This is the scene that will greet you on arrival. Stunning!
Mount Pleasant Lodge is in a glorious setting with delightful, beautifully maintained gardens to enjoy.
The spacious kitchen/dining-room looks out over the gardens. The stairs in the corner lead to the living-room.
The extremely well-equipped kitchen is set at the far end of the dining-room. The utility-room is through the door to the right of the picture.
The master bedroom has plenty of space and a luxurious king-size bed.
This is the start of the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth, a short drive from the other side of Honiton.
This is the view from the front of the Lodge - there are doors to the gardens from both the kitchen/dining-room and the living-room.
Cooking up a treat for friends and family is a pleasure in this lovely contemporary kitchen.
This really is just the place for an elegant dinner to celebrate your holiday.
Another view of the master bedroom.
You will be tempted to have a long lie in in this comfortable room.
The en suite wet-room is down a couple of steps from the master bedroom.
This is the other double bedroom, just as calming and comfortable as the master.
There is a door to the patio so you can lie in bed, and let the fresh morning air and the sound of birdsong in.
You will start each day relaxed and refreshed.
The newly refurbished bathroom is stunning.
A super spacious and modern bathroom awaits. Perfect for unwinding in after a full day of adventure.
The living-room has a choice of wonderfully comfortable reclining chairs, with a wood-burning stove for out-of-season evenings.
There is also a private sheltered area at the side of the Lodge. It is quite a suntrap. This area can be enclosed if you wish.
What a fabulous spot to enjoy a glass of something tasty.
More treats to make the most of your stay here.
Mount Pleasant Lodge has the most amazing gardens for guests to enjoy, stretching out right in front of it.
This is the pathway to the entrance for Mount Pleasant Lodge. Beautiful plants in pots, a little herb garden and the secluded patio around the far corner.
The pond and wildlife within are breathtaking.
An abundance of wildlife and activity can be enjoyed in this beautiful spot.
The fish are bursting with colour and activity.
A truly magical setting for a walk or a picnic on a sunny day, or even a wintery one!
Bursts of colour roam free throughout these beautiful gardens.
The gardens are bordered with trees, and there are ancient woodlands on the doorstep too.
There are many tranquil and tucked-away private places for you to sit in the gardens.
Some friendly faces!
Killerton House is the nearest National Trust property, with lovely gardens and the 800 acre Ashclyst Forest to explore.
Cadhay House near Ottery St Mary, close to Honiton, is an incredible privately owned historic house and gardens that are open to the public on bank holiday weekends.
Budleigh Salterton is another lovely little coastal town on the Jurassic Coast.

Mount Pleasant Lodge


6.1 miles NW of Honiton / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 8)

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This has been our 3rd visit to Mount Pleasant Lodge. We have had a truly fabulous week in this “Devon Hideaway”. Gill and Terry are such wonderful hosts and the edible treats are always welcome! Visiting the chickens and strolling around the beautiful gardens are good for the soul. We are already discussing when to return for our 4th visit!

This is a lovely, tranquil corner of Devon, we will definitely be back. The property is peaceful, spacious, comfortable, and the owners friendly and helpful. Would echo lots of previous reviews, highly recommended. We used satnav to navigate the local lanes when heading out and about, as we hadn't visited the area before. Would recommend Ashill Inn for a meal, and a visit to Killerton NT.

The property was perfect, peaceful, clean and very well maintained. The hosts were lovely, discreet and available if needed. The welcome pack was much appreciated. We couldn't fault this property and would highly recommend. We certainly would have no hesitation about booking again.

Truly an amazing week away, the property, the gardens and the location were exceptional. The owners who live next door couldn't be more lovely, so welcoming and willing to help in any way possible but definitely not intrusive. One of the best holidays we've ever had. Thank you!

Wonderful cottage in a great location. Owners are really helpful and friendly. We have no hesitation in recommending Mount Pleasant Lodge.

