After reading other comments about furniture, TVs and decor, I feel a bit sorry for the holidaymakers who didnt utilise the AMAZING location and the fresh sea air!! The weather for ourselves was on and off, but the way I see it, you have to make the most of every minute!!
We booked the accomodation online which was quick and easy to do.
We stayed in the Robin cottage (1 double) and my sister in law, her partner and 13 year old daughter in the Martin cottage (1 double 1 single). Between us we had three dogs (ourselves a small pug x bichon frise, and the other a springer and chihuahua) and both cottages had plenty of space. Very clean and cosy, lots of cups, plates and kitchen utensils and the bed was lovely and comfy. We did not have a garden but who needs it with such vast walking space and outdoor seating in all areas of the grounds?! There is also a dog exercise field, a long coastal path and private beach where dogs can be let off leads at their owners discretion. The Martin cottage did have a small outdoor garden which we did use often on the warmer nights.
On arrival there was a lovely welcome note, some home made cupcakes and a brilliant red book that Jeremy and Elizabeth had compiled full of information about the farm, history, animals and local information. This book was excellent as gave us ideas for exploration.
All the animals are fab; would be a brilliant place to bring children of any age as they are all friendly, especially the hand reared sheep who love nothing more than a good scratch behind the ears!!
I only have the teeny, tiniest of complaints (if you could even call it that) and that is to have two doors keys and not the one... This is only because we were stupid enough to lock ourselves out!! We only realised this after a few in the pub and we arrived back pretty late at night (or very early in the morning depending how you look at it...). Fortunately for us we bunked with the family in the other cottage but if not we would have taken it upon ourselves to sleep in the car as would have felt uncomfortable going to ask for a spare key at that hour. On the flipside, in the morning Jeremy was very gracious and gave us a spare key immediately.
A fabulous week, met some lovely people and had a great time. Would 110% recommend staying here and would definitely be looking in to coming back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Widmouth Farm Cottages is between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, the gateway to Exmoor, on the North Devon coast. We have spectacular views overlooking wonderful Watermouth Cove and 35 acres of headland, woodland and a private beach on the Devon National Heritage Coastline. Widmouth Farm Cottages is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and offers the perfect self catering holiday for families and people of all ages. Our private beach is just 500 yards from the cottages and a two minute walk through the sheep fields! It is large and sandy for about 2 hours either side of low tide. Our regular visitors return to our self-catering holiday cottages to walk, fish, play golf, kayak, horse ride, use our lovely beach or simply relax in this peaceful, tranquil setting. We are also only six miles from Woolacombe Beach, voted the UKs best beach for the second year running! Children are welcome and so are dogs. We have regular animal feeding & handling sessions for visitors who wish to join in. This usually includes the sheep, goats, alpacas, pigs, chickens, ducks. For the keen fisherman, it is the perfect place to find some hidden spots, with our private beach or beautiful coastline there are plenty of places to find peace and quiet and fish until your hearts content!!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Widmouth Farm Cottages Ilfracombe, Devon