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Home-from-home holiday cottage on the Somerset/Devon border,
neighbouring Otterhead Lakes Nature Reserve in the Blackdown Hills National Landscape Area. 



Farm Stay 

Based on a working farm in the heart of the Blackdown Hills near the Devon/Somerset border. The Croft offers rural tranquillity and views over surrounding farmland.    

Sleeps up to 4

The Croft has two bedrooms, 

each sleeps up to two. The master has a king size bed and television.  Bedroom 2 has two single beds. 

Spacious living area with log burner

The Croft has a large open plan kitchen/dining/living area which has a log burning stove and smart television. 

Dog Friendly

We welcome one dog to The Croft. Our garden area is the perfect place to relax with your dog and there are so many local walks to enjoy.  We even provide a doggie welcome pack! 

Private courtyard & garden area

The courtyard is directly accessed from the living area and is furnished with outdoor furniture and a BBQ. 

We also have a separate secure fenced grass garden area. 

Child friendly

We welcome children at The Croft, with a high chair & travel cot available on request. We have books and games to keep little ones entertained.

Free Wifi

Wifi is available for all our guests staying at the cottage. 

Home from Home Setting

With everything you could need for your break away, including sheets, towels, a coffee machine & dishwasher. 


Our contemporary bathroom offers a large walk-in shower.



Blackdown Hills east Devon countryside view from East Hill near Ottery St Mary an Area of

Explore the Blackdowns AONB


This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sits on the Devon-Somerset border in South West England. Whether by foot, bicycle or car; this truly is a special area to explore, with or without your four legged friends.

Walks are available from your doorstep and the beautiful Otterhead Lakes can be reached in minutes. 

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Historic Sites


There is so much history in the area, with evidence of human occupation since the Iron Age. Local places to visit include Wellington Monument, Dunkeswell Abbey, historic airfields at Smeatharpe and Dunkeswell, hillfort sites at Castle Neroche, Hembury and Membury Castle, The Museum of Somerset  in Taunton, Coldharbour Mill Museum in Uffculme and Nation Trust sites including Barrington Court, Montacute House, Killerton & Knightshayes. 

Sporting Activities

There is a multitude to try and do; from playing golf to watching horse racing or cricket. The Blackdown Hills are well known as great walking & cycling areas, with varying terrain and beautiful views. 

Local attractions include Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club and Taunton Racecourse.


Coast & Country


We are within easy reach of the East Devon coast as well as north Somerset coast, with its views to Wales. Beaches within easy reach are Seaton, Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, Exmouth, Brean Sands and Minehead.

Exmoor, Dartmoor and the Quantocks are also within driving distance, providing plenty to places to explore further.

Family Attractions

We are a short drive from a multitude of visitor attractions, to include:

  • Crealy Adventure Park

  • Axminster Wildlife Park

  • Noahs Ark Zoo Farm

  • Wildwood Escott

  • Flip Out Somerset

  • Ferne Animal Sanctuary

and many more! ​

Taunton central square, also known as Parade, sunny summer morning with some clouds in a b

City Slicker


Despite our rural base we are within easy distance of Taunton, Exeter, Wells, Bristol or Bath.

Each city provides a wealth of places to explore, shop and relax. 

The A303 being within 3 miles of the farm and the M5 is only 10 miles away. Our nearest train stations are Honiton and Taunton, both being 10 miles away. 

Book direct for the best rates and added perks...

Flexible Cancellation Policy             Early check-in for direct bookings         Welcome treats         Home from home setting

Cancellation up to one month before you stay with full refund minus 20% deposit

50% refund if cancelled 30 days before your stay

No refund if cancelled 14 days or less before your stay

Pay 20% deposit on booking and the balance by one month before your stay

Cancellation insurance is strongly advised in case of illness, accident, bereavement or quarantine

Contact: Gemma Sparks
Mobile: 07533340847

Check to see if your dates are available below then book and pay online!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is the cottage located?

6. Is there parking available?

2. How can I book?

3. What is your cancellation policy?

4. Is The Croft suitable for the less able?

5. Do you accept dogs?

7. What time can I arrive and must I leave by?

8. What is the minimum length of stay?

9. Do you provide logs for the log burner?

10. What are your Green Credentials?

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