baby friendly holiday cottages
At Belsford, we very much welcome families with babies and toddlers.
In particular, babies love our indoor heated swimming pool
(29 x 11 ft), which we keep at a consistently high temperature all
year round. The swimming pool offers you the perfect opportunity
to introduce your little one to water in calm, tranquil environment.
Along with the swimming pool, there is a children's games room
with baby toys and baby books, as well as plenty of toys and games
for toddlers and young children including: a wooden train track;
a children's playhouse with play kitchen; soft toys; dolls; cars
with a garage and road mat; building blocks; animals; a wooden castle;
and a pirate ship. There is also a selection of DVDs suitable for
toddlers, for you to use in your cottage. (For older children /
adults, there is table tennis, table football and a pool table.)
The 2.5 acres of grounds at Belsford offer a beautiful natural
environment for you and your baby / toddler to explore at your leisure.
Plenty of fresh air and stunning scenery is guaranteed, and because
we are located at the end of a country lane, there is very little
traffic noise (apart from the odd passing tractor!).
The small meadering stream offers a unique adventure for
toddlers who enjoy paddling and looking for freshwater shrimps and
frogs. We provide nets and buckets, so all you need to bring is
There are plenty of animals to see at Belsford, including
our tame sheep who are very friendly and love visitors! From our
fields, you can also often spot horses, rabbits, ducks and an incredible
range of other birds. It is certainly
a bird-spotters paradise!
Children visiting Belsford can enjoy our fabulous outdoor play
equipment, including a new climbing frame with two towers and
connecting rope bridge and slide. Plus there are swings, a toddlers
see-saw, a few ride-on trikes and a ride-on tractor. There is also
a large, grassy field with a selection of play equipment for children
to use, including football goals and a variety of bats and balls.
At Belsford, we aim to make your stay with your baby / toddler
as easy for you as possible. All cottages have baths, and we offer
a range of baby / toddler equipment for free on request,
including travel cots (and cot sheets), high chairs, and stairgates.
Each cottage is equipped with two sets of toddler plates, bowls,
cups and toddler cutlery.
Along with all our onsite facilities, there is a wonderful variety
of baby-friendly and toddler-friendly things to do in the
local area. There are some fabulous, safe sandy beaches
within an easy drive; many of these have amazing rock-pools to explore.
Plus the children can go crabbing locally at picturesque
places like Dartmouth, Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel.
There is also a wealth of local family attractions to choose
from including: the Totnes
Steam Railway; various local animal farms including Totnes
Rare Breeds Farm and Pennywell
Paignton Zoo; Woodlands
Family Theme Park;
The Miniature Pony Centre; The
National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth; Torquay's
Living Coast and Dinosaur
For children who love fresh air and the great outdoors, there are
beautiful walks on Dartmoor, and breathtaking
scenery along the stunning coastal paths.
Please see our local attractions page;
our activities page; and our things
to do page for more information on families activities and excursions
in the area.
Please contact us for further information.