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Heaven in Devon - with heated pool and hot tub

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful property near Exeter, Devon sleeping 16 persons

Heaven in Devon is a superb property set in 10 acres of stunning grounds 6 miles east of Exeter. It is beautifully furnished, full of character and very spacious. In all there are over 10 acres of grounds to explore. There is also a private heated swimming pool as well as a tennis court as well as a large hot tub. All facilities have exclusive use ! There is also a tree house for children. The cottage is very close to historic Topsham and the coastal resorts of Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

About The Owner

Tony and Alana live very close to the cottages. Tony hails from Devon and Alana is from West Wales. We are well travelled and have lived in South Africa and Australia. We take great pride in being welcoming hosts and really enjoy meeting our many guests !

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Exeter

We extensively renovated Greengage Cottage in 2006. The property dates back to the 14th century and is full of historic original features. It is a really spacious and attractive historic cob property set in 10 acres of beautiful grounds in a Queen Anne country estate. An added attraction its its proximity to the Jurassic coast which is only a 15 minute drive.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful peaceful rural setting is one of the unique features of Heaven in Devon. There are lots of historic features inside and out and a very attractive heated swimming pool in a walled garden. Also a tennis court next to a delightful orchard as well as a tree house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

`Fantastic facilities - made full use of the brilliant pool and hot tub after exertions on tennis court ! The cottages were great for entertaining and the good weather gave the opportunity for evening BBQ`s. Will definitely be back !`

`Greengage Cottage is truly magical and there was so much to do both at the cottage and in the locality. The facilities inside and outside are excellent. The stunning upstairs lounge was great for entertaining and relaxing in equal measures ! A great place even when it is raining.`

'We really enjoyed our stay at Greengage Cottage and our holiday was really special. The children made great use of the swimming pool and the tennis court whilst I was only too happy to relax in the hot tub. Hope the plums are as good next year! Can`t wait to return.'
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Exeter in Mid Devon District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • The 5 bedrooms are very large and sleep up to 17 persons. 4 are ensuite and the other has a family bathroom very close. The capacity can be increased as there are additional comfortable guest beds. All linen provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Suitable for well behaved dogs. Underfloor heating in the lounge, kitchen and bedrooms. Additional beds can be provided if required at a small supplement. Towels are not provided but can be supplied at a charge of £5 for a set of bath towels and hand towels. Outside: Extensive outdoor patio with outdoor furniture for 8 persons and BBQ. There is a large heated outdoor swimming pool 33 foot long x 19 foot wide with roman end. Shallow end 3.5 foot leading to deep end 7 foot. Tennis court. Outside badminton and table tennis as well as a children`s play area. Also a large garden and orchard for walks and picnics. There are over 10 acres of beautiful grounds to roam. Greengage Cottage is in the private and extensive grounds of Glebe House, a Queen Anne style Rectory in the quiet village of Farringdon.


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Heaven in Devon - with heated pool and hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely relaxing break in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were stunned by the beauty of this 13th Century cottage, and once inside, the interior did not disappoint either. Tony was perfectly friendly and always available if needed, whilst also giving us enough space to feel like we were in a home away from home.

The children (ages 3 to 11) loved the ample grounds, including the rope swing and tree house. Whilst the adults loved that the setting was remote yet safe that we could just let the children out with peace of mind while we enjoyed a glass of wine in the hot tub!

I would highly recommend and we hope to come stay again in the very near future.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family reunion for an Exeter Graduate

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with more than enough room for everyone, welcoming hosts and large heated pool, what more could you ask for. Honestly the best place i have rented and should anyone else in the family graduate from Exeter University we will be back.

All the amenities and facilities to have a fun packed but also relaxing week.

Thank you Tony and Alana

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and great facilities

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group of friends on a reunion. Greengage was everything we were looking for - and more ! The photos don`t do it justice as it is more spacious than we thought and there are so many activities ! We made full use of the fantastic pool in its mediterranean setting as well as playing lots of tennis. Luckily the weather was reasonably good which meant the odd BBQ was in demand ! There is a great local pub called the Diggers Rest.

Hope to be back in the not too distant future !

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Alana the owner is a weaver and runs tapestry weaving courses at different times of the year. Art classes can also be arranged. Please contact her direct by email for further information.


Beaches at Budleigh Salterton (6 miles), Ladram Bay (7 miles), Sidmouth (7 miles), Exmouth (6 miles). Spectacular coastal walks 6 miles.


Exeter airport 3 miles.

Plymouth ferry port (1 hour drive).

Poole ferry port (2 hour drive).

Use of car recommended.


Farringdon village 0.5 miles.

Clyst St Mary 2 miles.

Woodbury 2 miles.

Exeter City 6 miles.

Topsham 5 miles.

Sidmouth 7 miles.

Budleigh Salterton 6 miles.

Further Details:

Excellent local farm shop 1 mile. Tesco/Sainsbury supermarkets 3 miles. Exeter city centre 6 miles. Excellent local restaurants and pubs nearby. Award winning tea shop in the nearby historic estuary town of Topsham. Visit local vineyards. Crealy Adventure Park for children 1 mile. Indoor tennis (Exmouth). Indoor swimming (Woodbury Park) Indoor karting 1 mile. Boating and river trips along the River Exe.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Exeter, Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late summer
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact Tony and Alana on email below or via phone number. Usual method of payment by online bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Friday. For short breaks this is Monday. Arrival time after 4pm, departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
We sometimes offer special prices out of season and for mid week breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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