B15 - Lower Towsington Cottage
Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
½ mile from Exminster in an unspoilt farming coombe, a beautiful, 300-year-old, thatched, detached cottage on the owner's 25 acre organic smallholding which you are welcome to wander. Immediately to the front, a cottage garden with bench for catching afternoon sun. Across the little used farm track and up a couple of steps, a sloping, very private cottage garden (summerhouse, patio, table/chairs, barbecue, bicycle storage) with great views of undulating countryside. Inside, the lovingly renovated interior offers space, comfort and relaxation with beams and wonky cottage walls. Hall to smart, light dining room, and step down to slate-floored farmhouse-style kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, gas hob/electric oven, larder fridge). Step down to sweet single bedroom. Shower-room (suite) and utility room (washing machine, fridge-freezer). Beamed living room (woodburner, TV/DVD) with twisting steep stairs up to two double bedrooms (5' beds), one with sloping ceiling and beams. Smart family bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A friendly cottage in a great location for exploring either by car or bicycle.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|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 West Country region
Torbay and the Red Cliffs: Napoleon declared Torquay “beau” when he saw it from the sea (true, he was a prisoner and there wasn't much of it then), and certainly it could be in the south of France when, in the sunshine, you look down from most of its seven hills on the expensive boats in its harbour/marina, windsurfers and water-skiers skimming its bay, and palm trees, very well-kept public lawns and flower beds and posh-looking hotels lining its seafront behind a sandy beach. People play bowls in white clothes. The exotic impression fades in its streets, but name a likely resort facility, sport or amusement and you can bet Torquay will have it, as well as some fine houses on its hills.
The three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham surround a very beautiful bay and make up the West Country's largest resort. Paignton, less glamorous-looking than Torquay, has red cliffs and sand and an excellent zoo. Brixham is the fishing port, with still attractive harbour and tiers of coloured houses around it. There are several sandy beaches, and boat trips across the bay and round Berry Head (lighthouse) to Dartmouth.
North of Torquay is a mainly cliff-coast to the boat-filled mouth of the long, broad river Teign estuary (Teignmouth). Above Teignmouth, its good golf course has wonderful views both inland to Dartmoor and out to sea. The best route to Exeter and places east is via it and the A380 – not the coast road which is mainly ribbon-developed, slow and dull. The most beautiful route of all is by the mainline railway (Brunel designed) which for much of the way between Newton Abbot and Exeter hugs the shore.
Exminster: village (shops, PO, pubs,
churches) 3 miles south of Exeter and close to the River Exe
estuary, Powderham Castle and its deer park, also 3 miles; the lovely
Haldon Hills (forest walks, bird watching, racecourse), 4 miles;
Dawlish Warren (sandy beaches and good golf course), about 6 ½ miles.
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