Surrounded by bluebells

Bluebells, Witches’ Thumbs, Cuckoo’s Boots and Lady’s Nightcap – call them what you will – are at their very best in May. We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by bluebells so stay at our self catering holiday cottages in East Devon...

#BookDirect for your holiday

Why book with an OTA (On-line Travel Agent) when you can #BookDirect for your holiday via an owner’s website? To start with it’s likely that you’ll get a much better price by booking with the owner rather than through a third party but, far more...

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...