Golden Square Cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Golden Square Cottage has recently been converted from an old dairy. The cottage was designed to make the most of the amazing views from our hill top position. The view from the bedrooms and the large private deck are really special.
Finished to a high standard, with every detail carefully thought out. We've tried to be as environmentally friendly as possible, installing solar panels to provide hot water, using responsibly sourced wood for the windows and doors made by a local craftsman, and using eco friendly paints and finishings wherever possible.
We run a smallholding, so you are welcome to spend some time with us helping to feed the animals and collect the eggs. We can show you where to go to watch the badgers at the end of our woods, and give you books to read all about the amazing wildlife on our doorstep. Swallows nest in the barn next to the cottage, and you can enjoy watching our four rare breed pigs in the paddock below the orchard.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lyme Regis 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 20 km, Nearest railway: Honiton 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1 with Zip-Lock Twins - can be set up as two full size singles or as a super king bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed and pretty child's 2/6 single bed. Space for travel cots in both rooms.
Upstairs family bathroom with bath and shower over, wc, hand basin, and heated towel rail.
Downstairs shower, wc and handbasin with heated towel rail. Both bathrooms beautifully fitted with neutral tiles and great attention to detail.
Large beautifully finished kitchen with breakfast table. Electric cooker with grill and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave. All newly fitted to a very high standard. Lots of storage and every utensil you could need.
Large living/dining room. One large comfortable new sofa. Two armchairs. Pretty cushions. Flat screen TV, freeview, DVD player and Xbox. Selection of games and DVD's. Lovely Laura Ashley rug. Wooden dining table and chairs up-cylced in Farrow and Ball. Good selection of toys games and books available for young and old. Pushchair and bicycles available to borrow on request.
|Further details outdoors|
A large private deck with wooden table and chairs and a parasol ensure you can make the most of the amazing views and beautiful setting.
A BBQ is provided, along with a home made picnic bench in the orchard below the deck. Enjoy exploring our woodlands and the common land that adjoins our farm, where you can look out for the deer, badgers and owls that live there.
By walking across the field with our little flock of Southdown sheep, you can reach a stile that leads into our woods. From there you can join up with a truly magical footpath leading down a small gully crisscrossed with pretty wooden bridges - a really idillic spot. The footpath leads down towards the Stockland turbaries, a large area of common land that has some unique habitats to explore. It's a nature loves paradise - endless opportunities for exploring, playing, climbing trees and hunting for bugs and other wildlife.
Please visit our website for more information and photos :-
The West Country region
We are 20 minutes from the famous seaside town of Lyme Regis, with it's historic cob, great pubs and restaurants, including the renowned Hix Oyster and Fish House, the Lyme Regis Town Mill and many other attractions.
Also close at hand and within an easy half hour drive are Sidmouth, Seaton Branscombe and Beer. Beer is our family favourite, with great cafes on the beach itself, top notch rock-pooling and a lovely little high street to stroll along.
1.5 miles from the lovely village of Stockland, with it's pretty church and lovely walks across the beautiful rolling hills. We are 4 miles from Dalwood, a pretty village boasting the Tuckers Arms, serving really outstanding pub food. Axminster is just over 5 miles away, and hosts High Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen. Just a couple of miles further is the River Cottage HQ. Honiton is 5 miles away and has a great range of pubs and restaurants, as well as a great range of antique shops.
Children are spoilt for choice with attractions including Escot, Crealy, Bicton Park and the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary within a half hour drive. We're just twenty minutes drive from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast, with sandy beaches, lovely fish chips and ice cream, rock-pools and fossil hunting and fishing trips to enjoy.
The area is a nature lovers paradise, with National Trust's Golden Cap, the Offwell nature reserve, RSPB reserves along the Exe estuary and Neroche Forest close by to name just a few.
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5 Jun 2014
We stayed here the week before Easter had glorious weather. Cottage is beautiful, comfy full of mod cons with a hooooooge bed! In a lovely setting ideally placed for exploring all counties think we touched on Dorset Devon and Somerset in one day! We were made to feel very welcome by kath and family enjoyed watching the barn building hope the swallows are making most of it! All in all smashing place to stay came home worn out though especially our little dog but it was worth it! Would highly recommend and hope to stay again.
4 Feb 2014
"Fantastic place, unlikely to find anything that'll beat the GoldenSquare cottage!"
A haven of relaxation. Beautifully clean with all the utility's you need in order to be self catering. We loaded the car with our own cooking utensils etc. thinking that the Golden Square would b… More
Thanks for your lovely review, it means a lot when our guests enjoy their time staying at Golden Square. We're so glad that you had a good stay, and hope you can come to visit again soon.
1 Dec 2013
"Fantastic relaxing stay!"
