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The 1843 Cottage

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 562.38 to 1307.53 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Barney & Camila Fawcett

Member since Jul 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:23 hours 19 minutes

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BFB's Overview

The 45-acre Flear Estate is a picture-perfect country idyll with the added benefits of a host of the region's best beaches a short drive away, an acclaimed, and child-friendly, gastro-pub within a pleasant mile or so's walk and an indoor pool and play area that has mini guests grinning from ear to ear come rain or shine.

Flear does family rejuvenation to a tee. Whether rambling through the woods, splashing about in the pool, messing about on the trampoline or soaking in the views from the luxurious outdoor hot tub, the hectic pace of 'normal' daily life seems to melt away within a day or two of arrival, and that's before sampling the pre-bookable beauty and massage therapies, or taking advantage of the local chef-made meal deliveries.

New owners (Spring 2013) Barney and Camilla are a young couple who are injecting fresh energy into Flear and, thanks to first-hand experiences with their own young son 'Roo', they have real insight into what it takes to make a successful break with tots in tow, plus handy tips and advice on exploring the area with a little one.

Accommodation Overview: The 1843 Cottage

Taking its name from the date stone in the end wall of the cottage, 1843 is compact and full of charm. It is ideally suited to smaller families of 2 adults and a baby or 2 adults and 1 child. The ground floor contains an open-plan kitchen and a living area with log burner, comfortable sofas and a small dining table. On the first floor there is a single bedroom and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is on the top floor. There is a little enclosed front garden with a table and chairs to catch the evening sun.

Location Information

Although there's little but rolling countryside and one good food pub within walking distance, Flear is not as remote as it might seem. The pretty market town of Kingsbridge is within 10 minutes drive of Flear Cottages and has a great range of pubs, shops and bistros. Highly recommended are the Old Bakery for its rustic chic, family friendly interiors excellent brunch and fabulous Paella nights (Weds) with fine dining on Fri and Sat. Also, the Treehouse for pizza. For a baby-sitting worthy night out try the art deco glamour of the Burgh Island hotel, the Oyster Shack in Salcombe, the Whitehouse in Chillington, Mitch Tonks' (of Fishworks fame) Seahorse or Michelin-star winner John Burton-Race's New Angel in Dartmouth. For chic cocktails and contemporary bistro-fayre try the waterside Wildfire Bistro at Dart Marina, or try its neighbour the Floating Bridge Pub for, reportedly, the best beer-battered fish and chips in Devon!

Kingsbridge is centrally located for exploring South Devon and ideal for those watching their carbon footprint since there's an excellent bus service and a ferry from the quay to the bustling yachting town of Salcombe which, along with some good restaurants (Captain Flint's is recommended for families) and boutiques, has a good beach.

For a spot of true indulgence try a half-day spa session at the small but very luxurious Dart Marina Spa and don't miss Pennywell Farm Park or Paignton Zoological Park, both of which appear to be very well run and have dedicated play areas for pre-schoolers. Blackpool Sands, Conde Nast Traveller readers’ top rated UK family beach, is also nearby and boasts a toddler sandpit area and a quality licensed beach cafe serving healthy organic kids meals, along with local wines and snacks for adults.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 15%, within 21 days by 10%

