We found Pickwell Manor after a Google search. It looked amazing and we were not disappointed!! We were all tired when we arrived after a long, difficult journey, but we were met by Holly’s smiling, welcoming face and our lovely holiday started. I had contacted Holly during our journey to explain we were going to be much later than planned and she was more than accommodating, reminding me that there was chocolate cake and wine (locally made) waiting our arrival!
We stayed in Liberty, which was just perfect for us (my husband and I together with our two children, 7 & 9). Really clean, tidy, well equipped and homely. It had everything we needed, but there was also the useful things cupboard downstairs, which came in handy.
The tourist info in the room and in the entrance was great, as were the photos to direct us on the walk to the beach (perfect for evening s’mores on the beach).
Having the rabbits, chickens and pigs at Pickwell was brilliant. My girls loves seeing them each day and feeding them. The fact that George and Ham left for slaughter during our stay was a good thing (for us, not them). It brought up topics of conversation (how it all happens, what is humane, etc) which would probably not have otherwise been discussed just yet.
Our children loved the facilities; the games room, the treasure hunt, pirate island, croquet, tennis...
Having a surf store full of equipment to borrow was brilliant too, as there were wet suits for both our girls!
The laundry was well equipped too, along with it’s award winning view.
We all loved the cream tea and the drift wood key ring making.
Having all these things just included in the stay makes the whole thing very homely. Having Holly and Ben’s family around added to this feel.
It was a great location for our two week stay; good for both Putsborough and Croyde beaches.
We didn’t want to leave and would all love to return!!