A mile from Sidbury, in beautiful rolling farmland and 170 yards of tarmac farm track from the nearest road, is this 'upside down' cottage neatly converted from a dairy. Help on the neighbouring farm (by arrangement). To the sides, an enclosed terrace and rough lawned garden (table/chairs). Glazed door to small hall; two bedrooms – a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) and a double, each with trim en suite shower-room (suite). Upstairs, open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, freezer) with woodburner, TV/DVD, iPod dock and French windows to balustrade and lovely rural views. Spring water. An easy, practical, rural base close to the east Devon coast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 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||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|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 3.5 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'.
Sidbury: little village (Norman church, shop, pub) in glorious country of lush farming valleys below tree-crowned hill-tops, 3 miles up the river Sid from the seafront at Sidmouth (big low-tide sand/pebble beach between red cliffs, handsome esplanade, golf course, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool). Sidford (award-winning fish and chips), 1 mile. Exeter, 15.