Award winning self catering holiday cottages in the heart of Devon


Three Gates is a converted 17th Century farm, with five high quality holiday cottages, set in the beautiful East Devon countryside, only 15 minutes drive from the M5 (J27). We have a large, warm, indoor swimming pool (33 ft), sauna, fitness room, children’s play areas, 12 ft trampoline, laundry facilities, enclosed pond area with ducks and friendly chickens and two acres of grounds. All cottages are well equipped with central heating, dishwashers, flat screen TVs with freeview, DVD players and free WiFi Internet access. They are supplied with natural filtered spring water and all cottages, except the Granary, are single storey.

Relax and enjoy the rural tranquillity at Three Gates Farm or explore the north and south coasts, Exmoor, Dartmoor and all that Devon and Somerset have to offer from our ideal location in the Devonshire Heartland.


Our four star cottages can accommodate up to 22 people. The five stone barns: The Smithy (sleeps six), The Long Barn (sleeps five/six), The Granary (sleeps four), May Cottage (sleeps four) and Nuthatch (sleeps two) have been sympathetically converted and are full of character, retaining many original features, timbers and stonework.

No additional costs

We do not charge extra for electricity. Heating is also provided for certain periods each day, depending on the season. We also provide the following free of charge: Towels, Cots and high chairs and WiFi Internet access.


Three Gates Farm is easily accessible, only 15 minutes drive from the M5 (J27) and Tiverton Parkway railway station (two hours to Paddington). We are on the edge of Huntsham village, only a mile from Huntsham Court (the nearest accommodation to this spectacular wedding venue), three miles from the popular town of Bampton, which has a range of excellent pubs, restaurants, cafes and local shops and six miles from the market town of Tiverton. We are within easy reach of the beaches of the North and South coasts (about 40 minutes drive to either coast) as well as Exmoor and Dartmoor.


We are pet-friendly and welcome well behaved dogs (please check our dog rules, point 12 of our terms and conditions). There is a surcharge of £20 per dog per week.

‘Escape to the Country’ – we’ve been on twice!

We (Jonathan, Lynn and Ellie May) moved to Three Gates Farm in July 2010. We were first shown Three Gates Farm on the popular BBC programme ‘Escape to the Country’! Our programme was first aired in February 2010 (series 10) and is being repeated every now and then! The Escape to the Country team revisited us in 2011 to show how our life had changed after buying property ‘number two’. Our revisit appears alongside another couple’s search in North Devon (series 12)

Our Cottages

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The Smithy (Sleeps 6)

May Cottage (Sleeps 4)

The Long Barn (Sleeps 5/6)

Nuthatch (Sleeps 2)

The Granary (Sleeps 4)



Free activity ideas

Free activity ideas

Here’s a list of free activities available in and around Exeter and the Heart of Devon. Red Coat Guided Tours Looking to broaden your knowledge of Exeter that is free to do this Bank Holiday weekend? The Red Coat Guided Tours is a superb way to learn more about Exeter which is one of the oldest cities in England. There are a number of different tours available, each one looking at a different part of Exeter’s wealth of history. Use this tour to uncover the city’s sites of interest and hidden gems. All of the tours are on foot so this allows you to really get a feel for what Exeter is all about. Exmouth Beach Exmouth Beach at the start of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site is a great place to go if you want to feel the sand between your toes this Bank Holiday weekend. It has over two miles of golden sand which isn’t very common on this coastline, accompanied by some great rock pools where you will find a variety of different marine life to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. To add to all this, the sea front promenade is over two miles along and is full of great activities such as the swing boats and crazy golf. Furthermore, there is a great walk from the Marina over to Orcombe Point which is level and has some great views of Dawlish and Torbay. As well as this, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from and plenty of places to sit down and take in this great seaside town. Exeter’s...
9 Summer events you won’t want to miss!

9 Summer events you won’t want to miss!

Flavour Fest – 14th – 16th August Smell the most delicious aromas in Plymouth City Centre as Flavour Fest, the South West’s largest free food and drink festival returns to Plymouth Find out more Torbay Royal Regatta – 22nd – 26th August This traditional and historic event is as old as the town itself and has continued to flourish and grow for 200 years. With competitive racing over four days on Saturday to Tuesday with classes for IRC yachts, Sportsboats, Junior Dinghies, Asymmetric and Non Asymmetric Dinghies and more, there’s lots of fun to be had! Find out more   Somersault Festival – 23rd – 27th July Following a sell out first year, with 15,000 visitors from 17 countries attending from as far as Australia and the USA, Somersault Festival return’s to the beautiful Castle Hill Estate in North Devon. A five-day summer camp of music & adventure, it’s family friendly fun & outdoor living in the heart of the South West. There are circus displays, comedy, fantastic local food, with yoga and meditation options too. Find out more   Dawlish Air Show – 22nd August Dawlish with its glorious bay and a dramatic coastline, is the perfect setting for the spectacle that is, “Dawlish Carnival Air Show”. As well as thrilling air displays this event also offers events and attractions on the ground including static helicopters located at Dawlish Warren and family fun on the Lawn in Dawlish including sideshows, stalls and ground displays offering something for everyone. Entertainment continues into the night with live music and dance. Find out more   Sidmouth Folk Week – 31st July – 7th August...

What People Say

May Cottage – A fantastic standard of accommodation and facilities and we really felt welcomed. Nothing was too much trouble, from umbrellas to swimming lessons, to feeding the hens. We loved their eggs!

The Hunts

Hampton Hargate, Peterborough

The Long Barn – Best holiday, so say the children. They loved having the pool and play area. We had a wonderful, relaxing time in the quiet surroundings. We would definitely like to come back again soon. Your website doesn’t do this beautiful cottage justice.

The Peacocks

Woking, Surrey

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