Fri 1st Jun to 8th Jun 2018
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.Barley House sits end-of-row with wide, gently sloping paved path/ramp alongside the gravelled terrace (bench, tables/chairs) to front door. Light-filled open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob) with smart TV/DVD/Blu-ray, wireless speaker and big glazed doors to front terrace. Ground-floor double bedroom (5' bed) and wheel-in shower-room (wet-room suite, overhead and hand shower attachments, grab rails). Upstairs, two further bedrooms, both with apex beams - a double (zip-linked 6' bed or twin) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over three-quarter size bath), and a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite shower-room (wet-room suite); upstairs en suites are behind partition walls without ceilings. Smart and comfortable, particularly convenient for those with limited mobility.
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. Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip-linked 6’ bed or twin on request) with en suite bathroom, 1 x twin (zip-linkable to 6’ double on request) with en suite shower-room. 1 x Ground-floor king-size double bedroom. Open-plan living area with sitting area, kitchen and dining area with glazed doors to terrace. Ground floor shower-room with shower, hand shower attachments, grab rails, 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.