About the home
Dream rural retreat in beautiful East Devon countryside. Greengage Cottage is a fine example of a thatched Devon Longhouse. It has medieval origins and is full of character and has been furnished to a very high standard with Laura Ashley fabrics. There are also original tapestries. The property has a safe enclosed garden as well as access to a very large garden and orchard. In all there are 10 acres of grounds to explore.There is also a private heated swimming pool which has exclusive use as well as a tennis court. Other outdoor facilities are badminton and table tennis and a rope swing.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Budleigh Salterton, 9km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Tennis court on site, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Greengage Cottage has two huge lounges, one upstairs with wonderful views, original beams and trusses. The other is full of character with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a laundry area with washing machine and clothes dryer. There is broadband access in most of the rooms and TV's with DVD's in both lounges. The cottage is beautifully warm in the winter having the benefit of UFH. There is a large dining table which can sit up to 12 persons. It has been furnished with Laura Ashley fabrics. The original art and textiles are mostly by East Devon artists including Alana the owner.
Further details outdoors:
Extensive outdoor patio with outdoor furniture for 12 persons and BBQ. There is a large enclosed heated swimming pool 33 foot long x 20 foot wide with roman end. Shallow end 3 foot leading to deep end 7 foot. Tennis court as well as outdoor badminton and table tennis. Also outdoor childrens activity area. There is a large garden and orchard for walks and picnics, as well as 10 acres to roam. Wonderful bird life as well as deer and badgers.
The swimming pool is available from April to September. The normal changeover day is Friday. For short breaks this is Monday. We can accommodate additional persons on request at a small additional charge.
The West Country / Devon region
Beautiful part of Devon. Close to jurassic coast and historic towns of Topsham, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.
There are several golf courses nearby including Woodbury Park country club (2 miles). Crealy Adventure Park is less than 1 mile away and is ideal for young children. Bicton Park botanical gardens is also close by. Exeter is only 6 miles away and Dartmoor is also closeby.
The Eden project is well worth a visit being only 1 1/2 hours away. There are many spectacular coastal walks as well as hiking on Dartmoor. There are local carp fishing ponds in the village and an indoor go karting centre less than 1 mile away. There are some great character pubs and restaurants nearby.
The Exeter / Topsham area
The Devon County Show is held in May and is only 1 mile away. The Exeter festival is held in July.
Attractions include many national trust properties including Killerton. Also Powderham Castle and Bicton botanical gardens. The Eden project is also not far away.
Visit the historic estuary town of Topsham with its quaint buildings, shops and pubs. Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton are beautiful coastal towns.
Other attractions are Crealy adventure park, Greendale go karting, local fishing ponds and our wonderful local farm shop !
How to get there
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Activities near Exeter
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
03 May 2012
We were a group of 6 girls and stayed during the wettest April in 100 years. However the wood burning stove and cosy atmosphere of the cottage meant this wasn't an issue. The owner could not have been more accommodating and informative. We spent a lot of time in the hot tub and watched the sun set over the Exe valley. Tony gave us details of places to see and things to do on the wet days and provided taxi numbers etc.
The accommodation was spacious and comfortable, clean and well equipped. It is close to Exeter yet feels like the middle of nowhere. Perfect to get away from it all but not feel isolated. We were all well relaxed, including the dog!
28 Mar 2012
Greengage cottage was booked (as well as the neighbouring Lime Cottage) for my Hen Weekend in March. Both cottages looked gorgeous (inside and out), they were very clean and homely too. The owner was... more
28 Mar 2012
We hired both cottages for 2 nights in March for a friends Hen Do. We couldn't have wished to stay anywhere nicer! Both cottages are beautifully decorated with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed glorious sunshine and spent our entire weekend at the property making the most of the weather and using the facilities from the tennis court to the hot tub. Tony could not have been more welcoming! We will definitely be back for a second visit!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 1250||£ 200||£ 360||3 Nights|
|29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 1800||£ 360||£ 400||3 Nights|
|12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 1450||£ 260||£ 360||3 Nights|
|24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 2600||£ 350||£ 550||3 Nights|
|31 May 13||12 Jul 13||£ 1600||£ 280||£ 400||3 Nights|
|12 Jul 13||6 Sep 13||£ 2850||£ 350||£ 600||3 Nights|
|6 Sep 13||26 Sep 13||£ 1600||£ 200||£ 360||3 Nights|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1600||£ 360||£ 400||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 1250||£ 200||£ 360||2 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 2600||£ 350||£ 550||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 11|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 1400||£ 200||£ 400||3 Nights|
|29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 1950||£ 360||£ 450||3 Nights|
|12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 1600||£ 260||£ 400||3 Nights|
|24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 2750||£ 350||£ 600||3 Nights|
|31 May 13||12 Jul 13||£ 1750||£ 280||£ 450||3 Nights|
|12 Jul 13||6 Sep 13||£ 2950||£ 350||£ 650||3 Nights|
|6 Sep 13||26 Sep 13||£ 1750||£ 200||£ 400||3 Nights|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1750||£ 360||£ 450||1 Night|
|1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 1400||£ 200||£ 400||2 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 2750||£ 400||£ 600||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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