In a pretty terrace in Otterton, looking over the village green, a Grade II listed, part thatched cottage. Inside, an inspired choice of smart modern furnishings, quality fabrics and local artwork complement lovely original features with beams and some low lintels (from 5'8"). Glazed doors open to an enclosed, south-facing garden with level paved area (table/chairs) and steps climbing steeply up to lawned terraces (further seating) with views of the church and over rooftops to the village.
From the street, door to good-sized kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, washer-drier, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with ornamental range; inviting living room (open fire, TV/DVD, iPod dock, double sofa bed for alternative sleeping) with stable doors to terrace and glazed doors to conservatory/dining room, full of light and space, with further doors to terrace/garden. Stairs (stairgates) up to two bedrooms - a romantic double with four-poster bed (footboard) and ornamental fireplace, and a neat twin (zip-linkable to 6' double). Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). NB Church bell chimes on the hour. Stylish and cosy, a great base for exploring this charming area of east Devon.
Otterton: pretty, mainly thatched village (pub) with famous working mill (restaurant, artisan bakery, crafts, events, live music) on the banks of the river Otter (nature reserve, birdwatching). Pebble beach at Ladram Bay (‘Jurassic coast’), 1 mile; Budleigh Salterton, 2½ (lovely level river walk to it); Sidmouth (Regency coastal town), 4½; Exeter, 14. Exeter airport,10.
Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster double, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double). Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Downstairs kitchen. Sitting room with a log burner and double sofa bed. Conservatory/dining room.
OTTERTON Budleigh Salterton 3 miles; Sidmouth 3 miles. Set back from the coast among the rolling green countryside and wooded valleys of beautiful East Devon, this pretty village with its collection of traditionally thatched roofed cottages is straight from a picture postcard. Offering a quieter but no less beautiful holiday destination than the rest of the county it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, and is just 3 miles from the Regency coastal resort towns of both Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth, and one mile from the SW Coastal Path as it meanders above the waves towards the World Heritage Site ‘Jurassic Coast’ beaches with their abundant fossils. Ladram Bay with its red-stone sea stacks is just one mile away. Inland, footpaths follow the banks of the River Otter where fox, badger and birdlife play while just down the road from the village is Bicton Park and Botanical Gardens, 60 acres of garden lovers’ paradise. For a really interesting hour or two, visit the last working flour mill on the river Otter - it’s in the village and the flour is superb. There’s much to do and see in this beautiful and unspoilt area but if you want to explore further afield, the open spaces and high tors of Dartmoor can be reached in under an hour while the Cathedral city of Exeter with its superb shopping centre, cinemas, clubs and restaurants is a mere 10 miles.
This property offers the following short breaks: