What better antidote to the stresses of everyday life than to snatch a few days away from the usual routines? A weekend or mid-week short beak provides the opportunity to escape and relax at Twistgates Farm Cottages where we can offer that with plenty of choices – do nothing and relax and unwind in the peace of the Blackdown Hills, or get out and about and explore.  

The chances are that if you’ve only got a couple of days or so you won’t want to go galivanting about the place and you don’t need to, there’s lots to do with or without a car.  We’re based in East Devon but the borders of Somerset and Dorset are a stone’s throw away. 

Escape and relax by a roaring fire

With comfy beds, cosy furnishings, welcoming fires (wood burners in the cottages and a magical Opti Mist ‘woodburner’ with flickering ‘flames’ in the Apple Loft), Smart TVs, dishwashers to take care of the dishes and major supermarkets delivering here, you might not want to venture outside the front door and instead stay in with a good book, catch up with some viewing or listen to your favourite music, in short – escape and relax.

Although it’s tempting you might not be able to cut your ties with the outside world and our Superfast Fibre Optic Wi-Fi will ensure that you can keep in touch with whoever you need. 

But step outside and take stock of the peace and tranquillity of the rolling countryside that surrounds us. A network of paths and quiet lanes open up before you including circular walks that take you through the villages of Upottery and Churchinford. Both have excellent pubs where you’ll be given a warm welcome, delicious food and locally brewed Otter ales. They’re dog friendly too. 


If time allows, or you’d like to be a little more adventurous, take your car and within 30 minutes of us you can reach the coast, National Trust properties, discover the delights of Honiton, source local produce to cook with or dine out at one of the many excellent restaurants nearby. Click on this earlier blog to find some ideas for you to consider. 


Start planning to escape and relax at Twistgates, check your diary

 click on the BOOK tab or ring Suzanne on 01404 861173

and take that break!