Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages are ideally situated with fantastic access to loads of great family-friendly attractions very nearby.
Although there's plenty of things to do around the farm for children of all ages, its nice to get out and see North Devon on your holiday with us aswell.Fortunately, we're ideally positioned with a wide range of great family attractions right on our doorstep!
Below are examples of a few of these attractions.
Smythen Farm is just 2 1/2 miles from Watermouth Castle. We recommend Watermouth Castle to all of our guests and virtually every guest comes back and says that they had a really good time and experience.
Guest comments below:
The castle is great, it's all a bit odd and quirky, but in some ways it makes it fun and exciting. The old style rides and attractions make this a really unique experience.
Gnome land is fun, the gardens are beautiful and the water show is a blast from the past and very patriotic – the staff are great and friendly. Good value food.
Situated very close to Smythen Farm self-catering holiday cottages, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park offers an enjoyable family outing that is both interesting and educational.
The park is home to the famous Wolf Man Shaun Ellis, the man that lived with a wild wolf pack and of TV fame. Other attractions include large life-like dinosaurs that move via hydraulics and pneumatics including a T-rex and dilophosourus (spitting dinosaur ).
You can also swim with sealions, watch falconry displays and meet all the primates. The primates housed are ringtailed lemurs, black and white ruffed lemurs, red ruffed lemurs, Goeldi's monkey, cotton top tamarins and gibbons. Other animals on display include lions and meerkats.
Being so close to Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages, the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is well worth a visit.
The Big Sheep offers lots of attractions both inside and out, so if the weather is poor it is a good option.
The Big Sheep is within 35 minutes drive from Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages and is situated on the A39 Atlantic Highway at Bideford.
The activities outside include dog trials, high ropes, laser guns, pony rides, and the Sheep Grand National. EWEtopia is a large indoor play area including large slides, ball pits and climbing apparatus. Other indoor attractions include a nursery barn, sheep sheering, sheep shows and lamb feeding. The Big Sheep also has a bar and shop. The Big Sheep is well worth a visit whilst staying at Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages.
Exmoor Zoo is close to Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages, and is an ideal opportunity for children to get a proper understanding of the animals that Exmoor Zoo looks after.
Meeting the animals, handling snakes and spiders, and feeding a wallaby is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Cheetahs, pumas, wolves and the famous Exmoor Beast are among the other attractions at the Zoo.
“Thanks for a lovely cottages very cosy. Easy to find way to places. Lovely and warm cosy bed. Thanks for a nice quiet place to stay and great to have access to the donkey field and woods down the lane for easy walks. Pool great and very warm. Woolacombe and Saunton Sands great for open space.
Great location to Explore North Devon.Thanks again
Tescos not far away.
Sawmills very good for food.
We had a brilliant week here at Smythen Farm, with beautiful views. The children enjoyed the swimming pool which was lovely and warm. The play area was a great hit as was the visit from Bill and family to drop off Easter Eggs. We were made to feel very welcome by Bill and Catherine and nothing was too much trouble.
Watermouth Castke was a good day out and you can return for £2.50 each. Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park was a good day out. My favourite da
“Had a fantastic stay in Seaview cottage, Catherine and Bill were both lovely and extremely helpful. The games room and the pool were used a lot by both families as the weather wasn’t too good. We all loved the donkeys and the ponies too.
The beaches at Woolacombe were beautiful and the girls went on a beach hack from Mullacott riding stables which was fantastic. The staff were really helpful and friendly and the horses were all very well behaved and suitable for
“This our 3rd – we have bought each of our children and grandchildren since 2010. Each time we have had a wonderful time, the kids love the freedom and we love the views and the quiet.
Keep up the good work Bill and Kathryn , I am sure we will be back – ypu have a great place here, the new pool and games room are great.
Thank you for a lovely week
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