Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Canterbury Cottage is a self catering holiday cottage in East Devon. It is located in an idyllic and secluded rural setting on the outskirts of Chardstock in the Blackdown Hills, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is only six miles from the stunning Jurassic Coast and the wonderful seaside towns and beaches of East Devon and Dorset.
The cottage is steeped in character and possess a wealth of exposed beams and period features, including an original stone inglenook, bread oven and oak panelled walls. It is perfect for holidaymakers really wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this little corner of heaven!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lyme Regis 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 30 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Hall with downstairs 'newly built' shower room.
Traditional, fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with both an Aga and electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge / freezer, microwave, seating for five, and side door to the garden.
Bright, spacious, open-plan sitting room and dining room, featuring a huge original stone fireplace with wood burner, oak beamed ceiling, and French doors from the dining room to the garden.
Master bedroom with large fitted wardrobe and superb countryside views from the king-size bed.
Pretty twin bedroom with fitted wardrobe and shelves.
Spacious single bedroom with fitted wardrobe and two rose-clad windows with lovely views. Family bathroom with hand-held shower.
Full central heating.
Television(2), wireless broadband Internet, telephone and radio.
Car parking and bicycle storage.
|Further details outdoors|
Beautiful gardens and sweeping lawns, extending to over one third of an acre. Glorious countryside views with not another house in sight, offering total privacy – just you, the birds and the occasional deer!
Outdoor seating area with dining area.
No visible neighbours and no traffic.
Here is a summary of important information about booking your self catering holiday in our beautiful home, together with other useful information to help you enjoy your stay in Devon. We recommend that you read our full Terms and Conditions before booking, as a confirmed booking will mean that you have understood them and agreed to them.
A complete set of instructions and booking information will be sent to you once your booking has been confirmed. Other useful information to help you enjoy your stay in Devon will be found in abundance in the cottage itself, within leaflets, books on the area, and other guest's comments.
Please also remember when booking that this is a private family home and not a hotel. It is also a truly rural idyll and, even though thoroughly modernised, will require a degree of self-sufficiency and understanding of living in the country. You will, however, experience the true nature and beauty of living in a thatched cottage in the glorious East Devon Countryside.
Guests should also be aware that the driveway although short, is very steep and should be negotiated with care. It is advised to ensure the gate is open before starting up the drive and upon exiting to stay to the left hand side, where the slope is less severe.
Please contact us if you have a question or wish to initiate a booking.
Weekly bookings run from Saturday to Saturday with arrivals from 4.00 pm and departures by 10.00 am. We do not normally offer short breaks. However, for bookings of four nights or more, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
All prices are in Pounds GB and are fully inclusive of electricity, full central heating, logs for the fire, bed linen and towels.
Credit/Debit Card payment accepted.
We provide one bath sheet and one hand towel per person, and tea towels. However you should bring your own beach towels, plus any other linen you may require. A high chair and a cot can be provided if advance notice is given, however cot linen is not provided.
Please bring slippers, as outdoor shoes are not allowed in the bedrooms. There is a welcome 'basket' which includes bread, butter, jam, milk, tea, coffee and sugar. Catering is available by prior arrangement.
We clean the property on arrival and after departure. For stays of two weeks or more, we change sheets on every seventh day. Additional cleaning may be scheduled on request at an additional cost.
Plenty of cleaning materials are provided. Only guests listed on the booking form may stay at Canterbury Cottage.
No smoking is allowed in the cottage or gardens. Pets are not allowed.
There is a telephone for incoming calls, outgoing local calls and 999 emergency calls only. A local contact will be provided for emergencies.
The West Country region
The West Country counties of Devon Dorset & Cornwall are probably the most popular for holiday makers due to the climate, beaches, countryside and choice of varied attractions to suit all ages - Comprehensive details in the cottage as well as some below.
The M5 , M4 and A303 provide easy communications or from the south, the A30 or A35.
The village of Chardstock is a mile from the cottage, it is a tranquil rural village in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Devon/Dorset/Somerset borders, about 6 miles from the Lyme Bay Jurassic Coast. In the heart of the Village is St. Andrews Church and the friendly George Inn serving great meals the local post office also sells wonderful local produce and groceries. They will also order you anything else you require including papers.
Two miles the other way is the fabulous farm shop Barley Mows. Within easy access are beaches at Lyme Regis (famous for fossil hunting) the traditional resort of Seaton, the quaint fishing village of Beer with its sun trap of a beach with beach huts for hire and one of the best beach cafes.
A walk over the headland and you come to Branscombe famous for the Masons Arms pub and next along the coast is elegant Regency Sidmouth with its vibrant town centre and annual Festival the first week of August each year.
Local golf clubs at Honiton and Windwhistle. Chard & Axminster are both 4 miles offering shops, supermarkets, banks, markets and museums.
Places of interest to visit are Cricket St.Thomas, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Forde Abbey & Gardens, the narrow guage Seaton Tramway from which to explore the Axe Estuary, Pecorama miniature railway at Beer (which holds its Regatta the middle of August), Donkey Sanctuary at Branscombe and Honiton with its antique shops and markets.
Details of adventure parks, National Trust properties, etc. are available. Chardstock holds is annual Street Fair the first Saturday of September with a day of varied events.
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