This comfortable family home is perfect for a tranquil holiday. Set in the hamlet of Stedcombe Vale within the east Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, semi-detached Barley House was originally part of a barn and retains impressive wooden beams in the kitchen. Delightful south-facing landscaped gardens invite you to while away the day with a good book or dine al fresco. A magnificent walnut tree and red oak either side of the driveway welcome you to the house and once inside there is plenty of space for all the family, the large kitchen/dining-room is perfect for long lazy meals together; three bedrooms and two bathrooms make this an ideal holiday base, close to the Jurassic Coast.
There is so much to explore in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the village of Axmouth, with its historic natural harbour and The Harbour Inn is a short walk from Barley House. Just one and a half miles will take you to the long pebble beach at Seaton, part of the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast. Seaton Wetlands is nearby, a wonderful nature reserve with almost 4 km of level trails through reed beds beside the River Axe, here you will find an abundance of wildlife. Head west beyond Seaton and you will come to the pretty fishing village of Beer, with the daily catch for sale from the fish shop on the beach, and watersports and boat trips available in the summer. If you're feeling energetic, take the coast path towards Branscombe and marvel at this spectacular coastline; further west is the charming Regency seaside town of Sidmouth. There are cycle tracks nearby and the Exe Estuary Trail, which starts in Exmouth and extends for 26 miles of mainly flat, off-road cycling, is a great day out for all the family. Barley House is close to the Devon/Dorset border, travel east into Dorset and visit Lyme Regis, with its iconic Cobb, fishing boats, restaurants, pubs and sandy beach; you may even be lucky enough to find a fossil on Monmouth beach. The rolling green east Devon countryside murmurs relaxation and there are many farm shops and market towns to lazily explore before returning to your holiday home.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin.
Kitchen/Dining-room with dual fuel range (gas hob, double electric oven), microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility-area with washing machine.
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and ornamental fireplace.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5'), TV and en suite Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 2 with double bed.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.
Take care, there are three steps up to the front door, steps to various sitting areas in the garden, a brook in front of the house and beside the lower garden (please supervise children at all times) and as solar panels heat the hot water on a summer's day the water can be very hot. There is another holiday cottage, Barley House Barn, across the driveway but totally separate from Barley House. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.