In an unspoilt valley in the east Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Honiton, this tranquil spot is a short drive from the stunning beaches along the Jurassic coastline. Little Leywood is full of character with beams and wooden floors. The living-room has an inglenook fireplace with wood-burner and the whole cottage has a friendly, home-from-home feel. Upstairs the spacious main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, and the smaller bedroom has comfortable, L-shaped bunk-beds. There is a south-facing, fully enclosed terrace garden with a built-in barbecue. A special option here is a choice of fabulous gourmet home-cooked meals from the neighbouring Owners – a selection of menus await you in the cottage and feedback from guests has had our mouths watering.
This area has a rich association of food lovers and so as well as taking up the offer of a bespoke home dining experience at the cottage, you can head off towards the coast – with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ just the other side of Axminster and the Mark Hix Oyster and Fish House at Lyme Regis just over the Dorset border – both offer fine dining as well as some great cookery courses. Nearer to home there is an excellent farm shop – also offering breakfasts, lunches and teas at Royal Oak Farm literally just up the road. This is a great base to set off to explore the seaside towns and fishing villages along the coast, Little Leywood is a 20 minute drive from the World Heritage Jurassic coastline where you can visit Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Beer and Lyme Regis to name just a few. If you want to spend a day without getting in the car there are plenty of lovely woodland walks on the doorstep to enjoy with your dog. There is something else very unique here too – the Owners have a collection of rescued birds of prey that visitors are welcome to meet.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher.
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 1 with double bed, wash-basin and TV/DVD player.
Bedroom 2 with L-shaped bunk-beds and wash-basin.
Access to shared Outhouse with freezer and tumble-drier with an honesty-box.