Miss Palfrey May 2021
We would highly recommend this accommodation - it was beautifully presented with stunning views
Mrs Shepherd April 2021
This is a property not to be missed! We have travelled frequently around the world staying in stunning accommodations and The Mouse House now sits in our "top ten" self-catering properties. After booking on-line, the cottage easily lived up to our expectations. It is immaculately furnished, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable for a couple. The location is outstanding, with views over rolling countryside where you can watch red deer herds in the fields and enjoy many garden birds, or generally chill out. The separate summerhouse, set in the colourful garden, is solely for the use of guests to sit and drink-in the surroundings through the large picture window. The only sound that may wake you in the morning is the birdsong and possibly a visit from Hamish, the gorgeous black lab! The owners Jon and Rose made us feel very welcome and could not have been more charming hosts. Without hesitation, we would recommend a stay at The Mouse House to our friends and will certainly return for another few days of rest, relaxation and tranquility!
Mr Wickstead October 2020
A very peaceful break in these troubling times.
Mrs Marwood September 2020
A very cozy & comfortable cottage, in a stunning location, with amazing views across the valley.
The cottage is thoughtfully equipped & being able to sit in the garden on an evening, an added bonus.
Mr Sadler September 2020
Stunning views and plenty of deer to watch from the garden. Friendly owners and there lovely cat and dog. Cottage is very clean and has everything you need for a lovely holiday.
Mr Mills August 2020
Very comfortable cottage with beautiful views.
Mrs Cook August 2020
Me and my sister have just had a wonderful week stay at The Mouse House. A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Couldn’t fault anything and we had amazing weather too!!! The visits from Hamish the dog and Daisy the cat were a lovely and very welcome daily morning/afternoon ritual. Thank you so much to John and Rose, we will definitely be back.
Ms Maitland July 2020
A comfortable and delightful retreat: we loved being immersed in nature - including watching the deer most evenings in the field opposite - as well as being well-placed for exploring the delights of Exmoor and the North Devon/Somerset coast.
Mr Townsend August 2019
A fantastically relaxing place! It was such a great place to relax we didn't even go out on some days and just sat in the garden. It is now on our, very short, list of must visit again properties.
Mrs Jones July 2019
The welcome we received was very warm and the owners have managed to fit everything needed for a fabulous stay in a compact, cute and comfortable cottage. The surrounding landscape and the private garden are beautiful. The summer house was a real bonus, especially on a rainy day.
Mrs Cottingham June 2019
The Mouse House is a lovely small cottage in a beautiful location. We had a very enjoyable holiday there it is so peaceful and great for relaxing. We had some wonderful warm sunny evenings in the summerhouse relaxing, reading and watching the deer. We would happily return.
Mrs Nadin June 2019
Jon and Rose ,are lovley host they made us feel very welcome.The mouse house was perfect we will Definately be returning.We would Definately recommend this beautiful place if you are looking to completely chill out .
Mr Miles June 2019
A lovely cottage in a fabulous position with wonderful views. A good welcome from the very pleasant owners.
Mr Delasalle May 2019
A lovely property with a stunning view in a very quiet location. It is a bit of a drive to get to but it is worth it. This is the place to get away from modern life. Just relax and enjoy the view.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for letting us know how you got on at The Mouse House. This lovely property is set in a breathtaking hilltop position and we totally agree that those views are most definitely worth the drive. Tressa, Customer Support
Mrs Grimshaw May 2019
We have stayed in several cottages over the years, The Mouse House has been the best by far. The lovely warm welcome from Rose and Jon. The cottage is lovely and the garden and summerhouse were just magic. We needed a relaxing holiday and we certainly had one. We would come back.
Mr Park April 2019
I would highly recommend this cottage it was a home from home. We were greeted by Daisy the cat everytime we opened the door. Hamish the dog also came bouncing towards us as we arrived back. John and Rose were excellent hosts. Would definitely return to the mouse house again.
Mr Shirtliff August 2018
Although access is via narrow roads, they are not the worst in the West Country and the location of the property is well worth the drive. Views are wonderful, especially from the summer house of an evening. Owners very helpful and welcoming but not obtrusive. Location ideal for visiting both north and south Devon with ease.
Mrs Lamb May 2018
Wow! Beautifully decorated and appointed little holiday cottage. Delicious cake and milk on arrival. Owners very friendly and approachable but not at all intrusive. Spectacular setting with magnificent views. it really was the best short break we’ve ever had.
Mr Cahill December 2015
This cottage is a must for anyone wishing to get away from the strains and stress of everyday life. The south facing bedroom window reveals the most beautiful scene of rolling hills, forest and seasonal coloured fields. The haze of the early morning with the dappling sunlight creates an image that you will never forget. The cottage is quaint but very cosy. It is the perfect combination of cottage comfort with modern clean lines and decoration. The facilities in the cottage are first class, with the easy to operate digital heating system and the power shower/wet room. Set away from the rat race and step into the mouse house. You won't regret it.
Mr Windsor October 2015
We would give it 5 stars but for poor WIFI and mobile phone reception which we had been told about in advance.
Mr Thompson October 2015
This is a first class holiday location!
Dr Jayaprakash September 2015
owners of property live next door in the main house but not intrusive.
Mr Laws September 2015
Our hosts were lovely people who were very helpful. Our short break was great and watching the deer from the terrace with a little glass of something in the evenings was wonderful. The facilities in the house were first class and we would highly recommend this property. Thanks also to CC who were great as always.
Ms Daniel August 2015
Very attractive cottage with spectacular views. Cosy, and quiet, and perfect for a short getaway.
Mss Roelands July 2015
Wonderful place, great views, peaceful and very quiet. Excellent! Very kind and helpful owners!