Rates

30 Oct - 10 Dec 2017 : £562.38 /week11 Dec - 17 Dec 2017 : £811.64 /week18 Dec - 24 Dec 2017 : £1010.43 /week25 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : £1010.43 /week1 Jan - 5 Jan 2018 : £1030.67 /week9 Feb - 19 Feb 2018 : £705.14 /week20 Feb - 23 Mar 2018 : £590.5 /week24 Mar - 14 Apr 2018 : £946.31 /week15 Apr - 24 May 2018 : £754.89 /week25 May - 2 Jun 2018 : £1035 /week3 Jun - 6 Jul 2018 : £863.04 /week7 Jul - 13 Jul 2018 : £993.9 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2018 : £1307.53 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2018 : £1051.22 /week8 Sep - 28 Sep 2018 : £863.04 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2018 : £754.89 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2018 : £768.95 /week20 Oct - 28 Oct 2018 : £953.88 /week29 Oct - 9 Dec 2018 : £590.5 /week10 Dec - 16 Dec 2018 : £852.22 /week17 Dec - 23 Dec 2018 : £1060.95 /week24 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019 : £1060.95 /week30 Oct - 10 Dec 2017 : €641.0569 /week11 Dec - 17 Dec 2017 : €925.1884 /week18 Dec - 24 Dec 2017 : €1151.789 /week25 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : €1151.789 /week1 Jan - 5 Jan 2018 : €1174.861 /week9 Feb - 19 Feb 2018 : €803.7891 /week20 Feb - 23 Mar 2018 : €673.111 /week24 Mar - 14 Apr 2018 : €1078.699 /week15 Apr - 24 May 2018 : €860.4991 /week25 May - 2 Jun 2018 : €1179.797 /week3 Jun - 6 Jul 2018 : €983.7792 /week7 Jul - 13 Jul 2018 : €1132.947 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2018 : €1490.453 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2018 : €1198.286 /week8 Sep - 28 Sep 2018 : €983.7792 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2018 : €860.4991 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2018 : €876.5261 /week20 Oct - 28 Oct 2018 : €1087.328 /week29 Oct - 9 Dec 2018 : €673.111 /week10 Dec - 16 Dec 2018 : €971.4455 /week17 Dec - 23 Dec 2018 : €1209.377 /week24 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019 : €1209.377 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 15%, within 21 days by 10%

Who owns this place?

Flear Farm is family-owned and run by us, Camilla and Barney Fawcett, and assisted by our little boy, Reuben and baby Percy. We have always loved the country and after several years chasing our tails in London, we decided that we wanted us and our children to have greater exposure to nature and a more traditional pace of life.

Barney and Camilla with our boys Roo and Percy

What do they love about it?

Keeping the cottages and the estate looking beautiful has been challenging but very rewarding, and we get a lot of our satisfaction from giving our families a super holiday and seeing them come back again the next year!

What do the kids love about it?

From the moment kids arrive they are enchanted by Flear Farm, most are splashing about in the indoor pool within minutes of arriving!! There is a large indoor play barn equipped with large trampoline, wooden swing set, soft play area and toys galore - perfect for a rainy day! There are acres of outdoor space for children to enjoy together with a Davis cup tennis court, picnic area and pitch and putt and a great BBQUE area which is perfect for balmy summer evening sausage sizzles following a day of building sandcastles on one of the local blue flag beaches! The resident Flear Dartmoor ponies - Yara and Abbie are always more than happy to be fed a tasty tit-bit, and our duck's love attention (and bread) down at the Duck Pond. Swimming lessons can be arranged in advance with the Flear office. A selection of childrens DVD's are also available to borrow when little legs just need some time to relax!

Fast Facts

1 Kingsize, 1 Single

Airport under 2 hours drive

Exeter Airport is within 2hrs

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are a range of lovely sandy beaches within 10/15 minutes drive

Amenities within Walking Distance

There's a gastro pub in approx. 1.5km walk and a hotel offering a great value lunch menu within about 700m.

Any Pool

There is a large indoor swimming pool suitable for the whole family, along with a steam room and outdoor hot tub for frazzled parents. Swimming lessons can be arranged at extra cost.

Spa Onsite

There's an onsite treatment room and massage and beauty therapy treatments can be pre-booked prior to arrival.

Indoor Play Area

There is also an indoor play barn with a soft play area, buckets of toys, various baby-walkers and ride on cars & trikes, a play-mat, a soft-floor playground with climbing frame, slide and swings, a two-storey wendy house with a little kitchen inside, a giant enclosed trampoline, and table tennis, a pool table and table football for the older ones.

Private Chef

A private chef can be arranged at extra cost.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged at extra cost.

