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“Great family cottage”
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The Lodge - our stunning 'eco-lodge' sleeping up to 4 people. Dogs welcome
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The Lodge - our stunning 'eco-lodge' sleeping up to 4 people. Dogs welcome
The Lodge (sleeps 4). The sunny open plan living area. The Mews (sleeps 2). The stylish living area.
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The Lodge - our stunning 'eco-lodge' sleeping up to 4 people. Dogs welcome
The Lodge (sleeps 4). The sunny open plan living area.
The Mews (sleeps 2). The stylish living area.
Corner Cottage - the spacious living area
Lambside House - the stunning main bedroom (ensuite)
Crofters Cottage - the open plan bedroom and bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 people.
Our private cove - we call it 'the Blue Lagoon'. Only available to guests of Carswell Cott
The children's play area - complete with Alys the Tractor!
The Mews - with 'cow print' antique roll top bath!
Dogs are very welcome in all our cottages (except The Mews).
The stunning South Devon coast on your doorstep
Corner Cottage - the sunny kitchen area, with hand-crafted table seating 16!
Corner Cottage - the family bathroom, complete with antique roll-top bath!
Corner Cottage - the main bedroom
Mothecombe Beach - just a couple of miles away...
Lambside House - sleeps 11/14 in 5 bedrooms
The Mews - the pretty garden overlooking the fields...
Lambside House, sleeps 11/14 people. The living rooms open up across the slate hall.
Lambside House - the sunny kitchen, complete with cherry-red AGA!
Shepherds Cottage - the main bedroom with lovely views across the meadows.
Shepherds Cottage - sleeps 6. The open plan living area
Spring Cottage - the large, sunny kitchen.
The Lodge - the open plan, well equipped kitchen
The Lodge - children's play area upstairs
The Mews - the sunny, open plan bedroom upstairs, with doors out onto the patio...
The Mews - a lovely cottage for couples.
Sandcastles on Bigbury Beach - fantastic for children!
Dartmoor - only a 20 minute drive away...
The Mews - double doors open out onto the sunny garden and patio.
Order a delicious organic Devon breakfast hamper to make your holiday really special!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Plymouth, Devon, England

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grahamb_1...
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great family cottage”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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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. Peaceful quiet location, but a trek to the shops and a 25 minute walk to the nearest beach. Best family holiday home we've stayed in.

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Rachel W
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful holiday, lovely cottage and location”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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 have a four-legged member of the family. The cottage was clean, plenty of space and had lovely views over a wild-flower meadow, which attracted lots of birds and butterflies. It also had a really well stocked kitchen for a self-catered property. The quality of fixtures and fittings was also good.

For dog owners the cottages comes with a large garden that is secure so you can relax and allow your dog to wander about. All floors downstairs are slate or wood, so easy to clean up muddy paw prints! There are several good dog walking beaches close by, the best being the estuary near Mothecombe beach. In summer though there are quite a few restrictions about where you can and can't walk, so it is worth checking before a day out. There is also an excellent gastropub called The Ship Inn nearby in Noss Mayo, which not only does great food but is also very dog-friendly. Lots of outdoor seating overlooking the inlet and pretty cottages of the village.

Overall I would really recommend visiting if you have a dog or young family. It is a beautiful part of Devon, with excellent local beaches and miles of coastal walks and other activities to do, which can all be accessed easily.

The booking process was easy, we had quick replies to emails we sent to the owners before and during our stay who were always very helpful.

If you are eco-consious then this is also a good place to visit. Ecover products are supplied throughout and you are really encouraged to recycle and compost, with all the necessary facilities provided. The owners also have an organic farm and at the right time of year you will walk past fields of cows and calves on your way to the local beaches. They also put a range of their own organic meat in the freezer (through the Well Hung Meat Company) which you can eat during your stay and their is an honesty box to put money in. There is also a comprehensive box of information about the local area and the best walks, very useful.

The local beaches are beautiful and we didn't see anyone else on them while we were there, which was lovely. They aren't all easy to access though so I wouldn't have though suitable for small children. We also visited the Riverford farm, which is well known for the organic vegetable boxes. You can take a walk for free around the farm to see all the vegetables growing before lunch at the kitchen (also dog-friendly but you must book in advance).

We enjoyed it so much we have booked to return for Christmas with family.

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Liked best: Views across the wild flower meadow
Liked least: Proximity to another cottage, would have liked to be a bit more isolated.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mthendy
Alton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Corner Cottage - comfort and style!”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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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 first time at Corner Cottage and it was fabulous. So warm, so much space, comfortable and so well equipped. Did the cliff top walk all the way round to Noss and back via Membland - even the dogs were tired! Two trips to the Ship at Noss and, as always, delicious! Discovered Riverford for the first time and brought lots of stuff home, and their legendary Mince Pies! (Hope to pass them off as home-made!). Katharine is so helpful and a delight to deal with. I hate to recommend this too highly, as I want to be able to book last minute getaways in the future, and don't want to find it fully booked! This part of Devon is truly special to me; all my childhood holidays were spent at Noss Mayo and I have such happy memories of it!

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Liked best: The comfort and countryside
Liked least: Coming home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
25 Nov 2013
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
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Sharolynn
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous getaway and beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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person found this review helpful

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 are breathtaking...
This is a stunning place to stay for all the family, and after a day out in the country air what a lovely place to cosy in and put the fire on in the evening. The cottage has everything you could need and we cannot recommend this highly enough as a great place to stay!
Looking forward to a return visit...

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Liked best: beautiful location, homely cottage - perfect for the dog!
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
23 Oct 2013
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.
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paul t
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relax and unwind in the mews”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

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 where you can sit in total peace, walk down to the coast or drive/walk t the local village and buy proper food, plus be near enough to plymouth/torquay to visit the zoos, aquariams houses etc for a nice day
out! 5 stars because they dont let you click 6 ! ******

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
6 Oct 2013
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!!
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