Oldaport Farm Cottages

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Wowee, what an amazing place to stay! Thank you so much to the lovely Cathy for a wonderful holiday. The boys loved the lambs and ponies and we love to come back again soon!!…… 21/04/19

It’s our third stay here and we always enjoy the farm. Wonderful hospitality and facilities and the kids just adore the animals and Maisie the dog!! Great walks close by and love Wonwell beach! Thank you for a lovely experience and your wonderful scones. We will certainly be coming back again!…… 17/4/19

It’s been exactly 3 years too long since we were here last! The magic of a marvellous place remain as strong as ever - we’re hoping for last minute snow so we can’t go! Time to eat more scones until we can’t fit through the doors! Thanks for everything…..10/2/19

Such a lovely cosy stay in beautiful surrounding! Great base for outdoor activities too!…… 14/12/18

We counted up this is our 12th visit to this wonderful place - no wonder it feels like home from home. Amazing weather for October half term. Lots of time on the beach with the dog and reliving things the kids did when we came on our first few visits! We will be back soon…….27/1/18

Our 2nd Visit - Cathy as hospitable and friendly as ever. Great scones. Mixed weather all week, but we found plenty to do, see and eat! …West Sussex 21/9/18

Thank you so much for a wonderful week. We didn't know what to expect but it has far exceeded our expectations. We will miss the dogs and ponies and seeing you around the farm. In spite of their anxieties, the girls loved Maisy and didn't want to go home!!! Fantastic accommodation and facilities. Definitely worth another visit. Thank you Cathy! P.S. the scones were gorgeous!….. 18/08/18

Dear Cathy, thank you, thank you thank you! You have made us
so welcome this week and so marvellously supported by you at every turn. You have looked after us like Kings! Your scones, jam and cream went down such a treat AND you have been like an angel, smiling and helpful ALL the time. We absolutely loved being here at your beautiful cottages. They made the whole wedding possible. Much love to you…… Berkhamstead 29/7/18

Cathy, You’re a star! Lots of wonderful memories to take away with us. We hope to see you again when we visit our son’s family again. Barnes Hill 28/7/18

Dear Cathy! All of us really enjoyed the time at Oldaport Farm. Thank you so much for your friendly welcome, the beautiful cottage, the freedom with which we could move around the farm and YOUR KINDNESS!….. Germany 19/7/18

An immaculately clean and comfortable cottage, well equipped and so peaceful. Lots to do. Excellent scones, very kind thought. Lovely to meet you Cathy & Maisy…..Hants 9/06/18

Visit no 16, As enjoyable as ever - Many thanks, see you next time…..Leicestershire 26/05/18

Perfection! Our very favourite place. Lovely to see you Cathy and share the farm. Another birthday celebrated - Mathew’s 18th…..Surrey 11/05/18

We have all had a great time. Lots of walks, weather good. Children all enjoyed feeding the lambs. Cottages ideal for all the families…… Leicestershire 6/04/18

We’ve had a wonderful time and almost feel ready to become sheep farmers! Splendid to be able to help with the lambs. The cottage was so comfortable and homelike. As per everyone else the scones and cream were delicious ….. Guilford 16/03/18

We have had a wonderful stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. The cottages had everything we would want and more. Thank you for your kindness and the delicious cream scones, what a treat! We will be back!……….London 12/02/18

We have had a lovely week at Pitty Park. We have stayed here many times as young children and it has been very special to come back again. Cathy is very friendly and kind and makes very delicious scones!!….. West Sussex 15/7/17

We have had a very enjoyable week at Orchard Cottage. Everything was lovely especially all the flowers. Very comfortable cottage. Thank you for everything Cathy. We will be back as we have so much exploring still to do……Norfolk 14/7/17

Very nice cottage, children and parents loved the place and the animals! Will come back. Thank you very much for your kindness! ….Switzerland 11/7/17

We have enjoyed our week holiday at Orchard Cottage. Everything is lovely on the farm and the cottage is very comfortable. Our dogs were very happy running around the field here. everything is so clean and tidy. An amazing place. Everything you need here, comfortable bed which makes such a difference to your stay. we loved seeing Fred the Shetland pony at the gate every day, he is lovely, we will miss him. Also all the chickens, ducks etc not forgetting Cathy’s lovely collie (Maisy). She was very sweet. Cathy, all the flowers are amazing, the cottages look so pretty. Thank you very much……Surrey 4/7/17