Our second visit was third time luck, having originally booked for March 20, then March 21 and finally making it in October 21. Everything was as good as we remembered, and better with the addition of the shower cubicle in the bathroom. Gill and Terry are the best hosts we have ever encountered- helpful in so many ways- hence the decision to go back in 2022!! A brilliant holiday enjoyed by us all

A very comfortable and warm property with everything that is needed to make it a very enjoyable stay .Owners very helpful but never intrusive .Grounds to the property amazing .

The Lodge is central so it is easy to visit a number of places on the south coast.

Terry and Gillian were fantastic hosts, making us genuinely feel at home at their property. The home baked bread and cake were very well received by all in our party, and Terry and Gillian also helped us out with a few food essentials which we needed. Terry also kindly helped us out with some emergency car maintenance. The property is lovely, and spotlessly clean and has just about everything you might need for your stay. One small piece of advice to anyone considering booking Mount Pleasant is that the roads in the area leading to the property are very narrow (one car width) so expect to reverse into passing places when you meet an oncoming vehicle. Oh, and most importantly, take exit 28 Collumpton off the M5 - do not follow your satnav if it suggests otherwise.

Fabulous gardens, and beautiful comfortable property. Gill and Terry were lovely hosts and were truly welcoming. Lots of lovely local, easily accessible walks for dogs. Highly recommended.

2 week stay with a lot of wet weather but there was still a lot to do and see. Quite isolated but ideal for walks in the local forests (lots of routes and super views) and only 40/45 minute drive to a variety of different villages on the Devon coast - Lyme Regis, Seaton, Beer, Sidmouth, Exmouth and Dawlish. The location therefore gives a great deal of options as to how to spend the day.

The owners Gill & Terry are on hand for any issues but never intrusive. The property is set in super grounds and there is an abundance of wildlife in the garden including various birds and even a fox wandering across the grass. The property is equipped to a high standard and the beds very comfortable. Newly refurbished bathroom. Tasty home made bread and lemon drizzle cake part of a nice welcome pack.

Overall, an excellent cottage to hire and highly recommended.

Mount Pleasant is a lovely, well furnished property overlooking extensive & beautiful gardens. Owners were welcoming, but not intrusive, and went the extra mile to offer help and assistance in every way possible.

Absolutely superb in every respect! This was a week long stay for our 33rd wedding anniversary and we could not have chosen better. The property is beautifully presented with every comfort you could ask for, and the grounds have to be seen to be believed, just gorgeous. Gill and Terry are truly lovely people who welcomed us warmly and were so friendly but not at all intrusive throughout. A real unexpected bonus for us was the fantastic walking available directly from the property, much appreciated by our Collie dog Jake, who was also made so welcome. Definitely at the top of a long list of properties we have visited.

This cottage is Absolutely stunning in every way. The owners make you feel so welcome on arrival and nothing is to much trouble with bread cake and home made marmalade on arrival also eggs from their own chickens . They even brought us out some milk as we forgot to pick some up. The cottage is stunning with a fantastically equipped kitchen a lovely lounge with a wood burner and beautiful relaxing chairs. The bedrooms are perfect with the addition of a wetroom as the ensuite and perfect. Beautiful extensive gardens to walk your dog in which is very safe as they cant get out. The location is also good with easy reach to some good old country pubs(aprox 3-4miles) There is some great walks with loads of public footpaths to enjoy across the Devon countryside Take it from me we have stayed in a few cottages and this is far and away the best one we have stayed in 5star We will certainly be back again !

Very helpful hosts.. easy access with luggage. 100 % beautiful.

Our holiday at Mount Pleasant was wonderful. Gill and Terry made us most welcome and did everything to make our stay a joy. The lodge is warm, comfortable and very well equipped with beautiful bed linen and towels. We hope to make a return visit next year. All cottages should aspire to the Mount Pleasant standard.

This is a comfortable and very well equipped property, the owners Gill and Terry do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. The gardens are extensive, dog friendly and provide a lovely vista from the property. This is the second time we have holidayed at this property in the past two years and both stays have been really enjoyable and relaxing, it won’t be our last! We thoroughly recommend this property.

