Self Catering Family Holiday Cottage Accommodation in North Devon

Smythen Farm is a complex of self-catering holiday cottages in North Devon. Our luxury cottages are stylishly decorated to a high quality and sit at the top of the Sterridge Valley on the edge of Exmoor National Park.


Smythen Farms boats 9 luxurious, newly rennovated holiday cottages from 2 birth to our largest that sleeps 11. Click to explore our cottages and find the right one for you.

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From our on-site heated swimming pool perfect, warm bubbling jaccuzzi, newly rennovated games room, we have something to keep the whole family amused.

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We're perfectly located for the adventurous holiday maker, surrounded by North Devons finest attractions including stunning beaches, cycle paths, farms for the kids, and much more.

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Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages

Our self-catering North Devon holiday cottages are close to the sea, offer coastal views and are perfect for your holidays in Devon. Each of our North Devon cottages has its own luxury self-catering kitchen, ideal for your self-catering holiday.

On site we have a range of facilities including a large children’s play area with a large tree house, swings and a trampoline. There are 18 acres of manicured gardens and paddocks around our North Devon holiday cottages, making the site a real country retreat.

Smythen Farm has been providing its holiday homes in Devon for the past 14 years and has vast experience in delivering guests the service they expect.

For the past 14 years Smythen Farm has provided good quality farm holiday cottage accommodation in North Devon, and many of our guests return year after year.

Local Attractions

Located between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, Smythen Farm is perfectly placed for all North Devon’s attractions from kids farms to castles, gold clubsand close to the sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough, and Saunton.

Attractions Near Smythen Farm:
  • Watermouth Castle
  • Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
  • Exmoor Zoo
  • The Big Sheep and The Milky Way
  • Tarka Trail cycle path
  • Excellent Beautiful Family Beaches
  • Fishing, Saling, Markets and more...

On-Site Facilities:
  • Free Use of Heated, Covered Swimming Pool
  • Well Equipped Games Room
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • 18 Acre Recreation Field
  • Ample, Convenient, Secure On-Site Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Available on Site
  • Laundry facilities available

Smythen Farm Amenities

To make your stay at our family holiday cottage accommodation more enjoyable there is a large children’s play area which includes a large play boat, swings and a trampoline. All of Smythen Farm’s 18 acres of land is open to guests, as well as our three ponies, and two donkeys Barnaby and Shrek who call it home. Sheep and cows graze the beautiful surrounding meadows of the farm.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

Dogs over 2 years old are more than welcome in all of our cottages, with ample room for exercising across our 18 acres of land.

Golden retriever dog at dog friendly smythen farm holiday cottages by the sea in North Devon

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We have had a lovely week in Honeypot Cottage at Smythen Farm. We loved the town of Ilfracombe which is only a 10 minute drive away. There are some lovely pubs and restaurants nearby. For anyone looking for a fab day out – we can highly recommend Exmoor Zoo, its cheap and very enjoyable. Despite the weather not being at its best we still had a wonderful time at this beautiful place and we are sad to be heading home. Pool and Hot Tub were amazing and lovely a
Demi and Cameron – East Sussex. on 2018-01-17 20:45:56
What a fantastic setting for a week of pure “chill out” holiday. The cottage was fab and the location ideal for exploring North Devon Coast. People were really especially in Combe Martin which is very dog friendly. We are heading home with heavy hearts but will returning to this beautiful place. Thank you for a wonderful week.
Richard and Julia Davidson on 2018-01-17 20:45:54
This was our first visit to North Devon and we will definitely be back. Honeypot Cottage has been a comfortable bolt –hole and an excellent base for exploring the area. We have had enjoyable days out at Arlington Court and Lynton and Lynmouth. We highly recommend coming back from there along the coast road via Valley of the Rocks, Lee Abbey, Woody Bay and the Hunters Inn the scenery is truly spectacular. We had a lovely evening stroll at Mortehoe and rounded o
Joyce and Greg Underwood on 2018-01-17 20:39:54
Lovely stay, lots to see and do just in surrounding area. Dogs really enjoyed Saunton Sands which is a huge beach where dogs can go even in the summer. It’s a great Surf beach too.. Pool was lovely and clean and nice and warm. Thank you both
Sue, Damien, Betsy and Dory on 2018-01-17 20:39:51