Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Dream rural retreat in beautiful East Devon countryside. Greengage Cottage is a fine example of a thatched Devon Longhouse. It has medieval origins and is full of character and has been furnished to a very high standard with Laura Ashley fabrics. There are also original tapestries. The property has a safe enclosed garden as well as access to a very large garden and orchard. In all there are 10 acres of grounds to explore.There is also a private heated swimming pool which has exclusive use as well as a tennis court. Other outdoor facilities are badminton and table tennis and a rope swing.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 2 en suites
Nearest beach Budleigh Salterton 9 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 5 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 9 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Single Beds (6), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Climbing frame
Access Secure parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Greengage Cottage has two huge lounges, one upstairs with wonderful views, original beams and trusses. The other is full of character with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a laundry area with washing machine and clothes dryer. There is broadband access in most of the rooms and TV's with DVD's in both lounges. The cottage is beautifully warm in the winter having the benefit of UFH. There is a large dining table which can sit up to 12 persons. It has been furnished with Laura Ashley fabrics. The original art and textiles are mostly by East Devon artists including Alana the owner.

Further details outdoors

Extensive outdoor patio with outdoor furniture for 12 persons and BBQ. There is a large enclosed heated swimming pool 33 foot long x 20 foot wide with roman end. Shallow end 3 foot leading to deep end 7 foot. Tennis court as well as outdoor badminton and table tennis. Also outdoor childrens activity area. There is a large garden and orchard for walks and picnics, as well as 10 acres to roam. Wonderful bird life as well as deer and badgers.

Further details

The swimming pool is available from April to September. The normal changeover day is Friday. For short breaks this is Monday. We can accommodate additional persons on request at a small additional charge.

There is a damages security deposit required for large groups. This is normally refunded within 24 hours of departure.

The England region

Beautiful part of Devon. Close to jurassic coast and historic towns of Topsham, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.
There are several golf courses nearby including Woodbury Park country club (2 miles). Crealy Adventure Park is less than 1 mile away and is ideal for young children. Bicton Park botanical gardens is also close by. Exeter is only 6 miles away and Dartmoor is also closeby.

The Eden project is well worth a visit being only 1 1/2 hours away. There are many spectacular coastal walks as well as hiking on Dartmoor. There are local carp fishing ponds in the village and an indoor go karting centre less than 1 mile away. There are some great character pubs and restaurants nearby.


The Devon County Show is held in May and is only 1 mile away. The Exeter festival is held in July.

Attractions include many national trust properties including Killerton. Also Powderham Castle and Bicton botanical gardens. The Eden project is also not far away.

Visit the historic estuary town of Topsham with its quaint buildings, shops and pubs. Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton are beautiful coastal towns.

Other attractions are Crealy adventure park, Greendale go karting, local fishing ponds and our wonderful local farm shop !