4 miles from Colyton, deep in thick, lush hedgerow lanes in the Coly Valley, is the sleepy hamlet of Northleigh, 5 to 7 miles from the lovely coastal villages of Beer, Sidmouth and Branscombe. On the edge of Northleigh, three cottages converted from traditional Devon barns on a small mixed farm raising beef, free range poultry and a few piglets. An acre of lawn (barbecue) for energetic ball games or just sitting under a shading cherry tree and enjoying gorgeous rural views. Shared laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer) and games barn (table tennis, ¼-sized snooker table, darts, table football) which can be adapted into a big dining room for special occasions, by arrangement. When booked together, the cottages accommodate 14 guests. Ducks on the pond (fenced), cobblestones in the courtyard, a soppy dog and dignified cat make this an utterly charming place to stay, unwind and enjoy a friendly, rural idyll. The Shippen: door from courtyard into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with woodburner, TV/DVD and glazed door to patio (table/chairs) with lovely far-reaching rural views. Two bedrooms - a double, and a twin; big bathroom (suite, shower over bath). At the back, the shared lawn.
Colyton: ancient little town on the River Coly with buildings dating from the Domesday Book, Norman church and unique, independently owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Tramway to the coast at Seaton, 3 miles. Pecorama railway attraction/gardens, 5 miles. Honiton, 7 miles; Lyme Regis, 9. On the East Devon Way footpath between Lyme Regis and Exmouth.
One level. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Open plan living space with wood burning stove, dining area, kitchen and glass door to patio. Outdoor shared games barn.
Colyton Seaton is a seaside town in East Devon on the south coast. It faces onto Lyme Bay, to the west of the mouth of the River Axe with red cliffs to one side and white cliffs on the other. Axmouth and Beer are nearby.
This property offers the following short breaks: