View towards the property
Main bedroom
Single bedroom
Single bedroom
Enclosed patio area
View towards the property across the shared play area
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3 / 10  Diner
4 / 10  Kitchen
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Kenniford Cider Steps,

Exeter (3mls E), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming barn conversion set within 70 acres of land
  • Situated on a working pig farm with a cafe and play area on site
  • Pets’ corner with ponies, piglets, sheep, chickens and ducks
  • Three miles from the cathedral city of Exeter, which boasts a wide array of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Within easy reach of the Jurassic coastline, Exmouth and the English Riviera
  • Popular nearby attractions include Bicton Park and Gardens, Seaton Electric Tramway and the historic port of Topsham
Property code: KENCI

A perfect choice for young families, this sympathetically converted barn boasts a pets corner, play area and cafe on its doorstep.


Set within 70 acres of land on a working pig farm, this property is surrounded by wonderful walks through the beautiful countryside. This is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby coastlines, which include the Jurassic coast, Exmouth and the English Riviera, all within easy reach and offering a different slice of life beside the sea. Keen walkers should take to nearby Dartmoor National Park, rich in flora and fauna, while wonderful family days out can be enjoyed at Crealy Adventure Park, The Donkey Sanctuary and Seaton Electric Tramway. For a night out, head to nearby Exeter to explore its many restaurants, bars, shops and cafes.

Inside, the accommodation is fresh and bright with wooden floors and exposed beams throughout. The large kitchen contains an electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and iPod docking station to keep you entertained while you cook. Once prepared, enjoy meals at the farmhouse table in the lounge/diner before retreating to one of the comfortable sofas for an evening in front of the TV/DVD. There are three bedrooms, one double and two singles, each decorated in a fresh and clean style with TVs for those lazy holiday mornings. The bedrooms share a bathroom with shower over bath and separate WC. Watch your head, there is a sloping roof in the bathroom.

Enjoy al fresco meals at the garden table and chairs in the private enclosed patio area or relax with a picnic on the grass in the field beyond.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double and 2 singles
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
  • TV/DVD and iPod docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Stairgate at the top of the stairs Travel cot and highchair available
  • Regret no pets
  • Ample parking
  • Cafe, pets’ corner, children’s play area and farm shop on site
  • Bear in mind the cottage has some traditional low beams and a sloping roof
  • Sandy beach 5 miles, pub and shop 1 mile

This property joined our collection in 2013 and is managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amelie, 28th September 2018

The cottage was clean, comfortable and spacious. Everything we needed was there. The cream tea on arrival was very much appreciated. The location was perfect for walking or visiting Exeter and staying on a farm was just delightful. It was a real pleasure staying there and we will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Jane, 3rd August 2018

We had a lovely holiday. The cottage is in a great position for beaches and lots to do. The cottage was comfortable, but the single duvets were 13.5 tog and 100% polyester, not suitable for the summer. There were lots of flies as the cottage is on a farm. We loved the high quality produce in the shop and the play park and barn. . Be prepared to be Read morewoken at 5.30 by cockerels! Hide

Reviewed by Gareth, 27th July 2018

Great cottage with spacious feel (plenty of room for two adults, child and toddler!). Well equipped and with the other facilities on site it was a perfect base for us!

Reviewed by Sarah, 6th July 2018

Lovely clean and comfortable cottage. Our children loved staying on the farm and the play area made our holiday so much better. The cafe was lovely and the staff in the shop friendly and accommodating. The farm was wonderful and the family friendly yet respectful of our space. We felt very welcome. I would recommend this to any families with childrRead moreen who love animals. Hide

Reviewed by Maria, 18th May 2018

A great location for exploring Devon, lots of attractions within 20-30 mins drive. We went with our little one and parents and it was perfect, so much for him to do and explore on the farm meant we could have some relaxing downtime. I would definitely visit again, thank you to the owners for being great hosts.

Reviewed by Hazel, 7th May 2018

We chose the cottage because it was central of the places we wanted to visit....Exeter,Honiton,Sidmouth Budleigh Salterton all great places! The cottage was clean and had all the facilities we required. As an adult couple we could not take advantage of the play barn and playground right outside our door. Great for families!

Reviewed by Tim, 23rd April 2018

A fantastic place for adults and kids. My two boys loved saying goodnight to all the pigs, horses and chickens. A peaceful setting with easy access to Exeter centre or the beach.

Reviewed by Stephanie, 30th March 2018

Lovely cottage, young children will love the play area and farm animals. Cottage is very well equipped. Location great for visiting coast and would be about 45-60 mins from the moors. Bear in mind that the cottage has some traditional low beams. Shower is also in area of sloping roof, so can't stand directly under it if you are tall (easy enough toRead more remove from holder). Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 16th February 2018

Great family cottage situated on a working farm. Very clean and spacious. Friendly and helpful owners. A great base for exploring Devon.

Reviewed by Carole, 9th February 2018

Great accommodation for visiting Exeter and surrounding area great farm shop with local produce.we had a lovely holiday staying At Kenniford cider steps and would love to visit again

Reviewed by Suzy, 23rd December 2017

We had a lovely warm welcome from the owners and felt thoroughly at home at Cider Steps. This is a very comfortable and well-equipped place and we really enjoyed staying there - highly recommended!

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