Carswell Cottages

Plymouth, Devon
+44 (0)1752 830020

Get back to nature on this organic dairy farm. For families & couples: 3 quirky cottages and a ‘back to basics’ hut with splendid sea views


4 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Deep in the South Hams is a working organic dairy farm with three cottages – ideal for families and outdoorsy couples – and a beach hut for real adventurers. The coastal path is on the doorstep and the sandy beach a short amble. The cottages are nicely spread out so you’ve got your own space and each is charmingly individual: The Mews (sleeps two) is a stone barn conversion with a funky roll-top bath; charming Crofters (a rustic stone cottage) and The Lodge (timber eco-house) both sleep four and are super dog-friendly. Each cottage has its own garden/outside space, two have wood-fired hot tubs, there’s a fabulous kids play area, and you’re welcome to come and watch the cows being milked in the dairy parlour. Inside find open-plan kitchen/dining areas, roomy living spaces with wood-burners, comfy beds, cooking basics, and fresh meat from the farm – pop your money in the honesty box. Then there’s the stone cabin Beach Hut perched on a private cove – no electricity, compost loo, 15-minute walk from the car but the incredible sea views make it worthwhile. Heaps to do nearby or stay put and watch the sun set, glass of wine in hand.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends & in high season. 4 nights on weekdays. Short breaks available. Dog-friendly cottages are Corner, Shepherds, Crofters, The Lodge and .Lambside House.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.

Dog biscuits and water bowl.

Dogs £3 per dog per night.

Secure garden. Walks from the door and South Devon Coast Path five minutes walk away. Local dog-friendly beaches and pubs.

Pub 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £69
Weekly price
from £450
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £691 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £741 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £3481 bedroom
1 Cottage for 4
From £812 bedrooms



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Katherine Harding

  • All our cottages are just a couple of fields away from the stunning South West Coast and a short walk from nearby coves and beaches - fantastic for explorers of all ages!
  • The closest villages are Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo. These villages are about two miles away, nestled on each side of the River Yealm where the boats float lazily on the water...
  • Bigbury-on-Sea is a few miles away, but with a cafe open all year round and seasonal life guards. Bigbury also has an amazing sea tractor to take you to Bigbury Island when it is cut off by the tide!
  • Carswell Farm is actually made up of three farms - Carswell, Lambside and Caulston. It stretches for nearly 3 miles along the coast and the mild climate means that our cows enjoy fresh sea air and lush green grass all year round!
  • Explore the nearby picturesque towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe, visit the historic maritime port of Plymouth to see where the Mayflower set sail to America or enjoy a visit to the famous National Marine Aquarium.
  • The beautiful estuary of the River Erme and Mothecombe beach are only a couple of miles from here. With 130 acres of sand at low tide, many well known productions - like 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Hornblower' have been filmed in this stunning location.