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“Crofters Cottage Wonderful !”
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The Lodge (sleeps 4). The sunny open plan living area. The Mews (sleeps 2). The stylish living area.
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The Lodge - our stunning 'eco-lodge' sleeping up to 4 people. Dogs welcome
The Lodge (sleeps 4). The sunny open plan living area.
The Mews (sleeps 2). The stylish living area.
Corner Cottage - the spacious living area
Lambside House - the stunning main bedroom (ensuite)
Crofters Cottage - the open plan bedroom and bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 people.
Our private cove - we call it 'the Blue Lagoon'. Only available to guests of Carswell Cott
The children's play area - complete with Alys the Tractor!
The Mews - with 'cow print' antique roll top bath!
Dogs are very welcome in all our cottages (except The Mews).
The stunning South Devon coast on your doorstep
Corner Cottage - the sunny kitchen area, with hand-crafted table seating 16!
Corner Cottage - the family bathroom, complete with antique roll-top bath!
Corner Cottage - the main bedroom
Mothecombe Beach - just a couple of miles away...
Lambside House - sleeps 11/14 in 5 bedrooms
The Mews - the pretty garden overlooking the fields...
Lambside House, sleeps 11/14 people. The living rooms open up across the slate hall.
Lambside House - the sunny kitchen, complete with cherry-red AGA!
Shepherds Cottage - the main bedroom with lovely views across the meadows.
Shepherds Cottage - sleeps 6. The open plan living area
Spring Cottage - the large, sunny kitchen.
The Lodge - the open plan, well equipped kitchen
The Lodge - children's play area upstairs
The Mews - the sunny, open plan bedroom upstairs, with doors out onto the patio...
The Mews - a lovely cottage for couples.
Sandcastles on Bigbury Beach - fantastic for children!
Dartmoor - only a 20 minute drive away...
The Mews - double doors open out onto the sunny garden and patio.
Order a delicious organic Devon breakfast hamper to make your holiday really special!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Plymouth, Devon, England

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hglc
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Crofters Cottage Wonderful !”
Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We arrived with our chocci lab who had just had a major op. Such a quaint place.
Milk , eggs , tea , coffee all organic greeted us on our arrival. Everything about the cottage we loved. The log fired hot tub was a challenge for my poor husband so we contacted the farm via email and Katherine came along to see us, such a lovely person. The next day she and a willing helper came to start it up while we went out for a few hours. When we came back it was working !! And lovely it was too so thank you Katherine and helper. Having the cows and sheep as our neighbours was just beautiful and the view to the sea was breathtaking, There's no TV but there is WIFI. I loved the oak kitchen table , well we loved everything. Our dog really perked up being there.
The only thing we would suggest to the owners is to not change a thing it is just beautiful as it is.
We loved it and will definitely be back. Thank you for letting us stay in such a beautiful place

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Nov 2014
So glad you all (2 and 4 legged) enjoyed your stay at Crofters Cottage and it was no trouble at all getting the wood fired hot tub going for you. I'm pleased you enjoyed relaxing in it after your day out exploring!
Katherine
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DebsP1967
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Beautiful Cottage - every detail covered in terms of comfort and hospitality.”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We loved the cottages as we were a large family and we split into 3 properties. They are high spec, clean, immaculately fitted out in a wonderful setting, with areas for kids to play and roam safely. Very near to the beach too, and easy access to surrounding areas.
And the hosts were so generous and looked after us - thank you Katherine!
This is a very special place and we all hope to go back there soon.

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Liked best: The open plan kitchen overlooking fields
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review. Although our cottages are all totally separate and dotted around the farm, they do work well for family groups, especially with Corner Cottage as the focal cottage - as the large kitchen table (seating 14 with ease) is perfect for family meals! I hope we can welcome you all back again soon.

Katherine & the team at Carswell Farm.
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grahamb_1...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great family cottage”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Lambside House is a great family home in the depths of the South Devon countryside. Loads of space in the house, very well equipped; well maintained garden for BBQs and for children to run around in. Peaceful quiet location, but a trek to the shops and a 25 minute walk to the nearest beach. Best family holiday home we've stayed in.

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Rachel W
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful holiday, lovely cottage and location”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a wonderful holiday, staying in the Lodge cottage. We initially booked because of their dog-friendly policy, as we have found it difficult to find nice self-catered accommodation now that we have a four-legged member of the family. The cottage was clean, plenty of space and had lovely views over a wild-flower meadow, which attracted lots of birds and butterflies. It also had a really well stocked kitchen for a self-catered property. The quality of fixtures and fittings was also good.

For dog owners the cottages comes with a large garden that is secure so you can relax and allow your dog to wander about. All floors downstairs are slate or wood, so easy to clean up muddy paw prints! There are several good dog walking beaches close by, the best being the estuary near Mothecombe beach. In summer though there are quite a few restrictions about where you can and can't walk, so it is worth checking before a day out. There is also an excellent gastropub called The Ship Inn nearby in Noss Mayo, which not only does great food but is also very dog-friendly. Lots of outdoor seating overlooking the inlet and pretty cottages of the village.

Overall I would really recommend visiting if you have a dog or young family. It is a beautiful part of Devon, with excellent local beaches and miles of coastal walks and other activities to do, which can all be accessed easily.

The booking process was easy, we had quick replies to emails we sent to the owners before and during our stay who were always very helpful.

If you are eco-consious then this is also a good place to visit. Ecover products are supplied throughout and you are really encouraged to recycle and compost, with all the necessary facilities provided. The owners also have an organic farm and at the right time of year you will walk past fields of cows and calves on your way to the local beaches. They also put a range of their own organic meat in the freezer (through the Well Hung Meat Company) which you can eat during your stay and their is an honesty box to put money in. There is also a comprehensive box of information about the local area and the best walks, very useful.

The local beaches are beautiful and we didn't see anyone else on them while we were there, which was lovely. They aren't all easy to access though so I wouldn't have though suitable for small children. We also visited the Riverford farm, which is well known for the organic vegetable boxes. You can take a walk for free around the farm to see all the vegetables growing before lunch at the kitchen (also dog-friendly but you must book in advance).

We enjoyed it so much we have booked to return for Christmas with family.

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Liked best: Views across the wild flower meadow
Liked least: Proximity to another cottage, would have liked to be a bit more isolated.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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mthendy
Alton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Corner Cottage - comfort and style!”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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A wonderful week away in November and on the whole had excellent weather. Even picnicked on the cliff tops and beaches. We've stayed at Carswell before, in Shepherds Cottage, so this was the first time at Corner Cottage and it was fabulous. So warm, so much space, comfortable and so well equipped. Did the cliff top walk all the way round to Noss and back via Membland - even the dogs were tired! Two trips to the Ship at Noss and, as always, delicious! Discovered Riverford for the first time and brought lots of stuff home, and their legendary Mince Pies! (Hope to pass them off as home-made!). Katharine is so helpful and a delight to deal with. I hate to recommend this too highly, as I want to be able to book last minute getaways in the future, and don't want to find it fully booked! This part of Devon is truly special to me; all my childhood holidays were spent at Noss Mayo and I have such happy memories of it!

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Liked best: The comfort and countryside
Liked least: Coming home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Nov 2013
I know what you mean about the Riverford mince pies, they are delicious! We are so lucky to have such a brilliant organic farm shop on our doorstep...

Hope to welcome you back to Carswell Cottages sometime soon.

All the best, Katherine
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