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Manor Farm & Gardens

Our retreat home is set on 2-acres of land in the beautiful English countryside. It is believed to sit on the site of the former Illeigh Farm ancient manor, which can be dated back as far as 1303. Bordering Somerset, Devon and Dorset means the Jurassic coast is within easy reach.


The farmhouse is split into two separate dwellings, Manor Farmhouse and the adjoining Manor Cottage. We can comfortably accommodate up to 16 people offering single, twin, triple, and dorm-style occupancy.


What's Included?

In addition to accommodation and scheduled activities, our retreat is half-board which means most meals are included during your stay. All guests have unlimited access to our amenities including a natural swimming pond, jacuzzi, wood-fired sauna, and games room.


Private, single, twin, triple and dorm-style occupancy.


Nutritous and delicious breakfast and dinner.

Trips & Activities

Guided sea swims, coastal walks, and woodland trails.


Unlimited use of natural swimming pond, sauna, jacuzzi and games room.

Manor Farmhouse

Our 16th Century farmhouse is Grade Il listed. It has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 11 people. Some rooms are offered as dorm style occupancy, which means you may be sharing a room with other guests - a great way to make new firends! Twin beds in private rooms can be arranged upon request.

Charmouth Chamber
Charmouth Chamber

Beds: King / Twin / Dorm style

Sleeps: 2

Bathroom: Private ensuite

Boasting a king-size, 4-poster bed and large private ensuite. The age-old Mullen windows open to views of the front garden. 

Manor Cottage

Adjoining the Farm House, Manor Cottage is self-contained with its own kitchen and living room. It’s perfect for up to 5 friends to share for a weekend swimming getaway. Available to book exclusively or individual rooms.

Sidmouth Suite

Beds: King + Single (Futon)

Sleeps: 3

Bathroom: Shared


This large airy room offers a king size bed and pull-out futon. Aspects to the front of the property.

Natural swimming pond

Amenities & Meals

Guests have unlimited access to our natural swimming pond, jacuzzi, wood-fired sauna, and indoor & outdoor games room. The fire pit is a popular place to gather at the end of the day to connect with your new swim buddies.


Breakfast and dinner are included as part of your stay. Our chef ensures these meals are both delicious and nutritious. Lunch is not included as we will be out exploring during the day. There are many local food places to try out!


Retreat Activities

We host a range of activities that embrace relaxation, nature, exploration, and swimming. Guided sea swims, walking trails and hiking are included as part of your stay, but we understand that some guests may wish to opt out of some activities and prefer to enjoy our retreat amenities instead.

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Sea Swims

Our resident guides and qualified swim coaches are available to provide swimming tips and techniques, should you wish to enhance your skills. Join them on a sea swim to explore the pristine waters of the Jurassic Coast.

The house is stunning, the natural swimming pool is perfect, the sauna and hot tub blissfully indulgent. The hosts and team of NOWCA coaches / lifeguards have been so friendly, welcoming and helpful. Nothing has been too much trouble. My confidence sea swimming has improved and I've swum further in the sea than I ever have before. I've also quite possibly sorted my front crawl breathing problems with a little advice from coach Katie. The meals provided have been lovely home cooked and healthy. We've not wanted for anything. Really well thought out itinerary with some lovely walks, different sea swims and time to relax at the house and in the beautiful natural pool. Plenty of opportunities to tailor swims to any ability and the expert coaching is a real bonus. Thanks to everyone for creating such a perfect swim retreat experiance. Would 100% recommend!!!



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