Newt Cottage

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Sleeps: 2 - 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool Cottage Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Parking Space

The delightful Newt Cottage sits on a wonderful small resort with astounding resort facilities. It is within minutes of the spectacular north Devon seaside town of Combe Martin. The cottage is one of a number on the resort and one of three that sit in a pretty courtyard close to the communal indoor swimming pool. Newt Cottage is beautifully presented with stylish open plan living space, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. It comes with a private enclosed terrace with garden furniture, a barbecue, a chimenea and a hot tub. This is a wonderful relaxation spot where you can pop a cork, take a dip in the hot tub, and enjoy the captivating views over the resort’s animal enclosures and the lush valley.  

This exclusive resort is nestled in a lush valley near the charming seaside town of Combe Martin. It is the perfect place for a spot of switch off. Combe Martin enjoys blissful secluded sandy beaches, wonderful rock pools, dramatic coastal scenery, a picturesque harbour, quaint shops, cosy seaside pubs, water sports, the fabulous Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, an interesting museum and easy access to the stunning Exmoor National Park, North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the famous Southwest Coast Path. Nearby, you can explore the sensational Hangman Cliffs, the amazing beaches of Broadsands, Wild Pear, Tunnels and Barricane, Lee Bay, the Woolacombe beaches, Putsborough Sands, Croyde and the magnificent Saunton Sands. There are fabulous attractions such as National Trust houses, the wonderful Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway and amazing activities including horse riding and coasteering. You will never tire of exciting, interesting, and thrilling excursions in this wonderful area.

Guests staying at Newt Cottage enjoy access to fabulous resort facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, fast EV charging for cars, indoor soft play, a thrilling adventure play area for children, fire pits, a games room, yoga classes, an honesty shop, outdoor dining areas, over fifty friendly animals and extensive grounds. There is something for everyone at this wonderful resort and you are welcome to bring your furry friends. If you want to take a holiday with friends, we also feature the other cottages on the resort. You may want to take a peep at Old Combe Barn, Broadsands Farmhouse, Holdstone Cottage, Sandy Bay Cottage, Combe Martin House or Wild Pear House and book one or more of those too. Holdstone Cottage and Sandy Bay Cottage are located in the same courtyard.

Newt Cottage enjoys a very pretty stone and brick frontage with a bluey green stable door and colourful plant pots. The door opens to your open plan living space with its gorgeous floral wallpaper, its smart slate floor, its comfy sofas, colourful rugs and farmhouse style dining table and chairs. There is a Smart television so that you can cosy up with Netflix and a good selection of books. The views from the living room over the terrace towards the valley are wonderful. The ivory painted modern kitchen offers excellent appliances. Laundry appliances are shared with the other two cottages nearby.

Upstairs, you will discover the master bedroom and a twin room. The master boasts a beautifully dressed, four poster, king-size bed, pretty wallpaper to one wall and lovely views. The twin room is pretty small but beautifully appointed. The fully tiled family bathroom enjoys a bath and overhead shower.

