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The Dairy Farm

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay


Where We Are

  • The Dairy Farm
    Newton Abbot
    TQ13 7LY
  • Please note The Dairy Farm is known locally as Tidwell Farm. Please use this name for any deliveries/services during your stay.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 10am
Check-out for Sundays 4pm
Main contact Michael or Edwin – 01803 762828

Getting To Us

  1. As you are travelling towards Plymouth on the A38, you will need to take the ramp off towards Ashburton/B3352, the “Pear Tree” junction/exit.
  2. Once you reach the junction, take the left towards Landscove.
  3. Continue down this lane, going over the crossroads.
  4. After about 2 miles you will pass Hill House Nursery. Take the next right, towards Buckfastleigh.
  5. You will pass the church and school on your right-hand side.
  6. Continue down this lane as it bends right, the Manor will be in front of you and about 10 metres further on is the property. Our local name is “Anran@Tidwell.”
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Best postcode to use for sat-nav TQ13 7LY
Nearest train station Totnes (15 minute drive)
Nearest airport Exeter (35 minute drive)
Taxis Roadrunner Taxis – 01803732834


Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

  • Dineindulge
    A unique & truly special private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine, Dineindulge is designed to be affordable, accessible & simple to book for anyone
  • Côte at Home
    Get bistro-quality food delivered to your door. From starters, mains and desserts, to picnics, breakfasts and barbecue favourites – the professional chefs at Côte at Home can freshly prepare a wide range of dishes, which you can simply serve up, or pop in the oven or microwave to heat. That means less time spent prepping and cooking, and more time enjoying your holiday!
  • Vine Event Catering
    She is passionate about maintaining a top standard of food which is traditional, adding a bit of contemporary flair with presentation. Her respect for ingredients and the environment is evident with what she has created so far. Rosie and her talented team create beautiful food and provide a highly dedicated service to clients.
    www.vineeventcatering.co.uk | 07790 474 319 | info@vineeventcatering.co.uk

