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Had a fantastic holiday at Smythen Farm, loads of fun stuff for the family to do in the area, and the cottage was lovely. Will definately be coming back again!

Written by Darran Stewart on Thursday 21st October 2010

Thanks for a great holiday, briliant location

Written by Athony Brown on Thursday 21st October 2010

Thank you to your whole family for making us so welcombe during our stay.
WE really had a great time on holiday here.
Its the best holiday we have ever had as a family.

Hull, East Yorks

Written by Simon Downs on Monday 15th November 2010

A lovely, comfortable base for our holiday. The boys loved the table tennis and swimming pool.
Look forward to coming back soon.

Written by Mike Legg on Tuesday 16th November 2010

Compact, clean , safe and friendly place. Enjoyed our stay particularly as there was a swimming pool and the pony rides we a special treat.
The cottage was surprisingly spacious.

Shah Family ,Tring, Herts

Written by Mr and Mrs Shah on Tuesday 16th November 2010

Spottlessly clean cottage, bathroom and carpets. Very friendly family environment, we felt really welcome.
Gardens , horses etc imaculate.
We really enjoyed our stay in Primrose Lane 7-14 August 2010

Birmingham

Written by Scott Wilson on Tuesday 16th November 2010

Thank you for a lovely stay - the surroundings and setting is superb.
Fantastic location. The Kids loved the pool and the pony rides.

Written by Colin Smith on Tuesday 11th January 2011

I have justed stayed at Smythen Farm in the newly renovated Forest View cottage it was lovelly, spacious and airy. My boys had a great time in the pool and games room and played football with the owners sons. They had a great time. Smythen Farm is in a really good location, and we a really good holiday.
Well worth it.

Written by Debie Baldwin on Tuesday 12th April 2011

Returning 12 months on, the accomidation has come on leaps and bounds. I stayed in Forest View home from home, the improvements include central heating, new carpets and furniture through out. Awesome. Booled again for September.

Written by Darren Stewart on Wednesday 11th May 2011

We stayed atForest view the week before Easter and enjoyed sunny weather every day. The cottage was very comfortable and the owner went out of there way to provide everything we needed.
The whole family enjoyed the heated pool which we used every morning and evening.
We were in the games room until 10 every night, where Dad was challenged to Table Tennis, Darts and Pool.
We were free to walk the 18 acres of farmland with the dog, and my Daughter rode one of the ponies on the Monday evening.
The good thing about Smythen is that it is central to all of the North Devon beaches and attractions. We definitely plan to return.

Written by STEVE CROFTS on Wednesday 11th May 2011

Smythen Farm Cottages is great for the family, its quiet, plenty for the kids to do around the cottages. We will certainly book again. We stayed in the Seaview cottage, it was the cleanest place I have ever rented, fully equipped. The owners are lovely and very helpful. I recommend it 100 percent.

Written by Claudette Darmanin on Tuesday 19th July 2011

Four adults and four children stayed at Forest View from 15 July for a week and enjoyed it that much we all plan on booking again for next year! There is so much for the children, such as, pony rides, heated pool, play area, games room and chickens/donkies for them to pet. The location is central for local amenities and attractions (Watermouth Castle was great) and is set in a beautiful quiet location. The owners are very helpful and friendly and have said they have further improvement plans for the coming years.

Written by Gibbons, Somerset on Monday 25th July 2011

We were too disorganised to fill in the visitors book, but wanted to thank you for accomodating us so well last week and making us feel welcome. The youngest ones loved the sleeping bag by the way and had to rotate turns for it :) The games room and swimming pool were great especially on the wetter days and we had everything in the cottage we needed to make our life easier (I particularly was greatful for the dishwasher!!).

Written by Carol Lloyd on Tuesday 16th August 2011

We have just enjoyed a fantastic summer holiday at Smythen Farm and have
already booked to return next year. It was a great base to explore the local
area, with its fabulous beaches & loads of fun places to take the kids. Our
cottage was spotless and the owners & their 4 children could not have been more
welcoming. With the swimming pool, play area, pony rides etc, our children (aged
2 & 6) had a great time, giving us the chance to relax & enjoy the stunning
scenery. Highly recommended!"

Written by Paula Kelly on Wednesday 17th August 2011

We had a wonderful week staying in Primrose Lane with our two girls.(13th-20th August 2011) The cottage was beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The facilities are brilliant, particularly for children, the play area, ponies,chickens and swimming pool. Bill and Kathryn are both very friendly and helpful and our girls got on really well with their lovely children. Will definitely be returning next year, the farm is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay and is very well located for all the local beaches and attractions.Thank you for a great holiday.

Written by Louise Batt on Tuesday 6th September 2011

we stayed in sea view cottage, the views was amazing, the owners are very friendly and helpful, and there children were very friendly and helpful too, everything was lovely and clean,the swimming pool was also great and would recommend smythen farm 100% a lovely holiday what ever the weather

Written by lisa andy morgan on Friday 9th September 2011

we had a fantastic holiday. Clean smart and well decorated cottage, very friendly owners.

