Mr Smith January 2020
We have just returned from a five day break at Pitt Farm Cottage.
The cottage is absolutely lovely and immaculate. It is beautifully furnished and finished to a very high standard. We’re not sure we’ve ever stayed anywhere that has been so spotlessly clean and well equipped, and as a special bonus the bed is one of the most comfortable we’ve ever slept in.
Robert is a warm, friendly and very welcoming host who is always on hand to help but at the same time somehow manages to be completely unobtrusive. As we were traveling down to Somerset Robert phoned to make sure that we were able to find the cottage and on arrival he had already lit the log burner, there was milk in the fridge, and some lovely biscuits in a tin all ready for us to make our first cup of tea and get settled in.
Despite the January weather the cottage was always snug and very welcoming after a day out in the fresh air.
We have stayed in many houses and cottages over the years but Pitt Farm Cottage is up there with the very best.
Many thanks to Robert and his family for making our short break so relaxing, we are both looking forward to visiting again later in the year when the weather will hopefully allow us to sit in the garden and enjoy the lovely views.
Vanessa and Peter Smith. Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for sharing your review - it sounds as though you had a wonderful time and we're very much looking forward to welcoming you back. Alison, Customer Support
Miss Ansell January 2020
The cottage was idyllic. Such a fantastic way to escape the stresses of life. The owners could not have been more helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would love to return some time. Thank you for a truly lovely break. There is nothing I would have changed, especially having the chance to walk the dogs.
Dr Bleeze December 2019
Yet again, I had a wonderful stay at Pitt Farm Cottage. It is an ideal "retreat," very private, away from the stresses and strains of 21st century life, especially at Christmas which can be very commercial and frenetic.
In this beautifully renovated and tastefully decorated old cottage, nestling in Skilgate Valley, with complete privacy apart from the sheep, geese, cows, deer and birds including the resident robin, I could look over timeless fields and woods - and imagine the life of the farmers that had lived there before.
This little cottage is a very contented and special place, warm and cosy downstairs in the evenings with the wood burning fire, yet during the day light, airy and sunny in the reading area upstairs next to the sleeping area which has a very comfortable brass bed! Everything is SO clean with the fragrant sheets and white and very fluffy towels.
A delightful place to stay and explore the local area - especially the Saxon church with its heavenly bells - the nicest I have ever heard. The locals in Skilgate and the surrounding towns - especially Dulverton, are very friendly and despite the narrow roads the local drivers are kind and "give way."
The hosts were very kind, caring but unobtrusive and provided me with a little Christmas tree and other decorations! They also invited me to their New Year's Eve Skilgate Village party which was great fun - I met some very interesting people!
Unfortunately, from my previous visits, one of the dogs, Flo and the resident old sheep Mrs Ewe have passed on but there were still 6 dogs to chose from to walk. I had been concerned they may wander off and get lost but they took ME out for a walk, never leaving ME out of their sight, waiting FOR ME and returning IMMEDIATELY I called. Well trained, disciplined and delightful dogs - all such different characters. :- Pippa the wise Matriarch, gentle Grace the bringer of gifts, sweet kind smiling Ginny, macho Charlie Brown, naughty Ruby and disco-dancing Primrose - she can sure "shake her booty!"
I cannot wait to return, especially in the summer. Yet I don't want too many people to know about Pitt Farm Cottage - it is my ideal winter retreat!
Dr Kathryn Bleeze
Mrs Alexander September 2019
Five star tip top accommodation. Rob is a very welcoming host, the cottage is spotless and comfortable with a delightful own garden.
Mrs Bevan September 2019
Lovely cottage owned by a lovely family. Owners extremely helpful. Very peaceful location.
Mrs Marshall September 2019
A beautiful cottage in a glorious setting. The bed is so comfortable which is a real bonus when you are away from home comforts. Can't wait for a return visit.
Mrs Dominy August 2019
This cottage was so clean, comfortable and in a beautiful location. Rob was so friendly and welcoming, but never intrusive. Sitting outside listening to the wild birds and not so wild chickens and geese was perfect, as was being welcomed every day by Rob's perfectly behaved dogs! The week just flew by, we really enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Breeze July 2019
Excellent hosts, warmest welcome we have ever had and the cottage was the cleanest we have come across.
Mrs Palmer June 2019
Rob and Sarah were fantastic hosts. So welcoming, so friendly and accommodation was amazing. We will definitely book again. We wanted for nothing everything was thought of and we were sad to leave.