My wife and 1 year old daughter stayed at Golden Square at the end of November for an absolutely fantastic long weekend. We even bought a built in baby sitter (the mother in law!). The cottage was an … More
Dear Tim and family,
Thanks for the lovely review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope you can come again soon. I totally agree, the honey from Royal Oak farm shop is amazing!
We hope you have a great Christmas and New Year.
Kath and Rob
15 Sep 2013
"Cosy, clean, comfortable and modern. perfect for small families"
It's a lovely modern cottage. Perfect for small families. Close to several beaches which are about 30 mins away. Surrounded by lovely countryside. Bedding was of very high quality and the beds were good a nd firm.
Thanks for the lovely review, we're really glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come again soon. Best wishes,
Kath and Rob
12 Sep 2013
"Very comfortable cottage in lovely location"
We chose Golden Square Cottage because we wanted somewhere that would be comfortable at a time of year when the weather might have kept us in. Happily the weather was wonderful, but we were always gl… More
Dear Margaret and Chris, we're really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Golden Square, and had such lovely weather to boot. Thank you for your generous review.
We loved your idea of putting a couple of sun loungers out on the deck - we plan to get those in ready for next spring. And we're really pleased you enjoyed Royal Oak farm shop up the road - it's great to have them on the doorstep.
We hope you will visit again soon.
Kath and Rob
11 May 2013
"Effusive but deserved review"
Just back from a <relatively> grown up friends holiday and would be happy to bet that Golden Square Cottage is one of the most beautifully appointed holiday cottages ever conceived. We'll all miss Belina the friendly strokable chicken, vince the cat of negotiable affections, the insatiable garden piglets, the breath taking country walks, the crazy cheap but awesome farm shop and our friendly yet unobtrusive hosts.
I'd highly recommend golden square cottage for all persons who like comfort, fossils, animals, walking, beaches, and gorgeous scenery. Thanks to Kath and Rob for having us, such a gem of a place!
Thanks Babs and friends for the lovely review. It was great to have you, and we're really glad you enjoyed your stay. The polytunnel is up in the field now, so we'll have home grown veggies in a few weeks time to make life better for our vegan and vegetarian friends. It's so great to hear when people have enjoyed their Golden Square experience - makes all the hard work worthwhile.
All the best, Kath, Rob and family.
3 Apr 2013
"I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage"
We had a fabulous time at this cottage, the owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We stayed with our 2 and 4 year old boys and our bouncy lab and my mum and dad joined us for a fe… More
Thanks so much for your review, and we're really glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you all again soon. All the best,
Kath Rob and family.
25 Mar 2013
"Home from home. A lovely place to relax and explore."
My husband and I booked a long weekend at the cottage with our three young children. The cottage is really lovely and we felt straight away very relaxed when we arrived. The boys loved feeding the chi… More
Thanks so much for your review, and we're really glad you enjoyed your holiday. We hope you can make it to Golden Square again soon.
28 Nov 2012
"Beautiful, welcoming rural retreat, great for our young children"
We booked last minute for a four day stay before term started again.
The property was beautifully presented, had everything we needed and we were really pleased with our break.
Our children, 5 & 3, had the time of their lives, being allowed to explore the land, feed the chickens, stroke the cats and best of all feed the pigs.
Katherine & Rob were great owners, with good local knowledge but above all letting us have the freedom to walk around their property.
The house itself was clean, comfortable and furnished tastefully. The location was ideal for us, we spent most of our time at Beer. There was also a fabulous bridge just beyond the village that we found thanks to a map of walks in the house, that was our best day, just mucking around in the water and enjoying the scenery.
Overall, a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. We will try to book again for summer 2013.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it means a lot as we're just getting started, and lovely words like this are the best possible advert we could have.
We're so happy that the kids had a great time exploring the farm. We hope to keep building the menagerie over time as we get the smallholding more established - umming and aahing about rheas, guinea fowl and goats... will have to see what Father Christmas brings us!
We really hope to see you again next year, and we're very happy to offer a repeat booking discount of 5% per week.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and Peaceful 2013,
Kath and Rob
26 Nov 2012
"Lovely cosy accommodation in a superb location"
Goldern Square Cottage is absolutely delightful. Warm, cosy and very well equiped with everything guests could need for a comfortable stay in this beautiful part of Devon. Views from the cottage are superb and there are excellent walks from the front door There are plenty of good places to eat nearby and a nice local pub within walking distance.
On our arrival we were met by the helpful owner with a delicious home made cake fresh from the oven, jt perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea in front of the wood burner.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, it means a lot as we're just getting started, so it's great to hear that we're getting it right!
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and all the great attractions on our doorstep, and am glad that the slightly rustic looking cake found a good home.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas and Peaceful 2013,
Kath and Rob
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