We had a wonderful week stay in the Barn at Cotmore Farm. The Hosts Piers and Sue were very friendly, approachable and made us feel very welcome (thank you for our welcome basket full of yummy treats). The barn itself is beautifully furnished and well equipped (2 bathrooms, laundry room, dishwasher, lots of pots, pans and cooking equipment) and the perfect space for me, my wife and our 2 young children (3yrs and 11months). The outside space is wonderful too, there is a large trampoline in the outside shared garden area which our kids (and us!) enjoyed very much and a lovely shaded outdoor sitting area for you to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. We loved visiting the friendly farm animals (pigs, chickens, horses and sheep) and although we weren't lucky enough to find any fresh eggs in the hen house, we purchased some from Piers which along with his homemade bacon (the maple glaze bacon is delicious!) made for a lovely breakfast. The local beach Beesands (pebble beach) is very close by and good for the kids as its not too crowded and there is a good pub opposite which serves food and has toilet facilities). A few meters along is also a small restaurant called Britannia which serves delicious fresh seafood and you can also pick up takeaway fish and chips. We also visited some of the nearby towns, Salcome, Totnes, Kingsbride etc which were all lovely. All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and we found the barn to be perfect! We definitely look forward to staying here again :)
Cotmore farm is just outside of Kingbridge Devon.This is the best holiday I have had in the UK for a long time. It is set in 13 acres of farm lane abundent with wild life. Piers and Sue are excellent hosts,the cottages they let are five star plus.I'v never been so relaxed in my life untill my stay there. With Bee sands only a stone throw away with the best fish and chips in the world.
All I can say is try it you will love it.
Idyllic beauty with entertaining interruptions from the Farm animals. The roosters have an impeccable sense of timing that left us highly amused on many occasions! Piers and Sue made us feel very welcome and were veritable encyclopediae on local attractions and feasible destinations. Coming from the USA where we drive a ginormous vehicle by comparison to our rental, squeezing down some of the country lanes was an exercise in patience, tolerance and testing to the nerves, but it barely detracted from the otherwise calming and peaceful environment that surrounded us.
We are writing this review while still here at the Barn after arriving Saturday. At the moment (7am !) our 6yo son is out with Piers feeding the pigs, sheep and goats and playing with jack, the farm dog with a great temperament while sue is giving her horses a run out. Piers and Sue are fantastic hosts. We posted a review at the same time last year and can only confirm this place is still magical, with or without children (the 3 accommodations are very private). We stayed in Appletree last year which is highly recommended and now in the Barn, which is larger with the same attention to detail. We just cannot recommend this highly enough. The area is stunning with Salcombe and Dartmouth within 20mins drive and more sandy beaches than you could visit in a weeks stay all within easy reach. If you're coming to the south west then you will not do better than Cotmore farm. I have a feeling this will become a yearly visit. Piers and Sue, you have this exactly spot on.