Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11
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 9 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 5 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|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 seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access||Wheelchair users, 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.
There is a damages security deposit required for large groups. This is normally refunded within 24 hours of departure.
The West Country 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 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 !
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31 Dec 2013
"Generous accommodation, tranquil location, suits all ages"
Our December holiday was very successful we found plenty to do indoors when the weather was against us and had several trips to the beach and places of interest when the weather was better. Exeter and local shops provided all we needed. Minor problems [e.g. bulbs needing replacing] were rapidly sorted by the owner. A great time was had by all.
26 Nov 2013
"Warm, welcoming - heaven in Devon!"
We arrived to a lovely log fire, the hot tub was bubbling, the beds comfy and the cottage large but comfy and cosy. The owners were very fast to reply to all questions prior to arrival. Once we arrived they helped us plan a coastal walk, locate the nearest farm shop and made sure that all our needs were met. They were even kind enough to meet the Sainsbury's delivery man prior to arrival so as to ensure the fridge was full when we got there. The cottage was spotless on arrival, and beautifully decorated.
20 Jul 2013
"Truly heaven in Devon"
We were meeting in Exeter to celebrate my sons graduation and all his Godparents and other halves were joining us as 3 years earlier when we were due to gather for Hugh's 18th it was blighted by… More
17 Jun 2013
"The most perfect place in the world"
I had my mendhi, reception and honeymoon there and I literally cannot wait to go back. It's nearly a year since my wedding and I definitely think Greengage cottage has a little something to do wi… More
3 May 2012
"Cosy yet spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting"
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
"Beautiful Cottage and Surroundings"
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
"beautiful cottages in an amazing location"
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!
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