Smythen Farm is a complex of self-catering holiday cottages in Ilfracombe, North Devon. Our self catering cottages are stylishly decorated to a high quality and sit at the top of the Sterridge Valley on the edge of Exmoor National Park.
Our self-catering Ilfracombe holiday cottages are close to the sea, offer coastal views and are perfect for your holidays in Ilfracombe. Each of our cottages has its own luxury self-catering kitchen, ideal for your coastal holiday.
Smythen Farm’s Ilfracombe self-catering cottages are only a short trip from the town which is home to Damien Hirst’s Verity. The enormous and controversial statue was loaned to the town in 2012 and has brought many visitors to the area. Indeed, many of our guests at our farm holiday homes have been to see the sculpture.
Ilfracombe also has a number of independent shops, a large theatre, cinema, restaurants, vibrant harbour and a number of beaches.
Smythen Farm has been providing its holiday homes in Ilfracombe, Devon for the past 14 years and has vast experience in delivering guests the service they expect.
Located between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, we are perfectly placed for all the attractions that North Devon has to offer and close to the sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough , Saunton and Braunton.
Attractions close to Smythen Farm Family Holiday Cottages include Watermouth Castle the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Exmoor Zoo, The Big Sheep and Milky Way amusement park at Bideford. The Tarka Trail for cycling, excellent riding stables and Golf courses for all abilities are located nearby. Boat trips, sailing, fishing, surfing, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, markets, craft centres and just about anything you could imagine can be enjoyed locally.
To make your stay at our family holiday cottage accommodation more enjoyable, there is a large children’s play area including a large tree house, swings and a trampoline. All of the land is open to guests and is also home to our three ponies, two donkeys, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Sheep and cows graze the beautiful surrounding meadows of the farm.
For the past 14 years Smythen Farm has provided good quality family holiday cottage accommodation for those wishing to stay in north Devon, many of our guests return year after year. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the majority of our cottages, we have ample room for exercising across our land.
“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
Honey Pot is a beautiful, compact cottage ideal for couples. Honey Pot is dog-friendly and fully equipped for a comfortable break in North Devon.
Primrose Lane cottage is a dog-friendly, compact cottage. Boasting a double bedroom, Primrose Lane cottage can sleep up to 3 with a pull out sofa bed ideal 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 views across the North Devon coast. Ideal for families of 5. 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.
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.