Stockland holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking

31 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

We converted Golden Square Cottage from an old dairy in 2012. The cottage was designed to make the most of the amazing views from our hill top position. The view from the bedrooms and the large private deck are really special.

Finished to a high standard, with every detail carefully thought out. We've tried to be as environmentally friendly as possible, installing solar panels to provide hot water, using responsibly sourced wood for the windows and doors made by a local craftsman, and using eco friendly paints and finishings wherever possible. The cottage is updated and painted where needed seasonally to keep it upto the standard of when it was converted.

We run a smallholding, so you are welcome to spend some time with us helping to feed the animals and collect the eggs. Our small flock of friendly Shetland sheep are in our field and sometimes in the orchard below the cottage to keep the grass down. We have three Pigmy Goats that have moved onto the orchard that love a tickle. The chicken generally free range around the farm and can be seen roaming around looking for snacks. We can show you where to go to watch the badgers at the end of our woods, and give you books to read all about the amazing wildlife on our doorstep. Swallows nest in the barn next to the cottage and Wagtails nest in our log stores. We normally raise rare breed pigs but after a water leak their area needs a rest for a year, they will be back in 2021.

Further details indoors

Bedroom 1 with Zip-Lock Twins - can be set up as two full size singles or as a super king bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed and pretty child's 2'6" single bed.

Space for travel cots in both rooms.

Upstairs family bathroom with bath and shower over, wc, hand basin, and heated towel rail.

Downstairs shower, wc and handbasin with heated towel rail. Both bathrooms beautifully fitted with neutral tiles and great attention to detail.

Large beautifully finished kitchen with breakfast table. Electric cooker with grill and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave. All newly fitted to a very high standard. Lots of storage and every utensil you could need.

Large living/dining room. One large comfortable new sofa. Two armchairs. Pretty cushions. Flat screen TV, freeview, DVD player and Xbox. Selection of games and DVD's. Lovely Laura Ashley rug. Wooden dining table and chairs up-cylced in Farrow and Ball. Good selection of toys games and books available for young and old. Pushchair and bicycles available to borrow on request.

Further details outdoors

A large private deck with wooden table and chairs and a parasol ensure you can make the most of the amazing views and beautiful setting.

A Gas BBQ is provided (we also have a charcoal BBQ if you prefer) on the decking area, along with a home made picnic bench in the orchard below the deck. Enjoy exploring our woodlands and the common land that adjoins our farm, where you can look out for the deer, badgers and owls that live there.

By walking across the field with our flock of Shetland sheep, you can reach a stile that leads into our woods. From there you can join up with a truly magical footpath leading down a small gully crisscrossed with pretty wooden bridges - a really idillic spot. The footpath leads down towards the Stockland turbaries, a large area of common land that has some unique habitats to explore. It's a nature loves paradise - endless opportunities for exploring, playing, climbing trees and hunting for bugs and other wildlife.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


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

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Interaction with guest

Guest staying at the cottage are welcome to come and meet our animals with us and give them some snacks and to roam around our field and woodland looking for the amazing wildlife. Our woodland backs on to the common woodland, with footpaths to explore, where you'll also see deer, owls and other great wildlife.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
Booking confirmed
50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
24 hours after booking
No refundNo refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 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).

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Please take good care of the property and upon departure leave it in a clean, tidy and respectable condition.
To pay for any losses or damages to the property caused by the Guest or a member of their party (reasonable wear and tear excluded).
Additional baskets of wood for the wood-burner can be
purchased locally or from us if preferred at a price of £3.50 per basket refill. (Please ask us which wood pile to take from as the stacks are at different stages of drying.)
£20 pet supplement.

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About the owner

Robert M.
Average reply time:
2 hours 42 minutes

Calendar updated:
01 Dec 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Oct 2012. Located in Honiton, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £544 to £968.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 01 Dec 2021.


31 reviews
Very Good
Chris L
Tenterden, United Kingdom

Perfect, away from it all holiday cottage
Jul 2021

We loved Golden Square Cottage - a perfect place to escape to with lovely views of the Blackdown Hills. Rob and Katherine were very welcoming as were the wonderful family-friendly lambs and goats - w… More 

Reviewed 25 Jul 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Cottage Holiday
Jun 2021

The property was very clean and more than adequately furnished. Although we ate out a lot, cooking was straight forward. The house was bright and comfortable with an excellent decked area. Thoroughly … More 

Reviewed 20 Jun 2021


Home from home for us and our dog
Nov 2019

Great location for a quiet get away from it all. Rob was the perfect host, around if you needed anything but not intrusive. The property was perfect, warm central heating, but the wood burner was a g… More 

Reviewed 17 Nov 2019

Fraser G

Peaceful haven in East Devon Countryside
Jun 2019

Golden Square is an exceptionally comfortable, well-equipped and planned holiday cottage, extremely comfortable and quiet. Excellent location for exploring the coast and Blackdown Hills area of outsta… More 

Reviewed 27 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Many thanks for your kind review and we are pleased you found our cottage to your liking and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Tastefully decorated, comfortable and very relaxing cottage.
Jan 2019

Visiting friends in the area, we staying in Golden Square cottage for a long weekend. We received a warm welcome by the owners and quickly settled in. Everything we needed was on hand, logs for the wo… More 

Reviewed 23 Apr 2019

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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