Stable Tallet is a beautiful barn conversion to one side of the historic farmstead here, in its own gardens and with its own driveway.
There is a spacious sitting-room with comfortable sofas and a wood-burner effect electric stove in the fireplace.
The farmhouse-style kitchen has flagstone floors and is equipped as a home-from-home.
The hot tub is on the terrace at the back of the cottage.
There is an excellent games room for all ages of children (and grown ups !)
The fishing lake is shared with two other properties - safely fenced but of course supervise children when you go to the lake together.
Hopefully you won't have any rainy days, but if you do, this excellent shared games-room is just the answer.
This is the dining-area of the kitchen, with its lovely farmhouse kitchen table.
Start the day with some treats....
... and end it in the same way!
There is a great tradition in this area for local produce - River Cottage is nearby!
This is the double bedroom on the first floor.
The room is bright and airy with views over the fields.
The en suite is at the far end of the room.
This is the en suite shower-room for the first floor double bedroom.
This is the first floor twin bedroom.
There is plenty of space in the bedroom.
Deep windowsills add to the character of this barn conversion.
Enjoy some lazy starts to the day.
This pretty single bedroom is also on the first floor.
The single bedroom overlooks the hot tub and the garden beyond.
This is the family bathroom.
The bath has a useful shower attachment - there are two other showers in the property too of course.
This is the ground floor double bedroom.
There are lovely wooden floors.
Another view of the ground floor bedroom - it has a little fitted shower cubicle in one corner.
Enjoy your holiday and start the day with breakfast in bed.
The farm is set in a gentle valley about a mile from the little town of Colyton.
The hot tub is on the terrace with the garden in front.
Seaton has a pretty harbour as well as the long pebbled beach.
The coastal town of Seaton is just a few miles away. This is the brand new Jurassic Visitor Centre - a great place to visit with young children.
The famous Seaton Tramway is a must! There is a station in Colyton and the route along the Axe Valley is beautiful.
Another newly created visitor attraction is the Seaton Wetlands - a peaceful nature reserve which attracts many species of birds.
Some of the other residents at the farm.
There is a fabulous play-area for children in the garden - as well as the shared games-room.
You can visit the Seaton Wetlands any time but the bird hides are not open every day so do check.
Have a lovely time at this excellent family-friendly property

Stable Tallet


1.6 miles NW of Colyton / Sleeps 7 + 2 cots

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This is a lovely cottage in a great location. It was comfortable and peaceful. The lake and the games room were a welcome addition and the children were thrilled to find ducklings on the lake. There were lots of places to visit within a short car drive. We had a brilliant holiday here and would recommend Stable Tallet.

We found Stable Tallet to be a very comfortable, well equipped and spacious cottage for 6 adults, in a beautiful area of Devon. The extras of the games room and hot tub were very much appreciated and enjoyed by all. None of us would hesitate to recommend this cottage for a relaxing break away. We would also recommend the Volunteer Inn in Sidmouth if you are in need for a delicious home from home Sunday roast...... be sure to pre book. Sandra our host was very friendly and to hand if needed. Thanks for a lovely stay.

A beautiful cottage in a lovely rural setting. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would book through Classic Cottages again!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so glad to read that you enjoyed the setting of Stable Tallet - it is in a lovely spot. We so look forward to welcoming you to a Classic Cottage again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Had a great break. The hot tub and games room were a real bonus. Well equipped kitchen and also a second fridge which was very handy. The Lake being so close was appreciated by the one fisherman from our group. Once out of a few local country lanes, some lovely areas to visit.

What a lovely place! We had a great time at Stable Tallet. It was the perfect location for a family holiday on the Jurassic coast. The house was lovely and had everything we needed. Thank you!

Everything as the details described. Had an amazing week in the perfect spot. Want to go back some time.

