Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
On the edge of Combpyne on a very quiet lane, this beautiful, thatched, detached, Grade II listed cottage has been expertly decorated and is a really beautiful and relaxing place to stay. Behind the cottage, ½ acre of garden with lawns, terraces, steps, paths, shrubs, summer house (cane furniture) and lovely rural views. Games shed (compendium games table).
Inside, carefully considered furniture, stylish and contemporary. From the thatched porch, step down to large, hub-of-the-house tile-floored kitchen/dining room (Aga plus electric oven with induction hob, dishwasher, microwave) with separate utility room/laundry (washing machine, fridge-freezer); shower-room (suite). Living room with inglenook fireplace (woodburner), TV/DVD, beams and window seat. Down 2 steps into bedroom/occasional living room with 5' double bed, piano and French windows to gravelled courtyard (table/chairs). Steep stairs (handrail, low head height) up to two more double bedrooms, one with low beams, one with additional single bed; access to the other (with French upholstered bed) through neatly fitted shower-room (suite). Bathroom (suite). A brilliant cottage for couples or families in a hidden, yet accessible location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 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, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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 4.5 star.
The West Country region
East Devon: that is Devon east of the river Exe and Exeter - Devon's capital with superb cathedral and much else attractive. Here is the most smiling of lush farmland and most dramatically hilly, the easiest to see from a car because the lanes are less narrow, the hedges less high. Domed hills rise abruptly and steeply, baize-green fields to crowns of woods or sentinel beech trees, half-way up farmsteads like a children's-book idyll. Woodbury Common is a small high moor with heather and Scots pine trees and fine newish golf course.
Exmouth is a resort with lots of sandy beach and boats. The Exe estuary is full of yachts and has one of Devon's prettiest villages, Lympstone, beside it. A shore of mainly pebbles keeps the area comparatively quiet, though the coast is attractive with white and red cliffs, pleasant, civilised towns like Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton and villages like Beer and Branscombe. Its inland villages tend to be pretty: Broadhembury is special - and the view from Hembury Hill (fort) is sensational. Hardly anyone seems to visit the lovely Blackdown Hills - big beech woods, smart fields with thoroughbred horses - on its northern border. You can have flying lessons at Dunkeswell aerodrome and there is an excellent (flat) cycle track, punctuated by pubs, from Exeter beside the Exe estuary to the sea. The whole east Devon coast is called a 'World Heritage Coastline'.
Combpyne: tiny village (church and a pond known as Combpyne Harbour) meandering along a rural valley. Fine walking country. Shop/garage at Rousdon, 1 mile, or Musbury, 2. Three miles from the resort towns (sandy beaches) of Seaton and Lyme Regis. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ, 3 miles. Axminster (railway, River Cottage Canteen), 5 miles; Beer, 7.