Every home comfort just a mile from the sea
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About Piers Spence
Cotmore is a 17th century house surrounded by 13 acres of land that was already a farm more than a thousand years ago. It is a welcoming place that is home to Piers, Sue, three teenagers aged 15-19, some cats, and a small, very friendly, very bouncy dog. We moved here from south-east England in 2011, with the aim of establishing an environment where others could enjoy the kind of holiday we remember from our own childhoods in Ireland and Cornwall. We have converted barns and outbuildings that provide stylish and luxurious self-catering accommodation at the heart of the farm. We keep horses, Large Black and Berkshire pigs, Shetland sheep, and free-range chickens, from which we have a plentiful supply of eggs, sausages, bacon, and hams. And living just a mile from the spectacular south Devon coast, we take full advantage of our fabulous seaside location to walk, swim, surf and kayak.
Piers Spence purchased this Barn in 2011
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Great stay at this lovely barn
We stayed at this barn over the Easter weekend. The cottage is lovely - it has everything you would need and also has its own little garden. The kitchen has all the kit and Piers left us a lovely hamper with some goodies. There are books in the cottage as well, for a bit of relaxed reading.
The location is very peaceful, surrounded by the Coltmore farm. Right outside our barn, there is a huge trampoline and me and my son had lots of fun jumping around on that!
There is a pub within an approx. 20 min walk. Its easy to get to some great beaches and pubs within a 10-15 mins drive.
In all, its a great property in an idyllic settings. The hosts are helpful and lovely. I would most definitely recommend. In fact, we're thinking of going back for a longer period.
Luxury accommodation, beautiful surroundings
We spent three wonderful days at Cotmore Farm. Piers and Sue are absolutely wonderful hosts, so friendly and helpful. Our kids enjoyed feeding the sheep and collecting eggs from the henhouse. Loads of beautiful villages and great beaches nearby. Would have liked to spend more time at Cotmore, but we booked late, and the three nights was all that we could get. Will definitely come back for a longer stay in future. Highly recommended!
We had a lovely week at the Barn at Cotmore Farm with our two children, aged 3 and 1. The Barn is exactly as it looks in the photos and is clean and spacious, with all mod cons and a large fully equipped kitchen. There is a lovely private garden with table, chairs and barbecue which is a nice little sun trap, and the orchard just next door with a big trampoline for jumping on (couldn't get our daughter off of it!). The farm is a great place for children and our daughter really enjoyed visiting the pigs, sheep and horses, collecting the eggs from the chickens and playing with Jack the dog. Piers and Sue were always on hand to help if needed but were not at all intrusive - great hosts.
The roads around the farm are quite narrow but we got used to them fairly quickly. The farm is a great base for exploring - we had never been to Devon before but had great trips out to Salcombe, Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands and Totnes. We also visited Woodlands Leisure Park and Pennywell Farm which were both lots of fun. Kingsbridge itself is a nice place with plenty of little shops and nice restaurants (we loved the Crabshell Inn, and the Tradesmans Arms in the nearby village) and proximity to some really nice beaches.
There is lots to do and see in the area - I'm sure that we will be back and would definitely stay at the Barn again. Highly recommended.
Nice cottage in beautifull Devon
We had a lovely week at the apple tree cottage, the cottage was very beautifull and well equiped. We have seen very nice places in the nabour, the sea was also very beautifull. We enjoyed our stay at the Cotmore Farm.
Kind regards Angela & Erik
Lovely accommodation in a beautiful place
Ideal for two people, modern well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, good bathroom, wood burning stove and enclosed garden.
We have a dog who also was delighted with the place, especially the garden + fields. The bacon + sausages we bought from the hosts were delicious (home reared pigs) and free range eggs from the hens. What's not to like?
Ideal location, great accommodation
We arranged a last minute short break for ourselves and our three children to The Barn and were very pleased we did. It's a very well renovated accommodation in an ideal quiet location, within an easy drive of Dartmouth and Salcombe. We received a very warm welcome from the owner and felt relaxed and comfortable throughout our stay. The log burner made for very cosy evenings.
The children loved the easy access to the farm and animals, especially collecting the fresh eggs for breakfast.
We wish we could have stayed longer, but will return. We would highly recommend this location.
It was a pleasure to have Mike and his family to stay. We look forward to having them back, perhaps in warmer weather!