This is one of the best places I've ever stayed out. First of all, the communication with Fiona was super easy, we'd had another host cancel on us so we had a very small window and Fiona could not have been more helpful. Then the actual space - WOW! It was such an open plan, yet cosy space and for us as a team, it was wonderful to have communal hang out space and yet the luxury of 2 bathrooms, a log burner and a well equipped kitchen. Fiona was even graceful with us about checking out, and we were able to stay a little longer. Now we've all been and experienced The Coach House and the wonderful farm around it, we are definitely hoping to return soon.
After an overnight flight from the US to London and three days in an expensive Westminster hotel with our 17 month old daughter, a week on the farm was perfect. Very friendly, relaxed atmoshere on a beautiful property. Rob and Fiona were very accomadating and super friendly, as well as a wealth of knowledge of the area, pig farming, etc. . Most of all our daughter had a blast, every day! We hope to come back some day. - Jade, Joanna & Juliet
We had such a great time! My almost three year old was quite besotted with Farmer Rob and loved following him around for the morning animal feed. The farm is well located for lots of great tourist attractions too. Accommodation was very comfortable and had everything you would need / expect. Loved that there were only 3 units there too - nice and quiet. Thanks Fiona and Rob!
We had a lovely week with our 6 and 2 year old boys. The coach house is comfortable, well equipped, plenty of hot water and light and airy so great to hang out in. For colder months there's a wood burning stove.
The farm has a great playground with beautiful views of surrounding countryside - especially from the battlements at the top of the play castle.
There's loads to do nearby.
But the absolute best thing was the animals and the welcome from Farmers Rob & Fiona. They were brilliant with our kids at morning feeding and they were able to feed rabbits, chickens, goats, lambs, donkeys and pigs. The kids led goats, lambs and donkeys to their fields and made us shovel pig poo - hysterically funny if you're a small boy. We visited Rob & Fiona's highland cows. The boys had rides on Millie and Dom the donkeys.
We've stayed on a few kid friendly farms and this was the best one by miles, there's no way the kids will let us stay on any other farm, I'm sure we'll be back. We met other families with teenagers who have been coming for years so it must work for older children too.
Thoroughly recommend, thank you Fiona & Rob.
Our family had the most amazing stay at the Coach House. The Coach House cottage was clean and tidy when we arrived and a perfect cottage for 4-6 people.
Fiona & Rob were very friendly and our children (11 & 9) thoroughly enjoyed their morning farm rounds with them. There were enough animals to feed and tend to each day. Rob especially really enjoys his time with the children and loved taking them around the farm on his tractor & quad bike.
The playground area is excellent for kids under 12 & hours were spent there with the other kids staying on the farm. A great holiday all round -thanks Fiona & Rob.