...delightful modern holiday cottage for 2 +1
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this lovely modern yet characterful holiday let is sure to delight. Sleeps 2 + 1.
In a small corner of the stunning South Devon countryside, with fresh sea air and the most beautiful scenery, you will find Carswell Farm. Tucked away on the South Devon coast, our six holiday cottages are right in the heart of our working organic dairy farm and yet only a few minutes walk from the coast path and secluded beaches and coves, including our own private cove.
As unique in character as they are diverse in style, we have a cottage to suit everybody - offering every accommodation solution from a romantic hideaway for two, to a grand ‘gentleman’s residence’ for fourteen.
The farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an exceptional variety of wildlife and plants, including some extremely rare species that are encouraged because the farm is organic. Carswell is one of the few places in the country where you could spot a cirl bunting and there is a pair of faithful Peregrine Falcons who nest on the cliff here every year. We have an abundance of wildlife - hares, bats and badgers are just a few of the residents you are sure to see, and many more besides. We have barn owls and little owls residing in the old barns behind Lambside House - walk down the farm lane and see if you can see them out hunting.
Carswell Farm is actually made up of three farms - Carswell, Lambside and Caulston. It stretches for nearly 3 miles along the coast and the mild climate means that our cows enjoy fresh sea air and lush green grass all year round!
Lambside Farm was once owned by Edward Baring (of the well known bank) and is on the site of the Domesday settlement, 'Lammeseta'. Edward married the heiress to the adjoining Flete Estate and the carriageway he had built to Noss Mayo now forms part of the coast path.
The remote wilderness of Dartmoor dominates the views to the north and is just a short drive away, while the beautiful estuary of the River Erme and Mothecombe beach are also only a couple of miles from here. With 130 acres of sand at low tide, many well known productions - like 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Hornblower' have been filmed in this stunning location.
Explore the nearby picturesque towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe, visit the historic maritime port of Plymouth to see where the Mayflower set sail to America or enjoy a visit to the famous National Marine Aquarium.THE MEWS - sleeps 2 + 1
Situated on Lambside Farm, this lovely detached stone building was originally a barn and home to a domesticated gos hawk. Named in honour of its former resident, it has been thoughtfully renovated to provide delightful, modern accommodation for two people.
Although it is just across the lane from Shepherd's Cottage, The Mews has been arranged to give complete seclusion and offers an open plan living area downstairs with a woodstove, and a modern kitchen with a small dining area. One of the settees can convert to a single bed if required. There is also a small cloakroom downstairs with a toilet and basin.
A spiral staircase winds up to the first floor, also open plan, which has a king size bed and bathroom area with toilet (discreetly hidden behind the bookcase), hand basin and a wonderful antique roll top bath!
French doors open out onto the patio from the bedroom, giving you an area of total privacy (apart from the odd cow peering over the fence perhaps) from which to soak up the serenity of the surrounding countryside.
The Mews has underfloor heating downstairs, central heating upstairs, a private parking area and all the standard facilities that we offer. Bed linen and towels are all provided, as well as tea-towels, bath mats and environmentally friendly cleaning materials. We put delicious local organic milk in the fridge for your arrival - with our compliments, along with enough recycled paper toilet rolls, Fair Trade tea, coffee, sugar and local organic herbal tea to get you started!
Sorry no pets allowed in this cottage.