About a mile from Southleigh, a large house beautifully converted from a barn (G191), a large farmhouse (G190) and two detached cottages (G192, G193), all high on a hillside above a picturesque valley, with almost 180 degree views of amazing rolling countryside. They are surrounded by around 200 acres of fields and bluebell woods which you are welcome to wander and enjoy deer and badger watching, the stream, lake (fishing), duck pond (carp fishing) and the gorgeous views. An exciting range of activities are available by arrangement, extra, week days only, including clay pigeon shooting, amphibious vehicles and archery - tailor-made packages can be arranged. Peacocks strut the grounds, together with roaming chickens and ducks (eggs to collect), and the friendly owners are happy to show you the unusual pets (alpacas, ostrich, goats). Caterers can be recommended. on the 200 acre farmstead which you are welcome to wander, Lower Wadden Farmhouse is south-facing and detached with an attached annexe, garden (furniture, barbecue, swing, slide, climbing frame), a summer house/games room (half-sized pool table, table tennis, table football) and, in the large central courtyard between the house and its annexe, a covered hot tub and trampoline. Inside the farmhouse, plenty of room to relax. Low step from entrance lobby to hall. Two living rooms (TVs/DVDs, Wii) - one with door to central courtyard - the other enormous with plenty of comfy seating, electric flame-effect fire and door to light and sunny conservatory (overlooking the fabulous view, French windows to the patio). Step down to dining room. Large kitchen/breakfast room (dishwasher, combi-microwave, gas range-style cooker with 5 burners/2 ovens/separate grill, 3 steps up to living room). Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer, sink) and door to courtyard. Downstairs loo. Oak floors downstairs.
Two staircases (stairgates) up to five bedrooms - two double (5' beds, TV/DVD, one with valley views); a twin (TV/DVD) with view over courtyard and sloping ceiling; another twin (TV) with views of the valley; and a third small twin (TV) overlooking the courtyard with part sloping ceiling; three bathrooms (suites - one with hand-shower and sloping ceiling; one with hand-shower, separate shower and sloping ceiling; and 3 steps up to one with corner bath plus hand-shower).The single-storey annexe overlooks the courtyard. Open-plan living (TV/DVD)/dining/kitchen (microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine) with large French windows to the courtyard and hot tub; a family bedroom with 5' bed and two singles (one a truckle) and TV; bathroom (suite with corner bath plus hand-shower and separate shower). The annexe is suitable for people with limited mobility.
Damages Deposit £250. There is plenty of space both inside and out, and plenty to do and see.
Southleigh: an unspoilt and off-the-beaten-track village (church, annual August show) in a valley 3 miles from Colyton (shops, pubs). Honiton (mainline railway station), 7½ miles; Exeter airport, 20; the beaches/sea at Branscombe and Beer, 4; Sidmouth (seaside town), 8; and pretty Lyme Regis, 9.
Five bedrooms in the main house: 2 x king size double, 3 x twin. Three bathrooms with baths, hand showers, WCs, basins, one with separate shower. Ground floor hall. Two sitting rooms, one with electric fire. Conservatory. Kitchen/breakfast room. Utility room. Ground floor WC with basin. One family bedroom in the single storey annexe with king size bed and two singles. Bathroom with corner bath, hand shower, separate shower, WC, basin. Open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen and French windows.
SOUTHLEIGH Beer is a small picturesque fishing village on the south Devon coast between Seaton and Branscombe. The shingle beach is very sheltered, backed by limestone cliffs and was once fertile smuggling territory, plus contraband was hidden in nearby caves, which are now a popular tourist attraction. Beer is situated on the stretch of Devon coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site, and the village offers sloping streets lined with picturesque stone houses and cottages built on many different levels of the steep valley sides. There are a good range of shops, friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs in Beer, plus just outside the village is the popular Pecorama Gardens, which are perched on the hill overlooking Lyme Bay. Pecorama boasts the Beer Heights Light Railway and indoor model railway exhibition, along with a children's' play area. Beer is a unique Devon fishing village and a great place to stay.
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