Looking for a solo escape with your dog? Come and explore the natural beauty of our farm! Join us for a relaxing fun holiday with other dog lovers for an optional itinerary that includes guided walks, group activities like wild food foraging and stand-up paddleboarding. You can join group meals and evenings, or stay on a self-catering basis. Prices from £380.

Next dates are:

Thursday 10 to Monday 14 October ’24

Thursday 27 to Monday 31 March ’25

Sunday 18 to Thursday 22 May ’25

The staff at Lower Marsh Farm were the embodiment of openness, friendliness, warmth, and kindness. It was as if I had found a second home among these wonderful people.”

Maëlys R, November ’23

What is on offer?

4 nights stylish comfortable accommodation, either self-catering or catered, nestled on a peaceful estate with extensive grounds of over 40 acres including woodland, river frontage (great for wild swimming), tennis, games room and a Salt Marsh Nature Reserve. Optional group activities, walks and meals – Join as much or as little as you want!

~ Relax in stunning Cornish location

~ Meet new friends

~ Cosy up in front of a log burner with a book from our library

~ Play some board games or perhaps some tennis?

~ Group Walks with your dog

~ Try a new Experience, how about SUP or wild food foraging?**

~ Soak in a hot tub

~ Sleep in luxury Egyptian Cotton bed linen

“I would recommend this place to anyone in a heartbeat.” 

Jasmine C, March ’24

Accommodation options

Glamping in your own yurt @ £380
King-sized double bed, log burner, outside fire pit set in meadows with fantastic rural and river views.
Kingfisher Barn – private accommodation @ £565
Large comfortable barn conversion, securely fence garden and shared hot tub. Plus space to bring a friend if you want.
Bulrush Barn
Bulrush Barn – private 1 bedroom accommodation @ £565
Super luxurious bathroom, large securely fenced garden, private log-fired hot tub.****
Orchard Cottage
Orchard Cottage – private studio accommodation @ £565
Gothic Victorian style, ground floor cottage with securely fenced garden & private hot tub.

Check Availability & Book

Thursday 10 to Monday 14

Thursday 27 to Monday 31

Sunday 18 to Thursday 22

If you have more than one dog, Kingfisher Barn and Bulrush Barn are both suitable for up to 3 – 4 dogs. Orchard Cottage is suitable for 2 bigger dogs or 3 smaller dogs. The yurts can accommodate up to 2 smaller dogs.

Upgrade to join group dining or book some of the experiences available over the weekend…

Upgrade to fully catered @ £190. (or you can choose to join just some of the group meals***)
Wild Food Foraging workshop @ £30
Stand-up Paddleboarding from £30
Massage treatments from £50
Wine Tasting evening from £25
Dog day care (in the village) from £15

When can you begin your adventure?


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Indicative itinerary

Thursday

  • Arrival from 3pm, time to settle into your accommodation, enjoy some tea and cake before a short orientation walk at 4.30pm
  • Dinner at 7.30pm

Friday

  • Breakfast from 9 – 10am
  • 10.30am – guided walk
  •  Massage treatments can be booked during the afternoon
  • Dinner at 7.30pm
  • Bar open from 7pm until 10pm

Saturday

  • Breakfast from 9 – 10am
  • 10.30am – Wild food foraging workshop (or other farm-based workshop, e.g. apple juicing, wreath / dream-catcher weaving)
  • Stand-up paddleboard class or Guided wild swimming (time is tide dependant)
  • Massage treatments can be booked during the afternoon
  • Dinner at 7.30pm
  • Bar open from 7pm until 10pm

Sunday

  • Breakfast from 9 – 10am
  • Group self-guided walk
  • Pub Lunch – on a self-drive or taxi basis
  • Massage treatments can be booked during the afternoon
  • Dinner at 7.30pm

Monday

  • Breakfast from 8 – 9.30am
  • Depart by 10am

Indicative menu

Breakfast – Selection of cereals with milk or yoghurt, Fruit salad, Sourdough bread, butter, jams, Eggs (from the farm), sausages / bacon, individual yoghurt pots topped with crunchy granola and berry compote.

Packed Lunch – Pasta salad with boiled egg, Carrot, pepper & cucumber sticks, Hummus, Courgette & lemon cake.

Dinner – A main dish such as lasagne, tagine or curry plus a pudding such as chocolate torte, Cherry Bakewell cheesecake or Apple pie. If you want an alcoholic drink with your dinner, you are most welcome to bring your own (there is no corkage fee).

Meals will be served in our shared dining space seated around a communal table. Dog are welcome at meals but we do request they are kept on a lead (and off the table!).  Service times will be detailed in the itinerary.

We specialise in vegetarian and vegan food so if this is your choice please rest assured your meals will be interesting and not just a second thought.


What do you need to know?

  • There are resident chickens, ducks, peacocks, dogs and cows so dogs need to be well behaved and kept under control at all times.
  • Booking deposits are non-refundable and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to your arrival date. We do not provide holiday insurance and would recommend you take out your own cover.
  • The holiday itinerary is indicative and subject to change (for example due to weather, tide times and guest numbers, Stand-up paddleboarding is only available during warmer months).
  • Activities are undertaken at participants’ own risk.
  • We can provide dog towels, feeding mats and bowls, poo bags and have a selection of beds. You will need to bring everything you need for your pets comfort, especially their food :-).
  • You must keep your dog under control and pick up their poo for disposal in the bin provided. The farm is not a suitable place for reactive or aggressive dogs. Dogs are not allowed on your bed (unless you bring your own bed linen and blankets) and should be washed down before being brought into your accommodation after a muddy etc walk.
  • The holidays normally have between 4 and 9 guests.

About Lower Marsh Farm, Cornwall / Devon border

Lower Marsh Farm, in the stunning Tamar Valley on the border of Cornwall and Devon, is the perfect getaway from busy life set far from the madding crowd yet within easy access of all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer which includes beaches, moorland walks and gorgeous gardens.

Silver award winner in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2017 / 2018 Self Catering Property of the Year category and awarded Highly Commended in their Wildlife Friendly Tourism Business Award category, you will be staying in one of the best locations in Cornwall. Find out more about our awards and what people say here.

The facilities at Lower Marsh Farm include:

  • Tennis CourtOver 40 acres of grounds to explore including Salt Marsh Nature Reserve, river frontage, beach, woodland, pastures and also an orchard,
  • Tennis court (rackets and balls provided),
  • Hot tubs,
  • Games room with table tennis, a wide selection of welly boots that can be borrowed for country and even beach walks,
  • Basketball hoop,

The farm is managed in an eco-friendly sustainable manner and you can find out more about this here – we are happy to explain how this works during your visit. On the farm there is wildlife galore including deer, badgers, otters, owls, bats and numerous ground wading birds plus chickens, ducks, Highland Cows and a dog!

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Taylor H said “Would recommend 100%.” Oct ’22


Things to do locally

There are a fantastic selection of beaches to visit, walking routes, places to dine out and days out for everyone – you can find out more here.

We can also offer our guests discounted tickets for the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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Vanessa G said “Absolutely fantastic place to stay.” Oct ’22

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* – on a self catering basis, ** – subject to sufficient numbers of bookings. *** – which costs £9 for a breakfast, £11 for a packed lunch, and £28 for a 2-course dinner). Alcohol is on a bring your own basis and the bar may be open at times. **** – The living room is above the shared dining space and some noise will travel during meal times, bar opening and wine tasting.