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Weare Trees Hill, Great Torrington EX38 7EZ England
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#1 of 14 Specialty lodging in Great Torrington
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Welcome to Hill Farm, a recently refurbished family run holiday complex in North Devon offering self-catering accommodation with indoor swimming pool. Our dog friendly self-catering North Devon holiday cottages are set in 6 acres and surrounded by countryside; we are close to the sandy beaches of Instow and Westward Ho! making Hill Farm ideal for family holidays in North Devon. Set in a picturesque courtyard we have five baby and child friendly self-catering holiday cottages. All our holiday cottages have free-to-use wifi connected to fibre broadband. Guests staying at our North Devon holiday cottages have complimentary use of our indoor heated swimming pool, we also have an indoor games room and outdoor play area. Please note that our indoor swimming pool is now open for your use all year. Children staying in our North Devon farm country cottages love helping us to feed our animals which include goats, pigs, ducks, sheep, rabbits, chickens Geese and Ponies.There is always the possibility of new arrivals during your stay. Chicks ,Pigs ,Ducklings , Goslings ,baby Rabbits and Gunea pigs. When not enjoying our indoor swimming pool and other onsite facilities nearby you can find many activities; our country cottages are near to Instow, Westward Ho! Saunton Sands, Bude, Woolacombe and Croyde beaches. The Tarka Trail runs right by us and is ideal for walking or cycling. 4 out of 5 of our cottages is dog friendly (Annery Kiln- No dogs permitted) and we even offer a secure 1.5 acre dog walking field on site with agility equipment available to guests to book slots.
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Charles B wrote a review Aug 3
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We’ve just had a great week staying at Hill Farm Cottages, and we can’t praise Mike and Julie enough. The clean cottages were comfortably furnished, the beds a dream, the kitchens well equipped with everything and more, and the welcome gifts of teas/coffees, biscuits and other delights were very well received. Our family group’s age range spanned from 3 to 80, and there was something for everyone to enjoy, from feeding the larger animals, petting the smaller ones, playing with the toys, sitting to read or chat in the pretty courtyard, swimming in the lovely warm pool, challenging each other to table-tennis and pool, and coming together while the men impressed us, allegedly, with their barbeque skills. Mike and Julie were always willing to help, and were a source of knowledge of places to visit as well as local eateries. We have already told others about this lovely holiday retreat, and will continue to sing its praises.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank You, We look forward to meeting you all again soon.
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Kim S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Hill farm is a fabulous place. Our first family holiday with our little boy, and Mick and Julie made it so special. They were so kind and attentive, allowing us to feed the animals and pet them. The acclimation was spot ona sn really homely. It really was a wonderful week. We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to your return visit.
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Liam wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our experience as a family of 8 adults and 3 children was more than we could have ever expected from Hill farm . As a returned guest ( after Mick and Julie acquired hill farm ) was a completely Remarkable transformation, both in the welcome from both Mick and Julie , the cleanliness of the cottages was immaculate, the regular chats that Mick and Julie gladly engage in whenever they see their welcomed guests at any time of day or evening! Not only is this the perfect Location and accommodation for families with children of all ages ( from 1 -18 years old ) with the pool and a games room That will most definitely cater for all Ages and in my experience adults too with the pool table , table football, table tennis And far more for the little people and again it is immaculately clean and spotless. The invitation to feed the animals with mick and Julie is a must for all ages ( from Sheep to goats to chickens and ducks , rabbits, Guinea pigs) the list is endless - it is a very welcoming morning activity for Children and grown ups! Plus they sell fresh eggs which contributes well to any brunch!! This location offers the luxury of being Remote and amazing woodland walks to being accessible to the treasures of both Devon and Cornwall ( none of these are more than 40 mins away ) Bude, Croyde, Clovelly, basically anywhere on the north Devon coast ! Mick and Julie also give you the most comprehensive guide on their handbook to the highlights in the area and the best places to eat. Including the best Chinese I’ve ever had !!! We will most definitely be visiting again! A five star review for both location , accommodation and hosts  - mick and Julie !
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mike Newman, Owner at Hill Farm Cottages
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to host you and your family here at Hill Farm, we do hope to see you all return soon.
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Greg H wrote a review Jul 2022
Playa del Rey, California, USA3 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our visit to Hill Farm Cottages - our 3 year old had loads of fun feeding animals, swimming in the pool, and having close access to the beach. RHS Rosemoor was also a big hit, and is 5 mins away by car. Mick and Julie were fantastic hosts, and we'd definitely come back again in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
It was pleasure to have you and your family stay with us Greg. We hope to see you return very soon.
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Terry K wrote a review Jul 2022
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Third stay at hill farm cottage we have always had a warm welcome Mick & Julie are great hosted. Great for families with animals, swimming pool and games room We will recommend to family and friends Great
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mike Newman, Owner at Hill Farm Cottages
Responded Jul 3, 2022
Thanks Terry, We cant believe how quickly your stays with us come and go . Be great to see you back with us soon.
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Josie Y wrote a review Jun 2022
Reigate, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the 4th time we have been back, and we all still love it. Kids (now 10 and 8) still enjoy feeding the animals, the pool and games room. Julie and Mick are very welcoming hosts and their love of animals is infectious. Would thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 3, 2022
Thanks Josiey, It's great to hear that you all enjoy your stays with us and we do hope you will be returning again soon.
