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What our guest say....
from our guest comments books...
Thank you for returning deposit money so promptly, it was in our bank before we got home!
We had a lovely time at South Farm and will certainly be back, maybe not next year but sometime in the near future.
Alison and Nick
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Carp lodge 2017
Another excellent holiday, good fishing, very relaxing and quiet. See you again next year, Mel & Pat
It’s our 2nd time at South Farm and again we enjoyed our stay in Carp Lodge. Fishing has been great and the weather was good. Thank you again Gary & Deb for making us feel welcome……..Brian & Lesley…..Poole
Another lovely stay, fantastic fishing, beautiful surroundings and wonderful weather. We had a great time in the pool in the scorching sun. We will be back again and are looking forward to it all next year…….James, Mike, Gail & Naomi…….Glossop
Had a lovely stay and the fishing was excellent. Flowers and chocolates on arrival was a nice touch……..We can’t wait to come back…….Julie, Frank, Janine, Dave and Caitlin…..Lytham
Lake cottage 2107
Our first visit to South Farm and we have had a great week. The cottage had everything we needed including a place to store fishing tackle, great fishing and all good quality fish. Thanks to Deb & Gary who made us very welcome, hope to see you again. Clive & Peggy….Bristol.
First time here at South Farm and what a lovely peaceful spot. Surprised to be greeted with chocolates and flowers, a lovely touch, Deb & Gary so friendly, they really go the “extra mile” to make sure everything is good for you. Thanks for a great place to stay, we will be back. Zena & Kevin… Fareham
Weather brilliant, Deb & Gary very helpful & pleasant. Brilliant fishing, average weight 50lb in one afternoon but best 3.5 hours 75lb……….Peter & Penny Birmingham
Another lovely holiday at South Farm. Visited Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth and Branscombe, also sampled the food at the “Wyndham arms” and “Keepers cottage”. Thank you Gary & Debs……….Maureen & Derek……..Biggleswade
Lovely time once again, cottage beautiful and fishing good. Thanks again to two lovely people Deb & Gary……..Eileen & Les……New Forest
Our first visit to South Farm and we don’t think it will be the last. Lake cottage is lovely and in beautiful condition. Gary & Debs always helpful and very friendly. Weather was dreadful but we would come again as we still enjoyed a lovely time. Many thanks…….Frank & Sylvia….Portsmouth
The cottage and facilities were excellent as usual. Torrential rain made fishing challenging at times but still very good. Thanks to Debbie & Gary for the lovely birthday flowers and hiding the birthday cake. Happy 10th Anniversary South Farm wouldn’t be the same without you both……..Angie, Rich & Min……Staines
Stable cottage 2017
Our 2nd time at South Farm, thanks to Debbie & Gary for a great holiday. Weather was fantastic, very hot and sunny all week. Cottage was top class, as it was last year………John & Lorraine…..Birmingham
Stable cottage very well presented, wanted for nothing. Debbie & Gary very friendly and helpful. Views from the conservatory superb with stunning sunrises and sunsets. We will return……Ang & Mark…..Telford
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Stable cottage the view from the conservatory is very relaxing and the cottage is very comfortable. The children have enjoyed the swimming pool, tennis court and the play barn, all in all we would have no hesitation in returning and would choose Stable cottage every time…….the cottage is too nice to leave. Thanks finally to Deb & Gary for their hospitality during our stay……..The Selby family……Halstead.
Farm house. 2017
Another wonderful holiday, everyone loved it. We came last year and knew we had to come back, there is something for everyone to do. Gary & Debbie are very welcoming and helped us whenever we needed it, we can’t thank you enough for making our stay so homely……….The O’Neil family…..Portsmouth
Absolutely beautiful place with everything we could have needed, helpful and friendly hosts. Weather held out for most days, but the rainy times were an opportunity to make good use of the variety of games and fantastic play barn. Many thanks for a fantastic week…..The Perry, Simmons and Higgs families …………Headly
Coshes Garden 2017
We’ve had a great time here at South arm, me, my husband and our 16 month old son. Plenty to do to keep all ages entertained whether that be fishing, swimming or playing with the toys in the Games barn. Thanks to Debbie & Gary for making us feel so welcome, can’t wait to come back…….Kate, Matt and little Oliver….Oswestry
We have had a lovely few relaxing days, lovely cottage & everything here that was needed. Many thanks for the flowers and chocolates to welcome us. Looking forward to seeing you again in October……Dave & Sheila
Lovely to be back in Coshes Garden with it’s amazing views. We have been looking forward to this since we booked, South Farm is the most amazing place for a chill out to get your head together after normal daily routines, work etc. Clive was up at 6am every day fishing until the sun went down, fish in pristine condition. Amazing holiday and Gary & Debs, we got to see you again so that was a bonus….We will be back next year…..Cheryl & Clive…..Crawley
Very pleasant and comfortable stay, lovely views from the cottage. Fishing good and eventful, really enjoyed it. Deb & Gary good hosts, full of information, cheerful and helpful……..the Weatherleys….Chichester
The extended Robinson family, lovely to be here again with our now grown up family and 9 month old Grandson. Just a week but did the usual, fishing, chilling and visiting our favourite haunts. The cottage looks prettier than ever, your finishing touches Debs make it a real home from home. Thanks again for a lovely welcome……Bob, Linda and family……Preston
Cinders cottage 2017
Weather rubbish but South Farm great! Carp to close on 20lb all on the pole, saw a deer and loads of other wild life…..Fabulous holiday………Bob & Mary……Poole
Well it’s our third time back and it’s still as good as it gets. Weather has been warm and sunny and the fishing fab. We will see you again in September…….Wendy & Keith……Basingstoke
Brilliant short break. Fantastic fishing, spot on cottage, we couldn’t have been more comfortable. Thanks to you both……..Barrie & Sue ……Newent
Our first visit to South Farm and a stay in Cinders. What great accommodation, immaculate cottage. It did rain for a few days but it did not dampen our spirits. We even managed a swim in the pool and caught plenty of fish……….Sarah, Dan, bobby, Jill and Brian……York
We stayed at south farm last week and we had a great time. Would highly recommend especially for families. Great fishing, stunning views and plenty to do for kids. Also lovely pubs to eat out at nearby and lots of nice places to explore. We particularly enjoyed the donkey sanctuary at Sidmouth. Can't wait to go back.
