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Twistgates Farm Cottages are owned and managed by us, Suzanne and Duncan Gray. In 2004, when we found ourselves with an empty nest, we moved to the beautiful and tranquil Blackdown Hills and now we’re visited by a steady stream of children, grandchildren, family and friends who have come to love Twistgates as much as we do.

Nothing gives us more pleasure than sharing our love and passion for this area of National Landscape that we are fortunate to call home. Join us, slow down, catch your breath and mark the changing seasons. Nearby pubs and restaurants serve an abundance of locally produced food, there’s an excellent Community Shop/Post Office and we’re surrounded by stunning views across the rolling Devon countryside and, when we want some sea air, the Jurassic Coast is on the doorstep.

The original farmhouse, where we live, was built in the 15th century and much more recently, as it’s no longer a working farm, the old milking parlour and cow barn were converted to high standard holiday cottages that provide characterful, comfortable and cosy accommodation. In 2014, using the footprint of an old barn, the Apple Loft was built to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding buildings.

This is a wonderful base from which to explore and discover the attractions in the area and a delightful location to return to at the end of each day.

“Suzanne and Duncan maintain the perfect balance between privacy and being on hand when you need them. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area.”

“We really appreciate the hard work and dedication that you put into the cottages, it sings out from every aspect.”