G192 - Hiscox Cottage
from £55 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £55 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5
� about a mile from Southleigh, a large house beautifully converted from a barn (G191), a large farmhouse (G190) and two detached cottages (G192, G193), all high on a hillside above a picturesque valley, with almost 180 degree views of amazing rolling countryside. They are surrounded by about 200 acres of fields and bluebell woods which you are welcome to wander and enjoy deer and badger watching, the stream, trout lake (fishing), duck pond (carp fishing) and the gorgeous views. An exciting range of activities is available (extra), including clay pigeon shooting, amphibious vehicles and archery - tailor-made packages can be arranged. Horse riding/pony-trekking and deep sea fishing locally can also be arranged. Peacocks strut the grounds, together with roaming chickens and ducks (eggs to collect), and the young, friendly owners who live next door are happy to show you their unusual pets (pigs, alpacas, ostrich, goats). Caterers can be recommended. � on the same 200 acre farmstead which you are welcome to wander, a smart, south-facing, detached cottage. You are also welcome to enjoy the activities on offer. To the side of the cottage, enclosed level garden, mostly lawn, with sun terrace (picnic bench, views) and summerhouse/games room (table tennis, washing machine, tumble drier, sofas/chairs, verandah). Inside, smart furnishings, oak floors, beams. A few steps up (alternative level access, by arrangement) to terrace and door to open-plan living room/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric Aga) with comfy sofas, TV/DVD and double doors to terrace; more big glazed doors and step down to conservatory/dining room (views, doors to terrace); ground-floor bedroom (5� zip-linked double or 2�6� twin, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite with shower chair, door from living room). Open tread stairs (stairgate) up into lovely double bedroom (5� sleigh bed, TV, sloping ceilings) with single day bed, en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower) and double doors to little balcony (chairs) looking over the garden. Arrival after 5pm and departure by 12pm. A quality, comfortable cottage in this peaceful and picturesque part of Devon.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|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
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The Devon region
East Devon: that is Devon east of the river Exe and Exeter - Devon�s capital with superb cathedral and much else attractive. Here is the most smiling of lush farmland and most dramatically hilly, the easiest to see from a car because the lanes are less narrow, the hedges less high. Domed hills rise abruptly and steeply, baize-green fields to crowns of woods or sentinel beech trees, half-way up farmsteads like a children�s-book idyll. Woodbury Common is a small high moor with heather and Scots pine trees and fine newish golf course.
Exmouth is a resort with lots of sandy beach and boats. The Exe estuary is full of yachts and has one of Devon�s prettiest villages, Lympstone, beside it. A shore of mainly pebbles keeps the area comparatively quiet, though the coast is attractive with white and red cliffs, pleasant, civilised towns like Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton and villages like Beer and Branscombe. Its inland villages tend to be pretty: Broadhembury is special - and the view from Hembury Hill (fort) is sensational. Hardly anyone seems to visit the lovely Blackdown Hills - big beech woods, smart fields with thoroughbred horses - on its northern border. You can have flying lessons at Dunkeswell aerodrome and there is an excellent (flat) cycle track, punctuated by pubs, from Exeter beside the Exe estuary to the sea. The whole east Devon coast is called a �World Heritage Coastline�.
Southleigh: an unspoilt and off-the-beaten-track village (church, annual show in August) in a valley 3 miles west of Colyton (shops, pubs). Honiton (mainline railway station), 7� miles; Exeter airport, 20; the beaches/sea at Branscombe and Beer, 4; Sidmouth (seaside town), 8; and pretty Lyme Regis, 9.
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1 Feb 2015
"Excellent all round"
We only stayed for the weekend, but the cottage was clean, cosy and very well equipped. We arrived in the dark, and in the morning, we were amazed at the breath taking views, even the teenagers were i… More
30 Sep 2014
We recently stayed at this property, it was dirty, the furniture is "grubby" the bed linen had mould on the sheets the duvets were badly stained as were the pillows There was mould in the… More
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about Hiscox Cottage. We were surprised and disappointed to hear that you were so unhappy there, as this is usually a much loved cottage. We welcome all feedback and the response has, up until now, been overwhelmingly positive. This doesn't, of course, detract from your experience and thank you for also contacting us directly so that we could move to make amends and to improve.
The owner has taken your feedback very seriously, and has made some changes in light of it. For example, the oven is fixed and the steps in the garden have now been fitted with an additional safety barrier. They have also reviewed the bedding, linen and general cleaning to ensure that everything is up to their usual standards.
Thank you again for your feedback and I'm glad we were able to assist.
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