Thank you for the speedy refund of our deposit. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed staying at the property and use of all its facilities (the hot tub was particularly popular!). It's so nice being able to holiday in a place that feels like home, is well kept and has everything you could need. I've attached a photo of one of the boys who caught a fish on his first attempt. He certainly was very pleased with himself as you can see!
We certainly will take advantage of the return guest discount next time we visit.
Another year and another fantastic holiday for all the family. From fishing, swimming in the pool and playing in the park or play barn. Amazing time had from the youngest to the oldest…….Alex O’Neil
Thank you for a fantastic fishing holiday I would
recommend your fishing excellent and accommodation immaculate. Townsend family
Anyone going here won't be disappointed especially in that farmhouse. Have fun y'all. Paul Haslam.
Possibly the best family holiday we have had………The Fotheringham family
our favourite holiday destination! Katy
We both had a brilliant week. Cottage was perfect for us and Borris, fishing was amazing and the weather was great. See you again next time year I hope………..Annette
Thanks Gary & Debbie for a warm welcome to a beautiful cottage. Scenery brilliant, very quiet and relaxing.
Lovely time had by all. Lovely cottage, nice warm, friendly welcome and good fishing.
Mr.& Mrs Bolton
This was our first time at South Farm and we had a fantastic time in idyllic surroundings, the fishing was brilliant and the Spa room was a bonus.
Thank you for a perfect week, just what we needed, we will be back and bring family and friends.
Rich & Joy. Bristol.
Really enjoyed our second stay at South Farm. Thank you Gary & Debbie, so welcoming and friendly. Did a spot of fossil hunting at Charmouth, boys went crazy with hammers!! See you in August.
Gary, Clare and the boys. Sittingbourne.
Our 4th visit to South Farm and spent 2 weeks this year. As usual had the most amazing relaxing time, lots of carp caught on both home and ram lakes. Thanks to Deb & Gary for being perfect hosts as usual, see you next year.
The Carley Family & Riley the staffie. Bristol.
The cottage was exceptionally clean and welcoming, it always feels “like home” and not like a holiday cottage. Thanks to Debs & Gary for making our week so relaxing.
Really relaxing break after a warm welcome from Debbie & Gary. Everything was perfect, from the cottage to the surrounding grounds.
Will recommend and be returning. Thank you to our hosts for a good break, batteries recharged!
Jane & Barry
Fab, Fab, Fab.
Thank you Debbie & Gary for a warm welcome and an immaculately kept cottage and grounds. Great fishing and swimming, loved every minute & we will be back.
Jan & Rog, Nottingham
Cottage is lovely, we had a brilliant week & was nice to get away to such a peaceful place. Enjoyed the fishing, caught some good fish……
Andrea & Mark. Walsall.
Another chapter in our holiday stays here at South Farm, Coshes once again our “home” for the week and we were not disappointed. Everywhere & everything was perfect. The grounds, pools, accommodation all first class and you can certainly be proud of yourselves Debs & Gary.
Linda & Roy. Staffordshire
Another enjoyable break, excellent fishing. Thanks Debbie & Gary, hope to see you soon.
Barbara & Peter. Walsall.
Was our first time at South Farm and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Great fishing at Ram and Home Lakes, plenty of fish to catch. The conservatory is absolutely sublime, star gazing from this room is really special.
The games room was really well equipped to suit all ages and the hot tub and sauna are an amazing addition. Highly recommended.
Thanks for another great stay, each time gets better.
The Stevens family. Birmingham.
Had an enjoyable stay, accommodation comfortable and made full use of the brilliant conservatory. Father and son had many fishing sessions, plenty of fish caught. Swimming pool an excellent feature which both children enjoyed.
Lewis Family. Pembrokeshire.
Gary & Deb, Thank you both so much for my stay in your wonderful cottage, you are both so helpful. Such a great area for just chilling out in such a comfortable cottage, like home from home.
Carrie Samuel, Surrey.
Excellent accommodation, fishing and not least our hosts, Gary & Debs. Wildlife spectacular and some nice walks.
Brian, Pat, Michael & Jackie. Chelmsford
This was our first experience of renting a holiday cottage so we had no idea what to expect, we have enjoyed every moment. Debbie & Gary made us feel so welcome, the chocolates and flowers were a lovely surprise, nothing was too much trouble for them. The house came very well equipped and the beds were so comfortable. We will be back.
