We just got back from a week in Sidford in North Devon at a place called Boswell Farm http://www.boswell-farm.co.uk. It's about 2 miles from the nearest beach and the whole stretch of Jurassic coastline is stunning. The farm is fantastic for kids - really safe and has animals and a little play area. There are about 7 cottages for hire and we lucked out with lots of other little girls for ours to play with so even though the weather was rubbish they loved it! PS They welcome pets aswell.