This semi-detached cottage has an enclosed back garden with a little gate leading to an orchard area beyond it.
A beautiful stretch of the River Exe borders the farmland. A perfect picnic spot (with a barbecue) and for wild swimming too! The water is very deep so take care with children.
French windows from the living-area and the ground floor bedroom open onto the gravelled patio-area.
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.
The sitting/dining-room with a door directly to the patio and garden.
Extremely well-equipped, the kitchen boasts a huge American-style fridge and bespoke wooden kitchen units.
The kitchen units, with granite worktops, are beautifully constructed from reclaimed timber.
This unique internal wall made from cob and willow mesh and incorporating the wood-burner and staircase is a striking feature here.
There is a great area of lawn in the garden. The little gate at the end leads into an orchard.
This is the ground floor bedroom with its king-sized bed and doors directly out to the garden,
The large entrance hall is ideal for storing coats and boots - and for drying off a muddy dog!
Another view of the downstairs bedroom.
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).
This is the second bedroom set up as twins.
The upstairs bedroom has an en suite WC.
Looking the other way up the river.
This is the outside BBQ and covered bar-area for you to enjoy. This area is just 100 yds from the cottage across a little field.
You may be lucky enough to see otters and kingfishers. The Owners will tell you the best place to sit and the best time of day too.
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 exterior of Otter's Holt, next to the Owners' thatched home.
Another view of the outside sitting-area. There is a  lawn too.
A distant view down the valley towards the farmstead.
The gardens at Killerton House, another National Trust property for an outing.
Bickleigh Castle is on the other side of Tiverton.
The east Devon coast is an easy drive away.

Otter’s Holt

1740

3 miles N of Tiverton / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £351 - £762

Nearest pub

The Exeter Inn Bampton (2 ¼ miles)

Set in the lovely Ex Valley, this 15th century country inn serves real ales and food in a cosy, traditional setting with flagstone floors and oak-beamed ceilings. Try the Exmoor game in the recently refurbished restaurant.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Morris October 2017

The Exeter Inn was our nearest pub on our holiday, the staff were very friendly, they couldn't do enough to assist us. Lovely, homely pub with beautful log burning fires. The food was exceptional!!

Nearest beach

Dunster Beach (18 miles)

This wide, flat, sandy beach joins up with Minehead beach to form part of Blue Anchor Bay.

Nearest walk

Oakford Village Walk (3 miles)

Two walks are available around the village of Oakford, the first being a gentle ramble of just over two miles, the second a little more strenuous at seven and a half miles. Park in the village hall car park and take your pick!

Nearest town

Tiverton (3 miles)

Tiverton is set on the Exe and Lowman rivers in a circular layout, now jealously guarded by the planners. Best known for John Heathcoat who set up his 19th Century textile factory with a few wool frames after escaping the luddites in Loughborough, the industry prospered and he built nearby Knighthayes Court as his mansion - now open to visitors with the National Trust. Tiverton Castle is in the centre of the town.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012

Nice town with all the required services. Pannier market with different wares each day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2009

Historic market town with some very interesting buildings - venerable Tiverton Castle, magnificent St. Peter`s Church, three medieval almshouses, Old Blundells, Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, baroque St. George`s Church. A great base for a holiday as such easy motoring access to Dartmoor, Exmoor, North and South coast beaches, Exeter. Good restaurants in the town, and excellent pubs in local villages.

Also nearby

Knightshayes Court (2 miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs George May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012

Stunning

One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

Tiverton Castle (3 miles)

Originally built for Henry I, this castle encompasses 900 years of history. Worth a visit to see the romantic ruins and beautiful walled gardens and you can book a stay through Classic Cottages as there are several cottages and apartments available. Tours can be booked in advance, with limited availability.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

You can even stay here through Classic Cottages!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2009

A really nice place for children to visit, very hands on. Visitors can try on Civil War armour, see the medieval loos, learn about the 900 years of history, the ghosts, secret passages; beautiful garden. Very moderate admission prices, and excellent value for money. Free visitor parking inside.

Bampton (3 ¼ miles)

Just outside Exmoor National Park, Bampton is everything you could hope for in a Devon town. Located entirely within a conservation area, Bampton’s streets are lined with historic listed buildings, giving the distinct feeling that you’ve stepped back in time. The town is famous for its flowers - having won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition no less than 6 times, Bampton is a magnet for the green-fingered, who make a pilgrimage here during the summer months to marvel at the floral displays.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Nott May 2014

Called in a small bakery here to purchase bread. Homemade and absolutely delicious, also purchased some venison burgers from a street vendor, the game and pheasant man. He also has a stall at another market nearby, where we paid him another visit to purchase duck and plum sausages. All the produce was exceptionally good and excellent value. We had a wonderful cup of tea in the bakery too , delicious and best value for money cuppa all holiday .

The Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant (14 miles)

If you're an aviation fanatic, this modern coffee bar and restaurant suitated on the edge of Dunkeswell Airfield, will be right up your street! It's also popular with families as it offers a warm welcome and extensive menu with something to suit everyone. Check out their live music events and themed nights if you fancy something different.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hopkins April 2017

Very impressive

As my partner is a pilot it was inevitable we would need to visit the airfield.... usually these places are quite basic and food is obligatory greasy spoon type fare....but not here in Dunkeswell! Very impressed and very helpful staff. Food great and very reasonably priced too and dogs are welcome. The location of the outdoor seating also means you get an excellent view of aircraft both landing, taking off and parking up....

Tiverton Canal Company (3 ½ miles)

Great for when you really want to slow the pace of life - horse drawn narrowboat trips on the Grand Western Canal. Built in 1814, the canal is now a Local Nature Reserve, home to an abundance of wildlife including otters, dragonflies, kingfishers and swans. Sit back, relax and enjoy the last horse drawn barge in the South West.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012

Worth a visit

Nice way to pass an hour or so, couple of tea rooms and an easy stroll along - good for pushchairs and lots of ducks and swans to spot!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A mellow trip on the canal

A pleasant hour and a half. The kids loved the shire horse and the Dad's enjoyed the bar!

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