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The Old Dairy

Broadwoodkelly, Devon (Ref. 963989)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely rural spot."

    Probably the hottest week of the year the old dairy was cool, and so was the pool. Very welcoming.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, beautiful garden area and very clean."

    Really very comfortable. The garden is shared with the owners and other people staying so didnt feel like we had any privacy.as such. The pool was lovely but very cold and restricted times, you have to walk past the owners house to get to it.. The first night we saw a small dear at the pond which was lovely to see, the owners dogs bark quite a lot and the road in and out was very narrow and overgrown.

    I'm sorry that you were not happy in retrospect and didn't feel comfortable in the garden. It has lots of sitting areas and large shrubs so one can lose oneself! The pool was 27 to 28 degrees and is open 9am to 7pm; the other guests staying at the time are not swimmers. We do say in our welcome guide that if they wish to swim at other times, please ask. Thank you for the lovely review in the feedback book at the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay and had a lovely greeting as soon as we arrived."

    Phillipa was very friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. The swimming pool was brilliant. We loved that the telephone box was the shower! The garden was stunning and our little boy and dog particularly loved running up and down the grounds and the tree swing. We would definitely recommend this place to others and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the old dairy, the setting was beautiful the gardens and the surroundings stunning, The pool was a bonus beautifully clean and well maintained I wish the weather had been better and then We were made very welcome with the owner Mr and Mrs Capron with lots of advice on where to go."

    We loved it and so did Cookie will hope to return soon

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2022

  • "We had a great holiday in The Old Dairy."

    It had everything we needed and though access roads to the cottage were not brilliant, we were able to visit both the North Devon Coast and down into beautiful Dartmoor. Our hosts , Phillipa and Peter were so helpful, and the use of the swimming pool, set in such gorgeous surroundings, was the icing on the cake. We definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2021

  • "Phillipa and Peter were lovely host really friendly nothing was too much for them very welcoming."

    The cottage was spotless everything you needed home from home. Very peaceful location ideal for what we wanted. The added bonus of having a swimming pool after we had been out all day touring the area was great we made the most of it everyday in the evening. The WiFi was a bit hit and miss at times but that didn’t bother us at all. Great cottage for touring the local attractions.

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    These guys are natural hosts and the most welcoming people you can ever hope for!! This is a hidden gem and a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time, we were made very welcome, the facilities were well equipped and scrupulously clean, a beautiful, peaceful setting."

    We really did not want to go home! Thank you Very much.

    Reviewed by CherryAug 2021

  • "Phillipa & Peter were very helpful and friendly hosts."

    Humphrey & Crumpet ( the two dogs) were always happy to welcome us back from our daily adventures. The pool was a fantastic feature and really helped us relax after our busy days. we would definitely recommend and when next visiting Devon will check out the availability Thanks for a lovely stay from David & Dawn

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Great holiday - fantastic accommodation and use of poll was brilliant - enjoyed every minute of our stay."

    Peter and Philippa who own the property were extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by VictorJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed the space in the garden, the pool we used every day."

    Our grandson loved the pool because it was quiet. We arranged times to go in with the other holiday makers there so we actually had our time on our own in the pool. The surroundings were beautiful and the owners were so friendly and helpful. The cottage was comfortable and had all we needed. So if you like a quiet relaxing holiday this is ideal. We had a lovely week

    Reviewed by PMay 2021

  • "Maybe just warn that the roads are small and with potholes no good for sports cars."

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing short break we had ,Philippa and Peter are amazing hosts ."

    We were welcomed by Philippa ,she kindly offered us eggs ,bacon ,fresh bread ,mushrooms and butter for our breakfast. The place is very clean with a great view.The pool is a bonus !We spent hours in the pool.My son enjoyed playing on the swing and of course the little boat was perfect .

    Reviewed by KamranMay 2021

  • "A very peaceful location to get away from it all."

    Well equipped comfortable cottage and friendly welcoming owners. We will definitely look to book this cottage again

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday, nice warm welcome, lovely clean accommodation."

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "The grounds were absolutely stunning."

