The Piggery by The Orchard, Ham Farm

Kingsbridge, Devon

Creative owners have made a gorgeous, arty space for couples or a small group of friends; good beaches and Salcombe are close


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


A triumph of style and design. Inspiring duo Carl and Peet have transformed an old livestock building into a sleek space with interesting stuff – much made by them – at every turn: carved wooden stools and seating, quirky light shades, an oak and perspex chandelier, striking fabrics and wall hangings. The attention to detail is impressive. 

They live in the main farmhouse (pop in on Thursdays for tea, cake and a peek at their wares), and there are other buildings dotted around but the one-storey Piggery is an oasis of calm.

Take a seat in the private garden after a walk by the Avon and enjoy some home-produced apple juice overlooking the orchard. Whip up supper in the attractive kitchen, throwing open the bi-folds if it’s sunny, or firing up the wood-burner on nippy nights.

The Piggery by The Orchard, Ham Farm - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The quirky character and unique pieces Carl and Peet have created
  • Wonderful walks – straight from the Piggery to the river Avon or Dartmoor and the coastal path is only a short drive
  • The cream tea at the Avon Mill Garden Centre, within walking distance of the Piggery
Open plan lounge and dining room

Home truths

  • The bed in the second bedroom is better for children sharing or a close couple
  • Strictly no dogs


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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

Special offer: EARLY SPRING AVAILABILITY + PRICES: 3 nts min 23rd-28th Feb £95/nt, 4 nts £340, 5 nts £400, 3rd-7th £95/nt, 18th-29th Mar £480/week/£100-£105/nt. 29th Mar-5th Apr £520, 12th-19th or 22nd-29th £660

Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £60
Weekly price
from £420
Damage deposit
£100 in cash
Short breaks: 2-night stays from £220. Extra bed/sofabed available £30-£50 per person per week.
1 Cottage for 4
From £602 beds2 bedrooms


We have just returned from a short winter break at The Piggery, and had a perfect time. The barn conversion has been done in very creative way and the whole place equipped to a high standard, with comfy beds and even in January it was very warm and cosy. Peet and Carl are really attentive hosts and we spent an interesting time looking at their creative work around their house - and in the The Piggery! Loddiswell is brilliant location for exploring the South Hams and they gave us plenty of good advice about places to eat and visit, and we had some great chats with them!

Chris, Falmouth, cornwall

This quirky converted piggery, full of art and character, is the perfect place to unwind and get away from it all. Or explore the massive amount that the area has to offer- from beaches to yoga classes and plenty of walks. Eat well (Carl and Peet have a massive amount of recommendations) and then don't forget to explore the farm itself- a plethora of wildlife and biodiversity, along with a load of art to admire, and perhaps purchase.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

Our experience at The Piggery was Inspiring&rejuvenating.My wife and I were in need of some time out and decided on a visit to the West country . Margie loves to walk and read and enjoy nature so we decided on a rural retreat. The piggery offered us all we could ask by way of remoteness and tranquility although only a few miles from Kingsbridge. There are exceptional local walks ideal for our needs,including Wild swimming in the River! All rooms are uniquely designed and crafted by owners Carl&Peet who also make apple juice from their own orchards adding to the authentic Ham farm experience.

John, Whitstable

Spent five days in this delightful cottage. Very well located for trips to Salcombe Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. All facilities were modern and very clean. Designed beautifully and located in a calm tranquil setting with river walks nearby. Kitchen was superb. The accommodation was a credit to Pete and Hahn who were very friendly and informative. Highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area in a home from home

Mark, Thornton

Perfect in every way, we couldn't ask for more. Peace and tranquility. Great friendly hosts. Lovely for walks and wild life. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Shall return.

Janet, Burton-on-trent

The Piggery is superb. The architecture and artworks are unique. They provide detail and interest, while at the same time promoting rest and harmony. Peet and Carl are great hosts who should be proud of what they have achieved. I cannot recommend this place too much. We will be back.

Stephen, Cambridge

a very relaxing quiet place to stay , clean and comfy , the owners are lovely artists , a lovely area to sit outside and enjoy the countryside , walk over the fields and by the river for breakfast at the old mill cafe

Karen, Bristol

What a fantastic place and what charming hosts! We couldn't have had a more enjoyable stay. The Piggery is beautifully designed within its setting and has everything you could wish for. Peet and Carl bend over backwards to help and bring an extra dimension to your stay with Carl's fascinating artworks and their amazing life stories. The piggery couldn't be better located, in a gorgeous farm in a lush green valley. By being set back a little from the coast, The Piggery gives you much easier and faster access to all the favoured coastal locations in the South Hams. Thank you Peet and Carl!


My husband and I have had a wonderful holiday at The Piggery. The birdsong, the bucolic atmosphere and the fantastic location-- close to the beach and the moor, make this the ideal place for us. The kitchen has everything you need and the bed is a comfy place after a day of activity. The best part is that in good weather you can really enjoy indoor/outdoor living. The owners are a wonderful resource for local sights, restaurants and hikes. There is still so much to see and do. I can't wait to visit again.


We had the most wonderful stay at The Piggery, it is truly a unique property and we consider ourselves very lucky to have stayed there. Peet gave us a marvellous welcome wand although the photos of The Piggery are lovely, it is even more beautiful when you get there , we were quite blown away by it! The work and love that has gone into creating it really shows and it's rare to get anything near this standard in a rental property. The location if fab, plenty of places to visit if you can leave The Piggery for long enough!


Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

The Piggery is right in the centre of the South Hams and just a 15-minute walk from Loddiswell village where you’ll find a Spar shop, cafes, a pub, post office and garden centre. Kingsbridge, a larger town, is 3.5 miles away and has a wide range of shops, supermarkets and eateries. The dramatic scenery of Dartmoor is a 25-minute drive, as are the golden sands and independent shops of bustling, boaty Salcombe.

Local points of interest from

  • Well situated a short walk away from Loddiswell, and right in the centre of the South Hams, The Piggery offers easy access to the stunning coastline with its famous South West Coast Path, beautiful and secluded beaches or magnificent Dartmoor 15mins drive.
  • No need to drive.. walk across the farm down the magical and ancient Silveridge Lane to the peaceful River Avon. You can choose to stay on our side of the river and climb back up to us via the neighbouring Reeds Farm. A real pleasure throughout the year.
  • Across the Avon and to the right eventually takes you to Avon Mill Garden Centre with its cafe and deli. Indulge yourself in one of the best cream teas and try to walk back up the steep climb to the footpath back to The Piggery
  • We are in a perfect spot to drive to any of the wonderful beaches, coves and rugged coastline. Or within 15 mins, the magnificent expanse of Dartmoor is yours to explore. Look to the sky and choose - we can advise on some of the best spots - just ask!
  • Our Orchard is our pride and joy. All of October is taken up with harvesting, crushing, juicing and cider making .. We welcome extra hands however tiny and often end up lunching with the team in the Farmhouse kitchen.. Apple juice, cider and chutneys here.
  • The Farmhouse is open Thursday afternoons and other times by arrangement - we are happy to answer questions - you can try on a hat or two..