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Colyton holiday farmhouse rental, Southleigh with beach/lake nearby, walking and TV and rural retreat

G193 - The Shippen

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 1094033

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

About a mile from Southleigh, a large house beautifully converted from a barn (G191), a large farmhouse (G190) and two detached cottages (G192, G193), all high on a hillside above a picturesque valley, with almost 180 degree views of amazing rolling countryside. They are surrounded by about 200 acres of fields and bluebell woods which you are welcome to wander and enjoy deer and badger watching, the stream, trout lake (fishing), duck pond (carp fishing) and the gorgeous views. An exciting range of activities is available (extra), including clay pigeon shooting, amphibious vehicles and archery - tailor-made packages can be arranged. Peacocks strut the grounds, together with roaming chickens and ducks (eggs to collect), and the young, friendly owners who live next door are happy to show you their unusual pets (pigs, alpacas, ostrich, goats). Caterers can be recommended. ... The Shippen is a detached, split-level cottage built into the hillside, also looking over the same 200 acre farmstead where you are welcome to wander and enjoy the activities on offer. Surrounded by its own garden on various levels with steps between, paved at the front (low wall) and side with picnic benches (superb long views) and arch to gently sloping enclosed lawned area behind.  Neutral colours and modern fabrics/furnishings give an up-to-date feel to the original features, low beamed ceilings (lowest 5'5” above fireplace), flagstone floor and knobbly walls. Step up from porch to cosy living/dining/smart fitted kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer) with lovely old flagstone floor (rugs), leather sofas, TV/DVD, iPod dock and electric 'living flame' fire; 6 oak steps (stairgate, low beam) up to rear hall with doors to terrace; smallish bathroom (suite with 4'6” bath with shower over); 2 more shallow steps up to roomy, high-ceilinged master double bedroom  (5' iron bedstead, TV/DVD) with smart en suite shower-room (suite), and a neat twin (zip-linkable to 6' double, TV/DVD). Cosy, quirky and comfortable with lots to do on site and a good base from which to explore east Devon's villages and coast.   

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 Devon 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'.


Southleigh: an unspoilt and off-the-beaten-track village (church, annual August show) in a valley 3 miles from Colyton (shops, pubs). Honiton (mainline railway station), 7½ miles; Exeter airport, 20; the beaches/sea at Branscombe and Beer, 4; Sidmouth (seaside town), 8; and pretty Lyme Regis, 9.

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    • 4 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:02 Oct 2015

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