Ms Hudson June 2015
Amazing views from every corner of the beautiful and spacious garden, deer in the fields close by and your very own woodland to explore. An absolute pleasure, we very much hope to return!
Mrs Reynolds June 2015
This cottage was a dream come true. The house, the surroundings, the wildlife, were all wonderful as were the welcoming owners. We would love a return visit. Thank you for the best holiday we have had for a long time. Stressless booking and a stunning cottage.
Lt Col (rtd) Bowen May 2015
A wonderful little bolthole, for adult mice of course. We felt that the Mouse House did everything and more from what it said on the tin!!!
Mrs Creasey May 2015
A pretty and comfortable cottage, amazing views and comes with a cat for those who are missing their own.
Mr Griffin May 2015
If you are seeking a quiet location surrounded by beautiful pastoral countryside, the Mouse House is hard to top.
Miss Thorpe April 2015
A wonderful cottage in a stunning location. Warm and welcoming hosts are an added bonus as are their gorgeous cat and dog. Just a fantastic place to relax and forget about the real world!
Mrs Howarth October 2014
This property is in one of the quietest, most scenic areas that we have ever stayed in. The tree lined country lanes are narrow, but if you drive carefully you are fine. The house was lovely and well presented. Within 2 hours of arriving there were deer grazing in the fields opposite. These sightings were regular throughout the day. The owners are very nice people and didn't disturb is in the slightest. Daisy the cat was a regular visitor and we wished we could bring her home!
Mrs Taylor September 2014
The very best cottage holiday we've had in 20 years!
Mrs Struby September 2014
Lovely cottage in an absolutely stunning area. Very narrow road to get to there but very rarely meet another car. Nearest pub is a mile away but we travelled a short distance further and would recommend Exeter Inn and Masons Arms for food. Friendly resident cat, Daisy, who was always there to welcome you back from a day out. Owners, Jon Rose and daughter Sarah are very welcoming. We will definitely be staying here on our next trip back to Exmoor.
Miss Thorpe August 2014
The Mouse House is a haven for relaxation. A superb cottage surrounded by stunning views and with all you could ask for in a holiday property. A truly wonderful place that we feel so lucky to have found!
Mrs Davidson August 2014
Very cosy cottage with fantastic rural views.
Mr Morris June 2014
Astounding peace and quiet. A real charger for the batteries. Troubles melted away with the glorious scenery and fresh air.
Mr Dunderdale May 2014
Lovely cottage, small but perfectly formed and finished to a high standard with pretty garden and wonderful panoramic views over unspoilt countryside. A great place to chill out and relax but only a short drive Tiverton and main arterial routes providing easy access to other parts of Devon and adjacent counties of Somerset and Cornwall. Owners are pleasant and friendly without being intrusive to help you make the most of your holiday. We will definately be staying again.
Mr Watson May 2014
The rural location was very peaceful and although the roads leading to the cottage are narrow they were quiet. The views were excellent. Easy access to Exmoor and the North Devon coast and to a number of National Trust properties nearby. Also good directions from the M5 and North Devon link road to the cottage, the owners suggested the more sensible- if slightly longer -route into the village. Good local walks on lanes and in the owners woodland.
Mr Nievelstein April 2014
Best "cottage parents" ever seen.
Miss Thorpe April 2014
A top quality cottage that has both comfort and style and is in a superb location. Book now!
Mr Boyle October 2013
We came from Australia to this superb location with wonderful views to a beautiful peaceful rural outlook, and would return without hesitation. The cottage is homely, warm, and very comfortable and you may expect a most warm welcome from your hosts. An adjacent Summer House enjoys the same views and allows easy, relaxed outdoor eating or quiet recreation. The location allows an undisturbed holiday-at-home or easy touring to Somerset, North Devon and Cornwall.
Mrs Willcox October 2013
The mouse house is in an excellent location. Deer watching from the garden and very tranquil. The owners are very friendly and most helpful and wil do their utmost to make sure your stay in enjoyable.
It is a small property, but comfortably furnished and very clean throughout. The garden is lovely and an ideal place to sit and admire the surrounding view. Can recommend The Mouse House as a perfect holiday acommodation. Would definately go back if wanting to visit the area again.
Mrs Matthews September 2013
We had a lovely stay at the Mouse House. The location of the cottage is superb and the cottage is small but perfectly formed! Very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Sitting in the summerhouse watching the deer and swallows etc was the highlight of our week. We will definitely return. Thanks to Sarah for looking after us.
Mr Potts August 2013
This is an absolutely wonderful location. Magnificent views on all sides with good quality comfortable accomodation. The owners were perfect hosts -very friendly but not the least obtrusive. We will return.
Dr Barnes July 2013
We had an excellent stay , it was brilliant. The owners were very helpful , nothing was too much trouble and the whole experience could not have been better. We enjoyed ourselves very much
Mr Barnett June 2013
John, Rose & their daughter were very helpful. Lovely welcome with wine and flowers in the cottage on arrival. All very secluded and peaceful with John asking if everything was ok as and when he saw us rather than interrupt our stay. When I got a puncture on my motorcycle John offered assistance in finding a tyre centre. A very peaceful week and lovely seeing the deer and one stag, bird of prey and the swifts that nest in the garage. Very central with quick and easy routes to both the north (via Exmoor) and south Devon coasts. Places we visited included 'A La Ronde', Exmoor, Lynton, Lynmouth, Ilfracombe & Kingshayes Court (15 minutes from the cottage).
Miss Stewart May 2013
If you need peace and quite go here and the owners are great to, very down to earth and very helpful when needed. We will come back here its a wonderful place.
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