Wonderful location to visit different Dorset and Devon beaches. Short scenic drive to Seaton beach. Lovely views from the cottage. Slide in garden and games room were very popular. Toddler loved watching tractors on a busy weekend at the farm! Seaton tramway and Pecorama fun for kids. Stunning coastal walks at Golden Cap and Salcombe Hill near Sidmouth. Hive beach cafe was worth the drive. Masons Arms at Branscombe was a lovely lunch and can also recommend take away fish and chips on the beach at Beer. We were all sad to leave and could have explored more.

Delightful cottage in a beautiful tranquil location that instilled a wonderful sense of calm. Great location for us as we were walking the South West Coast Path. My husband was particularly impressed by the fishing lake which was a real treat for him and better than places we have stayed that have led with fishing as the main attraction. Appreciated the friendly but non invasive contact from the owner.

Overall the property was lovely and we enjoyed our stay however the games room was a disappointment. This was because the overall cleanliness of it wasn’t very high but also the quality of the games within the room were overall not very good.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your review. We were sorry to see that you felt the games-room wasn't quite what you were expecting - we'll certainly pass on your thoughts to the owner. It's great to see that you did enjoy your stay overall. Tanya, Customer Support

Just lovely! What a beautiful house in fantastic surroundings. Clean comfortable with everything you need provided. Shame we couldn't meet the owners to say how much we appreciated our time there. Thank you.

This is our 3rd visit to Stable Tallet. Its like home from home. Just can’t fault this lovely place. Its quiet peaceful and relaxing even though it on a working farm. A great place to unwind.

Lovely cottage in a lovely location, on a working farm but still very peaceful, added bonus of the games room and hot tub, lovely little lake to fish.

We had a lovely week stay in September 2020 as a family of 4 with a toddler and a baby. It was an idyllic setting, so peaceful and pretty. The house was well equipped, easy to find with our satnav and good location to get to nearby towns and beaches. If you would like a peaceful break, with a great outdoors hotub and easy access to places I would highly recommend. I wouldn't hesitate coming here again.

An incredibly quiet location...even though it’s on a working farm, we heard literally no machinery at all. House is spacious, well laid out and clean. Games room was good fun and we loved the hot tub! Lovely views too.

the cottage is very spacious with everything you need for a great holiday

Beautiful location. Fantastic cottage with everything you need. Great games room which the children made full use of . Stunning fishing lake , well stocked with fish. Sandra and her family made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend.

Lovely cottage in a beautifully remote setting but still handy for a lot of the main towns and attractions. Children loved the hot tub, games room and playground. Really enjoyed our stay.

An excellent venue for a family holiday for a large family group. The hot tub was excellent and the lake provided us with good fishing, largest carp was 12.5lbs. We received a warm welcome and the owners were very understanding about a couple of minor breakages.. All six of us, over three generations, enjoyed the holiday which was over too quick, and we would all recommend Stable Tallet other holiday makers.

We equipped and spacious property in a lovely location. Slightly dated furniture and decoration.

A lovely property with excellent facilities, including games room, child slide, sandpit, outdoor seating and hot tub. There were also lots of good jigsaws for our little boy to play with. Sandra the host was very pleasant.

Well equipped and clean cottage.

We arrived in torrential rain to find the house warm and cosy with the tea tray set, biscuits a bottle of wine and milk. A nice touch and very welcome after a long journey. Although we were on a working farm it was very quiet and peaceful and having the fishing lake, games room and jacuzzi were all an added bonus. My husband was thrilled to catch a rather large carp. We had a great holiday and would love to go back again at some point.

A fantastic location and lovely cottage. Set amongst the rolling Devon countryside, great for days out (Donkey Sanctuary, Beer, Sidmouth, Escot, Seaton). Games rooms and hot tub great for adults and children. A very relaxing break.

very peaceful and quiet and relaxing the HOT TUB A BONUS

This is the second time we have been, and we really enjoyed it again. It is really relaxing, and when the hot tub is not enough, the games room has pool, table tennis, air hockey, darts, table football and soom other outdoor games.
The cottage kitchen is well stocked. The owner is very friendly and is always willing to help. Its really good to go with the extended family, and the layout gives them space if they need it. Driving to the farm can be hard to navigate due to the country lanes, but this is Devon. The family are already talking about going back.

