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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Mannings Cottage is a charming country cottage that offers an ideal base from which to explore both the stunning coastline and beautiful countryside that East Devon and its surrounds offer. It is suitable for families, couples or groups of friends with its configuration of 3 bedrooms sleeping 5 people. The stone cottage has character accents such as exposed beams, slate floors and a cosy wood-burning stove, but provides modern and comfortable accommodation. It is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the charming village of Stockland, which is surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside but is only 20 minutes from the coast and 30 minutes to the cathedral city of Exeter or the popular market town of Bridport. The large private garden is delightful with a separate outdoor seating area for 6. The cottage has internet access and Wi-fi is available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lyme Regis or Seaton 18 km|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Honiton or Axminster 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms: There are 3 bedrooms in the cottage, with two double bedrooms and one single. One double bedroom with a king size bed is situated on the ground floor of the cottage off the lounge. The single room and second double bedroom are located on the first floor along with the family bathroom. The second double room has zip & link divan single beds that can be converted into a super-king. All bedrooms are carpeted and decorated with blue & green soft furnishings, fresh white cotton linens and have high quality mattresses and roman blinds with blackout liners. All bedding and towels are supplied.
Living Room: There are two leather sofas in the lounge, which has exposed beams and a wood-burning stove (logs supplied). The lounge contains a large flat screen TV with surround sound, DVD/CD player and iPod dock. We supply a selection of magazines, books and board games in the lounge for your use. A library of films on DVD is also available during your stay.
Bathroom: The bathroom is situated on the first floor of the cottage and is fully tiled with a power shower and heated towel rail.
Kitchen: The modern kitchen is fully-equipped with double oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle and microwave. The dining room with oak table and chairs seating 6 is next to the kitchen in a bright conservatory overlooking the garden and outdoor patio area.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage enjoys a large and mature private garden with an outdoor patio area, gas BBQ and table and chairs for 6. The garden is filled with colorful flowers, plants and trees and is divided into two separate areas by a decorative bridge covered in honeysuckle. The bright conservatory overlooks the garden, providing an ideal place to dine or relax whilst surrounded by greenery. There is also a small porch to the front of the cottage with a small table and chairs that provides a lovely place to sit to catch the morning sunshine. Off street parking is provided immediately outside the cottage front door.
Mannings Cottage caters for children of all ages. We have a travel cot and bedding, high chair, booster seat and toys & books for babies and small children as well as a library of children's DVDs. A small playground, large field, cricket pitch and tennis court can be found a short walk from the cottage at the Village Hall. The tennis court can be booked and used by non-members by paying a small fee to the Stockland Tennis Club. Guests are spoiled for choice for great family days out with Escot, Bicton Park, Crealy Adventure Park and The Donkey Sanctuary (to name a few) all within a 30 minute drive.
About this location
The Devon region
Although only 10 minutes from the A303/A30, Mannings Cottage is surrounded by beautiful rolling green hills and farmland, and therefore enjoys the peace and quiet that comes with this idyllic location. The cottage is ideally situated to allow guests to enjoy the beauty of the countryside whilst being within striking distance of the coast. There are many public footpaths and bridleways for walking and cycling in the spectacular Blackdown Hills around the village. The Jurassic Coast, which was named a World Heritage Site in 2001, is a short 25 minute drive away to Lyme Regis with its sandy beach and boardwalk. The charming fishing villages of Beer and Branscombe are only 30 minutes as are the upmarket towns of Sidmouth and Topsham and the cathedral city of Exeter. The market town of Bridport in West Dorest and nearby villages of Burton Bradstock and West Bay with their popular beaches and restaurants are also only a short drive.
Nearer to Stockland, within a 15 minute drive, are Honiton with its antique shops and gastro pub The Holt, and Axminster where guests can visit the River Cottage Canteen. Large supermarkets, local butchers, fishmongers and bakeries are available in both Honiton and Axminster. There is also an excellent farm shop -- Millers Farm Shop -- in nearby Kilmington, which offers a large array of fresh produce and goods, a wet fish bar, wine, products imported from France and a small cafe. There are several good pubs nearby in the surrounding villages, including The Tuckers Arms in Dalwood, The Candlelight Inn in Bishopswood (http://www.candlelight-inn.co.uk) and the Tytherleigh Arms outside Axminster (http://www.tytherleigharms.com).
