2 miles from Honiton, deep in wooded lanes, a splendid, early Victorian hay barn on a smallholding, converted with thought and attention to detail into two smart, contemporary cottages across pretty gardens from the farmhouse. To the front, neat lawned gardens; at the back, a pretty, flower-filled courtyard (table/chairs, barbecue) with games room (table tennis, Pilates machine). For both, access is down 5 steps at the front, or via a longer but level route at the back (doorstep). Spring water. Local caterers can be recommended. Immaculate cottages, only ¾ mile leafy lane walk from a pub.Orchard Cottage: from garden, door to living room with woodburner and TV/DVD; step up to generous-sized kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker). Loo. Stairs from living room up to three bedrooms - a double (footboard) with en suite shower-room (suite), another double, and a twin (hooks for clothes-hanging); bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
Honiton: small, important, east Devon former coaching town famous for lace-making and antique shops, in the River Otter valley (trout fishing). Sports centre (indoor swimming pool). Lovely farmland all round – the wooded Blackdown Hills and the flat valley. The sea (beaches) at Sidmouth, 8 miles; Exeter, 14.
Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area. Ground floor WC with basin. Outside shared games room.
HONITON Ottery St Mary 6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.5 miles; Exeter 22 miles. 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. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.
This property offers the following short breaks: