Welcome to Brooklands Farm Cottages

Nestled in the grounds of the 500-year-old Brooklands Farmhouse, in a quiet rural East Devon lane, sit three quirky, comfortable and characterful cottages, each boasting their own hot tub in a private courtyard, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the local area. There are two great pubs within walking distance, both of which serve delicious food, as well as the well-reputed Greendale Farm Shop for all your fresh produce. Guests are guaranteed a very warm welcome by hosts Katharyn and Ben and, along with their cavapoo, Freddy, they are happy to welcome your dogs too.

The three cottages, Garden View, Owls, and Poppies all boast characterful exposed timber beams and are well equipped, catering for 2, 3 or 4 people.

Perfectly situated for touring Devon, the cottages can be found on the outskirts of the pretty village of Woodbury Salterton. The historic and charming cathedral city of Exeter is just 5 miles and for an abundance of water sports and two miles of unspoilt golden sands, is the coastal town of Exmouth, gateway to the Jurassic Coast, just 8 miles away. For walkers and cyclists, the multiple hectares of heathland that make up Woodbury Common is just a few minutes drive, offering extensive footpaths and trails, cycle routes and far-reaching, stunning, views across the East Devon landscape. Also easily accessible are the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor, along with the many bays and beaches along the south and east Devon coastline.

For families with young children, attractions such as Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton and the Donkey Sanctuary are all just a short drive and there are impressive National Trust properties throughout Devon and the neighbouring counties. Thanks to several soft-play centres and cafés around, the smallest members of your tribe will even be entertained on the wettest of days.

Get Out & About from Brooklands Farm Cottages

Garden View Cottage

This elegant and comfortable cottage is situated next to the owner’s home and offers heaps of charm and character, befitting its 300-year history. The accommodation comprises a spacious hallway, kitchen and breakfast room, comfortable living room, garden room offering further dining and lounge area, two king  bedrooms, one with ensuite and one with WC. A private secluded courtyard offers patio furniture, barbecue area and fabulous hot-tub.

Owls Cottage

This pretty, single-storey, semi-detached cottage is located in the grounds of the owner’s home and offers an ideal location from which to explore the history of the cathedral city of Exeter, the delights of East Devon and surrounding areas. Owls comprises two double bedrooms, a shower room, galley-style kitchen and sitting/dining room with a private, secluded courtyard garden, complete with barbecue area, patio furniture and hot-tub. Exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling add charm and character to this cosy cottage.

Poppies Cottage

Named after it’s pretty hand-crafted stained glass window, Poppies is a delightful semi-detached, characterful cottage. Set in the peaceful grounds of Brooklands Farm, but with complete privacy, Poppies is a home from home, and an ideal location for walking to the pub, or exploring further afield.

Our reviews…

Link to our latest reviews:

Garden View review by Jack Westlake

April 2024
Myself, wife and 8 week old son thoroughly enjoyed our Easter stay at Garden View Cottage. It is was the perfect location for us coming down the A303 which enabled us to travel to see all our family and friends between, Topsham, Exeter and Exmouth. We loved the historic character of Garden View Cottage, my wife particularly loved the beams. Ben was extremely responsive and helpful with any questions.

Poppies review by Nina Mill

November 2023
Just back from a wonderful stay in Poppies Cottage. Perfect location for myself, husband, teenage daughter and most importantly two dogs to visit son at the University. Very clean and tidy. Ben and Katharyn were excellent hosts. We loved the hot tub too!

Poppies Review by Shaun Scott

March 2024
Another great week at poppies cottage, can’t rate this highly enough . Its location is ideal for exploring Devon, the cottages are comfortable and well equipped. Our host are thoroughly nice people who make you feel welcome. Have stayed her many times now and will come again.

Garden View review by Amy Corcoran

April 2024
Ben & Kathryn are wonderful hosts and the Garden View Cottage was just lovely! We had a wonderful stay and had everything we needed. Clean, beautifully decorated and a perfect location for some local walks and driving into Exmouth. Thank you for looking after us and being so lovely – we will absolutely be back again 🙂

Poppies review by Esther McCann

March 2024
Stayed at Poppies Cottage and it was absolutely fantastic! The interior of the cottage is so lovely and has everything you could need. The kitchen had been recently refitted as well and looked great! It’s all really clean, and comfortable. The hot tub is amazing, I want one for myself! And the hosts and super helpful. Cant recommend enough, we’ll be back!
Thank you.

Brooklands Farm Cottages

Brooklands Farm
White Cross Road
Exeter
Devon EX5 1EL

A quick note about our hot tubs…

Each cottage has a private hot tub. It is cleaned, refilled, heated and treated ready for your use and the water quality is checked on a daily basis. We strongly encourage all guests to use a common sense and vigilant approach to using the hot tub by following the hot tub guidelines as outlined beside each tub.

If other guests have departed on the day of your arrival, the hot tub may not be ready for use until the next morning after your arrival, to allow for cleaning, refilling and preparation of the tub water. We do endeavour to have every hot tub ready for new guests check-in but ask for your understanding and patience if we haven’t been able to fulfil this.

 If you don’t think you will use the tub please let us know, as we are very environmentally conscious and would not want to waste the water and resources!

 A gentle but serious reminder – Hot tubs can be very dangerous for children. Children can overheat quickly and without being aware. We ask that children, of any age, use the tub under strict supervision at all times and regularly ‘sit out’ to avoid overheating.