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.