Great Places to Eat & Drink


  • Live & Let Live
    Friendly local pub with some good ales on show and some large portions of hearty pub grub.
    The live and let live inn, Landscove, Totnes TQ13 7LZ (10 minute walk)
    www.liveandletlivepub.com | 01803762663
  • The Cott Inn
    The Cott Inn near Totnes is one of the Oldest and Best thatched inns in Britain, featuring 5 Boutique Rooms &
    Fine Dining, welcoming guests since 1320.
    Cott Ln, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6HE (15 minute drive)
    www.cottinn.co.uk | 01803863777
  • The Old Exeter Inn
    The oldest pub in Ashburton, built in 1130 to house the workers of St. Andrews Church (opposite the inn) and has remained an inn since that date although it was originally known as the Church House Inn. Behind the bar in what was the old fireplace can be seen the large original millstones and this area houses a granite shelf for the serving of the gravity fed ales. It is reputed that Sir Francis Drake was a regular drinker at the inn on his journeys to London as was Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh was arrested at the Exeter Inn and imprisoned in the Tower of London on 19th July 1603, accused of plotting against the king. There are seated drinking areas either side of the entrance hallway in the main bar, which is L-shaped, rustic and wood-panelled. There are smaller seated areas at the rear. Lovely flagstone floored corridor leads to a secluded walled garden outside at the back. A local of real Cider and Perry is on sale. This pub consistently features in the GBG.
    26 West St, Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7DU (10 minute drive)
    www.oldexeterinn.com | 01364652013
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  • Riverford Arms
    Eating in The Riverford Field Kitchen is something to remember. Great food tastes even better when you enjoy it with other people, so most of the guests will share tables with fellow diners for a feast of the freshest seasonal produce. Uniquely, there is just one sitting and the whole restaurant is served together at the same
    Wash Farm Bungalow, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JU (5 minute drive)
    www.theriverfordfieldkitchen.co.uk | 01803 762074
  • The Anchorstone Café
    Enjoy tasty seafood dishes and coffees with splendid views of the River Dart.
    Manor Street, Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6 0EX (35-minute drive)
    www.anchorstonecafe.co.uk | 01803 722365
  • Rumour Kitchen & Bar
    Crisp brasserie with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to try the homemade pizzas, which are exceptional. The wine list is strong and there’s plenty of craft beers to choose from.
    30 High St, Totnes TQ9 5RY (15 minute drive)
    www.rumourtotnes.com | 01803864682
  • The Seahorse Seafood Restaurant
    An amazing family-friendly restaurant which has some excellent sea and shellfish on offer. Winner of the Top Restaurant in the UK at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.
    Staverton, 5 South Embankment, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BH (40-minute drive)
    www.seahorserestaurant.co.uk | 01803 835147
  • The Elephant
    If you fancy a splurge, then travel to The Elephant, a two-star Michelin restaurant that serves some stunning cuisine. Head chef Simon Hulstone is one of our favourite chefs, having been the UK’s representative at the Bocuse d’Or final and having also won a Roux Scholarship. The menu is seasonal and is comprised of the best fresh, local ingredients. We advise you book a table well in advance as this restaurant is tremendously popular.
    3-4 Beacon Hill, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2BH (35-minute drive)
    www.elephantrestaurant.co.uk | 01803 200044
  • Cafe Mumbai
    Wonderful Indian food made from fresh local ingredients.
    100 High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SN (15-minute drive)
    www.cafe-mumbai.co.uk | 01803 866171
  • Willow Vegetarian Restaurant
    Cute restaurant full of charm offering a wide array of veggie food hand-prepared fresh.
    87 High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5LW (15-minute drive)
    www.facebook.com | 01803 862605
  • Hill House Nursery
    All food here is freshly prepared & locally sourced wherever possible. Cakes, scones and soups are all made on the premises.
    Landscove Nr. Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7LY (5-minute walk)
    hillhousenursery.com | 01803 762273
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  • Pizzalogica
    All our pizza bases are 12” thin crust & vegan. Gluten free bases & vegan mozzarella are available. Our homemade tomato sauce is made with the finest San Marzano tomatoes.
    Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Totnes TQ9 6JD (10 minute drive)
    www.pizzalogica.com | 01803863804
  • Yau’s Takeaway
    Chinese Takeaway
    34 East St, Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7AZ (10 minute drive)


Shopping for Food

Convenience Stores

  • SPAR
    34 Dart Bridge Rd, Devon TQ11 0DZ (8 minute drive)
  • Dartington Village
    Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6JD (10 minute drive)
  • Londis
    44 Whiteley Ave, Follaton, Totnes TQ9 5FQ (15 minute drive)
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  • Morrisons
    Coronation Rd, Totnes TQ9 5GN (10 minute drive)
  • Sainsbury’s
    Plymouth Road, Plymouth PL3 6RL (25-minute drive)
  • M&S Simply Food
    Marks & Spencer Torbay, The Willows Scots Bridge, Torbay, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7XA (30-minute drive)
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  • Gribble’s Butchers
    Tordean Farm, A38, Dean Prior, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0LY (10 minute drive)
    www.gribblesbutchers.co.uk | 01752893030
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Wine Merchant

  • Totnes Wine Co
    36 High St, Totnes TQ9 5RY (20 minute drive)
    www.totneswine.com | 01803866357
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Bakery & Delicatessen

  • The Almond Thief
    Workshops, Cedar Units Shinners Bridge, Totnes TQ9 6JY (12 minute drive)
    www.thealmondthief.com | 01803411290

Farmers Market

  • Tuckers Local Produce Market
    Open Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 5pm
    Old Spinning Mill, Buckfast, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EA (10 minute drive)
    www.tuckersmarket.co.uk | 07901983869
  • Tavistock Farmers Market
    9am – 2pm every 2nd and 4th Saturdays.
    G, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19 0AL (45 minute drive)
    www.tavistockfarmersmarket.com | 01409211333

Things to Do



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On the Water

  • Discovery Surf School
    Lower Council Carpark at Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon, TQ7 4AS
    www.discoverysurf.com | 07813 639622
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Walking & Cycling

