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Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

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Nr South Devon Steam Railway | 400yds Walk from Totnes Mainline Station, Totnes TQ9 5JR, England
+44 1803 840387
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Excellent farm type place that's made the most of what it can offer.

Not to be missed and easily accessed as next to Totnes station. There's a lot of options to stroke... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VisitedIt
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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The other half enjoys visiting farm animals having worked with them in the past....so we popped in... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Leighton P
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Looking for a fantastic day out? This family-owned attraction is small enough to provide a friendly and personal service, with enough to keep visitors happy all day.What sets Totnes Rare Breeds apart is the opportunity to be within hugging range of all the animals. Most enclosures can be entered for close-up stroking, patting and cuddling. The Garden Café (outside the farm) offers made-to order dishes at reasonable prices, from indulgent snacks to tasty meals.
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Nr South Devon Steam Railway | 400yds Walk from Totnes Mainline Station, Totnes TQ9 5JR, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed and easily accessed as next to Totnes station. There's a lot of options to stroke the animals but please only stroke birds with the back of your hand not the palm. It's on the steam train route so you can combine...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review and fantastic rating, it means so much to us.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The other half enjoys visiting farm animals having worked with them in the past....so we popped in for a look see. It's not bad but definitely more for the little kids. It's does have an interesting selection of hens and sheep. Although it's very easy...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much for your visit, I hope you still enjoyed yourselves? We certainly are small compared to other attractions, but we try to pack a lot in and give people a good time with our lovely animals.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Cute red squirrels, awesome owls, frizzy goats, beautiful ducks and soft Guinea Pigs to hold and half term activities. Had an excellent morning feeding, stoking and admiring the rare breeds. Super friendly volunteers too. Lovely cafe with super homemade cakes plus hot food and pre-made...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much, Richard for such a wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves, despite the weather! Compliments shall be passed on to all concerned and I hope we will see you again next season!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A very friendly place to visit for all the family, get close to many rare breed to various animals you'll probably not see elsewhere, what we enjoyed the most was the interaction allowing to touch and pet so many different species

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment and such a great rating. We really value your support. I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited with a Groupon, had an amazing time. Loved the goats !! You need to park in the train station car park and walk round through the steam train station but this isn't specified & if you use the postcode you...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you so much for your visit. I am sorry about the confusion with the post code...it can happen via Groupon! If you do decide to visit us again, I recommend the Pavillions Leisure Center car park, just a couple of minutes away from where...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in here after reading some of the reviews on here, there is plenty of opportunity to interact with the animals, I spent a short while in the goat enclosure which was great fun. There was a member of staff ( a gent sadly...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Whilst I am really happy that you enjoyed your time with the owls (and compliments shall certainly be passed on to the person in question) I am really disappointed that you had such a poor experience with the rest of our volunteers and staff. We...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

lovely place with lots of animals for the kids to feed and pet, nice little café there although e didn't actually eat there as we had took a picnic.

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you so much for your visit and for the great rating. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful couple of hours. You get to be up close with many of the animals and you certainly make a lot of new furry friends if you're carrying a bag of feed. There's not many places where you are encourage to touch and feed...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your time with the animals and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Visited often over the years. Quiet chilled out day. If you want bouncy castles etc then don t bother. It's educational, inspirational and fun . Normal farm visits mean you stand and look at animals . Here you open the gate and cuddle them ....More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! You have caught what we are all about perfectly! I am so happy you enjoy coming here and thank you so much for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

What a wonderful place, with wonderful people - and even more wonderful animals! We booked Owl Experiences, as our birthday presents to each other. We both loved every minute we spent with the owls, and with Sam. We also wandered round and saw all the...More

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totnesrarebreeds, Owner at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

It was a pleasure to meet you both. I am so happy you enjoyed your time with the owls and all of our other animals. Thank you so much for your support and great rating. We hope to see you again soon.

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jnnsdav
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Response from totnesrarebreeds | Property representative |
Hello, we are purely animal based and so do not have a play park, so while we hope your child will love the animals, it may be a bit easier to persuade them to leave :) We hope to see you soon.
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