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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Tiverton, Devon, England

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Sara B
Witney, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Holiday!!!”
Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We booked the cottage hoping for a lovely relaxing Christmas break - it was everything we hoped for and more!!
The cottage was large, well appointed and cosy.
The location was very nice with lovely views.
The indoor pool was very nice and kept us busy on rainy days!!!
The owners were very nice, our youngest child said the best bit of the holiday was when Jonathan took her to feed the chickens!!!
We found a couple of lovely country pubs to visit and everyone in the area was very welcoming.
We are looking forward to going back (hopefully in the summer) to make full use of the outdoor play area and to get the BBQ going.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Leaving!!!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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“Fantastic family break”
Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We have just come back from our first break at three gates farm. Even though the weather wasn't great we had a fantastic time. We stayed in the long barn which was perfectly laid out for two family's. It was very clean, with everything we needed. The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming and showed us around on arrival. The swimming pool made our holiday, we couldn't get our 3yr out of it, she had so much fun.
The barn was in a great location for exploring South Devon, but tuck away in the peace and quiet countryside. I feel the barn was really good value for all the amenities and hope to return soon.

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“A lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 22 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We stayed in the Long Barn for 2 nights in April 2015. We chose Three Gates Farm for its location as we were visiting friends in the area. We also only wanted a 2 night (Friday and Saturday) stay and they were happy to accomodate this. It's a nice part of Devon - scenic but not massively touristy with great countryside to explore. The barn being all on one level was an added bonus as my elderly father who travelled with us finds stairs a little difficult. The barn is lovely - well equipped, cosy, clean. Everyone said their bed was comfortable. We used the pool, sauna and gym - a nice addition to the facilities. We liked watching the birds on the feeders from the windows and eating the fresh hens eggs that are available. I liked hearing about the two cats. The hosts were lovely - friendly and welcoming and keen to make sure we had everything we needed. They very kindly provided a cream tea for our arrival.
If I could make one suggestion it would be to have a bigger teapot (big enough for 5) and a tea cosy.

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Angmering, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful location, wonderful accommodation and welcoming hosts! ”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed over Easter in The Long Barn and have been very pleasantly surprised at how lovely the cottage and farm as a whole are...the Long Barn is spacious yet cosy, spotlessly clean and well maintained with a careful blend of new and old to retain character. There were 4 of us staying in the cottage so there was plenty of room however an extended family could easily stay as there are 3 bedrooms, 2 full sized bathrooms, a large living area (with 2 large & comfy sofas!) proper cooking facilities, loads of storage and cutlery/crokery for 10 (we managed 8 of us around the dining table 1 night!) The play facilitates are great outside and the pool is amazing. Like another reviewer mentioned - all the cottages were booked out all week but we never had to share the pool which was a real bonus. Lynn & Jonathan the owners are so very welcoming and even laid on an easter egg hunt for all the kids on Easter Sunday which was a lovely treat. The cream tea on arrival was another lovely touch. I could go on and on as had such a fantastic stay at Three Gates... I would definitely recommend it...although I almost want to keep it a secret place just for us so we can return again next year!!!

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Sammi H
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Having visited with my family and stayed in The Long Barn a couple of years ago when my partner and I were looking for somewhere to go on holiday in the UK this was the first place I thought of.

We stayed in Nuthatch and the cottage was scrupulously clean, with tea and lovely biscuits waiting for us on arrival. The log burner and four poster bed give it a wonderfully cosy and romantic feeling and you really couldn't wish for a more perfect location. Three Gates Farm is set in beautiful, quiet surroundings and this plus the other cottages and farmhouse (where the owners live) on the site give a lovely feeling of isolation and safety all at once. If you're after a romantic night in grab some candles, bring along some DVDs, light the log burner and snuggle up on the sofa. If you prefer a fun night out then Exeter isn't far away for great bars and clubs.

Tiverton is just a few miles away for shops, and The Swan in nearby Bampton is well worth visiting for an amazing meal and customer service. I'd definitely recommend a trip in to Exeter which is around 45minutes away but would advise using the park and ride service to get in to the city centre easily.

The on-site pool is really worth mentioning. It was beautifully maintained and even though the other cottages were occupied we never saw anyone else over there which made us feel like we had our own private pool! There's also a ping-pong table and pool table on site (although we didn't use them) so there's plenty to keep you entertained without needing to leave the site if you don't want to.

We had the most amazing stay and having got engaged in front of the log burner we have some really special memories of the place. We will most definitely be back!

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