Mrs Rawcliffe-Davies October 2018
We had a thoroughly good week at Otter's Holt, the sunshine certainly helped! Even though you do need a car to get out and about, there are plenty of things to do via a car but what was missing is a nice local walkable country pub as the nearest one had closed! Helping around the farm and freedom to wonder around is a complete pleasure and very relaxing.
Miss Cornelius August 2018
I would book this property over anywhere else, it’s beautiful scenic and you feel at home. There’s no better place than otters Holt
Mr Alfter August 2018
Otter‘s Holt made us immediately feel at home. The cottage is incredibly cozy and was perfect for us as a family of 4 plus our poodle girl. The setting is tranquil, but close to many major „must sees“ in the South West. And that it is a working farm located in an intact environment (we even saw Kingfishers at the river) came as a big bonus. We would be happy to stay again (especially once the Craft brewery planend on site is up and running).
Mrs Enefer July 2018
Relaxing holiday in a very comfortable cottage in a super setting
Mr Chilton June 2018
Lovely spacious cottage in an excellent location. Wide range of interesting places to visit nearby.
Mrs D'Silva June 2018
We were really comfortable at Otter's Holt and would be happy to stay again. The dog loved it too!
Mr Fyfe April 2018
We were house hunting and agreed to take our three dogs. They of course are all well behaved. The walk up the road and then up the hill was enjoyed by us all and the kitchen was a great space to eat in. Good place to go back to at the end of the day.
Mrs Laity April 2018
This is an idyllic location with walks across the farm and by the River Exe.
Dr Hereward December 2017
This is a lovely cottage near Exmoor for walks, a nearby pub, open access to fields along the Exe. Though close to a main road it is inaudible within the cottage. Some equipment in need of updating when we were there in 2017.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review of Otter's Holt - we'll certainly forward your comments regarding the equipment to the owners. Bryony, Customer Support
M Krigee July 2017
A wonderful stay for a family. The best equipped house we've ever rented and the house looks even better than in the pictures. The friendliest of owners, seeing to whatever we'd need. All of Devon was within reach for outings and we've been to Cornwall (Tintagel) and Dorset (Charmouth) as well. Wandering around the farm and meeting all the animals was a great bonus. As was the BBQ/Campfire place next to the river. A great holiday had by all!
Mrs Duncann June 2017
The 3 of us were very disappointed. I took some photos of what we found.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We were so sorry that you were unhappy with some elements of the cottage, and appreciate the time you took to talk to our Property Manager after your holiday. It's always disappointing when things don't go to plan but we were pleased to be able to find an acceptable resolution for you. Classic Cottages
Mrs Oita October 2016
For sure it will be soon next time at Otter's Holt ( a long brake this time because it wasn't enough for us to see all around and to enjoy more . We recommend the place for quite,nature,beautiful images(especially in autumn season ) very nice designed and clean house! If u need a fresh air and without phone calls short period and to rest and recharged your battery's - choose this location ! You will be delayed!
Mrs Ellis June 2016
The was so clean we just enjoyed our stay
Mrs Von Kleist May 2016
Really great and large cottage in beautiful surroundings, very nice hosts, clean and good equipped. If you like farm life, you will love it.
Mrs Taylor April 2016
I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone with a love of the country and wanting a quiet break but with access to good roads to reach the coast or Exmoor. I am sure that we will return.
Mrs Champion February 2016
This lovely family made us feel very welcome on their farm. A very warm and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. A great family holiday.
Mr Hope November 2015
The owners Richard and Alison were very welcoming and kind. They went out of their way to feed a calf with milk for our daughter to see.
Mrs Brown September 2015
Wonderful little retreat where the equally wonderful owners make you and your dogs feel as welcomed as if it’s your own home and to freely roam and enjoy every beautiful inch of this lovely piece of countryside. Highly recommend to people with kids and/or pets! HUGE thanks to the lovely and very friendly/helpful Alison and Richard.
Mrs Robertson September 2015
Beautiful area, ideal for star gazing on a clear night. Bunnings pleasant and helpful, also very respectful of privacy. Would definitely go there again.
Mrs Ayles September 2015
Owners very welcoming great knowledge of history and area. Fantastic for dogs and offers access to animals if you wish. Super location.
Mr Bromley August 2015
We loved the cottage and the welcome we had from the owners. The underfloor heating was a dream and we were extremely comfortable throughout the whole stay. Loved the farm animals, etc.