You will love the private terrace for its views and intimate hot tub time. Your furry friend is welcome to join you at Newt Cottage and will enjoy watching over the animals. The nearby resort swimming pool is fabulous, all the more special for being only a few minutes’ walk from your doorstep. You can relax on smart cradle rope weave seats and day beds with your holiday book if you do not want to swim. The pool building offers changing rooms, toilets, and showers. The resort games room offers table football, table tennis and a soft play area for little ones. The resort sits in its own pretty valley with sixteen acres of grounds sprinkled with lush lawns, gardens, sunken nature trails, ponds, meadows, an orchard, streams, an extensive kitchen garden and a greenhouse where you can pick yourselves something fresh and tasty to go with your alfresco dinner. If you bring your furry friend, you can enjoy five acres of dog walking field for off lead enjoyment or a favourite local dog walk to the charming dog friendly pub, the Hunters at Heddons Valley. There are over fifty animals on the estate and children enjoy helping at feeding times. Beautiful peacocks wander around the grounds, the free-range chickens supply eggs and cute ducks live on three ponds. There is a small herd of alpacas, four pygmy goats, sheep, super cute piglets, guinea pigs and orphan lambs in the spring for children to bottle feed. Children adore the outdoor playground with its amazing wooden pirate ship with decks, a tunnel, ship’s wheel, plank, and sand pit. The two storey wendy house is perfect for little ones with a built-in kitchen, furniture, and a veranda. There is also a wooden tractor, a slide, trampoline, swings, slides and a climbing frame. You will be lucky if you see your children with all of this! Throughout the estate there are some wonderful views with lovely lounge furniture so that you can relax, captivated by the views with a sneaky bottle of chilled wine. The Lookout is one of these, also a perfect spot for early morning meditation or yoga. The huge one and half meter fire pit with benches is wonderful for sing songs and making marshmallow memories. The honesty shop stocks some wonderful goodies including delicious frozen Cook meals, barbecue packs from the local farm shop, tasty ice creams and marshmallows for toasting. Yoga classes take place all year long plus there are fun aqua aerobics sessions in the pool.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The cottage is dog friendly. You will be given a doggy welcome pack with a quilted waterproof sofa protector, a dog towel, water bowl, a flashing safety tag, dog treats, pool bags and a dedicated disposal bin. There is a large field for off lead fun and wonderful walks throughout the estate
  • Guests staying at this wonderful cottage can use all of the resort facilities, including the pool, playground, honesty shop, games room, adventure playground, kitchen garden, the animal areas and lots more
  • There are electric charging points provided for electric cars
  • There are sometimes promotional offers with Newberry Cottage. If you only use one bedroom or don’t use the hot tub, it is sometimes offered at a discount. Please ask if you are interested

Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Electric Car Charger Smart TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

The Cottage

Ground Floor
- Large open plan living, dining room and well equipped kitchen with dishwasher

First Floor
- Bedroom with a king-sized four poster bed
- Bedrooms with twin beds
- Family bathroom with a bath and shower

Outdoor Grounds
- Hot tub
- Private terrace with garden furniture and chimnea
- BBQ
- Parking

Additional Facilities

- Smart TV
- Wi-Fi

Shared laundry room with washing machines & tumble dryer (with Sandy Bay Cottage)

Shared Facilities Onsite
- Indoor swimming pool
- Over 50 Friendly animals
- Fast EV Charging
- Outdoor dining
- Extensive grounds
- Indoor soft play
- Honesty Shop
- Kitchen Garden
- Outdoor play areas
- Fire pits
- Games Room

Location

About the surrounding area of Newt Cottage
Beach Nearby Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Newt Cottage is nestled on an exclusive resort with stunning grounds and views near Combe Martin in north Devon. Combe Martin is a fabulous seaside resort with stunning sandy coves, some of the UK’s best rock pools and a fantastic selection of cafes, unique shops, pubs, and restaurants. Combe Martin hosts many events celebrating its heritage and quirks including its annual Hunting of the Earl of Rone ceremony, a Pagan festival. The wonderful Southwest Coast Path runs through the village offering astonishing views and access to beaches and beauty spots that you may not otherwise see. You can hike to Great Hangman, the tallest sea cliff in Britain or take the two hundred and thirty steps down the Golden Cove. You can enjoy the calm waters of the bay on a boat, kayak, or stand-up paddle board.

There are spectacular beaches and coves nearby. Wild Pear Beach and Broadsands Beach are two of the most beautiful, secret coves. Wild Pear is reached via a dramatic descent from the coast path and is an idyllic, protected cove. Broadsands Beach was recently voted the ‘Happiest View in the UK’ with its special curved bay, turquoise sea, rock caves and trees. A network of tunnels hand-carved in the early nineteenth century lead to the wonderful Tunnels Beaches with their Victorian tidal swimming pool and sand and shingle private beaches. Barricane Beach boasts exotic shells, a delightful cafe, and glorious sunsets. Lee Bay is a fabulously secluded spot looking out to the Bristol Channel. It is often called ‘Fuchsia Valley’ due to its bright red flowers. Woolacombe Beach is a three-mile-long sandy wonder that has been voted the ‘Best Beach in Britain’ and it is only twenty minutes from the resort. Putsborough Sands are on the south side of Woolacombe offering glorious surf and views of the headland. Just around the Baggy Point headland is the very pretty village of Croyde with its famous surfing beach. Backing the fabulous Saunton Sands is the impressive Braunton Burrows, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

The pretty, historic fishing village of Clovelly is worth the short drive. It was once owned by the Queen of England and clings to the four-hundred-foot cliff where there is no traffic. Steep cobbled streets tumble down to its ancient fishing harbour and 14th century quay.

