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The Lodge (sleeps 4). Our stunning 'eco-lodge'.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Our six peaceful cottages are dotted around our working organic dairy farm, set in unspoilt countryside on the beautiful South Devon coast. As unique in character as they are diverse in style, we have a cottage to suit everybody - offering every accommodation solution from a romantic hideaway for two, to a grand 'gentleman's residence' for fourteen.

All our cottages are just a few minutes walk from the coast path and some lovely remote beaches and coves, whilst the wilderness of Dartmoor is only a short drive away. The wonderful Erme estuary and Mothecombe beach, with over 130 acres of sand at low tide, is just a couple of miles away.

Explore the nearby picturesque towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe or visit the historic port of Plymouth. Why not visit out of season and cosy down by a roaring log fire, or come and see the lambs in spring? Short breaks available all year.

All the cottages have their own large gardens, perfect for children to play in, while the fresh sea air usually means a good night's sleep is in order! There is a lovely wildflower meadow for children and adults alike to enjoy. Complete with apple trees, a hazel copse, living willow sculpture, grassy areas, Alice The Tractor and some children's play equipment, it also marks the start of the new farm wildlife trail!

All the cottages are extremely well equipped with Digital widescreen TVs, DVDs, washing machines, dishwashers etc and all have private gardens with table and BBQ. Cots and high chairs available on request. Dogs very welcome.

We put fresh local organic milk in each cottage for guests on arrival. Carswell is also the birthplace of the Well Hung Meat Company so our visitors can taste award winning local organic lamb and beef.

Open all year. 4* and 4* GOLD Visit Britain rated. 6 cottages sleeping from 2 to 14 people.

THE MEWS - sleeps 2

THE LODGE - sleeps 4



CORNER COTTAGE - sleeps 10

LAMBSIDE HOUSE - sleeps 11/14

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Plymouth 19 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

The remote wilderness of Dartmoor dominates the views to the north and is just a short drive away, while the beautiful estuary of the River Erme and Mothecombe beach are also 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.

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.

This area is very popular for sailing, especially dinghies. Lovely, too, for walking, with paths that wind through the oak woods revealing breathtaking views at every turn.


The farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an exceptional variety of wildlife and plants, including some extremely rare species that are encouraged because the farm is organic.

Carswell is one of the few places in the country where you could spot a cirl bunting and there is a pair of faithful Peregrine Falcons who nest on the cliff here every year. We have an abundance of wildlife - hares, bats and badgers are just a few of the residents you are sure to see, and many more besides. We have barn owls and little owls residing in the old barns behind Lambside House - walk down the farm lane and see if you can see them out hunting.

The closest villages to Carswell are Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo and Holbeton. Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers are about two miles away, nestled on each side of the River Yealm where the boats float lazily on the water, sheltered by high wooded hillsides: charming villages with old fishermen's cottages and creekside pubs that serve good food (and welcome children and dogs). There is a local Co-Op, post office, butcher and pharmacy in Newton Ferrers.

It is a similar distance to Holbeton, which has two good pubs, a shop & a post office (open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and weekend mornings).

The nearest large sandy beach is at Mothecombe, about 2 miles away, or try Bigbury-on-Sea a few miles further, 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!

The historic maritine city of Plymouth is only 11 miles away with the historic Barbican area and fishing harbour well worth a visit.

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16 Aug 2014


"Great family cottage"

Lambside House is a great family home in the depths of the South Devon countryside. Loads of space in the house, very well equipped; well maintained garden for BBQs and for children to run around in. … More

13 Aug 2014


"Wonderful holiday, lovely cottage and location"

We had a wonderful holiday, staying in the Lodge cottage. We initially booked because of their dog-friendly policy, as we have found it difficult to find nice self-catered accommodation now that we ha… More

23 Nov 2013


"Corner Cottage - comfort and style!"

A wonderful week away in November and on the whole had excellent weather. Even picnicked on the cliff tops and beaches. We've stayed at Carswell before, in Shepherds Cottage, so this was the fi… More

I know what you mean about the Riverford mince pies, they are delicious! We are so lucky to have such a brilliant organic farm shop on our doorstep...

Hope to welcome you back to Carswell Cottages sometime soon.

All the best, Katherine

22 Oct 2013


"Fabulous getaway and beautiful cottage"

Just returned from a fabulous few days in Shepherds cottage.. Despite the at times sideways rain, we enjoyed getting out and about everyday - Bigbury is a must and the walks along the coastal paths ar… More

Thank you so much and I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay - both 2 and 4 legged! I hope we can welcome you back to one of our cottages soon. All the best, Katherine.

6 Oct 2013


"Relax and unwind in the mews"

just come back from our second visit to the MEWS on carswell farm, a fantastic little place thats the perfect getaway for 2 people ( and a baby this time!) would recommend to anybody who wants a break… More

Hi Paul, it was great to welcome you and Steph back with the new addition to the family! Next time you come down to Devon you will have to try The Lodge - the perfect cottage for little ones!!

18 Mar 2013


"Great for kids/babies and walking any time of year"

We've just returned from our stay at "The Lodge" on Lambside Farm, which is part of the Carswell Farm holiday lets. The lodge is exactly as pictured on the website which is always grea… More

Dear Sarah,
Thank you for such a lovely and detailed review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with Carswell Cottages and I very much hope we can welcome you back soon.

With best wishes,

15 Nov 2012


"If you are looking to get away from it all, this is the perfect spot!"

I spent a week in The Mews in November - what a wonderful stay it was. The property is beautifully renovated, so comfortable, with everything one needs for complete relaxation but still maintains a ta… More

Thank you Naimh for your lovely words and I very much hope we can welcome you back soon for another visit - perhaps in springtime when we have the baby calves on the farm and some beautiful display of daffodils!

16 Oct 2012


"Fabulously comfortable and peaceful coastal holiday cottage"

Our fourth stay at Corner Cottage, in the Carswell Cottages portfolio of beautifully appointed holiday accommodation (including a Beach House). We have been with friends and with family, in the summer… More

1 Oct 2012


"I LOVE Carswell"

I have to say, simply the best holiday rental ever. Furnished really well and the standard of build and decor is high. We've stayed multiple times over the last four years in both the "Lod… More

14 Jan 2012


"Fantastic property ideal for families with young children"

Stayed for one week in the Lodge the week before xmas. Very clean, stylish, comfortable, peaceful place to stay. Beautiful views over the countryside. Organic tea,coffee, milk for us on arrival. Free … More

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