I would totally recommend staying in this beautiful cottage . We stayed here end of August and it was beautiful . Everything you could need had already been thought of and was there . The attention to detail was excellent and the owner was very helpful . It also had a lovely hot tub which was a lovely extra , the beds were really comfy and even though it is next to a working farm , you really couldn’t hear much noise at all , although we did sometimes hear the cows lol . I honestly really do recommend this cottage for families it is beautiful . They also have a games room which our children loved , so there is something for everyone to do . Xx

Extremely comfortable and well equipped. Fabulous location easy reach of places to visit. Owner extremely helpful. Definitely would go back.

We had a wonderful holiday at Stable Tallet. Everything was perfect..a five star property in every way. Many thanks to the owner.

Lovely property ideal for a extended family stay. Perfect for a spring break and a chance to see the sea, get some fresh air and see some lovely countryside.

Extremely well equipped cottage in a perfect peaceful location. Plenty for the kids to do, and would not hesitate to return.

We had a lovely stay here, we're both very hyper people who can find it difficult to relax but it certainly wasn't difficult here! So peaceful and relaxing, we slept amazingly despite lounging around all day! We'll definitely be back with our baby once he's been born to spend some quality family time together. We paticularly enjoyed the table tennis when we eventually decided to be a bit active! Our only suggestion would be a disco ball in the games room! In our opinion this is the only improvement that could be made!! Thank you for a lovely stay. We'll see you again soon.

Very good base for a family holiday in East Devon, with excellent facilities for all age groups in our party.

We really enjoyed the location, fantastic views across the countryside. The hot tub was an excellent addition. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the little extras provided by the owner were lovely. Flowers on arrival and cookies and milk.

The cottage is in a lovely location, and had everything we could have needed and more. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The property was very spacious with great views. We will definitely be going back.

Stable Tallet was of exceptional standard. We loved our stay there & would highly recommend it.

A fantastic cottage. We all loved the warm and welcoming feel, especially the Christmas tree and mince pies. The games room was great with a plentiful supply of table tennis bats, cues and all sorts for the various activities. Then there was the hot tub too! Midnight, New Year's Eve in the hot tub is one we won't forget. Thank you for such a lovely, relaxing holiday in a quiet and peaceful location. A beautiful part of Devon.

This property was faultless. From the time we walk through the door till the time we walked out I couldn't fault anything. The homely touches made you feel so at home. The welcome pack with the fresh flowers on the table was such a lovely thought and so welcoming. My families ages ranges from 29 - 88 and we all loved this property so much, My parent had the downstairs bedroom and cloakroom which was ideal for them. A great all rounder

The cottage is too far to walk into Colyton . The lanes are very narrow so if you have a big car beware of the hedges and on coming traffic, common sense really. The cottage itself is on a working farm so be prepared for the flies,smell and noise. The milk tanker,the tractors,cockerel and the droning noise coming from one of the barns also the puppy is in there as well ( its not all the time but enough to irritate ) The animals were lovely to see for our 18 month old granddaughter. The house is spacious and a nice outdoor area for children to play. BBQ was nice to have. Games room was nice to have, ask for the darts, the pool balls don't release easily. Ping pong good. Take your own toys for the little ones. Location was ok roughly about 30 minutes to and hour or so to the places we wanted to visit.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review, and we're glad that your granddaughter enjoyed the farm animals - we do advertise that this is part of a working farm, and of course that does involve being close to the day to day workings. The Owner has checked the pool table and unfortunately found that a ping pong ball had become wedged in the mechanism - this has now been removed and the table is functioning correctly, so thanks for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Support

We had a lovely family holiday at Stable Tallet and would consider going again. Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. We didnt want for anything. Well positioned for days out visiting local beaches. Would recommend getting the park and ride bus if going to Lyme Regis as there are very few parking spaces. Also tram was a very nice way to getting into Seaton.

