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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The charming stone and cob detached cottage is adjacent to the picturesque farm pond surrounded by trees. It lies in its enclosed garden with seating area and lovely views. The thick oak stable door takes you into the open plan triple aspect living room with massive oak beams, oak shutters, wood burner, comfortable sofas, 40" slimline TV/DVD player recorder, French door onto garden, underfloor heating, slate floor and an impressive heavy oak staircase.
The custom designed kitchen has granite floor, granite work surfaces with oak cupboards and an oak dining table. Upstairs under the exposed roof trusses there is another cozy seating area with HiFi and a lovely view of the ducks on the pond. All the flooring is waxed oak. Both double bedrooms have their own en suite facilities (shower, toilet and wash hand basin)and are spacious and light and very comfortable. Apart from casement windows the Velux windows have remote control black out blinds operated by solar power.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saunton Sands 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 45 km, Nearest railway: Tiverton Parkway 30 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, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
The farmhouse is surrounded by its own garden, arboretum, orchard and ancient pond which laps against the stone walls of the granary.
Inside the granary is the old two screw cider press and crusher, used every autumn to make cider and apple juice from our 10 acres of orchard. You are welcome to participate in this activity.
The cobbled court yard also contains the unique 18th century hen house still in use.
We lamb our ewes in the autumn from September onwards or in the Spring and you are welcome to have a look around the farm and to meet the lambs, ducks and geese.
The 7 Kw Lorraine wood burner is the perfect way to heat the house (free logs & kindling from the wood shed). There is also electric underfloor heating downstairs for the winter months and programmable electric radiators in the bedrooms upstairs.
About this location
The Devon region
The rolling wooded hills of Devon with small hedged fields and narrow lanes is ideally suited to grass growing and therefore livestock rearing. Our part of Devon is remote and therefore quiet and at night you can see the stars and hear the owls.
Due to the heavy soil the fields remain green all year round and there is abundant wildlife, including numerous red deer which roam freely on our fields. The wooded streams which border our land are perfect for taking quiet walks, picnics or for painting or photographing the varied landscape. Our weather comes from the south west and is usually mild even in winter.
Tiverton is a historic market town occupied by the Romans who used it as a base for their activities in the West country.
The local museum provides an interesting insight into this aspect of the town's history. Visit the castle with its famous tapestry hangings and the pannier market held Fridays and Saturdays. There is a newly built leisure centre and a cinema.
The river Exe passes through the town as does the Grand Western canal and horse drawn barge trips take you through the most picturesque countryside. Knightshayes and Killerton House, two National Trust houses with beautiful garden are close by and well worth a visit.
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5 Oct 2014
"Wonderful Devon retreat"
Although the weather was mixed for our week-long stay at Pond Cottage (what did we expect for August in the UK?), we all had a great time! Our young girls particularly enjoyed themselves, feeding the … More
15 Sep 2014
"Great venue for a peaceful, comfortable and restful stay"
We have just returned from a great stay in this lovely cottage. There were three of us, one of us being 90 years young, and we all agree that the cottage suited our requirements perfectly. Lovely fi… More
28 Aug 2014
"Idyllisch in weiter Hügellandschaft"
Der Aufenthalt in Devon hat uns ausserordentlich gefallen. Die romantische Umgebung der tolle Ausblick in die weite der Hügellandschaft. Umgeben waren wir von vielen Tieren (Enten, Gänsen und Schafe… More
2 Aug 2014
We have just returned from an amazing week at Pond Cottage. The cottage was truly a home from home and the views of picturesque Devon were amazing. The farm setting is great for kids and they especia… More
17 Jun 2014
"Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!"
Have just got back from a 3night stay. This cottage is such a beautiful, tranquil place. We are sitting here wishing we were back in the lovely sitting area surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countrysid… More
6 Apr 2014
"Beautiful cottage in unspoiled countryside."
This was our fourth stay at Pond Cottage. The location is superb, set in rolling green countryside on a secluded working sheep farm. Our hosts are both welcoming and friendly and always make our stay … More
Hello P and J,
Thank you so much for sending such a lovely review. We hope to see you here again for a 5th time in the not so distant future.
Best wishes Renate and John
3 Apr 2014
"Really lovely country cottage"
Very nice cottage - everything we could have hoped for. The highlights were the beautiful pond and the lovely ducks, the wood-burning fire, the big kitchen, and the eggs, jam and cider given to us by … More
Thank you for enjoying our cottage, it was a pleasure having you.
Regards, Renate and John
17 Feb 2014
My son and I decided to retreat from our respective work places and enjoy a good Father and Son weekend together. Pond Cottage was the perfect location. Rural but not isolated. Quiet but close to th… More
22 Oct 2013
"A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location!"
We stayed here for three nights and it was a lovely experience. A very special cottage,perfectly decorated with every modern facility available. It would be my and my other halfs dream home! I especia… More
12 Aug 2013
"An excellent cottage and location"
A well presented and maintained holiday home, Pond Cottage is within the bounds of the owners farm and as such is an idyllic situation. The owners are very friendly as are the ducks and geese!… More
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