Boswell Farm for nostalgic holidays, indulgent relaxation and extraordinary memories

Hayloft Cottage

sleeps upto 3 - 4*

£300 - 1133per wk

Tucked away in the corner of the historic courtyard is the lovely Hayloft.

This delightful holiday cottage has fully equipped kitchen and large comfortable sitting room with patio doors straight onto the garden. Its secluded private garden enjoys views over pastoral farmland and the delightful Sid Valley.

The Hayloft has two first floor bedrooms - one with a double bed (4 foot 6 inches), and one single room, if requested we can place another single in the room which would be suitable for two children.

There is a bathroom with shower over the bath.

Please advise us of your requirements on booking.


  • Fresh Linen and Towels
  • Television and DVD Player
  • Electric intelirad Heating
  • Laundry on site (coin operated)
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave Oven
  • Barbeque
  • Ample Car Parking
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Private Garden
  • Farm Walk
  • Lake
  • All Weather Tennis Court
  • 45 Acre Estate
  • Shops within 1 Mile
  • Pilates Classes on site
  • Free Fibre Optic Broadband is available*


CHILDREN WELCOME: Children of all ages are welcome - a cot and a highchair are available on request

PET FRIENDLY: Dog and pets welcome - beds, bowls and towels are available on request

WiFi: *Connectivity cannot always be guaranteed due to location or perhaps an issue with your device.

NO SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property

SHORT BREAKS: Short breaks and alternate dates are available. Please contact us by email, telephone or use the enquiries form for more information or a quote for your desired holiday.

Hayloft Cottage floor plan for up to 4 guests: Access Statement available on request.

A wonderful area without having to drive very far, it is all on the doorstep.Very doggy friendly. A very delightful cottage, well equipped and well presented. Much thought has been put in to the presentation. Lovely gardens and a wonderful view. Thank you for the welcome cream tea. A very relaxing week in idyllic surroundings.

Margaret, Brighton

Peace and lovely green fields, stream and pond great for fishing. Loved Sidmouth and the beaches and proms! We will be back!

Dave and Lynda - Fife, Scotland

What a haven of peace and tranquility. We do love coming here and hope to return again asap! The dogs enjoyed themselves as much as we did. It's always a real blessing to see the donkeys too. Thank you for the cream tea!

Julie and Keith, Buckinghamshire

Has been a lovely stay - the cottage is really beautiful!

Neil, Jo & Issac, London

We enjoyed another lovely week at Boswell Farm - just as good as our first visit and regular visits since 1996! The standard of the cottage and warm welcome makes it worthwhile and we look forward to our next visit. Have been coming here since I was a baby! Each time I have been here I have never had a boring day, you always find something to do even if it rains. I hope to come on another visit!

Jackie, Peter and Keeley. Guests: 1996,1997,1998,1999, 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2011

Very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Beautiful countryside and lovely weather!

Mr & Mrs C

Been coming to this cottage or Shippen for more than 10 years. We have been very happy with both cottages, very comfortable, and the surrounding countryside is outstanding.

John & Mervia July 2014

It has been two lovely weeks at Boswell Farm. jack and Simon have attended language school at Sidmouth International School and I have relaxed, jogged and enjoyed the beautiful walking paths around Sidmouth. We have been very happy staying in Hayloft Cottage. Getting to sleep when it's all peaceful and silent and waking up to the sound of squealing pheasants is a true reminder of how life should be lived. Boswell Farm has been perfect Peter July 2014

The Peter Family July 2014

The two weeks were wonderful here again as usual. This time we came to prove that you can travel without a car! It worked well. We hired bikes and cycled through the Byes to Sidmouth - really beautiful! We enjoyed the folk week again with all the buskers and the Morris dancers and even travelled to Exeter and Weymouth on the X53. We thoroughly enjoyed it all, thank you!

Kahlche Family August 2014

Delightful week, lovely cottage to relax in. A wonderful start with the cream tea. Fabulous beaches(Jacob's ladder, Lyme Regis, Exmouth), we loved Dartmouth - it was sunny and warm!

