Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In the heart of Ottery St Mary, minutes from the shops and close to the very beautiful parish church, is this extremely well maintained, Grade II listed town house, one of several around a cobbled mews converted with much flair and style.
Inside, extremely smart and comfortable with wood floors throughout. A long, elegant hall leads to L-shaped living/dining/kitchen with TV/DVD and beautifully fitted kitchen area (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, cooker with gas hob) with small breakfast table (larger table/chairs kept folded in hall for formal dining); French windows open to small patio area (table/chairs) immediately to the front of the house. Downstairs loo (washbasin). Oak stairs to first floor and two bedrooms – a double, and a single; very luxurious bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). On the second floor, a double bedroom under the eaves with smart en suite shower-room (suite) and 2 steps up to stable doors to a small and very private roof terrace (table/chairs) with fine views over the town. Best for maximum of 4 adults. A really comfortable and easy base for exploring the gardens and beaches of east Devon.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|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 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'.
Ottery St Mary
Ottery St Mary: small market town (sports centre, tennis, pubs, restaurants, church), amid rolling farmland and beautiful woods beside the river Otter, where Coleridge was born and wrote a sonnet to the river. Honiton (sports centre/indoor swimming pool), 5 miles. Exeter, 12 miles; the coastal path and sea (and golf) at Sidmouth, 5.