In the heart of Talaton is striking Grade II listed Talaton House, a former rectory, renovated from its 18th cent. origins and surrounded by acres of beautiful parkland and specimen trees. Beside the house, the original stables, groom’s cottage and hayloft have been finely converted with flair into four excellent cottages, all exceptionally well done with smart design, stylish furnishings, oak/tiled floors and sleek kitchens. A sweeping drive (shared with the friendly owners’ main house) leads to the cottages. They all look over scenic parkland alongside the main house and you are welcome to wander the vast lower lawns (picnic benches, barbecue area, dogs on leads welcome) and peaceful circular woodland walk. Groom’s Cottage, Gardener’s Cottage and Barley House each have a gravelled terrace (table/seating) at the front, made private with attractive planting and pleached trees. Loading/unloading outside the cottages; shared parking area, just beyond (10 to 30 yards). An outstanding location; much thought has gone into making these superb places individual, stylish and comfortable.Groom’s Cottage is end-of-row. Path over gravelled terrace to step up to front door to small porch. Open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge, electric oven/induction hob), light and airy with high ceiling, smart TV/DVD/Blu-ray, wireless speaker and glazed doors on two sides to front/side terrace. Smart double bedroom (5' bed) with ceiling-high glazed door; shower-room (wet-room suite). Open tread oak stairs (22" wide) up to open mezzanine level with single day bed (limited clothes-hanging space) and half-height glazed panel above living area. No children under 12 due to mezzanine. Bright and airy with convenient ground-floor bedroom.
Talaton: small village (PO/shop, pub, church) in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Good road/rail links (Feniton, 2 miles; Tiverton, 13). Honiton, 5 miles; ‘Jurrassic Coast’ at Sidmouth, 9; excellent sandy beach at Exmouth, 12. Nat. Trust houses within easy reach; Escot gardens (maze, woodland, picnic spots), 1 mile; Cadhay, 3. Golf, riding, within 10 miles.
Over two floors. One king-size double bedroom. Open-plan living area with sitting area, kitchen, dining area and glazed doors to terrace. First floor mezzanine with single day bed. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC.
Talaton Ottery St Mary sits beside the River Otter and is well known for its literary connections to the poet Coleridge and for its beautiful church often referred to as a Exeter cathedral lookalike. Ottery St Mary is also famous for its traditional 'Tar Barrels' which attracts more than 3000 visitors on 5th November each year.