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ACS wrote a review Jun 2022
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We've just returned from a second visit to Hill Farm Cottages. Highly recommend it. Plenty to do nearby and the facilities on site are wonderful. A lovely welcome from Julie and Mick. Our 3 children had such a lovely time with the animals and grew in confidence every day. We thoroughly enjoyed swimming every day too and having the pool to ourselves. Such a gem!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mike Newman, Owner at Hill Farm Cottages
Responded Jun 18, 2022
Thank you, Its great to have returning guests and to know they continue to enjoy themselves here at the farm and discovering new places in the Beautiful North Devon country side. We hope to see you again soon.
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J M 007 wrote a review Jun 2022
Badsey, United Kingdom127 contributions79 helpful votes
A perfect week at Hill Farm with all you could ask for in a beautiful furnished cottage. There are 5 cottages in total and we stayed in the 2 bedroomed Landcross. Hosts Mike and Julie are wonderful hosts and certainly make you feel welcome. The swimming pool is certainly an excellent feature to have with the bonus that you get to book by the hour so you can be assured that you have your own space to swim/play! Animal feeding is the morning routine if you have young children (although let’s face it you are never too old to feed the chickens are you !). You may even get to meet a few famous ones named after rock stars! You do not have to be a family with kids to stay here, if you chose to you wouldn’t even know they had animals as they are away from the cottages. Great Torrington is a 20m walk away as is the Tarka Trail and the Puffing Billy is certainly a welcoming watering hole. Local pub in Weare Giffard (the Cyder Press) is a great local but beware as it’s a 2 mile climb back. Just one thing to be wary of…Micks sheep jokes. They are truly awful ! 😂
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Mike Newman, Owner at Hill Farm Cottages
Responded Jun 16, 2022
Thanks for taking the time to write this review, We are truly pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and are sorry you had to endure Micks Jokes. Be great to see you return soon.
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Lyndsay D wrote a review Apr 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom23 contributions1 helpful vote
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We have just returned from a week’s stay at Hill Farm Cottages. What a lovely hideaway this place truly is, tucked away in the hills and surrounding countryside just 3 minutes outside of Great Torrington. Surrounded by fields and hillside views the cottages feel private and secluded. The accommodation is faultless, super clean and kitted out to a high standard, having recently been upgraded. All mod cons provided, with laundry washing facilities included onsite. The accommodation is a good size for a family of 4 and a dog (we stayed in Landcross). I like the way the cottages are named after the nearby villages, as we soon discovered as we started exploring the local area. Julie and Mick were welcome hosts, greeting us on arrival with biscuits (for us and the dog), kids drinks, tea, coffee and milk waiting for us on arrival after a long journey. The site itself is clean and tidy and Julie had even decorated a tree in the courtyard with Easter eggs - which the children loved spotting on our first morning walk to feed the animals! It felt very festive with Easter reefs on the cottage doors. It was lovely to see the attention to detail of these little touches, not something you would get from more commercial resorts. Each morning the children (and myself) loved feeding the animals on the farm. There were birds, lambs, ducks, chickens, baby rabbits, guinea pigs, ponies, goats to name a few. All well looked after, clean living areas and living a happy life on the farm. The children are already missing the animals! It was nice to get to know and chat to Julie and Mick at the morning feeds. There is also the added bonus of a indoor, heated swimming pool on site, where you can book timed slots so each family can have private use of the pool. My children (7 and 3 years old) loved this and the freedom to be themselves and enjoy playing in the pool. There is also a games room with a pool table, table tennis and children’s toys, dvds and books you can borrow on-site. Lots to do in the surrounding areas, the beach we visited (Saunton Sands) was around 30/40 mins away - sand for miles, toilet and restaurant en route to the beach - very popular with surfers, lots of sand dunes. Bideford was great for fish n chips, north Cornwall such as Bude lovely to visit and easily done in a day. Tarka Trail goes for miles and miles and you can join it from Great Torrington and hire bikes. Lots of places to walk dogs too, little streams everywhere lining the foots of the hills. We had a lovely visit and will definitely be returning! Thanks again Mick and Julie for a lovely stay. Lyndsay and Jason
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 17, 2022
Thank you Lyndsay for taking the time to make this review. It means so much to us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to see you all again soon.
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Jenny G wrote a review Sep 2021
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What a fantastic place. The owners were there to greet us and help us with any queries we had. There was a goodies bag which included all essential things plus a lovely cake and biscuits. They were always around if you needed help with anything. Feeding the animals in the morning, it was lovely to see the children having so much fun and the owner is explaining all about the animals. We would definitely be going again and bringing the grandchildren. The facilities were the best I have ever been to even in this horrible time of Covid. Swimming every day and then if the weather had been bad there was a lovely games room for children. Would recommend The cottages for families or just couples.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 5, 2021
Thank you for all your kind words. Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and are thinking off returning , It will be great to see you here again soon. Thank you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hill Farm Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Hill Farm Cottages?
Nearby attractions include The Plough Arts Centre (0.7 miles), Torrington 1646 (0.7 miles), and Great Torrington Museum (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hill Farm Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Is parking available at Hill Farm Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hill Farm Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include No37 Bistro, Torridge Inn, and The Puffing Billy.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hill Farm Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hill Farm Cottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Great Torrington.
Are pets allowed at Hill Farm Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hill Farm Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Torrington 1646 (0.7 miles), St. Michael & All Angels Church (0.6 miles), and Chudleigh Fort (4.4 miles).