Owners Chris and Tracey Wilson have skilfully converted the old stables and the cider barn on their pretty farm and added the kind of touches that make a family holiday really memorable. The upside down design of the barns along with their airy and stylish interiors maximise the stunning views, whilst animal feeding and egg collecting rounds will have little ones talking about their stay for years to come. Former nursery manager Tracey clearly knows what makes toddlers tick and supplies a host of fun ride-on toys, a trampoline, wendy houses, slides and swings. As well as being terrific for toddlers, North Bradbury is fabulous for foodies too. Delicious home-made meals are available as ‘take-aways’ from the farm store, or restaurant-style in the farmhouse dining room, which is thoughtfully linked up to baby monitors in the cottages opposite allowing parents to ‘dine out’ and not need a babysitter. Parents will also appreciate the little luxuries in the cottages in the form of dishwashers, CD/DVDplayers, underfloor heating and romantic log burners. Nights 'at home' are all the more enjoyable thanks to the fully-stocked freezer of home-made ready meals or BBQ goodies in the farm store, which also boasts a fridge full of locally produced diary goods from milk and butter to yoghurts and cheeses, plus jams, preserves and even gifts and sheepskin home accessories. Its easy to see why the Guardian listed North Bradbury as No.2 in its recent round-up of the UK's best farm stays.
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A perfect place to go with our two under 5s! There was plenty to do on the farm and we had such a warm welcome we felt more like guests of the family than paying customers. So much thought had been put into every detail - from the age specific toy box in the living room (with toys suitable for my older child placed nicely on a high shelf), a very well equipped kitchen, to the full size cot (rather than a travel cot shoved in a corner), to the magazine rack high up on the wall and full of up to date things - way out of reach of sticky fingers! Our daughter had a lot of fun helping with feeding the animals with my son (a bit too little to help) watching. Don't be put off by The Cider Barn using a sofa bed to accommodate 4 people - we put our daughter to bed in our room each night and moved her up to the sofa bed in the living room when we decided to go to sleep - we have never been at all flexible with her sleep routine but she took it all in her stride and was very happy to be surrounded by all of the toys the moment she woke up in her "magic bed". If you only ever do one farm stay, do this one. We can't wait to go back.Review dated 07/11/2013
Lovely place, lovely hosts, lovely location and our toddler had a ball.Review dated 29/07/2013
Lovely attention to detail from the start to make stay comfortable. Super cream tea to start the holiday!Review dated 10/05/2013
We have just returned from a great break at this property. The hospitality is fantastic and, even though the weather was a bit unpredictable, there was plenty to keep my two year old occupied. He went to bed shattered every night talking in his sleep about helping Farmer Chris with the animals! We were very impressed.Review dated 27/04/2013
A fantastic place to stay. We would thoroughly recommend North Bradbury Farm.Review dated 25/03/2013
Great stay, lovely place, very caring hosts and wonderful for the children to get so close to the animals, thank youReview dated 08/03/2013
A fantastic week away, a great experience for all the family with plenty to keep us entertained. Lovely, well equipped accommodation & great food to buy from the farm shop. Also had a beautiful meal cooked for us & served in the farm dining room.