    So peaceful and tranquil. Swimming pool was fantastic and the children and adults loved it. The owners were extremely friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by SharronAug 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our week at this property."

    The facilities are excellent and there is plenty to do in Devon with Dartmoor close by and the coast 45-60 minutes away. The property was comfortable and had everything we needed including fresh eggs from the hens every morning! Only one slight gripe was around the cleanliness as there were a number of fly's and the property smelt strongly of dogs. A tiny issue in an otherwise fantastic location and a brilliant week for us.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "We thought the Old Dairy was a delightful cottage in a beautiful location in the heart of the countryside."

    It was clean and very comfortable with the added bonus of an indoor swimming pool. The owners were lovely; so welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2020

  • "Phillipa and Peter were on hand and incredibly helpful without intruding."

    The dog was able to be off lead and explore without distractions and she loved it. The bed was amazingly comfortable and we were also pleasantly surprised to find a slow cooker in the cupboard which is a favourite of mine. Nice and quiet, and everything we needed for a nice get away. We’d definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by HeidiFeb 2020

  • "The host Mrs Caplan was such a lovely woman."

    We were welcomed with a lovely glass of wine and snacks and orange juice for the children. The view from the window is breathtaking and the owners do not intrude despite being resident on the site. There is open access to the whole of the gardens (which has a beautiful lake in the middle). The pool was fantastic, clean and well kept and the owners could not have done enough for us to make us feel comfortable and welcome. There is a lounge area by the pool to sit and relax with a glass of wine or cup of tea whilst the children play in the pool and its comfortable with open views onto the gardens outside. The gardens are beautifully maintained and it is so peaceful and quiet. We went with two dogs and again there is plenty of room for them to run and play - if you have well behaved dogs who come back on command which ours do (most of the time unless they are being stubborn) then there is plenty of space for them to run safely. They can however get out onto the road so if your dog isn't well behaved then you will need to supervise if they edge over to that part of the grounds but there is still more than enough room to run about. There is also a tree swing which is lots of fun for the kids (and indeed grown ups too) and plenty of outdoor toys including a trampoline and badminton net. There is also a lovely wooden shelter in the middle of the grounds where my step daughter especially liked to go and read as the sunset. Wifi us available which keeps the children happy and also allows you to plan activities and places to go. It was fast and allowed us all to connect with no issues. If you want a relaxing holiday and somewhere where you can go back to, to relax after a busy day exploring then The Old Dairy is for you! There is also another house on the site (Phesants Nest) that is also beautiful and has an open fire. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Old Dairy to friends and family. The accommodation itself was comfortable and clean with plenty of utensils, plates, pots and pans and mod cons where needed. There is also a TV and DVD player for entertainment. Also there was plenty of hot water which I wasn't expecting being in such a secluded place but we had no problems at all. Thank you to the owners for their hospitality.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings, very friendly owners."

    The swimming pool was fantastic. The property is set surrounded by stunning countryside. The owners have two charming friendly dogs.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2019

  • "What a wonderful cottage & surroundings."

    It was certainly a country escape ! The owners were lovely people, more than helpful & friendly.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings, the owner Philippa in the adjoining house was very helpful and kind, inviting my grand-daughter to help feed the horses."

    Our dog was most welcomed but there is not an enclosed space to let the dog out first thing in the morning and last thing at night. However, we were given free rein to let our dog off the lead in the extensive garden which has a lovely swing and trampoline to occupy little ones. All in all we were delighted with the cottage, pool and stunning garden..we had a wonderful stay at the Old Dairy...Many thanks!

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday."

    The listing doesn't really do the property justice. The hosts were fantastic too.

    Reviewed by RhiannMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Wonderful bonus having an indoor heated swimming pool. The adults children and dogs in our party all had a really lovely holiday and Philippa and Peter were the perfect hosts. Would love to return very soon.

    Reviewed by TonyFeb 2019

  • "Booked this cottage for new years, 2 years running!"

    amazing both times! owners were sooooo friendly

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2018

  • "Very well appointed and situated for exploring the moors and the historic towns and villages."

