1 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Devon

The Old Dairy at Fishleigh Farm | A farm cottage peacefully located between Dartmoor and the North Devon coast.
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Shirley and Penny Richmond
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Devon
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £425
  • High season price per week: £650
  • Average price per week:£550
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (11 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


A self-catering farm holiday cottage in Devon, situated within easy reach of Dartmoor, the Tarka Trail and the North Devon and Cornwall coasts.

Fishleigh Farm and The Holiday Cottage

Set in the heart of Ruby Country, Fishleigh Farm lies along a track on the edge of Black Torrington village, only half a mile from the much-acclaimed Black River Inn.
There are spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, sunsets, sunrises and the occasional rainbow. This part of Devon has some of the darkest night skies in the UK and is perfect for star gazing.

The Old Dairy holiday cottage has been tastefully converted from a shippen, with a vaulted ceiling, and decorated in a homely country style, as it is located at the heart of a working farm, you will have wildlife and farm-life quite literally on your doorstep, but to provide you with your own outdoor space away from the working areas of the farm, the cottage has its own enclosed sunny garden with a grassy area and patio, with table and chairs for alfresco meals.

On your arrival there will be a welcome basket, to include bread, milk, butter, homemade preserves and fresh eggs from our hens – and of course tea, coffee and sugar.

The front door leads straight into the large living room with a dining area, sofa, easy chairs and TV. Patio doors lead into the garden. From the living room you step up into the well-equipped kitchen, which includes a full range of appliances, stainless steel sinks and a table and chairs.

The double bedroom with en-suite shower room is off the other end of the living room. A wardrobe and chest of drawers provide plenty of storage space, and there is a small child’s bed set neatly into an alcove. A further fold-up bed is also available – making The Old Dairy suitable for up to four people, with a maximum of three adults.

There is ample space just inside the front door for hanging outdoor coats, wellies and walking boots – essential holiday items, even in sunny Devon!
Whatever the weather, the cottage is kept cosy by easy-to-control programmable electric radiators.

Holiday Cottage Features

Wi-Fi, TV and radio
Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and full-size electric oven with ceramic hob
Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans
Private garden
Off-road private parking
Bed linen and towels (please bring your own beach towels)
Cot and high-chair available on request

The Old Dairy and farm are non-smoking and non-vaping environments
We regret that as Fishleigh is a working farm we cannot accommodate dogs or any other pets

Booking your holiday
We show both weekly and per night prices in the Prices section, and although we prefer guests to stay for a week in the summer season, we are very flexible and happy to accommodate our guests for a minimum of three nights. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email, or click on the link to our website, then scroll down to the booking form to check prices and availability. We are maintaining our 2022 rates for 2023.

About us

Mother and daughter, Shirley and Penny Richmond, moved to Fishleigh Farm in 2019, and opened The Old Dairy as a self-contained holiday let in 2021. The farm is laid to permanent pasture and has an expanding flock of Herdwick and Grey-faced Dartmoor sheep; the first home-bred lambs are due in April. Penny is an enthusiastic carriage driver and enjoys sewing, Shirley gardens and has started a handbell group.

11 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Your hospitality and goodies are second to none

By Wendy on 27-Dec-2022

TO: Penny, Shirley and Rosie Thank you once again for an amazing stay. Your hospitality and goodies are second to none. No doubt I shall be back for visit no 5 – if you’ll have me! Lol Love and God bless Wendy xx

The drizzle cake is to die for!

By Peter and Jenny on 03-Jul-2022

3 /7/22. Penny and Shirley Thank you so much for making us so welcome. We have fallen in love with the Old Dairy and hope we will return soon. The drizzle cake is to die for! Thank you Shirley Many thanks again Take care both of you. Peter and Jenny

A Big Thank You for the wonderful hospitality

By Chris and Phoebe on 21-May-2022

Dear Shirley and Penny, Once again a Big Thank You for the wonderful hospitality at The Old Dairy at Fishleigh Farm. We have had a great week which somehow we have shared with your animals, particularly little Rosie. A week is a little short to take advantage of all that surrounds you here and hope that next year we might be able to stay for a couple of weeks. God bless you and lots of love to you both Chris and Phoebe


Low Season Week £425
Low Season Per Night (Min 3) £75
Mid Season & Christmas Week £550
Mid Season & Christmas Per Night (Min 3) £85
High Season Week £650
High Season Per Night (Min 3) £100



Children Welcome


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Linens Provided
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Living Room


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