The Mitchell family. Fareham
We have had a lovely week, the cottage and fishing are brill and we would definitely come back. Gary & Debbie are very friendly and helpful……….We loved the hot tub.
The Lane family and doggies. Hampshire.
Farm house; 2016
Fabulous house and garden, we have really enjoyed our stay. Loved sitting in the hot tub in the evenings looking out at the stunning views and sunsets. The kids have loved playing with the toys and games in the games barn. We will be coming back.
The Stringers, Basingstoke.
Deb & Gary, Just a quick note to say what a fantastic weekend we had. The house was beautiful and very clean, all the girls really enjoyed themselves. Will highly recommend and will certainly be back.
Kirsty & the girls, Tewkesbury.
Lovely property and surroundings. Lots to do for two and three year olds, would definitely recommend to anyone, thanks for letting us stay.
The Winckles, Moore & Mackays. Lechlade.
We’ve had an amazing stay here. The fishing was good and we enjoyed a few games of tennis and had a lot of fun in the swimming pool. The views from the windows were amazing , we could see for miles and spotted loads of wildlife.
The Harmond family. Chelmsford.
The cottage was excellent, great facilities, very comfortable with great views. Really enjoyed the peace & tranquillity and the boys enjoyed the games barn facilities.
The Coulson family. Berkshire.
Brill week! Accommodation super comfortable. Fishing 1st class, the pool well used……we will be back.
The Brownsells & Noahs. Gloucester.
Carp Lodge; 2016
First time at South Farm, friendly welcome from Debbie & Gary. Carp Lodge had everything we needed, the accommodation is excellent.
Out fishing nearly every day catching decent size fish (great fishing). We have enjoyed our holiday very much, will be back.
Colin & Mandy, Winchester.
Had a relaxing week. Fantastic fishing, enjoyed every minute. Gary & Debs hospitality was a nice touch, thank you for a lovely week.
Brian & Lesley. Poole.
Fantastic weekend booked for my partners birthday for the fishing, he wasn’t disappointed. We had a great time, very comfortable and relaxing. Our dog enjoyed his stay too!!
Will be back with a larger party.
Sue. West Bromwich
We have had a great holiday and caught loads of fish up to 12lb. Pool was great. Barker Family, Chester.
What a lovely place with wall to wall scenic views. Swimming pool, practically “infinity” check out the views while swimming.
Jones Family, Truro.
Coshes Garden. 2015
Great week at Coshes, everything provided for. Fabulous views from the garden, too much to do in one week. Fishing was fantastic, never caught so many Carp…….make time for the hot tub it’s brilliant. Callaghan Family, Orpington.
Guess what? Back again. Once again a lovely week, went out and about to Tiverton, Bridport and Sidmouth. Roy had a good time fishing and even made the facebook page this time with one of his specimens. Gary & Debs, so lovely to see you again. South Farm is a credit to you both.
The Ellwoods, Staffs.
Another lovely holiday spent at South Farm, recommend river walks at Uffculme. Visit the Culme valley inn and the Ashill inn for good food. Lovely hanging baskets and flowers, keep watering Debs.
The Hollingdales, Yalding.
The Farm house. 2105
Lovely welcoming house and setting, the sunsets are amazing. A relaxing holiday for the adults and plenty of things to do for the children………would recommend.
The Cornwalls, Hextable.
Had a fantastic time during our stay! House was perfect for spending time with family & friends. Lots of activities and hot tub was great for relaxing in the evening.
Thanks, Evans Family. Kent.
What an incredible week we have had. The Farm house is picture perfect, plenty of space to relax and party in. The hot tub was lovely, we also loved playing badminton and even though we didn’t catch any fish it didn’t stop us trying.
Jim & Stacey, Plymouth.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Farm house. As two families staying together we found the Farm house spacious and catered for everyone, it’s well equipped and comfortable. The fishing here has been very successful and has got the whole family involved. Also loved the pool and the hot tub, would love to come back.
Roger & Ruth. Leicester.
Carp Lodge. 2015
Had a great relaxing week, our third time here at South Farm, second time in Carp lodge. It definitely won’t be our last visit, fishing hard but worth it as have been rewarded with some lovely fish. Carp lodge again was clean & comfortable, credit to Gary & Deb for keeping such a gem so welcoming. Will be back soon,
Cleveley Family, Bromsgrove.
Our second holiday spent at South Farm and very much enjoyed yet again. Returned with other family members who loved it too. Fishing was good & some sizeable fish caught, perch to 2.5lbs……Carp to 12.5lbs plus….Tench to 3lb…Roach, Rudd & Bream around 4lbs.
Shee family, Glossop.
Our first visit here and what a fantastic place. Gary & Debbie are great friendly people that make you feel so very welcome. Our boys have had a great time fishing. Carp lodge is like “home from home”, very comfortable and well equipped. The pool was clean and well looked after, the boys had great fun in there. We have had a really relaxing, fun holiday and will definitely be back.
The Cushen Family, Brentford.
Stables cottage. 2015
Very relaxing holiday in a lovely cottage with stunning views. Fishing close to the cottages and we were able to visit places like Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Dawlish easily.
Ridgeway Family, Buckinghamshire.
Had a great holiday. The cottage has been nicely refurbished. Wonderful views. Brilliant fishing, lakes well stocked. Thank you for your hospitality.
Bev, Paul & Holly. Notts.