Most enjoyable stay , very comfortable and warm with everything you could possibly need . The grounds were amazing and the Owners very helpful but never intrusive. Planning our next visit !

Excellent accommodation in a beautiful location. The owners live on the same site which was helpful and never intrusive.

This was our 2nd stay at Mount Pleasant Lodge + it never disappoints. The owners are so very welcoming and we love the extra treats which are provided. We look forward to our 3rd visit!

The owners met us on arrival and were very welcoming. There was a lovely 'welcome pack' waiting, which was very much appreciated. The cottage was immaculate, and everything you could want was available. The grounds are stunning; it is a peaceful and very pleasant place.

A beautiful and well maintained property in a beutiful tranquil setting.We were made to feel most welcomed by the owners who helped to make our stay comfortable and have us good and helpful information about The local area.The home baked goodies and fresh eggs from the family's chickens that were waiting for us in the cottage were a much appreciated welcome pack. The surrounding area has lots to offer in walks and coastal visits but due to the location of the property a car is essential. A very relaxing environment .

This is a spacious, clean and very well equipped cottage where the owners Gill and Terry have provided everything down to the smallest details to make your holiday enjoyable. The garden is very large and was loved by our dog. Welcome pack includes home made items and owners eggs. Overall an excellent holiday home and we will have no hesitation in returning.

We have had a lovely holiday! Gilian und Terry were very welcoming and they both did everything to make us feel at home! The House is so beautiful and so is the whole environment: the nature, the animals and again we met really great people. The House is equipped with everything you need and it is really cosy.

Lovely setting where you can relax. Not far from any tourist areas. The roads were good compared to some areas in Devon. Owned by a very nice couple

We highly recommend this wonderful cottage. It is spotlessly clean and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay and has the most beautiful gardens.... what a view to wake up to each morning! It’s location is very peaceful, and perfect to explore the shores and sites of Devon, we visited Exmouth, Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, and Dartmoor National Park all within easy reach by car. Terry and Gill are amazing hosts and give the warmest of welcomes, especially the little extra’s like homemade bread, cakes, eggs and flowers, that all go towards making this a truly wonderful holiday experience. We will be back!

Highly recommended. Wonderful property in great location miles from anywhere.

I really cannot recommend this place, enough. We definitely be coming here again, when we need to come back to England, maybe next year.

The cottage was probably one of the best we have stayed at, and the warmth of welcome was the best! Nothing was too much trouble, the "goodies" left for us were really nice, and even a supply of newly laid eggs in the middle of the week. There were so many places to visit we didn't cross all of them off our list- so hopefully we will return! The kitchen and dining facilities were spot on, then a lovely lounge to relax in. Beds very comfortable, and lots of storage space, two bathrooms, one a walk in shower, all beautifully warm. The view over the garden was wonderful, and so may birds to watch at the bird feeder. We had an excellent holiday- one thing that may be added is just an extra hair dryer!!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful comments, it's clear you had a fabulous time. The property is in such a lovely spot and we know the owners are incredibly welcoming - we hope you're able to make a return visit to finish your explorations of the area very soon. Classic Cottages

The lodge was very comfortable and well equipped . Gill and Terry were excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble . I would highly recommend this property.

We have just returned from our 5th visit. That alone is enough to indicate the enjoyment we always experienced staying in this wonderful property with the best owners you could wish for.

Beautiful surroundings. Extremely well equipped lodge and friendly owners.

You only need three words to describe Mount Pleasant Lodge - Fan Tas Tic !!!! Wonderful accommodation, acres of gardens to wander round and over and above all this, the best owners, who live on site, who never fail to to go out of their way to make you feel welcome. You are thoroughly spoilt with Terry's home-made bread, Gill's lemon drizzle cake, not counting jams, and marmalade. If you are looking for a comfortable, cozy holiday with wonderful people, this is the holiday property for you.

We had a delightful stay in this very comfortable and well equipped house with friendly and helpful owners for whom nothing is too much trouble. The local area is very rural and quiet. A very relaxing holiday.

