About a mile from Southleigh, a large house beautifully converted from a barn (G191), a large farmhouse (G190) and two detached cottages (G192, G193), all high on a hillside above a picturesque valley, with almost 180 degree views of amazing rolling countryside. They are surrounded by around 200 acres of fields and bluebell woods which you are welcome to wander and enjoy deer and badger watching, the stream, lake (fishing), duck pond (carp fishing) and the gorgeous views. An exciting range of activities are available by arrangement, extra, week days only, including clay pigeon shooting, amphibious vehicles and archery - tailor-made packages can be arranged.
Peacocks strut the grounds, together with roaming chickens and ducks (eggs to collect), and the friendly owners are happy to show you the unusual pets (alpacas, ostrich, goats). Caterers can be recommended. on the 200 acre farmstead, which you are welcome to wander and enjoy the activities available, a smart, south-facing, detached cottage. To the side of the cottage, enclosed level garden, mostly lawn, with sun terrace (picnic bench, gas barbecue, views) and summerhouse/games room (table tennis, washing machine, tumble drier, sofas/chairs, verandah).
Inside, smart furnishings, oak floors, beams. A few steps up (alternative level access, by arrangement) to terrace and door to open-plan living room/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric Aga, electric hob) with TV/DVD and double doors to terrace. More big glazed doors and step down to conservatory/dining room (views, doors to terrace). Ground-floor bedroom (5' zip-linked double or 2'6" twin, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite with shower chair, door from living room). Open tread stairs (stairgate) up into lovely double bedroom (5' sleigh bed, TV, sloping ceilings) with single day bed, en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower) and double doors to little balcony (chairs) looking over the garden. Arrival after 5pm and departure by 12pm. A quality, comfortable cottage in this peaceful and picturesque part of Devon.
Southleigh: an unspoilt and off-the-beaten-track village (church, annual August show) in a valley 3 miles from Colyton (shops, pubs). Honiton (mainline railway station), 7½ miles; Exeter airport, 20; the beaches/sea at Branscombe and Beer, 4; Sidmouth (seaside town), 8; and pretty Lyme Regis, 9.
Two bedrooms: 1 x downstairs king size double (can convert to 2’6” twin) with en suite shower room with shower, shower chair, WC, basin. 1 x upstairs family bedroom with king size double and single, balcony and en suite bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, WC, basin. Ground floor sitting room with kitchen area. Dining room/conservatory.
SOUTHLEIGH Beer is a small picturesque fishing village on the south Devon coast between Seaton and Branscombe. The shingle beach is very sheltered, backed by limestone cliffs and was once fertile smuggling territory, plus contraband was hidden in nearby caves, which are now a popular tourist attraction. Beer is situated on the stretch of Devon coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site, and the village offers sloping streets lined with picturesque stone houses and cottages built on many different levels of the steep valley sides. There are a good range of shops, friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs in Beer, plus just outside the village is the popular Pecorama Gardens, which are perched on the hill overlooking Lyme Bay. Pecorama boasts the Beer Heights Light Railway and indoor model railway exhibition, along with a children's' play area. Beer is a unique Devon fishing village and a great place to stay.
This property offers the following short breaks: