At Higher Bowden we pride ourselves on our facilities for families
with young children. All of our cottages are suitable for babies and toddlers
and have individually made stairgates. We can provide
cots (wooden or travel), high chairs and booster seats. Extras
such as plug protectors are also available on request. To make
life easier for mum and dad, washer/driers are present in all
cottages, along with dishwashers, DVD players and a range of
digital TV channels.
Many of the cottages have a secure terrace or garden. Rose Cottage,
for example, is notable for its lovely enclosed lawned garden, whilst the
terrace outside Buttercup Cottage is ideal for small people with tricycles or
push along toys.
In the grounds there are two children's playgrounds with swings,
slides etc and a very popular large round trampoline. Pre-schoolers rejoice in
discovering our playroom and will spend happy hours there when they are not
busy learning to swim in our heated indoor pool. The gentle steps into the pool
make it easier for little ones to enter, and the non-slip tiles in
the surrounding area are an added bonus. There is a
playpen in the ladies' changing room as well as on the balcony in the pool area.
We are lucky to have a range of outings suitable for young families
in the local area. Favorites include steam train trips (for Thomas fans), boat
trips on the river Dart, Pennywell Farm with its
collection of friendly farm animals and children's activities,
Woodlands Leisure Park, Paignton Zoo. Come at the right time of year and pick your own fruit at Stokenham
farm shop, and of course there are always the traditional pursuits of
picnicking, playing on beaches and in rock pools, and experiencing the
countryside year round.
We do get a lot of return bookings from families with young
children and are always interested to hear of ways to further improve our
facilities in this area.