Super cottage in peaceful, quiet surroundings. Throughly enjoyed our return visit to South Devon after a gap of eight years….Yorks 24/6/17

Our 2nd holiday here was just as good as last year. Loved Wonwell beach. A big thank you for the scones. See you next year…. Pennington 2/6/17

Had a fantastic time. Hospitality was second to none. We all felt at home straight away and the ‘crib’ was great. See you again next year. Thanks for the scones - they were awesome!…..Cumbria 2/6/17

Our second visit and a fabulous holiday. Comfortable, friendly and relaxing. Flossie and Joseph enjoyed feeding the lambs and ponies. We will be back again. Especially Bigbury beach….Cornwall 27/5/17

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute. Still there is so much on our to see list. We will be back. Thank you Cathy….Germany 26/5/17

A lovely long weekend celebrating my 50th birthday and even got to watch the sheep being sheared. See you again soon…..Somerset 15/5/17

Thank you so very much for the beautiful cottages and the wonderful scenery. The holiday was 100% better because of staying here…… Kent 15/4/17

Another fabulous stay, cottage lovely as always, beautiful weather and bottle feeding the lambs was the icing on the cake! Perfect!….. Devon 7/4/17

The cottages are so warm and cosy and your farm is amazing, the animals are cute…….. Hertfordshire 30/11/16

Thank you for a wonderful peaceful week! We didn’t want for anything at all, had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. See you soon!…….. Gower28/10/16

This more than lived up to the Hepper’s recommendations, Thank you Cathy for all your care of us, best cream tea i Devon. Our grandson loved “helping” feed the animals. Thank you! But the feel of the farm, the landscape and the sheer beauty of His creation is balm to the whole being! ……… Hampshire 23/9/16

Once again, it was a wonderful experience to be here. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for your kindness and we are going to miss the doggies, chickens and the duckies….Holland 13/8/16

We had a fantastic stay. The children loved everything about staying o a farm, from tractors to playing with the friendly dogs. It was amazing to be somewhere that is so peaceful and still lovely cottages too…… Oxfordshire 23/7/16

Dear Cathy, Thank you very much for the lovely stay we had at your farm/cottages. It has truly been an absolute joy to visit and experience your farm. Thank you!……Denmark 16/7/16

Fabulous cottage, gorgeous surroundings, sheep, chickens, wildlife FAB. My driving skills have improved greatly, lane very beautiful, but very scary but we will be back and we will recommend to friends and family….. Derbyshire 2/7/16

loved our stay!! We looked forward to coming and were not disappointed. We didn’t want to leave. We have been to Paris, Ireland, Wales but staying here was the best week of our holiday. Cathy, you’re the best!! …… U.S.A 11/6/16

Thank you for sharing your wonderful farm with us! Everything was perfect. Marlon loved the animals. on our next trip through south England we will be back!…….Germany 6/5/16

This was our 2nd visit to Oldaport and it was as if not more delightful than our 1st! Beautiful cottage and we loved the freedom to explore.We will be back!……. West Sussex 16/4/16

Beautiful cottages, cosy, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Weather’s been very kind for us to explore the area. Our little granddaughter squealed with delight upon feeding carrots to the ponies and loved the dogs too. Many thanks for the delicious scones (most welcome!) We have had a lovely break and will bring Flossie back to see foals and lambs. You could teach many other holiday lets a thing or two, Cathy…….Midlands……15/10/15

What a wonderful place! It’s rare to find a place that feels like home. Thank you for making us feel so welcome - we will be back!…..Hampshire 18/9/15

What a lovely, friendly place to stay. We have had a fabulous week. Thank you!…..Surrey 28/7/15

Beautiful surrounding countryside and cottages. The properties are extremely well equipped. Would recommend to friends and family. Thank you! ………Oxfordshire 20/8/15

What a beautiful and peaceful place. Thank you…..Abingdon 18/7/15

Thank you for another gorgeous Oldaport week! We look forward to it every year and it flies by so quickly!…..London 11/7/15

We owned a little bit of Devon for a while and it was difficult to leave. Home from home with all the comforts. Beautiful farm and accommodation!…..Berkshire 16/6/15

Cathy - Thank you. We loved being here and we loved Orchard Cottage. If only we could take it with us!! We will se you again….Ayrshire 18/4/15

Back again after six months - looked forward to coming all through winter. So beautiful here. The cottage is
so comfortable and we were able to enjoy meals again outside on the patio. As a great lover of all flowers - I have never seen so many primroses - fabulous! ……Norfolk 9/4/15

Wishing we didn’t have to go home! the cottages was so comfortable, it had felt like home. Thank you for letting us stay in this amazing place…… Heathcote 2/4/15

Really enjoyed our time here with you. As ever your hospitality and kindness were wonderful. Views and cottage magnificent. We will be back as soon as we can!......Chelmsford 1/11/14

A fabulous break and a wonderful stay. We
all had some super walks and Ginny loved her holiday on your farm. She will miss your dogs. Thank you......Guernsey 28/10/14

Another wonderful stay at Oldaport. the cottages are fantastic, as is the farm. Cathy is a wonderful host and the scones are amazing. thank you..... Kent 12/10/14

Perfect. Our 18mth daughter loved it, ducks, sheep and dogs! Great for our family break and hope to come back again. Thank you.....Surrey 6/10/14

Our best family holiday yet, peaceful, comfortable and perfect weather. Thank you cathy, hope to se you again.....Warwickshire....3/10/14

Lovely stay, enjoyed by all especially our 2 yr old who loved the dogs and animals especially Maisy. Beautiful setting and warm hospitality......West Sussex 27/9/14

Arrived desperate for a break and peace and enjoyed both in abundance. Loved staying in Orchard Cottage - well equipped and very comfortable. Fantastic countryside and coast. Grateful thanks Cathy........ Norfolk 27/9/14

Beautiful cottage and setting for a lovely relaxing weekend. very friendly atmosphere. Cathy, Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, we all loved it and will be back.....Worcestershire 21/9/14

We have had a wonderful week, the cottage and the farm are lovely, most comfortable bed and fantastic weather. Thank you so much. We will be back......Middlesex 13/9/14

Fantastic cottage, Cathy is a lovely host. First visit to Devon, wont be the last. Thank you Cathy...........Lincolnshire 30/8/14

What a warm welcome! Lovely house, a great farm, lots of things to do around. Oldaport is great! Thanks a lot Cathy. We hope to see you again soon......Germany 16/8/14

Lovely coast and countryside. We have really enjoyed seeing the sheep, the dogs, the ponies and eating the lovely scones. Thank you!....London 2/8/14

We had a wonderful, peaceful time on your farm and the lovely cottage! We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful countryside, wandering around and seeing all the animals. Thank you for your great hospitality!......London 26/7/14

Lovely coast and countryside. We have really enjoyed seeing the sheep, the dogs, the ponies and eating the lovely scones. Thank you!....London 26/7/14

Delightful cottage, delicious cream teas and a very warm welcome. Thank you so much Cathy. You contributed so much to the lovely restful holiday we had ......Kent 19/7/14

What a wonderful way to celebrate Susanna's 21st birthday!! 21 years of coming to Oldaport. Thank you for this special time which brings such joy and peace to our lives......London 28/6/14

A wonderful 2 weeks in this beautiful part of the world. Loved the animals and the farm, Cathy is a great host and made us feel very relaxed from the start. we loved how the sheep helped with the gardening! Loved the verdant countryside, staying in our memories as well the sunshine. Thank you..... Melbourne, Australia 14/6/14

Thank you so much for a peaceful and homely place to stay in such a beautiful place. We loved seeing the animals outside the back door and went for lots of walks - a lovely holiday ....Maidenhead 3/5/14

Very peaceful and relaxing stay. Beautiful surroundings and atmosphere. Well equipped and lovely scones....Cotswolds 14/4/14

Wonderful, warm and very well equipped cottages. Had a great time and would definitely come again........Bristol 14/4/14

Only a short break this time but a lovely time had by all - the brook us like a magnet to our children!................Worcestershire 29/10/13

Very relaxed, happy and comfortable stay - everything peaceful and welcoming. Loved Maisy and the Shetlands and Wonwell.........London 27/8/13

We had a wonderful week in the beautiful cottage. Cathy made us feel extremely welcome. We will miss the wonderful sounds of the farm...........London 2/8/13

