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Indoor pool

Indoor pool

Applecross bedroom

Applecross bedroom

Applecross bathroom

Applecross bathroom

Play Barn

Play Barn

Applecross living room

Applecross living room

Meet the animals

Meet the animals

Toddler 'race track' and walk-in rabbit area

Toddler 'race track' and walk-in rabbit area

Woodland walks

Woodland walks

Dartmoor pony and miniature donkey

Dartmoor pony and miniature donkey

Walk-in Rabbit Area

Walk-in Rabbit Area

Ball pool

Ball pool

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

Applecross bunk room

Applecross bunk room

Dinky

Dinky

Woodland and riverside walks

Woodland and riverside walks

Applecross (and peacock)

Applecross (and peacock)

Feed the rabbits

Feed the rabbits

Meet the animals

Meet the animals

Explore the farm

Explore the farm

Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm

Indoor pool

Indoor pool

Applecross bedroom

Applecross bedroom

Applecross bathroom

Applecross bathroom

Play Barn

Play Barn

Applecross living room

Applecross living room

Meet the animals

Meet the animals

Toddler 'race track' and walk-in rabbit area

Toddler 'race track' and walk-in rabbit area

Woodland walks

Woodland walks

Dartmoor pony and miniature donkey

Dartmoor pony and miniature donkey

Walk-in Rabbit Area

Walk-in Rabbit Area

Ball pool

Ball pool

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

Applecross bunk room

Applecross bunk room

Dinky

Dinky

Woodland and riverside walks

Woodland and riverside walks

Applecross (and peacock)

Applecross (and peacock)

Feed the rabbits

Feed the rabbits

Meet the animals

Meet the animals

Explore the farm

Explore the farm

Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm

Applecross

Knowle Farm Devon, TQ10 9JY

Child friendly two bedroom barn converted cottage

  • Wooden climbing unit with slide & swings
  • Our own lovely woodland and riverside walks
  • Superb indoor 'soft play' for 5’s and under
  • Walk-in rabbit enclosure and toddler race track
  • Tennis court, pool table and table tennis
  • Indoor pool with gentle steps
    • Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
    • Bathrooms 1Bathrooms 1
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dines 4Dines 4
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Real fireReal fire
    • VisitEngland 4 star
    • VisitEngland Gold Award
    • GTBS Gold England

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Features

Sleeps 4

Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2

Bedrooms 2

Dines 4

Dines 4

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Extra baby kit

Extra baby kit

Indoor soft play barn

Indoor soft play barn

Games room

Games room

Outdoor play equipment

Outdoor play equipment

Space to play

Space to play

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

Animal petting onsite

Animal petting onsite

Babysitting by arrangement

Babysitting by arrangement

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Private chef available

Private chef available

Ready meals available

Ready meals available

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

WiFi

Real fire

Real fire

Barbecue

Barbecue

Indoor shared pool

Indoor shared pool

Outdoor tennis court

Outdoor tennis court

Walkable pub

Walkable pub

Fishing on site

Fishing on site

Lake/river onsite

Lake/river onsite

Fine dining within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

About & Contact

Child friendly two bedroom barn converted cottage

Knowle Farm is idyllically set in 44 acres of beautiful South Devon countryside with its very own woodland and riverside walks where you can truly relax and unwind. Helping you to enjoy your well deserved break are our excellent facilities for children. Our purpose built indoor toddler soft play area is hugely popular, along with our wide selection of friendly farm animals. Let your child feed a pig, stroke a donkey, meet a sheep and hear a cockerel crow. Don’t forget the ducks and peacock - just open your cottage door and they'll be waiting to be fed. The indoor heated pool with gentle steps into the shallow end is bright and welcoming at all times of the year. There’s a lot more to do as well – other facilities include a pool table, table tennis, outdoor play areas and tennis court. Our walk-in rabbit area with surrounding toddler 'Race Track' is a recent addition that is immensely popular. You won’t even have to prepare your meals – we sell a great choice of locally produced ready meals, ice creams and drinks.

Local attractions include steam trains, boat trips and an absolute multitude of fun things to do with the children. Fantastic sandy beaches are just 30 minutes away and the majestic Dartmoor National Park is right on our doorstep. There is an excellent 11th century local village pub that is child friendly and offers the perfect place for an evening out.

Applecross is a pretty 'upside down' cottage with a double and a bunk bedroom that will sleep up to four plus a cot. This cottage was converted from an old stone barn and has lots of character. Downstairs is the entrance hall and the bedrooms plus a separate bathroom/WC and over bath shower. Upstairs is an open plan kitchen/dining/living area with high beams, woodburning stove and lovely views over the courtyard with the pond and countryside beyond. All six of our cottages include: Woodburning stoves; Freesat HDTV (CBeebies, etc.); DVD; WiFi and just about everything you could hope for, including cots and highchairs. To save you the packing we also have baby baths, baby toys, blackout blinds, microwave sterilisers and booster steps available to borrow. 

Location & Attractions

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  • Beach Beach
  • Castle Castle
  • Food Food
  • Heritage Heritage
  • Leisure Parks Leisure Parks
  • Pub/Restaurant Pub/Restaurant
  • Town Town
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks

Applecross, Knowle Farm

Rattery
Totnes
Devon
TQ10 9JY

Food The Fish Deli

Award winning suppliers of MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified sustainable fresh fish from local fishermen, along with a range of other deli style food.

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Visitors Attraction River Dart Country Park

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Visitors Attraction Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

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Visitors Attraction Canonteign Falls

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Beach Mothecombe Beach

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Walks Ivybridge Riverside and Woodland Walk

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Walks Shipley Bridge

A very pleasant push chair and wheelchair friendly walk that takes you past rivers and woodland and out onto Dartmoor. The car park often has an ice cream van.

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Beach Bantham Beach

Beautiful large beach (at low tide) with excellent sand for building sand castles

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Pub/Restaurant Turtley Corn Mill

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Food Riverford Farm and Field Kitchen

The famous Riverford Organic Farm is based here and you can sample some of their delicious produce at the award winning Riverford Field Kitchen.

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Leisure Parks Woodlands

Family theme park with rides and huge indoor soft play area

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Pub/Restaurant The Cott Inn

Thatched pub serving excellent food

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Castle Compton Castle

National Trust castle with gardens

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Castle Berry Pomeroy Castle

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Visitors Attraction Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre

Local riding centre that caters for both children and experienced riders.

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Town Totnes

Totnes is a small market town with a fascinating history and culture in the heart of beautiful South Devon.

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Pub/Restaurant The Church House Inn

Our excellent local pub is within walking distance and serves great food. It is also one of the oldest pubs in England.

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Visitors Attraction Paignton Zoo

One of the best zoos in the country and home to over 2000 animals (and with a very successful orangutan breeding program), Paignton Zoo is an excellent family day out.

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Heritage South Devon Steam Railway

Running for seven miles along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes, this is an excellent all-weather attraction.

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Visitors Attraction The Shops at Dartington

Home of Dartington Crystal, The Shops at Dartington also offers a mix of locally made crafts, clothing, food and organic produce. Excellent for gifts.

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Visitors Attraction Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary

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Visitors Attraction Pennywell Farm

A fantastic family friendly attraction full of animals and fun activities. Just a few minutes up the road from Knowle Farm.

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Meet the owner

Richard, Lynn and Daniel Micklewright

We have lived on and run Knowle Farm since 1997. We aim to provide our guests with the perfect child-friendly break so that the whole family can relax and enjoy themselves. Please get in touch via phone or email if you have any questions about staying with us.

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