D&D August 2014 Solihull

Enjoyed our short stay in the lovely cottage - very comfortable and relaxing! Many thanks for the cream tea and other goodies - much appreciated!

Jackson Family - August 2014

Very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Beautiful countryside and lovely weather.

The Coopers - September 2014

Many thanks for your warm welcome to Boswell Farm. We've really enjoyed our short stay in Hayloft and look forward to a future visit when we can explore your beautiful surroundings a lot more. Thanks again.

A&E October 2014

Me and my boyfriend are in our twenties and wanted a nice weekend to get away from the stresses of life and i spent hours trying to find somewhere with everything i was looking for. I wanted somewhere secluded, in beautiful countryside, but within a mile or so to the beach, i wanted a private garden and cosy cottage, somewhere we could escape and spend quality time together. Hayloft cottage at Boswell farm was honestly perfect. I could not have found anywhere better. We spent our time on long walks, talking, laughing, playing tennis and it just felt so special to bond again and get away. There's lots to do with regards to sight seeing you can hire bikes too but it was misty so we decided to walk, even so it was beautiful in the day and cosy at night watching films the weather didn't bother us at all. We will 100% be returning and will recommend boswell to everybody. Thank you for being so friendly and helpful and we look forward to seeing you again. Jenny and James. x

Jenny and James April 2015

Fantastic cottage, well presented throughout, great garden and view. Very private ,though close to amenities. A great pub within walking distance, plus other great places to eat and food shops close by in Sidmouth. The walk to Sidmouth along The Byes was recommended and must be walked, fantastic scenery and great dogs. We also played golf locally. Many thanks for the cream tea and welcome pack. We hope to be able to come again

Paul, Rosemary and Charlie June 2015

We had the most enjoyable holiday which was very relaxing. The cottage was beautiful, clean and comfortable and will be highly recommended to our friends and acquaintances.

Rev & Mrs R June 2015

Lovely relaxing long weekend. Cottage so cosy and peaceful and gorgeous views. Enjoyed doing lots of walks. If you like ice cream go to Taste in Sidmouth!

Mr & Mrs B November 2016

Boswell Farm is spread over 45 acres of pasture, arable land and woodland with the delightful Snod Brook running through its heart.

There is a footpath, with rests, that will take you right around the farm - alongside the brook, over bridges, and through the fields with spectacular views of the Sweetcombe and Sid Valleys.

You might see kingfishers, dragonflies, buzzards, foxes, and other Devon wildlife. Amongst the trees and flowers are ancient oaks, willows, and a whole host of delicate wild flowers.

The tennis court has recently been resurfaced to a very high standard, so for practising your game whilst on holiday Boswell Farm is definitely the place to come.

Tennis racquets are available should you require them.

....and remember, the sea is only 2 miles away if you want to take a refreshing dip afterwards!

A recent and very welcome addition at Boswell has been a small adventure playground for children, making Boswell farm an even more delightful place for them to explore and make wonderful and exciting holiday memories.

Boswell has its own small, serene, natural lake, which is maintained as a natural sanctuary for all kinds of wildlife. It is also well stocked for coarse fishing - a peaceful place to enjoy the beauty of nature and fishing.

There are wooden benches if you just want to take in the calm of the water on a warm Devon evening.

It is the perfect place for an afternoon sitting on the shady bank with a fishing rod or a picnic basket - whichever takes your fancy!

If you should prefer and are an experienced angler, there is even fishing available for brown trout in the Snod Brook which runs right though Boswell Farm.

(We do require the use of barbless hooks and for any fish that are caught to be returned)

  • Regular Pilates classes are held from the Old Kennels Studios at Boswell Farm.

As a qualified Pilates instructor, Linda Macaulay can advise you on the right class to attend if you so wish. She can also offer one to one sessions, for both beginners and more advanced students, and if required can tailor a complete and personal programme.