Mazzard Farm Cottages

Ottery St. Mary, Devon
+44 (0)1404 815492
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Near to sleepy Sidmouth, Indian head massages for you, hens, gardens and play areas for the kids, superb eco comfort all round


5 places


Sleeping from 2 – 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Seven miles from sleepy Sidmouth, at the foot of East Hill, are 17 acres of old apple farm. Among tipis, hens, farmhouse, gardens, play areas and a big communal courtyard with picnic tables are six cottages – heaven for kids. It’s pampering too, thanks to owner Jacqueline’s treatments: Indian head massages, Japanese facials, reflexology. Quarenden Cottage, the former apple store, is the largest in the row, beautifully cared for inside and out. You get sweeping oak floors and a huge leather sofa, fashionable florals and a wood-burning stove, atmospheric lighting and courtyard views. Bathrooms have fabulous fittings and delicious local soaps, the open-plan kitchen is a cook’s delight and the bedrooms fit under the eaves. The owners – keen greenies, foodies too – live in the farmhouse and Jacqueline makes marmalade, lemon curd, apple juice and fruit crumbles in season; there’s also meat from the farm next door. Choose from their great list of attractions: the Donkey Sanctuary, Crealy Adventure Park, the Jurassic Coast Hopper, or sign up to an onsite cookery or photography course.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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 3pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
By 10am, please get in touch for late check in
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Quarendon and Damson can be interconnected for larger groups.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £45
Weekly price
from £300
2-night stays from £190. Cots available.
1 House for 10
From £1215 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From £451 bed2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £504 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £804 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £804 beds2 bedrooms



Situated in the bottom of a wooded valley, Mazzard Farm is a special place, particularly for families. Lots of things for children to do on site and plenty of places nearby to visit. Only 6 miles to the coast at Sidmouth! These spacious, well-appointed cottages exude rustic charm, but have many modern conveniences.

Andrea, Sawday's Inspector

Great place in a lovely setting. The owners are helpful and friendly and they offered us lovely scones and cream and jam on arrival. The cottage was spacious and homely and our toddler loved the garden, the goats, chickens & toys. We enjoyed some fun days at the beach in Sidmouth, Branscombe and Beer, which are just a short drive. Highly recommended!

Elisa, Midsomer Norton

This was our 3rd stay at the wonderful Mazzard Farm. Paradise for kids, relaxing for adults. Near enough to the town and beaches to be able to get out and about easily, but also feels like you’re miles from anywhere. We definitely recommend for anyone with little ones who love open spaces!

Sarah, Buckingham

We stayed in Mazzard farm in the last week of August 2019 with our two yound children (4 &6) and grand parents. We had a great time in this quiet location, far from any noisy urban environment. The weather was good so we had BBQ and watch the stars. Lovely garden with great tasty apples, for the pigs too. The children loved it and it was a pleasure to walk around discovering all the secrets of the valley.

Benjamin, Bristol

Our family stayed in Medlar Cottage for a long weekend in January 2015 with our two year old daughter and could not fault Mazzard Farm. The grounds are perfect for exploring with little ones and the cottages are well stocked with everything you could need, including the necessary cots, monitors, high chairs and toys which toddlers require! Nearby Ottery St. Mary has plenty of lovely foodie shops, perfect for buying local produce to cook and enjoy back in front of the log burner in our cottage. We are certainly planning to return next year and would highly recommend.


A really wonderful stay - very welcoming hosts, beautiful grounds and splendid accommodation. It was our first holiday with a new baby and we could not have been better catered for. We hope to return one day; highly recommended.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ruud Jansen Venneboer

  • Jurrasic Coast - we are 5 miles from the world heritage Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth
  • AONB - East Hill is a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Winners of a vast array of awards, since opening in 2008
  • Lovely towns such as Lyme Regis, Beer, Sidmouth and Exeter on our doorstep, Various attractions all within 15 minutes drive: Escot, Bicton, Pecorama, Creally
  • Great places to eat and drink within 5 minute drive / 20 minute walk
  • Walks and bike-rides starting direct from the farm