Honeysuckle Lodge (sleeps 2-6) Special offer Sun 2 to Sat 8 June £300 to fill gap (normally £360). This weekend 2 night breaks £216, 3 nights £258.
Nuthatch Lodge (sleeps 2-6) 18 to 25 May, full week £330, 2 night weekend break £216, midweek 4 nights £258.
Otter Cottage (sleeps 2- 4, wood burner) next available 1st - 22nd June. Full weeks £385, 2 night weekends £252, 3 night weekends £301, 4 nights midweek £301.
The Lodges front onto grassland where owls often hunt at dusk. Big south facing picture windows, good-sized living cooking space. Otter Cottage (wood burning stove) is by the fishing pond, with the best view on the farm. Bedlinen, electricity (wind turbine + renewable tarrif) included.
Take a short break in Devon away from the crowds! Outside the peak season you can often arrive anytime Friday and leave at your leisure on Sunday (but please check with us!). Our self catering cottage and lodges are fabulously cosy and in the heart of glorious Devon countryside. Dogs are welcome. And you can often make a last minute booking when the weather looks good. Come and enjoy Devon's glorious autumns and early springs. If you've nothing planned, escape for a couple of days! Take off for a weekend of misty early mornings followed by crisp sunshine and clear skies. Stride out on Dartmoor, swish through autumn leaves in Devon's wooded combes, or marvel at the unfurling spring.
Devon self catering accommodation, half term late availability
Want a romantic break in Devon? Open a bottle of wine then curl up infront of the woodburner in Otter Cottage. Buy some Devon bacon, maybe some of George's free range eggs, and next morning load up the breakfast-in-bed tray...
Devon weekend breaks - away from it all!
Not so keen on the self in self catering? Devon is famous for its great food. The Lyminton Arms, 2 miles away at Wembworthy, does lovely meals in a pub/restaurant atmosphere. Several other local pubs do great bar meals. Or order a pie or quiche from Fiona's Farm Shop just up the lane. Hommity pie - mmmm yum!
Spot of quiet fishing take your fancy? We're close to excellent fly fishing on Devon's River Taw - day tickets often available through the Fox and Hounds country hotel in Eggesford. And just 6 miles away from the cottage and lodges you'll find Stafford Moor Fishery - one of the best know coarse fisheries in Devon.
Bringing your dog on your short break? Our Muttley always likes to meet new friends. We can point you to good local dog walks and lend maps. Your dog will be welcome at the bar in most local pubs too. See more on our dogs accepted page.
Just want to hole up, away from it all? Your lodge or cottage will be cosy even in midwinter! In warmer months wander through wild flower meadows, paddle in the stream, or read your favourite book at the secluded 'magic pond'. More info on the accommodation page.
Want to walk or cycle? There's lots of routes nearby, including Devon's Tarka Trail. Just ask us for ideas or maps to borrow. Check out our Devon walks page
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What's on near our Devon self catering cottage and lodges
On 12 May take children to make mini rafts and race them on the River Lyd at the National Trust's Lydford Gorge, 13:00 - 15:00. Lydford is about 21 miles from the cottage and lodges, on the western side of Dartmoor. Normal property admissions, plus £2 per child.
On 16 May at 8.00pm it's Comedy Night at the Plough with Richard Herring: Talking Cock. It's an object of shame and pride; it inspires laughter and fear; it's a symbol of power, yet it's incredibly fragile; it can be a pound of flesh or an ounce of winkles, it can be used to express both love and hate; it creates life, it can condemn us to death... and it can do wees as well. How can one tiny flap of sponge and sinew be all these things? "Man's answer to the Vagina Monologues" Guardian. Richard Herring intends to find the answers in this tenth anniversary update of his critically acclaimed show that exposes the truth about men and their flutes of love. Sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2002 and Melbourne Comedy Festival 2003, translated and performed in over a dozen European countries, published as a book by Ebury press. All tickets £16.00. Adult humour assumed. Box Office on 01805 624624. The Plough is about 13 miles from your Devon accommodation.
But maybe that's entirely too frivolous for you, and if so, you could try Mukti Mitchell's The Happiness Calculator, also on at the Plough (8.15pm). Mukti Mitchell, North Devon's 'Climate Guru', is best known for sailing around Britain to promote happiness-inspired low carbon living. He has won several awards for the creation of his carbon footprint calculator, eco-yacht design and unique secondary glazing system. In this interactive presentation, he demonstrates his quality of life calculator, describes the thrills and perils of sailing around Britain in a 15ft yacht, and gives tips on energy conservation for period homes. Mukti is currently director of CosyHome Company in Bideford. This is a free talk, but reserve tickets by phoning the Box Office on 01805 624624.
