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 importantly, you’ll be able to have direct contact with someone who really knows their property inside out and has detailed local knowledge.

Since 2004 we’ve run our self-catering cottages at Twistgates Farm and they, along with the beautiful location of the Blackdown Hills in East Devon where we live, are our passions.  We want to share them with you but above all else we want you to have the best possible holiday, and only you know exactly what that would be, so we suggest that you talk to us first if you have any queries and then #BookDirect using our secure on-line booking facility.

It’s the little things that make the difference between a good holiday and an excellent one, and although our website will provide inspiration and answers to many questions you may have, with the best will in the world an OTA sitting in another region cannot possibly have the same knowledge, or enthusiasm, for our cottages and the countryside around us as we do!

For example, among other things, we’ve been asked if there was a foot board at the end of a bed (tall visitor), how many stairs there are in one cottage versus another, could we recommend somewhere really special to eat where locally produced food would be on the menu, does the village pub have an open fire, would any other visitors have dogs with them, was there somewhere to practice the piano, would it disturb other guests if they played their bagpipes, and do snowdrops grow in the beautiful gardens at Forde Abbey?

We don’t always know the answers but we’ll find someone who does, and if the match between our accommodations and your requirements doesn’t add up, we’ll point you in the direction of another holiday provider who can help.

So next time you are searching for the perfect holiday accommodation in the West Country please consider an independent owner first and #BookDirect for your holiday rather than go straight to an OTA. You could be very pleasantly surprised and find yourself with some additional spending money!

OTAs will have cancellation policies in place but we can reassure you that if you need to cancel your booking because, due to covid issues,  the Government has either instructed you not to travel to us, or that we cannot be open, you will receive a full refund for any monies paid. Our full booking terms can be found here.

The key to your holiday #BookDirect

#BookDirect and unlock your holiday.

We hope you can visit us at Twistgates Farm Cottages where we have 3 self catering cottages sleeping between 2 and 5, a romantic apartment just for 2, and the Orchard guest suite that can be hired in conjunction with any booking to provide an additional bedroom.

To #BookDirect click on the BOOK tab above

or ring Suzanne on  01404 861173