Colyton holiday cottage rental, Southleigh with beach/lake nearby, walking and log fire and TV

Picket Mead

from £60 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4/5

16 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 177365

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Charming 16th century, detached cottage, between Beer and Branscombe

Picket Mead, with its beamed ceilings and wood burning stove, is a traditional 16th century cottage which has recently been sympathetically restored and modernised.

It is situated adjacent to the church in the rural village of Southleigh, which is in an area of outstanding beauty, just ten minutes drive from Beer and Branscombe and 20 minutes from Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.

Besides leaflets on places to visit and inns serving good food, there are booklets and maps highlighting lovely local and cliff top walks.

The accommodation comprises a beamed sitting room with wood burner, colour TV with DVD, sofas and comfortable chairs and kitchen with dining for 4/5, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and double sink. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with double beds, a single bedroom and additional landing room. The newly fitted bathroom has both bath and shower. There is also an outside toilet.

There is an outside sitting area and a pretty and sunny south facing cottage garden. There is also off road parking provided.

This response was left by one of our guests.

"We have really enjoyed our stay at "Picket Mead". The cottage is delightful and you made us feel very welcome. Thank you. Hope to return soon".

Alison Southcott

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Beer 6 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 30 km, Nearest railway: Honiton 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage is quietly situated adjacent to the church in the village of Southleigh, but is in easy reach of various seaside villages and resorts and cliff top walks. Southleigh is a pretty and small village in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The cottage is owner managed with the owner always there to greet guests on arrival and give all the information she can.

The cottage has much character with lots of beams. As the cottage is more than 250 years old downstairs doorways and the sitting room ceiling are inevitably quite low. As well as the log fire there are storage and space heaters.

Further details outdoors

A garden table and chairs are provided and the pretty cottage garden is sheltered and faces due south. The garden is enclosed by a wall and fence which make it very sheltered and suitable for children as well as for dining out.

Further details

Once an enquiry is received, we send a booking form and ask you to return this by post together with a deposit of £50, which is non returnable if you cancel your holiday prior to paying the full cost of your holiday.

The full cost of your holiday is due two weeks before your holiday commences, unless it is a last minute booking, in which case the owner may occasionally agree to payment immediately on arrival. If you cancel your holiday less than 2 weeks in advance of the date of arrival the full cost of your holiday less the £50 deposit is payable.

At the end of your stay, providing the cottage is left clean and in good order your £50 deposit would be returned to you.

The Devon region

Favourite holiday area with beautiful countryside, beaches and cliff top walks. Towns and resorts to visit include Exeter, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Beer.

Excursions can be made by boat or boats can be hired from Beer. Lots of attractions for children include donkey sanctuary, pecorama and tramway. Day trips possible to Bath and Dartmouth or Salcombe.


Southleigh country fair is normally held on the second Wednesday in August.

The historic village of Colyton is well worth walking around. Blackberry camp is just one mile away and there are good walks all around.

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Review 1-10 of 16

1 Sep 2012


"Smells damp and musty cold left early"

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.

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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    Calendar last updated:30 Sep 2015

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