On 18 May there's a Vintage motorcycle rally at Finch Foundry, a Devon National Trust property about 13 miles away from your holiday accommodation in the village of Sticklepath. Runs from 11:00 - 16:30. No charge for the rally, but normal entry fees if you want to go into the Foundry. It's worth it though, to see the last water-powered forge in England.
On Saturday 18 May at 8.00pm it's Comedy Night with Mark Thomas. In advance of a brand new series of his Sony Award Winning Radio 4 show, Mark Thomas goes back to the country to test out brand new policy ideas and invite comments from the audience. Someone has got to lead us out of this mess! New material and new stand up from the UK's finest political comedian in this special one-off performance at The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington. The Plough is about 13 miles from your self catering accommodation. Tickets Full £15.00 Concession £13.00. Box Office 01805 624624. Pre-show set two course meal served in The Plough Cafe from 6pm for £12. Call 01805 625925 to book a table)
On Sunday 19 May at 7.30pm Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the founder of the Yoruba Women Choir, plays the Plough with her 12-piece big band. Together they mix afrobeat, juju, highlife and fuji to create a big sound that is faaji music. Faaji is a Yoruba word for having a good time and with the rich eloquence of the talking drums driving the music expect explosive rhythms from one the great names of Nigerian music. Tickets Full £16.00 Concession £13.00. There's also a Singing Workshop with Funmi from 4-6pm £10, all tickets. Box Office on 01805 624624.
On Tuesday 21 May at 8.00pm Aslan Productions bring Snap Catch Slam to the Plough in Torrington. A young teacher, pushed to her limit. A Polish family, devastated with nowhere to turn. A devoted mother, crushed when her guard was down. Three devastating accounts of a single minute in one day that changed everything. Snap.Catch.Slam is an award winning new play inspired by real life events by Emma Jowett. Three intimate and raw stories of unique moments that changed lives irrevocably. Finalist in the London Theatre Writing Award 2010. Nominated for Best Actress in The Stage awards. Tickets Full £10.00 Concession £9.00. Box Office 01805 624624.
On Thursday 23 May at 8.15pm Tracy Nicholson is playing a Gallery Gig at the Plough Arts Centre. Although from a very musical family, Tracy only started singing at the age of forty when she bought her first acoustic guitar. She quickly lost herself in the magical process of making music and started writing her own material six months later. Weaving everyday life with the beauty of nature into the fabric of her creations, Tracy feels that her songs are also poems in their own right. Together with an eclectic mix of covers from Leonard Cohen to Christine McVie, her set should appeal to a wide audience. Tickets £5.00. Box Office on 01805 624624.
On Friday 24 May at 8.00pm it's Comedy Night. The Boy with Tape on His Face - More Tape. Mime with noise. Stand-up with no talking. Drama with no acting. As Seen on The Royal Variety Performance, BBC2's Comedy Prom, ITV1's Comedy Rocks and BBC3's Live at the Fringe. But if you must know, he will have a gunfight, battle Darth Vader and bring John Lennon back to life. All this and more... Tickets full £14 concession £13. Box Office on 01805 624624.
On Sat 25 May at 8.00pm commUNITY Music presents Radical Dance Faction at the Plough. Advance tickets £14.00 On the door £16.00 (if available).
On 30 May at 8.00pm catch an Evening of Fiddle and Guitar with... Jon Sevink & Dan Donnelly. Jon Sevink, the man behind the fiddle driven sound of THE LEVELLERS and Dan Donnelly, a globetrotting troubadour with self-deprecating humour and folk pop sensibility welcome you to an evening of acoustic music. Featuring some of the Levellers greatest hits, plus some new material and a few surprises. Jon and Dan have shared bills for many years, becoming good friends, but have only recently started playing together. Hear the Levellers timeless tunes as you've never heard them before and some elements of Dan Donnelly's obscure take on folk music. Tickets Full £14 concession £12. Box Office 01805 624624.
Or if all that's too fast-paced for you, on 30 May you can try Snail racing or finding your way with compass and map at the National Trust's Lydford Gorge from 13:00 - 16:00. From the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4s campaign. Normal admission charges apply.
On Friday 31 May at 8.00pm Seth Lakeman is playing at RHS Rosemoor (about 11 miles from the cottage and lodges). Celebrated folk-inspired singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman returns to RHS Garden Rosemoor with his superbly talented band. Seth has released six albums including 2005's Mercury-nominated Kitty Jay through to his latest album, Tales from the Barrel House. His fiddle and tenor guitar playing is often breathtaking and Seth's trademark, soaring vocals are at the forefront of the album, as beguiling and haunting as ever. Free access to the garden from 4pm for ticket holders. Rosemoor's Garden Kitchen restaurant is open for pre-performance suppers - booking advisable. Please telephone 01805 626821 for table reservations. Cash bar from 6.30pm. Full £28 concession £25. Box Office on 01805 624624.