2 miles from Honiton, deep in wooded lanes, a splendid, early Victorian hay barn on a smallholding, converted with considerable thought and attention to detail into two smart, contemporary cottages across pretty gardens from the farmhouse. To the front, neat lawned gardens; at the back, a pretty, flower-filled courtyard (table/chairs) with games room (table tennis, Pilates machine). Fields for energetic ball games and dog-exercising. For both, access is down 5 steps at the front, or via a longer but level route at the back (doorstep). Spring water. Local caterers can be recommended. Immaculate cottages, only ¾ mile leafy lane walk from a pub.Grove Cottage (see arrow): from garden, door to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with woodburner and TV/DVD. Stairs up to a double bedroom with plenty of room for a cot; bathroom (suite with separate shower).
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Property is within 5 miles of a railway station|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|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.
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'.
Honiton: small, important, east Devon former coaching town famous for lace-making and antique shops, in the River Otter valley (trout fishing). Sports centre (indoor swimming pool). Lovely farmland all round – the wooded Blackdown Hills and the flat valley. The sea (beaches) at Sidmouth, 8 miles; Exeter, 14.