Boswell Farm


Boswell House is grade II listed and was built in the 17th century but the site dates back to pre-Norman times - ‘Boswell' being mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In around 1860 Boswell became a working farm and has remained so until today, with many of the original buildings and features intact.

Boswell Farm nestles alongside the Snod Brook in the secluded tranquil / peaceful Sweetcombe Valley, which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In fact the word ‘snod' is a medieval word meaning pretty. There are breathtaking views across a timeless landscape, the valley with its woods and the fields that climb its slopes. Here is an abundance of wildlife - badgers, deer, buzzards and kingfishers to mention but a few.


Boswell is an excellent touring base to visit charming Devon villages, such as Branscombe and Beer. Explore the rolling countryside, majestic sweeps of moorland at Dartmoor and Exmoor, and visit the many fascinating National Trust properties including Killerton and Castle Drogo.

The Historic towns of Lyme Regis, Ottery St Mary, Honiton (the Antiques Centre of the South West) and the Cathedral City of Exeter are all within easy reach.

There are a variety of activities to suit all ages and tastes from golf, pony trekking and equestrian activities to beautiful countryside and coastal walks or simply relaxing on one of Devon's beautiful beaches.

There are clean and safe beaches at Sidmouth and diverse activities such as sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sea angling, swimming, theatre and the Sidmouth Folk Festival.

Close by are three golf courses, pony trekking, gliding and rock climbing.

A myriad of beautiful walks for all abilities start from your cottage door. Explore the fascinating Jurassic Coast - recently designated a World Heritage Site (ranking alongside the Great Barrier Reef, and the Grand Canyon!), where the earth's history is displayed in the coastline's geology and spectacular fossils.