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3 Bedroom Stone Cottage In 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty' With Own Gardens



Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon, England - Peaceful, Rural Village Location - Designated An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Rectory Cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Beauty with amazing views over the Blackdown Hills in Devon. Ideal for cyclists, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. On a clear night, keen astronomers will see exceptional views of the stars, due to the lack of light pollution and clean air. Two of the bedrooms have velux windows above for stargazing whilst in bed. There's also a 6 person outdoor hot tub for star spotting. Riding stables are within walking distance as is an award winning local pub. The Jurassic coast and the North Devon sandy coast (ideal for surfing) are easily accessible by car. All local amenities are available in the town of Wellington, 10 mins drive. Exmoor and Dartmoor National parks are both within easy driving distance.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Deborah Gerasimidis
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Greek
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Deborah Gerasimidis

Artist inspired by the West Country landscapes

Why Deborah Gerasimidis chose Somerset

Central location for exploring all of beautiful Devon

What makes this cottage unique

6 person outdoor hot tub to enjoy the stars at night ⭐️

11 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Stunning modern warm cottage in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and stayed at this lovely cottage over Christmas. What a perfect spot for a week away from London - the cottage is modern with three large double en-suite bedrooms and underfloor heating throughout the open plan ground floor area. The owners are so nice and had, unexpectedly, set up a Christmas tree before our arrival plus a welcome pack full of goodies. The house was perfect for our 3 young boys with a large open plan area downstairs, a field outside for playing football and a hot tub (one of the main reasons for choosing this property!). Even in winter the area is stunning, but must be even more amazing any other time of the year. The local pub at the end of the driveway is fantastic serving great food - we ate here a few times and can highly recommend it. There's lots of walks in the local area and within a 45 min drive you can get to either the South or North Devon Coast. There's a lot of great cycling in the area - we rode along the Grand Western Canal from Tiverton Parkway to Tiverton with the kids which is an easy ride for all ages and stunning scenery. It's also within reach of the Cheddar Gorge and Wells (a visit to the cathedral is a must see). The town of Beer on the south coast was also worth a visit. A slightly further day trip to Saunton Sands is worth the effort with its huge sand dunes and probably the highlight of our holiday (apart from the hot tub!).

There's lots of good local amenities with the town of Wellington only 10 minutes away - even the petrol station has a large Budgens with everything you need, including a Cook frozen meals fridge, which was handy over the Christmas period.

I can highly recommend this house and the local area. Thank you Nick and Deborah for making it a perfect Christmas break for us!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your Christmas break here at Rectory Cottage! We hope you can come back summertime to revisit Saunton Sands 😎򓠠 Best regards, Deborah
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Lovely property.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, modern and comfortable cottage with a great sized garden and hot tub. The owners made us feel very welcome and couldn't have been more helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week away

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week away at Rectory Cottage, the property was wonderful and exceeded our expectations in every way!

The welcome basket on arrival was lovely as were the eggs from the rectory hens. Nick and Deborah responded quickly to our queries on the run up to the holiday and were also on hand during in the week but allowed us our own privacy throughout.

The cottage was finished and furnished to an extremely high standard and was absolutely spotless. We would thoroughly recommend the cottage for a relaxing holiday away in beautiful surroundings and hope to return ourselves in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay & we very much hope to be able to welcome you again in the future!
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Beautiful, light and airy.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful holiday! Very quick response to all enquiries whilst there, very relaxing place to be. Would have loved to have stayed two weeks!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Rectory Cottage. You were perfect guests & are welcome back anytime! Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean, much appreciated.
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was located in a small village with a very welcoming pub that served good food within two minutes walk. The cottage was very well appointed with three large double bedrooms with their own en-suite facilities. The lounge, dining and kitchen area was encompassed in an open plan ground floor which was very large and easily accommodated the five of us staying there. The decor throughout was very tastefully done and in very clean and tidy condition. While we were visiting the property suffered a power faluire caused by overnight storms, the owners called an electrician to check the supply which was found to be as a result of the suppliers network failure. This was resolved in about an hour and although it was not the owners fault they gave us a gift of wine and chocolates as compensation. Although the weather was cold we used the hot tub on several occasions after a long days walking and it provided welcome relief. Overall I would highly recommend this cottage to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Rectory Cottage is such a beautiful place and we couldn't recommend it enough. Not only is it very spacious and wonderfully presented but the attention to detail of the owners, welcome pack and warm personal welcome really make this a stand-out holiday cottage.

We spent a long weekend here in late September and had such a wonderful time. We would thoroughly recommend it and intend to revisit whenever we find ourselves back in the region.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Central location for exploring all of beautiful Devon

Activity and Interests


The Jurassic coast is approximately 25 miles away. The sandy North Devon coast with beaches such as Woolacombe, Putsborough, Saunton Sands & Croyde are approximately 57 miles away.


Use of car essential/ Exeter Airport 29 miles / Bristol Airport 57 miles / Taunton railway station 13 miles / buses run daily from Wellington, 10 mins away.


Wellington is the nearest town (9miles). The nearest village is Hemyock (4 miles away), which serves excellent food. Places of interest are varied and many, including National Parks (Dartmoor and Exmoor), National Trust houses and gardens (Montecute, knightshayes, Killerton, Stourhead etc).

Further Details:

Wellington town has a range of supermarkets (including Waitrose) as well as doctors, dentists, banks and a charming old cinema. The county town of Taunton is a 15 minute drive away for more extensive shopping and dining options.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate C
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate D
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate E
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate F
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate G
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit due at time of booking with full payment to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. £25 fuel supplement per week between the months of November and January. Breakages to be paid for.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day with arrival from 3pm and departure by 10am. Welcome basket supplied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-May-2017


From the Owner

6 person outdoor hot tub to enjoy the stars at night ⭐️

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1: huge double walk in rain shower, WC, heated towel rail, granite top sink, LED mirror Bathroom 2: quadrant shower,WC, heated towel rail, LED mirror Bathroom 3: roll top bath, WC, heated towel rail, granite top with twin sinks, LED mirror


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + child's single bed (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - super kingsize. Chaise longue which can be converted to a single bed. Ensuite bathroom with huge walk in rain shower. Hairdryer. Bedroom 2 - king size with ensuite bathroom Bedroom 3 - king size with large roll top bath ensuite


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: It may be possible to stay less than 7 nights depending on availability. Outside: Private enclosed gardens to include dining table, six chairs. BBQ. Hot tub (suitable for 6 people) enclosed in private area. Steps from patio to private lawn complete with gazebo, table and chairs and rotary wash line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality towels and linen provided. Baby sitting by appointment. Other: The cottage has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor; central heating in all the bedrooms and heated towel rails in all the upstairs ensuite bathrooms. 4th bathroom on the ground floor.

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