Mrs Willoughby June 2019
Robert and Sarah, the owners, were very welcoming, the cottage was very clean and comfortable, the location was so lovely, and we loved the dogs, hens and geese, this really was our favourite cottage we have stayed in.
Herr Henseler May 2019
A beautifull, clean cottage . The owner is very friendly and helpfuly. We enjoyed quitness and the birds twitter and liked it very much to take a walk with the owners labradors. Wir haben den Urlaub in diesem liebevoll eingerichteten und sehr sauberen Cottage sehr genossen . Die sehr ruhige Lage lädt ein, um die Seele baumeln zu lassen und einfach nur dem Gezwitscher der Vögle zu lauschen. Der Besitzer ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir hatten viel Freude daran, uns von zweien seiner Labradore auf kleinen Spaziergängen begleiten zu lassen.
Mrs Marshall May 2019
What can I say, we didn't want to leave! This cottage was built with love, attention to detail and with great craftsmanship. The setting is just spectacular. Drinking wine looking out onto the patchwork fields of cows and watching the geese waddle by us with their chicks. Rob and Sarah made us very welcome and I really enjoyed my yoga class with Sarah in the village hall.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Goodness, you couldn't ask for a more glowing endorsement of your holiday at Pitt Farm Cottage. It sounds delightful and we're very impressed that you even joined a yoga class! We hope that you'll be able to come back for some relaxation and reflection again soon. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Holyoak April 2019
Everything and more has been thought of, the cottage is immaculate and very cosy. It is situated in an idyllic setting with views which leave you speechless and the night time stars are amazing. The animals within the farm are a delight and the family dogs so welcoming. The owners are lovely and very helpful and have a wealth of knowledge of the surrounding area. I would certainly recommend this Cottage for a holiday
Mrs Cole March 2019
Super stay in a delightful cottage in a stunning rural location, with very friendly owners who are full of useful local information. Probably our favourite UK cottage stay so far, and we can't wait to return.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time - thanks for sharing. Pitt Farm Cottage is such a lovely house, with equally as lovely owners who go above and beyond to ensure guests enjoy their holiday. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kari, Customer Support
Mr Scott March 2019
Sarah and Rob are lovely people who have an amazing property.
Mrs Large February 2019
An ideal property and location for taking in the countryside and then relaxing in a spotless hideaway.
Mrs Smith February 2019
Property was immaculately clean, towels were big and fluffy! Rob was very helpful and chatty.
Mr Glazer December 2018
A perfect cottage . Really good size for a one bedroom place as it was like a small house with a very large bedroom area . Lovely owners ( and dogs !) who were really hospitable and helped with the local area . ( That is the owners not the dogs ....)
Mrs Gardiner November 2018
We have stayed in many cottages but this one was particularly special and unique. Delightful property, super comfy, cosy and super soft towels. Rob the owner very welcoming and a font of knowledge.
Miss Cunningham Thole November 2018
This cottage is such a beautiful and quiet place to stay. The owners are great and the small touches they leave around the cottage for us makes it extra special. Hence why we’ve been twice and will keep returning.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so happy to see that you've enjoyed another stay at Pitt Farm Cottage. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Alison, Customer Support
Mr Webb September 2018
The hospitality we received on our arrival was brilliant. The cottage itself far exceeded any expectations, it's cleanliness, it's comfort & cosiness couldn't be faulted. The garden is a little suntrap with beautiful views which we were very lucky to enjoy in some early October sunshine. Excellent!
Mr Watson September 2018
Beautiful surroundings and very comfortable cottage.
Mrs Wright August 2018
Beautiful cottage in a lovely peaceful location. Excellent walking in the surrounding area and very picturesque.
Ms Pecchenino July 2018
Pitt Cottage is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
Mrs Fisher June 2018
A wonderful cottage, beautiful surroundings, excellent and helpful host, spotlessly clean, would highly recommend.
Mrs Hart June 2018
The cleanest and best equipped cottage we have ever rented from you, and in the past we have stayed in some really good ones. Nice people, nice location, whats not to like.
Mr Bell June 2018
A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting.
Mrs Bennett May 2018
Wonderful place to stay, lovely cottage and very helpful owners!
Mr Outram May 2018
Excellent hideaway in beautiful countryside.