Well, yet another relaxing holiday. Just love the cottage, I could quite happily sit in the conservatory for hours. We will be back, thanks Deb & Gary.
Lynn & George (Gloucester)
We all had a great holiday, I had lots of fun with my friends from Sam.
Aoife and Mum and Nan x
Cinders cottage. 2015
We have had a lovely holiday, the cottage is very comfortable & welcoming, we felt very relaxed. Would recommend to others.
Bev & Pete, Aylesbury.
Another fantastic two weeks here. Cottage is lovely and the views are amazing. Milk & chocs on arrival helped after a long journey, thanks Debbie & Gary.
Kendle family, Essex.
Yet again another great holiday at South Farm, the kids love the pool and the fishing.
The Ricketts. Herts.
Thanks for a very enjoyable stay, great scenery, peaceful cosy cottage.
Catherine, Elouise and Sebastian.
Lake cottage. 2015
We have had two wonderful weeks. The girls have really enjoyed themselves with all you have to offer. Thanks for all the tips about where to go, Sidmouth was fab. We will tell all our friends about this lovely place.
Family Bezemer. The Netherlands.
Another great week (our 10th year) here at South Farm. Plenty of fish caught at Ram & Home Lake with the largest carp at 12lb & Tench 3lb. Thanks to Debs & Gary.
Anne & Vic (Bristol).
Had a fantastic week, despite the great British weather, caught loads of good size carp from Ram lake, outstanding fishing for the whole family. The cottage was very clean & comfortable, chocolates on arrival was a lovely gesture, Gary & Debbie were very welcoming and friendly. Enjoyed the hot tub very much and the games barn gave us the odd evening of entertainment. The whole complex has been well thought out with families in mind, we would definitely recommend a holiday here.
Coppard Family, Croydon.
Thank you for the warm & friendly welcome Debbie & Gary, also for the chocolates, milk and flowers. You have a splendid set up here and Lake cottage is warm and comfortable with everything I needed. I managed to bank a 2lb perch (on corn) and that was a personal best for me. Great fun on Ram lake, the bench swim tempting them out from under the surface…….and to think I came here for a rest! Thank you for an enjoyable week, I shall be booking for next year.
Mike Gason, Portland.
Oaktree 14th April 2014
Had a lovely time relaxing, plenty of fishing on all lakes. Ben & Danielle made the most of the facilities. The cottage was wonderful and catered for all our needs, we can’t wait to return again. Many thanks Gary & Debbie, you are great hosts.
Lake cottage 5th April 2014
Our first time here and we are already planning a return visit next year with our twins. Fishing was fabulous, my husband caught carp all day, up to 15lb and I stuck with Roach fishing. Wonderful cottage, immaculate & well equipped, thank you for a wonderful time.
Sarah & Paul Richards, Hertfordshire.
Farm house 4th April 2014
Amazing house, warm & welcoming home from home. Lovely family time, many memories made.
Lynn & George Roberts
Coshes 19th April 2014
Our 2nd stay at South Farm, first in this cottage. As the first time our stay was very enjoyable, thanks to Gary & Debs for the flowers& chocolates. Can’t wait until next time. Mick, Donna and Antony
Farm house 30th May 2014
What a wonderful family holiday home, a lot of thought has gone into providing everything one would need.....Perfect
Carp Lodge & Lake cottage 1st June 2014
Had a great week , our first time here, hopefully won’t be the last. Facilities excellent and cottages very comfortable. Fishing spot on everyone who tried caught fish in superb condition even first timers. Thanks Gary & Debbie.
The Cornforth Clan
Cinders 7th June 2014
The first time for us. Couldn’t believe the fabulous view, utterly mesmerising. The fishing was awesome, never less than 100lb a day, excellent condition and fought harder than I have ever known.
All in all a holiday you dream of.
The Poolies ..Coventry
Lake cottage 14th June
We had a lovely holiday, wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely be back again next year.
Mr. & Mrs. Enefer
Lake 19th July 2014
Our second visit here and had a fantastic week, Lots of carp caught on both Ram & Home lakes. Already decided we will be back next year for another week of R&R.....See you the.
The Carleys Bristol
Coshes Garden cottage 8th July 2014
Debbie & Gary, thank you very much for your hospitality this week. We have had a wonderful time in Coshes Garden, it was perfect with all the facilities we needed. The view is extraordinary and there is lots to do here.
Matthys & Janine Visser...Heemskerk The Netherlands
Coshes Garden 26th July 2014
Thank you Debbie, Gary & team for a wonderful week. Coshes cottage was perfect for our little family. The views are amazing, the cottage very comfortable and the facilities perfect.
Craig, Helen & Ewan
Carp Lodge 26th July 2014
We have had a brilliant time. Used the pool lots & the tennis court & games barn too. Excellent accommodation, beautiful surroundings, friendly hosts. Will be posting lots of pics on FB.
The cottage was very cosy and we all made ourselves at home very quickly, thank you for a lovely stay...Sarah Hughes
Loved it, amazing, had such a good time.....Lucy Hughes
Our stay here has been brilliant......Sam Hughes
Stables cottage 26th July 2014
Very good fishing, caught loads. Granddaughter loved the chickens coming round each day. Very peaceful with great views
Lake Cottage 26th July 2014
We had a great time here at South Farm, there is plenty to do. We loved the swimming pool and thank you for the milk & chocolates on arrival, just what we needed after a long journey.
