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Country Cottage Near Dawlish, With Stunning Gardens And Views, Close To Beaches

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Cottage in Dawlish, South Devon, England - Great Access To Beautiful Beaches, Secluded Garden With BBQ And Gazebo And Views Of Haldon Forest

Olde Barn Gardens is a traditional 3 bedroom family run holiday cottage with a smart modern interior. The cottage has far reaching views and a charming garden with great outdoor eating space with BBQ. The gardens are the pride and joy of the owners who have previously owned a garden nursery which clearly shows in the outdoor space. Nearby is the beautiful seaside town of Dawlish and the charming city of Exeter is just 15 minutes away by car. The ground floor comprises of a lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room and conservatory. The first floor has 3 bedrooms and family bathroom as well as an ensuite to the master bedroom. The master bedroom has a balcony with table and chairs making the most of the stunning views of Haldon Forest and surrounding farmland. A welcome pack consisting of tea, coffee, milk, home-made biscuits and bowl of fruit is provided on arrival. Free WIFI and electricity costs included in the rental. Sorry but no smoking and no pets. We are able to accommodate parties who want short breaks out of season at a cost of 2/3rds of the full week. We also offer a 3 tier pricing system for parties of 2, 4, or 6 people. Please contact us, or see our website for more information.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are semi retired (well probably quarter retired if we are honest!) ex nursery owners who have a real passion for gardening and helping people make the most of our stunning home county of Devon. We have also been farmers in the past and it this love of open spaces that prompted us to buy Olde Barn Gardens, the location is everything! When we aren't growing the plants that surround the cottage we are enjoying time with our family and watching our 3 wonderful grandchildren grow up quickly!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Derek and Maureen, West Midlands 03-05-2014.Our third visit. Early summer weather has been good. Managed the Jurassic Coast cruise from Exmouth, great. Cottage as Comfortable and clean as usual, and the cakes and biscuits where better than the Great British bake off.!!! Good to see the spring garden is as good as the summer display. Thank you Linda and Michael for letting us stay, The friendly chats and laughs. Hope to see you next year. Derek and Maureen

Bob and Rosemarie, Poole Dorset 17-05-2014 Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We felt so relaxed as soon as we arrived, we received such a warm welcome along with the wonderful cakes and biscuits and fruit, which we enjoyed all week. This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in, it has everything you could ever need or want. Bob and Rosemarie.

Glyn and Yvonne, Huddersfield 31-05-2014. What a wonderful cottage. This cottage has everything. Really enjoyed every minute of this holiday. Thank you Linda and Michael, for making us so welcome, and we look forward to September. Thank you for the delicious cakes and biscuits and for the lovely flowers for everyone to enjoyment. You cannot beat this. Once again Thank you. Glyn and Yvonne

Steve and Jayne Upton, the Wirral.05-07-2014. Thank you for letting Jayne and myself stay in your wonderful cottage, and making us feel so welcome. The cakes and biscuits you made where delightful and added a real personal touch. Dawlish is a very special place for me having lived in Dawlish in my younger years and staying here these last few days has made it more special. We hope to be back very soon. Once again Thank you.

Steve and Jayne.

David ,Lynn and Michael Sheffield,19-07-2014. We have just come back after our first wonderful holiday here, It goes without saying (but I will) the effort that Linda and Michael go to in making this a holiday to remember is second to none. They are both so welcoming. Cakes and Biscuits too. we never have this anywhere else. Thank you David, Lynn and Michael.
Nov 2012
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14 Reviews

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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

5

A little bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We found a little bit of heaven tucked in the beautiful countryside near Dawlish. Arrived to a beautiful cottage where laid out in the dining room was a high tea. Fresh homemade cake, special little buns for the children, and homemade biscuits! A bowl of fresh fruit in the gorgeous conservatory, where we spent a lot of time chilling! Upstairs there was a fight for the main bedroom, my husband telling his Mum that it was being claimed his. He felt guilty the next morning awakening to the stunning views from the balcony, then stepped into the ensuite shower and declared, this is heaven!!! A pummelling jet shower to awaken you, then relaxing in the armchairs in the bedroom watching the sunrise. Yes, it was heaven.

It's the little things that matter on holiday, the spotlessly clean cottage, a slow cooker, ideal for leaving gammon cooking, enough pots and pans to roast a Sunday lunch, complete with Yorkshire pudding tin! Decent sharp knives, not any previous holidays have I ever found this.

Linda and Michael go above and beyond, were fantastic in welcoming the children, providing cots sides for the beds, a nightlight, high chair, melamine children's sets. We were made to feel so very welcome after a long and stressful journey there complete with hospital stay.

I'm so glad we found you and hope we can stay again, though book well in advance as our little bit of heaven has been found by others! Thank you both for such a wonderful week.

