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Exposed beams & Wood Burning Stoves, Stunning Location In Blackdown Hills AONB - Meadow Cottage

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Cottages in Upottery, Near Honiton, Devon, England - Lovely country walks from the front door, Jurassic Coast a short drive away

Twistgates Farm Cottages, in East Devon, nestle in the Blackdown Hills (AONB). They are surrounded by gently rolling hills, wonderful views and with excellent walking straight from the front doors. Being just minutes from one of the main routes into the West Country they are ideally placed to explore the many attractions that Devon and nearby Dorset and Somerset have to offer, including the magnificent Jurassic Coast. The 3 cottages have been converted from farm buildings into warm and characterful cottages enhanced with beams, exposed stonework and wood burning stoves (for added cosiness only as each cottage has full central heating). A grassy meadow, edged with fruit trees, is available for everyone's enjoyment whether you wish to sit and listen to the birds or be a little more active and kick a ball around! Each cottage has a private patio garden, those of the larger cottages are enclosed but have direct access onto the meadow, and that of the smaller cottage is very secluded and looks onto a quiet garden.

Details for holiday cottage Meadow Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

This pretty cottage is ideal for a family or one or two couples. Upstairs there are two bedrooms (one double with ensuite shower, toilet and basin, and one twin bedded room) and a bathroom (bath with hand held shower, basin and toilet), and downstairs there is a charming sitting/dining room and a separate fully equipped kitchen. The sitting room, with beams and an exposed stone wall, is furnished with comfy sofas and an armchair around the wood burning stove whilst at the other end there is a dining table and chairs and a large window that not only fills the room with light but has a door that opens onto an enclosed patio. Wi Fi available. Should you need an additonal bedroom, the ground floor ORCHARD BEDROOM can be hired by any cottage either for the full length of your stay or just for a couple of nights. It is a self contained twin bedded room with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, as well as TV and facilities to make a hot drink.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Internet

About the Owner

My husband and I arrived here in 2004 having turned our backs on many years of living in London, not to farm, as this is no longer a working farm, but to run holiday cottages. Our home, shared with two golden retrievers and numerous friends and family who visit whenever possible, is the old farm house next to the cottages. Whilst respecting visitors privacy at all times we are on hand if we are needed and love to hear where visitors have explored and to share our favourite places with them.

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Location

From the Owner

The tranquillity of the beautiful countryside, the drifts of snowdrops under the hedges and the Devon banks topped with bluebells, the sunsets, the huge variety of birds, regular sightings of deer, foxes and badgers never fail to delight us, and I still get a thrill when I turn off the A303 and head down the quiet lane that leads to Twistgates -at one particular point (and you'll know it when you get there) the valley opens up before you and whatever the season, or the weather, it always takes my breath away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Upottery at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Portsmouth at 110 Miles Nearest Golf : Honiton at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Honiton at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : A303/A30 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Upottery at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Sidmouth at 16 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The Jurassic Coast is within easy driving distance and offers you a range of beaches - approximately 30 minutes from us are Lyme Regis, Beer and Branscombe and a little further (approx. 40 minutes) are Sidmouth and slightly further, Exmouth.

Travel:

Approximate driving distances: Exeter airport 30 mins, Bristol airport 75 mins. M5 junctions 25 (Taunton) and 29 (Exeter) 30 mins. Should you wish to have a car-free stay our nearest train station is at Honiton (approx 7 miles) and we can give you some numbers for taxis. We provide plenty of information about local walks and several supermarkets deliver if you wish to arrange a grocery shop to be delivered to your cottage.

Distances:

Approximate distances: Upottery village 2.25 miles, Churchinford village 4 miles. Honiton 7 miles, Taunton 16 miles, Exeter 30 miles, Sidmouth 16 miles.

Further Details:

Churchinford (about 4 miles from here) has a very well stocked community store where you can buy locally produced fresh food, basic provisions as well as newspapers.

Our local pub, the Sidmouth Arms in Upottery village (about 5 minutes by car or enjoy a lovely 4.5 mile circular walk ) serves good food and welcomes children and dogs.

Several large supermarkets deliver here and if you wish to place an on-line order before you arrive I can take it in and unpack it for you (please check first).There are some very good restaurants and pubs in the area and details of these, along with many interesting places to visit and things to do, suggestions for walks etc will be found in the information folders in the cottages, and on our website under 'Out and About'.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
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£77
£330
 
 
2016
22 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
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£100
£495
 
 
2017
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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£70
£350
 
 
2017
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
2017
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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£70
£350
 
 
2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
2017
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£450
 
 
2017
6 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
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£110
£475
 
 
2017
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£366
for 3 nights
From
£122
£525
 
 
2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
2017
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
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£140
£600
 
 
2017
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£468
for 3 nights
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£156
£675
 
 
2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
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£170
£725
 
 
2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
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£128
£550
 
 
2017
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
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£115
£495
 
 
2017
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£475
 
 
2017
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
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£105
£450
 
 
2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£246
for 3 nights
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£82
£350
 
 
2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

QUOTES FOR SHORT BREAKS WORKED OUT ON THE CALCULATOR - please note that short breaks longer than 3 nights are priced on a percentage basis and not on a nightly basis so the quote that shows on the calculator may not be accurate.
Short breaks are available at most times of the year (usually a minimum of 3 nights). Please contact us by phone or email for prices or check on our website where prices are given.

Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Saturday in our larger cottages and Friday in our cottage for 2 however out of high season we try to be as flexible as possible. Arrival time 4pm onwards, departure time by 10am.

Please contact us by email or phone to make a booking. We take a 25% non-returnable deposit at the time of booking and the balance is due 28 days before the start of the holiday. Payment can be by cheque, credit/debit card or bank payment.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Surrounded by the beautiful and peaceful Blackdown Hills, the hustle and bustle of life feels a world away and yet we are only 5 minutes from the A303/A30 - one of the main routes into the West Country. The Jurassic Coast can be reached in under half an hour and Honiton, renown for its antiques emporiums, individual shops and delightful cafes and restaurants, is less than a 15 minute drive. We welcome our guests with a Devon Cream Tea consisting of freshly baked scones, lashings of clotted cream and jam made from our own fruit, and locally produced foods, cider and beer can be bought from the many farm shops, markets, restaurants and pubs in the area.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Internet

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Golf ...

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: This is a small complex of self catering units consisting of 3 cottages rated 4 star by VisitBritain and detailed here, and a stylish open plan apartment that provides a perfect bolt hole for one couple (Owners Direct property reference E15446). Our prices include all heating, electricity, bed linen and towels and an initial basket of logs. The only extras are for use of the communal laundry facilities and further supplies of logs. We can accept dogs by prior arrangement and make a charge of £25 per dog per week (restrictions apply). No smoking permitted in any accommodation unit. Outside: A short driveway leads to Twistgates Farm Cottages and as you drive up it you will see through the trees the meadow area on your right. This is a great space for children to run around in and let off steam, perfect for kicking a ball or throwing a Frisbee but there are quiet spots too, amongst the trees, where you can hide away with a good book or watch the varied bird life that abounds here. Garden Cottage has a private and secluded patio tucked behind the other two cottages. Weathervane & Meadow Cottages have their own enclosed patios opening on to the meadow, and are set back from one another to ensure maximum privacy. All the patios are furnished with tables and chairs and are ideal for alfresco meals or maybe just somewhere to sit and take in the gentle surroundings and listen to the birds. The meadow area in front of Weathervane and Meadow Cottages is available for everyone's use.

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