A really enjoyable holiday is to be experienced in a self-catering farm cottage. The opportunity to stay in outstanding countryside, seeing and understanding how the country side is managed, looking out upon the animals grazing in the field or the wonderful sight of the harvest, gives one a sense of well being.
Today self-catering farm cottages are not like they were in the 80s. Smythen Farm's cottages are of a high standard, offering quality furnishings and equipment for today's holiday maker.
The Easter period is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy a farm-based holiday with the arrival of spring - the pasture lands are beautiful and lush, the spring flowers are in full bloom, and the lambing and calving season is in full swing. The meadows are full of baby lambs and calves skittishly running about. The wild animal and bird life are making homes and producing their young, which is a joy to see.
May and June heralds early summer, providing longer days to enjoy time at Smythen Farm holiday cottages. The lambs and calves are still running about, and with warmer weather and longer daylight, this is the best time of year for walking holidays.
The summer months are a fabulous time to rent a farm cottage. With balmy summer days, the harvest is in full swing and the local sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton Sands and Combe Martin provide excellent leisure activities.
Smythen Farm also has lots of farm animals for you and your family to enjoy, including our Kune Kune pigs, sheep, very friendly horses and donkeys, plus the chickens.
September to November offers those who wish to avoid school holidays a quiet, peaceful time. Many of our clients like to bring their dogs to take advantage of the excellent local walks, which include the Exmoor National Park.
So why not give a farm holiday a chance if you haven't experienced one already? At Smythen Farm holiday cottages, we offer a wonderful family environment with lots of really enjoyable things to do around the farm, including swimming in the pool, the games room, the young children's play area and as mentioned above the animals.
The self catering farm cottages at Smythen Farm are designed to offer spacious comfortable, clean accommodation, whilst giving children the ability to roam and explore in a safe environment.
If your children would like to enjoy a day with horses, we can recommend a very enjoyable day at Thinking Horses http://www.riding-school-north-devon.co.uk Prices are really reasonable and is very close to Smythen Farm holiday cottages.
Honey Pot is a beautiful, compact cottage ideal for couples with a small child. Honey Pot is dog-friendly and fully equipped for a comfortable break in North Devon.
Primrose Lane cottage is a dog-friendly, compact cottage which has just been fully-refurbished to a high standard. Boasting a double bedroom, Primrose Lane cottage can sleep up to 3 with a put-up bed suitable for children.
Buttercup Cottage is an ideal cottage for families, especially those with fury members as its dog-friendly. Located in the courtyard, Buttercup cottage can sleep 4
Located in the courtyard, Honeysuckle Cottage is dog-friendly and ideal for families of up to 4.
Sea View cottage is a superb, dog-friendly holiday cottage with stunning view across the North Devon coast. Ideal for families of 5, Sea View has been fully refurbished to a high standard. The bedrooms have the amazing view across the Sterridge valley and the Bristol Channel to Wales
Sunalways Cottage is a spacious, family-friendly cottage sleeping 5 with beautiful views of the Sterridge valley. The vaulted ceilings give a large bright spacious living area
Fisherswood Cottage is a large and spacious cottage with beautiful vaulted ceilings. Sleeping up to 5 guests, Fisherswood Cottage has recently been refurbished to a high standard throughout.
Forest View Cottage is a large, spacious cottage ideal for large families. This cottage is dog-friendly and can sleep up to 6 guests.
Meadow Sweet is dog friendly and the largest cottage at Smythen Farm. Book this cottage early as its well sort-after for large families or 2 families sharing. Meadow Sweet boasts stunning views across the Sterridge Valley.