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Lower Hearson Farm Cottages

Child friendly farm, Devon

About Lower Hearson Farm Cottages

Combine beach trips, countryside adventures and family farm life with a stay in these 4 star self-catering cottages. Lower Hearson Farm is a child-friendly and pet-friendly farm in Devon. This small working farm comprises 15 acres of gardens, field and woodland with six cosy self-catering cottages on site, converted from the original farm buildings, which sleep between two to seven. The Pelling’s farm their land with a view to being self-sufficient and so you’ll find gorgeous rare-breed pigs and piglets, chickens and chicks, sheep and lambs at any given time of the year - your children are welcome to help feed and care for those babies that have recently arrived. You’ll also have the benefit of an outdoor covered pool, a children’s playroom, an outdoor play area, along with lots of shared space to adventure in and explore. Ingredients for a very happy family farmstay.

This small family-run farm provides everything you need for a holiday to please the whole gang. There’s so much fun to choose from on-site including animal feeding, egg collecting, woodland walks, taking a dip in the pool, relaxing with an in-cottage spa treatment... or just simply star gazing!


All cottages have fully-fitted kitchens with dishwashers, fridge-freezers, ovens and washer/dryers. Living spaces are equipped with TV’s, DVD players and mini hi-fis. Wifi is available in all cottages. Central heating is included in the price during winter months. Beds are made up on arrival - bedding is provided, and towels can be hired. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the living spaces of all cottages.

The Shippon (sleeps 7)

The largest of the cottages, The Shippon has it’s own private patio area, lounge with wood burning stove, kitchen, wc and twin room with en-suite downstairs. Upstairs you’ll find 1 double and 1 triple room, and a family bathroom.

The Linhay (sleeps 5)

3 bedroom cottage with private courtyard garden. The cottage has a fully-fitted kitchen and lounge/diner. The double bedroom has room for a cot and has an en-suite shower room. Further to this you’ll find 1 twin room , 1 single room and a family bathroom.

The Grain Store (sleeps 4)

2 bedroom cottage converted from the original threshing barn. Downstairs is the comfortable lounge/diner with wood burning stove and kitchen. Upstairs is the bathroom with shower-over, 1 double bedroom leading to 1 twin room.

The Threshing Barn (sleeps 4)

This 2 bedroom cottage has a fully fitted kitchen, and lounge/diner with beautiful bay window seating area. Upstairs is the family bathroom, and 1 double bedroom which leads onto the twin bedroom.

The Annex (sleeps 4, no under 4s)

Converted from the original 16th century farmhouse the Annex has 1 double room and 1 twin room. Bathroom with shower-over, comfortable sitting room and kitchen-diner with woodburning stove.

The Roundhouse (sleeps 2 + cot)

Perfect for those with a small child, or as an annex to the other cottages. The living area has a wood burning stove, and the kitchen area comes complete with breakfast bar (or sharing-a-bottle-of-wine bar!). The double bedroom has space for a cot and the shower room is equipped with a spa shower.

For the Children

You may well lose your little ones to the Lower Hearson farm as there is so much for them to do. On the farm you’ll find rare breed pigs, chickens and sheep to feed with the farmers. Play equipment is spread throughout the gardens and older children will love the games room with table tennis, pool, snooker and table football. Toys, books, DVDs and games are available to borrow, and grassed areas are large enough to accommodate a game of football, badminton or cricket. Top of the list for many of the kids will be the outdoor, heated and covered swimming pool (open Easter to end of Sept).


Alongside all of the activities to keep your children (and yourselves) amused, you can also book in-cottage beauty treatments or visit the nearby Highbullen Hotel where you can make use of their spa and leisure facilities for a small fee. Wonderful walks start from your cottage door, and there are plenty of quiet spots to take a moment in the gardens. BBQs are available to borrow, and Tesco and Sainsbury’s will deliver groceries to your cottage. The farm owners will also happily pop out and pick up a ready meal for you ready for your return after day trips out.

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