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Widmouth Farm Cottages

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Watermouth, Ilfracombe EX34 9RX, England
Widmouth Farm Cottages
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reviews on here make this sound idyllic, and probably if you have a toddler who likes feeding animals then this is a destination for you however what I would like to do is highlight some of the problems we had recently on arrival here and how written words can be very misleading. It states "the cottages are in an... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

It is so sad that you we so disappointed with Widmouth Farm Cottages. Our major fault, which could have solved 90% of your problems was that we did not greet you on arrival. I was away for a rare couple of days break and my husband was managing the farm, animals and cottages 'solo'. Had you spoken to him he... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A very happy long weekend with grandchilren and many thaks to Liz and her husband for introducing the children to the farm animals. A beautiful setting with lovely views of the hills sweeping down to the sea. Very satisfying and good for the soul. The cabin was well appointed and clean and the beds comfortable. Happy to recommend this for... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we hope you will come and stay again. We appreciated all you said. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had a fabulous time at Widmouth Farm Cottages. Our party was 2 adults, 2 children aged 6 and 9 and 2 grandparents in their 70's plus our 8 mth old puppy! We stayed in Woodpecker Lodge - it was perfect for us as there was plenty of room in the house, the layout was great for dining and relaxing... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Once again, we really appreciate you taking the time to write in this way. Do come and stay here again please! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We arrived tired after a long drive on the M5 and found the farm easily from the directions. It was feeding time for the goats as we arrived and our 2 children got stuck in straight away. The owner, Liz, was very welcoming and popped in once we had had a chance to unpack. The farm was great fun and... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send this review. We really appreciate it and hope you will stay here again! More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

On arrival at the cottage in the pouring rain we were allowed to take possession early but the proprietor said she had not had time to check the cleaning. That was an understatement, the place was filthy. The toilet brush was caked in excrement and the toilet had not been cleaned. The cooking pots were under the sink, some of... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

We are totally incredulous and horrified to see your review and will of course be making personal contact with you now. You arrived at 1pm when 'check-in time' as in all our correspondence was 4pm and let yourselves in before we had completed cleaning & checking. I specifically said to you that if anything was not to your satisfaction you... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We just got back last week from a weeks break staying in the Round Barn. Hosts Jeremy and Elizabeth were so helpful from first contact through to leaving. We were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and had the most wonderful time here. Cottage was lovely and cosy , modern kitchen and a mix of antique and modern furniture but nicely... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your wedding anniversary and shared our love of this beautiful location. Please do come and stay again - it is always so rewarding for us when people re-book and your holiday will get off to a swifter start as you will know the 'lie of the land' too. The trees are now just starting... More 

Stratfordshire
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We took our 20 month old son down to Widmouth Farm Cottages for a much needed holiday (his first). We all had a wonderful time, the look on his face as we fed the animals on the first morning was a real picture. Had there been room in the car you might have been short a goat or a duck... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving the ducks and chickens behind after all! We are glad you shared our fascination with the view (everchanging with the weather and the seasons) and the animals who are always diverting. We do hope you will come and stay again and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much... More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our mixed family (grandad, mom, 2 young boys) stayed for a long weekend in the Round Barn cottage. For the boys, feeding the animals (alpaca, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry, guinea pigs, etc.) was a real highlight, especially with the encyclopedic commentary by Jeremy Sanson as we walked around for 1-1/2 hours. Nice play area (smallish) for children, lots of places... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have your multigenerational family stay and to watch you enjoy what our spectacular part of Devon has to offer. Thank you for your very kind comments in respect of the animal feeding, through which I hope to impart some of my knowledge and enthuse both the young and old in what is a fascinating area More 

Bournemouth
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a week in July, with our 4 year old son, to say he enjoyed it would be an understatement. The location is fabulous, whether you choose to go to the private cove or travel further afield, it is an ideal spot to base yourself. We can highly recommend the short walk to Watermouth castle, enjoyed it so... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review we did enjoy having the time to welcome you to what we think is one of the most spectacular parts of England. We are delighted you found the animal feeding so educational and informative and look forward to welcoming you back here for more fun, adventure and relaxation Kind Regards Jeremy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed at widmouth for my chaps 40th birthday & had a fabulous time ~ the views are absolutely ahhhhmazing and the animals are fab ! Morning walks along the cliffs and fun with our dog at the private beach ~ what a treat! I loved feeding time with the animals each morning and thank Jeremy for sharing this with... More 

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Elizabeth_Sansom, Owner at Widmouth Farm Cottages, responded to this review

We always appreciate reviews, especially ones as nice as this. We have a rolling programme of upgrading and modernisation. We hope we will see you again and you can then spot the improvements! More 

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