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Hill Farm Cottages, Devon - 'Pebble Ridge' 6 berth + cot

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


'Pebble Ridge' 6 berth + cot

Pebble Ridge is a large 3 bedroomed cottage sleeping 6 + cot.

If you are travelling with little ones we provide stair gates, high chairs and a full sized cot

• Large comfortable, 2 storey cottage

• Entrance Hall

• Spacious lounge / dining room

• Modern kitchen with dining area

• 2 x double bedrooms, one with king bed

• Twin bedroom

• Bathroom with bath and shower

About the property

Hill Farm Cottages, Devon

Here at Hill Farm Cottages, Torrington, Devon our 5 cottages are set in a picturesque courtyard and are surrounded by glorious North Devon countryside.

Guests have full access to our large indoor swimming pool which is heated to a baby friendly 30 degrees (the temperature most toddler pools are heated to in your local swimming pool). The pool area is equipped with changing rooms, baby changing, shower, toilet and sauna.

We have partnered with a local beauty therapist to offer treatments onsite. PLEASE NOTE:

The swimming pool is open between Easter and 1st November and during the Christmas / New Year holidays.

The sauna is open all year round.

We have an indoor games room with free to play pool table, table tennis and large selection of children's toys.

We provide a large selection of DVD's

There is also an outdoor play area with swings, slides, climbing frame, sit on tractor etc.

All our cottages have free-to-use wifi connected to fibre broadband

Children can help us feed the animals daily; our animals include goats, pigs, ducks, rabbits and chickens.

Nearby you can find many activities; visit one of the many beaches in the area (the nearest sandy beaches of Westward Ho! and Instow are an easy 15 minute drive), walk or cycle along the Tarka Trail, go golfing within a short walk or go fishing in the nearby reservoir. The world famous Dartington Crystal factory and outlet store is walking distance and RHS Rosemoor is just 2 miles away.

For wet days to keep the little ones amused we are near to some of the top North Devon attractions like Dartington Crystal (less than a mile away) Big Sheep (7 miles), Atlantic shopping village and Atlantis adventure park (7 miles), Milky Way amusement park (12 miles).

Booking Notes:

£100 deposit. Full payment 40 days prior to holiday.

Changeover Day:

Normally Fri

Notes on prices:

We may be able to accommodate short breaks out of season. Please note that the Owners Direct daily price is based on a 2 night stay, you may be quoted too much if wanting >2 nights. (this info is also on the rates page but people seem to be missing it which is why I have added it here):

To calculate the rate please see table below:

2 nights – 50% of the weekly cost

3 nights – 60% of the weekly cost

4 nights – 70% of the weekly cost

5 nights – 80% of the weekly cost

6 nights – cost as per weekly cost

More Details

Mark Ryland
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Mark Ryland

We are Mark and Yvonna a husband and wife team. We moved from the South East just before Xmas 2014 as an 'escape to the country'.

Our cottages are set in a courtyard along with our home, the old farmhouse, so we are nearby to help if any problems arise. We live here with our 2 young boys Ben and Harvey ages 8 and 6.

Mark Ryland purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mark Ryland chose Great Torrington

We believe we have the largest indoor pool in the whole of North Devon for the number of cottages. You can basically guarantee a private swim every day that you are here.

Our country cottages are set in 6 acres and surrounded by common land, perfect for walking. Whilst being rural our family friendly cottages are not isolated and are less than a mile away from the small market town of Great Torrington with pubs, restaurants, take-aways, supermarket etc.

Close to beach

What makes this cottage unique

Large heated indoor pool with changing rooms and sauna

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The swimming pool and games room is a great touch as it kept children and us adults happy. The option to help feed the farm animals was a great touch as well and kept our boy entertained. Overall we couldn't have asked for more and would love to go back soon.'

I have just spent a lovely time staying at Hill Farm Cottages, great for children with animals to feed, an indoor pool, just in case of the "Great British Summer" and so much land for playing and running around. The cottage had everything we needed and was spotless. The new owners are lovely, they could not do enough for us, thoroughly recommend
Apr 2015
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4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

'Pebble Ridge' 6 berth + cot
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

A fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I hired 4 of the cottages at Hill Farm last weekend. We had a fabulous stay and couldn't have asked for more.