Twelve miles away, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway opened in 1890 and is an excellent way to enjoy the wonderful coastal views between the two villages. Another popular trip is to Lundy Island which lies ten nautical miles off the coast. The ferry leaves from Ilfracombe Harbour taking you to this delightful island with its wildlife, big skies and gorgeous scenery.

The National Trust’s Arlington Court and Carriage Museum is a great day out with formal Victorian gardens, ponds, deer, plenty of space for picnics and an impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles. It is a gem on the edge of Exmoor that has been in the Chichester family for over five hundred years. The gardens enjoy herbaceous borders, a fountain, walled kitchen garden and a conservatory brimming with exotic plants from around the world. There are pleasure grounds with gorgeous views, a wilderness pond, and a deer park wood. The old kitchen tearoom is lovely and offers tasty treats. There is also an excellent second-hand bookshop. Watersmeet is a dramatic river gorge and ancient woodland with a National Trust tearoom set in stunning surroundings. You can treat yourselves to delicious Devon cream teas and be captivated by the amazing landscapes and woodland trails.

You can learn many water sports in the area. Coasteering is also a thrilling sport with many experienced Coasteering and Adventure Sports companies operating at Watermouth Harbour, the next bay along from Combe Martin. Brave participants enjoy climbing over dramatic rocks, jumping into the sea, swimming through gullies, and exploring caves. Horse riding on Exmoor is also popular with the Dean Riding Stables.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Exeter Airport

(92.4 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port Of Plymouth

(120 km)

Nearest Train Station Barnstaple Station

(21.6 km)

Nearest Village Combe Martin

(2.3 km)

Nearest Town/City Ilfracombe

(11.5 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Coach House At Kentisbury Grange

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Castle Inn

(2.3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Combe Martin Beach

(3.7 km)

Nearest Golf Ilfracombe Golf Club

(8.4 km)

Nearest Tennis Ilfracombe Tennis Club

(17 km)

Region

Devon is the kind of destination that rewards exploration. With coastlines on two separate sides of England you’ll have seaside towns and clifftop walks to enjoy, and with Dartmoor and Exmoor your adventures can expand to kayaking, hiking or just admiring the spectacular scenery. So you can make the very best of this wonderful English county, we’ve created this Devon travel guide that’s full of tips, inspiration and great things to do – and our range of beautiful cottages in Devon make the perfect place to stay.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Newt Cottage is a very popular with families. It boasts two bedrooms and a gorgeous terrace with a barbecue and hot tub that overlooks the animals. Children love looking out in the mornings to see which animals are around. There is a lovely dolls house in the living room for children to play with. The resort boasts a long list of activities and amenities for children including the indoor swimming pool, the animals, the playground, exploring the estate, picking from the kitchen garden for dinner and toasting marshmallows on the firepit.

Combe Martin is a wonderful seaside town, very proud of its Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Here children enjoy an abundance of exotic wildlife and the very latest, thrilling Dinosaur animatronics. They can ride the Dino Express as seven and a half thousand gallons of water hurtle towards them, enter the underground tomb for a fascinating insight of Egypt, play in a gigantic indoor soft play area, meet lions, penguins, alpacas, leopards, owls, sea lions, pelicans, wolves, meerkats, and lots of other animals, visit the dinosaur museum, the critter cavern and the beautiful botanical gardens.

Keypitts Quads at Ilfracombe offer a range of quads to suit all from six years old. There are Suzuki 50cc’s for the little ones, Yamaha 50cc’s and 80cc’s for younger riders and moving up to 90cc Hondas for teens and 125cc Yamaha Breezes for the adults. Everyone gets full instruction and younger children start on the inflatable track to boost confidence. There is a ball pit for tiny ones who cannot ride the quads.

