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

34 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 3 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 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Mannings Cottage is a charming country cottage that offers an ideal base from which to explore both the stunning coastline and beautiful countryside that East Devon and its surrounds offer. It is suitable for families, couples or groups of friends with its configuration of 3 bedrooms sleeping 5 people. The stone cottage has character accents such as exposed beams, slate floors and a cosy wood-burning stove, but provides modern and comfortable accommodation. It is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the charming village of Stockland, which is surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside but is only 20 minutes from the coast and 30 minutes to the cathedral city of Exeter or the popular market town of Bridport. The large private garden is delightful with a separate outdoor seating area for 6. The cottage has internet access and Wi-fi is available. The cottage is a short stroll from our local pub, The Kings Arms, where you will find a warm welcome and great local food and drink.

Further details

Mannings Cottage caters for children of all ages. We have a travel cot and bedding, high chair, booster seat and toys & books for babies and small children as well as a library of children's DVDs. A small playground, large field, cricket pitch and tennis court can be found a short walk from the cottage at the Village Hall. The tennis court can be booked and used by non-members by paying a small fee to the Stockland Tennis Club. Guests are spoiled for choice for great family days out with Escot, Bicton Park, Crealy Adventure Park and The Donkey Sanctuary (to name a few) all within a 30 minute drive. Our friendly local pub, The Kings Arms, is a short stroll from the cottage (less than 5 minutes walk). They serve lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday and lunch on Sunday and have a large bar and separate dining rooms, so you can pop down for a pint and/or a delicious meal.

Further details indoors

Bedrooms: There are 3 bedrooms in the cottage, with two double bedrooms and one single. One double bedroom with a king size bed is situated on the ground floor of the cottage off the lounge. The single room and second double bedroom are located on the first floor along with the family bathroom. The second double room has zip & link divan single beds that can be converted into a super-king. All bedrooms are carpeted and decorated with blue & green soft furnishings, fresh white cotton linens and have high quality mattresses and roman blinds with blackout liners. All bedding and towels are supplied.

Living Room: There are two leather sofas in the lounge, which has exposed beams and a wood-burning stove (first basket of logs supplied except in summer season). The lounge contains a large flat screen TV with surround sound, DVD/CD player and AppleTV (for use with your own streaming subscriptions). You will also find a selection of magazines, books, board games and a deck of cards in the cottage for your use during your stay.

Bathroom: The bathroom is situated on the first floor of the cottage and is fully tiled with a power shower and heated towel rail.

Kitchen: The modern kitchen is fully-equipped with double oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle and microwave. The dining room with oak table and chairs seating 6 is next to the kitchen in a bright conservatory overlooking the garden and outdoor patio area.

Further details outdoors

The cottage enjoys a large and mature private garden with an outdoor patio area, gas BBQ and table and chairs for 6. The garden is filled with colorful flowers, plants and trees and is divided into two separate areas by a decorative bridge covered in honeysuckle. The bright conservatory overlooks the garden, providing an ideal place to dine or relax whilst surrounded by greenery. There is also a small porch to the front of the cottage with a small table and chairs that provides a lovely place to sit to catch the morning sunshine. Off street parking is provided immediately outside the cottage front door and adjacent drive.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

The cottage is situated next to our house with a shared drive for both properties, so we are right next door should you need anything. Feel free to contact us (text/email/knock on the door) before or during your stay with any questions or if we can be of assistance. We have set up the cottage so it should have everything you need, but if something is missing, please just let us know. We don't want to intrude on your privacy, so we will leave you to enjoy your stay, but feel free to contact us anytime.



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).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 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).
Damage deposit: £200.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

No stag or hen parties.

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About the owner

Diana S.
Calendar updated:
12 Sep 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Jul 2011. Located in Axminster, it has 34 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £745 to £1260.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Sep 2021.


34 reviews
Very Good
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Lovely cottage
Jul 2021

We had a lovely stay in this well-appointed, clean, three bed cottage, buried in the heart of the Blackdown Hills in Stockland. The conservatory dining room was perfect for eating and socialising in a… More 

Reviewed 17 Aug 2021


Fabulous cottage in a stunning village!
Sep 2020

Just left after a fantastic weeks stay at this perfect country cottage! Everything you could want had been thought of and you really felt ‘at home’ from the moment you arrived! Gorgeous pr… More 

Reviewed 12 Sep 2020

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Aug 2019

Manning's is a lovely home from home. Very clean and equipped with everything you could need. The beds are really comfy and the linen is a great quality. The garden is beautiful and private too, … More 

Reviewed 18 Aug 2019

Lee A
Telford, United Kingdom

Wonderful Cottage!
Oct 2018

My family enjoyed a lovely holiday staying at Mannings Cottage. The cottage itself is excellent, providing all you need for a comfortable stay. It is located in a quiet village and is a good base for … More 

Reviewed 5 Nov 2018


Absolutely perfect
Sep 2018

The title says it all..... clean, well equipped, perfect location, great for children, within easy reach of shops and amenities, cannot fault the property. Diana and Julian the owners are great and… More 

Reviewed 10 Sep 2018

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Why can't I call Diana (the owner) before booking?

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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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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

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If Diana (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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