Chloe (aged 14) and the rest of the Kendle family from Essex
Farm house 15th August 2014
A perfect family holiday home. The scenery is beautiful, we have all had a wonderful holiday.
Quarrell family Northants
Oaktree August 2014
Had a very nice week at South Farm. Oaktree was spacious, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The fishing was excellent , many thanks for a warm welcome.
The Nock family. West Midlands
Stables Cottage 2nd August 2014
We totally loved it here. We loved the welcome, the cows, the chickens & Puss. We loved the pool, the trampoline and the play barn. We are so very sad to be going. The Kellys
Ps. Nana says comfy bed & good bed linen.
Cinders 2nd August 2014
Fantastic holiday, South Farm is beautiful can’t wait to come back next year.
The Ricketts family Herts
Coshes Garden 2nd August 2014
Thank you Debbie & Gary for a wonderful week. Cottage was wonderful with beautiful views. We have enjoyed it so much we are coming back next year for two weeks.
The Root Family, Colchester
Cinders 9th August 2014
Even though it is our fourth visit we always find something different to do. Tiverton horse drawn canal barge was a lovely experience. John loves the fishing and Cinders was lovely as usual, can’t wait to come back. Thanks Gary & Debs.
Farm house July 2013
Thank you for a great week. The Farm house was a lovely base for all of us, enough space for all. The pool was a wonderful asset, will defo be returning for the next family holiday.
Coshes Garden June 2013
Another great week, just in love with the views. This is our 3rd visit and love it just as much as the 1st. Hubby still trying for the 29LB carp, but he’s had a fair few decent size.
Thanks Deb & Gary
Anne & Pete Gloucester
Lake cottage April 2013
Our first stay here at South Farm but definitely not our last. We had a fantastic relaxed holiday, many thanks Debbie & Gary and also a big thank you for the flowers, chocolates etc. Fishing first class, all the fish in excellent condition in very well kept lakes. We will be recommending to all our fishing colleagues. Thank you once again. Audrey & Richard Barlow, Poole.
Cinders cottage August 2013
We have had a really relaxing holiday. Beautiful cottage and views. With two teenagers and a puppy, plenty for us all to do. Enjoyed the pool and lots of lovely walks. Thanks very much for a great week. The Costons.
Lake cottage July 2013
First time here and like the last guests to write in this book, it wont be our last, have had a great week. Fishing has been great, my son has caught well over a 100 carp surface fishing and my husband close to 100 carp on pole.
Thanks, Sharon, Vince, Jak & Lauren
Cinders cottage May 2013
Another excellent week in a lovely cottage. Cant wait till the next time, thanks Gary & Debs
Farm house May 2013
Had a great relaxing break, Farm house very nice, hot tub great, fishing very good. Thanks for a great time.
Stables cottage May 2013
Beautiful location, look forward to returning in the future. The men thoroughly enjoyed the fishing. Deb & Gary welcomed us with flowers and chocolates, lovely touch, and were available whenever we needed them.
The Chatterlys Evesham.
Lake cottage August 2013
The cottage was as immaculate as usual, had a wonderful relaxing week.
All lakes fished well as per usual, 155 carp 2lb – 10lb mostly, some roach, bream and tench. Fished only one rod all holiday Angela & Richard Middlesex
I caught 22 carp, biggest 9lb 3oz. I enjoyed riding at Sheldon stables and swimming in the pool. Tazmin aged 11
Coshes garden August 2013
We really enjoyed our stay here, lovely cottage with beautiful views. Lots of fun things for the children to do, boys loved the games barn & tennis court.
Thank you so much for a fab holiday, The Evans family, S. Wales.
Lake cottage July 2013
Lovely cottage, lovely place, fantastic weather & very good fishing.
Many thanks for a really great holiday, hope to be back next year. Thank youso much Gary and Debbie. Karyn & Fred West Midlands.
The Farm house Feb 2013
Stayed with nine adults & 3 dogs, had a great time in the hot tub. A great time to relax & kick back with family & friends away from our busy lives at home. Will definitely come back, thank you. Hannah Griffin, Somerset.
Carp lodge August 2013
Booked this as a last minute holiday whilst visiting from America. This place fulfilled all of our expectations, clean, peaceful, beautiful scenery. A simply wonderful week of relaxing and fishing. Thank you, the Harris family Virginia USA
Lake cottage July 2013
Our first time here and it wont be the last, a great find on the internet and we are going to recommend South Farm to all. Thank you to Gary & Debs. Debbie & Peter, Yalding Kent.
Carp lodge June 2013
We have had a wonderful week again.Great fishing, lovely swimming pool and at the end of the day a nice soak in the Jacuzzi & sauna. We will be back. Trish & Dave (Cornwall).
The Farm house August 2013
A great time had by all. Loved how spacious the Farm house is. Loved the pool, games barn, tennis court, large garden and of course the hot tub. Gary and Deb readily available for any queries, friendly & welcoming, thank you. James, Libby & Ward families.
Carp lodge July 2013
Enjoyed our week here very much. Comfortable accommodation, everything we needed at hand. Gary & Debbie so friendly & helpful, we will be back. Anne & Trevor Hutchings
Carp Lodge May 2013
From arrival to sadly leaving we had a fantastic time. Carp lodge is fantastic and a great place to stay. Gary & Deb helpful & friendly, the tour from Gary was a nice touch. The fishing is out of this world, the area stunning, nice & peaceful.