Kind Regards, Chris, Julie, Gordon, Elaine, Leyla and Craig

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family Potter, What a wonderful surprise we had this evening, the review you have just placed on our site was truly amazing, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us,that you enjoyed the cottage, and the area so much. We will gladly welcome you back to Olde Barn Gardens in the future, Lets hope the next time you are able to visit, the journey from Norfolk and North Wales will be less eventful for you all. Best wishes to you all Linda and Michael
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5

best holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a brilliant week (15 -21 October) in this lovely cottage what can I say, beautiful gardens, quiet ,peaceful excellent views ,spotlessy clean, comfortable bed and master bedroom with a magnificent view best thing to look out at it in the morning ,this cottage is well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday, and now we have the owners Michael and Linda a lovely couple nothing a bother to them very helpful, mindful of information on this lovely part of the world , Linda also leaves you beautiful home baking cake and biscuits and fresh fruit, milk, tea and coffee to get you started , loved it so much going back next year really looking forward to it ,,Mary & William ,,,Glasgow 2016

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary and William, What a lovely surprise to have this morning to wake up, open our emails,and see this lovely review from you both, It is our pleasure to welcome you into our family of friends who have stayed, and appreciated our holiday cottage. We know the effort it took to drive all the way down from Glasgow, and we were so happy that the weather was so good for this time of year. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Olde Barn Gardens next year. Michael and Linda
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5

Outstanding views and Magnificent flower displays

  • 5 of 5

Just back from two wonderful weeks in Linda and Michael's Cottage. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this was the cleanest one we have ever stayed in. The house is very well presented, with all the mod cons you could need. The beds are very comfortable with beautiful bed linen. Stunning views from the master bedroom, and the flower display is magnificent!

Linda and Michael could not have been more accommodating. The home-made cake and biscuits for our arrival was a lovely personal touch. They welcomed us to the cottage and took the time to show us around and explain how the fabulous Jacuzzi bath worked. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Hope to be back soon! The Hornbuckles & Nanna Pam xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning to you all, What a wonderful way to wake up on what will be a very special day. Your review is amazing, and we feel we have made more good friends and truly look forward to welcoming you all back to Olde Barn Gardens in the future. David ,Nicki,and Nana Pam, You have " wonderful 2 Children Alex and Lucy. I look forward to seeing you soon. Michael and Linda
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5

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely the best cottage we have ever stayed in.The views from the master bedroom are superb. The cottage is fabulous,clean, large and very homely. The owners Linda and Michael are lovely without intruding on your stay. The homemade cake and biscuits were beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and Dave, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Olde Barn Gardens, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and could enjoy the wonderful views from the cottage. We hope that some day soon we will be able to welcome you back. Best wishes Linda and Michael.
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Stunning, Spactacular and Impressive.

  • 5 of 5

If there is anywhere better in this area I have been unable to find it and I have been visiting Dawlish for more than 35 years. This cottage is superb in every respect, with every home comfort you could ask for, in fact I'd wager it has more than most peoples own homes. Your hosts Michael & Linda are nothing short of sublime in that nothing is to much to ask and they offer the kind of customer service you could be forgiven for thinking had long since disappeared. Michael & Linda think of things that just make you say quietly to yourself WOW! Think the London Savoy or even the Ritz it's as good as that. The cottage is sensational inside and out. Others have spoken about biscuits & cakes on arrival etcetera so we'll leave that alone and simply say to you: If you can stay at this cottage then do, you will NOT regret doing so. Our first visit will definitely not be our last. Thank you Michael & Linda for your welcome, generosity of spirit, and genuine ability to make guests feel as if they have known you for many years.

Oh! for those who need to know: There are numerous very good eateries within close reach, many places to visit and things to do, or the cottage serves as a blinding place to simply relax and recharge the batteries. (no pun intended Michael)

We look forward to staying with you again

PS: Hope you car issue is sorted very soon and that you never have any further niggles.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To Alan, Sylvia, and Emily, What a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning, thank you all so much for those kind words.It was a pleasure to welcome you to Olde Barn Gardens, We were privileged to have you, and feel you are now a member of our wider circle of friends.We are sorry the weather was not so great last week, but we hold out hope that the next time you visit we can order something a little better for you. Kind regards Linda and Michael
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First Class!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week and what wonderful hosts Michael & Linda were. It's the extra touches that make things special...milk, fruit, cookies & cake upon arrival, along with the most friendly welcome (it was like we were long lost friends!)