    An exceptional place to stay.

    Reviewed by MaxOct 2018

  • "Great week in a beautiful setting."

    Very peaceful and relaxing place. Great hosts. Loved it! Perfect place for people with a dog. My little pooch loved the place and gardens.

    Reviewed by ElianeSep 2018

  • "The friendly welcome The freedom of the beautiful gardens ."

    The views across the gardens & the added bonus of a delightful swimming pool

    Reviewed by GloriaAug 2018

  • "The old diary is in a beautiful setting"

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2018

  • "The owners made us feel really wlecome, such a lovelty reception with a pot of tea!"

    !, especially as we arrived late at 9pm after a motorway multi car collison on ther M5 had put us back 4 hours! They even left the pool heated for my daughter as she was exicted for a swim. Lovely, lovely people. Recommended.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2018

  • "The cottage is well decorated and appointed and has excellent WIFI facilities and a good sized heated swimming pool."

    The cottage is situated in large grounds and is ideal for families that want to relax and enjoy walking in the local countryside or to use it to explore Devon/Cornwall. Wildlife abounds with a good range of birds, foxes, badgers, owls and deer. The Owners were particularly helpful and were exceptionally supportive during the Beast from the East that left the roads deep in snow and impassable for almost 3 days.

    Reviewed by EricFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful setting, friendly owners , lovely clean and comfortable cottage, will definately be back next year."


    Reviewed by LynneOct 2017

  • "Really lovely cottage and friendly, supportive hosts."

    Blissful stay.

    Reviewed by BrendaAug 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Shared indoor swimming pool
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: There is a step up from the living area to the twin bedroom and bathroom
  • Note: Due to unfenced lake, children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: Water supply is from a bore hole.

The property

Broadwoodkelly 1.1 miles.

A glorious semi detached barn conversion, situated on the outskirts of the village of Broadwoodkelly.

This pretty and cosy accommodation makes a refreshing and memorable stay for families or couples.

The soft and immaculately presented exterior boasts peacefulness as you enter laced with character, with lovely outside plants.

Wander inside, where you will be greeted by an open plan living area, complete with a well equipped kitchen so you can feel right at home, preparing your favourite meals.

This leads over to a neatly placed dining area, tucked into the corner for a charming effect.

Just off from here, a lovely sofa sweeps across the room so you can sit back and watch TV come night time.

Moving round, a double bedroom is a soothing and calming place to sleep, neutrally finished and wrapped in fine detail.

A twin bedroom compliments the property well, elevated by white furnishings and pale blue accessories.

This would make a relaxing place for children to sleep.

Further round, a beautifully decorated bathroom adds a touch of warmth, hosting a large bath with shower over, and followed by dark enticing walls.

To the outside, you will find acres of grounds with a wildlife pond, fields, and a lawned area.

If this isn't enough, a childrens play area, and a heated/shared indoor swimming pool is sure to impress.

Why not rest on the patio area when the sun is shining.

The local area is home to fishing rivers, golf courses and offers a selection of country walks.

With much to explore, this retreat is a pleasing adventure and is very central for exploring Devon.

This property is next to 1682, they can be booked together and together they sleep 11.

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About the location


Winkleigh 3 miles; Okehampton 8 miles.

Broadwoodkelly is a delightful country village set among lush green fields, high hedgerows and winding lanes just 8 miles from Okehampton and the ‘Gateway’ to the moors. Surrounded by a labyrinth of country walks, with several excellent fishing rivers, a number of quality golf courses and a wealth of wildlife on the doorstep, there are few better spots from which to experience the joys of country living. Pretty thatched villages with quaint pubs and restaurants abound, while close to hand are a number of Stately homes and National Trust properties. The wide sandy beaches and amazing surf of the North Devon coast is a short drive away, while in the other direction lie the wildest tors of Dartmoor. The cathedral city of Exeter is 50 minutes by car.

Region Information

Note: Due to mezzanine level and unfenced lake, children should be supervised at all times. Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and 3 children. Note: Water supply is from a bore hole.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas