House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 17
Set in lovely countryside within easy reach of London, Westcott House is the perfect venue for weekend breaks and long relaxing holidays. The house is newly renovated, creating a stunning blend of modern facilities and original style. The 3 reception rooms have been designed for relaxation and the beautiful dining room and country kitchen which both seat 20 are perfect places for dining together in summer and winter. Christmas is a special time at Westcott House. Three huge Christmas trees sparkle in the glow of the 4 open fires and the house is decorated with festive foliage. Local catering is available for parties and celebrations or sample the local cuisine in some of the fabulous local pubs and restaurants. Drive 20 minutes to the sea at Sidmouth and Exmouth or travel further afield to the stunning beaches of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. Visit the antique shops in nearby Honiton and spend the day in the historic city of Exeter with it's bookshops and boutiques. Walk on Woodbury Common, Dartmoor or Exmoor or make use of the local golf, swimming, riding and spa facilities - whatever your choice of holiday you'll have an unforgettable experience at Westcott House .
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sidmouth 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 5 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 15 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, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
On the ground floor there are 3 relaxing reception rooms, a grand dining room and a country kitchen plus a laundry room, cloakroom and toilet. There are 2 staircases up to the first floor where there are 5 beautiful, individually styled bedrooms which house 1 double, 1 super-king and 3 king size beds. 1 of the king size rooms also has a single bed in it. 2 of the bedrooms have en-suite shower and bathrooms and 2 of them share a Jack and Jill en-suite bathroom.There is also a separate, large, luxurious bathroom containing a bath and a walk in shower. On the second floor there is a huge eaved room which houses 1 double and 4 single beds.
The reception rooms house 5 sofas and are stocked with books and magazines. The beautiful dining room which seats 20 is the perfect place for celebratory dinners and the country kitchen which also seats 20 is great for more informal dining. The kitchen is equipped with everything you'll need to cater for large groups including an American style fridge-freezer, an aga, an electric cooker, 2 dish-washers and a wide range of utensils and crockery. There's a high chair and a cot plus plenty of games for children and there's also an indoor table-tennis table. Outside there's a BBQ and garden furniture and there are chairs and towels that you can take to the beach.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside the lovely, well maintained gardens contain a sweeping drive, fountain, orchard and grass tennis court. The traffic from the A30 can be heard in the garden and is audible as a distant hum from a few rooms in the house.
The West Country region
Devon boasts many stunning sandy beaches, spectacular walking country, historical cities and picturesque thatched villages. It also offers sporting opportunities, music and arts festivals and fantastic culinary experiences. Westcott House is 20 minutes from the pretty sea-side village of Sidmouth, 20 minutes from the sandy beaches of Exmouth and 25 minutes from the Jurassic coast. You can walk on Dartmoor, Exmoor and the nearby Woodbury Common where you can also play golf or be pampered in the country club spa. Riding, swimming and water-sports are all available locally and there are lots of things for children to whatever the weather.
There are museums, galleries and national trust properties within easy reach and if you fancy some retail therapy you can browse in Honiton’s antique shops and Exeter’s boutiques and book shop. Darts Farm in nearby Topsham sells tasty local produce and you can sample the local cuisine in some of the fabulous local pubs and restaurants.