|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Seagull Cottage is a small,cosy, well-equipped, 4* chalet/ bungalow, one in a row of 4, set within pretty enclosed shared gardens. There are 2 bedrooms, one with double bed, one with single bed, and an open-plan living area looking onto a private patio and gardens.The kitchen area has an electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer compartment, breakfast bar with 2 high stools, comfortable arm chairs, flatscreen TV/DVD player, radio/CD player,iron/ironing board, hairdryer. Shower room with WC, wall-mounted washbasin, walk-in shower with seat, heated towel rail, underfloor heating. Fully carpeted and double-glazed with thermostatically-controlled electric panel heaters in all rooms. Dogs accepted in Seagull.
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. Park close to cottage. Free WiFi. Children and dogs very welcome. Safe and secure site quietly located in small rural hamlet close to famous Donkey Sanctuary, and 10 minutes' drive to Regency town of Sidmouth. Great spot for walking SW coast path, cycling or exploring unspoilt Jurassic coastline; close to Branscombe and Beer, and within easy reach of safe sandy beaches at Lyme Regis and Exmouth. On-site warden 24/7. Family-owned and managed.
We moved to Devon from the Midlands 25 years ago, with 2 children, 6 and 8, 2 dogs and a cat, and settled into a new life very easily. Now we're grandparents too, we still have 2 dogs (not the same ones!) and still love this area very much. So much so that in 2007 we purchased a holiday cottage business, Leigh Cottages, close to Sidmouth where we live, and in 2010, a Lodge near Salcombe in south Devon. We manage all the admin and bookings ourselves, and enjoy speaking personally to our guests, and having their feedback to continually improve the service we give. My other half, Terry, isn't seen that often as he runs another business, but he's always there behind the scenes to give support and advice. We strive to always provide a high standard of holiday accommodation and have always had many repeat bookings.
David Hedges purchased this cottage in 2007
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, and the woodpeckers and squirrels. 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!.
The cottages are quietly located on a single level site, surrounded by well-kept gardens with tidy lawns and mature trees and shrubs. Our resident Warden and Manager, David, has lived here for over 12 years and knows pretty much everything about the local area; both David and myself, Alison, are always available to chat to guests or sort out any problems. The Leighs 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-togethers here as we can sleep up to 25, and lots of our guests return year on year to the same cottage. We take great care to ensure all our visitors, families, friends and dogs,have a very warm welcome whatever time of year they arrive!