A stunning little hidden gem among the Devon countryside right on the western edge of Dartmoor.
The hosts were extremely hospitable - the homemade cake and jams were a very grateful treat to start our week of. The house is very well furnished, a real home from home feeling.
Despite this being our host's first venture into a holiday let they are off to a great start.
The house is well equipped with a brand new BBQ, so don't forget your charcoal as it's well worth using.
The location is good to get around, if you tend to use your accommodation as a base. And if you want to go for a walk you can just walk out of the house and be in the national park or even get to a local pub, which is either a long way away or a very short walk if you know the route.
Would we go again, would I recommend? Yes! In summary, great hosts, location, price, and yes we even miss the baaing of the sheep, strangely soothing!
Olivia and her team at Lower Marsh Farm have thought of everything you could possibly want in a self-catered stay! We stayed for 3 days as a mini-moon after our wedding to get some peace and quiet and relax after our stressful two day wedding, and we were not disappointed! I was able to book some romantic extras upon our arrival at the cottage such as rose petals on the bed, and a breakfast in bed hamper, and we were also surprised to find some delicious “Mr & Mrs” chocolate cakes left for us in the fridge which was so thoughtful! I paid for regular breakfast for the 2 others mornings we were there, which when coupled with the leftover food from our hamper from the first morning, we had plenty to eat! I also ordered a dinner for one night which was the most delicious fish pie I have ever had! And there was enough left over for dinner for the next night! I also ordered a goats cheese, sweet potato and caramelised onion tart for lunch one day, which again was enough to feed us both for two days. There was a picnic blanket and basket we could have used to take for a picnic up the woods but it was too wet. We lighted the wood burner every night when it got chilly, and loved the small collection of DVDs - most of which we hadn’t seen yet! We enjoyed playing some board games, we would’ve loved a couple more to choose from! The hot tub in our garden was amazing, it was like a bath tub it was so warm! Despite being in the middle of the farm, we felt so secluded. It was lovely having the ducks and hens around the pond just over the fence, we loved listening to them quack and chirp, and watching the little ducklings waddle around. We enjoyed walking up through the private woods and exploring the area, even though it was really muddy! We had a quick peek into the games room, the table tennis table was a good idea, what could have made it better would be if there were more board games in there, and even a mini pool table or foosball table! Unfortunately it was too wet for us to use the tennis court, otherwise we would have! Finally, I had organised some pampering treatments with the lovely Lily Russell in the well room which were absolutely amazing! Such a bonus to help us relax and de-stress at the end of our mini moon, and she was so professional and really knew her stuff, would highly recommend booking her! All in all a fantastic stay and would definitely book again!