This cottage is an absolute celebration of its setting at Backswood, a working farm where the Owners have a truly special conservation vision for this rural haven in mid-Devon's unspoilt countryside. From its hilltop position, the panoramic views from the deck and the balcony will take your breath away. This semi-detached cottage has a perfect balance of warmth, style and luxury. The sitting-room has deep comfortable sofas and a wood-burning stove (all the wood is provided) and the kitchen has a suitably characterful farmhouse dining-table. One of the two spacious bedrooms is on the ground floor, with a fabulous en suite and glass doors to the decking; the other bedroom, also with a gorgeous en suite, opens onto the balcony.
Quite apart from being a beautiful property, Backswood Cottage makes the most of the sweeping valley in front of it with the large ground floor deck and the stunning first floor balcony. Whatever the time of day or time of year, the views and the unique glimpses of wildlife from your own vantage point will delight you. The cottage is at the far end of the farmstead and so you will feel very private but of course you are invited to discover more about the farm and its conservation plans and to explore this amazing place. The River Exe winds along at the bottom of the valley, tracks will take you through untouched ancient woodland and the top fields will give you views for miles. The Owners are creating a unique resource here and plan to offer bespoke conservation courses and you too will have every opportunity to take on board all that this wonderful farm is about.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds, Smart TV and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5'), balcony and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please take care on the balcony. Other properties at this location: The Pottery (3791). *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio and balcony furniture
- Biomass heating
- Logs for wood-burner
Breathtaking panoramic views across rural mid-Devon from the balcony on this very special working farm.
The sitting-room is the perfect place to relax, with deep comfortable antiqued leather sofas and a cosy wood-burner with all your wood provided.
The modern kitchen/dining-room leads from the entrance hall.
With a large deck on the ground floor and a glass fronted balcony on the first, you are spoilt for choice of vantage points from this hill top setting.
This is the ground floor bedroom with its super king sized bed which can also be made up as twins if you prefer. It opens onto the deck with fabulous valley views.
The stylish ground floor bedroom(bedroom 2) has a luxurious super king bed and an en suite, with bath and shower cubicle.
The en suite wet-room for the ground floor bedroom with its double size walk-in shower.
Beautiful details in this exceptional cottage.
The ground floor bedroom opens onto a wonderful deck with views across the farmland all the way down the valley. Through the trees is one of the tracks into a 200 acre ancient woodland.
Attention to detail in every respect will ensure that this is a memorable place to stay.
This is the first floor bedroom - sit in this luxurious kingsized bed with its own balcony and amazing panoramic views.
This is another view of the first floor bedrom - you can lie in bed and enjoy the view beyond the balcony before setting off to explore.
Gorgeous linens and beautiful furniture add the the feeling of holiday luxury.
There is plenty of storage space in this fabulous bedroom
The en-suite for the first floor bedroom has a walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head, as well as a bath.
Clever alcove designs make the most of the space in the already large shower!
Back downstairs the living room is off the kitchen/dining-room, walk through to the ground floor bedroom which is down one step.
This characterful cottage is a real delight.
Eating in is yet another treat as you will not want to leave this cottage!
The well-equipped kitchen/dining-room has all you need to create delicious holiday treats and really feel at home
A real home from home with real style!
To the side of the kitchen/dining room are the stairs to the first floor bedroom.
After a day of fresh air, the comfy sofas invite you to put your feet up; a Smart TV is at one end of the sitting-room, the wood-burner is at the other.
In the spring, bluebell woods stretch throughout the unspoilt woodland - feel welcome to wander and explore.
Panoramic views from the decking and the balcony across this beautiful valley.