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South Devon holiday cottages - Belsford Court Cottages - a little piece of heaven
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KNAPP - sleeps 4

OATS - sleeps 4

ARCHWAYS - sleeps 5 + cot

SWALLOWS - sleeps 4 + cot

Our cottages are child-friendly and baby-friendly

"Fantastic site and the swimming pool was the icing on the cake!"

Read our guests comments here






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guests comments

There are too many wonderful comments to mention them all, but please find below a range of comments from our recent guests to our four cottages.

Guest comments on Swallows
Guest comments on Archways
Guest comments on Knapp
Guest comments on Oats

Swallows cottage:

"What a beautiful cottage, set amongst stunning views! We've absolutely LOVED our stay in Swallows. Everything was just right and so well presented. Our 2-year-old daughter loved the toddler play area, and swimming in your wonderful pool. We will definitely be recommending your beautiful cottages to our friends and family, and we hope to be back soon."

"Thanks for a beautiful week, thanks for your 'little piece of heaven'. When we come back to Devon we will come back to you."

"With three young children, it can be difficult to relax on holiday, but we have had a wonderful week at Belsford. The cottage was comfortable and spotlessly clean with everything we needed thoughtfully provided, including fresh flowers on arrival. The swimming pool was blissfully warm and beautifully refurbished and much enjoyed by all of us. The well-equipped games room also provided a welcome distraction. The surrounding area is beautiful to explore with plenty to keep the children amused and adults delighted. We have also eaten extremely well at many of the local recommended restaurants and pubs. Belsford is a home from home and we would certainly love to return!"

"I just had to write to let you know what a fantastic time we had in Belsford last week. The cottage was superb and I loved the mixture of the old and the new with the old painted furniture and the smart new wooden floors. Over the years I’ve stayed in many similar places and your judgment on the detail is just so right. Having decent crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils is so important. Similarly a decent bathroom with a good shower, crisp white linen and a big TV ( well according to the kids) tells you the owner knows what they are doing. Of course the cottage was great, but the star has to be what is out the back. The views across the countryside are absolutely stunning and I find it hard to remember a landscape I’ve seen that has ever been quite as perfect. The other thing I liked was the absence of demanding rules and regulations with large laminated notices everywhere. Of you course you have to follow certain ways of behaving, but the subtle way in which you are doing it adds to the overall relaxed atmosphere. The pool, as with everything else has clearly been well considered and your aim is clearly to provide an environment for the perfect holiday. To my mind you have without any doubt achieved this. I’m sure that we will be back in the future, hopefully when it’s a bit warmer. We had a great time, thank you, and we wish you every success in the future."

"Thankyou so much for a wonderful two weeks at Belsford. A beautiful cottage in wonderful surroundings. Everything we could have hoped for and more. Super clean and super comfortable. We just don't want to leave. Thanks again!"

"This is our third stay at Belsford Court and we've had lovely weather every time. The facilities are lovely here and we've really enjoyed our stay again. Looking forward to our 4th time!!!"

"The cottage and the setting speak for themselves. We were only here a short time but the cycling at Haldon Forest was great."

"This was our second time in Swallows and it was lovely. We will certainly return. Thanks."

"We really enjoyed this lovely place. The weather was nice and we have been round all the interesting villages here in Devon. Thankyou for our stay, and for being warm and friendly hosts."

"Lovely relaxing week here. Perfect for children. Our daughters loved the swimming pool and we enjoyed exploring the grounds. Loved the area and we had great weather. Will definitely be recommending and hopefully will return ourselves."

"This was our first time at Belsford Court Cottage and our first family holiday with our 8 month old twins. Kay and Matt made us feel very welcome especially with the use of travel cots and stairgates, bowls, spoons etc, so that we didn't have to pack double of everything. :-) The flowers and cake were a lovely welcome. We have had a brilliant week and are sad to be leaving. The twins enjoyed the pool, and the local beaches listed were beautiful. We will definitely be recommending your lovely cottages to our family and friends and we hope to stay again. Thank you so much again for a lovely week and wonderful memories."

"Belsford Court certainly is a 'little piece of heaven'. After some minor adjustments to the relaxed pace and narrow roads we have thoroughly enjoyed our adventure in South Devon and look forward to returning. The children have slept in past their normal time (thanks to all the fresh air) and had fun in the pool. We will miss the cream teas in this part of the world especially. Would we recommend staying here? Simply put, yes. Happy holidays!"

"Great cottage. Lovely little touches to make us feel welcome and our stay more pleasant. Beautiful area of Devon, will return. Blacksands Beach our favourite trip. Thankyou to Kay and Matt for their hospitality."

"A wonderful Autumn break, lovely cottage and well equipped. Loved the log burner and wonderful views. Made full use of the pool, games room and play areas. Fabulous little touches to the cottage. Loved the courtyard pumpkins and the complex is well worth another visit. Thank you."

"Our stay at Belsford was absolutely fabulous, we felt at home the minute we arrived and baby A settled in incredibly well. The location was stunning and your facilities were brilliant, particularly the play area for the little ones – great idea when the weather was a bit iffy! It’s the little touches (nappy sacks in the pool changing rooms, airers, flowers on arrival) that make a big difference and you really have done an excellent job. I have already recommended your place to my colleagues at work!"

"We have all really enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage, there is so much to do both here within the grounds and in the surrounding area. We have loved being able to swim everyday, and E's confidence in the water has increased in leaps and bounds!"

"Thank you, we've had a lovely relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Attention to detail and real thought has gone into these holiday cottages, making it a special no hassel time."

"Warm friendly hosts where nothing is too much trouble. Lovely setting and clean comfortable cottage. Will book again."

"We thoroughly enjoyed our short break, and will return. There is so much to do in and outside. We loved the pool and stream particularly, but the games room and food in the freezer (frozen free range meals) were well used too! Thanks for letting us share this idyllic place (with our friendly local housemartins)!"

"We all enjoyed relaxing in the comfort and quiet of Swallows - very well equipped. The welcome cake, milk, tea and flowers were really lovely. Excellent facilities - we used the swimming pool and sauna and enjoyed your stream and meadow, and found useful info from your leaflets (Eden project; Blackpool Sands; coastal walks; Miniature Pony Centre). You've clearly put a lot of effort into creating a warm, welcoming and high quality holiday home in a beautiful setting. We'll look forward to returning again!"

"We have had a wonderful relaxing holiday - just what we needed! Lovely cottage, stunning surroundings. The pool was a true hit with the boys! Excellent location for all the attractions. You have thought of everything."

"A wonderful cottage full of home comforts and so many thoughtful touches. Fantastic facilities - our 2-year old loved all the toys in the play area! Great location for lots of fun attractions and the weather was brilliant! Will definitely return in the future - we've had a wonderful holiday! Thankyou."

"Thank you for a lovely stay this last week. Lovely clean cottage, fantastic pool, quiet and peaceful with friendly and helpful owners. Many thanks again."

"We have all had an enjoyable holiday. Wonderful location, excellent hosts. Clean and comfortable cottages. It is a credit to you. A family holiday not to be forgotten."


Archways cottage:

"Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise! Cannot wait for our next visit, hopefully this was the first of many! You really helped make E's 4th birthday a very special memory."

"Another fantastic holiday! Cottage clean, wonderful extra touches, can't thank you enough!"

"We all have had a great time here in this beautiful cottage. Dartmouth was a great place to visit, especially with the crabbing!!! Thankyou."