It was very picturesque, a nice base to explore.

Fantastic cottage with everything you could possibly need. Gorgeous location and welcoming owners.

The cottage was wonderful. The owners could not have been more accommodating! Thank you for accomodating our hen party! We had a truly wonderful weekend!

This is a remote but beautiful spot to stay, with a cottage that includes everything you could possibly want for a great family holiday. We would definitely come back again. It is excellent value for money too.

A cottage with fantastic facilities, a well equipped kitchen for making meals for any time of the day and plenty of room. A nice garden with great play equipment for the kids and a great games room with table tennis, pool, fussball, and air hockey.

This cottage was perfect for 3 generations of our family, aged 69 down to 2 and a half. We all loved the hot-tub. The location was great and the cottage was clean, well equipped and comfortable.

excellent relaxing location and first class accommodation

Had a fantastic holiday at Stable Tallet. All three generations were catered for. The children loved the games room and swing, while the adults enjoyed the hot tub at the end of the day. A beautiful location, would recommend to anyone.

We were made to feel so welcome - Sandra was just so helpful and accommodating. We stayed to help in the preparation for our sons wedding at the church in the photos attached to this accommodation and we just couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. The hot tub was a great success and helped the whole family to relax before the big day. Truly couldn't recommend highly enough.

We would recommend this cottage to anyone

We had a lovely time in a lovely cottage. Suitable location for a fantastic family holiday

A lovely gem of a property and great value too. Excellent space for young children and families well catered for. We will be recommending this to our friends.

Amazing hot tub, house all that you would expect and more. The children didn't want to go home!!

The perfect escape, just a shame about the weather. However this didn't stop us from making full use of the gorgeous hot tub under the stars. Everything we needed was in the house, fully equipped for children with the added bonus of the games room. We felt so cosy in your cottage, we'd love to come back.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for taking the time to submit your review of Stable Tallet - we're delighted that you weren't deterred by the New Year storms and that you had a great stay regardless - a winter's evening in the hot tub sounds fabulous! Tanya, Customer Support

Excellent, will return

We had a lovely time at the cottage and great for the kids to experience the working farm. Lovely for the kids that the farmers were so friendly and gave us a tour. The games room was great and the fishing and close to some lovely beaches and attractions.

We have a young family and it gave us a games room, outside play area and facilities to occupy everyone no matter what the weather. It's location on the Devon/Dorset border opened up 2 beautiful counties to explore. We had a great holiday at Stable Tallet and have no real issues with the accommodation, it was just very expensive considering the quality of the decor/furnishings etc in comparison to places we have stayed previously with classic cottages. Also I realise that it's on a farm and in the countryside but we had to remove 8 spiders on the evening we arrived as my 4 year old daughter wouldn't go to bed with them in the rooms. After we removed them we didn't see that many for the whole rest of the week. Might also be worth noting that Shute Barton which is pictured on the Stable Talket details page, (being a National Trust property near Stable Talet), is only open 4 weekends a year which we were disappointed to discover when we went to visit it. Overall we were a little disappointed with our holiday accommodation for the money, but had a great holiday as its in a great part of the country, the weather was perfect. We were very impressed with the games room, toys, facilities and supplies for children/baby - made it very easy to occupy them and enjoy our holiday which was great.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your comments about Stable Tallet. We're sorry that you had to contend with some spiders on arrival - they do sneak in through the smallest of gaps, and it can be difficult to get each and every one out if they're hiding! We do appreciate that if your daughter isn't a huge fan of spiders, it could have been difficult to get her off to bed, so apologies for any disruption this caused. Whilst we may mention attractions and places to visit in our description, we don't always know the individual opening arrangements for them - however, you can check out the extra details on our sister Web site, Classic Guide - the cottage description pages link to the Classic Guide for more information. We're really glad that you liked the games-room and it kept your party entertained - we hope you had a great holiday overall. Tanya, Customer Support

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