Oaktree September 2013
Wonderful house in a beautiful location, had a great time, thank you. Donald, Pam & Molly. Scotland
Oaktree August 2013
Had a great week with our two boys. They both enjoyed the play barn and especially the big carp from lower ram lake. Thank you Gary & Deb for making our stay a pleasant one. The Vaseys.
All had a lovely stay, enjoyed trips out to Torquay & Exeter. Pulled a 2lb perch out of Lower ram, lovely fish. Thank you for the lovely stay, see you in 2014, the Westropes clan.
A great week of fishing on almost exclusive lakes in a beautiful location. We have really enjoyed our stay. Mark, Kayte & Daniel (Fordingbridge).
Well, what to say, another week of absolute chilling. Incredible fishing, views & atmosphere. Thank you Debs & Gary, you are legends with your care & hospitality. Job done, deposit already paid for next year. A huge thank you from Cheryl & Clive (Crawley).
Splendid holiday enjoyed by all, hope many others have a good a time as we did…..Martin Thorne, Northamptonshire.
Booked as a last minute holiday, so glad we did. The greeting from Gary & Debs along with the chocs & flowers was a nice touch. Lodge was clean, comfortable & well equipped, home from home. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did. Mick, Donna, Antony & Tarka the rough collie (Bromsgrove).
Lake Cottage - Sept 2013
A huge thank you to Gary and Debbie for yet another fantastic stay at South Farm. The fishing was fantastic, with Lower Ram producing bags of carp weighing in at 62lb, 65lb, 115lb and 82lb. Home Lake was more challenging but the fish caught were in superb condition. Thank you again for making our stay superb. Best Regards Neil and Malc.
Carp Lodge- June 2012
We have had a great holiday in Carp lodge, fantastic fishing & some nice days out. Weather not good but farm and lodge made up for it. Gary and Debbie’s hospitality was a nice touch, we will be back. Mark and Christine from Walsall.
Lake cottage – August 2012
Our first time at South Farm, we have had a very enjoyable week. South Farm has much to recommend and Gary and Debbie have been great hosts, Thank you for a great week we will be back, Bill and Pat Moyle.
Farm house Easter 2012
This is our first Farm house experience and it has been wonderful to say the least. All the people we hold dear have been able to stay with us and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, we will all remember South Farm it has been very special. Margaret and Terry Melia.
Oaktree – August 2012
Thanks for great holiday home. Grandchildren loved all the toys and playthings. Enjoyed trip to Diggerland, any boys/men’s dream come true.....Angela and Gordon
Coshes Garden – June 2012
A lovely place, great cottage and lovely people, a little piece of paradise..... Perry and Lyn
Coshes Garden – June 2012
Just to say thank you for a great week. Lovely cottage, great fishing and just wonderful scenery. Gary and Debs you are lovely and generous hosts. Thank you, Cheryl, Clive and Skye
Cinders June 2012
What a peaceful haven and the views from Cinders are wonderful. The cottage is very comfortable and has all you could want. Very nice touch with the welcome flowers and chocolates, thanks. Fishing was very good and I had my best day ever with just under 70lbs of fish! Thanks Gary and Debbie, we will be back. Paul and Penny (Luton)
Oaktree August 2012
Thank you, we have had a lovely week . The house was very comfortable and well equipped, excellent accommodation. The fishing was most successful with some good big fish landed. All in all a lovely week, best wishes to you both, the Chilton family.
Stables and coshes garden Aug 2012
Although the weather was not always as we would have wished a thoroughly enjoyable time was had at South Farm. The kids, in particular, revelled in the range of activities available. Jim
Lake cottage Aug 2012
Excellent relaxing and very peaceful week. Best weather we have had all summer, thanks to Gary and Deb for everything, hope to return for our sixth visit next year. Angela, Richard, Tazmin and Genie the dog.
Farm house July 2012
Thank you Gary and Debbie for a fabulous stay at the Farm house. The whole family have enjoyed our week. Fishing great, views stunning, peace and quiet. Even the great british weather could not spoil our holiday, when the clouds cleared at night fabulous stars in the night sky topped of by 10 (yes 10) shooting stars....magical. We will be back soon and are sad to leave, just too much to do in a week. The Daniels and Day Families.
Lake cottage April 2012
Had a fantastic week. Thank you for the warm welcome, didn’t want to leave at the end of the week. Fishing was great fun, caught more fish in the rain. Will definitely be coming back, Thank you the De-Niro family.
May 2011 Coshes garden.
Very enjoyable short break. Lovely cottage and great facilities, relaxing setting and good fishing.
Kerry, Mark, Jamie and Tom. Welling, Kent.
Lake cottage May 2011
We had a lovely two weeks holiday, hope to be back again soon. Thank you for the flowers and chocolates on our arrival. Tony loved the fishing.
Veronica and Tony Enefer
Oaktree cottage May 2011
Back again for our second stay and it was just as good as the first – no, it was better as it was just like coming home. Welcome was just as we remembered and even Rags wagged his tail.
Roy and Geoff found the fishing to be excellent with all types of fish being caught.
So thank you Debs and Gary for a lovely holiday, we look forward to seeing you in 2012. We all hope you have a good season as you really do deserve it as the farm is clean, tidy, attractive and the accommodation is first class.