Our 2 year refused to miss animal feeding, whatever the weather & was keen to swim in all weathers too.Review dated 21/06/2012
We had a fantastic time at North Bradbury Farm. We would have enjoyed our stay even if we had just gone as a couple, Tracey and Farmer Chris are great hosts (a meal in the beautiful farmhouse dining room is not to be missed) and the accommodation is extremely comfortable. However, if you have kids the Farm really comes into its own. Tracey and Chris have thought of all the little details (such as animal treasure hunts, colouring book on your kitchen table, muddy buggies on loan and all the equipment you might need) which makes life much easier. Our 22 month old loved it ? so much for him to explore and he was in ride on toy heaven! Feeding the animals and collecting eggs is such a great experience, we even got to cuddle the first lamb of the season. Would definitely recommend a stay ? we will certainly be back. The Wrzesinski'sReview dated 13/03/2012
We have just come back from a fantastic week at North Bradbury Farm. The cottages are really cosy and have been thoughtfully equipped throughout. It was lovely to be welcomed with scones, jam and cream and the small farm shop means that even if you turn up completely unprepared there is everything you could need for your evening meal and breakfast! Chris and Tracey could not have been more welcoming and we will definitely return when our baby is a little older and better able to appreciate the puppies, piglets, ponies etc.Review dated 16/11/2011
Unbelievably child friendly - so well equipped, great activities especially the animal feeding and Tracey and Chris are brilliant with children. Hugely enjoyable for little ones and adults alike.Review dated 22/09/2011
A brilliant set up for children and extremley friendly and helpful hosts that go out of their way to help you and the kids have a great holiday.Review dated 18/09/2011
North Bradbury farm is a special place, we were really lucky to find it. We would highly recommend it for a family holiday no matter how young your children.
The accommodation is immaculately clean with stylish interiors, well stocked with everything you would have at home. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. The farm offers a unique opportunity for children to help feed the animals including pigs, sheep, ducks, goats, chicken and ponies. We have a one year old and he got loads out of the experience. He was making sheep noises by the end of the week. Children get up close with the animals, for example they see every stage of a duck's life from egg to tiny ducklings to grown ducks. You can then sample the duck and other farm produce in the delicious, restaurant quality meals, prepared by Tracey. Another unique experience - a delicious three course meal while you can hear your baby snoring away (hooked up to a baby monitor) in your cottage which is a few steps away from where you dine. You can also buy farm produce in the farm shop. It's well stocked with frozen meals which are again home made and very tasty.
The farm also has a lovely heated outdoor pool. It's really warm, there's no scrimping on the heating and the views are beautiful - surrounded by fields.
There is plenty to do in North Devon and Chris and Tracey will offer you lots of ideas tailored to the age of your children.
Another benefit of North Bradbury Farm is that you only ever have one other family staying (there are only 2 cottages to rent) so the pool is never busy and the farm feeding is a small affair where all children can get involved.
All this adds up to a superb experience but the icing on the cake is that Tracey and Chris have oceans of energy and clearly enjoy this beautiful farm they have created entirely themselves. They will make you feel very welcome and make your stay very special.
My only hesitation in recommending North Bradbury Farm is that I don't want too many people to know about it for fear we won't be able to get booked in when we want to return!Review dated 18/07/2011
We had a wonderful and relaxing week at North Bradbury Farm. Chris and Tracey love what they do and you see it everywhere, from the quality of accommodation to the effort they go to to entertain and engage the children around the farm. The perfect holiday for a young family. We're going again next year!Review dated 15/05/2011
A fantastic family holiday location, it was out first holiday with our little one and could not have asked for a better location. Tracey and Chris are fantastic host and we will be going again!Review dated 18/04/2011
We couldn't have asked for a better holiday. Tracey and Chris were amazing hosts, the setting was perfect, the dinners exceptional and our 20-month-old daughter spent every second beaming. We can't wait to go back next year, and the year after...Review dated 05/09/2010
