Red Doors Farm

  • Holly cottage and gardens
  • Swallows loft cottage
  • Cider barn
  • Byre Cottage
  • Orchard Cottage
  • The Farmhouse

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.

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Family-Friendly Farmstays in Devon

Red Doors Farm - Holly Cottage

  • £395.00 - £945.00 per week
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Red Doors Farm - Swallows Loft

  • £395.00 - £945.00 per week
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Red Doors Farm - Courtyard Cottage

  • £645.00 - £1995.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Red Doors Farm - Cider Barn

  • £645.00 - £1995.00 per week
  • Sleeps 5 in 2 Bedrooms

Red Doors Farm - Byre Cottage

  • £725.00 - £2345.00 per week
  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

Red Doors Farm - Orchard Cottage

  • £695.00 - £2295.00 per week
  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

Red Doors Farm - The Farmhouse

  • £925.00 - £2895.00 per week
  • Sleeps 8 in 4 Bedrooms
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The Owner / Manager

Adrian & Gill Desoutter

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:89.47%
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  • Availability Updated:9 hours 23 minutes


  • 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

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.


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.

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