  • Walking Routes
    There is around 730km of public footpaths that snake around rocky heaths and undulating hills. If you want to carve your own path, you can, as nobody owns the land. But be careful of bogs, swollen rivers and the Range Danger Area, an area in the park where the military practice exercises with live ammunition. Please check www.gov.uk or telephone 0800 4584868 to check firing times.
  • Cycle Routes
    There is over 350km of bridleways that can be traversed by mountain bikes. Please note, however, you are not allowed to stray off the paths on your bikes. Excellent cycle maps can be found at the town hall in Ashburton
  • Bigpeaks Cycle Hire
    Linhay Business Park, c1, Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7UP
    www.bigpeaks.com | 01364654080
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  • Glo Pamper
    For pampering in the comfort of your property. A range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
    www.glo-pamper.co.uk | 020 7096 0385


Top Things to Do for Children


  • Dartmouth Castle
    Castle Road, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0JN
    01803 833588
  • iBounce Trampoline Park
    1, Milber Trading Estate, Newton Abbot TQ12 4SG
    www.i-bounce.co.uk | 01626332241


  • Crealy Great Adventure Parks
    Sidmouth Rd, Exeter EX5 1DR
    www.crealy.co.uk | 01395 233200


Top Places to Visit

Historic Buildings

  • Totnes Bridge
    Seymour Court, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AA

Stately Homes & Gardens

  • Ugbrooke House and Gardens
    Ugbrooke House, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot TQ13 0AD
    www.ugbrooke.co.uk | 01626852179
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Places to See

  • South Devon Beaches
    South Devon is home to some of the UK’s best beaches, with 22 miles of sandy coastline and 20 different beaches to choose from. One of the best is Blackpool Sands, about a 40 minute drive from The Dairy Farm, where there’s a stunning white sand beach and a nice beach café and shop. If you fancy travelling to Torquay then there are an abundance of idyllic bays, such as Torre Abbey Sands and the sandy-shale beaches around the red-clay Babbacombe Beach – a place where the locals go to escape the throngs of tourists.
  • Torquay
    Torquay – or the ‘English Riviera’ as it’s fondly known as – is a paradise town of palm trees, steep hills, and plentiful beaches. Weather permitting, you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the pier and promenade, ice cream in hand, and wander up the magnificent Royal Terrace Gardens, where stunning views of the harbour await. Or you can do a spot of retail therapy and visit one of Torquay’s many independent and chain shops.
  • Dartmouth
    Dartmouth is a little quieter and smaller than Torquay, but it’s still just as pleasant. The town is fast becoming a fashionable holiday destination, with lots of boutique shops and quality eateries popping up in the last few years. However glamorous Dartmouth is becoming, the fishing industry still beats on here, and you can sit idly by watching the boats come in and deliver fresh fish to the restaurants lining the water’s edge. Culinary highlights include Seahorse (Tel: 01803 835147) and Rockfish (Tel: 01803 832800). To burn off your fish lunch, be sure to walk up to the gigantic Britannia Naval College, a stunning building which overlooks the town.
  • Totnes
    Totnes prides itself on being different. Since 2006, the town has made every effort to wean itself from a dependence of peak oil and the global markets. As a result, it has its own local currency – the ‘Totnes Pound’ – and makes every attempt at creating a strong, localised community. There are lots of lovely shops here, and almost all are independent; you will find antique books, bespoke furniture, fine art, handmade shoes and market goods. Eateries are excellent, too, with Riverford Field Kitchen (Tel: 01803 762074) coming up trumps and Willow (Tel: 01803 862605) serving the best vegetarian food around.

