North Hayne Farm Review

from £244 for 3 nights in a 1 bed cottage & from £659 fr 3 nights in a 5 bed cottage

North Hayne Farm - The Perfect Family Getaway

perfect for: families, young children, those with mobility considerations

North Hayne farm is a true gem – an award winning baby, toddler and child friendly venue with quick and easy access to the many attractions of North Devon.

What makes this venue so unique is the idyllic location and the owners dedication to create a perfect child friendly environment which includes a beautiful farm area.  The farm is a short stroll from the accommodation and children (and adults) have the opportunity to join in animal feeding and more twice a day.  You can tell the owners have a teaching background as the activities are shown to support the Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 curriculum and children with additional needs.


  • Stunning location – get away from it all in a beautiful environment
  • Hot Tubs with a view – set in a dark sky reserve the night skies are totally enchanting as you relax with a drink….or two!
  • Accessibility – safe and easy access for all the family and those with mobility issues
  • Fresh morning eggs – nothing quite matches the excitement on the faces of little ones when they come back with fresh eggs from the hens for breakfast!

TOP TIP: All of  the cottages have hot tubs with private settings and the clever layouts enhance this but Squirrel Nutkin was our favourite for maximum privacy


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Family Facts

  • ON SITE FARM – suitable for all ages with resident hens, goats, rabbits, donkey (rides are free), pigs, ducks and more
  • INDOOR PLAY AREA – well kitted out with heaps of toys for all ages + a pool table and table tennis
  • OUTDOOR PLAY AREA – in the courtyard there is a small play area to entertain the children but as you explore around the grounds you will find plenty of things to explore from bug hotels to swings and slides
  • PRIVATE HOT TUB – soak away your worries with wonderful private hot tubs
  • BABYSITTING SERVICE – available on request
  • MEAL SERVICE – in addition to them actually unpacking any online shopping you have done before arrival (amazing!) you can order ready cooked meals
  • ACTIVITY CLUBS AND WORKSHOPS – the owners experience with little ones shines through in their carefully crafted and themed workshops
  • BEST DEVON HOLIDAY TIP: be sure to get to both animal feeding sessions if you can (09.15am and late afternoon).  It’s such a highlight for the little ones and a lovely way to start your day.
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North Hayne Farm Review

  • location9 stars
  • facilities10 stars
  • child friendly 10 stars
  • accommodation9 stars

Our review was conducted in 2018 by a family of 4 with 2 young children (aged 3 and 6)


Accommodation is well set up for families and groups with 8 self-catering character stone cottages in an idyllic setting around a small courtyard.  Rooms are all spacious, spotlessly clean and well equipped.  Cottage sizes vary so its advisable to chat to the owners and find one to fit your exact requirements.

There is plenty of parking and many of the cottages are carefully laid out so you can have larger family groups with their own private space.  Standard equipment is provided and baby gear can also be supplied upon request. Like all self catering breaks don’t forget to bring a few basic supplies – dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid etc (these are supplied on arrival and there’s a small shop in reception).

One bedroom cottage

Katies Corner (all names are on a Peter Rabbit theme) is a lovely one bedroom cottage ideal for families with young children.  With everything you could need + an enclosed private garden and its own hot tub you will enjoy privacy and relaxation and take in the views under the stars in this dark sky reserve at night.  At the time of publication there were plans to upgrade this to a 2 bed cottage.

prices from
Based on a 3 night stay:
£244 per cottage (off peak)
£349 per cottage (holidays)

Two bedroom cottages

There are a total of 2 x two bedroom cottages available and each has its own benefits to suit difference groups.  All do include a private outdoors area and hot tub.  The Peter Rabbit cottage leads on to shared gardens whilst Tom Kitten is centrally located and ideal for those with younger children or looking for easy access.  There are also plans to upgrade the current one bed cottage to another two bed cottage.

prices from
Based on a 3 night stay:
£312 per cottage (off peak)
£451 per cottage (holidays)

Three bedroom cottages

There are 4 x three bedroom cottages located on the farm.  Each of these cottages caters well for larger groups or those looking to have quite independent sleeping under one roof.  All cottages benefit from their own large and private hot tubs + excellent self catering facilities.

prices from
Based on a 3 night stay:
£344 per cottage (off peak)
£499 per cottage (holidays)

Five bedroom cottage

Jeremy fisher is a purpose built cottage finished to the highest standard and ideal for larger groups or those with accessibility issues.  There are 5 large double bedrooms, a lovely open plan lounge and dining area + a very private patio with a 6 seater hot tub.

prices from
Based on a 3 night stay:
£659 per cottage (off peak)
£975 per cottage (holidays)

location - area overview

North Haynes Farm is located in North Devon and on the edge of Exmoor national park and the traditional market town of South Molton.

There is plenty to do in the area and of particular note are the wonderful beaches and seaside villages of the north coast.


  • Indoor and outdoor climbing
  • Quad bikes
  • Go Karting
  • Excellent range of coastal golf courses including the celebrated Saunton sands
  • An excellent range of short and longer walks – many great for children.  Ask your extremely friendly hosts for ideas.

Prices & Deals

Due to its popularity there arent often deals running and we would advise to book up quick.  We found that families often book 12 months in advance.  Special offers are available if booking multi night stays or for larger groups and its always best to speak direct with the owners for the best rates.

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