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Picket Mead – Home 177365 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

The number of people booked must not be exceeded in pratice (when guests actually arrive at the cottage)


About the owner

Marion C.
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
06 Apr 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Aug 2011. Located in Colyton, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £290 to £607.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Apr 2018.


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Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 25 reviews Very Good
25 reviews

Very Good

“Pickets Mead”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2017

We booked the cottage knowing it was 100 years old, but being totally honest it was cold damp and full of draught gaps around the doors, the stairs were a half spiral and they were lethal and the only hand rail was rope !!!! Once we arrived we were informed of what I would describe as hidden charges, you are allocated £20 worth of electricity after that you have to pay extra and you can only use the wood they sell you for the wood burner fire and even the initial supply you have to pay for. Also the cottage is down very very very narrow country lanes in the middle of nowhere which is not told to you in the advertisement for it and miles from local shops and amenities, in fact it takes about 10 minutes to drive through the lanes and that's without other cars coming at you, as they are only 1 car lanes there are very few pull over spaces. Would I stay here again in one word NO, I wanted a break but not to be totally isolated and scared to drive in the dark and frozen to death as the storage heaters didn't work and the fire needed constant attention.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. I should like to respond to the points made. As stated in the details Picket Mead dates from the 16th century and is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Although there are new damp proof floors in the sitting room and kitchen, the walls have been re-plastered and breathable paint used, in common with most old properties that do not have a damp course due to their age, it is very difficult to eliminate all damp. Additional draught proofing will be carried out shortly. There are two storage heaters downstairs and an additional storage heater upstairs, which work on off peak electricity, but when asked if they would like them switched on, the guests declined. There are also several free standing heaters available. As the website states in detail electricity is free of charge up to the stated figure, but any additional electricity used has to be paid for at the current price and all logs used are charged for at cost. The wood burner which was swept and checked earlier in the summer is reliable and should only need intermittent attention. In order to safeguard as many features as possible, we retained the winding, wooden staircase. There is a very strong rope balustrade, secured with wood which we recommend guests to use when ascending/descending the stairs. One of the photographs of the cottage on the website shows its location in a beautiful valley in the small village of Southleigh. It is true that the surrounding lanes are narrow, but there are many passing places and these lanes enable Southleigh retain its rural location and resist development. Colyton with its pubs,shops and other amenities is just 4 kilometres away.

“Smells damp and musty cold left early”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2012

The cottage was a dissapointment as it always had a damp smell seamed very cold even in august, All windows were open on arrival and they needed to be left open because of the musty smell. Very basic trailing electrical socket under cot? Be aware electricity and logs are an expensive extra so get very little deposit back. Left early can not reccomend and would not book again.

Owner's reply: Other guests have enjoyed staying in our spacious character cottage and have liked the pretty, peaceful village location and wonderful views. Because the village is small and away from main roads it does not have shops or a pub; but does offer lovely walks and events in the village hall. The downstairs floors and many of the walls of the cottage have been damp proofed, but in a 250 year old cottage it is impossible to ensure 100% protection. As well as the log burner, storage heaters could have been used to ensure that during the appalling wet weather we have had this August, the cottage remained warm and aired and off peak electricity for these is less than half that for general purpose use. Several additional heaters are also available in the cottage if needed. During the booking process it is made clear that logs and electricity are extras, but these are charged at cost. The trailing cable has been removed. Between lettings the cottage is always thoroughly cleaned and the lawn mown by the owner who greets guests on arrival and provides a tea tray if desired.

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