North Bradbury farm was the perfect place to go with young children. Twice a day you can go and feed the animals which our 18 month year old son loved and in between you had to squeeze in visiting the gorgeous beaches about 30-45 mins away, swimming in the stunning on site pool ( which was boiling!), riding the pony & trap or playing on the many outdoor toys. Farmer Chris and Tracy were perfect hosts especially on the night we had dinner at the farmhouse and it was a treat to be able to get a good babysitter for a night at a gorgeous country pub. We turned up with clothes for our son and thats about it, everything else was provided.Review dated 05/09/2010
Beautiful setting, well equipped accommodation, very friendly welcome and customer care, excellent first-hand access to a range of farm animals.Review dated 05/09/2010
Really friendly and welcoming. Really useful going on holiday not having to take all the parephanalia such as booster seats/toys etc. The farm is well set out and 'Farmer Chris' really made our daughter part of the experience with feeding, collecting the eggs which she loved! There were also toughtful touches such as areas for outdoor play with slides/playhouses. The fact there was a farm shop and opportunity to be cooked for within the main farm house was a real luxury and again really made things so much easier! Overall we had a fab time and are looking forward to returning!Review dated 11/07/2010
Great hospitality, lovely (and generous portions) food, and our 1 year old son really enjoyed playing with the age-appropriate toys and look at the animals. Definitely will go back again.Review dated 20/03/2010
A brilliant set up for children and extremley friendly and helpful hosts that go out of their way to help you and the kids have a great holiday.Review dated 19/09/2011
A brilliant set up for children and extremley friendly and helpful hosts that go out of their way to help you and the kids have a great holiday.Review dated 19/09/2011
Really friendly and welcoming. Really useful going on holiday not having to take all the paraphernalia such as booster seats/toys etc. The farm is well set out and 'Farmer Chris' really made our daughter part of the experience with feeding, collecting the eggs which she loved! There were also thoughtful touches such as areas for outdoor play with slides/playhouses. The fact there was a farm shop and opportunity to be cooked for within the main farm house was a real luxury and again really made things so much easier! Overall we had a fab time and are looking forward to returning! Overall rating; Outstanding!Review dated 13/07/2010
Great hospitality, lovely (and generous portions) food, and our 1 year old son really enjoyed playing with the age-appropriate toys and look at the animals. Definitely will go back again. Rated 21out of a possible 25Review dated 26/03/2010
We stayed in the Cider Barn in November 09 and we had a great time.. It was cold and rained all weekend, but we still managed to enjoy every minute. We were made to feel very welcome and the facilities were excellent with toys, baby gates,m home cooked food and everything you need for a relaxing family holiday. The farm was great and our 2 year old loved feeding the animals every evening with "Farmer Chris" The surrounding area was stunning with plenty to see and do and some lovely beaches that we are going to try out in the summer months. I recommend this as a great holiday if you have a family or not. I only wish we could have stayed longer, but we will definitely be staying there again!! Review dated 16/12/2009
The four days we spent here were fantastic! It rained almost constantly, but we all had a really good break. The cottages are excellent, toys and facilities on the farm brilliant and as for the dinner in the farmhouse dining room - best meal I've had in a long time! I'd highly recommend this to anyone, Chris and Tracey were really lovely, and I'm fairly sure we'll be going back, if not next year, then soon.Review dated 03/11/2009
well well what can we say ! pure brilliant! the farm was great, the barns were comfy and well presented. The animals were great and Charlie loves Balti the goat! Chris and Tracey were excellent and we went away making new friends! highly recommended and we will be going back next year! PS great farm food check out the Lamb Curry! yummeee....Review dated 03/11/2009
We have just returned from a short stay at North Bradbury and loved the place. The hosts are the nicest people and we are so pleased that you recommended the accommodationReview dated 03/11/2009
Despite a week of terrible weather, we had a brilliant time at North Bradbury. The accommodation was great and Chris & Tracey are wonderful hosts. My husband & I particularly appreciated all the lovely food we bought from the farm shop, which gave us a break from cooking, and our little boy was kept entertained by all the animals and particularly the big red tractor! I hope we can go back soon!Review dated 03/11/2009