The cottages were well decorated and spotless with excellent amenities. They were perfect for our group of 8 adults and ten children (aged 3-12).

The pool was a huge hit and we spent the majority of our time enjoying it! It had its own changing rooms, shower and drying room which we found incredibly useful with the children.

The farm also has a small collection of animals which the children enjoyed feeding with Mark in the morning. Feeding the pigs and stroking the rabbit were particular highlights for them! We also spent time in the farms play park and games room, enjoying the pool table and table tennis facilities.

The location is fantastic with the town close enough for shopping and takeaways and westward ho! beach close by for a walk.

We were really sad to leave and will definitely look to book again in the near future. Thanks to Mark and Yvonne for making it so wonderful.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage and facilities

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage, better than we could have hoped. Laundry facilities, outdoor and indoor play area, animals to feed and visit and lovely owners - there if you need/want them but not at all intrusive. Indoor swimming pool was lovely - almost like having our own pool. Good location for many local attractions. I would (and have) recommended the property to friends and family and look forward to another there soon

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time to write a review and thank you for recommending us to your family and friends. We strive for greatness so please let us know what we can improve to get a 5star next time! Cottages have been further updated/painted over winter. Hopefully we will see you again some time. Mark and Yvonna
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Annery kiln

  • 4 of 5

Lovely clean cottage. Loved the swimming pool. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Would be nice to have free access to laundry facilities. Cottages in good location for exploring the area. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, we're glad you had a good time and thank you for the feedback respect the laundry facilities (for others reading this and for clarification access is free but the washing machine and dryer are coin operated!). We look forward to your next visit. Mark and Yvonna.
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Beautiful cottages with excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Hill Farm Cottages in July staying in Landcross cottage - a two bedroom cottage. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The lounge is very large and was ideal for our little daughter to play in safely. Stair gates are provided to make sure the house is child friendly. The kitchen and bathrooms were well equipped and clean. There is a garden with bbq area which is shared with the cottage next door.

We had ordered online grocery delivery to arrive the evening we arrived, but as we were runnning a little late it arrived before we did! But Iwona and Mark had so kindly taken the delivery and unpacked it for us in the cottage - loading the fridge and freezer. Excellent customer service!

The cottages are set in a beautiful courtyard with a laundry room if needed. The on site facilities are excellent. The indoor heated swimming pool is perfect for families as is the adjoining indoor play area which has something for all ages (there is even a sauna for mum and dad to enjoy while the kids splash in the pool). We were very impressed with the facilities on offer for the price compared with other self catering places we have stayed.

There is a very large outdoor play area with climbing frames and swings and football goals. Feeding time with the animals was a fun experience for our daughter and is again such an additional experience for a self catering cottage. There are free roaming chickens who often appeared outside our kitchen window to the amusement of our daughter, goats, ducks and rabbits ( as well as a couple of friendly cats).

There is so much to do in the Devon with plenty of visitor attractions or beaches to spend the day depending on the weather. Mark and Iwona are excellent hosts and are happy to offer any advice on the area.

All in all we would highly recommend Hill Farm for a staycation. It offers so much more than your average self catering cottage with the animals, pool, play areas

Thanks and look forward to seeing you again

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
36 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Westward Ho!
Car: recommended


20 minute drive to Instow or Westward Ho! beaches


Car highly suggested.


1 mile to Torrington

Further Details:

All that Devon has to offer nearby, more than possible to mention.



Torrington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Family bathroom with washbasin, bath and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sleeps 6 + cot (3 Bedrooms) 1 x King, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Shared indoor heated swimming pool, open between Feb Half Term and 1st November and during the Christmas / New Year holidays. The grounds are approx. 6 acres of grass play areas, BBQ area with summer house and paddocks for the animals. Indoor games room with toys, table tennis and pool table Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided (except cot linen) plus 2 tea towels. Towels can be provided at a charge of £5 per set of 1 bath towel & 1 bath sheet

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