"What a wonderful holiday! Everything we needed, and nothing we didn't! Beautiful, thoughtfully stocked accommodation. We will be returning! Thank you xx"

"A wonderful stay in Archways. Such attention to detail made it even more special - flowers and cake! And what a beautiful part of the world. Thank you for a warm welcome - we hope to return. Thank you x"

"Another fantastic week in this perfect bit of England. Lovely cottage with excellent facilities - all of which have been used daily. Have spent the week travelling around and slapping on the suncream. Stoke Gabriel, South Milton and Totnes to Dartmouth cruise worth a visit. Thanks Matt and Kay. Hope to be back soon."

"We have had a lovely week here in Archways. The facilities are great and have been used daily. The sun has shone and we had lovely days out at Blackpool Sands and Goodrington Sands. We can also highly recommend the River Cruise to Dartmouth."

"Third time we have stayed here and another excellent 2 weeks. Would recommend Cotele House, Bicton Park and the Church House Inn (local pub)! Thank you for a great holiday!"

"Lovely cottage, great facilities, the kids loved the pool, the field, the stream, the guinnea pigs. Had some good trips out to Overbecks, Greenway and Compton Castle. Really enjoyed Bigbury Sands and Burgh Island. Would highly recommend the cottages and the area. Thanks. :-)"

"Fabulous cottage and facilities - loved the pool! Did some great sight-seeing - can recommend Plymouth, great city! If you like crabbing go to Stoke Gabriel - beautiful with lovely cafe and we caught 24 crabs in 1 hour!! Thank you Matt and Kay for all the fantastic touches!!"

"Lovely cottage and brilliant set up - perfect holiday for toddlers! Watched 25 different bird species around the site, and had fab day trips to Hope Cove, Salcombe, Pennywell Farm, Steam Railway and Brixham. Thank you very much!"

"Had a wonderful week in our gorgeous cosy cottage, which was very well equipped and peaceful. Great location for discovering some amazing places to visit: Stoke Gabriel for crabbing - beautiful place and lovely cafe; Blackpool Sands - stunning setting; Burgh Island at Bigbury on Sea (take the tidal road); local pub - Church House Inn - lovely pub, good food, but huge portions! Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes - lovely towns to visit. Can't wait to return!"

"A stunning slice of England and fantastic facilities to match. We have had a brilliant week, hope to be back soon."

"Had a lovely week in Oats and Archways with my family including two grandchildren under three. The two joined cottages have been so convenient and it allowed my nine month old granddaughter to crawl from one to the other. Have enjoyed the swimming pool, stream and play area, particularly the climbing frame and football nets. A wonderful week."

"Absolutely fantastic cottage, clean, brilliant views and friendly owners."

"We had a fantastic stay here - our kids did not want to leave!!! Thank you!"

"Excellent accommodation. A lovely central spot. Would recommend it to anyone, thankyou!"

"What a way to see New Year in!! Beautiful surroundings, and the cottages are really lovely - loved the pool and it was perfect for all of us (friends hired out other cottages). Lovely walks and an ideal secluded location. Loved it and would love to come back in the summer. Thank you Kay and Matt, we had a fantastic New Year we will never forget!"

"Had a great holiday, everything was as expected. The pool was a real treat and kept our girls (1yr and 8 months) very happy. I'll definitely be recommending this place to all my friends and I'm sure we'll be back next year! Thanks for a great holiday! 5 STARS!!"

"Had a fantastic holiday, used the pool everyday and our 5 year old daughter learnt to swim!!! Great days out at Stoke Gabriel for crabbing - kids loved it. Wildlife boat trip and days at the beach. No-one wants to leave."

"Great cottage and facilities. Thank you for a great holiday."


Knapp cottage:

"Superb cottage, kids loved outdoor and indoor play areas and the swimming pool was great fun. We will definitely be recommending these cottages and will book again when visiting Devon."

"Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Thankyou both very much. Everything perfect. x :-) "

"We've had a perfect week - weather has certainly helped, but the cottage and the area are amazing. We highly recommend Totnes Rare Breeds, Blackpool Sands and Salcombe (crabbing) for small children - we have a 2 year old. Will definitely come back. x"

"Lovely cottage, very well equipped and beautifully decorated. Very relaxing and peaceful setting. Thankyou for a lovely few days Kay and Matt. x"

"Our first holiday with our 6-month old son and we could not have had a better time. Lovely cottages with lovely facilities, all your needs catered for. Coming back again with the grandparents next time."

"Lovely cottage with stunning views and a brilliant pool. The pub in the village has brilliant pub grub at a good price! Lovely day out on the round robin (boat, steam train and bus journey via Totnes, Paignton and Dartmouth) - I suggest it to all future visitors! Thank you for an amazing stay, Knapp was the cherry on the top of a perfect holiday!"

"What a beautiful place - so quiet and relaxing. Children enjoyed the pool and games room very much. Cannot recommend The Anchor at Ugborough enough - fantastic food! National Marine Aquarium great for a rainy day, and the sandy beach at Bantham for a sunny one!"

"Great cottage in a lovely setting - thankyou for another lovely holiday!"

"Lovely touch of flowers, cake and teabags on arrival. Nice and peaceful. Great places to visit: Brixham harbour, Teignmouth, Goodrington Sands (Paignton), Eden project in Cornwall worth the hour and a half drive!! Prickly ball farm - hedgehog hospital, Paignton Zoo, Torquay, Berry Pomeroy Castle, Cockington Court. Would definitely return to South Devon again - soooooo much to do. :-) "

"Had a great few days relaxing in a lovely area. Our accommodation was great and had everything we needed. Totnes was lovely and so was everywhere we visited. Had a great day visiting Dartmouth and eating at Rockfish (on Kay's recommendation) and also took a drive down to the Eden project, which was well worth the drive. Paignton Zoo was excellent too! Thanks for such a fantastic week!"

"Everything you could possibly need. We spent quality time with our grandchildren, and they think this is the best cottage 'in the whole wide world!' The playroom has everything you could want and the swimming pool and sauna is so well appointed and very well looked after - we will come again."

Lovely clean cottage, great facilities and Matt has been incredibly helpful. We've had everything we could need! Thank you!"

"Our 14th year at Belsford, we've had a great time as usual. Thankyou!"

"Had a fab holiday! Cottage really well equipped - swam everyday and weather was lovely. We will be back!"

"Had a fabulous time. Was amazed at the attention to detail. Everything was thought about. We will definitely visit again soon. The facilities are great, the kids were so busy either in the playroom or swimming pool. Thankyou."

"We have had fantastic, relaxing holiday. The cottage is lovely, very cosy and equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed a swim every day, and the games room and toddler play area were just right for keeping "I" entertained. Thanks so much to Matt and Kay for providing everything we needed for an enjoyable family holiday."

"We have all had a really wonderful time here and would return for another holiday. The children have more than enjoyed the swimming pool. What a fantastic asset to Belsford. Many thanks to you both."

"Many thanks for a lovely, relaxing week. We really enjoyed the pool, sauna and games room. The countryside around the cottage is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed watching the wildlife."

"This holiday has been exactly what we were looking for! Very pleased my husband found this place online. Very relaxing in a perfect setting. There's everything you could wish for here, especially with a toddler. Thank you."

"Great accommodation with lovely swimming pool and games room. Many thanks."



"Thank you Matt and Kay for a lovely time, you have a hidden treasure. The cottage is - as others commented - very clean and well equipped. R loved the pool and games room. Kay, the walk you recommended around Hope Cove had beautiful scenery. We visited Dartmouth Castle which R enjoyed and we saw may species of birds in your courtyard."

"Thanks for a lovely stay. The cottage was immaculately cleaned and we have really enjoyed our stay. Could particularly recommend the Miniature Pony Centre and beaches at north and south sands in Salcombe."

