In the heart of Otterton, on a quiet lane between the mill and the church, is this pretty, detached cottage furnished in chic cottage style. Behind and to one side, an enclosed garden with decked area (table/chairs), terracing and steps up to sloping lawn and views of the church and over the village. Two steps up to stable doors and hall, off which inviting living room (woodburner, TV/DVD/video, window seats). Steps down to really spacious, bright and well-equipped kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer) with vaulted ceiling and stable doors to lane. Pretty double bedroom. Upstairs (5'8" lintel at top), two further bedrooms – a double (6' bed), and a twin (5'8" lintel); bathroom (suite plus bath-shower and hand-shower). N.B. Church bell chimes every hour. A very friendly and civilised base from which to explore this very special part of Devon.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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.
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'.
Otterton: pretty, mainly thatched village (pub) with famous working mill (restaurant, artisan bakery, crafts, events, live music) on the banks of the river Otter (nature reserve, birdwatching). Pebble beach at Ladram Bay ('Jurassic coast'), 1 mile; Budleigh Salterton, 2½ (lovely level river walk to it); Sidmouth (Regency coastal town), 4½; Exeter, 14. Exeter airport,10.