Otter’s Holt (1740)

3 miles N of Tiverton | Sleeps 4 + cot | Price per week £351 - £762

Otter’s Holt is set in 38 acres of beautiful Devon riverside meadows and woodland. This traditional smallholding has earned conservation awards from Natural England and offers a wonderful opportunity to feel part of a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way of living. The former cider barn boasts under-floor heating, a wood-burner in the sitting/dining-room and two good-sized bedrooms, one on the ground floor and one upstairs under the eaves. There is a sheltered, enclosed garden in this lovely setting, which includes a picturesque stretch of the River Exe 100 yards away across a field – where you might even catch a glimpse of an otter. The cottage adjoins the Owner’s 15th Century thatched farmhouse, but feels very private.

You can walk straight out of the cottage garden into the fields and orchards which are there for you to explore and enjoy – your dog will love the freedom to run around – and only a short drive away, the beautiful Exmoor National Park awaits your discovery. This easy to reach yet away from it all cottage gives you a genuine taste of life on a rural smallholding with rare breed sheep and cattle, goats and, most importantly, beautiful countryside to explore to help you switch off from the pressures of everyday life. Otter's Holt is a comfortable and friendly base with all the mod-cons you would expect.

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Ground Floor

Entrance hall.

Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner.

Kitchen/Breakfast-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier, dishwasher and CD player.

Bedroom 1 with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds and satellite TV.

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.

First Floor

Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds and en suite Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin.

Take care around the river, as the water is sometimes deep and fast-flowing, and with the sloping ceilings in Bedroom 2. The valley setting does mean that the broadband speed is not always consistent and the WiFi signal can therefore be weak at times.

Features

  • Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Automated woodchip-fired CH and under-floor heating
  • Logs for wood-burner
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  • Looking towards the cottage from  the lovely meadow in front of it. You can wander freely in these beautiful surroundings which includes a lovely stretch of the River Exe for wild swimming !Looking towards the cottage from the lovely meadow in front of it. You can wander freely in these beautiful surroundings which includes a lovely stretch of the River Exe for wild swimming !
  • There is a sunny enclosed garden with French windows from the sitting-room and from the ground floor bedroom.There is a sunny enclosed garden with French windows from the sitting-room and from the ground floor bedroom.
  • Extremely well-equipped, the kitchen boasts a huge American-style fridge and bespoke wooden kitchen units.Extremely well-equipped, the kitchen boasts a huge American-style fridge and bespoke wooden kitchen units.
  • A view of the sitting/dining-room from the top of the staircase. This high ceilinged room has a wonderful wood-burning stove to keep you extra snug whatever time of year you come here on holiday.A view of the sitting/dining-room from the top of the staircase. This high ceilinged room has a wonderful wood-burning stove to keep you extra snug whatever time of year you come here on holiday.
  • This is the ground floor bedroom with its king-sized bed and doors directly out to the garden,This is the ground floor bedroom with its king-sized bed and doors directly out to the garden,
  • The courtyard at the side of the cottage is surrounded by a tile-topped, traditionally constructed cob wall, and leads round to the back garden.The courtyard at the side of the cottage is surrounded by a tile-topped, traditionally constructed cob wall, and leads round to the back garden.
  • The kitchen units, with granite worktops, are beautifully constructed from reclaimed timber.The kitchen units, with granite worktops, are beautifully constructed from reclaimed timber.
  • The sitting/dining-room with door directly to the patio and garden.The sitting/dining-room with door directly to the patio and garden.
  • This unique internal wall made from cob and willow mesh and incorporating the wood-burner and staircase is a striking feature here.This unique internal wall made from cob and willow mesh and incorporating the wood-burner and staircase is a striking feature here.
  • The cottage has bespoke doors and lovely details.The cottage has bespoke doors and lovely details.
  • Another view of the downstairs bedroom.Another view of the downstairs bedroom.
  • The large entrance hall is ideal for storing coats and boots - and for drying off a muddy dog!The large entrance hall is ideal for storing coats and boots - and for drying off a muddy dog!
  • The bathroom on the ground floor is bright and contemporary.The bathroom on the ground floor is bright and contemporary.
  • The bedroom upstairs is tucked beneath the eaves and has a separate WC and wash-basin. This picture shows the room set up as a double. (Bedroom 2).The bedroom upstairs is tucked beneath the eaves and has a separate WC and wash-basin. This picture shows the room set up as a double. (Bedroom 2).
  • This is the second bedroom set up as twins.This is the second bedroom set up as twins.
  • The upstairs bedroom has an en suite WC.The upstairs bedroom has an en suite WC.
  • The River Exe, viewed from the bridge not far from the cottage.The River Exe, viewed from the bridge not far from the cottage.
  • The Owner breeds Dexter cattle - the new calves are very small and very cute!The Owner breeds Dexter cattle - the new calves are very small and very cute!
  • All sorts of animals live on the farm - this is a three week old baby cashmere goat.All sorts of animals live on the farm - this is a three week old baby cashmere goat.
  • Twins!Twins!
  • A rare new arrival at the farm. This is a Red Riggit heiffer calf.A rare new arrival at the farm. This is a Red Riggit heiffer calf.
  • A distant view down the valley towards the farmstead.A distant view down the valley towards the farmstead.
  • Knightshayes Court is the nearest National Trust property.Knightshayes Court is the nearest National Trust property.
  • The gardens at Killerton House, another National Trust property for an outing.The gardens at Killerton House, another National Trust property for an outing.
  • Bickleigh Castle is on the other side of Tiverton.Bickleigh Castle is on the other side of Tiverton.
  • The east Devon coast is an easy drive away.The east Devon coast is an easy drive away.
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