Lots of love
Linda, Roy, Geoff and Celia
Cinders cottage February 2011
Lovely place to stay, great views and very peaceful surroundings. We came here for a family party so the accommodation was incidental, was not expecting it to be as lovely as this. My family enjoyed it very much and our only regret is that we are not staying longer. Thanks very much.
The Goodbans Deal in Kent
Lake cottage 4th – 11th June 2011
This is the fourth time here and as usual we had a Great time, the weather was not as hot as we’ve had before but it doesn’t rain under an umbrella.
The fishing was as good as ever and the cottage likewise. And of coarse our great hosts and friends Gary and Debs, thanks for a really great week and we hope to be back next year.
Thanks again Jeff and Barry
Carp lodge 28th May – 4th June 2011
First time at Carp lodge. Beautiful spot, lovely walks, good fishing and excellent facilities. Weather was very kind this week, swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and fishing, Paradise.
Well looked after by Gary and Debbie. Lots of fish caught, biggest 9Lbs 9oz this time, Great week.
Dave, Trish and Bex
Farm house and Oaktree Whitsun 2011
Fantastic holiday, best place we have stayed in. Fishing, pool, hot tub and play barn kept a party of seventeen entertained all week.
Thanks for a great holiday
Jo, Nick, Oliver, Owen, Claire, Jason, Rhys, Chloe, Tor, Amra, Elliot, Jan, Sue, Emily, Grace, Livvy and George
Carp lodge 21st – 28th May 2011
This is our first time in Carp lodge, we have all had a lot of fun. The lads caught loads of carp, didn’t see them from first thing in the morning till late at night. We’ve made use of all the facilities including the swimming pool and gym. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday for all the family including the non – fishers. Many thanks to Gary and Debbie we look forward to seeing you next year.
Keith, Tanya, Callum, Luke, Leonie & Jayden
Farm house and Oaktree Easter 2011
The best weather for this special time of year, glorious sunshine, the hottest for thirty years.
Group of friends, who have holidayed together for many, many years..................and without doubt this is the most memorable and amazing place to stay. The property is beautiful, clean and spacious and superbly furnished. Just so comfortable and relaxing, a pleasure to sit in the wonderful garden listening to the bird song. The icing on the cake.....the hot tub, so many laughs. For those that fished, very successful, photos to prove it. Thank you Debbie and Gary, this was a very memorable time with special friends.
Marian, Ron, Denise, John, Valerie, Sylvia, Roy, Carolyn, Dave, Chris, Jim, Carly, Simon and Taylor
Oaktree 9th June 2011
Our stay in Oaktree was amazing, beautiful walks, fishing and views. Day’s out to Honiton,Seaton and a visit to Beer for fish & chips, lovely. Looking forward to coming back soon, thanks for making us feel very welcome.
Sandra, Roger, Gareth, Marie, Chris, Ellen and Lottie
Suffolk and Oxfordshire
Oaktree 17th June 2011
After a very long journey we arrived to a lovely warm and friendly greeting. First impressions of Oaktree is – clean, comfortable and cosy, not forgetting the tranquillity that was consistent throughout our stay.
We have seen that lots of thought to every detail has been considered to make ourselves and other guests feel extremely welcomed. It’s not very often we have arrived at a place where there has been a starter pack etc so we found this very helpful & refreshing.
We are very pleased we have found such a lovely place & people and would definitely recommend South Farm along with Gary and Debbie.
Geoff and Margaret Taylor.
Farm house March 2011
A truly wonderful week end in this beautiful house. This is our 7th year away for our girlie weekend to laugh, enjoy a few drinks and catch up with friends away from work. We’ve been spoilt with superb weather and starry nights in the hot tub. With thanks to Deb and Gary
Sue, Clare, Di, Hils, Ruth, Tracey, Louise & Caroline ( we will be back) Pharmacy dept Dorset County Hospital
yet another great weekend at the Farmhouse and Oaktree Cottage. Houses as pristine and as comfortable & well equipped as usual. Fishing was brilliant. We all had a restful weekend with plenty of fresh air and fantastic views. A special thanks to Gary for getting the pool open early for our use. Kids loved it even though I thought it a little chilly and refused to get in! We will be back next year again. The Hill Family May 2011
what a wonderful time our golf society have just had staying at South farm. It was a great venue for our golf trips, making the great Devon courses, both north and south, easily accessible for our daily trips. The facilities were great , being able to fish was an added bonus, one of our members had his first catch which made his trip, and the hot tub on the terrace was very welcoming especially after the two rounds at Saunton it was a life saver.
We would recommend south farm to others.
P.C. Kirby OBE (farm house and oaktree March 2011)
Best venue without doubt that the British Austin Society have ever stayed at. Quality and care everywhere. Thank you so much we will be by unanimous vote be back.
British Austin Society (Farm house June 2010)
Cottage and Farm fab, fishing great weather hot so lovely, peaceful and relaxing.
Paul (Oaktree June 2010)
Thanks to Gary & Debs had lovely holiday weather was great fishing brilliant hope to see you next year.
Keith, Theresa, Scott and Jess (Oaktree May 2010)
On arrival our holiday cottage was first class better than expected from views on the website. Lovely to find fresh flowers and milk tea and coffee waiting for that first cuppa – very much appreciated. Husbands found fishing to be first class. Look out Debs and Gary we will be back.!!!
Roy, Linda, Geoff and Celia. (Oaktree May 2010)
Thank you for a great weekend! We are all relaxed and not ready to leave! All us girlies want to come back.