Mrs Cole August 2015
what a lovely place to stay - so peaceful and friendly. Great place if you go on holiday with your dog with the river to swim in as well as the stream on the farm. Would recommend it to anyone! and will definitely go again! Jennifer
Mr Hull April 2015
Beautiful cottage, gorgeous location in the Exe Valley, such a pleasure to be worken by cows mooing and chickens clucking. It is a working farm and the owners were really interesting and generous with their time and explanations about their farming and animal husbandry. The WiFi connection was pretty limited. We did get some access, but intermittent (same for the owners). It didn't spoil our enjoyment, but we have got used to high speed fibre optic broadband at home, so perhaps a reminder that rural internet speeds are generally not the same as urban areas would be helpful.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your lovely review - Otter's Holt really is a rural idyll! As you noted, the WiFi conneciton is intermittent, but we do take care to advertise this in our description so that future guests are aware. We're glad that it wasn't too much of an issue for you, and that you enjoyed your time getting back to nature! Tanya, Customer Support
Mr England October 2014
The owners are so welcoming and the atmosphere, farm and freedom to roam was really special. Their animal welfare is paramount to them and this is so obvious when you see their cattle, so relaxed and calm. The cottage was cosy and the location so relaxing and quiet - one morning we didn't stir until 11! Fab location too, really well positioned to go just about anywhere within 45 mins or so. The exterior photos you have of this property do not accurately reflect how the property looks today. That did impact how we felt when we first pulled into the farmyard. We specifically needed a property with wifi. The wifi here comes from the main house and was only available in the bathroom and bedroom.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review, we're delighted you loved the area. We've taken on board your comment about the photos and have updated them accordingly. We've also changed the description slightly so that guests know that the WiFi can be limited. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Smith May 2014
If you want a peaceful location and are interested in animals, this is perfect. The cottage is spacious and well appointed and the sofa and beds are so comfortable, the best we've had in any of the country cottages we've stayed in. There was a warm welcome, fresh flowers and a delicious cream tea. There's plenty to see and do in the area but if you just wanted to relax, a short stroll through the meadow to sit by the river and chill out was perfect. We hope to return.
Mrs George May 2014
We had a very happy short-break here - our dog especially, he hardly stopped wagging his tail the whole time!
The cottage was clean, well-equipped and wonderfully designed, with vaulted ceilings in the sitting room and downstairs bedroom, a real treat to stay in such a nice place - it's more spacious than the photos belie. The beds were comfortable to sleep in (no sagging mattresses). The farm is normal 'countryside-quiet', no heavy machinery noises. The only disturbance overnight was the patter of rain on the skylight in the upstairs bedroom.
It has a nice garden around two sides of the cottage which is enclosed, backing onto farm fields. Lovely to hear the bird songs in the evenings with the patio doors open, very relaxing. The mobile phone reception on the farm, and generally in this area, is poor, but the owners are only next door so a phone is nearby for emergencies. The cottage has wifi internet access so I mainly used email to keep in touch with the folks back home. We forgot to bring DVDs with us to play on the DVD player as there wasn't much on TV in the evenings. There's a radio in the kitchen which was useful to have, as well as radio on the satellite tv in the sitting room. It was very useful having table and chairs in both the kitchen and the sitting/dining room.
The owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful which enhances the holiday - it was very interesting to hear about the farm and surrounding area.
The walks in the fields on the farm and along the River Exe were very enjoyable, lovely country side all around, and not too far to drive for days out at other places. A lovely place to stay, I hope we can return another time.
Mr Smith February 2014
A warm welcome and a great getaway. A perfect retreat for dog owners.
Mrs Wilson November 2013
The cottage is very comfortable and it was a pleasure to stay in a building which has been so thoughtfully and sympathetically converted. A warm welcome and lots of helpful advice from the very friendly owners. We hope to be able to return in the not too distant future.
Miss French September 2013
This property not only lived up to our expectations, it exceeded them. We were well looked after and could have stayed on quite happily - such a wonderful place.
Mrs Willatts August 2013
Otters Holt is a fabulous place to stay, cosy in Winter and cool in Summer. If you like being near Farm Animals, the River and Countryside, then you will love staying here. The Accommodation is excellent in our opinion for a family of 3 or 4. Our Daughter who is 5, loves it here - we sit on the Garden wall talking to the Sheep and Cows in the morning, and enjoy playing in the fields and River also.
Mrs Ambrose August 2013
Beautiful cottage, fantastic location, lovely clean river for swimming in at the bottom of the field. Very helpful and friendly owners and hugely welcome scones and clotted cream and jam on arrival. Fabulous holiday Aug 2013.
Mrs Osbaldstone July 2013
Excellent accommodation and very friendly hosts - Richard and Alison were able to provide great advice on places of interest, local events and good pubs/restaurants/take-aways. The accommodation is excellent and the location superb. Our children had a great time helping with the various animals around the farm - even washing cows! A great holiday and one we will remember for a long time.
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