Smithincott Barton Farm Holidays A smallholding nestled in beautiful Devon countryside with three holiday cottages

Smithincott Barton is a historic farmstead originally dating back to the time of the Doomesday Book. The two one bedroom lets, the Loft and the Old Stable, are in a converted Grade II listed farm building. The Linhay is a 17th Century listed thatched cottage, attached to the main farmhouse.

The cottages are all dog friendly and have been lovingly restored and equipped to a high standard. They are decorated and furnished with antiques, vintage signs and contemporary artwork. Perfect as a base for touring, or for a comfortable break doing not a lot.

We're in the perfect position – peaceful and quiet, yet just five minutes from the M5 and in easy reach of both the South and North coasts, Dartmoor and Exmoor, as well as the cities of Exeter, Bath and Bristol.

Anna & Alasdair moved from West Sussex in 2018 with the aim of providing farm holiday accommodation equipped and decorated as we like it. Comfortable and stylish but not boring!


Dogs are welcome

All cottages are dog friendly and Charlie likes making new friends

The Loft

The Loft is a large, one bedroom, first floor apartment. More details here...

The Old Stable

The Old Stable is a large, one bedroom, ground floor apartment More details here...

The Linhay

The Linhay is a large, two bedroom cottage, sleeps up to 6. More details here...

The Locality

Our nearest village is Uffculme, which is less than a mile away. You can walk to Uffculme along the banks of the River Culm where you will find a Co-op, cafe, fish and chip shop, post office and pub.

Coldharbour Mill Museum

A short stroll from the farm is the Coldharbour Mill Museum, a fascinating working textile mill built in 1797. There is also a cafe where you can sit by the mill stream.


Smithincott Barton Farm Get out and Explore

Walking and Relaxing Stunning Country

Some of the most amazing countryside the UK has to offer is within an easy drive. Dartmoor, Exmoor and the beautiful Quantock Hills are half an hour away. The Blackdown Hills, the Jurassic Coast, Cheddar Gorge, South Hams and many others are easily accessible.

sunny days Go to the beach

Fancy an afternoon or day on the beach? Nearest sandy beach is 30 minutes away at Exmouth. On the South Coast we have Lyme Regis, Beer, Branscombe, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth. On the North Coast we'd recommend the stunning Saunton Sands, where you can also learn to surf!

sightseeing Towns and Cities

Fancy a day out sightseeing or shopping? Our nearest city is Exeter which has numerous attractions with good shops and restaurants. Glastonbury and Wells are both well worth a visit, and going slightly further afield, both Bath and Bristol make for a great day out. To the South, Plymouth and Dartmouth are also in easy reach and the town of Totnes has plenty of quirky shops and historic buildings.

Have Fun or bit of Culture Lots to do

From family visits to a theme park to visiting a National Trust property, Devon has it all. Locally you can try gliding, skydiving or flying, ballooning, go quad biking or go cart racing. The Westcountry Land Rover Experience is nearby. Why not take a sightseeing cruise from Exmouth or go on a fishing trip at Lyme Regis. Hire a canoe  in Exeter, or take a trip on the Tiverton Canal. The list is endless.

  •   We had a lovely short stay in Anna’s cottage. It was immaculately clean and really spacious. Anna was quick to respond to any questions we had and we loved the sheep!

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    June 25, 2022

      Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful peaceful setting highly recommend lots of helpful information about the house and surrounding area

    thumb Charlotte
    June 20, 2022

      Comfortable, cosy, large farmhouse with all amenities in a quiet location with easy access to East Devon beaches.

    thumb Philly
    June 12, 2022

      Lovely cottage - very roomy! 4 adults, 1 infant and a dog and we had more than enough space. Beautiful location and plenty of space to wander around the fields. The listing is exactly as advertised and Ana is a wonderful host - highly recommend

    thumb Nikki
    June 9, 2022

      Such a wonderful thatched cottage in a quiet and peaceful place. Just what we were looking for, we would love to return again soon!
    Anna the host was very attentive and answered any queries we had before our stay. House is well equipped and clean.
    Thank you for a great stay!

    thumb Gemma
    June 6, 2022

      Lovely cottage - beautiful location!

    thumb Lucy
    June 4, 2022

      lovely place on a farm with chickens and sheep. Good location to get to m5 and exploring. Host was great with communication.

    thumb Rhys
    June 2, 2022

      This Airbnb is tucked away but is warm and welcoming. It has a lovely outlook. It has everything you might need. It is a beautiful quirky property. Anna is a brilliant host. Thank you for the welcome gifts.

    thumb Tracey
    May 29, 2022

      Fantastic place to stay. We were only there for a short time so didn't get a chance to go out and explore the farmland, but will do when we can get back again. Anna was an excellent host, brilliant with communication and very helpful with baby bits like high chair and baby bath where we were taking our 1yr old with us.

    thumb Matthew
    May 26, 2022
  •   A fabulous cottage, beautifully decorated and a lovely way to spend a weekend with friends. Highly recommended and Anna had great communication throughout the booking.