We had a wonderful holiday at Oldaport. Beautiful weather, a warm welcome and many interesting things to see and to do. It was our first time at the South Hams and we will surely be back. Thank you......................Germany 20/7/13

Cathy, this was our first visit. Holiday beyond expectations. We had a marvellous holiday. Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable. Hopefully come back with all the family. God Bless. A Holiday to remember..........Birmingham 29/6/13

Another wonderful stay. Felt at home straight away and don't want to leave. Were lucky enough to have beach weather one day at Bigbury and spent time at Wonwell. A great week, thanks! .......Oxford 22/6/13

What a lovely stay we've had and we will certainly be back. The cottage was well thought out and lovely. We felt very welcomed. Thanks for our delicious scones! Yum Yum! .............Wiltshire 6/5/13

Cathy - we have had another lovely stay at Oldaport (have lost track of how many times we have visited now - 5/6?) Rest assured we will be back! Thank you for letting us stay again........Nottingham 12/4/13

Thanks Cathy for a much needed break - our 7th visit and we will be back again! The children loved the ponies as ever and thanks for finding a stables for them to go riding.........Oxfordshire 3/11/12

Fabulous relaxing weekend in a lovely surroundings. thank you for your hospitality, care and attention to details. Hope to return..........England 7/10/12

Thank you very much - we all had a lovely holiday! Four sunny days spent on the beach at Bigbury, Wembury, North Sands and Mill Bay. We also enjoyed the aquarium at Plymouth, the lighthouse on the Hoe and Saltram House...........London 1/9/12

A great place to stay, cottage perfect for our needs and very cosy. we had lots of lovely trips out and kids loved it!...............England 18/08/12

Never seen such a well equipped cottage! Thanks for staying here. we enjoyed playing in the fields, at the beach and visiting gardens and Morwellham Quay...............Netherlands 4/8/12

What a lovely place to stay! Very welcoming with homemade scones. The cottages were very clean and comfortable. We will come again. Many thanks................Desbrough, Northamptonshire 6/7/12

This is our fourth time at Oldaport - we love it so much. We have this time brought our three children, their partners and their children here to share the wonderful tranquility. a walk to the beach at Wonwell and return to the Dolphin Inn at Kingston is a must. Looking forward to seeing you again..................... England 21/4/12

Points Park Cottage, ideal for the two of us - cosy. Lovely area for exploring South Devon. Thank you for having us .................Mendham, Norfolk 8/10/11

Lovely week. Fab cottage. Many places to visit, Bigbury sea fantastic. Really nice touches - eco products and SCONES!!! ........................Derby 3/9/11

5th Holiday cottage and the Very Best! Great Time! Beautiful surroundings!..........................Fleet, Hants 5/8/11

We had a fantastic week at Oldaport. Girls loved the animals especially the shetland ponies. Very relaxing environment and close to great beaches as well as coastal paths and host of other attractions. Many thanks...Ireland 23/7/11

Had a lovely stay. Thank you for taking the time to let Molly (2) hold baby lambs and pat the dogs - greatly appreciated!...................................New Zealand 6/5/11

This is one of the very very best holiday we had in UK. Excellent farm and animals (sheep, chicks, ducks, ponies) The environment is very beautiful, peaceful and nice view. Will come back again! ..........................Hong Kong 23/4/11

Our 3rd stay, we loved it down here, so peaceful and beautiful. Thank you Cathy! Francesca says look after the ponies!...................... Frimley, Surrey 30/10/10

A very good short break, lovely cottage and area, home from home as we are retired farmers!..............Taunton 4/10/10

Fantastic comfortable cottage. everything that we needed, thanks Cathy. 3 kids loved it too, oh and the dogs!........ 3/9/10 Hampshire

We loved our holiday in your place, wonderful landscape, cottage and sheep + ponies! Thanks for your kindness. It was a great time, lots of pleasure!!........... 3/9/10 Germany

What a lovely week we have had!! The children were so pleased to see Oliver again!! we will be back!!.......Nottingham 31/7/10

Thank you Cathy for your kind hospitality. The cottage is lovely, lots of space and well equipped. The area is truly lovely, enjoyed the early walks on the farm and lovely drives. Many thanks...........East Yorkshire 17/7/10

Thanks for a fab week - Jacob & Samuel says thanks for letting us see the horses, chickens, sheep and ducks. Lovely spot, great hospitality and we love to come again........London + Oxford 5/6/10