Great swimming pool. Amazing views. We also had lovely long walks in their 18acres. Dog loved every bit

There are lovely beaches nearer by. Definitely go back.

Written by Carol duck on Saturday 17th September 2011

My wife and I have just returned from our yearly stay at Smythen Farm and we were surprised at the quality of the refurbishment. We stayed in Forest View and couldnt fault it. We love the location of Smythen Farm, best location we have found for the wonderful walking in Exmoor and the North Devon coastal path. Looking forward to next year.

Written by Tony Amos on Monday 26th September 2011

Just come back from a weeks stay in Sunalways, great stay at Symthen Farm. Cottages had been refurbished early that year. Fantastic views from upstairs living area and kicthen. The owner and family were very friendly, my boy got on great with their kids. Nice pool and games room, my boy loved it. Had a look at other cottages, liked also Seaview. Loads to do in nearby Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Croyde etc. Been to north Devon 5 times in 7 years. Will probably return to Smythen Farm next year

Written by Andy Martin on Monday 19th September 2011

Thank you very much to Bill and family for a wonderful at Smythen Farm Cottages. Loved Sunalways cottage, great views and entertainment for the kids. Kids can roam around safely on the own. Our 7 year old son Lewis loved every minute. Love North Devon and sure we will return. Recommend Smythen Farm Cottages. Thanks again.

Written by Hazel Elvin on Wednesday 21st September 2011

What a brilliant week: this is an ideal holiday location for families with dogs and small children!!
Our 2 year old Molly enjoyed all of the farm animals, swimming in the pool, and all the outdoor toys!
We loved Putsborough Beach ( loads of pools for Molly crab in and dogs welcome as well)
Mollys first train experience on a train was a stream train at Woody Bay 25 Min trip she loved it.
Fish and Chips at Squires Braunton- Delicious
Hope to be back very Soon

Written by Dano Brown on Thursday 9th February 2012

My wife and I would like to thank you for our stay at Honey Pot Cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed the break despite the weather. Thank you again, hope the cottage was OK as we left it and hope we will be able to come down again.

Written by Joan and Colin Leach on Thursday 9th February 2012

My family and I would like to express our thanks to Bill and Kathryn for make our stay so relaxing for our stay over the Feb half term. We stayed in Sea View and it was really clean, very comfortable and cosy.
The walking in Exmoor was fantastic I especially recommend the Valley of the Rocks near Lynton and the Hunters Inn was a welcoming watering hole.
I must say that Smythen Farm is in the ideal location for a really enjoyable walking holiday.
We will be back again soon

Written by Rob Harris on Monday 9th April 2012

Thank you for a lovely holiday, the cottages were lovely and clean and had everything we needed . The owners were lovely and made us feel very welcome. Our son enjoyed the games room and playing football with Harry , he didnt want to go home. Sky then farm is ideally located lovely views and perfect for days out . Our older daughter loved the ponies and the pool, it has something for everyone all ages. We had a lovely holiday and would definitely recommend . We also look forward to returning !

Written by Debi and CHris Metcalfe on Monday 9th April 2012

Thank you for a fantastic week of total relaxation, it has been the first time EVER that we have been somewhere with our two boys and not worried or been constantly checking on them. As Smythen farm is such a safe place for couples with young children. Bill and Cathryn made us feel very welcome as did there four lovely children who were beyond fantastic with our two boys. I would not hesitate to recommend Smythen farm to anyone and would quite frankly struggle to fault it. I am most certain we will return, especially if Mason or Fraser have any say in it!!!!
(A special thank you to Harry for having the patients of a saint!)
Many thanks from Jo and Colin x

Written by Joanne wright on Saturday 11th August 2012

Thanks very much, we had a lovely stay in Sea View in July, the children loved the pool and the well equipped play area, and all the animals. The owners were friendly and helpful. Smythen Farm cottages are a lovely and relaxing place to stay, we would love to come back sometime.

Written by Helen and Steve Gilbert on Saturday 11th August 2012

We had a fantastic week at Smythen Farm staying in Forest View. The cottage was great, very tastefully decorated, comfortable and had everything that we needed. Bill, Kathryn and their children were all really friendly. It was great for us that our children were able to hang out with theirs when we werent out and about - at one point I thought we were going to have to bring Lydia and Dolly home with us!!! The children loved the swimming pool, all of the animals including horse riding and it was great that they could wander down to the Games Room on their own.
All in all, a lovely holiday - we would highly recommend this to friends (and have done already!) and look forward to returning again some day soon"
Bev, Tim, Sam, Tom & Maddy

Written by Bev Ryder-Jones on Tuesday 4th September 2012

Dear Bill & Kathryn

I just wanted to thank you for our stay at your lovely cottage. We had a great time made easier by your well equipped kitchen(mainly the washing machine & dishwasher mucky kids!!!!!) we had great fun at the places recommended by you & it made our holiday. We hope to see you again.

