A favourite country walk in Devon from Twistgates

Country walks in Devon directly from Twistgates Farm Cottages are one of the many reasons that attract visitors to our holiday cottages located in peaceful rural East Devon. We’re often ask what our favourites are, we have plenty to chose from, but there’s...

Where are the Blackdown Hills?

Good question, and one that only a handful of people seem to know the answer to despite many visitors passing through to get to a holiday in the West Country! Straddling Devon and Somerset the Blackdown Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are not...

Gardener’s Delight

Gardener’s Delight is an apt description of our area, and also happens to be the name of a tomato! If plants, flowers and gardens are your passion, or you enjoy exploring creative landscapes, then you might need to extend your holiday at Twistgates Farm...

And if it rains when you’re staying at Twistgates …

A bit of rain doesn’t seem to deter our holiday visitors from getting out and about so we’ve dipped into the guests’ comments books to find where they go, and what they get up to, and here are some of the places mentioned. Head to Exeter where there...

Location, location, location!

We like to think we’ve got a pretty good location and if you’re looking for the best of both – a countryside holiday AND a  beach holiday – we can tick that box too. Within minutes of leaving one of the main thoroughfares into the west country,...

Things to do that don’t cost a penny!

Not every outing has to cost money, there’s plenty on offer when you stay at Twistgates Farm Cottages where you can relax and switch off although you won’t feel cut off as our WiFi broadband is superfast and a host of places and attractions, many within 30...

We’re celebrating 15 years at Twistgates

15 years ago, on the 15th May 2004, we welcomed our first visitors to Twistgates Farm Cottages. Over the years we’ve made changes, added Apple Loft and the Orchard Guest Suite, seen many guests make return visits, made many friends along the way, prepared...

“You’re half an hour from EVERYWHERE”

… said a recent visitor. That’s a bit of an exaggeration but not that much as a 30 minute drive – give or take a few minutes – means you can be paddling in the sea or fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast,  wandering around a National Trust...

It’s a dog’s life here at Twistgates!

For many people their holiday home from home wouldn’t be the same without their 4 pawed friends and well behaved dogs are very welcome in our self catering cottages. (Apple Loft and Orchard Guest Suite are kept pet free) There are some great walks straight from...

Bird Life at Twistgates

It’s January and time to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Twistgates Farm nestles in the Blackdown Hills and this means that we’re surrounded by a patchwork of gently rolling hills where open fields are bordered by hedges, swathes of...