Charming 16th century, detached cottage, between Beer and Branscombe
Picket Mead, with its beamed ceilings and wood burning stove, is a traditional 16th century cottage which has recently been sympathetically restored and modernised.
It is situated adjacent to the church in the rural village of Southleigh, which is in an area of outstanding beauty, just ten minutes drive from Beer and Branscombe and 20 minutes from Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.
Besides leaflets on places to visit and inns serving good food, there are booklets and maps highlighting lovely local and cliff top walks.
The accommodation comprises a beamed sitting room with wood burner, colour TV with DVD, sofas and comfortable chairs and kitchen with dining for 4/5, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and double sink. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with double beds, a single bedroom and additional landing room. The newly fitted bathroom has both bath and shower. There is also an outside toilet.
There is an outside sitting area and a pretty and sunny south facing cottage garden. There is also off road parking provided.
This response was left by one of our guests.
"We have really enjoyed our stay at "Picket Mead". The cottage is delightful and you made us feel very welcome. Thank you. Hope to return soon".
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beer 6 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 30 km, Nearest railway: Honiton 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is quietly situated adjacent to the church in the village of Southleigh, but is in easy reach of various seaside villages and resorts and cliff top walks. Southleigh is a pretty and small village in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The cottage is owner managed with the owner always there to greet guests on arrival and give all the information she can.
The cottage has much character with lots of beams. As the cottage is more than 250 years old downstairs doorways and the sitting room ceiling are inevitably quite low. As well as the log fire there are storage and space heaters.
|Further details outdoors|
A garden table and chairs are provided and the pretty cottage garden is sheltered and faces due south. The garden is enclosed by a wall and fence which make it very sheltered and suitable for children as well as for dining out.
Once an enquiry is received, we send a booking form and ask you to return this by post together with a deposit of £50, which is non returnable if you cancel your holiday prior to paying the full cost of your holiday.
The full cost of your holiday is due two weeks before your holiday commences, unless it is a last minute booking, in which case the owner may occasionally agree to payment immediately on arrival. If you cancel your holiday less than 2 weeks in advance of the date of arrival the full cost of your holiday less the £50 deposit is payable.
At the end of your stay, providing the cottage is left clean and in good order your £50 deposit would be returned to you.
Favourite holiday area with beautiful countryside, beaches and cliff top walks. Towns and resorts to visit include Exeter, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Beer.
Excursions can be made by boat or boats can be hired from Beer. Lots of attractions for children include donkey sanctuary, pecorama and tramway. Day trips possible to Bath and Dartmouth or Salcombe.
Southleigh country fair is normally held on the second Wednesday in August.
The historic village of Colyton is well worth walking around. Blackberry camp is just one mile away and there are good walks all around.