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: £450
High season price per week: £675
Average price per week:£566
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.

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 pure Herdwick lambs arrived safely, ten, all curly black with white patches on their ears.
Penny is an enthusiastic carriage driver and enjoys sewing, Shirley gardens and leads a handbell group.

18 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

We will never forget our romantic break here

By Nicola Woodward on 20-Jun-2024

Dear Penny and Shirley Than you for having us to stay. We have had a wonderful holiday here at the 'old dairy'. The accommodation is really comfortable and so much thought has been put into what we needed for a lovely stay. Your home made jams are delicious and thank you for the home made cookies. It has been so relaxing with only the bleating of the sheep and we will miss seeing the horses out of the bathroom window each day. We will never forget our romantic break here because we got engaged when we arrived on Monday! All best wishes, Nic and AndrewX

The welcome basket won our hearts

By Ramakanth Ponnapalli on 12-May-2024

We really enjoyed our stay in the Old Dairy, thanks for the excellent hospitality and thinking about such tiny needs for our comfort. My daughter spent a lot of time with farm animals and does not want to leave, The welcome basket won our hearts with the Raspberry jam, the highlight. Overall, it was short and sweet with quality time with and thanks once again for taking such lovely care of our needs. We look forward to visit the Fishleigh farm soon. Kind Regards, Ram and Family

So much thought into what visitors might need

By Neil, Jo and Isaac on 09-Sep-2023

Sept 2023 To Penny and Shirley Thank you so much for a lovely week at The Old Dairy. The cottage is wonderful – has so much thought into what visitors might need and what would make their stay just a little bit extra special! We were peaceful and tranquil here! We were also blessed with sunny weather too! Neil, Jo and Isaac x


Low Season Week £450
Low Season Per Night (Min 3) £75
Mid Season & Christmas Week £575
Mid Season & Christmas Per Night (Min 3) £90
High Season Week £675
High Season Per Night (Min 3) £100



Children Welcome


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Linens Provided
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