We have just got back from a wonderful 4-night break at Odle Farm. Our checklist had been.... inexpensive, rural with good walking, reasonable travelling distance from home on a Friday night and.... a private outdoor hot tub!
Odle Farm is a small collection of self-catering units and B&B set around the courtyard of a converted farm. The Farm is beautifully situated above the Otter valley and much of the accomodation has great views over the surrounding countryside. The Farm is not far from Honiton but the drive up the final track is a little narrow and windy in places - we didn't have any problems, but if you are an anxious driver in a big car who can't reverse, you may think twice!
We arrived late on a Friday night. Despite this, we had a warm welcome and were quickly shown around the cottage. There was some complimentary delicious ginger cake left for us in the kitchen as well as some milk in the fridge and a few sachets of tea/coffee to make sure we could survive through the night! We had come supplied with an Indian takeaway and soon found the kitchen to be well-equiped.
The cottage had everything we could possibly want. Everything was immaculately clean and the furnishings were of a high standard. The heating (underfloor) was set at a comfortable level and we didn't have to use the electric stove in the living room at all (despite fairly inclemant weather in January). The outdoor hot-tub was as great as we had hoped, and we had several lovely times slowly poaching ourselves in the bubbles while looking out over the valley and letting time drift happily by.
Everything was provided, from towels to washing-up liquid. The only think that caught us out was an absence of shower-gel and shampoo (I know.... It's not a hotel). This wouldn't normally have surprised me but given the comprehensiveness of everything else, I think they might offer a "toiletries package" for a small extra cost for those of us lazy enough to want more of the "Hotel experience".
Anyway, we had a truly wonderful time. We will definitely be going back. A warm welcome, great location, fabulous facilities and reasonable price... what more could we ask for?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have four self catering cottages at Odle Farm accommodating between 2 and 5 guests, all have use of hot tubs, the couples cottages having their own private hot tubs. Situated overlooking the beautiful Otter Valley with outstanding views we aim to offer you a relaxing stay, home away from home. The games room with pool table, air hockey, table tennis and darts together with plenty of board games and books provide added entertainment to help create happy, lasting memories of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Odle Farm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Odle Farm Holiday Cottages Honiton, Devon