Rev Taylor May 2018
Great hosts. We were made to feel very welcome. An excellent location. Just the job for two people to have an escape to the country.
Ms Clarke April 2018
The cottage was superb, spotlessly clean and really well equipped . Rob was an excellent host - very knowledgable of the surrounding area - he was around if we needed anything otherwise left us to our own devices !
Mrs Woods February 2018
We had a wonderful stay at the cottage and would highly recommend it. The location is beautiful and peaceful and it is the perfect cosy break away for a couple. We loved the log fire and living space. The owner was so friendly and helpful and gave us great recommendations for where to visit in the area. Thank you!
Mrs Hurley January 2018
We had a lovely stay in Pitt Farm Cottage although too short at only three nights. Rob made us very welcome on arrival and showed us around the cottage which is absolutely delightful. The cottage is furnished beautifully and to a high standard, nice and warm and is spotlessly clean. It is also deceptively spacious for two people. We would like to return and explore Exmoor in the near future and would highly recommend to all.
Mr Walton January 2018
What a lovely cottage with an attentive host
Mrs Burrowes November 2017
Excellent location, beautiful cottage. We'll be back!
Mr Roethenbaugh October 2017
Perfect and immaculate high quality cottage in all aspects. Situated in a beautiful location. Warm, welcoming and friendly owners, with plenty of entertainment provided by pets and livestock.
Mr Trevillion October 2017
perfect base for exploring Exmoor, spotlessly clean and rob was a excellent host planned to return soon and would definitely recommend
Mrs Boshoff October 2017
The cottage is as lovely as the pictures, and it was a real treat to stay here.
Mr Mepstead September 2017
Lovely place to stay
Mr Billing September 2017
Fantastic property for a couple wishing to enjoy and explore the Exmoor area. Owners could not have been more helpful with suggestions for days out and local shopping etc. The garden at the rear of the property is very well equipped with sun loungers, table and chairs and receives sunlight for most of the day. All you need is the weather!!!
Mr Moores August 2017
This is an excellent property with a high standard of furnishings and decor. Location and views are spectacular. owners were helpful and friendly and eggs were very fresh! We thoroughly recommend this property as a quiet and relaxing getaway.
Mr Newman July 2017
We had a great welcome from the owners, and the cottage was exceptionally clean,comfortable , well equipped and very peaceful. It was a restful break.Thankyou.
Ms Pecchenino June 2017
Rob and family, including the wonderful labradors, were extremely welcoming and ensured that we had an excellent holiday in Somerset and Devon. The cottage was perfect for two, very well equipped, and the garden terrace was fantastic for breakfast, a late afternoon aperitif, an al fresco dinner, or to just relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the nearby hill and its enchanting wood. We'd return in a heartbeat.
Mr Coghlan June 2017
This cottage is just pertect. Very well equipped and well designed, there is everything you could need for your holiday. The owners are very helpful and friendly. Lovely views from the garden. Very friendly chickens!
Ms Townsend April 2017
Landlord Rob, extremely helpful, with great knowledge of the area which was very useful to us on our daily excursions.
Love all the dogs, so friendly and not at all intimidating. Just happy to say hello and get as much attention that they could.
It is a gem of a place hidden away down old drover roads which are littered with wild flowers in the Spring, really enchanting.
Mr Wilkes March 2017
Cannot fault the facilities and fittings in the cottage. Very cosy and comfortable for two - but with ample space.
Mr Mattacks March 2017
Wonderful hosts, wonderful cottage.
Miss Griffin February 2017
Perfect for a couples break. The cottage was perfect and we found everything we needed. We were welcomed by a lovely, warm fire and shortly after, Robert who went above and beyond. He accomodated for our two cars and showed us around properly. Robert was friendly and informative with lots of advise and ideas for places to visit and things to do.
Mr Rotchford January 2017
words cant describe how wonderfull our stay was, from the beautiful cottage and suroundings to out our friendly and aproachable hosts. pitt farm and its owners are nothing short of perfect we can wait to book again.
Mr Friel December 2016
Our stay at Pitt Farm was more than we could have hoped for. The property served as a perfect bolthole, clean, well equipped and comfortable. Rob, the owner, was a great source of knowledge and very accommodating. I would recommend to anyone seeking a quiet and relaxing short break.
Mr Read December 2016
Ideal retreat for peace and quiet superb quality of interior, welcoming owner.