A great tranquil location where you feel you’re many miles from civilisation. A warm welcome and homemade goodies await you, what are you waiting for?!

Absolutely beautiful cottage in a great location. The owners made us feel extremely welcome without suffocating us. The cottage was clean and beautifully designed. We really enjoyed our stay.

Excellent spacious accommodation with very friendly and welcoming owners. We had a fantastic week and the dog loved it too!

WE have now spent 3 wonderful holidays at this cottage. The accommodation is superb being both comfortable and inviting. Gill and Terry are the best cottage owners we have ever encountered. Nothing they do is too much trouble to ensure that the guests enjoy every facility available. They are so welcoming that you're made to feel like old friends of the family. Friends ask us where we are going on holiday and we just say"back to our second home" and they know exactly what we are talking about. Will we go again for a 4th visit, no question about it. Mount Pleasant will have to have slipped off the map before we would consider anywhere else.

A truly first-class cottage that we hope to stay at again sometime in the, hopefully not too distant, future. Thanks go to all concerned!

Very pleasant and helpful owners and was useful having them nearby. Lovely quality furniture and everything was in good working order. The added touches of fresh flowers and food arrival was indeed a nice welcome! Including the books and games which went down a treat for my mother and the kids.

A cottage of exceptional quality. The owners provide a very warm welcome and this means an enjoyable holiday in lovely surroundings.

A wonderful retreat. So tastefully done to highest standards. It is like a little hidden gem . The hosts are very kind and hospitable and have so thoughtfully provided for even the smallest things . I would highly recommend it to any family looking for a devon break.

Mount Pleasant is a wonderful property in a beautiful part of the country. The owners are incredibly welcoming and helpful. We thoroughly recommend it.

There are times when rose-tinted memories doe not match up with the actual expectations when visiting a property for the second time. Have no fear of this happening at Mount Pleasant Lodge. Everything is still perfect - the accommodation, the superb gardens and most importantly of all the wonderful owners, Gill and Terry. Without being intrusive,they just can't do enough to make your holiday one you will always remember and it's good to know that there is always someone on hand to help with any problems. Their detailed knowledge of the area makes it easy to find all those out of the way places whether sightseeing, eating out or shopping. as for the treats they provide, what can you say except "yum"! Will we visit again - you bet we will! Roz and Brian from Dorset

Excellent service from classic cottages full of useful information and directions were perfect cannot be faulted . Mount pleasant is by far the best place we stayed in the 35 years we have going on self catering holidays. The accommodation was presented beautifully, and spotlessly clean the furniture was very comfortable and the host's Gill and Terry were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. The welcome pack of Terry's freshly baked bread Gills to die for Lemon drizzle cake and the eggs courtesy of Nina and Rod's hens were very much appreciated.

Mount Pleasant Lodge is a delightful property, made all the more so by the warm welcome we received from the very helpful owners, Gill and Terry. The peaceful situation and immaculately kept grounds of the cottage added to the overall enjoyment of the holiday.

We had a fantastic few days at Mount Pleasant Lodge. The owners Terry and Gill were extremely helpful and made us very welcome. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, spacious and very well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the open plan kitchen diner and sitting around the wood burning stove in the evenings. The extensive lawned gardens and surrounding woodland were ideal for our two boys who felt very at home here along with our dog Barney. We found the Lodge ideally situated for walking and exploring the Dorset and Devon coastline so there was always plenty to see and do. All in all a great place to stay. We would definitely recommend and are already planning our next visit!

Once you have chosen a holiday destination/property - Classic Cottages cannot be faulted. If there should be anything extra needed - our hosts were there to help out wherever possible .....It was exactly as we had hoped for - no over-hype or exaggeration

We can highly recommend this place. We had a warm welcome and after a two days drive from Germany, after arriving, we found a selfmade cake, bread, jam and eggs from Terry and Gills own chicken. It is the right place when you love nature and there are plenty of opportunities for nice walks, going to the beach and seightseeing.

