Stickwick Manor & Cottages
Child friendly farm, Devon
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About Stickwick Manor & Cottages
This is a family run working farm, offering multigenerational families the opportunity to relax and enjoy quality time together and magical memories. With a Play area, Play Barn and animals galore including three loveable donkeys and ‘Jeffery’ the celebrity goat, you are sure to hear the children talking about Stickwick long after you return home.
The Away with the Kids review
Stickwick Manor, Farmhouse and Cottage provide an ideal pet friendly self catering rural holiday venue for families of all sizes. The Cosy Cottage is ideal for young families, whilst the Manor and Farmhouse are ideal for a holiday across the generations. As the properties adjoin/interconnect they offer the ideal large family venue sleeping up to 24 + cots, across 12 bedrooms with 10 bathrooms (6 ensuite). Set in a peaceful location, there are acres of space for children with expansive farmland views. The properties share the pretty sunny south facing front garden (own teak furniture) and grounds.
Stickwick Manor – 7 bed, sleeps 12 + 3 cots (6 bathrooms, 4 ensuite)
A unique opportunity to enjoy the splendour of this Grade II listed property with grand reception rooms and spacious bedrooms (some with huge window seats) and two with slipper baths in the bedrooms. Set over 3 floors the property has charm and elegance. The dining room with grand mahogany dining table (seats 12) in front of a walk-in inglenook fire place; with additional tables the dining room can seat 24 and offers a special atmosphere for any meal/special occasion.
Stickwick Farmhouse – 3 bed, sleeps 7 + 2 cots (2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite)
Originally the servant quarters to the Manor; the property oozes farmhouse character with original window shutters, dressers and exposed beams. The wood burning fires provide a real country atmosphere.
(Farmhouse and Manor can interconnect to sleep 19 across 10 bedrooms, with 8 bathrooms, 5 enuite)
Stickwick Cottage – 2 bed, sleeps 5 + cot (2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite)
Adjoins the Manor and provides cosy period property with exposed beams and country style furnishings.
All three properties together offer sleeping for 24 plus cots across 12 bedrooms with 10 bathrooms (6 ensuite)
Facilities on site
The farm is set up with children in mind with a huge play lawn ideal for ball games, alongside swings, slide and sand pit. The Play Barn provides facilities for all ages with ride on toys, dressing up box, tent, bats and balls, books, puzzles and DVDs. For the older children, board games, table tennis, pool table and darts offer a get opportunity for competition with family members.
Visit the animals any time of day; rabbits, ducks, chickens goats (Billy and Jeffery) and the three friendly donkeys (Rocky, Max and Duke) that love a carrot or apple. For budding young farmers, help feed these animals plus the pigs and during Spring cuddle the lambs. The welly library ensures all to get involved, whatever the weather. Farmer Richard loves to meet families, get children involved and answer questions about farming and countryside.
The wooded valley offers a tranquil secluded oasis of nature with wild flowers, bird song and babbling brook. It provides a great opportunity to explore the natural world and even build a den.
The onsite farm shop offers farm-reared meats including sausages, bacon and burgers, local ice cream, chutneys, honey and preserves. Even order a freshly baked cake or cream tea for your arrival. Quality cook from frozen ready meals ensures Mum gets a night off. The quaint village pub is within walking distance; is child/ pet friendly and offers great value simple meals.
Talking of burgers, why not enjoy the ‘Toasting Shack’- “where friends and marshmallows get toasted together”. The rustic outdoor kitchen, with gas bbq and fire pit, offers a real experience in cooking on a fire whilst watching the sun set and stars appear above in crystal clear skies – elements to form happy memories.
High quality wooden drop sided cots, high chairs are available along with stair gates and fire guards to ensure the whole family can relax and enjoy their stay.
To help save room in the car there are many other extras, such as a hand blender, steriliser, baby monitor, bed guards, 3 wheeler buggy, baby bath, and back pack, black out blinds (although most rooms have black out curtains), toddler crockery, bouncer chair, change mats, and much more, all at no extra charge.
Washers and dryers are available in each property ensuring your children can enjoy the countryside without the worry of running out of clothes.
Babysitting can also be arranged – Sue with 20 years experience is an Ofsted registered childminder, which always provides peace of mind.
Stickwick is just 2 miles from the A38 and Bovey Tracey (Gateway to Dartmoor). With numerous pubs, restaurants, take always and independent shops is a real delight. The House of Marbles and world famous Trago Mills and also just on your doorstep. Tourist attractions such as the Miniature Pony Centre and Pennywell Farm, for young children are both within 30 mins drive. The bigger adventure sites for older children such as Crealy and Woodlands are no more than 45 mins drive away.
The coast is just 20 mins drive away (Teignmouth) and offers great old fashioned sea side fun day, with pitch n putt, scooter park, amusement pier, and play park with exciting water features to play in.
Bigger beaches at Torquay and Bigbury are just 45 mins away.
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