Watermouth Harbour boasts The Family Theme Park and Castle which takes you back in time to Victorian life. It boasts animated scenes, a model railway, a dungeon labyrinth, crazy golf, crazy snooker, and a maze. It is great fun.

The Quince Honey Farm is one of Britain’s leading honey farms, a family run business with refining beekeeping techniques where children can learn about bees. There are beekeeping demonstrations and hands-on activities including candle making and hike making to reveal the inner workings safely behind glass.

The North Devon Wake Park is perfect for thrill seekers wanting to challenge themselves. This unique aquapark around a lake-based course offers total wipe out challenges, overhead cable wakeboarding and much more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Beach Equipment Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 to be held by Oliver's Travels and to be released subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 9:30 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Minimum stay 7 nights during peak season, 3 nights during all other periods
Changeover day Friday
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? No stag or hen do's permitted. The property contains personal belongings of the owner. The property is rented as a holiday let and not a venue. The number of guests on site during a rental cannot exceed the number on the booking form without the prior permission of the owner
Other Ts and Cs The number of guests on the property at any time during the stay must not exceed the maximum capacity without the prior permission of the owner

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £1,206 £1,367 £1,527 £1,608
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 £1,367 £1,549 £1,732 £1,823
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 £2,173 £2,463 £2,753 £2,898
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 £1,744 £1,980 £2,216 £2,360
Jul 5th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 £2,012 £2,280 £2,549 £2,683
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 £2,415 £2,737 £3,059 £3,220
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 £1,769 £2,005 £2,241 £2,359
Sep 13th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £1,609 £1,823 £2,038 £2,145
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 8th 2024 £2,173 £2,463 £2,753 £2,898
Nov 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £1,088 £1,233 £1,378 £1,451
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £2,012 £2,280 £2,549 £2,683
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 £794 £900 £1,005 £1,058
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 £1,206 £1,367 £1,527 £1,608
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £1,045 £1,184 £1,323 £1,393
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 £2,012 £2,270 £2,527 £2,575
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 £1,206 £1,367 £1,527 £1,608
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £1,367 £1,549 £1,732 £1,823
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 £2,173 £2,463 £2,753 £2,898
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 £1,744 £1,980 £2,216 £2,360
Jul 4th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 £2,012 £2,280 £2,549 £2,683
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 £2,415 £2,737 £3,059 £3,220
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 £1,769 £2,005 £2,241 £2,359
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £1,609 £1,823 £2,038 £2,145

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €1,313 €1,488 €1,663 €1,750
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 €1,488 €1,687 €1,885 €1,984
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 €2,366 €2,682 €2,997 €3,155
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 €1,898 €2,155 €2,412 €2,570
Jul 5th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 €2,191 €2,483 €2,775 €2,921
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 €2,630 €2,980 €3,331 €3,506
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 €1,927 €2,183 €2,440 €2,569
Sep 13th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €1,752 €1,985 €2,219 €2,336
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 8th 2024 €2,366 €2,682 €2,997 €3,155
Nov 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €1,185 €1,343 €1,501 €1,580
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €2,191 €2,483 €2,775 €2,921
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 €864 €979 €1,095 €1,152
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 €1,313 €1,488 €1,663 €1,750
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €1,137 €1,289 €1,440 €1,516
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 €2,191 €2,471 €2,751 €2,804
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 €1,313 €1,488 €1,663 €1,750
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €1,488 €1,687 €1,885 €1,984
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 €2,366 €2,682 €2,997 €3,155
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 €1,898 €2,155 €2,412 €2,570
Jul 4th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 €2,191 €2,483 €2,775 €2,921
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 €2,630 €2,980 €3,331 €3,506
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 €1,927 €2,183 €2,440 €2,569
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €1,752 €1,985 €2,219 €2,336