Miss Goodall December 2016
We had a really lovely stay at Pitt Farm Cottage, it was so cosy and in such a beautiful location. Thanks to Rob for making us so welcome.
Mrs Kick November 2016
I really loved my stay at this charming cottage - even if the weather was quite cold. The heating was absolutely sufficient and the wood burner very cosy. Rob provided me with great ideas for the holiday and I enjoyed the occasional chat very much. I would definitely stay at this cottage again should I come back to this region!
Mr Munden November 2016
it made our break just what we needed
Ms Isherwood October 2016
Pitt Farm is the ideal place to wind down, relax and get away from the madding crowd!
Mrs Peacock September 2016
We had a fabulous stay and will hopefully be back next year. Excellent location. Charming house with lot of attention to detail and wonderful garden. We had lovely walks all week and still have lots more to do next time - Exmoor is fabulous and the cottage is in the perfect location. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you to Rob too for being such a charming host. The photos don't really do this cottage justice.
Mrs Morris September 2016
Idyllic quiet peaceful bolthole - perfect for a restorative break in lovely surroundings. Cottage cosy and welcoming. Would recommend to walkers for the wonderful walks.
Mr Beel July 2016
Fantastic warm reception on arrival, Rob clearly is very passionate about all he does and made us extremely welcome. He gave us lots of local information, was always there to greet us with a smile whenever we saw him - nothing was too much trouble.
Mrs Garrett June 2016
This cottage occupies a quiet location in a beautiful area. It is comfortably furnished and of an interesting layout.
Mrs Sparkes June 2016
Beautiful rural retreat would love to return sometime. 10/10
Mrs Clapp May 2016
Great for getting to Exmoor so easy. Good walks around let. Very peaceful, a real bolt hole to get away to. Good eating. Just great.
Mr Pearce May 2016
The cottage has been beautifully renovated and is very comfortable in a lovely location. We had a very relaxing break and didn't want to leave! The owner, Rob, was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the home made lemon cake on arrival and the fresh eggs from his chickens were delicious. Lovely stuff!
Mr Colston May 2016
We would highly recommend Pitt Farm Cottage for a comfortable holiday in tranquil surroundings. The cottage is spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished & very well equipped.
Mrs Flynn April 2016
The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage it's self was very comfortable and cosy with the wood burner lit on arrival. We plan to go back next year which goes to prove that we loved it.
Mr Wirtz April 2016
Wie had a wondeful stay at Pitt Farm Cottage. The cottage is very quiet in an idyllic landscape. It is very clean and fully equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday. Rob the owner is very friendly and helpfull. Vielen Dank für eine tolle Woche Urlaub!
Mr Lang March 2016
Incredible location for peace and tranquility, a gateway into exmoor. The property was exceptional and we cannot recommend Pitt Farm highly enough. The owners were helpful, informative and a pleasure to meet.
Ms Nguyen March 2016
We had the loveliest stay at Pitt Farm Cottage and cannot recommend it enough for a peaceful and cosy break. Rob was a gracious host and we look forward to staying again.
Mr Munns March 2016
Pitt Farm is a delightful cottage in a rural setting. The Farm owners are very friendly and helpful. The cottage is well set up for self catering, cosy bed, nice log fire, lovely decor and lovely countryside. For us from Australia, the land of open spaces, it was a little challenging to have every road into the little village of Skilgate along really narrow lanes. Jen
Mrs Mathias February 2016
A beautiful cottage for two. Very spacious but also cosy and warm, especially with the wood stove which was lit for our arrival. A great place to retreat from the Winter storms. Excellently presented with lovely furnishings and perfectly clean. Rob is an excellent host and very welcoming. We hope to visit again soon.
Mr Adams January 2016
Absolutely beautiful cottage recently converted to an extremely high standard, with every detail thought about so well to meet all your possible needs. Set in a very peaceful location, it was such a relaxing break. Received a lovely, informative welcome from Rob, the owner, who lives on site and was available if we needed anything over the weekend. Arrived on a cold, wet day in January to find the cottage so cozy with the woodburner already lit, and homemade lemon cake to have with our tea. Had a fabulous weekend, cannot recommend the cottage highly enough and we'll be back!
Mr Saunders December 2015
What made the stay all the more special is the level of detail the owner has put into the property. For such an old property it has been updated very sympathetically, into a very comfortable cottage. So grateful to have had the opportunity to utilise it.
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