Boswell Farm for nostalgic holidays, indulgent relaxation and extraordinary memories

Shire Stables

sleeps upto 4*

£400 - 1319per wk

Shire Stables, built in the 1890s, has been converted into a charming and comfortable holiday cottage with stable doors that befits its name and heritage.

On the ground floor is a good sized kitchen and dining area, and a very light and spacious sitting room opens onto a pretty private garden via patio doors.

Upstairs is a twin bedroom with views of the beautiful Sid Valley and a double bedroom, which overlooks the historic courtyard.


  • Fresh Towels / Linen
  • Television and DVD Player
  • Electric Heating
  • Laundry on site (coin operated)
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave Oven
  • Barbecue
  • Private Garden
  • Ample Car Parking
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Farm Walk
  • Lake
  • All Weather Tennis Court
  • 45 Acre Estate
  • Shops within 1 Mile
  • Pilates Classes on site


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

PET FRIENDLY: Dogs and pets welcome - bed, bowls and towels are available on request

WiFi: Wireless internet available via MiFi dongle. A fully refundable deposit of £20 is required on arrival for the loan of the MiFi box and charger

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.

Shire Stables floor plan for up to 5 guests: Access Statement available on request.

At long last we made it to Boswell Farm! First visit but not the last. We have had a wonderful week's holiday. We have been to lovely places and fabulous places to eat, we so enjoyed dinner at the River Cafe. We hope to visit again soon.

Dan & Ellen - London

We've enjoyed our week here. Walked into Sidmouth twice, visited Charmouth beach, Bicton Park, Honiton, Exeter, Beer and Lyme Regis. This is an ideal base and lovely setting.

Diane, Mike, Will, Greg & Evie - Tetbury

We came here hoping to relax, unwind and spend some quality family time with our 9 month old baby girl. We weren't disappointed and have had a lovely week despite the less than ideal weather. Very pleased with the 'home from home' feel of the cottage, and the peaceful surroundings whilst still being close to the amenities of a town. Keen to return at some point in the future.

A & P A Surrey

Lovely time again at Boswell Farm (3rd time!)...can't believe what a sun trap it is in this part of Devon.

Chris & Anne - Stockport

We've all enjoyed staying here - beautiful scenery and company of the two goats just over the fence, keeping us entertained! We've used this as our home away from home whilst being here for Sidmouth Folk week. Close enough to make a trip into town/beach, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet in this idyllic location. We hope to return again...

Madeleine, Alan, Janice & Doreen - Swindon

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.