Compton Pool Farm
Child friendly farm, Devon – Gold Award Child Friendly Cottages, Compton, Marldon, Devon
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About Compton Pool Farm
Compton Pool Farm is both luxurious and child-friendly with a whole host of facilities to keep eveyone happy - for a fabulous family holiday
Winner of Visit England's Gold Award for self-catering properties 2012 Compton Pool Farm is a gem of a place. The complex of 11 luxury cottages, located in 14 acres of a tranquil valley in the heart of the South Devon countryside, Compton Pool truly is a haven for guests of all ages. The site is perfect for families for the quality of the accommodation, the glorious rural surroundings and the excellent on site facilities, a superb indoor pool is heated to a constant 30°c, there's an all weather tennis court and for those rainy days a games barn. A large grassed children’s play area hosts trampolines, go-karts and quality play equipment. Children will relish the opportunity to feed the resident pigs, goats and chickens. Compton Pool Farm is ideally situated for families wishing to explore the numerous beaches in Devon, the National Park of Dartmoor and an array of tourist attractions for all the family.
You will be met by a warm and friendly welcome. Having been shown around your cottage you will be left in peace to enjoy your holiday, though there is usual someone available on site most days if required. Ann and John are keen to promote sustainable tourism and provide information about local independent services and also provide easy-to-use recycling facilities.
Child Friendly Cottages
Compton Pool Farm originates from the 12th century and has been lovingly converted into 11 child friendly cottages, each with its own character. The largest can accommodate a family of 11, the smallest perfect for new parents with a baby, the perfect holiday solution for families who wish to be together and have a choice in the size of accommodation required. The owners, John and Ann Stocks, have four children of their own and fully understand the importance of quality family holidays. With this in mind the cottages are finished to an excellent standard, and a Gold award winning standard. The holiday cottages are comfortably furnished and include a private and secure garden, hand crafted contemporary furniture, king size beds in double bedrooms, top quality soft furnishings (with all bedding and towels included), flat screen digital TV’s, DVD players and Bose HiFi systems, with cots, high chairs and stair gates available at no extra cost.
Family Friendly Facilities
The farm setting is complete with the provision of excellent facilities. The indoor swimming pool (open all year round from 8am until 9pm) is large enough to accommodate several families, and has showers, a sauna and convenient changing rooms. There's a sun terrace alongside the pool which is well positioned for a spot of afternoon sunbathing. Should you feel the urge, you can keep fit on holiday in the well appointed gym with a selection of the latest exercise equipment or maybe a leisurely game of tennis. The spacious barn houses table tennis, pool and table football and is a great distraction for the kids when the weather is not at its best.
There is a large grassed children's play area behind the cottages where a wonderful selection of play equipment is provided including trampolines, swings, slides and go-karts. The children will relish feeding the resident animals each day. Goats, pigs and chickens have spacious paddocks near to the play area, all friendly and a source of great joy to children and adults alike.
Everything at Compton Pool Farm has been so well thought of, even down to the laundry room which is very handy when on holiday with kids.
Compton Pool Grounds and Gardens
The stunning grounds and gardens are fantastic to be able to stroll around at your leisure which is teaming with wildlife. Within the 14 acres there are 5 lakes, 2 of which are well stocked with fish, including mirror carp, common carp, rudd, roach and tench. Guests are welcome to fish using their own equipment. The woodland area is fenced and gated for safety reasons, but is easily accessible to parents and accompanied children.
Location and things to do in Devon
Compton Pool Farm is ideally situated for families wishing to explore the numerous beaches in Devon, the National Park of Dartmoor and an array of tourist attractions for all the family. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside, but only minutes from supermarkets, restaurants and other convenient facilities. You are going to have a fantastic time exploring the area.
The River Dart, one of the most beautiful rivers in the Country is a short drive, offering tranquil boat cruises between the towns of Dartmouth and Totnes, both well worth exploring. Many other visitor attractions including Paignton Zoo, Buckfast Abbey, Woodlands Leisure Park, Pennywell Farm and a choice of 2 local Steam Train journeys are but a few examples of the vast choice of places of interest for all ages and interests. Younger visitors will enjoy some of Britains cleanest, safest and sheltered sandy beaches within 10 to 20 minutes drive or take the Kingswear ferry to access the spectacular beaches of the South Hams including Blackpool Sands.
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