I can't express in words just how perfect this holiday is. The accomodation is spotless and modern throughout including all the thoughtful touches such as stairgates and baby crockery, booster seats and cots, freeview tv etc. My two year old went for a ride on Pudding the Pony (which she loved). My husband went clay pigeon shooting and I enjoyed regular long soaks in the bath. The farm is 3 quarters of an hours drive away from many beautiful beaches including ilfracome, saunton, woolacombe, westward ho etc. And lets not forget Tracey and Chris Wilson who ensured that we all had a great time. A fabulous holiday destination.Review dated 03/11/2009
We had a wonderful week. It was all great but particular highlights were Tracey and Chris's encyclopaedic knowledge of the area which allowed us to go on many child-friendly trips out (avoiding those which wouldn't have been suitable) and the daily "farming" which turned our city-son into a real country boy. The facilities couldn't be faulted - you genuinely need to take very little to cater for your children's every whim. We intend to go back !Review dated 03/11/2009
The three of us all had a great time. Our 18 month old loved everything from feeding the animals to playing on the toy tractors, slide and trampoline. The cider barn was the perfect base, beautifully kitted out with everything we needed including toys! We can also recommend the rogan josh - scrummy!Review dated 03/11/2009
North Bradbury Farm is the perfect farm holiday, and reminded us of farm holidays from our childhood. The barn is really well equipped for babies, including toys and DVDs. The best bit was the welcome from Tracey and Chris who are fantastic, and know everything about the area. We had some wonderful days out, thanks to their advice. The food is amazing, both that served in the farmhouse and the frozen dinners. We can't fault it, we'll be back next year! Review dated 03/11/2009
We had a wonderful week staying at Tracey and Farmer Chris' farm. It is so perfect for young children and you really don't need to take anything with you- it's all there. It's great to just hang out on the farm as there is so much to do but also there are loads of attractions for all ages nearby. You must eat in the Farm dining room as Tracey's food is amazing. A great holiday we would really recommend.Review dated 03/11/2009
We had a really lovely time. Tracey and Chris were very friendly and our 18 month old loved being able to help feed the animals. The Cider Barn was really well kitted out with everyrthing we needed.Review dated 03/11/2009
We have just come back from a fabulous week at North Bradbury Farm, the minute we arrived I relaxed because the place is so lovely and really has got everything for keeping little ones happy, safe and busy. We have a two year old and a 6 month old and I can't recommend it highly enough. We will be back!Review dated 03/11/2009
We had a wonderful week at the farm and can't recommend it enough. Tracey and Chris have thought of everything to make your stay as child-friendly, fun and relaxing as possible. It was ideal for children of all ages and adults. We are already planning our next trip back and it will be even better once the outdoor swimming pool is completed - it looks stunning.Review dated 03/11/2009
We were very impressed with North Bradbury Farm and we had a fantastic week. The Cider Barn was presented to a very high standard, really well thought out for children and spotless. Our 1 year old son adored feeding the animals and loved Chris's tractor - I think we might now have a tractor geek! Tracey and Chris were lovely. Welcoming and helpful at all times. Lots of great toys both inside and out which kept little one entertained. Can't really find fault with it and would definitely recommend and visit againReview dated 03/11/2009
sleeps 4 including infants in 1 bedroom plus lounge sofabed. The capacity can't exceed 4 including cot sleeping infants.
Many lovely sandy beaches within 20-30mins drive
An outdoor heated pool has just been added
Baby-sitting is also available by arrangement.
A host of nursery equipment is supplied including baby carrypacks, cots, high chairs, baby baths, stairgates, plug covers, bedguards and changing mats.
Lots of toys suitable for little ones are available in the cottages including bricks and a train set. Plus communal DVD library with over 100 films.
The farm store adjoining the cottages has fridge and freezer full of home-made ready meals, local cheeses, yoghurts, ice creams and butter, plus a range of speciality chutneys, preserves, vegetables, free range eggs from the farm hens. Tesco Direct home-delivery is available.
The lawn facing the cottages is filled with outdoor play equipment ideal for toddlers and babies from swings, slides and climbing frames to wendy houses, trikes and tractors. Also wooden climbing centre , picnic table , zip wire , adventure island complete with bridge over the stream for fishing and paddling
Free WiFi available
Farmer Chris leads daily feeding and egg collecting rounds visiting chickens, ducks, horses, sheep and pigs. There's also the opportunity to ride Pudding the pony. Younger, or more nervous mini-guests can have a ride in the horse-drawn cart.
Several cotas and highchairs avaialble on request