Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages is a small complex of luxury self catering properties near the market town of Ottery St Mary in East Devon. Children will enjoy the two play areas and acres of safe outdoor space while parents benefit from a babysitting service, on-site pamper treatments and several pubs within walking distance.
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Address: Mazzard Farm, East Hill, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1QQ
Tel: 01404 815492
Mazzard Farm is located just outside the village of Ottery St Mary in East Devon, a scenic area recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The cottages are well placed for numerous activities including walking, cycling, horse riding and golf, not to mention exploring the numerous popular visitor attractions nearby including the famous Jurassic Coast and Dartmoor National Park.
There are six cottages at Mazzard Farm, with most sleeping four people and one larger property sleeping six. Two of the properties can also be interconnected through a wide purpose-built door at ground level, creating a single five bedroom property sleeping ten (plus cots). The cottages are decorated in a modern and minimalist style, yet comfortable and with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Most of the cottages have a wood-burning stove to ensure a cosy stay even in the depths of winter! Maximum prices for a week’s stay at the height of the summer season are £1275 for two bedroom properties, £1450 for three bedrooms, and £2495 for the five bedroom interconnected house.
CHILD FRIENDLY HOLIDAY FEATURES
Mazzard Farm has no shortage of safe outdoor space for children to unwind in, with 17 acres of woodland, orchard and gardens to enjoy and seating areas scattered throughout. There are also two separate children’s play areas – one with a sandpit, trampoline, slide and climbing frame, and the other with a ‘Pirate Castle’, swings, teepee and football pitch. Bicycles can be rented for when you fancy exploring further afield, and there are also books, games, DVDs and CDs which can be borrowed. With its peaceful rural location, Mazzard Farm is a haven for wildlife and children will enjoy spotting a huge variety of local wild animals including pheasants, squirrels, bats, deer, woodpeckers, buzzards and many more!
PARENT FRIENDLY HOLIDAY FEATURES
Cooking is one of those chores which doesn’t necessarily disappear when you’re on holiday, but Mazzard Farm have done their best to lighten the load for visiting parents! Fresh produce can be pre-ordered from local providers, and an exclusive local chef can be booked in to provide a restaurant quality meal of your choice at your cottage. Helpfully there’s also a shared freezer on site – accessible at any time – filled with croissants, baguettes and pain au chocolats – we know we’d be raiding that on a daily basis if we were visiting! A babysitting service is available if you fancy a meal or drink out – there are a number of pubs within a 20-40 minute walk – and mums (and dads!) are able to treat themselves to a relaxing massage or treatment in the comfort of your own cottage with help from Mazzard Farm’s very own qualified therapist.
Free WiFi is available in each cottage and all the usual baby and toddler equipment is also available to borrow free of charge. Pets are not permitted in any of the cottages. EV charging is available for the use of guests.
For a tranquil countryside holiday surrounded by wildlife and staying in very reasonably priced, quality cottages, we think Mazzard Farm would make a great holiday choice.
“We created Mazzard Farm from a set of ‘redundant’ Apple stores in 2008, and have been welcoming 1,000’s of happy guests ever since. Mazzard Farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 5 miles north of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. We offer a friendly and safe environment for parents and children alike, and with 17 acres of our own gardens, play areas, orchard and woodlands, Mazzard Farm offers a great place to enjoy a holiday full of fun, freedom and friendship.
Our cottages are graded 4*/4* Gold, and can sleep between 2 and 10. A whole range of services is available on-site, from baby-sitting to a choice of Personal Chefs, and Pamper Treatments. Anyone enquiring about a stay will be sent our home produced ‘Guide to East Devon’, providing you with 30 pages full of inspiration about your stay here at Mazzard Farm”
Prices and availability
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