Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 7
¾ mile from the centre of Ottery St Mary, along a bridleway, a very private, big, detached house surrounded by a well kept enclosed garden with patio (table/chairs) and pond (safety grid), with meadows beyond. Tranquil, long garden/rural views from most rooms.
Big hall; large living room with woodburner, TV/DVD, French windows to garden and glazed double doors through to equally large fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric range-style cooker/gas hob); utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and door to garden; loo (washbasin). Ground-floor twin bedroom and shower-room (suite). Snooker room off kitchen.Open tread stairs up to landing with low beam and three more bedrooms – a double (low 5' bed) with balustrade, lovely views and en suite bathroom (suite) with low beam (6'), another double (6' zip-linked bed or two singles), and a single with sofa; bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). Games garage (table tennis, darts). A great family house, very convenient for the south coast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2)|
|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 3.5 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'.
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.