Local Events and Festivals


Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 16
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 8 en-suite
  • When booking with The Dairy Farm Barns, the property can sleep up to 39
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Bedroom 1 2 Super King En-suite Wet Room and Bath Tub
Bedroom 2 2 Twin En-suite
Bedroom 3 2 Super King / Twin En-suite Wet Room Shower
Bedroom 4 2 King En-suite Wet Room Shower
Bedroom 5 2 King En-suite Wet Room Shower
Bedroom 6 2 Super King En-suite Wet Room Shower
Bedroom 7 2 Super King En-suite Wet Room Shower
Bedroom 8 2 King En-suite Wet Room Showe
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Cooking and Dining

  • Dining table seats 14 guests comfortably
  • Kitchen dining table seats 8-10 guests
  • 3 Electric Ovens and a Warmer
  • 7 burner gas hobb
  • 2 Large fridge freezers
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Microwave & toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • BBQ available
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Children Welcome

  • 1 travel cot available – linen not provided
  • 1 high chair available
  • Swimming pool is fenced
  • Please note: There is an unfenced lake, 4 ft in depth about 50 metres from the house and a stream. Please supervise children at all times.
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  • All bedrooms located on upper floors
  • Wet room bathroom
  • 1 Step into property
  • Step free access throughout ground floor
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  • Large TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Music System
  • Open fireplace and Log burner
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  • Heated swimming pool, open all year round. The pool is heated when the outside temperature reaches 15 degrees
  • Plenty of Grounds and Gardens
  • The Lily Pond
  • Terrace Garden
  • Covered seating, fire with logs provided
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House Restrictions

  • Sorry, not suitable for stag parties
  • 2 dogs welcome at an additional charge
  • Sorry, no fireworks
  • Noise policy in place
  • Weddings welcome
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What’s Included

  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Dressing Gowns and Slippers
  • Please bring your own pool towels
  • Molton Brown Toiletries


Swimming Pool Use

  • We hope you’ll enjoy using the swimming pool. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the pool.
  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels unless otherwise stated.
  2. You must shower before entering the swimming pool to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the pool area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the swimming pool.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the pool area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the swimming pool area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Children must be supervised in and around the swimming pool and must not use it without an adult present.
  8. For outdoor pools, please keep noise levels to an acceptable level – please be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  9. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the pool with another person. We advise against using the pool alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  10. Please note you must not use the swimming pool if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  11. You must not use the swimming pool within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.


Noise Policy

  • The house is set in private grounds but we do have neighbours whose needs we respect – and who are used to enjoying a peaceful, tranquil environment in this lovely location. We therefore ask all our guests to show consideration to the environment and our neighbours in all matters, and especially with regard to noise.To help ensure everyone’s holiday goes well, we ask you to respect the following noise rules:
  1. After 11pm please use the terraces and gardens around the house as quiet areas.
  2. Please do not set up music systems outside the house.
  3. Please limit any loud music playing inside the house so it cannot be heard outside.
  4. Please show consideration for our neighbours in the early morning and late evening.
  5. If you are having any deliveries or ordering taxis please ensure they have clear directions.
  • The vast majority of our guests will of course behave with great consideration to our neighbours and would never intend to offend but observing our noise policy will remove any potential for the harmonious environment to be disturbed.

Pet Policy

  • Should you be bringing a pet with you on your stay, you must comply with the below policy and rules that the owner has in place. This policy applies to all pets and not just dogs.
  1. You must not allow the pet upstairs, on the bed or other furniture
  2. The pet must sleep downstairs either in the utility room or another appropriate room with hard surface flooring
  3. You must supply your own pet bed, food and any other pet amenities required for your stay
  4. Any fouling at the Property must be cleared up without delay and disposed of accordingly
  5. The pet must not be left alone at the Property at any time and must go with you whenever you leave the Property
  6. You must ensure that the pet is free from parasites before the Rental Date, failure to do so may incur further charges which the Owner is entitled to recover from you in full
  7. Where there are other properties near the house, dogs should be kept on a leash and you must be mindful of other people and animals, including livestock, in the vicinity so as not to allow your pet to become a nuisance
  • Please note that a pet friendly property does not necessarily mean that the property has an enclosed garden.
  • Should any of the conditions stated in the policy above be breached, the owner will have the right to deduct any sum from the Cautionary Deposit so as to deal with such breach. Should the Cautionary Deposit be insufficient to remedy such breach, the Owner of the Property shall have the right to recover any sum from you so as to make up any shortfall.


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