The Garden Wing
The Garden Wing is full of country house charm and character and it feels like your own cottage whilst it is actually part of the manor house.
The Georgian panelled sitting room opens straight into the lovely garden. The features are Georgian and there is an open fire, window seats and plenty of books to relax with. It's perfect for two or three people and its additional features are a master bedroom with kingsize bed and views across the garden, a small single bedroom looking out to the Bell Tower, a roomy bathroom with walk-in shower and a light and spacious kitchen dining room, fully equipped with oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. An children’s folding bed is available for use in the main bedroom.
A pretty arch covered with clematis and roses leads out into the walled garden - called the Fox Garden - where you can sit and read or just look at the view from one of the garden benches.
We cannot accept dogs in The Garden Wing but can in Fursdon Cottage
Come and stay in The Park or The Garden, two private wings of our historic manor or Fursdon Cottage, a Victorian estate cottage. We are happy to accept your dogs in the Cottage but regret that we cannot take dogs in the apartments of Fursdon House. Our holiday homes are set in a 750 acre country estate in glorious countryside, yet less than 30 mins from historic Exeter and attractive market towns,several National Trust properties and pretty villages with pubs. The self-catering Park and Garden Wings are on the first floor of Fursdon House with their own entrance. Fursdon Cottage is a stone cottage with a garden. It provides stylish yet characterful accommodation. The spacious Park Wing and Cottage enjoy spectacular views, while the Garden Wing looks out into a lovely walled garden. We provide logs for open fires and books to curl up with on comfy sofas. Your holiday home is equipped with crisp white cotton bedding and fluffy towels. We provide kitchen linens and cleaning materials too. You can stroll in the gardens and across the estate. Please see our website for further information at www.fursdon.co.uk
About the Owner
About Mrs Catriona Fursdon
David and Catriona have lived at Fursdon for over 30 years and David's family have owned Fursdon for over 750 years! They live here with Zola dog and an assortment of other animals and chickens. They love their piece of Devon and are happy to share it with holiday visitors. The welcome will be warm at Fursdon. Your comfort is important to Catriona - the apartments and the cottage are stylishly decorated and tastefully furnished. Crisp white cotton bedding is provided and luxuriously thick towels and tea towels. Eco-friendly washing products are also provided. Fursdon is in deep countryside, yet only half an hour from the bustling cathedral city of Exeter and very handy for both the north and south coasts of Devon and the two moors of Dartmoor and Exmoor.
What makes this apartment unique
Fursdon is unique - a traditional farming estate with wildlife all around, fabulous views wherever you look and the perfect place to relax and escape the pressures of everyday life.
Our changeover days are Fridays and Mondays. Bookings are accepted online at our website or you can telephone if you wish to discuss availability and make a provisional booking. A 25% deposit is needed to secure a booking with the balance due 4 weeks before the start of your holiday.
Changeover days at Fursdon are Fridays and Mondays and a booking runs from 2pm on the day of arrival to 10am on the day of leaving. We offer full weeks or short breaks, which are Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday.
Notes on prices:
Changeover days are Fridays and Mondays. We can offer a reduced rate in the Park Wing and Fursdon Cottage if it is Just for Two with use of the main bedroom and bathroom but not the other two bedrooms. This offer is not available in July and August and does not include bringing dogs to Fursdon Cottage. Short breaks are available in all properties changing over on Fridays or Mondays - 3 nights over a weekend and 4 nights mid week.
Activity and Interests
A forty minute drive will take you to the East Devon resorts of Ex-mouth, Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth and the Torbay resorts of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The North Devon surfing resorts of Saunton Sands and Croyde are an hour's drive. It is just over an hour to the pretty riverside resorts of Dartmouth and Salcombe.
The nearest airports are Exeter and Bristol are about 45 mins and just over an hour away respectively, where car hire can easily be arranged and is essential for getting to and from Fursdon. It is a 3 hour drive from Birmingham and 4 hour drive from London airports to Fursdon. We are 30 minutes from the M5 motorway junction 27. The lanes are narrow but very attractive to drive along.
The Cathedral city of Exeter is 10 miles away and the market towns of Tiverton and Crediton about 7 miles. Thorverton is the nearest village and is about 2 miles away. National Trust properties of Knightshayes and Killerton are within 10 miles
There are local shops in Thorverton and Silverton (4 miles) with all the large supermarkets in Tiverton and Exeter. Exeter is also a great city to shop in, with many individual shops as well as the chain stores. There are regular farmers markets in the area. Mid Devon is well served with pubs and restaurants, all being within a short drive. This county has some very fine restaurants, which are further away but well worth the drive if you want something special. We are well served with places of interest in the area, whether historic houses, castles park or gardens and plenty of places to take the children to as well.
From the Owner
“Fursdon is unique - a traditional farming estate with wildlife all around, fabulous views wherever you look and the perfect place to relax and escape the pressures of everyday life.”
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Wood Stove ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- bird watching
- sight seeing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- The bathroom is roomy and modern and situated next to the single room.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- The main bedroom is very large with a 6 ft bed and antique furniture. The window overlooks the garden. The second bedroom is a small single overlooking the courtyard.
- Garden ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: A lot of time is spent making sure that your holiday home is clean and well equipped. The apartments share a laundry room in the courtyard, while Fursdon Cottage has its own laundry facilities. All the properties have central heating and log fires with logs provide from the estate. Wireless internet is provided in all properties at Devon speeds! For guests staying for longer than a week we offer a linen and towel change. Catriona is also happy for children to make a fuss of her horse and ponies, sheep and chickens. Cars can be parked in the resident's car park a short walk from the house after unloading at the gate. Fursdon Cottage has its own parking. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the holiday accommodation. While we allow dogs in Fursdon Cottage we regret that we cannot accept dogs in The Park and Garden Wings. Outside: Swings and a slide are provided for children and there is space to kick a ball round and have a barbecue in the grassy play area. You are welcome to stroll in the gardens of Fursdon House and sit in the garden if you are staying in the apartments. Fursdon Cottage has its own garden. On public open days Fursdon house, gardens and tea room are open during the afternoon and you can have a complimentary tour of Historic Fursdon House. The cream teas are legendary with home made scones and locally sourced cream and jam.