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $1,408 $1,596 $1,784 $1,878
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 $1,597 $1,809 $2,022 $2,129
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 $2,538 $2,877 $3,215 $3,384
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 $2,036 $2,312 $2,588 $2,756
Jul 5th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 $2,350 $2,663 $2,976 $3,133
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 $2,821 $3,197 $3,573 $3,761
Sep 6th 2024 - Sep 13th 2024 $2,066 $2,342 $2,617 $2,755
Sep 13th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $1,879 $2,130 $2,380 $2,505
Oct 18th 2024 - Nov 8th 2024 $2,538 $2,877 $3,215 $3,384
Nov 8th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $1,271 $1,440 $1,610 $1,694
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $2,350 $2,663 $2,976 $3,133
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 $927 $1,051 $1,174 $1,236
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 $1,408 $1,596 $1,784 $1,878
Feb 21st 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $1,220 $1,383 $1,545 $1,626
Mar 21st 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 $2,350 $2,651 $2,951 $3,008
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 $1,408 $1,596 $1,784 $1,878
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $1,597 $1,809 $2,022 $2,129
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 $2,538 $2,877 $3,215 $3,384
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 $2,036 $2,312 $2,588 $2,756
Jul 4th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 $2,350 $2,663 $2,976 $3,133
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 $2,821 $3,197 $3,573 $3,761
Sep 5th 2025 - Sep 12th 2025 $2,066 $2,342 $2,617 $2,755
Sep 12th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $1,879 $2,130 $2,380 $2,505

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Genuinely the best holiday

    on 27/06/2023

    I don’t think I can say one negative thing about the property, it was the perfect place to stay for us and our boys (4yo and nearly 2yo).

    The cottage was fantastic, so spacious and comfortable. The owners definitely know what families need to make a holiday easy and kitted the place out with high chairs, stair gates, child toilet seats and steps, games, books, bed guards and more.

    The actual surroundings were exceptional. Fab outdoor play area and the indoor swimming was so good! Easy booking system and the kids loved it. The farm is gorgeous and the animals were a real treat for the kids too.

    You’re given so much info to help you with your stay before you even arrive which is massively helpful. The local area has loads going on and particular favs were the Tunnel Beaches in Ilfracombe as well as sea safari there too. We also made a special day trip to Padstow in Cornwall - takes a couple of hours but worth it for Trevone Bay alone.

    My only gripe would be I wish we stayed longer than 7 nights but we’ll just have to keep coming back!

  • A wonderful break in North Devon

    on 23/05/2023

    We had a great time at Newt Cottage. The cottage itself was beautifully presented and the grounds around the cottage were wonderful. From feeding the animals to playing in the play room or swimming in the pool everything was on our doorstep and meant we could take each day as it came. Alice is a fantastic host who is always available for a chat or to give advice on where to go. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was really well thought out.
    Thank you for helping to make our holiday so much fun. We're already looking at dates to return!

  • Another fantastic stay

    on 03/04/2023

    We returned 3 years after our original stay and its even better under new ownership. Alice and the team there are brilliant. The farm is stunning and has everything you could need for a perfect family stay. Highly recomend.

  • A lovely week in a lovely place, with plenty to do on-site and nearby for us and the kids

    on 03/04/2023

    We had a fantastic time. Alice and her family made us very welcome. The cottage is high spec, clean, and there are lots of little touches that made it special. Our kids loved all the things to do onsite, with pool, hot tub, and animals then genuinely didn't want to leave and we had to drag them out to Croyde, Lynton etc. All in all a fantastic break. We'll be back!

  • Great holiday

    on 31/10/2022

    We had an excellent time. We went with our two boys age 2 and 4 the facilities were perfect for them. The cottage was lovely and clean. We had a great time and will look forward to returning again.

  • Fantastic holiday location for a young family

    on 28/08/2022

    We spent a week here with 2 kids (age 2 & 4) and left feeling that we could have stayed for longer. There is so much to do on site as well as fantastic days out at local beaches. Our kids loved the pool, the indoor soft play and going to feed the farm animals in the morning. Everything at the farm was excellent, we were really well looked after. Lovely place and would definitely recommend it!

