We just returned from a week at The Smithy - we're a family of four with two pre-teen/teen daughters. While it is quite adventurous actually finding the cottage just outside Chulmleigh, we were positively surprised at how spacious and light it was. Two huge bedrooms with a bath each and a grand sitting/dining room with open kitchen. As a welcome a full cream tea and owner Sue came to greet us too. We felt instantly at home. Just behind the cottage, you can access a huge park-like space with pond, streams, meadows. Our girls fed the fish every day, went jogging around the pond and we had lunch there too one day. Wifi works well, there is a shared shed in the garden with some play equipment and wellies to borrow. Highly recommended, if you are looking for a truly remote, but comfortable nature retreat.
Lovely tastefully converted barn cottage. Comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing break in a quiet rural setting. Walking, picnicking or fishing in the 20 acre adjoining grounds with lake and river is highly recommended. Cream tea provided on arrival is an added bonus. Other walks in the area provide stunning scenery and the town of Chumleigh just a mile away has all necessities. Would certainly like to stay here again.