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Charming Cottage In Peaceful Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Colyton, Nr Beer, South Devon, England - Perfect Location For Walking And Exploring Nearby Coastal Towns And Beaches

Set in the beautiful Coly Valley one mile from Colyton, Old Orchard Cottage sits peacefully within rural farmland enjoying lovely views of the surrounding river and countryside. Access to the coast is just 10 minutes away and there are plenty of fantastic walks either along the cliffs at Branscombe or further inland in beautiful rolling Devon hills and fields. The cottage sleeps five and has all basic facilities included. Private south facing terrace with access to garden, orchards and fields on the farm. Our chickens will happily provide some eggs for you as well! There is ample parking space for 2 cars at the property and the local town of Colyton just a mile away has much to offer including a variety of shops and pubs to choose from. Helpful advice available on all the local area has to offer. We can offer parking space for boats/trailers if required.

Michael Hackman
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a lovely cottage, stayed for 3 nights and wished we had booked it for a week. Felt like home from home, very welcoming. Beautiful walks down the river, thank you for a wonderful stay.'

Alison and Andy. April 2013

'We have had such a wonderful time. The cottage is lovely - it feels very comfortable and homely. The kids have had a great time enjoying the outdoors, paddling in the streams and generally having fun. Thank you Michael & Fiona for being such wonderful hosts.'

Paul & Nicci, April 2014

'We had a lovely stay at the cottage. We found it to be clean and well equipped for our short break. The location is very tranquil with lots of lovely places to visit nearby and there was so much for the children to do. It really was a special family holiday.'

The Grays, Southampton, June 2014
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Axminster in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs family bathroom opposite Bedroom 1 with Bath/Shower and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin/double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin/double bed and single bed, sofabed available in living room. There is a 'baby gate' available if young children are using the upstairs bedroom. Hairdryer provided. A travel cot is available if required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property has oil-fired central heating with an LPG gas coal fire in the living room. No smoking allowed in the property. Well behaved pets are welcome but we have free range chickens and ponies on the farm so please consider this when bringing your dog. An additional charge of £20 is made for pets. Please also be aware that our field has a fenced pond with river frontage so care must be take with young children. Outside: The cottage occupies an orchard with a variety of fruit trees including apples, pears and quince. You are welcome to use this in addition to the garden area as well as the lower field running down to the river. There is a comfortable south facing terrace with table, benches, and umbrella and a barbecue is available as well. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included and are changed weekly. Beach towels are not included. The property is cleaned thoroughly between lets. Other: Entrance hall with plenty of space for boots and coats etc. Cleaning cupboard for ironing board, hoover etc.


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A thing of beauty...

  • 5 of 5

For the 10th year in succession we stayed in Old Orchard Cottage.

Beautyful, very cosy place to stay; well equipped; lots of comfort even when the weather is not thàt fine. Walkers paradise straight from the doorstep; very kind owners next door; lots of privacy. Pretty places to visit nearby as lovely beaches as wel.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it's always a real pleasure to have you both as guests and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage and perfectly located to explore the area;- nice a peaceful and very welcoming... we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage in wonderfully quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Set in lovely countryside but still in reach of local amenities, coastal towns and shops. We loved the walk from Beer to Branscombe and also visiting Lyme Regis. The cottage sits next to the original C15th farmhouse but is sheltered within its own garden area with paddocks of ponies, chickens and ducks as neighbours.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely "Little Orchard"

  • 5 of 5

Again we had a wonderful time in this little cottage with enough space for our three children and us. The landscape is really great, our trips to Honiton or to the dartmoor were phantastic, and it was very nice to talk to our hosts, Fiona an Michael! The children loved the friendly animals, and even the weather was fine! We will come back! Uli & Angelika

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, good size and layout, tastefully furnished, idyllic spot.

  • 5 of 5

Photos on website don't do justice to the cottage, which is very lovely. Great layout, nice big kitchen, cosy living room overlooking the ponies, comfy beds, beautifully green spot - river walk lovely in both directions just out of the gate, graat beaches at Beer and Branscombe nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and peaceful countryside Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious and lovingly furnished. There is everything you need. But above all, there is plenty of rest. The owners are very nice and helpful. We loved sitting in front of the fireplace or having breakfast outside in the Garden while watching the horses and ducks. We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
3 Pubs in Colyton
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Various pubs and restaurants
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Branscombe Beach and the historic fishing village of Beer are both within 10 mins driving distance. Fantastic views between these two lovely villages. Other coastal destinations include Lyme Regis 15 mins, Sidmouth 20 mins, Budleigh Salterton 25 mins. Bridport, Charmouth, Seatown all under 30 mins away by car and are good for fossil hunters!


Exeter Airport 22 miles. We recommend you come by car or hire a car for your stay.


Old Orchard Cottage is one mile from the centre of Colyton with the neighboring towns of Axminster 6 miles, Honiton 6.5 miles, Seaton 3 miles, Lyme Regis 8 miles. The villages of Beer and Branscombe are both 5 miles distance.

Further Details:

Colyton has a variety of shops, pubs, and banking facilities including a chemist and antique shop. Nearby restaurants include River Cottage Canteen in Axminster and a variety of additional venues in Lyme Regis, Topsham and surrounding villages. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ is 10 minutes away by car.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: Dogs welcome charged at £20 each per stay.

Notes on prices:
Weekend breaks available outside of high season. Please contact us to discuss dates etc

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.