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Holiday-Perfect Cottages, Peaceful Location near Donkey Sanctuary and Sidmouth - Wren Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Wren Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Wren, Swallow, Dove and Blackbird Cottages were built in 2006 as holiday cottages. They are large, comfortable semi-detached bungalows with 2 bedrooms, one with a King size bed and one with twin beds. The open-plan living area with 2 and 3-seater leather settees, wooden dining table with 4 chairs, 32" flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, DVD player, and radio/CD player. The kitchen area has a cooker/ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave oven, toaster, fridge, dishwasher, iron/ironing board and hairdryer. The bathrooms are fully-tiled with bath, WC, washbasin, separate corner shower (Wren and Swallow only; Dove and Blackbird have a shower over the bath), heated towel rail and wall heater. The cottages are double glazed, carpeted, with electric thermostatically controlled panel heaters in all rooms. The cottages have patio doors onto their own private patio, with table and 4 chairs, and are well-screened with shrubs and fencing. Dogs are accepted in Swallow and Dove Cottages.


About the property

E15096 Leigh Cottages

We have four family-size 2-bedroom cottages (Wren, Swallow, Dove and Blackbird) and four smaller cottages (Seagull, Puffin, Sandpiper and Avocet), ideal for couples. No stairs. Parking is close to cottage. Free Wi-Fi. Children and dogs very welcome (except No Dogs in Wren). Safe and secure quiet site located in a small rural hamlet close to the famous Donkey Sanctuary. It is a 10 minute drive to the Regency town of Sidmouth. Great spot for walking the South West coast path and walking in general and cycling or exploring the unspoilt Jurassic coastline. Weston is close to Branscombe and Beer, and within easy reach of safe sandy beaches at Lyme Regis and Exmouth.


Property Manager
David Hedges
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2017

About David Hedges

My name is David Hedges and my yellow Labrador is called Mollie. I have been resident on site for the last 20 years. Initially as Warden and then 3 years ago also as Manager for the then owners of the site. In January 2017 I purchased my property and land on site and also the Leigh Cottages name and Website. This business provides the bookings and servicing for the now new eight individual owners of the cottages who have purchased their cottages over the last 6 months. I have lived in the Sidmouth area for the last 30 years. I found this fantastic area whilst spending four days travelling the West Country with an old school friend who wanted to buy a business and move his family to Devon. We approached the Sid valley from Honiton. As we suddenly had a view down the valley – stunned! There was a shaft of light on Sidbury church, the sea was a mirror and the green trees lined the valley – Shangri – La! - The hidden valley! Within 12 months I was here! Say no more!

David Hedges purchased this cottage in 2017

Why David Hedges chose Branscombe

This part of East Devon is truly special - it's on the Jurassic coastline and surrounded by National Trust land. Leigh Cottages are in a quiet little backwater, always peaceful even in mid- summer. You can hear the donkeys sometimes as the site is very close to the Donkey Sanctuary, and often you will see and hear the buzzards circling high above. We feed the birds too, so you can see many songbirds, woodpeckers and squirrels. At night the skies are really dark allowing great views of the stars. The cottages are really well located for touring the area, you won't run out of places to go in a week. Most places can be reached within half an hour's drive. It's also a very safe area, and great for children and dogs! There are lots of places to go out and eat and most pubs are dog friendly.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages are located on a single level site, surrounded by well-kept gardens with tidy lawns and mature trees and shrubs. Leigh Cottages is a safe and secure site, very private, with only one entrance/exit so it's great for small children, dogs or guests who just want to relax. We often have extended family get-together's here as we can sleep up to 25. Over 60% of our guests return year after year. We take great care to ensure all our guests, families, friends and dogs, have a very warm welcome (including a courtesy tray with fresh milk) whatever time of year they come to stay!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our favourite place to come! Have been coming for a few years now! Lovely spot and surroundings! Nice to see David and Mollie as usual.
Jun 2016
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Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Check availability from website, or phone us directly on 01395 516065; short breaks 2 to 5 nights available from £195 - £320 out of main season. Bookings made at short notice must be paid in full at time of confirmation of reservation according to our payment terms.

Changeover Day:
Weekly bookings Saturday to Saturday May to end of September;arrive after 3.30pm, depart by 10am. Short breaks 2-5 nights out of main season -arrival/departure times flexible. Will always try to accommodate other times when possible.

Notes on prices:
Returning guests 5% discount on any 7-night stay; discounted rates on late availability bookings. Always worth trying an offer to get a reduction in price! Extra beds are charged at £25 per stay; use of cot and/or highchair is free but must be reserved at time of booking.
Dogs (max 2) are £25 pw each,or £15 each per short break.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Weston in East Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Our holiday cottages are all 4* graded and we take great care in providing a friendly and welcoming stay for all our guests. We have many couples and families (and pets) who return year after year so we like to pride ourselves that we are giving our guests the standard of accommodation and facilities they expect. There is a separate information and laundry room. We have a well-stocked information area with lots of local brochures and maps. Also books and magazines, puzzles and soft ball games for outdoor activities. The laundry area has 2 washing machines and a tumble dryer, tablets and softener and operated on an 'honesty box' basis. There is also a chest freezer for guests' use. Outside: All cottages have individual private patios with table and chairs, trellis screens and mature shrubs, overlooking large shared lawn areas. Sun parasols and a gas BBQ are available for guests' use. Our 4 smaller bungalows share a separate enclosed garden. There is also a fenced grass paddock for recreation/outdoor games (dogs not allowed). Large level donkey paddocks are adjacent to our site belonging to the Donkey Sanctuary. The Walkways are ideal for dog walking, or for children to just letting off steam.

Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

leicestershire
4

beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely bungalow in a peaceful and beautiful setting great for visiting the surrounding areas, some lovely pubs nearby in the nearby village of Branscombe and nearby Sidford The site manager Dave made you very welcome and was very helpful on local knowledge. would definitely return to this property.( Lovely to see all the wild bunnies around).Lovely walk down to the beach about 20 mins but is steep so you need to be fit,but you can do a bit of fishing down there.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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