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Child friendly cottage in Devon, large pool, sauna, animal feeding, games room - 'Half Penny' 4 berth + cot

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Torrington Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 Feb Half Term 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:

Can accommodate short breaks outside of school holidays. Please note that the Owners Direct daily price is based on a 3 night stay, you may be quoted too little if wanting 2 nights or too much if wanting >3 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 – 40% of the weekly cost (50% between April and Oct)

3 nights – 50% of the weekly cost

4 nights – 60% of the weekly cost

5 nights – 80% of the weekly cost

6 nights – cost as per weekly cost

Sorry - no dogs

More Details

Details for 'Half Penny' 4 berth + cot 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

2 bedroomed cottage on one floor (3 steps to double bedroom and kitchen).

Twin bedroom, bathroom and living room/diner at entrance level

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Mark Ryland
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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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 7 and 5.

Mark Ryland purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mark Ryland chose Torridge

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


based on 4 traveler reviews

'Half Penny' 4 berth + cot
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 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
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and we're glad you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you back in the future. Mark and Yvonna
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Idyllic getaway, fun and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were really struggling to find baby friendly accommodation in close proximity to great beaches and local attractions, that wouldn't break the bank! So Hill Farm was an absolute find. The cottage (Beam Weir) was large yet still had that English cottage feel, with everything you could need for a baby. Nestled in the hills, with the roaming chickens, it makes for a picturesque and relaxing break. On the days we felt adventurous there was lots to do and see, from Instow and Croyde beaches to the Tarka trail. We can't wait to come back and explore some more

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A week in Devon

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was well presented and the owners on site to welcome us. The milk in the fridge was a great start as a cup of tea was needed after the long drive. The whole set up of the farm cottages is great, very family friendly with cars having to park out of the way, meaning kids were safe. The pool and games room were why we chose the cottage - just in case! As it was the weather was mainly fine, but we made full use of them anyway. A great area for cycling - apart from the fact we had to drive to the start of the cycle path - road too busy for amateurs. One downside was that there was not much choice for food in Great Torrington, and the cottage is not really in walking distance of the town. Perhaps better aimed at families with younger children, with mums who want to/have to cook, rather than our teenagers and a Mum who was on holiday too! But definitely a lovely holiday, with quiet family time and lots of space inside for scrabble and cards..... needs to look at their WiFi tho. Pokémon was near impossible!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anita Thank you for your review and for staying with us, you were great guests. For food in Great Torrington (about a mile away) we have enjoyed The Black Horse (English pub food). As well as other Torrington pubs that serve food (none of which we have tried so cannot recommend) Torrington also boasts a pizzeria, 2 Chinese takeaways and 2 Indian restaurants (1 that delivers) as well as a very good fish and chip shop called Taffs. Within 2 miles the Cyder Presse (English pub food) and the Torridge Inn (Thai food) are good. The Puffing Billy can be walked (about 20mins) through glorious woodland trails from Hill Farm and whilst it closes at 6PM it serves food all day from 8AM, a great place for brunch. Guests often eat near to where they visit during the day, the nearby beaches (20mins away) of Instow and Westward Ho! have plenty of options. Thank you for feedback on the wifi, we have a superfast fibre internet connection so if you were suffering slow speeds it must have been a problem with one of the wifi boosters, we'll take a look.
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Really nice and well equipped cottage. Friendly and helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week stay at Farm Hill Cottages. Having decided on Devon we specifically chose Farm Hill because it has a pool, games room and playground on site, which were perfect for our three year old and our six year old.

The central location of Torrington made an ideal base from which to explore all that Devon has to offer.

All in all a really great holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review, we're glad that you had a good time and hope to see you back again sometime.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Torrington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Xmas 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 24 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2016
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • 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

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