Rates from:
680.00 GBP


  • Cider barn
    Cider barn
  • Cosy lounge
    Cosy lounge
  • Twin bedroom
    Twin bedroom
  • Kichen and dining
    Kichen and dining
  • Double bedroom
    Double bedroom
  • Ensuite
  • Travel cot
    Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Baby bath seat
    Baby bath seat
  • View from Cider barn
    View from Cider barn
  • Wooden play area
    Wooden play area
  • Soft play
    Soft play
  • Playroom
  • Trampoline
  • Wooden playhouse
    Wooden playhouse
  • Indoor heated pool
    Indoor heated pool
  • Ride ons
    Ride ons
  • Ride ons
    Ride ons
  • Wooden fort
    Wooden fort
  • Play house
    Play house
  • Ride on
    Ride on
  • Floor plan
    Floor plan
  • 2019

Cider Barn

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 680.00 to 2335.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Tim & Gill Hunt

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:8 hours 53 minutes

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.

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 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 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

Red Doors Farm comprises 6 cottages, sleeping from 2 to 8 people, plus babies in cots. The cottages are also suitable for group bookings, with a dining room for up to 14 people in the main Farmhouse.

Cider barn (sleeps 5 plus a baby in a cot) is a detached, thatched stone cottage, converted from the barn that used to house the farm’s cider press. The spacious sitting room features beamed ceiling, luxurious leather sofas and French doors opening onto the lawn, while the bespoke wood kitchen/ dining room is traditional farmhouse in style with beamed ceiling and deep blue tiles. The master king-size bedroom has an ensuite shower room and WC and magnificent views over Dumpdon Hill. There is a second bedroom with 3 single beds and a family bathroom.

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


Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00


Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00


Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 5+cot in 1x king size bedroom with ensuite shower room and WC & 1x triple room. Plus a family bathroom with bath and WC.

Airport under 2 hours drive

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

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

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

Any Pool

A heated shared pool with pool with entry steps and shallow end.

Indoor Play Area

Soft play and ball pool


Babysitting is available by prior request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This child friendly cottage has 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, socket covers, fireguards, plastic crockery, and plastic cutlery.

Indoor Toys

Kids books and a great stock of toys.

Games Room

A games room with a good selection of toys, kids games, table tennis, and table football.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Ready Meals and pre arrival shopping can be arranged.

Outdoor Toys

Great selection of outdoor toys, swing, slide and ride ons.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary WI-FI is available.

Friendly Animals

Animal feeding on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


Honiton golf course is within a 15 minute drive.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots can be provided.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Stove in the lounge.


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  • What a wonderful place, it's like being welcomed into someone's home for the week. So much for the toddlers to do and you really feel welcomed while there. We will definitely be returning.Review dated 01/07/2019

  • A wonderful stay at Red Doors Farm- perfect for my girls aged 3 and 18 months. A fantastic family holiday!Review dated 31/05/2019

What a wonderful place, it's like being welcomed into someone's home for the week. So much for the toddlers to do and you really feel welcomed while there. We will definitely be returning.

A wonderful stay at Red Doors Farm- perfect for my girls aged 3 and 18 months. A fantastic family holiday!

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*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 4 guests.

  • 2019

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