Deep in leafy lanes 3½ miles from Honiton, quietly tucked away at the end of a private tree-lined drive, a striking cottage, one of a pair smartly converted from stables on this former farmstead. In front, own enclosed garden with large level lawn (croquet, swing) and suntrap terrace (tables/chairs, barbecue). Across a cobbled drive, the owners’ own home, an all-weather tennis court (shared with owners, bring your racquets/balls) and laundry/drying room (washing machine, tumble drier, shared with resident neighbour). Gentle slope up to terrace, from which front door to hall and 2 pairs of bi-fold doors to snug living room (woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray) and neat kitchen/dining room (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob) with granite worktops; tiled floors downstairs. Ground-floor shower-room (suite). Upstairs (stairgates), two bedrooms with garden views - a double, and a twin (truckle, zip-linkable to 6' double). Bathroom (suite, Velux window/sloping ceiling). Spring water. Best for maximum of 3 adults. Smart, stylish and peaceful; a great base for exploring east Devon and the ‘Jurassic Coast’.
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.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with stacker beds (zip-linkable to 6’ double on request). Sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground-floor shower-room, with shower, basin and WC.
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.