The quality of the accommodation was first class and the views from the master bedroom were marvellous. The cottage lacked nothing and was indeed a home from home - the beds were especially comfortable. I was particularly touched to find a birthday cake on the door step!! This is a great base to see the local attractions or just chill if you wish. Plenty of places to dine nearby... Tip being ring ahead and make a reservation....our favourite being The Smugglers Inn, Dawlish which has a tasty and plentiful carvery. Thanks again Michael & Linda.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wonderful surprise arrived this evening, A lovely review. Thank you so much. We were so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us, we know we packed a lot in, that week, Especially pleasing, that the trip to watch Preston win at Wembley was worth while, Jacob.We will be watching !!!! How could we forget your birthday Michael, they only come once a year you know. We hope that one day we will be able to welcome you back to Olde Barn Gardens again. Michael and Linda
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Location

From the Owner

It's simply stunning, we can see Mamhead House from the back of the property as well as Haldon Forest Park. It had everything we wanted and we love it here so much we converted the barn next door which is now our home!

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

A round of golf with Advanced PGA Professional Stuart Disney can be arranged at Padbrook Park Golf Club upon request for a small fee. The fee includes either 9 or 18 holes with a detailed analysis of your game afterwards.

9 holes - £60

18 holes - £100

A 9 hole coaching session can also be booked for 4 hours of intensive coaching from Stuart (who is one of the top coaches in Devon) for £175

Coast/Beach:

Dawlish Warren - 5 minute drive to beautiful sandy beaches and the famous black swans.

Teignmouth - 12 minute drive with sandy beach.

Torbay, the English Riviera, 30 minute drive with stunning beaches and secluded coves.

Exmouth - 30 minute drive to great sandy beaches and water sports. Alternatively you can get the ferry from nearby Starcross!

The Jurassic Coast (World Heritage Site) - 45 minute drive, an absolute must!

Travel:

Exeter airport is a 25 minute drive from the property. There is a bus that passes every 20 minutes but we would suggest a car is essential to truly make the most of your holiday and to explore everything Devon has to offer.

Distances:

Powderham Castle (home of the Earl of Devon) 1.5 miles

Cathedral city of Exeter, 8 miles

Crealy Adventure Park, 12 miles

Dartmoor National Park, 20 miles

Further Details:

Devon is known for it's amazing scenery and stunning coastline. The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring all the best things the county has to offer from water sports to a gentle cycle on the Exe Estuary off road cycle path.

There is great access to the city of Exeter with a wonderful range of restaurants, museums, shops and theatres.

Nearby are a number of lovely pubs that overlook the Exe Estuary popular with locals and tourists alike.

All information about local places of interest are available in the cottage and the owners are always happy to help with finding out about local attractions.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
£480
 
 
Rate 2
8 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
£550
 
 
Rate 3
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£670
for 7 nights
£670
 
 
Rate 5
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
high season
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
August bank holday
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Autumn
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Click on owners website below for booking, prices and availability. £100 deposit is required at time of booking and full payment is required 6 weeks prior to the holiday commencing.

For full terms and conditions see our website.

Changeover Day:
In season - Saturday, arrivals after 3pm until 10am the following Saturday
Out of season - this is flexible and short stays are available, as we run a 3 tier tariff the prices quoted will be 2/3rds of the weekly rate.

Notes on prices:
We run a 3 tier price system to accommodate groups of 2, 4 or 6. See price list on our website for more information. There will be a surcharge of £60 per cot, per week for parties over our maximum occupancy of 6 guests

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Without a doubt the one thing we offer that other properties don't is the stunning plants that surround the cottage. The front of the house is strewn with hanging baskets and the secluded rear garden is a haven to relax in.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom - Jacuzzi bath with hand shower. Toilet and basin with shaver points. Heated towel rail. Ensuite bathroom - Large double walk-in shower. Toilet and basin with shaver points. Heated towel rail. Downstairs WC with washbasin (utility room)

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - a large king sized bedroom with ensuite, fitted wardrobes and tv charming balcony with dining area and stairs to the garden. bedroom 2 - a double room with fitted wardrobes and tv. bedroom 3 - a twin room with fitted wardrobes. A cot is available, there will be a surcharge of £60 per cot per week for parties over our maximum occupancy of 6 guests

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All electricity and bed linen is included in the rental but not personal towels. There is allocated off road parking for 3 vehicles. The cottage owners live nearby and are happy to help and give advice on the best places to visit! Outside: The south facing rear garden is secluded and not overlooked, there is a BBQ, with Chimenea Pizza Oven and a dedicated under cover heated dining area for 6 people.There are 6 sunloungers so there is no need to reserve one!! over looking the beautiful well kept sunny garden. Utility Room: The well equipped utility room has washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. There is a hoover and ironing board as well as a highchair ready for our smallest guests! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen is included and all beds are made prior to arrival. Towels are not provided. The cottage is cleaned after each occupancy. Other: Conservatory with seating for six, coffee tables, and tv,overlooking the garden. The secluded south facing garden has a built in BBQ and Chimenea Pizza Oven,a heated covered dining area plus 6 sun loungers, to enjoy those barmy summer evenings.

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