Carswell Farm Holiday Cottages
Carswell Holiday Cottages are located on a working organic farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just minutes from the South Devon coastline.
Occupying a stunning position in the heart of the South Hams in Devon, Carswell Farm is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with beautiful sea views. The spectacular South West Coast Path is right on the doorstep, providing stunning walks that lead to quiet sandy beaches and picturesque villages.
With the River Yealm to the west and the River Erme to the east (where 130 acres of sand are uncovered at low tide), our little corner of Devon remains relatively undiscovered. The remote wilderness of Dartmoor dominates the views to the north and is just a short drive away, while the panoramic sea views to the south are the focus of many holidays to Carswell. Visitors can also explore the nearby picturesque towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe, or visit the historic maritime city of Plymouth to see where the Mayflower set sail to America or check out the famous National Marine Aquarium. Discover more things to do here.
There is an exceptional variety of wildlife and plants on and around Carswell Farm, from hares and badgers to bats and barn owls. There are also some extremely rare species on the farm – Carswell is one of the few places in the country where you could spot a Cirl Bunting while a pair of faithful Peregrine Falcons nest on the cliff here every year.
Carswell Farm actually consists of four neighbouring farms – Carswell, Lambside, Caulston and Rowden. Our farmland stretches for nearly 4 miles along the coast, with the mild climate allowing our cows to enjoy fresh sea air and lush green grass all year round!
Lambside Farm, where five of our holiday cottages are found, was once owned by Edward Baring (of the well known bank) and is on the site of the Domesday settlement, ‘Lammeseta’. Edward married the heiress to the adjoining Flete Estate, with the carriageway he built to Noss Mayo now forming part of the coast path (a fantastic local walk!).
As unique in character as they are diverse in style, we have a holiday cottage to suit everybody – offering every accommodation solution from a romantic beach hideaway for two, to a family-friendly getaway and a grand ‘gentleman’s residence’ for up to fourteen.