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Whitcombe Cottage

Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976051)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Howden

    “This is the 2nd time we have stayed at this cottage and have booked again for same time next year.”

    The owner has provided everything you need for your stay. Good for dog walks from the cottage and a good base for exploring this part of Devon.

    The owner has provided everything you need for your stay. Good for dog walks from the cottage and a good base for exploring this part of Devon. The owners are on hand if you need anything. The only thing to add would be a clock in the kitchen would be handy.

    - Miss Howden, December 2021

The property

2 miles from Honiton and 200 yards (private drive) off a lane, two attached cottages close to the charming owners' 17th century farmhouse.

They are in a brilliant, peaceful position with fine views, on the side of beech-tree-crowned Dumpdon Hill (Iron Age fort, good walks, Nat.

Trust), above the Otter Valley.

You are welcome to help when possible on the environmentally-friendly, well managed, clean 135 acre working farm (horses, chickens, Devon cattle, Gotland sheep).

Heating and hot water are piped to the cottages from solar panels and a log boiler (out of sight) fed with coppiced wood from sustainably managed woodland.

Spring water.

Arrival after 4pm.

Whitcombe Cottage, converted from a barn across the courtyard from the owners' house, is comfortable and welcoming with its own small garden (flowers, lawn, good views) and secluded patio (table/chairs, barbecue).

Open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with fuel-efficient woodburner, TV/DVD, beautiful views to Dumpdon Hill and French windows to patio and 5 steps up to garden.

Downstairs shower-room (wet-room suite).

Washer-drier in hall cupboard.

Upstairs (stair lift), two bedrooms - a double (5' bed with footboard), and a twin; bathroom (suite).

Note: This property can be booked with Swallows Cottage (976052) and Whitehall Farm Cottage (987915), together they sleep 15. 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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Lounge Shower Room


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, WC, basin
  • Ground floor wet-room shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Ground floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen and French windows to patio.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairs with stair lift
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


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.

Note: Spring water.
Note: Please no stag or hen parties.
Note: Arrival from after 5pm, departure by 9am.