"We love Belsford! The cottage is a perfect size for 2 adults and 2 children. We've had some great days out on the steam train at Buckfastleigh, House of Marbles, Paignton and Dartmouth Castle. Excellent seafood at Rockfish at Dartmouth, and they offer an excellent kids pack to keep them entertained with colouring, stickers and a wallet. So much more to see and do. Thank you so much for a fab few days. Your cottages and the surrounding area make for a brilliant holiday and you have thought of everything. xx"

"What a wonderful spot. Thoroughly enjoyed our week in Devon. Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts were a great favourite. Devon Bird of Prey Centre was a nice find. We can highly recommend Belsford!!"

"Matt and Kay - you've done wonders at Belsford Court Cottages. Wonderfully kind hospitable hosts - nothing is too much trouble. Lovely to have flowers every week, excellent thorough cleaning, wonderfully fresh laundered sheets, towels, linen. Thank you so much. See you soon."

"We have had a lovely weekend with amazing weather. Enjoyed beach visits, model village, hillside railway - to name a few. Kids loved the playroom and the pool. Great accommodation. Well stocked kitchen. Thanks. We hope to return (and we will be recommending to friends)."

"Great cottage, great location. You really have thought of families with all the facilities - we especially loved the gardens and pool house. We enjoyed the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth, Becky Falls, and Bigbury Sands."

"We had a great week here! It's a really lovely set-up with excellent facilities which we enjoyed very much. The kids loved the pool, fields, courtyard and play areas - as we did. I'd really recommend Bigbury for a day at the beach. We would highly recommend this cottage and wish we were here another week. Excellent info/welcome pack, very informative and useful. Thankyou!"

"We have had a wonderful week. The weather has been excellent. Lots to see in the area - Dartmouth Castle, Plymouth Aquarium and Totnes. Hope to be back next year."

"We have had a fantastic time. A warm reception, with great facilities. Lots of good beaches and villages. Hope Cove is a must!"

"We had a fabulous time here! Above all our expectations. Belsford Cottages catered for our little one perfectly! From the games room, swimming pool, and trampoline, to small things we didn't expect like children's cutlery and flowers in the room! Thank you for some wonderful memories. Hope to come back soon!! xxx"

"We've had a great time, despite the weather. Beautiful place, lovely people. We loved the pumpkins on Halloween. All the little touches made this a great holiday. We hope to be back very soon."

"This is our first holiday as a family of four ("L" is only 3.5 months old) and we couldn't have wished for a better one! "A" has made use of all the play equipment both indoor and out! Being a hectic 2 year-old, she has really enjoyed having a pool. We were really impressed with the accommodation - well equipped kitchen a great bonus! Great location and brilliant hosts, thankyou Matt and Kay! By the way, so nice to have such beautiful artwork around us Kay x"

"We have had a lovely week. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. We had great fun in the pool everyday, and the adults relaxed in the sauna. The surroundings are beautiful. It is a great base for visiting all the surrounding places. Thank you Matt and Kay."

"Matt and Kay, thank you so much for making our special week a very special one. The accommodation was excellent and the whole family thoroughly enjoyed themselves."

"We have had an amazing week. We all loved the pool! Beautiful views and scenery, great accommodation. We will be back next year. Thank you Matt and Kay for your generous hospitality."

"A lovely time was had by all, kids enjoyed it and accommodation was great. Would come again."

"Loved our stay. Lovely pool. Peaceful place to visit. Thankyou for everything. Would recommend to others."

"We have had a lovely week, full of surprises - the cottage, the welcome, the coastline and the weather - thankyou very much. We return home rejuvenated."

"Had a fantastic stay - cottage is extremely well equipped, with the added bonus of the pool, games room etc. Thank you very much."

"Lovely location, excellent facilities. Enjoyed your sauna and pool. Plenty of places to visit. Had a great time, will recommend to family and friends. Many thanks to Kay/Matt for the wonderful clean cottage, plus flowers and cake. Thanks!"






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