This gorgeous thatched cottage is in the beautiful Devon village of Broadhembury, a short drive from the east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast with its chain of traditional coastal towns and villages. Appletree Cottage is in a great position with a huge enclosed garden and views down into the heart of the village with its historic church, excellent pub – the Drewe Arms, village shop, play-area and even a little ford to paddle in – all just a stroll away. Visitors are warmly welcomed by all here and the village thrives on a friendly atmosphere that you will notice straight away. Very recently renovated, Appletree Cottage is just as tranquil as the village, with a sitting-room, wood-burner, lovely kitchen/dining-room, downstairs cloakroom, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are circular walks around Broadhembury and activites nearby for children such as Wildwood at Escot and forest trails at the National Trust's Killerton House. Exmouth is great for its long sandy beach and there are beautiful pebbled beaches at Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth and Branscombe, all the way to Lyme Regis.
It is a rare thing nowadays to find such an unspoilt and traditional village and Broadhembury, with late medieval origins, is just that. Appletree Cottage could not have a prettier outlook over the village with all its historic cottages, period houses and pretty gardens. The village shop also has a little cafe so you can sit out with a coffee to take it all in. The Drewe Arms has always been a happy meeting place for local people and visitors alike, and serves delicious food if you feel like a treat before wandering back to the cottage past the church. The nearest town is Honiton, famous for all its antiques shops, and a 30 minute drive beyond it will take you to the stunning stretch of coastline at Sidmouth and in either direction. Broadhembury is on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty filled with excellent walks and trails that are off the beaten track. Two lovely places to visit, facing each other across the Exe Estuary are Topsham and Powderham – where even your four-legged friend is allowed on a castle tour! Back to the cottage itself, there is an entrance hall leading to the sitting-room and beyond that the kitchen/dining-room and then a further useful boot and dog basket area by the back door. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a bunk bedroom with sturdy three foot bunks along with the family bathroom. Outside is an excellent sized enclosed garden where you can eat al fresco, and a really spacious car parking-area.
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Store-room with washing machine.
Separate WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with single bed.
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (top bunk not suitable for adults).
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.
Please do not let children climb on the garden wall in front of the cottage as there is a drop to the neighbour's garden.