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Tranquil Cottage in Devonshire Countryside near the Beautiful South Devon Coast

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Cobham cottage is a delightful, light and peaceful detached property that has been lovingly renovated to a high standard with a seaside theme. The cottage is situated next to the family home surrounded by private fields to the front and countryside to the rear. It is an ideal location for a countryside retreat but with easy access to Exeter city centre only 7 miles away. There are many beautiful beaches nearby, several of which are within 30 minutes drive, including Beer, Branscombe, Exmouth, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. There are also plenty of stunning countryside walks including Dartmoor and Exmoor nearby and many attractions including the Eden Project in Cornwall within 2 hours drive.

The cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and Tassimo coffee machine as well as oven, hob and fridge. The bedroom has a beautiful comfy double bed. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, heated towel rail and plenty of soft towels are provided. In addition to the beautiful sofa, a TV and free WiFi as well as a range of books and board games are included to give you that home from home feeling. Outside there is a table and chairs.

We also provide beach towels and a picnic bag (empty) can be provided on request as well as offer a laundry service. A high chair and travel cot can be provided on request. We recommend bringing welly boots, walking boots and warm waterproof coats for walking whether it's the beach or countryside.

Preferred changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. Stay for a weekend, mid-week break or longer! Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information or to book.

The area is surrounded by sweeping countryside, lush green fields, hedged country lanes and stunning coastal walks. There are many attractions including The donkey sanctuary, Crealy Great adventure park, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Escot nature park, Morwellham Quay, and further afield is The Eden Project, Plymouth Aquarium, Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe model village, RHS Rosemoor, Dartmoor steam railway, Croye Bay and Woolacombe beach and many more.

A quick drive along the A30 is the beautiful historic city of Exeter. It is the capital city of Devon providing the county with culture, education, religion and commerce. Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times hosts many events as well as religious ceremonies there is the Winter Fair with an amazing array of international crafts and food. Along with its shopping centre Exeter also has great places to eat with locally sourced food and specialities including cheese, ales and ciders. A visit to Exeter wouldn't be complete without a traditional Devonshire Cream Tea, taken either on the Cathedral Green or perhaps in a cafe on the quayside or if you fancy going a little further afield the beautiful historic port of Topsham is a quick train ride away. Exeters Red Coat Guides can offer a tour of the city whether it's an hours introduction or the famous Murder Mayhem or Ghosts and Legends tour. Let's not forget sport, Exeter has recently hosted matches in the Rugby World Cup at Sandy Park Stadium home of the Exeter Chiefs, there is also St James Park football and the racecourse. Many other events are hosted in and around Exeter including Radio 1's Big Weekend, The Devon County Show, Elton John in concert and many more

Nearby is the 95-mile long Jurassic coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site and forms part of the South West Coastal Path. The picture-postcard village of Beer nestles in Lyme Bay with its shingle beach surrounded by white chalk cliffs sheltering the cove with its small fleet of working fishing boats. The breathing scenery of Lyme Regis are a little over 30 minutes from the property with its bustling harbour, array of shops it's also the home of palaeontology with plenty of fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.

If your looking for water sports then Exmouth offers everything you are looking for with windsurfing and kitesurfing, sailing, paddle boarding to name a few. It also boasts internationally-acclaimed nature reserves as well as two miles of stunning beach that are a joy whatever the weather.

Just a few miles South is the seaside town of Sidmouth, surrounded by green hills and red cliffs it has a Regency promenade, beautiful gardens and traditional local shops. It boasts a unique week-long celebration of dance and music at the famous Sidmouth Folkweek which takes place in the first week of August every year.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A whole week of blue skies and sunshine has given us a lovely holiday.

The location of this holiday home has allowed us to see lots of Devon. Exeter and the cathedral are lovely and Plymouths quay area is beautiful.

Some great beaches too. We will definitely be revisiting Devon!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Exeter in Rockbeare

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
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  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs must not be allowed on any furniture & all damage must be paid for.We have guests who come without dogs & don't appreciate dog smell on furniture
  • Dogs must be kept on the lead whilst in our fields and under full control on the premises and any mess disposed of appropriately.
  • There is a hose outside for washing down dogs, please use your own dog towels, towels provided are not for use to dry dogs.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


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Tranquil Cottage in Devonshire Countryside near the Beautiful South Devon Coast
average rating of 4.5 based on 19 reviews

Charming cosy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather was 'orrible, we were warm and cosy in the cottage which had everything we needed over new year. We very much appreciated the christmas tree and decorations which made it festive and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cobham Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage, ideal location for us, as we did a lot of trips between sidmouth and exmouth visiting family for sidmouth folk week, being tucked away from the hustle and bustle was ideal.

Lovely beach theme decoration, very comfy and homely, nice retreat after busy day's, good outside space but would have been happier if part of the garden had been enclosed for our dog to have roamed free and safely, this would be the only reason not to return, in otherwise a great holiday stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cute Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a peaceful location. It had everything we needed and was decorated really nicely in a seaside theme. We appreciated the welcome basket after our long drive. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely homely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The bed was amazingly comfortable, the owners attentive but not shadowy. The home made lemon drizzle cake was expertly made and very welcoming.

You would not regret staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage, peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a really pleasant stay in this lovely clean cottage. Loved the seaside theme. The welcome tray was a lovely touch, the tea and coffee was most welcome after a long drive. Dogs are welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for touring south and east Devon

  • 4 of 5

Very friendly owner. Cottage had everything you require for a comfortable stay. A top quality welcome pack makes a great impression. Dog friendly is a huge bonus. Would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.