About Us

We are Gavin and Vicki and, together with our three children and Twiggy the welcome whippet, we set up and run Clifford Barton Holiday Cottages. We fell in love with Clifford Barton in 2013 and determined to find a way to make it work as a business. Vicki’s love is crafting and home furnishings and Gavin’s is wildlife and woodland management, so we made the leap from our former life a few miles down the Teign Valley and set to work.

Our vision was to create stylish, cosy, comfortable cottages. Well equipped, homes away from home with modern day comforts, but full of historic character and sympathetic to the farm’s medieval history. We wanted to make it easy for our guests to connect with nature, from managing the land for wildlife to providing bird feeders you can watch from the comfort of the sofa. We wanted to maintain an ethos of perpetual improvement.

We think we’ve achieved it – but are committed to continuing to improve the experience we offer our guests.

After renovating the two smaller cottages in 2014 and Bridesmere in 2015 we are delighted to welcome guests here to enjoy the peace and tranquility and to explore the local area. Feedback from guests is that they love the peace and serenity, the small community feel of Clifford Barton and the safe space for kid to enjoy and explore. Many of our guests with children have great plans but end up spending much of their time relaxing here as kids make friends and explore the woods, cycling, games rooms etc.

We are constantly striving to improve our guests’ experience and now have a pool of bikes for guests to use, making a quick trip up the river to the Fingle Bridge Inn all the easier and last season have installed on off grid wood fired hot tub.

We are always on hand to give help and advice from bird or plant identification to advice on local walks, places to visit, resturants etc. We look forward to meeting you and can promise you a warm welcome from all at Clifford Barton.

We look forward to meeting you and can promise you a warm welcome from all at Clifford Barton.

Vicki and Gavin x