In the heart of Upottery (pub, playing field/tennis court, 30 yards) is the former coach house of 19th cent. prime minister, Lord Sidmouth. At one end, cleverly positioned for privacy, an attached cottage over three levels, with enclosed rear garden with unheated splash pool (10' x 15' x 6' deep, available 25 May to 14 September) and hot tub (available all year). From shared gravelled forecourt, front door to high-ceilinged hall; smart kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with table/chairs; utility room (tumble drier); shower-room (suite); at the back, large dining room (table/chairs, sofa, TV) to a conservatory, from which doors to the garden, pool and hot tub. On the first floor, large living room (TV/Sky/DVD) with garden views; relaxing spa-like bathroom (suite with slipper bath plus hand-shower); a few steps up to study (desk, sofa, chess table, single bed by arrangement), and two bedrooms - a double, and a single; a few more steps up to a roomy double (TV/DVD, some sloping ceilings) with smart en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower). A great place to stay any time of year.
Upottery: little Domesday village (church, pub) in the River Otter valley (birdwatching, wildlife, riverside walks) and the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearest shop, 1½ miles. Golf and riding nearby. Close to World Heritage ‘Jurassic Coast’ at Lyme Regis (13 miles). Honiton, 5 miles; Exeter, 23.
Over three floors. Three second floor bedrooms: 2 x double, one with en suite bathroom, 1 x single. Kitchen with table/chairs and utility room. Dining room. Conservatory with doors to garden, pool and hot tub. First floor sitting room with garden views. Study with single bed by arrangement. Bathroom with slipper bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room.
UPOTTERY Honiton 4 miles. Situated in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Devon/Somerset border, lies the village of Upottery, just 4 miles from Honiton. With wonderful fields, hedgerows, woodlands and isolated farmsteads this is rural living at its best. Thatched cottages, village inns and long country walks are the order of the day, while outstanding wildlife contributes to this rural idyll. The nearby market town of Honiton, once the centre of the UK's lace making industry, boasts shops, pubs and restaurants and is just a 15 minute car ride away. The cathedral city of Exeter is only 20 miles away and the fabulous beaches along the Devon and Dorset Heritage Coast are just 40 minutes by car. Even the wilds of Exmoor are in easy reach. The perfect location for those wishing to get away from it all while being within reach of some of the South West's main visitor attractions.