Nursery Gear (additional)

A cot, highchair, baby bath, booster seat, toddler crockery and cutlery, and stairgate can be provided.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Each cottage has a range of board games and DVDs for the whole family to enjoy

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meals created by a local chef can be pre-ordered for delivery. Prices from £2.95-£5.95 per course

Outdoor Toys

There is a shared outdoor play ground for tots to enjoy with picnic tables for supervising parents. There is also a large trampoline and pitch and putt course.

Visiting Spa Therapist

There's an onsite treatment room and massage and beauty therapy treatments can be pre-booked prior to arrival.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Terrace with dining table and chairs

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi provided in cottage

Tennis Court(s)

There are tennis courts onsite.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The cottage has an open fire/log burner in the lounge (fireguard provided) with an initial supply of logs.

Hot Tub

There's a sunken hot tub outside the communal pool offering lovely rural views

Reviews

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  • A great place.Review dated 08/10/2017

  • Beautiful location, great facilities, very friendly and accommodating hosts. couldn't have asked for more!Review dated 15/11/2014

  • Wonderful week, everything thought of to make things easy with the baby and thus very relaxing for us! Baby changing table beside the pool, black out blinds for easy napping, play barn full of lovely toys (and magazines!), even buckets and spades for the beach - lots of little things that make the world of difference!! Barney was a fantastic host, thank you for being so welcoming and helpful!Review dated 26/09/2014

A great place.

Beautiful location, great facilities, very friendly and accommodating hosts. couldn't have asked for more!

Wonderful week, everything thought of to make things easy with the baby and thus very relaxing for us! Baby changing table beside the pool, black out blinds for easy napping, play barn full of lovely toys (and magazines!), even buckets and spades for the beach - lots of little things that make the world of difference!! Barney was a fantastic host, thank you for being so welcoming and helpful!

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 5 guests.



Rates

30 Oct - 10 Dec 2017 : £562.38 /week11 Dec - 17 Dec 2017 : £811.64 /week18 Dec - 24 Dec 2017 : £1010.43 /week25 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : £1010.43 /week1 Jan - 5 Jan 2018 : £1030.67 /week9 Feb - 19 Feb 2018 : £705.14 /week20 Feb - 23 Mar 2018 : £590.5 /week24 Mar - 14 Apr 2018 : £946.31 /week15 Apr - 24 May 2018 : £754.89 /week25 May - 2 Jun 2018 : £1035 /week3 Jun - 6 Jul 2018 : £863.04 /week7 Jul - 13 Jul 2018 : £993.9 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2018 : £1307.53 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2018 : £1051.22 /week8 Sep - 28 Sep 2018 : £863.04 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2018 : £754.89 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2018 : £768.95 /week20 Oct - 28 Oct 2018 : £953.88 /week29 Oct - 9 Dec 2018 : £590.5 /week10 Dec - 16 Dec 2018 : £852.22 /week17 Dec - 23 Dec 2018 : £1060.95 /week24 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019 : £1060.95 /week30 Oct - 10 Dec 2017 : €641.0569 /week11 Dec - 17 Dec 2017 : €925.1884 /week18 Dec - 24 Dec 2017 : €1151.789 /week25 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : €1151.789 /week1 Jan - 5 Jan 2018 : €1174.861 /week9 Feb - 19 Feb 2018 : €803.7891 /week20 Feb - 23 Mar 2018 : €673.111 /week24 Mar - 14 Apr 2018 : €1078.699 /week15 Apr - 24 May 2018 : €860.4991 /week25 May - 2 Jun 2018 : €1179.797 /week3 Jun - 6 Jul 2018 : €983.7792 /week7 Jul - 13 Jul 2018 : €1132.947 /week14 Jul - 31 Aug 2018 : €1490.453 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2018 : €1198.286 /week8 Sep - 28 Sep 2018 : €983.7792 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2018 : €860.4991 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2018 : €876.5261 /week20 Oct - 28 Oct 2018 : €1087.328 /week29 Oct - 9 Dec 2018 : €673.111 /week10 Dec - 16 Dec 2018 : €971.4455 /week17 Dec - 23 Dec 2018 : €1209.377 /week24 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019 : €1209.377 /week

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