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10 Nov 2014
"Beautiful cottage in a fantastic village location"
Very welcoming. friendly owner who provided us with any help and info we needed throughout our stay not to mention, home-made brownies which went down a treat! We loved Mannings Cottage which offered a very high level of comfort and has been very beautifully refurbished. This was certainly the best cottage we have stayed in, in terms of quality and home comforts. We found the village itself very picturesque and anyone we came across friendly. Local walks were great, particularly to The Tuckers Arms, Dalwood, taking in spectacular views along the way, followed by a lovely meal. The coastal areas are within easy access, so this gave us a variety of places to visit. My husband and son took advantage of the tennis court at the Village Hall. We had a very relaxing and easy stay at Mannings Cottage and would definitely like to return in the future. Highest compliments to the owners for making our stay so enjoyable.
5 Oct 2014
"Perfect Family Cottage"
Lovely, cosy cottage. We travelled with our 2 year old daughter and Diana made this a perfect family holiday as there was a full toy cupboard, highchair, booster seat and travel cot provided in the cottage which made packing so much easier and the toys made for relaxing evenings for us. The cottage is in a lovely village with plenty of lovely places to visit and eat nearby. Diana made planning our holiday so much easier with a wealth of information in the cottage on the surrounding area. The cottage was spotlessly clean and was decorated to a high spec and was a pleasure to spend time in. Thank you to Diana for making this a lovely family holiday.
15 Jul 2014
"The perfect venue for a family break on the stunning Devon coast"
I travelled with my wife and two young children and Mannings Cottage was the perfect base for our holiday. The cottage is not only ideally located for the coast and picturesque on the outside, but it… More
6 Oct 2013
"The best place that we have ever stayed"
The cottage was exactly as described. The location was great as we were attending a wedding in Axminster and then staying on for a holiday, it was in easy reach of many places we wanted to visit.
We were so impressed with everything, the kitchen was equipped with everything you could ever want and more, the fixtures and furnishings were of a very high quality. The garden was beautiful, with garden furniture and barbecue provided.
Diana and her family made you feel very welcome and baked the most amazing chocolate brownies and banana muffins as a welcoming gift.
We would most definitely stay there again and would recommend it highly to friends and family.
1 Jul 2013
"The best cottage we have stayed in"
Mannings cottage is the best cottage we have stayed in, ever. Everything is as we would have wished for, spacious accommodation, large bright dining area, and a good selection of kitchen equipment, not usually found in a rental cottage. Diana is a lovely host, and the treats she left us were greatly appreciated. Mannings cottage is to be highly recommended. The area itself is adjacent to Dorset and Somerset, with lots of places to visit and enjoy. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.
16 Aug 2012
"Best of both worlds - city comforts in rural setting / close to hills and coast"
Very well appointed cottage in lovely, quiet village in East Devon, within Blackdown Hills.15 minutes drive either way to nice market towns of Honiton and Axminster, or 20 mins to coast. Owner very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about local area - towns, facilities, attractions, restaurants etc. Excellent cottage presentation, and some nice extra comforts e.g. welcome treats, basic larder supplies, spare dishwasher tabs, firewood etc. Good wi-fi connection, and decent mobile reception in house (Vodafone). Conservatory a nice addition, perfect for relaxing in warmth even when raining! In summary, highly recommended for a pleasant countryside retreat, yet offering access to facilities and attractions of Devon/Dorset.
12 Jun 2012
"Simply Perfect 5*"
This is the perfect place to stay to explore this beautiful part of Devon and surrounding areas. We selected this property primarily because of the look and description on holiday lettings. Gut feelin… More
10 Jan 2012
"An absolute must book, if visiting Devon, 5 Star"
"We had a lovely long weekend in Devon at Mannings Cottage. My wife and I spent a few days with another couple enjoying the local walks, and the local pub which was very welcoming! The cottage itself was spotlessly clean with lovely furnishings and very comfy beds. We didn't venture too far because it was great to relax in front of the fire but the local area was very pretty. The cottage is a good size for 2 couples with enough room to find your own space whilst still being cosy. We'll definitely be back in the summer to enjoy the garden, coast and Diana's homemade cakes!"
5 Jan 2012
"Friendly and Accommodating"
We stayed at Mannings Cottage for an extended weekend in November last year and it was lovely. The Cottage itself was perfect for us with our very young family and was very family friendly with lots of toys and equipment for our children so we hardly needed to be bring stuff with us.
The Cottage is furnished and decorated beautifully and sits well in a great village which was a great location for the local sites. The whole trip was perfect and easy for us and we would recommend to anyone.
15 Aug 2011
"A very well furnished family holiday home"
We really enjoyed our stay at Mannings Cottage. The owners are very friendly and it felt like a home from home. Our children had use of their garden (along with the garden attached to the holiday property) and really enjoyed using the large trampoline! There were lots to keep us entertained within the area and most beach resorts are within 30-40 mins away. We will definatly be coming to stay again!
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