Thanks a lot. We really had a nice week here. Our little son loved going to the sheep and discovering the area. We can commend this place to everyone who wants some peace and nature..............Munich, Germany 29/ 5/10

Another week of wall to wall sunshine! A real tonic after a long cold winter. Lots of cliff top walks and National Trust gardens, wonderful flowers and primroses.....Sheffield 25/4/10

Fantastic cottage, wonderful hospitality, great part of the country and superb weather. the boys loved the animals too. We've had a lovely time! Thank you!..........Nottingham 11/4/10

Lovely holiday despite rain! Super cottage and beautiful farm - the dogs loved it............Cheltenham 27/3/10

Lovely welcome followed by delightful holiday - warm, comfortable cottage. Thank you ..........Birstall, Leicester 6/10/09

What a wonderful place to spend a holiday - so many places of interest to visit, lovely beaches (dog friendly) and such a lovely historic farm, with every comfort you can imagine - The weather has been fantastic for the time of the year. It's no wonder we wish we were staying longer. Spectacular views on Dartmoor and don't miss the Prison Museum (only £2.50 entrance fee) Many thanks Cathy..........................Stoke on Trent 3/10/09

Great cottage in a superb location enjoyed our stay at Points Park Cottage and made the most of the local beaches! Very relaxing week and will recommend Oldaport to our friends, Thanks........................Altringham, Cheshire 15/8/09

Super cottage and lovely furnishings. We have enjoyed a very relaxing and yet a busy (touring) holiday Many thanks................Matlock, Derbyshire 13/6/09

What can I say Cathy, it is our fifth time and for us this place is heaven on earth. We will count the days - see you in May next year!..............Holland, 10/5/09

We had a superb time, our dog Jack loved running round the farm, especially getting wet by the stream. The lambs and chicks were adorable. Our time here went quickly as we were having so much fun.........Beckenham, Kent 10/4/09

Had a really enjoyable and relaxing time in beautiful peaceful surroundings. Thank you for allowing us to see the lambs being born........Cheltenham 14/2/09

We had as always - a fantastic holiday in your cottage. Can't wait to come back next year! Thank you for your warm welcome.....(P.S we tried to smuggle out a pony but our car boot was too small!)..................Belgium 20/12/08

Thank you for a lovely stay. The scenery and wildlife are amazing. Cheers...... P.S. I especially liked the shetland ponies by the babbling brook - very picturesque!........................Brighton, Sussex 14/10/08

Thank you all for a wonderful holiday, I have been to a lot of places in England and aboard and I can honestly say this has been one of the best and most welcoming holidays, thanks again...........6/9/08 County Durham

A wonderful week! Fantastic accommodation, very peaceful — really love being able to walk through the fields and see the animals. Thank you Cathy - you are so welcoming and the scones were much appreciated! Best holiday in a long time!......................................Birmingham 23/8/08
This year marks a decade of stunning holidays in Pitty Park Cottage. Another great year, thank you very much again Cathy!.........Muston, Leicestershire 8/8/08

We have had a fabulous week.Beautiful accommodation and gorgeous scenery. Made to feel very welcome, will definitely be coming back next year! Thank you very much....................Farnborough, Hampshire 7/6/08

Thanks for a lovely holiday - the buttercup field was our favourite place - could do with another week!!......Hove, Sussex 31/5/08

Another enjoyable week with plenty of coastal walks in the sunshine......primrose too. Its 23 years (approx.) since we first came!!............Sheffield 26/4/08

Lovely welcome. Had a lovely time, our dog didn't want to go home....................Addlestone 5/7/08

Wonderful to see Oldaport in the spring having previously been in the autumn. Great to have a foal born on our last day. We will be back next year for our fourth visit!.......................................10/4/08

Cathy, your hospitality is second to none. Another peaceful stay and a joy to see the animals. We will be back soon..........Berrow, Somerset 17/3/08

Haven't found a better place - the minute we arrived, work was forgotten. Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven ....................Cornwall 7/3/08

Beautiful surroundings, lovely cottage and the lambs made my girl friend's holiday!! All in all had a wonderful time! Thank you..................Bristol 27/2/08

What a great place. We had a brilliant xmas here. The animals are a joy to see and be so close too. Thanks Cathy………………..Wiltshire 27/12/07