There's so much to do at Knowle Farm, whatever the weather. Enjoy whole days here without ever needing the car.
Something for everyone
Indoor Swimming Pool
Indoor Soft Play Area
Free WiFi in all cottages
Lots of Friendly Animals!
Walk-in Rabbit Area & Toddler 'Race Track'
Tennis Court (see below re 2017)
Locally Made Ready Meals, Ice Creams & Drinks to buy
Wooden Play Unit
Baby Sitting available
In more detail
Our indoor heated pool measures 34 feet by 17 feet and has gentle steps into the shallow end. With the six large south facing patio windows that overlook the pond and countryside you can enjoy swimming all year at Knowle Farm and on finer days with the outside decking area you will be able to stretch out in the sun between dips in the pool.
Walk-in Rabbit Area and Toddler 'Race Track'
Opened in 2013 we have already received great comments about this latest addition to the farm. The outer area provides an enclosed, safe play environment for young children with ride on toys, a fun tractor tyre tunnel and rubberised play surface, while the inner area houses a walk in rabbit/guinea pig enclosure.
Freesat HD TV
Includes both CBBC and CBeebies along with other free-to-air channels.
44 acres of our own beautiful countryside
With over a mile of natural woodland and riverside walks to explore including a fun children's animal 'I spy' hunt. Or you can simply relax and watch the animals and wildlife around the pond.
Unique to Knowle Farm, our very own borehole water which is free of additives and tastes so much better than regular tap water.
The river may be narrow but they have been caught - even with fly. Better still there is a local fishery in Rattery for serious fishing.
Walk to the local pub
Our local pub in Rattery, The Church House Inn, is a 15 minute walk away and is one of the oldest pubs in England, dating back to the 11th century. They serve great food and are child friendly.
Available in season along with outdoor furniture - you can pick your spot to eat, looking out over the pond or down by the river.
Our Play Barn features a purpose built soft play area for children aged five and under with ball pool (1,500 balls!) slide, tunnels, loft house and lots of other toys. Also in the same room are a pool table and table tennis table for older children and adults to enjoy.
The outdoor tennis court looks out over the pond and countryside. Rackets and balls are available to borrow. Please note that the court will be resurfaced in 2017 and may be closed between May-August inclusive.
Wooden Play Unit
With towers, walkway, swings, ladders, ropes and slide children of all ages can play while overlooking the pond and animals.
Personal 30 minute lessons in our indoor heated pool for you or your children. Learn to swim, improve your technique or just become more confident. Many children have learnt to swim here, including our own grandchildren. Lessons are by a qualified Swimming Teachers' Association teacher who lives locally. She can be flexible on times and will try to fit in with your plans for the day.
Can often be arranged so you can enjoy an evening out. Booking in advance of your holiday is recommended (police checked sitter).
Ready Meals, Luxury Ice Creams & Drinks
Available to buy directly from us - there is no need to go out. These are delicious, hand-made ready meals & scrumptious ice creams using locally sourced produce including free range eggs and meat - supporting Devon's farmers. Our Delicious Dartmoor ready meals and Luscombe fruit juices are made less than three miles down the road from us.
At several local restaurants and attractions, including Dynamic Adventures (canoeing, archery, climbing, ziplines etc) and the award winning Pennywell Farm which is just 5 minutes away.