Calf Pen


From £374

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Summer Special offer on a 7 night stay from 17th August was £887 now only £754

2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: TFCALF
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


The Calf Pen is a wonderful ground floor property, which has been carefully renovated to preserve character features and original charm.  Considerate and thoughtful renovation has kept the original beams, wooden floors and the addition of a wood burner has created a cosy and appealing holiday home. Cleverly designed and modernised to reflect an open plan living style its outer appearance belies the interior comfort that has been lovingly created. The property mixes charm and personal attention with creature comforts and modern conveniences making it a great choice for out-of-season breaks too. There is plenty of seating in the patio and courtyard area along with access to the garden and pond area where you will find additional seating in a relaxing and peaceful setting.  The property is perfectly located in a beautiful part of Devon, and situated near the quiet and picturesque village of Colyton. The position makes it an ideal holiday base for exploring both Devon, Dorset and the famous Jurassic Coast.  You will also find plenty of delightful local walks and bridleways on the doorstep too.  The apartment is also ideal for guests with a member who has limited mobility.  

The Calf Pen is part of a group of properties all with their own individual character which can be booked as a group for big parties requiring a venue for a special celebration or event - please see TFFARM and TFBULLTFLOFTTFDAIR, TFBARN

The whole of the Jurassic Coast (including Seaton, Beer and Sidmouth), now a World Heritage site, is within easy reach and the lovely West Dorset seaside town of Lyme Regis is only about 15 minutes away by car.  The popular Seaton Tramway, running along the Axe estuary, stops nearby offering a relaxing way to discover the local area.  For those that enjoy a culinary treat, celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage shop and restaurant is a short drive away in the East Devon market town of Axminster.

Self-contained ground floor apartment. Open plan living area with sofa, woodburner, TV/DVD, i-docMP3 and dining table seating four.  Kitchen with electric hob and double oven, fridge/freeezer, microwave, slimline dishwasher, washing machine and electric drying rack.  Bedroom 1 with double bed and Bedroom 2 with zip link twin beds 2’ 6’’ which can be converted to a King size if required (please request when booking). Bathroom: with a shower over bath, basin and W.C.  Outside: courtyard with bistro table for two.  

Patio area with furniture and BBQ.  Garden and seating near the pond.  A pet should be accompanied when in the garden.

Ample parking at the front of the property. 

  • Included: Bed linen and towels, electricity and heating.  Please bring your own beach towels.  Wi-Fi. Cot and highchair available on request please bring your own cot linen..
  • Pets: Up to two well behaved dogs welcome in public areas of property only (not bedrooms). Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Telephone: Mobile reception mixed.
  • Local facilities: Shop: 1 mile. Pub: 1 mile. Beach: Seaton 5 miles.
  • Other: No smoking.

May 2019

Excellent accommodation, owners very welcoming and the very kind gesture of the home made scones and home made jam were delicious, will definitely stay again

October 2018

After a very enjoyable stay last year, we were very happy to return this year. The accommodation is very well presented with everything you need, and the grounds are very well kept. Jane, the owner, is delightful and very welcoming.

October 2018

Enjoyed Janes welcome pack and the location we did not want for anything

August 2018

A lovely place to stay, nice location.

August 2018

We loved our stay at Calf pen. The area is stunning and we visited lots of great places. The cottage was beautifully laid out and very clean. We met the owner during our stay who was really friendly and welcoming. We hope to return to the Old barn next year, as we will have more guests with us. Thank you.

June 2018

We very much enjoyed our stay. This was our fourth visit to this location and we certainly will have no hesitation in returning. Our cottage was very well equipped and we loved the peace and quiet.

June 2018

Excellent as always.

October 2017

Loved our holiday, Jane was very welcoming and the standard of accommodation was excellent.

September 2017

Yes we did. A very enjoyable 2nd stay. Many thanks to all involved.

August 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed, hospitality excellent nothing was a problem. Cottage and grounds beautiful

August 2017

Jane was an exceptional host, this was a return visit as we enjoyed it so much last year. this is a hidden gem in the devon countryside

July 2017

Cottage furnished to a high standard and very clean. We enjoyed our stay.

June 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Calf Pen very much. The accommodation was excellent. From the warm welcome we received to thought that has gone into the surroundings and the barns, to ensure a comfortable and relaxed environment, meant that we were able to enjoy our holiday in a way that exceeded expectations.

May 2017

Very much, and we'd like to return, hopefully, next year. Jane, the owner, is lovely and helpful but never intrusive. She has obviously worked very hard to provide high quality accommodation in a very tranquil setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would recommend it highly.

October 2016

we enjoyed our holiday so much we have already booked the calf pen for next year! Excellent attention to detail by Jane, the whole set up was perfect for us as a family and the dog. Perfect

October 2016

This was our second stay at the Calf Pen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. The owner was wonderful and could not do enough for us.

September 2016

The cottage complex is very well laid out, we stayed in The Calf Pen which was found spotless on arrival with a full set of top quality furnishings

August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the calf pen. The attention to detail really made our whole experience. Freshly cut flowers and a bottle of wine greeted us on our arrival. Comfy beds, crisp clean linen and fluffy towels were all provided and immaculately clean. The furnishings were lovely making the place feel like a home from home. The immediate area is of outstanding natural beauty, away from the bustle of town but close enough to find amenities, stunning walks, beaches, trams, cows and fossils. We had one rainy day and I have to say I was glad as we got to light the log burner. Our Son and Daughter 13 and 15 also enjoyed their stay, they were really happy to have good connections to wifi and TV to wind down after all the activities during the day. Buddy, our Golden Retriever also made himself at home, he loved going for walks around the pond and private fields. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms which accept dogs in the local towns of Colyton, Seaton, Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe and Lyme Regis. The beaches in these towns also had dog friendly areas meaning our whole family had a fantastic week together. We definitely recommend this location and accommodation. Many thanks to the new owner Jane who made us feel so welcome. Andrew and Lisa Walker

July 2016

This was a truly delightful holiday. We were just looking for a break but this was so much more. The quirky accommodation was charming and comfortable and the owner Jane could not have been more solicitous or helpful. We loved the many bird feeders and the feeling that we and the environment were being cared for , it was most restful and restorative.

June 2016

I stayed in the Calf Pen recently, 14th-17th June, 2016 with my sister Miss Lesley Mitchell. The whole cottage complex is excellent and our cottage was very impressive. I would give it 5 star plus, Jane, the owner has supplied everything you need from hair dryers, toiletries etc., even a bottle of wine. We really enjoyed our stay in the Calf Pen and would recommend it to everyone. Hope to go back next year with my husband.