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    May 15, 2022

      a charming and spacious cottage set in the beautiful Blackdown Hills. The cottage was immaculate and very well maintained. All arrangements and communications were very effective; Anna was helpful and friendly. In all we had a restful and enjoyable stay.

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    May 12, 2022

      Anna’s house was impeccable we will definitely be returning and would recommend to everyone visiting Devon

    thumb Charlotte
    May 8, 2022

      This is a lovely old cottage - very quaint and scrupulously clean. It’s very roomy - much bigger than it appears in the photos. We didn’t meet Anna but everything went smoothly and as explained. The fresh eggs were a lovely touch. It’s a great location for exploring the local area. Would have loved to try out some local walks but our grandson kept us busy while our daughter was at her friend’s wedding!

    thumb Estelle
    May 4, 2022

      A delightful house, that was warm, clean and cosy, ideally situated near to the M5, (but not so near that you could hear the traffic). A great place for country walks with beautiful wildflowers in the lanes and a fine view from the top of the hill. Our family had a wonderful time here. Thanks so much!

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    May 2, 2022

      It was a really wonderful and relaxing holiday. Truly authentic stay in a thatched cottage, including creaking floorboards😄 and all within farm and country setting. Host could not have been more helpful or friendly.
    Everything inside was perfect, excellent facilities, equipment and beds and bedding were lovely and felt luxurious. Internet fantastic.
    Back garden was so pretty, and there is the lovely courtyard at front of property to enjoy the views which we most definitely made use of.
    Without a doubt this is a dog friendly holiday and accommodation. Anna provides a helpful bag of useful items for the pooch and our dog Monty has told us he loved his stay and wants to go there again🐶. Perfect feedback for a perfect holiday. Thank you Anna🥰

    thumb Pam
    April 29, 2022

      Outstanding host, idyllic location and incredible attention to detail. The beds were super comfy, plenty of space for our abundance of over packing. Perfect place to stay with the family to reconnect.

    thumb Jema
    April 24, 2022

      A wonderful cottage - beautiful, well equipped, absolutely beautifully furnished and decorated - really special and great value. The local area was great for a family holiday and the hosts were very helpful and professional. We had a wonderful stay and would love to visit again sometime.

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    April 21, 2022

      We had a fantastic stay at the Linhay. We stayed for a week as we were in the area for a family wedding. The farmhouse is really spacious and very well stocked with everything you could need. My two little children loved it and Anna was very helpful providing a travel cot and high chair. She is also very responsive and helpful if you have any questions. The farmhouse was very clean, and the beds were comfortable. Highly recommended.

    thumb Lucy
    April 18, 2022


  • Jane - Aug 2019

    A fabulous location and absolutely the right spot for us to explore such a beautiful county. The accommodation was rural and peaceful and has been sympathetically converted and styled so you have all the boxes ticked for a successful and enjoyable stay. The ‘in house’ chickens provided fabulous fresh eggs and some comedy moments along the way! Anna and her family were super friendly and on hand, if needed, but otherwise were unobtrusive and let us get on with enjoying our break. All round Devon loveliness ...and much appreciated by us. Thank you xx

  • David - July 2019

    Couldn't be happier! Anna's let was in a great location, was super spacious and comfortable, and she was a fantastic host. Great little touches like a little bit of milk on arrival and fresh eggs. Highly recommend!

  • Millie - May 2019

    The Loft is in a beautiful setting and perfect for a Devon escape. We stayed for three nights over the bank holiday with our puppy and enjoyed relaxing, drinking cider with the locals and walking. The fresh eggs from the chickens was a lovely touch!

  • Jane - Apr 2019

    We had a wonderful stay at The Loft. It is stylish and equipped with everything you need, including coffee machine, Smart TV and dishwasher. The bed was really comfortable, as was the sofa. Anna was an excellent host and always on hand. We took our dog on some great walks along the river towards Culmstock where there is a good pub. Also, a nice walk on Gaddon Down. The weather was brilliant so we drove to the North Devon Coast and stopped off at some river villages on Exmoor. We hope to come back!

  • Carolyn - Apr 2019

    This is such an amazing find, spotlessly clean and tasteful decorate. It also boasts a super comfy bed and pillows...usually hard to find!! I would totally recommend a stay here, it’s is a must do for a chilled out break. Thanks Anna, hopefully we will be back for another stay soon.