For family holidays in Devon you couldn't do better than Widmouth Farm Cottages - between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, the gateway to Exmoor, on the North Devon coast. We have spectacular views overlooking wonderful Watermouth Cove and 35 acres of gardens, woodland and a private beach on the Devon National Heritage Coastline. Widmouth Farm Cottages is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and offers the perfect self catering holiday for families and people of all ages. For SPECIAL OFFERS, scroll down!

On-line booking facility (go to 'Avail/Prices' on menu bar above). For Spring 2014 SPECIAL OFFERS & LATE AVAILABILITY as well as SEASONAL EVENTS & THINGS TO DO scroll down.......

Family beach holidays

Our private beach is just 500 yards from the cottages a 2 minute walk through the sheep fields! It is large and sandy for about 2 hours either side of low tide. Our regular visitors return to our self-catering holiday cottages to walk, fish, golf (special offers at Ilfracombe Golf Club). Use our lovely beach or simply relax in this peaceful, tranquil setting.

Farm holidays in Devon

Children are welcome and so are dogs & many other pets (excluding cats). We have regular animal feeding & handling sessions for visitors who wish to join in. This usually includes the sheep (lambs in spring, usually with one or two being bottle fed), tame goats, alpacas, pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs!

We are open all year for self catering holidays, long or short breaks. FOR RECENT CUSTOMER FEEDBACK see our reviews on TRIP ADVISOR:


Must be booked by telephone: 01271 863743 - if answerphone cuts in PLEASE leave a message as we are out on the farm or in the cottages!

Arrivals & departures USUALLY on Fridays & Mondays (price may vary if other combinations of days)

'COUPLES RATE' from 25 April to 22 May 14:
For 2 sharing one bedroom in a larger cottage, £385 for 7 nights or £270 for short break (excluding school holidays) i.e. if you want a little more space, we give a substantial reduction for a couple in a larger cottage.


Friday 25 April to Friday 23 May 2014

7 night stays, Fri-Fri or Mon-Mon:

Cottage for 3          £385 (was £470)

Cottage for 4 or 5   £470 (was £590)

Cottage for 6          £590 (was £685)

Cottage for 8          £900 (was £1060)

3 nights Fri-Mon or 4 nts Mon-Fri:

Cottage for 3           £270 (was £330)

Cottage for 4 or 5    £350 (was £415)

Cottage for 6           £415 (was £480)

Cottage for 8           £650 (was £740)

These offers apply to bookings made on or after 13 April 2014

TELEPHONE 01271 863743 OR EMAIL:

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Jeremy & Elizabeth Sansom, Widmouth Farm Cottages, Watermouth, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 9RX
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Dog friendly holidays in Devon

Dog friendly holidays now a speciality! We can lend you towels, comfy cushion beds, furniture covers and stairgates. We have a dog exercise field, a private (dog friendly) beach, the coastal footpath bordering our land and fabulous views and walks! Just hold your cursor over 'Type of Holiday' on the menu bar above, then click on 'Dog friendly holidays'.


EXMOOR WALKING FESTIVAL - 26 April to 4 May 2014
36 guided walks to choose from ranging from approx 2 hours to a full day. This is the 14th year and it is ever more popular!

Evening talks at Ilfracombe Museum, Tuesdays 7.30-9pm
April 15 A Historical Perspective of Seashore Guides, Maya Plass, Learn to Sea
May 13 Ilfracombe: A Health Resort where Death Came Calling Dr John Travis, Author & freelance lecturer
June 24 Edible Seaweed: Past & Present Uses Dr Sarah Hotchkiss, Cybercolloids

Combe Martin Museum, Wednesday Workshops - phone 01271 889031 to book your place
April 23 and May 7 Watercolours for beginners
May 14 and June 11 Stained Glass, preparing, soldering and finishing (no glass cutting)

Castle Hill, Filleigh, EX32 0RQ ~ the glorious Palladian home of the Earl & Countess or Arran
May 24 George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, an outdoor theatre production for all the family. Tickets from The Plough Arts Theatre, 01805 624624
July 17 to 21 Somersault Festival ~ a new festival of music, adventure & outdoor living, headlining Jack Johnson and Ben Howard. Full details see or Tickets from £39.50
August 7 The Castle Hill Car Festival
August 21 Illyria present Macbeth ~ an outdoor theatre production in the gardens at Castle Hill. Tickets from The Plough Arts Theatre 01805 624624

Devonshire School of Cookery - 1 day classes at Castle Hill, Filleigh, the glorious home of the Countess of Arran every Wednesday from 9 April 2014 onwards. £89 including lunch:

Ilfracombe, our local town & fishing harbour, graced by Damien Hirst's statue Verity, always has lots going on. For up-to-date information on local events, please click through to the Ilfracombe Diaries:

RHS Rosemoor 2014 Events Leaflet - click here to download and see what is going on at any time of year, there is always plenty!:

Exmoor is the place for spectacular walks, glorious villages, exciting adventures - just visit this website to find out more:

Jeremy on Widmouth Beach on a gloriously sunny March day
"Elizabeth holding Valentina the lamb - guess which
day in Feb 2014 she was born!"
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