Why book with an OTA (On-line Travel Agent) when you can #BookDirect for your holiday via the owner’s website?

Usually the price is much better via the owner, cutting out the middleman. Much more importantly, you’ll 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, Twistgates Farm Cottages. 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 and above all else we want you to have the best possible holiday. Only you know exactly what that would be.

Contact us first by phone or email and we’ll answer your queries and questions, then #BookDirect with confidence using our secure on-line booking facility.

We know that it’s the little things that make the difference between a good holiday and an excellent one. Our website will provide inspiration and answers to many questions. However, an OTA cannot possibly match the detailed knowledge, and enthusiasm, for our cottages and local countryside that we have.

Over the years we’ve been asked some very varied questions that an OTA would struggle to answer.

For example, how many stairs are there in one cottage versus another? Is a vegetable peeler provided ? Does the village pub have an open fire? Would any other visitors have dogs with them? Are fireworks likely to be let off nearby? Would it disturb other guests if they played their bagpipes? The answer to the last question was No, It was a very quiet time of year and the player was rather good!

If the match between our accommodations and your requirements doesn’t add up, we’ll point you in the direction of another independent holiday provider who may be able to help.

Next time you are searching for the perfect holiday accommodation in the West Country please consider supporting 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!

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. We can accept dogs by arrangement and we have an EV charger on site.



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or ring Suzanne on  01404 861173