This has to be one of the loveliest areas of Devon to visit, rich in green fields, woodland, rolling hills and cider orchards. The opportunity to free yourself from the constraints of a car is a real advantage here, where the village pub and train station are all within walking distance.
Apple Cottage, one of two beautifully appointed, eco-friendly, rustic cob and stone barn conversions, the other being Plum Cottage, lie just outside of the pretty village of Colebrooke in the heart of the Devonshire countryside.
Newly refurbished to a high standard the cottage uses an Air Source heat pump to provide both water and heating and the owners are keen to promote a green lifestyle providing guests with eco friendly cleaning products to use during their stay. Apple Cottage sits in the grounds of the owner's Farm, surrounded by fields and overlooking a cider orchard. Displaying many character features including a wood burning stove in the open plan living room to guarantee complete comfort for out-of-season breaks. The modern interior boasts an attractive cream shaker kitchen, complemented by a beautiful wooden dresser, comfortable settee and rustic dining table and chairs. Stairs lead to a spacious double bedroom with views extending over the orchard, a twin room with versatile zip and link beds and a shower room. Outside at the front of the cottage there is an area to relax equipped with garden furniture and there is parking for one car.
The location is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike and with the nearest train station at Yeoford just a 15 minute walk. Here you can take The Rail Ale Trail along the Tarka line enjoying some of the most breathtaking countryside following the Yeo and Taw valleys, that run the 39 miles between the Cathedral City of Exeter up towards the North Coast and the historic market town of Barnstaple. Join the Two Moors Way just 15 minutes walk from the cottage where you can follow the route that spans from Ivybridge on the south edge of Dartmoor to Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor. The lovely golden sands of Exmouth can also be easily reached by train or by car if you yearn for a day on the coast.
There are two good pubs in the area one in Yeoford just a 15 minute walk along a footpath and the New Inn at Coleford a very popular dining pub and just 20 minute walk.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, zip link can be super king-size double on request. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area, sitting area with woodburning stove.
CREDITON Exeter 8.5 miles. A busy market town 8.5 miles north west of the cathedral city of Exeter, and situated in an area of Devon known as “Red Devon” so called because of the distinctive red soil which is of prime agricultural quality, and excellent for growing swedes. This is a rural area of Devon which is tranquil, unspoilt and where ruby cattle are seen grazing amongst the rolling green meadows. There are many scattered villages with welcoming inns, well stocked farm shops and friendly locals. Crediton has a wide range of shops selling gifts and groceries, a fabulous farmers’ market, modern leisure centre and plenty of family friendly pubs. Crediton is less than 10 miles from Dartmoor National Park which provides excellent walking and horse riding opportunities and a half hour drive from the beautiful city of Exeter where there are theatres, stunning cathedral, shopping malls, and historic quay with waterfront cafes, antique shops and bars.
This property offers the following short breaks: