Smallicombe offers farm-based self-catering holiday cottages near the Jurassic Coast in east Devon. Family friendly activities on site include an outdoor play area and opportunities to interact with the friendly resident farm animals, while mums and dads will enjoy the wood-fired hot tub, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and BBQ, and delicious farmhouse breakfast platters delivered directly to your cottage door.

  • Type: three self catering cottages (plus a fourth suitable for two adults only)

  • Size: from 3-6 people per cottage

  • Cost: from £895 per summer week for a family of four

  • Location: Devon

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Contact details & location

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  • Address: Smallicombe, Northleigh, Colyton, Honiton, Devon, EX24 6BU

  • Tel: 01404 831310

Smallicombe farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Jurassic Coast. There are plenty of sites to see in the surrounding areas, including some wonderful coastal villages and beaches. Nearby Honiton offers a range of restaurants and eateries as well as a large number of antique shops. There’s a soft play area in nearby Honiton for those rainy days and Diggerland slightly further afield.

Our review of Smallicombe, Devon


This award winning, hidden gem is tucked away in the rolling hills of East Devon. Set in a rural location close to the road network, Smallicombe makes an ideal base for exploring the West Country.

This farmstead offers a range of four-star self-catering accommodation options, all of which are well appointed and tastefully decorated. Cider Barrel is a two-storey holiday cottage sleeping six, with large open plan living area downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs, plus large patio-style doors onto the garden with excellent views.  Granary, part of the original barn, is a two-bed single storey cottage sleeping three, with plenty of accessible level space perfect for young families.  Inglenook, meanwhile, is a homely and comfortable characterful cottage sleeping four with ancient bread oven and inglenook fireplace; there’s a main bedroom offering either a spacious superking or twin, plus an additional sofa bed in the living room.  A fourth cottage, Hay Loft, also offers tempting and contemporary holiday accommodation but with only one bedroom sleeps a maximum of two; maybe one for the grandparents to escape to!

Prices at Smallicombe are competitive for this part of the world; a family of four staying in Inglenook during peak summer season (July) can expect to pay around £895/week, while larger Cider Barrel is around £1795 at the same time of year.  Prices, of course, are much cheaper at off peak times or for long weekends.


Smallicombe is a thriving working farm, specialising in rare breed livestock. As well as the acres of outstanding scenery to explore there are wonderful opportunities for the children to interact with the animals, including collecting eggs, feeding the pigs, mixing meal for the nursing sows and cuddling the rabbits.  Longer ‘farm experience’ mornings can also be arranged for super-keen visitors!

Children staying at Smallicombe will also enjoy making use of the large on-site play area with basket swing, slide, climbing wall, sunken trampoline and tractor; while younger tots will enjoy the safe toddler play area with sand table, play house, play kitchen, little slides and rocking horse.  There are also garden games to borrow including swing ball, badminton net, croquet and bowls.

Great for tiring out little ones, there are two marked farm trails to explore at Smallicombe.  They’re perfectly suited to little legs, though wellies or sturdy shoes are recommended!  And the bubbling brook which runs through the site is perfect for pooh sticks or pond dipping.  Smallicombe’s unique fairy trail, with magical gifts for successful completion, are also an exciting little extra perfect for young ones.



Upon your arrival, your considerate hosts can provide you with a homemade cream tea and local apple juice, or why not indulge in a scrumptious piping hot full English breakfast delivered direct to your cottage door in the morning?

Parents will also find dinner times a breeze thanks to Smallicombe’s outdoor kitchen area, with BBQ and pizza oven; plus firepits are available for toasting marshmallows as the sun sets.  And for the ultimate relaxation at the end of a busy day, you can book a relaxing woodfired hot tub session with superb views over the unspoilt Devon countryside.

For mums and dads travelling with younger children, the accommodation at Smallicombe is very child friendly, with all the usual baby and toddler equipment is available to borrow if you need it.

Pets are not permitted but there’s free WiFi across the site.


Offering peace and quiet in a rural idyll, yet located close to some of the best sights on the Jurassic Coast and with some great facilities for kids and adults alike, Smallicombe has something for all the family.

In video


“Smallicombe Farm offers families a slice of everything that makes Devon great. Run by three generations on 70 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we’re a working farm specialising in rare breeds. We have pigs, cows, sheep and chickens, and encourage those who would like to come and get involved – a great learning opportunity for kids of any age.

Wake up to our award winning breakfasts, made with on­-farm produce. A short drive from the Jurassic coast, the local area offers fossil hunting excursions, picturesque fishing villages, and beautiful sandy or pebble beaches.”

Prices and availability

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