Chelsey, Katy, Laura, Vicki, Rezzle. (Farm House April 2010)
We have all really enjoyed our stay at South farm holiday cottages. Our holiday cottage was ideal beautifully furnished and really clean. Many thanks to Debbie and Gary for making our stay so enjoyable.
Tony, Doreen, Peter, Wendy, David & Sarah Hall (Oaktree April 2010)
Thanks for a wonderful break! We had a lovely time, relaxing in the hot tub and eating and drinking lots. Hopefully we will be back with more people in July.
The Whitfield’s, the Sunshine’s the James and Dodds-Barness’ (Farm House March 10)
Thanks for a truly ace wizard time! The house was beautiful, the views stunning and the hot tub was sufficiently luxurious. Thanks to Gazza for all his help and understanding to the youth hostel massive.
YHM 2010 (Farm house March 2010)
Thank you for a lovely stay in this charming Farm House in the most heavenly spot. We shall be back soon! Though brief a great time was had by all. The children will miss and hope to see him again soon.
Jo Summers & family (Farm house Feb 2010)
Thanks for a wonderful stay in your lovely Farm house everything was perfect for adults and children alike.
Frank (Farm house 28th December 09)
South farm is such a peaceful place. Thanks Gary and Deb for a welcoming stay.
Doreen and Gerald, Rosemary and John (Oaktree Nov 09)
‘Would just like to say a big Thankyou to Gary and Debbie for making our stay at South Farm holiday cottages, Farm house so comfortable and enjoyable. It has been a wonderful holiday with so much to do tennis, badminton, horse riding, fishing, hot tub to name a few.
The Cremers and Caldwell’s (Farm House Aug 2009)
Our first visit to South Farm and we have truly enjoyed our stay.
Oaktree cottage is lovely, loved the layout and the superb views, the sunsets have been gorgeous. Appreciated the little touches, like the flowers and candles. The facilities – games barn, tennis, trampoline and pool have all been tried and enjoyed.
Fishing has been fantastic, using luncheon meat and sweet corn just off the island. The lads fished the top lake and caught nearly 200 fish (little ones) in just one morning!
Thankyou Gary and Debs for a lovely holiday and for welcoming sister and family for a day visit.
The Parton and Oliver Family (Oaktree cottage July/Aug 2009)
Very comfortable accommodation, with excellent on – site facilities. We particularly enjoyed playing table tennis and of course the fishing, catching some top quality Carp. We have really enjoyed our holiday, in spite of the weather!
Richard, Heather, Catherine and Andrew Hillary (Carp Lodge Aug 2009)
Thanks once again to Debbie and Gary, you make us very welcome and we have enjoyed the week here.
Weather not good, but we have made the most of it. Fishing good plenty of carp up to 7lb and roach and Tench.
We liked the fact that you have brightened up the surrounding area with pots and plants very nice touch.
Anne and Vic (Lake Cottage July 2009)
Just spent 2 lovely weeks in Carp lodge, lovely place, lovely people and great fishing.
My husbands an avid fisherman and has been for many years so when he praises good fishing sites they must be good. He was out there fishing nearly every day and catching decent fish. Needless to say that we will no doubt be back some time.
Norma Ken and Charlie (Carp Lodge July 2009)
The setting, ambience and features of the house made it a great place for a family reunion. Thank you Gary and Debbie for making it so welcoming and spotlessly clean.
The games barn and hot tub provided good back up for the British summer weather. To this end the conservatory was great for Granny to keep warm. Despite the weather we really enjoyed the stay, Thank you.
The Snoads, Bests and Bennets (Farm house July 2009)
Rebecca (me) had a really good time here because you have an extremely good kids place, the trampoline, hot tub and the swimming pool. Thank you for letting us stay here. Rebecca Snoad (age 9).
Our 4th visit and we still love it. Shame about the weather but it didn’t stop the days out or the fishing. As always Debbie and Gary made us feel welcome and it was lovely to see Rags again Hope to see you next year, Frank, Susan and Jessica (Coshes garden July 2009)
We have really enjoyed our stay at South Farm. The children loved the pool and the trampoline. Only the weather was typical British, never the less we loved the walks and wonderful sights and views. The cottages are so nice. Karin, Dirk and Family from Cologne in Germany. (Coshes garden, Cinders and Stables cottage 27/07/09 – 08/08/09)
Our 3rd stay at South Farm (1st stay in the Farm House). It still has a wonderful family feeling, long may it continue. We have enjoyed 4 days of glorious sunshine, tennis, badminton, fishing, trampolining and fishing not forgetting swimming in the rather cool pool although the thought of the hot tub made the swimming all the more bearable. I hope that we will be able to visit again. Thank you Gary and Debbie for your hospitality. The Harpers (Farm house August 2009).
Being an OAP I have had plenty to see, the hills in the distance and the lovely birds in the garden. Seeing the girls in the hot tub, seeing Nick do a lovely BBQ. They played tennis, badminton and used the barn. An excellent holiday for me and my family. Thankyou, Marie Mabb (Farm house August 2009).
Great to be back in Lake Cottage. Thanks to Gary and Debbie for the welcome on our return. Weather mixed but generally good. The fishing on home lake has been excellent but we were spoilt as we had the lake to ourselves most days. The improvements to the cottage are great.
Hope to be back again next year. Richard, Angela and Tazmin (and genie the dog) Lake cottage August 2009