  • It was ideal

    on 20/06/2022

    We booked all three smaller cottages for a family holiday and it was ideal.
    The owner, Alice, could not have been more helpful and the facilities and whole environment were perfect for the whole family and especially our grandchildren .
    Well located for the North Devon coast the mini estate was in a lovely quiet valley and very well set up and run…….we will certainly recommend and come again.

  • A wonderful stay!

    on 22/03/2022

    A wonderful stay for our family. Our two daughters (2 and 3 years old) absolutely loved seeing the animals everyday and the range of outside play equipment to enjoy. Having the soft play in with the table tennis table also meant my husband and I could enjoy playing our game while the girls were entertained. The cottage was homely and the views stunning. We hope to return again! Thank you!

  • Sanctuary

    on 16/10/2021

    Fabulous stay, warm welcome for us and spaniel by Alice and family. Cottage warm, practical, bit of luxury. Dog had biscuits a towel and even had an identification disc linked to cottage if went AWOL!
    Hot tub amazing with views across alpaca paddocks and Coombe Martin valley with sunsets . Swimming pool lovely. Thoroughly recommended.

  • A perfect place for children (and adults!)

    on 25/09/2021

    We have just come back from a fantastic week staying in Newt Cottage. We have a two year old and a 4 month old and it was the perfect place to be able to keep our eldest entertained when we couldn’t go out because of our youngest at certain points in the week. If you asked our two year old what the best part of our holiday was she would say the animals, trampoline, swimming pool, play park and indoor play centre - not a mention of anywhere else we visited! :-)
    The house was comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. Most importantly the beds were comfy! The honesty shop was a nice touch and we made use of it on a couple of occasions.
    Alice was quick to respond to any of my enquiries and really helpful with info for our holiday. Thanks to Roy for the animal feeding - we went every day it was on and it was a highlight of the holiday. We would love to come back and stay in one of the larger properties with our family or friends and will recommend to others.

  • Wonderful family stay in a stunning setting

    on 07/09/2021

    Just back from a wonderful week at the resort and what a fantastic place this is. We stayed in Newt Cottage and it was really homely with everything a family (2 adults, 2 young children and a dog) needs. The facilities are fantastic, with an indoor pool, hot tubs, farm animals and the most wonderful scenery. Alice and her family couldn’t do enough for us and were very welcoming. Can’t wait to book the very impressive larger accommodations (Main house and converted barn) and bring our family and friends along next time too. The property is a wonderful location base for day tripping and we filled our week with days out after some great suggestions from Alice via their website. Highly recommended.

  • We’ll be coming back!

    on 24/07/2021

    Is the perfect place for families with young kids. The owners have put a lot of love to the place. Lots of activities and close to some of the most beautiful beaches.

  • Comfortable and well equipped

    on 28/06/2021

    The location was secluded and attractive, the cottage itself was comfortable and well equipped, the facilities, especially the swimming pool and play area, were excellent and everyone on site was very friendly and helpful. Overall we had a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

  • Perfect stay

    on 04/05/2021

    Newt Cottage was perfect for our family of 4. It was clean, comfortable, and the kitchen was well-equipped. We were able to enjoy a movie night on Saturday as the cottage has access to Netflix.

    The facilities onsite are incredible: we were able to book the pool twice a day (booking required due to Covid-restrictions) and had it for ourselves; the kids loved the outside playground; and feeding the animals was an experience that we all enjoyed (especially bottle-feeding the baby lambs).

    The cottages are located near beautiful beaches (Wollacombe for example); equestrian centres and the Willdlife park.

    Alice and her family were wonderful hosts. They genuinely wanted us to have a great time. It was our first time in Devon but won't be our last.

  • Fantastic stay

    on 01/05/2021

    We had a brilliant stay at the property, a stunning location and a very comfortable stay with all needs met especially for our 8 months old.

  • The cottage and facilities are perfect for families with kids

    on 25/10/2020

    Having stayed at Newt Cottage before a couple of years ago we knew what to expect and we weren’t disappointed. Everything about the cottage and facilities are perfect for families with kids, especially the outdoor play areas and the swimming pool which our kids loved. The cottage feels like like home from the moment we opened the door and provides a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas.

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