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Mwendafye cottage Gr II character barn conversion – Home 6381173 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Mwendafye cottage Gr II character barn conversion – Home 6381173

Excellent Excellent – based on 8 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The barn conversion has recently been completed. The original building dates back to the 1700s. 'Mwendafye' loosely translated means 'come and go as you please'.

The bedroom is restful and comfortable with built in wardrobe, and overlooks the garden. Fresh linen and towels, a TV and dvd player, a hairdryer and alarm clock/radio are included.

The lounge has retained some character features with its stone walls, wooden beams and unusual doorway and provides TV, wifi, and couch/daybed with hidden trundle with 4th bed. The glass door opens onto the garden at the front with wooden bench and table for alfresco dining, and there is a sheltered back patio area with wooden garden furniture providing seating for 4.

The bathroom has a bath, hand shower, heater and heated towel rail.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a 4 ring gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, iron, washing machine and radio. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk

The barn conversion has recently been completed. The original building dates back to the 1700s. 'Mwendafye' loosely translated means 'come and go as you please'.

The bedroom is restful and comfortable with built in wardrobe, and overlooks the garden. Fresh linen and towels, a TV and dvd player, a hairdryer and alarm clock/radio are included.

The lounge has retained some character features with its stone walls, wooden beams and unusual doorway and provides TV, wifi, and couch/daybed with hidden trundle with 4th bed. The glass door opens onto the garden at the front with wooden bench and table for alfresco dining, and there is a sheltered back patio area with wooden garden furniture providing seating for 4.

The bathroom has a bath, hand shower, heater and heated towel rail.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a 4 ring gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, iron, washing machine and radio. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk is provided as well as supplies for a basic continental breakfast. There is also an enclosed area outside with windy drier.

Upstairs – is a Children's den in the loft, with a TV and dvd player with a selection of dvds, puzzles and Games and children's books.

Access to the property is via an independent gravelled driveway with electric gates. It is attached but completely independent from the main property.It has secure off road parking for 2 vehicles.

Location description from owner

The England region

Both Honiton and Axminster have weekly markets with a variety of stalls. Honiton boasts many antique shops and is famous for its ice cream shop which is open in the spring and summer, and lace and pottery making. It also celebrates many traditional activities. Axminster is famous for its carpet making and is the home of the River Cottage Canteen. There are many pubs and other eating places such as the Hare and Hounds carvery outside Honiton ,and a number of places offer Devon cream teas. The area also provides many garden centres, (such as Otter Nurseries in Ottery St. Mary – the home of Thackeray and Coleridge); and 2 cider breweries .
Shute Barton is 5 minutes away – an old medieval manor house which is a mixture of 'old and new' is open to the public 4 times a year for guided tours.
East Devon is famous for its Jurassic coast. Seaton which is situated at the mouth of the River Axe(and is only 30 minutes away) has a scenic golf course and a yacht club. (there are also other golf courses in the area at Monkton and Honiton) It is also famous for its tramway which runs through the Axe valley nature reserve to Colyton. Lyme Regis is the 'riviera' of the south west, has many seaside shops and eating places and a sandy beach and offers historic walks along the coast and is only a 20 minute drive from the cottage. Beer - an ancient fishing village (renowned for smuggling in ancient times) also offers some beautiful coastal walks.
Places of interest further afield – Durdle Door in the Dorset section of the Jurassic coast; the famous Eden project( only 2 hours away) Taunton,(the town was first settled in Saxon times – approx. 700AD) Dunster and Tiverton castles, Exeter cathedral. For something more energetic, there are a number of activities - like the Landrover experience; and quad biking near Cullompton, Zorbing in Dorchester and water sports in Exmouth(and a sandy beach and model railway!) and centres offering child activities eg. Crealy adventure Park (said to be “a cross between Disneyland and MacDonalds farm”, and Abbotsbury which provides a farm, gardens(which are lit up at Halloween and Christmas) and a Swanery, and Paintballing near Exeter. There are other animal centers like Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park, Ferne Animal sanctuary and Otter Estuary Nature Reserve (which has a range of birdlife and free fishing)– not to mention places like E xmoor and Dartmoor, the Donkey Sanctuary, the marine nature reserve on Lundy Island and Paignton zoo.
There are several notable National Trust properties in this area. Eg. Killerton, Buckland Abbey, Branscombe Bakery, Mill and Forge (Branscombe is also the longest village in the UK. There are lovely gardens like Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, and Hestercombe Gardens and other historic houses like Montacute near Yeovil, Dillington House and Forde Abbey.(also famous for its Red Ruby Devon cattle)Then for those rainy days – there is the Fleet Air Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum in Yeovil and the historic Observatory in Sidmouth (also famous for its annual Folk Festival in July), and the Aquarium in Weymouth.

Dalwood

Mwendafye is approximately halfway between Axminster and Honiton. The surrounding countryside is particularly scenic and tranquil and there are many lovely local country walks. There is a public footpath from the farm which goes down to the historic pub in Dalwood – The Tucker's Arms; which was built in 13th century.It is a lovely walk in summer during the day. A map of different walks is provided.We also have some bicycles for hire, should you wish to go cycling (there are a number of cycle events run in the area) There are, however, a lot of hills! Please advise in advance if you would like to use them.Burrow Farm gardens is a few minutes away, and Royal Oak Farm which is just up the road offers cream teas and also has a farm shop.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Di P
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
23 Feb 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Apr 2015. Located in Devon, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £320 to £620.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Feb 2017.

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