Wonderful property, exceptional grounds and an ideal location for the birdwatcher. The owners, Gill and Terry, went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. The "goodies" supplied for our arrival were out of this world - Terry's home made bread which made the best toast ever, Gill's lemon drizzle cake which makes my mouth water just thinking about it, fresh eggs from their chickens, varieties of teas, the list goes on!

Gill & terry were the most perfect hosts and could not have done more for us if they tried. We would love to return. Absolutely stunning grounds, beautiful house, 5* beds, duvets, towels Terry and gill were such incredible, kind and thoughtful hosts. The little touches made such a difference! Felt like a 'luxury' home from home!

An excellent holiday cottage in a lovely location, with welcoming and helpful hosts, Gill and Terry.

We have rented holiday accommodation for many years now and Mount Pleasant is the best we have ever stayed in and the best value for money. The Owners made us very welcome and the spacious and comfortable accommodation ensure the evenings would be relaxing after days out - the feeling of 'coming home' adding to the enjoyability of our holiday.

The property is ideally located for those wanting to explore a wider area of Devon and West Dorset. We doubt if you could ever find a property which is housed in better maintained, well landscaped and more tranquil surroundings than this. Gill and Terry are brilliant hosts and they have truly created a tastefully comfortable and relaxed cottage from which to explore this popular destination. Impossible to fault.

We had everything we wanted and the property owners were extremely friendly and attentive to our needs and requirements. This was without doubt the best property we have visited in many years of cottage holidays.

We were so impressed with both this property and the helpfulness and friendliness of the owners we would highly recommend it to everyone - you will not be disappointed.

This must have been our best ever holiday cottage . The setting was lovely and the garden was immaculately cared for . Our very friendly hosts had thought of everything to make our holiday special ,delicious home-baking,fresh flowers etc. We loved the views from the patio windows with carefully placed bird feeders encouraging so many birds we have never seen before . Inside the cottage was beautifully furnished and very comfortable , we truly did not want to leave such a lovely place.

Best recommendation would be that it was "a home from home!"

We came from germany 500 miles and every miles was worth to come to mount pleasant.

The Lodge exceeded our expectations and the beautiful grounds really are a tribute to 'England's green and pleasant land'. Gill and Terry are perfect hosts leaving us a homebaked loaf and the now famous lemon drizzle cake . The property is another great asset to Classic Cottages.

"a wonderful location in beautiful and dramatic countryside, with a stunning garden and the most wonderful hosts"

Sooo peaceful - wonderful. And our dog loved the huge garden - a great bonus if not already worn out on the beach.

We booked a stay at Mount Pleasant over the Easter bank holiday because in need of a relaxing holiday and a break from the city and came back completely regenerated. The cottage and surroundings are just really lovely, even better than in the picture, well equipped to enjoy a rainy day in. It has to be said that it is the personal touch of the owners and their friendliness that make all the difference. Gill and Terry make you feel truly welcome and have been very helpful on organising local trips. We came back to London planning for our next stay back at Mount Pleasant!

This is our second break at Mount Pleasant. The property is in a wonderful location and is exactly what we look for in a holiday, peaceful, quite and relaxing with good walking in the area and dog friendly places to go if we do feel that we want to go anywhere. Gill and Terry are perfect hosts, really friendly and welcoming. It is a place to really feel at home and comfortable. We are looking forward to returning later in the year.

Lovely spacious cottage, very clean, warm and comfortable. It was a real pleasure to stay there. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. I would highly recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful break in a nice area. Plenty of walks through the woods from the door. The only complaint I have is that I didn't want to leave.

Our holiday was an excellent one.It was the 15th time or so that we stayed in a cottage in the english countryside after a few dozen holidays camping in England,Scotland and Wales. It was one of our best holidays ever.A beautiful cottage with everything in it..A very good location in the middle of the East Devon /Black Down Hills areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Very friendly and helpful hosts who were there when we needed them.We stayed for 4 weeks enjoying every day of it. Excellent place for Birdwatching .We could see ao the coal tit and the Great spotted Woodpecker.Walking in ancient woodland just a few hundred yards from the cottage.Honiton with his supermarkets and nice shops and restaurants is just a 20 minutes ride. Bigger towns like Exeter and Taunton are ideal for Christmas shopping.Places on the Jurassic coast like Branscombe and Sidmouth are just a half hour drive and we enjoyed our visits there in the second half of November ! An excellent holiday! On our departure Jill and Terry surprised us with a beautiful cake .....which we will eat with Christmas. Jaap and Heleen Simonse ,Middelburg ,The Netherlands.

