A mile from Wilmington, hidden in flower-filled lanes, two semi-detached single-storey cottages converted from barns across the lane from the friendly owners’ farmhouse. You are welcome to walk the 10 acres of surrounding heath and woodland and enjoy the wildlife (excellent birdwatching). Walks are cut through organic wildflower meadows (picnic tables) and an ancient cider orchard, and a footpath meanders beside a river to Cotleigh. The cottages are smart and modern with high ceilings and Velux windows, some original beams and oak floors. Each has a suntrap deck behind for enjoying peaceful valley views and soothing birdsong. Below (8 steps down), a shared lawn (barbecues). At the front, shared gravelled parking area, laundry (washing machine, tumble drier) and barn, useful for your bicycles/beach gear etc. Smart, comfortable cottages in a peaceful, picturesque location, much enjoyed by birdwatchers.1 Shippen Cottages (see arrow 1): porch for coats/boots; stable doors into roomy and light open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with leather sofa and chair, TV/DVD and French windows to deck (table/chairs). Double bedroom (5' brass bed) with tiled en suite shower-room (suite).
Wilmington: small village (pub, 14th cent. church) between Axminster (small town, 6 miles) and Honiton (4 miles) on the A35. Surrounded by pretty hamlets (Widworthy, 1½ miles; Cotleigh, 2) in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Blackdown Hills. Nearest coast, Beer or Seaton, 9 miles, Lyme Regis, 11.
One level. One x king size double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin. Open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen.
Wilmington Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages.
This property offers the following short breaks: