Dartington Deer Park

A new walk has opened in nearby Dartington which we would very much recommend. Starting at the beautiful Dartington Estate (which is itself worth a visit), you will pass by open fields, ancient woodland, grassland meadows and along the River Dart. As the name suggests you will also have the chance to spot the deer that call the estate home.

You can either do a short there and back walk (about 15 minutes each way) or the full circular walk which will take around an hour to an hour and a half.

It is pushchair friendly though we'd recommend one that can handle some light off-roading. At the beginning or end of the walk we'd also recommend stopping at The Green Table cafe just up from the car park for some excellent locally sourced meals, cakes and drinks.

Countryfile Feature & Spring Offers

We have been featured on the Countryfile website as one of "the best farmstays for spring" - http://www.countryfile.com/article/holiday-ideas/best-farms-stays-spring.

To celebrate we've reduced our prices until the end of May - just visit our 'Prices & Availability' page for details. With our sheep currently right in the middle of lambing the next few weeks will be the perfect time to visit us.

 This is our first lamb of the year  - born just a few days ago and only minutes old in this photo

This is our first lamb of the year  - born just a few days ago and only minutes old in this photo

Knowle Farm is one of "10 Best UK Family Farmstays" - The Guardian

We are very flattered to have been named one of the top 10 child friendly farm holidays in the UK in The Guardian on Saturday January 9th, and the only one to be included from Devon.

We're also featured on The Guardian website (we're about halfway down the page):


The full text reads:

"Toddlers and pre-schoolers are well- looked-after here: there’s a walk-in rabbit and guinea-pig enclosure, a “racetrack” with ride-on toys, and a play barn with ball pool for under-fives. Parents and older siblings won’t feel too hard done by, with a tennis court, games room and swimming pool with picture windows and outdoor decking overlooking miles of south Devon countryside. The village of Rattery, with its 11th-century pub, is a 15-minute ramble away. Five cottages sleep between three and eight."

N.B. The final sentence is slightly wrong - we do in fact have six cottages sleeping from two to eight!