Mount Pleasant Lodge is a very well appointed cottage just far enough away from the main road to be quiet and restful while only a half hour drive from the south Devon coast. Our boys enjoyed exploring the extensive gardens and watching the varied wildlife passing through. It really felt like home from home. Terry and Gill, the owners who live next door to the cottage are the perfect hosts. Warm and friendly, happy to have a chat but never intrusive. You are made to feel at home the moment you arrive and the little extras they provide, the freshly baked loaf, milk in the fridge and eggs from the chickens in the garden are the icing on the cake, and with regards to the Lemon Drizzle cake, very tasty icing it is too. Worth every penny and we will certainly visit again in the future.

Just perfect for a cozy break. Great access to many places of interest

The whole holiday was superb, every little detail had been thought of and Gill and Terry were so friendly and made us so welcome and comfortable. The area was stunning and tranquil we really came away feeling relaxed and refreshed

From its gleaming windows and immaculately clean interior , this cottage is hard to beat .Likewise the gardens were beautifully kept . Gill and Terry were perfect hosts and obviously enjoy making guests happy .

The cottage was in a wonderful location for local walks or a trip to the coast or just touring around Devon and Dorset and a great place just to relax truly a home from home place to unwind and chill out in the peacefull surrounding

Once you have arrived, you must agree that Gill and Terry and family are the nicest people you could ever wish to meet. Accommodation 5 stars.

This was the best cottage we have stayed in. Wonderful location, extremely well kitted out, great neighbours (the owners!) who very kindly provided home made bread and delicious cake plus eggs on arrival. We all had a great time particularly the dog, the only down side is he will consider his garden extremely pokey in comparison to Mount Pleasants. We would all recommend staying here to anyone.

Mount Pleasant is an outstanding Classic Cottage experience. There is truly nothing that could be improved upon. We stayed with a 93 YO with some disability and she was able to use all of the facilities unaided.
The owners live next door and went out of their way to make us welcome and comfortable.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your lovely review of Mount Pleasant Lodge - we were delighted to hear that the property suited your needs so well. There are around five steps (with a handrail) up from the kitchen to the sitting-room and bedrooms, and one step from the master bedroom into the en suite wet-room, so as you found this property is great for anyone who wants to avoid a lot of stairs. Tanya, Customer Support

After very many cottage holidays Mount Pleasant is undoubtably the best. Every detail has been thought out and everything is of the highest quality. An idyllic place to stay. Diane and Terry Heaton.

Highly recommended.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mount Pleasant Lodge and the owners, Gill and Terry, made us most welcome. The cottage provides a high standard of accommodation in beautiful, peaceful countryside. The garden is a delight and we spotted numerous species of birds there as well as a deer. We would gladly return.

Mount Pleasant Lodge is a lovely cottage in a very tranquil setting. We were made to feel very welcome by Gill and Terry with home baked cake, bread, eggs and milk. The gardens are beautiful and it was lovely to wake each morning to see the wide variety of birds and deer. The cottage is very spacious, clean and comfortable and we would not hesitate to return. Highly recommended. Joanne, Kevin, Mavis and Ellie the dog

Excellent property, location and with the owners being next door couldn't have asked for a better holiday. Fully equipped very clean and comfortable travelling instructions excellent. Would happily return. Doreen and Pete

We had a wonderful week at the cottage in June 13. The photo's are good but the cottage and views are even better. The owners Gill and Terry made us very welcome and we will certainly be back. There were over 15 different species of birds feeding, incl a woodpecker with her young. Spent hours watching them

Excellent service all round would not hesitate to use again or recommend.

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