There's plenty to do for families on holiday at Smythen Farm North Devon holiday cottages. We can personally recommend some excellent walks, bike rides and local attractions.
For those looking for something a little different, why not learn to surf at our local surf school in Westward Ho.
The North Devon Surf School have taught people to surf from every walk of life, ability and all fitness levels, not to mention age variations.
But the common factor is fun. Yes, fun. You will learn to surf quicker and easier if you just relax and have fun!
Literally thousands of people have learnt to stand up and ride a wave after a couple of lessons with their unique coaching technique that works.
Lessons are in small groups so you can learn at your own pace and we get to spend lots of time with each person.
Westward Ho! has the European blue flag award for clean water and is patrolled by the RNLI lifeguards. The surf school is situated at the Westward Ho! end of the beach at the Burrows entrance, this is actually a country park with a golf course and lots of parking and picnic space.
The experienced surfers tend to head off to the more powerful waves of Croyde, Woolacombe and Newquay... brilliant!
All courses / lessons are suitable for complete beginners, and all the equipment is supplied. Our lesson times vary each day to find the most suitable conditions, please feel free to call us for approximate times. All the equipment for your lessons is provided, all of our equipment is brand new every season and of a very high quality. If you wish to use your own equipment then please check with your instructor prior to the lesson that it's suitable!
You'll have your own Senior coach working with you at your own pace and skill level. Lessons can be booked for any time to suit your schedule from 8am to 6pm. Lessons are based on 2 hours of coaching time. Suitable for complete beginners to advanced. All equipment supplied.
£85 for one person, £25 for each additional person.
Suitable for complete beginners and we will take you to a suitable river/beach environment for maximum enjoyment.
Lessons can be booked for any time to suit your schedule from 8am to 6pm. Lessons are based on 2 hours of coaching time. Suitable for complete beginners to advanced. All equipment supplied.
“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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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
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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.