-watering delicacies the South West has to offer, from calorific cream teas and luxury ice creams to succulent crab sandwiches, local cheeses and home-reared meats, all washed down with farm pressed ciders and quirky named real ales.

The Devon and Dorset coast is as little as 12 miles away, strung with the quintessentially English seaside towns, fishing villages and beaches that have kept families flocking here for generations. Dinosaur fanatics will have fun hunting for fossils along the Jurassic Coast and Lyme Regis makes an ideal place to take a guided walk or simply build sandcastles on the beaches, dangle crab lines off the harbour and enjoy the bustling, bucket and spade frivolity.

Within easy reach of Red Doors, there are all kinds of attractions for children of all ages from castles, to wildlife parks, to theme parks, to steam railways. Just mentioning Diggerland will have little boys bouncing up and down with glee while Woodlands is the largest family theme park in Devon, including fab indoor play centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo-Farm and Falconry Centre.For real animal lovers, Paignton Zoo and the Donkey Sanctuary are always a winner. Bicton Park is a real favourite for the whole family to enjoy.

Nearest Medical Services (GP & A&E): There is a GP practice, Minor A & E and dentist in Honiton (3 miles). Full A & E services are available in both Taunton and Exeter (30 minutes).

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2+cot in 1x king size bedroom. Plus an ensuite bathroom with bath, overhead shower and WC.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Exeter is 20 mins drive away and Bristol is 1 hour 20 mins away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Beaches of East Devon and Dorset are a short drive away.

Any Pool

An indoor shared heated pool with pool toys, baby changing unit and a baby play pen.

Indoor Play Area

Ball pool and soft play.

Private Chef

A private chef can be arranged.

Babysitting

We have a small team of qualified nurses/teachers who are all CRB checked and are able to provide babysitting and daytime childcare.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Cots (travel), bed guards, highchairs, booster seats, baby bath, baby bath seat, toilets with built in starter seat, playpen, baby bouncer chair, steriliser, changing mat, stair gates, fireguards, socket covers, plastic crockery and plastic cutlery.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Kids books and a great range of toys.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Frozen meals are available, local ice cream can be delivered and pre arrival shopping is available on request.

Outdoor Toys

2 Wendy houses, 10 assorted ride-ons, swings and slides, climbing frames, large trampoline with safety enclosure, giant Connect 4, Chess and Jenga, table tennis, table football, boules, croquet, golf putting, football and a 2 storey wooden play fort!

Visiting Spa Therapist

Visiting spa therapist can be arranged

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary WI-FI is provided.

Friendly Animals

Daily animal feeding with guinea pigs, pygmy goats, chickens and ducks. .

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots can be arranged.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Log burner in the lounge.

Reviews

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  • Extremely baby friendly, great facilities particularly for toddlers. Everything you need provided, cots, sterilisers, play pens, baby baths, high chairs etc. Baby safety gates around the log burner. There was even baby/toddler plates, bowls and cutlery provided. Lots of indoors and outdoors toys, swings, slides etc, swimming pool and children can help feed the animals. Adults are not forgotten and they can arrange baby sitting, a chef to your cottage and beauty treatments. You can buy yummy frozen meals and locally made ice cream on site.Review dated 11/07/2015

Extremely baby friendly, great facilities particularly for toddlers. Everything you need provided, cots, sterilisers, play pens, baby baths, high chairs etc. Baby safety gates around the log burner. There was even baby/toddler plates, bowls and cutlery provided. Lots of indoors and outdoors toys, swings, slides etc, swimming pool and children can help feed the animals. Adults are not forgotten and they can arrange baby sitting, a chef to your cottage and beauty treatments. You can buy yummy frozen meals and locally made ice cream on site.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 3 guests.



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