Written by Lucy Bearcroft on Wednesday 15th May 2013

We have just returned from a 1 week holiday at Smythen Farm, the owners made us feel extremely welcome from the moment we arrived. Our daughter loved the pony rides and enjoyed walking in the field seeing all the other animals, the donkeys, sheep, pigs, chickens and muffin the dog. The play room and swimming pool were both excellent and there were lots of other children for our daughter to play with, she would have been happy to spend the whole week on the farm without actually going anywhere. We stayed in the Sunalways Cottage which was very clean and well equipped. The location is also very good with lovely views of the countryside and plenty to do nearby. I would definitely recommend Smythen Farm and would like to return again for another holiday soon.

Written by Colin Elson on Thursday 6th June 2013

To Bill and family
Thank you for an amazing stay last week. Fab weather, fab location, lovely
people, lovely accommodation and swimming pool, loved the animals, very dog
friendly and so much to do and see in the area. Will definitely recommend
you and hope to come back again.

Cheers

Julia Davey

Written by Julia Davey on Tuesday 16th July 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a weeks stay in Sunalways Cottage, Smythen Farm. The cottage was well decorated and furnished and the vaulted ceilings gave the cottage a really spacious feeling.
The views from the cottage were stunning, on 3 or 4 occasions we could see Swansea on the other side of the Bristol Channel clearly. We also enjoyed the walking in Exmore - The Valley of the Rocks and the walk to Heddons mouth were our favourites.
We look forward to returning.

Written by Gareth McGreevy on Friday 21st March 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a week`s holiday in Honey Pot cottage at Smythen Farm and enjoyed every minuet of our stay. Despite it being the middle of march and the wind blowing full force outside the cottage was lovely and warm. It was well appointed clean and had all we needed to make our stay perfect. Despite dropping in on spec on a Sunday afternoon we were greeted with a friendly welcome from our host and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.In the heart of north Devon it was a fantastic base for us to see this most picturesque part of the country. Grate to see the donkeys and horses in the field right next to the cottage who all appeared friendly and loved to be petted. a superb place to stay and as Arny famously said "I`ll be back" thanks again guys keep up the good work.

Written by Craig Johnson on Tuesday 25th March 2014

We stayed here for the May half term, in Honeysuckle cottage. There was plenty of space for two adults and two kids, the kitchen was well equipped and there was even a washing machine (very useful when you have two little boys!). The cottage faced the courtyard (the swimming pool). Some of the cottages face onto the field, so have an amazing view.
The farm is lovely, there are animals to feed, a small heated and covered swimming pool, playground and play room. Kids instantly made new friends. Bill & Kathryn are very friendly and helpful. The local beaches were amazing. Would definitely recommend this farm.

Written by Veronika Tarasova-Newlands on Tuesday 10th June 2014

Many thanks to all at Smythen Farm – we stayed in Fisherswood Cottage for a 4 night stay on 16th March. We found the cottage really well laid out and very comfortable. The location for visiting North Devon is as good as you could get. A great break.

Written by Rob Cook on Wednesday 26th March 2014

Lovely stay at Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages hosted by Bill and his farm animals. The kids loved it - especially the upside down cottage. Thanks for a lovely stay in beautiful North Devon.

Written by Fiona Harrison on Tuesday 24th June 2014

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Lovely stay at Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages hosted by Bill and his farm animals. The kids loved it - especially the upside down cottage. Thanks for a lovely stay in beautiful North Devon.
Fiona Harrison on 2014-06-24 23:42:53
We stayed here for the May half term, in Honeysuckle cottage. There was plenty of space for two adults and two kids, the kitchen was well equipped and there was even a washing machine (very useful when you have two little boys!). The cottage faced the courtyard (the swimming pool). Some of the cottages face onto the field, so have an amazing view. The farm is lovely, there are animals to feed, a small heated and covered swimming pool, playground and play room. Kids
Veronika Tarasova-Newlands on 2014-06-10 18:04:04
Many thanks to all at Smythen Farm – we stayed in Fisherswood Cottage for a 4 night stay on 16th March. We found the cottage really well laid out and very comfortable. The location for visiting North Devon is as good as you could get. A great break.
Rob Cook on 2014-03-26 23:57:52
My wife and I have just returned from a week`s holiday in Honey Pot cottage at Smythen Farm and enjoyed every minuet of our stay. Despite it being the middle of march and the wind blowing full force outside the cottage was lovely and warm. It was well appointed clean and had all we needed to make our stay perfect. Despite dropping in on spec on a Sunday afternoon we were greeted with a friendly welcome from our host and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.In the h
Craig Johnson on 2014-03-25 23:37:53
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