In a corner of the original walled kitchen garden of magnificent Cadhay (G100, tours on Fridays), 50 yards away, are the former Stables and Coach House. They have been beautifully converted with flair into two good cottages, each with its own small patio and grassy area (table/chairs) overlooking the walled garden. Inside the walled garden are beautifully kept allotments, fruit trees and a fascinating greenhouse, tended by the resident gardener, one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable you can meet. Over Whitsun Bank Holiday week in May, a church fête and other charity events and the Nat. Garden Scheme are held at Cadhay and the walled garden is open over August Bank Holiday, when a section of the garden is roped off for your privacy. The original farm buildings are close by. Spring water. Professional catering available. Good walking from the front door. Exceptional for garden and country lovers. The Coach House is light, spacious, with beams upstairs, some excellent antiques, interesting paintings, bright rugs. Hall - originally the tack room with pine panelling and saddle racks - to big, bright living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, woodburner (logs included), Persian rugs, TV/DVD. Spacious fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker) with tiled floor and door to the big working greenhouse through which is access to your garden (barbecue). Loo. Stairs (door at bottom, top stairgate) up to three bedrooms - a large double (6' zip-linked bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower); another pretty double (5' bed) with beams, en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and limited clothes-hanging space, and a twin with beams and en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower).
Ottery St Mary: small market town (sports centre, tennis, pubs, restaurants, church), amid rolling farmland and beautiful woods beside the River Otter, where Coleridge was born and wrote a sonnet to the river. Honiton (sports centre/indoor swimming pool), 5 miles. Exeter, 12 miles; the Coast Path and sea (and golf) at Sidmouth, 5.
Three bedrooms: 1 x super king (can convert to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin. Ground floor hall. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area and door to greenhouse/garden. Ground floor WC with basin.
OTTERY ST MARY Alfington 2 miles; Honiton 5.5 miles; Sidmouth 6.5 miles; Exeter 14 miles. Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional 'Tar Barrels' which attracts more than 3000 visitors on 5th November each year. Ottery has welcoming traditional Devon pubs and plenty of individual shops, offering quality local produce and a warm welcome to visitors. The area is a walkers’ paradise, with strolls along the banks of the River Otter or hill climbs offering magnificent views as far as Dartmoor. Nearby Escot Country Park is a fabulous wildlife visitor attraction for the whole family and the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site is a short drive from Ottery where resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline. An easy drive from Ottery is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and many fabulous restaurants.
This property offers the following short breaks: