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House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 13

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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Special offer Xmas week was £3000 NOW £2500 pw

Superb detached Victorian country house, built in 1890, full of character and many original features, set back from the Colyford to Colyton road occupying an elevated position in over an acre of beautiful garden. The small friendly town of Colyton just a 5 minute walk away, steeped in history dating back to Saxon times, between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth with quaint shops, art galleries, antiques, a garden shop, inns serving real ales and eateries line the streets. Tennis courts are almost opposite and golf courses at Seaton, Lyme Regis and Honiton. Scenic walks along the River Coly and the countryside lanes. The electric tram runs along the Axe Valley passing the Nature Reserve to the coast at Seaton 3 miles away. Colyford, 2 minuts drive away, has a PO/Stores and butchers, 2 inns, a restaurant, Nature Reserve and Holyford Woods.

The coastal town of Lyme Regis is an easy 15 minutes drive over the Devon border into Dorset, offering a wide variety of activities - fossil hunting, fishing trips and cliff top walks along the Jurassic Coast, including the Undercliff Nature Reserve to Seaton. A 10 minute drive to the picturesque fishing village of Beer and Branscombe. The seaside town of Sidmouth with spectacular beach is only a 15 minute drive with an excellent selection of shops, cafes, restaurants, indoor swimming pool and cinema.

The small thriving market town of Axminster famous for the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall River Cottage canteen, shops and weekly street market is a 15 minute drive away.

A wonderful house to spend a holiday in Devon with so much to see and do, family reunions and celebrations or for corporate get togethers in and around Lyme Bay on the Jurassic coast.

Accommodation:

Knowles has been just been completely refurbished to an excellent standard, maintaining many of the original features.

Lovely views over the gardens and to the countryside from most of the main rooms.

All rooms light and bright, many with fireplaces in the living areas and decorative fireplaces in the bedrooms, rooms 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7 all have stunning views.

Extremely well furnished.

Entrance Porch.

Large Hall with Parquet flooring.

Lounge, bay window with seat to enjoy the views of the beautiful gardens, fireplace,TV/DVD.

Snug/second sitting room with TV/DVD, fireplace.

Dining Room with serving hatch. Electric hostess trolley.

Butlers pantry with fridge and tea/drink making facilities.

Two steps down into Conservatory with table and chairs, door to garden.

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Aga and electric cooker, table and chairs, leads to Scullery with kitchen sink and kitchen units.

Back door leads to vegetable patch and herb garden.

Utility room with fridge/freezer and separate freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Victorian style pulley clothes dryer and an ideal space for walking boots and storing golf clubs etc .

Second smaller hallway with a large coat rack.

Spacious ground floor Cloakroom: Basin, WC.

Ground Floor Bedroom 1: Twin beds. Stunning views over the valley.

En-suite Shower Room: Basin, WC.

From the hall, a beautiful large oak staircase leads to the first floor with bedrooms 2-7.

Bedroom 2: King size bed, large bay window.

En-suite Shower room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 3: Double bed.

En-suite Shower room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 4: King size bed.

En-suite Shower Room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 5: Single bed.

En-suite Shower Room: Basin, WC.

Bedroom 6: Twin beds.

Bedroom 7: Twin beds.

Family Bathroom for Bedrooms 6 & 7: Bath, over-bath shower, basin, WC.

Facilities:

Bed linen and towels inclusive.

Electricity/central heating inclusive.

Aga.

Electric cooker.

Microwave.

Fridge/freezer.

Fridge.

Freezer.

Washing machine.

Tumble dryer.

Dishwasher.

Cot.

Highchair.

Lounge TV with home cinema system with blu-ray player and I-pod docking station.

TV's/DVD x 3 in Snug and available in two bedrooms.

CD.

Radio.

Telephone for incoming calls only.

Wi-fi.

All shower/bath rooms have heated towel rails and lever taps.

Outdoor Facilities:

Large grounds, with well kept mature gardens - lawn areas.

Croquet lawn,

Five aside football goal,

Golf practice net.

Seating area around the pond.

Greenhouse.

Decked area.

BBQ.

Ample parking in private drive for up to 6 cars.

Additional Information:

Friday changeover.

Pets by arrangement, £20 per pet per week.

No smoking in property please.

£250-£500 returnable good housekeeping deposit dependant on numbers in party.

For guests of 6 or less some of the bedrooms could be excluded for use. This would be reflected in the reduced price quoted.

Weekend breaks available from Friday to Monday and mid week breaks available from Monday to Friday excluding school holidays and Bank Holidays.

This property is not covered by our Cancellation Protection Plan and strongly suggest you take out your own appropriate insurance.

The owners of Knowles can arrange for your online shopping order to be delivered prior to your arrival (Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco).

*On request breakfast can be cooked and served in the Conservatory for guests.

*Picnic hampers also available on request.

*Mid week cleans available.

*Babysitting by arrangement.

*Extra charges apply.

Size Sleeps up to 13, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Seaton 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Axminster or Honiton
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, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites
Furniture Single beds (7), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 13
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Devon region

The West Country / Devon region

The West Country, on the East Devon/West Dorset/Somerset border, an ideal holiday destination.

The World Heritage Site, 'The Jurassic Coast' with exciting beaches and coastal footpaths to discover, interesting traditional towns and villages to visit, beautiful countryside to explore, many historic and modern places to while away the sunny days.

Colyton

The Colyton / Colyford area

Electric tramway runs along the Axe Valley to coast at Seaton, 3 miles away.

Nature Reserve and Holyford Woods.

Colyton, an old world small town steeped in history - dating back to Saxon times. More of a village with quaint shops, fine art galleries, antiques, local rural crafts, garden shop, inns and eateries. Church of outstanding architecture. Fine walks in superb countryside and by fields on the River Coly.

A horse drawn wagon takes visitors around the town. Electric tramway runs along the Axe Valley to coast at Seaton 3 miles away. En route is the interesting sister village of Colyford with Nature Reserve and Holyford Woods.

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Calendar last updated:24 Dec 2014

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